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Old 25-04-20, 12:03
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Default Benjamin Sayle goes to Australia.

But does he ever come home? If he doesn't, then I have the wrong man in my tree, grrr.

Benjamin Sayle b 1835 Isle of Man, parents William Sayle and Ann Cleator. I have him at home with his parents in 1841, 51,61, then in 1881 married.

I have just found the diary of his father William, in the Manx Museum. The description gives biographical detail that all six of William's sons emigrated to Australia and gives a detail

1855 Dec 18, Mr Kinvig from Melbourne called (William's farm in I oM) with gold from Tommy. He knows Tommy, Benny and Joe"

This suggests Benjamin was in Melbourne in 1855, but did he stay in Australia or did he come home?

I know less than nothing about Australian research and don't have a clue how to confirm or disprove my Benjamin. The likelihood of me ever getting to the Isle of Man to read this diary and the accompanying letters is as remote as the likelihood of me ever getting to Australia. Ideas please!

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Do you know where in Australia OC?
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Old 25-04-20, 12:23
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Ancestry has a Benjn Sayle age 28 leaving Victoria, Australia for Liverpool on the "Monica" Apr 1859. The age is a bit out for your Benjamin but could be him? It links to the site below but doesn't take me straight to the actual record:

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-coll...nd-immigration
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He didn't marry or die in NSW.

Ancestry is giving me nothing for Australia at all.

There is a William Benjamin Sayle won received a British War Medal.

I'll try immigration records to see if I get anything.
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Oh, maybe you have to view the actual record at the record office. Anyway, I should think it is likely to be him.
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He didn't marry or die in NSW.

Ancestry is giving me nothing for Australia at all.

There is a William Benjamin Sayle won received a British War Medal.

I'll try immigration records to see if I get anything.
The original post said Melbourne.
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William Sayle died in Victoria mother Ann Cleator, father William in 1860

Jno Sayle same parents died 1901.

No Benjamin's mentioned.
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Kate, thankyou, that does look a good possibility and would fit nicely with him being at home with parents in 1861.

Kit - I honestly don't know where the brothers went, can only pinpoint Melbourne in1855 but of course they may have moved away from there. Benjamin had a brother called William, so William Benjamin could well be a close relative. Thankyou for looking.

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Thankyou Kit, I didn't have those death dates.

I did the research on this family many years ago and it was all speculative till I found this diary. Nice to know I got it right, they were a nightmare to research, so many parallel families.I

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This is Jos[eph] Sayle travelling to Melbourne, Victoria from Liverpool, arriving Aug 1854:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interacti...=successSource

Jos Sayle age 17, English. His brothers aren't with him though.
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