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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 October 10 13:35 BST (UK) »
There is no matching death registration for a Benjamin CARR in any state of Australia up to 1920.


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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 02 October 10 13:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks

So if he did not die in Australia he must have gone to another Country like South Africa, or back to Canada.

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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 02 October 10 14:03 BST (UK) »
As you only think Benjamin came here & don't have any proof that he ever arrived here he could be anywhere.

The patent registration doesn't prove it was your Benjamin unless you wish to order copies of the files to read them to see if it contains anything that may help you with your research.


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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 02 October 10 14:11 BST (UK) »
There are quite a lot of death registrations for the name of Benjamin CARR that died in the UK between 1851 - 1881.

Have you searched & eliminated all of those as anyone of them could be him.

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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 02 October 10 14:29 BST (UK) »
How would I get copy's of the files

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 02 October 10 14:42 BST (UK) »
Information on how to order copies of files here:

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/research/order-copies/index.aspx

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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 02 April 20 02:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Hunter51 or Hi Alan, Benjamin Carr did not return home to Tyneside. In 1898 his daughter Sarah Jane now married to Matthew Gray placed an advert in the Evening Chronicle on three successive Saturdays asking for information about him. She last heard of him in the Melbourne area then nothing since 1868. It looks like she died not knowing what became of him. They would have had to declare him dead to unlock any money they had so legal papers may exist somewhere. He possibly travelled to Sydney as a Ben Carr of the correct age shows up there. All avenues are open but it looks like he did not die in Australia.

Can anyone help with the Sailing to Sydney and thereafter?

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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 02 April 20 05:00 BST (UK) »
From New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists,
Passenger list for ship You Yangs, from Melbourne to Sydney, arriving 13 September 1872,  shows a Benjamin CARR.  There's no information about him other than his name for this coastal voyage.

There is an inquest for a Benjamin CARR, May 1875 in Sydney but a death index entry which seems to correspond gives an age of 32 years so too young for your man.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130499543

There is another inquest dated 23 August 1875 for a Benjamin CARR, died in Coonamble, natural causes.  No information about age etc and I cannot see a death index entry on NSW BMDs.

What is the reference for the Ben CARR in Sydney?

Also, as an aside, the 1881 census entry where Jane is described as a widow may not necessarily be correct as she may have just decided that he'd been gone long enough for her to use that term. 

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Re: Benjamin CARR - immigration
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 02 April 20 12:29 BST (UK) »
Taking a lateral view, I decided to look at his brother Joseph Carr, to see if that gave any clues.
Joseph b 1825 (  he is aged 16  with Benjamin on 1841 UK census.) I can't find him after that in England.
But as they were here for the gold rush, and were associated with mining and developing a pump, perhaps they went to Bendigo/ Ballarat. There is a death entry for Joseph Carr age 66 in 1892 ( so born c 1826) "miner formerly of Bendigo, died intestate in Kew Asylum" Parents unknown.
I was hoping for a few clues re Benjamin, but no luck there.
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