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Cherilyn Report 14 Jan 2010 04:11

I can help with Western Australia (WA), Victoria, New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania - various dates (see below), as well as some burials. Please specify which state you wish to search in!

WA - births 1841-1932, marriages 1841-1965, deaths 1841-1971; also burials both metro and country to recent times. I also have a copy of 'The Veterans' by F.H. Broomhall, about pensioner guards on WA convict ships and the enrolled pensioner force in WA 1850-1880.

Victoria - births 1836-1920, marriages 1836-1942, deaths 1836-1988, also marine bdms 1853-1920, divorces 1860-1900, inquests, wills, goldfields hospital admissions and mining accidents, and immigration

NSW - births 1788-1918, marriages 1788-1968, deaths 1788-1988, various others including immigration

Qld - births 1829-1918, marriages 1829-1943, deaths 1829-1988 and early immigration

SA early arrivals and bdms, various for Tasmania.

NB: If you already have a thread about your search -- or have already requested a lookup from someone else -- please do NOT duplicate your request here. Thanx :-)


Colleen Report 14 Jan 2010 05:45

I would greatly appreciate any info you can find for the following
marriages and or children for the following BROWN and around Eaglehawk.
Parents.... Absalom and Mary Ann (North)

George Presson Brown b. 1873 d. 1947 bur. E/H
Sarah Ann Brown b. 1873
Emma Brown b. 1877
James Absalom b. 1880 d.1929 Hotham West
William John b. 1889 d. 1956 Eaglehawk

I have had no luck in my search so far....
I am hoping to find some decendants still in the area.



Cherilyn Report 14 Jan 2010 12:45

Hi Colleen

Most married with birthplace as California Gully, which was a suburb of Sandhurst. Sandhurst was 4 miles from Eaglehawk and also known as Bendigo.

No luck with George but have found all the others. Do you already have Mary Ethel b. 1886 & Jane Gilbert b. 1883? Have included anyway.

Sarah Ann b. 1875 Eaglehawk, m. Edward HOCKING 1898/4286, d. 1964/22653 Bendigo aged 89.

Chn of Sarah & Edward:
1) Sydney 1898/18299 Eaglehawk, d. 1898/11762 Eaglehawk
2) Ada May 1899/27895 Long Gully
3) Edward Eric 1901/28164 Long Gully, m. Margaret Eliza BASSETT 1925/723
4) Myrtle Alice 1903/26899 Long Gully, m. Thos DAVEY 1929/6793, d. 1977 aged 73
5) Ivy Jean 1907/26333 Eaglehawk, m. Harry Jean Leonard WOODS 1934/10310
6) Raymond Bennett 1909/10265 Eaglehawk, d. 1959 aged 50 Bendigo

Thomas & Myrtle DAVEY lived at Princess Hill and by 1934 were at 4 La Rose St Windsor Vic.

Sarah buried at Eaglehawk Cemetery 13/10/1964
Edward buried same plot 11/10/1957
Son Raymond same plot 23/6/1959


Emma b. 1877 Eaglehawk, m. Jas Joseph McKERLIE 1908/8075, d. 1969 /26915 Bendigo aged 92

Chn of Emma & Jas:

1. Olive Irene 1910/11624 Golden Square, m. Edgar Roy SWIFT 1932/2283 [as MACKERLIE]
2. Ronald Joseph 1912/23330 Port Melbourne, m. Ilene May MINKWITZ 1935/6603 [as MACKERLIE], d. 1971/9440 Ballarat aged 58
3. Flor Jean 1917/21128 Golden Square, m. Samuel Ronald WILKINSON 1937/16221
4. Leonard Jas 1920/4072 Golden Square, d. 1967/21296 Prahran aged 47

Jas b. 1888/28136 Clunes, d. 1955/16399 aged 66 Bendigo, s/o Jas & Elizabeth nee BERRYMAN

