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Looking for MORTIMER of Buckinghamshire, England.

Query by Jagged

I am researching the ancestors of William Hamor MORTIMER, born in 1863 in Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England.
His parents were Robert and Elizabeth MORTIMER (nee HALL) from Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England

William married Fanny BACKSHALL in 1884 in Ardingley, Sussex.
William 22, Fanny 30 and Florence (under 12 months) arrived in Sydney Australia from Plymouth aboard the SS Chimborazo on the 5th July 1885.
They had market gardens at Botany, Sydney.
William and Fanny had 5 children - Florence, Alice, William, Edith and Mary.

After Fanny died in 1907, William married Jessica Agnes AUSTEN and made their home in Burrawang NSW.
William and Jessie had 5 children - Jean, Jim, Joseph, Elsie and Margaret.

He died in 1947.

Any information, whether ancestor or descendant, would be appreciated.

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by Jagged Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-07-24 07:17:30

Jagged , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: RITCHIE, MARZOL, MORTIMER.

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by allycat on 2011-07-24 17:36:05

My ancestors were the Roads/Rhoades from Buckinghamshire and I've known about this incredibly huge family tree online for some years. It also covers a one-Place-Study of Waddesdon, Grendon Underwood and Wotton Underwood.

The Roads Family of Buckinghamshire. It happens to list 41 Mortimer's. You may just find a connection when more resesarch is done on your tree. If you look down the list there is a Robert Mortimer born 1839 but with no spouse or children noted.

Best wishes,
Alison from QLD.

by emeraldsprings on 2011-07-24 17:39:49

I have Mary Albina born 1893, she married William Lloyd at Burrawang in 1914 she died in Canberra 10-3-1984 her father was your William Hamer Mortimer and her mother Fanny Backshall who died at Randwick 29-3-1907.
The death date I have for William is December 1944 I could not find a registration. I have same as you for birth. Christened as an adult age17 at Winchenden 8-2-1880
Another daughter Alice Louisa was born 13-3-1887 married John Robert Henry Ritchie on 26-3-1906 and she died 29-4-1965 in Sydney.

by Jagged on 2011-07-24 21:57:06

Hello Alison...
I am having some fun exploring the possible leads. I think you have put me on the right track.
Many Thanks

by Jagged on 2011-07-24 22:40:51

Hello emeraldsprings
Mary Albina is the youngest child in the photo, and Alice Louisa is standing between her parents. Alice is my grandmother.

I also had 1944 as the year that William died until his daughter Jean (from his second family and now deceased)said that he was 83 when he died. I found a record in the NSW BDM of William Mortimer (parents Robert and Elizabeth) dying in 1947 in the Bowral district, which is not far from Burrawang. He may have died in hospital there. If he was born in late December 1863 this would make him 83 at death, just short of his 84th birthday. Hence why I now have Dec 17 1947.

Thanks for your information

by allycat on 2011-07-25 23:56:09

You're welcome Janice. Also think about registering as a new user of Rootschat. Goto their Australian boards first, they may help fill in some gaps for your tree.

And your lovely photograph could be restored at their boards also.


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