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Query by rwhite

My Grandmother was - Emily Louisa Miller, and her father was John
Charles Miller - whom I have just found was a convict sentenced in
Gloucester England for a term of 6 years, he was convicted, 12th Dec 1862. Transported on the 'Clara', Date of departure 28th January 1864, arriving in - Western Australia.

John Charles Miller married in Adelaide S.A. - 27/12/1865 to a 'Frances?' -- and my grandmother, Emily louisa Miller was born
29/10 1866. She eventually moved back to Western Australia and
married - Christopher James White in 1897.

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on 2010-02-02 03:40:54

rwhite has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2010. is researching the following names: MITCHELL, WHITE, MILLER.

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by tonkin on 2010-07-03 21:32:29

Hi Roy Up Top.

Just came across your post for MILLER. I'm currently working in the South Australian records and was wondering if there is anything you need in the way of BDMs.


Roy ... from Down Under.

by hanssope on 2011-03-12 02:23:50

Hi rwhite,

have just sent you a private message but just in case you don't get it...I am also a descendant of John Charles Miller via his son Alfred Charles Miller, who was my Great Grandfather. Alfred and his wife Ellen (Edmunds) also moved to WA, specifically Fremantle. If you would like to contact me we can swap information. I have quite a bit on the SA Millers. I am not sure that you have the right John Charles Miller as I have his signature on a SA family marriage certificate as a witness in January, 1864. Regards, Peter.

by janilye on 2011-03-12 06:20:38

Just for your interest, Jan

The Clara arrived in Fremantle on 13 April 1864 112 passengers and 301 convicts. no deaths recorded.

Miller John Charles Reg.# 7791 Term: 6y age: 20 Trial Place: Gloucester Trial Date:15 12 1862 Crime: Arson

Physical Description:-
Miller John Charles #7791
OCCUPATION: engine fitter
no children
HEIGHT:5' 4"
BUILD:middling stout
DISTINGUISHING MARKS:slight dent between the eyes

Researchers may also be interested in a source which Ian Nicholson's "Log of Logs" says is only held at the Australian National Library in Canberra. Apparently it was called "A Voice of our Exiles or the 'Clara' Weekly Journal" and was possibly edited by Francis S. Simpson who was convict (7846) on the voyage.

Of the 112 passengers, 87 were pensioner guards and their families, the number being made up of 28 pensioner guards, 20 wives, 21 sons and 18 daughters. The other 25 passengers have not been accounted for but were possibly cabin passengers or regular soldiers.

The surgeon's journal for the voyage is preserved in the Public Record Office (PRO) in London. Researchers can view a copy on the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) microfilm reel 3181 which is held in most major libraries and archives offices throughout Australia.

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