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Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Ursula Smith Circa 1850's

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  • Kevin Purvis
    Lynn Only two Faulkheads listed in the whole of Australia. May be decendents of William Faulkhead. 1. Don Faulkhead (08) 8352-5355 2. Bob Faulkhead (03)
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 4, 2007
      Only two Faulkheads listed in the whole of Australia. May be decendents of William Faulkhead.
      1. Don Faulkhead (08) 8352-5355
      2. Bob Faulkhead (03) 5022-1277

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Kevin Purvis <nautilus_1949@...>
      To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 3:13:14 PM
      Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Ursula Smith Circa 1850's

      Hi Lynn,
      Thanks for the E-mail.
      I hope you are able to find more information prior to your arrival in St. Helena. I expect that you will have great fun there in any event.
      My great, great ( and perhaps another 'great' ) Grandmother 'Purvis' was supposed to have been involved in some insane plot to rescue Napoleon, off St. Helena using The Nautilus, built by Robert Fulton. 
      There are different theories concerning why she was so obsessed with damaging the Country of her birth, but the one contained in the book, 'Being Met Together' by William Vaughan Wilkins appear to be fanciful. ( Publisher - The Macmillan Co. of New York, 1944. )
      It is said that she and others had financed Robert Fulton in his bid to build a successful submarine, for sale to Napoleon, but that Napoleon had shown little interest.
      See pics of The Nautilus attached.
      It is a very long story which I should, in fact, try to sell to a movie producer like Steven Allen Spielberg.  
      Take care,
      Kevin Purvis
      Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Lynette Hogan <lynettehogan@ yahoo.com. au>
      To: st-helena-genealogy @yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 2:29:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist. ] Re: Ursula Smith Circa 1850's

      Thanks Kevin,
      Theres not a lot known about Ursula Ann Smith or Ann Ursula Smith beyond the entry of her marriage in Melbourne prior to departure to the goldfields around Maryborough/ Dalysford. Her daughter Elizabeth Faulkhead was reputed to be the first white child born on the Maryborough goldfields. I did have copies of birth certs etc but these have disappeared. From memory , on the certificate of marriage Ursula/Ann was listed as a' free woman' with an address in Melbourne . This could suggest that she had been in service on St Helena. It could be that she met William Faulkhead on this way to Australia seeking fortune on the goldfields. Some years ago I wrote to St Helena to find out more about Ursula or her family but was only able to find out that her mother was referred to as Molly. I am heading to St Helena next year and thought it would be interesting to seek out the areas that my gg gandmother had come from .

      Kevin <nautilus_1949@ yahoo.com> wrote:
      --- In st-helena-genealogy @yahoogroups. com, "lynettehogan"
      <lynettehogan@ ...> wrote:
      > Greetings,
      > I am interested in finding out more information about my great
      > grandmother Ursula Smith, born on st helena, who travelled from St
      > Helena to Australia and married William Falkhead. I am not sure if
      > had any siblings but understand that her mother was known simply as
      > Molly.
      > Regards
      > Lyn Hogan
      Lyn, If anyone is going to be able to help, more information will be
      needed, such as :
      Which part of Australia did she head for?
      Did she meet William Falkhead in Australia?
      Do you have more specific dates regarding the St. Helena history?
      Have you searched the Australian White Pages for 'Falkhead'?
      Good Luck,

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