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« Reply #54 on: Thursday 30 September 10 09:52 BST (UK) »
Well Caroline was last child - and David was on Algerine in 1834ish,  Wolverine in 1840 and Cockatrice in 1841 - don't know before that - but we have a goodly list of children now!    He was made up to master in 1838  and first appears on census as staff commander in 1871 census - 1851 & 61 show him as Master on half pay - and obviously at home on census nights!   and yes there are some fairly long gaps between children - presumably when he was at sea!   ;)

Here's the illegible bit!!   Illegible isn't it!!    ;D :'(    But he might have been in Ceylon in 1847!!!!!!

Wiggy    :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #55 on: Thursday 30 September 10 09:54 BST (UK) »
That ship's muster is David jnr.
Have you asked on the decyphering board if anyone can read it?
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« Reply #56 on: Thursday 30 September 10 09:56 BST (UK) »
Yep!   they couldn't!   ;)    I wonder if it is worth trying again now i know a bit more about posting and high resolutions etc - but it is still only a photocopy!

 Yes it is David Jnr - he's the one I really want to peg.    I really want to find him arriving in Victoria and find out what he was doing thereafter!   So far I haven't been able to find anything about him in Aus apart from fathering children at regular intervals!  His first two children were born in Geelong - so it is possible that he was serving around the Aus coast for a few years - then the kids started being born on the goldfields.

Did he jump ship to arrive here - or did he arrive legitimately and leave 'marinating' later to go mining??


Yes I'd like to find out David Sen's birth and ancestors, and more about his naval career - but it is Jnr I really want to know more about!!

Wiggy    :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #57 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:07 BST (UK) »
A little bit of information about HMS Algerine.

http://www.pdavis.nl/ShowShip.php?id=2329
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« Reply #58 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:09 BST (UK) »
Looking at that scan does it say something about Ceylon.
Maybe luggage not ....... at Ceylon 1/7/1847?
Cross Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Jennings Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Steel Byfield Northants,  Rogers Northants,  Wheeler Oxon,  Roberts Oxon,  Bonham Oxon/ Middleton Cheney Northants,  Maycock Northants,  Abbott Northants , Newman Northants, Buckingham Bucks, Hart Warks, Newth Gloucs.

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« Reply #59 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:23 BST (UK) »
Yes - see post 54 - I think it does say Ceylon 1/7/1847.

That's fascinating reading about Algerine - lucky David Duncan Snr wasn't the master on that voyage - (or unlucky as it was well documented!!)

What is interesting about that muster ticket is that there is a dearth of info in the 'home' column of the last voyages   the left columns seem to say 'Reported voyages 1845'  out and home, and maybe the next two say 'Reported voyages 1847' out and home at the head of the columns??    Hard to read!  :-\.   But surely you'd report all voyages wouldn't you???
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #60 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:30 BST (UK) »
Wiggy could be, so maybe he sailed out of Australia for a while after 1845.
Only settling down after he married.

There is a mention of HMS Wolverine in Feb. 1841 on that same website.
http://home.wxs.nl/~pdavis/Log_Dolphin.htm

So if David snr was onboard that ship in 1841 it would explain why he wasn't at home on census night.
Cross Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Jennings Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Steel Byfield Northants,  Rogers Northants,  Wheeler Oxon,  Roberts Oxon,  Bonham Oxon/ Middleton Cheney Northants,  Maycock Northants,  Abbott Northants , Newman Northants, Buckingham Bucks, Hart Warks, Newth Gloucs.

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« Reply #61 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:31 BST (UK) »


Wiggy...... where did you get the photocopy from??   Is it possible to get an 'original' pic of the document?

Sorry If I've missed a previous explanation about this.     :D
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« Reply #62 on: Thursday 30 September 10 10:36 BST (UK) »
Wiggy, so Elizabeth arrived on the Hope in 1849.

Have you seen this?

http://specialistauctions.com/auctiondetails.php?id=1099542

I wondered if David was on board the Hope and he met Elizabeth onboard and only decided to settle down at that point.

Have you traced Elizabeth's background?
Cross Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Jennings Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Steel Byfield Northants,  Rogers Northants,  Wheeler Oxon,  Roberts Oxon,  Bonham Oxon/ Middleton Cheney Northants,  Maycock Northants,  Abbott Northants , Newman Northants, Buckingham Bucks, Hart Warks, Newth Gloucs.

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