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If anyone is going near them - .... "Alfred Motherstone"
What is the easiest way to see the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum records for the year 1868, in Australia.
A distant g~grandparent had this written about him - and I would like to put the picture together...
this article make the story more intriguing.

Bruce Herald, Rōrahi V, Putanga 230, 23 Mahuru 1868, Page 5
We, ‘Daily Times,’ mentioned a few days ago that Constable Hunt and Mr Colclough had been stabbed by a lunatic at the Cardrona ; but that the wounds were not, in either case, likely to endanger life. We now learn that Alfred Motherstone, the lunatic, was a labourer, and had for some years lived, alone, in a hut at Butcher's Flat. Of late, he had frequently threatened violence to those who approached his hut. The police were communicated with, and Constable Hunt was sent from the Arrow to arrest the man. On the morning of the 10th inst., Hunt, who was on foot, went near the hut, being followed by Mr Colclough on horseback. Hunt called to Motherstone, who was in the hut, "Come out, I want to speak to you." Motherstone rushed out "like a mad dog," it is said, at Hunt, who struck him with a stick. Motherstone retreated, but almost instantly made a second attack, and again he retreated on being struck with the stick. Hunt fired his revolver twice over the madman's head, thinking so to frighten him ; but the man rushed on again,- knocked Hunt down, and stabbed him repeatedly with a large knife, like that used by butchers. Hunt cried, "I'm stabbed;' and then Colclough ran in, and, in attempting to ward off a blow aimed at Hunt, he himself received a wound 7 ins. to 8 ins. long, and very deep, on the fleshy part of the left arm. Some men who came up carried Hunt to the hut of a man named Kearns, while others overpowered Motherstone, and handcuffed him. Hunt was very weak from loss of blod ; and Colclough bled so freely, that he fainted from exhaustion while walking home. It was found that Hunt had six nasty wounds on the left side of the back. Some of the madman's blows were struck at Hunt in front; but Hunt's life was most providentially saved by the knife striking his watch, which was thoroughly shattered. Motherstone is to be brought down to the Dunedin Lunatic Asylum.

United States of America / Death San Francisco 1861
« on: Sunday 14 July 13 12:01 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to track down some info on the lady here-in. Her father is my children's gggggrandfather. I am hoping that in finding her I may find the missing link to Ireland.
This is the obituary as it appeared in Sydney, Australia.
Her father was a member of the 50th Regiment of the Foot, and arrived in NSW in 1834. I have Patrick's details in Australia and the rest of the family in Australia.

I am trying to find details of Catherine's death in the USA, her marriage - maybe in USA and immigration/emigration detaills. Any help would be appreciated. many thanks in advance

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Monday 6 January 1862
DEATHS. On the 13th October, at San Francisco, Catherine, the beloved wife of James Phillips, aged 28 and fourth daughter of Patrick Conlon of Parramatta-street, Sydney, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude. Galway papers please copy.

Australia / Death Certificate WA - can't read part
« on: Wednesday 10 July 13 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Just wondering if anyone can try to make out the "where" details in column 12.
Jane Jerred (her death certificate) was married to a John Jerred, when she was 17. But the place I can not work out other then Ireland.
She was born in Tarbert, Kerry, Ireland.
I would really appreciate another set of eyes on this one.
The issue, living, deceased column, I have the details - kind people from BDM Registry in WA - sent a second copy (a greyed out photocopy) of that column - since the proper certified copy was unreadable at that stage.

Australia / Re: NSW, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 - a challenge.
« on: Wednesday 10 July 13 10:42 BST (UK)  »
Your guys are brilliant and so helpful - thanks JM, Merlin, Neil
Thanks so much - that term, Rem Reg - was not making sense to me - but it does now.
Now off to my next battle; I shall search for the sponsor Mary Flynn.

Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Want a challenge? - George Jasper 1841 Census
« on: Wednesday 10 July 13 10:28 BST (UK)  »
What a fantastic bunch you guys are - can't believe I couldn't find them.
Thanks for the very quick response on this one.
Thanks Sami - but not mine - thanks for looking.
Kay99 - didn't think about "away at sea"
Thanks AVM and trish - for all of your help and subsequent details.
Sorry Roy about the lack of info - should have thought about it a little more before I posted - but thanks for the followup.


Australia / NSW, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 - a challenge.
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 01:04 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me, please, in the Remarks column what does the "Rem Reg" mean?

Sussex Lookup Requests / Want a challenge? - George Jasper 1841 Census
« on: Thursday 04 July 13 05:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi Listers - can anybody find George Jasper in the 1841 Census.
Have him in the 1851 Census, b 1776 abt 75 with son-in-law George Pullen and daughter Harriet.
I can not locate him at all in the 1841 census.
Any suggestions, have tried Jasper (Jesper etc etc), george, geo etc.
Am running out of options.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
« on: Tuesday 11 January 11 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to all who have helped in this venture of mine - it has all come together nicely - I appreciate everyone's efforts.
You are wonderful people. :)

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
« on: Saturday 08 January 11 20:42 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks Margaret
That was brilliant and quick.
Not sure about the b@l - maybe shorthand code for something - will try to think about that one.
But yes I think this is him.

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