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From: "Peter Boundy" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 22:32:03 +1000
Hello Fellow Listers,
I need some help...
I am a new list member who has done a fair bit of research using Australian records and IGI facilities. I was a member of the Devon Historical Society (and must renew.)
My gg grandfather was John Boundy (a "Smith" according to shipping records) who was married to Mary Pook at West Worlington in 1831. This is on IGI record.
They arrived at Melbourne, Australia, in March,1841, aboard The Argyle along with my g grandfather, George, aged 2 and three other children. The passenger list showed John Boundy at age 35 which would point to a birthdate of 1805 or 1806 depending on his birthday.
His Death Certificate indicates "father and mother unknown" as well as "marriage age and marriage place unknown" The "Informant" was not a family member. He died at 85 in April 1889, which would suggest a birth year of 1803 or 1804, again, depending on his birthday.
I know the John Boundy I am researching is the one and the same and that there is just an age mix-up.
I have information from a Devon Boundy that suggests my gg grandfather was born in 1803 as the son of John Boundy and Elizabeth Bowden. This line, from the same source, goes back to the 1600's.
My problem arises from the uncertainty about the birthdate and no access, in Australia, to go further.
Questions and problems:
Are more comprehensive shipping records available that might indicate a birthday? Are there records showing if an individual migrated say in 1840 or 1841?
Although all of the subsequent birth records, in Australia, seem to be meticulous and consistent, I can find no record of my
g grandfather's birth prior to the leaving of England.
What extra facilities are available in Devon that would allow my Devon source to go so far back? A Canadian contact has researched and come up with exactly the same information.
Where do I go from here...Devon? If so where to?
Is this too long?
I have more problems with Pook.
Experts come in,
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