Re: [Peterhead] Shipping to Australia
- Hi Elizabeth,Many thanks for the following email. Yes that is my chap 1845 but really wanted to find him arriving however grateful to find the 1845 entry. Interesting chap and is my gtgtgrandfather may have missed a gt there.I appreciate your kindness looking at the records. No he wasn’t a seaman but I am wondering as he was living in Peterhead Scotland if this might have a bearing on things.I will keep looking one of these days I will find something.You would think the LDS would have kepted a couple of old computers up and running so to use the CD’s. I now wonder if the British Islaes Vital Records etc will work as my old computer died will this new updated one accept the above.Very grateful if you manage to have a look at the CD provided it can be worked.Many thanksMarieSent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:14 PMSubject: Re: [Peterhead] Shipping to Australia
I did go tot he archives yesterday for you but to my dismay some of
the CD ROMs which used to be loaded onto the public search computers
are no longer there. Apparently when they installed new computers
they did not match with the old software. They still have the CDs in
the stacks so I'm going to request the Launceston index and see if
they have a computer I can view it on.
However, I can see on Trove (digitised newspapers) where A Florence
departs for Adelaide, but not an arrival. I only looked from 1841 to
He is not in the general card index, which is not that significant,
but it means he didn't get a land grant etc.
Could he have been in the military forces? Or a seaman? They are not
usually listed as arrivals if they just decided to stay and not sail home.
There was a Thomas Florence who came out as a surveyor in 1818 - see
the Wayn index, the second URL below - and I also saw a James
Florence and family in the general card index, emigrating in 1913
TO anyone else who is looking for people who came to Tasmania - there
are several good indexes on the web
but if you get stuck don't hesitate to ask - I have worked at the
archives and am fairly familiar with their holdings.
Lenah Valley, Tasmania
researching GORDON (Peterhead) GIBB (Peterhead) YOUNG (Slains/Cruden)
SPENCE(Peterhead) PAUL (Peterhead?) MURRISON (Peterhead) CRAIG
(Strichen) DAVIDSON (Strichen)
- James Florence I will put him on my list. Most important is where would the family haveboarded the ship for Australia.? I have never been able to find out how Alexander Florencearrived in Tassie. I have his journey from Tassie to Sth Australia but before that ?Marie
- One possibility is that when James Florence married Mary Sangster in addition to having Robert Davidson illegitimately she also had had an Alexander "Sandy" Beaton illegitimately. When the family consisting of Mary Sangster, James Florence, Alexander "Sandy" Beaton, Mary Ann and Jemima Florence in 1861, Alexander was adopted once in Australia and became Alexander Florence. Robert Davidson remained in Scotland because he was already married.
- No, James Florence and Mary Sangster are my gg grandparents. Sandy Beaton, Mary's son, was never known as Alexander Florence. He always remained Alexander Beaton. He married and has Beaton descendants living in Victoria.