Category Archives: Barreau

HAMILTON – Origins of the Hamilton Ewell vineyard

Discovered this article in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, of Henry Hamilton, son of Richard Hamilton, who started the Hamilton Ewell Winery, located on the Curtis farm, which Richard Hamilton began when he first arrived in Adelaide in 1837. This … Continue reading

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BARREAU – death of Henry Nell (innkeeper in Singapore) 1st husband of Elizabeth Hamilton

I have found an extra piece of information to fill out the picture of Elizabeth Catherine Hamilton, who married 1) Henry Nell, 2) Alexander Barreau. It is regards to the death of her first husband, Henry Nell. He died in … Continue reading

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Photos of ancestors – Barreau and Hamilton – at SASL

I was contacted by the SA State Library recently, with some information on some old photos they have. They are photos of ‘Old Colonists’, ie, the first European settlers in SA. The list they spoke of is of women, and … Continue reading

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Alexander Barreau (II) and gold.

It appears Alexander may have headed to Victoria after gold during the 1850s, as did many South Australians.  The first gold to be found in Victoria was in 1851.   There is an unclaimed letter addressed to Alexander Barreau which … Continue reading

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Cold Case within the Barreau clan

From the Adelaide Advertiser: Cold case: Police offer $1m reward for information on Rhianna Barreau’s disappearance on October 7, 1992 http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cold-case-police-offer-1m-reward-for-information-on-rhianna-barreaus-disappearance-on-october-7-1992/story-fni6uo1m-1227253018854

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Birthday

Today is the birthday of John Holmes Barreau, son of Alexander Barreau and Elizabeth Hamilton.  Born 1863.  

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Alexander Barreau and father

OK, one more piece of gold found from the marriage index of AB and his wife ECH.  Alexander’s father is named.  Wow.  They ask for the grooms father’s name and it is given. Wait for it, here it is … … Continue reading

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Marriage of Alexander Barreau and Eliz Cath Hamilton

Well, after all my plans to organise and sort my current research, what do I do?, more surfing the net for any family history research.  It’s a trap I fall into so often. Anyway, this time I actually found something … Continue reading

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