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The Scottish Register of Tartans

Welcome to the Scottish Register of TartansHere at the Scottish Register of Tartans, our main function is the registration of new tartan designs and the policy surrounding that function.Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can register a new tartan (individuals, schools and corporate groups as well as professional designers and weavers) providing that it meets our criteria for registration. Please see the Guidance notes for further details.For Frequently Asked Questions please visit our FAQ section.

Source: The Scottish Register of Tartans

BRUCE BECKINSALE

How Odd. I have never heard even a hint of this. Bruce was the husband of my mother’s cousin Maisie Johnston.
of New South “Wales, but now a member of the Australian
Imperial Forces, No. NX. 146844, heretofore known and regis
tered by the name of Bruce Hosking, do hereby give
public notice that on the 1st day of October, 1943, I formally
and absolutely renounced, relinquished and abandoned the use
of my surname, Hosking, and then assumed, adopted and deter
mined thenceforth on all occasions whatsoever to use and sub
scribe the surname of Beckinsale instead of the said surname
of Hosking; and I give further notice by deed poll dated
the 1st day of October, 1943, duly executed and attested and
filed of record in the office of the Registrar-General on the
25tli day of October, 1943, I formally and absolutely renounced
and abandoned the said surname of Hosking and declared that
I had assumed and adopted and intended thenceforth upon all
occasions whatsoever to use and subscribe the surname of
Beckinsale instead of the surname of Hosking and so as to be
at all times thereafter called, known and described by the said
surname of Beckinsale.—Dated this 1st day of November, 1943.
B. BECKINSALE* Witness,—IU.Y Wise; 2515—£1 2si
government-gazette-of-the-state-of-new-south-wales-sydney-nsw-1901-2001-friday-19-november-1943-no-131-page-2053

Irish Graves – they who sleep in foreign lands: USA

This page is for a list of other sites that contain Irish related graves, often with many other graves as well. Where possible, you will be given direct links. These will mostly be outside Australia. I have also included many lone graves, Irish related, with as much detail as I can to help in your research. I have no further information on these.

Source: Irish Graves – they who sleep in foreign lands: USA

London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

April 2012 UpdateChanges implemented during the April 2012 update of this website (version 1.1) include making keyword searching the default form of search. For further information, see What’s New (April 2012).Register to Use London LivesAlthough anyone can search London Lives, registration allows you to use a personal workspace to link documents together and create biographies of eighteenth-century Londoners. It also gives you access to advanced search facilities and the Wiki. Registering is free. For example biographies, see the Featured Life on this page and the Lives pages.

Source: London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

CLI – Government schools of New South Wales from 1848

Welcome to the Government Schools of NSW website

The Government schools of New South Wales from 1848 website provides valuable historical information on NSW government schools operating since 1848.

This website includes a number of information sources:

a searchable database which provides entries for more than 7,390 schools

facts and figures of many historical aspects of public education in NSW

a changing historical photogallery.

Each entry consists of the name of the school, the county in which it is located and its operating dates.

The school entries section gives background information on how the entries were compiled.

For additional NSW historical education information, the authorities listed in the links section might also be of help.

via CLI – Government schools of New South Wales from 1848.

via CLI – Government schools of New South Wales from 1848.

Tramwayana

Check George Ready and William Allen Bell.

The Book Collectors’ Society of Australia

Tramwayana,

or Some Books and other Printed Items  from my Tramway Collection

Brian Taylor

In the December 2006 issue (352nd Issue) of Biblionews, author and collector of books about railways, John Newland, had his article “Some Books in my Railway Collection” published (pp. 95-118). This article was the inspiration for the present one, though I can lay claim to only a very modest collection of “tramwayana” in comparison with his collection of railwayana, as collections of such material are evidently widely referred to these days (hence my coinage above).

Trams were very much a part of the first two decades of my life here in Sydney. I was born in 1937 in the Sydney suburb of Annandale, through which the Lilyfield tram passed. I was taken home a few days later to a house in Birchgrove, which had had its own tram service since the 1917, and in…

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A Brief History of the Records of the Registrar General (PDF 2.1 MB)

Published 26 Mar 2013

This publication offers a brief history of the Office of the Registrar General since its inception in 1843 and the records it holds which date back to 1792. It also describes how land was initially acquired and consequently managed.

First Stop Guide to the Records of the Registrar General (PDF 981.6 KB)

Published 26 Mar 2013

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via Searching guides – Land and Property Information.

THE RYERSON INDEX

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.Because the Index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society, its strength lies in notices from NSW papers – including in excess of one million notices from the Sydney Morning Herald alone. However, the representation from papers from other states continues to grow, with additional papers being regularly added, so that the Index can now truly be considered an Australian index.Indexing is being continuously carried out by a team of volunteers, too numerous to mention individually, who give freely of their time to ensure the site continues to grow. Site updates occur every couple of weeks, and more often in periods of high activity.The index itself cannot by definition be considered a primary source of data, but is purely a research aid to direct the researcher to the original source of a notice.

via THE RYERSON INDEX.

via THE RYERSON INDEX.

KENTON – FROM ALLAN SANDERS ON FB

Hello everyone. Not good news about Lynne. I’ve never met her but truly appreciate the effort she has put in here over the years. I hope she is able to recover.

I posted this on some other Sanders site. Obviously not this one. So here is something you may find interesting.

