Green – Wilson – Francis – Thwaites

Jenny Marsh writes:

… found this info amongst Glorias letters. “Agnes Thwaites,
admitted to Adelaide Hospital 2/4/1880 of Gawler, 44 yrs married C/E , born
Nova Scotia. Arrived in the colony aboard the Countess of Harborough.”

Every little bit helps, and that’s quite a few bits. At least it gives the name of a ship to look for. Though it may not be the one she went from the Cape Colony on, but perhaps the Countess of Harborough only took her to Adelaide from Sydney.

In looking for that, I found a reference to Alfred John Dawson Francis (her second husband) going insolvent in 1860 in an NSW archives index. He was described as a miner and storeman at Dwyer’s Creek. But the only Dwyer’s Creek I could find was in South Western Victoria, and presumably quite a long way from Moruya.

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  1. I found some more information in the Victoria archives indexes. Mr Wilson, aged 29, and Mrs Wilson, aged 19, sailed on the Countess of Yarborough (not “Harborough” — thanks to Bob Cowley!) and arrived in the Australian colonies in Dec 1853.

    AJD Francis arrived in May 1853 on the Adelaide, and again in December 1854 on the Helen Lindsay.

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