Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Trove Tuesday: John William Breakwell

John William Breakwell is my third great grandfather, he emigrated with his wife, Emma Carter, and their children from Birmingham to Sydney on the 'Nineveh' in 1877.

These are his death and funeral notices from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1893.

His funeral notice marked UAOD has made me intrigued ... Not a fraternity I had come across before, the United Ancient Order of Druids is something I'm going to have to have a closer look at. A cursory glance at Trove tells me that there is plenty of material on them, so look out for another post about the UAOD! Or if you know something about them, or about John William Breakwell, please leave a comment below.


1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 3 May, p. 10, viewed 15 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28262196


1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 6 May, p. 1, viewed 15 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13904364

1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 May, p. 8, viewed 15 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13925005