I am new to family history research and have come to a brick wall.

I have traced my my maternal grandmother's father to Victoria.

His name was Peter Edward LESTER. He was a carpenter. His father is listed as John LESTER on the Naturalisation Certificate in 1869. I have an approx birth date of April 1836.

A friend of a friend was able to post this but no link ..."There’s also an online index to Victoria’s Naturalisation Certificates.  It has a Peter LESTER in that index.  His Certificate is dated 26 April 1869.  He was then aged 33 years (so born about 1835-37)  and his address was Emerald Hill, He was indexed as born Bremen (after a correction was struck through) and a Carpenter...  "

Where can I go to see this record?

I can trace him once he came to SA and married in 1873 but have no idea about his life in Victoria prior to that.

Thanking in advance

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 20, 2017 at 21:02

Irene,  I am not sure if this is a previous marriage for him in Victoria - that birth place listed could be a typo for Bremen?

Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888

Surname: LESTER
Given Names: Peter
Event: Marriage
Spouse Surname/Father: LEY
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary
Birth Place: BENNEN
Year: 1868
Reg Number: 1365

I can check further if you like to see if there were any children listed & I can also check the SA marriage if you don't already have the details


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 20, 2017 at 21:13

Irene,  I noticed you have already asked for assistance on Peter on Rootschat so I won't do any further checking as it seems it has already been done

They don't think the Peter who was in Victoria is the same person as Peter Edward LESTER who appears to have been born in London in England


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 20, 2017 at 21:17

Irene,  Listing the marriage in SA if you need it

Digger - South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1842-1916

Given names: Peter
Given names: Matilda Jane
Date: 1873-04-14
Groom Age: 37
Status: Single
Groom's Father: John LESTER
Bride Age: 24
Status: Single
Bride's Father: Henry WOODBRIDGE
Place: St Patricks Church Adelaide
District: Ade 
Book/Page: 95/132

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 20, 2017 at 21:20

Irene,  The record you mentioned is not online as yet but you can request a copy for a fee

You can access it through Record Search through this National Archives site

direct link (hope it doesn't time out)



Comment by Irene Whennan on October 21, 2017 at 21:06

Thank you for that I will try the link ... exactly the answer to the question I asked



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on October 21, 2017 at 21:22

Irene,  Sorry that link timed out

this is the direct link to where you can click on Record Search




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