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Death certificate of John Shepley
« on: Saturday 15 June 19 20:21 BST (UK) »
Hi I am trying to see the details on the death cert of John Shepley who died 17 Dec 1876 (I believe) at Mitcham, South Australia. From Trove I believe he was connected to the pound at Lower Mitcham.
I don't know how he connects to my tree and I believe that ancestry trees are incorrect at this point. They assign him John Shepley and Hannah Leigh as his parents in Dukinfield, Cheshire - who are my ancestors but I am fairly certain are not his. However we are probably related and I am wondering if his death certificate gives any clues as to his parents.
Hope you can work your usual magic.
Best wishes
Helen

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Re: Death certificate of John Shepley
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 June 19 13:54 BST (UK) »
South Australian death certificates do not name parents of the deceased in that era.  John was a poundkeeper.

From my resource
Death
SHEPLEY John  74 years  Marital status not recorded  Relative not recorded
17 Dec 1876
Residence Mitcham  Death Place Mitcham   Ade Symbol F  77/335

F. Informant is a possible Family Member

Possibly his arrival - noted as John SHEPLEY and two children and next on the list is Hannah SHEPLEY.
http://www.slsa.ha.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48726486
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Re: Death certificate of John Shepley
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 12:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that - the purpose of my request had been to correct the entries for him on some ancestry trees - wrongly attributing him as a son to a John Shepley in my tree and I had hoped that the death certificate would enhance my argument.
Best wishes
Helen

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Re: Death certificate of John Shepley
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 13:33 BST (UK) »
This looks like the family in Dukinfield prior to immigration:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7MP-6YJ

It looks like John's wife died just before the census.

SHEPLEY, ANN
Aged   33 
GRO Reference: 1841  M Quarter in ASHTON AND OLDHAM  Volume 20  Page 61

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Re: Death certificate of John Shepley
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 13:49 BST (UK) »
Yes that is the family, but no clue as to who the parents of John are, unfortunately. But thanks for that.
Helen