Could someone advise me how to find my gr gr grandfather's birth in
Surrey. I have been unable to find him on IGI. He came to Australia
approx. 1860 (can find no shipping records for him. From information
he gave on his marriage and childrens birth certificates he was born
between 1840 and 1846 and he said on the certificates he was born in
Surrey England. He gave his parents names as Matthew Kean, Grocer and
Maryann (maiden name unknown). He could write because he signed his
marriage cerficate. He was a carpenter.
CHECK KEENE KEEN spellings
Search for an 1851 census index
Look for Matthews marriage
Look for apprenticeship papers.
Chck to see if Mtathew and wife came too
If he came to NSW, VIC and/or QLD his birthplace is given on every childs birth certificate s well as age, also on marriage cert
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