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Seekay Searching
« on: Monday 31 August 15 11:57 BST (UK) »
Hi
My name is Kim and I have been trying to find my Great Grandmothers daughter, Pearlie Isabella Seekay, who was born 17 July 1901 in Moama NSW.   Her mothers name was Emily Jane Seekay.  There is no father recorded and apart from the birth certificate, there is no other record of her.  My Great Grandmother came to Western Australia, childless around or after 1911.  She changed her name to Emily Jane Casey (officially or unofficially) her siblings also changed their names.  Emily had a son who died at birth in 1907 to a Mr Thomas Dodkins. The Seekay children  were part Chinese.
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Terrell, Mitchell, Morris and Wagstaff

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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 15 12:44 BST (UK) »
Is this your Emily?
WA Marriage:
1913 SEEKAY, Emily J. and TERRELL, RICHARD H. ; Boulder; Reg No: 8   
1941 TERRELL, Emily J. and SHILLINGLOW, William C. ; Boulder; Reg No: 37



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« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 15 13:01 BST (UK) »

Kalgoorlie Miner 22 Sep 1930
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/95223492?
funeral notice Henry Charles CASEY..........Mr and Mrs Richard TERRELL.....Moama

several names mentioned.


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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 15 13:44 BST (UK) »
Funeral notices for Richard Terrell In 1933 - mentions mrs e Terrell and mrs Casey
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94867214

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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #4 on: Monday 31 August 15 15:46 BST (UK) »
Alice also married as SEEKAY to William RUSSELL in Victoria in 1903.

My Great Grandmother came to Western Australia, childless......

How do you know she didn't have the child with her then?  Is Pearlie mentioned on Thomas' birth certificate?

Electoral rolls show Emily Jane SEEKAY as a Cook at Echuca from 1903 till 1909, prior to that she would not have been of age to enrol.

Whether her daughter was adopted outside or inside the family it is likely that her name was changed.  Have you searched for marriages using the surnames in Emily's mother's family?

Debra  :)

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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 August 15 23:42 BST (UK) »
Thank you to everyone who has left messages, all the above information I have found. 
Emily's mother deserted them in 1888, their father, Peter Seekay died in 1895, their mother never came back for them.  There was no other children mentioned on Thomas Dodkin Seekays birth certificate or death certificate. 
Alice Seekay (Russell) also used Casey, she was also married as a Challenger.

There was never a child with Emily in Western Australia, she married my Great Grandfather soon after arriving.  My Grandfather never knew about his older siblings and it was quite a shock when I found them, it was also a shock to the family, that her father was Chinese.

I have been down the adoption line, I have even researched the doctor and midwife and friends of the seekay family who may have "Had" a child around July 1901.


Thanks again for all your help
Terrell, Mitchell, Morris and Wagstaff

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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 November 21 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Kishtu, I'm new here so I'm unsure how to contact you, but we are related-- distantly. I'm looking for information about Jessie TERRELL, daughter of Emily Jane SEEKAY and Richard H. TERRELL.
apologies and many thanks

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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 November 21 02:08 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Seekay Searching
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 November 21 02:12 GMT (UK) »
Wagga Wagga Advertiser 4April1908 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145104961
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
PROBATE JURISDICTION.
In the Will of GEORGE BURGESS, late of Albury Road, near Wagga Wagga, in the State of New South Wales, Wood Carter, deceased.
APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof, that Probate of the last ;
Will of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to ELIZA SEE KAY (in the said Will called ELIZA BURGESS), the Executrix named in the Will....

Probate Packet https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW115560503
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NRS-13660-6-125-Series 4_42988 | George Burgess - Date of Death 12/03/1908, Place of residence Wagga Wagga NSW

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