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Thomas McCall and Sarah Sterrett

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Re: Thomas McCall and Sarah Sterrett

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Nov 2012 2:50PM GMT
Surnames: Sterrett McCall
Hi Annette -- thanks for responding!

They came to Australia separately. James Sterrett, born around 1813 (don't know where) went to Australia on August 29, 1863 on the ship "Lightning" and brought with him his wife Jane Dunn, born around 1816 (in Ireland, nothing more specific) and his 3 daughters, all born in Tyrone (have the documents): Sarah Sterret (born 1849 in Tyrone) (my great-grandmother); her sister Eliza Sterrett (born 1853 in Tyrone); another sister Margaret Sterrett (born 1855 in Tyrone); and a brother Samuel (born 1859 in Tyrone). Even though the kids were born in Tyrone, the family's nationality was listed as Scottish.

In Australia, Sarah Sterret married Thomas McCall (my great-grandfather), who was born around 1837, possibly to William McCall and Elizabeth Joyce. They married in Victoria, Australia in 1867. As to how Thomas came to Australia, there is a record of a Thomas McCall who went to Australia from Glasgow on the ship "Lochlomond" and whose nationality was listed as Scottish -- the birth date is 1829 not 1837 -- not sure if it is him. I was told the McCalls were from Armagh and before that Scotland. Just don't know...

I know what happened in Australia and thereafter -- I'm trying to track the Sterrets and McCalls back from Northern Ireland to Scotland...

Any help or advice welcome!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pilgrim37 9 Nov 2012 4:18AM GMT 
AnnetteCode 17 Nov 2012 6:01AM GMT 
pilgrim37 17 Nov 2012 9:49PM GMT 
AnnetteCode 18 Nov 2012 1:03AM GMT 
pilgrim37 18 Nov 2012 1:41AM GMT 
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