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A Whiff of Scandal 25th January 2009 BMD Indexes

It seems that one of our direct ancestors was an interesting lady, and not one to be taken lightly.

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(Susannah) Eliza Paddon married James Harnett, a Solicitor, in London. Their son James was the Harnett who migrated to Tasmania, as did his sister Emily Mary Wragg (nee Harnett).

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The Search for William 9th April 2009 Family History

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My Real Grandad 28th June 2009 Family History

My dad was born in 1912 but never knew his dad. He was led to believe that he died when he was a few months old. There were lots of stories told of him in the family. Things like - he died in Bedlam, his family had lots of money and had disowned him for marrying my grandmother. When he died my ... Read full article...

What a Bonney idea 8th October 2009 BMD Indexes

For several months I have been tracing the many branches of my wife’s family in Australia. During the mid to late 19th century there were many ways for people to gain a passage on ships arriving at the Australian Colonies. You could be an assisted immigrant, unassisted immigrant, Bounty ... Read full article...

Propriety and Reality 4th November 2009 BMD Indexes

In our family we knew that my great-grandmother had been raised by her own fabulous "Grannie". Even as small children, my cousins and I, and our parents and their parents before them, knew the sad story of the the three little girls, orphaned young and the wonderful, upright, kind Victorian-lady ... Read full article...

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