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William Henry PRIOR

I can look this one up but it looks like a 1831 CofE baptism:

V1828543 15/1828 PRIOR MATILDA - WILLIAM - HANNAH
 
:2fun:

Are you suggesting Wiliam son of William & Hannah and Mary daughter of a diferent William & Hannah are both PRIOR?
 
:2fun:

Are you suggesting Wiliam son of William & Hannah and Mary daughter of a diferent William & Hannah are both PRIOR?

Nooooooooooo.... :eek:

That's the irony, I mentioned earlier about the wrong families, there now appears to be 3 families in that 1828 census that I can't figure out! :confused:

But it wouldn't surprise me..
 
Prior, William, 47, ticket of leave, Guildford, 1812, life, Protestant, tenant, Illawarra, 240 acres, 20 acres cleared and cultivated
Prior, Hannah, 32, Wanstead, 1813, life, Protestant
Prior, Hannah, 14, born in the colony
Prior, James, 12, born in the colony
Prior, William, 11, born in the colony
Prior, Benjamin, 9, born in the colony
Prior, Betsy, 7, born in the colony
Prior, Rachael, 5, born in the colony
Prior, Mary, 3, born in the colony
Prior, Matilda, born in the colony
 
There seems to be no marriage in NSW reg for Matilda to a William or to Robert GAULD.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 25 December 1903 p.4
DEATHS
GAULD.-December 24, at her residence, 9 Spring-street, Waverley, Matilda, relict of the late Robert Gauld, aged 75 years.
 
The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 2 July 1866 p.1

COCKATOO, rose colour, LOST; says " Captain Scot!,"
&c. For reward, apply at the Grange, Upper William-street.


I HEREBY CAUTION any person from harbouring
my daughter MATILDA PRIOR, as she is under
age, and left her home without any just cause.
Mrs. PRIOR, 420 Pitt-street.

That must be the one who married Michael FOX in 1868. The one born abt 1851.
 
There seems to be no marriage in NSW reg for Matilda to a William or to Robert GAULD.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 25 December 1903 p.4
DEATHS
GAULD.-December 24, at her residence, 9 Spring-street, Waverley, Matilda, relict of the late Robert Gauld, aged 75 years.

And this in Sands..

Robert Gauld
Year: 1867
Page No: 278
[There are 2 Roberts' at different addresses, one is a shoemaker, the other a dealer]

Mrs Matilda Gauld
Year: 1886
District: Waverley
Page No: 532
[On her own, though there is an Alex (butcher) at different address]
 
So we have Matilda born 1828, the mother of WH b. abt 1846, Mary b. abt 1847 and Matilda b. abt 1851. Father listed as William on death reg.
 
GAULD Robert Funeral notice 13MAR1879 Funeral late of Pitt St. North, Sydney SMH 13MAR1879

449 Pitt-street North
 
The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 2 July 1866 p.1

COCKATOO, rose colour, LOST; says " Captain Scot!,"
&c. For reward, apply at the Grange, Upper William-street.


I HEREBY CAUTION any person from harbouring
my daughter MATILDA PRIOR, as she is under
age, and left her home without any just cause.
Mrs. PRIOR, 420 Pitt-street.

That must be the one who married Michael FOX in 1868. The one born abt 1851.

So she lived on the same street that Robert Gauld worked from!
 
That's also a bit curious because by that date there had been several Gauld children with Matilda Prior as mother.

Birth 50/1862 GAULD ROSE - ROBERT - MATILDA - SYDNEY

No marriage found to Wiliiam or Robert so she is still Matilda Prior but not Mrs.
 
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One son of WH:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 17 June 1954 p.18
DEATHS
PRIOR, Claude Esdaile, Brigadier, C.B.E.-June 16, 1954, at his home, 24 Bower Street, Manly, beloved husband of Dorothy, and dearly loved father of June and grandfather of Simon.
 
One son of WH:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 17 June 1954 p.18
DEATHS
PRIOR, Claude Esdaile, Brigadier, C.B.E.-June 16, 1954, at his home, 24 Bower Street, Manly, beloved husband of Dorothy, and dearly loved father of June and grandfather of Simon.

Ah! Would he be in a who's who or something similar with credentials like that?
 
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