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Isaac Bertram BARKER - Durban
« on: Monday 20 August 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
Hi listers
Isaac Barker died in Durban Hospital in April 1904, aged 54 yrs. (info from FamilySearch).

Is there any newspapers BDM for Durban around this time?  I would like to see if there was an obit if possible.

As to why he was in South Africa at that time I have no idea, but of course I would like to know why!. 

He was born in Tasmania Australia in 1849 to William Barker and Margaret Kelly, but he seems to have been in trouble with the law at various times.  He was in trouble with 'salting' a gold mine (in Tasmania),- and he seems to have disappeared to South Africa around this time,leaving his wife and of course the law behind!. His wife inserted a death notice in the Argus newspaper in Victoria Australia, so she had been informed of his death.

Any thoughts on how to go about finding out any info on Isaac would be appreciated.

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Re: Isaac Bertram BARKER - Durban
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 August 18 18:55 BST (UK) »
I just want to make sure that you'd found his (intestate) estate file as well:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7P-YVVB

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Re: Isaac Bertram BARKER - Durban
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 August 18 04:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you TreeSpirit.  No, I didn't get the estate file, that didn't come up with the info on Isaac's death.
Least that gives a bit more information....pretty sad he had nothing much to leave his poor suffering wife!!. 

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Wing, Isted,Lashmore, - Horsted Keynes
Green, Goldsmith,Mockford,Blackmar,Geer - Falmer & Brighton
Wing, Hack, Gray, Haywood Brighton
White, Vass, Tolhurst, Thatcher Sussex
Attree, Patching, Earle - Barcombe Sussex
Davies, Owen, - Llangrannog, Cardiganshire, Wales
Thomas, Burn - Gwennap,Cornwall
Rice - Portland,Dorset