My Grandchildren's Ancestry

 

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DAVIS, GROSSER, HANSEL, KENNEDY, McBEATH, McCULLOUGH, MILNE, MORROW, O'HARA, WILKINSON & WINCHESTER.

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What started out as a project to record the living memory of my Wilkinson family has lead to a much expanded search of related family lines. Naturally the lineages are important, but what interests me more are the migration routes and the reasons for moving from one's birthplace. In the latter I haven't been very successful, but the former has taken me (both virtually and actually) to many parts of the globe.

An intriguing feature I have uncovered, is the number of marriages which occur between like ancestors. It's not unexpected that partners chose those with similar cultural background, of course. Rather, what I mean is, a particular line or lines may have migrated independently, and after some generations, descendants link up, completely unaware (at least initially) that their forebears came from similar geographical areas and cultural backgrounds.

My own great-grandparents, for example, came from the Blackwater region around the border town of Moy in County Tyrone and Armagh, Ireland. The grand-families lived barely 10 km apart in the 19th century, yet had no connection with each other. The next generation of both moved to Belfast and it was their children who later met up and in the 20th century became my parents. Coincidences like these have surfaced from time to time in my journey through family history.

It's a fascinating history with origins (principally, but not exclusively) in Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France and Scandinavia. Some lines I can only trace back to the early 19th and late 18th centuries before hitting the proverbial 'brick wall', yet others go back to the 8thC and earlier. The diaspora includes the British Isles, but now spreads to Australia, New Zealand and USA.

I am indebted to relatives, friends and even strangers, who have contributed to these pages and helped provide information for the various family trees. Once one gets a reputation as "Family Historian" it's difficult to lose. Marriages bring in family names other than one's own, and these lineages can be just as interesting as patronymic ones. The main menu, links to the significant family lines. Main tracebacks occur in the family names of:

BARRY, BEAMISH, BOYLE, BLENEY, BLUNDELL, BROWN, CONINGSBY, COX, CLEMSON, DAVIES/DAVIS/DAVIE/DAVYS, DE LA BERE, DETTMAN, FRENCH, FRIEND, FOULKE, GONDOLF, GROOMBRIDGE, GROSSER, HANSEL, HAWTHORNE, HEWSON, HOBSON, KENNEDY, LODDER, McBEATH/McBETH, McCULLOCH/McULLOUGH/McCULLOUGH, McKAY, McMURTRIE, MAYNARD, MILLER/MILLAR, MILNE, MINIFIE, MORROW, O'HARA, O'SULLIVAN, O'LEARY, PEACOCK, PERCY, PURCELL, RICHARDSON, RIVERS, RUDDELL, SCHEIBEL, SCUDAMORE, SHERMAN, STANNARD, STRUTHURS/STOTHERS, TRAVERS, WHITE, WILKINSON, WINCHESTER, WRIGHT, ZIMMER.

If you have any ancestral information that you think may relate to the above, then I would appreciate your contacting me: Gordon Wilkinson. The spelling of family names has not always been consistent in the uncovered documents, so care must be taken. I have also adopted certain conventions to simplify my own record-keeping and searchs. An example of this is in the use of the anglicised term 'of' for the French 'de' as for example "of Normandy" in place of "de Normandie". Transcription also provides opportunities for mistakes, as in writing "Harrow" instead of "O'Hara", "Shayble for Scheibel" and "Murray" for "Morrow" in certified documents and census returns. Literacy was not wide-spread and strong accents could be misunderstood by those recording the names.

Some Family Trees I've been working on:

Wilkinson-Morrow
Milne-Davis

Surnames in the Family

Besides the above main family names of interest, other surnames appear in my ancestry database. These are listed below, some getting only a brief mention:

ABERNETHY, ACLAND, ADAMS, ALDWORTH, ALLEN, AMUNDSON, APSLEY, ASHE, ATKINS, AUSTIN,

BACH, BADHAM, BAILEY, BAIRD, BAKER, BAMFORD, BAOUER, BARBER, BARNES, BARRINGTON, BARRY, BARTER, BARTHOLD, BARTLETT, BARTUSCH, BATT, BAYLEY, BEAMISH, BEARD, BECKINSALE, BEDINGFELD, BELL, BELLOT, BENNETT, BENSON, BERNARD, BETHUNE, BEVERSHAM, BIGGS, BINGHAM, BIRCH, BLACK, BLAKE, BLASCHKE, BLENNERHASSETT, BLUNDELL, BORROWES, BOULCOTT, BOURKE, BOURNE, BOWER, BOWYER, BOYCE, BOYLE, BRADBURY, BRADSHAW, BRAGG, BRANDENBURGH, BRENNAN, BRENTON, BRINTON, BROCKET, BROOKE, BROWN, BRUCE, BUNTER, BURGESS, BURTON, BUTTERFIELD,

