Greetings - I fairly new to genealogy, so I'm hoping this forum may point me in the right direction.  I'm trying to find my great grandfather (3 times removed) from the time he 'supposedly' arrived in Australia until his death.  It seems to me he has simply fallen off the planet never to be heard of again.  I've listed below what we have been able to confirm.....

* William Moore - born circa 1820, birth certificate not found as yet

* Eleanor (Ellen) Bradley - married in Belfast, Ireland in 1850, confirmed

* Eleanor (Ellen) died in 1915 and is buried in the Williamstown Cemetery, Victoria, confirmed.  The death notice states Eleanor was a widow at the time of her death. 

* A marriage certificate for one of their daughters states William was deceased as at the time of said marriage, 1884, confirmed.

I had hoped the Archive would have records of William and Eleanor's entry/arrival into Australia, however, all of my searches haven't been successful.  I've enquired everywhere I can think of - Irish Genealogy, Victoria Records Office, Victoria BDM Dept, the list is becoming endless.  Can anyone give me any tips on where I could possibly find William?

Thank you for reading/listening..... kind regards, Penny

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Comment by Penny Matson on February 11, 2020 at 10:49

Morning Sylvia, I think we have found my William..... using the info you supplied, I contacted the GRO in Belfast.  I received an email yesterday advising this info is confirmed and they are mailing out his death certificate.  I'm excited at the possibility of finally finding him (X fingers).  Thanks sooooooo much Sylvia.

Date of Death: 1868
Group Registration ID: N/R
SR District/Reg Area: Belfast
Deceased Age at Death: 39
Returns Year: 1868
Returns Quarter: 3
Returns Volume No: 11
Returns Page No: 142

Comment by Sylvia on February 12, 2020 at 20:13

Isn't this guy abt 10 years too young? Or, are there some age errors in the indices or in his marriage certificate?

Comment by Penny Matson on February 12, 2020 at 21:02

I tried to attach the record, but no go. William was born circa 1820, married in 1850, last child born in 1863 died in 1868 - so it fits. The probate document said Ellen (Eleanor) was the beneficiary and resided in North Street Belfast. Anyhow, I’ve ordered the death certificate so I’ll see what it says. 


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