if anyone could help me I would be most grateful.I have multiple questions about a married couple of Lewis and I can't find certs on them or track where they are from.
- I have a family bible that states both Harriett Ricketts and John Walter Lewis married in 29/9/1833 in Walkerville Sth Australia, I am unable to find their marriage cert and the church states they hve no record of this. Harrietts death cert states her parents as unknown and was married in Adeliade. John's parents were James lewis and Sarah. Again my family bible states both James and Harriett were from Gloucester, England.
- I am unable to find when they both came to Australia.
- I have the names of 5 children (2 died at birth or soon after) who I can't find birt certs for; Emilie Maria 30/6/1853, James Walter 29/6/1854, John 12/3/1856, William Henry 26/4/1858 died 9/6/1858, William Henry 2/5/1859 died 18/10/1860. All born at Mount Pleasant SA.
- the 1st cert I can track down for this couple is for another William Henry born at Redbank Vic on 18/41861. They then had another 5 kids.
I know this is alot to ask but any help I am grateful for.
There are many lewis listed in the cenus in England, so it seems to be a common name, so I can't track them/him back in England. I may have found John in a cenus in 1841 with his parents and other siblings - Lucy, Caroline,Jane and Isaac but its just a guess.
I am guessing they got the bible in 1881, The front page is beautifully decorated with John Walter Lewis, Avoca, 15/6/1881.
Sorry if I got waffly