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Australia / STEIN FAMILY - Erbach, Germany to Sydney ---then to Wellington NSW
« on: Monday 03 March 14 10:36 GMT (UK)  »
My original ancestor into Australia was Henrich Joseph STEIN arriving into Sydney from Erbach in Germany in 1849 to work for the MCARTHUR family as vinedresser.  Heinrich died in 1854, but their son John STEIN was born only months after his parents landed in Sydney, married three times.  His first wife Nancy ADAMS has a son named Samuel Charles.  Samuel and his wife Myria Louise/a CARR had a son Albert George, who is my grandfather.

From the birth certificates of John's other children, Samuel's brothers and sisters, some of them were born in Orange NSW around the region of March during the period of 1873 to 1881.  John and Nancy returned back to the Camden/Fairfield/Smiithfield area where the last child was born and his wife Nancy died in 1884.   John died 7 February 1939.

My greatgrandfather Samuel Charles STEIN was born in March, outside of Orange NSW and then married in Wellington NSW, where he died in 15 April 1934.  The STEIN family from their Obits are recorded as being strong Salvationist (Salvation Army), which did not continue past Samuel Charles generation in Wellington from where I was born and raised.

I would love to know how to track the Stein movements from 1873 through to about 1910 especially.  I would love to make contact with others who have been tracing this family.

Australia / Gray Family - Obley NSW
« on: Monday 03 March 14 10:15 GMT (UK)  »
My great great grandfather was Robert GRAY, born in Hackney London England, christened 22 Sept 1839.  His father was Daniel Charles Malcolm GRAY, born Hackney London 1 July 1810, christened 8th August 1810..  Daniel CM Gray's father was Malcolm GRAY.  Daniel CM Gray and his father Malcolm both were listed as Mariners.  What would Mariners do in Hackney?

Robert GRAY left for Australia sometime between the 1850 and 1860 census.  When he travelled to Australia is unknown.  There was a Robert GRAY listed as crew on the Lansdowne arriving in Sydney 6th February 1859 and also a Robert GRAY  listed as crewman on the Primula 1856, who then is listed in the NSW Police Gazette as deserting.

The first we see of Robert GRAY in my district of Molong/Yeoval is in 1861 with the birth of a "male" child to Jane Graham SINFIELD when Jane is 16 years old (from birth Certificate).  In 1867 Robert and Jane marry.  Robert made contact with his brother Daniel Malcolm in the 1890s from a letter placed by his brother Daniel.  Robert died in 1903 in Peak Hill.  Robert's extended family lived in the area extending from Wellington, Yeoval, Baldry, Obley and Peak Hill.

I would love to hear from anyone out there who are related to Robert GRAY.  I have not been able to trace Jane Graham SINFIELD family line.  A photograph of Bob Gray and family at the time of his son Robert GRAY's wedding shows that the extended family were of Aboriginal descent, whom my grandmother's line experienced the negativity from society at the time. 

Australia / HELP REQUIRED....Slavin Family in Australia and a Broad
« on: Tuesday 25 February 14 20:36 GMT (UK)  »
I am on a quest to discover the origin of my mother's family, Slavin.  I have very limited information. The furtherest I have been able to go is my great grandfather, Francis Slavin.  The only documented evidence I have of him is his marriage certificate and death certificate.  On his marriage certificate dated 19 Dec 1875 it states he was 28 at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth England (AKA Betsy) in Wellington NSW Australia.  The marriage certificate states he was born in Melbourne VIC to Edward Slavin and Maria Callaghan.  Mathematics gives me an approx birth year as 1847.  I have inquired into Victorian records but find no evidence of him, especially seeing it was before civil registration.   I finally found his death certificate and discovered he died in Rookwood Asylum in 21st Dec 1906.  There has been no knowledge at all of Francis with the old generation of family friends, and I assume that their parents had hushed it up due to him being in an Asylum.    So the appeal is HELP me ... HELP please if you can give me any details or assistance with this as my mother would love to know more about her family line and I have not been able to help her even with my years of searching.... thanks

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