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    John A /Alfred J & Ellen MATTHEWS

    Hmm Dave. Useful timeline thanks. Alfred snr had to run into Ellen somewhere in Brisbane's early society. Why would a widow travel under her maiden name on a voyage to Australia perhaps. Appreciate your taking the time to post those links. Justice Sarah Berry aka Jessie Berry wrote a novel...
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    John A /Alfred J & Ellen MATTHEWS

    Thanks Dave, yes a good way to see when he was in Brisbane. With shipping arrivals, I am sometimes lucky enough to find passengers who weren't in steerage listed in the Arrivals. Have made contact with Ellen's great great granddaughter and we are brainstorming possibilities!!
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    John A /Alfred J & Ellen MATTHEWS

    Hi Dave, My thoughts about Alfred Snr making a nostalgic visit to the Old Country were based on comments in The Slaughter Family Story - The family of Richard and Elizabeth Slaughter in Australia (1999) page 16. Justice Sarah (aka Jessie) Matthews (Berry) was reported to have commented on their...
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    John A /Alfred J & Ellen MATTHEWS

    I have just picked up on these old posts, and am also interested in Ellen Slaughter's whereabouts. My present search is to try to clarify the time period when Alfred Slaughter snr returned to the Old Country, following the tragic death of his second wife, Emma (de Fraine) on the Fiery Star in...
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    Alfred & Esther SLAUGHTER

    Hello interested Slaughter researchers, I have just picked up on this thread, and thanks for what has been recently added. May I make the comment that, in my view, Alfred Slaughter Jnr, with wife, Esther, and Daughters Sarah and Elizabeth would probably have hastened to Brisbane, and not wanted...
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    Emma THOMPSON

    Hi Dave, I suggest that Emma Slaughter, Alfred Slaughter snr's 2nd wife, may have perished when the clipper, the Fiery Star, burned to the water in April 1865 off the south of New Zealand. Reports on Trove indicate that Alfred Slaughter Snr's wife was a Saloon passenger. eg See the Illustrated...
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    Are you by any chance a Caton descendant? Cheers, Mary

    Are you by any chance a Caton descendant? Cheers, Mary
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    Thomas Caton births in Preston around 1818

    Thanks Alan for your thoughtfulness in responding to my old posts. You may be surprised to learn that Yours Truly was actually the distant family relative in the programme who did the creek scene and climbed Bald Rock. I am descended from Mary Ann Riley's first born son William Caton, born...
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    Susannah Gibson

    I have been studying for some time now this Samuel Gibson who was at one time the licensee of the Caledonian Hotel in Dalby. Tis a long story. Hard times followed around 1866 during an economic downturn. He married Ann Dawson who later ran the Queen's Arms Hotel in Dalby till around 1908...
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    Timber Merchants Liverpool 1854-1864 Henry Charles. B. Turner

    Thanks Barbara, Dave and OzNannie for your response to my occupations directory query. Will search the Liverpool directory next. Much of my research originally started from that 1861 Census entry a few years ago. I have a certified copy of birth certificate for Eleanor Beatrice Turner stating...
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    Timber Merchants Liverpool 1854-1864 Henry Charles. B. Turner

    Could someone please direct me as to the best source to search, to discover if this man is listed in a directory? At a loss to know where to start tradewise. He is believed to have died somewhere around 1863. His wife, Eleanor Sarah Fitzsimons, later married on 24 June 1865, Great Boughton...
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    Mary Eacott, dau of Abraham Eacott and Eliza Hall

    Your post is noted Len, and will be in touch, Cheers, Mary
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    William De Fraine

    Hi folks, I pricked up my "eyes" when I saw the de Fraine name. Are you in any way referring to the Emma de Fraine who was the second wife of Alfred Slaughter Snr, who married him in 1863 and died sometime before 1866, as he married for the third time then, Ellen Matthews. Also Alfred...
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    Eleanor Beatrice Thomson

    Re: Eleanor Beatrice Thomson was definitely a Turner Hello other Thomson and Von Stieglitz descendants. Can now report after obtaining a certified copy of Eleanor Beatrice's birth certificate at end March 2011, that she was definitely born 10 July 1860 at Eaton Road, Chester, in the...
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    Eleanor Beatrice Thomson

    Thanks to everyone who delved into this lady's family of origin. The thrill of the chase continues. Cheers, Mary
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    Eleanor Beatrice Thomson

    Hi Dave, Thanks for looking into her. Have been clicking around all day looking for a marriage to Turner, and evidence of her life on the Isle of Man. Am intrigued that Charles William died a Turner 1891/C1916 Qld, but the rest of the siblings died as Thomson, as Dave Ham pointed out. The...
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    Edgar Boyne von Stieglitz

    Thanks Dave, Think I'd best apply for a certified copy of birth. Your help is appreciated. Cheers, Maryc2
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    Edgar Boyne von Stieglitz

    Thanks for your post. Tis sure fun sorting out all the families and I am using that source that you mention. Cheers, MaryC2
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    Edgar Boyne von Stieglitz

    Yes Steve, You are correct. There were apparently two charters handed down and the big question is where did those charters end up.The family may have come from Pilsen Germany and migrated to Ireland around 1800 because of religious reasons. I am following the Baron Heinrich Ludwig Henry Lewis...
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    Eleanor Beatrice Thomson

    Wow, Dave, am going to have to sit down and think about this a lot and Dave Ham's info too. The Thomson is without the "p". I do have some data handed on, and will examine in conjunction with your questions. I hear tell Eleanor Fitzsimmons was from the Isle of Man. I'm getting confused. Need...
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