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Stockleys in Australia.

It seems I have a lot of stockley ancestors in England but i am struggling to find any real leads. my great grandfather came here with his wife, my grandad and my great uncle in 1928. I have gone back a little way to Thomas William Stockley b 1845 in Brentford, England and he died 13 Nov 1934.
He was married to Emma Richardson. this makes thomas my 5 generations great grandad. I would love to know as much as possible about my stockly family. What I do know is that we all seem to be from london area. esp Brentford.. There is also one of my great great uncles - James Attle Stockley who immigrated to Canada and served in a number of battles and wars. According to his war file he was heavily tattooed. If you have anyone from thhis line in your family tree please contact me via email.. [email protected]

Stephen Waldron

I am a waldron descendant. I have traced us back to 1495. I also have the waldron family history book. The end of the book talks about Stephen waldron and his wife Elizabeth Walker. It does not say how they are related to us though. I would love some information on this.

Stephen was born 02/10/1807 in Castle Bromwick Aston Parish, St Philip, Birmingham, Warwick, England. He died in South Brisbane, Australia in 20/05/1888. Buried in the Toowong Cemetery

His wife was Elizabeth Waldron(nee Walker)She was born 1813 and died on 05/07/1865 at Jane Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

They were married in Warwickshire, England UK on 10/05/1836.

They had 6 children. I have all the info on the family but cannot figure out the connection. There must be one otherwise why would they be in our family bible?

Any info would be great

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My hard work seems to be paying off

I was asked by a lady if would tell her how I have managed to do my family tree. She published it today in an online magazine

I hope you enjoy it.

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James Fisher and Mary Ann Welch

Seeking any and all information on my 5 generations, great great great grand parents James Fisher and Mary Ann Welch.

Married 27 Jul 1857, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, UK

They had 4 children. i have the descendants all recorded but have hit a wall trying to find there ancestry. I hope there is someone else out there looking for them too. Please contact me!!

Albert Ernest Chauntler Puttock

My great great grandfather.

To start, let's talk name. It seems that this is one of those names that has been lost in translation one to many times. Some records have Chaunntler, Chantler, Chauntler, Chaunnter, Chaunter, Chanter. I was always raised that he was Chauntler Puttock.

Albert was born 15/09/1875 in Streatham, England, UK. He was a man of wealth.

25/12/1897 He married my great great grandmother, Gertrude Smith at St. Pauls Cathedral in London.

They only had one child together. This being my great grandmother Lillian Gertrude Chauntler Puttock. Lillian married George Robert Stockley at St George, Old Brentford, England on 23 Apr 1921.

Albert was a "well to do" man. So when his wifes brother, Percy was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, Albert agreed to pay and take Percy to South Africa to the TB camp for treatment. So he left his wife and new baby and accompanied Percy.

Sometime after Percy was healed of the disease and returned home but Albert never ever did. Gertrude died a few months later of Tuberculosis.

So what became of Albert??? I beleive he married a woman in South Africa and lived there til he died.

I would love information on him especially date of death and grave?

I figure he must have known Gertrude was sick so he left to South Africa to avoid being stuck as a widow with a baby.

Due to Albert vanishing and Gertrudes death Lily was raised by her grandparents, Robert john Smith (b1843) and Eliza Smith(Nee Filby b. 8 Feb 1847)

Any information on them would be wonderful.

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Jessie Rachel Ann Thornton part 2

So what DO I know from my researching that could aide in the finding of her grave.

Jessie was born 18/10/1898. Her birth certificate says she was born in Moss Vale, Killarney, QLD. Her parents are Robert Thornton Lightfoot (1852 - 04/03/1933) and Sarah Annie Clara Lightfoot (Nee Dawson) Jessies parents met and were married in Glen Innes on 22/02/1893

Jessie had 3 brothers. Robert Charles, George Edward and Albert Graham John.

She attended Killarney State School and was registered 18/01/1904
There is no name of parent. Just says occupation is Carpenter. Her siblings also attended the school and the their dad, Robert, was listed as parent, and as a carpenter.

Her religion was Church of England

she attended school on and off until 1908.

