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Emma THOMPSON

DaveHam9

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Hello,

Emma THOMPSON b. abt 1821 Luton, Bedfordshire

Marriages Mar 1845
de FRAINE William Berkhampstead 6 569
Thompson Emma Berkhampstead 6 569

A son:

William de FRAINE b. 9 Jul 1846 c. 20 Sep 1846 The Chapel-Wesleyan, Luton, Bedford, England
- parents William Thomas & Emma

Emma and son are in Bedfordshire in 1861. Emma's arrival in Australia:

DEFRANE Emma 40 'Sultana' 1 Nov 1862 IMM/112 155 Z1957 M1696

I'd like a look up please for Emma's arrival to see if there is any info re origin or parents, etc...

I'd also like a look up please for the arrival in Australia of son William. He is not listed as arriving on the same vessel or is he? William married in Queensland on 25 Sep 1868.

Emma remarried:

The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861-1864) - Saturday 28 March 1863 p.2
MARRIED.
March 13, at Brisbane, by the Rev. J. H. Fletcher, Wesleyan Minister, Alfred Slaughter, senior, to Emma, eldest daughter of Mr. Samuel Thompson, of Luton, Bedfordshire.


Alfred remarried on 23 Nov 1866. No death or divorce can be found in Australia for Emma.

I'd like a look up please for Emma (as SLAUGHTER or de FRAINE) on arrivals in UK from Australia, after 28 Mar 1863.


See also census requests:

http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/showthread.php?p=103077#post103077

Regards,

Dave
 
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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 Sydney News of 16 June 1865. The boats which left the burning ship were never seen again. There are many reports of the event.
Bertha Pears nee Weedon who once lived at Doughboy Creek refers in the 1930s to the event, and the Slaughter family in this context. I have not yet found any obit notice of any sort from Alfred Snr.
What do others think?
Cheers,
Maryc2
 

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Hello Mary,

Thank you very much for that info. I'll certainly follow that up and try to find more details.

More scanning of TROVE. Also found:

Rockhampton Bulletin and Central Queensland Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1871) - Tuesday 6 June 1865 p.2
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On the 31st day of March last, the "Fiery Star" cleared out of Moreton Bay, homeward bound ; on the 23rd of April she was destroyed by fire 500 miles off the coast of New Zealand, and her crew and passengers were at the mercy of the winds and waves in open boats. ...

... The following is a list of her passengers, crew, and cargo :
Saloon-Dr. Plowman, Mrs. Dr. Bell, Miss Tine, Miss Dodwell, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Alfred Slaughter, sen., Mrs. A. M'Kay, and Miss Magee. 2nd Cabin- ...

It has to be as there is only one Mrs. Alfred Slaughter, sen. as of that date.

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