What were the wives of Singleton up to in December 1848? Why were they deserting their husbands? Of course their husbands said it was 'without cause'. Public Notice, Maitland Mercury, Wed. 20 December 1848, p. 3. These two notices appeared in the Maitland Mercury on 20 December 1848. They provide very different reading to the… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Naming and Shaming
Every family has at least one event that has achieved almost legendary status over time, perhaps an amount of notoriety. One such occasion occurred in September 1953 when South Lismore Rugby League Club's First and Reserve Grade teams won their respective Minor and Major Premierships. Stories about the tries, the extra time, the drought between… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Grand Final Fever
While convict records provide a wealth of information about a person following conviction, contemporary British newspaper accounts can be a rich source of information about the crime as well as that person's life in the UK before transportation. Therefore, this week's finding is not from TROVE but from the 19th Century British Newspapers Collection (Gale),… Continue reading TROVE Tuesday – Henry Standen was “capitally convicted…”
Week 23 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: NAMESAKE I think that most of us have wondered where on earth our parents found our first names and why they gave them to us, particularly if the name isn't a traditional family name. Why Brian Roger Harris? Where did the Brian and the Roger come from? Was… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – The namesake
Week 34 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: TRAGEDY Today's article is just one small, very sad chapter in my maternal 3 x great grandmother's life story. (1). Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser, Tuesday 14 May 1867, page 2 Anne Mulvena nee Muldoon was born in 1831.(2 ) Her early life in County… Continue reading TROVE Tuesday – A cry for help
Today's snippet from Trove - two notices in the Maitland Mercury of 24 January 1857 - makes me wonder about the relative value of grey horses and 10 year old boys at that tiime. Why was the reward for the horse set at three pounds while information about the boy was only set at two… Continue reading Trove Tuesday: Only two pounds reward?