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Re: descendandts of William Moore
William MOORE is described as born ca 1863 a builder's carter in 1911. In 1891, Joseph BASTIAN is described as born ca 1863 a carrier. In 1911 he was a general labourer. Also in 1911, they are described as having been married 22 years - coinciding with the marriage of Joseph BASTIAN and Priscilla DYER. The Western Morning News dated 14 Jul 1885 contains details of a case brought by Joseph BASTIAN against his former in-laws William & Maria HILL for compensation for alleged property of his former wife valued at £16.10s.0d. The in-laws counter claim for £32 was that it was compensation for them rearing the young child and caring for the sick wife. The decision as reported is a bit confusing - some property had to be returned to Joseph but he was found to owe the in-laws £3 for care of the child. I think Joseph BASTIAN and William MOORE are one and the same man.