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Australian Look Up Please New South Wales

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OllietheOwl Report 17 Apr 2013 22:57

I am trying to trace Lancelot Sayer. He was born in 1861 in Teesdale Durham to parents Lancelot Sayer(1826 - 1879) and Jane Allison (1827). I have his birth and christening records also 1871/1881 census and there the trail ends

Name: Lancelot Sayer
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Lancelot Sayer
Mother's Name: Jane Sayer
Gender: Male
Where born: Bd Castle Moor, Durham, England
Civil parish: Barnard Castle
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Registration district: Teesdale
Sub-registration district: Barnard Castle
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 40
Piece: 4945
Folio: 76
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Lancelot Sayer 44
Jane Sayer 45
Lancelot Sayer 9
William Sayer 5
John Sayer 1
Mary Balmer 6

Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 4945; Folio: 76; Page: 9; GSU roll: 848023.

Name: Lancelot Sayer
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Jane Sayer
Gender: Male
Where born: Staindrop, Durham, England

Civil parish: Barnard Castle
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address: Quarry House

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Farm Labourer

Registration district: Teesdale
Sub-registration district: Barnard Castle
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4933
Folio: 104
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
Jane Sayer 55
Lancelot Sayer 18
William Sayer 15
John Sayer 11

I can find no further trace for him. Tried surname sayer, sawyer, Sawer.

On ancestry a few trees show him marrying a Georgina Margaret Lewis in 1911 in Huntsville, New South Wales and they have 3 children. None of them have any supporting evidence for this. I cannot find any trace of him going to Australia.

Can anyone help with this please'



TonyOz Report 17 Apr 2013 23:11

New South Wales Un-Assisted Immigration

Name: Launcelot Sayer
Port of Departure: London
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 13 Jan 1887
Vessel Name: Iberia

Ancestry shows an image of this record.

Tony ( Victoria Australia )


brummiejan Report 17 Apr 2013 23:32

Have you tried contacting the Ancestry members? Worth asking how they came by their info.


OllietheOwl Report 17 Apr 2013 23:33

Tony, thank you so much for this.

I had searched but couldn't find it and concentrated on the surname. However, I noticed his forename was spelt as LAUNCELOT and my search for Lancelot. That will teach me.




OllietheOwl Report 17 Apr 2013 23:45

Hi Jan

I did contact one of them, but he admitted he had just copied the information from 1 of the others !!!


Patricia Report 18 Apr 2013 03:55

Hello Ollie the Owl,
Lancelot Sayers death notice on NSW BDM shows he died in 1917 Hornsby NSW. Parents Lancelot and Jane. On Trove newspapers shows he was buried 21-5-1917 Church of England Cemetery Rookwood Sydney NSW. Late of Pennant Hills.


Valerie Report 18 Apr 2013 04:22

....just to add ...the 'NSW State Library' (on-line) has an 'Ask a Librarian' service ...they can check the newspaper death details Patricia found ...for any family names etc.

They will also check for him on earlier electoral rolls.

Valerie (WAus)


Valerie Report 18 Apr 2013 05:07

and ...Lancelot had at least 1 child ..Hazel Jean Sayers b1912 -(mother Georgina)
Hazel married twice:
m 1943 Colin Wand LEWIS (d1945)
m 1962 Eric Thomas Walker VERNON.

Hazel Jean VERNON ... died 11/7/1966 54yrs ('SMH'13/7/1966)
Eric Thomas Walker VERNON 6/7/1991 75yrs ('SMH' 8/7/1991)

(NSW Library can check death notices in 'Sydney Morning Herald')

Valerie (WAus)


Patricia Report 18 Apr 2013 05:36

On Georgina death notice in paper states beloved mother of Heather, Hazel and Lancelot. On the roll there is a Hazel and Lancelette Jessie residing with Georgina.
I think Lancelot in paper should have been Lancelette.


Valerie Report 18 Apr 2013 06:04

Lancelot m 1911 - Georgina Margaret LEWIS
1912 Hazel Jean m 1943 (1)Colin LEWIS (2)1962 Eric VERNON
1913 Heather Georgina m 1936 Leslie Bernard Astrup BONARIUS
1917 Lancelette Jessie m 1944 John Henry TAYLOR

1959 Heather Georgina BONARIUS died
(they had at least 1 child -son Neville Leslie BONARIUS d 1980)

1967 Lancelette Jessie TAYLOR d age 48yrs at 'Baulkham Hills'.... 'SMH' 12/6/1967

Valerie (WAus)


Gai Report 18 Apr 2013 10:42

Hi Olliethe Owl,

Death Notice SMH 13 JULY 1966,

Vernon, Hazel Jean - July 11, 1966 at hospital, late of 33 Zoeller Street Concord. Dearly love wife of Eric, loved stepmother of Graham, dear sister of Heather (deceased), Lancie (Mrs Taylor), fond aunt of Robert, Gail and Richard. Aged 54 years.

As a footnote. I used to drive past this house on the way to my aunts house who lived around the corner. How freaky.



Gai Report 18 Apr 2013 11:02

Death Notice SMH JUN 12, 1967

TAYLOR, Lancelette Jessie - June 11, 1967 (suddenly) at her residence 7 Ackling street. Baulkham Hills. Dearly loved wife of Jack, dear mother of Robert, Gail (Mrs Cassidy) and Richard. loved mother in law of Colin, and devoted grandmother of Geoffrey age 48 years. See Wednesday Herald of Funeral Details.


I just checked the white pages and no one by the name of Taylor lives in that address in Baulkham hills.


Gai Report 18 Apr 2013 11:12

Funeral Notice SMH Jun, 14 1967

Taylor - The Relatives and the Friends of the late Lancelette Jessie Taylor of Baulkham Hills are kindly invited to attend her Funeral to leave the East Chapel of the Metropolitan Funeral Home, Railway Parade, Burwood, this day (Wednesday) after service commencing at 3.10pm for the Rookwood Crematorium. Parking at rear of Funeral Home, off Railway parade.


OllietheOwl Report 18 Apr 2013 19:09

Thank you all so much for the information given. Lancelot Sayer had been my bug bear and was struggling finding anything and jsut 1 simple request and I am so further forward.

Gai particular thanks for all your help and also giving me information I can follow up. Isn't it a small world, to think that you drove past the actual house that hazel Jean lived in.




Gai Report 19 Apr 2013 02:01


It is freaky that I have driven past the house many times over the past 40 odd years. Next time I'm down that way I'll have to drive past and have a closer look.

My dad and aunt grew up in Tripod Street which is around the corner and when my aunt got married they bought a house down the street.

What a shame that my dad and aunt have passed away as they might have known Hazel and her family.