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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cemetery Photos Site

Check out the Cemetery Pics site, photographs of headstones are available (free of charge) from a selection of South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales cemeteries.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saunders Reunion

The Saunders Reunion is planned for September the moment we are busy collating family history and trying to contact as many descendants of Nicholas Saunders and Elizabeth Tytherleigh as possible.
There are plans to place a commemorative plaque on the Immigration Wall on the Portland waterfront, along with a day tour to Condah.
Photo - Harry Denyer Saunders

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More on William Henry (Harry) Saunders

Since my last post, I have had the wonderful good fortune to make contact (through 'Ancestry') with an avid family historian with links to Harry's wife, Amelia!!
Michael has supplied our Saunders family with lots of information............many thanks Michael!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

William Henry (Harry) Saunders

My WH Saunders, or Harry as he was known, was born in Branxholme VIC in April 1865. His parents were Nicholas & Elizabeth (Tytherleigh) Saunders. At some time, and we really don't know when, Harry moved to Queensland where, in 1907, he married Amelia May King. They were married at Wooroorooka QLD. He was 42 and Amelia was 21. Harry was in QLD in 1903 where he appears on the electrol roll at Wooroorooka.

Their children were Susan born 1908 Wooroorooka, George 1910 Thargominda, William 1911 Thargomindah, Ruby 1914 Rubyvale Station, Norma 1917 Charleville, Mona 1919 Charleville, Alma 1921 Charleville and Douglas 1925.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Update on Dennis Twigs

Following on with Rebecca Dennis, her two children sadly died within days of each other in January 1852 - William was 4 and Mary 2. Rebecca had passed away the year before in July, as did her mother Charlotte, a very sad time for the Dennis family. It would be very interesting to find out the cause of death of all four. John Gibson had remarried on 31 December 1851, 6 months after Rebecca had died. His new bride was 20 years old when they married, presumably William and Mary lived with them until their untimely deaths a few short weeks later.

John & Hannah went on to have 8 children, 2 of whom died in infancy.