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John DOWN & Naomi

DaveHam9

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Hello,

They married in England and I have their arrival. Naomi remarried.

Death 1862/C0239 Down John - George Down - Sarah Baker

Death 1888/C01868 Jeffcoat Naomi - Thomas Slaughter - Mary Pye

What else can be found? ;)

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John was epileptic :eek:

The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864)(about)
Wednesday 3 September 1862

SUDDEN DEATH.-On Friday morning last, Mr. John Downs, of Ellenborough street, died rather suddenly from the effects of a series of epileptic fits. The deceased retired to rest on Thursday evening, lo his usual state of health, having spent a part of the evening in playing on the violin. He got up about 1 o'clock on Friday morning, to see if there was any prospect of rain, and then returned to bed, and slept until about 4 o'clock, when he bad a slight fit, from which he recovered under the attention of his wife and family ; he had another about 6 o'clock, and from that time until 8 o'clock suffering from a repetition of the attacks. He then commenced to complain of pain ia the bowels, and suffered from purging. Dr. Rowlands was sent for, who expressed an opinion that the patient would not recover. The unfortunate man died at about 11 ; o'clock, leaving a wife and seven children to lament his loss. The ages of the children ? are from two to fourteen years.-Ibid
 

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From mundia and there is a tree.


John Down

1823-1862
Born: Westwell, Kent, England
Died: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Birth
1823 Westwell, Kent, England

Residence
1841 Westwell, Kent, England

Marriage
1845 Westwell, Kent, England

Arrival: On "Isabella Watson". Sailed From Plymouth 18 Jan. With Wife. Name Appears As Dawn In Some Records
1846 Port Adelaide

Job: Labourer 1847

Moved To Queensland 1849

Death 1862 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
 

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Thanks gibbo. :) That tree is correct. Wrong mother's name on death reg (BAKER):

John DOWN c. 2 Mar 1823 Westwell, Kent, England
George DOWN & Sarah Ann CACKETT


DOWN John, Naomi nee SLAUGHTER arrived in SA 1846-05-14 aboard Isabella Watson from London [Source:4,6,7]

If they moved to Qld. in 1849 then George 1847 and Thomas 1849 must have been born in SA.

Qld births:
1857/C0788 Unnamed (M) - John - Naomi Slaughter
1857/C0789 Alfred - John - Naomi Slaughter
1858/C1264 Amelia - John - Naomi Slaughter
1862/C0637 John Ebenezer - John - Naomi Slaughter

So children William, Edwin and Sally are unaccounted for. Either not registered in Qld. or they left SA closer to 1856.
 
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.-On January 1st,
1934, at Waghorn Street, Ipswich, by the Rev. P. Clipsham, Thomas, eldest Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Danger-field, of Stourbridge. England, to Sarah Ann, eldest Daughter of John and Naomi Down, of Ipswich.
 

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The QLD births you have were also reg. in NSW. Doesnt tell us any more than we already knew.

7854/1858 DOWN AMELIA JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
7154/1857 DOWN MALE JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
7155/1857 DOWN ALFRED JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH


One of the twins died

NSW death index
2944/1857 DOWN MALE JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
 

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The QLD births you have were also reg. in NSW. Doesnt tell us any more than we already knew.

7854/1858 DOWN AMELIA JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
7154/1857 DOWN MALE JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
7155/1857 DOWN ALFRED JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH


One of the twins died

NSW death index
2944/1857 DOWN MALE JOHN NAOMI IPSWICH
Thanks. Pity they are not V records. Be able to find them on film if they were.
 

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SA Births 1842-1906

George Down 12-7-1847 Adelaide
F.John Down
M.Naomi Slaughter

Richard Down 16-2-1848 Thebarton
F.John Down
M. Susan Hall

Thomas Down 22-9-1849 Adelaide
F.John Down
M. Naomi Slaughter
 

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This poor pair didnt have much luck with their kids. Lost 2 in the same year.

QLD death index

1907/B8668 Amelia Down John Down Naomi Slaughter

1864/C313 John Ebenezer Down John Down Naomi Slaughter

1864/C386 William Down John Down Naomi Slaughter

1857/C260 Unnamed (M) Down John Down Naomi Slaughter [this one is the twin in the NSW death index]
 

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Thanks Joan. :)

So that seems to say they took a very lone time to get to Qld. :biggrin: or they took a long time once they arrived before they decided to register births.
 

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Amelia who died 1907 got hit by a car. Driven by a doctor :eek:

Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954)(about)
Monday 7 October 1907

BRISBANE, October 5. A woman, aged 44, named Miss Amelia Down, sister of Alderman George Down, a member of the Bris bane Municipal Council, died at the hospital yesterday as the result of be ing knocked down by a motor-car In Wlckham -street the previous evening. The car is slated to have been driven by Dr Halford. the well-known medi cal i raotitionor.
 

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The number of unusual deaths in my tree are adding up. :eek:

I suppose I have a bit of everything - shooting, drowning, hanging, burning, run down, boiler explosions, dragged into cog-wheels of steam engine, plane crashes, KIA (various)...
 

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Its right Dave.

QLD Death index

1943/C5492 Sarah Ann Dangerfield
father John Down
mother Naomi Slaughter
Well, I wonder if she is the 'Sally' mentioned here:

Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
DOWN John par: (Geo and Sarah nee BAKER)?
b: ENG d: QLD arr: 1846 ISABELLA WATSON; dep QLD
Occ: Labourer, Gardener res: Clarendon, Kapunda
rel: P.Meth
m: (1/2) Naomi nee SLAUGHTER b: ENG ch: Geo
(1847-1934), Thos (1849-1931), Alfred, John
Ebenezer, Wm, Amelia, Edwin, son, Sally
 

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I can't find anything else here yet, but Sarah Ann would have been over 60 when she married??
She's not registered in SA
Thanks Joan. Looks like only the two in the bio with dates born in SA.

The last would be about 1862 but born before 1858 if in fact the eldest daughter.
 

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