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Alice Maud PALMER born Somerset


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Another go at this one:

Joseph Lear Widower Kingswood Hill Gloucester England Inspector of ? 60 Goulburn Aaron Lear Ann Hodges Storekeeper
Alice Maud Palmer Spinster Place of birth: Taunton Somersetshire England - Age: 32 Usual residence: Goulburn Father: James Palmer Mother: - Father's occupation: -
married in the usual place of Worship Tirranna nr. Goulburn
December 19th 1885 By me Alfred T. Puddicombe
Both signed
Witnesses: Samuel Manse ?, Emily Jerviss ?

No death found yet in Australia for Alice so no mother's name from death reg. Not this one:


LUTTON Alice May Funeral notice 25JUN1906 Funeral late of Camperdown SMH 25JUN1906

The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 25 June 1906 p.12
LUTTON.-The Friends of Mr. EDWARD LUTTON are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved DAUGHTER, Alice May, to leave his residence, 88 St. Mary-street, Campberdown, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45, for Wesleyan Cemetery, Rookwood.
F. W. HARTLEY, Undertaker, 208 King-street, Newtown and R'way Parade, Kog.

No occupation listed for her father James on the marriage record.

I can't find a birth reg that fits the pob and age listed for Alice M.

Not yet found in shipping records.

I'd like a look up for Alice and James in 1861 please assuming Somerset.

If we assume a death for James in Taunton RD then there is no death before 1863 and several 1863 - 1871.

Looking at marriages in Taunton RD before 1853 then:

Marriages Sep 1839
BENNETTS James Taunton 10 588
BESS Ann Taunton 10 588
BOWDEN Mary Hannah Taunton 10 588
CULLIN Nicholas Taunton 10 588
PALMER James Taunton 10 588
Stephens William Taunton 10 588
Tolhan Elizabeth Taunton 10 588
Trout Mary Ann Taunton 10 588


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Hi Dave,

Maybe Alice and family in 1861.

Civil parish Taunton St James - RD Taunton - Sub RD Taunton St.James

James Palmer age 45 occ painter to -- inn? keeper
Ann wife age 44
Henrietta dau age 17
James son age 15
Edw'd son age 12
Herbert son age 9
Rhoda dau age 4
Alice dau age 2

All born Taunton

Class RG9
Piece 1618
Folio 36
Page 18
Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

That's possible if Alice made out she was older when she married.

It does not look like this one:

Births Sep 1852
Palmer Alice Frome 5c 533

County Somerset
Place Frome
Church St John the Baptist
RegisterNumber 656
BaptismDate 20 Jun 1852
Forename Alice
*** -
FatherForename Martin
MotherForename Anne
FatherSurname PALMER
Abode Gentle Street
FatherOccupation Painter
FileNumber 5577


The only one in Taunton but middle name does not fit:

Births Mar 1859
PALMER Alice Sarah Taunton 5c 463

Can't see a marriage or a death for this one using middle name.
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Thanks Julie.

Just found this:

RG11 piece/folio: 96 / 68 page 14
name: Alice M Palmer
age: 22
gender: Female
birth year: 1859
birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England
relationship to head of household: Servant
marital condition: Single
profession/occupation: Housemaid
address: 41 Berkeley Sq
census place: St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England
Household Gender Age Birthplace
servant Frank Pulsford M 19 Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
servant Sarah Richardson F 41 Scotland
servant Alice M Palmer F 22 Taunton, Somerset, England
servant Harriett C Shea F 25 London Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Assisted to Qld.:

PALMER Alice 25 'Duke of Sutherland' 9 Oct 1884 IMM/119 230 Z1961 M1700 ?