Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Trove Tuesday: CAUTION - do not marry my son!

I was trying to a find mentions of a certain convict using Trove, when I came across this little notice...

1838 'Advertising.', The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838), 30 April, p. 2 Edition: MORNING, viewed 27 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32159906
It immediately intrigued me, so I dug a little further.

And apparently it was not unusual for this family to advertise their 'dirty' laundry in the papers. A few years earlier, Warren Kerr had advertised that he would not pay any of his wife's debts!

1833 'Advertising.', The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842), 17 January, p. 3, viewed 27 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846093
A quick check of the NSW marriage records suggests that Charles Kerr wasn't married until 1840 (if it is the same Charles Kerr, of course). There were no marriages for a Charles Kerr until then, anyway.





1840 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842), 27 March, p. 2, viewed 27 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12860826