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Rebecca Sheldrake

Query by fitzopen

I'm looking for parents and siblings of Rebecca Sheldrake 1846 - 1930. She was born in Ipswich UK, came to Australia and married Arthur Long and they settled in Shepparton, Victoria.

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on 2012-02-29 01:14:11

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by SilverVixen on 2012-04-27 13:26:43

The only Rebecca Sheldrake I can find find was born in Birch, Essex. Essex and Suffolk (Ipswich) border each other. If it is the correct one then the 1861 UK census reads as follows
William Sheldrake (Head) born 1793 Birch Essex a "Chelsea Pensioner" I have to point out this is very special
Sarah (Wife) 1801 Layer de la Hay, Essex
Rebecca (Daughter unmarried) 1844 Birch
William (Son Married) 1828 Birch an Agicultural Labourer
Rhoda (daughter in law) 1819 Layer Breton
Myra (Granddaughter) 1857 Birch
William (grandson) 1961 (1 month) Birch

by asheppard on 2012-04-27 22:26:18

There is this birth

Births Mar 1846 (>99%)
Sheldrake Rebecca Ipswich 12 368

to find the parents you will have to purchase the certificate.

This is her marriage
Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Rebecca Sheldrake
Name: Rebecca Sheldrake
Spouse Name: Arthur Robert Long
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1878
Registration number: 1749

If you don't have a copy you can purchase it from Victorian BDM or it may be available at the online site

happy hunting

by fitzopen on 2012-05-03 18:45:47

Thanks very much for your help

by shellyb on 2012-06-09 07:57:19


My 3 x ggrandmother was Elizabeth Sheldrake, born in Suffolk. Not found a connection to your Rebecca, although my research on this line is in the very early stages.

I can however help you out on some more of Rebecca's siblings. As taken from the 1851 England Census:

SHELDRICK, William Head Married M 59 1792 Agricultural Labourer & Chelsea Pensioner
Birch, Essex
SHELDRICK, Sarah Wife Married F 50 1801
Birch, Essex
SHELDRICK, William Son Unmarried M 23 1828 Ag Lab
Birch, Essex
SHELDRICK, Simon Son Unmarried M 20 1831 Ag Lab
Birch, Essex
SHELDRICK, Maria Daughter Unmarried F 11 1840 Scholar
Birch, Essex
SHELDRICK, Rebecca Daughter F 6 1845
Birch, Essex

Address: White Horse Yard, Birch

Below is the 1841 census for the family with further siblings on.

SHELDRICK, Wm M 45 1796 Essex
SHELDRICK, Sarah F 40 1801 Essex
SHELDRICK, Danl M 15 1826 Essex
SHELDRICK, Wm M 14 1827 Essex
SHELDRICK, Simon M 11 1830 Essex
SHELDRICK, Eliza F 5 1836 Essex
SHELDRICK, Mira F 2 1839 Essex

Address: White Horse End Way, Birch

Hope this helps in your research.

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