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William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

William FORTUNE was transported to WA aboard the Dudbrook, disembarking at Fremantle on 02/02/1853.   He was granted a Conditional Pardon on 19/09/1854.

The following narrative was posted on another website but, because I do not subscribe to Facebook, I cannot contact the lady correspondent:

          William married Annie O'DNNELL in Perth in 1860.   He was allowed to leave
          WA in 1862, at which time he moved to NSW with his wife and son.   In 1865
          an arrest warrant was issued, for his desertion of his wife and children, he was
          believed to be in Victoria.   In 1868 he is in Qld.
          There is a death listed on http://austcemindex.com/inscription?id=5584395#images
          William FORTUNE - adult - died 18.2.1878 at Forbes, NSW


I wonder if someone could please help filling in the details of his arrest, names of children etc. as I do not have access to the appropriate Indexes in the UK.

Thank you for any information.

BAC3

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The NSW Police Gazette 5th July 1865 on page 246 has a notice for an arrest warrant issued by the Berrima Bench for a William FORTUNE for deserting his wife and children and has him as a saddler, 33 years old, about 5 ft 5 in, fair complexion, fair hair and whiskers, a large mole on the back of his neck and one broken toe.  Supposed to have gone overland to Victoria. 

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 February 18 22:31 GMT (UK) »
I looked at the convict transportation register for William Fortune convicted 20 Sep 1847, vessel Dudbrooke

Old Bailey online

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he was working for his brother who was a saddler, 35 Windmill Street
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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 February 18 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Same description, this time in Queensland. 

Queensland Police Gazette Vol VI 6th October 1869, page 68.

William Henry FORTUNE was charged on warrant with deserting his wife and children at Mackay since 12th January last. He was described as English, aged 35, 5 ft 3 inches tall, slight build, fresh complexion, sandy hair and whiskers, blue eyes, small red mole on back of neck and scar under left thumb, saddler by trade.  Supposed to have gone to New Zealand. 29th September 1869.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 February 18 22:58 GMT (UK) »

Hi,


Queensland Government Gazette, 23rd January 1869 page 108.

My shortened version.

In the matter of the personal Estate of John Valentine O'DONNELL, late of Mackay a Publican, deceased, after 14 days  the letters of the administration for the Estate were to go to Ann FORTUNE of Mackay the wife of William Henry FORTUNE, saddler, sister of the deceased.

19th January 1869.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Children, NSW

2568/1862 FORTUNE  Mary A  WILLIAM and ANN at NEWTOWN
5762/1864 FORTUNE  William H  WILLIAM and ANNE M at BERRIMA
5763/1864 FORTUNE  Amelia F WILLIAM and ANNE M at BERRIMA

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:13 GMT (UK) »

Was the child born in WA, John?

Death in Qld: 1889 C2776 John Fortune parents William Fortune and Ann O'Donnell

Is this Annís death? 1875 C1195 Anne Jane Fortune - O'Donnell - ** born Ireland aged about 30 years

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Added: birth of child in WA: 5781 1861 Fortune John parents William and Ann Odonnell Perth
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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Ann FORTUNE was the sister of John Valentine O'DONNELL as per the 1869 Gazette Notice re his estate.

Gerry

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Ann FORTUNE was the sister of John Valentine O'DONNELL as per the 1869 Gazette Notice re his estate.

Gerry

Yes Gerry, I had edited my post to remove the question after I noticed that in the article.

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