I am in search of information of David Letham Hamilton ,Margaret Sawers Hamilton, his wife and daughter Mabel Lorraine Hamilton arriving in australia about 1912 -1914 from Glasgow Scotland.I;ve tried assisted passages not there.

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 31, 2019 at 9:45

David,  do you know which state of Australia they arrived in so we can check those immigration records as NSW, Queensland & Victoria are online 

Elizabeth

Comment by Sylvia on October 31, 2019 at 12:34

I think that they would have been in NSW by 10 Jan 1913, because there is a birth registration for probable daughter Elizabth P Hamilton in Granville.

The P could stand for Primrose, because when Margaret Sawyers Hamilton dies in Nov 1967, David is deceased and there are 4 children listed: Mabel, Primrose (dec), Percival, Desmond (dec)?

Sylvia

Comment by Sylvia on October 31, 2019 at 12:49

Note: David, Margaret and Mabel were in the 1911 Scotland  Census. This was held on 2 Apr 1911. I assume that they could have left later that year as well ...

Comment by Sylvia on October 31, 2019 at 13:09

BTW When Mabel is born in 1909 AND when she dies in 1990, her second name is “Letham” (so not Lorraine).

Comment by Sylvia on October 31, 2019 at 13:16

PS I realised I missed one of Margaret's children: i.e. Eric

Comment by John Hills on November 1, 2019 at 4:51

Thankyou Sylvia you are correct in all of them the second name Letham must have been a family name from past Hamiltons.I am Mabel's youngest son.Still cant trace the ship they came on or when Iknow it was before WW1.

Comment by John Hills on November 1, 2019 at 5:05

Hi Elizabeth Allen As far as I know it was NSW but may have been in Qld my grand parents never really said and Mum said she was 4 when she arrived making it around 1913.

John Hills

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on November 1, 2019 at 8:14

John,  It is possible they paid their own way and would be listed on unassisted records

These immigration records are difficult to search as they have changed the way to view them

also some records didn't survive or were illegible

I think I did see Queensland mentioned when I did a google search for "david letham Hamilton" a few days ago

Elizabeth

Comment by John Hills on November 1, 2019 at 10:04

Me too but I found o

ut there were two David Letham Hamiltons one in Qld and 1 in NSW

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on November 1, 2019 at 17:03

John,  I found the following marriage in Queensland - strange there were two with the same unusual name?

Marriage registration:

  • Margaret Jane Little

    • Marriage date:
    • 20/05/1929
    • Spouse's name:
    • David Letham Hamilton
    • Registration details:
    • 1929/C/1805

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