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Immigrants to Melbourne
« on: Thursday 26 February 09 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi folks:
This was originally posted on the Fife board, and I was advised to post on this one instead.
The McRitchie family were smallholders, ferrymen, boat owners, sailors and innkeepers in North Queensferry, Scotland, for over 200 yrs. Alexander McRitchie married Helen Walwood in 1687 but by 1901 only Alexander b. May 1842 was left. In 1821 James McRitchie married Janet Turnbull who died at the age of 36 after they had three daughters Christina, Margaret and Janet.
In January 1848 Christina and Margaret left for Australia.  The State Library of Victoria has a letter written by Christina to her father giving a fascinating picture of the voyage.
"Dear Father, We are happy to inform you of our safe arrival in Melbourn(e) on May 16th.  We had a good passage, a good Captain, a doctor and officers with temperate sailors.  We intended keeping a journal but our part of the ship being so dark many day we could not see.  Their was nothing of speaking about ...  There was some children died but none of the old people died.  It would have been a great deal worse if there had been but the children were never much minded."
The girls left N Queensferry on Jan 8 1848 and embarked on the barque William Stewart at Plymouth on January 25.  There were 234 emigrants on the voyage which took 111 days. And we thought 22 hours on the Jumbo to New Zealand was hard going!!
Please can anyone suggest any way to trace Christina and Margaret McRitchie after they landed in Australia and took up servants' posts with a Mr and Mrs Brown? Christine appears twice in the Victoria online list of assisted immigrants but her name is misspelt as McRitchey, I can find no further mention using either spelling.

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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 February 09 22:08 GMT (UK) »
I  have had a search of  the Victorian Indexs but I  cannot  located a marriage or death  for either woman.  Also  had a browse of  the NSW online indexs but once again  no  luck there.

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SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 February 09 22:58 GMT (UK) »
I  think  this could be  them in South Australia  (  you  haven't provided year of birth)

Christina McRitchie Full age father not recorded married William George Stephenson Full age 10/6/1856 at the  Residence of  W H Goddard Adelaide
book26page 240

a possible birth in Victoria

STEPHENS Caroline Christina born 1857 in Melbourne reg no 13678
Father William George
Mother  Christina MCRITCHIE



Margaret McRitchie aged 22  father not recorded married William Henry Goddard  aged 26 father not recorded 10/11/1848 at the Holy Trinity church Adelaide Book2/page302

they had two recorded children
GODDARD  Louisa Jannet 12/3/1851 at Adelaide Book3page182
GODDARD  William Harvey 10/6/1852 at Adelaide book4page40





Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 February 09 23:29 GMT (UK) »
GODDARD William Henry born Adelaide married Sophia BEALL  no birth place shown in 1882 in Victoria reg no 5896
They had  the  following children  not  father’s name is shown at William Harvey GODDARD

William Harvey born 1884 at St Kilda reg no 13146

Nellie Adelaide  born 1887 at St Kilda reg no 15272

Minnie Stella      born 1888 at St Kilda reg no 33717

Flossie born 1889 at St Kilda reg no 35480

Wm Albt born1892 St Kilda reg no 8301 died aged 5 months in 1892 reg no 12009

Viola Marian born St Kilda 1893 reg no 35555 died aged 3 months in 1894 reg no4001
 
Eve Vic born St Kilda 1896 reg no 7026



GODDARD  Louisa Janet  born Adelaide married Emil Theodore SICHLAN born Christiania in Victoria in 1872 reg no 2551
Children born to this couple

Hilda Louise born 1875 at Geelong reg no 16185

Louise born 1877 at Geelong rg no  9242

Louis Theodore 1878 at Geelong reg np 16153

Nina Emilie born 1873 GEELONG reg np 24134

William Harvey born 1879 at Geelong reg no 16530

Jenn

edited by Jenn to include all births together
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I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 February 09 00:39 GMT (UK) »
GODDARD  Margt  died in 1912 aged 83 at Mt Moriac Victoria reg no 7035
father Ritchie Mac mother unknown


I feel  this is her husband death  going by a search of  wills on line and finding this document with widows name Margaret


Surname: GODDARD  William Henry died aged 48 in 1868 birth place Surrey
Father William MotherFanny NIGHTINGALE


a possible death

STEPHENS Ctina died aged 76 in 1902 at Melbourne East
mother and father unknown



Jenn

When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.au

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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 February 09 03:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,
JENN, I am sure you are right on the mark with Margaret's death in 1912.

Mt Moriac is in the Geelong disrict and she is buried at Geelong Eastern Cemetery.

Although there are other Goddards, I do not see any names that relate to her immediately.

Howerver there are the SICHLAU's [misprint on marriage 1872??]

SICHLAU, Emil Theodor 1910 Geelong Eastern Cemetery
SICHLAU, Louis Theodore 1913 Geelong Eastern Cemetery
SICHLAU, Louisa Janet 1902 Geelong Eastern Cemetery
SICHLAU, Louise 1877 Geelong Eastern Cemetery


http://www.zades.com.au/geelong/gdcem.htm



Perhaps Margaret moved there to be near her married daughter.

Sue
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 February 09 03:49 GMT (UK) »
well done  Sue

On the NAA site  there is a naturalization record for Emil Thoedor SICHLAN 
but  I  couldn't find anything further,  but  there a three records for Sichlau,

Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 February 09 03:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Again.
In his lengthy and detailed Will, Emil Theodor makes generous allowance for his children who are named and include a son [another] William Harvey, and a daughter Nina Emiie  as well as Hilda.
William Harvey Goddard and MARGARET GODDARD are also mentioned.

Sue
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 February 09 04:03 GMT (UK) »
 SICHLAN  Emil Theodor Louis Carl Otto  died aged 65 in 1910 at Geelong reg no 1678


SICHLAN Hilda Louise born Geelong married John Charles ALLAN in 1908 reg no 432

Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.au