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Samuel Duesbury (1822-1909) Brisbane

United States
Looking for descendants of Samuel Duesbury (1822-1909) Brisbane, in regards to his eldest son Horace W. Duesbury (1851-1904) Artist San Francisco. I'm working on his biography.
I noticed you have posted in past threads, were you doing research on Duesbury or were you helping someone? Samuel arrived in Brisbane in 1865 with his family and opened two photography studios.
Ok thanks. It seems it was 1865 or 1866. I've not yet checked the full date for the 1866 birth.

I could say second coming because son Frank was a minister - yes yet another one in my tree. :rolleyes:
:biggrin: Daveham9 I guess when you stated "another one in my tree" you did not mean family tree correct?
Horace Wolfe Duesbury was a BRITISH visual artist who was born in 1851. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Shipwreck and Fire' sold at Michaan's Auctions 'April Estate Auction' in 2011. The artist died in 1904.

Last name Duesbury
*** Male
Age 45
Birth year 1851
Birth place England
Origin country England
Year 1896
Date 30 Jul 1896
Destination country United States
Town 1010 R R AV
County Alameda
State California
Country United States
Source dataset California Great Registers 1866-1910
View original source record View the record's source
Record set British & Irish Roots Collection
Name Horace Duesbury
Event Type Birth Registration
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year 1851
Registration District Sheffield
County Yorkshire
Event Place Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Volume 22
Page 764
Line Number 19

Name Samuel Duesbury
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1850
Registration District Sheffield
County Yorkshire
Event Place Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Volume 22
Page 601
Line Number 9

Samuel Duesbury probably married one of the following people
Name Susanna Craddock
Name Frederick Hawksworth
Name James Hawson
Name Esther Pryse
Name Elizabeth Rackstraw
First name(s) Samuel
Last name Duesbury
Relationship Head
Marital status Married
*** Male
Age 27
Birth year 1824
Occupation Wood Carver
Birth place England
Birth town Manchester
Birth town as transcribed Manchester
Birth county Lancashire
Birth county as transcribed Lancashire
House number 2
Street Dee Street
Town Sheffield
Parish Sheffield
City Sheffield
County Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)
Hamlet -
Parliamentary borough Sheffield
Municipal ward The Sheffield
Registration district Sheffield
Archive reference HO107
Piece number 2338
Folio 514
Page 68
Record set 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Category Census, land & surveys
Subcategory Census
Collections from Great Britain, England
Married Esther Pryse
Record set Queensland Deaths 1829-1964
Death date 19 Jun 1913
First name(s) Esther
Last name Duesbury
Registration year 1913
State Queensland
Country Australia
Mother's first name(s) Mary Stephens
Mother's last name Smith
Father's first name(s) Horatio Radler Pryse
Registration number 1913/001218
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Australasia
Record set Queensland Deaths 1829-1964
Death date 08 Jul 1909
First name(s) Samuel
Last name Duesbury
Registration year 1909
State Queensland
Country Australia
Mother's first name(s) Sarah
Mother's last name -
Father's first name(s) Samuel Duesbury
Registration number 1909/B011207
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Australasia
Name Samuel Duesbury or Dewsbury
Event Type Burial
Event Place Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Cemetery Brisbane General (Toowong) Cemetery
Latitude -27.474077555361
Longitude 152.98229929996
Death Date 08 Jul 1909
Affiliate Create Date 2016-09-17 06:53:28
Affiliate Image Identifier 20620830
DUESBURY— On 19th June, at the
Methodist parsonage, Wooloowin,
Esther Duesbury, aged 82 years, relict
of the late Samuel Duesbury, of Bris-
bane, beloved mother of Rev. Frank
Duesbury, and Frederick Duesbury, of
Brisbane, and of Lewis Duesbury, New
South Wales, and Edwin Duesbury,
Yes, the Duesbury family is in my tree but I am remotely connected. Another member of this site who also posted at times is more closely related.

I have Horace in the 1861 census in England. No arrival for the family. Nothing more for Horace in my tree. My tree follows Frank (to Perdriau) and Lewis (to Fisher then Whiteman).

Births Mar Qtr 1855 DUESBURY Frank - Ecclesall B 9c 224 mmn PRYSE

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RG9 Piece 3468 Folio 98 Page 25
Civil Parish: Ecclesall Bierlow
County: Yorkshire (West Riding)
Registration District: Ecclesall Bierlow
Sub-RD: Ecclesall Bierlow
ED: 6
No of Schedule: 106
Address: Nether Edge
DEWSBURY Samuel Head Mar 38 Wood Carver Master employing 1 man and 1 Boy Manchester Lancashire
DEWSBURY Esther Wife Mar 29 London Middlesex
DEWSBURY Horace Son 9 Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
DEWSBURY Esther Dau 8 Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
DEWSBURY Frank Son 6 Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
DEWSBURY Lewis Son 4 Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
DEWSBURY Edwin Son 2 Sheffield Yorkshire
LUCAS Elizabeth Serv Unm 16 House Servant Woodborough Nottinghamshire

Arrived 1864 - 1865 ???
GRO Reference: 1851 J Quarter in SHEFFIELD Volume 22 Page 764

Can't find any birth reg 1861 - 1865 so can't narrow shipping window.

Queensland birth with an error for mother's name
1866/B04766 Duesbury Samuel - Samuel - Esther Bryse * 27 Dec 1865

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The Sydney Morning Herald - Thu 8 Oct 1936 p.20
Heard Here and There.
By Mayfair.
I WAS interested yesterday to meet Miss Effie Duesbury, of Killara, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of the Crown Derby potteries, which she visited during a recent trip abroad.
Miss Duesbury not only has a link with old England, but also a link with early Australla. The descendants of the founder of the Derby potteries-her grandfather, grand mother, and their six children-came to Australla in 1864, the voyage taking five and a half months. Two of those children survive Mr. Lewis Duesbury, of Camden, and Mr. Fred Duesbury, of Brisbane. Miss Duesbury's father, the Rev. Frank Duesbury, of Sydney died in 1924.
Miss Duesbury's maternal grandfather Henry Carter Perdriau, was also one of the early settlers, and the owner of the first ferries which ran on Sydney Harbour.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) - Mon 12 Jul 1909 p.7
The late Mr. Samuel Duesbury, who died at his residence, 107 Quay-street, North Quay, on Thursday afternoon, was well known in Brisbane since 1865, when he landed with his family and set up a photographic business in the Valley. ...

The departure date and port and arrival date and the vessel not yet found.
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Samuel bapt. 14 Sep 1823 Manchester Church, Lancashire, England
Samuel DUISBURY & Sarah

Not on the Lancs OPC site ?

Don't know if dob is there or not.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Mon 30 May 1904 Page 4 Family Notices
DUESBURY.—On the 31st March, at 1010 Rail-
road-avenue, Alameda, San Francisco, of heart
failure, Horace Duesbury, Artist, aged 53,
eldest son of Samuel Duesbury, of this city.
Deeply regretted.