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Any info on George Adams and his wife Emily who migrated to Australia and lived at Croydon Vict

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on 2011-04-30 08:04:30

Elainehee has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: HARVEY, ADAMS, FITZPATRICK and 2 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-04-30 22:30:56

Have you got an approximate date of some event? Jan

by Elainehee on 2011-04-30 23:45:21

Sorry Janilye, they arrived in Australia about 1858, had 8 children, 5 daughters and 3 sons

by janilye on 2011-05-01 00:05:04

Do you think this is him?
Name: George P Adams
Arrival Date: 14 Jan 1858
Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia
Departure Port: Liverpool
Ship: Planter
Nationality: English

by Elainehee on 2011-05-01 00:08:55

Very possibly he was an Orchardist, growing Apples. Thanks

by janilye on 2011-05-01 00:16:59

were they married before he arrived. That one above arrived alone. I found others that year but their port of arrival was Sydney.

by janilye on 2011-05-01 01:59:00

This could very vell be a relative. Found this story in the Evelyn Observer, and South and East Bourke Record (Vic. : 1882-1902)
I transcribed it from digital so may be a mistake or 2 however it is J S ADAMS J.P

17 March 1899

For some time past complaints have been made to the police by Mr J. S. Adams, J.P., that thieves were making ravages in his orchard, on the banks of the Darebin Creek, at Ivanhoe. Recently his son and employees have kept watch, and on Sunday last had an exciting encounter with about a dozen roughs, who were engaged on a fruit stealing expedition. Mr John Adams, John Lyons, and a stableman known as "Andy," surprised the robbers, who made off, but were afterwards discovered playing cards under a railway culvert. When Mr Adams, jun., and his companions attempted to detain them pending the arrival of the police, who had been sent for, they violently, resisted, and, during a savage encounter, Mr Adams was rendered insensible by a blow on the head from a large stone and a kick, and Mr Lyons had three of his ribs fractured. The injured gentlemten were attended to at Dr. Mc'Inerney's surgery, Fitzroy. Their assailants up to last Monday evening had not been arrested. Argus.

by janilye on 2011-05-01 02:36:14

The above is John S ADAMS he grew apples (all around the city of Alphington) This was a huge business they were exporting to England. John Albert Adams (Jack) bought a place at Wodonga. The son retired in 1902 and went to his father's property at Wodonga. So George was a relative. Perhaps a cousin in the same business. This was a large family of orchardists I see an H H Adams sold his 200 acre apple orchard in Cohuna in 1910.

by Elainehee on 2011-05-01 19:46:29

Thanks for the work Janilye, but that's not the family I was hoping to find. My Adams family were all based around Croydon, Wantirna, Doncaster areas East of Melbourne. I am wondering if the date, I vaguely remember was 1853. George's sons were Walter, George and Frank, they were all Orchardists.

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