Looking for Cornelius Mitchell Martin in South Australia

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I am looking for the parents, grandparents and siblings of Cornelius Mitchell Martin.

He lived for most of his adult life in (Thames) New Zealand, and appears to have been born and died in Australia. I have just today found his probate record - which includes details from both NZ and Australia.

He worked as a Drycleaner, a Dyer (of clothes) and possibly also as a Tailor.

His son swore an affidavit that Cornelius died in Australia in 1960.

So if anyone can tell me his parents, grandparents and siblings, that would be wonderful.

Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Cornelius Martin
in Genealogy Help by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (939k points)
Location possibly - WHYALLA - South Australia

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Copied from Geneology SA:

Death Registration:

Name: Cornelius Mitchell MARTIN

Death Date:14-May-1960

Age:87

Place of Death:Jamestown

District:Clare

Book/Page:907/3478

It seems that his birth was not registered, but there is an entry for Baptism:

Name: Cornelius Mitchell MARTIN

Date of Birth:02-Feb-1873

Date of Baptism:07-Sep-1873

Father:Nicholas MARTIN

Mother:Mary

Family Residence:Kadina

Father's Occupation:Labourer

Church:Kadina Anglican

Source:Parish/Church Records

Baptism Year:1873

by Steve Thomas G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
Thank you SO much Steve!!!

Marriage of parents from Geneology SA.

Groom: Nicholas MARTIN

Bride: Mary CLARKE

Marriage Date:14-Apr-1869

Marriage Place:Trinity Church [Adelaide]

Groom Age:32

Groom Marital Status:S

Groom Father:Samuel MARTIN

Bride Age:25

Bride Marital Status:S

Bride Father:Cornelius CLARKE

District:Adelaide

Book/Page:79/144

Also copied from Genealogy SA:

Name:Samuel Richard MARTIN

Date of Birth:04-Jun-1877

Gender:M

Father:Nicholas MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARK

Birth Residence:Canowie (which is 28 km from Jamestown)

District:Clare

Book/Page:184/228

Also copied from Genealogy SA:

Name:Mary Elizabeth MARTIN

Date of Birth:13-May-1875

Gender:F

Father:Nicholas Mitchell MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARKE

Birth Residence:Canowie

District:Adelaide

Book/Page:150/386

I'll look for more tomorrow, Steve

So Nicholas Martins fathers name was Samuel? From the marriage record?

That explains where that name came from.

Now to find out who had a surname of Mitchell....

Thanks again Steve!!
Yes.

By road Canowie is about 140 km from Kadina.
I'll look for more, but I don't have time right now.
Hi Robynne,

I'm not sure I've got the correct marriage. Please take care.
 
I'm confident that the first statements above are accurate. Cornelius's family was resident in Kadina at the time of his baptism in 1873. His father was Nicholas Martin. His mother was Mary, but unfortunately her surname was not provided. Cornelius died in 1960 in Jamestown.

Unfortunately there's at least one other credible set of parents. A different Nicholas Martin married Mary Hunt, 1864, in Wallaroo, which is also near Kadina.

I think that what I've sent you about Nicholas's marriage to Mary Clarke is correct. If it is, Cornelius has 2 or 3 more siblings than I have named born at Canowie.

Steve
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The birth has been registered as Mitchell. From Genealogy SA:

Surname: MITCHELL

Given Names: Cornelius

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1873

Gender: M

Father: Nicholas MITCHELL

Mother: Mary CLARK

Birth Residence: Kadina

District: Daly

Book/Page: 119/137

Notes:
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
Well done Leandra! I would not have found this by myself.
+2 votes

Death for Nicholas Mitchell Martin from Genealogy SA:

Surname:MARTIN
First Names:Nicholas Mitchell
Death Date:30-Nov-1922
Age:95
Gender:M
Marital Status:M
Place of Death:Jamestown
Residence:Jamestown
Relative:
District:Clare
Book/Page:458/423
Notes:

 
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
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More of Cornelius’ siblings from Genealogy SA:

NAME: Charles Edward MARTIN

Date of Birth:16-Apr-1879

Gender:M

Father:Nicholas Mitchell MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARKE

Birth Residence:Canowie

District:Clare

Book/Page:222/241

 NAME:Lilian Beatrice MARTIN

Date of Birth:12-Mar-1881

Gender:F

Father:Nicholas Mitchell MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARKE

Birth Residence:Canowie

District:Clare

Book/Page:257/490

NAME:Priscilla Amy MARTIN

Date of Birth:30-Nov-1882

Gender:F

Father:Nicholas Mitchell MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARKE

Birth Residence:Canowie Station

District:Clare

Book/Page:295/43

NAME:Arthur Clarke MARTIN

Date of Birth:05-Dec-1885

Gender:M

Father:Nicolas Mitchel MARTIN

Mother:Mary CLARKE

Birth Residence:Canowie

District:Clare

Book/Page:365/330

Death of Cornelius’ mother, Mary:

NAME: Mary MARTIN

Death Date:20-Aug-1948

Age:104                         

Gender:F

Marital Status:W

Place of Death:Jamestown

Residence:Jamestown

Relative:Nicolas Mitchell MARTIN [DH]

District:Clare

Book/Page:730/4351

by Steve Thomas G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
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Mary's death from Genealogy SA
 

Surname:MARTIN
First Names:Mary
Death Date:20-Aug-1948
Age:104
Gender:F
Marital Status:W
Place of Death:Jamestown
Residence:Jamestown
Relative:Nicolas Mitchell MARTIN [DH]
District:Clare
Book/Page:730/4351
Notes:

by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (119k points)

Thanks Leandra,

Mary's obituary refers to the military background of her own family. Seems very appropriate for the grandmother of  Samuel Mitchell Frederick Martin MC

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