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thomas Johnston Thompson married Christiana Jacobine Gotz, in MELBOURNE
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Im correcting where the marriage took place,of Thomas Johston Thompson and Christiana Goetze,

Surnames: Goetz Gotz Thompson
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on 2014-09-20 23:09:29

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by tonkin on 2014-09-21 23:55:00

Hello Nanagram.

I have searched the South Australian marriage records but unable to locate a marriage for your Thomas and Christiana, nor can I find any children for them in the South Australian birth records.

Can you supply any further details to assist with record searches?

by Nanagram on 2014-09-26 23:12:52

Copy of the marriage cert is dated 12th October,1853,ref.1345/1853. It is very difficult to read as the black writing is white and the white black. Like a negative ? Im looking for more on Thomas's parents.
I have extensive details on Christiana ancestors I am willing to share.

by asheppard on 2014-09-27 01:56:59

is this the marriage you refer to, note the spelling of the names and the state of registration is Victoria not Adelaide which is South Australia.

Where did you get your copy of the marriage certificate, it sounds like a microfiche copy.

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Thomas Johnson Thompson
Name: Thomas Johnson Thompson
Spouse Name: Christiane Gotze
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1853
Registration Number: 1345

The marriage is available on the Victoria BMD online site cost $0.99c to view and I think about $28.00 to purchase could be more I haven't used the site in a while.

children all born Victoria

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Martha Thompson
Name: Martha Thompson
Father's Name: Thomas Thompson
Mother's name: Christiana Gotce
Birth Place: Two Acre V, Victoria
Registration Year: 1855
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 971

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Johanna Thompson
Name: Johanna Thompson
Father's Name: Thomas Johnston Thompson
Mother's name: Christina Goutrie
Birth Place: Guildford, Victoria
Registration Year: 1856
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 9820

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Edward John Thompson
Name: Edward John Thompson
Father's Name: Thomas Johnson Thompson
Mother's name: Christiana Gotzy
Birth Place: maldon, Victoria
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 7890

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Randolph Thompson
Name: Randolph Thompson
Father's Name: Thomas Johnson Thompson
Mother's name: Christina Godsey
Birth Place: Maldon, Victoria
Registration Year: 1860
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 3908

by Nanagram on 2014-09-27 05:58:52

Thankyou for your fast response. Yes I have made a mistake! They were married in Melbourne. Showing my age Im afraid.
I think you are correct in that the marriage cert copy I have may be a microfiche.
The births you have sent are the children of my gr,gr, granddparents, Thomas and Christiana. Thankyou very much. I shall rectify my mistake.

by tonkin on 2014-09-28 00:03:07

Thanks for the correction Nanagram.
Explains why I never found your family in the South Australian records.
I was starting to think my eyes were starting to fail me.


by asheppard on 2014-09-28 00:47:17

I found this death for Johanna

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Johanna Thompson
Name: Johanna Thompson
Death Place: Victoria
Age: 6 Months
Father's Name: Thomas Johns
Mother's name: Christina
Registration Year: 1857
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 1879
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856

by Morgan2409 on 2014-09-28 02:24:34

It appears that Thomas Johnson Thompson died in New Zealand in 1886. Occupation on his Will states Ship Builder

by asheppard on 2014-09-28 19:11:36

On New Zealand BMD online has these

1874/15059 Thompson Henrietta Christina Thomas Johnston
1865/22797 Thompson Juana Christina Thomas Johnson

1882/3087 Thompson Thomas Johnson 21Y
1886/3675 Thompson Thomas 42Y

by Nanagram on 2014-10-01 05:02:20

Thankyou for sighting of the births and deaths.
Thomas Johnson Thompson died in the shipwreck of the "Ly-ee-moor, 1882 off the coast of Sydney,and we think Christiana his wife had the headstone erected with his name in the Bluff cemetery,. I dont think they ever found his body. I havent been able to find any mention of him on the passenger list.
The two births were some of their children. And the 1886 death was their son.
How do I contact members on here who have posted journals with information about the Thompson time in Fiji on the island of Leavuka?

by ngairedith on 2014-11-16 00:51:34

hi Nanagram,
Thomas was a Surveyor in Otago. It was his son who died in 1882
Southland Times, 2 October 1882 THOMPSON - On the 30th September, at Christchurch, Thomas Johnson Thompson, second son of Mr T. J. Thompson, Bluff, aged 20 years

Southland Times, 5 October 1882 The funeral of Mr T. J. Thompson, junr., took place at the Bluff yesterday afternoon, his remains having been conveyed from Christchurch by his father. Besides a very large number of local residents, a member of Foresters followed the remains to the cemetery, and a very large gathering of friends from every quarter fully testified to the respect in which the deceased and his family are held.

Star, 15 May 1883
PATENTS APPLIED FOR - The following applications for patents have been made:
Thomas Johnson Thompson, of Campbelltown, Otago for 'an improvement in the manufacture of hydraulic cement'

Press, 27 May 1886
NEW PATENTS - Patent for an invention for a new method of manufacturing Portland hydraulic cement from Bluff diorite or syenite, soft rock or clay, combined with other materials, by Thomas Johnson Thompson, of Bluff harbor, surveyor

Southland Times, 29 April 1886
Following are the results of several of the elections of committees for country districts:-
CAMPBELLTOWN - Th balance sheet of the retiring committee showed a credit balance of L4 19s 10d, and the report was of a very satisfactory nature, The following gentlemen were elected a committee for the present year: - Messrs Samuel Nichol, N. J. Burrows, W. L. Gray, T. J. Thompson, Wm. Conyers, J. H. C. Hunter and Captain Tyson. The new committee held their first meeting immediately afterwards, when Mr S. Nichol was elected chairman and Mr Hunter, secretary and treasurer

Evening Post, 3 June 1886
The Southland News reports that Mr T. J. Thompson, late Underwriters'Surveyor at the Bluff, and a well-known resident there, was one of those drowned in the Ly-ee-Moon. He lately resigned his appointment and went on a trip to Australia. He was a man of great energy and enterprise in developing the mineral resources of the district, being the discoverer of the Nightcaps coalfield, and more recently patentee of a cement made from materials found at the Bluff and which promised to be a success.
Mr A. Macgregor, who was drowned at the wreck of the Ly-ee-moon, was the son of the late proprietor of the British Hotel in Dunedin. He was 23 years of age

by Nanagram on 2014-11-16 05:02:52

Thankyou again, in particular the report on the cement,which is said to of disappeared with thmas when the Ly ee Moon went down.

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