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"Merkara" records 1887-88, showing the voyage that arrived in Australia in Apr 1888.
Extracts from pp. 472, 480. See also p.490.
From Assisted immigration 1848-1912 at the Queensland State Archives. See H list.

Joseph Humphries,
born 27 Mar 1872, Ardley, Oxfordshire,
emigration record says Protestant,
emigrated to Australia as a youth in 1888, left London in the "Merkara" on 7 Feb 1888 (him age 15),
the ship arrived Brisbane on 6 Apr 1888, he got off at Maryborough, Queensland, on 4 Apr 1888 (him age 16),
mar 10 Mar 1894 (her age 19 and pregnant) to Margaret Moynihan [born 13 May 1874],
children born Maryborough, 1894-1899,
children born Bundaberg, Queensland, 1902-1916,
he died 17 June 1956, Rockhampton, Queensland, age 84 yrs,
she died 30 Dec 1963, Rockhampton, age 89 yrs,
had issue:

  1. 13 children, Humphries.
    For details of their many descendants, see Moynihan family tree by Gary Woodforth.

    Joseph and Margaret are great-grandparents of:

    1. Gary Woodforth,
      researching family tree.

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