CADE, CADOGAN, CAHILL, CALVER, CALVERT, CAMPBELL, CANDY, CAPET, CAREY, CARLILE, CARLSON, CAROLINGS, CARPENTER, CASHMAN, CASSAN, CAVENDISH, CECERE, CECIL, CHAMBERS, CHANT, CHICHESTER, CHILLINGWORTH, CHOLMONDELEY, CHRISTMAS, CHURCHILL, CLARK, CLARKE, CLAYTON, CLEMSON, CLLEUGH, CLIFFORD, CLOTWORTHY, COE, COGAN, COLE, COLLIER, COLLINS, COLMAN, COLTHURST, CONDON, CONNOLLY, COTTAM, COURTHORPE, COX, COXE, COYLE, CRABB, CRAWFORD, CREASE, CREPON, CROAKE, CROFTON, CROFTS, CROKER, CROOKE, CROSBY, CROSSLEY, CROTALL, CROUCH, CRUMP, CULPEPPER, CUNNINGHAM, CUSACK,

DAGWELL, DALMS, DALY, DARCY, DAVID, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAVYS, DAVIES-YELVERTON, DAWSON, DE BARRY, DE CONTEVILLE, DE DAGSBOURG, DE MAINE, DE QUEROUAILLE, DE SALIS, DEANE, DENNISON, DENNY, DETTMAN, DICK, DIETRICH, DIGBY, DODWELL, DONNAN, DORAN, DORKING, DORMAN-POTTER, DOWNES, DOWNIE, DRUMMOND, DUFF, DUMEERESQUE, DUNNE, DUROSE,

EALES, ELLARD, ELLISON, ELTIS, ERWIN, EVANS, EVELEIGH, EVELINE, EYRE,

FARQUHAR, FARRA, FARRELL, FARTHING, FELIX, FENTON, FERRAR, FISCHER, FISH, FITZGERALD, FITZROY, FITSIMONS, FLEMING, FOOTE, FOOTT, FORBES, FOSCRARINI, FOULKE, FOWLER, FOX, FRANCIS, FRANKLIN, FREEING, FREEMAN, FREKE, FRENCH, FREYBURG, FRIEND, FURRAL,

GABBETT, GALWAY, GANDY, GARBUTT, GARDNER, GASH, GAYEN, GEARY, GEORGE, GERRARD, GIBBS, GIERSCH, GILLMAN, GLASGOW, GOBELL, GODDARD, GODWINSON, GONDOLF, GOODALL, GOODFELLOW, GOODWIN, GOODWYN, GORDON, GORING, GOULDING, GRAHAM, GRAY, GREGG, GRISSELL, GROOMBRIDGE, GROSSER, GRUBB, GUINESS, GWILLYM,

HALL, HAM, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HANNA, HANSEL, HARDING, HARE, HARGAN, HARMAN, HARNETT, HARPER, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARROLD, HARRY, HARTNETT, HARTON, HAWKER, HAWORTH, HAWTHORNE, HEAPY, HEATON, HEDGES-WHITE, HENSLEY, HERBERT, HERLEVE, HERRICK, HEWITT, HEWSON, HICKES, HICKMAN, HILL, HITCHCOCK, HOBSON, HODGSON, HOLBROKE, HOLLES, HOTSTON, HOWARD, HUBERT, HUGHES, HULL, HULSE, HUNT, HYDE, HYLE,

IRELAND, ISAAC,

JACKSON, JACOB, JAMES, JAMESON, JANER, JEFFREYS, JENERY, JENSEN, JOHNMAN, JONES,

KASSEBAUM, KEATINGE, KELLY, KENNEDY, KENNY-HEBER, KEOGH, KERKHOF, KEWLEY,KILLEGREW, KILLEN, KINDER, KING, KINK, KITCHING, KLEIHS, KNIBB, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, KUNKLER, KYLE,

LAIRD, LANDER, LANE, LANGDOWN, LANGE, LAW, LAWLESS, LAWRENCE, LEADER, LEBRUN, LEE, LEIGH, LEIGH-WHITE, LENNOX, LEPINSKI, LEWIS, LIGHT, LINDSAY, LIVESAY, LLOYD, LOADER, LODDER, LONGFIELD, LOVELOCK, LOWREY, LUCAS, LUKE, LUNN, LYTTLETON,

