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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 22 May 20 07:53 BST (UK) »
The death notice is in the Essex Standard...2 Feb 1855 and 7 Feb 1855...a long time after the death, so the date and place of death might not be so accurate.

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 22 May 20 08:51 BST (UK) »
The death notice is in the Essex Standard...2 Feb 1855 and 7 Feb 1855...a long time after the death, so the date and place of death might not be so accurate.

I had noticed that ;D
News coming from the antipodes wasn't quick in those days.

Add to that the problems of identification . . . . .
"A digger" drowns on his way to (presumably) the Victorian Gold Fields; what ID would he have on him?

I have emailed the Wangaratta FHS; maybe they have some info?
(Their website appears to have issues.)
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 22 May 20 09:15 BST (UK) »

In the matter of Henry GARRAD's death, and the story that went back to his family in England......

**Wangaratta would seem to feature in his life / death.

**Death was by accidental drowning.

**Mr SEXTON, in 1854, has no reason to believe that Henry is dead.

**If there is an exact date known for his death....someone saw him .....enter water and not surface?

**Was his body ever recovered?

**Only when someone has cause to look for Henry  eg. Mr SEXTON, that a possible death was identified?

**Henry, unidentified body, death was recorded as a John Doe.....unidentified death?

**VIC database....Victorian.......might have death 29 Sep 1853 with no name. Someone might have access to this database. I have at local library, but not accessible during COVID lockdown.

**Some helpers on this forum might have the relevant database discs.