Emma buried 14/11/1969 Bendigo
Jas Jos same plot 28/3/1959
Dau Olive Irene d. 10/8/2009 :-( and Edgar Roy SWIFT d. 28/11/1998, both memorialised at Eaglehawk
Dau Florence Jean d. 28/1/2003, buried at Bendigo with Samuel d. 2/1/1995
Son Leonard Jas buried 12/9/1967 Bendigo with Kerian d. 1950 & Lois Pauline (d. 21/5/2005)


Jas b. 1880 Eaglehawk, m. Emily Maud CROFT 1908/8071, d. 1929

Emily Maud b. Moama NSW 1890 to Wm & Emmeline. Emily remarried in 1934 to Fredk KARLSON; she died in Melbourne in 1958 aged 68 (reg 10624).

Chn of Jas & Emily:

1. Wm Absalom 1910/10661 Eaglehawk, d. 1964/21006 Kew aged 55 [as Wm Albert]
2. Edwd Douglas 2 March 1912/11129 Eaglehawk, m. Myrtle Jean KENDALL 1935/2935, d. 1983/5549 Richmond aged 72
3. Elva Emmeline 1914/3029 Eaglehawk, m. Jas Michael CARROLL 1936/13346, d. 1983/14327 Kew aged 69
4. Elsie Claurien 1915/29766 Eaglehawk
5. Phyllis May 1917/30851 Melbourne West
6. Emily Merle 1920/14693 Melbourne West, m. Roger Chas YOUNG 1939/7848, d. 1977/22239 aged 57


Jane Gilbert b. 1883 Eaglehawk, m. Walter Thos CRUMP 1908/8639, d. ?

Walt Thos b. 1886/10798 Hawthorn, d. 1954/9875 Kew aged 68, s/o Theopholis & Catherine nee DUTTON.

Chn of Walter & Jane:

1. Minnie 1908/26545 Eaglehawk
2. Roy Leslie 1910/2873 Eaglehawk, ?m. Annie Muriel McDERMOTT 1932/5272 [as Leslie Roy]
3. Thelma 1912/29100 Eaglehawk, m. Roy Chas WILLIAMS 1937/13245
4. Estelle 1914/12141 Eaglehawk, m. Walter Jno TUTT 1937/11294

TUTT WALTER JOHN : Service Number - 58886 : Date of birth - 29 Apr 1912 : Place of birth - BRIGHTON VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - TUTT ESTELLE


Mary Ethel 1886 Eaglehawk, m. Wm Willis TURNER 1909/1331, d. 1960/24490 Bendigo aged 75

Wm Willis died 1948 aged 64 Collingwood. Birth not found.

Daughter of Wm & Mary:
Lorna May 1914/30674 Eaglehawk, m. Clyde Reginald DICKMAN 1939/12928, d. 1947/11924 aged 33

Mary buried at Eaglehawk 25/8/1960


Hy b. 1888, d. 1888


Wm Jno b. 1889, m. Bessie Louisa ALLEN 1905/6964, d. 1956

Bessie Louisa b. 1884/20434 Sandhurst, d. 1976/1928 aged 91, dau Jos & Ellen nee RICHARDS.

Chn of Wm & Bessie:

1. Wm Jno 1907/2969 Eaglehawk
2. Alan Alfd 1908/16923 Bendigo, d. 1972/23785 Kensington aged 64
3. Bessie Mary Ellen 1910/20499 Kensington Hill, m. Wm Stanley BIFFIN 1930/6085
4. Clarice 1913/4886 Kensington Hill, ?m. Fredk Eli KNOWLES 1938/11791
5. Wesley Harold 1915/22655 Kensington, d. 1921/5151 C Hill aged 5
6. Stanley Ernest b. 11 Apr 1922 Kensington, d. 1971/29290 Kensington aged 48

BROWN STANLEY ERNEST : Service Number - VX117673 : Date of birth - 11 Apr 1922 : Place of birth - KENSINGTON VIC : Place of enlistment - PORT MORESBY PAPUA : Next of Kin - BROWN W


