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Offline hamali

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Finding a family member
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 14:14 BST (UK) »
Hi there

I have come across some family info on a James Robertson born 1865 in Laurencekirk , scotland. His father is down as James Edward Robertson  & mother down as Margaret.

On James born 1865 his death cert is saying he dies in Troyeville, Johannersburg, South Africa in 1949. How would I go about finding why he traveled & lived in South Africa.

Also his wife is down as Ellen & they married in Townsville, Australia. They have 3 sons as well

Any help would be great thank you

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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:03 BST (UK) »
You could look for passenger lists for him travelling to/from other countries. 

Were his children born in Australia? 
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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:04 BST (UK) »
if you can find his emigration docs it might give his occupation.


south Africa and Australia suggests mining of some kind?


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Cooks -(Clackmannanshire); Erskines - (fife); Youngs - (Dunfermline); Charltons - (Tyneside ); Skillings - (N.Norfolk); Legg - (N.Yorks, Tyneside) ; Carter - (Durham); Miller -(suffolk); Pattinson -(Lincs)


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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:05 BST (UK) »
great minds Millipede  ;D


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Cooks -(Clackmannanshire); Erskines - (fife); Youngs - (Dunfermline); Charltons - (Tyneside ); Skillings - (N.Norfolk); Legg - (N.Yorks, Tyneside) ; Carter - (Durham); Miller -(suffolk); Pattinson -(Lincs)

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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:09 BST (UK) »
His death certificate from South Africa (FS) suggests that he was a retired Book-keeper
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:13 BST (UK) »
Looks like he landed in Australia 17/11/1886  on Jumna.


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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:18 BST (UK) »
Having looked at that record that James was English. there are others to check...


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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 15:28 BST (UK) »
Possible -

Glasgow - Melbourne, arriving 22 May 1886 - Loch Ness

James Robertson (Scottish) aged 21 - Clerk
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Re: Finding a family member
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 September 21 16:13 BST (UK) »
Just for background, James was actually born in Brechin, Angus. His family living in Laurecekirk in 1871:

James E Robertson 33
Margaret S Robertson 30
David S Robertson 8
James Robertson 6 www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYTD-N7V
John Robertson 4
 
Address: 113 High Street, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire

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