Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Gadsden birthday and a marriage in Australia

Waterford, The Quay ca 1880-1900

Tomorrow marks the birthdate of Florence Amelia Gadsden b city of Waterford Ireland 3 April 1835 to John and Mary Ann Gadsden (nee Bone).

Florence Amelia was the sister of Thomas Alfred Gadsden, my great grandfather, also born in Waterford.
Her marriage announcement was
recently spotted by an eagle-eyed researcher:

DAVIES—GADSDEN—April 18th [1863], at St. Paul's Church, Ipswich [west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia], by the Rev. John Bliss, M.A., William John Davies, second son of the late A. T. Davies, Esq., of Tyglyn, Cardiganshire, to Florence Amelia, third daughter of the late John Gadsden, Esq.,  of Waterford.


It's always worth checking the amazing trove newspaper site for references to ancestors who apparently disappeared into thin air - you might find they emigrated to Australia.

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