Family Names

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Victoria Government Gazette

About the Victoria Government Gazette 
Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive – 1851, p1. (2019). Gazette.slv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 14 March 2019, from http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/view.cgi?year=1851&class=general&page_num=1&state=V&classNum=G1&id=
“The first issue of the Victoria Government Gazette was published on 9 July 1851.
Pre- July 1851 material about Victoria was published in the New South Wales Government Gazette, the Port Phillip Government Notices and the Port Phillip Government Gazette. ....” Pasted from <http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/>   “ Early issues of the Victoria Government Gazette were published once a week. In the 1850s the frequency increased, and by the turn of the century the gazette was pressed almost daily.”  Pasted from <http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/about/>


The Gazette was the main tool of communication from the government to its employees and the general public.   It contains “information on everything from land transactions, bankruptcies, reward notices and new acts of parliament, to tenders, patent applications, unclaimed letters and monies, shipping and emigration notices, and more.”

This resource can be accessed via
  1.      “Findmypast.com.au” which is a pay per view service
  2.       The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII) website at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/vic_gazette/ where you can search both the entire text and the index of all the Victorian Gazettes, however you cannot increase the size of the image to facilitate reading.  This is a free site.
  3.       State Library of Victoria’s (SLV) website at http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au where you can search the index of the Gazette but not the entire text, the pages can be enlarged and are much clearer than those accessed via AUSTLII. This is a free site.

My technique for investigating this resource
I use both the AUSTLII and the SLV website to ensure that I obtain as much data as is possible and also obtain the clearest images for my personal record holdings.

First I search AUSTLII which website see link above.  This will then give me a long list search results, in the case of my “ebbott” search it gave me a list of 390 documents to look at. 
For each document, there were two listings: -  one listing shows the page of the document where the term was found and the second listing is the first page of the edition in which this particular page is found.  Of the 390 documents listed, there were actually only 195 different results.  The listing with the page number listed at the end of the result shows where in the Gazette the term “ebbott” appears and is the link I always investigate of the two.
Once I have the result I then go to the advanced search page on the SLV website at  http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/search/advanced/ and perform a page search based on the information for year and page number given by the AUSTLII results listing so that I can either transcribe the page (and increase the size of the image if needed)  or save and download it to my computer.

Planning
When I did my initial search on the name “ebbott”  I didn’t expect to find so many results.  In order to manage the number of results I printed off the research results and then I looked up each of the documents listed on the SLV website and ticked them off as I went through.  This meant I could work in half-hour time increments far more manageable than trying to get through them all at once.


Happy Hunting!

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton

The search for Thomas Dutton (part 3)

 Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton, a widower, and salesman, married Ann Elizabeth Porter, a minor, on 9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity parish church, Islington.[i],[ii]  Thomas’ father is listed as Henry Dutton deceased and Elizabeth’s father is listed as George Porter deceased. [iii]  Ann Elizabeth died at the age of 26 after giving birth to three children, two of which died before Ann.  Ann died in 1873.[iv]

Children of Thomas & Ann Dutton
Name of child
Birthdates
Place of Birth
Or
Church
Bapt dates
Mother’s name
Mother’s surname given by GRO index[v]
Father’s name
residential address
Father’s occupation
Possible death of marriage of child
Catherine Elizabeth Dutton.[vi],[vii]
29 April 1867
St Mary, Islington
26 May 1867
Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas
Holloway
Drover
1867
Aged 0.[viii]
Emily Dutton.[ix],[x]
2 May 1868
St Mary, Islington
7 June 1868
Ann Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton
4 James Rd
Drover
Married Robert Charles Melbourn in 1888. [xi]
Thomas Henry Dutton[xii],[xiii]
3 Oct 1870
St Mary, Islington
1 May 1870
Ann Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton
? Davies(?) Road
Drover
1873
Aged 3[xiv]

In the 1881 census, Thomas Dutton, a widower aged 60, listed as Master Drover was living with his 13-year-old daughter Emily (said to have been born in Islington), living in Caledonian Road, London.[xv] To date, I have not been able to locate any birth or death records for Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton.

We know according to parish records that he remarried, in 1866 in Islington, to a young woman who was a minor without a father.   This was almost nine years after Mary Ann Dutton nee Dillon turned up in Australia.  It is possible that Thomas alone and without a wife for nine years declared himself a widow, and tinkered ever so slightly with his name to hide his deception.

Why the two Thomas Dutton men could be the same person:
  1.       The naming patterns of his offspring to each wife - the eldest boy to each wife was a Thomas, and the eldest girl was a Catherine Elizabeth  [see the previous post to compare the children of Thomas Dutton & Mary Ann Dillon]
  2.       His occupation, for the most part, a Drover

Of course, we may never know, but I will keep on trying until I can either or confirm Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton as Mary Ann Dillon’s first husband.

To read more about the search for Thomas Dutton see
  1.         Did Kate Dutton’s father serve in the 39th Regiment of Foot of The British Army?
  2.        The Second Marriage of Thomas Dutton

Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton was born about 1821 in St Pancras, Middlesex, a suburb of London in England.[xvi] He is thought to have died in between the 1881 and 1891 Census as he has not yet been located in the 1891 census after his daughter gets married.

Now to decide where to go next in my search for Mary Ann Dillon’s husband.  Any ideas?



[i] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/tri/011 Marriage of Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton & Ann Elizabeth Porter on  9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity, Islington p.80 entry 160.
[ii] Index entry for the death of Ann Elizabeth Dutton aged 26  GRO Reference 1873 Dec Quarter in Islington Volume 1b page 182
[iii] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/tri/011 Marriage of Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton & Ann Elizabeth Porter on  9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity, Islington p.80 entry 160.
[iv] Index entry for the death of Ann Elizabeth Dutton at the GRO unable to be located, however, the entry does appear on Freebmd http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=A9qPcCu2Fh%2F%2FXVtifvzwRQ&scan=1 accessed 3 July 2018
[v] General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp accessed 2 July 2018
[vi] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Catherine Elizabeth  Dutton baptized 26/05/1867, St Mary, Islington   p.168  entry 1340
[vii] Index entry for the birth of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton born to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1867 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1b Page 250
[viii] Index entry for the birth of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton died aged 0.  GRO Reference: 1867  J Quarter in ISLINGTON  Volume 01B  Page 162
[ix] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Emily  Dutton baptized 7 June 1868, St Mary, Islington   p.362 entry 2895
[x] Index entry for the birth of Emily Dutton to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1868 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1B page 24
[xi] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/mry1/1254 marriage of Emily Dutton & Robert Charles Melbourn on 19 May 1888, St Mary, Islington Parish register: 1801-1910. Year 1888, Page 28, entry 56
[xii] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Thomas Henry Dutton baptized 1 May 1870, St Mary, Islington   p.220 entry 1759
[xiii] Index entry for the birth of Thomas Henry Dutton born to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1870 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1B page 241
[xiv] Index entry for the death of Thomas Henry Dutton aged 3 GRO Reference 1873 June Quarter in Islington Volume !B page 137
[xv] Ancestry.com, 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Islington Class: RG11; Piece: 240; Folio: 27; Page: 48 Household of Thomas Dutton
[xvi] Ancestry.com, 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Islington Class: RG11; Piece: 240; Folio: 27; Page: 48 Household of Thomas Dutton