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Cherilyn Report 20 Jun 2011 09:38

Tuesday, August 24, 1852:-The ship Omega, 765 tons, Potter master, from London and Plymouth 29th May 1852.

Passenger list includes...

Barber George 32 Agr. Labourer 71/2 Northampton
Elizabeth (White) 34
John 7
Charles 5
Mary A. 3
Rebecca 1


pittsy Report 20 Jun 2011 09:41

I found children of Henry Freeman (Harry) Nott and Eva Gertrude Barber at NSW BDM's fairly easily. I like this Barber name also as it is prominent in the mining area of Truro and keeps popping up. Their children were Thomas L B Born 1898, Winifred E 1900 , Clarence H 1902, Alan E 1904, Gwendoline 1907 and Lionel A 1910 - all born at B Hill which really helps.



Cherilyn Report 20 Jun 2011 09:41

Hi Pittsy

My pleasure.

The Ryerson lookup you need is not the Barrier Miner, it is the Sydney Morning Herald in 1978, and I am sure they will have volunteers for that! ;)

NOTT Henry Clarence Death notice 18AUG1978 Death late of Broken Hill Sydney Morning Herald 25AUG1978


Cherilyn Report 20 Jun 2011 09:46

The Register, Thursday 5 August 1920
Mr. George Barber, who died, at his home, Lower North road, Bywell, on Tuesday night, was in his 100th year. He was born at Northampton on December 9, 1820, and migrated to South Australia, where he arrived in August, 1852. He was first employed by Mr. Fisher, of the Reed beds, and afterwards engaged in farming at Loehiel. Mr. Barber was an active worker in the Methodist Church, and was for many years a Sunday school superintendent. The surviving membes of the family are:— -Messrs. C. Barber (Broken Hill); W. Barber (Clare), G. Barber (Seaton Park), and R. Barber (Bute), and Mesdames M. A. Perkins (Peterborough), R. Cronk (Lochiel), E. Harris (Bywell), and G. Harvey (Bute). There are also more than 70 grandchildren and about 50 great grandchildren living.


Cherilyn Report 20 Jun 2011 09:50

There is a great article and photo of George in the Advertiser on Thursday 14 March 1918 when he was 97 - on page 6. Worth a look!

Google NLA Trove newspapers then narrow down by publication and date


pittsy Report 20 Jun 2011 10:07

Read the article re George Barber in the Advertiser.




pittsy Report 20 Jun 2011 10:14

Sorry for the misunderstanding with the Ryerson Index. I have successfully requested the look up.




pittsy Report 20 Jun 2011 23:55


Words cannot express my sincere thanks to all the work you did for me in this. I have found entries in the UK censuses also which start to tell a story.

Many Many thanks



Cherilyn Report 21 Jun 2011 10:15

That's great news, Pittsy, thank you for coming back to let me know. It was a great story :-)


Cherilyn Report 22 Jun 2011 09:02



Cherilyn Report 26 Jun 2011 04:55



pittsy Report 26 Jun 2011 06:29


Can you find another one from my tree ?
Frederick Mott born 1900 Cobar married Cecilia O'Connor at Cobar in 1920 - I don't have exact dates for these. Woudl like to know when they both died ? and also if they had any children.

Kind regards


Cherilyn Report 26 Jun 2011 06:38

Hi again Pittsy! :-)

What were Fredk's parents names? Is this the right one?

[father] FREDERICK
[mother] SARAH JANE
[reg in] SYDNEY

They lost a child in 1930 - in Broken Hill at the time


Cherilyn Report 26 Jun 2011 06:39

If that is the right Fredk, he had death notices in 2 papers at Ryerson; another lookup from them may be helpful!

MOTT Frederick Death notice 05JAN1961 Death 85 late of Padstow Sydney Morning Herald 07JAN1961
MOTT Frederick Death notice 05JAN1961 Death 85 late of Padstow Goulburn Post 10JAN1961


pittsy Report 26 Jun 2011 06:56


His parents were John Joseph Mott and Alice Irene.



Cherilyn Report 27 Jun 2011 03:38

Of course, silly me, you did say he was born in Cobar.

So he had middle initials A R. No matching deaths in NSW.

From electoral rolls he must be Frederick Augustus Roy, with wife Cecelia Katherine Mott, in Darling NSW 1930-43.

There is a result in Google that is rather mysterious, supposedly from the SA Police Gazette of 1940 - it was regarding a warrant issued.
Mott, Frederick Augustus Roy, alias H. E. James

So it seems possible he changed his name. No WWII enlistment.


pittsy Report 27 Jun 2011 08:07


Thanks for this. Does it say what the warrant was for. Perhaps he died in jail or ? I have not been able to trace him. If he was in SA in 1940 that is where he may have been.

Pittsy :-(


Cherilyn Report 27 Jun 2011 13:09

Hey Pittsy

Helen has come to the rescue on this one - thanks, Helen! :-)

Yes they did end up in SA.

Surname Given Names Date of Death Age Last Abode Cemetery
Mott Frederick Augustus Roy 12/11/1977 77 Years PORT NOARLUNGA Enfield Memorial Park


Cherilyn Report 27 Jun 2011 13:12

Also from Helen

Surname: MOTT
Given name(s): Cecilia Katherine
Source date: A 1973

Surname: MOTT
Given name(s): Roy Frederick
Source date: A1984

:-D :-D


Jamie Report 27 Jun 2011 13:41

Hi Cherilyn

I'm actually looking for a few marriage and births in the state of Victoria.

The first marriage I'm looking for is between John Henry Blockley and his wife Louisa Beatirce (surname unknown). I think the marriage will have taken place somewhere between 1903 and 1906, certainly no later than 1906 but could have been before 1903.

I am then looking for their children. I believe they may have had a few sons - John Henry, Charles William and Edward Samuel - I'm afraid I don't have rough dates for these.

Thanks very much!