Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

Choy Gat Cheung

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Name
吉昌
Given names
吉昌
Surname
Romanised
coi3 gat1 cheung1
Birth
Lizha, Huilong, Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China - 黎槎,回龙, 高要市, 肇庆市, 广东

Birth of a son
#1
coi3 yu5 seui6
1871

Birth of a son
#2
coi3 yu5 seui6
1877
Lizha, Huilong, Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China - 黎槎,回龙, 高要市, 肇庆市, 广东

Note: He was commonly called "number 8". Noting his birth year in that he is older than Coi Man Seui.
Birth of a son
#3
coi3 man4 seui6
12 August 1878
Zhagang, Huilong, Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China - 槎崗, 回龙, 高要市, 肇庆市, 广东

Note: 1878 - according application re Alien Registration Act (30 May 1956)
Birth of a son
#4
coi3 [jeun2 or seun4] seui6
Lizha, Huilong, Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China - 黎槎,回龙, 高要市, 肇庆市, 广东

Birth of a son
#5
coi3 yi3 seui6

Death of a soncoi3 yu5 seui6
1939
Death
Zhagang, Huilong, Gaoyao, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China - 槎崗, 回龙, 高要市, 肇庆市, 广东

Last change 15 April 200921:15:07

by: Kerry Choy
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Choy Mun Seui ("Ah Young")coi3 man4 seui6
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Birth: 12 August 1878Zhagang, Huilong
Death: 12 December 1968Newtown, New South Wales
-7 years
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First wife
Note
May have been too poor marry a second wife after his first died, but earned enough to afford a bride dowry late in his life. Anectdotally, he came back with money from Australia. Ah Young was number 9 brother. Ivan's father,"Ah Long" was number 8. Yee Sook's father was number 10.
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Recollections of 蔡宇蔡

 蔡宇蔡 - also known as Uncle Five, says that 蔡吉昌 (Coi Gat Cheung) came to Australia. He worked clearing land. He returned to the village with enough money (apparently bringinf silver) to afford to remarry in his old age. See Ho was his second wife.  

This story also mentionns his first son came to Australia but was lost and died here.