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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #9 on: Monday 09 July 18 04:14 BST (UK) »
According to the document I am viewing it is shown he died on 15 May 1897 at ?Col Hospital....but why on a convict database.  Perhaps the heading is incorrect.  All the deaths were in hospitals.  Wonder if it is something to do with the Coroner's Office - an inquest perhaps.  Quite strange really.

John Irwin THOMS  54 years  Died 15 May 1897
Record Type:   Convict Establishment, Miscellaneous
Reference Number:   ACC 1156/V24


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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #10 on: Monday 09 July 18 04:35 BST (UK) »
The Colonial Hospital, Perth was the forerunner of the Royal Perth Hospital
http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/About-us/History
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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #11 on: Monday 09 July 18 04:40 BST (UK) »
According to the document I am viewing it is shown he died on 15 May 1897

Ah yes, my mistake.  :-[ I misread the type on the death notice.

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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #12 on: Monday 09 July 18 05:53 BST (UK) »
I think the database has been named incorrectly.  Really don't know what it should be. Research many years ago led me to the East Perth Cemeteries seeking the burial place of an relative who had died in 1896 of typhoid only a short period after he arrived in Perth to take up the position of Government Surveyor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Perth_Cemeteries

THOMAS John Irwin
Date of Death 15th May  1897
Date of Burial 16th May 1897
Place of death Colonial Hospital
Age 54 years
Location of grave    Wesleyan
State Records Office Acc 1156 V24
Registration Number Perth 1936
Newspaper Notice -
John Jones News and Notes 22/05/1897 The West Australian pg 5
Biography History Baker; Pauper
Comments -  Burial as TOMS

Gosh no wonder we have problems finding records....was recorded as John JONES, 54.

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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #13 on: Monday 09 July 18 06:00 BST (UK) »
I've searched the old Parish Registers in Scotland and I cannot find a birth for that name in the era.  Need his marriage certificate to find his parents' names and let's hope he was honest with his details.  Wonder if his mother's maiden name was Irwin :-\

Cheers and good luck
Cando
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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #14 on: Monday 09 July 18 07:32 BST (UK) »
To Cando and maddys52   Thank you very much indeed. That is an enormous help. Prestonpans is in Edinburgh.

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Re: John Irwin Thoms
« Reply #15 on: Monday 09 July 18 07:35 BST (UK) »
Cando   I will find him in Scotland, don't worry! I will let you know anything remarkable.