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Harry Report 28 Nov 2013 19:08

Evening everyone,

Im trying to find some relatives of mine, I know the names and really want to find them. there are three siblings but can only find a birth for one. Their names are John E Watkins, Gwyneth and Anne but I don't know if the girls married or if the three of them are alive. I know John was born in Surrey, England but his parents Glyndwr and Alice migrated to Tazmania so I dont know whether the girls were born there or if they stayed in England as i have no date when they moved. if anyone can help me that would be great as i havent done any research for relatives abroad. Thanks in advance, Harry :)


brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2013 19:15

Harry, before you go further, it might help to give some idea of when these people were born?


Harry Report 28 Nov 2013 19:42

Well all i have is Glyndwr 1907-1990, Alice 1911-1994 and John E 1931-living? I cant find Gwyneth or Anne. Harry

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Nov 2013 20:12

Is this their marraige?

Marriages Jun 1930
Cumber Alice R Watkins Guildford 2a 257
Watkins Glendwr Cumber Guildford 2a

There is only the one birth for them in 1931 Guildford which is John

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Nov 2013 20:28

Alice Rose ,Glyndwr and John Edward are all living here
Name: Alice Rose Watkins
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1954
State: Tasmania
District: Denison
Subdistrict: Hobart East

address 67 Hamden Road

Glyndwr is a fitter and John Edward no occupation. They dont have any girls with them unless they were too young to be listed


brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2013 20:49

There is ancestry tree with Alice's death:

1994 28 Oct Age: 83
New Town, Tasmania

According to this, she did indeed have 3 children.



brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2013 20:51

And hubby:

1951 Age: 44
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
then lived in tasmania arrived on the otranto

1990 16 Sep Age: 82
hobart tasmania

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Nov 2013 21:54

Arrived on their own

Name: Mr G Watkins
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Birth Date: abt 1908
Departure Date: 14 Jun 1951
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Sydney, Australia
Ship Name: Otranto
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Otranto' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Orient Line
Official Number: 146025
Master: R J Galpin

Home address 38 The Oval ,Guildford, Surrey Occ. equip operator

With Mrs A R Watkins. Housewife