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Marriages/Births in Victoria, Australia-UPDATE

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Margaret

Margaret Report 13 Jan 2013 11:38

I recently discovered a grave in Wonthaggi cemetery for a James Blaylock and wife Anne who died 1964 and 1973 respectively. I am interested in this couple as I believe James could possibly be the son of Mason and Jane Blaylock from England and also the brother of Sarah Errel(Blaylock) who also emigrated to Australia in 1926 on the Orama and lived in Wonthaggi. I would appreciate any details regarding his passage to Australia, marriage to Anne and any possible family he may have had. Thanks for any info you may be able to provide.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 13 Jan 2013 11:48

This looks like Mason and Jane in the 1911 census. They have a daughter called Sarah (who appears to have married an Errel) and also a son James, so this might be the person whose grave you found:-

1911 census transcription details for: 27 Milburn Terrace Bomarsund Stakeford

National Archive Reference:
RG14PN31028 RG78PN1775 RD564 SD2 ED14 SN69
Reg. District: Morpeth
Sub District: Bedlington
Parish: Bedlington
Enum. District: 14

Address: 27 Milburn Terrace Bomarsund Stakeford
County: Northumberland

Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

BLAYLOCK, Mason Head Married M 46 1865 Miner Hewer Hayton Cumberland
BLAYLOCK, Jane Wife Married 23 years F 42 1869 Dearham Cumberland
BLAYLOCK, Jonathan Son Single M 22 1889 Miner Coal Hewer Flimby Cumberland
BLAYLOCK, John William Son Single M 17 1894 Miner Rope Boy Undergound Flimby Cumberland
BLAYLOCK, Sarah Elizabeth Daughter F 14 1897 Flimby Cumberland
BLAYLOCK, James Son M 11 1900 Bridgefoot Cumberland

Kath. x

Margaret

Margaret Report 13 Jan 2013 11:51

Yes Kathleen that is the correct family. Jonathan died around 1926, Sarah married and emigrated and I cannot locate James marrying in England at all. As there is a grave in Wonthaggi - a small town at that time - for both Sarah Errel & husband plus a James Blaylock, I am hoping that this is the guy and he emigrated too.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 13 Jan 2013 11:52

This looks like him leaving England but he is on his own:-

Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960

Name: James BLAYLOCK
Date of departure: 12 March 1925
Port of departure: London
Destination port: Melbourne
Destination country: Australia

Date of Birth: 1900 (calculated from age)
Age: 25
Marital Status:
Sex: Male
Occupation: Miner
Notes:
Passenger recorded on: Page 10 of 22
Ship: BERRIMA
Official Number: 135332
Master's name: Capt W P Townshend
Steamship Line: P. & O. Australia Via The Cape Service
Where bound: Australia
Square feet: 19710
Registered tonnage: 7012
Passengers on voyage: 526

His address is given as 13 Milburn Terrace, Stakeford, Choppington, Northumberland. Occupation - miner.

Perhaps he married in Australia?

Kath. x

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 13 Jan 2013 12:11

Australian death certificates give more information than English ones, so it may be worth buying his death certificate?

Name: James Blaylock
Death Place: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Age: 64
Father's Name: Mason
Mother's Name: Jane Irving
Registration Year: 1964
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 15109
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900

Margaret

Margaret Report 13 Jan 2013 12:12

Thank you Kathleen, that is marvellous. Yes he must have married in Australia as I have searched and searched and the only possible marriages in England are to an Ethel or a Mary. As the gravestone is for a James and an Anne I am convinced he married there. Many thanks for that info.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Jan 2013 14:11

Looks like he initially stayed with his sister:

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: James Blaylock
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1931
State: Victoria
District: Flinders
Subdistrict: Wonthaggi

He's a miner and address is c/o Mrs Errol, Garden Street, Wonthaggi

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Jan 2013 14:14

He seems to have married by 1936:

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: James Blaylock
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1936
State: Victoria
District: Flinders
Subdistrict: Wonthaggi

Still a miner. Living 14 Garden Street with Annie Louisa who did "home duties"

