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Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« on: Wednesday 31 August 11 18:28 BST (UK) »
After many years of searching I have finally found my long-lost great grand uncle on a passenger list to Australia.  As he is the first in my tree to venture to Australia, I'm in need of your help!

Radcliffe WILD was born Mar Q 1865 in Bardsley, Lancashire, to a coal mining family, and on the 1881 British census he was a colliery weighman there.  On 29 Sep 1885, at age 20, he is listed as a passenger aboard the SS John Elder (Victoria Assisted & Unassisted Passenger List), arrival port: Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney (why 3 of them?), departure port: London (why not Liverpool, which was closer?).

There appears to be a death for him in Australia in 1908, but no further details given.  Is there anywhere online that would give me more information as to where he settled, if he married and where/how he died?  Or can anyone do a look-up for me?

I'd be very grateful for any info at all.
 
Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 August 11 22:09 BST (UK) »
Hello  there and Welceome to the Australia Board

Why  three ports? simple the vessel called in at all three ports.

why London, perhaps he had moved there prior to coming to Australia

The death in Australia, do you know what state?


Will check it out 

Jenn
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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 August 11 22:42 BST (UK) »
Looks like Victoria:

There is a 20 year old Radcliffe WILD arriving in Sept.1885 per "John Elder"

http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/PROVguides/PROVguide023/PROVguide023.jsp

Leanne


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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 September 11 00:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Jenn,

Thank you for offering to check out his death.  Sorry, I don't know which state he died in, but I think his name is fairly uncommon.  He was the only one by that name in England, anyway!  If he died in 1908 he would only have been 43, so I'm wondering if he was also a miner in Australia and was killed in a mining accident perhaps.

Hi Leanne - Yes, that's where I found out he went to Oz, thanks.
Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 September 11 00:45 BST (UK) »
arkay,

As you indicate there is a death registration for a Radcliffe WILD in 1908, this was registered at Zeehan Tasmania No 1043 in 1908.  Zeehan was a mining town so it could be that this was your Radcliffe coming from a mining family.

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Gerry

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 September 11 00:53 BST (UK) »
I see the mention of a Ratcliffe Wild at part of a cricket team in Launceston Tasmania in 1900.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35343142?searchTerm=

A death of a R WILD, about 40, a railway worker at Zeehan.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/38178842?searchTerm=

Gerry

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 September 11 01:19 BST (UK) »
this may be os some help to your or not

death in Victoria Australia

WILD  Ann Ratcliffe died aged 83 in 1957 at St Kilda reg no 9439
father Edward mother Fanny Mills

Jenn
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends!
I live in Townsville researching
TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.au

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 September 11 06:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Gerry - That's a great help!  Radcliffe must have gone to Zeehan for the silver mining rush, which I've just read started in 1882.  He may later have changed jobs and become a railway engine driver.  I think the newspaper death notice is about him, although I'm not sure about the cricket item, as that lists only last names, and Launceston was pretty far away from Zeehan.  Now I'm going to read up on Tasmania!  (And save up for an expensive death certificate!)

Hi again Jenn - On checking out the Wilds you mentioned, they seem to have emigrated to Australia in 1882.  They came from a town in Lancashire not too far from Radcliffe's, so it's possible they could have been related.  I'll have to look into that.

Many thanks to everyone.

arkay

Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Radcliffe Wild - Victoria?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 September 11 06:36 BST (UK) »
The newspaper reference was to Mr Ratcliffe being in a railway cricket team, maybe he was stationed at Launcestion in 1900.

Gerry