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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #18 on: Friday 01 April 16 23:57 BST (UK) »
PROV has wills for both John and Mary BAIN.
http://prov.vic.gov.au/index_search?searchid=54

John BAIN , farmer of Metcalfe leaves all to his wife Mary with an annuity to his son James Bain of ten pounds, although there has been an indenture agreed earlier regarding his son.  This indenture was set up 5 April, 1864 and mentions Mary ALEXANDER thus it would almost certainly would have been made with regard to the impending marriage of John and Mary.

Mary leaves her estate to her daughters;
Mary Isabella Eason PARNELL, wife of John PARNELL, schoolteacher, of Limestone Creek near Guildford, Victoria

Margaret Jane ALEXANDER, spinster, of Metcalfe.

John PARNELL and a William Charles REEVES, engineer of Metcalfe are appointed trustees

Metcalfe is only 10k from Taradale, and both John and Mary give Metcalfe as their place of residence at the time of making the wills.  Mary's will is dated 28 March 1882

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 02 April 16 00:08 BST (UK) »
What wonderful photos and such a great inscription leaving no doubt that this is Captain Patrick ALEXANDER.

Patrick's wife Mary ALEXANDER (nee Easson) remarried to John BAIN in 1864 - Reply #1 from Wivenhoe, so it's Patrick's wife and her second husband who share a grave with Patrick.  Wivenhoe also gave death index entry for Mary.

Judith

How did I miss that????? The answer was on the other page! I swear I need to get my eyes checked ;D

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 02 April 16 00:37 BST (UK) »
From TROVE
Death Notice for Mary BAIN -mentions daughter Mary PARNELL but no mention of the other daughter Margaret Jane.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11833748

There are quite a few death notices for John BAIN - all the same with no mention of his wife or child/ren.  Says he was of "Rose-Hill Farm, Metcalfe"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137816136

It would seem that John had lost contact with the son James mentioned in the will as there is a solicitor's notice asking James to make contact.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198494364

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 02 April 16 01:11 BST (UK) »
TROVE has a death notice which is probably Margaret Jane but I cannot see a registration on the Vic BMDs
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4640563

HARRIS - 6 December 1919 at Metcalfe Margaret Jane, beloved wife of R H HARRIS, loving mother of Stanley (dec'd AIF), Elsie, Hilda, Angus, Hazel, Roderick, Robin, Colin, Muriel, Daisy.  Ages 50 years.  Deeply Mourned.

Lots if children there so it seems that, perhaps, your branch of the family did not keep in touch with Margaret's.

Judith

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 02 April 16 04:28 BST (UK) »
TROVE has a death notice which is probably Margaret Jane but I cannot see a registration on the Vic BMDs
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4640563

HARRIS - 6 December 1919 at Metcalfe Margaret Jane, beloved wife of R H HARRIS, loving mother of Stanley (dec'd AIF), Elsie, Hilda, Angus, Hazel, Roderick, Robin, Colin, Muriel, Daisy.  Ages 50 years.  Deeply Mourned.

Lots if children there so it seems that, perhaps, your branch of the family did not keep in touch with Margaret's.

Judith

Thank you for all the links Judith. Will definitely check them all out. I'm guessing our side just didn't keep in contact with Margaret's side of the family, hence the reason my grandmother never heard about them. Maybe they had some falling out or maybe they just moved away and couldn't keep in contact. Who knows

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« Reply #23 on: Saturday 02 April 16 05:47 BST (UK) »
Margaret Jane HARRIS, her husband Roderick Henry HARRIS and two of their children are buried at Taradale, so you should be able to get a photo of their grave/s as well.

HARRIS
HARRIS Margaret Jane, Roderick H, Daisy Olive, Myrtle Elsie
http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/mt_alexander/taradale.htm

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 03 April 16 10:09 BST (UK) »
Margaret Jane HARRIS, her husband Roderick Henry HARRIS and two of their children are buried at Taradale, so you should be able to get a photo of their grave/s as well.

HARRIS
HARRIS Margaret Jane, Roderick H, Daisy Olive, Myrtle Elsie
http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/mt_alexander/taradale.htm

Judith

What a coincidence! Will have to request some more photos!

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« Reply #25 on: Sunday 03 April 16 10:14 BST (UK) »
There are a few public trees for Margaret Jane's family - not much mention of her sister, though.  If you don't have a subscription for Ancestry you can probably get access through a public library.  You may be able follow through to find out if there are any cousins still alive.

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Re: Captain Patrick Alexander
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 03 April 16 10:23 BST (UK) »
There are a few public trees for Margaret Jane's family - not much mention of her sister, though.  If you don't have a subscription for Ancestry you can probably get access through a public library.  You may be able follow through to find out if there are any cousins still alive.

Judith

Hello again Judith!
I do have a ancestry subscription and will definitely track down Margaret's trees and hopefully maybe some cousins! Will have a look now ;D