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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Last night I discovered what a 'dealer' was while watching the Ancestry television program, Who Do You Think You Are?
Dealers were small time scrap and junk merchants.
My great great grandfather, George Mawbey, was a 'dealer' when he died in Newtown, Sydney in 1862, and, according to his death certificate, his father, Joseph Mawbey, had been one too.
George's eldest surviving son, John Thomas Mawbey, was also a 'dealer' when he married Sarah Clarke at Mudgee in 1875.