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OnlyOni Report 14 Apr 2007 07:56

Hi Cherilyn, Hope you can help with the name SMITH and GALLAGHER. I'm after birth details for Thomas Smith around 1858 who it is believed was born in Woolshed in Victoria. Also birth details for Agnes Gallagher born approx 1856-1860 in, it is thought, Rutherglen or Chiltern in Victoria. Do the birth records show their parents' names. Thomas Smith and Agnes Gallagher were married on 23 Nov 1879 in Chiltern, Victoria. Thanks, Leonie


Skye Report 14 Apr 2007 12:24

Hi Cherilyn I hope you can help. I have two tasks for you if you have the time :-) 1. Im looking for all relatives of Walter Augustus Herman (Herrman or Hermann. Yes It was spelt several ways depending on the person doing the spelling I would think LOL) He was born in 1888 and died 1955. His parents were John and Emma. I believe I found their marriage date as 1881 Richmond but would need to verify 100%. I would like to find out more about John and Emma and also if Walter had brothers and sisters. Walter married Estella Hawkins but left or divorced her. 2. Bella silva died 1961 she never married Walter Herman but she did have children with him (my dad was one of them) Her death cert. says she was born in Goulburn however I can not find anything on the NSW BDM. I do believe they lived in Victoria so she may well have been born down there. Her parents were George Silva and Mary Ann Murphy (1867-1949). She had a brother George DOB ? Died 1942 and a sister Ruby DOB ? Died as Ruby Clancy (cant remember the date) I dont have any other details about her father George except that he may have died at sea in Victoria ( i think he was a ships cook) Mary Ann lost their house in gambling debts and they moved to Sydney (so I am told, my dads a gambler so i tend to believe it LOL) If you can help with that I would greatly appreciate it.

Sun Lover

Sun Lover Report 14 Apr 2007 17:21

Hi Cherilyn, could you look to see if you can find a marriage or death anywhere for Harry JOBES. I know he entered Victoria State in 1912 on the Runic from Canada. Totally lost him after that. His brother later went to NSW and I have all details of him and descendents. We'd just like to know where Harry went too. Many thanks Daphne


Cherilyn Report 16 Apr 2007 03:31

Hi Leonie Here is Thos birth (thanks to your accurate details!): Surname: SMITH Given Names: Thomas Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: James Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Johanna RAGAN Birth Place: WOOLSHED Year: 1857 Reg Number: 12677 According to their marriage reg, Agnes Gallagher was born in NSW. The only possible is an unnamed female born in Warwick in 1859 to John & Eliza (reg 13297). I can see no deaths for either of them in Victoria (nor for any of their chn below). Surname: SMITH Given Names: James Austin Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes Elizabeth GALLAGHER Birth Place: CHIL Year: 1879 Reg Number: 21945 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Thomas Francis Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes CALLAGHER Birth Place: CHIL Year: 1882 Reg Number: 1503 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Thos Francis Event: D Spouse Surname/Father: Thos Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Age: 1 Death Place: UNKNOWN Year: 1883 Reg Number: 839 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Bernard John Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Birth Place: CHIL Year: 1883 Reg Number: 15243 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Monica Cath Event: D Spouse Surname/Father: Smith Thos Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Age: 6 Death Place: Rglen Year: 1900 Reg. Number: 3509 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Edward Thomas Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Birth Place: CHIL Year: 1886 Reg Number: 1675 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Irene Susan Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Birth Place: CHILTERN Year: 1888 Reg Number: 28026 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Irene Susan Event: D Father: Smith Thos Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Age: 10 Death Place: Rglen Year: 1898 Reg. Number: 13861 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Alice Agartha Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thos Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Birth Place: CHILTERN Year: 1892 Reg. Number: 2512 Surname: SMITH Given Names: Thos Francis Event: B Spouse Surname/Father: Thos Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Agnes GALLAGHER Birth Place: RUTHERGLEN Year: 1895 Reg. Number: 24280 Let me know if you need the chn's marriages (if they married in Vic). Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 16 Apr 2007 03:37

Hi Daphne Sorry no JOBES at all in Victoria nor WA. Sorry I can't help. Maybe he went across to Tasmania? :-) Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 16 Apr 2007 03:49

Skye Not sure why but I can't find any record of the Herman/Herrman/Hermann family you mention. Not Walter's birth nor his parents marriage. I will keep looking! The only thing I found is a death at sea for a George (de) SILVA (that is how it is written on the image of the actual document) in 1880 aged 'about 27' (or could be 29); he was a seaman on board Eric the Red. He drowned off Cape Otway with 3 other men on the 4th of September 1880. No other details are provided. (Death reg is 8846). :-) Cherilyn


Eva Report 16 Apr 2007 06:17

Hi there, thank you very much for your kind offer. I am looking for information on Rebecca Jackson (nee Parkinson) bc1854 died 1937 and Joseph Jackson born 1864 died 1946. Both died in Victoria, Australia. What I want to know is when did they marry, (I know they were married in Victoria) but not where and were they both born in Victoria, if not does it state were they were born. Thanking you very much for any information you can give two. Best regards Eva Tolley


Skye Report 16 Apr 2007 10:56

Sorry the Herman's were from NSW.


