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Warwickshire / Re: musical group in coventry
« on: Monday 17 January 22 09:53 GMT (UK)  »
There are a few mentions in newspapers of the Silvertains up to around 1949. There is  also an item in the Coventry Standard, Thursday 17 February 1966 - unfortunately I don't have access to the whole article. The preview:

"I have heard from two very old friends. whom I have not seen for over 20 years Madam Thomas formerly with The Silvertains, musical and magical duo, who is now resident at Ford's Hospital."

Try findmypast newspapers or the British Newspaper Archive.

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Apparently there is a photograph with this article:
 Thursday 29 June 1933
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

Other articles mention names of the Entertainers eg
 Friday 07 October 1932
Newspaper: Coventry Herald

Thursday 16 October 1930
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

"Madame Thomas' Entertainers. consisting of Alberta Neal, Hilda Hamphylde, Alma Pugh, Ethel Crutchtow, George Jennings, Len McKnight, Arthur ..."
 Monday 06 October 1930
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph

Also, apparently to rule out a Joseph ALLISON interred at Waverley Cemetery, there was this thread from 2005:

There is a report about him being apprehended after absconding in 1846 you may be interested in:

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and ticket of leave in Sept 1846 (in Parramatta)

Also this possible item in 1845 which mentions he is "attached to the Government Domain" as in the 1846 article above. In trouble for stealing a goose

The Common Room / Re: Story of a 1930's wedding in an old box
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 03:30 GMT (UK)  »
I read this story this morning on the ABC, such a lovely story. Thanks for sharing.

The ABC seem to be having a history story each Sunday recently, very enjoyable reading.  :D

South Africa / Re: Emma JOSEPH 1825-?
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 03:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Sue, I know a lot about him!

Son Joshua was born Cape Town c1847, probably in the 1860s travelled to the UK where he studied to become a doctor (I haven't found a passenger list). He is mentioned in 1870 in the Lancet as having passed his examinations at Guy's Hospital. He is with his grandmother Hester JOSEPH (actually step grandmother - his grandfather remarried after Raphael's mother died) in 1871 in Hamstead, London. After practicing in London for a few years he became a ship's doctor and ended up in Queensland in 1880. He married Jane Eliza FRENCH in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire in 1879. They had 4 children, only 2 of whom survived. He died in 1900 in Brisbane. Lots of info about him in Queensland, including some with his father, but nothing mentioning his mother.

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South Africa / Emma JOSEPH 1825-?
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 02:07 GMT (UK)  »
I have been researching the family of Raphael Joshua JOSEPH who married Emma CHAPMAN on 26 May 1846 in Liverpool. They travelled to Cape Town landing around September 1846. Raphael established a shoe and boot business (his family were shoemakers in London) and Emma was apparently a singer who performed and taught music. They had one son Joshua Raphael JOSEPH c1847.

Raphael left Cape Town sometime between 1863 and 1866 when he appears in Melbourne, Australia, apparently alone.

Is it possible to find a death record for Emma? Presumably between 7 April 1849 (when she advertises a concert she will performing) and when Raphael leaves Cape Town in the early 1860s? There is a death in Liverpool in Dec qtr 1848 of an Emma JOSEPH of about the right age which I had previously thought might be her, but have only recently found the newspaper advertisement which shows that she was still in Cape Town in 1849.

I have looked on familysearch and Ancestry, and have tried the National Archives site, but no luck, though I am a bit of a novice when it comes to South African research.

Many thanks in advance.

Australia / Re: Missing family on ionic ship 1897
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 01:06 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if it says "7" because 1923 - 1916 (when Edith heard of the death, the reporter getting mixed up)?

I also wonder how she heard - someone must have known something of where her son was, and was still in touch with Edith.

Very sad, and still intriguing.

Also, a lot of records to search through looking for the one that might be Richard!

Australia / Re: Missing family on ionic ship 1897
« on: Friday 14 January 22 10:07 GMT (UK)  »
29 Devonshire St was a "first class nursing home"  :)

Australia / Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« on: Friday 14 January 22 00:05 GMT (UK)  »

The Col Sec Papers Index shows that Thomas BRISBANE made grants to Robert STEWART, soldier when he was invalided out.  Thomas Brisbane was NSW governor from 1821 to 1825.  Robert Stewart was invalided out in 1824.   

ADD the soldier who died 10 May 1834 was very likely the same Robert STEWART receiving those land grants. You will need to access the actual documents.

Yes, I wondered if it was the "other" Robert STEWART.  :-\ Can't see any mention of him after this date.

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