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RAINY & GRANO - Dominica to Australia mid 1800s

I am a PhD student who is writing biographies on these Afro-Carribeans who emigrated to Australia during the mid-1800s. Each of these men took up residence and successfully re-established themselves in legal practice and/or business on the Central Victorian Goldfields following their arrival in the ...
by dizzy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:26 am
 
Forum: Surnames G
Topic: RAINY & GRANO - Dominica to Australia mid 1800s
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GRANO - Dominica>Australia

George W.H. GRANO b. Dominica before 1830 Emigrated to Victoria, Australia. Geo GRANO established the Vine Tree Store at Ararat on the Central Goldfields in Victoria, during the 1850s. He constructed a large home in Ararat and named it Dominica in honour of his country of birth. Geo became a promin...
by dizzy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:13 am
 
Forum: Surnames G
Topic: GRANO - Dominica>Australia
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FINLAYSON - Jamaica>Scotland>England>Australia

Charles Braine FINLAYSON b. 1837 Jamaica d. 1909 Melbourne, Australia. Occupation: Barrister-at-law (Kings Counsel) Younger son of William FINLAYSON, solicitor and Hannah TAVAREZ of Jamaica Timeline Educated Edinburgh University; 1863: entered Lincoln's Inn 18.11.1863 aged 27 yrs; 1866 - 6 June - a...
by dizzy
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Surnames F
Topic: FINLAYSON - Jamaica>Scotland>England>Australia
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Surname: RAINY - Dominica>London>Sierra Leone>Aust

William RAINY b. c.1820 Dominica d. 1878 Melbourne, Australia. Occupation: Barrister-at-law Son of Willam Thomas RAINY, solicitor & (most likely) Sarah NICHOLSON of Dominica Timeline 1843: WILLIAM RAINY (jnr) employed by Colonial Office as a Customs clerk in Freetown, Sierra Leone; 1848: entere...
by dizzy
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Surnames R
Topic: Surname: RAINY - Dominica>London>Sierra Leone>Aust
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