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Either of those families are possibilities.  Andrew Scott and Eleanor (Ellen) Dillon had four children: Andrew, Ann, Ellen, William.  I will take a further look at the families and see if I can trace them.  Thanks so much xx

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Hi all, I have hit a brick wall with Andrew SCOTT alias Thomas PURDY.  I know about his early adulthood and have information about crimes he committed in England, that he was sentenced to death which was commuted to transportation for life, and his subsequent life in Australia.  His occupation was listed as Stockinger.

What I can't find is his date of birth, place of birth and parents.  All the information I have states that he was born in Scotland (possibly Roxburghshire) c1791.  There is nothing on marriage or death certificates to help.

One thing I do know is that he was an absconder from the Derbyshire Militia sometime before 1810-1812.  I don't have access to the Derbyshire Militia records.  Can anyone help me, please?

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New Zealand / Re: UK request for help - Charles MYERS
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 06:19 BST (UK)  »
Jacob Abraham Myers & Dinah Barnett had a son HENRY MARK MYERS in 1901 Adelaide.  Here is the birth transcription - it's the first time I've seen Jacob called 'Jack'.

The Sydney Morning Herald 18 January 1901: BIRTHS
MYERS - January 15, 1901, at her residence 124/194? Franklin Street, South Australia, Dinah, wife of Jack Myers, and youngest daughter of Mark Barnett, of Sydney, a son.

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New Zealand / Re: UK request for help - Charles MYERS
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 05:59 BST (UK)  »
There is a large amount of information on the divorce proceedings between Jacob Abraham Myers and Dinah Myers.  I have not posted the links here out of respect for their son Harry's possible descendants.  Also, I am not sure about copyright regulations.

Both parties remarried: Jacob 'Jack' to Rose CAMBRY in Lambeth, London 1918; and Dinah to Isaac GOLDSTEIN in 1911 Paddington, NSW, Australia.

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New Zealand / Re: UK request for help - Charles MYERS
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 04:30 BST (UK)  »
Another child, ESTHER was born in 1875 and died in 1876:

ESTHER MYERS daughter of Charles & Ellen Myers. Birth reg. Sydney, NSW 1875. Reg: 1753
ESTHER MYERS daughter of Charles & Helen (sic) Myers. Death reg. Sydney, NSW 1876 Reg: 1642

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New Zealand / Re: UK request for help - Charles MYERS
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 04:23 BST (UK)  »
I very definitely think the next step in the puzzle is to get a printout of Samuel's NZ birth certificate, Michael.  I have sent you the coordinates to do so.  I received a printout the other day so the archives people are back on deck.  Go for it.

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New Zealand / Re: UK request for help - Charles MYERS
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 03:58 BST (UK)  »
RE: JACK MYERS

BIRTH was registered in Australia in 1873:
JACOB ABRAHAM MYERS son of Charles & Ellen Myers.  Registered Sydney, NSW, Australia 1873 Registration No. 258

MARRIAGE was registered in Adelaide, Australia
JACOB ABRAHAM MYERS son of Charles Myers married DINAH BARNETT daughter of Mark Barnett 14 Feb 1900 Adelaide, South Australia.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Parkhurst Boys and George Brown
« on: Wednesday 14 May 14 21:32 BST (UK)  »
George had been jailed for horse stealing.  He learned the trade of shoemaker in Parkhurst Prison.  We know that the boys who arrived in New Zealand were given their freedom in exchange for two years apprenticeship.  Most of them were apprenticed to local farmers in the Auckland area.  George later became a farmer in his own right.

Thanks for the info about previous posts.  I will take a look at them today too.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Parkhurst Boys and George Brown
« on: Wednesday 14 May 14 21:30 BST (UK)  »
I'm thinking, Neil, that I'll have a look at the Australian Indexes.  I did wonder if he had married previously in New Zealand as he was so much older than Harriet Ward when they married in NZ in 1872 (George was born 1926).  Can find no evidence to support this though.  Australia seems the next logical step to rule that scenario out.  Will have a look today (very quiet at work and no clients cos the road in is closed for a week - yay!).

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