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Lancashire / Looking for Marriage around 1800
« on: Thursday 10 July 08 05:38 BST (UK)  »
Hoping someone can help.   ;)

I am looking for a marriage for John Boothman who married a Miss Broadhurst in Lancashire around 1800.

We think John Boothman was born around 1779 so assuming he was married around age 20.

In 1802 he was charged with embezzlement and transported to Australia in 1803 with the Collins expedition to Sorrento (later to become Victoria), when that settlement failed he was moved to Hobart Town in Tasmania.

By then his name is John Broadhurst Boothman and I'm led to believe that he adoped his middle name to remember his wife.  I am looking for some evidence that this was the case.

Cheers, Kevin
Melbourne, Australia

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Australia Lookups completed / Any Chance of VIC Electoral Roll lookup?
« on: Wednesday 21 May 08 11:24 BST (UK)  »
further to my post

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,297438.0.html

I am wondering if perhaps Frances Waller could be found on a Victorian Electoral Roll between 1916 and 1940.

Up to 1920, I would expect to find her daughter Elsie May Waller b. C1894 living with her.

many thanks Kevin

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I looking for the marriage of Elsie Waller to a Mr. Given in Victoria around 1920 and any children from that marriage.

I have her burial at Templestowe Cemetery but need to make sense of the other burials with her and the NAA entries for a John Thomas Given ect.

Cheers, Kevin

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Australia Lookups completed / When did they drop the 'e'? [COMPLETED]
« on: Monday 24 March 08 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I'm trying to find out when this family dropped the 'e' from their surname.

John Thomas Rigbye b. 24 April 1848 in South Australia m. Elizabeth Testerow 15 May 1884 at the Presbyterian Church, Mt. Gambier, South Australia.  I have four children Evelyn, Walter, Robert and Stanley, there may have been more.

I know John Thomas was born a Rigbye (with an 'e') and I think married Elizabeth as a Rigbye but by the time Stanley's children are born they are Rigby (without the 'e')

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Kevin

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South Africa / Caroline Kipp nee Banse
« on: Saturday 23 February 08 04:33 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for a death record for Caroline Kipp (nee Banse) who died 30th October 1848 at sea on the ship "George Washington".  Also her daughter Sophie Kipp who died 6th November 1848.

The GEORGE WASHINGTON left Bremen, Germany on the 24th October 1848 and arrived Port Adelaide 2nd March 1849.  I assume it went via Cape Town where possibly the deaths were registered there.

Cheers, Kevin

thread for Australia: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,287083.0.html

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Australia / Marine Deaths South Australia
« on: Wednesday 20 February 08 03:32 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a Marine Deaths record for deaths at sea for ships bound for South Australia?

I'm looking for a death record for Caroline Kipp (nee Banse) who died (I presume during childbirth) 30th October 1848 at sea on the ship "George Washington".  Also her daughter Sophie Kipp who was born the same day 30th October 1848 and died 6th November 1848.

Cheers, Kevin
[Edited to change date from 1848 to 1849]


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World War Two / Merchant Navy World War II
« on: Saturday 08 December 07 06:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I've done a Rootschat search on "Merchant Navy", but had no joy.   

How does one search for a Merchant Seaman in WW2?  Is there an on-line search by name?

I am trying to locate the second world war records of my father, Merchant Seaman, Eric Langford who lived in Eastleigh, Southampton in 1939.  He was born 27 September 1923 and passed away 10 July 2001.
 
I am not sure what year he enlisted, but served on oil tankers in the Atlantic up to 1945.  He was discharged in Sydney, Australia where he met and married my mother.
 
Any information and/or assistance to find his WW2 records would be greatly appreciated.
 
Regards, Carol Clarence
Melbourne, Australia

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Australia / Walkerville Cemetery Victoria
« on: Friday 30 November 07 09:07 GMT (UK)  »
I was down Wilsons Promontory during the week and visited the Cemetery at Walkerville South.  This pic may be of interest to someone.  I took photos of the headstones as well.

Red

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Australia / Sydney Morning Herald 1864
« on: Wednesday 17 October 07 01:55 BST (UK)  »
I have the Sydney Morning Heralds from 2nd May to 31 August 1864.

On the front page each day are the Births, Marriages and Death notices.

Although this is only a short window in time, if you give me the name and date, I will happily do a search for anyone for these records, and provide a digital image of the entry by email.

Cheers, Red


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