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YARD family arrived 1856 per 'Cressy'


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Mary 60 Housekeeping Shepton Beauchamp Somersetshire Edward & ... both dead CofE Both Two daughters Jane Lane - Jessie McLeny ?? living in Liverpool St Good None Rev. Reg ?
Sophia 31 Cook Hatch Beauchamp do Samuel & Mary, Father dead Mother on board CofE Both Sisters as above Good None Rev. Reg ?


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There are several baptisms on FreeReg in Hatch Beauchamp of children to a Samuel and Mary Yard including Sophia baotised 18 July 1824.

Also a marriage for Jane Yard to Samuel Lane Crewkerne 31 January 1843.

Thanks Emeltee.

Edward & ... ? Not an S like Somerset and not sure if is Pam ? Jane ?

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Oh. Details for John do not say 'sister on board'

Assisted to NSW
General Hewett 1848 Sydney and/or Newcastle and family Reel 2135, [4/4786] Page 195; Reel 2458, [4/4906]
LANE Jane 25
LANE Jessie 12 (tw) travelling with LANE, S
LANE Juliana 1
LANE Samuel 26
LANE Selina 3

No other Jessie on board??

Oh. Jessie Lane has to be Jessie Yard - Jane's sister. Aged 5 in 1841 census.

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Thanks Emeltee.

A death in Sydney for a Jessie McCrea with the right parents but I don't read the married name as that on shipping record.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tue 17 Sep 1918 Page 6 Family Notices
McCREA.—September 15, 1918, at her residence, 465 (or 485)
Liverpool-street, Darlinghurst, Mrs. Jessey McCrea, aged 82 years.

Must be that one living in Liverpool St.

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Mary Upstill married William Cross of Curry Rivel in Shepton Beauchamp 23 November 1816

Mary Cross married Samuel Yard Isle Abbotts St Mary 9 November 1821.

Marriage entry does not give marital status so doesn't specify that she is a widow.

There is a burial fr a William Cross aged 31 in North Curry 7 November 1819 which could be Mary's first husband.

Thanks Emeltee.

No other marriage so that is possible with McLeay > McCrea.

That was the only shipping record image I got at the State Library today. Everything else had to be transcribed because no images could be taken off other records.

If the Jessie Lane aged 12, travelling with Jane and Samuel Lane is Jessie Yard, Jane's sister then that implies she married in Australia. Any Yard/McCrea or McLeay marriages coming up?

It has to be Jessie Yard but there is no sign of the marriage.

First child born in 1858 in the index.


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