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Amy Eather Guest born 1862 (Australia)

Journal by janilye

Up until last year, the majority of Eather family research claimed Amy E GUEST who was born on the 6 February 1862 at Muswellbrook, New South Wales married Somerset John VON STURMER. Using this marriage Registration as reference:-

5274/1900 STURMER SOMERSET J V GUEST AMY E SYDNEY
5274/1900 STURMER SOMERSET J VON GUEST AMY E SYDNEY
5274/1900 VON STURMER SOMERSET J GUEST AMY E SYDNEY
5274/1900 VONSTURMER SOMERSET J GUEST AMY E SYDNEY

It wasn't until last year that my research proved conclusively that in fact Somerset John VON STURMER married Amy Elvina GUEST the daughter of the late Henry George GUEST on 25 July 1900 at St Andrews Cathedral. I researched this family thoroughly and there is no doubt whatsoever.

Amy Elvina GUEST died 1901 in Paddington.

Then on the 11 December 1907 at All Saints Petersham Somerset VON STURMER married Bertha Amelia PODMORE, the youngest daughter of A S PODMORE of Narranderra. This marriage being performed by the bride's uncle J H MULLINS.

Once again 4 AMY Von STURMER death registrations-due to spelling differences:
10663/1901 STURMER AMY E VON HENRY C ELVINA PADDINGTON
10663/1901 STURMER (VON) AMY E HENRY G ELVINA PADDINGTON
10663/1901 (VON) AMY E STURMER HENRY G ELVINA PADDINGTON
10663/1901 STURMER(VON) AMY E HENRY G ELVINA PADDINGTON

My evidence is solid and conclusive with many many newspaper articles, certificates and hours of VON STURMER research to back it up.

Having proven the error, and alerted other researchers, I am still faced with the task of finding out exactly what happened to Amy E GUEST the daughter of Laban Thomas GUEST and Charlotte nee EATHER 1836-1888.
Many documents show her as Amy E GUEST. Family history research says the E was for EATHER.

So, Familytreecircles I need a death for Amy E GUEST and /or a marriage if there was one. Her father Laban Thomas GUEST 1835-1903 dropped the Laban and usually went by the name Thomas GUEST.
This is her birth registration:-
10707/1862 GUEST AMY E THOMAS CHARLOTTE MUSWELLBROOK

Below is a photograph of her, You can't see it here but there is a ring on the third finger of her left hand. My 1st cousin 3x removed.

Surnames: EATHER GUEST MULLINS PODNORE STURMER VONSTURMER
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on 2011-03-13 19:26:30

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by bat on 2011-04-08 12:09:29

Hi Janilye

According to Charlotte Guest's death certificate Amy Eather was 26 at the time and Laban Thomas Guest was the informant.

My mother said she does not think Amy Eather Guest did marry and she was very short. She said there was a rumor she married but my mother did not think she had. Amy Eather Guest was my mother's aunty. An older sister of her father Kenneth Hilton Guest.

Regards

Terri

by janilye on 2011-04-08 17:27:38

Hello Terri, I don't think she married either. Guest weddings were usually well published. I have found her on the electoral roll living in Annandale in 1930 under the name AMIE EATHER GUEST and I have had information that she died in that area in 1932 and below is her death reg.
13119/1932 GUEST ANNIE E THOMAS L CHARLOTTE MARRICKVILLE

I can see how AMIE could be transcribed as ANNIE

Did you sort out that other business we were discussing?
Kind Regards, Jan

by lisabelle on 2011-04-09 00:22:33

Hello Janelle,

I remember the Guest family in Wollongong in the 1950-1960's.
I think a Jean Guest was married to a Harold Denison and they lived at Fairy Meadow.
The Denison family had a Bakery and Guest family had wonderful cake shops. I don't know if they were connected to the same family.

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