Indexes to Missing People C-E
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CADMAN, W.H., Huntly, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1902, asking if Harry ALLCOCK was in Melbourne; his daughter has been deserted by him. 7 pages, List 43.
CAFFREY, David, ex Sgt R.I.C., Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1913 re siblings William, Joseph and Elizabeth, born Carnaveagh, Co Cavan, not heard from for 28 years. Not found. 9 pages, List 63.
CAHILL, Miss Mollie, of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her uncle James Cahill, born in 1854 and formerly of Mallow, who went to Melbourne years ago, also her sister Mrs TRACEY. Police find James served in the Victorian police force, but left in 1879 and can’t be located. 8 pages, List 12.
CAIN, James, sought by nephew Thomas Cain Jnr, Syracuse, New York, USA in 1910, on behalf of his father. He was Irish, shipwrecked c50 years ago, would be c70 years. Various James Cains contacted, but no relation. 13 pages, List 41.
CAINE, W.C. American Consul in Melbourne forwards letter from Caine, of Chicago Illinois, 1905, re his uncle John Caine, thought to have been murdered ‘in the early days of the colony’. His father James H. Caine was John’s only brother, and they had lived in Newport, Mayo, Ireland. Report gives early history of European settlement in Victoria, and concludes that the person meant is probably John KEANE a shepherd, whose body was burnt in an attempt to hush up his murder. 18 pages
CAINES, William Richard, sought by Walter E. GREGORY of Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1897, on behalf of English friends. He was born in 1842 in Poole, Dorsetshire England, parents were Harry and Susan. Last heard of in 1877. Found. 20 pages, List 35.
CAINEY, Joseph, of Parlie Scotland, wrote in 1918 re his son Michael, last heard from in Echuca seven years ago, would be 28 years of age. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.
CALLAGHAN, Winifred M., of New York City U.S.A., wrote in 1892 re her brothers Michael and James FLEMING, born Loghstown, Blessingtown, Co. Wicklow, who left there about 26 years ago, and were last heard of in Melbourne. 2 pages. List 2.
CALLAHAN, John, Troy, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re Edward and Mark SHEEHY, brothers, last heard of in Melbourne c10 years ago. The enquiry was on behalf of their sisters Bridget and Mary, the latter his mother. Found. 5 pages, List 44
CALLIHAN, Mrs P. of Sacramento California wrote in 1898 re her son Eugene, missing for eleven years. 1 page, List 11.
CAMERON, Robert, and sister Mrs Ann STEEDS, left Scotland c1855 for Melbourne, along with Rev. Ronald RANKIN and Rev. Angus McDONALD, Catholic priests. Information on them was sought in 1901 by Charles S.M. Cameron, Boston Mass, USA. Robert and his brother Allan were seaman, born Fort William, Inverness. 21 pages, List 40.
CAMERON, Robert, wrote from Vancouver British Columbia in 1917 re his brother Alexander, last heard of 24 years ago in Melbourne. He was a builder and carpenter, a native of Greenock Scotland, and had two children, Donald and Lizzie. Police report he had died, but locate his son in Western Australia. 10 pages, List 6.
CAMM, Alfred B. of Hornsey London England writes in 1914 re Gordon BRAWN who was engaged to his daughter and was in the Australian Imperial Force. 5 pages.
CAMMACK, Miss Ada, of Fairfield Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re William CAMMACK, who left England many years ago, is aged c76 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.
CAMPBELL, Alexander wrote from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in 1892 re his uncle Donald CAMPBELL, a native of near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, who emigrated to Australiac1860 and married a wealthy widow. 2 pages. List 2.
CAMPBELL, Mrs Carrie, Centralia, Illinois USA, wrote in 1908 asking police to find her only child Clarence TISDALE, last heard of in 1907 when with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Newspaper photo of him on file; found. 4 pages, List 59.
CAMPBELL, J., Bombardier No. 2993, 51st Battalion, wrote from England in 1918. He had been overseas for 3 years, and been wounded; reports that his wife in Albert Park has been sent a blackmailing letter about her behaviour and asks police to investigate. She makes statement that she was involved in the Hedley Jones divorce case. 7 pages, List 50.
CAMPBELL, James, solicitor, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland wrote in 1914 re Robert HERDMAN, who left there as a ship’s steward in 1892 and hadn’t been heard from since. He was presumed dead, but is now believed to be alive, and as such is entitled to a share of his late father’s estate. 16 pages.
CAMPBELL, John Lawrence, architect and civil engineer, sailed from Antwerp 1891. His wife Agnes has heard nothing since and is left with five children to support. He was aged 40 years, and Scotch. She wrote from Bishopston, Bristol, England in 1892. 2 pages, List 2.
CAMPBELL, John Thomas, sought by father Thomas of Winchombe, Gloucestershire in 1898. He sent money for his return but he hasn’t arrived. Found in Eaglehawk. 8 pages, List 26.
CAMPBELL, Katherine, daughter of Frank and Sarah nee DOUGHERTY, born Co. Sligo Ireland, transported for stealing c1857; sought by sibling James/Jane Campbell of Mornoyuck [?], Philadelphia USA in 1895. [writing difficult to read] 2 pages, List 29.
CAMPBELL, Ronald, Bank of New Brunswick, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, wrote in 1913 re his brother Hector, c70 years. Not found. 15 pages, List 73.
CAMPBELL, Roderick. Wrote from Sydney in 1910, applying to join police force. He had just arrived from Scotland, was 26yrs old, and enclosed copies of references form Rev. Angus FIDDES and Rev. R. MacKENZIE, both of Isle of Skye. 3 pages, List 18.
CAMPBELL, Webb, sought by father Captain S.W. Campbell of Ashland, Wisconsin USA in 1913. He served in the 3rd Regiment during the Spanish American War. 42 years. Poster on file includes photo. Not found. 6 pages, List 65.
CAMPBELL, Mrs William, of Dumbarton Scotland, wrote in 1912 re William KERR, who left Co. Antrim Ireland c30 years ago for the Darling River, but was later in Melbourne or Sydney. All William Kerr’s in directory checked, but none at the correct person. 13 pages, List 15.
CANCARE, Giuseppe, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1914. He arrived February 1913, is a marble worker and decorator, aged c21 yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7 .
CANE, Elizabeth (or SPENCE) sought by Mary DOHERTY, Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1900. No other details given; not found. 2 pages, List 38.
CAPLES, John, 71 years, found dead at Bendigo in 1912. In 1913 nephews John RYAN, Thurles, Ireland and Michael Ryan, Limerick, Ireland sought details of his estate. 14 pages, List 64.
CARE, Mrs Ada, and 2 sons Leslie and Bert BROACH, left Manchester England in 1912 and came to Melbourne. They had purchased a piano on hire purchase from J.A. CROSS of Manchester and bought it with them. In 1914 Cross claims they had not paid it off and seeks police help in getting payment. Albert Broach maintains they had paid about a third of it off, and will pay the rest when he inherits money from the estate of the late Ann Broach, but Cross says this is not true. 8 pages, List 31
CAREY, E.W. British Consulate-General, San Francisco, wrote in 1905 in response to request from Victorian police, providing a confidential report on E.W. Carey, sometimes HUELIN, who was now believed to be in Honolulu. His wife Marion was in England. Lydia SALVANA mentioned; file is incomplete. 3 pages, List 15.
CAREY, Fanny, Palmerston North, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband James Joseph’s relatives. He was the son of Patrick and Margaret, who were farmers at Panmure near Warrnambool; they had 8 children. Has heard nothing from them for 25 years. 8 pages, List 53.
CAREY, William, sought by sister Mrs Sarah H. WILSON, Philadelphia UA in 1907. He was married and his three children were named Thomas, Isaac and Christine. Found. 6 pages, List 48.
CARLAND, Thomas P., wrote from Philada, [Philadelphia?] Penns., USA in 1895 re uncle and three cousins, Robert, William, Elizabeth and Mary Jane AULL. 2 pages, List 28.
CARLTON, Andrew. Governor Genera’s office forwards letter from Mrs. Carlton of Liverpool England in 1919 re her husband Andrew Carlton, last heard of in Melbourne. He uses the name Thomas BURNS. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.
CARMINE, Joseph, born New Zealand, suicided at Jumbunna in 1899. Sister Mrs T.M. SWAFFORD and brother L. Carmine, both in NZ, seek details. 16 pages, List 36.
CARNEY (or KEARNEY), Owen. Sought by niece Mrs David SHAW, San Francisco USA in 1895. Found. List 79.
CAROLAN, Myles, constable, Dublin Metro Police, asked if he could transfer to Victoria police in 1910. He had 10 years’ experience, was 30 years old. 3 pages, List 41.
CARR, Frank, ‘champion window dresser of the world’ deserted wife Ida L. and children in Brooklyn and ran off with Ida Van Voorhis (?). In 1900 wife wrote seeking his whereabouts, believed he may have committed bigamy. Found. 5 pages, List 39.
CARR, John, or KERR-HYRS, sought by wife in Liverpool England in 1914; he was a fireman who had deserted ship. Some of his movements traced. 26 pages, List 78.
CARSON, Mrs. Ellen of Toronto Canada, wrote in 1918 re her brother John W. LYNN, last heard from in Melbourne. He was going to return to Canada, but has never arrived. Found by police. 4 pages. List 6.
CARSON, John. Cathcart Parish Council Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1914 seeking information. They have been supporting his wife and family for six months and want him to send maintenance. Found. 5 pages, List 31.
CARSON, Mrs. Louisa. Royal Irish Constabulary’s Office, Dublin, wrote in 1899 for a report on her character; she gets a pension. 5 pages, List 17.
CARTER, Miss A., of Northwich, Cheshire England, wrote in 1913 re her brother William Henry, who left for Australia in 1906 on account of his health, and was last heard from in 1908. Found. 7 pages, List 12.
CARTER, Henrietta M., Worthing, Sussex, wrote in 1904 re her brother Frederick M. LAKER and wife Amy, who haven’t replied to her letters for some years. Found. 5 pages, List 49.
CARTER, John, son of Charles and Martha, late of Eston, Middlesex England, went to Melbourne c36 years ago, would now be about 56 years. Sought in 1915 by Mrs George BERRY, nee Jessie Carter GRANT of Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Various men are checked, but the correct one is not found. 27 pages, List 80.
CARTER, T.A., of Cambridgeport, Mass., USA, wrote in 1893 re William CARTER, who went to Melbourne in 1852. 1 page, List 3.
CARTER, Wesley, sought by only brother Ralph, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, in 1914. He left there 25-30 yeasr ago. Not found. 6 pages, List 77.
CARTER, William Absalom, eldest son of late Martin Carter of Staffordshire, wrote from Digbeth, Walsall, England, in 1904, re Thomas POWELL who married his oldest sister Isabella, and was once in the police force. Names two other sisters, Matilda and Mary Ann. 5 pages, List 22.
CARVER, Frederick, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1916 re the death of his brother William, who had boarded with the DALLING family at Parkville for many years; they refuse to hand over his property. 6 pages, List 53.
CARY, Mrs Mary, of Buffalo New York State USA wrote in 1894 re her brother Dan MORRISSY, a baker. 15 pages, List 4A.
CASE, Mrs Sophia, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1905 seeking her brother Henry Howard EDGAR, c50 years. Not found. 8 pages, List 46.
CASOLI, Florindo, sought by nephew Joseph P. CASOLY, San Francisco USA in 1910; native of Ticino Switzerland. 4 pages, List 64.
CASS, Denis, wrote from Calean, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1901 re brothers Edward and John; former had been a teacher. Found. 5 pages, List 40.
CASSELLS, William, sold gold in Ballarat in 1911; claimed came from New Zealand where he had been working in a mine, but this is disproved. He returned to New Zealand to his father in law McFARLANE before police could take action. 12 pages, List 68.
CATHERALL, Samuel, wrote from Chester in 1899 re his father of the same name, who left his wife and four children in 1860 for Australia, and was to send money, but never did. He has heard his father has another family, and wants to charge him with a criminal offence. 8 pages, List 36
CAUSLEY, William. Wrote from Thames New Zealand in 1899 re woman who ‘took up with Christian Israelites’ and left there with a preacher named TRIMMER, a former baker who had a wife and family. Police find she was pregnant. 8 pages, List 23.
CAVANAGH, Owen J., of Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1908 re his relative Mrs. Elizabeth KAVANAGH, who was born Cory, Co. Wexford and was last heard of in Melbourne. He writes on letterhead of Marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders Benevolent Association. Police report she has died. 4 pages, List 10.
CAVANAUGH, Patrick and James, sought by brother John of Lincoln, Ill., US in 1898, last heard of 30 years ago when James was at Castlemaine. Not found. 5 pages, List 24.
CAVENAGH, Eugene, died Medan, Sumatra in 1896, formerly jockey. In 1900 Consul General for the Netherlands asks police to find relatives – brother Patrick found after extensive search. 38 pages, List 38.
CAVANAGH, Patrick Allen. Information sought by solicitors in 1900, acting for estate of Eugene Cavanagh who died in 1896. Traced through Qld and details given, but not found. Letter to Annie REILLY, Qld on file. 16 pages, List 39. Second file has photo of another Patrick Allen Cavanagh, taken in 1897, which was returned by the solicitors, as being too young for the person they sought, an older man in his 50s, this person appeared to be c30 yrs. List 79.
CHADWICK, Walter Steele, owes maintenance on wife and two children in Macclesfield, Cheshire England. Chief Constable wrote in 1911. Found. 8 pages, List 68.
