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William Sturrock
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 10:21 GMT (UK) »
am trying to find William Sturrock born Scotland circa 1850, who may have moved from NZ to Australia about 1876.    William (aged 20) a ploughman, left London on board "Excelsior" 29/4/1870 and arrived Auckland, NZ, 3/8/1870.  He then travelled to Hastings, NZ on "SS Keera".  William married Elizabeth Cox in 1874.    Elizabeth died in 1876 and their son was brought up by her family.  William Sturrock disappears from NZ records after this date and I would like to know if he travelled to Australia circa 1876-1878  and if he in fact settled there?



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Re: William Sturrock
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Bavarian.  :D

There is a death recorded for a William Sturrock, birth year given as 1851 who may be your William.

First name(s)   William
Last name   Sturrock
Age   86
Sex   Male
Birth year   1851
Death year   1937
Father's name   -
Mother's name   -
Death place   Omeo
State   Victoria
Registration number   16859
Record set   Victoria Deaths 1836-1985
Collections from   Australasia
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Sturrock
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:41 GMT (UK) »
This looks like a newspaper article regarding his death.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63020886?searchTerm=william%20sturrock

Same year as the death record that I posted earlier.  Is this your William?

Added:-  You will need to scroll down the page to find the report.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: William Sturrock
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

I am just posting a link to the other post regarding this man which you have replied on so that we don't spend time looking for what was found then

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=513996.0
I am trying to find William Sturrock born Scotland circa 1850, who may have moved from NZ to Australia about 1876.    William (aged 20) a ploughman, left London on board "Excelsior" 29/4/1870 and arrived Auckland, NZ, 3/8/1870.  He then travelled to Hastings, NZ on "SS Keera".  William married Elizabeth Cox in 1874.    Elizabeth died in 1876 and their son was brought up by her family.  William Sturrock disappears from NZ records after this date and I would like to know if he travelled to Australia circa 1876-1878  and if he in fact settled there?
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Re: William Sturrock
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:42 GMT (UK) »
I see that Satchwell was last active in September 2019.  If his/her email is still valid then he/she should receive a notification on the thread that you posted Rosie.

Did you wish to post a link to this post on the other one?  Or would that be overkill?  :)
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Sturrock
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 November 20 08:06 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rosie and Girl Guide,
Thank you both for your replies. I am still struggling to find my way around this site so please excuse my delayed reply.
I did see the post from Satchwell, plagiarised his original post. I have sent him a message, hopefully, he is still with us and can reply. Covid19 is a bit like the diphtheria plague that William's wife died from.