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Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« on: Friday 03 May 19 19:41 BST (UK) »
Hi
Can SKS help, please?
Trying to make a trace on James Butterfield, who migrated to Perth, Australia in the early 1900's. He sailed there with his wife, Martha and daughter, Alice. I am of the opinion that they emigrated in order for James to take up a position of establishing a police force there. He had retired from the Metropolitan Police. Thereafter, I have no trace on this family.

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 May 19 23:38 BST (UK) »
Hi cumbria nige,

    Here is W.A. BDM https://www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx and there is no record of James or Martha dying there.

    Here is a history of the Western Australian police force and their commissioners
https://www.police.wa.gov.au/About-Us/Our-History/WA-Police-Commissioners   and there is no mention of a Butterfield.

    I think they must have travelled to another state ... will keep looking.

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 May 19 23:54 BST (UK) »
Could you give us a few more details - date of birth and parents' names please.

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 May 19 01:10 BST (UK) »
James was born abt 1852 in the St Geo Hanover district. Martha in abt 1825 in Lambeth and Alice (could be Alice Belissa) in 1863 in Rotherhithe

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 May 19 01:21 BST (UK) »
James was born abt 1852 in the St Geo Hanover district. Martha in abt 1825 in Lambeth and Alice (could be Alice Belissa) in 1863 in Rotherhithe

Something is not quite right.   James born about 1852 is unlikely to be the father of Alice born in 1863.

Please check  :D

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Re: Mellish in Perth, Australia
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 May 19 01:38 BST (UK) »
Apologises. I wrote down the incorrect details when copying and realised before you posted. The family name was Mellish. George (b.1849 in Shoreditch). Harriet (b.1867 in Lewisham) and Edith (b.1883, not known where)

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 May 19 02:06 BST (UK) »
Apologises. I wrote down the incorrect details when copying and realised before you posted. The family name was Mellish. George (b.1849 in Shoreditch). Harriet (b.1867 in Lewisham) and Edith (b.1883, not known where)

Hi You have possibly still confused some dates above.

 
Marriages Sep 1867 
 
BRIGHTMAN    Harriot        
MELLISH    George
Lewisham 1d   1142
   
 
Birth
MELLISH, EDITH
MMS   BRIGHTMAN   
1882  S Quarter
WEST HAM
Volume 04A  Page 147

Edith was one of a number of children to the couple.
 
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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 May 19 02:13 BST (UK) »
Now I am confuddled ...  was the surname MELLISH or BUTTERFIELD for the migrating family?

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Re: Butterfield in Perth, Australia
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 May 19 02:20 BST (UK) »
http://soda.naa.gov.au/record/8181647/1
Passenger list with details of a MELLISH family to WA, arriving Fremantle 2 Oct 1902 per the Omrah, a voyage from London to Sydney.
Mr Mellish aged 50
Mrs Mellish aged 49
Miss Mellish aged 24
Miss M Mellish aged 16

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