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Barbara Report 4 Oct 2010 21:54

Hi Cherilyn I would be grateful if you could check some records for me.

David [FP] Cookson b 1913 this is how it is shown on BMD

b Dewsbury Yorkshire. Arrived Fremantle 4/9/1930 on Largs Bay

Married Grace Wilson 1943 Corowa.

Listed in Mum's address book as Staff Sargent at Puckapanyal.

I can find no service records for him

Any help appreciated


BatMansDaughter Report 5 Oct 2010 23:56

Nudge for ach


Cheryle Report 6 Oct 2010 06:47

I have just ordered a marriage cert for my husbands grandparents (married 1920 Woollahra)because it has been impossible to find anything out for his grandmother Eileen May Chard in NSW. So in 3 weeks I'll finally know more on her but his grandfather Reginald George Dunn remarried to Phyllis Joan but I dont know her maiden name. I have found some electoral rolls for her after the marriage but how do I find their marriage.
Any help would be great.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 7 Oct 2010 07:51

Hi Barbara

Can't find his enlistment either sorry but this is the marriage:


Guessing you already had that!!!


۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 7 Oct 2010 08:05

Hi Cheryle

Sorry I can't find any remarriage - must have been later than 1959 or in another state?



Barbara Report 8 Oct 2010 10:35

Hi,don't know if it is right place but here goes.
I want a lookup of the death notices that were in the SMH on 22,25,26 May 1885 for a Daniel Sims aged 76.
Thanking you


Kaz Report 8 Oct 2010 11:21

please i know this a long shot but some when in the 1940'/50s my great uncle harry page moved to australia with his wife ivy and their son john page

and thats all i know about them my mum sadly knows no more or cant remember anything else.if there is any chance of you find anything i would really appreciate it.

thanks kaz

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 9 Oct 2010 09:21


Monday 25 May 1885
SIMS.—At his residence, 24, Lower Fort-street, Daniel Sims, late of Botany, 76.

Tuesday 26 May 1885
SIMS.-May 22, at his residence, 24, Lower Fort-street, Daniel Sims, late of Botany, aged 76.


۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 9 Oct 2010 09:25

Hi Kaz

Sorry no luck at alll :-(

Hope you find them!

Allt he best,

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 10 Oct 2010 09:34



Cheryle Report 13 Oct 2010 13:36

Hi Cherilyn,
Thanks anyway. Im still hopeful that something somewhere has to turn up.

angelas ashes

angelas ashes Report 13 Oct 2010 19:45

Hi Cherilyn..I have found my dads brothers record in the Australian Army.His name is William Mitchell and was born on the 23 Apr 1911 in Manchester England.He enlisted 8 July 1940 at Paddington NSW and locality on enlistment was Kings Cross NSW.His date of discharge was 11 Mar 1941.His next of kin is a Mabel Londen.Would you be able to see if there is a marraige for them please.I dont know who this Mabel is,she could be just a friend but I hope she was his fiance as a photo once existed of him with a young lady.Otherwise could you see if you can find a marraige for him to somebody else and his death...basically anything at all!..thanks ever so much......


DottyAnn Report 13 Oct 2010 23:29

Hi Cherilyn
You were kind enough to help me with marriage for my Great Grandmother's sister Elizabeth Seaton to Charles Tanner, a widower born 1816 Bristol, in Prahan in 1854.
The marriage cert stated that Charles had 2 living and 3 dead children by his first wife.
I am investigating a convict by the name of Charles Tanner who was deported for 7 years to Tasmania in 1833. In 1837 he married another convict Sarah Marvin. A son, Charles Tanner died 25.9.1841 age 22 months in Hobart.
Charles was freed in 1840, Sarah in 1843. They may have gone to Sydney.
I was wondering if this is the same Charles Tanner, widower, who married Elizabeth Seaton.
So, Cherilyn, please may I ask if you would mind looking for possible births of children to Charles Tanner/Sarah Marvin between 1840-54 in NSW or Victoria and possible death of Sarah Tanner (Marvin) before 1854.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 14 Oct 2010 09:17

Hi Ann

Yours first as I had the right disk in :)

Surname: TANNER
Given Names: Sarah
Event: D
Father: Unknown
Age: 32
Year: 1854
Reg Number: 2634

Seems a good match but no children found in Vic or NSW. Her convict record mentions Lincoln/Kesteven, though it says she was 19 in 1836/7.

Maybe try a lookup volunteer at for Tasmania?

Also, someone has 'claimed' her at
Appears to be a different person who has 'claimed' Chas Tanner:
Might be worth making contact?

Good luck!

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 14 Oct 2010 09:32

Sorry Angela, no matching marriage for Wm to Mabel. And too many deaths for Wm Mitchells so need more info!

Nothing in Vic either.


DottyAnn Report 14 Oct 2010 13:44

Hi Cherilyn
Thank you very much for that, I will certainly try to get further and follow up your tips re Sarah.
It may be I am barking up the wrong tree re the convict Charles Tanner but will keep trying.
Since my last contact with you I have found out that Elizabeth Seaton's brother William joined the army in UK in 1841 and spent his first 4 and a half years in Tasmania with the 51st Foot regiment!!
Thanks again.

angelas ashes

angelas ashes Report 14 Oct 2010 20:23

Thanks Cherilyn but sadly to say that is all I have got.His service records are not available at the moment on digital..he only served one year so I wont hold my breath..thanks anyway for trying.....

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 25 Oct 2010 06:30



BatMansDaughter Report 5 Nov 2010 11:05

Hi Cherilyn,

I wonder if you could give me anymore info on this death;

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Leonard Owen Webster
Name: Leonard Owen Webster
Death Place: Warr, Victoria
Age: 48
Registration Year: 1975
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 18654

His wife was Joan born 1923/1924. Her maiden name was Clapson and she was formally married to a Jephcott.

Any info on them would be great.

Thanking you for your time, Dee xx

angelas ashes

angelas ashes Report 5 Nov 2010 23:34

Hi Cherilyn..I now have Williams service records..his address at enlistment is 126 Victoria Street,Sydney NSW in 1940..the record shows he was sent his medal in 1945/6 to 414 Victoria Street,Darlinghurst..
Mabels surname (it was his fiancee) looks like it could be Louden....fingers crossed...x