This one is an interesting story due to the conflicting records. According to official marriage records, Charlotte Moorse, aged 22 who was the daughter of Samuel Moorse and Amelia Moorse, married William Taylor at the ‘Temporary Church of St. Stephen’ in Portland on December 24, 1855. We believe that Charlotte actually married Samuel Trew but […]
Monthly Archives: September 2012
After many hours of research, discussion at the Rootschat forum (see A Harper Family Conundrum) and a substantial amount of head scratching, I believe that Wilfred Eric Harper was born William James Harper. The best way I can provide support for this conclusion is by noting the information that we have, in point form.
In 1841 Andrew Harper and his wife, Maria (nee Gleghorn) migrated from Templepatrick, Ireland and arrived in Australia on a ship named ‘Marquis of Bute‘. They were accompanied by their three young boys – Paul (6), Samuel (4) and Henry (9mths).