The Northey Family of Lyttelton, New Zealand and Martha’s Secret

My earliest research endeavours on the Fuller Family were encouraged by my sister Lavinia Chrystal, who was keen for me to trace back the traditions of naming daughters Lavinia on the maternal side of our family, and to find out how far back this tradition had occurred. We were always told it went right back to Cornwall in England, where there were loads of  daughters named Lavinia. It is a fact that my niece, sister, cousin, mother, grandmother and great

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Chapter One – John Fuller, The Silvery Tenor and his Fuller Family of Shoreditch, London, England

In my five years of research into the family history I have, in all branches of the family started off with no knowledge beyond my grandparents and no expectations of what I would find. Family history is the ultimate in pyramid building and, like every family researcher before me, I keyed in my own parents to start my family tree. This particular avenue immediately opened up two unrelated areas of research, and by keying in grandparents it doubled into four

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