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Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« on: Monday 01 May 17 18:16 BST (UK) »
Hi,
My Great grandfathers brother, Herbert John married Mary Selina and they settled in Australia. I am aware they had five children including Leonard, Walter, William and Stanley Knight. I am looking to find out where in Australia they settled and if they had any descendants that maybe trying to complete their family tree with the family that they left in Bristol.
Thanks

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 May 17 23:02 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16549224
KNIGHT.—April 22, 1929, at Helensburgh, Herbert John, dearly beloved husband of Mary Selina Knight, and loving father of Leonard, Walter, William, Stanley, and Marjorie, aged 61 years.

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 May 17 23:03 BST (UK) »
Probate Packet https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/item/814205
Series 4-388766 Mary Selina Knight - Date of Death 29/11/1951, Granted on 23/04/1952

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 May 17 23:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1913
District of Wollongong, Helensburgh Polling Place

Knight Herbert John, Helensburgh North, miner.
Knight Mary Selina, Helensburgh North, domestic duties.

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 May 17 23:47 BST (UK) »
There is a mention of a Herbert John Knight in the Newcastle Morning Herald of 27th August 1897 on page 5 receiving an award from the Royal Humane Society (along with others) for his part in a mine rescue at the Stockton Colliery, so they may have came out in the 1890s.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/134873393?searchTerm=

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 May 17 00:09 BST (UK) »
Marriage in NSW in 1894

5301/1894
District of Newcastle
Knight, Herbert J and Knight, Mary S.

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 May 17 00:10 BST (UK) »
The ww1 service record for Leonard George KNIGHT can be seen here.
He was born according to this record, 28/7/1893, and upon enlistment his mother Mary Selina was his NOK. He was a clerk.
http://www.naa.gov.au/

Mary Selina was awarded 400 pounds from the Worker Compensation Board in 1929 as it Metropolitan Coal Company was apparently liable for her husband's death in some way.

This is one of the numerous news snips about the award.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article143119163.3.html?followup=6569c010842b925e5172c9cca9c66501

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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 May 17 00:13 BST (UK) »
 Both Herbert and Mary buried at Rookwood Cemetery Anglican Section, according to the Rookwood CD there is a headstone


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Re: Herbert and Mary Knight from Bristol
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 May 17 00:28 BST (UK) »
Death notice for Mary Selina KNIGHT
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18241952
names her 5 children, grandchildren and great granchildren

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adding : I could photograph the probate packet which cupoflife found for Mary, the next time I am at NSW SRO if you wish
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