Author Topic: Cannot find BDM NSW record of death for Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan  (Read 115 times)

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any help appreciated in solving the ongoing and extremely frustrating search for information on Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan.
Facts I know .....

(1) Arrived with her sister Mary on the RED ROVER on 10th August, 1832.
(2) Married Charles William Brown at Scots Church, Elizabeth Street, Sydney on 28th October, 1833.
(3) They had two children .... Charlotte Mary Ann who lived till 1918 and John who died in 1837 aged         5 months and 14 days.
(4) Bridget died on 8th June, 1837 at Elizabeth Street, Sydney after a long severe illness. I know this from a Death Notice placed in The Australian on 9th June, 1837 by her husband who was a newspaper Editor.

My health is not great and I would dearly love to solve the mystery as to exactly where in Ireland she originated, her parents names and to understand why there is no BDM Death record for her online.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Cannot find BDM NSW record of death for Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 February 19 10:16 GMT (UK) »
I donít think civil registration began in NSW until 1856.

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Re: Cannot find BDM NSW record of death for Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 February 19 10:20 GMT (UK) »
There is just one death recorded for a Bridget Brown:-

BROWN  BRIDGET 184/1839 V1839184 132  AGE 33

This is from the NSW government website.
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Re: Cannot find BDM NSW record of death for Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 February 19 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Sorry must have read the info I found wrong!

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Re: Cannot find BDM NSW record of death for Bridget Brown nee McGuggin OR McGuggan
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 February 19 19:27 GMT (UK) »
You're not mistaken.  Trove shows the death notice you mention, with date 9th June 1837. ???

Yesterday Evening, at her residence, Elizabeth-street, Sydney, the Wife of Mr. Charles William
Brown, Compositor of the Commercial Journal, after seven months' severe illness.

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