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James FUIGE

Dunno Ellie.

Using Fuige, Fuge, Finge can't find a birth or a census or arrival.

Dave
 
Evening News = Tue 13 Sept 1898

FUIGE – In sad but loving memory of my dear wife Margaret Fuige who departed this life September 13 1889 aged 48 years. Dead but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving husband James Fuige – and under from family members..



https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...=fuige&searchLimits=l-category=Family+Notices



James Fuige funeral Thu 24 Oct 1918 – SMH to Catholic Cemetery Rookwood.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15807963?searchTerm=fuige&searchLimits=l-category=Family+Notices|||l-decade=191
 
Headstone transcription

James Fuige age 88 – b 1830 died 23 Oct 1918 Sydney NSW – Cemetery Rookwood Section F Row 21, Inscription = husband of above – Denomination – Old Catholic Mortuary 1



Findagrave has Plot Sect. M1 Row F Plot 944 – Memorial ID 150892516
 
Interesting there are 7 births with surname Fuige between [1866-1886], parents = James & Margaret. There is a gap between 1872-1876 then this.

Births:
FINGE ROBERT HENRY
222/1874
JAMES & MARGARET
SYDNEY

I suspect the PoB may not be solved until we get the correct surname, or possibly more details from the marriage. No real reason to doubt Swansea at this stage, his occ re mariner at his marriage was correct, brief as it appears to be.

Geoff

EDIT: To add info
 
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Three newspaper notices for 1866 marriage all have the name as FINGE.

It is FUIGE in all subsequent records.

Yeah, I think mostly Fuige is the correct name/spelling. Even the press are getting it right [sometimes], there is a memorial for Margaret in 1898 and all the family names are spelt Fuige.

Geoff
 
I was wondering if it was possible to make a case for Finge in an attempt to trace his arrival, nothing leaping out :rolleyes:

Geoff
 
He could have jumped ship, but we'd have seen something the Police Gazettes...

He doesn't appear to be in the local directories 1863 &1867.

I wonder if 'native place' could mean he lived there, but not necessarily born there?

Geoff
 
Possible..

NSW, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922:
J P Fuge
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Age: 45
Port of Departure: Hobart Gonn
Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 2 Oct 1879
Vessel Name: Malcolm
Origin Location: Swansea, Wales
[Image has him as a crew member, mate. Passengers = nil]

Geoff
 
Thanks Geoff.

MALCOLM
SCHOONER OF HOBART TOWN, WALTER LANGWORTHY, MASTER, BURTHEN 182 TONS
FROM THE PORT OF HOBART TOWN TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 2ND OCTOBER 1879

Dave
 
Listed as advertising so not found initially.

Evening News (Sydney, NSW) - Sat 14 Sep 1889 p.1
Funerals.
THE Friends of JAMES FUIGE are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased beloved WIFE Margaret; to move from his residence, 68, Harrington-street, TO-MORROW (Sunday) AFTERNOON, quarter before 2 o'clock, for R. C. Cemetery, Rookwood.
REUBEN W. THOMAS, Undertaker, 44, York-street.

Same year Sands Directory has James at 62.

I've searched Trove for 'Fuige' and corrected those that are not Fuige such as Paige. Found several of the sons in court for various reasons through the years. Found nothing that helps re James origin or arrival.

Dave
 
Nonconformist Records
If you are unable to find your ancestors in the parish records, it may be worthwhile looking at the records of the nonconformist chapels.

Following Hardwicke's Act of 1753, all marriages between 1754 and 1837, (except for the Quakers and the Jews) had to take place within the established church - even if they were of nonconformist denomination. There was no enforcement on baptisms, therefore most nonconformist baptisms will not appear in the parish records.

Amongst nonconformist records, there are:

  • Baptism, marriage and burial registers
  • Manuscript lists of members
  • Contribution books of individual chapels
  • Printed annual reports from 1880
  • Denominational periodicals
Unfortunately, chapel records have not been as safely and conscientiously stored as the records of the established church; therefore it's unusual to find any register before the 19th century. For surviving registers see Cofrestri Anghydffurfiol Cymru/Nonconformist Registers of Wales ed Dafydd Ifans (NLW, Aberystwyth, 1994).

Access
  • CAPELI database available in the South Reading Room only
  • Through the Catalogue
  • Pre-1837 registers held at The National Archives in Kew on microfilm on open access in the South Reading Room.
The National Library of WalesAberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU
 
I've searched Trove for 'Fuige' and corrected those that are not Fuige such as Paige. Found several of the sons in court for various reasons through the years. Found nothing that helps re James origin or arrival.
Yeah, strange these odd voyages that crop up, not necessarily enough to suggest he is a regular mariner.. There are others that have him as a passenger [if it is him] once in a cabin and once in steerage. No new info, if you want copies let me know.

Geoff
 
Probably as well, Dave.. Could keep finding bits forever and never his birth. Would still be interesting to see his marriage cert. details if ever available.

Geoff
 
I should be able to find time next week to get to the Mitchell Library.

Catch you later Geoff.

Dave
 
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