I have been searching for a death date for my Grandfather on Ancestry UK ,  I found a Southern Australian death date for the year 1952 , but there wasn't enough information on him only a date and a name .

        My Grandfather Alfred Oxer was born in 1887 , in Yorkshire , England , Alfred s wife Mary Ellen tragically died in 1912 , Alfred deserted his children in 1919 , there is no known whereabouts of him after then .

One    theory is that Alfred could have been transported to Australia ? .as he did serve two prison sentences in the UK.

       Can anyone help me please .         


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Comment by Debra on August 6, 2015 at 11:43

Hi June,

Transportation ended in the 1860s.  The death in 1952 appears to be for an unnamed baby.  The mother's name is in the indexes.  https://www.genealogysa.org.au/resources/online-databases.html

Alfred was born in 1877, not 1887.  Unfortunately, if he was avoiding his responsibilities he may have changed his name.



Comment by June Newman on August 6, 2015 at 18:17

  Hi Debra ,  Thank you for your reply , I did realise I had put the incorrect death date in it was as you stated,

    It does look like as you say that my Grandfather may have changed his name , that would mean that my hopes of ever finding him look very unlikely which makes me feel very sad .

         I have done all possible searches through the UK family history sites without any success .

                                         Regards  June .


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