Looking for Puckey / Comber of Victoria, Australia :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
<< Previous - Next >>

Looking for Puckey / Comber of Victoria, Australia

Query by Patsch

Seeking information on John Puckey and wife, Eliza Pierce Comber who lived in Melbourne around the 1860's.
Their daughter Elizabeth Sarah Stephens Puckey was my great, great, grandmother.
If possible would like information on when they migrated to Australia and from where.
Happy to share any information I have.

Viewed: 1147 times
Likes: 0
by Patsch Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2015-03-11 22:09:11

Patsch has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2015.

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:


by tonkin on 2015-03-11 22:31:12


Groom: John PUCKEY.
Bride: Eliza Pierce COMBER.
Year married: 1856.
Place: Victoria, Australia.
Ref: Registry of Marriages, Victoria. Reg #3978.

by janilye on 2015-03-11 23:53:25

Search PUCKEY at the PROV

by janilye on 2015-03-12 00:23:15
by janilye on 2015-03-12 00:34:54

You will find THIS interesting

by Richardcastle on 2015-03-12 08:04:47

HI I am Richard Castle from UK. My mother was a Puckey hence the interest. The name comes from Cornwall UK with a concentration around St Austall. My branch were copper miners from Tywardreth.

Around the 1850s the copper and tin mines were in decline and many closed. The miners moved on to where ever there was work, the main line of my family went to the iron mines in Millom via South Wales around 1855 in Cumberland a brother went to Mexico and there are links to New Zealand and Australia as well. I have not followed these up but I suggest you check out ships passenger lists UK to Australia 1845-1860.

I don't know anything about Comber except in older records it is more likely to be Camber. "Comb"
ie someone who combs wool. Puckey is often Pookey or Pucke in old records.


by Patsch on 2015-03-12 17:32:46

Hi Richard
Thanks so much for your response. I will digest this, and other information received, over the weekend and will certainly be researching the UK end further.

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.