Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Emma Godfree Christensen

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing articles I have found for the children of Niels Christensen and Emma Slawson. I have written about their eldest three sons.  They had two daughters who died young, and their 6th child was their only daughter who survived to adulthood.

Emma Godfree Christensen was born in 1869 at Alberton, Victoria, Australia, and she married John Jamieson in 1903.

She died in 1904 at Alberton.  The following article is her death notice.

Emma Jamieson death notice
Family Notices (1904, December 5). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 1. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from

Emma died intestate, and had no children, so her brothers went to court for a share of her estate, as her next of kin.

2017-07-11 Emma Christensen estate

Emma Jamieson estate
NEWS OF THE DAY. (1906, December 1). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 12. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from

There is a later article where the High Court agreed with this decision.

High Court decision
NEWS OF THE DAY. (1907, September 14). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 12. Retrieved August 8, 2017, from

 Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – Photo by Cody Davis