Thanks for the response chris.
I have been researching the Australian Millen Family for 10 years and have most documentation/photos and a Family tree for the Austrlian line, starting at George.
The story so far, George married Anne Andrews from Bristol in Melbourne Australia in 1849, anne arrived with her family in 1848 off the "Palmalya". We could not find any shipping records for George, all his children were born in Australia and from their birth certs we ascertained he was born between 1818 - 1820, the certs say he came from London, Kent & England. George moved from victoria goldfields into new south wales goldfields. In 1862, 2 of his 3 males children died, just leaving my grt grandfather & 3 girls.. We have no record after that of george. Anne had a child to John Sawyer in 1863 and married him 7 years later (statutory time for a missing person to be declared dead) We have no birth, death or transportation for George, he just disappeared in 1863.
We do know he was about 30 when he married anne (18), he was a butcher in Melbourne and was so on the goldfields. It is conincidental that John Millen from Ashford was a slaughterman and had a george in 1819.
I know I am grasping at straws but I will eventually get that UK link for George
I can see your problem with George ! In order to see what transcription is correct the original records need to be viewed. These are kept at Maidstone and, even though it might take a few weeks, I'm sure someone will make a visit to solve the query.
In the meantime we might be able to find an answer using other details. Have you any more info on George and his family. Do you know his wife's name or his childrens details? With this info we might be able to track the family into other Ashford parishes or Kentish towns and ultimately find George's parents
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Looking forward to hearing from you again
Researching Millen family tree from australia, my grt grt grandfather george millen born abt 1819 Kent England.
We have no documents except childrens birth certs. George disappeared about 1863 of NSW Goldfields.
Can find only one entry for a george in the 1819 period.
Found entry in Kentarchelogy for george son of george & Mary christened 20th july 1819 St Marys Ashford
Found entry in http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/SearchResults.pl?RecordType=Ba... for george son of John & mary christened 20th July 1819 St Marys Ashford.
Bit confused with conflicting fathers and I was was wondering if somebody has any information on this family line?
Regards John David Millen
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