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Thursday's Titbit: Probate

Today's post involves my 3rd Great Uncle James Alfred Guymer.  James died on the 6th December 1892 at Baw Baw, three days after his wife Hannah Dolphin nee Jones, leaving their daughter Ada an orphan.  His father Alfred Guymer was nominated as his estate administrator.  More information on them can be found here , here , here  and here . Source: PROBATE JURISDICTION. (1893, January 20). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 543. Retrieved from Transcript: In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the estate of James Alfred Guymer, late of Breadalbane, in the Colony of New South Wales, farmer, deceased, intestate. APPLICATION will be made, after fourteen days from the publication hereof, that administration of the estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Alfred Guymer, the father of the said deceased. DAVIDSON & JOHNSON, Proctors for the Administrator,

Sunday's Obituary: William James Greene

Today's post involves my 2nd Great Aunt Bridget Greene nee Stevens husband William James Greene.  He was the son of John and his wife Pamaly Greene nee Curll and was born in Gundagai, New South Wales in 1870.  In 1897 he married Bridget Stevens and together they had seven known children.  Bridget apparently died somewhere around 1915 (see more here ).  William then ended up in Queensland where he married for the second time to a Mary Florence Levy in 1916.  William and Mary had two known children.  William is recorded as being buried at the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, location Roman Catholic No. 2a, however his grave is unmarked. Source: Family Notices (1931, April 29). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from Transcript: FUNERAL NOTICE THE Relatives and Friends of MRS. WILLIAM JAMES GREENE and FAMILY, of The Rock, are kindly invited to attend the funeral of her late dearly beloved husband and

Saturday's Snapshots: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery

I took a research trip to the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery to see where Laura Stevens (see post here ) was buried.  My efforts to try and confirm that she is my missing relative have thus far not been successful.  The cemetery authorities have no record of her burial in this cemetery (see here ) and there is no marker for her grave there either.  I was informed that that council only took over management of the cemetery in 1969 and prior to that the records were maintained by the various Churches with many records being lost or poorly kept.  Many of the graves in this cemetery are unmarked or in such a state of disrepair that you can no longer determine who is buried in that position. I was not surprised that Laura Stevens grave was unmarked as she was a cook and laundress at Oberne Station, Humula and no family were with her when she died.  The Deputy Coroner had filled out her death certificate with most of her personal details being recorded as not known and she had been buried