My ggfather was a Richard Thomas Trice b. 1854 at Lessness Heath (known as Belvedere since 1860s)near Erith, Kent.
Richards parents were Richard Trice and Eliza Eason (who I think also had two daughters - Ann and Esther) and he emigrated to Australia c.1880s, settled at Botany and raised a family of 9 children (incld my Nana, Essie - who married my gfather, Stan Pead). He was a jack of all trades, at one stage running a jewellers shop at Redfern in partnership with a bloke who later absconded with the lot, and built many of the tanneries about Botany (once characteristic of the Botany area of Sydney).
According to family stories, Richard returned home to Belvedere for a visit c.1902 at the time of Edward VII's coronation. He died at Botany, Sydney in March 1924. One of his sons, Bill Trice, spent WWI in England and visited his grandmother (ie Eliza [Eason] Trice - she died in 1921 aged 90+!) aunts and cousins while on leave - and recall Uncle Bill showing me the photos.
It probably is a long shot that we are related (closely, that is)as Sandwich is a fair way (by UK/19th cent standards) but... I assume you are an Aussie Trice descendant from your 'Bigpond' address so thought I wld send you a greeting.
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