Please leave a message letting me know who you are and your thoughts on this site.

 

March 26th, 2017
 

from
Jan

 

 

 

Congratulations beautifully set out, historically very interesting, the personal stories and the great family photos are fantastic. I hope when I get around to making my genealogy book, it will be as exceptional and readable as yours. Thankyou Jan.

 

 


 

 

January 6th, 2017
 

from
Graham Young

 

 

 

 

Hi Randal, I am Graham Young, your fathers first cousin once removed. My Father was Harold, son of Edwin & Sarah Young.

I came across your Oldgenes website and wonder what is the situation for me to access your data?

Regards

Graham Young

Melbourne



 

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October 26th, 2016
 

from
Lynne D

 

 

 

 

Hello!
i was having another look at your Lucas family information and thought that I would let you know there are now crosses marking two of the grave sites in Williamstown Cemetery.
One grave is for John Nathaniel's first wife Annie Maria and their son Ernest Richard Lucas. (Also Clara's baby William Daniel McDonald, and another of Annie and John Nathaniel's grandsons and also a great grandson.)
The other grave is for Clara Ruby McDonald (nee Lucas) and her husband William McDonald.
These crosses were made and erected by one of Clara's granddaughter's and a great granddaughter.
I have attached the photos for you.
Kind regards
Lynne ( another one of Clara's great granddaughters)



 

 

October 26th, 2016
 

from
Cathy Artridge

 

 

 

 

Hi
I enjoyed browsing your family history pages - initially I was looking for information about the Charlton family of Castle Creek - but I don't think there is a connection. There is some interesting research about Priv. John Charlton who died in the Boer war and the memorial window at St.Paul's church Euroa.


However, the first line of your website shocked me. Perhaps you would consider changing it. To say "Australia was settled when an eleven ship fleet....." is offensive. This great land was inhabited before the first fleet in 1788, as you well know. I can only image how offensive an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island person would be to read that.


If you don't wish to change the sentence, I know sometimes online info can be difficult to change, perhaps you would preface that paragraph with something like:
"Before 1788 Australia was populated only by the Indigenous people of Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Before 1788 there were approximately 700 languages spoken throughout Australia with an estimated population of 750 000 people." (Source: http://australianmuseum.net.au/indigenous-australia-introduction)


An estimated population of 750000 people is quite remarkable; and is best recognised.


Thank-you
and 'well done' on the rest of the site.
Cathy



 

 

October 16th, 2016
 

from
Jenny Ramsay

 

 

My grandmother was Emmie Constance Ginn and this read is reallyinteresting as it is family history.

Thanks

Jenny Ramsay

Nee Delley



 

 

October 6th, 2016
 

from
Anna

Hi,

I stumbled across your web site Oldgenes and there are so many links with Fasham, Winnett family.

The photos are incredible and the stories as wonderful insight into their history.

I am helping a friend with their tree and hoping it is ok to share your information with them.

The amount of time and effort you have put into getting all the data together is enormous - having done genealogy for over 30yrs, I appreciated how much work goes into it.

Again thank you.

Fondest regards
Anna


 

 

September 11th, 2016
 

from
Roachelle Playle

Love your site
We are related. Mary elvina Huntington, daughter of Thomas Huntington and Elizabeth Spence was my great grandmother, she married Walter john Emerson.

Regards
Roachelle Playle

 

 

August 5th, 2016
 

from
Ron

Hi,

I have only just found your site and I must say that I admire the content, detail and obvious passion that you have put into it.

There are many entries that match the family tree of my wife but to cross check is a labour and memory test. What would assist me greatly is a family tree as a graphical structure will give me the short cuts that I need. The other option would be a selective Ahnentafel output. The family links go back to Porter, Waddle (with other spellings), Lucas and Mortimer (not sure if she is in your list)

Quite frankly I am trying to plunder your site for material missing in mine and your help would be greatly appreciated. For what it is worth I am listing the ancestors of my wife, output from Brother’s keeper.

 

 

July 25th, 2016
 

from
Greg Sproule

My great-grandfather’s aunt was Elizabeth Sproule, wife of William Lucas.

What a pleasure it was to discover your site and its abundance of information about the extended family. I tripped over it accidentally whilst googling William to see what would pop up and I will certainly be returning to read and see more.

Thank you very much for the work and care you have taken in preserving the history of many pioneer families.

Kind Regards,

Greg Sproule

 

 

June 5th, 2016
 

from
Bryan Milton Richard Lucas

 

Hi Randal
We are looking at the same families just to get started Sydney Selwin YOUNG and I are 3C1R and were in
the same class at Burnie High School in 1951 and we still see each other from time to time.
My LUCAS line is I am the Great grand son of Alfred Anguish LUCAS. The family centred around Ridgley.
to some degree. I grew up at South Burnie and have now lived at Brooklyn 53 yrs
With regard to research of my Family, that has been a 40 yr. or so hobby I am a foundation member of the
Tasmania Family History Society member No 0211.
The last few months I have been rechecking a lot of my research. With the advent of Trove and Links name
index I am very busy . I am sure we can help each other
With regard to John Richard LUCAS I have old and new Maps showing the location of his farm I drive past
it and Ann COVENTRY’S every time I visit my eldest Daughter who married a KAY and lives at Alcomie.

Kindest Regards
Bryan Milton Richard LUCAS

 

 

March 26th, 2016
 

from

Karen Bellamy

 

Hi Randal


Thank you so much for all your information. I have been away which is why it has taken me so long to respond to you.


Unfortunately the key bit of evidence which links Bridford Susannah Mortimore with convict Susannah Mortimore is the bit that I am missing. Perhaps it does not exist. But I keep asking everyone I come across who has done research into her in case they have found something. After all there was more than one Susannah Mortimore in Devon at the time.


Thanks again


Karen

 

 

March 26th, 2016
 

from

Karen Bellamy

 

Hi Randall


I came across your very impressive website detailing your family history and I wonder if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions.


My 6x great aunt was Susannah Mortimore, born 1762 in Bridford, Devon. My 6x great grandmother was her sister Betty. I have been searching high and low for hard evidence which links her to the Susannah Mortimore who was convicted of sheep stealing and transported to Australia and then to Norfolk Island.


I notice that you have some very specific data/dates on your tree (especially the birth date of her daughter Susannah Mely Screech on the Lady Julian, where did you get that from?) and I wondered if perhaps you have some family information which supports that Susannah of Bridford and Susannah the convict are one and the same?


Fingers crossed that you are able to help me. And thank you in anticipation.


Cheer

Karen

 

 

 

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November 4th, 2015
 

from

Phillip Melchior

I am trying to track the family of my grandfather, George Baker, who I believe was born in Victoria in 1876 and possibly died in Adeliade in 1958. My mother was Beverly Margaret Baker, who was the only child of
George's second marriage, to Dorothy Margaret Little.


Access to your website would be appreciated.
rgds
Phillip Melchior

 

 

September 14th, 2015
 

from

Janine Reed

 

"A work of Art"

Hi,

I came across your site through looking up the graves of Tasmania.

It is absolutely spectacular and an obvious work of love and dedication.

Although 75% of my ancestors are from Tasmania, none of them are included in your beautiful website.

I have never seen such a tribute to one’s ancestors – congratulations.

