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James Edward Read married to Jane Derrick

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Re: James Edward Read married to Jane Derrick

Posted: 1351857650000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Read, Derrick
Hi Jessica. I think you've already seen all the info I have, but I'll put it out here anyway for anyone else who comes across it...

James [Edward] Read was born 1831, in Oxenpill, Meare, Somerset. His ancestors had been in Somerset area for at least a hundred years. His parents were John Read and Sarah Mills, both of whom were born sometime in the 1790s. He had at least 5 sisters and a brother. In mid 1853 he married Jane Derrick*, also from Somerset [1831-1912]. In 1855 they & their two year old firstborn (John Read) left Plymouth on the ship Cairngorm for Victoria, Australia. James made a life in St Arnaud as a farmer and had ten more children including my ancestor James Read (1859 – 1924). James died 1909 and Jane 1912, at the ages of 78 and 81 respectively, and their death indexes say they died in St Agnes, although I have a family bible of their son's that says St Arnaud - I do not know if this is a discrepancy or actually the same place.

*I have also found census of a young Jane Derrick with a family here - - it could be her but I can't confirm.
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