The Lindsay Family of Montrose, Scotland

I have discovered so many interesting characters whilst writing up the family history, admittedly some have given me grief, after discovering their convict past however I must add that most of them redeemed themselves with the chance of new opportunities in a new land. Others have given me great pride in the way they lived their lives, some bravely migrating from their native homelands, only to be met with terrible hardships as they pioneered a new country, others were impressive

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The Rundle Family from Newcastle, New South Wales

Preface I wish to acknowledge the support and encouragement of my husband Geoff Rundle in my writing up this part of the family history. Geoff vetted and supplemented my writing and in the main, our recollections coincided. He also thoroughly enjoyed recounting his childhood and family memories. I did offer to withhold some material, but he told me he was comfortable with it the way it was. Geoff has no expectation in life other than to be a loved, appreciated

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The Rundle Family of Kelly, Devon

This chapter about the Rundle family, is the second in a trilogy, that will take the Rundle family back to Kelly, Devon in England. The third chapter, The Lindsay Family of Montrose, Scotland will continue my family discoveries. Shortly, I will upload The Rundle Family of Newcastle, New South Wales, the first chapter in this series. I discovered that Catherine Rundle, my husband Geoff Rundle’s paternal grandmother had been married before and that her maiden name was actually Lindsay and not Moloney, which

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The Stewart, Smith and Blade Families of Sydney, New South Wales

The convict word was never mentioned in my husband Geoffrey Rundle’s family and as far as he knew, his family were thought to be First Fleeters whose famous ancestor, Frederick Meredith, had arrived on the Scarborough, as steward to Captain John Marshall. Geoff’s father’s side of the family had no convicts, however, I discovered to my great interest and vast amusement, that his mother Valmae Lenore Rundle nee Patterson (1926-2016) had convicts crawling out of nearly every family branch. Previous

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Mary Jones, convict of the Broxbournebury 1814 and George Faughtley Wright, convict of the Somersetshire 1814

Mary Jones, was a convict from Middlesex, London, who arrived in Sydney aboard the Broxbournebury on 28 July 1814. George Wright, also from London, arrived on the convict ship Somersetshire on 16 October, 1814. They are the 4 x Great Grandparents of my husband Geoff Rundle. Mary and George had one daughter, Mary Fautley Wright 1815-1888, and four sons, George R. Faulty Wright 1817-1879, William F. Wright 1818-1872, Thomas Wright 1824-1885 and James Faughtley Wright 1826-1889. New South Wales and

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William Brown – A Proud Australian 1804-1864

William Brown was the Great-great-great-grandfather of my husband Geoff Rundle. I started my family research several years ago, and no part of our Rundle family tree has given me more interest than that of the Brown and Stewart line in my husband’s ancestry. I am pleased to be able to write up the story of William Brown’s life, relying on records, newspaper clippings, publications, websites and confirmation of his extended family from grave inscriptions at Camperdown Cemetery. I admire William

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The Robertson, Falconer, Duncan and Ritchie Families of Dundee, Scotland

Annie Robertson Kippax was my great grandmother, who married William Robson M.L.C. She was given the middle name Robertson and when I collected her death record I felt that it was probable that her mother’s maiden name was Robertson. I had never heard of the Robertson name in our family before my research into the family tree in 2011. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985: Name Annie R Robson Death Date 1920 Death Place New South Wales Father’s Name William Mother’s Name

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The Wise Family – Merchants of Cork

Family stories were handed down through the generations about our Wise family from Ireland. My father, Reginald George Robson thought that his grandfather George Edwin Wise was a native of Waterford, and indeed several 1930 newspaper obituaries mention this fact. The newspapers however were not correct, as George Edwin Wise was born in Cork, just a few months before his family migrated to Australia in 1851. George Edwin Wise, the son of William McOboy Wise and Ellen Frances Matilda Murray,

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The Robson Family of Sydney 1860-1930

My Great-grandfather, William Robson (1816-1920) Jnr. was the son of William Robson Snr. (1817-1888) and Ann Veitch (1816-1853). He was a staunch Methodist, like his father, and he became a Reverend in the Methodist Church, shortly before his marriage to Annie Robertson Kippax. I am sure that William met Annie in Sydney when he was attending Methodist gatherings and conferences. Reverend William Robson, J.P., M.L.C. Annie’s father William Henry Kippax was also a staunch Methodist and a Sydney City Councillor

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