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RG10 Piece 5056 Folio 102 Page 54
Civil Parish: Gateshead
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County: Durham
Registration District: Gateshead
Sub-RD: Gateshead
ED: 21
James Chambers Head Mar M 53 Stationer Barrasford
Eliz Chambers Wife Mar F 51 Gateshead
Richd Chambers son M 25 Assistant stationer Gateshead
James Chambers son M 19 [No occ. given] Gateshead

RG11 Piece 5035 Folio 136 Page 21
Civil Parish: Gateshead
County: Durham
Registration District: Gateshead
Sub-RD: Gateshead
ED: 22
Address: 17 Grosvenor St
CHAMBERS James Head Mar M 27 Engine Fitter Gateshead
CHAMBERS Margaret Wife Mar F 22 Newcastle
CHAMBERS Jas. Richd. son M 2 Gateshead
CHAMBERS Alice Elizth. dau F Gateshead

S S Abergeldie (II) arrived 6 Jul 1884
1884 Sydney and family. Arrived July Reels 2142, 2495
Nominated Cases - Married Couples
James 30 Engine Fitter vide P.C. Durham CofEng Mother & sister ? £5
Margaret 25 Northumberland £5
James 5 Durham £2-10
Alice 3 Durham
Joseph 1 Durham

Mother and sister already in colony ???

Can't find an Elizabeth Chambers born Durham 1818 - 1822 in Durham in 1881.

Death for James senior in England? Death in Australia for Eliza/Elizabeth? No sister of Richard and James junior in the 1871 census.


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Can't see arrival of Eliza/Elizabeth to NSW Assisted 1871 - 1884.

Jas Chambers
County Durham
Event Type Census
Event Date 1861
Sub-District 2 Gateshead
Parish Gateshead
Ecclesiastical Parish St Marys
Registration District Gateshead
Age 43
Gender Male
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Barrasford, Northumberland
Schedule Type Household

I hope at least one daughter is there.


Can't see arrival of Eliza/Elizabeth to NSW Assisted 1871 - 1884.
I hope at least one daughter is there.

Ref = ED:14; Piece: 3802; Folio: 79; Page: 27

Jas Chambers 43 [b. Barrowford. Bookseller]
Elza Chambers 42 wife [b. Gateshead]
Mary E Chambers 13 dau [do]
Richard Chambers 15 son [do]
Joe Chambers 7 son [do]

A possible sister :rolleyes:

Marriages Q3 1868
Bowmaker Elizabeth
CHAMBERS Mary Elizabeth
Grant William Henry
Vickers William
10a, 769

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937
Mary Elizabeth Grant
Birth Year: abt 1850
Death Year: Abt 1885
Death Place: Balmain
Inquest Date: 12 Jan 1885
Inquest Place: Balmain
Age: 35

Mary E Grant
Death Date: 1885
Death Place: New South Wales
Father: James
Mother: Elizabeth
Registration Year: 1885
Registration Place: Balmain, New South Wales
Registration Number: 2702

There are a couple of trees that weren't that much help, but there is another now that has the info about Mary E, it points to this arrival...

Looks like her husband was b. France. Also a son, James d. on the voyage..

Mary E Grant
Birth Year: abt 1847
Age: 30
Arrival Date: 18 Oct 1877
Vessel Name: Dunbar Castle
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