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Exodus – Pig stealing, missing brothers and other random facts

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Exodus | 0 comments

While researching Exodus there were a few facts that seemed too interesting to pass over but we haven’t found any more details yet. If you have further information on the following please let us know!

  • Ancestry connections show William Harvey and son were sent to Australia for stealing pigs, but wife who stole wine stayed home! There is a Harvey family living in Parsonage Road (High Street) on the 1851 census but seemingly without parents. On the 1841 there is a Harvey family Samuel and Pheobe with eldest son John. Are these the people in question? And if so, what happened?
  • In the Daily Telegraph from Sydney, New South Wales, 3 Feb 1905 there is a small ad: “Andrews James, William Stone and Richard of Chrishall, Essex, England, who went to Australia about 1855 and were last heard of in Melbourne, are sought for by sister, Mrs Sarah James, 13 Britannia Dwellings, City Road, London N.” James Andrews appears on the 1851 census but no sign of anyone called Stone. And were they ever found?

The following are two Golden Wedding announcements. The name of the church doesn’t seem to travel too well but the vicar’s name is correct!

  • The Euroa Advertiser Fri 11 Jul 1902 – Golden Wedding – Brand – Barnes – on July 10th 1852 at St. Paul’s Church of England Chrishall, Essex, England, by the Rev Godfrey Evereth, Thomas Brand to Susan Barnes. Present address: “Violetta,” Hunter at Euroa. On the 1851 census we have Thomas Brand aged 20 working as a horsekeeper at Chrishall Grange.
  • The Age, Melbourne Victoria 21 Nov 1905. LAW-WARD: On the 20th November 1851 at St John’s Church of England, Chrishall, Essex by the Rev. Godfrey Evereth, George, fifth son of James Law, Chrishall, to Mary Ann eldest daughter of James Ward, Chrishall. Married 54 years. Present address: “St Elmo”, Amess-street, North Carlton. On the 1851 George Law aged 21 is a shoemaker and lodging with Timothy and Henreitta Harvey in Crawley End. James and Mary Ward are with their family in High Street but Mary-Ann isn’t there – perhaps she is working out of the village.

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