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Started by brandm24, April 21, 2020, 12:39:57 PM
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Quote from: malj1 on April 21, 2020, 01:21:41 PMAndrew's 27 isn't much help I'm afraid I try to find more info tomorrow.
Quote from: FosseWay on April 21, 2020, 01:31:12 PMFound Charles Culledge Barley in the Auckland electoral register for 1853-1864: residence Queen Street, occupation grocer, wine and spirit merchant.
Quote from: FosseWay on April 21, 2020, 02:06:25 PMI've done a bit more digging, and it seems Barley's stay in New Zealand was quite short.He seems to have been born around 1821 in March, Cambridgeshire (source: 1861 England & Wales census). Barley is not an uncommon name in Cambridgeshire; I have relatives of that name from there, so it's not impossible I'm related to him.He married 2nd quarter 1843, Shoreditch, London, but it's not clear who he married. His wife in 1861 is Eliza, born in Scotland around 1832. She'd have been too young in 1843. In 1861 they are living in Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey (now a London suburb) and he is a grocer and wine merchant. They have a daughter Helen Johnson Barley, b. c.1852 in Australia. There is a baptism record for Helen at All Saints' Church, St John's Wood, London, in 1855.According to a passenger list, he (and one presumes his family, though they are not listed) arrived in Sydney on 26 April 1859 from Auckland on the ship "Breadalbane".CCB appears to have died in Victoria, Australia in 1888.So he was definitely in England in 1843 (got married), 1855 (had his daughter baptised) and 1861 (was in the census).He was in New Zealand in 1859, because he sailed thence to Australia.He was in Australia in 1852 (daughter born there), 1859 (arrived there) and 1888 (died there).In short, he seems to have done a heck of a lot of travelling around, to an extent that in my experience is unusual for people who are neither very wealthy nor in the military. Most middle and working class people who travelled significant distances (e.g. to Aus/NZ) did so once, to emigrate or as convicted criminals, and possibly once back again in the case of criminals who have served their time. Constant sailing back and forth between Oceania and the UK was neither cheap nor risk-free. One wonders why he did it.