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EMERY, Reginald

Journal by TracySW

Reg Emery b.1899 in Bristol came to Australia when he was about 22 yrs old possibly with a brother. I think he was a boilermaker in England. Possibly in the british merchant navy. Reg said he 'jumped ship' so have no idea when he came to Australia, the only shipping record I can find is in 1922 R Emery age 22 came from New Zealand on the Paloona 2.

He often said he was the oldest of 13 children and that his father married a few times. On the 1911 Census two of his brothers were Douglas b.1902 and Cecil b.1906, there was another child deceased.
His father; William Robert Emery b.1862 Cardiff, Glamorgan,Wales occ. Electrical Engineer Glam Cardif,
mother; Annie Marks b.1865 Carmarthenshire, Wales. she died before 1911 as William was a widower on the 1911 Census with 3 sons Reginald, Douglas and Cecil, another child had previously died (possibly when Annie died not sure)
He married Lucy Lawrence in 1912

Reg married my grandmother Alma in 1938 in Victoria.
He died aged 76 in Jan. 1976 Dandenong, Victoria, Australia



12/05/2012
I received Reg's brother Douglas Emery's birth record and his mothers name was Catherine Marks, I still haven't been able to find any birth record for Reg not even under Marks his birthday (as far as we all knew) 13th November 1899 in Bristol. any help would be appreciated.

Surnames: Emery Marks
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on 2008-08-07 16:12:17

If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them or not,
Or don't you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made
in climbing family trees,
But some of them, you know,
Do not particulary please.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There may be some of them, perhaps,
You would not care to know.
But there's another question
Which requires a different view;
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of YOU?

-Anon

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by TracySW on 2011-02-18 10:36:56

It looks like Reg may have sailed to New Zealand, jumped ship there to come to Australia on the Paloona (1922) from a NZ shipping line.

by edmondsallan on 2011-02-18 22:21:59

Good . you seem to be getting started . keep at - good luck - regards

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