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William Corbould b. 14 April 1828

In 1858, William Corbould, of Bath, took his new bride Julia Augusta (nee Signall) on a sea journey to the other side of the world and settled in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. He was a tailor, founding his Ballarat business ten years after the gold rush began.

Their first two children, born in 1859 and 1860, died in infancy. Their third child, Robert Rutter Corbould, was born in 1862 and was the first to reach adulthood.

Julia Augusta bore eleven children, the last born in 1875. She died in 1876. William lived until 1914.

William took out a miner's right (licence) on 2 April 1861. The document appears to be in too good a condition to have spent much time in the hip pocket of a miner!

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William Corbould
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Julia Augusta Corbould
(nee Signall )