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Kent / Re: Marriage approx early 1780's, Nettlestead or Waterinbury
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 15:57 BST (UK)  »
Charles Watson b. 27/11/1784 s. of Robert & Ann Wateringbury
Ann Watson b. 7/11/1786 d. of Robert & Ann Wateringbury
No Marriage in Wateringbury, Yalding, East Peckham, West Malling.
Is a Robert Watts marrying Ann Edwards in West Malling 31/12/1774

Sussex Lookup Requests / George Burr
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 15:24 BST (UK)  »
If anyone has the Sussex Marriage Index could I ask to look up a GEORGE BURR marrying an ELIZABETH around 1690.  They settled in Withyham and had three boys, the first being born in 1692.
Records are patchy for this parish as the church burnt down in 1662.  Don't think I'll be able to get much further.  Thanks

Midlothian / Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« on: Monday 31 July 17 17:09 BST (UK)  »
Another question;  I don't have Colville's marriage cert. or any of the other Armstrong boys.  Did any of them appear as witnesses to each other's marriage?  This would at least confirm that there was more than just Walter Armstrong arriving.

Midlothian / Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« on: Monday 31 July 17 16:54 BST (UK)  »
Well, then we need to know when Andrew Paton came out to Australia and if the passenger list shows he had an apprentice already.  I have found him in some early Melbourne Voter rolls and addresses - one in Collins St and later Elizabeth street but these are post 1844.
Your family story still fits the evidence however.  If Colville was orphaned because his dad died on arrival he was probably looked after by a church (presbyterian I'm assuming) that then may have organised an apprenticeship for him.  Even the earliest orphanages that were set up in Melbourne to deal with such problems didn't start 'till late 1840's and onwards.  There don't appear to be any surviving indentures from that early period but they may be hidden in Port Phillip Gov. Papers.  This is a very early time period and difficult to find things.

Midlothian / Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« on: Saturday 29 July 17 11:40 BST (UK)  »
Should add that the above mentioned newspaper article from 1844 also states that he is an orphan.

Midlothian / Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« on: Saturday 29 July 17 11:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi, all.  Also looking at Colville Armstrong.  His daughter Charlotte married into the Campbell family (my brother in law's).  I took note of an article in the Port Phillip Gazette from 1844, a Petty Sessions Court appearance where Colville, an apprentice tinsmith, had been struck by his Master, Andrew Paton.
Went to the PROV and had a look at a Police Deposition Book 1844-45 and found the entry.  It doesn't say a lot but they found Paton guilty and fined him for "Breach of Articles of Indenture" & "Assault".  Fined 10 shillings plus 3/6 for court costs.  So the next question is; Is there a register or archive of Apprenticeship Indentures from that far back?

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Long Melford - Samuel HARDY
« on: Monday 29 August 16 23:41 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Annette.  So nice of you to go the extra distance.  Very much appreciated.

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Long Melford - Samuel HARDY - COMPLETED
« on: Monday 29 August 16 00:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you; Rosie99, Josey & Suffolkmawther
This marriage is at a convoluted end of double marriages that relate to the family line of Smith.
After her husband died, Susannah married a Henry Steggles from Lawshall.  Looking at a map I can see that all these places are very close together.
Looks like I will have to get the marriage GRO after all.
Everyone, thank you for your help

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Long Melford - Samuel HARDY
« on: Sunday 28 August 16 14:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi, Rosie
Marriage I only have the civil reg index for - Q4, 1852

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