We are searching for Briscoe family.
George Briscoe in UK or Aus
James Briscoe georges son In Uk or Australia
William Briscoe James son
William Briscoe William son this guy is my great grandfather.
all of these briscoe are Non Aboriginal. Think they came from cornwell then arrived in sydney them lived in south australia . my great grand father william (Billy) Briscoe lived and worked in the NT.
I am also looking for the marriage information of my step dad Arthur william Gibson and my Mum Lucy Briscoe in Napperby. My stepfather wrote a letter to get permission to marry mum as she was Aboriginal.
Your search is quite a broad one and is difficult to recommend a specific search you may be able to do to find family members.
For the earlier Briscoe family in the UK, you may be able to find reference to them in the UK Census - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/census-records.htm to be able search online for census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911.
You may be able to find reference to the Briscoe family leaving the UK in passenger lists for between 1890 and 1960 http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/. If you can find reference to them leaving the UK, the National Archives of Australia may be able to find their arrival passenger list. However, because these passenger lists are not online, you need to have a reasonably firm idea of when the passengers may have arrived in Australia, at which port and on what ship.
For information on your mother and step-father's marriage, you could contact the office of the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state they were married. The contact details for each state can be found in Fact Sheet 89 http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs89.aspx. I gather they married in Napperby SA, and you may wish to browse the website of the SA Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office at http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/bdm/ for more information.
If you are looking to find information about your step-father's request for permission to marry your mother, I recommend you contact the State Records South Australia http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/. The contact details are:
State Records of South Australia
GPO Box 2343
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Tel: (08) 8204 8791
Fax: (08) 8260 6133
South Australian Archives Centre
26–28 Leigh Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
The National Archives of Australia may have some information on your family in the Northern Territory. I recommend you submit a reference inquiry providing as much information as possible using the form online at http://www.naa.gov.au/info/forms/fam-inquiry.aspx.
Tonia (NAA staff)