My Resume, Metz in Aug 2003
Forest Edge in UK 2003
ancestor - Jonathan Otley
My church pages
Tetbury UK around 1737
Victoria before 1847
revisions of Vic1847
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Charles Wemyss was born 5 July 1824 and died Fri 10 July 1925, came to Melb 13 Aug 1842 from Mauritius on the Belle Creole, a Colonist of 83 Years. Three days after the celebration of his 101st birthday Mr. Charles Wemyss died at the residence of his daughter (Miss J.Wemyss, Rochester road, Balwyn)
Jane Bofill, was born on 20 Apr 1863 and died, aged 104, on 13 Dec 1967. Those of her children who lived past their first year (Mabel, John Ambrose and Henry Clifford did not) are listed in her family bible: William Henry (20.8.1885 - 28.6.??); Wilfred Thomas (30.4.1891 - 16.4.1962); Lamond Leonard (9.5.1893 - 27.6.1943); Clarice Jane (10.4.1899 - ??) Clarice Jane Biggs died 1963 #3719 at Williamstown, daughter of Jane Bofill and Thomas Treganowan,;
and from grand-daughter Jane Evans, last child is my paternal grandmother, Aileen Catherine, 13.3.1902 - 16.9.1978).
I began this web effort on 1st Nov, 1998 as a free Geocities site which closed in 2009. Revision was started on 15 May 2009. Sorry - some links are still being found 'out of sync' on 17 Apr 2013, despite my daily elastic 'genealogy hour'.
Nov 2012 - refined masthead, counted pages - 345 for a surname, 498 with more than one name, total 843 pages.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, Mc, N, O P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, YZ
From: Adele Borg Sent: Monday, 16 Feb 2009 2:27, Subject: Found Fryerstown book
This Book has several photo’s one in particular of Mary Quick – (grandmother of Kenneth Quick) and all others related in front inside cover, also Browning Family at the back. Kind Regards, Adele Borg
These accounts of families in Victoria began with our own ancestors. The first was Joseph Thomas who came to Sydney in 1818 'at the pleasure of the Regency of King George III' and my studies have continued because of a marriage to a family already studied. I now also include other holders of a surname, if there were only a few people involved.
When you write concerning a name in my site, I am interested provided the information is before 1920, avoids issues relating to the 'privacy of the living', and is no further back than the parents of the person who came to Victoria. Desired info includes
space 1. Full name, date and place of birth with names of parents, ship and date of arrival in Australia, how the person got to Victoria
space 2. For Spouse, Full name, date and place of birth with names of parents, arrival details
space 3. For each Child born before 1920, birth date, date and name of spouse, date of death, number of issue
Each child, provided they wed before 1920, begins another paragraph.
Family history gets so complicated ... especially when I try to keep notes with the names, and also have tried to set out my pages in alphabetical order. To avoid repeating families I also try to put families with the father's surname, especially once I have the names in 3 generations - grandparents in the 'homeland', migrating man with his wife and children, at least one set of his grandchildren. My cut off date is 1920 to avoid invading the privacy of those still alive, and I only go back outside Australia to the family the migrating person was born into.
ShipsMy site Victoria before 1847 concentrates on the movement of ships, with an alphabetical list of each person named and expanded by other news items found or given me by descendants.
Other ships that caught my interest
Asia 1856 to Adelaide, Caroline Agnes 1849 to Geelong, Gipsy Bride Feb and Dec 1855, India Ocean 1854 to Portland, Marmion 1852 with 407 to Portland, Omega 1856.
Soundex SystemBack before computers, genealogists were familiar with the problems of 'near-miss spelling' and surnames that sound the same but are spelled differently. See Soundex for your surname, and read an explanation - the Basics shown clearly or Eastman's Notes show Basics and more details.
In no event will the owner of the Pioneers website be held liable for the accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in it, its use, or reliance placed upon it. The information on the website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the website undertake full responsibility for assessing the accuracy or authenticity of its content.
Any disputed information or perceived errors may be emailed but I am under no obligation to respond to requests and/or to review any content. I am aged over 75, every day is a gift from my Saviour. I do spend time reviewing and corresponding to cousins who write, and I do not ask for money - freely do I give, and freely you respond.
I reserve the right to
space 1. add your letter to the appropriate family entry, with your email coded to hide it from web spiders.
space 2. choose whether or not to research names you give me and write of the work I do.
A typical disclaimer of this nature is on the Ballarat Resource page
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Starting your research
A Family Group Chart
Sample Pedigree chart or History chart,
BMD England St Catherines
BMD NSW records
BMD South Aust
BMD West Aust Indexes
Lloyds List of Ships
NSW Bounty original records
NSW Unassisted names indexed,
SA - by Di Cummings
SA to 1855
Vic Assisted immigration
Vic Unassisted immigration
Vic Outward ships
Canberra War Records or here
Convict in alphabetical lists
Convicts in NSW records
Convicts in Tasmanian
Cornwall census 1841-91
Census Freecen UK
FirstFamilies2001 use alphabet
NSW Probate ,
New Zealand BMD
New Zealand links
PapersPast for New Zealand
Old Bailey Cases 1778 - 1913
Port Phillip Gazette
Terry Foenander deaths 1867-80, Alf Hosp
Vic South-West Victoria
Vic Wills and Probate records,
News Ferguson Aust 1840-45.
Trove all states early papers
Port Phillip Herald starts 3 Jan 1840 page order is 1 and 4, then 2 amd 3.
The Age starts 17 Oct 1854.
Reference Books"First Years at Port Phillip" by Robert Douglass Boys, BA pub 1959. He was formerly Chief Librarian of the Public Library of Victoria
Pioneer Owners of the Wimera, a pdf file of the book by Thomas Young, showing the pastoral leases and changes in ownership, from 1842 when Benjamin Boyd took up the first station, Ledcourt.
Violence and Crime in Nineteenth century England, The Shadow of our Refinement, by John Carter Wood, Published in 2004.
began 1st Nov, 1998
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