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Richard James Trahar

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Richard James Trahar (1827-1882)

1827 Born in Truro the son of Hopson Woolcock Trahar (1786-1875), blacksmith, and his wife Mary Yellanda (1787-1851)

1853 Emigrated to Australia with his 17-year old wife Emily Johns where they had six children of whom three died as infants

Went to Ballarat as a gold-digger

Later set up as a blacksmith which later became the Yarrowee Foundry

1882 His wife died and soon after Richard died aged 55

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The Phoenix foundry by Robert Butrims and David Macarthy. Published 2013.