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Friday, 27 January 2017

What happened to Thomas MANDERSON?

In May 1903 he married Lillian CRUMP in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, Lillian was only 19 years of age, Thomas was six years her senior.[1]  The couple’s whereabouts after their marriage is not known.  It is quite possible that Thomas took his new bride back to his usual place of residence in Kalgoolie, Western Australia. [2]

Figure Photographer - 1 G.L. Massingham, Wedding Photo of Lillian Crump & Thomas Manderson, 1903, Scan of original image.
By February 1906 Lillian had returned to Eaglehawk, Victoria to have her first child, Thomas does not seem to have returned with her[3]  By March 1906 there is a “Missing Persons notice” the Western Australian Gazette.[4]
Western Australia, "MIssing Friends," Government gazette of Western Australia, 16 March 1906, online archives (https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/gazette/gazette.nsf/searchgazette/F5F32A6A4046D57348257C6100257B4A/$file/gg020.pdf  : accessed 26 Jan 2017), p. 898, col. 1
Three months later he has been located, in Goomalling, near Newcastle in Western Australia which was reported in both the Government Gazette and the in the MISSING FRIENDS Column of The Daily News  in Perth.[5]   {Note - Newcastle, Western Australia is now known as Toodyay, it was known as Newcastle between 1860 and 1910, the  town situated on the Avon River,}

A year later on the 17 May 1907 in Quebec, Canada Thomas joins the crew of the Empress of Britain, and works as a Trimmer until June 1907 where he disembarks in Liverpool, England.[6]   The records show that he worked on the Everton Grange earlier in the year as crew before joining the Empress of Britain.

Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919;" Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England; digital images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, "Crew lists (fishing boats). 387 FIS : 1907,"Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 24 Mar 2016), Entry for Thomas MANDERSON on the Empress of Britain - Cropped image
Eventually, Thomas winds up in California in 1910 where he is working as a labourer in a mine, He is living San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, California in the Cambria Precinct.[7] By 1920 he is in Big River, Mendocino, California in Road Street Winning West Lown Carpar.[8]

He eventually dies in 1938 Sonoma having worked as a farm labourer for 30 years.[9]

Further Research

We know where Thomas Manderson is on the
  •          30 June 1906, he is in Goomalling, WA;
  •          ?? date unknown he is on the Everton Grange
  •          31 May 1907 he joins the crew of the  Empress of Britain in Quebec, Canada
  •          17 June 1907, he is in Liverpool, England disembarking the Empress of Britain


How did he get to Quebec?  How and/or when did he leave WA?

Why?

Lillian CRUMP had four children. Her two eldest children Doris and Myrtle were born in Eaglehawk, Victoria; both were registered without a father.[10]  Her third child William BASSETT was born 1908 in Dundas, Tasmania with William BASSETT noted as the father in his military records.[11]  Her last child Gladys was born in 1912 in Eaglehawk, Victoria with William BASSETT listed as the father.  In 1912 Lillian and William BASSETT were living in Eaglehawk, Victoria as a married couple.[12] William BASSETT was Lillian’s long term partner in life.

Establishing where Thomas Crump was living will help to confirm or eliminate him as the possible biological father of Doris & Myrtle, Lillian’s two eldest children. 


