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Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« on: Tuesday 27 March 12 23:05 BST (UK) »
I am hoping to locate a Victorian marriage for Catherine Monaghan and Henry Davis,possibly in the vacinity of Portland (Bay).
Catherine came to Australia on "Alexander" arriving Port Phillip 24 Dec 1841.
Their first child was born C1845 so they may have married C1844.
The Victorian marriage indexes available to me appear to start a little later.
They spent some time at Indented Head (Bellarine Peninsula) and there is a thought they may have married in Portland.

Help greatly appreciated.
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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 05:27 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

In the 1840s, that part of south eastern Australia was still part of the colony of New South Wales.  Civil registrations for bdms did not commence in NSW until several years after the colony of Victoria was hived off in 1851.   So, perhaps you may need to check the NSW BDM indexes .... online link here:

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/familyHistory.htm

I note though that these Early Church Records do not include all the Baptisms, Burials, Marriages for the years before civil registrations start. 

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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 05:41 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

From the NSW SRO records, image of the passengers on the Alexander page 8 of 9.
List of Unmarried Females
Catherine MONAGHAN, 17, House Servant, Roman Catholic, could not read or write, native place Co Cavan.
List of Unmarried Males
Philip MONOGHAN, 21, labourer, Roman Catholic, could read and write, native place Cavan.

Could these two be related? 

http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/nrs-lists/nrs-5316

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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 05:55 BST (UK) »
I am hoping to locate a Victorian marriage for Catherine Monaghan and Henry Davis,possibly in the vacinity of Portland (Bay).
Catherine came to Australia on "Alexander" arriving Port Phillip 24 Dec 1841.
Their first child was born C1845 so they may have married C1844.
The Victorian marriage indexes available to me appear to start a little later.
They spent some time at Indented Head (Bellarine Peninsula) and there is a thought they may have married in Portland.

Help greatly appreciated.

Hi there,

From the NSW SRO records, image of the passengers on the Regulus page 6 of 7 arriving 19 Feb 1842, landing at same port as the Alexander. 
List of Unmarried Females
Catherine MONAGHAN, 17, House Servant, Roman Catholic, could not read or write, native place Co Galway.

Noting that this lass has not just the same name, age etc as your lass, but that this lass arrived just weeks after your lass and so there could well be these two lasses in the same location at the same time.  Both would be candidates for marrying your Henry Davis, and both would be possibles for the mother of the child born circa 1845.
 
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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 05:59 BST (UK) »
First marriage record in the Vic BMD index for a Henry Dav* is 1859, so no luck there, I'm afraid.


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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 06:07 BST (UK) »
Hi,

May I please ask re the child born c1845 ....
 :) What was/were their given name/s,
 :) How have you established they were born c1845 ....
 :) Do you have Catherine Monaghan's name mentioned on that child's marriage or death registrations

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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
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Re: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 06:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Merlin.   :)
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: Marriage Records in Victoria 1840s
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 March 12 06:28 BST (UK) »
And, I should add that the lass from Galway on the Regulus may have had a younger sister with her !

And the lass  from Cavan on the Alexander .... well there was a Bridget Munaghan of Galway on that voyage.

I hope Rex can untangle the knots on both the Davis and the Monaghan sides 

Cheers, JM
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