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England / Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 06:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi good people
John Jerred is/was my ggggrandfather.
I am led to believe that in about 1861 he was a Sapper (Royal Engineer) - he was from Devon.
I am wondering if anyone has any access to online records that would show some light on to any information pertaining to this man.
My thanks in advance.

US Lookup Requests / Richard Augustus Henderson - Lookup request please
« on: Friday 15 January 21 00:16 GMT (UK)  »
Any chance anyone can take a look at these for me please and forward some details.
Background - all I know about this gentleman is he lived in Virginia, possibly married a Frances/Emma Muir - dates unknown but they had a child John Archibald Robert Henderson in about 1859 Virginia. John emigrated to Australia in about 1873. They are a total mystery - both of them until 1880, a seamans certificate for John, and later John's death certificate stating POB Virginia USA.

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 Richard Augustus Henderson (Virginia USA) - maybe a stretch but too much of a coincidence - given the immediate name connection.
2. Virginia, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 - Richard Henderson - Chesterfield, Virginia.
3. Virginia, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 - Richard Henderson 1894

I have not looked at census documents yet.
Would appreciate any help

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Tasmanian Convict Conduct Record
« on: Sunday 04 October 20 06:48 BST (UK)  »
I've attempted to transcribe - but can't make out a few bits of text... can you help with it.
ALso interested in some of the abbreviations.. some I have transcribed.

Transported for Felony. Gaol ____ unknown Hulk _____
Stated his offence stealing ducks Single
June 11 1830 R Willis/Repeated insolence & neglect of duty, 25 lashes and returned to his duty ___ (J Simpson) Sept 4 1830 Willis/ Neglect of duty & general misconduct 3 months Deep Gully Chain Gang (J Simpson) July 24 1832 R Willis/ General misconduct _______ refusing to get up in the morning - 50 lashes & returned to his master / J Simpson / Oct 8 1832 R Willis / Neglect of duty & insolence 75 lashes & returned to his master / P A M  _  J  E / Sept 2 1833 R Willis / Gross disobedience absent without leave ___ Ch Gang Bridgewater and to be returned to his master/ W Gray / March 18 1834 Ch G Bridgewater / Stealing a shirt the property of the Gov___ ____ for Trial / E D / June 9 1835 Cook ______ / ____________________ out of the Cook _________ ______ and hard labour 12 months in a Chain Gang / BB / Town Surveyor Chain Gang vide Lieut Gov Decision 18 June 1835 Aug 31 1835 No 2 Ch Gang / Gambling on the 31st of August Reprieved / AM Oct 24th 1835 No 2 Ch G / Hoarding a loaf of bread concealed under his jacket for which he cannot satisfactorily account Tread Wheel for 6 days sentence remitted / W Gunner/ Nov 20th 1835 P W / Being absent from the Prisoner Barracks without leave, Tread Wheel 6 days/ WG

My big thanks in advance

Australia / Sydney Flats - Victorian Goldfields
« on: Sunday 20 December 15 08:59 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone please tell me the location of "Sydney Flats" - am trying to locate it on a map?
Quite a few relatives have born in Sydney Flats, Bendigo.

Kilkenny / Deansrath - Help?
« on: Sunday 03 May 15 12:20 BST (UK)  »
Could someone please help me? - I am trying to locate "Deansrath" - on a map. I seem to be going around in circles. Every map seems to send me to Danesfort.
I have Burns, Cummins ancestors who were baptised, the records state Deansrath.

Any suggestions or clarification would be appreciated.

Library and FHS Lookups / National Archives Lookup Request - Challenge?
« on: Tuesday 14 April 15 12:02 BST (UK)  »
I am not sure of the challenge or otherwise that this request would create

I am looking for information, any snippets gleamed, with regard to my 2x ggrandfather, Patrick Doyle, in

ADM 115 - Admiralty: Ship Record and Establishment Books, ADM 115/575 - JUMNA

I am aware that Patrick was on board Jumna for a period of days in Oct-Dec 1869 en-route to India. He was born c 1850 Kilkenny Ireland. He was enlisted 1868 Dorsetshire Regiment. 39th Foot.

