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Kathlyn Report 24 Feb 2013 10:49

I am looking for Jacqueline Carney, born in Liverpool in 1943, I think she went to Australia in 1955. She was the daughter of Lawrence John Carney and Lucy Jones. She had two sisters, Barbara and Cherrill.

Fingers crossed!!!



KathleenBell Report 24 Feb 2013 10:56

This is them going to Australia:-

Name: Jacqueline L CARNEY
Date of departure: 8 February 1955
Port of departure: London
Destination port: Sydney
Destination country: Australia
Date of Birth: 19 September 1943
Age: 12
Marital Status: Single
Sex: Female
Passenger recorded on: Page 6 of 32

The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -
Barbara A CARNEY
Cherrill L CARNEY
Official Number:
Master's name: ? ? ?
Steamship Line:
Where bound: Sydney, Australia
Square feet:
Registered tonnage:
Passengers on voyage:

Kath. x


Kathlyn Report 24 Feb 2013 11:33

Hello Kath,

Yes, this is them. I found this info but am unable to trace Jacqueline`s father Lawrence John, going to Australia either before or after their sailing. I looked for a death for him in the Liverpool area but have not been lucky.

If he died prior to 1955, it seems odd that the mother Lucy, would have upped and taken the three childrfen half way across the world, when there was quite a big family still in Liverpool.

I have found Lucy Carney in the 1958 Australian Electoral Register living in the Norman Park area of Sydney, and a Cherrill Carney in the 1972 Elect. Reg.

I looked for a marriage for each of the girls, but have not been lucky so far.



patchem Report 24 Feb 2013 13:13

The marriage is for John Lawrence, not Lawrence John:
Marriages Sep 1939
Carney John L Jones Liverpool N. 8b 1459
Jones Lucy Carney Liverpool N. 8b 1459

Do you know if either of these births are him, or is his birth as Lawrence J?
Births Mar 1916
Carney John L Ryder W.Derby 8b 627
Births Mar 1917
Carney John L Wood W.Derby 8b 935


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Feb 2013 16:08

Assuming they stayed in NSW, you can only search marriages up to 1962.
Australia has much stricter privacy laws than the UK


brummiejan Report 24 Feb 2013 17:33

Might sound a bit mad, but have you considered looking into the possibility of a newspaper or radio plea? Obviously you don't know where they ended up, but you could at going for the capitals of each territory, as there are only 7.
It's quite an unusual name, so if anyone knows of a Cherrill Carney it will be the same one I would say!
It is interesting, as you say, that as a widow with 3 daughters Lucy headed off to Australia. Is there any chance there were other family members over there?


Lynski Report 24 Feb 2013 21:06

I found this - ??????????????

Date of departure: 18 March 1953
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Sydney, Australia
Passenger destination: Sydney, Australia
Date of Birth: 1916 (calculated from age)
Age: 37
Marital status:
Sex: Male
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Passenger recorded on: Page 16 of 33
Report transcript error
Official Number: 184451
Master's name: Paul Sargent
Steamship Line: Orient Line
Where bound: Australia
Square feet:
Registered tonnage: 15115.39
Passengers on voyage: 1144

When I looked at the original his address was 9 Waterloo Road.
This is the same address as on the original for Lucy and the girls???????


Kathlyn Report 25 Feb 2013 10:14

A million thanks to you all, you have given me info I can now go forward on.