does anyone know any details about Frederick Lappin born about 1/9/1888 son of Annie Lappin who married Thomas Wallace in Fitzroy Victoria in 1890 and settled on an Orchard farm in Seville where they lived all their married life
Thomas Wallace's brother was Charles James Wallace and his mother was Mary Jane Wallace nee Henderson. James Wallace was Lilydale Shire President.
I cannot find any trace of Frederick Lappin and do no know whether he took the Wallace surname when his mother married Thomas Wallace as Frederick would have only been about 18 months old. I have a suspicion that someone along the way has the story a little mixed up as Annie Lappin had a son John Thomas Lappin in 1882 in Goulbourn NSW. John Thomas Lappin was my grandfather and on his Marriage Certificate he has named his Grandparents, Bernard and Emily Lappin as his parents and I don't think he knew any different. For this reason I am wondering if John lived with his mother for a while and was then handed over to his grandparents.The story I heard was Frederick lived with Annie and Thomas and was kicked out by Thomas at a young age but maybe it was John. I am hoping that someone will know of Frederick and if in fact he really existed as I have a photo of my Great Great Grandmother Annie with a boy about 12 years and that boy is the image of my brother when he was that age and my now 12 year old grandson so I believe that the boy in the photo is John. I am sure there would be many people out there who could help me as the Wallace's were a well known family in that area.