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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 10 March 19 06:36 GMT (UK) »
Maybe he did find a 'pot of gold' ?

They must have been doing alright for themselves at some stage as she owned a gold diamond ring. [re same address as her funeral notice]

The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) 
Sat 6 Jan 1872

Amongst the robberies reported in this week's Police Gazette are the following:
Stolen from the dwelling of John Hood  and Co., Elizabeth-street, 24th December, a  cash box containing a cheque for 19 10s. 6d.,  some documents and ? for small amounts; from the dwelling of Margaret Carpenter, Cardigan-street Carlton, 26th December, a gold diamond ring, other jewellery, coins, and tobacco;

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138087775

What was his occupation when in VIC?

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 10 March 19 06:57 GMT (UK) »
In this QLD news item after his death, he is described as a painter

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/170212821

I remember seeing the term contractor describing him somewhere also.
I will backtrack and try to locate it

Sue
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In 1875 Sands and McDugall's Directory lists Margaret CARPENTER as a grocer at Elgin Street
Carlton
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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 March 19 07:00 GMT (UK) »
In this QLD news item after his death, he is described as a painter

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/170212821

I remember seeing the term contractor describing him somewhere also.
I will backtrack and try to locate it

Sue

Margaret's will had him noted as a contractor.

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 March 19 07:04 GMT (UK) »
 ;D
Ah, that's where I saw it.
So I don't know what his occ was in the 1850's
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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 March 19 07:13 GMT (UK) »
In 1865 there were a few notices placed by Edwin senior in regard to his planned absence from Rockhampton. I have not located anything that says where he is going, but presumably he did not leave immediately as his last child was born in Melbourne in 1868.


 This is one of the notices as he announces the appointment of agent for his due rent collections.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51565393

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Edited Copy re Margarets death
« Reply #14 on: Monday 11 March 19 00:04 GMT (UK) »

Ref to the application for probate  found by a Rootschatter after Margaret CARPENTERs death  came as a complete surprise . As way back when,  actually  2 Sep 1990,I got 5 copies of an admin file for her estate  and a letter in reply to advise there was no application for probate. Cost me $22.10

Maybe a silly question but is Victoria the only State to have such records and  they be digitised ?

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Edited Copy re Margarets death
« Reply #15 on: Monday 11 March 19 04:40 GMT (UK) »

Ref to the application for probate  found by a Rootschatter after Margaret CARPENTERs death  came as a complete surprise . As way back when,  actually  2 Sep 1990,I got 5 copies of an admin file for her estate  and a letter in reply to advise there was no application for probate. Cost me $22.10

Maybe a silly question but is Victoria the only State to have such records and  they be digitised ?

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It is NOT a silly question....   :D

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/probate-packets-wills-guide

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/probate-records-supplementary-index

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/deceased-estates-index

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Edited
« Reply #16 on: Monday 11 March 19 05:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks JM


None of these State Records files are digitised . Been out to Kingswood quite a few times . A recent  improvement is Ancestry now have the NSW deceased estate cards  in a more accessible format and the NSW will books on FindMyPast to 1952 . I did have a quick check on Cora NUMMs web site and was inconclusive that VIC is only State to  to have probate applications digitised     Appears to be so               
And perhaps even accessible to search ? 

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Re: Edwin Reuben CARPENTER of Ballarat Did he rob a bank?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 March 19 06:12 GMT (UK) »
Tasmania has some of their wills online also. If im right i think its just Tassie and VIC that have them digitised online.