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John Holmes married Caroline Gager UK ?? came to Australia 1851 ??

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welcome I am searching for a John Holmes who married caroline gager. Caroline was born in UK circa 1800 and John a couple years earlier. They had 10 children but only 4 of the came to australia with them 6 decd. I believe on the "Sarah Abigail" on 26 December 1851 to Sydney. The family lived in Pyrmont. John was a typefounder. The children were William Henry born 1832, Alfred born
1839, Rosa born 1842 and George born 11 april 1845 but not sure where as the family left UK and went to US where they did not find a pot of gold and came to australia see above. very scant details on the marriage certificates of the children and on the death certificate of Caroline and George who was a foreman boilermaker at Cockatoo Island and was given an ISO by King Edward VIII in 1913. He was a champion sailor and won many a race.
Caroline must have been a widow in l852 as she remarried William fletcher and on the SMH wedding announcment of her daughter Rosa to Charles Lake says
father John Holmes typefounder of Pyrmont deceased. Rosa may have married andrew Gibson Burdon in 1878, but they must have moved states as cant find a death certificate to collaborate info. Strangely on Alfred Holmes death certificate (he married 4 times) in 1900 says that his mother was
Catherine Burdekin. This family is a mystery and trying to hid something for sure. George gave interview to SMh in 1913 "skipper sails last race" and says he was born in San Francisco, but it was a mexican town then with only a few white trappers and storekeepers. Any help appreciated. thanks Carolyn:confused:
 
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