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The Common Room / Re: why was he in prison?
« on: Wednesday 16 March 22 11:30 GMT (UK)  »
ok thanks

The Common Room / why was he in prison?
« on: Wednesday 16 March 22 11:02 GMT (UK)  »
in the 1841 census I have an Adam URMSON, age 50, in the County Prison at Litchfield St Mary, Staffordshire.

Can anyone advise me what was his crime? and how long was the sentence?



Australia / Re: Eliza DAVEY - arrival in SA in 1888?
« on: Monday 07 March 22 11:01 GMT (UK)  »
technically i haven't confirmed it is here. However by a process of elimination every other Cornish born Eliza Davey that may be her has been ruled out - accounted for by other records such as marriages, death, and census.

"When you have ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

this quote has helped me break several brick walls, all of which were later proved right.

Australia / Re: Eliza DAVEY - arrival in SA in 1888?
« on: Sunday 06 March 22 12:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all.

The lady on the Almora is not her, that's a married woman travelling with husband and young child.

My Eliza Davey is the most recent of my ancestor arrivals, and the most elusive. She came from Linkinhorne in Cornwall, born in 1866 her family is known there, and then shows up in South Australia in the late 1880's, apparently on her own. Just turns up. not on any assisted migrant register, yet I can't imagine her family being able to afford full fare. She is 5 months pregnant when she marries David Rees in Marrabel 24 Feb 1891.

Australia / Re: Eliza DAVEY - arrival in SA in 1888?
« on: Saturday 05 March 22 10:45 GMT (UK)  »
Follow up on this.

The Sydney Morning Herald has a Miss E. Davey departing for Melbourne aboard Barrabool on January 15 1887.  fits in the timeline.

So possibly came from Cornwall to Sydney, then to South Australia via Melbourne?

Any thoughts?

The Common Room / Which prison/hulk held Joseph Caudwell in 1843/4?
« on: Thursday 03 March 22 12:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

I have a Joseph Caudwell who was. convicted of horse stealing and transported to Australia in 1844 aboard the London

just wondering where he was held prior to his transportation.


Devon / Re: parents of Mary Ann STANBURY of South Tawton
« on: Wednesday 23 February 22 01:43 GMT (UK)  »

Family Search has the 1787 birth with Alexander & Joanna, but without any sources attached.

I appreciate your taking the time to look for me.


Devon / parents of Mary Ann STANBURY of South Tawton
« on: Tuesday 22 February 22 21:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

I'm looking for any information relating to the parents of Mary Ann STANBURY. She married John WAYE in Sampford Courtenay on 21 May 1831, both listed as of this parish, witnesses were James CANN & Ann STANBURY.

In the 1851 census she is 40 and at South Tawton with her husband and seven children. Her birthplace is listed as South Tawton.

The FamilySearch Tree have her as Mary Ann, christened 24 Feb 1811, parents as Thomas STANBURY (c. 21 Jun 1788) and Elizabeth CANN (c. 20 May 1787) of South Tawton, married 15 May 1808 at South Tawton. No sources are supplied, and nothing on the IGI or FreeReg to support any of this.

on Find-A-Grave she is Mary Ann Stanbury Waye b. 17 Dec 1810 at Dalwood, East Devon.

Mary Ann has several siblings listed, most born before the marriage the first when her mother was 10! so it all looks dodgy. Can I get any supporting info to confirm or correct what I have?


Cornwall / Re: Is this my Eliza DAVEY?
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 11:14 GMT (UK)  »
Just revisiting this one.

I am now convinced Eliza Davey of Linkinhorne is the one I am looking for. My apologies to all for having my head in the sand over this.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thanks again

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