How common is "Lees" in Albiston names?Somewhere along the line I have William's middle name as Lees, but I'm having trouble finding out where I got that from just now.
In March 1893, he is shown as 26 years old, so depending on what time of the year he was born, he could have been born in 1866 or 67, or there could be an error in his age.That's not uncommon in early records in Sydney.
It's possible that he was working on a ship coming to Australia, so I'll start looking up shipping records and see if I can find anything.
I'd never heard of Jordie Albiston, but I looked her up and she's from Melbourne.It would be interesting to find out more about her family because Wm had 2 other children after he and my ggrandmother split.The Albiston name is virtually unknown in Sydney at the turn of the 20th century.
Thanks for contacting me. You've spurred me to get on with this investigation again.