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Offline Noells

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Priaulx Library
« on: Friday 30 December 05 01:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I am researching James Fort. In 1839 he applied to come to Australia under the Immigrant Labourers scheme and at the time he applied he stated he was in Guernsey.

Could SKS please have a look at the microfilm of the Constables Record of the Parish of St.Peter Port 1828 -1852 plus the Strangers index?

He married Harriet Payne in Devon in 1835 and all Oz certificates state he was born Devon.

However,half of the family still insist he was born in Guernsey because that was where he was when he applied to come here.

I have checked the book Guernsey Emigrants to Australia 1828 - 1899 and his name does not appear. I do not have his parents names.

As the film of the Constables record is not available in Oz, I would really appreciate help on this. I posted this request in the lookups in October, but unfortunately have had no response.

Thanks in anticipation.

Anderson,Fry,Poad, Fort, -England, Australia
McCulloch - Scotland, Australia
O'Shea, Shea, Egan - Ireland, Australia
Sternberg - Germany

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Offline ludovica

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Re: Priaulx Library
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 October 06 22:48 BST (UK) »
I got great results applying directly to the Priaulx Library about my ancestor Horatio Philipps. (I enclosed a donation)
Very  quickly I received a really civil letter with a transcription, a photocopy of the record and some indication that the gentleman had looked (unbidden) several  years either side for other related records

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