Sunday, February 19, 2017

Budd St, Collingwood

There is nothing faster than thinking of a question that can be answered by a Victorian birth certificate, and having the answer shortly afterwards. (Overnight, in fact, because the Vic BDM was down for maintenance last night).  A tiny bit of bad luck ensured that the twins were registered on different pages, but I obtained little Charlotte's certificate, showing her to be the younger of twins.  The birth occurred on 22 November 1867 at around 2 pm at 20 Budd St, Collingwood.

Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works detail plan, 1237,
 City of Collingwood, 1900.  http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/117738  
Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria collection.

This little snip of an MMBW plan of Collingwood shows 20 Budd St a few doors from Sackville St.

Was Mrs Charlotte Broadley present at the birth?  No.  The attendant was Mrs Mahaney, a midwife.

Was George Griffith the informant for the births?  No.  The informant was Susan Griffith of 20 Budd St, Collingwood.   The twins were a month old when she registered their births.  Her other children still living were Mary Jane 10, Annie 7 and Louisa 5.

In the 1871 Sands & McDougall Directory, the Griffiths and the Broadleys were shown to be neighbours, with the Grifith family at number 10 and the Broadleys at number 8, not far from the Johnston St corner.


Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works detail plan, 1237,
 City of Collingwood, 1900.  http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/117738 
 Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria collection.

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