Author Topic: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.  (Read 13354 times)

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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 15 April 12 10:42 BST (UK) »
Hi,

An 1871 Queensland Gazette has John Corbett, a  storekeeper late of Normanton having died on or about 31st May 1871.

Gerry

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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 15 April 12 11:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Leonie, I haven't forgotten... just been run off my feet all day :P

I have some info I will type it up as soon as this house goes quiet ::)

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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 15 April 12 11:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks Merlin. :D
That's him Gerry.  :D
It has the 31st on the headstone.
I didn't know where they had the store, I only know that the two brothers had a store and John would take a few donkeys out across the Gulf Country with goods to sell to the miners and homesteaders. Apparently he was killed for the goods. Where he was killed was way south of Georgetown, so a good deal south west of Normanton
I'm sure I have the whole story here somewhere, it would have been part of the Savannah Guide's spiel, we still have lots of stuff from when Oh Henry was a guide, but I have no idea where it is.
Leonie.
Direct matriarchal line; ENNIS-Yeatman-Cooper-Papps-Ryland-Lechford/Luxford-Bagshaw-Henriett
ENNIS-Thomas-Bonnin-Aldridge-Williams-Harding-Brown.
ENNIS-Davis/Davies-Buck-Oakley-
JONES-Roberts-Handy-Ross-Warrillow-Eagles-Cotterill-Bailey.
JONES-Walton-Grayson-Stobbs-Baldwin-Ibbotson-Scott.
JONES-Goodwin-Parker-Instant-Hubbard-Hancock-Skinner.

STILL LOOKING FOR: Elizabeth Ann Balfour ENNIS nee DAVIS. Disappeared in Adelaide, South Australia. 1881.


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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 15 April 12 12:12 BST (UK) »

The blade has "Firth Brearley Stainless" stamped cross-wise on the blade, then "Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield England" along the blade, with the markings,   V- a crown - R , above and  what looks like a Maltese cross, > (sideways V) and a sideways M below the writing. I think somewhere in the those marks above and below the names have a clue to the date.



The FIRTH-BREARLY Stainless Steel Syndicate was established in 1917 by Harry Brearley and Thomas Firth & Sons Limited.
It was created to licence the rights to export stainless steel to the United States, Canada, Italy, France and Japan. 


The Assay Offices in the UK have the Makers' Marks on British & Irish Silver:

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/index.htm

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Sheffield.html


There are a lot of experts on the British Blades forums who know a lot about the hallmarks. Many of them own books that identify them:

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/forum.php


Also spotted another hallmark book here:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0l6k/


Back later with info on the CORBETT's I have found  8)



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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 15 April 12 13:43 BST (UK) »
Queensland Police Gazettes:

John CORBETT
On 30 May ultimo, John Corbett, a resident of Normantown, was murdered at George Creek, Robinson River; suspicion rests on a tribe of the Robinson River aborigines, supposed to be lurking at present among the Basalt Ranges, Robinson River.
2 Aug 1871

John CORBETT
Death reported to the police, inquest held
6 Sep 1871

John CORBETT
Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchant, Norman
1 Feb 1871

Patrick M CORBETT
Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchant, Gilberton
1 Feb 1871


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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 15 April 12 13:57 BST (UK) »
Queensland Electoral Rolls 1860-1869:

CORBETT John, Kennedy, 1869-70, Householder, Cape River, Gahan's Flat

CORBETT Patrick, Kennedy, 1869-70, Householder, Townsville

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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 15 April 12 14:16 BST (UK) »
Queensland Electoral Rolls 1870-1879:

CORBETT John, Kennedy, 1870-71, Householder, Gilberton

CORBETT Patrick M., Palmer - Cook, 1879, 6 Mths. Residence, Palmerville

CORBETT Patrick McNamara, Cook, 1878, 6 Mths. Residence, Furneaux Street, Cooktown

CORBETT Patrick McNarama, Cook, 1879, Freehold, Furneaux St. Cooktown

CORBETT Patrick, Kennedy, 1870-71, Householder, Gilberton


CORBETT Henry, Cairns - Cook, 1879, 6 Mths. Residence, Smithfield

CORBETT Henry, Palmer - Cook, 1878, 6 Mths. Residence, McGann's

CORBETT James, Hodgkinson - Cook, 1879, 6 Mths. Residence, McLeod's Creek

CORBETT Thomas, Hodgkinson - Cook, 1879, 6 Mths. Residence, Thornborough

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Re: John CORBETT 1840-1871 Murdered in Queensland.
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 15 April 12 14:35 BST (UK) »
FOUND B.E at RChat

Wales ... Brinley Ewert Corbett thread from 2006 ... v sad

On ereader ATM so no can do link

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