CHAMBERLAIN, John William, sought by mother Emily Ann, Dorset Square, London in 1917; 25 years, left for Adelaide in 1912 and last heard of in Victoria. Found. 14 pages, List 50.
CHAMBOISSIER, Pascal, wrote from Algeria in 1900, asking police to inform Pierre Chamboissier that his mother had died. 4 pages, List 18.
CHAPMAN, Alice, wrote from Blackpool England in 1912, re husband William, last heard of in Melbourne, a lithographer. Found, he claims he has sent money for her and their child to join him. Further letter from Alice states money never sent. List 33.
CHAPMAN, Mrs Ellen of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, an ironmoulder, who left there in 1908 and was 32 years of age. Photograph on file. 18 pages, some torn, List 15.
CHAPMAN, Mrs E.R., Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband Ernest J., a builder. Believed in Melbourne with sister Alice, an artist. Hasn’t seen him for 20 years. 6 pages, List 52.
CHAPMAN, John, professional cyclist, supposed to have left for San Francisco in 1901 but hadn’t arrived, and his mother is anxious. R.M. MINTON of Atlanta USA writes on her behalf. 5 pages, List 40.
CHAPMAN, William, sought by grandson William, Clydebank, Scotland in 1910. He was a joiner, in business in Townsville with William McLARDY c1890, then came to Melbourne. Not heard from for 18 years. 9 pages, List 65.
CHAPMAN, William, sought by youngest daughter Mrs David/Daniel McINTOSH, Newton on Ayr, Scotland, in 1911. Found at Moorabbin. 5 pages, List 68.
CHAPPLE, E., Plymouth England, wrote in 1917 re her son S.E., who was a trimmer on the ‘Shropshire’ and was missing. 5 pages, List 48.
CHARD, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Plymouth UK, in 1910, on behalf of his wife. He was a seaman, 35 years etc. 4 pages, List 27.
CHARLESTON, ‘Professor’. Phrenologist, ‘New York Orator’; on lecture tour of Gippsland 1899. Report on his activities, poster on file; married Miss LETU in Orbost. 16 pages, List 23.
CHARLESWORTH, Absolum, wrote from East Clive [?] Haslington near Crewe, Cheshire England in 1894, re his son Albert. Someone wrote asking for money, using his son’s name, and ‘the suspense is near killing me’ as to what has happened to his son. Eventually located; lost his money in bank crash. 19 pages, List 4.
CHARLESWORTH, James. Chief Constable of Hyde, England wrote in 1902 re this man who left there c5 years previously and was last heard of at Abbotsford. His wife is destitute. James’s uncle George is interviewed, and file states that he too had left a wife behind in England. James is located. 17 pages, List 43.
CHATTERTON, Thomas, and sons Charles Joseph and David Smedley, were sought by Thomas’s unnamed brother who wrote from Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1901. They arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and he hadn’t heard for 25 years. Family found. 21 pages, List 40.
CHAZAN, K., wrote from Margate Kent England in 1896 re brother A. BENSON;, his last letter to him was returned marked ‘deceased’. He was a bachelor and businessman. Police find William ELLIOTT who worked for him for years and states that he died in the Benevolent Asylum in 1895, a pauper and insolvent. 5 pages, List 33.
CHEETHAM, Joseph, Lowell, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Patrick, Katherine and Johanna REARDON, ahd previously enquired in 1907. Not found. 4 pages, List 61.
CHELLEW, T.J., solicitor, Saint Ives, Cornwall, wrote in 1896 re William R. HODGE, who had died at the Albert goldfields in NSW; supposed to have assets at Sandhurst; no trace. 5 pages, List 34.
CHESNEY, Mrs L.A., Martons Junction, Rangitikei, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re the death of her brother William Henry NICHOLLS; none of his family have been informed of his death. 7 pages, List 74.
CHEVALIER, Captain J.F., Harbour Office, Jersey, Channel Islands. Wrote a number of letters in 1898 regarding Mrs. Margaret KIRKER, who was sent from there to Melbourne by her friends. She was born in Belfast Ireland in 1868, is an alcoholic, her late husband Dr. Nathaniel MORTON divorced her and obtained custody of the only child – ‘painful for me to write’. 18 pages, List 23.
CHRISTENSEN, E, wrote from Thames, New Zealand in 1909 re maintenance owed by husband T.C. Christensen, believed in Brunswick. Found, but declines to help. 5 pages, List 48.
CHRISTEY, Annie Marion. Sought by C.R. Christey of Waiuku, Auckland New Zealand in 1915, claiming to be her brother. She is living with a man named CREAMER. New Zealand police report that he is her husband; he persuaded her to leave her husband McDONALD, and live with him. McDonald divorced her and they married c2 years ago. She has now run off with his savings and Creamer. 10 pages, List 8.
CHRISTIE, Mrs A., Towai, Bay of Islands, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re newspaper report of an accidental death; is it her son Willie, 22 years. 7 pages, List 59.
CHRISTY, W.J., dentist, Melbourne. Mother wrote from Chicago in 1903, hasn’t heard from him for a year; found. 3 pages, List 46.
CHUNDEE, Latchoo, sought by brother Indur of Port Louis, Mauritius in 1897. He left there c8 years ago, and not heard from in 6 years. Police trace his employment history, known as Louis CHUNDA. 12 pages List 35.
CHURCH, William, left U.K. in 1874 for Brisbane, last heard from by sister Mrs. T. TURNER in 1884. Rev. F. Monkhouse SPARKS wrote from Aston Rowant Vicarage, Tetsworth, Oxon in 1896. Found. 10 pages, List 31.
CHURCH, William, sought by brother James, St Aldates, Oxford England in 1910; emigrated to Australia c36 years ago, last heard of about 22 years ago. 4 pages, List 64.
CHURCHES, Joseph, native of Somersetshire, left there for New Zealand c1859 then came to Australia to manage butchering business. In 1909 his great nephew Frank ADAMS of Bristol England, asked police to find him. Copy of death certificate on file. 8 pages, List 62.
CIPRIANY, Louis. French Consul enquired on behalf of the French Foreign Legion in 1883; he arrived in Melbourne c1876. Found. 14 pages, List 52.
CIVIL, Ralph William, 18 years, left London in 1914 for Australia. Alfred DRAKARD, Commonwealth Offices London, wrote on behalf of his mother in 1915. She was worried because she hadn’t heard from him. Faded photo on file. Found. 8 pages, List 80.
CLAMPETT, George, alias CAMPBELL. Commissioner of Police, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re this man, recently convicted there, and believed to have been a criminal in Victoria. Photographs and fingerprints sent, but local police have no record of him. He was a native of Montreal, Canada, aged 27 years. 5 pages, List 5.
CLAPHAM, William Edward, Yeadon North Leeds, wrote in 1906 re uncle Thomas IBBITSON, his mother Hannah’s brother, who supposedly died wealthy at Kangaroo Flat. 3 letters on file. 9 pages, List 49.
CLARIDGE, William Leonard. Discreet enquiries sought by father Tom, London, England, in 1914. William, c26 years, went to Melbourne some time ago, and has written to his sisters [copy on file] claiming he can’t work because of an accident and needs to pay a hospital bill. Report confirms claim and explains circumstances. 9 pages, List 78.
CLARK, Agnes wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919, sought maintenance for herself and four children from husband Langdon. The family had been in Sydney. 15 pages.
CLARK, Edward, c/- Mr. Mills, Blackwall, Poplar, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas CLARK, and wife Agnes, who left London in 1874. 4 pages, List 3.
CLARK, John, solicitor, Brighton in Furness England, wrote in 1905 re James CLEWS, who left Sandbach Chester about 33 years ago for Melbourne. He was a baker and would be about 53 years old. He will hear something to his advantage. Found. 8 pages, List 13.
CLARK, Ralph A., escaped from Sanatorium in New York in 1907. Police there ask if he is in Melbourne; is 45 years, slightly demented, relatives anxious. Not found. 5 pages, List 23.
CLARK, Sarah Elizabeth nee WAPPLES, Low Hill, Liverpool England, wrote in 1917. She married a seaman William CLARK in 1907; he now claims he was already married to Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT/HACKENDALE whose father kept a boarding house in Melbourne. Asks truth. 8 pages, List 51.
CLARKE, – (Mrs.) of Low Hill, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, whom she married in 1911 in Birkenhead; was formerly in British Navy. She has heard he has married another woman named Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT. 5 pages.
CLARKE, Maria, Gorton, Manchester, England, wrote in 1904 re her husband Joseph, a plumber, last heard of in 1884, c52 years. Found living with another woman. 9 pages, List 47.
CLARKE, Maria, of Gorton, Manchester, England wrote in 1907 re her husband Joseph Barlow CLARKE, born Westminster London. Seeks confirmation of his death; she is his legal wife. 4 pages.
CLARKE, Robert Temple, sought by niece Mrs Amelia Emily BLAKE, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1909. He was born Co Armagh Ireland, came to Australia c50 years ago, had a brother John A. Clarke. Brother found. 12 pages, List 61.
CLARKE, Thomas, of Sutton Mallet Bridgewater England, wrote in 1904 re Henry RISDEN, living at Trentham Victoria, asking what sort of a life he was living. 3 pages, List 4. Wrote again in 1913, asking if still alive and circumstances, which are given. 6 pages, List 64.
CLARKE, Thomas, baker, left Bristol England for Australia c1875. Sought by brother Reuben’s daughter Mrs W.J. HILL, Ottowa Canada, in 1909. Not found. 7 pages, List 60.
CLARKE, Walter S., wanted by New York solicitors in 1911, in relation to the will of late father Richard of New York USA. Found. 5 pages, List 68.
CLAYTON, Reginald Luther, sought by sister Edith Clayton, Emsworth, Hants., England, in 1913; last heard of in Melbourne a year ago. He was 23 years old. 11 pages, List 74.
CLAZEY, James Oswald. Left his home and family in London England in 1885. Charlotte Clazey wrote from Sunderland England in 1897; two identical letters on file of 8 pages. List 20.
CLEARY, James, Middleline, Mount Shannon, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1903 re the death of his brother John, a former policeman, in 1902. 14 pages, List 45.
CLEARY, Herbert of New York City USA wrote in 1916 re his uncles Austin, Herbert or William Cleary, who had not been heard of for 8 years. Police check all William Cleary entries in directories, but are unsuccessful. 16 pages, List 6.
CLEARY, Thomas B., Marbridge Building, New York US, wrote in 1913; has been told that a relative, Daniel Cleary of Melbourne, died in France leaving a large estate. Seeks details; no such case. 5 pages, List 64.
CLENDON, Mrs. A. of Handsworth, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Robert Willis Clendon, who had not supported her for 14 months. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 16.
CLENDON, Willis H., Saltley, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1916 re his son Robert Withell Clendon, 30 years, left in 1911, not heard from for some months. Found. 10 pages, List 53.
CLIFFORD, John Henry, sought by solicitor NEASON, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in 1906; last heard of in 1894 in Melbourne. Widow found. 5 pages, List 49.
CLIGNY, E. of Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1920 re his sister Bertha CLIGNY DE BOISSAC, who had not answered his letter. Found by police. 7 pages, List 9.
CLIVE, Andrew. Sought by wife Annie of Walton, Liverpool England in 1915. He a was a fireman on board ship. She is ‘deeply depressed’. He was heard of living with a Mr. and Mrs. MANN in South Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 8.
CLOUSON, H.G.W., wrote from New Zealand in 1919. His brother had been killed in France during the war, but his military allotment had been paid to Thomas B. BALL of Strathmerton; queries reason for this, which is given. 6 pages, List 82.
COCHRANE, Duncan and Jane, sought by brother in law John LEWIS, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, in 1911; not heard from for 10 years, Duncan is an engineer. Found. 7 pages, List 67.
COCHRANE, Mrs Mary, Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1901 re brother William B. NOWLAN who married Christine CAMERON and had a son William. 5 pages, List 5.
CODLING, Mrs. Sarah of Mongonui Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1898 re John Codling, who left there for Melbourne in 1897, and hasn’t been heard from for some months. Not found. [Family information is that her first husband was William MAUGHAM]. 8 pages, List 14.
COE, Louisa, Highbury Hill, London, England, wrote in 1902 re her son, Walter Richard HONEYMAN, ironmonger, c45 years, well educated, last heard of in 1890. Her relative Harry Coe, lives in Hamilton Victoria and is interviewed. 10 pages, List 42.
COE, Mrs. Olive of Standon Park, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, London, England wrote in 1919 re her missing husband Frederick Horatio COE, who left England in 1913; was an assistant steward on a ship. 7 pages.
COE, R., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife, who arrived there with their two children a few months ago, then disappeared with her brother’s friend P. RILEY; suspects they may be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 69.
COFFEY, John. Letter from executor of the estate of Michael COFFEY of Boston, Aughrim, Co. Galway Ireland, in 1919, seeking John or his relatives. Another from his relative John Coffey of Co. Galway, whose father Thomas was a first cousin. Relatives found. 12 pages, List 17.
COGHLAN, Mrs. Alice, of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898. She had seen a newspaper report of a murder in Victoria, and the description fitted her missing husband Patrick Coghlan, who deserted her and their children in 1897. Police confirm it is not him. 8 pages, List 14.
COHEN, Louis, Hotel Alamo, San Francisco, California, wrote in 1916 re his father David COHEN, hadn’t heard from him in 12 years; used to be in the tailoring business. Not found. 5 pages. List 6.
