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looking for Ancesters of James Sutherland born abt 1831, Edinburgh

Query by MHarmer

Married Martha Tulloch in 1866 and came to Aust. in 1877 on board the "Oaklands"

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on 2011-01-16 18:24:17

MHarmer has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: ANESBURY, ANESBURYESSEXENG, WARD and 16 other(s).

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by MHarmer on 2011-01-17 18:53:24

Thankyou for the tip but this site has only given me James and Martha's marraige which I already know, what I'm realy after is any info on any siblings and his parents ect.

Once again thanks

Regards Martin

by allycat on 2011-01-17 20:01:56

Am assuming this is your ancestor?

Names Age Occupation Family
SUTHERLAND, J. 45 Compositor wife & three children

SOURCE: Passenger List - Oaklands, London & Plymouth to Adelaide, 1877

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What you need Martin, is his Death Certificate. Then you should be able to find him on the 1871, 1861 going backwards every 10 years Census for England and Wales. You can do this free by registering as a new user of Rootschat. Scroll down to the relevant childboard and post lookup requests in the desired format.

Think about putting your family tree online. After all somebody may have already done the hard work for you.


by allycat on 2011-01-17 20:08:57

Sorry, had Victoria on the brain. SAGHS Adelaide BDMs. Lots of emigrants first came to the Colony of New South Wales and Victoria so it's worth looking there too.

by tonkin on 2011-01-17 21:54:15

James SUTHERLAND and Martha TULLOCH had three children in South Australia I know about from past research.

1. Margaret Annie: born 27 November 1878 in Adelaide.

2. William Alexander: born 12 January 1882 in Gilbert Town.

3. John Donald: born 16 June 1886 in Gilbert Town.

There was also a J SUTHERLAND aged 19, and J SUTHERLAND aged 13 recorded on the "Oakland" and possibly another two of their children.

My information comes from the South Australian birth records so should be correct.

If you know the names and birth years of the other children I would be happy to take another look at the records for any further details regarding births, deaths and marriages.

by tonkin on 2011-01-18 03:39:35

Sorry my mistake. The other two SUTHERLANS on the "Oakland" could not be their children if James and Martha were married in 1866. Don't know what I was thinking about.

by MHarmer on 2011-01-20 23:45:00

It's actually E. Sutherland and J. Sutherland and yes they are the same family,they are mentioned in a journal one of them wrote on the voyage to S.A. in 1877, it does raise some questions, according to a 1871 census it is correct, although I question Martha's year of birth. if you do the maths she was about 13 when she had Elizabeth. It's one of the reasons I need to look deeper.

by joany53 on 2011-03-15 20:19:15

Any possibility that these two children are siblings of James?

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