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Offline transparu

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Enquire re a newspaper reference. Adelaide 1851
« on: Monday 20 June 16 09:40 BST (UK) »
Folks
I am not sure this enquiry belongs in Rootschat, but Ill try anyway. A direct ancestor of mine was John Argles Robinson. He came from the Westminster district of London to Adelaide with his young wife Sarah.  He drowned in the Yarra, Melbourne, on the way to the Victorian goldfields in December 1851 leaving Sarah and a baby in Adelaide. I believe I have just found him in Adelaide, and am wondering what information I might gain from the two following links to Adelaide newspapers.

Do these tell me that he owned land/a house in Angas St, Adelaide? What else do they tell me? What does acre 411 mean?

John Argles Robinson may be found in these two places:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/207006413?
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165043277?

Id appreciate any comment/suggestion about what this information might mean, please.

Thanks in advance

DY


Yates (Tamworth, Staffs), Yates (Leicester), Probert (London, Westminster, Bath), Argles, Robinson (London, Westminster), Jessop (Westmeath)

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Re: Enquire re a newspaper reference. Adelaide 1851
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 June 16 10:25 BST (UK) »
To me it seems a hearing was conducted to validate genuine occupiers of city blocks who were eligible to vote.  It appears some were leaseholders and not necessarily freehold owners.

Obviously the 'blocks' were numbered and appear to be one acre in size??
http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1437
"...... and surveyed one acre blocks, surrounded by designated Park Lands...".


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