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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:17 BST (UK) »
Sue the Victorian BDM's are online.  Just saves loading separate CD's if you are searching that way.
https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj

The online databases on subscription only websites have been found to have omissions and errors.

I'll have a search through some of my Victorian resources which are not available online.  Not a quick process :)

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:33 BST (UK) »
** found her Birth
Mary’s Birth
Name:   Mary Jane Hitchcock
Birth Date:   Abt 1854
Birth Place:   Pent, Victoria
Registration Year:   1854
Registration Place:   Victoria, Australia
Father:   John Hitchcock
Mother:   Sarah Jane Spralley
Registration Number:   3105


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Val

It is probable the mother's maiden name was SPRATLEY.
That is what it is recorded as on the other 7 HITCHCOCK births.

I am searching to find a death for William McLEOD between 1878 and 1881.

Mary Jane had another little one in 1875

HITCHCOCK  Walter
Father U
Mother Mary Jane HITCHCOCK
Birth Place HOTH
 Year 1875
Reg  17721

An early death-

HITCHCOCK Walter
Father U
Mother Mary Jane HITCHCOCK
Age 6M
Birth Place HOTH
Year 1876
Reg   949

Sue


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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:38 BST (UK) »
might have go look for his parents Mary Costigan & John O'niell..

Wonder if he's the one born 1863 who spend more time at the courtesy of Vic Gov Gazettes in jail for various things, regularly from 1895 onwards  - was in for 3 months for larceny in 1895... would make sence why Mary cuts him out of the family...

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:38 BST (UK) »
Sue [OP] have you used searching wildcards on the CD's.  His name may have been transcribed incorrectly.

I wonder if this is your man.  On online tree has his birth as 1841, Ireland.

O'NEIL James
Criminal records
Born 1841 Antrim
Victorian prisoners index c.1850-1900 (males)  VPRS 515/13.  Page#09052
Comment - Per Escort from California to Victoria 1865  [+ 15/267]

I need to cook our evening meal :)   Many prisoner records are digitised at PROV.

Cando

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 22 October 16 09:30 BST (UK) »
Blimey  you people are amazing, i also found the obit for arthur gerald also about 30mins ago purchased his death certificate states father as James oneill and no ive seen  Mary O'neills grave hes not there. Hes 40 and a labourer and she was 27 on there marriage certificate cant understand the writng on her occupation and THANK YOU

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 22 October 16 09:36 BST (UK) »
Sue [OP] have you used searching wildcards on the CD's.  His name may have been transcribed incorrectly.

I wonder if this is your man.  On online tree has his birth as 1841, Ireland.

O'NEIL James
Criminal records
Born 1841 Antrim
Victorian prisoners index c.1850-1900 (males)  VPRS 515/13.  Page#09052
Comment - Per Escort from California to Victoria 1865  [+ 15/267]



I need to cook our evening meal :)   Many prisoner records are digitised at PROV.

Cando

 Hi Cando
How would i got about accessing those records

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 22 October 16 12:31 BST (UK) »

O'NEIL James
Criminal records
Born 1841 Antrim
Victorian prisoners index c.1850-1900 (males)  VPRS 515/13.  Page#09052
Comment - Per Escort from California to Victoria 1865  [+ 15/267]

Cando

9052 is the prisoner number.  Born in Antrim 1841, groom and sailor, single, no relatives in the colony, alias Alexander McKEEGAN.  It seems they thought he was the same person as Thomas REARDON but the personal details are almost completely different - born Dublin 1833, arrived on the Fairy Queen in 1862, a sailor.  Unfortunately the second record doesn't have a photo to compare, so who knows.  All of these are for crimes between 1871 and 1875.

Just put 9052 in the search box here:

http://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/justice-crime-and-law/register-male-and-female-prisoners-1855-1947

When name searching do not use the apostrophe, just type Oneill.

Debra  :)

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 October 16 01:25 BST (UK) »
Sorry I missed your last post Sue.  Thanks Debra...that one eliminated.

Don't have time today to search for the elusive James.....many others are sure to help :)

I wish we had James' occupation.  Have you any birth certificates for the children?

Cheers
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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 October 16 04:22 BST (UK) »
So when James married in 1887 1881 he said he was aged 40.  Is that correct?

Edit - I see the year was 1881 not 1887 as in the first post.

Debra  :)