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11-01-2007, 5:12 AM
I am trying to find information about Henry Lewis my Great grand father,he was married to Elizabeth Jacka in South Australia in1862. I know very little about Henry Lewis only that he was born in London around 1824-1829.I am hoping someone may have some information about him.

Regards Dexter

Melissa Jones
12-01-2007, 5:23 AM
Hi Dexter,

Were you able to get the names of Henry's parents if you have his marriage certificate? This could help you locate him on the various UK census records. You might also try searching the shipping records for Henry (I recommend starting off with SA records) - you could probably narrow down the search years from Henry's marriage & death certificates.


13-01-2007, 3:52 AM
Hi Melissa, Thank you for your reply. I have found thar Henry's father was Joseph and mother Catherine. What I was hoping to find out was something about his life in South Australia,and what town or City he lived and perhaps his occupation.

Regards Dexter

13-01-2007, 4:28 AM
A child's birth certificate will tell where he lived at the time and what his occupation was.

Do you have any registration numbers for his children?


07-02-2007, 11:06 AM
Hi Dexter,
I found a daughter, Mary Lewis b. 19th April, 1870 at Pt Adelaide. book 82 pg 275.
Also a son, Henry Lewis b. 3rd Feb 1874 at Black Rock in the district of Adelaide. book 31, pg136
I couldn't see any marriages for these children 1842-1916 in SA.
Henry Lewis Snr's (aged 38) marriage is there to Elizabeth GILES (aged 33)on the 18th Dec 1862 at Chapel, Pirie St, Adelaide. Bride's father William JACKA. Bk 53 pg 47
Elizabeth m. John Joseph GILES on 13th May 1856 at Trinity Church, Adelaide Bk 26 Pg 14
John Joseph GILES died 10th June 1858 at Adelaide aged 28yrs Bk5 Pg 169
I find that Elizabeth had a daughter, Catherine, with John Joseph Giles on 20th July 1857 at Pt Adelaide Bk11 Pg 106
Catherine GILES m. aged 23 on the 30th August 1879 at Res of Rev.J.Lyall, Adelaide to Thomas SMITH, aged 26, son of Peter SMITH. BF: John Joseph Giles. Bk 120 pg 710
Catherine & Thomas SMITH had the following children:-
SMITH Catherine b. 19.6.1880 at Adelaide
SMITH Thomas b. 25.9.1881 at New Thebarton
SMITH James b. 19.7.1883 at New Thebarton

Hope that helps a little, Sashar

08-02-2007, 5:04 AM
Hi Sashar.

Thank you so much for the information that you have sent, I will now be able to fill in a lot of blanks or branches in my family tree.

Regards Dexter