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Title: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: familyfind on Saturday 27 February 21 12:10 GMT (UK)
I know John and Sarah (nee Mingay) emigrated sometime between 1871 and 1881 census to Australia but do not know on when. They should have had two children with them: Caroline Elizabeth (b1866) and Daniel (b1868)

I believe John died 1883 and Sarah remarried but cannot find where I got this information from. recommend if you move house, don't let anyone else pack up your family record folders as they seem to be half missing!
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: rosie17 on Saturday 27 February 21 12:33 GMT (UK)
Marriage 12 November 1884
Sydney Australia
Sarah French father John Mingay
Spouse Charles Weasa ( widower )

Death for a Sarah Weasa 1896
Balmain North N S W
Father John

Rosie

Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: rosie17 on Saturday 27 February 21 12:43 GMT (UK)
Marriage for Caroline Elizabeth French
8 August 1887
St Paul's Sydney NSW
Father John French
Mother Sarah French ( Mingay )
Witness D French
Spouse William John Mackay

Rosie
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: familyfind on Saturday 27 February 21 15:42 GMT (UK)
thank you Rosie for those details, where are you finding them?
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: rosie17 on Saturday 27 February 21 16:07 GMT (UK)
On Ancestry not seeing an immigration record to tie in with the family there are a few with just
Mr or Mrs French .so can't be sure ...There are also several family tree's on Ancestry for this couple

Rosie
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: Jamjar on Saturday 27 February 21 22:35 GMT (UK)
3165/1884 WEASA Charles to FRENCH Sarah at REDFERN

5468/1896 WEASA Sarah father JOHN mother UNKNOWN BALMAIN NORTH

Funeral notices, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238595894

Jamjar





Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: Jamjar on Saturday 27 February 21 22:43 GMT (UK)
Marriage for Caroline Elizabeth French
8 August 1887
St Paul's Sydney NSW
Father John French
Mother Sarah French ( Mingay )
Witness D French
Spouse William John Mackay

Rosie

Marriage notice, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239809213

I think this is the 2nd daughter born in Australia:

5479/1877 FRENCH Hannah M parents JOHN and SARAH at REDFERN

Deaths:

9/1927 MACKAY Caroline parents JOHN and SARAH at SYDNEY

5650/1931 FRENCH Daniel parents JOHN and SARAH at CHATSWOOD
Death notice, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16771893
Funeral notice, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16772169

Two John Frenchís died 1883. I think this may be your one as the parents match with the 1851 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGRL-WVW

2233/1883 FRENCH John parents STEPHEN and ELIZA E at SYDNEY
Funeral notice, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13549716
Rookwood Cemetery PLOT: G_ZONE B/#/817
FRENCH John date of burial 5 December 1883

Jamjar
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: judb on Sunday 28 February 21 00:54 GMT (UK)
The information put up by Jamjar is for records held by NSW BMDs.  The index is readily searchable if you want to look for others.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/topics/family-history-search

If you're looking for further information from a certificate you can use an approved transcription agent.  Currently there are 3 of them - all well-respected and efficient - and the information is emailed to you.  These services are cheaper and quicker than ordering the actual certificates.

Scroll down on this page (it has nothing to do with the commercial site Ancestry)
https://www.nsw.gov.au/topics/family-history-search/ancestry-research#Ancestry-research-help

Judith
Title: Re: John and Sarah French emigrated to Australia
Post by: sparrett on Sunday 28 February 21 04:52 GMT (UK)
Victorian marriage-
John Charles Michael WEASER  born Stralsund
To
Elizabeth PATTERSON, b Glasgow. 1866/2711

There were three children born in Victoria two of whom died in infancy.
Births and deaths can be seen here. https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history

Elizabeth died
WEASA, Elizabeth.
Father Robert
Mother-
Aged 27
1872/6037

The name was sometimes seen as Weiser.
Here in Bacchus Marsh Victoria in 1871
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89701096

There was an application for naturalization which is listed at National Archive Australia for Charles Weasa in 1879. Not digitized.

The third born child to the couple was William Charles and he was in NSW by his marriage.
1826/1890
WEASE William C
GUY Louisa
At SYDNEY

These two had 2 daughters in NSW and you can see their registration at the link given by Judith  for NSW searches. They were at Hillgrove.

By 1896, Louisa and William WEASA were in New Zealand. Here another child was born.Alma Elizabeth WEASA 1896/8239

In NZ William William and wife formally changes their name from WEASA to Paterson, his motherís maiden name in 1916 by deed poll.
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/THS19160222.2.4.4


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