BiographyAlfred Barnes Curd was born 11 January 1845 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia to Richard Curd (1782-1860) and Mary Ann Sexton (c1801-1888) and died 5 June 1920 in Hopetoun Ward City Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Lydia Ann Broomfield Blackman (1851-1936) 19 October 1867 in Presbyterian Manse, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.
(Research):Birth Transcription (NSW) has 11 Jan 1845 Albury as Birth Place and 10 October 1845 Yass as Baptism Place. Alfred and Charles(Isaac0 were baptised together at Yass in 1845.
Marriage Certificate states birth place as Buckland Vic and Death Certificate says Porepunkah Vic. As his father Richard CURD was down at Buckland Vic (Ovens River) way in 1845 he may have been born there and registered in Albury.
From Municipal Rates Book-Beechworth Vic.
1864-1887. Alfred CURD, Hurdle Flat. House and Garden.
1888-90. Alfred Curd, Havelock Rd, Beechworth. House and Land. Occupation- Groomsman.
1893-94. Alfred Curd-Watchman- owner dwelling, premises and land, Allotments 5,3 & 11, Section 19 & 20, Elgin Rd, Beechworth.
Record of Mining Claims held at Bourke Museum Beechworth. (From Donald O'Rafferty).
1895 March 25. Alfred Curd, Charles Curd, Alfred Richard Curd and George Spiller. Claim No 118/95.
Division of claim in Mystery reef, Running Creek, Wooragee.
Alfred Curd Numbers 126.96.36.199.
Charles Curd Numbers 5.6.
Alfred R Curd Number 7.
George Spiller Number 8.
1865 John O'RAFFERTY transferred a claim at Hurdle Flat to Charles TUCKER and Alfred CURD (Equal Shares).
More About ALFRED CURD:
Baptism: 10 October 1845, R/C Yass NSW. By Charles Lovat.
Burial: 8 June 1920, New Melbourne Cemetery Vic12
Cause of Death: Acute bronchitis. Exhaustion.
Occupation: 1867, Wood splitter at Hurdle Flat. Nightwatchman- Beechworth. (Family folklore).
Event: Registration - Birth
Location:at New South Wales
partner: Lydia Ann Broomfield Blackman (1851-1936)
Date:19 Oct 1867
Location:at Beechworth, Victoria
Notes: had 10 children.
Married by Licence, according to the forms of the Presbyterian Church, at The Manse Beechworth. Alfred was a 22 year old wood splitter from Hurdle Flat and Lydia a 16 year old also of Hurdle Flat. Alfred and Lydia both signed their names as did the witnesses Hannah Blackman (Mother) and John Macmillan.