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Kirby - Melbourne

Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 7:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kirby
To be honest I don't even know where to start, but one of my ancestors moved over to Melbourne from London (St Pancras). I would think in the late 1800's/early 1900's. His name was William Kirby. I've got an old letter from him (I think) but it provides no clues except he was in Melbourne and wished he wasn't?! Any ideas/thoughts on who I can ask for more info, would be v much appreciated.

Re: Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Do you mean you have no idea who he is,,,just have a letter and think he is related??

What other KIRBY family do you have in England?
Does a William show with any family during the various census?

To be honest the beginning of your search is in England (not Australia)
You need to find any William KIRBY's that suddenly go missing.
We cannot really do anything without possible parents names,,approx date of birth etc. as there are quite a few William KIRBY..

Kellie

Re: Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 8:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
No, sorry. I know exactly who he is, and know he went to Melbourne (hence letter). What I need to know is - how do I find him in Melbourne (i.e. when he dies, does he marry, etc). What records can I search? Does Ancestry have boats for the dates below. He goes missing from London (i.e. I can't find him in any further census) in 1851, when he was 20. So it's probably 1851 - 1891 I am talking about, rather than early 1900's.

Re: Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry has death records for Melbourne (which is in the state of Victoria) to 1985 and marriage records to 1920.
Ancestry also has various immigration records to Melbourne (Victoria)

Victoria also has it's own site PROV (just google) with immigration indexes, wills etc for varying years (could prove useful)

VIC BDM (just google) is online if you need to order death certificate (once you find his death) etc to verify wife/children..
Certs cost $20 and can be downloaded/printed instantly.

Let us know if you get stuck.

Kellie

Re: Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 1 Jun 2013 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kellie, Have you had any more information on your William Kirby that you couldnt find. I have one that I have just found out could possibly have lived in Australia in the late 1700s and returned to England before 1795.

Maureen

Re: Kirby - Melbourne

Posted: 1 Jun 2013 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Reading your letter again Kellie I think this one might have been too early for you. Maureen
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