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Most unusual - 'Gentlewoman'


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I have just received a copy of a NSW marriage certificate. I was hoping it had the place of birth for Jane but it just says Scotland. I can't find her birth/baptism in ScotlandsPeople or anywhere. The three oldest children are there but the three youngest are not. I even looked in England because she is shown on the 1849 shipping record aged 1. The vessel departed The Downes in January 1849 so the family had to travel from Dumfermline, Fife.

What is most unusual is the occupation shown for Jane - 'Gentlewoman' :D

Groom: Charles Thomas ANDERSON
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Manchester, England
Occupation: Upholsterer
Age: 29
Usual Residence: 18 Wynyard Square, Sydney
Father: Robert ANDERSON
Occupation: Upholsterer
Mother: Eliza MORRIS

Bride: Jane SANDS
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Scotland
Occupation: Gentlewoman
Age: 25
Usual Residence: 190 Sussex Street, Sydney
Father: William SANDS
Occupation: Baker
Mother: Catherine Angus SWAN

Date of Marriage: 25 May 1874
Place of Marriage: 190 Sussex Street, Sydney
Religion: Presbyterian
Witnesses: David SANDS, Catherine HIGGINS
Minister: Adam THOMSOM

Birthplace/Age/Parent Details were obtained from Church Register No 2069

Ref No.: 1874/481

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