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LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 13:25 BST (UK) »
Hi There.

I am doing a family tree for a friend. Family story has it, that someone did very well for themselves in Canberra.........

There has only ever been one family, called Latty, in Leeds, Yorkshire, and I have followed all members from 1841 to their demise, and none of them left the country at all, indeed of the 7 members resident in Leeds at that time, only one went on to have a family of their own.....

The mother, father and eldest son were born in Scotland, no place name given for the parents, but the son John, gives his place of birth as Glasgow 1821......

I know that the name Latta / Latty are more or less the same, and have found the following family, sailing on the "Peerless" 23rd September 1863........

Robert LATTA  born c1816
Janet   LATTA born c1817
William Latta born c 1844
David Latta born c1846
Jane Latta born c1852


The place of origin is given as Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Can anyone help me discover what happened to them on arrival ? Can anyone find the Latty name, at anytime in Canberra. Especially a immigrant "making Good"


I would be most grateful, for any help

Thank You

JeannieR
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 22:31 BST (UK) »
There are quite a lot  of  LATTY in NSW

you  can search online  for  the NSW BDMs
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm

you  will see  what would appear  to be  this family.

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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 23:24 BST (UK) »
Robert LATTA
married Jean or Janet  LINDSAY  on 21 Aug 1829 in Kilmarnock.
According to Census, Robert was born approx 1811.

Her parents are probably  named John LINDSAY and Agnes.

I have these notes:
C41: Kilmarnock Lowglencairn Street:
Robert age 30, Cal Printer, wife Janet age 30, HandSewer, and 3 children,: Agnes, John, Robt. Another dau, Mary age 10  is probably on same Census , same street with maternal grandparents.

Robert is probably related to (brother?) of John LATTA (married Margaret GIBSON).   - John age 83 is living at 47 Titchfeild Street in C81. A son of of Robert & Jeane, also named Robert . ) is living at nr 88 Titchfield with his own  family and a nephew, son of his sister Mary LATTA (who married James GIBSON).
John LATTA,  is also in same C41 street at Robert & Jean.

RES12 (my ID for a researcher on this family)  says Robert & Janet went to Australia in 1863 with 4 children.

In total there are 7 children known.

Jean supposed to be buried:
?Burial 9 Oct 1896  Meth UM, Sandridge Cemetery, Milton Ulladulla NSW


I'm not related - but over many years have conducted my own 'one-name' research on LATTA and LATTO of Scotland.

Cheers
AMBLY
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:00 BST (UK) »
These are the children I have for Robert LATTA and Jean LINDSAY (jean & Janet interchangable in Scottish names)

ID836:   Agnes LATTA abt 1829 Kilmarnock AYR (per Census, no IGI birth/chr record found)
ID835:   Mary LATTA b abt 1832 Kilmarnock AYR (per Census, no IGI birth/chr record found)
ID831:   John LATTA b 1 Dec 1834 Kilmarnock AYR
ID833:   Robert LATTA b 10 May 1841 Kilmarnock AYR
ID834:   William LATTA b 5 Nov 1843 Kilmarnock AYR
ID830:   David LATTA b 23 Feb 1846 Kilmarnock AYR
ID831:   Jean LATTA b 23 Jun 1851 Kilmarnock AYR

I believe of the above, Mary, Robert and John all stayed in Ayrshire at least initially. My Gray spot is son, John - evidence Scotland side points to him maybe having married there 1863 and as a  widower in 1881 - yet the NSW BDM shows a probable death in 1911....

NSW side, from the BMD it looks as if:
Father Robert, died in 1868 in Uladulla, stated father name as John.
Son David, died 1901 in Milton NSW, parents Robert and Jeanette
Son John, died 1911 in Milton NSW, parents Robert & Janet

Have you any more details of your friend's  LATTY in Canberra to try see if they can match up?

