Category Archives: Surnames

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #38 James Appleby – Perukemaker Thorpe Le Soken Essex

This is an update to my post of James & Hannah Appleby located here: He firstly married Mary Elizabeth sometime prior to 1767. Mary Elizabeth died on the 13 January 1767 Thorpe Le Soken, Essex, England. The Burial register shows that she was the wife of James Appleby, Perukemaker. Doing a google search, a perukemaker …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #35 Mary Pritty 1800 Wivenhoe

My 2x Great Grandmother was Mary Pritty born on the 18 September 1800 and baptised on the 19 October 1800 at Wivenhoe Essex to John and Elizabeth Pritty. John died in August 1811 and was buried on the 19th August at St Mary’s Wivenhoe. I think Elizabeth died at age 72 in 1834. I have …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #33 Nicholas and Margaret Quirk Kilkenny to NSW

In a previous post I wrote about James Quirk and his parents Nicholas & Margaret which is located here: This week I received a copy of the death certificate of James’ mother Margaret. Margaret was aged 52 when she died of carcinoma of the uterus on the 8th January 1883. Her father’s surname was listed …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #32 Caroline Dilworth 1843-1872

Caroline Dilworth was the eldest daughter to Joseph and Elizabeth Dilworth (nee Ditty). Caroline was born around 1843 in Sydney. I do not know the date of Caroline’s birth or baptism but have always believed it was in 1843. I realised recently that I didn’t have Caroline’s birth date in my database. Way back in …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #31 Lavina Dilworth – what happened to you?

My 2x Great Grand father Joseph Dilworth and his 1st wife, Eliza Ditty, had a daughter named Lavina Dilworth. She was born on the 4th May 1851 and was baptised at Saint Lawrence, Sydney on the 28th June 1851. I have looked everywhere for Lavina. I’ve checked Trove, New South Wales, Victoria and QLD Marriage …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #30 James Quirk 1849-1925 Kilkenny to New South Wales

In 1857, my GGG grandmother Catherine Quirk, nee Slattery arrived in NSW with her two daughters and a nephew, James, who was listed on the shipping record as aged 5. His parents were listed as Nicholas and Margaret, residing in Sydney. I’ve always wondered why Nicholas and Margaret left their young son behind in Ireland. …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #29 Ellen Hanratty Convict, a life of drunkness and larceny

My 4x Great Grandmother was possibly Ellen Hanratty or Mohan who was born in Monaghan Ireland. Her age is shown on various records which gives her birth to between 1802 and 1812. I have not found the birth of my 3 x great grandmother, Mary Hanratty but Mary’s death certificate listed her father as Arthur …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #28 Joseph Dilworth – Bathurst Gaol

My Great Great Grandfather Joseph Dilworth, was sentenced to 12 months hard labour at Bathurst Gaol in January 1861 for stealing from a dray. He was discharged in March 1862. From reading the details from the Bathurst Quarter Sessions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page4834055), Joseph and his wife, Mary were living in huts and tents, as described by the …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #27 Elizabeth Dilworth and James Shaw

In a recent post I wrote, that I did not have much information on the Family of Eliza Dilworth and her husband James. Yesterday, I was laying on the lounge, watching an old episode of Who Do you Think you are (Australia) and I had my iPAD with me. I decided to search Trove for …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #26 Thomas Quirk 1835 -1908 Obituary

Molong Express 12th December 1908 The death occurred at Mosman on Friday of Mr. Thomas Quirk, for many years a resident of Wellington (says the “Times”) and took an active part in many of the incidents that marked the early history of the district. The   deceased gentleman, who was 73 yearsof age, left Wellington …

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