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Re: John Boyle - Port Pirie
Posted by: debbie (ID *****0998) Date: February 05, 2005 at 18:00:38
In Reply to: Re: John Boyle - Port Pirie by Heather Hobbis of 2435

Hi Heather

Thanks for taking an interest. Your offer of help is much appreciated.

Anyone descended from this John Boyle and looking for his parents will probably hit a brick wall which is why I thought I'd put in a posting.

Johns mother Catherine is my gg grandmother. One of her other children kept a birthday book which has been handed down within the family. It not only contained many family names and birthdates but newspaper notices of BDM's. A little goldmine for me to find and quite a bit of work to piece family together.

One 1897 newspaper cutting was
"Boyle _ On the 8 April at Port Pirie of typhoid fever aggrivated by internal disease John J beloved husband of E Boyle age 36yrs."

John and Elizabeth married 1882 in Port Pirie. John Boyles
father is listed as George Boyle.? Catherine married George Clarke after his first wife died in 1868 and had more children of which I am descended.

I might take you up on your offer to help out there are some odds and ends I have not been able to get to, if you don't mind but I dont know what resources you have. I have been looking for Catherines sister Isabelle for some years but have found nothing. Do you have resources regarding the Adelaide Depot for around 1855 onward? The girls arrived as Irish Orphans in 1855. Not knowing much about the Depot I belive this is where they stayed until work for them as domestics and such came up.

Thanks again for any assistance.

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