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William THORNLEY married Betsy about 1880


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William THORNLEY b. 1854 Leigh, Lancashire d. ? Aust.

Births Dec 1854
Thornley William Leigh 8c 134

Emigrated on vessel 'Earl Dalhousie' arrived Sydney 7 May 1877 aged 22 Origin Location: Leigh, Lancashire

Married 'Betsy' about 1880 but I can't find it anywhere in Aust.

Her death in NSW:


Now, with a not so common name of Simeon for her father I thought it would be easy but by an error in her death reg or by coincidence I have a Simeon possibly in both families.
It looks as though Betsy also came from Leigh??

Marriages Jun 1850
Thornley Simeon Leigh 21 471

Marriages Dec 1849
Thornley Richard Leigh 21 473
Thornley Thomas Leigh 21 469

Marriages Sep 1855
Thornley William Leigh 8c 206
BAXENDALE Eliza Leigh 8c 206
Taylor Elizabeth Leigh 8c 206

I ruled out the following based on the age on the shipping record. An assumption on my part for now.

Births Mar 1850
Thornley William Leigh 21 559

Births Jun 1857
Thornley William Leigh 8c 170
Marriages Dec 1847
DYSON Simeon Leigh 21 354
BUCKLEY Ann Leigh 21 354
HILTON Ann Leigh 21 354

Marriages Jun 1858
Briggs Simeon Leigh 8c 204
Guest Richard Leigh 8c 204
Schofield Ann Leigh 8c 204

I need to match the couples in all the marriages somehow.

Possibly I should look at this via a census post too?


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