COHEN, Philip, sought by sister Mrs Sophie TAU/TAN, Berlin Germany in 1911. He settled in Melbourne many years ago, was born in Hobsens, Prussia. Letter is written in Germany. 8 pages, List 69.
COHEN, Sara of Stepney, London England, wrote in 1894 re David NELLEUM, tailor, c24 years, whom she last heard from about 5 years ago; in London he was better known as YANKEL. 2 Pages, List 4A
COKE, Col. J.d’E. of Nunirons, Warrington, Turvey, Bedford England, wrote in 1920, asking that his son Patrick be assisted with advice if necessary. He was working his passage to Melbourne. Coke was an Inspector in British Police. 4 pages, List 18.
COLE, George W., sought by brother in law George THORPE, Bermondsey, London England in 1915; last known address was in Melbourne in 1892. 12 pages, List 79.
COLE, S.J., National School, Tavistock, Devon, wrote in 1894. Has not heard from her husband for over a year, was at Ballarat. Found. 8 pages, List 34.
COLEMAN, Anthony, sought by sister Miss Annie Coleman of San Francisco in 1906. He was born Co. Westmeath Ireland, 36 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 30.
COLEMAN, Mabel. Chief Constable Leicester England wrote in 1915 re her and her 8 year old daughter Evelyn A. Husband W.E. Coleman won’t send money for her support and she is destitute. Police find he left for Egypt with A.I.F. and Defence Dept notified of his marital state. 3 pages, List 8.
COLES, Miss Alice, New York, USA wrote in 1920 re her uncle William COLES, a house painter, aged 47 years, who had a daughter named Ivy, and used to live in Brisbane. 7 pages.
COLES, B.V., Rogerstone, near Newport, England, wrote in 1913 re brother in law John Christie GRIFFITHS, who left his wife and child there and came to Melbourne, but has not been heard from since; maintenance needed. Found. 5 pages, list 75.
COLL, Dolly (Amelia A.) Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William Coll, who left there some years ago ‘and is chief of police in Melbourne’. She is the daughter of Patrick. Police find he was a constable who resigned in 1883. Another brother John, retired policeman, is located. 6 pages, List 46.
COLLIER, Peter, Oldham, Manchester England, wrote in 1906 re his father William, a joiner, who arrived Melbourne 1852, returned home in 1877 and died there. He is the only son and believes his family have secretly disposed of his father’s property in Victoria. 10 pages, List 56.
COLLINGWOOD, Henry, and son Charles, c64 and 44 years, sought by British Consulate in Boston US in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Ellen COOK, who is Henry’s daughter. Not found. 9 pages, List 26.
COLLINS, Florence Louise. Sought by sister Edith CRESSWELL of Liverpool England in 1915. She had arrived in 1914 and worked as a cook. Found interstate. 4 pages, List 8.
COLLINS, Joseph Henry, of Mulley/Mutley?, Plymouth England, wrote in 1902 re Mrs. William MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne. ‘… as the conveyance of a little property cannot be effected without particulars from her …’. Encloses a letter for her, which is still on the file, and shows he was her uncle and her given name was Annie. 4 pages List 5.
COLLINS, William, sought by relative William Collins CLEGG, Morley, England, in 1898. He was late of the Star Bakery; found in Abbotsford. 5 pages, List 27.
COLLINSON, George William, information sought by wife M., Islington, Liverpool England in 1909; has heard he suicided; no trace. 7 pages, List 62.
COLLIS, Henry George. Sought by mother Merry Madeline Collis, now Mrs. LITTLETON, via agent D. READY, Bengal India, in 1910. Collis was born Bengal India in 1861 and is now probable heir to an estate. Not found. 5 pages, List 5.
COLLITON, I.J., wrote from Philadelphia, P.A., USA in 1916 re Margaret SHIELDS, sister, and uncles Joseph & Patrick LYNCH of his mother Kate. She tried to find them in 1908, and is now dead, and he is trying again. They were born in Queens Co. Ireland, and went to Australia over 50 years ago. Not found. 15 pages, List 6.
COLLIVER, Richard, of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1895 re Thomas Colliver, late of the English Navy. 11 pages, List 4.
COLLON, William Wade, Co. Louth Ireland, wrote in 1864 re Robert WADE, a native, 32 years of age, who was in the police force, and whose aunt Teresa WADE was anxious to hear from him. Police report his death. 5 pages, some damaged, List 15.
COLLOPY, Lucy, Ellen and Michael, sought by their sister’s child Nellie O’CONNOR, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, in 1912; not heard from for some years. Not found. 6 pages, List 70.
COMERFORD, L. of Islington England, asks police in 1900 to check if Edmund BURKE has taken ship’s passage from Western Australia to Qld. 5 pages, List 18.
COMERFORD, Richard, sought by nephew Michael, c/- Milwaukee Sentinel, USA, in 1901. Four brothers, John, Martin, Richard and James, left Kilkenny Ireland in the 1840s. The others went to the USA, but Richard and an unnamed sister went to Australia. The writer is a son of John. Not found, despite interstate search. 14 pages, List 40.
CONANT, Pigott, solicitor, Wonthaggi, wrote strange letters to the police department in 1913. Interviewed, he informs police that his wife suffers from delusions and that she had written. 14 pages, List 107.
CONBOY, James, sought by wife Bertha, Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1915. A plasterer, he left in 1912 and hadn’t been heard from for some months. Found, he promised to write but didn’t. A later letter from her and Thomas HOLT, of the Plantation Mill Ring Spinning Co. Blackburn, her employer, asks help. Found to have enlisted in the AIF. 19 pages, List 53.
CONE, William D., sought by sister Sara Cone, Utica, New York USA in 1910; believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 10 pages, List 65.
CONIFFE, Catherine, wrote from Cork Ireland in 1896 re brother Patrick COLLINS, who had been clerk to Mr. HAYES who kept a corn mill some years ago. He was a native of Cork, 40-59 years old, went ‘on the land’. Two letters from him on file, one from Cobram in 1888. Not found. 12 pages, List 33.
CONLON, Mortimer, sought by daughter Mrs T. LIFFLEET/SIFFLEET, Wellington New Zealand, in 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 78.
CONNELL, Daniel, sought by sister Ann HIGGINS, Philadelphia USA in 1895. List 79.
CONNELL, William, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896 re his daughter Mrs. FINLEY/FINDLAY, who has written to him of her husband’s ill-treatment, and is suicidal . He gives details of his own background; arrived 1854, joined gold escort, later to Otago for police force there. Her sister Mrs. Robert GROUNDS has also had a letter from her. Police report shows she is a prostitute. 6 pages, List 29.
CONNER, Mrs Margaret of New York City writes in 1894 re brothers Patrick and Michael O’NEILL. 9 pages.
CONNIFF, Matthew, sought by niece May M. LOUTH of Newcastle on Tyne England in 1914. He is an ex sergeant of police. Report shows he is dead, but son Matthew located. 8 pages, List 7.
CONNLY, John. Sought by Mrs. John BARRY of Dunedin New Zealand. He was formerly in the police force and retired c30 years ago. Police establish the name is CONNOLLY and he had died. 4 pages, List 7.
CONNOLLY/CONNELLY, Joseph, left Liverpool 1895, sailor, wife M.J. “left pennyless with 2 little children” 2 and 4 years. On arrival in Melbourne he deserted ship. Two letters from wife; not found. 17 pages, List 25.
CONNOLLY, Michael, sought by daughter Elizabeth CASEY, Chicago USA, in 1914; an old man, was at Beechworth. Found. 3 pages, List 78.
CONRAN, William Massey, of Burbank, USA wrote in 1917 re descendants of D.M. Conran, Sergt H.M. 50th Regiment, or his son Hubert, who left Manchester England in 1848, a civil engineer and railroad surveyor, also descendants of James, born 1808 Ballingmore Parish, Ballenlop, Co Wicklow Ireland. Police interview all Conrans in Victoria, who are no relation. The file then sent to Queensland, and a Mary Conran undertakes to write to him, although she thinks no relation. 12 pages, List 6.
CONROY, Francis, BAllygowan Abbey, Loughrea, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1914 asking whether James MARTIN of Bendigo was still alive; he is next of kin. 4 pages, List 76.
CONROY, Miss Julia of Preston England, wrote in 1919 re Edward L. NUTTALL. She had had a maintenance order served on him in Sydney, but he denies paternity of her child. He had been in the Australian army and was in the Sydney police force. 6 pages.
CONSTANTINE, Charlotte Anne, widow, Jamaica, West Indies. Chief of Police writes on her behalf in 1914; she believes she is the beneficiary of her uncle George T. BRIGGS, who died in Ballarat. Copy of letter from John R. FAIRWEATHER, Rokewood, on file. 7 pages, List 76.
CONVENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD, New York, USA. Sister Mary St. Celestine writes from there in 1892 re Michael KENNEDY, once a member of the Victorian police force. The only serving police member says he does not know her or anyone in New York. 3 pages. List 2.
CONWAY, John Harris. High Commissioner’s Office, London England wrote in 1917 on behalf of Octavius T. Price, solicitor, Newent, Gloucester England re Conway. His relatives were anxious about him; he was an old age pensioner. 6 pages.
CONWAY, Margaret, bookseller, Aberdeen Scotland wrote a number of letters in 1907 re her son John A., who left Melbourne for Broken Hill and had been missing for 18 months. Copy of letter from him on file, and arrangements re returning his property. 26 pages, List 56.
CONWAY, Michael of San Luis Obisfro (?) California wrote in 1900 re his brother James CONWAY, formerly a policeman in Co. Cavan Ireland and then in Victoria. 2 pages.
CONWAY, Patrick, Castleconnell, Co Limerick Ireland, sought by cousin Margaret BOLAND nee MURRAY, Sydney, in 1907. He had been in Victoria police force 25 years ago. Police find Patrick William Conway, ex member, is wanted by his wife for maintenance. 7 pages, List 56.
COOK, Ada Mabel, sought by husband James, Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1910. She left there in 1904; they are separated and he pays maintenance. Asks her domestic arrangements, which police refuse to give. 7 pages, list 63.
COOK, Francis B., Lance Corporal in Gloucestershire Regiment, based at Malta, enquires about joining Vic. Police, 1912. 3 pages, List 14.
COOKE, Gnl. [General?] W. of Burnham Crouch, Essex, wrote in 1899 re his housekeeper’s son, Edmond Charles DORMAN, who left England 8 years ago. Found. 9 pages, List 17.
COOKE, George, wrote from Arlington, Rhode Island USA in 1896 re his son George, who left Ireland in 1885 for Qld, aged 28 years. His siblings were Alice, Samuel, Maggie, David, Thomas and Jane. The family left for the US in 1891. Not found. 7 pages, List 32.
COONEY, Patrick, sought by John McCoy, Veterans House, Auckland New Zealand in 1911; he was late of the 40th Regiment. Detailed report, died in 1908. 9 pages, List 69.
COOPER, Charles, sought by wife N., Middleton, England, in 1914; he was a gardener, last heard of in 1913 when working in Brighton for Mrs ROMM. Found, 4 pages, List 77.
COOPER, Samuel, West Hartlepool, Durham England, wrote in 1915 re his son Frank, an engineer, who was at Footscray, but hadn’t been heard from for some years. Found. 5 pages and photo. List 54.
COOPER, Mrs. W.H.N. of Dayton Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 trying to find the brother of Dr. W.H.N. Cooper, veterinary surgeon, who was said to be in Australia on a sheep and ostrich farm. 1 page, List 4.
COOTE, Samuel Henry, wrote from Chicago USA in 1897 re his brothers James and William and sister Sarah who married William SHIELDS. Found. 6 pages, List 45.
COPPEN, Edward John, sought by Elsie Coppen, Christchurch New Zealand, in 1915; last heard from on a troopship. Traced. 5 pages, List 79.
CORBETT, C.W. Writes from New York to American Consul in Melbourne in 1919, on behalf of Mrs. Catherine McLAUGHLIN of Quincey Mass., re a newspaper advertisement seeking FLAHERTY/HART relatives. Police find the inquiry genuine; Clara JEWETT of Melbourne was seeking her mother’s relations; they were from Co. Sligo Ireland. 4 pages, List 11.
CORBETT, John Henry. Arrived Brisbane c1867 from England, last wrote to friends there in 1870, Constable H. Corbett wrote ‘is nearly related’ to ask if the department would check to see if the John Corbett murdered in Queensland was the same person. Reply states not the same; the murdered man was from Co. Clare Ireland, 30-35 years. 6 pages, List 11.
CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilrush, Thurles, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1912, re his uncles James and John, who left Ireland c40 years ago. He was writing on behalf of his father Patrick, formerly of Knokalough, Drombane, Co Tipperary. Found. 10 pages, List 70.
CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilnish, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Ireland in 1912, thanking police for finding his uncles, and asking about joining the Victorian police force. 3 pages, List 32.
CORBITT, Alice Jane, of Montreal Canada, wife of Mathew Walker Corbitt, wrote in 1898 re his sisters, Anna Margaret, and the wife of George PERRY, photographer. He left Melbourne 1860. Found. 7 pages, List 18.
CORCORAN, Francis, Irish. Left wife and child at Glasgow Scotland in 1913 and sailed on a ship to New Zealand as a fireman. In 1916 she asked police to find him, believed in Melbourne, as she had received no maintenance for over a year. Found. 16 pages, List 53.
CORCORAN, John, of Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894 re his sister, whose first marriage was to TURNER, and second marriage had been to William DONALDSON. Found. 8 pages, List 17.
CORCORAN, Michael, sought by nephew Sgt. J.C. Corcoran of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Delvine Co. Westmeath in 1920. He left Ireland over 50 years ago, was born Leitrim, Parish of Kilbride, and his mother was Flanagan. Found. 6 pages, List 17.
CORDNO, Bella of Oamaru New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her brother William Cordno, carpenter. She has newly arrived in the colony and hasn’t seen him for many years. 10 pages, List 14.
CORFIELD, Patrick, sought by New Zealand police in 1894; not found. Other Corfield names contacted. 16 pages, List 17.
CORK, Joseph. Wife Martha, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1917, seeking him. He was a seaman who had deserted her and their three children, and sometimes used the name COOKE. 5 pages, List 18.
CORMICK, J.B., of London England, wrote in 1898 re his brother Railston Cormick. Found. 5 pages, List 14.
CORNELL, Thomas H. Wrote from Hamilton Victoria in 1908 seeking details of heath of his brother George, killed in South Africa. 4 pages, List 21.
CORNFORTH, William Francis, left UK for Australia in 1853, not heard from since 1862; would be around 80 years old. William URPETH, North Shields UK wrote in 1900 on behalf of his 2 sisters there. Not found. 6 pages, List 37.
CORWIN, M.T., wrote from Boatman’s Bank, St. Louis, in 1901, asking for information on purchasing “weapons of the original natives”. 2 pages, List 40.
COSGROVE, John, Charlestown, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 seeking his brother Bernhard and sister Margaret (Mrs John DORAN); police locate sister interstate. 4 pages, List 60.
COSGROVE, John, left Ireland c1887, had cousins Pat and J. Information sought by U.S. Consul in 1911. Not found. 8 pages, List 67.
COSTELLO, Miss Annie, of Brooklyn, New York USA wrote in 1920 re her sister Mary, whom she has not heard from in three years. Annie is Mrs. SCHRADER, and her letters were censored during the war, as her husband is German. 11 pages.
COSTELLO, Arthur, Yanco Siding via Nerrandera NSW, wrote in 1912 re his wife who left there for Melbourne to bring a 12 year old daughter home, and hasn’t returned. He has had a letter saying she won’t be returning, and asks police to find her. He also names the father of the child, who was being cared for by Mrs CHESSELL/CHASSELL of Fitzroy. Domestic arrangements are informative. 6 pages, List 102.
COSTELLO, J.J., Royal Irish Constabulary, Portumna, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1915 re James MARTIN who is claiming a share of an estate there. Asks if he is genuine, also if solicitor Daniel HOGAN is also genuine; police confirm both. Martin was born in Sydney, but father came from Galway. 5 pages, List 7.
COSTELLO, James, Plumstead, Wo0lwich, England, wrote in 1906 re his brothers John and Patrick. John left Athlone Co Westmeath Ireland c40 years before, joined police force and served until 1862. Despite extensive search and contact with a number of Costello families, they were not found. 32 pages, List 49.
COSTELLO, Richard, Cambridge, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Patrick, who left for Australia c45 years ago, accompanied by Edward Costello. John was in the police station. Various Costello families interviewed, but not found. 8 pages, List 60.
COTTER, William, sought by Miss A.L. CLIFFORD, Newark, New Jersey USA, in 1914. A native of Kildorry, Co Cork Ireland, he was last heard of c1855 and is her father’s uncle. Not found. 16 pages, List 78.
COTTON, T.H. of Putney, London, England, wrote in 1919 re his cousin Phyllis LOCK. His grandparents anxious to hear from her. 6 pages.
COUCH, Albert Adams, sought by mother E. Couch in Dartmouth England in 1897. Left England 14 years ago. Found. 6 pages, List 20.
COUCHMAN, T. of Elsternwick Victoria, wrote to New Scotland Yard in 1911 enquiring about a family named WRIGHT and a son Loftus. 3 pages. List 15.
COUPER, Mrs. Jean, wrote from Hamilton Ontario Canada in 1915 re her son William, who left Glasgow Scotland six years and was a butcher. Police find he has joined the A.I.F. 6 pages, List 8.
COURT, James Spry and son Paul Major, sought by Chief Constable Bristol England in 1914; they havea been left a legacy. Found. 6 pages, List 76.
COURTNEY, Charles, wrote in 1916 from British minesweeper ‘Greyhound 2’, asking police to find his mother. He left his home in South Melbourne c1906. Found. 3 pages, List 53.
COWIE, Alexander, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1915 re his son John, 24 years, a carpenter, who came to Australia four years ago and has not been heard of since. Not found. 5 pages, List 11.
COWIE, Roseina. Died Wellington New Zealand in 1918. Public Trustee seeks her two children, Margaret Greta RAMSAY born Melbourne 1893 and Antony Louis HARVEY born 1900, both legally adopted by Antony Louis Francis & Mary Emma BAJOMEZ in 1905. 3 pages, List 24
COWIESON, Margaret of Leeds England, wrote in 1894 re her sister and her husband Alex. MacGREGOR, who formerly lived in New Zealand, then came to Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 17.
COX, Mrs. E. of Withington, Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re her husband John Albert Cox. Her two daughters are to benefit from a life assurance policy on him. ‘It would give me great pleasure to hear he was well in health, working and able to keep himself in a respectable manner, which I am sorry to say he did not do for years before he left England.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 6.
COX, Mrs. Ellen of Waltham, Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re Cornelius DOWNEY, a businessman in Melbourne, aged about 65 years. 4 pages, List 4A.
COX, Samuel, sought by wife at Pentland, Teignmouth, Devon England, in 1914. He is a blacksmith, last heard of in Melbourne. She has two children who are ‘on the parish’. 7 pages, List 76.
COX, Captain Talbot Ashley, wrote from Canton in 1860, enclosing a letter from Daniel FEALEY, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot, asking for his sister Ellen to contact him. Family details given, including naming brother John and sister Bridget. Ellen left home when he was a child, and is supposed to have married in Melbourne. She is not located and both letters remain on the file. 6 pages, List 41.
COX, William, left England c1896 for Melbourne, not heard from since. In 1909 his brother Thomas, Works Department, London Corporation England, asked police to find him. 7 pages, List 60.
CRAIGMILE, Charles, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1897 re his brother Sandy, who was supposed to have been killed in a Victorian gold mine. He landed in Victoria c40 years previously. Charles claims that an imposter has claimed the estate and spent thousands of pounds that should have been his. 7 pages, List 20.
CRANE/CREAN, Daniel, Rochester New York U.S.A., wrote in 1917 re his father’s brother James Crane/Crean, a native of Co. Sligo Ireland who came to the goldfields, did well, and died unmarried. Some years ago Otto T. Daly, a private detective, claimed to have found James Crane and wanted Daniel to give him sole control of the estate that James left. Daniel refused, but now is trying to find the details for himself. (See Daly entry for earlier letter). List 6, 5 pages.
CRANE, James of Gateshead England, wrote in 1892 re his uncle Thomas CRANE, a jeweller in Melbourne. 2 pages. List 2.
CRANFIELD, Eli, Little Yeldham, Essex England, wrote in 1907 re his aunt Mrs. William Cranfield. Not found. 8 pages, List 57.
CRANSWICK, William Franceys, wanted for fraud in Kimberley South Africa in 1907. English, c50 years accountant. Photo. 10 pages, List 56.
CRAWFORD, Mrs. Elizabeth, Greenock Scotland, wrote in 1894 re the alleged bigamy of her husband John, an engineer, some years resident in Melbourne. Police find that he lived firstly with Johanna McDONALD who died, as Mrs. Crawford, in 1887, then with Lillie or Elizabeth EDMUNDS, by whom he has two daughters, Nellie Victoria and Lillian Hilda Irene, both registered as illegitimate. 5 Pages. List 5.
CRAWFORD, Mrs. Ellen of Addington Natal South Africa wrote in 1892 re her sister Frances BISHOP, 44 years and single. Wanted enquiry made quietly, ‘as she has ceased all correspondence with her family’. 5 pages. List 2.
CRAWFORD, M.E., former inspector of the Metropolitan Police London, and now with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, writes re Mrs. Mary Florence GLASSCOCK who left Melbourne and arrived in England in 1914. She has a child, Leonard ROGERS, with her. He suspects she is ill-treating the child, and seeks details of her background. Local police report she was formerly Polly O’GRADY, who married a bookmaker named MADDEN, then Glasscock, who died and left her very wealthy. The boy’s background is unknown, but she has looked after him for 9 years. 7 pages, List 8.
CRAWSHAW, Ann, wrote from Swinton Manchester UK in 1894 re her brother John DEALTRY. 5 pages, List 28.
CREANE, Mrs E., BAttersea England, wrote in 1919 seeking her sister Mrs CONDON; found in North Melbourne. 6 pages, List 80.
CREER, D., Baldrine, Lonan, Isle of Man, wrote in 1910 re brother John, a ship’s steward, sent to Melbourne by father in 1887 because of drinking problem, not heard from since. Not found. 6 pages, List 67.
CREIGMILE, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, whom he has heard died in 1892 at Ballarat. He is next of kin. No such death found. 4 pages, List 4A.
CRIEGMILE/CRIEGMILL, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, believes he died at Bendigo in 1892, very wealthy. Miss ARCHIBALD of Davenport New Zealand writes an indecipherable letter, possibly on his behalf. No trace found. 18 pages, List 25.
CREW, Florence, Stoke Newington, England, wrote in 1916 re husband Alfred John Crew, who left London for Australia c1912, not heard from for 6 months. She is ill, has 3 children, wants maintenance from him. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 53.
CRITCHLEY, William Henry. Information sought by Mrs. Edith Critchley of Broadstairs, England, in 1898. 2 pages, List 26.
CROMIE, H.J., Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, wrote in 1913 re brother Joseph, who was in the police force; some family details given. 5 pages, List 74.
CRONIN, Mrs. Mary, of Pittsburg US, and her sister Mrs. Thomas CARR, both wrote in 1918 re their nieces Melba and Kathleen HOGG. Their mother, formerly Kate FITZPATRICK, died about 10 years ago, their father John Morrison HOGG had remarried. They had three brothers, Jack, James and Stewart; the first two were killed in the war. Found. 8 pages, most in extremely poor condition, List 16.
CROOKS, Miss Mary J. of Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1909 re her aunt Violetta KOLLNER, last heard from ten years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 18.
CROSBIE, Henry, sought by father Mr. H. Crosbie of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England in 1905. He had not heard from him since 1893; ‘he has been a heavy trial to me half his life’. Would now be 40 years of age. Found in Melbourne. 5 pages, List 12.
CROSBIE, Henry, Marshfield, near Chippenham, England, wrote in 1919, re his son Henry, not heard from for a long time; found, has a wife and family. 6 pages, List 82.
CROSKEY, Henry. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1915 on behalf of Consul at Chefoo, China. Croskey married wife Elizabeth in Amoy China in 1903; he was an old Philadelphia family. Someone has told his wife he was in Melbourne in 1911; police find no trace. 4 pages, List 8.
CROSSEN, Mrs. Janet of North Woolwich, England, wrote in 1894 re her husband William, a cook. Left her and two children about three years ago, his father a doctor in Melbourne. 17 pages.
CROUCH, Edwin, Police Inspector, Singapore, formerly in the army, seeks employment in Victorian police force, 1909. 3 pages, List 41.
CROWE, John W. of Edgley N.W.T. Canada, wrote n 1894 re his brother William FULTON who left there and was last heard of n Australia in 1886/7. 5 pages, List 4.
CROWLEY, Margaret, sought by brother Edward, engineer, Bridgeport, Conn., USA, in 1906. She left Ireland c36 years ago and not heard from for 25 years. Not found. 7 pages, List 48.
CRYER, Alice, Swinton, near Manchester UK, wrote in 1918 re William STOREY, who left there 23 years ago for Melbourne, and William, Thomas and Alicia COURTNEY; her mother is their niece. Her father was Constable John WATT of South Australian police. Found. 6 pages, List 55.
CSMORTANYI, Louis. Died in his hut on the Victorian goldfields 1888. Born Hungary. File re property left by him. 18 pages. List 5.
CUCKOW, George, of Indianapolis Indiana, USA, wrote in 1893 re his long lost brother Robert, a native of Maidstone Kent England, who emigrated to South Africa in 1884. A brick mason, he left there with his wife Emily Sarah and daughter Jessie. 4 pages, List 3.
CUFF, St. Lawrence of Wandsworth, London England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle, ex constable John BARRY, who retired c1894, and was the author of a police guide to duties. Police locate family. 10 pages, List 8.
CULLEN, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Bray Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland in 1895 re her son George; hasn’t heard for 15 months. 3 pages, List 28.
CUMMINGS, John, sought by nephew George J. MURPHY of Yonkers New York USA in 1909, on behalf of his mother Louisa, born Co Kildare Ireland. He had a brother Alexander. Not found. 13 pages, List 60.
CUMMINS, Harry H., of Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1904. The wife of J.J.G. RHODES of Kimberley. South Africa, had arrived there with H.J. BOWEN, and was posing as his wife. Divorce papers were on the way from South Africa. Cummins asks police assistance, as it appears the couple had left for Melbourne. Police decline, stating it was not police business. 4 Pages, List 9.
CUNNINGHAM, Bernard, sought by James Cunningham, Drumgreenah, Rathfriland, Co Down Ireland, in 1915. His widow Johanna located at Brunswick. 4 pages, Lists 80.
CURRAN, Michael, sought by niece Catherine Agnes DONOHUE RUDD, New York USA, in 1911. He was born at Gurten Co Leitrim Ireland. 7 pages, List 67.
CURRAN, Nicholas wrote on letterhead of Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass., USA in 1919 re his sister Mary who left Ireland c30 years ago and was married to a man named LYNCH, from Co. Limerick. They had three boys. 5 pages.
CURRAN, Patrick. Information sought by Rosalie LOEW, attorney, New York. Found. 6 pages, List 25.
CURRAN, Thomas, wrote on letterhead of Grand Union Hotel, New York in 1895 re Patrick CURRAN, last heard from in poor health; other address is Waterbury, Conn. 1 page, List 28.
CURRIE, William, wrote from Sligo Ireland in 1895 re a report that his brother Daniel, of Paily, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia 14 years ago, a book-keeper, was the person who died in an insane asylum. Confirmed. 7 pages, List 30.
CURTIS, Aubrey C., sought by Rev. Harold E. Curtis, Holbeach, Lincs., England in 1912; he as executor of his father’s will. Aubrey was a school master; found interstate. 11 pages, List 72.
CURTIS, Jack Adams, of Buffalo, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 seeking his uncle Thomas Curtis. Jack is in local police force and came to the USA 40 years ago. His mother lives in Michigan with youngest brother Frank. Thomas was born at Stoney, Stratford, Bucks, England and came to Australia c50 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 12.
CUTHBERT, Jane. Wrote from Newcastle on Tyne England in 1913, re her husband Edward, who left there 18 months ago. She and their 3 children are destitute. Located by police. 12 pages and photo, List 13.
CUTHBERT, Jane, South Byker, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote in 1915 re husband Edward, no maintenance for 3 years. Not found. List 54.
CUTLAND, E. of Bristol England, wrote in 1917 re his son Charles. He has heard he was drowned in Melbourne in 1915, but has heard nothing from wife. Widow is found with five young children and in poor circumstances; she is illiterate. 4 pages. List 6.
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DABDOUB, Hanna J., wrote on letterhead from Bethlehem, Palestine in 1900, asking when Exhibition will be held – she exhibited in Chicago Exhibition in 1893. 1 page, side damaged. List 26.
DA COSTA, Stanley Donald Campbell, 23 years, sought by High Commissioner, London, on behalf of relative Mrs. A.G. GEDYE in 1916. Found. 11 pages, List 55.
DACRE, Ernest John, alias WARD. Photographer and bigamist. Married Elizabeth GRAHAM in Sydney in 1900 as well as another woman with initials M.E., who was a teacher. Charged by Scotland Yard with stealing wife’s property; Old Bailey court case. 11 pages and photo in one file, 9 pages in another file. List 12.
DAGG, James, Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Beatrice; sent her boat ticket for return, but she hasn’t arrived. 4 pages, List 66.
DALE, Dr. William Kelynack. Information sought by wife Laura, St. Keverne, Cornwall, in 1901; hasn’t heard from him since 1896. Found. 12 pages, List 41.
DALEY, Mrs John, Waihi, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband’s death in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 60.
DALGETY, Andrew, left Forfarshire Scotland 1851. Brother George H. Dalgety of South Lima, New York, USA, wrote in 1904, has heard from him in many years. 9 pages, List 5.
DALLAS, E.R., Lahore, Punjab, India, wrote in 1915 re Alexander Dallas, who was under the care of the Lunancy Department. 4 pages, List 80.
DALY, Daniel, of San Francisco, USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother Philip, born Co. Meath Ireland, c48 yrs old, last heard from 20 yrs ago. 13 pages, List 18.
DALY, O., private detective, wrote from Rochester New York in 1907 re James CRANE or CREAN who left Sligo Ireland c.1862 for Australian goldfields and has not been heard from in 40 years. 7 pages. See also subsequent letter from Daniel CRANE/CREAN in 1917.
DANZIGER, George, of Cheltenham Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re Jacob DANZIGER, ‘his aged parents are anxious’. Found. 4 pages, List 6.
D’ARC, Madame A. Jane, wrote from D’Arc’s Grand Waxworks, Cardiff, South Wales re her daughter Emily, who had left her father’s touring company the Marionette Troupe, in Australia. Emily was using the name Mrs. JOHNSON and was found in Brisbane. 8 pages, List 2.. Further letter from mother re child left behind. 6 pages, List 5.
DARLING, Mrs Margaret, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England, wrote in 1910 re George SLATER, joiner, who went to Australia c50 years ago; not heard from for 20 years. His siblings were William, Joseph and Mary; Mary, now Mrs William MARSHALL, located. 8 pages, List 66.
DARRAH, Thomas Edward, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1913 re father Edmund, watchmaker at Geelong, not heard from for 3 years. Found. 3 pages, List 73.
DASHWAY, Charles, of Harmston’s Circus, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1896. A workman named Jose MURPHY had died in Singapore, and Dashwood held money owing to him. Among his papers was a letter from a woman begging for financial help, and this is on the file. Police find his real name was Joss SHEEHAN, and his wife Annie was the person who wrote; she is now living with her mother Mrs. HURST. 8 pages, List 15.
DAVEY, James of Jagersfontein OFS, South Africa wrote in 1914 re his brother Raleigh, now in a lunatic asylum, asking what crime he had committed. 5 pages. List 2.
DAVEY, Walter. Metropolitan Police Office, Public Carriage Branch, New Scotland Yard, London, wrote in 1919. Davey was living in London and had applied to act as conductor on stage carriages. Police ask if his background in Melbourne is correct; police confirm he is a sober respectable man. There is a small photograph attached to the file. 4 pages, List 12.
DAVIDSON, Andrew Martin, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1911 re half brother Soren ANDERSON, born Norway; they were separated on death of parents David and Olera nee OLESAN. Not found. 9 pages, List 68.
DAVIDSON, Anton M., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1915 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who was from their mother’s first marriage and would be c80 years old. Not seen for 40 years ; 3 letters. Not found. 20 pages, List 53.
DAVIDSON, Anton Martin, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who left Norway years ago and was believed near Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 51.
DAVIES, Miss Annie, Llanfarion, Aberystwyth, Wales, wrote in 1902 re Mary PHILLIPS nee DONOGHUE, who married William Phillips in Melbourne in 1856; her father’s name was Dennis, mother Joanna nee HERON. The couple lived in North Melbourne and he was a teamster. Police locate a cousin, – MURRAY. 8 pages, List 44.
DAVIES, Arthur A., Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1910 re aunt Mrs. John REYNOLDS, whose husband is a blacksmith; were at Footscray. Found. 9 pages, list 63.
DAVIES, George, Inspector, Preston police, wrote in 1915 re his brother’s widow Esther Rose, who left two daughters in England with her sister and came to Melbourne. He believes she may have married again; has not paid maintenance for the children’s upkeep. Found under name ROBERTS. 8 pages, List 116.
DAVIES, Herman George Tankersly, 32 years. Information sought by wife Mrs. B. Davies, Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Auckland New Zealand, in 1917. He was supposed to b e living with Mary MOODY by whom he has had a child. 5 pages, List 51.
DAVIES, Howard, sought by Deputy Chief Constable, Pembrokeshire Constabulary, Haverford West Castle, in 1914. He was a Nonconformist minister. His sister has not heard from him for over a year. Found. 4 pages, List 8.
DAVIES, William, timber merchant, c75 years, sought by Mrs. John A. DAVIES, Cleveland Ohio USA in 1902. Police find he died at Foster in 1901, leaving an estate, and solicitors in Cardiff, Wales are handling the estate. 8 pages, List 43.
DAVIES, William, Swansea, South Wales, wrote in 1913 re son Edward, not heard from for over 20 years, was then in Melbourne, a ship’s carpenter, 52 years ‘fond of drink’. He is over 80 years. Not found. 9 pages, List 74.
DAVIS, Benjamin. Writes from Manchester England in 1904 re his brother David, his wife and family, and David’s father in law Homan RICE, late of Co Mallow Ireland, who sailed for Melbourne in 1885. David and Homan went into business together as watchmakers and jewellers. Not found. 14 pages, List 23.
DAVIS, Lady Ella A., Chipping Norton, England, wrote in 1913; has heard a rumour that a young man named LOCKWOOD has died in Melbourne. Her two stepbrothers are Francis and Nigel Lockwood are in Australia, asks if it is one of them. File reveals no record of any deaths. 4 pages, List 74.
DAVIS, Mrs. K., of Pleasantville, New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re her relative John BIRMINGHAM who left Philadelphia in 1878 and settled in Australia. He was a carpenter and builder. Police interview several Birmingham people, but fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 7.
DAVIS, Mrs. M.A., Liverpool, England, wrote in 1906 re Peter PLUNKETT; not found. 7 pages, List 49.
DAVIS, W., Bethnal Green, London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother J.W., 24 years, last heardd of at Cobram. Not found. 8 pages, List 78.
DAVOREN, Bridge Agnes,, born Co. Galway, sought by nephew Peter F. McNEILL, son of her sister Maria; refers to earlier letter, not on file. 2 pages, List 28.
DAVOREN, Mrs. Ellen, Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland, wrote in 1909 re husband James, who left her and their four children 7 years ago for Melbourne. Apart from a photograph, she’s heard nothing since, Police track down a poor quality proof copy of the photo, and locate him. 9 pages, List 41.
DAVY, John James, last heard of in Melbourne in 1897, sought by brother T.W. of Moorside, Neston, Cheshire England in 1901. Not found. 18 pages, some damaged. List 40.
DAWES, Harry, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1906 re his father George, a butcher, born 1861, who left England in 1885; not heard from for years. Not found. 7 pages, List 55.
DAWES, Isaac, convicted at Stafford c1847 and transported to Australia. Son in India sought details (his letter not on file). Brother Charles located. 5 pages, List 41.
DAWSON, Harry, Brooklands Farm, Brompton, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1919 has been told his sister Sarah McLEAN died in Melbourne in 1918. Seeks details of her estate; detailed report provided. 5 pages, List 82.
DAWSON, Robert, sought by wife Mary, Glasgow, Scotland in 1918. File contains copy of a letter sent to her by Mrs J. RANKIN of Richmond, reporting on her husband. Mary refused to join him in Australia; personal details given. 7 pages, List 81.
DAY, Mrs. T.A., of Victoria, B.C., Canada, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Mrs. Annie SWANNIE; hasn’t heard from her for 3-4 months. Police find she married Mervyn George SWEENEY before leaving Canada, and the pair are living in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 11.
DAYNES, Edward. Sought by Mrs. S. Daynes of Norwich, Norfolk England in 1899. He was transported in 1842, opened a shop in Geelong ‘married a rich lady’, no issue, and last heard of twenty years ago. Police find an Edward DINES was in business in Geelong, but no Daynes. 8 pages, List 17.
DEAN, Mrs. C., Catford, England, wrote in 1917 re Mrs. Grace INGRAM; was writing on behalf of her mother. Found at Willow Grove. 6 pages, List 51.
DEARNESS, Archibald, sought by W.H. BEVIDGE, North Shields, England, in 1892. He was from Orkney Scotland, 55 years, last heard of in 1868 when at Golden Square. Found to have died. 3 pages, List 76.
DEEN, Fatta. The Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1913 regarding this man, asking details of his activities in Australia, and to be notified if he returned to India. Police report he married an Italian, Marjorie F. LARMA, and she has written articles in the Euroa Advertiser and issued a pamphlet Proof of Prophet Mohammad and way of Eternal Life, a copy of which is on the file. Their movements in Victoria and New South Wales are detailed. 24 pages, List 12.
DEEVY, Richard, wrote from Ballycomey, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, in 1899 re his brother James, who left for Melbourne in 1857 and was last heard of c.35 years ago. James would now be 66 years old. 2 pages, List 3.
DEGEN/DEIGN, Herman. (‘or some name like that’) Accidentally killed in Los Angeles in 1898. George B. STUDD, supt. Peniel Hall Mission writes seeking his family, he had 2 adult sons believed to be in Melbourne, was German, a painter 50-55 years old. Not found. 13 pages, List 23.
DEGERMARK, Carl F., wrote from Denver Colorado USA in 1897 re his brother in law James ISACHSEN, native of Norway, 29 years, not heard from for some years. Not found. 7 pages, List 36.
DEGUET, C.A. A Frenchman, he absconded from Adelaide in 1915, owing money . He was 55-60 years of age, and had been at Goodwood South Australia. 5 pages, List 12.
DEITLY, Charles S., recently arrived from the US, committed suicide in Melbourne. Report compiled for US Consul. 8 pages, List 60.
DELANEY, Margaret. Wrote from Belfast Ireland in 1899 re her sister Anna Cecilia MOFFATT, who died in 1898 in the South Yarra home of their brother George DOUGLAS. Requests information re her estate. 6 pages, List 23.
DELANEY, Margaret. In 1908 Mr A. Douglas CHARLWOOD of Cliftonville Belfast Ireland, wrote on her behalf re her brother George DOUGLAS, brass founder. His son Edward located. 5 pages, List 59.
DELANEY, Roderick R., of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1893 re his sister Mary Ann and her husband James FOX, who left there c26 years ago and were last heard of in Queensland. 2 pages, List 3.
DELANY, Jeremiah, Colour Sgt, 20th Royal Foot, writes from Portsmouth England in 1862 re his brother P. Delany, who was in Victorian police force. Hasn’t heard from him for 18 months. 2 pages, List 5.
de la RONDE, Major S.E., Chief Constable, Ottawa, Canada, wrote in 1905 re his uncle William TEASDALE, who died ‘a few years ago’. Police find he died in 1901 and former employer Robertson & Wagner paid the funeral expenses. 4 pages, List 48.
DELOT, Marc, sought by sister Mrs. Widow E. MIGNOT of Port Louis, Mauritius via E.A. BUNNEFIND of Sydney, who wrote on her behalf in 1906. Not found. 6 pages, List 48.
DELUY, Jean Baptiste. French Consul in Melbourne asks police to find him in 1882, on behalf of his daughter Eugenie in Marseilles, France. Not heard from since 1878. Found. 10 pages, List 42.
DEMERS, L.H., a Canadian, writes from New York in 1898 re his brother Joseph Davis de MERS (who spells his surname ‘the old way’) and was at Coopers Creek. 4 pages, List 4.
DENIO, Ephraim, Detroit, Michigan USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Prosper DENNIAULT, originally lived in Canada but left for Australia via New York and not heard from since. The writer is 78 years old. Not found. 5 pages, List 69.
DENNETT, Mrs. L.B., Kalispell, Flathead Co. Montana, USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Augustus Innes MACPHERSON, last heard of in Qld. Not found. 11 pages, List 41.
DENNY, D’Arcy, War Office, London, wrote in 1915 re his wife Annie, nee Forster PARSONS, who sailed with her mother Fanny under an assumed name to Australia; her father Charles is located. 3 pages, List 54.
DENT, Hodgson, wrote from Durham England in 1907 re his wife Mary Jane’s father Edward JACKSON, who left there for New Zealand some years since. Police establish he had died and his widow remarried to W. SUTTON. 5 pages, List 23.
DENTON, Miss Amy, of Roxbury, Mass., USA wrote in 1897 re her brother Frank Denton, who left England in 1884, was a local preacher for awhile, stonemason by trade, native of Hull Yorkshire, c35 years. ‘His mother is broken-hearted about him and is very sick’ List 4A
DENTON, Mrs. Frances, Bootle, Liverpool, U.K., wrote in 1910 re her husband Jack. She had received a letter from Albert KINNS, a shipmate, who wrote that Jack had been killed by Indians in Bolivar. She suspects that the letter was written by Jack; it is 2 years since he sent any money for her and their two children. Police investigate and confirm that Kinns did not write the letter. 10 pages, List 41.
DENTON, Louisa, wrote in 1892 re husband Herbert C. Denton who had deserted her. She wrote from Southsea? (England?) 4 pages.
DERHAM, F.W. Wrote from Darlington (U.K.?) in 1904 re his sister Mrs. Fred WILSON, who he hadn’t heard from for some time. Police find both she and her husband, Charles Frederick Wilson, have died. Four children are left Ida, Reginald, Toney and Leonard and details of them are given. 8 pages, List 20.
DERING, Harold, sought by parent W.F. Dering, Seattle, USA, in 1919. He left Iowa in 1915, was 22 yrs old. Not found. 7 pages, List 18.
DE ROUS, Louis Jules. Deputy Chief Police, Brooklyn, New York US, wrote in 1898 seeking details of him, on behalf of family. In 1893 was in Williamstown, married Susan DOYLE, and had 3 children. Wife found. 11 pages, List 24.
DERRICK, A., St Helens, Lancashire England, wrote in 1919 re his brother William, c40 years, not heard from for about 14 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 82.
DERWIN, Patrick, of New York USA wrote in 1894 re his cousin Mary RHATTIGAN, from Longford Ireland, who went to Melbourne in the early 1850s with a batch of emigrants, among whom was Ann RYAN, Catherine ST. JOHN, Sarah BARTLEY, Ellen GLENNAN [?], Catherine KINNEY and Ellen FITZSIMMONS. Ellen GLENNAN [spelling of name not clear] later paid for her brother John to emigrate, and Catherine KINNEY paid for her brother Peter. Patrick has never heard from his cousin since then. 2 pages. List 4.
DE SILVA, Mary, left husband J. at Ceylon, taking 4 of their children with her – Alexander Stewart, 15 yrs, Cecilia Stewart, 13 yrs, Colin Campbell, 4 yrs, Alice May, 2 yrs, and leaving 3 behind. Husband wrote in 1913, has heard she’s in Melbourne. Interviewed, she claimed he was a drunkard. The remaining children are in a Home. 7 pages, List 75.
DEVAIN, J.M. Wrote from Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales re her husband James, who had left there for his health ten years ago; she hadn’t heard from him for some years. Not found. 6 pages, List 22.
DEVEAN, Mrs. Bertha, nee Bertha Pearl TURNER, wrote from San Francisco California in 1905 re her father Peter Turner. She left Melbourne in 1897 and has lost touch. 7 pages, List 44.
DEVENISH, T., wrote from London England in 1892 re his brother Henry, a boot seller and repairer; found under name of DEVONSHIRE in asylum. 9 pages.
DEVERY, William St., Deputy Commissioner of Police, New York, wrote in 1901 for information on Bernard Devery, brother Thomas and sister Bridget. Relatives found. 18 pages, List 40.
DEVEREUX, Thomas. Information sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England in 1911. Had heard he had drowned at sea; incorrect. 7 pages, List 68.
DEVEREUX, Thomas, sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England, in 1912; has heard nothing for 18 months; she has 3 children to support. Not found. 9 pages, List 71.
DEVEREUX, Thomas, 31 years, left wife Ellen in Liverpool England in 1910 and travelled to Melbourne as ship’s crew; not heard from since. Uses name SINNETT. Her original letter is missing from file. 5 pages, List 75.
DE VILLIERS, Florence Maud nee GREEN, sought by husband J., Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1912. In 1911 she was working in Wirth’s Circus. A South African detective agency also seeks information. Not found. 17 pages, List 72.
DEVINE, Mrs. Margaret of South Boston, Massachusetts, USA wrote in 1892 re her brother in law Robert WEEKS, once a constable in the Victoria police. Located by police. 5 pages. List 2.
DEVITT, Peter and Thomas, sought by sister Helen McLEAN, Glasgow, Scotland in 1918; not seen for 23 years. They may use the surname GORDON, their mother’s maiden name. Both found under name Gordon. 4 pages, List 81.
DEWAR, D., Chief Constable Dundee Scotland, writes in 1892 at request of local magistrate re Isabella MASON, 40 years, who left there in 1889 with her illegitimate daughter Ann MELDRUM, 15 years and arrived in Melbourne, but has not written home. Isabella’s mother is concerned. 6 pages. List 2.
de WITT, Thomas N., Little Rock, Arkansas USA, wrote in 1918 re brother Frank, believed gone from Manila to Melbourne in 1914 to enlist. He was a veteran soldier. Not found. 6 pages, List 81.
DEWSON, Richard William, alias CARR, sought by wife Margaret, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England, in 1912. He deserted her and their child 5 years ago; very detailed letter on his actions and military record. Found under name of Carr in country Victoria, then went interstate after getting a woman pregnant. 26 pages and photo. 26 pages, List 71.
DE ZOETE, Teunis. Consul General for the Netherlands seeks him in 1906. Found. 4 pages, List 18.
DIAMOND, F.G., Ardwick, Manchester, England, wrote in 1912 re sister in law Mary GRIFFITHS, 20 years, who is sailing to Melbourne with 2 others to look for work. Asks police to keep an eye on her, his wife is worried about her. She is found and interviewed, as is her employer Mrs HUNTLY of Middle Park. 5 pages, some damaged. List 72.
DIAMOND, Mrs. Jessie, of Michigan USA, wrote in 1911, re her brother Charlie WILLIAMS, last heard from fourteen years ago. He was in a circus under the name of FRENCH. 3 pages, List 15.
DICKENS, Charles, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather who left Derby England c40 years ago and kept a hotel in Melbourne. Possible relative interviewed in Carlton. 7 pages, List 57.
DICKENTMAN, Piet. Consul General for Netherlands in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of Dickentman who wanted to know whether his wife Lillie nee BRASHER, who has left him, is still alive and the sex of the child she was due to have. 8 pages.
DICKENTMAN, Piet, wrote from Amsterdam in 1912 asking details of his wife Lilian BRASHER, daughter of George, who married him in 1909 and left him the same year. He is a professional cyclist, and gives details. 5 pages, List 32.
DICKSON, Mrs. C.W. of Chicago Ill., USA, wrote in 1892 re her father’s brothers Charles, John, Thomas and Edward DAILEY (also spelt as DAILY), they had not heard from them or years. 3 pages. List 2.
DIDDAMS, Emily, widow of Henry Knight, Overton, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1906 asking police to contact his brother William. Found. 8 pages, List 48.
DIDDAMS, Harry, of Overton, Hants England, wrote in 1901 re his brother William George DIDDAMS, who left Whitchurch Hants in 1887 and formerly served in the Metropolitan Police Force, London and was aged 45 years. 22 pages. List 4.
DINAN, William, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Lawrence Dinan. Has heard he died wealthy, will liberally reward police after he gets his share of the estate. Police interview Michael Dinan, who gives details of Patrick Dinan. 4 pages, List 18.
DINGLE, Thomas, sought by wife H., Grimsby, England, in 1918. He went to Melbourne in 1913, she hasn’t received any maintenance since 1916. Found, offers explanation. 5 pages, List 55.
DIXON, John, sought by son George W., of Heaton Moor, Stockdale, England, in 1912. He was born in 1834, left England in 1864, was at Little Hartley NSW in 1868 when he wrote to his cousin MEADEN, ship’s engineer, and had a brother Richard at Ballarat. He is writing on behalf of his 76 year old mother, and encloses a photo taken in Melbourne, but undated. 15 pages, List 70.
DIXON, R.M., wrote from Hull England in 1901, on behalf of Henry Stephen BURLEY who was looking for the Burley family, who were from Woolwich. All Burley names in the Melbourne and suburban directory were contacted, but no relation. 14 pages, List 40.
DOBSON, Frederick, sought by wife Isabella, Wellesby, Calcutta India, in 1911. He left there in 1909 and a woman has written to her that she married him in Perth. The writing is quite difficult to read. 26 pages, List 66.
DOCKER, Thomas, sought by sister M. BENNETT, Illsley, Yorkshire, in 1907. Found. 5 pages, List 56.
DODD, M. of Liverpool wrote in 1895, re John JAMES, last heard of in Melbourne in 1890. James has left his wife, Dodd’s sister, totally unprovided for. 4 pages.
DODDY, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and Anne left Drinane Co Sligo Ireland c1872 for New Zealand; their brothers went to Boston and changed their name to DODD. In 1908 Rebecca Mary DUFFY, c/- Mrs B. BEARSE, Medford, Mass., USA, wrote seeking them as she needed financial help to look after her brother. They were uncles and aunt. Not found. List 58.
DODKINS, Edward, born Chigwell Essex, formerly a seaman, sought by niece Alice ALLAN of La Crosse, Wisconsin USA in 1900. His widow found in Echuca. 15 pages, List 38.
DODSON, M.A. wrote from Woolwich London England in 1906 re Frederick Richard GREEN, builder and contractor of Camberwell, has heard from him. Found. 5 pages, List 29.
DOLLEY, Frank, architect and surveyor, wrote from London UK in 1901, asking police to trace his wife and child whom he believed were in Melbourne and who had left him ‘without cause’. They may be using the name LEIGHTON. Found. 8 pages, List 40.
DOLLY, Thomas, sought by P.F. BIRD, San Francisco USA IN 1911; his brother Michael has died. Found. 5 pages, List 69.
DOMENICO, Molinare. Information sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his father in 1910. Found, and condition described. 7 pages, List 64.
DON, William and brother Stewart, sought by Mrs George STEINBRECHER, nee Anna B. LISK, Detroit Michigan USA in 1914, their cousin. 13 pages, List 78.
DONALD, Mrs. J.L. of Blackpool England wrote in 1915 re her brothers John Frederick and Joseph Alfred KAY, who left Manchester c32 years ago and were last heard of 18 years ago. She had been in the USA for some years. Joseph found. 8 pages, List 8.
DONALDSON, Robert, sought by A.C. Donaldson, Edinburgh Scotland, his nephew, in 1911. Last heard of at Richmond. Family found. 9 pages, List 69.
DONNELLY, Daniel, Cathedral Place, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1911 seeking details of the death of his brother John in Melbourne in 1909. 5 pages, List 66.
DONNELLY, Joseph wrote in 1892 from Glasgow Scotland re his brother Peter who had been in an asylum. He left there about 37 years ago. 4 pages.
DONNELLY, Joseph of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1898 re his brother Peter, a grocer, aged about 72 years. A letter sent to Melbourne has been returned. 5 pages. List 2.
DONOHUE, Luke, Head Constable, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Mrs. O’REILLY, seeking details of her uncle John CAPLES, who died in Bendigo. Is she left anything in his Will. 4 pages, List 13.
DOOLEY, Kiernen, of Yonkers, New York USA, wrote in 1914 re his brother Patrick, who was in Melbourne 3 years ago. The writer last saw him in King’s Co. Ireland 40 years ago; they have two other brothers, Bernard and Charles, and a sister Maud. Found using name John Patrick. List 7.
DORAN, Andrew, last heard of employed at a Melbourne hotel, sought by brother Michael J. Doran in 1899; wrote from Manila 13th Infantry British Army base. Not found. 9 pages, List 37.
DOULL, Mrs. Cecily, a nurse, wrote a series of letters 1916-1918 re her husband William Mervyn Doull, an electrical engineer. They were married in England in 1916; he went to New Zealand and she was to follow, but he sent a telegram postponing her trip. He was then boarding with a Mrs. BETTS at Onehunga, and Cecily believed he was in a relationship with Lucille Betts. Mrs. Betts confirmed he went to Melbourne with Lucille and Maud RICH. Both New Zealand and Victorian police are involved in trying to track him down, which they eventually do. 23 pages, List 11.
DOWLE, Mrs. E.M., Kilburnie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 her mother Mrs. John FRYER, who was supposed to be cared for by her sister in law, but has been admitted to an asylum. Seeks details. 8 pages, List 57.
DOWLING, William, sought by relative Bert Dowling, Newark, New Jersey USA in 1913; last heard from in Collingwood, a baker. Found. 12 pages, List 73.
DOWNES, Percy Claude, No. 1733 AIF France, wrote a pencilled letter in 1918 re his wife Hazel May, she came from Bendigo to Collingwood. Not heard from for 9 months. Found. 3 pages, List 81.
DOWNEY, Edward of Failesworth near Manchester England, wrote in 1919 re his sister Kate DOWNEY. 7 pages.
DOWNEY, George. The Public Carriage Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police, wrote in 1919 re this man, who was living at Hounslow England, and had applied for a licence. He stated that he had been employed at Lake Bolac in 1914, before joining the army; London police seek verification, and attach a small photograph of him to the query. 3 pages, List 9.
DOWNING, Charles, of Roseau, Dominica, B.W.I., wrote in 1903 re his son Percy Claude “who claims he was drugged and put in a lunatic asylum”. His brother in law is Dr. WEST of Kilkenny, Ireland. 4 pages, incomplete file. List 19.
DOYLE, Cornelius Edward, sought by wife Beatrice; he deserted her and their 4 children in 1909, left on ship ‘Durham’ for Victoria. Not found. 7 pages, List 64.
DRAKE, James, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire England, write in 1912 re uncle James, who left there in 1849 for Melbourne, and was last heard of in 1906 in Melbourne. He went under the name FAWTHROPE or Drake. Not found. 5 pages, List 71.
DRISCOLL, Mrs. Annie of Sidney Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her sister Julia NOLAN, whom she had not heard from for about 35 years. Julia left London for Melbourne to stay with her sister Hannah, the wife of John Peter McGRAH [McGRATH?] and had three children, Edward, Julia and Annie. 2 pages, List 4.
DRISCOLL, John M., sought by niece Elizabeth M. KIDNEY, Lewiston, Maine, USA through U.S. Consul. In Australia for over 60 years, last heard from in 1896; would be over 80 years. Friend was Denis O’CONNELL of Collingwood, whose daughter is interviewed. Not found. 12 pages, List 71.
DRIVER, John Haworth of Guiseley near Leeds, England, wrote in 1914 re Mrs. Florence ATKINSON nee DRIVER, about 32 years, who had left there in 1908 with her husband and child for New Zealand. In 1912 she left her husband and came to Melbourne. She had not been heard of since. 4 pages. List 2.
DROSOPHORE CO. LTD., Manchester, England, wrote in 1901 that their employee Henrich WESTPHALEN, late of Ahmedabed, India, had disappeared and money was missing. He was a German, physical description given, married with one son; it was believed the family were travelling together to Australia. Not found. 9 pages, List 40.
DRUITT, Edmund, Sebastopol Ballarat. Information sought by Albert MARTIN, Wellington New Zealand, in 1912, on behalf of his sister who has been maintaining him but has heard he is drinking, so has stopped support. Found. 4 pages, List 70.
DRUM, Helen, New York USA, wrote in 1911 seeking aunt, Mrs GRANT nee Drum who came to Australia many years ago. Her late father used to correspond with her; was at Beaufort. Descendants found. 4 pages, List 69.
DUANE, Mary T., Mayard, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1918 re Joseph Duane, her uncle, who went to Australia c60 years ago. He was born there in 1836, his mother’s maiden name was BURKE. In 1916 someone came looking for his relatives. Not found. 5 pages, List 80.
DU BOIS, Mrs. A.L., wrote from Grand View Spencer Co. Indiana USA in 1893 re her brother Jonathan STORMS who left his native land 10-12 years ago and went to Australia. ‘We all thought him dead’, but a letter came from him 3 months ago; he is unemployed and in ill health. Gives history of family; uncle Daniel STORMS died previous year etc. 3 pages, List 3.
DUCHENE, Louis. Wrote from Mauritius in 1897 re his relative F. Duchene, who left there in 1874 when about 16 years old. Was employed by a man named PERTRIX a few years ago. 10 pages, some hard to read. List 20.
DUCROS, Ernest. The Consul General for France, in Sydney, wrote in 1912 re this man. He was about 50 years old, and was sought by his daughter Mme Vve. Chamoisin, in Paris. Police interview all DUCROS/DUCROW residents, but fail to find him. 17 pages. List 9.
DUDDY, Lillias, Port Awanui, East Coast, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re brother John NEIL, who went to Melbourne 16 months ago and has not been heard from since; described, 23 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 72.
DUFF, James, of Scotch descent, c70 years, formerly in Ontario Canada and left there c1852, possibly a former partner of Sir James MAXWELL. Information sought by Stanton CLARKE and G.A. McKINNON, both of Detroit USA, in 1896. Not found, but details of Irishman Paul Duff given. 7 pages, List 34.
DUFFILL, George W., sought by wife, who was leaving England to join him; last heard of at Warracknabeal, but had left there. Enclosed photo which is still on file. Found. 7 pages (2 damaged), List 70.
DUFFY, John H., sought by brother Detective James A. Duffy, Toledo, Ohio, in 1901. He left there in 1868, not heard from for c15 years, would be 54 years old. Their father, now 87, would like details of him. Not found. 10 pages, List 41.
DUGUILD, Alex., H.M.S. Osiris, Malta, wrote in 1915 re ‘the whereabouts of a lady I had the pleasure of knowing while I was serving on the Encounter … it is nearly 6 years now since I last heard of her. Her name was Lillian M. DUNGAN of Richmond. Police reply that her brother works in the Chief Commissioner’s Office in Melbourne, and he will reply to Duguild. 4 pages, List 7.
DUHELOW, John, Inspector of Police, Newport, Monmouth England, wrote in 1901 enquiring about his uncle James, a doctor in Melbourne. No trace found. 7 page, List 40.
DUNCAN, William, accountant, wrote from Wick, Scotland in 1905 re his brother in law James LAUGHTON, last heard of 50 years ago. Not found. 9 pages, List 27.
DUNHAM, John Nelson, sought by nephew Skellington H. Dunham of St. John’s N.B. Canada in 1898. Found. Second letter from nephew gives details of St. John’s at that time. 10 pages, List 17.
DUNKERTON, Mark, sought by brother James, Sticklinch near Glastonbury, Somerset England, in 1911. Not heard from for many years; found, in police force. 5 pages, List 65.
DUNN, Charles. Glasgow Parish Clerk wrote in 1912 re this man, who had deserted his wife. He was born in Glasgow, was 38 years, a marine fireman, and had sailed for Australia some time before. He had sent a little money only, was much addicted to drink, and the Parish was supporting his wife. 6 pages, List 9.
DUNN, George, returned soldier No. 2171, sought by wife Mary, Bathurst NSW in 1918; he was believed to be in Melbourne. He has had support her and their four children. 7 pages, List 118.
DUNN, Stephen, sought by brother Alfred, Bradford, Yorkshire England, in 1903. He was a seaman who arrived in 1894. Not found. 5 pages, List 46.
DUNN, Stephen, found drowned in 1909. Report of efforts by police to be reimbursed for cost of burial. His wife was in West Melbourne. List 118.
DUNNE, Laura Wilhelmina nee CAULEN, sought by niece Mary Evangeline ANDERSON, Farnsworth near Boulton, England, in 1901. Found, had remarried and was now Mrs. A.J. PHILLIPS. 4 pages, List 40.
DUNNE, Martin. Sought by Mrs. M.J. BRADY of Luzerne P.A. USA in 1914. He left for Australia 35 years ago, when about 10 years old. His aged mother and sister are enquiring. Not found. 5 pages, List 14
DUNPHY, James, wrote from Cullun, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1904, asking police to find his sister Bridget, formerly a servant at Scott’s Hotel Melbourne. His brother John was also there. Bridget found, now Mrs. W.H. BURNARD. 4 pages, List 33.
DUNSCOMBE, William, Russell Square, London, wrote in 1918 re Arthur (Wizard) STONE, believed in hospital after accident. Found. 4 pages, List 51.
DUNSMORE, George D., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1897 re his brother Archie who went to Australia about 1886. 10 pages. Wrote again in 1901, mother seriously ill. 5 pages, List 18.
DUNSTONE, Mrs. Ellen, of Freemantle Southampton, England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Thomas James Dunstone, asking if he is still living with Rose Florence PEIRCE, by whom he has a daughter, Connie, born in New South Wales. Ellen has two daughters, Lily and Kate. Police report he has gone to New South Wales. 7 pages, List 12.
DUPEN, William of New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Richard who left London c35 years ago and was believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.
DURAKIS, George, sought by wife Cotina/Katina in 1909, may use name DOORIS; he deserted her and their 3 children at Kandia Crete in 1907. Found interstate. 12 pages, List 59.
DURKEN, John, son of John and – (nee BEGGY), married Lizzy KELLY, at Ballarat in the 1850s, brought out his brothers Pat and Mathew, sister Margaret and brother in law – McLEON. Sought by sister Biddy CAIRENS c/- James G. WELCH, Stratford New Zealand in 1898. Not found. 6 pages, List 26.
DURRANT, Arthur Henry, sought by mother Ellen, Guildford, England, in 1909. He arrived in Australia c1903 with her son in law – BROOKS, and was last heard of in Sydney. Found. 10 pages, List 61.
DUTATE, H., BA, Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re Thomas Evans RICHARDSON alias Thomas EVANS, chemist, 33 years, who deserted his wife and child 7 years ago, taking funds from a trust account. Two photos of Richardson on file. Not found. 6 pages, List 71. See instructions re copying of photos.
DUTTON, Harry, of Derby England, wrote in 1919 re his late uncle William DUTTON’s Will. 4 pages, List 17.
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EAGAN, Mrs. Catherine, of New York City USA wrote in 1900 re her three sisters who went to Melbourne from Co. Tipperary, and were last heard of in 1862. Julia CONROY was at the Golden Age Hotel and her sister Mrs. Winifred WILSON was at the King’s Arms. Police check history of licensees, and also in Maryborough district, but fail to locate either of the sisters. 19 pages, List 16
EAGLESON, Alexander, of Rye Hill, Garvaghey Bally Gawley Co. Tyrone Ireland wrote in 1892 re his son William Alexander, whom he had not heard from since 1891. 3 pages. List 2.
EALEY, Edith A., Fulham, London England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Henry Victor Ealey, living at Mentone. Seeks support for herself and child. 4 pages, List 51.
EARL OF KILMOREY (Francis Needham) visited Australia in 1898 and discovered on return that his Order of St Patrick and St. Andrews regalia was missing, believed stolen. Scotland Yard asks police help and it is found in the Oriental Hotel by a maid. Charles W. CULPIT, manager, advises Earl’s friend. 13 pages, List 35.
EARLSCLIFFE, Herbert, wrote from St. Veep Heights, El Montecito California in 1895, seeking heirs of John MULLETT, formerly of London England, who went to Australia c1850 with his four children. Not found. 11 pages, List 31
EARNSHAW, John. Information sought in 1919 by wife Norah, South Island New Zealand. Has herd that he was in prison. Details provided. 5 pages, List 82.
EARP, Alfred, sought by wife Maria of Worcester, U.K. Left there the previous year, aged 49 yrs. Found. 5 pages, List 19.
EARP, Joseph Johnston, sought by brother James, Montreal Canada, in 1911. Not found. 5 pages, List 65.
EASTGATE, Frederick, son of pastrycook. Information sought in 1909 by James E. ALLEN, Greymouth New Zealand. Eastgate had recently married his sister. Background given. 12 pages, List 60.
EASTLAKE, John Harris, Dandenong. Brother J.P. wrote from Somerset England in 1896; he has been asking for money for years, mother is affected by all his claims. List 79.
EASY, Eliza, wrote from Duxford, Cambridgeshire in 1895 re her brother Richard who emigrated to Melbourne in 1843, aged 25 years. She is 80 years old; their parents were Simeon and Sarah. 2 letters. 4 pages, List 28.
EAVES, Peter, deserted wife Jessie Elizabeth nee WARREN at Sudbury Suffolk England; information sought in 1918. Found, had married Catherine DELANEY in 1916, copy of certificate on file. Interviewed; no prosecution. 21 pages, List 81.
ECCLES, Edward Blanchard. Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL. Small photograph of him, no file. He was c50 yrs, a commission agent. List 18.
ECKERT, O.C., of Eckert & Cohen, wrote from Providence, Rhode Island USA in 1894, on behalf of Ellen O’CONNELL re four brothers John, Maurice, Daniel and Kerin O’Connell and their sister Kate, who left King’s Co. Ireland c16 years before. 2 pages, List 30.
ECKMAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hokitika, Southland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re William GUNTHER, a musician, who was in Bendigo in the early 1860s and kept a hotel there. Not found. 4 pages, List 15.
EDELINI, Carlo (Charles), son of Giovanni and Maria nee FLORIND, 34 years, arrested in village near Florence Italy in 1897. Consul asks details of background, claims born Victoria. Police report he was born in Naples, arrived in 1895 with a Frenchwoman whom he subsequently left, and went to W.A. with a young Italian girl. May have been previously convicted overseas. 6 pages, List 34.
EDEN, Mrs. Alice, East Finchley, London, wrote in 1916 re her son John Victor JORY, born Long Gully c1885, whom she left when he was 18 months old. Found to have been cared by others for years, and now enlisted. 6 pages, List 53.
EDEN, Horatia K.F., West Hampstead, London UK, secretary of the Jackanapes Work Society for Military Hospitals, wrote in 1914 re former British soldier George DEAVILLE, who had served in India and was now ill in Melbourne. Annual report of the Society is included in the file. 28 pages, List 78.
EDEN, Laura Rivers, Chevyford, Essex, England, wrote in 1906 re her daughter Nora, 19 years, being exploited by employer PARROSSIEN, wants her to go to STONE family in Kew. 11 pages, List 49.
EDEN, Mrs. Lizzie, of Sale, Manchester England, wrote in 1912 re her brother George WOODRUFF, 28 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.
EDERER, Josef, locksmith, 31 years, sought by Austro Hungarian Consul in 1913 on behalf of his stepfather Anton HARZER, Karlsbad, Australia. 5 pages, List 64.
EDGAR, Robert, c70 years died Frankston 1882, buried at government expense. Among his papers were letters from son Henry in Hull England and daughter Esther STEPHENSON, who were informed. She writes in 1891, having misplaced the Chief Commissioner’s letter, asking the result of the sale of her father’s effects. 13 pages. List 5.
EDGE, J., Hoole, Chester, UK, wrote in 1909 re brother Edward COOTE; hasn’t heard from him for some years, but believes he has died at Donald. Details provided. 6 pages, List 48.
EDGE, Mrs. T., Petone, near Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1918 seeking Robert John COOTE, her brother. She has recently arrived there. 5 pages, List 120.
EDLIN, Frederick. British Consul in Zagazig Egypt wrote in 1915 asking for details of the ‘Moral Reputation, standing and firm position. Is he married?’ Police report he arrived with his wife from England c8 years ago, has 6 children aged from 1-11 years, and has never supported his family properly, nor provided a home. Apparently he is in the armed services. 9 pages, some repetitive, List 8.
EDMONDS, Edward, wrote from St. Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1898. Has received a letter advising of death of son Arthur John Edward, who boarded with Mr. & Mrs. E. SMITH of Footscray for many years. Asks details and return of property. 8 pages, List 26.
EDMUNDS, Rev. L. of Litle Leigh, Northwich, England, wrote in 1914 on behalf of the parents of Alfred NEILD, who hadn’t answered their letter. Found. 6 pages, List 7.
EDNEY, Harry, sought by wife, Whitefield near Manchester England, in 1916. He has been in Melbourne for 2 years and not answered letters. She has five children. Found, will send money for her passage out. 8 pages, List 53.
EDRIDGE, Elizabeth Clare, Brunswick. Number of reports back to W.H. JENKINS. 29 pages, some repetition, List 67.
EDWARDS, J.B., butcher, wrote from Cardiff South Wales in 1898 re John MADDREN or BOTTRELL, a relative, last heard of in the employ of ‘Redan Lead Mining Co Goulong’ 40 years ago. Not found. 18 pages, List 21.
EDWARDS, Mrs. Marino nee HILL; left Ashton under Lynn U.K. 36 years ago. Nephew J. Hill NICHOLLS of Werueth, Oldham U.K. writes, believed to be in the Geelong area. Not found. List 29.
EDWARDS, Thomas and James, sought by Robert DODDS of San Francisco in 1899, on behalf of friends. Thomas left Dublin Ireland c1859 with his father who was an engineer on the railways. Found. 10 pages, List 37.
EGAN, James, c30 years, sought by aunt Mary MURPHY, Dublin Ireland in 1910. He left there for Australia in 1891, hasn’t been heard from since. He is an only child, father died in 1900, mother died recently, money in Chancery for him, from father’s sisters. Not found. 13 pages, List 63.
EGIDE, Jaroslan, Austrian, sought by Alois TOVA of Prossnitz Austria in 1913; found interstate. 10 pages, List 29.
ELDRIDGE, Clive Harold, left England for Australia in 1915. Miss E.M. GRIST, Torquay England wrote, he hadn’t been heard from since. 6 pages, List 79.
ELIONOFF, Mandel. Calcutta Police wrote in 1913, requesting details of him, claimed to be naturalized here, which was correct. His friend John SHERNOCK provided a reference. 13 pages, List 75.
ELKAN, Charles Junior, c30 years, born London, Jewish, sought by brother Alexander, London, cigar importer, in 1903. Photo on file. Cousin Joseph found. 13 pages, List 45.
ELLIOT, George W. wrote from Providence Rhode Island in 1894 re his brother in law John R. HENDERSON, who was born in Nova Scotia. His parents are anxious. 7 pages. List 4.
ELLIOTT, Alfred Meadows, solicitor, Hastings England, wrote in 1915 re Ernest Edward TRINDER who left there in 1914. He has acted for him in the past and Trinder has left a picture with him for safe keeping. Elliott has joined the army and wants to know what to do with it. Found. 5 pages, List 8.
ELLIOTT, Frederick George, deserted wife Mary Estcourt Elliott and sons Reginald and George in 1909. In 1913 she wrote, has heard he is in Melbourne; she is destitute. Found under the name of R.J. COLLIER, cycle agent, Colac, and promises to send maintenance but doesn’t. 16 pages, List 73.
ELLIS, Henry W., of New Malden, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. BOTTING; husband once worked for Buckley & Nunn in Melbourne. Her brother has died. Found. 9 pages, List 6.
ELLIS, John Robert of Hammersmith, London England, wrote in 1897 re a letter sent from Australia regarding the family of John ELLIS of Ipswich. He is the eldest son. Police find person searching, John GILLHAM, whose mother was Charlotte nee ELLIS. 7 Pages, List 2.
ELLIS, Margaret, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband Thomas, from Co Cavan Ireland. She hasn’t heard from him for some years. His sister was Mrs Ellen LOVE, wife of Joseph, later JENNINGS. 7 pages, List 62.
ELLIS, Roberta, wrote from Brierfield Vicarage near Burnley, Lancashire, UK in 1894, an only child of 20 years, her father Robert was born at St. Asaph Wales, and married her mother in England. The pair went to Australia where he had a bank job, but her mother left him and took Roberta back to England. Mother is dead, she now seek details of her father. [Vic. birth index has mother as Elizabeth Jane Haworth] 6 pages, List 28.
ELLIS, Mrs. Sarah of Scholes near Leeds England, wrote in 1919 re her husband Frederick John Ellis, a chemist, who absconded some years ago and has sent nothing for the support of her and their three sons for four years. Encloses photo. Police find him living with Bertha Annie [surname not given]. He claims he left because of Sarah’s intemperance. 9 pages, List 17.
ELLIS, Walter P., Campberwell, London England, wrote in 1913 re relatives Martha, Patrica, Edward, Alfred and Catherine, who left England c1890 and were last heard of near Melbourne. Their father was a bootmaker at Camberwell. Not found. 9 pages, List 74.
ELSTONE, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Southampton England in 1897 re her husband Arthur William, an engineer, who had been employed in Melbourne, and from whom she had not heard for past ten months. 6 pages, List 4.
ELWIG, Jack, sought by sister L. MASON, Tunbridge Wells, UK, in 1901. Another brother, James, was in Qld. Not found. 13 pages, List 41.
EMBLETON, George, sought by sister Mrs Jane GRAHAM, Tynemouth, Northumberland England in 1910. He was single, was at Palmerston Port Darwin, a freemason. Photo of him in mason’s uniform on file. Not found. 9 pages, List 64.
EMERSON, M.S., Solicitor, Norfolk England, wrote in 1912 on behalf of unnamed nephew of James DYE of Mt Clear near Ballarat. The nephew is ill and has a wife and two children to support. Dye died at Ballarat in 1888, and they are seeking a share of his estate. There is a copy of a letter written by Dye to the nephew in 1888 on the file, along with details of the estate, which went to the grandson Felton GRIGGS. 8 pages, List 70.
ENGEL, Nicholas, wrote from West Ham, London UK in 1896 re his brother Philip, c37 years, a baker, German, who left London in 1876 for Sydney, and last last heard of in Melbourne in 1877. Not found. 8 pages, List 32.
ENNO, Jane, Kellogg, Sonoma, California USA, wrote in 1912 re her uncle Joseph, last heard of in Melbourne c19 years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 70.
ENRIGHT, Michael, believed to be in New Zealand, sought by mother Mary in 1865. She was living in Kyneton Victoria. 8 pages, List 6.
ENTERKIN/ENTKIN, Robert. Sought by sister Mrs Margaret Loudon MUIR/MURE of Carmyle Glasgow Scotland, in 1894. He left there in 1853, she has heard he was killed in 1893. Three letters, with surnames spelt differently. 10 pages, List 22.
EPOSITO, Domenico. Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1882. A native of Monte di Procide, Italy, he was in in various States and New Zealand. Living with a woman named CUMMINS alias KING while in New Zealand; a fisherman. Found. 21 pages, List 42.
ERASMUS, P., c/- Registrar Supreme Court, Pretoria Transvaal wrote in 1916 re Robert Joseph MADDEN who left South Africa c1897, supposedly for Australia. He had been a publication then had a shop in Natal, then a prospector in Swaziland. The matter was of ‘great importance’. 2 pages, List 6.
ERIKSSON, Axel Fredrick. Consul for Sweden and Norway in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Eriksson, known in Melbourne as Axel JACKSON. He was formerly a sailor, is now dead, and left a widow and three children. They are entitled to a small inheritance. 4 pages, List 2.
ESSER, Carl Adolph Alphonse. Information sought by the German Consul in Melbourne in 1902, on behalf of his sisters in Germany. Found. 7 pages, List 42.
ETTINGER, Mrs. Florence, nee Jackson, wrote from Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896 re her uncle William JACKSON, who was born London England, son of George a cheese monger of Knightsbridge and Newgate Market, who died c1852. William had left England c1848 and would now be about 70 years. Not found. 7 pages, List 34.
EVANS, Abraham, of Brigham City Utah, USA, wrote in 1914 re Jane EVANS, an old lady who lived in Ballarat. His last letters to her were returned. 2 pages, List 15.
EVANS, Albert R.J., sought by brother Llewellyn James Evans, Resolven, South Wales in 1915; last heard of at the Enoggera Brick Works Qld c1913. 30 pages, some repetition. List 55.
EVANS, Eliza Ann of Pimlico, London, writes in 1904 re her husband Harry EVANS, who she hasn’t heard from in eleven years. He won a billiard championship about 1884 or 1886. 3 pages, List 15.
EVANS, Harold, engineer, born Oamaru New Zealand, joined up in Australia in 1914, served overseas, returned in 1916, re-joined, then deserted. Mother Mrs. T. Evans, Kia Ora Tea Rooms, Timaru asks police to trace him in 1917; he was 24 years and believed in Australia. Not found. 9 pages, List 49.
EVANS, Mrs. S., wrote in 1914 from Durban South Africa re her son Victor JACKSON, who she left with Miss [Selena] SUTHERLAND 16 years ago, and would now be about 23 yrs. He may be know as WATSON. Victor found, but the letter advising her is returned ‘insufficient address’. 6 pages, List 8.
EVANS, Thomas. Left wife Emily and two children in Victoria and returned to Durban South Africa in 1916, after she had caught him in bed with Sylvia WARNER of Nhill. Series of letters from wife. He had arrived in Victoria ‘after cohabiting with a native woman in Durban’ and bought his daughter from this relationship to Victoria, registering her as May Evans. She was now in a Home near Ballarat. Thomas was c38 years, and a commission agent. His brother C. Evans was a constable in the Vic. Police force. 26 pages. List 6.
EVANS, William of Pendeford, Roby, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Thomas, to whom he has been sending money for many years. Thomas is now 86 years old. William wanted to know if he was still living, because the last letters of acknowledgment receiving the money have been written by another. 2 Pages, List 2.
EVANS, William E. of Newcastle, Garfield Co. State Colo. USA, wrote in 1894 re Mary MORGANS of Cefen Hechan parish of Lanwyno Co. Glamorgan, South Wales. 2 pages, List 4A
EVANS, William alias RANKIN. South African C.I.D. wrote in 1907, he is under arrest there, ask if anything known of him in Australia. 34 years, English, tattooed, photo and fingerprints on file; not known. 8 pages, List 23.
EWING, George. Chief Constable of Banff, Scotland, wrote in 1920 re this man, who had left his wife 12 years ago. Found. 3 pages, List 18.
EYERS, Albert, 38 years, born Bristol England, deserted wife and 3 children c1913. Rev C. PARKER, Corston Rectory Bristol writes on behalf of his wife. Not found. 9 pages, List 64.
EZRA, F.S.D., of Calcutta India, sends printed form in 1892, seeking his son Joseph Hyeem EZRA, who went missing from Chandernagore Station in 1890, believed insane. Five hundred rupees reward offered. Not found by police. 3 pages, List 3.
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