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Genealogy of John Palmer Clarke, who, with his wife Jemima
nee Hill, and their children emigrated in 1873 on the ship
"Ramsey" from Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England
to Upper Caboolture, Queensland, Australia. John Palmer
Clarke became baillif for Charles Bertram Zillman.
Some interesting family members include my gg
grandfather, Sgt. James Gow, D.C.M. who fought in the
Crimea at Balaklava and who died on the second last day of
the Indian Mutiny in Lucknow, India.
Lloyd Clarke, son of Evan Jesse Clarke ,lived in Caloundra,
Queensland, was the pioneer of the Gulf of Carpentaria
barramundi fishing industry operating out of Karumba in
David Edward Boustead, husband of Harriet Clarke began
the Caboolture Ambulance Service. Dame Carol Kidu nee
Millwater, daughter of Dorothy Joan Boustead, is a minister
in the Parliament of Papua-New Guinea.
Surviving records for earlier times are far from
complete. Further records, now available, have
required adjustments to material you may find
Check if there are notes for an individual as this is
where the human interest stories may be found.
Family villages and towns in England were visited in
2005, 2007 and 2008. Accuracy is strived for but not
always possible due to source errors, gaps in
records or differences in interpretation of old
handwriting styles. More details and/or corrections
are very welcome.
Always check original records personally.
Surnames include Sharp, Gow, Cairns (Scotland),
Hill, Tooley, Lee, Hesketh, Townsend, Boustead
Collins & Macnamara.
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UPDATED 1 March 2014