I have an Edward Foran born in 1837 in Australia to John Foran but no mother's name. Edward spent much of his life in the Bateman's Bay area of NSW. Edward and his wife Maria (Keeling) named their first three children after their own parents and if I follow the theory that they named the fourth child after Edwards mother I would have the name Martha. Unfortunately I can't find any birth record for an Edward Foran around 1837 and the only marriage with a John Foran and Martha didn't appear to produce any sons. Edward did not specify his parents on his marriage certificate which makes things more complicated. Can anyone help me ? I have checked NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages with no luck and have limited ($$$) access to Victorian BDM's. Would appreciate any help or advice. Thanks, Yvonne.