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John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« on: Wednesday 21 October 09 21:45 BST (UK) »
This is my first time writing a post so here goes. My ggg grandfather was John Gurner b 1792 in Southwalk UK married Rebecca A Gallifant, I am trying to find his parents and possibly any siblings. I have information from when he arrived in Australia but nothing before that, hope someone might be able to help. :)

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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 October 09 21:58 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have you got a copy of his death certificate, this might help you with his parents names.

There is a death for a John  Gurner on NSW BDM 1882 aged 90 years.
Paddington Sydney
Ref 4108/1882

Cheers
Annie
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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 October 09 22:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie, that was quick and thank you for the information.I am an old chook and find the cost of all the death certificates a bit costly so try other means first so will have to see how I go, thanks anyway.

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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 January 10 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wendee3

John Gurner was my  4 x maternal great-grandfather, so we're cousins! I think you'll find Southwalk Surrey was where he was married in 1814. He was born in Ickleton - the neighbouring village to Duxford (just south of Cambridge). This ties in with the name of his house in Paddington (Duxford) (see http://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/local_history/local_history_fast_facts/d and scroll down)

For a biography of John Gurner go to http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010451b.htm

I've started collecting info on my site at http://www.roblog.com/familytree/individual.php?pid=I695 -  but I haven't yet got around to adding his parents. Will post when I relocate the listings.

Cheers
Rob



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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 January 10 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rob, thanks for the information on our ancestor John Gurner.Would you email me on
I am your mums cousin and would love a chat, kind regards Wendy.

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Gallifant Family
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Wendy,

I received this message from you I think?

Hi there,I am researching my Gallifant Family and came across your contact address under James Gallifant b 1893 Leicesteshire and was wondering if you are connected to the Gallifant Family, hope you can help, kind regards Wendy.

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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 December 10 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
For some reason I have only just come across this thread, and if anyone would like more information about John GURNER and his ancestors in Ickleton, do please ask.  This family were at least there in the 1550's, and it was John GURNER who made the first break away from the village, sailing with his newly-wed wife Rebecca on the Lord Melville in 1816/17.  A gentleman in Australia has nearly finished writing a book about the occupants of the ship on that voyage, and what subsequently became of their descendants in Australia.
I am directly descended from one of John's younger brothers, Henry Pakeman GURNER, born 1796, and died in 1880 in London, but brought back to be buried in the churchyard at Ickleton, the last GURNER to be buried there...
Very best wishes, keith

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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #7 on: Friday 24 March 17 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Dear Relatives,  I too am a 3 greats grandchild of John Gurner.  I am struggling to answer two questions.  Clearly John Gurner was educated but where?  I have notes compiled by Dorothy I Gurner in 1931.  Dorothy says that John's elder brother, James, was a "dissolute fellow" who sold the property and contents.  She also says that a younger brother, Henry Pakeman Gurner "bought back Ickleton".  My second question is what is this property?  Could it possibly be Valance Farm?  Some of Victor Gurner's photographs can be seen at www.kingscollections.org/servingsoldier/home

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Re: John Gurner/Southwalk, UK
« Reply #8 on: Friday 24 March 17 11:04 GMT (UK) »
More questions which intrigue me:  John Gurner was strikingly young when he was appointed Registrar and Clerk to the Court of Kings Bench in NSW.  How did he get this appointment?  Did he study law and where?  Was Judge Barron Field known to the Gurners?