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Looking for info on Thomas Roads MERRY family from Buckinghamshire, England

Query by PJ_Happys

Just joined to find info on Thomas Roads MERRY family from Buckinghamshire, England as I am a descendant who grew up in the Ashford & Inverell district of NSW.

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on 2010-05-16 09:51:19

PJ_Happys has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2010. is researching the following names: GLASSER, MERRY, MOST and 3 other(s).

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by allycat on 2010-05-16 10:04:24

Dear PJ Happys, Welcome.

I am a MERRY, MOST, ROADS and VOSS descendant. There are heaps of us online at Geni. Send me a personal message with your email address and I'll invite you electronically to the tree. We have a large photo collection (some not yet identified) which came out of a family reunion in 2006 at Bribie Island. There's a 'Back to Ashford' section at Facebook that a MARCHANT/MERRY descendant has created. There was a reunion in Easter of this year.

Thomas Roads MERRY & Kitty SEAR were my 3g grandparents.
Their youngest son Arthur emigrated to Australia with his brother William and they both married COLLINS' sisters. After Arthur's first wife died he married Louisa MOST.
Their daughter Elsie maried Harry VOSS, and their eldest daughter Ethel was my grandmother.

Are you Leonard's line?

Descendants appear to be in NSW however we are in QLD.

by PJ_Happys on 2010-05-18 09:01:20

Hi Allycat,

I have tried to send 2 private messages to you but they do not seem to have been sent.

Yes I am from Leonard's line.


by allycat on 2010-05-18 09:09:29

Have sent you a personal message enclosing my email address. Hope you get this.


by PJ_Happys on 2010-05-21 05:27:42

Hi Alison,

I have tried a 3rd time to send you a personal message and I have not received your message with contact info as mentioned in your last posting.


by biddybar on 2012-06-29 09:36:36

I am from the Thomas Roads Merry tree on Williams side his daughter Annie was my grandmother. I use to be in contact with Alison and went to the Reunion at Bridie Island did not relies it was that long a go.
email address is [email protected]

by PJ_Happys on 2012-08-28 19:40:40

Hi Barbara, I will email you with my contact info.


by mbyrnes on 2012-09-16 17:55:07

I am Matthew James Byrnes, son of Vincent Andrew Byrnes b. 1928 inverell nsw, who was son of Rosie Francis merry and Edmund David Byrnes m. In Texas qld in 1911. Rosie merry was born in ashford nsw and was the daughter of William roads merry and Annie Collins. The merry family history is on Mundia website.

Also, Edmund David Byrnes was a direct descendant of Andrew bent, the convict and printer who was was born in 1790, convicted of burglary around 1810, transported to Tasmania, became the government printer, fought for press freedom against governor arthur, prosecuted for libel by governor Arthur, married Mary Kirk/Browne a Irish convict woman from Dublin, moved to NSw, tried businesses near kempsey, died in poverty in Sydney. One of Andrew bents sons was Edmund bent, his daughter Mary bent was the mother of Edmund David Byrnes b. c. 1888 or 1890 in ballandean qld near stanthorpe. The father of Edmund Byrnes was a Patrick Byrne/Byrnes who was apparently the son of Edward Riley Byrne/Byrnes who came to Australia from bantry bay Ireland mid 19th century. Any information on the Byrnes/Byrne ancestry would be appreciated as it is very unclear.

by merryfamily on 2014-03-16 01:46:18

My partner Blake MERRY is gg grandchild of William Roads Merry (b. 1897 d.1980) the son of William Sear Roads MERRY and Ann MERRY(nee Collins). I have a tree on Mundia, although am not subscribed with ansestory so there are many photos that show up but without the membership I am unable to view full size.

I am also thinking of putting together a book on the Merry ansestory as a gift for his grandparents. Highlighting the journey from England to Australia and the farm life of Inverell,Texas and Ashford. But one main bit of information which I have found tricky to get a hold of is the ship that both William Sear R MERRY and Arthur Ernest.R MERRY come over on from England. Have you found any records of this?

Lastly, I am unclear of the truth, did both Arthur and William had somewhat of a family dispute, causing William and his grand-children to not use the Roads/Rhodes Merry and Arthur family to continue this tradition?

I am very interested in finding any information, photos, records or hints on research you may have on the Merry family. I have included my email below so please do not hesitate to pop me an email.

Many Thanks

[email protected]

by merryfamily on 2014-03-16 02:28:30

apologies email is as follows:
[email protected]

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