Cheers
AMBLY
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:12 BST (UK) »
The passenger list for the PEERLESS arrives Sydney 23 Sep 1863 lists

LATTA Robert 50 Labourer native place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents both dead. He was Presbyterian, could read and write. Relatives in the colony Son John Ulladulla

LATTA Janet 49 Housekeeper  native place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents both dead. She was Presbyterian, could read and write. Relatives in the colony Son John Ulladulla

LATTA William 19 Labourer native place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents on board. He was Presbyterian, could read and write. Relatives in the colony Bro as above

LATTA David 17 Labourer native place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents on board. He was Presbyterian, could read and write. Relatives in the colony Bro as above

LATTA Jane 12 Labourer native place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents on board. He was Presbyterian, could read and write. Relatives in the colony Bro as above

a second list for the same ship has a few differences in information - gives Robert is 47, Janet 46, William 19, David 17, Jane 11. Native Place Kilmarwick Ayreshire, religion Church of Scotland

Looks like son John arrived 24 Feb 1855 aboard the ANNA

LATTA John 20 Farm Servant Native Place Kilmarnock Ayreshire parents Robert and Janet living at Kilmarnock. He was Church of Scotland. Could read and write and had no relatives in the colony.

Cheers Kris  :)
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:30 BST (UK) »
Some Ulladulla burials including David and John are listed here Ambly

http://www.ulladulla.info/history/cemeteries/welcome.html

Janet and William are at Sandridge Cemetery

Cheers Kris  :)
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:54 BST (UK) »
I am leaving this post as is as - some of the info has been duplicated....

The family you list appear to have settled Milton, a short distance from Ulladulla on the south coast of New South Wales.

I have detailed the following as none of them appear to have lived in the area known in that period as Canberry - rural area with some small settlements quite a distance inland to the west of Ulladulla. The federal capital of Australia, Canberra located in the Australian Capital Territory, formerly part of the state of New South Wales, was built as the result of the federation of states in 1900.  Officially opened in 1913.

Deaths
14218/1896     
LATTA   Janet     
Father John Mother Agnes
District Milton

Burial record
LATTA nee LINDSAY, Janet   
9 Oct 1896  Methodist Unmarked 

6764/1868     
LATTA  Robert
Father John  Died Ulladulla    
District Ulladulla

11983/1882    
LATTA Robert 85 years died West Milton 
District Milton
   
6021/1901     
LATTA  David     
Father RobertT  Mother Jeanette   
District Milton

Burial record
LATTA, David.
26 June 1901  57 years  Sandridge M/A? Unmarked.

15401/1911    
LATTA John
Father Robert Mother Janet
District Milton

Burial record
LATTA John
23 Dec 1911 Ulladulla
Sandridge Cemetery M/A5/5
   
Grevilles Post Office Directory 1872
Milton Page 328
LATTA  John  Farmer   Abialbon

14113/1934     
LATTA  William     
Father John Mother Janet
District Moruya   
 
Marriage
4001/1874     
THISTLETON  Charles
LATTA Jane
District Ulladulla

Death - Jane/Jean/Jean L on birth indexes
29270/1943     
THISTLETON  Jean    
Father Robert Mother Janet
District Newton

Death
22387/1936     
THISTLETON  Charles Evan
Father William Sowerby
District Newton

[?The above Charles' father]
Grevilles Post Office Directory 1872
Milton Page 328
THISTLETON  Towerby  Farmer  Broomen (Brooman)

Cheers
Cando

 
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:55 BST (UK) »
I  would just point out  that Canberra  itself  was not found until 1913c and  the ACT as we know it now was formed in 1911.  So  if  they  lived around  the area  I  would  think  they  would be showing on  the NSW bdm's.  However if  that is not  the case I am sure someone might have further information.

I  have  checked  the Canberra Cemeteries on  line  and  there are no Latta/Latty  showing

Jenn
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EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
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Re: LATTA Family / Arrived Canberra - Peerless
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 June 09 00:58 BST (UK) »
Oh Cando, you and I  thought  the same  thing about explaining Canberra!!!! ;D

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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