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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 02 February 12 13:46 GMT (UK) »

Hi Genboy

I cannot say for sure that he was born in Maitland but I have another family member who alludes to this but I will put that aside for now as I have no documentation proving it.

I would very interested in any information you have on the family of George  Hoy.

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 02 February 12 23:00 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Hoy is my GGGrandfather, so we are related: he was a carpenter of Maitland and Lambton.
John Linsley was an upstanding man, and with his brother Wm, were at the forefront with James Fletcher (mayor of Plattsburg) fighting for coal miners rights; which was the beginning of the union movement in Aust.  Sister Margaret Coxon (nee Linsley) died while visiting the family at Plattsburg, from Lambton. 

George Hoy b1842 Fulbourn, CAM, travelled to Aust 1855, last seen in Maitland 1867. 
Brothers William and Alfred were bakers also.  Although Alfred later became a shopkeeper in Warialda near Tamworth, and later in life ran off with the maid and changed his name.  Alfred was registered Alfred but they called him Stephen in honour of his dead older brother.  Changing names seems to be a family trick.  The family also doesn’t seem to be good with money and many of the brothers went bankrupt and dodged debts. 
Brother William used George's name in bankrupt court cases and even on children B certs.  He had many aliases in his court cases: George Wm Hoy, George Missen etc, he died in Maitland gaol. 

Tranter, Spruce, Lawley, Porton @ STS
Evans, John, Morgan, Rees @ GLA
Coxon, Linsley @ DUR 
Hoy, Shildrick @ CAM
Woodbridge, Best @ BKM
Longbottom, Waddington @ YKS
Cochran, Dougan, Widdows, Johnston @ Ireland

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #20 on: Friday 03 February 12 01:08 GMT (UK) »
hi

I have most of the information on John Linsley, his speeches and newspaper reports.  The Linsley family tree is on the net ( I think everyone is NSW is related)

My G Grandfather was Joseph Dobinson Linsley and My grandfather was Albert Ernest Linsley.   ( William Dobinson brother of John Linsley's wife Ann also came to Australia)
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HOYs @ Charters Towers Cemetery
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 04 February 12 00:25 GMT (UK) »
I hope this is the right place for this query?, as it started as a Charters Towers Question.
These people have on their D certs that they are buried CofE, at Charters Towers Cemetery.
   - George Hoy (80yo) d1922, and his wife
    - Ann Christine Hoy (45yo) d1892
I have checked the online CT Pioneer Cemetery records from various sources (which seems to be the right time period - esp 1892) and they arent listed?
Q:  is there more than one cemetery, and thus more records?
can anyone shed light on this?
Tranter, Spruce, Lawley, Porton @ STS
Evans, John, Morgan, Rees @ GLA
Coxon, Linsley @ DUR 
Hoy, Shildrick @ CAM
Woodbridge, Best @ BKM
Longbottom, Waddington @ YKS
Cochran, Dougan, Widdows, Johnston @ Ireland

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 04 February 12 01:16 GMT (UK) »
You could contact the local council at Charters Towers to find out about how many cemeteries.
As it was a big place one time, quite likely more than one.

I am having difficulty tracking down my Chinese Great Grandfather Georg Ah Hoy, or as he was buried simply George Hoy.  .

Many people don't realise that the Ah that appears in so many Chinese names is simply Mr.
But it gets listed more often than not as part of the surname.
This is why George was buried as George Hoy.

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 04 February 12 03:00 GMT (UK) »
Two cemeteries...scroll down the page.  The visitors centre has the records.
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0k3b/

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 04 February 12 06:44 GMT (UK) »
I thought I had asked these questions when this thread first started but I must have dreamt it  ;D

McGreevey, why did you originally have the idea that George was Chinese?

Why do you think he ever used the name Ah Hoy?

Do you have a photo of him?

Debra  :)

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 04 February 12 07:00 GMT (UK) »


Hi Debra

have always been told that his name was George Ah Hoy and this I have from the last link to George, his living granddaughter.

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Re: George AH HOY
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 10 March 12 16:12 GMT (UK) »
If he was 80 when he died in 1922,   and he actually was Chinese,   then it is unlikely that he was born in New South Wales ( in 1842 ).