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Offline sparrett

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Re: Looking for Thomas Henry Lancelot LEWIS
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 July 20 09:30 BST (UK) »
Jamjar I have found Benjamin and Jemima. They arrived in Sydney on 24 December 1853, but sadly, Benjamin died of a stroke on 8 January 1853. Can you image being in Jemima's situation - in a strange land with 7 children! I don't know if they had any friends or family in Sydney, but I think the family went to Rockhampton. I'm not sure what might have attracted them to north Queensland or what they might have done there.

I've become quite fascinated by this family (no relation to me) so I'm still looking.

F.

Per my reply #11
They arrived December 1852.

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 26 July 20 09:43 BST (UK) »
Sorry Sue, yes a typo! :(
Bayley family of Westmorland (Casterton/Kirkby Lonsdale) and Lancashire (Barton, Birkdale) during the period 1750 - 1911.
Willan family of Westmorland and Lancashire.
Easthope family - mostly Gloucestershire/London
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 09 August 20 09:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Westby,

Reading through this thread with interest, and saw your question about Edward Deacon Whiffen b 1835, one of the 8 children of Jemima & Benjamin (as listed on the 1841/1851 Census).  This might be him - I note your Edward had a brother named George:

On 18 June 1894 Committed by Judge's Order of Alameda County Court  to Mendocino State Hospital
Edward Whiffen, age 58, single, native of England, Pile Driver.
Resident of California 43 years and prior to that, resident of England.
Committed by Judge's Order of Alexander County Court  to Mendocino State Hospital
Suffering Insomnia, Acute Mania
Never previously in an Asylum or has Insane relatives.
Classed as Destructive
Not classed as Sucidal, Homicidal, Incendiary, Filthy
Does not have Head Injury or Epilepsy
Moderate Alcohol, but no Narcotics
History:
Evidence of the presence of insanity. Waeks (sic) and talks most of the night. Thinks he hears and sees spirits.  Carries a pistol for self protection.  Chases people and threatens to kill them. Thinks he was born before Christ and that he will live to be one hundred and ninety years old.
Address: George Whiffen, Australia
             Condition on Admission
Died: 30 Dec 1897

I can't find any US Census record though....

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Re: Looking for Thomas Henry Lancelot LEWIS
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 09 August 20 14:06 BST (UK) »
Wow, this is an amazing find Ambly. I don't have any access to US records on Ancestry or elsewhere, so I can't check any further, but it certainly looks like our man.  Any chance you could check immigration records for around 1851 to see if he appears?  I wonder why he was going to the US. Goldrush perhaps?

Thanks
Fleur
Bayley family of Westmorland (Casterton/Kirkby Lonsdale) and Lancashire (Barton, Birkdale) during the period 1750 - 1911.
Willan family of Westmorland and Lancashire.
Easthope family - mostly Gloucestershire/London
Jeffords