rydquist , from kiama, NSW, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2013.
You probably know more about the Rydquists as a family than I do; however I do know that the first Rydquist to arrive in Australia was Edwin Rydquist he was Swedish and a captain of the 150 ton Swedish Schooner, Alma, he sailed into Melbourne with six passengers from Gothenburg. A week later, with no captain and not having any success picking up a charter, the Alma was up for sale including all it's cargo from Sweden. It was a beautiful vessel with cabins enough for twelve passengers. J.B.Were, Kent & Co. of Lonsdale St., were the ones handling the sale. Anyway Edwin did not return to Sweden but got himself a miners right and went to California Gully to try his luck on the goldfields.
I actually don't know a whole lot. Rydquist is my husbands family name. And all he knows is that they came from Sweden. Thank you for your info I will defiantly pass it onto my hubby.
Edwin Rydquist and wife Alida returned to Sweden 1861. He died onbord the brigg Neptunus at Gibraltar 6/6 1869. Alida died in Alingss Sweden 1/4 1893. They did not find any gold. They had 8 Children. Only 3 grew up.
Charles Teodor born 24/6 1857 Australia-died 11/11 1911 Australia
Harder (Harry) Edvin born 27/8 1864 on the Atlantic- died 11/5 1961 Chrystal Lake Ill.USA
Anna Elisabeth born 10/6 1869 Gothenburg SWE- died9/3 1914 Alingss SWE.
Anna (my grand-mother) was born 4 Days after the Death of her father.
I have letters from Edvins last voyage
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