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Dublin / William Oakes - Dublin Court Records 30/7/1851?
« on: Monday 26 August 19 11:55 BST (UK)  »
William Oakes (ex Cumberland Regiment) - convicted of striking his superior and of desertion 30/7/1851, transported on the ship "Lord Dalhousie", arriving Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania 14/8/1852 (Ref: Tasmania Archives Convict Con 33-1-109).
Are there any records of this case, that could be looked up, and do they provide any further information that might confirm exactly where he was from or any other family details?
It was shown on the ships conduct record that William was from Derby.  This document and his death certificate indicate he was born circa 1829.
I am also hoping to find any records available from when William went into the Cumberland Regiment as trying to confirm who his parents where (I expect I may have to request this on another board).
William married in Tasmania and had children.  His wife was murdered on 31/8/1886.  William was convicted of her murder and died in the Campbell Street Gaol in Hobart, Tasmania on 5/6/1887.
He is my great great great grandfather.



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Cork / COMPLETE Re: Look up request for William Oakes Circa 1834
« on: Monday 26 August 19 11:23 BST (UK)  »
After reviewing some other documents it would seem that William Oakes was actually born circa 1829 and was from Derby, England. He was sentenced to 10 years in a Dublin Court and transported to Tasmania on the ship "Lord Dalhousie".

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Thank you Annette.  It is amazing to get an answer so quickly.  Much appreciated.  Are records of this type readily available somewhere?

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I am trying to ascertain who William married, if he had children and when/where he died.  It appears that there were two people by this name born in 1886, one of who married an Ann Smith.  Is there a marriage record available that would show parents names?  William is the brother of my great grandfather John Francis Giffard who immigrated to Tasmania, Australia and is the only sibling in this family who I have lost.  Any help appreciated.

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Cork / Look up request for William Oakes Circa 1834
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 12:29 BST (UK)  »
I am wanting to confirm the birth-date and birthplace for William Oakes born circa 1834, supposedly in Cork City, Cork, Ireland and if possible his parents details.
William Oakes (ex Cumberland Regiment - convicted of striking his superior and of desertion), transported to Van Diemans Land (Tasmania) on Lord Dalhousie, arriving 14 August 1852.
William Oakes married Margaret McGregor (also a convict) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 18 May 1857.
William and Margaret came to sad ends - he was convicted of her murder in 1886.
William then died in Hobart at the Campbell St Gaol in 1887 of pneumonia.
The son of Margaret (but possibly not William), George Henry Oakes joined the police force and was in charge of the water police in Hobart.  George had a son, Walter George Oakes who became Commissioner of Police in Tasmania.

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Family History Beginners Board / Gregson family - Derbyshire 1700's - Lookup request
« on: Wednesday 26 April 17 10:52 BST (UK)  »
Charles Gregson (born between 1729 and 1735?) married Mary Longdale on 25 Mar 1761 at Sutton on the Hill, Derby.
I would like to confirm the actual birth date or christening date for this Charles Gregson.
Previous family research indicates that the parents of this Charles Gregson were John Gregson (born circa 1700, died 19 Oct 1774) and "Anne".
I would like to confirm if there is a known marriage for this couple and what Anne's maiden name was.
From there I hope to ascertain her birth date and parents names.
Any help or guidance in researching this would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Australia / Re: Finding Birth Records in Western Australia Mills and Smith
« on: Saturday 01 April 17 01:55 BST (UK)  »
Dear Ros and Cupoflife and other family researchers. I am so appreciative of the information I have received. I would really love to learn enough to eventually help other people just as I am receiving help. The resources available are unbelievable compared to 20+ years ago when my husbands mother was researching her family history.
What a difficult period they lived in with all the men going off to war and their wives left behind.
Oswald Mills went to war and was injured in France (gunshot wound to his knee).  I have found out that later in life he was in a wheelchair with both legs being amputated.
COMPLETED now

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Australia / Re: Finding Birth Records in Western Australia Mills and Smith
« on: Friday 31 March 17 07:04 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your help. Did find the boys who had military records (what a great source of information) but tracking the girls is a bit more difficult.

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Australia / Finding Birth Records in Western Australia Mills and Smith
« on: Thursday 30 March 17 11:25 BST (UK)  »
How does one go about finding out all the children registered to a couple in Western Australia? I am looking for children of Oswald Thomas Preston Mills and Ada Annie Smith (from 1913-1932?).  Some may be registered in Swan and at least one in Perth.   The records I am seeing don't give parents names to be able to check. At the moment I think I can only guess the most likely and then apply for copies of birth certificates.

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