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Bruce Report 5 Aug 2022 19:33

Once again many thanks for your help.


ArgyllGran Report 4 Aug 2022 23:08

Bruce -

Cherilyn hasn't posted on this thread since 2019, and hasn't replied to three other requests for help since then.

You can try sending her a private message. Click on her name in green at the top of one of her posts.
She may or may not receive it and be able and willing to reply.

However, from a Google search for his name, here is the West Australian notice:


Bruce Report 4 Aug 2022 22:48

A funeral notice for Arthur Norman Cheney was published on 23.11.2018 for a funeral on 29.11.2018 in the West Australian Times and the Busselton Dunsborough Times. Are you able to provide me with a copy of the entry please. Details are taken from the Ryerson website.


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jul 2021 12:42

Cindy -

When you post your request on EITHER the "Find Ancestors" or "Find Living Relatives" board - NOT both, as the same people look at both boards -

at the very least, you need to tell us -

What country did they live in? I'm assuming Australia, as you've posted on this "Lookup offer for Australia" thread - but you need to confirm that.
Did they emigrate to Australia from the UK?

What town?
When and where was Mary Ann born? - even a rough idea will help.

If they married in England, there's a possible marriage in 1868 in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
But no birth of a daughter Mary Ann, at least not in England.

A son Robert was born in 1870 in Woodbridge.

Yes, that's probably the couple you mean.
A tree on Ancestry says they had a daughter Mary Ann, born 1883 in Islington, NSW, offering this as "proof":

.Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
Name Mary Ann Brown
Birth Date 1883
Birth Place New South Wales
Registration Year 1883
Registration Place Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Father John Brown
Mother Elizabeth
Registration Number 27039

IF Elizabeth Murrell was indeed her mother, she is in 1851, 1861, and 1871 UK censuses -
but I won't post it all here, as this thread is about Australian records.
I'll wait until you re-post as advised.


nameslessone Report 13 Jul 2021 10:22

It looks as though Cherlyn hasn’t returned for over a year.

Cindy, if you repost your request on the Find Ancestors or Find living ancestors board someone may be able to help you.

BUT you really must give more information. Even without the very common surname you just have not given enough detail.


Cindy Report 13 Jul 2021 10:16

Elizabeth Murrell wife of John Brown ... Mother of Mary Ann BROWN

I cannot find any information about Elizabeths parents? Thanks in advance for any help.


linda25g Report 25 Aug 2020 10:43

hi Cherilyn

a brick wall here

a Joseph Hinton born abt 1792 was sent to Australia in 1819 for like, he was a veterinary surgeon of Whitchurch, Salop England. There are 2 Joseph Hintons on my tree he may bem one is joseph Roberts Hinton, I'm struggling to find out what happened to him after he got to Australia. He came on the ship Agmemnon

thank you


Witchypoo Report 21 Apr 2020 00:42


At my wits end now I am trying to local the family of Alfred Abe Mcpherson born around1877Army records show he was illegitimate born in Adelaide father name Andrew who was a minor.

I have managed to locate one section of army records and that he was in the navy around 1915 he married EmmaJane Goodwin in 1918 she died in 1923 he's stayed for another few years have managed to find him in1928 after his three children were put in a home after Emma died

Not really a lot to go on I know

Any help would be grateful as this man is becoming my scarlet pimpanell

Kind Regards

Colleen :-S


Cherilyn Report 17 May 2019 01:53

Anyone there? :-(


Cherilyn Report 23 Apr 2019 04:22

I'm off work for a week! Give me your brick walls! :-D :-D


Cherilyn Report 11 Apr 2019 12:05

Good luck - let me know how you go!


ElizabethK Report 10 Apr 2019 11:47


Thank you Cherilyn and ArgyllGran

I will follow up on the link you gave Cherilyn.


Cherilyn Report 10 Apr 2019 11:22

His birth and the census both show him as Tom not Thomas.

There is a Tom DAVY who died in Katoomba in 1974 (reg 51693) but no parents details or his age.

BUT the wonderful Ryerson Index has this:
Death 16MAY1974 aged 92 at Katoomba, late of Leura
Death notice in Sydney Morning Herald on 18MAY1974

Which does indeed fit your dates! :-D

Check here and see if you can get a volunteer newspaper lookup -

PS This is in the beautiful Blue Mountains.


Cherilyn Report 10 Apr 2019 11:18

I'd say there's every likelihood that the tree owner has made some leaps of faith in their recording of his details...and that others have blindly copied without proof :-|


ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 17:07

The trees all say he died in Sydney, but don't provide proof, or a date.

Nor do they give a date for his arrival in Australia, nor any information whatsoever about Emily - just her first name.

Do you know he definitely did go to Australia?


ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 16:49


Tom Davy

in the Web: Ireland, Census, 1901
Name: Tom Davy
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation to Head: Boarder
Residence Date: 31 Mar 1901
Townland/Street: Sevelle Place
District: North Dock
County: Dublin
Household Members:
Name Age
Maria Gowans 67
Helena Benson 30
Alice Warner 11
Mara Benson 9
Thomas Mercer 23
Tom Davy 20 - born England, shop assistant
David Simpson 25


ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 16:40


Thomas Davy
in the New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916
Name: Thomas Davy
Gender: Male
Parish: St. John's Anglican Church Parramatta
Spouse: Emily Davy
Child: Melinda Frances Davy


NO, not this man.
The daughter's baptism was on Aug 18, 1884.


ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 16:38

GRO Reference: 1881 D Quarter in ABINGTON Volume 02C Page 291


ElizabethK Report 9 Apr 2019 16:28

Hi Cherilyn

Tom Davy

He was born 1881 in Abingdon(before parents nuptials)hence the Daly - Sparrow registration.

His father was also Thomas Davy mother Ann Annabelle Sparrow at time of his baptism father is "Pte,1st B'tn Scots Guards"

According to a tree on Ancestry he married an Emily ?

No sources ( :-( though


ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 16:24

This looks like the family:

Tom Davy
in the 1891 England Census
Name: Tom Davy
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Relationship: Son
Birth Year: 1882
Father: Thomas Davy
Mother: Ann A Davy
Birth Place: Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Civil Parish: St Helen
Residence Place: Wootton, St Helen, Berkshire, England
Sub registration district: Abingdon
ED, Institution or Vessel: 1
Piece: 978
Folio: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Davy 27
Ann A Davy 28
Tom Davy 9
Florence E Davy 7
George H Davy 1
Albert V Davy 1/12

GRO Reference: 1891 J Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 286

GRO Reference: 1884 M Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 290

GRO Reference: 1889 J Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 296 Occasional Copy: A

Another child, who died in infancy:
Birth -
GRO Reference: 1883 M Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 296

Death -

GRO Reference: 1883 M Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 204