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Looking for the LEDBURY family from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Query by NickiFry

I am looking to trace some distant relatives who live in the Newcastle area of NSW.

My Grandmother's sister (on my father's side) emigrated to Australia around 1920. She met and married an English man by the name of Frank LEDBURY. The details are as follows:

Sarah HODCROFT (b. 1892, d. 1971) Married Frank LEDBURY (b. 1899, d. 1963) in St Pauls Church, Stockton, Newcastle on 3 June 1922.

They had 5 children:
Edgar Hodcroft Ledbury (b. 1923, d. 1964)
Frank Maxwell Ledbury (b. 1924, d. 2002)
Mary Francis Ledbury (b. 1927) ..... Possibly married a David CRAWFORD in 1949
Deveda Jean Ledbury (b. 1928)......Possibly married a Pactrick O'BRIEN in 1947
Beverly D Ledbury (b. 1935) .......Possibly married a William James GRICE in 1955

My Father (Frank BOWN) use to write to Deveda & Mary either just before WW2 or just after but lost contact. The last address that we have for the family home is:

29 Maitland Street, Stockton, Newcastle, NSW

We thought we had found Deveda using the White Pages and sent her a letter but we have had nothing back sadly.

If anyone can help with finding any descendants that would be most helpful.

Thanks
Nicki

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on 2012-12-14 17:17:34

Looking for LEDBURY in Australia. Also looking for BOWN, HODCROFT, WOODFORD from the UK

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by Ledbury on 2013-10-03 07:43:08

Hello Nicki

My name is Helen Ledbury-Nel. I am the daughter of Edgar Hodcroft Ledbury and I will be able to help you with some of the information you are looking for eg. My brothers and sisters and their children. But I don't have any details of my fathers siblings or their children. Would this be helpful to you ?
On my side I have always wanted to know why my grandmother Sarah Hodcroft Ledbury came to Australia, seemingly by herself, all those years ago.
Kind regards
Helen

by NickiFry on 2013-10-03 08:18:11

Hi Helen
Thank you for responding to my post - I was beginning to think that my luck was running out.
I have already made contact with one of your cousins - Jill Crawford. She is the daughter of your fathers sister, Mary Francis. They still live in Newcastle. I don't know if you know but Deveda died earlier this year.

The Ledbury family is still a bit of a mystery but it does appear that both Sarah and Frank emigrated to Australia within a year or so of each other - whether they knew each other here in the UK or not I have yet to find out.....the shipping records are not that clear....my search continues!! You will probably know something I don't!!!

I would love to get to know you guy's and be able to add the information to the family tree!! Please feel free to email me at rainbowdragon2005@yahoo.co.uk. I'll also send you a link to the family tree (via email) to see where we all fit in ;)

I look forward to hearing form you soon!!

Speak soon
Nicki x

by Ledbury on 2013-10-15 05:46:07

Hi Nicki

Apologies for late response.
I am in the process of asking my brothers and sister to give me the full names and birth dates of their spouses and children for your family tree.

I have been living in South Africa for the past 37 years and just returned to Newcastle in Jan.

I have noted your email address and mine is ledburynel@gmail.com

Many thanks for pursuing all of this Nicki.

It will be so interesting to see how far you get with it all.

I am happy to help where I can.

Best wishes

Helen

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