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1 Marriages at sea on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:41 am


Does anyone know where to find these please?

Apparently is on FMP but I can't seem to find where to look  Embarassed 

Doing some research about someone that "allegedly" got married on a ship going to Australia.  Would have been in the 1950's.  

Found some passenger lists of him going back and forth but he is single and I don't have a wife's name - if there was one - to look for to see if she was nestling on deck  pirat 

Thank you  sunny

2 Re: Marriages at sea on Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:20 am

I've looked on FMP, but can't find a specific set of docs for births at sea Sad


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3 Re: Marriages at sea on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:50 am


Thanks for looking.

I posted on Roots as well and someone has sent me a PM asking for his name/dates of travel/ship names etc so have sent that.  
If they find anything will ask how they did it Arrow

4 Re: Marriages at sea on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:38 pm


Nobody has found a marriage yet but we have the name of a possible wife Laurel May from death notices in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Frederick John Tholcke age 64 12/8/1960
Laurel May Tholcke age 71 22/9/2001

I was directed to The Ryerson Index where you can search Australia death notices/obituaries in newspapers.

They offer a free service to look up the report but apparently bit hit and miss if they reply or not.

I have sent for both of these so fingers crossed. Laurel May sounds like an Aussie name to me. Progress anyway.

5 Re: Marriages at sea on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:06 am


Got the death things and she was his wife but no closer to knowing when/where they married.

Lot more info to work on, her parents were Ivy & Albert McDevitt and she had 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Got all the names but presume all will have been born in Australia so won't be as easy to find out.

I wonder if Ivy & Albert were born in Australia or emigrated?  
Ivy died 1987 Albert 1967 in Australia.


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