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Customer: Hi My name is ***** ***** Sealre from Brisbane Australia.My Great -Great Grand Parents are Samual and Martha Jane Searle (Woodland) who migrated to Maryborough Queensland Aust in 1974. I am interested in tracing back my family tree some more generations in England if possible. Samual's father is John? (I think his parents are John Searle and Elizabeth Berriman. My email is***@******.***
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Customer: My Great -Great Grand Parents are Samual and Martha Jane Searle (Woodland) who migrated to Maryborough Queensland Aust in 1974. I am interested in tracing back my family tree some more generations in England if possible. Samual's father is John? (I think his parents are John Searle and Elizabeth Berriman. My email is***@******.***
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 1 year ago.

Hello there,

Name:Samuel Searle

Gender:Male

Birth Date:21 Apr 1822

Baptism Date:26 May 1822

Baptism Place:Independent,Bishops Hull,Somerset,England

Father:John Searle

Mother:Elizabeth

FHL Film Number(###) ###-####(RG4 1543),(###) ###-####(RG4 2054)

Parents were John Searle and Elizabeth Fisher

Samuel married 1855

Name:Samuel Searle

Registration Year:1855

Registration Quarter:Jul-Aug-Sep

Registration district:East Stonehouse

Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District

Inferred County:Devon

Volume:5b

Page:441

Records on Page:

Name

Samuel Searle

Martha ***** *****land

1861 John was a Gaoler in Taunton, Somerset, Gaol

1841 census he states he was born Hull, Somerset

His father John was born 1784 in Somerset, he was a general labourer, 1841 census

Samuel was living alone with his father 1841

Brendan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Brendan,Thank you for your reply. I was hopeful of establishing a contact so that I could dig a bit deeper into my family tree. I am also planning to visit the UK on a work related trip this year (end of March) and would like to be able to visit some of the general areas/districts where my ancestors came from.I suppose next steps would include locating an address for Samual and Martha Jane and family lived prior to migrating to Australia in 1874. (I have located some information on Martha ***** *****land's family through a blog I have located in the net.)Next step I am thinking, would be to dig up some more information on John Searle and Elizabeth Fisher (and their children/parents etc).Could you also let me know the details/conditions of my subscription as it was a little unclear when I submitted my info on Monday night. Once again thanks for your replyRegardsGrant
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 1 year ago.

Hi Grant,

There are a number of people on Ancestry researching your family.

Apparently John Searle married Elizabeth Beriman

Two children Samuel and Mary

  • Birth

    21 Apr 1822 • Trull, Somerset, England

    3 Sources

    1822

    (AGE)

  • Baptism

    26 May 1822 • Bishops Hull, Somerset, England

    1 Source

    1822

    0

  • Military

    1845-1855 • Crimea War Received Baltic Medal Samuel was a scout

    1 Source

    1845

    23

  • Birth of Daughter Eliza Searle(1849–1956)

    1849 • Stondward Devon England

    1849

    26

  • Death of Father John Searle(1787–1849)

    July 1849 • Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

    1849

    27

  • Birth of Son ***** ***** Searle(1855–1929)

    1855 • England

    1855

    32

  • Marriage

    July 1855 • East Stonehouse, Devon

    1 Source

    1855

    33

  • Marriage

    30 Sep 1855 • East Stonehouse, Devon, England, United Kingdom

    Martha ***** *****land

    (1836–1910)

    1855

    33

  • Military

    1856-1860 • China

    Samuel was in the second China War & received the China Medal.

    1 Source 2 Media

    1856

    34

  • Birth of Daughter Jane Searle(1857–1956)

    1857 • Plymouth Devon England

    1857

    34

  • Birth of Son ***** *****land Searle(1859–1941)

    April 1859 • Plymouth, Devon, England

    1859

    36

  • Residence

    1861 • St Mary Magdalen, Somerset, England

    Relation to Head of House: Head

    1 Source

    1861

    39

  • Birth of Son ***** *****ph Woodland Searle(1862–1944)

    April 1862 • Taunton Somerset England

    1862

    39

  • Birth of Daughter Hannah Rebecca Searle(1864–1960)

    1864 • Taunton Devon Somerset

    1864

    41

  • Birth of Son ***** *****land Searle(1866–1929)

    January 1866 • Taunton, Somerset, , England

    1866

    43

  • Birth of Son ***** *****land Searle(1869–1943)

    10 Oct 1869 • Taunton Somerset England

    1869

    47

  • Arrival

    9 Oct 1874 • Maryborough On "Greater Queensland"

    1 Source

    1874

    52

  • Death

    24 September 1875 • Maryborough, Queensland

    1 Source

    1875

    53

  • --------------------------------------------

  • John Searle

Birth

8 Apr 1787 • Pitminster, Somerset, England

1 Source

England, Pallot's Marriage Index, 1780 - 1837

VIEW IMAGEVIEW RECORD

NameJohn Searl

SpouseElizabeth Beriman

Marriage Date10 Mar 1812

ParishWhitelackington

Elizabeth Berriman

4 Feb 1785

Whitelackington, Somerset, England

Brendan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Joseph. Your work is appreciated. The references you have found to Sam's service in the Cimera and the China Wars are very interesting. Many be there would be more info from Sources on his services histroy and units that he served in?I suppose the next step would be to try and find the next generation back from John Searl/e and Elizabeth Beriman (as noted above).Kind regardsGrant
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 1 year ago.

Hi Grant,

The military records are available on Ancestry.com

Name:John Searle

Gender:Male

Baptism Date:8 Apr 1787

Baptism Place:Pitminster, Somerset, England

Father:Samuel Searle

Mother:Joan

FHL Film Number(###) ###-####/p>

Reference ID:Item 22 p 1

Brother:

Name:Samuel Searle

Gender:Male

Baptism Date:16 Aug 1789

Baptism Place:Pitminster, Somerset, England

Father:Samuel Searle

Mother:Joan

FHL Film Number(###) ###-####/p>

Reference ID:Item 22 p 3

Name:Samuel Serle

Gender:Male

Marriage Date:30 Apr 1786

Marriage Place:Pitminster, Somerset, England

Spouse:Joan Culverwell

FHL Film Number(###) ###-####/p>

Reference ID:Item 21 p 66 n 4

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 1 year ago.

Hi Grant,

If you are happy with my research please mark the question as answered.

Brendan