Author Topic: When did my Grandmother and her Mother and sisters arrive in Melbourne?  (Read 264 times)

Offline jk22

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Hello.

My Grandmother, Constance Kate Miles, her 2 younger sisters and their Mother, Agnes P [nee Ferguson] Miles emigrated from South Africa to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia some time between 1899 and 1903.

Agnes is on the 1903 Melbourne Electoral Roll in Jolimont, inner city suburb.

Constance was aged between 8 and 12 when they sailed.

I don't know from which port they left South Africa nor in fact if their first foot-fall was in Melbourne.

My great grandfather, Harry Mowat Hamilton Miles, husband of Agnes and father to the girls, was killed in 1899 whilst further up the country in the Kimberley.

I have looked previously to this with no recalled success.

Regards and thanks,
Julie.


BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: When did my Grandmother and her Mother and sisters arrive in Melbourne?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 June 19 23:59 BST (UK) »
So where does this 1873 engagement fit into the story?
Or is it a co-incidence of names?

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5867288

Sue
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Re: When did my Grandmother and her Mother and sisters arrive in Melbourne?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 June 19 04:46 BST (UK) »
In that time period their first names probably won't be recorded and so you will most likely be looking for just Mrs MILES and three unnamed children. There are a lot of MILES entries for those years.

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Re: When did my Grandmother and her Mother and sisters arrive in Melbourne?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 June 19 07:34 BST (UK) »

Agnes is on the 1903 Melbourne Electoral Roll in Jolimont, inner city suburb.

 Regards and thanks,
Julie.





Who are the people living with her at Jolimont please?

49 Agnes Street Jolimont.
1903
Surname MILES
Agnes, H D.
Charles, clerk.


49 Agnes Street Jolimont.
1909.
Surname MILES
Agnes, H D.
Charles, clerk.
Edward, clerk.
John Hastings, actor.


Sue


ADDING
With bit of research and guesswork, are they her husband's siblings?
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