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SHERRELL family in Devon

DaveHam9

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I'd like a look up please for the following SHERRELL family in Devon in 1851.

William b. abt 1820
spouse Jane b. ?
Joseph b. 1845
Mary b. 1845
Sarah J b. 1847
James C b. 1850

Thanks.

I think the family came to Australia around 1856 but so far I can't find them in shipping records.

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Hi Dave

Normally I wouldn’t mention the ........ public trees as generally information can be (surprise surprise) incorrect. More so if one person adds their tree it’s very common that another five people searching the same family will only copy the first persons information. This is why I wouldn’t trust anything on the public trees.
I gave someone my family history notes a few years ago which at that time were not verified and guess what there’s about six people on ........ with this wrong information, just shows they didn’t do any of their own research.

There are a few people with this family in their tree.
William SHERRELL
Jane CAUSE/CAWSE

2 children not born in Aust. (two birthplace variations)
Sarah Jane Avenger SHERRELL 29 Sept 1846 On board HMS Avenger, Plymouth Sound
Sarah Jane Avenger SHERRELL 29 Sep 1846 Plymouth, Devon
William Henry SHERRELL 1851 Plympton
William Henry SHERRELL Mar 1851 St Mary, Louisiana, United States
(there is only one person that has W. H SHERRELL born in U.S.A)

8 Children born in NSW, one of them is:-
Jessie E SHERRELL 1855 Sydney

And finally I couldn't find them in 1851 census.

cheers
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Hello crankypants,

Thank you. Yes perhaps the only bit that is correct is the birth on the vessel but the reg is 1847:

Births Mar 1847
Sherrell Sarah Jane Avenger Plympton St Mary 9 455

I find it hard to believe Jessie E/Elizabeth J was born in NSW:

Births Sep 1855
Sherrell Elizabeth Plympton 5b 195

I've looked in NSW, QLD and Vic. databases and can't find them in the shipping records.

Regards,

Dave
 

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