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Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Tuesday 19 July 16 15:23 BST (UK) »
I am seeking this family for a relation in Australia who has given me this information; I have asked her if she knows more but have had no reply yet. The lady is not on Roots Chat or any other forum etc.

Henry Aubrey an Englishman from Liverpool died in 1907 his death certificate indicated that he had been in Australia for 55 years so arrived in Australia ca 1852. I am told that he married an Australian Aboriginal lady named Jane in 1865. The family lived in Geraldton in Western Australia, and he had a daughter Ellen who married - surname not known. She had twins in 1918; Charles and Mary who died shortly after.

All very vague but I hope someone would like to do a search to answer some of these questions for me.

Did a Henry Aubrey sail to Australia ca 1852?

Is there a marriage for Henry Aubrey and Jane unknown in 1865?

When was their daughter Ellen born and did they have other children?

Also anything else which may be of interest.

Hoping someone out there likes solving mysteries. ;)

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 16:20 BST (UK) »
Muffin

Ellen L Aubrey married John E Olsen in 1907 in the Northampton registration district of WA.  Mary and Charles Olsen were born in the same Northampton district in 1918 with sequential registration numbers.  A number of other Olsen children were born in the same registration district but one can't be sure if they are the same family as the index doesn't name parents (WA BDM's, you can google the website).

I can't find a birth for Ellen or a marriage for Henry Aubrey but I haven't had a good delve into it.  I'm no WA expert either.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 16:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that Bitzar, Olsen rings a bell :D The Olsen Family came from Sweden to Australia.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 16:43 BST (UK) »
I can't see marriage or birth either.

Could be Ellen's marriage in 1907, I was thinking it was a bit late though, considering her father had arrived out here in the 1850s.

I do agree that the death of the twins makes it likely to be the correct folk though.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 18:37 BST (UK) »
Henry's death is registered 1908 at a place of registration called  "YALGOO" on the indexes. I can stand corrected but I don't think births deaths and marriages of Aboriginals commenced until much later in WA history. Up to the 1880's there was very little in the way of Roads in WA and getting around was difficult and dangerous. BMD Registration was almost impossible and I am sure many never made it into the indexes.

I think Yalgoo is in the "Wheatbelt" of WA but the early history I don't know much about. Sorry can't be more help.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 23:03 BST (UK) »
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3756689
Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times 9 Oct 1868
During the month of September 59,000 acres of pastoral lands were taken under lease or license. The tillage leases taken out were Avon, William Smith and T. Larkin each 100 acres;
Kojonup, W. Spencer, 100 acres; Victoria, J.Trew, 162, Henry Herbert, Henry Aubrey, Robert Starling. S. Clifton, R. Willimott, R. Rowland jun., each 100 acres; Thos. Bishop, 160 acres; Wellington, Charles Zeddi, 100 acres, Williams, A. Quartermaine, 100 acres.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojonup,_Western_Australia

I wonder if this is one of Henry's children - born c1863.

Death
AUBREY   Thomas    
Father Henery [sic]    Mother Jane       
District Geraldton  1963 80 years  Reg#71    

Could you please type up all the information on the death certificate.  Bearing in mind that information on a death certificate is rarely accurate, Henry may not have arrived c1852.  The only AUBREY I have arriving in WA on my resource in that era, is a William who arrived in 1856 from Portland, Victoria.  He was a convict.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalgoo,_Western_Australia

Interred in the Yalgoo Cemetery
AUBERY  Henry  23 December 1907  Aged 70 years - No headstone

Is his age correct in the cemetery register?  If so it indicates a birth c1837 and he would have arrived WA when he was 15 years of age.  Who was the informant on the death certificate?

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 23:32 BST (UK) »
Information available online....

AUBREY Henry born c1837 Liverpool, died 1907 married Jane GOVERNOR c1834-1899, in 1872 at Dongara, WA.  I find it odd that there were no births between 1873 and 1881 and a person born c1834 was having children in 1895 when she was c61 years of age.  I would suggest that Jane was born later than 1834.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongara,_Western_Australia

Children
    Julia (1873-)
    Ellen Helena (1881-1952)
    Thomas (1883-1963)
    Bridget (1884-1947)
    Mary Ann (1887-1970)
    Margaret (1889-1916)
    May (Louisa) (1889-)
    Millicent Minnie (1895-1967)

You can search for their marriages and deaths
http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

The 1907 marriage certificate for Ellen does not have a mother named.

If you would like to pm your email address I'll send you a copy.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 23:48 BST (UK) »
Children named in the Will of John Edward OLSEN who died 15 Jul 1942
Mildred Una, Eric James, John Edward and Arthur George.

Interred at Geraldton Cemetery
http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Geraldton-Greenough/geraldton_n-z.htm

OLSEN Ellen Helena. 27 Feb 1952 aged 71 (with John E)
OLSEN John Edward   15 Jul 1942 aged 81 (with Ellen)
 
and their sons named in the Will.

OLSEN Eric James  30 Nov 1981 aged 57
OLSEN John Edward 14 Oct 1984 aged 76

Marriage
OLSEN Mildred U   
McKENZIE Robert
District East Murchison   Reg#10 1942   

Interred at Geraldton Cemetery
McKENZIE Millie 13 Apr 2005 Wife of Bob, mother of Pat and Gordon
McKENZIE Robert 9 Jul 1993 aged 73 Husband of Millie, father of Pat and Gordon

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 00:22 BST (UK) »
Births
OLSEN John E    
District Northampton    Reg#9 1908

OLSEN Hannah    
District Northampton    Reg#20    1909

OLSEN Anna M    
District Northampton    Reg#28    1910

OLSEN Dorothy E
District Northampton  Reg#23 1911

OLSEN Arthur G
District Northampton  Reg#19  1913

OLSEN William T    
District Northampton    Reg#14    1915

OLSEN Edith M
Northampton  Reg#24  1916

OLSEN Charles
District Northampton Reg#3    1918

OLSEN Mary    
District Northampton Reg#4    1918    

OLSEN Leslie G    
District Northampton Reg#41    1918

OLSEN Mildred U    
District Northampton Reg#45    1920

OLSEN Eric J    
District Northampton    Reg#9 1924


Arthur George OLSEN WW2 service summary
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=894107

Eric James OLSEN WW2 service summary
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=926784

John Edward OLSEN WW2 service summary
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=931001

William Thomas OLSEN WW2 service summary
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=747077

The above service files have been digitised and are available to read
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx

Cando

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