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Posted by Leonie Brand on April 16, 1997 at 23:37:32:

I have chinese orgins, but cannot find the name that our
great grandfather gave "HEN" in the list could you please
suggest which name you think it may correspond to.

He came to Australia from Amoy (possibly only the point
of departure). He was a scribe and shepherd, he also worked
as a smith and with money on the gold fields.

There is a family legend that he was a distant cousin to
the emperor, whether this was true or not we will never know.

Could you please help.

I don't mind if you include my name on a page but just
make sure its a real one not one some offical made up when
my Great grandfather immigrated to Australia.

PS,

Your site is great and a wonderful help to those of us
trying to trace family trees in China.


Thanks


Leonie

Posted by Leonie Brand on April 18, 1997 at 23:51:40:

Since this last correspondence I have been able to trace a handful of Hen's that came in on ships as follows:

Immigration from foreign countries - Public Record Office - Inward

HEN CHEONG . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 31
Arrival date: APR 1855 . . . Ship: ANNIE . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 032 . . . Page: 005
HEN CHOY HING . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 36
Arrival date: JAN 1856 . . . Ship: LAUNCESTON . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: FILM . . . Page: 005
HEN FOOK . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 33
Arrival date: APR 1855 . . . Ship: LEVANT . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 033 . . . Page: 001
HEN FOOK . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 24
Arrival date: JUN 1855 . . . Ship: AMEER . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 035 . . . Page: 009
HEN FOU . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 32
Arrival date: AUG 1855 . . . Ship: ARTURO . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 038 . . . Page: 002
HEN HANG . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 22
Arrival date: APR 1855 . . . Ship: ANNIE . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 032 . . . Page: 005
HEN KEW . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: A
Arrival date: JUN 1855 . . . Ship: GLENDARGH . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 036 . . . Page: 002
HEN YOU . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: -
Arrival date: FEB 1855 . . . Ship: YARANTO . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 030 . . . Page: 003
HENCHAYCHEONG . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 28
Arrival date: APR 1855 . . . Ship: HARPLEY . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 033 . . . Page: 007
HENCHAYCHEONG . . . Given name: ---- . . . Age: 37
Arrival date: APR 1855 . . . Ship: KATE HOOPER . . . Port: F . . . Fiche: 032 . . . Page: 002

We think he was about 19 or 20 when he arrived. I will try and find more info from the shipping records soon.

By the way this page is a wonderful idea and I will forward it on to other people I know who are also searching for their Chinese ancestors.

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