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Australia / Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 20:19 BST (UK)  »
Hi Carmel

I'm sorry I am unable to help you with your missing link to your grandfather's story, but you have answered a query I had regarding my own family connection to William Pearce and Annie.

My great grandparents were Henry and Jane. Their daughter Elllen was my grandmother. If Annie was Jane's daughter this makes her my grandmother's sister/half sister and my mother your grandfather's 1st cousin. On Ancestry DNA I have links to descendants of William Pearce and Annie so of course this explains the connection.

Moore River Native Settlement was established in 1917 and the first residents arrived in 1918. I wonder if the State Records Office in Perth have any records on the early residents of the settlement. Might be worth checking out.

I have a book named 'Yalgoo' written by Alex Palmer and published in 1985 which tells the story on pages 4 and 5 of William Pearce and his involvement in the discovery of gold in Yalgoo in 1892.

 

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Australia / Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Friday 09 November 18 01:55 GMT (UK)  »
I refer to my previous post on 24 September 2017.

I still haven't found my great grandfather Henry Aubrey but was told some information from an Aubrey cousin. Henry was an Irishman and he had red hair. He was also a teacher.

The red hair explains where the red hair comes from in my own and extended family.

I was told that many Irish people travelled to Liverpool to depart the UK and put Liverpool as their birthplace on the documentation.


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Australia / Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Sunday 24 September 17 09:08 BST (UK)  »
A English passenger named Henry ABERY, aged 26 years, travelled from Melbourne to Hobart Town on the barque Oceanica on the 29 September 1852.

This Henry Abery would have been born around 1826-27.

Over the years I have searched variations of the spelling of Aubrey but have not found anything. I always wondered why a 15 year old boy (born in 1837) would come to Australia on his own in 1852.

An item in the Geraldton Express of Friday, 27 December 1907, page 4, in a column called Yalgoo Yappings said:

"Harry Aubery, an old identity of the district, died last night (Sunday) after a short illness. Deceased was 70 years of age, and had been about the district for the last fifty years. He leaves a family of one son and three or four daughters, none of whom were near enough to get here in time for the funeral, which took place today."

I will do some more research and post any information I find.


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Australia / Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Sunday 24 September 17 00:09 BST (UK)  »
The following information relates to the names mentioned in my post - Reply #41:

Henry Aubrey - Born 1837 and died in 1907
Ellen Aubrey - Born 1881 and died in 1952
Thomas Aubrey - Born 1880 and died in 1963
My mother died in 1997 and all her sisters have also passed away


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Australia / Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« on: Saturday 23 September 17 20:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi All

Henry Aubrey was my Great Grandfather and his daughter Ellen my Grandmother. I spent a lot of time with my mother's sisters when I was growing up. I never remember them talking about their grandparents. My mother did mention that when Henry died there was money or property in the UK to claim and that Ellen was always angry that Uncle Tom (Thomas Aubrey) would not go to England to make that claim.

I too have been looking for information on Henry Aubrey for years and have had no success. I suspect he must have changed his name after arriving in Australia.

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