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Bound - Bristol/Somerset to Australia

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Andrew Report 31 Mar 2013 13:27

Trying to find person or persons with surname Bound who emigrated from N Somerset / Bristol area to Australia 19th century + their descendents


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 13:29

How much research have you done yourself?


Reggie Report 31 Mar 2013 13:32

No-one named Bound is recorded on FMP as having travelled to Australia between 1890 and 1919

Who are you researching?

You MUST have first names and birth years................


GlitterBaby Report 31 Mar 2013 13:38

Seems to be a common name in Somerset


PricklyHolly Report 31 Mar 2013 13:39

Hi Andrew

Do you have any othe information about the person you are enquiring about?


ArgyllGran Report 31 Mar 2013 13:42

Here's a Bound who was transported, for fraud, presumably to Australia:

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 about Joseph Bound
Name: Joseph Bound
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Date of Trial: 9 Jan 1838
Trial Year: 1838
Location of Trial: Gloucestershire, England
Sentence: Transportation
Crime: See Image
Date of Execution or Release: See Image


MarieCeleste Report 31 Mar 2013 13:49

Andrew, there are 82 people called Bound arriving in Australia in the 1800s according to the Australian shipping lists on Ancestry. You can't expect us to post them all so you need to be much more specific about which ones you are researching.


ArgyllGran Report 31 Mar 2013 13:52

There are lots of Public Member Trees on Ancestry listing a William Bound, born 1802 in Cornwall, died 1865 Longford, Tasmania.
Not Somerset/Bristol, but if that sounds like a possibility, you could try contacting the tree owners.


Andrew Report 31 Mar 2013 17:12

In no particular order -
- my Bound family was from Pill, NW Somerset, between Bristol and Portishead, arriving there having been in Bristol 1610 - c1760/80 - surname is unique in this specific area to my father's family - have done vast amount of research on tree for wife + self with over 20,000 entries - we know who did not emigrate fo Australia, it's a matter of not knowing who did - by 'emigrate' I also include sailors who left ship having arrived in Australia, as the family is a maritime one of pilots, mariners and master mariners


ArgyllGran Report 2 Apr 2013 14:24

PM received (re record posted above re Joseph Bound, transported for fraud) :

From: Andrew Miles
31 Mar 2013

Thanks v much - this seems very likely. Joseph was a family name at the time. The surname is unique to us in the Bristol area. Also there is a family legend that a Bound was kicked out of Bristol for embezzling the City Corporation funds. Legend attached it to 1 of 2 earlier Bounds - Robert , Lord Mayor of 1709/10, and his grandson Robert but I was able to find out that they were both innocent of any crime.


Nola Report 5 Apr 2013 04:41

Andrew, Google Public Record Office Victoria, click on Ships and Shipping, then search for Bound. Records are there for passengers arriving in Melbourne 1852-1923.