Category Archives: family history
Discovered this article in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, of Henry Hamilton, son of Richard Hamilton, who started the Hamilton Ewell Winery, located on the Curtis farm, which Richard Hamilton began when he first arrived in Adelaide in 1837. This … Continue reading
I think we may have struck gold with our Dawson family history research. Well, a little nugget. John Hughes Dawson had a great uncle called Uncle Tom – or rather, Thomas Hughes. He was JHD’s grandmother’s brother. Well, Thomas married … Continue reading
Those UK census records are such pieces of gold for genealogists. In the 1841 Census, George Edmund West was recorded in the census, with his wife, Mary Ann (Allen) West and two children, Jane and George. George was working as a … Continue reading
Today is the birthday of John Holmes Barreau, son of Alexander Barreau and Elizabeth Hamilton. Born 1863.
There was an old family story told that the Dawson family was not originally English, but that John Hughes Dawson’s family came to Cornwall from Ireland. There was a family legend that they were descended from an Earl of Portarlington. … Continue reading
OK, one more piece of gold found from the marriage index of AB and his wife ECH. Alexander’s father is named. Wow. They ask for the grooms father’s name and it is given. Wait for it, here it is … … Continue reading
Well, after all my plans to organise and sort my current research, what do I do?, more surfing the net for any family history research. It’s a trap I fall into so often. Anyway, this time I actually found something … Continue reading
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