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The Common Room / Jamaica 1850's Ship's Cook
« on: Saturday 15 December 07 03:52 GMT (UK)  »
Have reached a complete stalemate over Grandfather Joseph Alexander Miller who arrived in Sydney, Australia circa 1879 age 25.

He had 9 children in Sydney and on ALL birth certificates there are different places for HIS birth?
eg Kingston Jamaica; Liverpool; Halifax; Halifax Canada; Portsmouth UK; Portsmouth Jamaica and just Jamaica etc.

He was a Ship's Cook and opened restaurants in Sydney.

On his death certificate one son states that J A's parents were Joseph Miller and Margaret Turner married in St Ann Bay Jamaica.

I have tried numerous West Indies sites without success, SO, Any help please.

Any interest in RootsChat on the West Indies?


Waterford / Phelan circa 1814 -1844
« on: Friday 14 December 07 03:32 GMT (UK)  »
I'm searching for Bridget Phelan born circa 1843 in Co. Waterford.

Bridget married a James Delaney in the RC Church, Oberne, District of Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia September 1863.

Mother and Father are:
Mary Fitzgerald and Thomas Phelan both of Tramore, Co. Waterford circa 1812-1815.

Other children (Bridget's siblings) could be:
Denis 1842, Mary 1845, Thomas & Catherine 1848, Ellen 1850, Michael 1852 and Ann 1857.

Bridget could not write at the marriage ceremony and made her "Mark" .
Thomas is listed as father and no mother's name is given on the marriage certificate.
On Bridget's Death Certificate, her mother is listed as Mary Fitzgerald.

Any help -PLEASE - to trace these G Grandparents.


Limerick / Fitzgerald and Switzer circa 1828
« on: Friday 14 December 07 03:02 GMT (UK)  »

Searching for John Bartholomew Fitzgerald and Honoriah Switzer who had a daughter Mary Ann Fitzgerald born 1828 in Limerick.

On various certificates, Michael is described as: a Jeweler, Gentleman, Army Officer.

It appears that Honoriah Switzer was a widow when she married Michael and they are both listed in the 1840 Griffith Evaluations in Hore's Street, Ballinacurra (Bowman) Limerick City, Parish of St.Michales, Barony of Pubblebrien.

Mary Ann married a James Stretton born circa 1812 in Killorglan, Co. Kerry, Ireland and they came to Sydney, Australia in 1849 on board ship "St.Vincent"

Any help -PLEASE - to find my G G Grandparents.


Other Countries / Garty 1830 East India Co
« on: Friday 14 December 07 02:34 GMT (UK)  »
Hi to all,
I'm searching for the marriage of John Garty and Frances Hethersey in Madras, India circa 1830.
John is listed as a Tailor at Fort St. George in 1830 and on the Families in British India as arriving as a passenger in 1821.

I can find NO reference to Frances Hethersey at all only the birth certificates for their sons William Garty (1834 in Sydney) and Hebar Garty born October 1841 in Parramatta, NSW, Australia.

One member of GenesReunited states that Hethersey had a spelling of HATHERSAY, HITHERSEY etc.

They had 2 other children Maria Eliza (circa 1831) and Frederick (circa 1833) possibly in the UK no details available.

Also there is an unknown Harriet Hannah Garty Christened 18 Mar 1832 St. Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk UK. There seems to be a connection however no definite proof.

Any help at all - PLEASE -to find info on my G G Grandparents.


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