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Albert Blackburn Howes

Albert Blackburn Howes

Male 1887 - 1958  (70 years)

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  • Name Albert Blackburn Howes  [1, 2
    Albert Blackburn Howes
    Albert Blackburn Howes
    1887
    Birth Abt 1887  West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 30 Nov 1887  West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Albert Blackburn Howes
    Albert Blackburn Howes
    1887
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt Feb 1888  Flegg RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptism 21 Oct 1888  St Mary, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1891  Martham Road, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Martham Road, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1909  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 1909  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Ship: Pericles
    Died 24 Nov 1958  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • age 70
    Notes 
    • Albert Blackburn Howes arrived in Brisbane on the "Pericles" from England in 1909 when he was 21 years old. A "cousin", of the same age, Harold Neve of Chesterton, Cambridge accompanied him on the journey. It is learnt from a letter written by Albert Howes in 1910 to his sweetheart, Belinda Postle that Neve was on his way home and had it a bit rough in Melbourne. Harold was the grandson of Alfred Neve and Mary Howes; Mary being the sister of Albert's father. It was very sad to discover that Harold had died in the last year of WWl in France.

      A couple of years after Albert arrived in Queensland, another "cousin", Alf Simmons (actually second cousin) joined Albert in Queensland.

      Both Albert and Alf were carpenters and both had worked together at times in Norfolk. They demolished a few old homes that were held together by wooden dowels and some houses had hand forged nails. They built and made anything in timber to get work. Poor work opportunities in the area were enough incentive for these young men to immigrate to Australia. Also, by 1906, Albert's parents had both died and his older sisters and brother were struggling to raise the rest of the family.

      In Queensland, Albert and Alf found work on local farms in theToowoomba area and at one stage had a contract to build sulkies for Trevathan and sons. Building material was hard to come by, particularly roofing iron, which limited Albert's building activities.
      The heat in Australia made Alf think he had reached Hell and the first winter in Toowoomba made no impression on him, but he said he certainly felt the cold the second winter. Albert had been courting Belinda Postle of Harristown, Toowoomba. Many letters were exchanged between the couple when Albert was working out of town and Belinda was working for a family as a cook.

      1913 Qld Electoral Roll Toowoomba
      Albert Blackburn Howes, Warwick St, Ceciltown, Joiner
      Belinda Agnes Henrietta Howes, Warwick St, Ceciltown, Home Duties

      1919 Qld Electoral Roll Kingaroy
      Albert Blackburn Howes, Memerambi, Cheesemaker
      Belinda Agnes Henrietta Howes, Memerambi, Home Duties

      1925-1936 Qld Electoral Roll
      Albert Blackburn Howes, Somerton, Nudgee Rd, Hendra Carpenter
      Belinda Agnes Henrietta Howes, Somerton, Nudgee Rd, Hendra, Home Duties

      1949 Qld Electoral Roll
      Name : Albert Blackburn Howes
      Title :
      Place of Living : Somerton, Nudgee rd., Hendra
      Occupation : carpenter
      Gender : M
      Division : Lilley
      Sub Division : Sandgate
      Number : 8041
    Person ID I17385  ONS
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Father Albert Howes,   b. 2 Feb 1847, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1906, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Jane Elizabeth Blackburn,   b. 20 Jul 1848, Potter Heigham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1894, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1875  St Mary, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Howes/Blackburn MC
    Howes/Blackburn MC
    1875
    Witness 7 Jan 1875  [9
    Mary Ann Blackburn 
    Witness 7 Jan 1875  [9
    William Blackburn 
    Married Abt Feb 1875  Flegg RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F5024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Belinda Agnes Henrietta Postle,   b. 29 Jun 1888, Grandview Farm, Springside, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1973, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1913  St Luke, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Jan 1913  St Lukes C of E, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Noel Albert Howes,   b. 25 Dec 1914, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1988, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Harold Cecil Howes,   b. 30 Jun 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1998, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Albert Victor George Howes,   b. 15 Aug 1918, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. Neville Howes,   b. 2 Dec 1920, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 2005, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Living
    +6. Living
     7. Nellie Ivy Isobel Howes,   b. 30 Aug 1932, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1933, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F3220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1887 - West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1887 - West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Feb 1888 - Flegg RD, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 21 Oct 1888 - St Mary, West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Martham Road, West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Martham Road, West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1909 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1909 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1958 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    2. [S11] Birth cert.

    3. [S5] 1891 census.

    4. [S122] http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sharpham/fam01356.ht ml.

    5. [S36] FreeReg, www.freereg.org.uk.

    6. [S35] Freebmd.

    7. [S450] RootsWeb, Norfolk List.

    8. [S840] Judy Jones.

    9. [S50] Marriage cert.