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Henry Page Saunders

Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353581460000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saunders
I'm looking for info on my GG-Grandfather, Henry Page Saunders. I have a record of his death in 1900, but i would really like a record of his immigration to Australia and birth in the UK. Anyone have any info that might help?

Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353587679000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1353587707000
Digitised will available for viewing online via PROV, Public Record Office Victoria.


Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353717092000
Classification: Query
When asking for help it is a good idea to provide the information you already have to save helpers having to search for stuff you already have.

Considering you are after a birth,,providing his age at death and parents names are of the utmost importance..

Do you have his death certificate?
It should state his wife/childrens names and his time in Australia.

His death registration
Name: Hy Page Saunders
Death Place: Bendigo, Victoria
Age: 81
Father's Name: Wm Carne Saunders
Mother's Name: Ann Carne
Registration Year: 1900
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 7960
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819

I assume this is his marriage
Name: Henry Page Saunders
Spouse: Elizabeth Luxton
Marriage: 1856 - Victoria

so we know he arrived by 1856..
Do you have this marriage certificate?
It may name his parents or if he had been married previously. Also his death registration seems to have odd parent details.

This arrival is a pretty close match


Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353738860000
Classification: Query
Hi Kellie.
I had not included his age and parents because i am not entirely sure that they are correct. I cannot find any other reference to his mother being Ann Carne, and i'm sure my grandmother made mention of there being a Carter instead. I dont have actual marriage certificates but references for both of his marriages (both Elizabeth and my GG-grandmother Catharine Paull). I literally know nothing of this man other than what i stated, which is why i'm looking for help.

Supposedly, he was the nth-great grand nephew of James Cook, but i'm not sure - i'm looking to see if there's any weight to this theory before i reject it.


Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353929852000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1353931230000
Surnames: Saunders
Trove newspapers

South Australian newspapers mention Henry Page Saunders under list of Unclaimed Letters. 1845, 1848

Perhaps he arrived in South Australia and then went to Victoria.


Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353930551000
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Saunders
An article in the newspaper about Henry's daughter Mary Ann mentioned in his Will - talks about his arrival in Australia being in SA and then going to Victoria. From this article I have also provided a possible link to the date and ship he arrived on.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Previous issue Wednesday 27 January 1937

Descended From Captain Cook
Mrs. M. A. Trewren, of First avenue, Royston Park, claims to be a collateral descendant of Captain Cook, the dis- coverer of Australia. Her great grand-
mother was a niece of the navigator. Mrs. Trewren's father, through whom she claims descent, came to South Aus tralia in 1839, but stayed for only four years. He settled in Victoria, and Mrs. Trewren was born there. She married 47 years ago, and has since lived in Adelaide. At her home Mrs. Trewren has a number of historical relics, including etchings of Captain Cook and Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, a direct ancestor. She also has a remarkable parchment map in the form of a sphere, which can be inflated. The map was drawn by her father, Mr. H. Saunders at a Bristol Academy at the age of 14. The cartography is excellent, and the colors look as if they had been used only a year or so ago.

This might be his arrival.
South Australian Passenger Lists
Shipping arrivals and immigration 1803 to 1854+
Barry Leadbeater

SAUNDERS Henry arrived in SA 1839-07-24 aboard William (2) from Launceston [Source:23(1/2),38]


Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353932224000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358923813000
Thanks, Tania. Mary Ann must have been my Great Grandmother's half sister - her brother Robert made similar claims about their great grandmother being a niece of Cook, so i guess i'll have to find out whether she married a man named "Carne". I remember reading somewhere that Admiral Saunders was childless, so i'm not sure about that one...
It's a shame that my family never seemed to be the one to inherit 'historical relics', as i would have loved to see these.

Re: Henry Page Saunders

Posted: 1353962722000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1353964153000
Surnames: Saunders
Hi Again

Captain Cooks family tree. From what I read only one of his sisters line produce children who went on to produce more children and that was Margaret COOK b:1742 who married George FLECK. Now interestingly I noted you mentioned the surname CARTER - one of Margaret COOK and George FLECK's daughters Grace FLECK b: 1770 (who would have been Cook's niece) married a John CARTER and they had a number of daughters if you could find one that possibly married a SAUNDERS then you may find your connection.
But like all things it maybe just a family myth.

Below is a link to Captain Cook's family tree.

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