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Looking for COLEMAN BELBIN of South Australia

Query by BobEvans

Hi folks,
Currently looking for the background of an Eliza Elizabeth COLEMAN, who married a Charles Henry BELBIN, who was born in Tasmania (I think).

Eliza was not born a COLEMAN, she had been married before, I believe to a Joseph COLEMAN, however that is what I am attempting to work on, I have very weak information pointing to her being a SHAW, but that is far from being proved.
I am hoping that someone on this board may be able to point me in the right direction, or even let me know what is correct.

Any assistance is helpful, Regards, Bob


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on 2014-08-17 22:42:38

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by tonkin on 2014-08-17 23:39:51

Hi Bob.

This marriage confirms Eliza's maiden name was SHAW and she was married under the name of COLEMAN.

Groom: Charles Henry BELBIN.
Age: 30 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Charles Henry BELBIN.

Bride: Eliza Elizabeth COLEMAN.
Age: 32 years.
Srarus: Widow.
Father: Alexander SHAW.

Date married: 07 April 1884.
Place: Residence of B P MUDGE, Adelaide, South Australia.

Ref: Registry of Marriages, South Australia. Book 139 Page 206.

by BobEvans on 2014-08-18 00:01:46

Your a gem, Tonkin when it comes to SA your top of your game. :) Thank you so much, By any chance do you know what happened to her husband? I looked in the Database (online) but found nothing, (for eg. Divorce/Death/Bigamy)

Thanks again for your help, Bob

by tonkin on 2014-08-18 00:36:34

Happy to help where possible Bob.

Found deaths for Charles and Eliza and will have a look for this Joseph COLEMAN.


Name: Charles Henry BELBIN.
Died: 19 July 1923, Yatala, South Australia.
Age: 69 years.
Status: Married.
Residence: Yatala, South Australia.

Ref: Registry of Deaths, South Australia. Book 463 Page 381.

Name: Eliza Elizabeth BELBIN.
Died: 10 March 1934, Northfield Hospital, South Australia.
Age: 86 years.
Status: Widow.
Residence: Woodville, South Australia.
Deceased husband named as Charles Henry BELBIN.

Ref: Registry of Deaths, South Australia. Book 557 Page 1127.

by BobEvans on 2014-08-18 00:39:44

I'm sorry I meant her first husband, :(
Thankyou, Bob

by tonkin on 2014-08-18 02:02:37

Eliza gave her status as Widow when she married Charles BELBIN in 1884. The only death I can find for a Joseph COLEMAN before 1884 is this one.

Name: Joseph COLEMAN.
Died: 04 March 1880, Adelaide, South Australia.
Age: 60 years.
Status: Not recorded.
Residence: Port Adelaide, South Australia.

Ref: Registry of Deaths, South Australia. Book 101 Page 144.

Also found these two births with parents named as Joseph COLEMAN and Eliza SHAW.

Name: Flora Eliza COLEMAN.
Born: 08 August 1877, Glanville, South Australia.

Ref: Registry of Births, South Australia. Book 188 Page 50.

Name: Edith Eddy COLEMAN.
Born: 05 February 1880, Adelaide, South Australia.

Ref: Registry of Births, South Australia. Book 234 Page 169.

Looking at these details we can see that Joseph would have been 60 years old when there last child Edith was born in 1880, and Eliza would have been about 28 years old. It appears to be a very large age gap so it's possible this Joseph COLEMAN and Eliza SHAW may not be the ones you seek.

What do you think?

by BobEvans on 2014-08-18 07:03:07

I think that this is indeed the husband of Eliza Elizabeth Shaw, I have been able to trace his 1st wife, (Letitia) who died in 1872, and buried in the Alberton Cemetery, SA.
Joseph himself is himself buried in the Alberton Cemetery, on 5 Mar 1880. It is stated that only a few people were at his graveside, and it was stated that helped develop the shipping route between Melbourne and Port Adelaide.
There is no mention of his relationship with Eliza, however I think it is noteworthy to know that he died in the residence of a Mr. Shaw. :)

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