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Offline Stephen Collicoat

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Seeking Ada Sullivan
« on: Sunday 10 September 17 04:58 BST (UK) »
Can anyone assist me? I am seeking any details on my grandmother,  Ada Sullivan in the years between 1874 when she was born and December 5, 1891 when she married Joseph Job Downes in the Lutheran parsonage in Adelaide. I believe that Ada was brought up as a baby or child with her aunt, Mary Sullivan in Grote Street, Kent Town. Mary was a widow and police searcher. If there is any census of those individual family members living in Grote Street during that 17 year  period, it may confirm Ada was living there. I believe her birth mother was really Mary Haylock of Carisbrook who agreed to the informal adoption of her daughter. Although Ada listed Mary Sullivan's husband, Michael as her father, he had died back in 1866.

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:17 BST (UK) »
Where have you got her birth details from, Stephen?

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:19 BST (UK) »
What does this mean 'police searcher'?

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Did you mean the Michael was a 'Police Sergeant' at time of death, 2nd last column?

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207679845

Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:43 BST (UK) »
Was Mary HAYLOCK a married name?

What was Mary Sullivan's maiden name?

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:48 BST (UK) »
Age possibly sourced from this marriage registration.

DOWNS Joseph 28 years  Status Single  Father Thomas DOWNS
SULLIVAN Ada  16 years  Status Single  Father Michael SULLIVAN
5 Dec1891
At the  Lutheran Parsonage Adelaide   Ade 170/674

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:51 BST (UK) »
Only parts of the 1841 census survive for South Australia.

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:54 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/39266020 6 December 1872 SA Register
APPOINTMENT IN POLICE FORCE.
Metropolitan Policeó December 1, 1872. To be Female Searcheró Mary Sullivan, vice Ann Etheridge, resigned.


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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 September 17 06:06 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/39266020 6 December 1872 SA Register
APPOINTMENT IN POLICE FORCE.
Metropolitan Policeó December 1, 1872. To be Female Searcheró Mary Sullivan, vice Ann Etheridge, resigned.


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Curious indeed, JM.

Not relevant I know, but Stephen how do you know it is the same Mary as was married to Michael. You'd think she'd have her hands full with 7 young children - did Ada make 8 - to care for.

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Re: Seeking Ada Sullivan
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 September 17 06:14 BST (UK) »
Mary's obit says that Michael SULLIVAN died in 1886, not 1866.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/208454898

What is a police searcher?

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