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Jan 2013 14:17

Her death:

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985

Name: Annie Louisa Blaylock
Death Place: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Age: 62
Father's Name: Henry J Treuel
Mother's Name: Maude Cummings
Registration Year: 1973
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 8979
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911

Margaret

Margaret Report 13 Jan 2013 14:18

Thank you Marie Celeste for that information. Actually James went out there a year before his sister Sarah and husband Alex, so I guess it was them that stayed with him !! I did find another site quite by accident which showed a James Blaylock died 1964 (correct) and stated that the attached tree showed 3 immediate family including Annie Louisa. I clicked on the view tree but it was unable to get further. It was mundia by ancestry.com. I am now left wondering if Annie Louisa was his wife (as the grave says Ann) or maybe a daughter. The mystery goes on !

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Jan 2013 14:27

Hi Margaret I've seen the same tree on Ancestry and they do have her as his wife.

She couldn't be his daughter as she's listed on the 1936 ER with him and the ER only shows people old enough to vote. Not only that, her maiden name is on the death record I posted above.

Here she is before marriage:

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Annie Louisa Treuel
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1931
State: Victoria
District: Flinders
Subdistrict: Wonthaggi

Living at 19 Stewart Street doing home duties. No-one else of same surname with her.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 13 Jan 2013 15:47

As I said Australian death certificates give more information than English ones. I believe that if he had children they would be listed on his death certificate.

Margaret

Margaret Report 13 Jan 2013 21:32

Hello Marie Celeste - thank you for all your information. It has been a godsend. I did spot somewhere that there was at least one child of this marriage but no name or sex given or year of birth for that matter. My apologies for late reply but I had a visitor for Sunday lunch and then had to go 20 miles to deliver shopping to 89 yr old aunt and only got home about an hour ago. I do appreciate all your hard work.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Jan 2013 19:42

Had a pm from Margaret - she's hopefully going to be posting on here for some info about the Treuels.

Meanwhile, she might find these links useful:

Trove - Australian newspapers and more
http://trove.nla.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
http://www.naa.gov.au/

I've looked at that tree on Mundia but there's not much there, you could contact the owner to see if they know anything else.

Margaret

Margaret Report 14 Jan 2013 20:05

I am slowly making limited progress with the above Alexander/Sarah Errel and Annie Louisa(Treuel)/James Blaylock and have found various bits on the internet which showed me that both couples had at least one child. I know the Errel youngster died age 1 but I have no concrete info on the Blaylock offspring. With this in mind, can I ask if anyone has access to the births in Victoria, Australia - probably the Wonthaggi area - and would be willing to look for any Blaylock births to Annie/James from abt 1930 and the same for any Errel births to Sarah/Alexander. I would be very grateful as I am really stuck now. I have tried contacting the people who have placed snippets on the internet but to no avail - no replies. Thank you for reading this update.

Margaret

Margaret Report 14 Jan 2013 20:45

nudge

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 14 Jan 2013 21:42

It may be worth taking the free trial here?

I have no experience of the site

http://www.familylink.com

They seem to have the following

Records available about Blaylock include: Birth records 8 Family tree records 1 Death & burial record Newspaper articles Marriage & divorce records 9 Census records 57 Immigration, military and other family history records

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 15 Jan 2013 00:04

Jas BLAYLOCK married Annie Louisa TREUEL in 1933 in Victoria (reg 7053).

There are several other BLAYLOCK marriages in this period, and there's a Wm Potter BLAYLOCK of Brampton, Cumberland, England marrying in Victoria in 1912 too...any connection?

found this:
http://users.tpg.com.au/treuel/AUSTRALIA.htm

PS Victorian births after 1921 are not freely available due to privacy laws as these people may still be living. (Exact year varies state to state)

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 15 Jan 2013 00:14

This might be worth a try http://wonthaggigenealogy.org.au/Cemetery_Burial_Registers.htm

William

William Report 15 Jan 2013 03:54

Margaret, Cherilyn is correct. Online indexes of Birth records for Victoria are only available when they are 100 years old, marriages 60 years old and deaths before 1985.