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searching for mary alice wishart died 31 december 1961 melbourne australia

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on 2012-12-21 04:37:34

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by tonkin on 2012-12-21 05:49:29

Welcome Margaretrit.

I'm unable to locate a death for your Alice WISHART in Melbourne for the year 1961.

Was WISHART Alice's maiden or married name?

by margaretrit on 2012-12-21 06:07:52

Not sure of maiden name. May have been Cecil. Death could have been a few days before or after.

by tonkin on 2012-12-21 06:27:04

Thanks Margaretrit.

Died: 1950 Ballarat, Victoria.
Age: 80 years.
Father: James Stratton CECIL.
Mother: Not recorded.

Ref: Victorian Death Index #17857.

Year of death is a long way out.

Where did you obtain Alice's year of death?

by tonkin on 2012-12-21 06:31:11

by tonkin on 2012-12-21 06:43:47

Last comment came up blank - try again.

This appears to be the birth of Alice CECIL.

Alice CECIL.
Born: 1869 Horsham, Victoria.
Father: Charles James Stratton CECIL.
Mother: Janet SMART.

Ref: Victorian Birth Index #22791.

by tonkin on 2012-12-21 07:07:28

And the marriage.

Groom: John Herbert WISHART.
Bride: Alice CECIL.
Year married: 1888.
Place: Victoria.

Ref: Victorian Marriage Index #8581.

Does the above ring any bells?

by margaretrit on 2012-12-21 22:03:34

Thanks for response. I have since received more info on my Great Grandmother. Her name was Mary Alice Davis and she was born in Bealiba, Victoria . Date unknown. She died 31st December 1961 (or there abouts) She was married to Robert Grey Wishart. Would like to go back further on the Davis family.

by tonkin on 2012-12-23 16:45:03

Thanks Margaretrit.

The CECIL surname sent me down the wrong track so lets try again with DAVIS.

Looking at Mary Alice DAVIS.


Mary Alice DAVIS.
Born: 1867 Bealiba, Victoria.
Father: Jacob DAVIS.
Mother: Mary Elizabeth YOUNG.
Ref: Victorian Birth Index #20072.


Mary Alice WISHART.
Died: 1962 Melbourne, Victoria, aged 94 years.
Father: Frederic DAVIS.
Mother: Mary Elizabeth YOUNG.
Ref: Victorian Death Index #888.

Death note.
Father's name is wrong but this seems to be the correct Mary Alice. Informants often gave the wrong parents names.


Groom: Robert Gray WISHART.
Birth place: Recorded as Inkerman, Victoria.

Bride: Mary Alice DAVIS.
Birth Place: Recorded as Bealiba, Victoria.

Year Married: 1890.
Place: Victoria.
Ref: Victorian Marriage Index #2184.

Looking at Robert Gray WISHART.


Robert Gray WISHART.
Born: 1863 Inkerman, Victoria.
Father: John WISHART.
Mother: Sarah MOORE.
Ref: Victorian Birth Index #7614.


Robert Gray WISHART.
Died: 1925 Melbourne East, Victoria, aged 62 years.
Father: John WISHART.
Mother: Sarah MOORE.
Ref: Victorian Death Index #6302.

The marriage for Jacob DAVIS and Mary Elizabeth YOUNG does not appear in the Victorian records. Will search the other Australian marriages during the day.

The birth certificate for Mary Alice DAVIS in 1867 should record the parents marriage details. If the birth was not registered by one of the parents it's also possible the marriage details may be wrong.

Hope this helps for now.

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