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The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« on: Saturday 09 May 20 14:48 BST (UK) »
I am keen to find both the roots of this double-barrelled family.

Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP
1880–1920
BIRTH ABT. 1880
DEATH ABT 1920 • Toowoomba Queensland ?? Australia ?
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I believe that he was married to:
Eileen Patricia Pearson
1885–1915
BIRTH ABT. 1885
DEATH 22 MAR 1915 • Toowoomba Queensland ?? Australia ?
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Son:
Richard [Dick] ANSTRUTHER BURSON
1906–1973
BIRTH 22 MAR 1906 • Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
DEATH 7 DEC 1973 • Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
O'HANLON
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 May 20 02:47 BST (UK) »

Where are you seeing details about the parents?


NZ BDM Index
death
1974/33036   ANSTRUTHER-BURSON   Richard Robert    born 22 March 1906

marriage
1931/5422   BURSON Richard Austruther   marr.   SHASKEY   Ethel Rose   

You need to see the printout of marriage

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 May 20 02:54 BST (UK) »
Poverty Bay Herald 
2 April 1930
The engagement is announced of Ethel, fifth daughter of Air and Airs Geo. Shaskey, Waima, Tokomaru Bay, to Richard, only son of the late Dr. and Mrs Anstruther-Burson, of Toowoomba, Queensland


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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 May 20 03:03 BST (UK) »

Where are you seeing details about the parents?

NZ BDM Index
death
1974/33036   ANSTRUTHER-BURSON   Richard Robert    born 22 March 1906

marriage
1931/5422   BURSON Richard Austruther   marr.   SHASKEY   Ethel Rose   

You need to see the printout of marriage

Over the years I have written to various family members in NZ but failed to get much further.
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
O'HANLON
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 May 20 05:32 BST (UK) »
Im not finding anything on the Dr and his wife anywhere.

I agree with Wivenhoe about Richard's marriage cert and see what it has on it. Or if you already have the certificate are you able to share with us the information on it please.

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 May 20 06:16 BST (UK) »
Using QLD bmd with no names entered just the event date for either a birth for Richard and deaths for parents and going through the names that appear and there is on one even remotely close to their names showing up.

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 May 20 06:39 BST (UK) »
Horowhenua Chronicle  18 June 1931
LINE FISHERMAN DROWNED.
OVERWHELMED BY SURF, (By Telegraph—Press Association.) GISBORNE, Thursday. Richard Anstruther Burson, 25, has been missing since Tuesday evening and is believed to have been drowned. His clothes and a hurricane lamp were found on the beach. He had been in the habit when fishing of stripping and going out into the surf with a line. It is feared the heavy seas of Tuesday overwhelmed him. Burson came from Australia and has no relatives in this country.

Obviously he was found alive but no articles stating that.

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 May 20 07:39 BST (UK) »
POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME LV, ISSUE 17224, 2 APRIL 1930
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/PBH19300402.2.111
The engagement is announced of Ethel, fifth daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo. Shaskey, Waima, Tokomaru Bay, to Richard only son of the late Dr and Mrs Anstruther Burson of Toowoomba, Queensland.

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Re: The Missing Doctor? Robert Anstruther-Burson Doctor GP abt.1880–1920
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 May 20 07:42 BST (UK) »
The surnames ANSTRUTHER and/or BURSON in Australia are almost non existant in each state.

TROVE archive newspapers in Australia are full of fictional book characters with the name ANSTRUTHER.

I suggest the man in NZ created false parents.

Essie