My maternal Great Grandmother was Christinax , apparently born in x in approx. x and married toxxxxxin xxxxThey had six children - xxxx xxxxx, xxxx (xxxxx xxxxx They lived ixxxxor the surrounds, as XXXXX XXXXX called himself a property owner) and later at the family home, xxxxx at xxxxxxn, Sydney,xxxxx Australiaxxxxxmarried my Grandmother,xxxxx at xxxx, NSW, onxxxxxThomas died in xxxxin a car accident inxxxxx Sydney. xxxx had two daughters, xxxxborn xxxxand xx ( my mother). I have been unable to find anything about xxxxx and her family, but own a lovely hall table that was made by cabinet makers in the family in Australia from timber that was brought out from Axxx, xxxxis a small town and municipality in the province of xxxx. It seems obvious thatxxx was significant to the family. We are travelling to Spain later this year and would love to know about xxxxand her ancestry. Could you please helpxxxxxx ACT.
Glad you are working on my question.I look forward to your detailed reply. It is very late now in Australia, so will get some sleep now and check for further communication from you in the morning.
Many thanks for the information that partly answers my question and, of course, poses others. The collage of newspaper articles is inconclusive; perhaps my initial question was not clear, but, in the additional information I supplied, I did query the significance of Alameda to the family and the connection to Alameda in Spain.
The only verbal info. I received from Mum was that some of the family came from Alameda in Spain, as did the timber for the hall table?!?
I don't think we should assume that John Marianno Munoz's wife came from Spain - were there passenger lists for the emigrant ships?
What was her name and that of her parents? Her maiden surname probably would not have been Munoz.
Since receiving your answer, I have done another search for Christina's birth certificate online with the NSW, Australia, Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages and it gave her parents as "Marino" and Mary (Registration number V18473986 64/1847). John M died in Goulburn in 1880 (Registration number 6822/1880) and his son Frederick died in Crookwell, NSW, in 1905 (Registration number 4807/1905). Christina was born in Goulburn in 1847.
Did John M Munoz & his family come from Spain or did they all come from Alameda, Spain via Alameda, USA? The online register sites his name as "Marino" and not as John, but the dates correspond. His death registration 6822/1880 is under John M Munoz; it did not give his parents names, only that he died at age 65 years across those columns.
My deductions make John M Munoz as born in 1815 and Mary as born in 1818. Did John M also come to Australia on an emigrant ship as a small child?
There is a birth registration for Emilia M Munoz and her father was Marino and her mother was Mary. Perhaps she was Christina's sister? There is a registration for an XXXXX XXXXX Munoz, born Goulburn in 1873, with Amelia (different spelling) Maria as her mother. There is no mention of her father? Amelia Maria Munoz married XXXXX XXXXX in Goulburn in 1873.
There is no mention of Elizabeth Ann Munoz (Glover)? Why is (Glover) included after her name?
John M Munoz appears to have a second marriage to Ellen Laws: born 1831 at Brickhill near Rockbourne Hampshire, England, and died 1919 Goulburn, NSW, Australia. Ellen had previously been married to Edward Whalon/Whelan/Whalan/Wayling and had 2 daughters, Jane and Elizabeth; so Elizabeth could probably have been Christina's sister by marriage? John M and Ellen married in 1860 but did not have any children from their marriage? Apparently Ellen could not write, so the information on her death certificate gives her previous husband's name as Werren, as informed by the Matron of Goulburn Hospital. We have sourced this information from "Genealogy Message Board".
I do hope you could help me a little more as my initial query about Christina and her connections to Alameda, Spain and her ancestry has not been answered.
Just another thought in trying to piece the puzzle together - my Great Grandfather, James John Glover and Christina lived on a "property" as James called himself a "property owner" and I found some very old photos, left by my Grandmother, Hilda Glover, of a group of people "posing" outside a "farm" gate and of children and teachers outside a little country school. Should we try to find out about where they lived in Goulburn? James John was a "Clerk" when they lived in Sydney at "Alameda", Military Road, Mosman's Bay.