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Dukes family in QLD
Posted by: Helene Dukes (ID *****5653) Date: April 17, 2007 at 02:00:27
  of 1991

I am looking for anyone who is researching, or has knowledge of, the Dukes family. My 2 x great grandfather, William Dukes, was born in 1816 in Hagley, Worcestershire, England. He married Hannah Harbourn/Harborn/Harbord. Hannah was from Shropshire, born abt 1826.

They had two sons John born 1859 in Brewood, Staffordshire and George, born 1869, in Tettenhall, Staffordshire.

John is my great grandfather. He married Harriet Jordan in 1881 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, they had a son and in 1884 arrived in Brisbane. They were the first settlers (apparently) in Whichello, just outside of Crow's Nest, near Toowoomba. They went on to have 11 more children. One of them being Henry, born 1890 - my grandfather.

Henry married Elizabeth Minnie Worst in 1930 and they had 4 children.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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