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Thomas Frederick MERRY


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Qld. Death 1 June 1911/B14170 Merry Thomas Frederick - Thomas Frederick Merry - Woods ** born England aged 82 years

Looking for his baptism and the marriage and deaths of his parents.

Arrival in Tasmania not yet found so don't know if he would be in 1841 and 1851 census.

Merry, Thomas Frederick
Record Type: Marriages
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Spouse: Price, Jane
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Date of marriage: 04 Oct 1853
Registered: Hobart
Registration year: 1853
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:849071
Resource: RGD37/1/12 no 857
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"Thomas Frederick Merry (1829-1911) , Draper, emigrated to TASMANIA, from BRISTOL, ENGLAND in 1852. He was the first storekeeper at Franklin on the River Huon. His 'Franklin Exchange' served the community for 9 years. He moved to QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA in 1863 and established the first of a number of businesses in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, later setting up in Stanthorpe, Roma, Dalby, Gympie and Toowoomba. He retired to Brisbane until his death at the age of 82."

Thanks gibbo.

I knew about Tas but didn't have that bit.
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Jane Pain
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1828
Father: John Pain
Mother: Hary Pain
Birth Place: Tasmania
Registration Year: 1828
Registration Place: Hobart, Tas.
Registration No: 2735

Payne, Eliza
Record Type: Births
Gender: Female
Father: Payne, John
Mother: Payne, Mary
Date of birth: 24 Sep 1831
Registered: Launceston
Registration year: 1834
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1083462
Resource: RGD32/1/2/ no 5793

Marriage of John Pain/Payne to Mary ??
MERRY Thomas Frederick - A & PAIN Elizabeth E - A
m. 17 April 1869 Hobart RGD No 37 1869 #290

The A = Adult = over 21 years

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.) - Wed 28 Apr 1869 p.1
MERRY - PAIN.-On Saturday, 17th April, at No. 26 Davey Street, by the Rev. S. Ironside, Thomas Frederick Merry, Esq. Merchant, Queensland, to Elizabeth Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Pain, Oatlands.

He had moved to Queensland with family and his first wife died in Brisbane. He went back to Tasmania to remarry.
Qld. Death 20 May 1865/B02347 Merry Jane - Price - Rolleston ** born Hobart Town aged 31 years

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) - Mon 22 May 1865 p.2
MERRY.-On the 20th May, at Wellington House, Bowen Terrace, Jane, the beloved wife of Thomas J. Merry, aged 31 years. [Tasmanian papers please copy.]

I just checked. The paper has the initial as J. not F.

They reprinted it.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) - Sat 17 Jun 1865 p.6
MERRY.-On the 20th May, at Wellington House, Bowen Terrace, Jane, the beloved wife of Thomas Frederick Merry, aged 31 years. [Tasmanian papers please copy.]
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Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899)
Tue 30 Jan 1866
PAIN -On 26th January, at Oatlands, Mary, relict of the late John Pain.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954)
Tue 16 Dec 1862
At Oatlands, on the 11th instant, Mr. John Pain, aged 68 years. The funeral will move from his late residence on Tuesday (to-morrow), the 16th instant, at half-past 2 o'clock. Friends Will please accept this as an invitation, as no circulars will be issued.
Thanks gibbo.

They may have arrived married.

Government Employees 1858
PAIN John Gaoler, Oatlands 1 Dec 1853 1 Dec 1853
PAIN Mary Matron, Gaol 1 Dec 1853 1 Dec 1853.
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Description: Headstone of Mary PAIN. Died in 1866, aged 65yrs Source: Oatlands Old Anglican.

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. John Launceston in the County of Cornwall VDL in 1834
No. 800 [5794] December 14th 23rd November 1834 Louisa Payne - John & Mary Payne - Launceston - Labourer - John A Manton Wesleyan Minister
No. 801 [5792] December 21st 6th June 1830 Henry
No. 802 [5793] December 21st 24th September 1831 Eliza
Payne, Given Name Not Recorded
Record Type: Arrivals
Title: Mr
Arrival date: 22 Oct 1827
Ship: 'Caledonia'
Record ID: NAME_INDEXES:1510513
Resource: Hobart Town Gazette 27 Oct 1827
John Pain & Mary Knapp
Marriage 23 Apr 1825 St Marylebone, Westminster, England
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