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Offline Lazarus

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Did John Hammer Harry Return to Cornwall ?
« on: Tuesday 05 June 18 07:59 BST (UK) »
I think I may have discovered that my great grandfather John Hammer Harry 1837-1915 who migrated from Cornwall ,  returned home to Cornwall March 1902. on "Sophocles". Seems to be him on passenger list which I have accessed.
It was also reported in the Ovens and Murray Advertiser ( Beechworth) 15 March 1902 that John Harry formerly of Eldorado had left Rutherglen for Melbourne intending to make a return trip to Cornwall .
He died Sep 1915 Victoria so clearly returned to Australia.
I have found him on the Electoral Roll for Rutherglen Victoria 1909 and 1914.I wonder when he returned.
Whist he had 7 siblings back in Cornwall , with one exception they had all died by 1902.
A younger brother Henry Harry at that time was Inn Keeper at the Bugle Inn , Bugle Cornwall at least until 1914.
I am guessing he might have visited his brother.

I am looking for further confirmation of his travel including his return to Australia.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Wyatt and Wood of Glossop, Derbyshire. Longstaff of Bishop Auckland,Durham. Harry of St Austell and St Kew,Cornwall. Charters of County Antrim.Knight of Warwickshire.Hendy of Ballyedmonduff.

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Re: Did John Hammer Harry Return to Cornwall ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 08:15 BST (UK) »
There is a J Harry on the Moravian which sailed 10 September 1902 to Sydney from Plymouth

He was a 64 year old Miner bound for Melbourne
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Re: Did John Hammer Harry Return to Cornwall ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 10:11 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie.
That sounds promising. Only away about 6 months.
Do you have access to passenger list?
Wyatt and Wood of Glossop, Derbyshire. Longstaff of Bishop Auckland,Durham. Harry of St Austell and St Kew,Cornwall. Charters of County Antrim.Knight of Warwickshire.Hendy of Ballyedmonduff.

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Re: Did John Hammer Harry Return to Cornwall ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 13:07 BST (UK) »
The list is on FindMyPast but gives no more information on that passenger
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk