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From: Tammy <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTHHAMS] William WILLIAMS
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 21:06:17 -0600
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From: "Claire Cook" <>
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 4:00 PM
Subject: [SOUTHHAMS] William WILLIAMS
> William WILLIAMS was born to Maria (NANCE) WILLIAMS and William WILLIAMS
> after June 1847 - supposedly in London (so says his Australian death
> certificate). He never married so tracing family through him is a dead
> Maria WILLIAMS (widow) and William WILLIAMS (son) left for Australia on
> "The Dorothy" (440 ton ship built 1847) arrived Port Adelaide (Australia)
> on 6 June 1849 from London, Capt. R. T. Moodie -
> Therefore, William could have been born in London since the ship departed
> from there. Maria was supposedly born in Plymouth (so says her Australian
> death cert.)
> Due to WILLIAMS being such a common name, I don't know where to start
> without spending a bankload of money of certificates. I have been
> searching FreeBMD every time it is updated, but Maria NANCE never comes
> up. Maria's (born abt 1819) parents were Thomas NANCE and Mary BREWER.
> Does anyone know if there would be a passenger list in London for "The
> Dorothy" when they boarded.
> The list in Australia simply has Maria as a widow and son William (no
> other helpful info at all).
> I am also copying this to other message boards, ie Williams, Devon,
> Any assistance at all would be much appreciated.
> Claire Cook
> Texas USA
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