Janine Reed

 

 

February 14th, 2015
 

from

Annette Kirby

 

 

Hi, I stumbled upon your website whilst researching my connections to Nathaniel and Olivia Lucas.

I am a descendant of their son James Lucas. His daughter Sarah Lucas married a William Arch and their daughter Sarah married Robert Stephenson, their son William Stephenson was my great grand father, his son William was my grand father and his son James was my dad.

I am proud to be a descendant of such a diverse and large family, and look forward to researching more about them. The photos you have on your site of Lucas relatives gives me another idea of what Nathaniel May have looked like. Thank you for putting the information on your website.

Annette Kirby ( Stephenson )

 

February 13th, 2015
 

from

Diane Holdsworth

 

 

Hi

thank you for your data base :-)
I hope it might help me
I have searched and searched and my sister has searched even more.

We are trying to find information on our fathers half brother....Newton Charlton Holdsworth

the only online record of our uncle this one on your data base.
http://www.oldgenes.net/Data/wc01/wc01_240.htm

His mother died shortly after his birth

Newtons father is my grandfather.

He was born to Alfred Herbert Holdsworth and Margaret Charlton Holdsworth.

Beyond a few references to him in Trove, we are unable to find anything about him....not so far even death a certificate.

I have a second hand verbal reference to him that suggests he died perhaps in a mental asylum in Victoria.
We have nothing to suggest that he lived or worked or died outside of Victoria.
I have checked with the Victorian probate office today and he would
appear to have died pre 1970

I am one of two oldest members of the Holdsworth side of this family and we simply have no information on Newton

Do you have any further information on Newton please. We believe he had a farm in Lang Warren or even Baxter at some point in his life.
We simply know nothing.

There might be a photo of him that I once had and if i find it I would be happy to photograph it and send it on to you if it is of use

many many thanks

Diane Holdsworth

 

 

 

February 9th, 2015
 

from

Angela Sweeney

 

 

 

Hello again Randal,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Lizzie Costello Hall is my G G Aunt.

Here is the photo I mentioned, recently identified and shared by a kind relative of one of Lizzie's other sisters.

My great grandmother Annie Ellen Jerrom ( 1873 -1955 ) was the eldest of 10 children
and Lizzie Costello Hall ( 1898-1959 ) was the youngest. There were 7 girls and 3 boys.

I have asked relatives about Lizzie's unusual middle name of Costello, but no one seems to know the origin of that. I assume it was a relative or friend's surname. Some of her other siblings had surnames as middle names as well. Lizzie was also known as Lily.

I did notice on your site that the Hall Family lived in Raglan Street , which is the next street down from Cobden where the Green Family were living in 1914. I think her brother Charles Green also lived in Raglan Street at the same time.
Also most of the family seem to have been born in Emerald Hill. So I guess there were plenty of opportunities for them to meet.

I haven't been able to find evidence of Lizzie and Herbert's wedding date as yet. Lizzie was still living in 133 Cobden Street South Melbourne in 1924 with her brother Harry and her occupation was dressmaker. Would you happen to know the year and date?
The same relative seems to think it was in 1924.

I was very pleased to see the photo of Herbert with their grandson on your site and to hear that there are other grandchildren.
Do you know if they are researching the family tree ? I do have photos which may interest them too. For example, a photo of
our great, great grandparents, Agnes Jane Blair and Thomas Green and numerous photos of Lizzie's other sisters. Please feel free
to give them my name and contact email should they contact you in the future and are interested. I imagine that you will have a
great deal of interest in your site, particularly in this coming year of the Gallipoli centenary.

Thank you again for sharing your research. Your site is beautifully done. I wouldn't have had some of the information I have without it.

Kind regards,


Angela Sweeney.

 

 

 

 

February 9th, 2015
 

from

Angela Sweeney

 

 

 

Hello,


My name is Angela Sweeney and I am the great granddaughter of Annie Ellen Jerrom nee Green.
Annie Ellen Green is one of the sisters of Lizzie Costello Hall ( nee Green). I have been researching the Green
side of our family and this has brought me to your site. Recently a family member shared a photo
she identified as Herbert Joseph, Lizzie Costello and their son Wesley Hall together. I would be happy
to share this with you too.


Looking forward to hearing from you,


Kind regards,
Angela Sweeney.

 

 

 

 

January 20th, 2015
 

from

Pam Landy

 

 

 

G'day,
Back at my Coventry family.....I know a few years back I had made contact with you, but was looking at your web site and sending info to add to it.
Victoria Belinda (Hepenstall) Purdy
After Victoria's husband died in Christchurch, NZ, Arthur Purdy who was married to Victoria's sister Alice until her death, contacted Victoria and she and my father (James Coventry Hepenstall) who was approx 4yrs old, sending them tickets back to Tasmania.
How long they lived there, my Dad did not remember, but Purdy eventually married Victoria and they returned to Wellington, NZ. Dad went to Wellington Boys college.
Both Arthur and Victoria were cremated and cremains are at Karori cemetery in Wellington, NZ

James Coventry Hepenstall died 1999 and is buried in Bromley cemetery in Christchurch, NZ with his father Benjamin Hepenstall. My Mother is 90yrs old and as strong as an ox..........
Cheers,
Pam Landy

 

 

 

 

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April 20th, 2014
 

from

Barbara Burdon

 

 

 

Hello, i read with interest via goggle, and was very impressed with your presentation.

I would be so appreciative if you would keep me in your loop, as history like ours is very special, and maybe even more special for me, because,
O'Brien's granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth (Paterson), born 1819, Hobart, married, William Birchall (born 1813). They married 03.02.1835, Hobart, and their daughter, namely,
Caroline Charlotte Birchall, emigrated from Hobart to Otago, NZ and married Edmund Webber, 28.08.1873, in Otago, NZ.

I have only in the past 12 months realised that my roots are in fact stronger in Australia, than perhaps my birth place, Dunedin, NZ, 1951.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

kindest regards,
Barbara Burdon (Newcastle, NSW)

 

 

 

 

July 18th, 2014
 

from

Mary Kay

 

 

 

I was looking for information on Thomas Lucas and Anne Howard on the
internet and came upon your guest book site. The information is wonderful
and I want to congratulate you on the wonderful work you have entered onto
your guest book so far.

The connection to your family is through my husband who is a Kay. I am
working on putting a history together of the Kay Family and you have some
information on Thomas Lucas and Anne Howard which I wanted permission to use
in my book. I would fully acknowledge where I got the information from and
who made it available to me. Also some of the pictures that are also there
relating to this connection.

Thomas Lucas and Anne Lucas had four sons and the connection to us is his
second son Richard. Richard married Elizabeth Green. Sister Of John Pascoe
Falkner. Anne first child of Richard Lucas married William James Coventry,
Elizabeth Belinda their daughter married George Kay (born on a boat on the
way to Australia). Their son Robert is my husband's grandfather. Roberts son
Louis Is Lewis Geoffrey(my Husband) eldest son. I hope I made sense with my
explanation. If I have any information that is of use to you are very
welcome to use it.

Information on myself.... My name is Mary, Geoff and I have been married
almost 58 years. We are farmers at Nabageena Tasmania, but my husband and I
live in Smithton. Geoff goes out to the farm every day. I was born in
England, flew out to Australia on a Sunderland flying boat taking ten days
to get to Australia. My family settled in Tasmania but left me behind when
they moved on to New Zealand. I run a Marine radio station I have been doing
that about 17-18 years and in my spare time I write books of local families
recording their family history. I have published three so far.

