View Full Version : How can I find out about Leonard Coffey?
22-07-2006, 6:26 PM
Leonard Coffey born Warrington, England, Sept 1886, married Alice Watson in Failsworth, Manchester, England in 1907 and emigrated to Australia, date and exact destination unknown. Know he visited England briefly in late1950s/early 1960s, believe he was widower by then. Not thought to have had any children. Want to find out anything about his life in Australia.
I just had a look through NSW, as it is easy to access online & found the following.
Alice Maud Coffey died 1963 Father ? Mother Harriett
Alice Emily Coffey died 1946 Father Sykes Mother Lillias
Alice A. Coffey died 1926 Father William Mother Mary
Alice Maud Coffey died 1942 Father Robert Mother Caroline Eliza
Then there is a marriage
Leonard M Coffey married Caroline E Munson 1934 @ Randwick.
Then there is a death of a Leonard
Leonard John Coffey 28 Nov 1995 (aged 76 ) perhaps a son otherwise not known about ?? Births only go up to 1905 online.
Alice A died 1926 & leonard remarried to Caroline Eliza ??
This is the Ryerson index for later deaths:
Online NSW Births deaths & marriages
Remember this is only for NSW
Hope it helps
23-07-2006, 5:10 AM
I checked the Victoria death cd - 1921 to 1985 - no sign of your Leonard.
06-09-2009, 3:50 AM
I can tell you a little bit more about Leonard. He was my grandfather
06-09-2009, 3:56 AM
Not an easy person to find is he. I am his grand-daughter. He has six living relatives in Australia. Most in NSW two in QLD. He never divorced Caroline Eliza and sadly she loved him until the day she died in 1974. I am happy if you want to know more you can email me directly orions0611 AT yahoo DOT com DOT au
He was interesting character...have a lot more information to long to type direct on this site. Who are you?
06-09-2009, 9:47 AM
You may be interested in the following passenger records for a Leonard COFFEY
Leonard COFFEY 27 years, Clerk and Mrs Alice May COFFEY, 28 years, departed London on 15 Jan 1914 on the Osterley for Sydney, Australia travelling 3rd Class. Country of last permanent residence England. Country of intended future permanent residence, Australia.
Leonard COFFEY 38 years, Gen Shopkeeper, arrived London on the 5 Sep 1925 on the Nyanza which had sailed from Calcutta, India. He travelled 2nd class and was male and not accompanied by a wife. Proposed address in England - 128 Oldhams Road, Padsworth, Manchester. Country of last permanent residence Australia. Country of intended future residence - other parts of the British Empire [no column for Australia]
Leonard COFFEY b. 16 Sep 1886 Single, Retired, arrived London on 5 Jun 1955 on the Orcades which had sailed from Sydney. Intended address in UK 17 Grafton Street, Failsworth, Manchester. Country of last permanent residence Australia. Country of future intended permanent residence Australia
Leonard COFFEY 69 years, Retired, Single, departed London on 20 Sep 1955 on the Strathmore for Adelaide, SA, travelling Tourist class. Country on passport Australia. Country of last permanent residence Australia. Country of intended future permanent residence, Australia Last address in UK - 17 Grafton Street, Failsworth.
another little snippet
Australian Electoral Roll
COFFEY Alice, Chatswood Electric Laundry, 586 Gordon Road, Artarmon Occupation Laundress
COFFEY Leonard, Chatswood Electric Laundry, 586 Gordon Road, Artarmon Occupation Laundryman
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