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How to find a record for Daisy Nicholson birth, or anything about her -I have hit a wall. How to find evidence or a record of Leslie Nicholson

Question by janenicholson

I cannot find a record of daisy nicholson born approx 1885-1890 to a Catherine Frances Power - [first husband Marc Foy m. 1879] when he died she got together with leslie? Lindsey Nicholson my great grandfather whom she never married but had 2 children, daisy & John David Nicholson. I have looked up victorian birth records, baptisms but cannot find a record for either one. With JD I have service records, school photo's ect. She is mentioned in Catherine Powers will and I have a hand written copy of a letter she sent JD before she immigrated to South America. Daisy went to America at ? age and became a journalist i believe, eventually going to South America possibily Brazil to a coffee plantation.

Leslie Nicholson - I have tried census records, shipping records as he left at some stage apparently to papua New Guinea - not sure if he is cited on either Daisy or JD's birth certificates.

Any help would be very much appreciated. kind regards

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by bighaich47 on 2017-06-12 12:08:50

Hi Jane, searched all records on Ancestry found nothing for date on Daisy's D.O.B. Tho found Daisy name as Catherine with Daisy being a nickname. Could she have had another name at all, have you looked for another name. Just a thought & maybe worth asking.
I found Catherine's first family on a Tree on Ancestry showing she had 2 Children Josephine b. 1881 d. 1882,& Maximillian John b. 1882 d 1949.
Sorry I could not find Daisy for you. Good luck.


by janilye on 2017-06-13 07:03:48

registration number 10887
Registration year 1881
Family name FOY
Given names Josephine
Father's name Mark
Mother's name Katherine (Power)
Place of birth MELBOURNE
registration number 22136
Registration year 1882
Family name FOY
Given names Maximillan John
Father's name Mark
Mother's name Catherine (Power)
Place of birth COLLINGWOOD

Event registration number: 8940
Registration year: 1930
Family name: FOY
Given names Catherine
Father's name: Power David
Mother's name: Mary Ann (Carroll)
Place of death: Chelsea
Age: 73
The Argus, Monday 4 August 1930
NICHOLSON - On the 1st August at her residence, Marathon Mansions,
Point Nepean Road, Chelsea, Catherine Nicholson, aged 73 years.

Catherine was buried on 4 August 1930 at the Cheltenham Cemetery

by janilye on 2017-06-13 10:20:47

Yes, well a Maximilian FOY did die on 29 May 1949, in NSW

He married Marcia M LEWIS in Sydney in 1913

Although this article gives his mother as Mary? perhaps she adopted him as the death registration clearly states his mother as Katherine.
Leader (Orange, NSW) Tuesday 3 June 1913

A wedding of interest to Orangeites was solemnised at Christ Church,
Sydney, on Tuesday, the 27th May, the contracting parties being
Mr. Maximilian Foy, youngest son of the late Mrs. Mary Foy, and
Miss Marsia [sic] Madeline Lewis, daughter of Mr. Walter A. E. Lewis,
manager of the hospital at Gladesville, and formerly of Orange.
The Rev. P. S. Waddy performed the ceremony. The bride was given away by
her father.
Miss Nell Lewis was bridesmaid, and Mr. H. Wiles was best man.

The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 31 May 1949
FOY, Max. — May 29, 1949, husband of Marcia father of Max, Jill (Mrs
Firth) and Alan and grandfather of Anne and Bill. At rest.

by janenicholson on 2017-07-03 07:01:41

Thank you all for your responses, very much appreciated. I had not discovered that my great grandmother had had a child that died so young. She may have been called Catherine at birth so not sure about that. I located Catherine Foy Nicholson's will/probate and in it she refers to her daughter daisy but going by the name of Margurite Gaynor - her American name? Anyone have any idea of how to get hold of details - she moved to Brazil in 1955 with a man who may or may not have been her husband 'Sotero', no idea of last name.

She is a mystery but will keep persisting as a record of her must exist somewhere despite both her and brother John being illegitimate as far as she never married father Leslie Nicholson.

My great grandfather also remains a total mystery, any ideas of how i might track him, I have virtually no info on him outside that he registered mark Foy at geelong grammar, that he was Scottish, good looking and he might have gone to Papua New Guinea. He is not in the picture by the time John David goes to WW1 I don't think.

Again thanks everyone and any other ideas would be great. jane

by janilye on 2017-07-03 22:08:04

Girls named Marguerite are usually called Daisy.
Daisy is the nickname for Marguerite.
Probably because the daisies with the yellow centre are Marguerite Daisies.
some other nicknames:-
Eleanor, Helen (Nellie)
Ann (Nancy)
Catherine (Kate, Kitty)
Frances (Fanny)
Margaret (Meg, Peg, Peggie, Mag, Maggie)
Dorothy (Dora, Dot, Dottie)
Sarah (Sadie)
Harriet (Hattie) etc. etc.

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