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Little Lost

Little Lost Report 7 May 2007 15:03

I am looking for the parents of a Dorothy McKerow born in Ausralia. Not sure of date or where but would be about 1900 I think Sorry not much info I know but the names is quite rare. GLoria


Cherilyn Report 8 May 2007 02:37

Hi Karen Sorry no marriage in WA for John FUDGE. He was 72 when he died in 1885 so seems more likely he married before he came over, or perhaps not at all. There are no FUDGE births in WA for that period either. Good luck, sorry I can't help. Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 8 May 2007 02:39

Hi Gloria There is a birth in Tamworth, NSW of Dorothy N McKERROW in 1902, to Kenneth McKERROW and Edith Ada DAWSON (reg 36264). No McKEROWs at all. Looks like this Dorothy married Benjamin DONALDSON in Tamworth in 1933 (reg 13328). No death found for her in NSW up to 1976. There are also several McKERROW families in Victoria in the same period, a few in WA after 1910, and none in Queensland. But no births of a Dorothy, except the one above. (I am assuming it was her birth that was c1900, not the parents births!) Hoping this is the right person. Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 8 May 2007 02:42

Hi Sue Of course, you are more than welcome to come back with more questions! :-) I find the www*raogk*org site very helpful, I also volunteer there. It has worldwide lookup volunteers. RAOGK stands for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. ;-) Other sites depend a lot on which areas/states/countries you are researching. Let me know! Cheers Cherilyn

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 8 May 2007 05:43

thankyou cherilyn i will give the site a look:)) susie


Cherilyn Report 8 May 2007 06:34

Hi Jules Sorry but there are no VILLUS' at all in NSW deaths in or around that period. :-( Perhaps the surname was spelt differently? Happy hunting Cherilyn PS There is a WWI enlistment for a Charles Victor BROSTER, alias Harry WATTS, in 1915 aged 18 years and 2 months. He was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. He had a sister named Mrs Woolley of Chermside. He signed his original papers as Harry Watts, this was in Queensland. He was Roman Catholic. He assumed the name Charles Victor BROSTER in May 1918. His wife's name was Helene. Does any of this sound like it might be him???

Little Lost

Little Lost Report 8 May 2007 15:08

thank you. Probably is the right one as its not a very common name. Now just need to find my contact who Dorothy belonged to so I can connect her up to my McKerrow tree.. If you see what I mean Thank you for your help GLoria


Cherilyn Report 11 May 2007 02:51



Paula Report 11 May 2007 18:15

Nudge for Sheila


Alison Report 13 May 2007 15:27

Hi Cherilyn, Thank you for the kind offer. I Have just found the death of JAMES KING PATERSON 1st September 1954.age 76 years West Wallsend cremated Bersefield. Born Paisley Scotland lived in NSW 60 years. Married to Elsie Frances Brown about 1911. New lambton NSw Children MARY E born c1914 WILLIAM J 1915 ROBERT G 1917 I have looked for a marriage but can't seem to find one. Also could you guide me to where I can find the births of his Children. The last time I have James age 4 is in 1881 census with his parents in Scotland so I was so happy to spot this on the Bdm's for NSW's. So not sure if he came out to oz with his parents, but they also went missing after 1881. Any help on this would be great. Thanking You Ali


Cherilyn Report 14 May 2007 03:13

Hi Ali The marriage was a bit tricky - it is registered under PATTISON (James to Elsie F BROWN in New Lambton in 1911, reg 1889). I notice from his death that his parents were Robert and Mary. Possible death of his mother: Reg/Year: 3362/1902 Surname: PATERSON Given name(s): MARY Father: JAMES Mother: ISABELLA Place of death: WALLSEND And his father: Reg/Year: 18368/1912 Surname: PATTISON Given name(s): ROBERT Father: JOHN K Mother: MARY E Place of death: WEST WALLSEND This looks like the family's arrival in Sydney, NSW as assisted Immigrants: SURNAME Firstname AGE VESSEL MONTH YEAR REEL PATERSON Agnes 3 Roslin Castle 1883 2142, 2494 PATERSON Isabella 1 Roslin Castle 1883 2142, 2494 PATERSON James 4 Roslin Castle 1883 2142, 2494 PATERSON Mary 25 Roslin Castle 1883 2142, 2494 PATERSON Robert 25 Roslin Castle 1883 2142, 2494 You can order a copy from www*records*nsw*gov*au Looks like they had another daughter, Mary, in 1886 (reg 29902) in Newcastle. There are several births in Leichhardt 1892-1899 as PATTISON; not sure if it is them though. Likely marriage for Robert & Mary's daughter Mary to Wm J HARDEN in 1904 in West Wallsend as PATTISON (reg 7642); she died in 1967 in Newcastle (reg 15912). Possible marriage for Isabella to Chas H BENNETT in 1914 in Newcastle (reg 8431). Births are not yet publicly available after 1907, sorry. There is a death for Jas & Elsie's son William James in 1958 (reg as PATTISON) in Wallsend NSW (reg 5273). Possible marriage for him (as PATTISON) to Lois Theodocia HAFEY in 1941 (reg 5052) in Newcastle. Possible marriage for daughter Mary to Arthur James LORD in 1939 (reg 2631) as Mary Elsie PATTISON in West Wallsend. James & Elsie's marriage cert looks like a good next step if you would like to take it further. :-) By the way, Elsie died in 1969 in Wallsend (as PATERSON), daughter of George and Mary (reg 32360). Possible birth for her in Lambton NSW in 1890 (reg 18025). Cheers Cherilyn PS PAULA - did I miss something?!


