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on 2011-03-11 08:46:05

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by edmondsallan on 2011-03-11 16:00:20

very good detail - thanks Jan - Regards

by Sarajane on 2011-03-11 18:32:37

Jan, you have made doing my Family History, even more interesting.
I did not have a lot of information when I started, just things I remember my dad telling me. I knew my GGrandfather was Robert WILSON
and he farmed on Mt Kembla and that he was married to Lydia STAFFORD.
I went to the M.K.M.History centre and they had some information, but not a lot, and there were other WILSON families in the area which made it difficult. However I knew the names of my grandfather William's siblings,and dad telling me that his grandfather had owned the land that the hotel was built on in 1898 for John O"HALLORAN and his Uncle Victor was married to Cecilia O"HALLORAN his daughter.
Andrew WILSON, another Uncle had a Motor Service at the Post Office Store in 1920.

Just to add to the problem of having a name like WILSON to research, my mother's name was also Wilson and when she married in 1937 in Kiama,it was in the local paper as the bride who didn't change her name!!

by janilye on 2011-03-11 19:10:55

See it's all come together, and the Will proves it. Ben Rixon I mentioned in the story on Mt Kembla one of his daughters Jane or Julie (have to look it up) she married into your family too.
In 1924 the Tooth's company bought the hotel from John O'Halloran. The hotel was actually built in 1887 with O'Halloran the first publican.That place would have seen some wild times, imagine, all those miners, I wouldn't have liked the job of chuckerouterer. I believe the big Irish John O'Halloran would have handled them. The building's still there but I don't know if it's still operating as a pub. Some of the characters there have some great stories. I'm hooked on your Wilson's now. I needed a break from my tree. I've got a pic of the pub before they did it up, will send. Jan

by Sarajane on 2011-03-16 17:34:56

Thank you for the picture of Mt Kembla pub.I have just about got the
Stafford family sorted out, but Robert Wilson's family in England
is very hard to find as I only have his birth date abt1841 in England,and his fathers name (Robert) again he was born I think in 1915. I have no mothers name which makes it a bit difficult,never mind,I will keep trying.

The strange thing is my Maternal Great-Grandfather's name was also Robert Wilson,with him it was easy he was b1834 Fermanagh Ireland, son of Robert (again) and Ellen Hemphill, he married Mary Ann Armstrong in1855 and arr in Australia on the "Telegraph" 1858.

Robert and Mary Ann had ten children, the youngest was my Grandfather
William b1878 Saddleback Jamberoo.

Would you believe my father's name was also William..

by wileli on 2011-06-24 22:57:41

Hello to Sarajane,

How lucky are you to have the Stafford family sorted out, I am a descendant of William Stafford & Elizabeth Goodall, being from the branch of Henry born 1847, and I am far from having it sorted.

Interesting to read all of the comments regarding the families.

by janilye on 2011-06-25 01:07:51

I heard you wileli. But gee I'm not much help

by wileli on 2011-06-25 01:44:35

Everyone helps in some way, I appreciate some of the entries are passed on, so can I just say that there are many trees on the internet that have Emma Stafford daughter of William Stafford & Elizabeth Goodall as being married to John James, son of William James & Isabella Munro, this is incorrect,it seems to take a lot to convince people. I have marriage certificate as proof, also death certificate for John James.

by wileli on 2011-07-27 04:24:39

Hello to all,

Can anyone tell me, are there people out there in the big WWW that are not related to many of the people they are sending comments on, or are they just adding their own comments, it's just I have asked some questions regarding different families, everyone seems to differ, not just this name, but many others.

by LesleyAnne1952 on 2015-09-19 04:53:08

Sarajane, Robert and Lydia are my Great-great grandparents, their daughter, Elizabeth is my great grandmother. I am interested in meeting and knowing more of the Wilson clan. My father, told me not too long ago the Wilson family were great in helping he and his brothers when they opened the butcher shop in Unanderra. Then he married into the family however not got to meet the extended Wilson family.

by lisabelle on 2015-09-21 02:00:35

Hello LesleyAnne,
I am thrilled to have found someone from my dads family. My grandfather was William Wilson1871-1936 the eldest of Robert and Lydia's children and I think Elizabeth was the second of their 12 children. My father's name was also William and he was born in Mt Kembla in 1902 and died in Wollongong in 1975. My grandmother lived in her later years in Farmborough Rd Unanderra.My father had 5 siblings Robert, Andrew,Stella, Ruby and Lily.
I have a very cherished half sovereign given to my dad when he was born by Victor Wilson a brother of Elizabeth. Please let me know if I can help with any information. (Sarajane) now lisabelle.

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