I hope you will share some of your recorded history I personally find it
fascinating and so many stories are not being recorded and so these stories
are lost in time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary Kay.


 

 

 

 

August 15th, 2014
 

from

Lynne D.

 

Hello!
I just saw your website today.It looks fantastic! So much information - thanks for sharing that!
My great grandmother is Clara Ruby McDonald (nee Lucas)
Kind regards

Lynne

 

 

 

August 15th, 2014
 

from

Janet Zeuschner

 

 

 

Hi Randall
Firstly I just discovered your website and would like to congratulate you
on your great work. It as set out lovely and very easy to read and understand.

I have one question I cannot find a death notice for Alice Elizabeth Coventry (nee Kay) wife of John Francis Coventry. I found his and all their 12 siblings but not Alice Elizabeth, I may have overlooked, but just thought you may be able to direct me as to where it is.
I am interested in this family, as they originally came from Circular Head, Tasmania, and that is my home-town.

Also I request permission to access your data.

Also am wondering if by chance you could help me with the following:
Martin Matuschka b 8 Aug 1840, Dissen, Germany. Married Anna Voigt (Vogt) June 17th 1870 at Pleasant Creek near Stawell Victoria,
They had Anna b 1870 d 1877, Elizabeth (Lizzie) b 1871, Frederick b 1873 and Amelia b1878 all born Horsham area Victoria.
However in Sep 1880 their land at Drung Drung Victoria was sold and Anna took Elizabeth & Amelia and went to live the Zeuschner family at St Arnaud Victoria, eventually marrying Friederich W Zeuschner in 1885

Now my concern is about Martin and son Fredrick Matuschka who I believe went to New Zealand to live, I have been unable to find any trace of either of them. Martin may have re-married in N Z and as for Fredrick I do believe he had a disability no idea what sort of disability.

So I just thought you may be able to help me

Kind regards
Janet Zeuschner
Burnie Tasmania

 

 

 

April 3rd, 2014
 

from

Anthony Young

 

 

G'day,

My name is Anthony Young and I'm the 3rd great grandson son of Randal Young, I'm just wondering if this is the same Randal that your website is about (the gaoler at the Richmond Gaol).

I'm just in the process of finding out as much info as I can to build my family tree and you know how it goes once you start you can't stop!.

Any info always greatly appreciated!.

Thanks,

Anthony Young

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


 

 

February 8th, 2014
 

from

Heather Ware

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Heather (nee Young,) my grandfather was Frank Young, a son of John and Sarah Young. I made contact with you several years ago – I have a real interest in the Young/ Spence family history and of course associated families so would like to re-establish myself as a guest on your site. Hoping this will be possible – regards, Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 24th, 2014
 

from

Lee Basinski

 

 

Hello Randall

Lee here.

I am the x 3 G Granddaughter of Francis Spence 1839-1917 of Launceston Tasmania.

Your website is so beautiful and a joy to explore, you have really honoured our ancestors with such a beautiful tribute.

I have attached a photo of Francis & Agnes’s eldest daughter ( my GG Grandmother ) Lilly Louisa Spence born 10th February 1859 Launceston Tasmania- died 30th June 1936 Moriarty Tasmania ( she married William Broxam in Tasmania 1878 ) this photo was taken in 1926 on her 67th birthday at the home of her Daughter Annie Beatrice ( Broxam ) Cadien in Aspendale Victoria.

I have also included a couple of 1928 Christmas family photos of Lilly and her Daughters Family the Cadien’s.

Thank you for the work you have obviously put into this project which no doubt is always a “ work in progress”

Kind regards

Lee Basinski

Bega Valley NSW



 

January 4th, 2014
 

from

Jo Butler

 

 

 

My dear friend Randal,

Although not related to your family, I really wish I was after looking at your amazing website...

The details and incredible photos have captured my heart and imagination in what can only be described as a fabulous journey back through time!

I have enjoyed every moment of scrolling through the site and definitely feel like an ‘honorary’ family member now!

Well done and I bet your boys are incredibly proud of you and their heritage...

Jo Butler

 


 

 

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April 14th, 2013
 

from

David Fasham

 

 

 

Hi Randal and family

I have recently returned to your website and its even better. Very impressive and easy to search. My congratulations.

I write to seek your permission to access your data and to please request
a high res of the Thomas Fasham photo.

Please also don't hesitate to contact me if you require any Fasham
photos that may add to your collection.

Thanks and kind regards
David

 


 

 

 

April 6th, 2013
 

from

Heather Kellas

 

 

 

Hi Randal,

What a wonderful website, to find when browsing today, like many others Thomas O'Brien is related to me by his step daughter Susannah Mely Screech who married George Porter.

Can I ask permission to use some of your data to fill gaps that I have in my database. I started tracing my ancestors after my father died in 1980, my mother had a wonderful recall of generations of which I have used as the basis of my database, but sadly no wonderful photographs that I could use, most photos in the suitcase at the family home are unnamed !!! A great pity...

I can only dream and appreciate works of art like your site, thanks for sharing with us all.

Cheers Heather


 


 

 

 

March 24th, 2013
 

from

Emelia Sferrazza

 

 

 

Hi,
Wondering if you are able to email us some hi -res copies of the 3x photos you have regards Lesleigh (leslie) Arnold Stockdale?
I have attached the low res pictures as reference.
He was my grandfather.
Many thanks in advance,
Emelia Sferrazza (nee Stockdale)




 

 

 

February 24th, 2013
 

from

Barry Ennever

 

 

 

Hello, I just came across your tribute to Herbert & his family while updating my research on Charles Melbourne Hall & Evalina Alice Napier. Evalina, as you may know, was the daughter of Mary Ann Ennever, hence my interest as Mary Ann is a 2nd cousin of mine both being descended from Joseph Enniver b1742 in Essex.

I’m hoping to update my website later today with some more information I have found on the family and would be delighted to hear from you.

All the best from a chilly UK!

Barry Ennever




 

 

 

January 16th, 2013
 

from

Haslinah Abdullah

 

 

 

Hi Randal,

Came across your website by chance while browsing names on the Net related to my ancestors. Let me say that I think your website is absolutely awesome – the information, the presentation, the photos, etc are wonderful. My dad is Desmond Chilcott, living in Tasmania and his connections are with the Spence family - Thomas Spence and Amelia Jacobs being his great-grandparents.

Regards,

Haslinah Abdullah




 

 

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July 26th, 2012
 

from

Bob Stewart

 

 

 

Hi Randal,

I have just discovered your interesting website whilst researching my deceased father’s maternal side. I am a great grandson of Alf Hellyer( brother of Louisa Rutherford nee Hellyer d 1919 ) and I was wondering if you could send me a copy of a photo of her complete headstone at Bendigo (not just the clip that is on your website). If you are interested there is a history on the NZ branch of Hellyers at http://tcode.auckland.ac.nz/~mark/familyV3.html ..


I am currently assisting one of the descendants of the author of this document with corrections and updates.

Regards Bob Stewart

Auckland NZ



 

 

 

May 16th, 2012
 

from

Alexander Romanov-Hughes

 

 

 

Hello Randal

Glad to see that your family history website is back on the internet. Am not sure where we left off regarding the exchange of information but am including herewith some images regarding Captain William Downie Hall. They were located for me at Greenwich by a professional researcher.

