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Cherilyn Report 7 Aug 2011 07:38

Of course, O'Brien is the connection! Perfect!

I totally missed that cos I filled that bit in later and didn't refer to my other post about Julia (assuming you mean Catherine, not Caroline).

So yes perhaps another sister OBRIEN married GRANT in Victoria. I will check that out if you like. Doesn't appear to be WA.

And I had noticed that other Biddle me wondering! That explains why Esther is referred to as a neice J Beard (as if it was Job's wife, it would be Mary's daughter in law, not her daughter!)

Let me know if you want the Quigley children. I had the wrong Thos before - he was actually Michael Thos but known as Thomas/Tom.


Cherilyn Report 7 Aug 2011 07:59

'Sabrina' sailed to Moreton Bay (Qld) and NSW mostly, but did come to WA on 13 June 1853 with 320 passengers, from Liverpool.

Inquirer (Perth), Wednesday 22 June 1853
Shipping Intelligence.
ARRIVED -On the 13th instant, the ship Sabrina, 673 tons, A. Allan, master, from Liverpool. Passengers.— Rev. Mr Brown, Chaplain to Convict Establishment, Rev. Mr Johnston, Mrs Johnston and family. Steerage — Emiigrants 62 male adults, 159 female do., 42 male children, 48 female do., and 9 infants.

'do.' is short for ditto

Inquirer (Perth), Wednesday 13 July 1853
We hear that the immigrants per Sabrina were many of them much deceived by the Emigration Agents at home, and were led to believe they were coming to a goldproducing colony: but this will be the case. Every ship which arrives will bring similar disappointed beings, as every ship which preceded the Sabrina has done. They all imagine they have come to seek for gold, and they will find, in the long run, they are not so much deceived as they anticipated: by industry and perseverance they will find gold, and with more certainty than at the diggings. We heard that it was proposed to send these, disappointed people away at the Colonial expense. If every one who was deceived, or reported himself to be deceived, is to be sent away at the Colonial cost, it would be cheaper to allow the ships to proceed direct from the mother country to the gold-producing colonies.


Michelle Report 7 Aug 2011 08:04

Yes, would like Quigley children's names.

At the moment I'm trolling through Trove seeing if can find family notices in Vic for the O'Briens and Quigley.

Yes the family does confuse sometimes if only initial used, have to refer to dates, to find which J Beard or G Biddle etc referring to.
Michelle :-)


Cherilyn Report 7 Aug 2011 08:10

I'm on the laptop now and my hubby has taken over the study so can't get to the births of the Quigley children but they are

Ann Winifred m. Edwin RICHARDS 1900 Perth, d. 28/9/42
George Hy m. Jane M. BRADY 1911 Black Range, d. 27/2/1944
William Nicholas d. 1912
Michael Thos m. Ann J E TAYLOR 1926, d. 1964 (reg 1613)
Elizabeth Teresa (Tess), m. Roy Victor WARREN 1923, d. 1961


Michelle Report 7 Aug 2011 08:25

Thank you. Your Help very much appreciated.

I have a few items to now follow up, will keep me busy for awhile.
Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday afternoon

Michelle :-)


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pittsy Report 15 Aug 2011 01:12

Can you help with a birth in NSW . Iris Mary (May) Mott . She is a direct relative of mine and lived with my father prior to WW2. Her husband was Stuart Ogilvie and they married 1838 Broken Hill NSW. He died in WW2. I cannot find her birth on NSW BDMs and she probably was born after the 1910 date.

Thanks again.

Pittsy :-)


Cherilyn Report 15 Aug 2011 01:57

Hi Pittsy, yes must be after 1910 sorry - I can't help on this one :-(


pittsy Report 15 Aug 2011 05:01

Any suggestions - maybe street indexes or electoral roles. She could have come from Cobar, Wrightville or Broken Hill.

Pittsy :-0


Cherilyn Report 19 Aug 2011 03:36

Sorry Pittsy, can't see them in electoral rolls...maybe someone else would have more luck.


pittsy Report 19 Aug 2011 06:38

Interested in other Motts listed in Riverina

Iris May Mott

Residence: 1954 - city, Riverina, New South Wales



Cherilyn Report 19 Aug 2011 07:16

This can't be your Iris if she married Mr Ogilvie in 1938 (you have 1838 bu assume you mean 1938!)...


Cherilyn Report 19 Aug 2011 07:21

Any connection to Hamilton Charnock MOTT of Albury?



Cherilyn Report 29 Aug 2011 05:29



Elizabeth Report 8 Sep 2011 17:49

I have been in touch with you some time ago about my aunt Florence Hunter
who was on her way to Australia when WW2 started. you were very good finding the cousins in NSW but I have been told she became a nun. Is there any way I can find out if this was so. Thank you for your help so far.


Cherilyn Report 9 Sep 2011 05:54

Try the database at


pittsy Report 9 Sep 2011 07:13


Thanks for the links for Hamilton Motts but no luck.



Elizabeth Report 10 Sep 2011 23:29

Thank you Cherilyn, for the information .I shall try that website at a better hour. You are truely a blessing to all of us seekers. thanks again


Unknown Report 11 Sep 2011 01:54

Hi Cherilyn,

Saw your kind offer to check Australian records, you probably have been inundated, but I am having no luck in tracing an Edna Joyce Anson who married Leonard Dare in St. Marylebone on 27 November 1946. She was born in Wandsworth on 11th August 1922 . Her name shows on the 1949 electoral roll at Triabunna, Tasmania, but can't turn up anything else. She possibly divorced and remarried or was widowed and remarried as her husband was 58 at the time of their marriage. Can't find anything about him either. Any help, suggestions gratefully appreciated. Many thanks, Jenni