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Australian Immigrant Files

Australasian Immigrant Goldstraws & Goostreys prepared by Peter John Goldstraw

George Goldstraw;  Born circa 1800 – 1812 Leeds Staffordshire [sic family legend: may be Leek Staffs or Leeds].
Died 1870 near Warrnambool, Victoria.
He departed Liverpool on 24th April 1830 on the “Juno" as a free passenger [steerage] & arrived Hobart Town, Van Diemans Land,. 7th Nov 1830
Ancestor to a large family of Australian Goldstraws.

Anson Goldstraw; [“aka” Hanson], [“aka Goostrey]. Born abt 1834,
Christened 28th June 1837Leek Staffs.
Convicted Stafford Quarter Sessions, 16th October 1848, sentenced to 10 years. Transported on Convict Ship “Lady Montagu”, 31st July 1852 ex Plymouth, arrive 9th Dec 1852 Hobart Town, VDL
Anson lies on Bud Dorrett’s Family Tree

John Goostrey; Married Alice Mainwaring 25th August 1845 Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire.
Emigrated with wife & four children, reputedly on the “Sarah Dixon” abt 1858, arrived Melbourne.
 He lies on the ‘Lawless/Gosstray’ family tree.

Charles Goldstraw; Born 1810, Lancashire. Parents James Goldstraw & Frances Schofield, married 6th January 1808 at Bowden, Cheshire, England
 Charles married Mary Ann Matley
 Emigrated with wife and four children on the “Morning Light” 7th Aug 1857, ex Liverpool, for Melbourne

William Goldstraw; [“aka” Bill]. Born abt 1935, England. Died Melbourne mid 1990’s.
 His father was Edward Walwyn Goldstraw recently of Canada, formerly of Maidstone, Kent.
 Bill’s father identified graves of his ancestors in Cheddleton Churchyard, Staffs [Samuel Goldstraw christened 17th March 1812 Leek, Staffs.] & Churchyard of St Edward the Confessor, Leek [Isaac Goldstraw, died 23rd March 1818. Buried with wife Elizabeth, sons Daniel & John, and son-in-law Daniel Birchenough

Joseph Goldstraw; Born 1791 Staffs Died 28th October 1868 Oatlands, Tas.
 Convicted Stafford Assizes, sentence 'Life' 29th July 1830 and transported on Convict ship "Strathfieldsay" 22nd July 1831, London, arr Hobart Town, VDL.
 Convict Muster of 31st October 1846 lists him as already having a Free Pardon

Rupert Gouldstraw; [probable “aka” Robert], [“aka Goldstraw & possibly Goostrey] born cira 1810 – 1814,
 Possible parents James Goosetry & Elizabeth
 Married Jane Smith 19th May 1856 Launceston, Tasmania
 With Richard Birchenough, broke into dyehouse in Leek 17th January 1843. Convicted Stafford Assizes, 9th Mar 1844 sentence 15years. Transported on Convict ship "Lord Auckland" 13 July 1844 arr VDL 1844
[Ralph Birchenough was convicted at the Stafford Assizes on 9th Mar 1844, sentenced to 20 years & transported on thr “Marion” 7 th June 1845 to VDL]

Thomas Goosey;  [SPECULATION: Is this a Goostrey?] Born 1843, England
    Emigrated on "Nereus" dep January 1869, arr Melbourne

Sephus Goosetry;  [SPECULATION possible “aka” Chepas or Cephas Goostree]
Born bef 1832. England, Died [Chepas] 1890 Moama NSW
Emigrated on "Una" [Sephus] dep Liverpool arr Melb Feb 1853 Passenger occupation given as farmer.

William Goostrey;  Born 1820, England
Emigrated with wife Sarah Ann and infant son James on the “Bangalore” dep England 9th May 1851 arr Canterbury New Zealand, 2nd August 1851  Agricultural Labourer.

Edward Goostry; [“aka” George on some Tasmanian Indexes] [SPECULATION: christened on 9th March 1808 St. Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Father John Goosetry]
 Convicted Chester Quarter Sessions 27th April 1829, sentence 7 years
Transported on "Bussorah Merchant" 1st October 1829, depart "Downs" for VDL

James Goostry;  Emigration on "Magnolia" depart Liverpool Nov 1852 arr Melbourne

Joel Goostrey; Convicted [Chester] Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions, sentenced to Seven years.
 Transported 4th Oct 1842 on the “Earl Grey” to VDL

John Goldstrough; [SPECULATION:possibly an “aka” for Goldstraw] born 1836
 Emigrated July 1878 on the “Kent” for Melbourne

Take me to British Vital Records (extraction) Births
Take me to British Vital Records (extraction) Marriages
Take me to the 1881 Census records
Take me to the 1881 Census records part 2
Take me to the Bishop's Transcripts:St John's Parish Church Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire

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