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1911 Census records available for two days has free access to the 1911 census records for a few days. 12th to 14th May. if anyone is interested.

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A bit of light humour

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Comparing photos to see if they are the same person

I have two photos of my grandfather Reg Emery, one possibly him at a very young age 16-19 yrs and the other in his 60s. Does anyone know of anyone/expert who would be able to compare the two to see if its the same person. I have tried and each time I look I see simalarities but I don't trust my own judgement.


My great great grandmother Emma Amelia Cox was born in Long Sutton Somerset, England, married Jan 2 1875 in Euroa, Victoria to Robert Thomas BEATON b.1854 in Euroa Vic They had five children; Ellen Jane b. Mar 14 1877 being my great grandmother who married Nov 17, 1897 William Herbert SHEPHERDSON b. Nov 11 1875 in Trentham Vic, they had eight children Evelyn Maud, Herbert, Robert Timothy, Roy Clifford, Nellie, William Beaton, Norma Eileen and Joyce Amelia.
My grandmother Nellie married Otto Soderholm.

COX, Ellis Parker

Ellis Parker COX and his wife Mary WESTLAKE along with at least 2 of their children Emma and Henry came from Long Sutton Somerset, England. They emigrated on the "Undaunted" to Australia, Leaving Plymouth on 5/6/1857 and arrived in Melbourne 20/08/1857
They had two more children in Australia Mary b.1858 d. 1860 and Ellis b.1860 d. 1860. Mary Westlake died in 1860
Ellis remarried Bridget Mahoney or Meahan (hmmm need to find out which one) who was born 1827 in Tipperary, Ireland d.Feb 4 1897 Victoria They had four children.


Elizabeth Norman was born c 1822, christened 13 Oct 1822 Church of England, St. Mary the Virgin, Ware, Hertfordshire, England.

She was the daughter of Ezekiel Norman and Mary Radley who were married 24th June 1821 Church of England, St. Mary The Virgin, Ware Hertfordshire, England. She died 13 June 1905 Victoria Australia

Transported for stealing a shawl. Tried at Hertford QS. 14 October 1844 - 7 years. arrived Tasmania 4 July 1845.
She had a child in servitude in 1847 names Julia.

Elizabeth married James Lawson (also a convict) in 1850 in Tasmania. They had 4 children

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Ellen PARISH born in Devon

My great great great grandmother Ellen PARISH born 1834 in Devon to Joseph Parish and Loveday Spear. She came out to Australia on the 19 AUG 1853 per ship LADY KENNAWAY with her sister Elizabeth PARISH who later returned to England.
Ellen married Bruce Laythorne in 1853 who was also from Devon, he was killed in a mining earth fall at Raglan Victoria in 1859. They had 3 children.
In 1861 Ellen remarried William Milkins my gt gt gt grandfather in 1861, they had 4 children. I have no idea what happened to William as no death record has been found.
Ellen remarried again to Thomas Tinsley, He died in 1903 and Ellen died in 1913 aged 79

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EMERY, Reginald

Reg Emery b.1899 in Bristol came to Australia when he was about 22 yrs old possibly with a brother. I think he was a boilermaker in England. Possibly in the british merchant navy. Reg said he 'jumped ship' so have no idea when he came to Australia, the only shipping record I can find is in 1922 R Emery age 22 came from New Zealand on the Paloona 2.

He often said he was the oldest of 13 children and that his father married a few times. On the 1911 Census two of his brothers were Douglas b.1902 and Cecil b.1906, there was another child deceased.
His father; William Robert Emery b.1862 Cardiff, Glamorgan,Wales occ. Electrical Engineer Glam Cardif,
mother; Annie Marks b.1865 Carmarthenshire, Wales. she died before 1911 as William was a widower on the 1911 Census with 3 sons Reginald, Douglas and Cecil, another child had previously died (possibly when Annie died not sure)
He married Lucy Lawrence in 1912

Reg married my grandmother Alma in 1938 in Victoria.
He died aged 76 in Jan. 1976 Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

I received Reg's brother Douglas Emery's birth record and his mothers name was Catherine Marks, I still haven't been able to find any birth record for Reg not even under Marks his birthday (as far as we all knew) 13th November 1899 in Bristol. any help would be appreciated.

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George Attard born 1906, d.1975 in Melbourne Australia. Married Stella Evangeline LAWSON 19 1932 in Victoria.
His parents are John and Mary ATTARD



Edward GRIMSHAW was born 1559 and died 22 Jun 1635. He married Isabell ESIBELL . She died 1641 in Rawdon. He married Dorothy Dorotyte 17 Aug 1602. She was born ABT 1575 in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England.

Abraham GRIMSHAW was born 05 Jun 1603 in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England and died 03 Mar 1670 in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England. He married Sarah COLLIER 1650. She died 1695

Jeremiah GRIMSHAW was born 1653 in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England and died 12 Aug 1721 in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England. He married Rebecca Jowett. She died 12 Dec 1736. He married Sarah Overend. She died 16 May 1699. He married Mary STOCKTON. She was born ABT 1653 and died 1693 in Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, England.

Joshua GRIMSHAW was born 12 Apr 1687 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England and died 08 Jan 1764 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane ODDY 02 Mar 1711 in Dacre, Yorkshire. She was born ABT 1687 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England and died 04 Nov 1771.

Sarah GRIMSHAW was born 25 Mar 1716 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England and died 02 Jul 1787. She married William SHEPHERDSON 1759. He was born 1710 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England.

Mercy SHEPHERDSON was born 17 Dec 1754 and died 09 Jan 1810. She married John Thos Ward. 04 Dec 1783 in Hutton In The Hole, York, England. He was born 1732 in Farndale, Yorkshire, England and died 12 Apr 1797 in Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, England, son of Thomas Ward. and Anne Bottom.

John WARD was born 27 Jul 1788 in Guisborough, Yorkshire and died 1886 in Appleton-Le-Moor, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane HERVEY 24 Mar 1810 in All Saints, Kirkbymoorside. She was born 12 Nov 1788 in Skelton, Yorkshire, England, daughter of Joseph HERVEY and Hannah UNKNOWN.

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