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William & Margaret WELLS


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"William Wells (1811–1886) & Margaret Duke (1812–1874)"

Elizabeth Wells "Birth 8 Jul 1861 Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland" ?

Death 1874 WELLS MARGARET [DUKE] 62 DUKE 626/B 60 Calderhead

Looking for the family in 1871, thanks.
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This is the only family which fits but place of birth is dubious

2 Parkside, Shotts, Calderhead, Lanarkshire
William Wells 55 Hawker Ireland
Margaret Wells wife 53 Ireland
Samuel Wells son 20 Coalminer Ireland
William Wells son 16 Coalminer Ireland
Mary Wells dau 14 Ireland
Elizabeth Wells dau 11 Ireland.

The only one of the family I can find in 1881 is Samuel He is married and has a daughter named Margaret Duke Wells. He is still down as born Ireland.
Assisted 'Samuel Plimsoll' 1879 Sydney Reels 2141, 2490
Single Men
WELLS William 56 ?
Single Women
WELLS Elizabeth 18

Arrived 12 Jun 1879 - Reel 2490
William 56 ? Labourer Down - B Dead CofE Both - Son Wm in Newcastle, NSW - Good None
Elizabeth 18 Servant Down - Father on board CofE Both - Brother Wm in Newcastle, NSW - Good None

Co Down, Ireland

Sponsor: Wm Wells
Deposit Date: 28 Nov 1878
Thomas Wells 32, Isabella Wells 30, Christina Wells 7, Wm Wells 5, Margaret Wells 3, Susan Wells Inf, also Wm Wells 56, Elizabeth Wells 18
It seems the tree that had "Elizabeth Wells "Birth 8 Jul 1861 Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland" is wrong. I added the "?" when I posted it.

Shipping record has Co Down but birth is before 1864 so can't get the image.