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Channel Islands Lookup Requests / Re: James Henry Smith, born 1852
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 09:36 BST (UK)  »
It's 80kb jpeg but the blue link below the text message area to add an attachment is not working.

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Channel Islands Lookup Requests / Re: James Henry Smith, born 1852
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 07:11 BST (UK)  »
Hi, Annette.
Doesn't seem to let me attach a document or image.

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Channel Islands Lookup Requests / Re: James Henry Smith, born 1852
« on: Friday 31 August 18 05:15 BST (UK)  »
Difficult to make headway. On his 1876 NSW marriage certificate James Smith (24) says he was born in Jersey to parents to Joseph and Catherine (see attached). However, I'm not finding any records of a birth with those names around 1852. Would anyone have any ideas of where to turn, please? Many thanks. A frustrated Smith.

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Friday 31 August 18 04:49 BST (UK)  »
Update following someone's suggestions about information on HP Duton, who Christiana worked for. I couldn't find anything and neither could the University of Newcastle. I do love the bit about who Dutton is related to, though.
"... no holdings which relates specifically to Henry Pelerin Dutton, beyond an entry in the East Maitland parish register for the baptism of his son Charles in 1835, where the father is described as “merchant and settler” in the district of Patrick’s Plains, i.e. the country around Singleton, and another from the Singleton register for the baptism of his son Henry in 1840, where he is described simply as “settler.” The N.S.W. Directory for 1837 gives the name of his establishment as “Woodvine,” but the name is no longer to be found in the district. From what I’ve found online (which you may have found also), it appears that he became insolvent in 1844, and that the family subsequently relocated to Queensland. Interestingly, though, it turns out that he is Peter Dutton’s great-great-great grandfather: https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/dutton-through-the-ages?utm_term=.shLVAKW7EG#.meN1EdJo6N 

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Thursday 30 August 18 07:44 BST (UK)  »
From the Uni of Newcastle:
"I have examined the Parish Register of the Parish of Singleton (former name Whittingham), and have found the original entry for the marriage of Edward Everson and Christiana Munro (original in every sense, for the information held in Sydney is just a copy of the original register held here). Unfortunately, the information in the Register is exactly the same as that which you have from Sydney, with nothing beyond what is given on the Marriage Certificate which you sent us. Theirs was the first marriage conducted at Whittingham by Rev. R.T. Bolton, the parish itself having been created only in the previous year. Their number in the Register is 1. e're told, services were held in a house in Hunter St, Singleton, rented from Mr Henry Dangar of Neotsfield."

Of course, that assuming I have the right Christiana Munro. I took my lead from a chap who is the president of a genealogical society and related to Christy (and matched to me via DNA). He'd done nine years' research and not produced anything more.

The presence of other Christiana Munros (pointed out by you good people) now causes me to just say: "oh what the heck, just be happy you've got a Scottish connection".

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Thursday 30 August 18 04:29 BST (UK)  »
Update. My email two weeks ago to the Uni of Newcastle went unanswered because it was in a junk folder. Only found that out when I called today (but the phone didn't answer, because it was out of order). Eventually got through to a very helpful archivist. Now they will have a look at the marriage. Off to State Library to view this ARK kit.

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Thursday 16 August 18 06:10 BST (UK)  »
I sure do appreciate it. Now can you please just s-l-o-w down because I will need weeks to sift through everything you have posted. :) Unfortunately, I'm in Perth, and all my heritage is in NSW and I have many dead ends (including a low-life criminal on the Smith side and a GG grandmother who was found guilty of manslaughter of a child and had two more children in Dungog (to an unknown person) after she was released (one the kids was my great grandfather).

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Thursday 16 August 18 05:15 BST (UK)  »
Well, looks like a trip to the NSW Library, if I ever get to Sydney.

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Sutherland / Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Thursday 16 August 18 04:23 BST (UK)  »
Yet again, many thanks for the abundance of information. However, the parish secretary said the records for 1840 are missing, either destroyed, or simply not done, so there's not much I can do about that. Still waiting to hear back from the university (I wrote a week ago). Meantime, I will download the Flickr files (it says family records) and have a trawl through them.

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