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Janet Willis (1846–1925)

According to her marriage certificate, Janet Willis, nee Brown, was born in Dunoon, Scotland (although that could have been an error, they could have simply copied her brother's birth information).  I cannot find her name on either the Vic or NSW BDM. According to her obituary she was born in Boort Victoria.

She was aged 21 on the day of her marriage and her occupation was given as farmer's daughter.

The couple were married at Rutherglen on 16 April 1868 according to the forms of the Presbyterian Church. She was married on the same same day and place as her brother and sister-in-law, Duncan and Jessie Brown.

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  • Brown, Janet

17 October, 1846
Boort, Victoria, Australia


19 June, 1925 (aged 78)
North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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