Alison Report 14 May 2007 06:17

Hi Cherilyn, Thats fantastic! Thank you sooo much for all the information. I will have to digest it all now. Mary Paterson,s Parents were John King & Agnes Roberts Parents Robert & Isabella Paterson. So not so sure on this. Yes seems like a good idea to go with James & Elsie's marriage cert. Thanks again hope you have a good day. Cheers Ali


Cherilyn Report 14 May 2007 09:38

HI Alison How about this one for Robert's death...? Reg/Year: 12294/1889 Surname: PATTISON Given name(s): ROBERT Father: ROBERT Mother: ISABELLA Place of death: NEWCASTLE :-) Cheers Cherilyn


Susan Report 14 May 2007 12:29

Hi, All I know is that Archer Robert Coe b 1890 in Deptford emigrated to Australia after the 1901 census as he is still at home. It could be NSW but I am not sure. I know its a long shot but I have to start somewhere. Thanks for looking. Sue


Cherilyn Report 15 May 2007 02:34

Hi Sue Found him - I have PM'd you with his marriage and death in NSW. Cheers Cherilyn


Alison Report 15 May 2007 03:29

How about this one for Robert's death...? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Cherilyn, This could well be the one. Thank you. Alison


Abigail Report 15 May 2007 10:07

Hi Hoping you can help me out. First of all thank you for your very kind offer. My ancestor arrived in Australia from Scotland and married in 1863. Prior to that his wife had been married to a Frederick West. They were married in 1849. I am trying to find out his parents details and also what happened to him. I can find no death information in NSW. Hoping that finding his parents details will help me trace him down (would like to confirm what had happened so that I can confirm 2nd marriage was legit.) Her name was Jane Edwards Yabsley. They were married in the Richmond River area. My ancestor's name was William Kinny (not sure if that will help). Also if Jane and Fred had any children besides Mary Magdalene West would love to know. Many thanks in advance Abigail Pritt (nee Kinny)


Cherilyn Report 16 May 2007 03:47

Hi Abigail Jane Edwards WEST married William KENNEY (also registered as Williams HENRY) in Macleay River in 1863 (reg 2113). I cannot find a death for her first husband Frederick WEST (they married in Church of England, Clarence River in 1849). Only appears to be the one child Mary (b. 1851, mother shown as June not Jane). William and Jane had 12 children, born first in Macleay River and then later Bellinger River. I have found births for 11, marriages for 12 and deaths for 6. Let me know if you need these. The births are registered variously as KENNY, KENNEY, KINNEY and KINNY! Most of the marriages are KINNY. I think I have the death of William in Kogarah in 1918 aged 91, reg 13774 (as KINNY), parents not stated unfortunately, but hopefully the age fits. Looks like his wife too died in Kogarah, in 1904 (as Jane E KINNY), daughter of William and Magdelene (reg 9707). Jane's death details fit with early NSW births to a William and Magdein YABSLEY but Jane was not born in NSW - and I can't find their arrival, sorry. William YABSLEY died in Casino, NSW in 1880 (reg 9884) son of John & Agnes. Magdelen died in Casino in 1896 (reg 13200), parents unknown. Hope this gives you some new leads. Let me know if you need more on the children. Cheers Cherilyn


Cherilyn Report 16 May 2007 04:46

Hi Natalie Well this turned out to be a really interesting one! Maybe you know that Richard Ash KINGSFORD married in Bridge, Kent before he came to Sarah SOUTHERDEN (Dec qu 1851, 5/121). They had at least one child before they emigrated: Richard Alfred, b. Bridge Sep qu 1852 (2a/453). They had 3 daughters in Queensland. 1857/B000399 Kingsford Catherine Mary 1859/B000844 Kingsford Emily Jane 1861/BA00656 Kingsford Caroline Elizabeth Son Richard Alfred married Emily HENNESSEY in 1876 (reg B005105). They had 5 children in Qld (1877-1885). Daughter Catherine Mary married William Charles SMITH in 1878 (reg B006035). They had 7 children in Qld (1879-1897). This is where it gets really good - maybe you knew this but...their youngest son Charles Edward Kingsford (b. 1897) was THE Charles Kingsford-Smith who was an Australian aviation pioneer (he was knighted in 1932)!!! All Catherine and Wm's children had the 3rd given name Kingsford, not sure if they all hyphenated it later. How about that!? Can't find anything on Emily but Caroline Elizabeth married William Henry SWALLOW (b. 1856 Sandridge Vic) in Victoria in 1885 (reg 1866). They had 1 son in Victoria (1886) and a further 5 children in Qld (1889-1898). This is Richard's death: Surname: Kingsford Given name(s): Richard Ash Father: John Kingsford Mother: Mary Walker Year of death: 1902 Reg: C000603 And John's death: Surname: Kingsford Given name(s): John Father: John Kingsford Mother: Mary Ann Walker Year of death: 1905 Reg: B005890 No death found for Sarah up to 1914. No clear marriage or children for John, sorry. Hope this gives you some good leads and new info. Let me know if you need more on the children's children. Cheers Cherilyn


Karen Report 16 May 2007 11:38

Thanks Cherilyn for all your help Karen