MACAULEY, MACE, MACKIE, MACPHERSON, MAGEE, MALDEN, MANSERGE, MARKWELL, MARRINER, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MARTON, MASZER, MATTHEW, MATTNER, MAULE, MAUSELL, MAW, MAY, MAYHEW, MAYO, McALINN, McANDREW, McBEATH, McBETH, McCARTHY, McCLURE, McCOLL, McCOSKERIE, McCRAE, McCRAE-MOORE, McCULLAGH, McCULLOCH, McULLOUGH, McDERMOTT, McDONALD, McGRAVESTON, McGRAGH, McHUGH, McILLROY, McINERNEY, McKAY, McLENNON, McLEOD, McNEILL, McSHERRY, MEADE, MELOY, MERRIGAN, MICHAEL, MIDGELEY, MILLAR, MILLER, MILNE, MINIFIE, MOLL, MOLLOY, MONTAGU, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISON, MORROW, MOUAT, MOUNTFORT, MOWBREY, MOWETT, MUDGE, MUIRHEAD, MULHALL, MULROY, MUNN, MURPHY, MURRAY,

NAIRN, NASH, NAYLOR, NEILSON, NELSON, NEPEAN, NESBITT, NEWENHAM, NEWTON, NICHITA, NICHOLSON, NOEL, NORGROVE, NORMANDY, NOWAK, NUGENT,

O'BRIEN, O'BRYEN, O'CALLAGHAN, O'CONNELL, O'CONNOR, O'HARA, O'LEARY, O'SULLIVAN, OGILVIE, OLDEN, OLDHAM, OLSEN, OSBALDESTON, OSBORNE,

PALMER, PARKER, PARTON, PATERSON, PATIENCE, PATISHALL, PATRICK, PEACOCK, PEARCE, PEARSON, PEEL, PENDER, PENNINGTON, PEPPER, PERKINS, PERRIER, PERRY, PETRE, PETRIE, PEYTON, PHILLIPS, PICKERING, PIERCE, PIERCY, PIERS, PINNINGTON, PITT, PLUMMER, POLLEY, POLLOCK, PONSONBY, POTTER, POWER, PRICE, PRIOR, PRITCHARD, PULLMAN, PURCELL, PUXLEY, PYNE,

RADFORD, RAMSAY, RATHKE, RAYMOND, READ, REAL, REDFORD,REID, REIS, RICH, RICHARDSON, RITCHIE, RIVERS, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROOSE-JONES, ROSE, ROWE, ROZELLS, RUSHWORTH, RUSELL,

St VALERY, SALE, SAMPSON, SAUNDERS, SAVAGE, SCHEIBEL, SCHMIDT, SCROEDER, SCOULAR, SCUDAMORE, SEABURG, SEYMOUR, SHANNON, SHELSWELL, SHELSWELL-WHITE, SHERMAN, SHERWOOD, SHIRLEY, SHOOSMITH, SIBBALD, SINGLETON, SKINER, SLATER, SMITH, SOMERVILLE, SPENCER, SPENSER, SPIERS, SPRAT, St LEGER, STAGG, STANHOPE, STANNARD, STANOWSKY, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STEVENS, STEWART, STIRLING, STOKES, STORY, STOUGHTON, STRONG, STROTHERS, STUDDERT, STUKELEY, STYMAN, SULLIVAN, SUMNER, SUTCLIFFE, SUTTON, SWAYNE, SYNGE,

TALBOT, TANSLEY, TAYLOR, TEAPE-DAVIS, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORPE, THWAITES, TICHBORNE, TIDSWELL, TOWNSEND, TRAVERS, TRESIZE, TRICKET, TRIGG, TROUNSON, TROUP, TUCKEY, TUDOR, TUBERVILLE, TURNER, TWISS,

USHER, USSHER,

VAN DER LAAN, VANDELEUR, VAUGHAN, VERLING, VERNON,

WALCOTT, WALDREN, WALE, WALLER, WALSH, WALTON, WARD, WATKINS, WEARE, WEBB, WELLINGS, WELLS, WENDELL, WEST, WESTROP, WHITE, WILD, WILKINSON, WILLIAM, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINCHESTER, WODEHOUSE, WOGISCH, WOOD, WOODLEY, WOUTERS, WRIGHT, WYNDHAM,

YARROW, YATES, YEATES, YELVERTON,

ZIMMER..

Updated: 23 May, 2017

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