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Hello, Was William sent to Australia as a convict? Do you kno their parents' and/or childrens' names?
Meant to say William and Sarah are my great great grandparents, they appeared to be in their forties when they had their children-Susan Mary Blackburn and John J Blackburn, they were apparently born in NSW about 1863-64 and John about 1867. I was also wondering if maybe William and Sarah adopted them given their ages ( if records are correct re; their ages)
Hello, As it is late, I will take a look in the morning and see what I can find out for you. Thank you, Shirley
Thank you and have a good evening. Shirley
I have not had an answer, I am now worried that I have paid for nothing and I am hoping $46 is not going to be deducted every month, can I please cancel this service
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Hello,How do you know William and Sarah were married in Cork, Ireland? Are you sure William married a woman named Sarah? If you have a document of their marriage that should give you some leads. In order to find a record of their births you have to know what parish they were in. They didn't have birth certificates back then. The church kept all of those records, usually in a ledger. So you have to narrow downtheir residence.
Have you checked passenger lists to see if you could locate William and XXXXX XXXXX Blackburn? Is it possible that William was transported to Australia asa convict? That is what Australia was for in those times. Maybe he met Sarah inAustralia and married there.
My search for William and Sarah in Ireland was fruitless. I did find a marriage record for a William Blackburn who married an Emily M Watson in Durham, in the England &Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005. Following are a few web sites that mighthelp you in your search in Australia.
I believe I have done as much for you as I can, so I will opt-out and hand this over to another expert.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX didn't hear anything I thought I was conned (sorry). It states on their death certificates that they were married in Ireland
There was one thing I located on a William Blackburn in the Australia Death Index, 1781-1985. He died on 6 Jan 1888 in Queensland, Australia. His father's name was Robert Blackburn and his mother's name was Susannah Thompson. The registration number is XXXXX I would appreciate it if you would change the rating you gave my answer to at least a 3 so that I get credit for my work.
If you can supply any further information I may be able to find something.
Thank you for the kind rating.