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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 16 October 09 07:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Cazay,
Thanks for your posts about a possible marriage for Charlotte and the COVINGTON burials. I can't get on to the QLD online BMD indexes either. We must have overloaded the website! Very frustrating! I'll try again in the morning. (It is 11.30pm here and I must go to bed soon.)
Thanks again
John
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NTH:Hodges, Warwick, England, Merrill, Newcombe, Wilford, Buckby, Tarry, Clark, Langton
LEI:Iliffe, Swingler
BUK: Howe(s), Johnson
BRK: I(s)les, Abercrombie, Lovegrove
DEV: Greenslade, Smale, Medlon
SFK: Reynolds
MAY: Scarlett

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 16 October 09 07:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Kris,
Many thanks for the electoral roll information on COVINGTON and EDMONSON.
I am amazed at how much help I have received and the progress that we have made in a very short time, starting from very little information. Thank you again to everyone who has contributed so far. It is late and I must go to bed now so that I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning to renew the hunt.
John
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NTH:Hodges, Warwick, England, Merrill, Newcombe, Wilford, Buckby, Tarry, Clark, Langton
LEI:Iliffe, Swingler
BUK: Howe(s), Johnson
BRK: I(s)les, Abercrombie, Lovegrove
DEV: Greenslade, Smale, Medlon
SFK: Reynolds
MAY: Scarlett

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 16 October 09 19:35 BST (UK) »
The QLD online deaths index is up again and I discovered the following:
1898/C2516 COPEMAN, CHARLOTTE -  father THOMAS FRY, mother AMELIA ABERCROMBIE.

The name ABERCROMBIE tells me that the QLD Charlotte DID marry Arthur Henry COPEMAN in 1895, after John EDMONDSON died.

But even better than that, Thomas FRY is the name of the head of the household with whom my Charlotte was a boarder in 1871 in Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Amelia was his wife's name but Charlotte's real mother was Elizabeth ABERCROMBIE. I guess that most of Charlotte's childhood was spent with Thomas and Amelia FRY and so the informant at her death gave those names as her parents. If it was her husband, he had been married to her for only 3 years and may not have known any better.

So I think that confirms that my Charlotte ABERCROMBIE IS the one who emigrated to Queensland. Thank you to eveyone who contributed to this subject. It was a joint effort and we found the answer I was looking for incredibly quickly. I will now try to trace her descendants forward and look for my living cousins!

Thanks again, John
**Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
NTH:Hodges, Warwick, England, Merrill, Newcombe, Wilford, Buckby, Tarry, Clark, Langton
LEI:Iliffe, Swingler
BUK: Howe(s), Johnson
BRK: I(s)les, Abercrombie, Lovegrove
DEV: Greenslade, Smale, Medlon
SFK: Reynolds
MAY: Scarlett


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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #21 on: Friday 16 October 09 21:36 BST (UK) »
Great outcome for you, John.     :D
Steeles, Burton, Garrod (Norfolk), Clarke, Tomblin (Rutland)
Bauer (London, France), Blades, Parker (Surrey)
Edwards, Coles, Smith, Nunley, Craddock, York, & Linnell (Northants) )
Ehmcke, Deimel, Appelkamp (Germany)
Watts (Somerset, Wiltshire) Selway, Churchill, & Chappell (Somerset)
Redwood (Devon, Essex) Button, Archer, Leach (Cambridgeshire)

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 16 October 09 22:15 BST (UK) »
Fantastic news John.

Glad it all fell together for you. There are much later Electoral Roll Entries for these people so hopefully you will find some living descendants.

Cheers Kris  :)
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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 30 May 20 03:14 BST (UK) »
Hello John,

Charlotte Abercrombie was my great-grandmother. She was the mother of my mother's mother, who was Elizabeth Alice Covington. I live in New South Wales, Australia, and spent most of my life in Ayr, North Queensland.

I have only just discovered this site, with your discussion on Charlotte Abercrombie's immigration to Queensland. I realise this was 11 years ago, and I hope you're still active and will receive this message.

I am currently undertaking my own research project into Charlotte's life, which I call "Searching for Charlotte". I found your information on Charlotte's early life interesting and useful, and I would be happy to share with you any information on her life in Queensland that may interest you.

I hope you will receive this message, and are able to reply.

Cheers, Ron

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 20 August 20 02:27 BST (UK) »
Charlotte Louisa Abercrombie was born in Cookham Berkshire , England in 1857 and died in Charters Towers ,Australia in 1898 .
Charlotte was my Great grandmother . I have been engaged in researching and writing an account of her life . I live in Australia, and have been able to develop a reasonably comprehensive view of the Australian records of Charlotte's life . However the English parts of her life currently are very sketchy .Accordingly I would appreciate any assistance or advice to fill some of these unknown gaps in her life.
Specifically I am looking for photographs , letters or other information that may be held in English Family Archives .
Thank You ... CharlottesGGS 

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 20 August 20 10:32 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Births September qtr  1857 
Abercrombie    Charlotte Louisa    Cookham    2c   360

She was illegitimate as no mothers maiden name is shown on her birth registration

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Re: Charlotte ABERCROMBIE to Queensland?
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 20 August 20 10:35 BST (UK) »
The 1861 census - slightly mistranscribed - all b Cookham

William Abercromb 32 head
Harriet     25 sister
Louisa     22 sister
Charlotte    3 niece
RG9 Piece 754 Folio 82 Page 21

Either Harriet or Louisa could be her mother but you would need her birth cert to establish which


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