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Default George Cole (1822-1868) OH's FFFF

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
George Cole

Date and place of birth
5 o'clock in the morning on Thursday 31st Oct 1822 (moons age 16 days), Sudbury, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex - time recorded exactly in the family Bible

Names of parents
Guy Cole (1773-1853) and Martha Gearing (1786-1869)

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
3 Aug 1823, St Mary Harrow on the Hill Middlesex, same day as his sister Martha Elizabeth Cole

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
14 Jul 1847, St Peters Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria to Emma Lewis Leeke/Leake

Occupation(s) - if any
Gardener, nurseryman, orchardist

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on.
1841 Sudbury hamlet with parents and brother William.
1842 - 21 Feb 1842 - arrived per "Himalaya" at Port Melbourne, with brother Thomas and sisters Martha and Charlotte
1847 - listed in Post Office Directory at Merri Creek
1854 - moves to Gardiners Creek, Melbourne, purchased the orginal Gardiners homestead.
1866 - Wife Emma dies of childbirth complications


Date, place and cause of death
17 Sep 1868, Gardiners Creek, Melburne, COD - Hanging - George hanged himself while of unsound mind.He left 10 orphaned children, from Lewis 20 to Lily, just 3.

Date and place of burial / cremation.
19 Sep 1868, St Kilda Cemetery Melbourne.

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
Probate granted to son Lewis Guy Cole, 4 Apr 1870. A handwritten will, dated early September, stated his estate should be sold up when the youngest child, then 4 years old, reached her majority and then monies divided amongst his surviving children (one daughter died in 1869). The property was sold in 1883 to George's cousin William Bailey,who continued to run it as a nursery.

Memorial inscription - if any
not known
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