Best wishes.

Alexander Romanov-Hughes



 

 

May 14th, 2012
 

from

Elizabeth Jansen

 

 

Dear Randal,

I am researching Arthur Madden Henzel Hall 1850 - 1929 aged 79, son of Martha Henzel and Armstrong Ritchie Hall, who wed 1872 to Sarah Louisa Standeven


Thankyou for the shipping, and family names Jessie 9, Albany 5, Haidee 3


Elizabeth



 

 

April 16th, 2012
 

from

Sharyn O'Neill

 

 

Dear Randal,,

Your site is wonderful...well done. I would be thrilled if you could email the photo of William Spence McAlpine (ii), have never seen him in mayoral robes, so this is very exciting. Would also love copies of the photos of Edward Eliiott’s Bible if it’s not too much trouble. Where on earth did you find the Bible? That’s incredible that it’s survived.



 

 

March 30th, 2012
 

from

Ray & Margaret Griffin

 

I have just found your web page, how wonderful to have such an extensive photo collection. My connection is to Emily Elizabeth Tong. Her mother Ann Ledwidge, is my husband’s great grandfather’s sister – a bit distant, but a connection just the same.

Cheers

Margret.


 

 

February 28th, 2012
 
from

Alice Noss

Hello Randal,

My name is Alice and I’ve been doing my family history for a couple of years now and I have hit a wall. My Gr. Grandfather was Robert Wilson Smith, I am unable to find a birth cert. for him, he was born about 1882 but I have a marriage and death cert. On his Marriage Cert. his mother is listed as Margaret Catherine Smith formerly Coventry, father Edward Smith. I can’t find a record of a marriage between an Edward Smith and Margaret Smith (Coventry in the Vic. records. The family story is that my Gr Gr’father was born in Tasmania was a twin and was raised by “Granny Smith” on his death cert. ...need to search further. I’m hoping you may have something in your research that may be of help to my search. I would also like to thank you making your site available too, it is beautifully presented and the information on the early pioneers who may or for that matter may not be in my ancestry, it is a very interesting subject to follow.

Regards Alice

 

 

February 17th, 2012
 
from

Brian E Wapshott

Randal,

Superb, magnificent work, truly outstanding. Thomas and Susannah O’Brien are my 4XGG Grandparents, My forebear was their oldest daughter Catherine, she married a Alexander Waddle where they subsequently lived at Launceston.

I was most interested to read your reference Thomas’ support of Governor Bligh during the “Rum Rebellion” around 1810. I have not been able to find any references to it as yet?

Please continue with this monumental work.

Regards

Brian E Wapshott

 

 

February 15th, 2012
 
from

Barbara Campbell

 

 

Hi

My name is Barbara Campbell, and my husband Graham's 4xg grandparents are Thomas and Susannah. He is related to them through the Porter and Braysher families.

Thank you for the information that you have provided regarding Thomas and Susannah - I did have a lot of it but it is nice to be able to add a bit more to the puzzle.

Kind regards,

Barbara

 

 

February 15th, 2012
 
from

Jennifer Vincent

 

Hello Randal

I simply “fell” upon this site while researching some of my family tree. I’m a complete novice but I recognize the enormous amount of work that must have gone into this project. It is simply awesome!! Well done.

My G Grandfather was Montague Leslie Young who married Violet Catherine Smith.

His parents were John Edwin Thomas Young and Julia Esther Smith.

So if we go back far enough we are related. Keep up the excellent work.

Regards Jennifer Vincent

 

January 31st, 2012
 
from

Nancy Zeck

Hi,

My name is Nancy Richmond Zeck (nee Rex) born Mossman NQ 21/07/1938. I am probably the last surviving grandchild of Robert Richmond Rex and Elizabeth Sophia Lucas of Hobart. I am 73 years old and live in Nambucca Heads NSW. My father was Alec Richmond Rex, born 19/08/1887. He was the youngest of the 10 children of Robert and Elizabeth and Dad was 51years old when I was born and I trail the members of that generation by many years. Her father was John Lucas, a shipbuilder of some renoun in Hobart and he was the son of John, the 3rd son of Thomas and Ann.

If you are interested in knowing any more, please contact me. I do not know a great deal about the Lucas family but I do know a coupld of snippets and I do have some photos of my grandparents, although I do not have a scanner.

Cheers for now

Nancy Zeck.

 

January 15th, 2012
from

Trish Lovegrove

Hello and Congratulations on the wonderful presentation of your site.

I am Patricia Lovegrove and I live near Coffs Harbour, but grew up in Victoria. My late husband Ron Hughes(Tasmanian born) and of course my children are also descended from many of your families. I have been researching since the mid 1980s with many folders, letters and bits of paper, but have not managed to put it all together, as you have done so well. I'm not suggesting that I have any info you don't have. Just had a quick look but will study it further later.
Look forward to hearing from you
Trish

 

 

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June 14th, 2008
from

Joy Macumber

Hello Randal, you have a wonderful website. My relationship is to the Fashams through the Taig Family. Eveline May Taig and James Taig I would be vry interested to share any information I have with you.

 

May 17th, 2008
from

Neill Garland

Hi Randall,

Im back for another browse. Thanks
Neill descendant of Thos OBrien

 

April 20th, 2008
from

Wendy Quayle

Hi Randal,

What a great job you have done on your website, Thomas OBrien is related to me by his step daughter Susannah Mely Screech who married George Porter, this is my line.

Regards
Wendy Perth West Australia

 

March 31st, 2008
from

Doug Greenough

Hi Randal,

Excellent site congratulations great job.

 

March 30th, 2008
from

Dianne

l am looking for any info on Sussanah Mortimore and Thomas OBrien our line goes with their daughter Agnes.

 

March 7th, 2008
from

Lynne Gillam

Randal - a fantastic site, well done. I cant believe I havn't come across it before now. Incredibly exciting to see photos of (hopefully) my Coventry ancestors. Id love to obtain higher resolution

 

February 22nd, 2008
from

Simon Bartaby

Very interesting history and well put together

 

February 18th, 2008
from

Hugh Webber

I guess I represent the NZ descendants of Susannah Mortimer and Thomas OBrien (via daughter Elizabeth OBrien, her daughter Sarah Paterson and her daughter Caroline Birchall my ggrandmother who moved to NZ in the 1860s).

 

 

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November 11th, 2007
from

Linda Bushell

Hello Randal
I am revisiting your wonderfull site, my computer crashed a few weeks ago and I wondered if I can download some of the photos of Catherine Winnett and Thomas Fasham and James Winnetts family

 

October 28th, 2007
from

Ian McAlpine

Fantastic web page. Some of your photos are extraordinary

 

October 24th, 2007
from

Bob Dixon

Great historical archive.
Feeling homesick for the Wattle Park Chapel and friends there. Hope to be back in 2 years. Please say hello to Keith and Robyn for me . Bob Dixon,
Austin Texas.

