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looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« on: Friday 10 May 19 05:53 BST (UK) »
George and Mary Ann HOUNSOM arrived in Adelaide on the Buckinghamshire 1839.

George is noted in paper on his death as being an early and respected settler, but despite South Australia’s impressive historical records online we can’t find out anything about him.

Any ideas?
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NICOL (Scot), DRUMMOND-HAY (Eng), ERREY (Sussex, Eng)
O'NEILL (Eng/Ire), BEATTY (Ire), HOGAN, (Ire)

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Re: looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 May 19 06:44 BST (UK) »
Have you checked Trove, the online newspapers?

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/search?adv=y

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Re: looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 May 19 06:58 BST (UK) »

Surely you know something more about George and / or Mary Ann to have any interest in them.

It is difficult to move beyond what you have found, without some...context...reference point.....?

Do you know anything about his origins?

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Re: looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 May 19 07:04 BST (UK) »
I have searched Trove and so far found a property sale. But I am still hunting around on there.

We do have info on ancestors and descendants, but I am particularly looking for where I might find any news on what George did in SA.   

George is not an ancestor of mine, but of an in-law.
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NICOL (Scot), DRUMMOND-HAY (Eng), ERREY (Sussex, Eng)
O'NEILL (Eng/Ire), BEATTY (Ire), HOGAN, (Ire)

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Re: looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 May 19 07:23 BST (UK) »
HOUNSOM, George Senr (c1791-13/5/1857) Born Havant, Hants, England. Died Islington SA, at his residence Lower North Road, ‘greatly respected’. Farm labourer from Havant. Farmer; Adelaide, Light River, Islington. Stockholder north side of the Light River 1845. Wesleyan. m 31/5/1812 Portsea, Hants.

https://localwiki.org/adelaide-hills/Overseas_Arrivals_to_South_Australia_-_early_1839

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Re: looking for info on George Hounsom's life in South Australia
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 May 19 09:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much, giblet.
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NICOL (Scot), DRUMMOND-HAY (Eng), ERREY (Sussex, Eng)
O'NEILL (Eng/Ire), BEATTY (Ire), HOGAN, (Ire)