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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #9 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

From a subscription site.

William FORTUNE and Anne FORTUNE arrived in Sydney on 4th August 1862 on the Brig, "Kestrel" from Fremantle.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #10 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Iím thinking this is the son Williamís death:

1907 C2351 William Fortune - Fortune   - ** born Queensland aged 42 years

I canít find anything on the two girls.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #11 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Another daughter born Qld:

1868 C2037 Ruth parents Fortune William Henry and Maria Ann O'Donnell   

Is this the same mother?

1872 C1838 Anne Jane parents Fortune and Anne Mary Fortune   

1875 C2082 Louisa Caroline Parents Fortune and Annie Jane O'Donnell   

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:30 GMT (UK) »
Deleted as incorrect information.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #13 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:36 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


Hi Tony :)

For your records

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx
Marriage
FORTUNE William Henry
ODONNELL Ann Maria   
District Perth  1860  Reg#1426

One of a couple mentions of a Wm FORTUNE in strife in WA between 1855 and 1859.  I'm sure you can find the others ;)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2932018
Drunkards.-Lomas Toovey, free, William Fortune, t.l., J. Ward, free, F. Glaskin, free,
were charged with having been drunk, and were each fined in the sum of from 5s to 10s. W,
Terry, t.l., was also charged with the same crime, but was discharged on account of years of good conduct.

Cheers  :)
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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #14 on: Monday 19 February 18 00:56 GMT (UK) »
Attached baptism for son Wm Henry at the Holy Trinity Church, Berrima 1868

Post Office Directory 1868
Nebo, Qld
Fort Cooper - William FORTUNE, Saddler

His wife died 4 Nov 1875 at Mackay, Qld and is buried in the Roman Catholic Section of the Mackay Cemetery.

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #15 on: Monday 19 February 18 01:37 GMT (UK) »

Baptism, 14th May 1861
John Joseph FORTUNE
Perth, Western Australia
F: William FORTUNE
M: Anna Maria

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #16 on: Monday 19 February 18 03:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi

A bit of trivia.

The Warwick Argus and Tenterfield Chronicle Wednesday 13th January 1862 on page 2 under the heading MACKAY, Jan 6 has an article re the death of John V. O'Donnell.

" A fatal accident occurred at the Criterion Hotel at 8 o'clock.  John V. O'Donnell, the landlord, was drawing some brandy out of a cask when the spirits ignited and exploded.  He was fearfully burnt and a stave of the cask which struck him inflicted a severe wound. He died about 3.30 pm today."

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Re: William FORTUNE, born 1830, London
« Reply #17 on: Monday 19 February 18 04:49 GMT (UK) »
Is this your man? (from Old Bailey site)
WILLIAM FORTUNE, Theft > theft from a specified place, 20th September 1847.
2091. WILLIAM FORTUNE was indicted for stealing I watch, value 30s.; and 9 sovereigns; the property of Donald Grant, in the dwelling-house of Robert Mitchell, and another: to which he pleaded GUILTY. Aged 17.ó Transported for Seven Years.

Not sure if this is what you need, or if you already have it and unsure whether these have already been mentioned - quicker to type up than to look!! (Such laziness!) Also there is another W FORTUNE in WA so perhaps these are not him although his occupation is listed as 'saddler' except for the sickness record.

Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930 for William Fortune
Convict Department Convict Lists, Memoranda, and Indexes (128/33 - 37)
William FORTUNE, C.P., charged with larceny at Perth,
committed for trial 20/11/1854,
trial 3/1/55, not guilty, discharged.

Twice in October 1856 a William FORTUNE, occupation: quarry, was listed as sick - bad eyes

ToL 29 March 1859

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