R is for Ralph

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.


There is one very unusual R name in my database but I won’t be blogging about the chap who has it because he is alive and well. I’ll write about Ralph Curry who was born many years ago.

The first mention I find of Ralph is in his marriage notice.

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1852 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 15 May, p. 5. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12936790

Ralph and Harriet may also have been victims of crime in 1852

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1853 ‘SYDNEY GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS.’, Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1875), 12 November, p. 4. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60146127

It wasn’t long before Ralph and Harriet were blessed with a daughter.

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1854 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 10 November, p. 8. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962070

During his short life Ralph operated several pubs.

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1855 ‘Advertising’, Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860), 22 September, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59760852

A son arrived on 1st March 1856 (1856 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 3 March, p. 8. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983532)  and another on 16th April 1857 (1857 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 21 April, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994450)

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1858 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 16 July, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13021053

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1858 ‘The Upas Tree of Intemperance:’,The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion (Sydney, NSW : 1858), 6 November, p. 367. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72485501

And poor Harriet was left with the debts.

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1858 ‘INSOLVENCY.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 20 September, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13019064

 

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