JuneT on Family Tree Circles
I was born and raised on the property that my Parks Great Grandparents,settled and developed when they came to Australia from Somerset, England in 1860. I was the 4th generation of the Parks family to live on this property. I grew up knowing most of my Parks relations and over the years heard many stories of their lives.
As my grandfathers(Parks) were also brothers ,unlike most other people, I only had 3 sets of great grandparents. My parents were also cousins ,so again our family was smaller because of this.
We lived in a small rural area surrounded mainly by three towns, Lancefield, Romsey and Rochford. My other great grandparents also resided in the area, but although I knew about them , I did not know a lot about their families.
Since I became interested in tracing my family history I have discovered so much more about their lives. Most of my knowledge has been gained by information given to me by family members of the "Beard" family who came from Bedfordshire in 1850's and the "Hemphill" family who arrived from Ireland also in 1850's.
I became a nurse following in the footsteps of family members and two of my daughters and a niece have also gone into this profession also.