My next information on her is that she married a man named Francis Thomas Slatter. I have a large amount of information on him and his family. They married 14 May 1921, Allora QLD, Australia.

Jessie then had 3 sons.
Arthur was born 18 Dec 1922
Frank was born 19 Dec 1924
Albert was born in 1925

On the electoral roll in both 1925 and 1930.

In 1925 her address is different to that of her husbands.

Sometime between 1928 -1930 she left her family. Never seeing her sons again

I have a QLD police gazette report, of a theft taking place on Ford street allora. A Mr Leslie Devereaux was wanted as an identified Suspect for the theft of 2 sulky wheels and personal possesions. Says that he was beleived to be in the company of Jessie Rachel Slatter who was wanted for dessertion of her family. The theft took place on 12/12/1930.

The last information I have on her is on her fathers death certificate it says living children and all 4 children are accounted for as living. So jessie is obviously listed as being alive. This was in March of 1933.

There are so many theories about what could have, might have and should have happened. What I have listed here are the actual FACTS that I have.

Any information on her life is desperately wanted as her granddaughter and I are wanting to find her.

Jessie Rachel Ann Thornton

I have been doing my family tree for some time now with 6000+ people in my tree, but there is some of my family that remains rather a mystery to me.

My great great grandfather is Robert Thornton Lightfoot. b.1853 Liverpool UK - d.04/03/1933 Texas QLD, Australia. He is burried in Texas QLD, has no headstone and it is not known which grave he is in. No one ever put up a stone for him.. i have recently found out only 1 of his kids turned up to the burial and no one else. That kid was my great grandad.

Robert Lightfoot spent some of his time in Glen innes and Inverell. He married Sarah Annie Clara Dawson 1873 Wellingrove, glen Innes, NSW, Australia. No known death date. Assumed by family to be c 1900. Robert was 40 and she was 20 when they married. I suspect he was married before.
Sarah is the grandaughter of the notorious Peter Byron and Eliza Fitzsimmons.

Robert and Sarah had 4 children, the eldest 2 - sons, were born in glen innes/ inverell.. I assume in Wellingrove.

Now they first had Robert Thornton Charles Lightfoot in 1894 they then had my great grandad George Edward Thornton Lightfoot. 03/11/1895

Around this time is when the mystery begins. Family legend has it that something really bad happened in a pub down in Inverell and that the family were forced to get out of town. I am told it was something very bad. But I do not know what. They Changed there names to Roberts mothers maiden name, Thornton.

Because of this, they moved here to QLD, Having there Daughter Jessie Rachel Ann Lightfoot Thornton 18/10/1898 in Moss Vale, Killarney QLD, and Albert Graham John Thornton 20 Sep 1902 - 11/11/1945. (by this time the lightfoot name was gone completely.) It appears they only changed the childrens names but not there own.

I don't have any idea as to what could have taken place to the extent it would have them run out of town and there name changed.

Also. The daughter Jessie. She married a Francis Thomas Slatter. The Slatters were already in the family via sarahs sister Mary Alice Dawson who married a Frederick James slatter.

Jessie and Francis had 3 sons. Francis was 7 years her senior. One night around 1929/1930 - A man came in the night and Jessie left with him.
I know they were living in Allora QLD at this time.
After she left, she never saw her kids or husband again. I do think she saw my great grandad as my grandma was named after her and often asked about her and was not allowed to talk about Jessie.

So there is no known death, burial or reason for her leaving. People have been searching for her since she left. We have been told by those closer to her that she was beaten by her husband a lot. and we think that is why she left, the other story is that she was pregnant with her 4th child and left. We do not know who came to the door. She was seen in 1930 in december, when she was in the company of a Leslie Devereaux, who was wanted for theft of sulky wheels and personal posessions worth 6pound. It says in gazette that he was in Jessies company and she was wanted for dessertion. The theft took place in Ford street, Allora

Her fathers death certificate states that she was alive at time of his death 04/03/1933.

I know where they went to school, but i just want to find her final resting place. I don't care what she did, i just want to find her grave.

I have decided that I need to know every part of her life so I can learn about her and figure her out.

Any information on this family please email me. [email protected]

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