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William & Rachel FAIRWEATHER

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Hello,

William FAIRWEATHER b. abt 1827 Angus, Scotland

Rachel McLEOD b. abt 1832 Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

married 12 Dec 1853 Glasgow

Daughter born 8 Jan 1855 in Sydney so...

Arrived in Australia between those dates. ???

It's possible they didn't arrive together if William was one of the crew on a vessel but I don't know why different ages here. If he had a birthday in between it still does not add up.

FAIRWEATHER W 28 Waratah C 13 Feb 1855 Melbourne 401 2nd Engineer, Scotland
FAIRWEATHER Wm 30 Waratah C 08 Aug 1855 Melbourne 402 2 Engineer, Scotland

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Thanks gibbo.

Where did you find that one?

I know William was a 'marine engineer' so it is possible he was crew on a vessel. But I can't prove he is the one in that record.

Another common name with a few variations in spelling.
 

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No FAREWEATHER or FAREWETHER births in NSW BMD.

There is one William & Mary FAIRWETHER in northern NSW. Some births registered under FAIRWEATHER as well.

So there are 2x William in NSW both starting a family from 1855.

V1855817 44A/1855 FAIRWEATHER MARY A WILLIAM MARY A
V18551249 45A/1855 FAIRWEATHER MARY J WILLIAM RACHEL

They married in NSW in 1851 so that one was already here:

V1851266 44B/1851 FAIRWEATHER WILLIAM - KENNEDY MARY CK= CofE Port Macquarie

I knew about possible variations with this name but didn't check them on NSW Records site.
 
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Yes and no. :2fun:

Would be good to find the other William who married in NSW in 1851 just to be sure the 1854 ones are mine. I think they are. ;)

You may move on. :D
 
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Actually, I don't have Rachel's birth or baptism or parents. :2fun:

This is probably Rachel in 1851:

Piece: SCT1851/644 Place: Glasgow -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 49
Civil Parish: St George Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: St George
Folio: 540 Page: 17 Schedule: 62
Address: 2 College Street
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
CAMPBELL Marrion Head U F 40 Lodging House Keeper Argyllshire - Kilmartin
CAMPBELL Margaret Lodger U F 23 French Polisher Argyllshire - Craignish
WHITE Andrew Lodger U M 30 House Painter Perth - Perth
MCLEOD Rachel Lodger U F 18 Ross and Cromarty - Stornoway
MCINTYRE Marrion Visitr U F 15 Argyllshire - Tyree

Her father is probably Angus not Murdo. So I can't find her in 1841.


Death 8282/1909 FAIRWEATHER RACHEL MCL - ANGUS - BALMAIN NORTH
 
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Thanks Lee but that has to be a more modern and much larger vessel by that name:

Blue Anchor Line’s newest edition to its fleet of 20 vessels, the luxury passenger and cargo steamship S.S. Waratah, sailed on its maiden voyage from London to Australia on 5 November 1908...
 

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This is probably the one on the Melbourne - Sydney run:

1851-1867

WARATAH 380 gross tons, 256 net. Lbd: 167'7" x 20' x 12'3". Iron paddle steamer built by W Denny and Bros., Glasgow. Equiped with Side lever steam engine at 140 horsepower. Sold to 'foreign interests, Shanghai and register closed.
 

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