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Australia Electoral Rolls Look up please.

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Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 16:02

I wonder if any member with full access to Ancestry to look up a Charles Pigdon Boe
in the Australia electoral rolls 1903 1980 in Bowman, Queensland .

I have found it on Ancestry but have limited access,
thank you



Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 16:10

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

Name:Charles Pigdon Boe Process worker


Electoral Year:1954

State:Queensland , 158 Wynnum Road, Norman Park


Also: Charles William Boe & Violet Boe Cahier

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

Name:Charles Pigdon Boe Caretaker


Electoral Year:1968

State:Queensland 293, Queens St


Also: Violet Boe, home duties


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 16:18

This is the last one I see him on

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

Name:Charles Pigdon Boe No occupation listed


Electoral Year:1972

State:Queensland 26 Frank St



Also: Violet


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 16:20

Thank you very much Gins,
That's the one , my second cousin I think with his wife Violet and I presume their son

thanks again


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 16:22

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

Name:Violet Boe


Electoral Year:1980

State:Queensland 26 Frank St



She is alone at this time


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 16:22

Just seen the last one, we must have been typing at the same time ,

cheers again


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 16:27


Is this the same man?


This looks like the above man

British Phone Books, 1880-1984

Name:Charles P Boe

Address:Auctr,Valuator.l8 Bank St..



Directory Title:Glasgow / Edinburgh / Dundee / Aberdeen / Scotland Western / Northern Ireland

Publication Year:1939

Directory County:Scotland, Ireland

Page Number:11


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 16:35

Hi Gins

YesI think that must be him .

I have been going through all my certificates this afternoon and found his marriage to Violet in Dundee but realised I had not added them to my tree for some reason .

I presume they must have gone to Australia after 1946 then.

thank you again


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 16:45

Looks like he died in 1974

1974/B47230Order Product Charles Pigdon Boe Charles Hunter Boe Jane Henderson Paton

And his wife died in 1981

1981/743Order Product Violet Boe William Marjorie


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 17:01

Yes Gins ,

that's the two of them .
Is that website free to search ?
I couldn't seem to click onto the site.



Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 17:17


Yes, it is free to search but you have to buy the certificates. Try Googling NZ BMDs

You do have to agree to their T&Cs before searching


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 17:33

O.K Thanks I will give that a go .


MarieCeleste Report 26 Aug 2013 17:56

Jean, when was the son Charles William Boe born? I've found some records for someone with that name born 1922 who had a wife Dorothy.

In case it helps, this is the main search page for Qld BDM (unless you specifically want NZ)


MarieCeleste Report 26 Aug 2013 18:01

Jean, check your inbox - I'm sending you a newspaper page from 1938 that has good photos of Charles Pigdon Boe and his wife.

EDIT: Have also sent another couple of illustrated articles, including one of Charles Pigdon Boe's parents golden wedding in 1953.


Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 18:35


Thank you so much for the photos, what a bonus, I am gobsmacked .
Charles Boe senior was my grandad's younger brother .
My grandad Samuel died a few years before I was born so I never knew him or seen any photos of him but now I might have a good idea of what he looked like .
The newspaper article states that he worked in a chemist's when aged 12 , my grandad also was a chemists apprentice aged 16 according to the 1891 census, I wonder if it was the same shop?

I have no idea what happened to my grandad between 1891 and 1921 when his 1st child , my uncle Charles was born , I have a feeling he was the black sheep of the family because he is not named in any of the Boe family records .

Thank you so much for this, I will study them a bit more.



Jean Report 26 Aug 2013 18:47

Hello again MarieCeleste,

I don't think the Charles William Boe you found is mine , My Charles parents married in 1929 .
I have looked on ancestry's immigration records and there are a couple of Ch. w. Boe's b. 1930 leaving Australia and landing in Southampton in 1953 and the other one is going to Hong Kong in 1957 with d.o.b. August 1929, I think this is my Charles.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 28 Aug 2013 04:15

This is the arrival of Chas Wm & wife Dorothy from UK: BOE Charles William born 15 August 1922; Dorothy (nee Bisset) born 13 March 1925; Mark Stephen born ****; Stuart Charles born ****; travelled per STRATHAIRD departing Tilbury on 13 September 1960 under the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme

I have edited out sons births as they may still be living. From NAA Recordsearch.

Dorothy died in SA in 2008 aged 82.

Just to help rule him out as a connection


Jean Report 28 Aug 2013 20:43

Thank you Cherilyn ,

Just been checking to see if he was one of my Boe's but can't seem to find a connection .
It shows on Ancestry he was born in Houghton , Durham and married there and I am sure some of my Boe's were living in Durham at one time so I will go through my notes and try and find them ,

thanks again