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Routley unknown whereabouts 1856-1872
« on: Saturday 04 October 14 11:37 BST (UK) »
what a great find!
I am not exactly sure where I should be posting this probably Australia or Devon or perhaps on the high seas? Frederick Routley born 24 June 1830, in Tiverton Devon to John and Elizabeth and was last recorded on the 1851 census in Devon, then on the 1856 miners register in Ballarat Victoria Australia - no arrival at any port could I find (Corio, Pt Henry or Portland). Then he surfaces as the neighbour of Isobella McBride (nee Porteous) in Geelong, Victoria and marries her in 1872 and the rest of his life I have!

Did he find gold and take it home to England?
Did he join the merchant navy and travel the seas?
What did he do between 1856 and 1872, did he live in New Zealand?

In 1851 he was a currier, an apprentice to Mr Pratt who coloured leather. His younger brother set out for Australia and was a Butcher in Geelong.
His sister Emma married a John Morrell and their youngest son Edwin George came to live with them in 1883 or thereabouts where he died at the age of 20.
His parents died in Tiverton.