I am uncertain as to what the records would contain and would love to know whether they are worthy of acquisition, given page numbers etc.

I should explain - I am in Australia and a complete novice when it comes to research at National Archives.

Many thanks in advance for any consideration or suggestions.

If anyone is going near them - .... "Alfred Motherstone"
What is the easiest way to see the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum records for the year 1868, in Australia.
A distant g~grandparent had this written about him - and I would like to put the picture together...
this article make the story more intriguing.

Bruce Herald, Rōrahi V, Putanga 230, 23 Mahuru 1868, Page 5
We, ‘Daily Times,’ mentioned a few days ago that Constable Hunt and Mr Colclough had been stabbed by a lunatic at the Cardrona ; but that the wounds were not, in either case, likely to endanger life. We now learn that Alfred Motherstone, the lunatic, was a labourer, and had for some years lived, alone, in a hut at Butcher's Flat. Of late, he had frequently threatened violence to those who approached his hut. The police were communicated with, and Constable Hunt was sent from the Arrow to arrest the man. On the morning of the 10th inst., Hunt, who was on foot, went near the hut, being followed by Mr Colclough on horseback. Hunt called to Motherstone, who was in the hut, "Come out, I want to speak to you." Motherstone rushed out "like a mad dog," it is said, at Hunt, who struck him with a stick. Motherstone retreated, but almost instantly made a second attack, and again he retreated on being struck with the stick. Hunt fired his revolver twice over the madman's head, thinking so to frighten him ; but the man rushed on again,- knocked Hunt down, and stabbed him repeatedly with a large knife, like that used by butchers. Hunt cried, "I'm stabbed;' and then Colclough ran in, and, in attempting to ward off a blow aimed at Hunt, he himself received a wound 7 ins. to 8 ins. long, and very deep, on the fleshy part of the left arm. Some men who came up carried Hunt to the hut of a man named Kearns, while others overpowered Motherstone, and handcuffed him. Hunt was very weak from loss of blod ; and Colclough bled so freely, that he fainted from exhaustion while walking home. It was found that Hunt had six nasty wounds on the left side of the back. Some of the madman's blows were struck at Hunt in front; but Hunt's life was most providentially saved by the knife striking his watch, which was thoroughly shattered. Motherstone is to be brought down to the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum.

United States of America / Death San Francisco 1861
« on: Sunday 14 July 13 12:01 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to track down some info on the lady here-in. Her father is my children's gggggrandfather. I am hoping that in finding her I may find the missing link to Ireland.
This is the obituary as it appeared in Sydney, Australia.
Her father was a member of the 50th Regiment of the Foot, and arrived in NSW in 1834. I have Patrick's details in Australia and the rest of the family in Australia.

I am trying to find details of Catherine's death in the USA, her marriage - maybe in USA and immigration/emigration detaills. Any help would be appreciated. many thanks in advance

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Monday 6 January 1862
DEATHS. On the 13th October, at San Francisco, Catherine, the beloved wife of James Phillips, aged 28 and fourth daughter of Patrick Conlon of Parramatta-street, Sydney, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude. Galway papers please copy.

Australia / Death Certificate WA - can't read part
« on: Wednesday 10 July 13 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Just wondering if anyone can try to make out the "where" details in column 12.
Jane Jerred (her death certificate) was married to a John Jerred, when she was 17. But the place I can not work out other then Ireland.
She was born in Tarbert, Kerry, Ireland.
I would really appreciate another set of eyes on this one.
The issue, living, deceased column, I have the details - kind people from BDM Registry in WA - sent a second copy (a greyed out photocopy) of that column - since the proper certified copy was unreadable at that stage.

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