 

October 7th, 2007
from

Georgenia Nettleingham
(de Souza)

Dear Randal,
I am the youngest daughter of Keith and Bertille de Souza. I would love to get in contact with you to add our family details.
Kind Regards,
Georgegina

 

October 2nd, 2007
from

Jim Cotton

My great grandfathers brother Joseph William Cotton married Clara Rose Bensley who is on your tree. If you want further details please contact me

 

September 21st, 2007
from

Ian Fasham

Chartered surveyor. Aged 59
Living in Wimbledon London. Married with two sons, James & David

 

August 31st, 2007
from

Brendan Anthony Cook
(Timmins)

 

August 29th, 2007
from

Dorothy Rodgers

Well done Randal it is a terrific presentation.
Please contact me re DAY FAMILY of MARK Somerset.

 

August 13th, 2007
from

Barry Ennever

Hello Randal, w made contact by email and am leaving this message as requested. Hopefully, we will be able to share information about Mary Ann Ennevers ancestors & descendents (all my data is at www.ennever.com as mentioned). All the best.

 

July 17th, 2007
from

Chris Morton

Great site. My late wife was a descendant of Thomas Bensley the printer.

 

June 26th, 2007
from

Jack Timmins

Had a lot of fun going through the site again.
Will try to update my our side of the story

 

June 13th, 2007
from

Neill Garland

Revisiting this delightful site. I am a descendant of Thomas OBrien

 

June 11th, 2007
from

Karen Nankervis
nee Fasham

Great site, I was very excited to find it. We have recently moved to VIC from Qld. I am one of Leslie (Tom) Easter Fashams (born Bendigo 1892 to John & Mary Ann Fasham) granddaughters and found your site

 

 

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December 4th, 2006
from

Judith Squires

Hi Randal, fantastic site. Am related to Winnetts of London. Loved seeing all the old photos, particularly those of Catherine Hester Winnett.
Judith

 

November 11th, 2006
from

Jillian Stubbs

You have certainly put a lot of work onto updating the site, it is a real credit to you. Thank you again for preserving the family history. Jillian

 

November 3rd, 2006
from

Rosemary Turner

Randal just checking for any updates. Have you gathered much more family info. on your trip to Tasmania earlier in the year?

 

October 30th, 2006
from

Karen Michele Ritchie

What a find!!
Thoroughly enjoyable.
I just keep going back to this site and rekindling happy memories of my childhood even though it is not even my family!

 

October 29th, 2006
from

Jill Marshall
(nee Hunter)

This is a wonderful site- it was amazing to see my Mum and Dad (Brian and Marie Hunter) and a photo of me with Robyn and Kerrie! My sister Karen gave me the address and assured me I would love it - she was right!

 

October 26th, 2006
from

Gary Couchman

Hi Randal, browsing through sites that have references to my 4xG-Granmother Susannah Mortimore. Great site. Gary Couchman

 

October 21st, 2006
from

Val Wilkinson

Assisting my daughter's friend, Casey Coventry, in finding her family. She is a descendant of William Richard Coventry and Sarah Esther Lucas. Congratulations on a wonderful website, and all the thorough research into the early families.

 

August 26th, 2006
from

Rosemary Turner

Glad I could add to your information Randal

 

August 1st, 2006
from

Jeff Easter

Fascinating site!! I have started to build my family tree (Easter) and as a result of research, came across your site.

Best regards

 

July 30th, 2006
from

Kath Woodley

I e mailed you some time ago and have just come back to your site. We are related through the Ginn family, William Coventry and John Faulkner - I love your site

 

July 18th, 2006
from

John Criddle

Great tribute to our ancestors!
Please let me know if I can contribute in any way.

 

July 8th, 2006
from

Emma Timmins

This is a cool site

 

July 2nd, 2006
from

Mary Jones

Daughter of Ruth Atkinson nee Young. Grandfather was Montague Young. Can fill you in on some of the Young's. I found this site from information from Bruce French in Tassie. He had quite a lot of information about the family tree.

 

June 29th, 2006
from

Tracey Dixon

Find it strange how so many names pop up and I have friend with the same names like Young, French wierd? but interesting to look through photo of ancesters, too much to take in though. Not sure how I really connect?

 

June 19th, 2006
from

Tracey Dixon

I am the a younger sister of Linda Bushell who lives in Brisbane Australia, I live in Croydon, Surrey. We are decendents from Vera F B Winnett

 

June 11th, 2006
from

Jillian Stubbs

Thank you for your interesting site.

 

June 10th, 2006
from

Malcolm Dale

Wonderful site, Randal.
I'm a distant cousin, descendant of George Porter and Susannah, through their daughter Susannah, who married Charles Mansfield.

 

May 31st, 2006
from

Tim

Great site Randal

 

March 9th, 2006
from

Judy Adams

Beautifully presented, Well done!

 

January 1st, 2006
from

Jean Chatland

Dear Randal
Congratulations on the site you have completed an excellent history of your family

I am related to the Winnett family in London England.
Best Wishes


Jean Chatland

 

 

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December 16th, 2005
from

Ruth Stubbings

It was great to see your excellent website. I am descended from John Smith and Mary Ann O'Brien's daughter Martha Smith, so it was great to see the family tree for her brother Thomas.

 

November 16th, 2005
from

David Timmins

Hi Randal,
Been a while since I last looked at this site. You've certainly done heaps of work on it - looks really good! No wonder you've won some awards!

Cheers...David.

 

October 31st , 2005
from

Selena

wanted info re Susannah Mortimer

 

October 27th , 2005
from

Kay Newman

Hi! Randal,


What an excellant web site you are to be commended for the research & the way you have presented all of your history. Certainly a wonderful legacy for your beautiful children.
Kind regards Kay (Gravesites of Tasmania) I am in very very hot outback Qld for a couple of months Bye now

 

 

October 21st , 2005
from

Linda McKenzie

A job well done easy to follow and easy to get around.
Well done to every one
Linda McKenzie

 

 

August 31st , 2005
from

Roxley Day

Greetings,


Complete site is well laid out.I would like your scanning abilities - some of the photos were very faded. Young family photo album gets my approval.
sincerely Roxley.

 

 

August 23rd , 2005
from

Anne Speight

 

I am interested in Captain William Downie Hall. I am descended from the PINE family of Exmouth, Devon, England. If we are talking of the same William - his first wife Eliza Jane PINE was still very much alive at the time William remarried in Clifton, Bristol, Goucestershire.
I would enjoy working this out with you...
I've done lots of work on the PINE family and have pictures of their Exmouth home.

 

 

June 19th , 2005
from

Neville Lee

 

My connection (I hope) is through Margaret Coventry m John Baker. A daughter Elizabeth b 4/1/1836 m John Watts at Avoca,Tasmania. They later moved to the Hunter area of NSW. I have yet to confirm that this Elizabeth is the one I'm after.

 

 

June 15th , 2005
from

Adolek and Marysia Kohn

Wonderful
Great achievements to produce an
album like this.
Can you teach me ?

