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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:39 GMT (UK) »


 It's like Robert and his wife disappeared

There is this mention of a "Robert STEWART, retired soldier" of Erskine St, Sydney in 1834 (filing a claim for an allotment):
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230686933
(page 437, item no 663)

 :-\

Modified: Quite a few mention Robert STEWART of Erskine St. This one describes the extent and position of the property:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230687007
(page 481, item 674)

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:47 GMT (UK) »
This definitely looks like it could be my Robert.

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:49 GMT (UK) »
I am editing my post, it is the same trove link as Maddy.

I wonder about the names mentioned in the notice.  The land is in Kent St,  Robert STEWART and William HOWARD are both of Erskine St   Who is Frances JOHNSON and her Children ?

663 By Robert Stewart, retired soldier, Erskine street, and William Howard, boat builder, Erskine street, in trust for Frances Johnson and her children, to 28 perches of land, described as follows:
situate in Kent-street, in the township of Sydney, in the county of Cumberland, ....


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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:53 GMT (UK) »


 It's like Robert and his wife disappeared

There is this mention of a "Robert STEWART, retired soldier" of Erskine St, Sydney in 1834 (filing a claim for an allotment):
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230686933
(page 437, item no 663)

 :-\

Modified: Quite a few mention Robert STEWART of Erskine St. This one describes the extent and position of the property:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230687007
(page 481, item 674)

and

This definitely looks like it could be my Robert.

The Col Sec Papers Index shows that Thomas BRISBANE made grants to Robert STEWART, soldier when he was invalided out.  Thomas Brisbane was NSW governor from 1821 to 1825.  Robert Stewart was invalided out in 1824.   

ADD the soldier who died 10 May 1834 was very likely the same Robert STEWART receiving those land grants. You will need to access the actual documents.

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 13 January 22 23:59 GMT (UK) »
Wow thanks. I am all new to searching for this so I have a lot to learn about how to search the records available.

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #32 on: Friday 14 January 22 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes I have found the marriage but that is all. I haven't bought the marriage as being so early I don't think it will have any additional clues to track down her father Robert. I hoped to find her death certificate to purchase to go with the ones for her siblings to compare the information on it but no luck so far.

Yes, it will be scant with family history background, but it should note the official witnesses, and the then current addresses of the bride and the groom, and sometimes the witnesses addresses too, and it may even have the ages of the bride and the groom.  It can also be useful if the clergyman was on a circuit into the then 'regional' settled districts of NSW as the bride was often married from her father's home, particularly if no local church building existed.

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #33 on: Friday 14 January 22 00:05 GMT (UK) »


The Col Sec Papers Index shows that Thomas BRISBANE made grants to Robert STEWART, soldier when he was invalided out.  Thomas Brisbane was NSW governor from 1821 to 1825.  Robert Stewart was invalided out in 1824.   

ADD the soldier who died 10 May 1834 was very likely the same Robert STEWART receiving those land grants. You will need to access the actual documents.


Yes, I wondered if it was the "other" Robert STEWART.  :-\ Can't see any mention of him after this date.

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #34 on: Friday 14 January 22 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Yes I think it might be the other Robert but I will have to check the documents to be sure

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Re: STEWART family arrival about 1830
« Reply #35 on: Friday 14 January 22 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Wow thanks. I am all new to searching for this so I have a lot to learn about how to search the records available.

NSW State Archives,  NSW State Library, both have excellent resources, online and at their physical locations, NO charge for entry or for the provided space to sit and handle the resources there.  And the staff are ever so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.  Then there's the City of Sydney Archives and there's many other resources too, including those listed at RChat's Australian Resources Board and its sub-boards.  https://www.rootschat.com/forum/australia-resources-offers/

NSW State Archives:   

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research
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https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/indexes-a-z
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 https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/webinars
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https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/events
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https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/magazine/nowthen-enewsletter
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https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/

And of course Mr Google can be your friend when you are on your puter from your armchair.



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