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Re: Ralph Pearson - England, London, settled Australia
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 02:53 BST (UK) »

1851 CENSUS
Ralph and parents/siblings living in Wood Lane, Hammersmith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Lane

1861 CENSUS
Ralph and parents/siblings living in Southbrook Street, Hammersmith

1871 CENSUS
Ralph and wife Sarah living in Portland Road, with older brother Henry in Portland Road
Portland Road is in Notting Hill, NOTTING DALE
This is where Ralph moves from seemingly the pits of hell but maybe a happy marriage and happy family life to want to name his Australian home Nottingdale

John Shelton and Elizabeth Pearson who marry in Derbyshire, such a good fit for Ralph changing his name to Pearson, could they have moved from Derbyshire to London for work - but how did they meet John living in Berkshire and Elizabeth living in Surrey

Thank you Annie for all your suggestions, alot to think about!

I am possibly duplicating some information from across various posts on this thread.  Sorry, but I am trying to find Ralph using ‘Nottingdale’ as his address  any earlier than 1903, when he was aged in his 50s…  It is possible that that was already the name of the property at Coolabunia when he moved there….     Also, I have not yet found any children for R. SHILTON and S. SHILTON as per the 1871 census… 

Re the 1871 Census sighting  181 Portland Road, Kensington, several households.  Two are perhaps of interest.

The image I have sighted has
R. SHILTON, head,  married, 26, labourer, born Hammersmith.
S. SHILTON, wife, 24, Charwoman, born Hammersmith

And on the next page, and at same address:
Henry SHELTON, head, married, 35, labourer, born Hammersmith
Jane SHELTON, wife, 33, Charwoman, born Marylebone
Henry SHELTON, son, 4, born Kensington
Ellen SHELTON, daughter, 2, born Kensington

A submitted tree has Henry marrying Ellen in 1860, and their eldest daughter, (Jane L SHELTON) in 1871 was with her Grand Parents William and Catherine VAN, at 9 Latimer Rd Mews, Kensington

In 1901 Jane L SHELTON was aged 36, a Servant, and her birthplace was recorded as Notting Hill.   In 1911, Jane Lucy SHELTON, aged 46, a Servant, was recorded as born Kensington.

1871 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMB-894   
1881 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK65-36CB 
1891 - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3TGF-VN2
1901  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X968-1G6

Here is birth and baptism John Ralph SHILTON   https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1X3-9C9 

Here is civil birth registration for John Ralfe SHILTON, it is from GRO, 1849, Vol 3, page 359.    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N49-TTM

Here is Ralph I SHELTON, in the family group, including a brother, Henry aged 14.
1851 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6R-PQ8

Here is Ralph SHELTER aged 12, in family group…
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7KL-WWY


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Re: Ralph Pearson - England, London, settled Australia
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 03:45 BST (UK) »
May well be a red herring .... however,

Newspaper article Leeds Mercury June 7, 1878 mentions a Sarah SHELTON.

Local Divorce Cases …..  CLARK V CLARK  This was the petition of the wife for dissolution of the marriage by reason of the cruelty and adultery of her husband.   ….. The adultery charged was with a young woman of the name Shelton …..  ……    ……   In November 1877, …. Some information about a girl …. Confront her husband.   He denied that he was the father of her child, but Shelton said that he was ….   - - Sarah Shelton, formerly in the service of the petitioner, said that in April 1877, she had a child, the father of whom was the respondent.  She obtained an affiliation order against him and he was ordered to pay for its support. …

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 04:05 BST (UK) »
There is a criminal registers entry for a John Ralph Pearson - manslaughter 1876 but appears to have been acquitted

Not sure if this was overlooked earlier?

Annie

This was in the  Old Bailey, 1 May 1876, the remarks show 'Bill ignored, Not in Custody'

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Re: RALPH PEARSON - BORN ENGLAND, LONDON, SETTLED AUSTRALIA
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 08:26 BST (UK) »
This arrival to Brisbane has the right birth date


Name-John  SHELTON

Age25  (Birth Year 1849 )

Ship  Ramsey

Port of Departure London, England

Port of Arrival Brisbane

Arrival Date 9 Jun 1874

Sue

ADDING
The only thing extra shown on the digitised record for this arrival, is that John was single.

Thank you all for your further posts

Does John enter Australia as Ralph/Rolfe Pearson rather than John Shelton/Shilton with these findings in later 1870's?

Mother's maiden on FindMyPast is Crowcher

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Re: Ralph Pearson - England, London, settled Australia
« Reply #40 on: Saturday 13 July 19 01:58 BST (UK) »
Hi all I am Ralph's great granddaughter from Australia  and appreciate everyone's help with trying to solve our family brick wall. I have 2 questions. Ralph could read & write quite well & a family story has it that he had to walk past an apple orchard to get to school. Is it possible to check school admission records?  Also another family story handed down recalled from his grandson was that he was a stowaway. Is their records on stowaways.  Thanks in anticipation. Linda

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Re: Ralph Pearson - England, London, settled Australia
« Reply #41 on: Saturday 13 July 19 09:04 BST (UK) »

Hi Linda,
I cannot add much to help you in regard to the school question, but I do note that the 12 year old Ralph in 1861 is an errand boy, not a scholar.
I am speaking of the family where the wife of John SHELTON, labourer,  is Elizabeth nee CROWCHER.
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