 

June 10th , 2005
from

Nicole Crismale

 

looking for information
My great grandparent were Albert Hector Fasham and Annie Beatrice Caroline Koebcke ,grandmother was Ethel lesley May Fasham.D.O.B 18/9/1911 died 6/12/1955
Married William James Rumble 24/2/1939
My mother is Elaine Mary Fasham D.O.B 2/4/1934 Father Joseph Powell
Her sister Lurleen Margaret Rumble died 27/5/1961 aged 20
We have limited information about the family to find out more would be wonderful

 

 

June 9th , 2005
from

Nicole Crismale

my great grandparents were Annie Beatrice Fasham and
Albert Hector Fasham

 

June 4th , 2005
from

Kath Woodley

 

What a fabulous site! I hope mine looks like this one day. I will be in contact when I have more information sorted about George Ginn. His son Percy Ginn was born in Tasmania in 1885 and died there in 1966. In the meantime he had a carpentry business in in Wanganui New Zealand
Kath

 

 

May 15th , 2005
from

Alexander Romanov-Hughes

 

I am a descendant of Robert Hall (1806-1854) and Martha Brown (1808-1886) who were married on 19 November 1832 at Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. About a year ago I established the relationship of Robert Hall to two other Hall families who came to Australia in the 1850's and settled in Victoria. The first of these was Armstrong Ritchie Hall (c1821-1903) and the other was your William Downie Hall (c1820-1863). I found your site by doing a Google search on "William Downie Hall" which led me to a genealogical message board which then led me to this site. It was the sort of find that genealogists dream about. Thank you for making so much information available in such a well designed website.

 

 

April 19th , 2005
from

Roachelle Playle

Hello Randal
You've done a good job on your site.
Will come again, to visit.

Roachelle

 

March 5th , 2005
from

Roachelle Playle

You've done a great job on your web site.

I see we are distantly related via the spences

Mary Elvina Huntington married John Waldo Emerson, and had a son Harold John Emerson. According to Harolds death cert.

 

February 16th , 2005
from

Keith & Rosie Young

Thanks Randal for your tireless effort on this most inspirational collection of family memorabilia. K&R.

 

February 9th , 2005
from

Jasmine Schuler

I have been on this site so many times I nearly have all of my family history memorized. But I was moved to instant tears when hearing for the first time, the recording of my mother and her twin singing for their church. I never thought that I would get to hear the voice of an Aunt I would never have the chance to meet. I finally have a memory of Kerrie that I can cherish always. What a pure blessing you have given me Ran, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

January 30th , 2005
from

Lyn

Magnificent site, very impressive. I am the 4 x GGdaughter of Susannah MORTIMORE, from her daughter Agnes.

 

January 21st , 2005
from

Sandy Conroy
nee Newton

I am related to the Taig/Fasham side of the family

 

 

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December 16th, 2004
from

Geraldine (Kelly) Karkada

 

Hello Randal & Sandy,

You have done an excellent piece of work with this "family history" website.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas season and a great New Year 2005.

Love & God bless,
Geraldine, Roland, Joel & Janine
(15th Dec 2004 - Canada)

 

 

December 1st, 2004
from

James Winnett

 

Congrats! on a an absolutely fanastic family history record, must have taken a great deal of time and effort, beautifully done. Am grateful that I can download some pages to add to my records of the Winnett family. Have already been in contact with Bill Winnett and also Glenys Rasmussen.
Catherine Ester was my 1st cousin twice removed.
Very best wishes to you and your family.
Jim Winnett

 

 

November 18th, 2004
from

Nola Gilcrist

A terrific site, very well set out and very informative.
Related through Ethel Mabel Hooker, her parents being Henry Harrington and Victoria Josephine Hooker nee Coventry.
Bye for now Nola

 

November 3rd, 2004
from

Rachel Jones

What an interesting site! I've been having trouble tracking down Smith family photos, so it was fantastic to see some here. Thanks for your hard work. Rachel

 

September 27th, 2004
from

Allannah Wooloughan

Hi Randal,
Terrific site that you have made. I am searching for information on my gr grandfather Thomas Taig and I came across James Taig on your site. Is this the same James Taig who was a miner - Ballarat genealogy? Do you know anything of Thomas Taig who was born c1862 Ballarat Victoria, married 1891 at Temora NSW miss Emily Garment? Any help most gratefully appreciated.
Allannah

 

 

September 21st, 2004
from

Valerie Boal

 

Hello there Randal - my sister Pat sent me the URL to your website. We are related to the Winetts. Your website is very thorough but unfortunately we are not related as your Winnetts are of the French origin. Our Winnetts come from the Sedgeberrow, Worcs. UK area and Leicester, UK area. Glad you have your stuff up online as more and more info is coming out and that is good.
Loved your site as the database is very thorough. On my personal website I have my Winnetts listed at http://www.nt.net/valerieb/filesgeneology/winnetts.htm if you are interested - Valerie Boal

 

 

February 24th, 2004
from

Trevor & Murial Timmins

Dear Randal

The information about our families on your website is really very interesting-especially about Thomas Bensley & his history.

Congratulations on a wonderful job, well done and thank you

Trevor

 

February 12th, 2004
from

Marina Alves

Dear Randal

Just wanted to say keep up the good work -- very interesting

 

February 8th, 2004
from

Stephen Williams

Dear Randal

Congratulations on this magnificent website. I have found much about the Bensleys from whom I am descended.

 

January 23rd, 2004
from

Susan O'Grady

 

Dear Randal,
I am the granddaughter of Ivy (Fasham)Coombes. Your website is so wonderful and user friendly. I visited St John the Baptist Church in Margate 12 months ago and am very interested in all the family history. I have all Glenys Rasmussen's data, Data from the Winnetts of Bairnsdale and a Fasham in England. My sister Judy and I are wondering if you would like anything that we may have that could further your pictorial history. Mum (Audrey (Coombes) O'Grady has quite a few old photos. Kind regards, Sue.

 

 

January 18th, 2004
from

Graham Winnett

Great effort. Did you know the gravesite of William Winnett at Buninyong cemetery has now been identiified and permanently marked ?

 

January 7th, 2004
from

Mark (Fasham) Lipscombe

Hi there,

Very interesting site. If you need any photos, I'd be happy to help. I would also appreciate you emailing me a high res scan of the Eric Fasham/ Marjorie Lockwood photo.

 

 

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December 14th, 2003
from

Pam Landy

 

I hope you are truly proud of your site Randal, you have gone to great trouble,alot of research,and blood sweat and tears. I have enjoyed reading it.
Cheers,
Pam


connected to the Coventry line through my father James Coventry Hepenstall,only child of Victoria Belinda (Coventry) and Benjamin Hepenstall.

 

 

October 23rd, 2003

from

Malcolm Williams

 

An excellent site. Will spend some more time here. I'm decendant from Susannah's first child Susannah (Screech?).

 

 

October 22nd, 2003

from

Neill Garland

 

Back again to relish this marvellous presentation. I note the update on Susannah Mortimore et al. Delightful. All the best
Neill

 

 

October 22nd, 2003

from

Nilu Crowe

 

WELL DONE RAND. GOOD JOB & BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.

 

 

October 16th, 2003

from

Aunty Bubby

 

My baby great nephew is so beautiful, love you all, kisses to all especially Sandy who had all the hard work. Love Bubby.

 

 

October 16th, 2003

from

Neill Garland

 

 

Hello Randal,

Many thanks for your email this morning.

I've had a look at your website and am most impressed. Your photo collection
is amazing and your method of presentation of the data is very, very good.
Congratulations, I will spend more time looking at it after answering your
query.

All the best

Neill Garland

 

 

 

October 15th, 2003

from

Pierry Bilotto

 

Hi Randal,

Life is all about memories. It's great sharing them with you.

Regards,

Pierry.