Cherilyn Report 17 Apr 2007 02:42

Hi Eva Thanks for your message. here is their marriage: Surname: JACKSON Given Names: Joseph Event: M Spouse Surname/Father: PARKINSON Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Rebecca [b. Dunolly] Birth Place: BYONG Year: 1887 Reg Number: 5260 Sadly no birth found in or around Buninyong/Ballarat that fits. His death does not help much: Surname: JACKSON Given Names: Jos Father: Jackson Thos Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN Death Place: PR FAIRY Age: 81 Year: 1946 Reg Number: 21527 Rebecca I had more luck with. This is her birth, confirmed by her death reg: Surname: PARKINSON Given Names: Rebecca Event: B Father: William Mother: Sarah GRAHAM Birth Place: BURNT CRK [small town 2 miles from Dunolly] Year: 1864 Reg Number: 2082 Surname: JACKSON Given Names: Rebecca Father: Parkinson Wm Mother: Sarah GRAHAM Death Place: HAWTHORN Age: 82 Year: 1946 Reg Number: 6026 Event: D There was another Rebecca born to Wm & Sarah in 1853 in Castlemaine (the year after they married) but she died aged 9 in 1862 and 'your' Rebecca was born 2 years or so later. Wm & Sarah had 10 children in total, 9 surviving. They lived in Carisbrook, Dunolly & Chewton. This may be William's death: Surname: PARKINSON Given Names: Wm Event: D Spouse Surname/Father: Parkinson Robt Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Carney NICHOLSON Age: 77 Death Place: Dunolly Year: 1909 Reg. Number: 4789 And possible immigration (unassisted): Surname: PARKINSON Given Names: WM Ship: GAMBIA Month: OCT Year: 1852 Age: 22 Code: B Fiche: 014 Page: 005 Joseph & Rebecca had 9 children; I have their births as well as marriages and/or deaths for most of them; let me know if you are interested in these as well. (Tidbit: Daughter Elsie May's husband committed suicide at age 33 in 1921 - he cut his own throat.) Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 17 Apr 2007 03:43

Hi Skye Ah of course - it was the Richmond reference that threw me! ;-) This marriage does look like the right one: Ref: 4336 Year: 1881 Groom Surname: HERRMAN Groom Given names: JOHN GEORGE Bride Surname: GOODWIN Bride Given names: EMMA SUSANNA Place of Marriage: RICHMOND Augustus had a lot of siblings as it turns out. Ref: 18932 Year: 1882 Surname: HERMANN Given name: FLORENCE E Father: JOHN G Mother: EMMA L Place of birth: RICHMOND Ref: 5775 Year: 1886 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: SYDNEY G Father: JOHN G Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: ASHFIELD Ref: 30314 Year: 1888 Surname: HERMANN Given name: AUGUSTUS W Father: JOHN Mother: EMMA Place of birth: NARRABRI Ref: 24056 Year: 1891 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: JOHN E Father: JOHN Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: NARRABRI Ref: 7303 Year: 1893 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: FRANCIS A Father: JOHN G Mother: EMMA Place of birth: BOGGABRI Ref: 19954 Year: 1897 Surname: HERMANN Given name: IRENE I Father: JOHN G Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: BOGGABRI Ref: 30916 Year: 1899 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: CLARENCE D C Father: JOHN Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: GUNNEDAH Ref: 32039 Year: 1902 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: ELSIE A Father: JOHN Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: GUNNEDAH Ref: 3901 Year: 1905 Surname: HERRMANN Given name: LINDA P Father: JOHN Mother: EMMA S Place of birth: GUNNEDAH Linda died in 1906; ref 1524, in Gunnedah. Another child was born named James N; he died in 1904 in Gunnedah (ref 5575); can't find his birth record. A daughter, Rita I, born after 1906 died in 1910 in Manilla (NSW) ref 9946. Son Sydney George (brother of Augustus) married in 1916 to Lydia E ROBERTS in Manilla NSW (ref 3136). He died in Manilla in 1969, ref 17410. Lydia died in 1933 also in Manilla, ref 22153. Son Clarence Darcy married Dinah (or Diana) WILSON in Inverell in 1924 (ref 11776). He served in WWI and WWII. Daughter Florence married Frederick ALLEN in 1922 (ref 7538) in Waverley. She died in 1928 (ref 21003) in Inverell. Daughter Elsie Aileen married Leslie/Lesley C RATCLIFF in Petersham in 1926 (ref 1436). She died in 1975 (ref 28911). Emma Susannah HERMAN nee GOODWIN died in 1940 in Woollahra; parents Edward & Mary Ann (ref 11504). Edward & Mary Ann had 2 children in NSW in 1858 and 1861 but Emma's birth not found, so it looks like they came to NSW with Emma prior to this. Happy hunting! Cheers Cherilyn


