REAL LIFE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY WITH THIS WINDING WEAVING PROJECT. PEOPLE I MIGHT NOT HAVE THANKED IN A PROPER FASHION. PEOPLE WHOM I STILL NEED TO FIND THE MISSING PIECES AND HELP ME TO REPLACE THE MISPLACED.
|MY POETRY MAN , BAGEL MAKER, SONGSTER AND ALL MANNER OF OTHER THINGS : PETER KNOX. ( IZZY FOREAL)|
|DICK SANDERS : My father’s cousin whose Sanders work was the first I was to see. I last knew of him in Campsie and only have the skeleton of what he found. Wish I knew more.|
|PHILLIP READY: My Mum’s cousin who put together READY OR NOT which shocked us all with our convict past. Noone had EVER hinted at THAT. And Roman Catholic Irish weren’t much talked about either till Phil and his lady Wife carried out their research.|
|ALFRED ROY BURTON ( UNCLE ROY) HUSBAND OF BETTY BELL. A member of Granville Historical Society from whom I received the first Bell information I have. A very nice Uncle he has always been.|
CONTACTS MADE THROUGH THIS SITE – COUSINS AND CO.
|PATERNAL – MY DAD BRUCE SANDERS|
|JAN MAURICE :my grandmother was Agnes Jane Sanders daughter of William and Mary Ann Skivings she married CHW Taylor would like to hear from any family Janice Maurice nee Taylor Perth WA|
Chris McCarthy said
I am descended also from Frederick. My GF was Clarence McLeay Sanders so I suppose that makes us cousins. Would love to get together and discuss details. My mobile is 0412 221 587 and I live in Port Macquarie.
|JUDY : I am also the great grand daughter of Frederick John Sanders. My grandfather was Clement Constant Sanders (Fredericks Son). My father was Donald Clement Sanders. Would love to hear from you. The photo of William Sanders sent shivers through my spine, I looks like my father returned from his grave, every feature is the same as my fathers. Cheers Judy|
Martha Julian was born 10.2.1856 at North Kempsey she married Thomas Craig 25.7.1877 and she died 31.5.1932 and is buried at Frederickton Cemetery. Her parents were John Julian and Elizabeth Keast.
Ros Lunsford said
I’m the granddaughter of Albert Dudley Johnston who married Anne Hurrell and owned the store at Kinchela.
|MATERNAL – MY MUM JOYCE BELL|
|Penny van der Have
Greatly interested as Hannah Hitchens/Hutchings is my gt gt grandmother by her second marriage to Henry Samuels. Their daughter Louisa Matilda married to Jabez Brown was my gt grand mother.I have just this very day being trying to trace both parts of the familie’s movements in Victoria and NSW. When was Thomas Benson admitted to Liverpool asylum and why? Hannah and Henry’s 1st child Hannah was born in 1832 within days of his death and they did not mary until 1836 with permission of the govt. Hannah did not get her Conditional Pardon until 1838.Henry was also a convict.
FOR images and word docs of his research – freely shared.
Christina Quirk’s daughter Janet was a spinster and very interested in the family history. She passed on a lot of the oral history to her nephew Harold Quirk who inherited John Quirk’s property “Matildadale” at Tumbulgum and now lives at Banora Point on the Tweed. So I got a good “leg-up” from the oral history when I first started paying attention. Much of what I’ve been able to verify has been spot-on so I have pretty good confidence in the detail I can’t verify. Happy to share.
I also have copies of photos of Agnes Mary Bell, DO Norman; also Wilhelmina Bell; Granny Bell and of course my own ancestor Christina Quirk (nee Bell) if you are interested.
Hi Lynne, we share a lot of GG-ancestors. I’m a John Quirk descendant.
James Bell – I can help you there – he died in early Feb 1852, as you’ll see toward the bottom of the 3rd column on p.2 of this page of the Maitland Mercury
He’s been well researched by others, but no breakthrough back to family in Glasgow unfortunately – I was sent a transcript of his trial if you are interested, refers to him living with his sister but no name – it wasn’t housebreaking as such, he and another (who got away) were attempting to bore through the floor of a stationery store.
Bells/Quirks/McLeods/ Lauries are well worked veins, lots of genies working on it over the years but I’d never google-searched before so glad to find your site.
Gabrielle Watterson said
Kim Sheppard said
Just stumbled on your site and what a site it is! John Curtis and Ann Moran are my ggg.grandparents. James, their son, is my gg.grandfather. I lived most of my life at Maroubra. Mary Parsons’ (James’ wife) headstone is also at Botany, but I’m not sure if it is still standing. James’ daughter Teresa married into the Meillon family and so we are connected to John Meillon the actor. I’d love to know more about Ann Moran; she is one tough lady. Cheers, Kim.
ORGANISATIONS AND SOCIETIES ETC
|MACLEAY RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY|
|KATI BRAITHWAITE My daughter|
|JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE My Son|
|MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE My Granddaughter|
|KATHY ROSE MACDONALD TURNBULL|
My Mother’s Family
|POPPA ( WILLIAM ALLEN – MICK ) BELL|
|NANA ( SARAH JESSIE READY ) BELL|
|UNCLE JACK BELL|
|AUNTIE JEAN ( BELL) CARTER|
|MUM JOYCE BELL SANDERS|
|AUNTIE BETTY ( BELL) BURTON|
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SOURCE MATERIALS INC BOOKS NEWSPAPERS ETC
|READY OR NOT by PHIL READY|