Bill Unknown

Dillgoro Unknown (abt. 1857 - 1897)

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Dillgoro (Bill) [family name unknown]
Born about in Queensland, Australiamap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Filipstad, Värmland, Swedenmap
Profile last modified 7 Nov 2019
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Bill Unknown is an Indigenous Australian.


Bill (Dillgoro), born ca 1857 came from Queensland, Australia to Filipstad parish in Värmlands län, Sweden on December 12, 1897.

Translated transcript of record moving in to Filipstad 1897[1]:

Number: 169
Date: 15/12 (15 Dec)
Name and profession: Bill (Dillgoro), Australian negro
Birth date: abt. [18]57.
Man/Woman: man
Came moving in to Filipstad (Värmland, Sweden) from: Queensland, Australia
Moved where to in the parish (village and page in household book): -
Notes: DB (Dödbok = death record) no 60 [year] 1897.

He passed away three days later on December 15, 1897 and was buried on December 18, 1897. He was about 40 years old and died of tuberculosis.

Translated transcript of parish death record Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden 1897[2]:

Number: 60
Death date: Dec 15
Counted as parishioner (for demografic statistics): 1 [male]
Name, profession, nationality, creed: Bill (Dillgoro), Australian negro from Queensland, Australia.
Born year/day: abt [18]57.
Married/unmarried/widowed: unknown
Page in household book or moving records: Infl Bok 169 = Moving in [nr] 169.
Cause of death: lungsot = tuberculosis
Death certificate issued by: doctor
Place of death (if other than parish): -
Burial month/date: Dec 18
Special notes: "Veterligen har han inga lagl. slägtingar.. Att. afsänd till Stat C-B 24/12 97. Förmögenhetsvillkor okända." which translates: "No known legal kin. Note sent to Statistiska Centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden - demographic government agency) Dec 24, 1897. Financial situation unknown."

All foreigners deaths were reported to Statistiska Centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden - demographic government agency).

Normally any person living in Sweden would be in the church records (household records) with more info, but it seems he came to Filipstad, was very ill, passed away and was buried. He might have come from some where else in Sweden before ending up in Filipstad, but there are no hints where from.

He would have been buried in the graveyard of Filipstad church. The church with the surrounding graveyard is beautifully situated on the shore of lake Daglösen. Map:


  1. Swedish church records. Bill (Dillgoro) moving in to Filipstad 1897 nr 169: Filipstads kyrkoarkiv, In- och utflyttningslängder, SE/VA/13110/B/7 (1895-1916), bildid: 00046248_00025, sida 21 (free of charge)
  2. Swedish church records. Bill (Dillgoro) parish death record 1897 nr 60: Filipstads kyrkoarkiv, Död- och begravningsböcker, SE/VA/13110/F/9 (1895-1915), bildid: 00046282_00021, sida 17 (free of charge)

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