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Title: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: K Rees on Friday 13 August 21 13:55 BST (UK)
When Alfred Robert Banks b. 1866 Hobart, to James Banks and Mary Ann Cairns, was admitted to hospital in Hobart 1942, the report recorded his sister in law as Mrs. A. Banks, Store, Ranelagh.
I need help trying to identify this lady.
His half brother Thomas Banks was married (3) to Agnes Teresa Lennon; however, I have her 1937 Eltham and 1943 in Eltham Heights, Victoria. Her husband died in 1936, so it is possible that she had some reason to return to Ranelagh, Tasmania in 1942.
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: CaroleW on Friday 13 August 21 15:38 BST (UK)
Did he have any other siblings?
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: K Rees on Saturday 14 August 21 00:10 BST (UK)
Thank you for your interest. Yes, he had siblings. Alfred Robert Banks (1866 Hobart-1942 Hobart) siblings with mother Mary Ann Cairns and James Banks, currier of Hobart: Lauratina (1868 Hobart-1881 Hobart); Alice Mary/Maud (1873 Hobart-1942 Sydney); Frederick James (1870-1942); 1942 not a good year; half siblings father James Banks with Ann Brown: Ann Eliza (1842 Surrey-1909 Carlton North); Jane Elizabeth (1845 Dorking-1939 Hobart); Emma (1847 Surrey-?) Henry James (1848 Surrey- ?); William Henry (1851 Surrey-1920 Hobart); Thomas (1853 Surrey-1936 Prahran); Joseph (1856 Surrey-1950Eltham, Vic; Elizabeth/Eliza (1859 Surrey -1863 Hobart); Frances 1862 Hobart-1862 Hobart).
If Agnes Banks, wife of Thomas, was a beneficiary or she was close to Alfred, it is possible that she returned from Eltham to Ranelagh in 1941/1942 to look after him and the store before he was admitted to hospital in Hobart. Alfred had already sold up land and or lease 2 Jul 1931 Huon Times. Maybe he moved into leasing the local store before his death. No evidence of family. May need local facts.
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 14 August 21 00:17 BST (UK)
Do you know who the other brothers married?  Did any others marry an A.....

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If Agnes Banks, wife of Thomas, was a beneficiary or she was close to Alfred

Did Alfred leave a will?  If so - have you obtained a copy?
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: wivenhoe on Saturday 14 August 21 00:23 BST (UK)
Use this site to find Alfred Robert BANKS -
https://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/how-to/Pages/Names-Index-content.aspx

Alfred Robert BANKS was admitted, 23 March 1942, to the Newtown Charitable Institute, from the Royal Hobart Hospital. He was discharged / died 25 March 1942.

Use this site to see his burial Cornelian Bay, 27 March 1942
https://www.millingtons.com.au/cemetery-records-search/

You might expect that sister-in-law is involved in his funeral and burial.

The death certificate would be useful for your research.
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: K Rees on Saturday 14 August 21 00:33 BST (UK)
No evidence yet of a Will, which would be a good outcome. Just discovered that his youngest two siblings went to Sydney based on them spelling their mothers name as Mary Kernon and Kearnon instead of Cairns; DNA match with one.
DNA match with another Banks family  who lived at Mountain River near Ranelagh. No previous known connection with that family. Therefore, interest with this Robert Alfred Banks is to see if he had a connection with the Mountain River family, that is, did he have an illegit child; thus, the father of this lot which does not match their records; or does the DNA match with the Mountain River lot go back to earlier English generations...
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: matthewj64 on Tuesday 17 August 21 07:08 BST (UK)

Alfred Robert BANKS was admitted, 23 March 1942, to the Newtown Charitable Institute, from the Royal Hobart Hospital. He was discharged / died 25 March 1942.


I've had a look at his patient file for his time here and can confirm his nearest relative as Mrs Agnes Banks, Store, Ranelagh. Underneath this is pencilled Rumneys/Huonville 150, maybe a telephone contact for Agnes?

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Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: judb on Tuesday 17 August 21 07:40 BST (UK)
TROVE has a death notice for him but no further information.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25927866
BANKS.—On March 25, 1942, at Hobart, Alfred Robert Banks, in the 76th year of his age.
Funeral private.
H. C. MILLINGTON AND CO., Funeral Directors. Phone 5445. 200 Liverpool Street.


Judith
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: K Rees on Tuesday 17 August 21 08:11 BST (UK)
Thank you all,

and to M.  your find confirms Mrs. A. Banks Store Ranelagh sister in law will be the widowed Agnes Teresa Lennon , the third wife of Thomas Banks formerly of Eltham, Victoria. Agnes did return to Eltham to live with her daughter Carmel Agnes Banks. Thomas did have a couple of daughters who had married Latham boys Swamp Road Franklin. There is a considerable amount of information on his daughters.

As for Alfred Robert Banks, he most likely remained single through out his life; or I will accept that finding. His mother Mary Ann Cairns was buried 10 Mar 1907 Queensborough Cemetery and his father James Banks, the currier of Macquarie Street, Hobart, died 10 May 1888 Hobart.
The Banks family do have an unidentified boy on the verandah of a small weather board cabin; shingle roof;  on a hill with tall gum trees in the background; and photos of a number of Alfred's siblings.
Title: Re: Alfred Robert Banks
Post by: K Rees on Thursday 19 August 21 04:01 BST (UK)
One more question please, whilst I have the interest of some excellent helpers:

Alfred John Banks had a half brother named Joseph who received a letter 26 Jan 1893 about money and property held in Chancery to the value of 6000 pounds under the name of John Banks and referenced as Cdv-36.
Maybe the half brother claimed on behalf of his family but how do I find out what  Cdv 6-36 was all about.
The letter suggests that the estate belonged to a John Banks who had also left for the Colonies many years ago and the property was believed to be in Covent Gardens, London.
There is one great uncle John Banks I have not researched satisfactorily who was alive in 1793 as per the Will of his brother Henry Banks of 33 Upper Eastsmithfield, Aldgate, also a currier.