References

[1] Birth Certificate Doris Lillian Manderson, born 25 Feb 1906, Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, 2600/1906
[2] Western Australia, "MIssing Friends," Government gazette of Western Australia, 16 March 1906, online archives (https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/gazette/gazette.nsf/searchgazette/F5F32A6A4046D57348257C6100257B4A/$file/gg020.pdf  : accessed 26 Jan 2017), p. 898, col. 1.
[3] Marriage Certificate of Thomas MANDERSON and Lillian CRUMP, married 7 May 1903. Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria, 2358/1903
[4] Marriage Certificate of  Lillian CRUMP and Thomas MANDERSON, married 7 May 1903 [Thomas listed his usual place of residence as Kalgoolie, Western Australia at the time of their marriage]
[5] Anon, ‘MISSING FRIENDS’, 30 June 1906, The Daily News, p. 5 (SECOND EDITION). Accessed 25 November 2016 at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82405063; Anon., ‘MISSING FRIENDS’, The Daily News,  30 June 1906, p. 6 (SECOND EDITION). Accessed 25 November 2016 at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82404925 [note the same article is repeated twice in the same edition of the Daily News it appears on both pages 5 & 6]
[6] "Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919;" Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England; digital images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, "Crew lists (fishing boats). 387 FIS : 1907,"Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 24 Mar 2016), Entry for Thomas MANDERSON on the Empress of Britain[The address given by Thomas MANDERSON in this document provides direct evidence that he came from Caldwell St., in Victoria, Australia and that he was born in 1877. It also mentions the previous ship that Thomas MANDERSON crewed for, the “Everton Grange”. ]
[7] "Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919;" Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England; digital images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, "Crew lists (fishing boats). 387 FIS : 1907,"Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 24 Mar 2016), Entry for Thomas MANDERSON on the Empress of Britain [The address given by Thomas MANDERSON in this document provides direct evidence that he came from Caldwell St., in Victoria, Australia and that he was born in 1877.]; 1910 U.S. census, San Luis Obispo, California, population schedule, San Luis Obispo, enumeration district (ED) 0044, sheet 5B, p. 101, dwelling Cambria Precinct, family 90, Tom Manderson; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 25 Mar 2016)
[8] 1920 U.S. census, Mendocino, California, population schedule, Big River Township (part), Big River Precinct 1, Big River Precinct 2, Caspar Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 18B, p. 7015 (image 26 of 27), dwelling 678, family 468, Thomas Manderson; digital images,  Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Mar 2016)
[9] Death Certificate for Thomas Manderson, died 10 Mar 1938, Sonoma County Clerk's Office, California, USA,  20331/1938 [ Note Thomas parents were listed as Thomas Manderson and Anna Young, being born Australia]
[10] Victorian Birth Certificates 1906/2600-Eaglehawk for Doris Lillian MANDERSON and 1907/10233 Eaglehawk for Myrtle May MANDERSON
[11] NAA: B883, VX21203 William BASSETT
[12] Australian Electoral Commission, Australia, Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980, vol. 1912: 4 (image 4 of 37), Lillian Bassett; digital images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, "Division of Bendigo, Subdivision of Eaglehawk," Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com.au : accessed 21 Mar 2016); Victorian Birth Certificate 1912/19781 Eaglehawk Gladys Irene BASSETT

Thursday, 26 January 2017

An assault on a servant girl - poor Ellen Carey

Martha met Sarah Jackson on the SS Nairnshire in 1889 on their way to Australia and had formed a friendship during the three-month journey.[1]  After arrival, they both secured positions as domestic servants.  On Thursday evening, 15th May 1890, Martha and Sarah had been out for the evening in the company of John Hayes and William George Arnold.
Figure 1 Photographer unknown, Studio portrait of a young lady thought to be Martha Sarah Ellis possibly taken circa 1888 (before she leaves England for Australia), digital image,  Jim Bennett's Private Photo  Collection currently held by Dorothy Bennett
The girls heard that Ellen Carey “had told several persons that they were bad characters, and had advised persons against associating with them.”[2]  According to the testimony given, they made their way to Mr. Justice Stone's house where Ellen was working as a domestic servant.  They must have decided to confront Ellen when they arrived.

Their companion Mr Haynes told the court that the assault “was provoked by the persisted efforts of the complainant [the victim Ellen Carey] to damage the characters of Ellis and Jackson.”[3]  On arriving at their destination Martha knocked on the door and spoke to Ellen.  Martha “went inside first, followed by [Sarah] Jackson. There was no disturbance whilst Ellis was inside, but when Jackson went in, I heard screaming.”[4] Ellen suffered a blow that dislocated her jaw and a beating “as soon as she opened the door, Jackson flew in, pulled her hair, and thumped her in the back.”[5] The fight broke up when Ellen called for Miss Stone, her employer’s daughter, to come to her aid.

Photographer A.H.Stone,  Rose Hill, George Frederick Stone's residence, Adelaide Terrace, Perth, circa 1860, digital image, Collection of photographs taken by A.H. Stone during the 1860s and featuring people, buildings and scenes in Perth ; 6923B/97 Accessed 7 May 2017. http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b4170453_1. [House where the assault is thought to have occurred, in 1890]
Both Martha and Sarah were found guilty of assault and were fined 40s each.  The judge also commented that “if there was a suitable institution for their detention he would send them in for a time”.