Hello to all you Sanders people I am son of Tom, son of Clement, son of Frederick, son of William. As you all know, William was born in Kenton, Devon, England. I was just there in Kenton in early September 2104. I very nice quiet little village. We were given access to a book entitled “Extracts of Baptisms, burials and Marriages recorded at Kenton Parish Church” (We never actually wrote down the official name, but that is what I recall) The period covered was the late 1600’s up to the mid 1800’s. A couple of things that come to mind – Sanders and Saunders are freely interchanged. We found a couple instances of children form the same parents named Sanders and Saunders. From the extracts, William (Blackberry) was baptized April 15, 1823, so was probably born in March of 1823. That bears looking at, but the record is of baptisms, not births, which were not recorded in the extract. In every instance in the extract, Elisabeth (his mother) is spelt with an ‘s’ not a ‘z’. The only grave marked ‘Sanders’ was of an Anna Sanders. Died in 1893 aged 80 years. Was buried alone, so she may never have married. Couldn’t locate her baptism or marriage in the extract. Some other interesting bits. William’s male line goes William (father) then John (born 1716) This John had numerous other kids and had his last in 1779 at age 63. His first was Richard in 1758 when he was 42. He died in 1781. – some of his children entered as Sanders, some Saunders. Strangely, John’s baptism isn’t recorded. His marriage to Susannah Kerswell was, and he was a husbandsman – free tenant farmer or small landowner. Susannah died June 10, 1793. John’s brother Samuel had 2 sons – Richard and James, who married sisters Ann and Anna Anning in 1779. Time is running out here, but one interesting bit of family names. Clement’s wife was Ellen Bond Woodward. Found this marriage extract from 1779 “Clement Williams, a sojourner and Susannah Sanders, witnessed by John Bond…”

Old Sydney Burial Ground – City of Sydney

Sydney Town Hall sits on the site of what was once the principal cemetery of NSW. Dating back to the 1790s, the site is commonly called the Old Sydney Burial Ground.It is also known as the George Street Burial Ground, the Cathedral Close Cemetery and, retrospectively, the Town Hall Cemetery.The site, on the outskirts of town, was chosen by Governor Phillip and the Reverend Richard Johnson in September 1792.It was decided this place would not affect the health of the living and could remain a place of quiet seclusion.In 1812, Governor Macquarie authorised the extension of the burial ground to the north and west, and granted a site for a new church, St Andrew’s, next door. With the extension, the burial ground covered just over 2 acres.

via Old Sydney Burial Ground – City of Sydney.

via Old Sydney Burial Ground – City of Sydney.

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MARK ROGERS.

LYNNE BELL SANDERS

East Indiaman York  other vessels -Thomas LuneyTHE EAST INDIAMAN ‘YORK’ ON WHICH JAMES BELL WAS TRANSPORTED.
James Bell Ticket of Leave 1834JAMES BELL’s TICKET OF LEAVE.
norman bell son of james & wilhelminaNORMAN BELL SON OF JAMES BELL AND WILHELLMINA MCLEOD.
christina bell & elizabeth bellCHRISTINA AND ELIZABETH BELL ON THE TWEED RIVER.
christina bell & john quirkCHRISTINA AND HER HUSBAND JOHN QUIRK.
Granny Bell 2GRANNY BELL – MARY ANN MCNEILL.
Norman Bell - CopyNORMAN BELL, BROTHER OF JOHN AND BROTHER-IN-LAW TO MARY ANN (GRANNY).
Wilhelmina Bell Letters of Administration 1903WILHELLMINA BELL LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.

MY THANKS ALSO TO THOSE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS WHO PREFER NOT TO BE NAMED ONLINE.

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New South Wales Genealogy

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New South Wales The first white colonists to arrive were convicts and their keepers, beginning with the First Fleet in 1788 with 759 male and female convicts under Governor Phillip.

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Online Government and Police Gazettes | New South Wales Genealogy

Online Government and Police Gazettes

10 SEPTEMBER 2013 BY CAROLE RILEY

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I’ve discussed Government Gazettes and Police Gazettes before, with their enormous usefulness to family historians. They can be used to find out more detail about your ancestors, and can sometimes solve questions about what happened to them. They can give clues to further research about residence, land and occupations.

The good news is that they are increasingly becoming available online. Here is an updated list:

Government Gazettes

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New South Wales 1832-1850

Queensland 1859-1905

South Australia 1841-1870

Tasmania 1907-1916, 1919

Victoria 1851-1852, 1855-1891, 1893-1901

New Zealand 1876-1878, 1880-1883, 1886

Trove

New South Wales 1832-2001 coming

Government sites

Queensland 1859-1900 online http://www.textqueensland.com.au/gazette

Victoria 1836 to 1995 including NSW Gazettes 1836 to 1851 http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/

via Online Government and Police Gazettes | New South Wales Genealogy.

via Online Government and Police Gazettes | New South Wales Genealogy.

THE RYERSON INDEX

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.

Because the Index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society, its strength lies in notices from NSW papers – including in excess of one million notices from the Sydney Morning Herald alone. However, the representation from papers from other states continues to grow, with additional papers being regularly added, so that the Index can now truly be considered an Australian index.

Indexing is being continuously carried out by a team of volunteers, too numerous to mention individually, who give freely of their time to ensure the site continues to grow. Site updates occur every couple of weeks, and more often in periods of high activity.

The index itself cannot by definition be considered a primary source of data, but is purely a research aid to direct the researcher to the original source of a notice.

via THE RYERSON INDEX.

via THE RYERSON INDEX.