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    1. [CORNWALL-AUSTRALIA] John RUNDLE/Sarah RODDA marriage 1854 St Austell
    2. Dick Coleman
    3. I'm trying to help out my cousin in New Zealand whose gggf was John RUNDLE (1835-1896). John, a tin miner, emigrated from England to Australia about 1855, married in 1859 in Victoria, AU & died 1896 also in Victoria. The Australian certificates helpfully show that his parents were John (also a miner) & Elizabeth (formerly HAWKE), who, according to the IGI, married 11 Oct 1828 in St Mewan, Cornwall. Armed with this info, it should have been easy enough to find the family in the 1851 English census, but there are 2 or even 3 possible John RUNDLE-son-of-John-&-Elizabeth's in the frame. My cousin has also scoured shipping lists to trace his voyage to AU, and the one that stands out (from www.theshipslist.com) has John - married to a Sarah RODDA - on the Hoogly which arrived (ex Plymouth, Devon) in Adelaide, South Australia 19 Apr 1855. This is a bit of a surprise as according to his marriage certificate of 1859 in Victoria, John was a bachelor. The marriage of John RUNDLE to Sarah RODDA took place in late 1854 in St Austell, but even getting hold of the marriage certificate is not going to prove he's the 'right' John RUNDLE, even if it says that his father's name was John. My cousin has just traced a death record for Sarah in Adelaide in Sep 1855, sadly with a 5 week old son John, so it looks like John (the father) "reverted" to bachelor-hood, but there's still some uncertainty. Has anyone got parish records for the marriage in St Austell that may show the mother's name + any other details? Or any other ideas? Thanks Dick London, UK

    04/26/2010 11:52:17