30 January 1924 Brighton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Meta and Edel Buring were swimming when they got into difficulties. Meta Caroline and Edelgarde Adele Buring are my first cousins 3x removed.
The story of Isaac Mepstead comes from a tree I’m researching for a customer. Isaac lived in Hythe, Kent, England and was a fish hawker. At the age of 19 he stole some lead and iron and was convicted and sentenced on 13 Apr 1846 at the St Augustine’s Quarter Sessions. There isn’t any more … [Read more…]
Eleanor was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1857. Her father James Welsh was a Master Mariner and her mother was Ellen Mary Chamberlain. They had five children together. The family moved back to Adelaide, South Australia, from whence they came, in about 1860. Her father, James died in November of that year. When Eleanor’s … [Read more…]
William Harding Birchall sits on a distant branch of my family tree. We aren’t blood relatives however when one of his descendants contacted me with a question my interest was piqued. The Birchalls were Quakers and these are the first Quaker records I have come across in my research. This marriage record is very hard … [Read more…]
Since publishing this two part post on Ellen’s life I now have photos of Ellen and her husband James. I don’t know how old either of them are in these photos or where they were taken. Ellen had only been married ten years when her husband, Captain James Welsh, became sick. The newspaper said … [Read more…]
This is the pedigree view of my family tree. Near the top left hand corner of the screen next to the name of my tree, ‘Willison Family Tree’ is a menu titled Tree Pages. Click on Tree Pages and then click Tree Settings. Near the bottom right hand corner of the screen it says, “Export … [Read more…]