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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 30 April 15 23:24 BST (UK) »
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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #19 on: Friday 01 May 15 00:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all your help, yes it has helped heaps, now I need to get the birth certificate for Fanny Wells that hopefully will shed some light. I wonder if it gives me the nationality as in where the biracial heritage comes from, then I will know that I am probably on the right track.

The fustrating part is that I have almost nothing to go on here in New Zealand.

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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #20 on: Friday 01 May 15 02:23 BST (UK) »
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I wonder if it gives me the nationality as in where the biracial heritage comes from, then I will know that I am probably on the right track.

Surely the informative posts on the thread have helped with some possible explanations.

Could you please attach a photograph of Fanny ie if you have one.  Save the photo to your hard drive, click on Attachments and other options below the post you are entering, then select the photo and Post.

Information on Victorian birth certificates
Date and place of birth;
 name of child and whether present or not;
 name of parents (including mother's maiden name);
 occupation of parents;
 ages and birthplace of parents;
 date and place of marriage of parents;
 previous children of their marriage noting living or deceased;
 signature, description and address of the person who gave the information;
 names of witnesses;
 date and place of registration.


Is this Fanny's marriage in NZ

1903/1542   
WELLS Fanny    
SUTTON Alfred    

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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #21 on: Friday 01 May 15 02:33 BST (UK) »
Hi yes information very helpful, no she married George Davis in 1910/12 in Wellington, NZ. So she would have immigrated to NZ in early 1900, s. She then went onto have three boys, one of them being my husband's grandfather, none of them are alive and they never spoke of their heritage.  I am waiting on a copy of marriage records for her
But it appears that she may have changed her name to Frances Somewhere along the way.



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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #22 on: Friday 01 May 15 02:35 BST (UK) »
There is a good photo which I am in the process of getting hold of so will post that as you suggested, thanks for all you help so far. Sorry to sound vaguess,  but haven't got much to work on. :)


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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #23 on: Friday 01 May 15 03:00 BST (UK) »
Possible arrival in Victoria. Assisted immigrants.
http://prov.vic.gov.au/index_search?searchid=24

WARRY , Henry Aged 31. Per Duchess of Northumberland. Date Jan 1849. Book 4. Page 253
WARRY, Elizabeth Aged 28. As above
WARRY, Thomas Aged 2. As above
WARRY, William Hy. Aged 4. As above

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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #24 on: Friday 01 May 15 03:34 BST (UK) »
The immigrant couple, Henry and Elizabeth may have done stint on the goldfields round Bendigo after these births.

WARREY Elizabeth Jane
Father Henry
Mother Elizabeth
Birth Place COLLINGWOOD
Year 1853
Reg Number: 20763
Denomination Church of England
Parish St Marks, Collingwood
Fiche 326

WERREY Elizabeth
 Father Henry
 Mother Elizabeth ARTHUR
Birth Place  COLLWOOD
Year 1856
Reg Number: 77
 
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/87984082
Matrimonial squabbles at Bendigo?

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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #25 on: Friday 01 May 15 08:37 BST (UK) »
This looks to be the marriage of Thomas WERRY who arrived with his parents (see above) This couple had a number of children in Collingwood
 

WERREY Thomas  (Birth Place CORNWALL)
WHARMBEY Elizabeth (Birth Place FITZROY)
Year 1869
Reg Number1133

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Re: Fanny WELLS. Family history missing for biracial great grandmother, Australia
« Reply #26 on: Friday 01 May 15 08:44 BST (UK) »
The following is about a Mr William WELLS from the USA who married an INDIAN and was made a Justice of the Peace by A Territorial Governor "OHIO" (later to become the US president William Henry HARRISON)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wells_%28soldier%29

It may be worth checking to see if any of his children were possibly named "William Henry Harrison WELLS"?

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