Colleen Report 14 Jan 2010 13:18

Fantastic .... what a gem you are.....I couldn't find them...... will have to see if I can find any living rellies and take another trip to Victoria and find the graves I missed...

much appreciated


Cherilyn Report 17 Jan 2010 03:28


Carole Mac

Carole Mac Report 17 Jan 2010 04:05

Hello Cherilyn,
Thank you for the offer.
Could you please look to see any information on an Eliza Carbis who died in Hamilton Victoria in 1902. She was born in England (maybe Cornwall) about 1830.
Probably went out to Aus between 1850ish to 1869.
Immigration as well as death info or family or address - anything.
Kind regards, Carole


Cherilyn Report 18 Jan 2010 07:58

Hi Carole

This name rings a bell, but I can't find her death in 1902 either as CARBIS or maiden name CARBIS

Are you sure of the date?

Is she this one?

Surname: CARBIS
Given Names: Eliza
Event: M
Spouse Surname: QUINE
Spouse Gvn Names: John James
Year: 1863
Reg Number: 1349

They lived in Ballarat/Sandhurst and had 6 children 1865-77

Carole Mac

Carole Mac Report 18 Jan 2010 22:22

Hello again Cherilyn,
Thank you for trying re Eliza Carbis. Yes, I had a thread on a few days ago.
From the beginning:
I have a Jane Lavin (nee Carbis) who died in NZ in 1869. A newspaper article on her death mentioned she had a sister in Ballarat Australia. I have been trying to find some link between my Jane and another "Carbis" to ascertain Jane's ancestry.
I looked on Ancestry and found a family tree with an Eliza Carbis who died in Victoria Australia, so I put a thread on GR for someone to give me what other info was on that family tree record. The info came back from Glitter Baby as Eliza Carbis born 1829 Redruth, Parents William & Ann, died 17 March 1902 Hamilton Victoria Australia. No spouse or children listed. Then SomersetGirl & Derek found more of that family information incl a sister called Jane.
I also have been given (and sorry I can't find on which thread) the families of the Eliza Carbis you mentioned, but she supposedly died in Sydney (and had different parents). Also several other 'nee Carbis' families and a 'married into Carbis' family.
As I can't find a marriage in any country (UK, Aus, NZ) for Jane Carbis and John Lavin and therefore not able to get a cert with info, I am searching any possible links I can think of to get to the background of my Jane Carbis.
Sorry about the long reply but thought I needed to explain where I am coming from and where I want to get to.
Many many thanks for your help so far.
Kind regards,


Cherilyn Report 19 Jan 2010 05:53

Hi PigletsPal

Do you know Josiah's parents names or an approx age in 1911?

There was a Josiah Paxton COSTA b. 1858 who arrived in Sydney in 1909 from London. He travelled alone.

Now, how's this - he was charged in Oct 1910, May 1911 AND Jan 1912 with using the title of dentist although not deemed qualified or registered under the Act! He had a practice in George St Sydney called 'London Dental Surgery'. (!) He claimed to be a registered dentist in the UK, later stating that he had paid his guinea for registration in Victoria, but was refused.

But I can't find him in NSW after that. I wonder if he returned to the UK?


Cherilyn Report 19 Jan 2010 06:01

The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday 16 September 1910

Sir,-You were good enough to give publicity in your columns, on the 7th inst, to a letter I sent you, in which I appealed to your readers to support me in raising a testimonial fund on behalf of the heroic conduct of Porter Allen, who risked his life on the railway line in a successful effort to save that of a child, sustaining thereby internal injuries as well as the loss of a limb. Since then this humble yet noble hero has succumbed to his injuries, leaving his wife and children unprovided for. We know that no money can compensate a woman for the loss of her husband-in truth there Is no compensation. But, still, it would help to soften the blow which has so suddenly crushed her life, and deprived the children of a father's care, if the public action which has rendered her helpless and dependent and the children orphans, were fittingly recognised. May I therefore venture to suggest the subscriptions which have been donated be handed to the widow, and perhaps the further publicity which I am earnestly hoping you may give to this letter may appeal to one, or mayhap more than one, of the affluent bereaved.
Hopeless poverty and bereavement are sad bedfellows.
I am, etc.,

How ironic he should speak of a wife's loss of a husband and children's loss of a father!

