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Australia / Re: Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 09:02 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for all the suggestions; Iíll follow up on a few leads and if itís ok, pop back in here if Iím still stuck. You guys are great

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Australia / Re: Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 07:12 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Sue, yes Iíve put all that info in earlier post. There were no children of the marriage. To clarify, Iím not overly obsessing with the illegitimate child story, sheís been such a mystery for so long Iíd like to find out about her marriage to William Morris and maybe connect with Morris trees on ancestry. Iíve got some great tales over the years from distant rellies. She is my great aunt and so Iíd just like to flesh her out.

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Australia / Re: Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 06:54 BST (UK)  »
On death certificate place of birth is Bathurst (of which Sofala is part). Fathers name as Harry Matthews (Henry was often called Harry), a labourer and Mother Annie McPeake (Rosanna McPeake is her full name). Children - no issue. Informant- is assistant manager of the sanitarium-J.Sheridan

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Australia / Re: Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 06:04 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Cass. See my original post, Lillian May Morris is still alive in 1963 so William David George is not the right Morris - unfortunately.

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Australia / Re: Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 06:00 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for responses. Rosannah was called Annie in many records. Yes I have all of Walter Newnes Matthews records so no need to post on him - all records have Henry & Rosannah (Annie) as his parents. Iím after marriage info on Margaret Elizabeth. On her fathers death certificate she went by the name Elizabeth, (hence confusing searchers!) The information on her death certificate was provided by the staff at Waterfall Sanitorium. She was named as Elizabeth Margaret Matthews, aged 64. Married at 19 in Balmain to William Morris. Her normal address was given as 21 Shellcote Rd Chullora.I have since found electoral records that have her as Elizabeth Margaret Morris at Shellcote Rd in 1930, 32, 33, 34. Sadly in 1937 sheís listed as Margaret Morris at Waterfall Sanitorium, then 1943 she appears at Newington State Hospital & home for aged & infirmed women, then she was obviously sent back to Waterfall where she died and is buried in 1949. Historically many were sent here against their will, and many died of tuberculosis & were buried at site ( around 2000 graves). On the Australian Cemeteries Index of Waterfall Cemetery (also known as Garrawarra) she is buried in RC section, row V, plot 3. The transcriber for the site (Peter Olsen) notes ď AKA May MorrisĒ on the same plot. The site is closed to the public. What I canít find is any marriage record over a span of years for her and William Morris (or any Morris); although obviously she was using Morris as surname from 1930 on in electoral records. Hope this clarifies my question?

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Australia / Marriage details in Balmain if not in NSW BDM
« on: Wednesday 12 June 19 02:26 BST (UK)  »
I have spent many years tracking down an elusive great aunt, who may actually be my g/grandmother. Finally found her buried at Waterfall Sanatorium Cemetery (for TB). She was born Margaret Elizabeth MATTHEWS in Sofala, 1884 to Henry and Annie. I've just received her death certificate which lists her as Elizabeth Margaret MATTHEWS died age 64 in 1949 at Sanatorium & is buried there. (nb there's no public access to this disused site.) It states she was married to William MORRIS at the age of 19 in Balmain, NSW (so about 1903). Cemetery records say she was also known as MAY MORRIS. It lists her address as 21 Shellcore Rd Chullora NSW but it doesn't seem to exist & think it may be Shellcote Rd Chullora? I can find a William Morris living at no 10 with a Lillian May Morris, but Lillian is still listed on electoral roll at that address in 1963 so that can't be her. I can't find any marriage record on NSW BDM nor anything on ancestry. Can anyone give me an idea where else I can locate info on her marriage to William Morris etc. (forgive long post - family rumour is that she was ostracised for illegitimate child, which may actually be my grandfather, Walter. He's listed as child of Henry & Annie too, ie her youngest brother (born 1907) but it was common back then to ďpretendĒ you are the parent when in fact you are the grandparent if your daughter had child out of wedlock).

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Australia / Re: John Outrim WASCOE and Mary ROBERTS at Wattle Flat
« on: Friday 26 April 13 12:39 BST (UK)  »
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Australia / Re: John Outrim WASCOE and Mary ROBERTS at Wattle Flat
« on: Friday 26 April 13 12:14 BST (UK)  »
JM, the census page is a wealth of family members..McPeake & Matthews my 2xgt grandfathers, Mcatamneys, Dowlings, Johnson, Canrick are all 2x gt aunts & uncles!

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Australia / Re: John Outrim WASCOE and Mary ROBERTS at Wattle Flat
« on: Friday 26 April 13 12:03 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant! Am so appreciative of your efforts. I have just moved to Penrith, so am excited to know of the Kingswood site so close

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