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Thomas CARTWRIGHT father of Edward Thomas Coleman CARTWRIGHT

Looking for info on Thomas CARTWRIGHT who had a son in Australia called Edward Thomas Coleman Cartwright in 1861. Mother was
Agnes Coleman born in Ireland 1841. Agnes remarried James Meikle in 1874 - details on the marriage cert state she was a widow as of 14 March 1863 (Thomas DOD?).
Interested in birth, occupation etc for Thomas and when they migrated to Aust.
I can't locate any birth details for Thomas in Aust records so thinking he may have been born I/seas & migrated.
Just posting a bit of history on Edward.

QLD marriage index
1887 C1019 Elizabeth Edna Romberg and Edward Thomas Coleman Cartwright

QLD death index
1926 B49202 Edward Thomas Coleman Cartwright - father Thomas Cartwright mother- Agnes Coleman

Where was Edward born? Do you have Edward's birth certificate? I would be interested in what info the birth cert. had on Thomas his father.
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A few things don't add up.

John Romberg MEIKLE 1895/C06516
Edward Jerome MEIKLE 1907/C07105
Theodore Oliver MEIKLE 1909/C06692

1895/C06516 CARTWRIGHT John Romberg
1907/C07105 CARTWRIGHT Edward Jerome
1909/C06692 CARTWRIGHT Theodore Oliver

Marriage 1887/C1019 Edward Thomas Coleman Cartwright - Elizabeth Edna Romberg

Death 1942/B57766 Cartwright Elizabeth Edna - John Bernard Romberg - Priscilla Firth
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Toowong Cemetery
Portion 1 Section 153 Grave 21
Meikle Thomas Edward Coleman 26 / 06 / 1926 63 years
If Thomas died 1863 and Agnes remarried 1874 ?? or is one of those a typo?

Why is Edward using MEIKLE in the Electoral Rolls?
Marriage and death as Cartwright and E/R and burial as Meikle. ???

Register children under both names.

We are not making much progress with Thomas. :D
We don't know if he arrived married with Agnes or if he arrived unmarried and with family or alone or to which colony.

We don't even know where Edward was born. Age at death does not point to 1861.
Thanks for all the help. Yes, this one is complicated!

I have Edwards birth as Reg as 21144 in Bendigo. I haven't got a copy of this yet - next step in this mystery I think.

We think Agnes may not have been married to Thomas CARTWRIGHT when Edward was born - can't locate a marriage cert anywhere so far. Maybe this is why when she remarried, they all took on the MEIKLE name?? Although she is described as a widow on the marriage cert to James - ref is 880 in Bendigo Victoria. Thomas is a mystery - I can't locate any birth or death records. I had seen the newspaper details re revenge her husbands death but don't know how he died or why revenge? Would like to find this out. No idea where else to look.
What surname is on Edward's birth reg? Is it COLMAN?

Hi Dave,

this is the birth index that someone found on another site and i posted the link on here. No father listed.

Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888
Thomas Edmond COLEMAN
Event: B
Mother: Agnes COLEMAN
Birth Place: N TOWN
Year: 1861
Reg Number: 21144

Kate you can obtain certs. from the below link.

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Thanks gibbo.

I'm sure I've seen it as COLMAN somewhere.

N Town = New Town = Newtown now a suburb of Geelong.