He also wrote rather dramatic letters regarding the ANZACS (1916) and the Labour party (1912)!

Search under Paxton Costa at


Cherilyn Report 19 Jan 2010 06:14

Fits with

Marriages Sep 1888 (>99%)
COSTA Josiah Paxton Clutton 5c 887
THOMPSON Laura Emmeline Clutton 5c 887

Their full certificate details are online at

There is also a tree online if you google his name but I can't seem to get it to open. States daughter Edith was born in Scotland but all else seems to match.

In 1881 Census Josiah P COSTA was a dentists assistant, aged 21, son of Frederick (who was a dentist).

The family are all together in Tottenham in 1901: Josiah (44), Laura (39) and children Kenelin [?] Paxton (13), Laura Ursula Paxton (11), Russell Frederick (8) - not sure where Edith Christine Paxton b. 1894 is though. All born Croydon district.



Cherilyn Report 19 Jan 2010 06:37

Hi Carole

Ah yes I remember now.

Sorry no death that matches your info in 1902 in Victoria at all.


What a mystery!


Cherilyn Report 19 Jan 2010 06:56


Looking at the CARBIS women who had children in Ballarat prior to 1869, there are 2 other options.

Christianna CARBIS & Francis GRAY had chn in Ballarat 1855-61 (John , Hy & Christianna).

Susan CARBIS m. Jno Adrian THORNHILL and had 5 chn in Ballarat 1858-1875. Susan was born in Cornwall. (She did not actually marry John until 1873.)

I can't find their deaths in Victoria though sorry :-(


Colleen Report 19 Jan 2010 09:17

Hi Cherilyn

I was wondering if you may help me with another puzzle please........
I have the following info on the HUDSPITH family

Merinda FEAR m. Henry HUDSPITH 1860
They had the following children ....
William Henry b. 1865 Bull..
Alfred b. 1867 Kingston
Mary Jane b. 1869 Snapper Point
Alice Sarah b. 1871 Drom (Dromana?)

Then I can find no trace. I have been looking for Merinda"s Death.

Much appreciated

Carole Mac

Carole Mac Report 19 Jan 2010 21:40

Thank you very much Cherilyn. Would have been great to solve my mystery, but sadly we haven't. I will keep trying.......
Best wishes, you and others do a wonderful job, I often read your threads.


Dan Report 19 Jan 2010 23:58

Hello Cherilyn

Would you be able to look in your records for the death record for
Harriet Elizabeth REED need Disney (Parents: William and Mary Ann) and her husband Thomas REED (parents names unknown). Lived in Footscray area.

And also the deaths of Thomas KELSEY and Ellen (Helen) Getfield (Gadfield), they married in 1863 and their children I think are: Ada, Charles, Herbert, Walter and Joseph.

And if not too much trouble 1 more: I am hoping to find out the parents of Margaret Kathleen BORBIDGE (nee Smith) who died in 1973 in VIC (born 1887 VIC).

Many many thanks



Cherilyn Report 20 Jan 2010 02:01

Hi Colleen

Here is their marriage notice, in case it adds anything:

The Argus, Monday 23 April 1860
On the 4th inst., at their residence, 2 Faraday-street, Carlton, by the Rev. W. L. Binks, Henry Hudspith, late of Felton, Cumberland, to Merinda, eldest daughter of Charles Fear, of Green Heys, Manchester.

H HUDSPETH arrived in Victoria in Mar 1853 aged 28 aboard Sporting Lass from UK.
Merinda FEAR arrived in Apr 1857 aged 25 aboard Sabrina from UK.
Both appear to have travelled alone.

