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Look up request for William Oakes Circa 1834
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 12:29 BST (UK) »
I am wanting to confirm the birth-date and birthplace for William Oakes born circa 1834, supposedly in Cork City, Cork, Ireland and if possible his parents details.
William Oakes (ex Cumberland Regiment - convicted of striking his superior and of desertion), transported to Van Diemans Land (Tasmania) on Lord Dalhousie, arriving 14 August 1852.
William Oakes married Margaret McGregor (also a convict) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 18 May 1857.
William and Margaret came to sad ends - he was convicted of her murder in 1886.
William then died in Hobart at the Campbell St Gaol in 1887 of pneumonia.
The son of Margaret (but possibly not William), George Henry Oakes joined the police force and was in charge of the water police in Hobart.  George had a son, Walter George Oakes who became Commissioner of Police in Tasmania.

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