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George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 20:37 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find some information about my 3 times Great grandfather George English.
He was born in East Yorkshire in 1839 and lived in the local area until after 1881.
On his sons British enlistment service records (1889). Its states his fathers address as Queensland.
Would anyone be able to help me find some details?
Did George indeed leave his family and go to Australia?

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Reedy2,
   From Queensland BDM https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/family-history-research

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1904 George ENGLISH, father Thomas ENGLISH, mother Elizabeth SMITH, B4840
1914 George ENGLISH, father unknown, mother unknown, aged 67 years, C2042

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Can you tell us a bit more about him, please   What were his parents' names and what was his occupation?

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 21:29 GMT (UK) »
George's mother was called Mary and his father is unknown. However on his marriage certificate it says William Graves.
George was originally a Teazel grower but more often a labourer.
He had nine children i can find all of them in Britain apart from one Thomas born 1866 in Pocklington. His wife Ann Elizabeth was living in Stockton on Tees Durham in 1891 under another name and with another man.

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Hmm I was just about to say ...
There is a death of  a possible son in 1890
William ENGLISH, father George ENGLISH, mother Ann HALL

In electoral rolls
1903
George ENGLISH,  Ipswich Road, Oxley, labourer
No others of that surname at that address.

Did it give an actual address in Queensland?   Did it say Queensland, Australia? (There is a Queensland in Hampshire, England).

On Qld assisted immigration I can only see a Geo ENGLISH arriving in 1898.   But of course he could have arrived via another state.

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 22:11 GMT (UK) »
A nasty accident for a George ENGLISH at Oxley, in 1903 - he was about 70 years of age and earns his living wood-chopping

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125277444

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 February 18 00:43 GMT (UK) »
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Did it give an actual address in Queensland?   Did it say Queensland, Australia? (There is a Queensland in Hampshire, England)...

Several years ago on ABC radio I listened to an interview with a chap from Ancestry in Australia. His given name was Brad and he held a senior position with Ancestry.  A listener phone-in led to many questions. One asked about the default info in their search engine drop boxes... the example offered was "queensland is in hampshire" .  The man from Ancestry explained that is a 'drop box mis-type' .

I had no need to follow that up further at that time but now that it seems Ancestry may still provide 'Queensland, Hampshire....' as a default option and so I wonder whether there is such a location.

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 February 18 02:18 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry PR man is Brad Argent.You wonder why they did not remove Queensland,Hampshire from their records if it is wrong,though there is Queensland in Cornwall and Ireland according to Genuki.
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
Woods,Speechley and Coles Huntingdonshire
Gibson,Blanks,Monk,Fokes Essex

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Re: George English from Yorkshire (In Queensland)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 February 18 02:48 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps Ros was not relying on Ancestry ...  ???

I am now going through my paper BDM records for some of my ancestors to see if their Hampshire documents mention Queensland as a location 'over there' ...so far .... ziltch ...

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