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Australia / Re: Pearl Bryant
« on: Wednesday 03 June 15 12:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone. Auntie Pearl was always a mystery to me. I can now clear the fog.

Australia / Pearl Bryant
« on: Monday 01 June 15 12:04 BST (UK)  »
I am seeking information about Pearl Bryant. She married Frank Edwin Evely in Victoria in 1911, but I have no more about her. Frank was born in Port Pirie, South Australia on Apr 28 1888.

Surrey / Re: Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 24 February 15 14:26 GMT (UK)  »
The  obit for my Henry says his father was a well known contractor which may explain the bricklaying.
He was 82 on his death which lines up with an 1855 birth and a 1936 death. The other suggestion from the newspaper was that his musical fame was pre 1900! Thanks for all your help.

Surrey / Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 24 February 15 13:13 GMT (UK)  »
I have been given a newspaper article headed "Honoured By Queen Victoria" Famous Croydon Cornetist Dead. I  believe he may be the father of a Henry Jackson, born in Croydon in 1876. Young Henry came to South Australia before 1900.
The newspaper has no name or date. I am trying to get more information about Henry the musician and who his wife may have been.

Surrey / Re: Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for all your help. Good information as ever.

Surrey / Re: Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 14:42 BST (UK)  »
That looks like the one. The age of Henry J junior lines up with him being 23 when married in 1899.
Thanks again for your help. :)

Surrey / Re: Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 13:50 BST (UK)  »
I have not seen a middle name anywhere in references to him in Australia where he was known as Harry in the many references to him in newspapers. I have located his marriage certificate which shows his father as Henry Jackson, but would like to find his mother also. Thanks.

Surrey / Henry Jackson
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 12:24 BST (UK)  »
Henry Jackson, known as Harry was born in Croydon, Surrey on July 23, 1876. He arrived in South Australia as an 18 year old, and after working on the wharves at Port Pirie, he was elected to Parliament and in 1911, he becomes the youngest ever Speaker of the House of Assembly in South Australia. Can someone locate his parents for me? I have also seen his birth date as 1873.

Thankyou Forfarian. Your advice has been very helpful. I have one child born 1855 and there is much of value on it. I have had a look at the NAS site and will work into that eventually. Access to the newspapers has given lots of potential material. The business that went broke was making farm machinery. Looking at the UK digital on-line newspapers has made me wonder how long we will have free access to our papers in Australia! Thankyou Skoosh. I wonder whether one of my antecedents worked at Carron Iron Works. He was listed as a steam engine maker in 1855 on his daughter's birth certificate.

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