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William James THOMAS
« on: Tuesday 18 July 17 17:04 BST (UK) »
Would anyone be able to do a lookup for me in Electoral Rolls for NSW between 1929&1932 ?
It's a long shot but I'd really love to know where my Grandparents lived in Australia so that I could visit next time I'm in Australia.
My Grandparents were married at St.James Church in Sydney in 1932 but no street address is given on the marriage certificate.
My Mum was born in Corrimalon19/1/1932 but I don't have a copy of her birth certificate and ( due to the 100 year rule) don't think that anyone would be able to look that up for me.
If any help my Grandfather was from South Wales and my Grandmother Mary was from Hamilton in Scotland ( maiden name Archibald)

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 21:42 BST (UK) »
1930 ER
William James THOMAS 44 Judd St Rockdale, coppersmith
Mary Agnes THOMAS 44 Judd St Rockdale, home duties

Does this sound like the correct couple? 

Ros

There are about a dozen William James THOMAS on 1930 electoral roll in NSW.   What was his occupation?
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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:12 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much -I'm not certain that this is the right couple as there is no record of my Grandmother's second name being Agnes.
On the Marriage certificate I have from 5/7/30 my Grandfather is listed as a Fitter.

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:14 BST (UK) »
By the way I notice you are interested in the Kerr family from Scotland -my Great Grandmother ( Mother of Mary Thomas) was Christina Kerr so there may be a connection there 😀

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:21 BST (UK) »
I've been browsing through 1931, 32 ER and can't see any living near Corrimal or living with a Mary (apart from the above couple).   Of course Mary may not have updated her status/name.

Still looking ...

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for this -I can't tell you how much it would mean to me to be able to visit where my Mum was born .
My Mum sadly never got the chance to go back to Australia after she left in 1934 and very sadly died in 1993.
I went to St.James church when I was in Sydney in2014 and climbed the bridge in memory of my lovely Mum in 2011.
Another visit is definitely happening soon.

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:36 BST (UK) »
That sounds lovely - let's hope we can find something.

I did search trove for a marriage and birth announcement without success.

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 22:50 BST (UK) »
Exmouth,
Do you know the names of the parents of either of your grandparents?
(I see Christina for your Grandmother's mother)
If they died before 1987, we may be able to locate the couple through death records and work backwards to where they lived.

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Re: William James THOMAS
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 23:00 BST (UK) »
Exmouth,
If you have a look around the internet you will see that coppersmith and fitter are a connected trade.
I would not dismiss the couple Ros has found.
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