1829 - 1878 (48 years)
|15 Dec 1829
|3 Jan 1830
|Prestwich, Lancashire, England
|From Eday to There
|22 Feb 2024
|Death - 1878 - Prestwich, Lancashire, England
- ( article corrected & transcribed this afternoon, though I don't understand any of it really. George died 8 years after the newspaper article... in Britain )
Herald Melbourne Monday 11th July 1870 A Large Reward.- The Ballarat Star of to-day contains an advertising announcement of a reward of £10,000 for the discovery of the agent who inserted certain advertisements in the newspapers some years back respecting one George Huxton Muir, of Kirkwall, Orkney. We are informed that the person offering this large reward claims to be the veritable George Huxton Muir referred to in those old advertisements, and that he further claims to be heir to large estates both in Italy and Scotland, and also to very large accumulations of money, and what is more wonderful still, to a dukedom in Italy and a baronetcy in Great Britain. The claim is made through his mother, whose maiden name was Huxton. The matter seems to be enveloped in some little obscurity, in consequence, as Muir asserts, of his long residence (about twenty-five years) in the colonies, having left Kirkwall when he was sixteen years of age, and from his whereabouts being unknown to his friends at home. It seems, however, that Muir was
long resident and well known in the Smythesdale district, carrying on business as a storekeeper there, and was much respected as a shrewd and honorable man. In 1863-4 he went to Queensland, and whilst there heard from different quarters that he had been advertised for in the Melbourne papers. It seems that he was so advertised for by the testimony of several of his acquaintances who saw the advertisements.
Name: George Huxton Muir Estimated birth year: abt 1831 Registration Year: 1878 Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 47
Registration district: Preston Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District Inferred County: Lancashire Volume: 8e Page: 486
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