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Alternative Names - John Cashmore

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GlasgowLass Report 25 Mar 2013 23:57

It may be a process of elimination but based on the 1855 marrige and the birth records for their children, John Cashmore and his wife Mary Ann Desmond lived in Victoria.

Many birth deaths and marriges can be found for their children on ancestry ( too much to post).
Although it can be time consuming, this is what I would do...
use the info from the trees that you saw, and then search for the children's marriage announcements in the newspapers
If there are articles, they should say if father John Cashmore is living or deceased at the time.
Next step is to try and whittle it down to a potential death year ( or time scale) then search again for his death announcement.
If it exists, it may give some familial info.
Choose newspapers from Victoria and then click on family announcements


Reggie Report 25 Mar 2013 22:51

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lilliesnan Report 25 Mar 2013 21:32

Hi MarieCeleste - Sorry got called away for a while.

Briefly....... have a different John Cashmore in my tree, as in a previous post, he was transported to VDL as a convict from Oakthorpe in 1836........ I made contact with someone with a John Cashmore but a different one.....although there may be a link to Convict John which is what I am trying to find. I don't have any confirmed parents for Convict John but maybe William ?

The only facts I have are that the 2nd John was born Birmingham about 1830, parents John Cashmore and Sarah or Amelia......possible marriage to Mary Desmond in Australia about 1855........Trees I have seen all say born Birmingham but give no details are to where the information comes from.

Sorry ....but really appreciate you taking time to help


MarieCeleste Report 25 Mar 2013 20:29

How did you connect to him originally? (Just trying to get a hard fact to work from).


lilliesnan Report 25 Mar 2013 20:28

Not really apart from possible marriage to Mary Desmond in Australia in about 1855

Sorry its not much help


MarieCeleste Report 25 Mar 2013 20:25

Hi Liliesnan - do you now anything else about him, like spouse, children, when he died, etc?

Where did you get the possible mother's names from?


lilliesnan Report 25 Mar 2013 20:19

Many thanks for all your help........

Now can I ask for help in finding the mysterious man.........his details are above

Have searched high and low but nothing....... which is why I wondered if he had or used a different name........unfortunately also no idea where in Birmingham or Warwickshire he was born........and its a big area !!


GlasgowLass Report 25 Mar 2013 12:53

Occasionally John can be entered on census and travel docs as "Jno"


lilliesnan Report 25 Mar 2013 12:39


the person I am looking for is JOHN CASHMORE...........different one to my earlier posting

He was born about 1830, Birmingham / Warwickshire
parents John Cashmore and either Amelia or Sarah

Left UK for Australia sometime before 1855

Any help would be appreciated


Reggie Report 25 Mar 2013 12:38

Often actually recorded as Jno


brummiejan Report 25 Mar 2013 12:37

The only alternative for John as far as I know is Jack.


Andrew Report 25 Mar 2013 12:36

Sumetimes as Jon, but thats all I've seen.

Care to post details so other people can take a look?



lilliesnan Report 25 Mar 2013 12:25

Hi All on this cold and snowy day.....

I seem to remember when typing in a name on the search facility it would give alternatives.......i.e Henry for Harry........Betty for Elizabeth etc..........
wheres it gone.

I am looking for a person with the name John and was hoping it would give me alternatives.

Any suggestions ?