quirk_cantwell , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2007. is researching the following names: CANTWELL, MANN, DOOLEY and 15 other(s).
The swans in my family are from Tasmania and more than likely engand but l have got that far back yet. Certainly not to 1700's.
As far as I know I have no Swan relatives in Tasmania but yours could easily have come from England. There are a hell of a lot in Kent and other counties. There is a book which I have yet to see myself called 250 yrs of Swan family history written by Shirly Rae Coote. It was privately published 1985. It may be held in the Tas archives or genealogy society. I reckon it would be worth chasing down and probably holds a lot of clues. Check the convict records also.
Hope this helps
Your great grandfather Samuel MAURER had a sister named Cecilia. She married Hammon De Voss (who was the brother of my great great grandfather Frederick Voss of Gunnedah NSW, the son of German immigrants.
VOSS descendant (and CANTWELL researcher!) ... it's a small world isn't it?
Your right Alison it is a amall world. we werent related by the Cantwells but definately via the Maurers.
My brother has given me a lot of info on the Maurers which I can send you if you like.I havent got my head around it yet. Below is a little bit on your family.
child (viii) Cecilia Johanna Maurer married Herman Henry Voss [known as Harry] (b.1862) on 29.2.1888 at the Waterloo Hotel near Glen Innes, NSW. Their children were: Herbert Charles Voss, b.30.12.1888; Hannah Christina Voss [known as Christina], b.24.9.1890; Norman Henry Voss, b.1.8.1892; Archibald H. Voss, b.1892; Vida Lillian Voss, b.8.11.1894; Dorothy Helena Voss, b.18.8.1898; Ethel G. Voss, b.1901; Daphne C. Voss, b.1905. Cecilia Johanna Voss died 6.8.1935 in Glen Innes, NSW
I need to simplify it before I put in a journal
Dear Shauna, Hi again. I have my family tree at GenesReunited and I have gathered quite a bit of information on my VOSS ancestors and their descendants but I am always looking for more info. I have the VOSS information you list above. Note that Norman and Archibald VOSS were twins.
You should hopefully be contacted by another MAURER descendant who has his tree on GenesReunited and has the MAURER etc. tree going back to the 1800s in Germany.
I am going away for a week to visit my family so I'll get to your site when I return. Tell me, does it cost to sign up for genesreunited as I am not a member.
I would be the other Maurer descendant alison mentioned. I have sent a contact e-mail to you but basically your gm Olive is my great aunt.
Great to make contact with another relative from my tree. My brother Brendan has all the info on the Maurers and he will soon contact you via email
I have only recently started looking into our family history but was a little excited to see you mention my gran Ethel Grace Voss b Nov 1900 in your comments.She is the daughter of Herman Henry Voss and Cecilia J Maurer. Ethel married James Norman Stafford in 1927 and themselves had a large family. She died in 1958 but very little information was passed down. I'll be keeping an eye out for anymore info and will add my own info soon.
So, HI to a distant reli!
Hi to you distant relative Karen,
I do have some info on the Your Cecilia's ascendancy. I will try and write a brief summary of it soon and look forward to seeing what you know as well.
The Swan's I have in my family are from the West Maitland area of NSW , my Charlotte Swan married a James Saunders whom are my ggg grandparents. I don't know if there is a connection
As far as I know there are no Charlotte Swans in my tree. The only one is a Charlotte unknown that married Joshua Swan both born 1799. They did not have any children though. Sorry I cant help.
Good luck with your searching
Hello I too am related to William Swan and acording to my Family book I have the swan's Dating back to the mid 1600's from Egland and Richard Swan the First Swan to Land in America.
Would love to chat more about this and link you some more.
I've referred some GenesReunited members to this site as it appears they are VOSS / MAURER descendants.
I also have Swans in my tree and have a huge famiky tree book called The Black Swan If anyone wants me to see if their Swans are in it just let me know.
I was delighted to find your web page, thsnkyou:-)
William Swan was my great x5 Grandfather and my sister and I were a little stuck with our research.
I can add all the subsequent generations with sources if you are interested?
I'm in UK on business this week, but when I return home to Dubai, I'll be able to provide you with details if you would like them?
My Great Great Grandparents were Henry Swan and Ann Tuff Golding. Their daughter Frances (my Great grandmother) Married Alexander Henry Ferguson.
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