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Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« on: Sunday 17 February 19 12:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

Looking for my great uncle Sydney Watkins, he was born in Harpurhey Manchester UK in 1901 to John Thomas Watkins and Mary Elizabeth Grisenthwaite he married in the UK to Lillian Elizabeth Pritchard 7 June 1927 he later emigrated to Australia but I only have a rough Idea of when he went I think it was during the 60s though I could be wrong, I'm not sure about children though think they had a son David but not really sure. any help would be amazing thank you
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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 February 19 13:08 GMT (UK) »
On the marriage cert Sydney has a middle name of Charles, sometimes extra snippets like that can help in finding a person.

They are still in the UK in 1939 (Herefordshire) with a William T R Watkins b.1929 and Gilbert C D Watkins b.1931. These would appear to be sons of Sydney and Lillian. One record is closed so perhaps another child.

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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 February 19 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello again, it would appear I have the wrong marriage info for Sydney Watkin/s he was born 1902 Harpurhey Manchester, his father is John Thomas Watkin/s and mother Mary Elizabeth Grisenthwaite and siblings Pheobe and Mona. I know he emigrated to Australia (don't know when) and was told he died in Launceston Tasmania (he was cremated but don't know when) I do know he was married but thats all.
Hughen/an Sorbie Wigtown
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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 February 19 17:07 GMT (UK) »
1911 census has spelling as Sidney Watkins

National Archives Australia has this entry:

'Watkins, Sidney [accompanied by Lillian] - Departed from London to Sydney on 28 August 1968 per BA Flight 716'

This is in 'documentation presented by British migrants intending to migrate to Tasmania, Australia from the period 1959 to 1973. The migrants arrived by air or sea. The migrant's applications are for passage under the ex-Service mens free passage scheme'

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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 February 19 17:45 GMT (UK) »
The 1972 electoral roll has Sidney and Lilian Watkin at the same Launceston address, and only Lilian Watkin in 1977

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Add - Lilian again there in 1980, the address is Cosgrove Park which is an aged care and retirement village

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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 February 19 18:36 GMT (UK) »
From TAHO AF159 Carr Villa Memorial Park Cemetery Cremation Registers
https://stors.tas.gov.au/678997 1974 pg160
Sidney Watkin died 18 Aug 1974 aged 72

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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 February 19 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Carr Villa Memorial Park - Area   Cremation Memorials

First Names   SIDNEY
Last Name   WATKIN
Age   72
Death Date   Aug 18 1974
Service Date   Aug 19 1974
Location   ROSE GARDEN
Number   36
Site   B30
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First Names   LILLIAN
Last Name   WATKIN
Age   75
Death Date   Apr 6 1981
Service Date   Apr 9 1981
Location   ROSE GARDEN
Number   36
Site   B30

https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/Carr-Villa-Memorial-Park/Burial-Records

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Re: Sydney Watkins Tasmania
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 February 19 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi JJen, matthewj64 and giblet

Your combined efforts have cleared up a very long and tiring search, we are now again on the right track thank you all so much  :)
Hughen/an Sorbie Wigtown
Carmichael Scotland/Liverpool/Manchester
Watkin/s Manchester, Llanfyllin
Wilson/Leicester/Kent
Squire/Clerkenwell
Knight/Manchester/Horton Yorkshire
Hetherington/Lancashire