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Offline Lorraine Katherine

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Ralph Pearson - England, London, settled Australia
« on: Monday 08 July 19 22:09 BST (UK) »
Hello Rootschat

Please can you help

Ralph Pearson married Eliza Seib in 1884, New South Wales, Australia

Ralph Pearson died 3 August 1920, Queensland, Australia
Father's name John Pearson
Mother's name Elizabeth Shelton
Born 1849, London

His home in Australia was called 'Notting Dale' an area in Kensington & Chelsea, London, England

Unable to find any English records for Ralph and his family, please help with this mystery

If not a convict, could he be making up these facts about himself to escape some other wrong doing?

Thank you for your help

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:11 BST (UK) »
Any documents to show when he arrived in Australia?

His 1884 marriage cert shows he was a bachelor.  No marriage on freebmd for named parents

There is a criminal registers entry for a John Ralph Pearson - manslaughter 1876 but appears to have been acquitted
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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:16 BST (UK) »
Any info. on his occ?

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:19 BST (UK) »
Marriage cert shows him as a labourer and same occ shown for father John.  Cert also shows birthplace as London England
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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks Carole!

A tree on Anc has a Ralph J Shelton b c1849 Shepherd's Bush parents John & Elizabeth (Croucher)

He's a married Labourer in 1871 PoB given as Hammersmith

Ralph not a common name i.e. possibly worth keeping in mind if something crops up?

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:37 BST (UK) »
May I mention that transporting convicts to NSW effectively ceased 1840. 

His QLD death cert should show how long he had been in the colonies.


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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 July 19 23:51 BST (UK) »
The 1884 marriage registered Glen Innes, NSW .... what info on that certificate for Ralph's then age, place of birth, usual address,  and names of witnesses,  and denomination and name of Rev'd.

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 00:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The 1892 Queensland Post Office Directory has a Ralph PEARSON as a selector at Biarra, Queensland.

1900 Queensland State Electoral Roll
Electoral District of Burnett
NANANGO DIVISION.

Ralph PEARSON, 46, farmer, portion 33v, Coolambunia Parish, qualified for the Electoral Roll on 27th Feb 1895 as a freeholder.

Note, his age of 46 would have been his age in 1895 when he qualified to go on the the Nanango Electoral Roll.

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 00:38 BST (UK) »
The 1884 marriage registered Glen Innes, NSW .... what info on that certificate for Ralph's then age, place of birth, usual address,  and names of witnesses,  and denomination and name of Rev'd.

JM

1884 Marriage

Ralph is 35

Place of birth London

Place of residence Deepwater

Rites of the Wesleyan Church

Witnesses George Jekyll and Ellen Jekyll

Minister Charles Edward Butler (think)


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