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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 20 November 16 12:16 GMT (UK) »

Thanks ... will send them email and ask, you never know


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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 20 November 16 13:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi David,

Records show James Bennett Gibbs arriving SA 1850 per ship Bengal, no other Gibbs on board
http://www.familyhistorysa.info/shipping/passengerlists.html

Also many newspaper articles on TROVE in Vic & SA in 1860 trying to trace James, similar to the one attached, did he inherit something, I wonder?

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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 20 November 16 13:47 GMT (UK) »

Good evening,

Thanks and yes have that, family had talked about that advertisement since I was small.... still not sure what it was all about. Whatever it was , was important as the lawyers carried that advertisement in every state's paper.

He arrived SA by himself as a 14y/o .... could not imagine today's kids doing that.

The stuff before leaving England is my problem... seems the bluecoat schools still have walls around them.

Thanks for the help

David

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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #21 on: Monday 11 June 18 14:22 BST (UK) »

Good evening and back to the hunt for James Bennett GIBBS

I have found that a James Gibbs was apprenticed to the "Bengal" and then a James Gibbs left the Bengal in Port Adelaide, South Australia, 4 years later.

Not a believer in co-incidences it would appear that he joined as a apprentice to the Bengal and left on completion, that being on arrival to SA.

I now have 2 issues, who signed him to his apprencticeship (that may guide me backwards there) , second being where was he and what was he doing in SA up to when he married

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance

David 

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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #22 on: Friday 15 June 18 17:23 BST (UK) »
co-incidence??

1841

James Gibbs age 6 living with a couple of other Gibbs children in a household of other names. In the same street there is an Edward Bennett - attorney

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Re: Bluecoat schools
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 16 June 18 09:10 BST (UK) »
Good evening lancsann,

Ok, please more information ..... please as this has me intrigued and may close gaps as age is close to right. Location ??

As far as I know he ended up in a Bluecoat school .... but anything else is vague at best.

The lawyer being in same street cannot be co-incidence.

Thank you very much for your help

David