FLORENCE SWINTON
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"     Sorry folk I have finally been able to find the family living at the address in London which the William Briggs on the Hobson Bay is reported to have lived belings to a different Briggs family altogether I guess it is back to…"
May 1
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"Hilda Doris Wilson was my father and Williams cousin   maiden name Ogden This is where the address in London came from as I finally traced the road which was mentioned in the passenger list for emigration. However after much searching I…"
Mar 1
Sylvia commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"I'm getting confused! You mentioned a "Hilda Doris Wilson" at "this address" (which one ???) ... why did she end up in this story? And what does this WH Gardiner got to do with the search for William Briggs? As this quest…"
Feb 5
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"Hy Sylvia Do not know if you received the above or if you ave any more advice Hope you are well"
Feb 3
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
Jan 29
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"  Hi Sylvia I did not mention the RAMC for William as it only clouds the iissue and I have tried that lead to no avail Maybe William did return from Australia but I would have thought that my father woulf have found him on his return from the…"
Jan 29
Sylvia commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"I understand that you first heard about William abt 1950 and that a remark was made that he’d gone to another country, so I’m trying to understand the timeline between 1911 and 1950 and therefore have a number of questions 1. The…"
Jan 17
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"Hi Sylvia Sorry for the delay in answering your last message.  William was born 4th  March 1906   Hope this helps"
Jan 17
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post Searching for family of William Briggs
"Hi Amanda Thank you for your interest I will certainly try and hope that soon I may find something out Thabk you once again Florence"
Jan 17
Amanda Neve commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post Searching for family of William Briggs
"Hi Florence, Looking at the arrival of the 'Hobsons Bay' in Brisbane in our online newspaper archives, we can see that 200 of the passengers were described as Dreadnought Boys. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98042839  Our…"
Jan 14
Sylvia commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"Hi Florence, I know that your William was born in Porthill, Staffordshire  and that his birth was registered in the second quarter of 1906 in district Wolstanton. However, you must have realised that there are a great deal of William Briggs…"
Jan 14
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
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Jan 14
FLORENCE SWINTON commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"Thank you Sylvia for your interest It looks as though this isn't my William Briggs after all His parents were Frederick and Florence Briggs nee Norris I guess I should call it a day but Something keeps me trying Kind regards Florence"
Jan 14
Sylvia commented on FLORENCE SWINTON's blog post SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS
"I had a bit of a bad feeling re the William Briggs on the Hobson’s Bay because he was 2 years older than your “William”, so I had a closer look at his immigration data … The following contains the ship's file relating…"
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FLORENCE SWINTON left a comment for Victoria Briggs
"Hi  Do you have a William Briggs in your family? He was born in England in 1906 Would love to hear from you if you do Kind regards Florence"
Jan 9

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Searching for family of William Briggs

  1.   I have been searching for any family members of William Briggs who was born in Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire England in 1906. He was the eldest son of Frederick and Florence nee Norris and brother to  Abert and Frederick Percy Briggs
  2. I have found a passenger list which shows a William Briggs embarking the Hobson Bay in 1924 bound for Brisbane
  3. He is stated as being a dairy utensil…
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Posted on January 8, 2020 at 6:44 — 8 Comments

William Briggs born in Staffordshire Rngland 1906

How can I find out what happened to my uncle William Briggs born in Staffordshire England 1906. Son of Florence and Frederick Briggs and brother to Frederick Percy and Albert born 1908 who was also my dear father

I am 82 years old a d have bren searching for some trace of William for yhe past 59 or more years in order to fulfill a.promise to my father just before he died.

I realize my time is now limited and would be so thrilled if I.could trace some living relatived of William

I… Continue

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 16:48 — 2 Comments

SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS

 I am an 82 year old lady and have been searching for the whereabouts my fathers brother went to in order to fulfill a promise I made to my father just befor he died in 1965.   I know  I cannot believe it myself!

After their father died my father Albert Briggs and his two brothers William Briggs born in  1906 in Staffordshire England and his younger brother  Frederick were seperated as my grandmother Florence could not afford to keep her young sons.

My father was sent…

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Posted on January 3, 2020 at 23:50 — 11 Comments

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At 22:20 on May 1, 2020, FLORENCE SWINTON said…

     Sorry folk I have finally been able to find the family living at the address in London which the William Briggs on the Hobson Bay is reported to have lived belings to a different Briggs

family altogether

I guess it is back to the drawing board

Best wishe and thank you all 

Florence

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