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Blogging from A to Z – Y is for Yalca-Yielima

The family connected to Yalca and Yielima is from my ex-husband’s sister of the family, the McPhan family. Margaret Finlayson was the daughter of William Finlayson and Elizabeth Clyne (Elizabeth was the daughter of David Clyne and Elizabeth Sinclair, and my ex-husband is descended from David and Elizabeth’s eldest son David). Margaret married William McPhan in… Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – Y is for Yalca-Yielima

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Blogging from A to Z – W is for Williamstown

My great grandparents were Robert Harley and Euphemia Dandie.  Although as far as I can tell Robert and Euphemia never lived at Williamstown themselves, they both had siblings who did. The Dandie connection Euphemia had a brother named John Hardy Dandie.  John was born 21 March 1831 in Ferry Port on Craig (Tayport), Fifeshire, Scotland. … Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – W is for Williamstown

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Blogging from A to Z – T is for Tarnagulla

The family with the closest connection to Tarnagulla is the Whimpey family. Joseph Whimpey was born 13 August 1819 in Frome, Somerset, England. He married Margaret Price on 15 January 1840 at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.  Joseph and Margaret had a daughter Elizabeth, who was born in December 1840.  She appears with them on the 1841 census,… Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – T is for Tarnagulla

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Blogging from A to Z – S is for Sale

The connection between my ex-husband’s family and Sale begins with his great grandparents, Thomas Smith and Louisa May Clyne.  Thomas and Louisa were originally from the Maffra area, but the family moved to the Sale area around 1912 when Thomas got a job there  Five of their children were born in Sale. Thomas’s parents were… Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – S is for Sale

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Blogging from A to Z – R is for Red Cliffs

The first person in my tree with a connection to Red Cliffs is Fanny Harley, nee Brown. Fanny married George Martin Bower Harley in 1888, and most of their children were born at Woodend. The family later moved to Danyo, near Murrayville, close to the Victoria – South Australia border.  Fanny was 78 years old when… Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – R is for Red Cliffs

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Blogging from A to Z – Q is for Queenscliff

One of the families in my tree that were associated with Queenscliff was the Dandie family. My 2x great grandmother, Euphemia Dandie, had a brother John. His son James was born in 1863. James married Louisa Jane Loveridge in 1888. James died on 3 October 1919 at Queenscliff. He was buried 5 October 1919 at… Continue reading Blogging from A to Z – Q is for Queenscliff