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Re: Adelaide birth request please
« Reply #27 on: Friday 04 November 16 03:22 GMT (UK) »
Found an Albert Ernest born 9 Oct 1877, reg Ade 189/451, and a Claude Douglas born 14 Jan 1880 reg  Ade 234/1, to an Amelia nee HODGKINS. Both sons registered with the surname GREATREX.

Amelia aged 20, daughter of Jonathon HODGKINS, married  25 Apr 1877  to James Henry GREATREX aged 23, son of James Henry GREATREX, reg Ade 111/291.

Essie


Father - James Henry in1877 and James Charles in 1880.

Cando


And the birth notice...

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30797663
South Australian Advertiser  Saturday 17 Jan 1880  Pge#4
BIRTHS
GREATREX On the 14th January, at 114 Rundle-street, the wife of J. C. Greatrex, jun.,
of a son.

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Re: Adelaide birth request please
« Reply #28 on: Friday 04 November 16 06:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Cando.  You are a top researcher!  Thanks a lot to Others in this stream.
I'm sorry but i get overwhelmed with formats in technologies.
I felt glad to read the explanations for the 2 Adelaide Greatrex boys.  I hope they had a good life in America.
It's just so amazing, puzzling, challenging to reflect what branches of a 'family' 'do'!  The travelling that went on!
Regards,
Julie
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: Adelaide birth request please
« Reply #29 on: Friday 04 November 16 06:34 GMT (UK) »
I just remembered that an American contact advised me yesterday that the 'ST' in the Morris name that lead, in the US, to him being titled Mr St Morris, referred actually to the surname of 'Stocker'.  That's what i meant by "contraction".
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: Adelaide birth request please
« Reply #30 on: Friday 04 November 16 07:08 GMT (UK) »
Re:  this one Greatrex starter family in Adelaide.

As i have it, my great grandmother, Elizabeth Caroline Greatrex was the 2nd child, eldest daughter of James (Charles) Greatrex who arrived in the colony in very early 1852. 

James' name on the 1852 passenger list was the blunt, 'James Greatrex'.  I found that later in 1852 a "James Henry Greatrex" did arrive in Adelaide.  I don't know at all if there was a kinship there.

James (Charles) Greatrex, is given on some documents that clearly relate to my line that started later when Blanche [b1883], daughter of Elizabeth Caroline Greatrex now Perkins, relocated to Melbourne - for what reason i don't know. 

Elizabeth Caroline's father, sometimes plainly recorded as James Greatrex, seems to certainly have had the fuller name of James Charles Greatrex, as given eg on his death registration which also gives collateral namings; his obituary also supports holding him as James Charles Greatrex who arrived in Feb 1852 in Adelaide and was a merchant in central Adelaide for decades.

I don't know the name of James (Charles) Greatrex's father:  my great great great grandfather.  I gather that James (Charles) was born/baptised in Birmingham, Warwickshire in 1820.  But i have no formal record for that.  This date was given to me by a professional and published genealogist in Adelaide who is my paternal 2nd cousin.  However she has not, as far as i know, spent much time on this family branch.

Just where in Warwickshire James Charles Greatrex came from and lived for the first years of his life, and just who is parents were is a mystery to me.  He may have been born and lived in Birmingham, but possibly also in Coventry. 

James (Charles) Greatrex and his Adelaide English wife, Elizabeth Amelia Dear, had 3 sons all of whom were given the middle name of 'Henry'.  I have found that the 3 boys' records show one or both parents as i have them. 

So was James (Charles) Greatrex's father a 'Henry Greatrex' in some format?

Julie

BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales


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Re: Adelaide birth request please
« Reply #31 on: Monday 28 November 16 16:18 GMT (UK) »
JK22 please could you message me regarding the Tofield Family tree. It won't let me message you on here as I am a new member. My husband to be is a Tofield and we have just started doing our family tree.

Sorry to post in this thread.

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« Reply #32 on: Monday 28 November 16 16:46 GMT (UK) »
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« Reply #34 on: Monday 28 November 16 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much. I haven't read through all the rules yet as just jumped straight in with all the excitement of it all.

Thank you.