Skye Report 17 Apr 2007 04:14

thankyou very much


Rebecca Report 17 Apr 2007 09:21

Hi there! I'm thinking this may be a long shot, but I'm wondering if you could help me trace some family that may possibly have come from Austrailia. I have this information at the moment: grandfather MONTEQUE JORDAN born in the UK his father apprently was Australian i think his name was RICHARD JORDAN and married SYLVIA CHAMPION not sure if that was in Australia or the UK. Any help will be gratefully recieved. Beckie


Gerry Report 17 Apr 2007 10:14

Hi there, Thank you for the kind offer of look ups. Not sure if you will be able to help on this one, but my Great Grandad Frederick Waters went to Australia on board the SS Otranto on 2nd Feb 1912, for a voyage to Freemantle which was scheduled to take 42 days. He was travelling with his second wife Emma Waters and their baby daughter Marjorie Waters who was under 1 year old at the time. I heard that not long after they arrived there, his second wife left him (presumably taking baby Marjorie with her) and possibly went to China, although this is only what I read in a letter from my Grandmother to the war office when my Great Grandfather died. I think the China part may be a ruse so that his second wife did not benefit from his estate. He aparently died in Perth in 1926. I would love to know what happened to any of them or any details on BMD's for any of them during their time in Australia. If you could shed any light on any of them it would be marvelous, but don't worry if you can't. Thanks again!


Skye Report 17 Apr 2007 11:42

Hi Cherilyn funny enough I found Emma Sussanah Goodwin birth listing. Her surname is spelt with an extra 'n' Goodwinn. I have also noticed that Edward Goodwin had a son who he called Edward, however going earlier Ive noticed an Edward Goodwin naming his son Edward Goodwin and Ive also seen that on the 1st fleet there is an Edward Goodwin. Is there any way of going beyond the Edward Goodwin and mary Ann to see if Edwards father was also Edward. I would be very excited to find out if I can trace a line to the 1st fleet.


Louise Report 17 Apr 2007 18:59

Hi Cherilyn, thanks for the offer. I'm looking for some BMDs in Melbourne,Victoria,please Firstly,for 3 children who I've found in the 1871 British census, surname Beeby (sometimes mistranscribed as Bibby) Male Beeby born ~ 1855 Melbourn,Victoira William Beeby b ~ 1857 ' Esther Beeby b~ 1860 ' Parents are Nathan Beeby & Elizabeth Stubbs. I can't find a UK marriage for that could also be in Melbourn area just before 1855. Elizabeth was originally married to David Stubbs in 1850 in Cumberland UK. I can't find his death in the UK.....did he possibly die in Australia? Hope this isn't too much to ask, many thanks, Louise


Cherilyn Report 18 Apr 2007 07:01

Hi Louise Here are the Beeby births, 2 with her maiden name: Surname: BEEBY Given Names: Henry Event: B Father: Nathan Mother: Elizabeth STUBBS Birth Place: CALEDONIAN Year: 1856 Reg Number: 7893 Surname: BEEBY Given Names: Wm Event: B Father: Nathan Mother: Elizth BURNYEAT Birth Place: CALEDDIG Year: 1859 Reg Number: 12607 Surname: BEEBY Given Names: Esther Elizabeth Event: B Father: Nathan Mother: Elizabeth BYRNETTE Birth Place: CALE Year: 1860 Reg Number: 19109 They did marry in Vic: Surname: BEEBY Given Names: Nathan Event: M Spouse Surname/Father: STUBBS Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Elizabeth Year: 1855 Reg Number: 310 I have David & Elizabeth's arrival in Jan 1854 aboard Martaban. David was 33, Elizabeth was 25 and also an infant named Sarah (ref 59/3). Is this her 1st husband's death (birthplace seems to fit neatly!): Surname: STUBBS Given Names: David Event: D Father: William Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN Age: 38 Birth Place: CUMB Year: 1855 Reg Number: 631 Hope this helps. Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 18 Apr 2007 07:29

Hi Gerry Sorry no luck with finding this family. No death for Emma or Frederick, nor a remarriage for Emma. There is a marriage for a Marjorie R WATERS in 1934 to Wilfred W THOMAS (reg 1078) which is a possibility; no deaths to match this information to your Marjorie however. I don't have emigration info to confirm the China tale either, sorry. Good luck! Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 18 Apr 2007 07:40

Hi Rebecca Sorry no luck with this one so far - do you have any dates/ages? Or which part of Australia? _____________________________________________ Hey Skye There are so many Edward Goodwin's it is very tricky. You would need to be sure. Your best bet is to find his marriage cert or death cert. Maybe Emma Susannah's birth or death cert would help (Aussie death certs have quite a lot of info). Sorry I can't help further, it would be brilliant to find a 1st fleet connection! Good luck! Cherilyn


Louise Report 18 Apr 2007 15:21

Excellent info Cherilyn!! Many thanks, Louise


OnlyOni Report 19 Apr 2007 09:45

Hi Cherilyn, Thanks so much for all the information you have provided on the Smith/Gallagher families. There is one more check I'd appreciate you doing when you have five minutes. SMITH, Teresa Veronica b.23 January 1890 Chiltern, Victoria Any information on Teresa would be appreciated. Regards Leonie