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Offline Briany

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Re: Sir Henry PARKES
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 27 December 14 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
On the subject of Sir Henry Parkes - I grew up in a house owned by Mrs Aurora Evans (nee Parkes) back in the early 70s in Burwood.

When my mother purchased it there were a few things that came with the property that I have in my possession still.

Chinaware, furniture, books and bricabrack.

If anyone would like me to post some pictures please let me know.

Aurora was Sir Henry's second wife's child - the items I have may have come from England originally.

I now live in Ireland.

Kind regards,


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Re: Sir Henry PARKES
« Reply #64 on: Thursday 27 June 19 03:13 BST (UK) »
I was told by my grandfather that Henry was a great uncle to him. Trying to find the link, as one of Henry’s brothers is my GG grandfather, who married May Claridge of Claridge hotels. Not a lot of info on Henrys siblings. All on the famous one. My grandfather John, and great grandfather Joseph, were both born in England. But my grandfather was brought out to Australia as a baby in 1911. They started out in eastern Australia before moving to Perth Western Australia. Apparently, after his parents died which left him an orphan at 20, no family on the east coast would help him. So he never kept in touch with any of them.
Also, this was given to me. https://www.ourfamilypast.com/node/542/tree

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Re: Sir Henry PARKES
« Reply #65 on: Thursday 27 June 19 14:49 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

You really need to start with yourself and continue back in time with documentation.  Don't worry about what anybody else tells you.  To start with you will find that your grandfather John was born in Sydney, not England.  If you were to look at the birth cert for whichever of your parents is his child then that information will be recorded there.

John's WW2 service summary:

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=807944

Birth
#23899
1911
PARKES, JOHN F
Father: JOSEPH
Mother:  MAY
SYDNEY

His marriage:
#439
1940
PARKES, John F      
BAKER, Valmai G
Fremantle

Joseph's death and funeral notices:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/32521657
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/58648311

I can't find any for May, she died in 1925 in the Northam district.

I cannot find a marriage for Joseph and May in England or Australia.  You really need to purchase a transcription of John's 1911 birth certificate which will give you an age and place of birth for both of his parents and also a date and place of marriage.

Transcriptions can be ordered from an agent and there is a list on the NSW Registry's website:

https://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx

Scroll down to 'Ask a family history transcription agent'

Debra  :)

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Re: Sir Henry PARKES
« Reply #66 on: Monday 01 July 19 01:51 BST (UK) »
Debra. WOW. Thankyou. My grandmother May, died in a TB hospital and is buried at Woorooloo cemetery. But there’s no record of her in our govt system, so I’ve ordered both hers and Joseph’s death certificates for more details. You given me more to go on. Thankyou again. I love family history and doing it on all sides. My dad will be pleased to see my grandfathers service info. 🙂.