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21-10-2008, 1:44 PM
I've been asked by a cousin to find out the details of a family who Emigrated to NSW in 1884 and I haven't a clue where to look.
Joseph Askew b 1852 and his family left England on the 23rd May 1884 aboard the S.S. Texan. I believe their destination was Sydney. What he really wants to know is :- Did a son Robert make the journey with the family ? His information is that Robert died in 1886 in Nottingham, England, but he doubts this was the case. Any information gratefully received. :)
21-10-2008, 2:01 PM
hi Billysax,I think I've found your Robert,if it's him he must have died shortly after arriving here,regards Hugh.
Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District Purchase Certificate
3582/1884 ASKEW ROBERT JOSEPH ELIZABETH PETERSHAM
This may be another sibling
20928/1929 ASKEW JOSEPH JOSEPH ELIZABETH LIVERPOOL
21-10-2008, 2:08 PM
Was Robert's mother named Elizabeth?
21-10-2008, 7:20 PM
Yes she was Elizabeth A. Walram Bill
21-10-2008, 10:42 PM
Hi Bill,Askew isn't a very common name which is good for you,these are all from NSW BDM.
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22-10-2008, 5:12 PM
Thanks Hugh for all that information. I've passed it on to my cousin, sure he'll be delighted. Bill |hug|
31-12-2008, 1:40 PM
If you are still interested this looks like their arrival.
ASKEW Albert 6 or ASKEN, A Texan 1884 2142, 2495
ASKEW Ann 4 or ASKEN, A Texan 1884 2142, 2495
ASKEW Elizabeth 31 or ASKEN, E Texan 1884 2142, 2495
ASKEW Joseph 32 or ASKEN, J Texan 1884 2142, 2495
ASKEW Joseph 8 or ASKEN, J Texan 1884 2142, 2495
ASKEW Robert 10 or ASKEN, R Texan 1884 2142, 2495
31-12-2008, 3:28 PM
In the "Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists", Ancestry also lists on that voyage "I. ASKEW" - no age given, so "I" probably stands for "infant".
31-12-2008, 5:37 PM
Thanks for that additional information, Leanne and Wirral. Happy New Year to you both.
31-12-2008, 10:33 PM
My previous entry should state:
Keyword search not keywood search.
01-01-2009, 4:33 PM
Leanne, any idea what the numbers after the year signify? ie 2142 2495.
02-01-2009, 7:24 AM
they are the reel numbers, you can contact www.records.nsw.gov.au to obtain the information,http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/staterecords/contact_us_3327.asp
I think they make up part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, A.J.C.P
and as such I believe they may be viewable in UK.
22-01-2009, 6:54 AM
For those interested in a little of the maritime aspect of migration to Australia - a little about the vessel SS TEXAN mentioned in this thread. SS being steamship - but possibly also carrying sail.
Built for the West India & Pacific Steamship Co Ltd by Harland & Wolff of Belfast.
Launched 29th December 1883 and completed and handed to the owners on 15th March 1884. 3257 Tons - 4000 Horse Power. Maiden voyage to Australia left Plymouth 6 April 1884 and arrived in Sydney / New South Wales 23 May 1884. Captain R Morgan.
The return voyage to London left Sydney 13th June 1884 via Melbourne and Capetown. The fare from Sydney to Capetown was 30 pounds - and the fare to London was 50 pounds. Advertised as being one class only - First Saloon.
The ships of West India & Pacific were sold to Ellerman Lines in 1900 - and the SS Texan was broken up at Genoa 26 July 1909. I was unable to find a photo to share with you.
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