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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 20 May 15 12:03 BST (UK) »
Re DawnM's post.  The Pioneers Index is available online (Google it) on one of the subs site.  Two references to John Inches and John Ince but relating only to migration.  Regards, Gazania
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LANE, Cork IE;Askeaton LIM, Liverpool, Clifton, Bristol
VOLLER, Surrey
WALL Clonlara Co Clare Ireland
WAREHAM, Esher, Surrey; London
WINCH, Surrey

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 20 May 15 21:11 BST (UK) »
My grateful thanks to JM, Gerry, Whiteout, CupofLife, BillyBlue, Ros, DawnM et al.   With all this wonderful help I have now found that Charles Sydney Bennett's birth was registered in Queensland 1865 as Charles Sydney Inches Father George Sydney Inches Mother Mary Ann Bennett.  I will now apply for this certificate plus a death certificate for George Sydney Inches who died in Queensland in 1881.   Seems George was the son of a Dr Charles Inches, RN so more research to do on this.

Doesn't help with the unknown skeleton though, he still remains a mystery.  I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that R J Inches of Bathurst is a brother or nephew of George.  Very curious death, he must have fallen overboard from a ship on his way home from the Boer War as he drowned off Tasmania.   I also have not found how George Sydney Inches came to Australia but I wouldn't be surprised to find he had been married to someone else before becoming involved with Marianne Bennett.  The family always thought Walter Bennett had left her but it could have been that she ran away with G S Inches.

Once again my thanks to all the wonderful people on this forum,

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 21 May 15 03:37 BST (UK) »
By Google -ing "Dr Charles Inches Navy" I found a reference to the death of his wife in Portsea in 1837.  Also the following:

http://www.jenwilletts.com/surgeon_superintendents_-_i.htm

Regards, Gazania

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BELK, Yorkshire, London
CARLING, Bedfordshire
CUNDITH,CUNDILL, Yorkshire, PALIN. Lincolnshire
FOX, Essex; Camberwell Surrey
LANE, Cork IE;Askeaton LIM, Liverpool, Clifton, Bristol
VOLLER, Surrey
WALL Clonlara Co Clare Ireland
WAREHAM, Esher, Surrey; London
WINCH, Surrey

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 21 May 15 03:44 BST (UK) »
Please refer to my last post.  Dr John Inches, brother of Dr Charles Inches, is also mentioned on the above site.  Gazania
ALDERMAN, Bucks
BELK, Yorkshire, London
CARLING, Bedfordshire
CUNDITH,CUNDILL, Yorkshire, PALIN. Lincolnshire
FOX, Essex; Camberwell Surrey
LANE, Cork IE;Askeaton LIM, Liverpool, Clifton, Bristol
VOLLER, Surrey
WALL Clonlara Co Clare Ireland
WAREHAM, Esher, Surrey; London
WINCH, Surrey

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 21 May 15 04:59 BST (UK) »
So where and when did George Sydney Inches die? Being a bushman was he the skeleton?
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 21 May 15 05:57 BST (UK) »
I haven't yet found a death for him.   One family member has him dying in Queensland in 1881 but I cannot find a death registration on the Queensland Indexes.  The family story is that he was bitten by either a spider or a snake in his swag and he died of the poison.   Whether this is true or not is anybody's guess.

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 21 May 15 06:10 BST (UK) »
Qld BDM death 11/05/1881
1881 #C2265 George Sidney Inches; aged 30 years
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/queryEntry.m?type=deaths

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 21 May 15 08:45 BST (UK) »
Just to make things interesting, another death in 1873 and more documents  ;D

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28410112

Not your George though because four years later he was charged with neglecting to support his illegitimate children at Banana.  Then again, perhaps he wasn't paying because he was deceased.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/65768141

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Re: Identifying a skeleton!!! Dr Inch from Drayton near Toowoomba Qld about 1861?
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 21 May 15 08:56 BST (UK) »
NSW BDM has that Sept 1873 death

George S INCHES, registered West Maitland. 
Aged 40 years
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