Post by hairbabe71 on Apr 13, 2012 20:14:15 GMT -5
Hey CT...you helped me out immensely in the past when i started getting involved in all this!! aren't you in oz? yes in the mining community but he is in command of a dredge that will be working with one of the oil companies dredging. they are banned from the town the oil company is going to build a more or less compound for all their workers, don't think that onslow would handle all 5000 people coming at once!! LOL at first we were looking forward to it, not not so much as me and the kids have to stay stateside. on the plus side, i teach. so i am off for my summers as are the kids. so we were thinking of spending our summers (your winter) in perth. might not be able to see hubby that much unless his time off coincides! are you in perth? contact me!! i am in search of a cheap place that isn't so horrible for the kids and me for at least 6 weeks time! would have loved to have moved there for a couple years. hubby is going to see what he can do for jobs there while he is there, with the hopes of moving us all there! we shall see what happens, but the more contacts i can make, the easier it will be for all us next summer!!
Post by Cornish Terrier on Apr 14, 2012 8:27:33 GMT -5
I'm sure the local pub would have trouble managing a crowd that size! But I am sure they would welcome the financial benefits!
Unfortunately I live nearly 3,000 miles from Perth on the other side of the country so not able to help on this occasion. But Perth is a nice City as far as I recall from my one and only visit back about 1979!
Post by hairbabe71 on Apr 30, 2012 19:40:21 GMT -5
Well if time is right for him to be off while the chitlins and i go visit there, we won't have to stay in one area. I have made a familia contact that is in Brisbane, so looking forward to seeing the Gold coast and explore with the kids!! if it all pans out, we will have two summers there to explore, and if it REALLY all pans out, and hubby gets a job there, then we will be there permanently!! that would be an exciting move!! years of being a military wife, i am always up for the adventure. the way my other side of the family (the italian side) is being, i could care less about staying around here! after my nan goes (she's like 95) , no sense in bothering with any of those hypocrites!! time to move on. family is what you make it, and i choose family even if not blood related, to be positive upbeat people!! i'll stick with the williams side, after all there is Beer in there too...lol
I see that I am about 8 months slow, but I am the g.g. grand daughter of William Taylor Williams. He came to Australia aboard the Merlin in Jan 1854. His wife Jane and family followed aboard the Dover Castle in 1861. They had an additional 3 children in Australia, Stephen b. 1862, died 1862 in Linton, Victoria, Eliza b. 1863, Linton, Vic and Joseph Henry b. 1865 in Happy Valley, Victoria.
William's brother, Stephen Taylor Williams also came to Australia aboard Great Britain in 1870 with his son, Stephen Taylor Williams. His wife, Annie Wearne Stephens came after them with 4 children aboard the Colonial Empire in 1871. They had another child here, Ernest Henry b. 1873 in Sandhurst, Victoria d. 1877 Long Gully, Victoria.
I know of your Williams family in Victoria Australia. They had a few more children after their arrival here.
I came across your family while doing some LANYON research and should have some more info somewhere. Going from memory the daughter Jane Sophia married a LANYON, but I expect you have all these details.
All the best for the New Year 2011 and good luck with your research.
My Mum was a Lanyon. Her grandparents being Jane Sophia who is buried at the Maryborough Cemetery, Victoria and William Lanyon who is buried at Bendigo Cemetery. My grandparents were Percival Sylvester Lanyon and Mary Carey. They were killed in a level crossing accident in 1949 on the way to my Aunt's 21st Birthday. These the ones you know? Blessings ConnieC
William Lanyon who married Jane Sophia Williams 26 February, 1867 was the son of William Lanyon and Mary Reynolds.
He was born 8 November 1836 in St Agnes, Cornwall.
1851 England Census - Parish of St Agnes - Ecclesiastical District of Mithian - Village of Blackwater: No. of Householder's Schedule: 21 Name of Street, Place of Road and Name or No. of House: Blackwater Name and Surname of each Person who abode in the house, on the Night of the 30th March, 1851: William Lanyon Relation to Head of Family: son Condition: Age of Males: 14 Rank, Profession or Occupation: Where born: Cornwall Whether Blind, or Deaf and Dumb
I only have information on two of his siblings - Joseph and Ann.
Joseph also came to Australia with his wife, Susannah Lance and after a short time living in Victoria, they moved to South Australia. Joseph came to Australia between 1855 and 1858