looking for Frances Louisa Maud Thurlow born in Belfast (Port Fairy) Victoria about 1848 her father was a solicitor John William Thurlow married Susan Raunclad does any one know anything about this family, Frances later married A chinaman named Ah Poo Ah :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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looking for Frances Louisa Maud Thurlow born in Belfast (Port Fairy) Victoria about 1848 her father was a solicitor John William Thurlow married Susan Raunclad does any one know anything about this family, Frances later married A chinaman named Ah Poo Ah

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on 2012-06-24 03:40:09

dianeyoung has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: AHPOO.

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by tonkin on 2012-06-24 05:08:29

There was a Frances Louisa M THORLOW baptised in Melbourne in 1848.
Her parents were named as John William THORLOW and Jane.

THORLOW is a typo error and should be THURLOW.

Looking at other birth records I expect the parents of Frances will be
John William THURLOW and Jane HODGSON.

I can find no record of a Susan RAUNGLAD.

May be of some help.

by tonkin on 2012-06-24 19:48:58

A few more details for you.

Jane THURLOW, nee HODGSON, died in 1860 aged 30 years.

Looking at the birth records I find a John THURLOW and Susan FROMENT having a son in Collingwood in 1861. They named their son John William THURLOW.

I could not find a marriage for John and Sarah, but I do expect this Susan FROMENT will be the Susan RAUNCLAD you mentioned being the mother of Frances.

May I ask where the name RAUNCLAD come from?

Will have a look for the death of Frances Ah POO, nee THURLOW today. With a bit of luck we should be able to confirm her mother was Jane HODGSON.

by tonkin on 2012-06-25 02:17:51

From the Victorian Death Index.

Surname: POVES.
Given Names: Frances Louisa Maud.
Father: John William THURLOW.
Mather: Jane HODGSON.
Year Died: 1913.
Place: Broadmeadows.
Age: 65 years.
Reg. Number: 8311.

This will be the death of your Frances. They must have changed their surname from AH POO to POVES, or the informant got it wrong. The death certificate will give you more information.

Found five children for Frances and Ah Poo.

Edward William David POO.
Born: 1873 Hartwell, Victoria.

Annie Mabel Josephine AH POO.
Born: 1875 Richmond, Victoria.
Married: Ah Mow.
Year: 1901.
Place: Victoria.

Sybil Estelle Edith AH POO.
Born: 1878 Footscray, Victoria.
Married: Yong Lee.
Year: 1901.
Place: Victoria.

James AH POO.
Born: 1881 Hotham, Victoria.
Died: 1882 Hotham, aged 09 months.

Jane Frances AH POO.
Born: 1884 Melbourne, Victoria.

Hope this helps a bit more.

by dianeyoung on 2012-06-25 07:46:33

Hello, susan Ranclaud was the 2nd daughter of James St John Ranclaud from the 56th . I THINK. I will confirm this . I will go into my family tree i have just miss placed my folder with all newspaper notices and get back to youu ASAP.
Can you point me in the right direction where i may be able to find photo's of Frances at school. i have been trying to find schools back in Belfast but with no luck as i am only a novice at this.
My dad who is william Arthur thurlow grandson of ah poo ah poo and frances louisa Maud thurlow, told me his father Edward William Ah poo changed his name to Thurlow after his grandmother as chinese found it difficult to fit into society. Most of his siblings on birth records are named Ah poo but is very hard to find much about them before this as they seemed to have a lot of secrets they did not want anyone to know.
hope you will be able to help

by tonkin on 2012-06-27 05:20:30

The chances of finding a school photo for Frances in that time frame are very slim.

I suggest you contact the Port Fairy Historical Society. They may be able to assist you with a few more details. Have a look at their site below.


To save time just Google ... Port Fairy Historical Society.

Good luck.

by tonkin on 2012-06-27 05:24:21

Sorry, that should be


I left the 'i' out of fairy.

Go for the Google.

by dianeyoung on 2012-06-27 18:10:32

thankyou i will give it a go

by k_lindsay on 2014-03-16 22:20:59

Hi Diane, I've just started looking into my family tree. My Great Grandfather was Edward William Ah Poo. I'm wondering if you had any information you could share with me as I've only just started researching the family. Warm regards Katrina

by dianeyoung on 2014-03-17 06:39:11

Hi Katrina,
who is your grandmother/grandfather, is it dorothy Rosa, if so she was my aunt, if not how are we related, i know aunty Dorothy married a Lindsay but he was killed in the war, she had two maybe three sons.
Yes l am willing to help do you have any photo,s.
Sadly the Thurlow/Hortin side are all very sectretive, hence why l made my tree private. I am willing to share with anyone willing to share wit me.
I have loads of information.
Chat to you soon
Regards Diane Thurlow married name Young

by jillloringray on 2016-04-19 21:29:30

Hi Diane,
I'm not related to the Thurlow line, but I am part of the Hodgson clan. Frances' mother was Jane Hodgson, daughter of Edward Wilson Colton Hodgson and Frances Keswick from Cumberland, England. Edward was a convict transported to Van Diemens land for forging notes.

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