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Edith CHRISTIE (née JONES, aka Edie) [1883-1973]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Christie
Given: 
Edith
Maiden: 
Jones
Alias / nickname: 
Edie
Birth
Date: 
1883-04-22
Birthplace (town, state): 
Carlton Victoria
Death
Date: 
c.1973-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

My Great Grand Aunt Edith, known in the family as Edie, married David Christie of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company on 17 December 1902 at St Peter’s Church, Hong Kong by Rev. J.K. France. The marriage announcement notes her name as Edith Jones and that she was from Melbourne and Sydney.

Birthplace (country): 

George Beresford Edwin HARRIS [1909-1984]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harris
Given: 
George Beresford Edwin
Birth
Date: 
1909-12-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Richmond, Melbourne
Death
Date: 
1984-12-25
Birthplace (country): 

Percy Fredrick ABLONG [1892-1916]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ablong
Given: 
Percy Fredrick
Birth
Date: 
c.1892-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Waterloo, Sydney
Death
Date: 
1916-04-19
Cause of death: 
Buried at Hong Kong Cemetery, Section 16B, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Percy Ablong served with the British Army during World War I where he suffered severe injuries and gas inhalation. He was repatriated back to the colony and died on 19 April 1916. He never married.

Birthplace (country): 

Richard Henry HAMSON [1870-1931]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hamson
Given: 
Richard Henry
Birth
Date: 
1870-11-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Castlemaine, Vic
Death
Date: 
1931-03-14

Buried Hong Kong cemetery

Birthplace (country): 

Mary Ann AH KIN (née HIGGINS) [1844-1910]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Ah Kin
Given: 
Mary Ann
Maiden: 
Higgins
Birth
Date: 
1844-05-23
Birthplace (town, state): 
New South Wales
Death
Date: 
1910-08-20
Cause of death: 
Buried at Rookwood Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria (Sect. M2 Row E Plot 592), Australia

Born in Sydney to parents Michael Higgins (d. 1852-03-03) and Anne Ryan (d.1853-01-22), who were of Irish extract, originally from Ireland.

Birthplace (country): 

Arthur John ABLONG [1884-1949]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ablong
Given: 
Arthur John
Birth
Date: 
1884-10-15
Birthplace (town, state): 
Waterloo, New South Wales
Death
Date: 
1949-02-15
Cause of death: 
Buried at St Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Arthur John Ablong.jpg
Arthur John Ablong.jpg, by Vanessa Ferreira
Birthplace (country): 

Mavis Gock MING [1916-2008]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Ming
Given: 
Mavis Gock
Birth
Date: 
1916-02-13
Birthplace (town, state): 
Perth, Western Australia
Death
Date: 
2008-09-27

I am writing a book about my mother-in-law Mavis Gock Ming. Mavis was the daughter of Chinese father Gock Ming and Australian mother Mabel Jenkins. Born in Peth, Australia in 1916, Mavis' father took the family to Shanghai in 1925 where he worked for the Wing On department store. After completing high school at the Shanghai Public School for Girls Mavis returned to Sydney Australia where she trained as a physical education instructor with the Women's League of Health. In 1939 she went to Hong Kong to start a branch of the Women's League of Health.

Birthplace (country): 

James Harper TAGGART [1885-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Taggart
Given: 
James Harper
Birth
Date: 
c.1885-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1972-12-29 (Day is approximate)

His first mention in the Jurors Lists is in 1908, when he's listed as the Sub-Manager of the Hong Kong Hotel, and his address given as "on premises". He's shown with the same details for the lists in 1909-1911.

Then he gets a promotion, and the lists for 1912-1917 he's listed as the Manager of the Hong Kong Hotel.

From 1918-22 (the latest year we've transcribed so far), his title changes to Manager & Secretary, but other details remain the same.

Birthplace (country): 

Lancelot Ruggles ANDREWES [1897-1963]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Andrewes
Given: 
Lancelot Ruggles
Birth
Date: 
c.1897-01-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Lismore, New South Wales
Death
Date: 
1963-04-03

John Black's list gives Mr Andrewes's occupation in 1941 as "Civil Servant".

His full name is given on page J58 of the Blue Book for 1939, which gives his position as "Official Receiver in Bankruptcy and Registrar of Trade Marks and Patents", and his date of first appointment as 27th Oct., 1928.

Birthplace (country): 

William Francis FINCHER [1867-1938]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Fincher
Given: 
William Francis
Birth
Date: 
c.1867-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Victoria
Death
Date: 
c.1938-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.-No. 131.

It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government has been pleased to appoint Police Constable No. 4 William Fincher to be an Inspector of Nuisances under section 9 of The Public Health Ordinance, No. 24 of 1887.

By Command,

T. Sercombe. Smith,
Acting Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Hongkong, 25th March, 1898.

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