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Trying to locate a death of Sarah Cameron Goodwin / Boddington

Query by BobEvans

Dear Friends,
Trying to find a death notice for a Sarah Cameron Goodwin / Boddington,
I "think" she was "married" (been unable to verify this through the Victorian BDM,) in the year
1914, details I have are as follows:

Name: Sarah Cameron Boddington
Born: 1887, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Marriage: UNKNOWN
Partnered/Married: Leslie Frederick Burliegh Goodwin
Born: 1867, St Andrews, Victoria, Australia
Death: Aug 1949, Panton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Buried: Fawkner Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
Dorthy Goodwin Boddington, Leslie Cameron Goodwin, James Burleigh Goodwin.

As you can see, I have done extensive research on this family, and would appreciate any assistance
to track down this elusive death date. I know she was alive in 1914, (some researchers are stating
a death date in the same year, maybe at the birth?? I have been unable to find any burial date.

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by tonkin on 2013-01-22 04:39:42

Hi Bob.

There was a Leslie Frederick Burleigh GOODWIN and Ellen MORRISON
having a daughter named Alexandra Beatrice Rebecca GOODWIN in South Yarra, Victoria, in 1902. Could be the same Leslie. Looking at the death records this Leslie and Ellen had another three children born around the 1900s.

I noticed in the birth records Sarah was also recorded as BODDIN and BURNS, but these may have been index or informant errors.

I've searched all the Australian marriage records but unable to locate a marriage for Leslie and Sarah, nor have I come across Sarah's death to date.

Will have another look tomorrow.


by BobEvans on 2013-01-22 18:49:27

Thanks Tonkin,
Came across the same errors and have inserted notes in my tree to that affect, stating errors of spelling etc. A bit of a mystery, but I will continue, thanks for your help.
Leslie married twice with one divorce, and then either married again, or partnered with another. (Its a mess!)

Regards, Robert

by asheppard on 2013-01-24 23:30:01

This may interest you

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 about Leslie Frederick Burley Goodwin
Name: Leslie Frederick Burley Goodwin
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1914
State: Victoria
District: Batman
Subdistrict: Carlton
address 232 Canning Street - Occ Laboures
Cameron Goodwin, home duties

in 1909
Sarah Cameron Goodwin - home duties
also listed is
Frederick Leslie - labourer
William Joseph - Carpenter
all living at 27 Robert Street, Collingwood

Found birth for Leslie

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Leslie Fred Burley Goodwin
Name: Leslie Fred Burley Goodwin
Father's Name: James Barlow Goodwin
Mother's Name: Charlotte Simpson
Birth Place: St Andrews, Victoria
Registration Year: 1867
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 24048

Found Death for Leslie

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Leslie Frede Burleigh Goodwin
Name: Leslie Frede Burleigh Goodwin
Death Place: Victoria
Age: 82
Father's Name: Jas Barlom Goodwin
Mother's Name: Charlotte Pest
Registration Year: 1949
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 9619
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867

also found this marriage

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Leslie Fred Burley Goodwin
Name: Leslie Fred Burley Goodwin
Spouse Name: Albertina Ness
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1887
Registration number: 5426

and this one

and the Divorce from Albertina granted after the marriage to Ellen Morrison

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)
Tuesday 11 February 1896

Monday, Feb. 10.
(Before the Chief Justice.) '


Albertina, Goodwin, domestic Servant, sought a divorce from her husbnnd Leslie Goodwin, on the grounds of desertion There was no appearance for the respondent The petitioner stated that she was married to the respondent in August, 18S7 and they separated in January of the following year The respondent who was a bootmaker, would not work, and the furniture of their house, obtained under time payment, was seized by the owners The petitioner went to live with her mother where her husband saw her and promised to provide a home for her, but failed to do so and for several years she had heard nothing of him Other witnesses, who had sought to bring about a reconciliation, stated that respondent when spoken to on the subject simply said, " Why should I support a wife' A man's a fool to get married"

The Chief Justice- (to petitioner) Where were you married

Petitioner -At Mr Kinsman's

The Chief Justice-Why did you go to him instead of to one of the churches or a

Petitioner -Because my sister was married by him

The Chief Justice -Has she been divorced !

Petitioner (surprised) -Oh, no

The Chief Justice - I am glad to find an exception

The decree nisi was granted, petitioner to have the charge of the only child.

Children of Leslie Frederick Burley/Burleigh Goodwin

1887 Florantina (Flora Ivy) Brunswick Vic Mother Albertina (above mentioned child)

1887 Charlotte Ellen Goulburn NSW mother Ellen Morrison

1899 Winifred Ida Kate Yarra VIC mother Ellen Morrison

1902 Alexandra Beatrice Rebecca Sth Yarra Vic mother Ellen Morrison

1910 Dorothy Goodwin Carlton Vic mother Sarah Cameron Boddington

1911, 18 Nov Leslie Cameron Carlton VIC mother Sarah Cameron Boddington

1914 James Burleigh or Burleigh James VIC mother Sarah Cameron Boddington

Birth of Charoltte

It doesn't appear that Leslie & Sarah were ever married but lived together as husband and wife, she may have left him and married someone else, can't find any records of marriage or death for Sarah Cameron Boddington/Goodwin.

Couldn't find death for Ellen Goodwin nee Morrison or second marriage.

by asheppard on 2013-01-24 23:36:05

One more child

1901 Rita May Sth Yarra VIC mother Ellen Morrison

by BobEvans on 2013-01-25 01:23:24

Thank you so much for your help, I have a lot of the info except I gathered them from other locations, and I agree with your statement that it appears that they lived together as husband and wife even though they were not married.
I just would like to locate her burial, but we'll wait and see what turns up.
The divorce is a classic :) thank you. Robert

by asheppard on 2013-01-25 18:03:45

Leslie appears with Cameron on 1914 but he is on his own in 1919 Roll, did they separate or did she die, do Leslie Cameron or Burleigh James' marriage give any clues on Sarah Cameron?

I wonder if there are any clues as for Ellen on Winifred's marriage?

by BobEvans on 2013-01-28 05:44:43

Leslie it looks like, lived with (Sarah) Cameron Boddington, info so far seems to indicate that she left him (this time) and that he later took up with another woman (whom he married at 64) and died at age 82.
No record has been found in relation to Sarah Cameron Boddington/Goodwin, either in relation to death, marriage, or burial.
So, that's where we are at, I have not got the marriage cert's, for the children but it is an interesting point.
Thanks for your insight. Robert

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