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Cherilyn Report 28 Mar 2010 06:56



Gaylene Report 29 Mar 2010 04:16

would you be able to lookup Victoria goldfields hospital records
my Gg Grandfather George Sly he was last known to be in Bendigo
Feb 1853
Thank you Gaylene


Cherilyn Report 29 Mar 2010 06:19

Hi Gaylene

The only SLY in the hospital records is a John SLY aged 29 and single, a mariner, in Jan 1862 to Maryborough & Districts Hospital.

There is a death for a John SLY aged 29 in 1862, born Middlesex but unfortunately parents unstated.

There is a birth of a son to a George SLY and Sarah WILSON in Campbells Creek , Vic in 1856 (Chas John, reg 5895).

A George SLY died in 1859 in Vic, aged 46, parents unknown (reg 8972). Could that be him???

There is an inquest for this George; he died in Castlemaine after a fall from his horse. Ref 1109.


Cherilyn Report 29 Mar 2010 06:29


Arrival in Vic in Aug 1851 for George (35) and Sarah (26) aboard 'Sea' as assisted immigrants.

George SLY & Sarah WILSON married in 1846 in Chesteron, Cambridgeshire (see FreeBDM).



Linda Report 29 Mar 2010 07:59

Hello Cherilyn

I am looking for some information on the Brownhill Family.
William Thomas Owen married Isabel Brownhill in Australia. I do know that they had a first child Gwen Kathleen born approx1931 in Australia and then they returned to Britain and continued to have more family. I am interested in finding their marriage and then the family of Isabel Brownhill. I understand she was born approcx Dec 1903. I do not know her parents names but understand that other members of her family included the names. Robert, William, Cyril and Mary. Unfortunately I do not know where in Australia they may have lived. I realise this is a very long shot but if you were by any chance able to find the marriage or parents of Isabel Brownhill it would be great.
Many thanks Linda


Gaylene Report 29 Mar 2010 09:39

Hello Cherilyn
could there have been an error in his age
my George was born 1824 that would make him 35 years
does it state the age of George who had the son
was the sons name Chas John
is there any where I can look up the inquest
thank you for the help


Gaylene Report 29 Mar 2010 09:42

I am not sure if there is a connection
I am also looking for an immigration
John Lewis 1861 not sure if that was what would be on the immigration papers
from UK to either NSW or Vic before Tasmania 1941-42
thank you so much Gaylene


Cherilyn Report 30 Mar 2010 10:16


Yes the son was Chas John, as mentioned.

They appear to have had no other children. I can't see a remarriage for Sarah. It is possible the age is wrong but if that's the case then the age on immigration is also quite wrong (more so than usual!)

BUT if Chas John is your connection I am inclined to think this is the right George as Campbells Creek is close to Castlemaine.

You can only see the inquest at the reading rooms at the state archives. Maybe try a volunteer at who can get there on your behalf?

John Lewis is a very common name and I don't fancy my chances. Just to clarify tho - he moved to Tasmania when he was about 80 yrs old?


Cherilyn Report 30 Mar 2010 10:40

Hi Linda

The marriage in Victoria, Australia:

Family Name: BROWNHILL
Given Name: Isabell
Spouse Family Name: OWEN
Spouse Given Name: Wm Thomas
Registration Year: 1930
Registration Number: 6107
Event: M

From her brothers' enlistments it appears they were born in UK:

BROWNHILL ROBERT : Service Number - VX31367 : Date of birth - 07 Jan 1910 : Place of birth - ROTHERAM ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - BROWNHILL MARTHA

Births Mar 1910 (>99%)
BROWNHILL Robert Rotherham 9c 842

BROWNHILL CYRIL : Service Number - VX18918 : Date of birth - 09 Jun 1912 : Place of birth - SHEFFIELD ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC : Next of Kin - BARROW E

Cyril married Edna May ATTYGALLE in 1940 in Victoria.

His next of kin in WWII was Mrs M Brownhill of 39 Bishop St East Brunswick Vic.

