Posted By:Dale Davies
Subject:Davies immigration to Victoria
Post Date:September 14, 2012 at 02:41:21
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Hello all. The following in in the interests of leaving-no-stone-unturned.

G-g-grandfather Edward Davies (b. Cardiganshire c. 1812, d. Brunswick, Vic., 1883) and his wife (Rachel nee Frederick, b. Penlline, Glam. c. 1817, d. Melb. 1903) migrated from Britain to Victoria, arriving almost certainly in 1854. With them would have been 3 young children - an infant (Mary Ann), a toddler about 2 (Edward) and a girl about 3 or 4 (Charlotte) - all children born in Newport, Monmouth. Possibly, also with them, would have been a son of Edward Snr. from his first wife, named Joseph born AUG 1843 (d. Bourke 1899). Also possibly, a woman of the name Mary Morgan may have accompanied them, or more specifically accompanied Joseph, as a "Governess" or something similar.

It is known that Mary Ann's birth was registered in Newport in the second quarter of 1854. It is also known that Edward Snr. bought land around Melbourne in 1854.

However I and others can find no record of their arrival. Can anyone assist in this? There is a particular mystery surrounding "Mary Morgan", as Joseph later named her on his marriage registration (2nd. marriage) as "mother" - but she certainly wasn't.

Thanks for any light that can be shed on this.

Dale Davies