Shufflebottom and Stevens family
On this thread there is listed a Mary Jane Stevens 1854-1931 married to John Irwin 1855-1922.
Mary Irwin was a sister of my Great Grandmother Harriet Ann Phillips (nee Stevens) and after her husband Albert Phillips died in 1912, the only member of her family ever to visit her was her sister Mary Irwin, and both my mother and grandmother often used to mention that, as they knew that Harriett came from a very big family, with many relatives in the Northern NSW and New England area, but none ever visited her except Mary Irwin.
Albert Phillips was part aboriginal, and Harriett Steven was the daughter of a convict sentenced to transportation for life - who was the snob, fancy throwing Harriett out of the family, which is what they did, because she married a man of colour when their own father was first sentenced to time on the treadmill and for his second offence of robbery he was given a life sentence, obviously not just stealing a farthing, for a life sentence it likely involved violence and a larger value item that he stole.
so harriett is my great grandmother, and John James Shufflebottom is my great great grandfather, it is no wonder it took us so long to find our roots, when Curly died his family changed their name from Shufflebottom to Stevens.
on 2010-04-10 23:59:14
My husband and I are interested in tracing the roots of our family and have been doing so since 1956, so we now have about 9Gb of info on our computer about the families of both of us, and we are interested in making contact with any member of any of the families we are researching to share information, looking also for photos and certificates for any family member to add to our huge files on those families. After all these years they are still a "work in progress" and we would like more please