Births Jun 1912 (>99%)
Brownhill Cyril Rodgers Rotherham 9c 1643

From Vic deaths their parents were Robert BROWNHILL & Martha RODGERS.

Mary died in 1971 aged 63 as DONA DONI (reg 18212). William died in 1950 aged 53 in East Brunswick [mother shown as Martha ROBERTS but this must be transcription/informant error]. No deaths foundfor Cyril or his wife to 1985.


Cherilyn Report 30 Mar 2010 10:42

The parents came to Vic too:

Given Names: Robt
Father: Brownhill Robt
Mother: Isabell CARLYLE
Death Place: BWK
Age: 51
Year: 1926
Reg Number: 4239
Event: D

Given Names: Martha
Father: Rodgers Joseph
Death Place: MORN
Age: 90
Year: 1963
Reg Number: 11332
Event: D

But no marriage found for them in the UK.


Cherilyn Report 30 Mar 2010 10:48

From findmypast:

BROWNHILL Robert 1876 M 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW
BROWNHILL Martha 1877 F 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW
BROWNHILL Isabella 1904 F 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW
BROWNHILL Mary 1908 F 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW
BROWNHILL Robert 1910 M 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW
BROWNHILL Cyril 1913 M 1920 London Australia Melbourne VIEW

Someone with full access can tell you more (ie ship's name etc)


Cherilyn Report 30 Mar 2010 10:54

Wm arrived separately with wife and daughter:

BROWNHILL Wm 1896 M 1923 London Australia Melbourne VIEW VIEW
BROWNHILL May 1899 F 1923 London Australia Melbourne VIEW VIEW
BROWNHILL May 1921 F 1923 London Australia Melbourne VIEW VIEW

Marriages Dec 1919 (>99%)
Brownhill William Oates Rotherham 9c 1781
Oates May Brownhill Rotherham 9c 1781

May BROWNHILL nee OATES died in 1972 aged 73 in Brunswick, dau of Joseph & Mary Ann OATES (reg 2614).


Gaylene Report 30 Mar 2010 11:24

sorry I gave you the wrong date for John Lewis
it was 1881/82


Gaylene Report 30 Mar 2010 11:32

my George Sly married Rebbecca Gulley 1850
but sent a letter to his brother saying he was working in the diggings that was the last anyone heard from him
feb 1853


Linda Report 30 Mar 2010 12:26


Wow. Thank you so much for that information. I never expected to find out so much. It has opened up so much more for me.
Thank you again
Kind regards Linda


Robert Report 30 Mar 2010 12:42

Hi Cherilyn,
Am trying to find some info, NSW pretty sure, Shirley Frances Ayres b 1930
at Eastwood, married Loyal Douglas McLachlan 21 June 1952,father to Shirley, Richard Francis Ayres b 1892, mother Hilda May Atkinson b
abt 1896, married abt 1921, Hilda's Father Thomas John Atkinson b abt
1875, mother Emily Amelia (Cain???) marriage around Sydney.
Can you tie up any of these details, I find it very hard to gain info on relatives, I don't have a lot of trouble with the UK. Our marriage 30.6.96
Thank you for any efforts.
Regards Robert Blow


Cherilyn Report 2 Apr 2010 12:39


Sorry there are simply too many possibles for John LEWIS b. c1881 to Australia arriving in any state 1881-1940.


Have a happy Easter!



Cherilyn Report 2 Apr 2010 13:43

Hi Robert

Have found quite a bit, will send you a PM asap.



itsme Report 19 Apr 2010 17:31

Hi Cherilyn, Do you have any information on a Walter Hugh Thompson born 13/2/1950 in Freemantle. Mums name was Doris Thompson. Thanks


Cherilyn Report 21 Apr 2010 08:22

Hi itsme

Could be?

THOMPSON DORIS : Service Number - WX22074 : Date of birth - 15 Jul 1917 : Place of birth - KALGOORLIE WA : Place of enlistment - CLAREMONT WA : Next of Kin - THOMPSON HAROLD

Sorry not much else I can offer, events too recent.

Was THOMPSON Doris' maiden name or married name? (The above Doris was born Doris THOMPSON).