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Alice Alma Quinn born c 1885 Yass NSW

I have started to look at my brother in law’s family. His mother was Clara Josephine Quinn who was born in 1910. She was listed as illegitimate. This is the first time that I’ve actually seen the word on a birth certificate. She was born at St Margaret’s Hospital Sydney. Her mother was Alice Alma …

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Surname Saturday – Harris

My paternal GG grandfather was George Honey Harris. He was born in 1844 at Guernsey, Channel Islands United Kingdom and died in 1932 at Encounter Bay South Australia. His middle name was also spelt ‘Honney’ in some records. His parents were: Pierre George Harris (1805-1877) and Adelina Bienvenu (1813-1877). George arrived in South Australia with his …

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Surname Saturday – Quirk

The name comes from the Gaelic “O’Cuirc”, another form is “O’Coirce”. In Galway, the name also took the form “Oates,” to distinguish between branches of families. Quirke in Gaelic sounds like the word for Oates in Gaelic. It was common for parish registers to have a person’s records include both spellings of Quirke and Quirk, …

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