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).
According to my Dad when his family did some research in the 1970's the family tree went back about 150 years, so I am wondering if our branch split off from your branch around this time. Does your research give any evidence of a Northeast heading off to the "colonies" in the 1820's to 1840's. You may also want to search for a Dutch connection, because I am told some of our ancestors were from Holland. Do you know if the christening records were Anglican or Catholic. There are a number of evangelicals in our family tree, very fundamentalist. This may account for the split. The Plymouth Brethren were quite active in England by the 1830's.
If you have time, I would sure like to hear from you.
As far as I know none of the Northeasts in my tree went to the colonies and from what I know they all were Anglican. At the moment I am trying to find a link to the NORTHEASTS in the early 1600's so if they have a Dutch beginning it was before that.
Sorry for the slow reply
I can confirm the dates of birth of the children of Thomas and Mathilda. They were written in his own hand in a notebook which is lodged at the Dorset History Centre and are as follows:
Ann 18 April 1819 born Burbage
Sarah 16 March 1821 born Hedgerley Bucks
Henry 2 October 1822 born Hedgerley Bucks
John 7 August 1825 born Cawath Berks
William 28 June 1828 both Alton Hants
Eclipse 1 September 1831 born Camberwell London
Giles 18 November 1833 born Andover Hants
Thomas 5 February 1837 born Amport Wilts
The family obviously moved around a lot. The notebook was written when he was working at Lytchett in Dorset. I only had a quick look but will try to give some time to it when I am in next. From memory he even put in the times of birth but I did not make a note of that!
I am very grateful for your info as it confirms that the 1841 list of children was correct and gives me the missing birth places of John, William and Eclipse( who changed her name to Alice)
Well done, I am most appreciative.
I came across the name Giles Northeast on some immigration registers for passengers arriving in Australia. Will verify the details and pass them on to you. He does not appear to fit in with any of the other Northeasts in my family who came out to Australia (all of whom appear to have been descended from a John Northeast, from Funtington in Sussex). Three of John's sons (one from his first marriage, and two from his second marriage) appear to have emigrated to Australia between 1849 and 1860 or thereabouts.
Sue Morrison (nee Northeast)
I would very much appreciate anything you may have on Giles as I am at a loss to what may have became of him. It would be fantastic if he came to Australia and maybe had descendants.
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