She is shown on 3 out of 4 births as Marinda, not Merinda.

There is reference to a Henry HUDSPETH regarding an application for 180 acres of land at Wannaene in Sept 1870. (It was recommended by the Board). This is near Dromana so fits with Alice's birth there in 1871.

I can't see them leaving Victoria but can't find their deaths, nor marriages for the chn.


PS Bull is most likley an abbrev for Bulla.
PPS See post below at 3.04!


Cherilyn Report 20 Jan 2010 02:45

Hi Danielle

Harriet Elizabeth DISNEY was born in Ballarat in 1874 (reg 20745) and died in Caulfield in 1954 aged 79 (reg 6547), daughter of Wm Hy & Mary Ann nee WOODHEAD.

Several Thos' but most likely as Tom REED, son of Richard & Eliza Jane, who died in Footscray in 1960 aged 85 (reg 7471).

They married in 1901 and had 5 daughters and 1 son 1902-1913: found deaths for Mabel Myrus d. 1962 aged 53 [as DOWN] & Dorothy Maude d. 1965 aged 59 [as MOULD]. Let me know if you need births/marriages.

Margaret Kathleen SMITH was born in 1887 in Ararat to Thos Patrick & Mary Thecla nee CARROLL (reg 25439) and died in 1973 aged 85 in Ballarat (reg 18579) as BORBIDGE.

I can't find deaths for Thomas & Ellen in Victoria. Two of their chn's deaths:
Herbert KELSEY d. 1943 aged 57 in Melb (reg 4042)
Ada NUGENT nee KELSEY d. 1940 aged 76 Rutherglen (reg 20154)

Possible deaths in NSW
Walter KELSEY d. 1950 Wyong (reg 6688, son of Thos & Ellen)
Joseph C KELSEY d. 1935 Ardlethan (reg 15069, son of Thos & Ellen)

There are Thos & Ellen KELSEY deaths in NSW, have a look at



Cherilyn Report 20 Jan 2010 03:04

OMG Colleen - I think I found them!

On a whim I decided to check NZ.

There is a death in 1896 for Merenia HUDSPITH, aged 65! (reg 2642)

Too close to be coincidence, surely, with both unusual names.

Then a Henry Mills HUDSPITH, in 1898 aged 74 (reg 3085).

*Does a little dance*

Just found these marriages in NZ:

1896/2491 Sarah Alice Hudspith m. Frank Stubbs Millington
1903/5430 Mary Jane Hudspith m. Frank Maynard Mason
1902/1180 Arabella Campbell m. William Henry Hudspith

Wm Hy & Arabella had the following chn:
Margaret Jane Merinda 1904/5424
Henry Alexander 1906/6127
Isabella Alfred 1907/20132

Marriages for chn of Wm:
1925/9309 Margaret Jane Marinda Hudspith m. John Campbell
1928/4342 Marguerita Davies m. Henry Alexander Hudspith

1957/22309 Millington Sarah Alice 85Y
1958/31688 Millington Frank Stubbs 94Y
1938/27878 Mason Mary Jane 68Y
1955/27125 Mason Frank Maynard 87Y [poss birth 1868 NZ]
1945/22516 Hudspith William Henry 81Y
1947/25902 Hudspith Arabella 65Y [b. 1882 NZ to Alexander P & Annie M nee MACKAY]



Carole Mac

Carole Mac Report 20 Jan 2010 05:33

Good afternoon Cherilyn, Carole again.
I have been given a copy of the 1841 census for a Carbis family in Madron Cornwall from someone on Ancestry. They also mentioned the parents in the family were Richard Carbis who married an Ann Stephens.
My Jane Carbis had a middle name 'Stephens'! Now I am getting hopeful!!!!
In the family list was a Susan, so I was wondering if you can dig up any more info on the Susan Carbis you had who married John Thornhill please.
I might be going down the wrong track again but think it is worth a try to expand on the connection. I hope I can get as excited as the one above!
Thanks very much
best wishes
Carole (in Aus)