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Re: Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations
« Reply #9 on: Monday 01 March 21 06:41 GMT (UK) »
The will of Owen Francis, d 1904 is digitised.  His estate was worth about 3733 pounds, 3000 of which was the value of his property Killlawarra near Wangaratta.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/wills-and-probates

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DYER - Wilts, London, Somerset, MIDLANE - Hants, Wilts, SONE - Hants, WRIGHT - London, Hants, SEAGER - Deptford, DWYER, FERGUSON - Victoria, MASON - Woodford Vic, BALLARD - South Wales, GOULDBY - Lowestoft
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Re: Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations
« Reply #10 on: Monday 01 March 21 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Photos of memorials at Wangaratta cemetery for Owen and Mary Ann, and their children: John, Elizabeth (Hammond) and Daniel here:

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Owen-Francis/10748215

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DYER - Wilts, London, Somerset, MIDLANE - Hants, Wilts, SONE - Hants, WRIGHT - London, Hants, SEAGER - Deptford, DWYER, FERGUSON - Victoria, MASON - Woodford Vic, BALLARD - South Wales, GOULDBY - Lowestoft
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Re: Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 04 March 21 06:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you again judb,
As I suspected, a wealthy man.

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Re: Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 00:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jean.

It's a long shot, but you could try Linton Historical Society:

https://www.lintonhistory.org.au/

Linton is about 20km from Bunkers Hill and there was a lot of gold mining going on around there. My great-great grandfather was a gold miner just near Linton in the 1860s. If gold miners were anything like the Durham coal miners (which he was before emigrating) then they would have moved around quite frequently. Owen might have worked in the area.

The Linton people are very helpful.

Good luck!
                Peter

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Re: Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 03:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that tip, Peter.

Jean
Fawcett, Down; Gibson, Ayrshire and Tasmania; James, Cornwall and Victoria Aus; Cox, Northamptonshire, Thomas, Gloucestershire; Albury, Berkshire,