 

 

October 8th, 2003

from

Helen Atack

 

 

Hello Randal, Thank you for your phone call,that was a surprise, and very interesting to talk to you Monday night. I still haven't had a good look at your website due to time. It is 6.55am as I type this before going to work! You have certainly gone to a lot of trouble. Plenty of hours spent at your computer!! Do you have an actual family tree from Thomas Lucas family? As you know my maiden name is Lucas & Thomas is my g.g.g.grandfather. We are actually connected through two of his sons - Richard and John Lucas. As I mentioned I have two brothers and they have two sons each, so the direct line of the Lucas family name will be well and truly continuing! I look forward to spending lots of time reading through your great site. Helen

 

 

October 8th, 2003

from

Beth Stott

 

 

Very interesting site. you have information that I did not know, though I have not gone into the Lucas family to deeply.


Noted that you are a decendant of the 1804 settlement of VDL. We have an Association of other decendants and are organising a service at the site of Collin's landing on 20 Feb 2004. It would be great to have you there.

 

 

September 8th, 2003

from

Jane Korman

 

Seeing the photos, reading the stories -went straight to my heart. Printed out Kerrie's pages- a beautiful memory for me now!
When is a good time to drop into your shop to say a personal hi and Mazal Tov (Congratulations in Hebrew!)

 

September 5th, 2003

from

Judi Hurst

 

 

Hi Randal

That you for your e-mail. My husband is descended from Thomas Lucas and Ann Howard. His line of descent is through their son Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Blinkworth, their daughter Susannah Lucas and her husband William Nichols, their daughter Isabella and her husband Henry Childs, their son William Banks Childs and his wife Minnie Mollineaux, their daughter Pearl Childs and her Husband David Hurst.
All our family live in Tasmania but we live in Western Australia and suprisingly in our small street lives Ken Lucas, another descendant of Thomas Lucas and Anne Howard. Small world hun. Enjoyed your web page and checked out the other names but there don't seem to be any other connections.

 

 

September 5th, 2003

from

Rosalie Naylor

 

Hi Randal,
enjoyed visit to the site, looking in particular at the convict page. I found a booklet recently written by a Harold Ginn in Queensland detailing the convicts and their journeys to Australia. Harold's mother was Charlotte Smith's, sister, Alice. They moved to Qld to grow sugar cane, from Ridgely. The booklet was written about 1970. Harold may no longer with us, but Lynette Jubb had contact with the family a few yesrs ago and this may be a good contact for you.

regards
Rosalie
(Dorothy and Ian's daughter)

 

September 1st, 2003

from

Tina Marshall
(Cheryl's Daughter)

 

Hey!!! This is a very good site and it has really nice pictures and it is nice to see them and to read information about the family! Good Luck with the site!
Luv Tina xXxXx

 

 

September 1st, 2003

 

from

Cheryl Marshall

 

 

Hi Randal and Sandra

I was so pleased Aunty Muriel wrote me about your site. I think it is absolutely wonderful and Christina thinks so too. She will sign your guest book separately. We would love to contribute by sending photos and information about our family. So watch out for these in the very near future.

Could you also please let me know how I can go about setting up my own family tree. I appreciate it takes time and dedication, but I do realise it is an ongoing project and would like to make a start soon.

Lots of love to all,
Cheryl

 

 

August 21st, 2003

 

from

Hazel (nee Timmins)
& Carlton Bonjour

 

Randall
Congratulations on a job well done. We appreciate the hard work that has gone into the compilation of this fascinating family. As always, one picture is worth a thousand words.
Carlton and Hazel

 

August 21st, 2003

 

from

David Fasham

 

Hi Randal
I remembered Mum (Lorraine) had passed alot of the Fasham research on to you (or to Marg for you) some years ago now. Your site looks terrific. I've recently become very interested in how far Mum and Dad went back too on the Fasham family tree and will take the time to look at your database. Feel free to contact me at the above email address.
Cheers
David

 

August 6th, 2003

 

from

Sue Elliott

 

Hi I am a decendant of George Porter who married Susannah Mortimerwho is the sister of your Margaret O'Brien

 

 

July 23rd, 2003

 

from

Pam Chaplin

 

Thanks Randal - I received your e-mail.
Great website.
I can probably give you some more details

 

 

July 22nd, 2003

 

from

Thomas Arthur Fasham

 

My name is Thomas A. Fasham and I live in North Olmsted Ohio, USA. I was born in Painesville Ohio in 1958 and was raised in Mentor Ohio. My father was Frederic James Fasham who was born in Orange Ohio to Arthur and Eliza (Sharp) Fasham in 1915.They emigrated to the USA from Kent England to work as a gardner on large estates in USA. Frederick was a USA veteran who died in 1969.

 

July 13th, 2003

 

from

Sheba & Gary Hookens

 

Dear Randal and Sandy,
The site was excellent and we really enjoyed it. We appreciate all the work you have put in .Will try to update the site at a later date.Thanks.

 

 

July 7th, 2003

 

from

Wendy Wallace

 

Dear Randal, I'm the daughter of Betty Stirton (nee Fasham). Some years ago mum's sister, Nin (Muriel) Smith gave me your name which I passed onto Glenys Rasmussen. I was looking through her site and found the link to your. It's really great. Terrific work. Kindest regards, Wendy

 

 

June 3rd, 2003

 

from

Glenys Savage

 

Wow. This is great, many thanks Randal. Cousins around the world are interested in the Bensley line - and to have a photo of them. Be in touch again.

 

 

May 25th, 2003

 

from

June McAlpine

 

Randal this is the best family history I have seen. Thank you for
sharing it


June McAlpine (nee Young)

 

May 15th, 2003

 

from

Neil Robert McAlpine

 

I am the grand son of Eric Roy McAlpine.It is great to see some family history.

 

 

May 13th, 2003

 

from

Ian R McAlpine

 

I am the grandson of Eric R McAlpine and I am extremely impressed with the Web pages.
Great job.

 

 

May 13th, 2003

 

from

Heather O'Brien
nee McAlpine

 

 

Hi Randal
I met your mum and some of your aunties a few years ago. Had a lovely few hours with them and learned more about my g.g.grandmother Margaret McAlpine. I believe you have been in contact with my cousin Sharyn O'Neill and she is going to organise a meeting for all of us. Love your new site. It was a real buzz to see my grandfather's photo (Eric McAlpine). Do you have any proof that Margaret and Fred Leaumont actually married because I can't find any.I would also like to hear more about William going to the goldfields as he seemed to disappear without a trace.Anyway hope to catch up and trade ideas in the near future.

Heather

 

 

April 29th, 2003

 

from

Thane Cooper

 

 

A great site ... interesting information ... presented in a clear manner. Thank you.

It's fascinating to learn so much about hitherto unknown relatives.

 

 

 

April 12th, 2003

 

from

Andrew Wesley Hall

 

 

Im the eldest son of Wesley, grandson of Herbert and I think you should be proud of the excellent work you've done and I'm also grateful for that you've taken the time to put all this together. Sorry been to this site before and never signed guest book

 

 

 

April 5th, 2003

 

from

Andrew Winnett

 

 

Thanks for your message about the Winnett Origins site - as always, a work in progress! You have done a great deal with yours.

Best wishes,

Andrew W.

 

 

March 30th, 2003

 

from

Veda Mitchell

 

 

I do like your site,I have started my family tree but I must say it's not as good as your's. I live in Burwood Vic. My line comes from William
then William James.
Thomas
Charles M. Mertyl East.

