Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Anna Maria Rowe and William Bray

Now, do I call this one Hodges, Bray or Leahy? 

That is the big question!


Here is some background and hopefully, if you are connected to this branch you can help fill in some blanks.

Louisa Bray, the daughter of John & Maria BRAY was christened 4 August 1861 at St Blazey, Cornwall. I had narrowed down their arrival to between 1861 and 1877, Louisa's death certificate states she had been in the colonies for 72 years which makes her about 4 when she arrived. I believe William, Maria and Louisa arrived at Port Adelaide, Australia on 1st May 1865 onboard the Clara.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

James Pinkerton - WikiTree Profile

James Pinkerton - WikiTree Profile is now live and viewable, still a work in progress and will be added and modified along the way, feel free to request to join the trusted list to collaboratively work on him.

James Pinkerton and Mary Ann Pollock


James Pinkerton from Derry, Ire & Mary Ann Pollock from Leckpatrick, Co. Tyrone, Ire arrived on the New York Packet.
James' profile has been added to WikiTree please request to join the trusted list to collaboratively work on his profile. NOTE: We are actively seeking potential DNA matches on this line to confirm parentage; Rhonda, 16 Feb 2014

In 1841 there were three people onboard the 'New York Packet' which sailed into Sydney that would play a part in the Pinkerton Lineage. They were James PINKERTON, aged 23, a native of Derry, Ireland; Mary Ann POLLOCK, aged 21, and her younger sister Margaret POLLOCK, aged 18 both from Leckpatrick, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.

Friday, 24 January 2014

WikiTree: Melrose DNA and Name Study

In my post "Surname: Melrose DNA Study"; 30 December 2013, I expressed my desire to trace our Melrose DNA and in particular try and connect with descendants of Thomas Graham Melrose who immigrated to Quebec in 1848 and married Anna O'Neil later that year.  To further explain how DNA works, our objectives and show the percentages of how the 5 tested so far are related, I have created a project page at WikiTree Category: Melrose-DNA Name Study.  Drop by and check it out.

Here is a background post about the two Thomas Graham Melrose's that we have been working to identify; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MELROSE/2003-07/1058716518

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Unidentified Photo #0131 - Family, Mum, Dad & Girl - Wishful Wednesday

Photo #0131 from Emily May Miller nee Davis' photo album.
Are you able to assist in identifying this family?
On the back of the photo is written Emily, 
but I think Emily has done that herself to identify it as her photo.

It's interesting that there is an extra hand on the left shoulder (looking at the picture) 
and the person has been left off in the printing.