My Family History

My matrilineal line

This morning, I was going through my Feedly feed, and came across a few posts where bloggers were sharing their matrilineal lines for Mother’s Day.  Although it’s no longer Mother’s Day here in Australia, I’ve decided to do the same.

1 My mother Edith Jean Marr born 11 Jun 1922 at Somerville, Victoria, Australia, died 9 Apr 1990 at Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia. She married my dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey, on 20 Dec 1952 at North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  They had 7 children, all girls. I’m the youngest.

Edith Jean Marr
Edith Jean Marr

2 My grandmother Edith Meriden Docwra, born 26 Jan 1904 at Prahran, Victoria, Australia, and died 26 Jun 1948 at Heidelberg, Victoria. She married Wilfred Palmer Marr 8 May 1922 at Baxter, Victoria, Australia.  They had 3 children, 2 girls and a boy.  She may have had another daughter after she left Wilfred. My mum was the eldest.

3 My great grandmother Emily Alice Oliver, born 16 Jul 1877 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia and died 26 Oct 1925 at Baxter, Victoria, Australia.  She married Harry Docwra on 5 Nov 1902 at Sale, Victoria, Australia and they had four children, 2 girls and 2 boys. My grandmother was the eldest.

4 My 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Ann Ball, born 27 Dec 1856 at Richmond, Victoria, Australia and died 23 May 1909 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. She married George Oliver on 12 Sep 1875 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.  They had 10 children, 6 girls and 4 boys.  My great grandmother was the 2nd eldest.

5 My 3x great grandmother Ann Slawson, born 24 Aug 1836 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England, died 11 May 1878 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. She married William Edward Ball on 18 Jan 1855 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They had 11 children, 9 girls and 2 boys. My 2x great grandmother was the eldest.

6 My 4x great grandmother Elizabeth Skempton, baptised 18 Feb 1810 at Twywell, Northamptonshire, England, and buried 21 Jan 1857 at Geddington, Northamptonshire, England. She married George Slawson on 14 Oct 1833 at Irthlinborough, Northamptonshire, England.  They had 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys. My 3x great grandmother was the 2nd eldest.

7 My 5x great grandmother Elizabeth.  She married John Skempton.  I have been unable to find a marriage entry for them, so I don’t yet know her maiden name.  I also haven’t been able to find any other children of John and Elizabeth.  There is a burial for Elizabeth Skempton on 10 Apr 1827 at Twywell, Northamptonshire, England, aged 43, which is probably for her.

My mum is the only one I have a photo for.