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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #18 on: Friday 27 February 09 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jenn, hello Sue
Can't thank you enough for turning up so much stuff for us.
Christina McRitchie, b. April 7 1824
Margaret McRitchie, b. May 8, 1826
Their father James McRitchie, b. May 16 1798  ....all North Queensferry in the parish of Inverkeithing, Scotland
These girls were my great-greataunts who left North queensferry because there wasn't enough to go round. They must have been very brave to tackle such a journey though it's no more than all the other emigrants had to endure. I was quite moved to find out what happened to them.
Will send you each a PM.
Michael

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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #19 on: Friday 27 February 09 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Allways  nice  to follow  a search  through  to  the end.  looks like both  girls had long and I  daresay happy  lives in Australia.

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 #20 on: Friday 27 February 09 20:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jenn and All,
Jenn, yes I was having a bad maths day yesterday.
Happens from time to time and there is no excuse but age creeping up.

Tending lately to misplace date of marriage as date of birth ::)

Michael, as Jenn says, always fun to help.

You have asked for the address of the cemeteries in your PM
Here they are from the White Pages directory.

Eastern Cemetery.  141 Ormond Rd. East Geelong Victoria, 3219
Western Cemetery. 95 Minerva Rd. Manifold Heights. Victoria. 3218.
Sue

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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #21 on: Friday 27 February 09 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Just adding a little bit of a sad story from St Kila Cemetery records.


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
JENN

GODDARD. All interred at this exact location- Wesleyan Monumental. Grave Compartment B. Grave 0298


William- 1928@ 76 [see Jenn above]
Sophia- 12/11/1912@ 56
William Harvey-14/4/1885 @ 11 months
Albert william -12/7/1892 @ 5 months
Minnie 13/1/1889 @ 11 weeks
Viola- 6/3/1894 @ 3 months

http://necropolis.net.au/stkilda/

Sue
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 28 February 09 00:23 GMT (UK) »
4 more births to William Harvery GODDARD and Sophia BEALL

 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

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 #23 on: Saturday 28 February 09 02:44 GMT (UK) »
found a couple of births for  the two mention in  the Will of Emil SICHLAU (mother Louise Janet Goddard)

 SICHLAU Nina Emilie born 1873 GEELONG reg np 24134
 SICHLAU William Harvey born 1879 at Geelong reg no 16530


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 #24 on: Saturday 28 February 09 16:46 GMT (UK) »
You two never stop digging! My family would never have thought we would learn so much, still less in such a short time.
Thanks for the cemetery address, I found the location on the excellent Necropolis website and I think I can see Margaret's grave on Google Earth, beside it is her daughter and Emil, beside them their children.
Jenn, in your reply #4 you mention a Stephens Ctina died age 76 in 1902 in Melbourne East, is there a site I might find death info, or have you this database on CD or similar? The date is about right as Christina was born on April 7 1824. It would be great to find her grave as well.
In reply #6 you mention an NAA site with nationalisation record for Emil Sichau, any idea where he came from? (My guess is German or Austrian)
Many thanks once again
Michael

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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 28 February 09 21:34 GMT (UK) »
Hello Michael,
Now, without certificates, we cannot be certain of anything but her e is a marriage which fits  for Christina's daughter, Caroline.
It is in NSW.[Not sure why the A in Christina]

There are details on this site as to how you may order a certificate, but It is a cheaper option to get a transcription through an agent.  It is a safe and proven process.
I will try to find the exact reference for their contact in a minute.


3062/1882  WILD,  RICHARD JOHN to STEPHENS,  CAROLINE CHRISTANA @ MANLY .

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

Sue
ADDING
BINGO!!Here is her death and as you see, right parental names ;D

27784/1942  WILD,  CAROLINE CHRISTINA father   WILLIAM GEORGE mother  CHRISTINA @ MANLY   

This page shows a link to transcription agents.
All are reliable

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/howToSearch.htm

The certificate should will give you a lot of useful information.
 
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Re: Immigrants to Melbourne
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 28 February 09 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Michael,
You can look for yourself on the bdm search, but I see no less than 14 births to the couple in Manly. ::) ::) ::)

Just getting back to her mother, Christina whose probable death JENN found in 1902.

As it occurred close to central Melbourne, a likely burial location would be Melbourne General Cemetery.

This does not, as yet have, online search facility, though it has been promised for a long time and will be located at the same site as St Kilda and Springvale which  have given you.

There is an enquiry service however and again I will have to hunt it out for you.

Jenn has not given the registration number on the death entry but she will I am sure, so that you can if you wish order this certificate.

Victoria has a different method and you can download immediately to your computer.

Be warned it is sooooo easy and becomes a terrible temptation ;D
Costs about $25
It appears though that her parents are not listed on the certificate so that may make identification less certain.

Must get out for my walk between the little rain showers.
[These are most welcome in our poor dried out State]
Sue
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