 

 

 

March 19th, 2003

 

from

Graham Winnett

 

A wonderful heritage you have left for your children and others interested in the families you have researched. I haven't had time to fully research the photos, but they are a rich resource.

 

 

March 7th, 2003

 

from

Robin Tinkler

 

 

Great site - especially the photos. When I get time I'll put all my Grandad's photos on. I have them all scanned, just need to upload and organise - one day! Sent you separate email regarding accuracy of my immediate Fasham family. Hope to verify your Fasham records against mine. My Grandad Fasham (who is 95) is fascinated that people across the world are so interested and that we can communicate so quickly. I have recently made contact with a cousin who is a descendant of my Grandad's uncle. He's coming over tomorrow and we are going over to see Grandad together. He can remember meeting Grandad's father in the 1960's.

Keep up the good work,
Robin Tinkler

 

 

March 7th, 2003

 

from

Ros Fasham

 

We received a letter in the mail requesting information on my husbands family and I was curious to see what you already had.

 

 

February 2nd, 2003

 

from

Cathie Lawrance

 

 

Hi Randal,

We have just viewed your web site and are just amazed by it. We looked at some of the photos and were staggered by the research you must have undertaken to collect everything. It has been very well put together. You have done a truly marvelous job and it is a great tribute for your children. It will be a great keepsake for them.

All the best,
Love,
Cathie.

 

 

February 2nd, 2003

from

Cheryl Timmins

 

Dear Randal and Sandy,

Dad showed me your website and I have explored a little since. It really is very good. I am sure your boys will be grateful and proud of your work, as we are.

All the best for 2003.
Cheryl

 

 

 

February 2nd, 2003

from

Kerry Wilson

 

Hi Randal and Sandy,

It was great to see your family tree. Well done. It is so interesting and contains a number of photograph's I havn't seen before. Thank you for thinking of us.

Love and Blessings
Joan and Kerry

 

 

February 2nd, 2003

from

Michele

 

Dear Randal,

thank you so much for all the lovely family information and photos, it was really lovely to see all those photos that I had never seen before and hear so much about Mum's life I knew nothing about. Thank you again.

Love Michele

 

 

February 2nd, 2003

from

Chandell

 

Hello Randal,

This is an extremely moving work of art that draws you in until your eyes hurt and you tear yourself away to continue another time. A precious heirloom to give each new member in the future a sense of being,...who they are...where they are from and a belonging to something so eternal and on going.

Moved and very taken.

 

February 2nd, 2003

from

Robyn Young

 

Ran ~ On the day you e-mailed me to take a "sneak preview" before anyone else, you told me to "grab a box of tissues". You were so right ... the Opening Page came up and I could hardly breathe!! Your obvious love and respect for our courageous and mysterious and wonderful families is a tribute to both them and you. I remember the hours we would talk together around the fireplace with port and coffee ... all the lovely secrets we would unfold. The Fashams and the Youngs. Who could ever quite understand them, and have so many happy times remembering them, like us! You are the best brother in the whole world. Love, Rob

 

 

February 1st, 2003

 

from

Neil Castle

 

 

I believe we are related. My great great grandmother was Fanny Heritage Fasham, daughter of George Fasham and Sarah Hammond Heritage, and grandaughter of Stephen Fasham and Elizabeth Ralph

 

 

February 1st, 2003

 

from

Andrea Young

 

 

Randal, thank you so much for such a wonderful website. Something we can all cherish for years to come.
Love, Andrea.

 

 

February 1st, 2003

 

from

Wendy Janet Hall

 

 

 

Hi Randal - I'm your 2nd cousin - I'm Wesley's eldest daugther.
Susan and Mum told me about your website, so I thought I would have a look. This is amazing! Until recently I didn't know anything at all about dad's side of the family. Looking at this is exciting - it's like discovering a heritage that I always hoped was there. What a great legacy for your children.
kind regards
Wendy

 

 

January 13th, 2003

 

from

Susan Hall

 

 

 

This is just amazing. The presentation is fantastic, and the obvious time that you've put into it definately shows through. If you'd like, we have some photo's of Herbert Joseph Hall in this army uniform, Wesley Hall (my dad) as a child with his mother and alone, plus more recent family photo's.
Mum told me that you were putting together a family tree, but I never expected this!
Congratulations on such great work, and thank you, this is truely wonderful.
Susan Hall

 

 

January 10th, 2003

 

from

Ron & Rona Tanner

 

 

 

Congratulations on the web site. It is a tresure of histroy which must be preserved.

 

 

 

 

January 4th, 2003

 

from

Clover Brenda Kelly

 

 

 

The site is well done and I must congratulate you on the effort and excellent format.

Here's some information that should help... Under TIMMINS the Un-Named Colonel is COLONEL BENSLEY. (He was my Great Grand Father, on my Father's side 'maternal'). Also, the Gordan you indicate is spelt GORDON...

Trust this information comes in handy in updating the tree.

 

 

 

 

Please leave a message letting me know who you are and your thoughts on this site.   

 

December 22nd, 2002

 

from

Bill & Lyn Winnett

 

 

 

Congratulations!!! You have created a sterling memorial to your ancestors, whilst at the same time keeping such a wealth of information interesting and highly navigable. We are only too well aware of the incredible amount of time and effort it takes to achieve such a remarkable result ~ and we had a 'find' in the photo of Catherine Hester (Winnett) and Thomas Fasham !!! Thanks for sharing, truly delighted.

 

 

 

December 15th, 2002

 

from

Jenny Wilson

 

 

 

I haven't yet begun to search through the site- but wanted to say that I think what you have done is fantastic.

Jenny (daughter of Jon Wilson)

 

 

 

December 10th, 2002

 

from

Cate

 

 

Hi Randal,

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. It is a staggering amount of work and I shall return to it at times just to havea glimpse of history. It means all the more because it is YOU and SANDY. What a lot of work it must have taken to do this. I love the photographs and have stared at some for hours. You are right- this IS priceless!

Love Cate

 

 

December 7th, 2002

 

from

Philip Nunn

 

 

Dear Randal,

Greetings from a cousin in London.

Congratulations on the site. I, like Glenys, was stunned by the photos of Thomas and Emma which I never knew had survived.

Best wishes

 

 

December 3rd, 2002

 

from

David, Mandie
Emma & Lauren Timmins

 

 

Liked your site! Where are the nudey shots of Mandie?? Perhaps they would break your scanner??

 

 

December 3rd, 2002

 

from

Glenys Rasmussen

 

 

Randal: Wonderful work - as you can imagine I came off my chair when I saw the picture of Thomas and Emma Easter Fasham, my 4th ggparents with Catherine Winnett! After 34 years of looking I am almost in tears with gratitude to you for sharing this priceless and precious treasure. Your website is remarkable and a delight to navigate and read. With much appreciation, Glenys

 

 

December 2nd, 2002

 

from

Robert Bruce Cole

 

 

When Robyn told me about your website, she used the word 'extensive' and it is that. But this is beautifully done. I love the format. I've just started to do some research on my family history and this is a perfect way to organize and present information and photos.

 

 

November 20th, 2002

 

from

Allan J. Tompkins

 

 

Congratulations on a wonderfully comprehensive site!
I'm greatly impressed by all the work you've done to
honour your ancestors. And I was specifically pleased
to see all the material on the Fashams; many of them
settled in my recentled adopted "home-town" of
Koondrook on the Murray River, Victoria, Australia.