Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - maddys52

Pages: 1 ... 224 225 226 [227] 228 229
2035
Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1841, 1851 census lookup
« on: Thursday 17 July 14 13:34 BST (UK)  »
of course, I've just done a check and found a George Hugh Fishley born in Jamaica 1806 (F: George, M: Margaret) and a George Hugh Fishley who had a few children with a Rosetta in Jamaica in the 1820-1830s (though no Georges as far as I can see). Also looks like  a George Hugh Fishley who also owned quite a few slaves in Jamaica. And a George Fishley b 1826 in Jamaica who was in the UK merchant navy 1845-1854. Nothing's ever straight forward in family history!

2036
Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1841, 1851 census lookup
« on: Thursday 17 July 14 12:16 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rosie,
Haven't got the certificate yet, hopefully soon. Unfortunately no age given on the grave for George or Jane, but he definitely advertised in The Brisbane Courier that he applied for the hotel license on 17 March 1865. I've tried to find them on a passenger list but no luck so far. George's death registration does say his mother's name is Rosette, unfortunately no father's name.
Thanks again for taking the time to help me!

2037
Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1841, 1851 census lookup
« on: Thursday 17 July 14 00:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Rosie, they both sound possible, going now on their ages (if it's them) in the 1841 census that keyboard found in Sheffield, Jane would be born about 1816 - 5 years either way, so could be either, although it's a bit of a hike to London from the north (my geography's not great)? I'm really intrigued now what happened to this family, presumably father dies, and children seem to split up from each other and from mother, although they all end up together again in Australia. Curiouser and curiouser. :)

2038
Australia / Re: Wilhelm Ludwig SCHMIDT crew member Hapsburg 1886?
« on: Wednesday 16 July 14 23:43 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much! That would be great - no rush, I'm more than patient, you're very kind to help  :D

2039
Australia / Re: Wilhelm Ludwig SCHMIDT crew member Hapsburg 1886?
« on: Wednesday 16 July 14 13:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Ros, sounds like they could be useful.

I haven't got the marriage certificate, I've been hesitant about ordering it as I understand pre 1895 they don't necessarily have much info, that the parish registries are more useful? In fact it's another question I have - how can I tell which parish they were married in? the BDM search just says Sydney?

If it's not too much trouble it would be great if you could photograph the probate packets. Thank you so much for your help!

2040
Australia / Re: Wilhelm Ludwig SCHMIDT crew member Hapsburg 1886?
« on: Wednesday 16 July 14 13:09 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Ros and Cupoflife! I have seen the Trove links, and quite a few other articles which were really helpful in filling in details of their lives in Sydney. I guess I'm most interested now in trying to track the families further back, before1894. Are the probate packets likely to contain info I might not have uncovered so far?

thanks again.

2041
Australia / Wilhelm Ludwig SCHMIDT crew member Hapsburg 1886?
« on: Wednesday 16 July 14 12:26 BST (UK)  »
Wilhelm's naturalistion cert says he arrived in Australia on the "Hapsburg" in 1887. I understood family legend that he left Germany to mine diamonds in South Africa before coming to Australia, however this implies he must have returned to Germany before arriving in Australia. There is a W Schmidt on the crew list for the Hapsburg arriving Sydney December 1886 (mis transcribed on mariners.records as A Schmidt), so I assume this is him.

I'm wondering is it normal for a crew member to work only one way and remain at the destination port?

Have also been looking for his wife Elisabeth Wilhelmine KOENIG (married Sydney 1894), but can't find any records for her either being born in Australia or arriving (I would assume from Germany). Her death cert says father Fredrich and mother Henrietta, and I know she had a sister Frieda (I have photos of Wilhelm, Elisabeth and Frieda around 1900). Any help in finding them would be most appreciated!

2042
Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1841, 1851 census lookup
« on: Wednesday 16 July 14 11:53 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Rosie,

Actually hadn't seen that one! I have found a copy of George Fishley's who must have left some property to Horatio Rowley, as well as Jane. Horatio's then went to his wife in England. So interesting!

2043
Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: 1841, 1851 census lookup
« on: Monday 14 July 14 06:17 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Rosie,

Been without my computer for a few days, went through withdrawal symptoms! I've done some double checking and realised that the info I was given about Thomas and Jane's ages at their marriage actually came from the marriage banns which as I understand only says if a person is over 21 - so they weren't necessarily 21 in 1838. Also tried to find when Jane and George Hugh Fishley arrived in Australia, but couldn't find it easily. I found a reference to George's applying for a hotel licence in Brisbane in March 1865, so must have been very close to Thomas' arrival in 1863. George apparently was a crewman on the Wansfell, and named his hotel the Wansfell.

I was wondering if it would be possible to try to locate Jane Fishley (Walters, Mcmaster) in the 1861 census, and whether my Thomas might be with her? I think there's a reference to George Fishley as being at sea.

thanks again for all your help, would never have made the Fishley connection without you!

Pages: 1 ... 224 225 226 [227] 228 229