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Info UPDATE on Thomas Owen

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George Goddrell/Goddard Owen - B. ? England, UK
M. Frances Harriet White, 1824, London, England.
D. ? England, UK
Son -Thomas Goddard Owen - B. London, UK About 1825.
M. Sarah Ann Boobier, 4 Nov 1857 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
D. Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 8 Jan 1886.
Sarah Ann Boobier - B. Middlesex, London, UK, About 1836
D. Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 19 Sep 1888.

Number of Children: 12

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on 2012-02-08 01:20:22

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by 888shelley on 2012-02-09 21:29:16

Not sure if this is in your line, but I have Thomas Burridge Owen and some Owens born in Vic. Will try and check for you as I have all family on 'My Heritage' site

by BobEvans on 2012-02-10 06:49:57

Thanks Shelley, although I am yet to come across a Thomas Burridge Owen. Any assistance could be very helpful.

Regards, Bob

by janilye on 2012-02-10 07:06:09

Why don't you try tracing them through their children although only a few survived.
Frances 1859-1862, Elizabeth Mary b:1861 d: ?, Mary Ann b:1862 d: ?, Frederick James 1863-1864 lived 7 months, William Goddard b: 1866 d: 1919 at Queenscliff,
Thomas Benjamin b: 1868 d: 1873, Richard George b: 1868 d: 1869 lived 10 months,
Sarah Ann b: 1870 d:?
William Goddard would probably be the easiest, The girls Elizabeth and Mary Ann and Sarah probably married which would mean hunting down the marriages first.

by janilye on 2012-02-10 07:11:29

Hang on Thomas Benjamin 1868 survived, it was Benjamin George died 1868-1869.

by janilye on 2012-02-10 08:16:27

The Argus 5 January 1920
OWEN.? On the 4th January, at his late residence,Fix this text
Symonds street, Queenscliff, Councillor William Goddard Owen (corporal 38th Coy. A. E.), beloved husband of Lizzie, and loving father of Kitty,
aged 51.
Lizzie is Elizabeth Jane SHAPTER born in Queenscliffe in 1869 the daughter of Walter Henry Shapter 1845-1916 and Kezia Knell 1852-1923.
Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
about William Edward Goddard Owen
Name: William Edward Goddard Owen
Death Age: 51
Birth Date: abt 1869
Death Date: 4 Jan 1920
Cemetery: Queenscliff
Cemetery Location: Queenscliff, Victoria
Remarks: additional information available from AIGS

by BobEvans on 2012-02-11 23:17:11

Hi Janilye,
In your second last post you stated that Thomas Benjamin died, but I cannot find any death for him at all? ( I have looked at ALL the indexes that I have (right up to 1985), but I cannot seem to locate him, is there any other way to locate his death / Marriage? I tried variations of his name, his place of birth and even variations of his parents names. Any suggestions?

Ps. Thanks for the info on Cr. William Goddard Owen.

by janilye on 2012-02-16 04:33:44

by janilye on 2012-02-10 07:11:29
Hang on Thomas Benjamin 1868 survived, it was Benjamin George died 1868-1869.

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
about Thomas Benjamin Owen
Name: Thomas Benjamin Owen
Father's Name: Thomas Owen
Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Boobier
Birth Place: Sandhurst, Sandridge, Victoria
Registration Year: 1868
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 12828

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
about Benjamin George Owen
Name: Benjamin George Owen
Father's Name: Thomas Godriel Owen
Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Boobier
Birth Place: Sandridge, Victoria
Registration Year: 1869
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 11455

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
about Benjamin Owen
Name: Benjamin Owen
Death Place: Victoria
Age: 4
Father's Name: Thomas Godfr
Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Boobier
Registration Year: 1873
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 5510
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869

No I can't find a death for Thomas Benjamin either.

by BobEvans on 2012-02-16 16:20:50

Thank you, i appreciare all that you have done, maybe he moved interstate? Any how i will continue the search.

Thanks again, Bob

by janilye on 2012-02-17 04:04:19

I feel that it is unusual to have the same name unless it is a family name in two succesive children for instance 'Benjamin' do you think Thomas Benjamin may have died in infancy?
Sometimes infant deaths are registered as Infant with no given name.

Also note Benjamin's death leaves off the George. I searched for just Thomas Owen in deaths and did find a couple in Victoria with father's name Thomas but proved they were not children of Sarah Boobier

by BobEvans on 2012-02-20 00:58:10

Thanks Janilye,
For all your hard work, its appreciated. I know its a mystery, a proverbial "brick wall" at this stage, but maybe he grew to adulthood and moved interstate? I found one Owen in NSW who fits the dates but unless I get the Death Certificate I will never know.
So, for the moment I will let it lie, and proceed to the many other branches that need my attention.
Regards, Bob

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