For many years the death of my ggg grandfather Andrew Fleming has eluded our family researchers.
Today Trove came up trumps yet again.
I stumbled across this death notice for his wife Ellen that names Andrew's place and year of death!
Why hadn't I found this before?
I searched for a death record in Victoria for Andrew 1836-1888 but there were only 3 in the 1870s.
No other deaths for an Andrew Fleming or Fle*ming (spelling variation search)
There was one death in 1854 for a William Fleming aged 42 born in Scotland.
On Andrew and Ellen's daughter, Ellen's, marriage to John Dart she states her father's name as William. Was Andrew known as William? Mother was listed as Ellen Finlay.
I did a search for a Will for the William Fleming who died 1854 but he died intestate. According to his probate record he was a labourer of King Street North Melbourne and his widow was Ellen Fleming of Curzon Street North Melbourne but the death certificate gives her maiden name as McQueen.
So still no death certificate for Andrew Fleming .... why?
Although at least we now have a place and year.