The incident was reported in the following 4 papers over a period of 6 days:
  1. Anon, ‘TO-DAY'S CITY POLICE NEWS’, The Daily News, 19 May 1890, p. 3. Accessed 26 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77286257.
  2. Anon, ‘NEWS AND NOTES’, The West Australian, 20 May 1890, p. 3, column 1. Accessed 7 May 2017,  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3134319 [summary and list of court cases for previous day]; Anon, ‘Assault on A Servant Girls’, The West Australian, 20 May 1890, p. 3, column 6. Accessed 26 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3134312 [In-depth report of case]
  3. Anon, ‘TO-DAYS CITY POLICE NEWS’, The Inquirer and Commercial News, 21 May 1890, p. 2. Accessed 26 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66930962.
  4. Anon, ‘ASSAULT ON A SERVANT GIRL’, Western Mail, p.6. 24 May 1890, p. 6.  Accessed 26 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32731935


Details of the Court case
The case of assault was heard before the Acting Police Magistrate, Mr, J. Cowan in the Perth Police Court, on Monday 19 May 1890. 
The crime was committed on Thursday 15 May 1890 those charged were Martha Ellis, Sarah Jackson and John Hayes for assaulting Ellen Carey. Mr Hayes was discharged but the two girls Ellis and Jackson were fined but according to the judge if there "had been a proper institution, they would have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment,.

Research already conducted
WA Police Gazettes – no listing found in the indexes for 1890 or 1891 https://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/explore-discover/wa-heritage/police-gazettes

Further research required
At State Records Office of Western Australia possibilities include:-

To read more about Martha Sarah Ellis click here

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Originally posted on the 25 January 2017
Updated and revised on 7 May 2017



[1] Shipping Records for the ‘Nairnshire’, Page 3 Passenger listing, 8 Oct 1889; Passenger and Crew Lists; Shipping Records for the ‘Nairnshire’; State Records Office, Western Australia
[2] Anon, "TO-DAYS CITY POLICE NEWS," The Inquirer and Commercial News, May 21 1890, p. 2, col. 7; digital images, TROVE (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66930962 : accessed 26 Jan 2017), Digitalised Newspapers. 
[3] Anon, "NEWS AND NOTES," The West Australian, May 20 1890, p. 3, col. 6; digital images, TROVE (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3134312 : accessed 26 Jan 2017), Digitised Newspapers.
[4] Anon, "TO-DAYS CITY POLICE NEWS," The Inquirer and Commercial News, May 21 1890, p. 2, col. 7; digital images, TROVE (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66930962 : accessed 26 Jan 2017), Digitalised Newspapers.
[5] Anon, "TO-DAY'S CITY POLICE NEWS," The Daily News, 19 May 1890, p. 3, col. 7; digital images, TROVE (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77286257 : accessed 26 Jan 2017), Digitalised Newspapers.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

What Genealogy Podcasts do you listen to?


A Few of my favourites listed below:-

Australian focus
Genies Down Under - http://geniesdownunder.com.au/
Jennyalogy Podcast - http://jennyalogypodcast.blogspot.com.au/
Dead and Buried Podcast - http://www.deadandburiedpodcast.com/dead-and-buried-podcast/

World focus
The Genealogy Professional podcast - http://www.thegenealogyprofessional.com/episodes/
The Podcast History of Our World - http://www.podcasthistoryofourworld.com/history-podcasts/

Other - more American-centric listens
Family Tree Magazine Podcast - http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/podcasts
The Genealogy Guys Podcast - http://genealogyguys.com/
Extreme Genes - http://extremegenes.com/
The Genealogy Gems Podcast - http://lisalouisecooke.com/podcasts/

Jonathan Velasquez, https://unsplash.com/@jonathanvez?photo=c1ZN57GfDB0, CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Let me know in the comments below of any that I have missed.

This article was inspired by "The Question of the Week" in the G2G forum on Wiki TreeDo you listen to genealogy podcasts?