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Witchypoo

Witchypoo Report 21 Apr 2020 00:42

Hi

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

Cherilyn Report 17 May 2019 01:53

Anyone there? :-(

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 23 Apr 2019 04:22

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

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 11 Apr 2019 12:05

Good luck - let me know how you go!

ElizabethK

ElizabethK Report 10 Apr 2019 11:47

:-)

Thank you Cherilyn and ArgyllGran

I will follow up on the link you gave Cherilyn.

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:
DAVY Tom
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 - http://ryersonindex.org/search.php

PS This is in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Cherilyn

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

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

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

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

EDIT:

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

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 9 Apr 2019 16:38

SPARROW, TOM DAVEY -
GRO Reference: 1881 D Quarter in ABINGTON Volume 02C Page 291

ElizabethK

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

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
Neighbors:
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




DAVY, ALBERT VICTOR mms SPARROW
GRO Reference: 1891 J Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 286

DAVY, FLORENCE ETHEL mms SPARROW
GRO Reference: 1884 M Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 290

DAVY, GEORGE HENRY mms SPARROW
GRO Reference: 1889 J Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 296 Occasional Copy: A


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

Death -

DAVY, CHARLES HARRY 0
GRO Reference: 1883 M Quarter in ABINGDON Volume 02C Page 204

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 9 Apr 2019 12:56

Also ruled out the ones who died in 1922 (born in NSW) and the one who died in 1937 (born in the 1850s)- https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214838278

The one who died in 1934 was born c1881 and appears to be the son of the Thos who died in 1937 - he had brothers Andrew & Herbert, several sisters and mother was Mary- Forbes district (reg 23475)
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183581726?

Obituary - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183576632

According to his WWI enlistment, he was born in Armidale NSW though.

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 9 Apr 2019 12:50

Hi ElizabethK (and ArgyllGran :) )

Do you know Thos' parents names by any chance??

Cheers
Cherilyn

ElizabethK

ElizabethK Report 9 Apr 2019 10:20

Thanks ArgyllGran :-)

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 8 Apr 2019 18:23

No, he's not:

Thomas Davy
in the Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
Name: Thomas Davy
Birth Date: 1826
Death Date: 22 Dec 1902
Cemetery: Kempsey West General
Burial or Cremation Place: Kempsey, Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia



Sorry for butting in on your thread, Cherilyn, but noticed this, so thought I might as well save you the bother of looking it up.

ElizabethK

ElizabethK Report 8 Apr 2019 17:29

Hi Cherilyn

I have Thomas Davy born 1881(BMD S=Sparrow Davy) Abingdon Berks.

He died in NSW,is he the one in the Index for "Kempsey 1902"?

ElizabethK

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 10 Mar 2019 02:29

nudge

Cherilyn

Cherilyn Report 7 Feb 2019 09:37

nudge