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Name: Andrew Cocker, 22 Mar 2011, 10:36 pm
Email: andrew@cocker.id.au
Comment:Please leave your feedback, comments or suggestions

Name: Ian Brownlee, 6 Apr 2011, 9:34 pm
Email: ian@brownlee.com.au
Comment:Congratulations on a great website!
I am very interested in the history of Bowmanhirst, Brownlee House and the lands of Brownlee.
See my website at http://www.brownlee.com.au/Pages/Brownlee%20House%20ownership.html
http://www.brownlee.com.au
Regards,
Ian Brownlee
Katoomba NSW, Australia

Name: david kettlewell, 27 May 2011, 11:04 pm
Email: dakettlewell@gmail.com
Comment:I am a researcher of 69 Sqdn RAF between May 1944 and May 1945. I notice with interest that your family includes Walter Harvey. F/Sgt W.R.Harvey flew on 6 ops as a bomb-aimer with 69 Sqdn between 4 Apr and 3 May 1945. On the nights of two of F/S Harvey's operations one of the Squadron's aircraft "failed to return", a substantial percentage loss so late in the war especially as the Sqdn typically sent out only 4 reconnaissance aircraft a night. The Sqdn's heavy losses were comparable to Bomber Command. Please contact me, dakettlewell@gmail.com. Should you wish I feel you could be of great help to my research. Thank you. David Kettlewell

Name: Patricia saltarelli, 16 Nov 2011, 2:07 am
Email: Npsaltarelli@sympatico.ca
Comment:Love your site. My grandmother was Jean black, married to Alexander Marshall, son of William Marshall and Elizabeth Waddell. Elizabeth was the daughter of Alexander Waddell, son of Robert Waddell and isobel gibb. Any further information would be appreciated. Sincerely, patricia

Name: Gordon Weare, 12 Jun 2012, 7:08 pm
Email: gordonweare@hotmail.com
Comment:I once knew a tail gunner - Frank Reid, RAF sgt, wellington's.  wimpey sqn 69, now passed on. 

Name: Gordon Weare, 3 Jun 2013, 2:20 pm
Email: gordonweare@hotmail.com
Comment: My friend and neighbour in New Zealand here was a tail-gunner with 69 Sqn Wellington [wimpey]. Sgt Frank Read, he was from Leeds, England originally. Was a school headmaster near Dunedin, Otago. He died in Seattle, Washington, USA, not long after arriving there, after some 34 years here. Gordon Weare.

Name: David William Purton, 23 Feb 2015, 10:07 am
Email: stephevans16@aol.com
Comment:Greetings from a very wet and cold Somerset. I found this site whilst researching Purton family history. I think that my Grandmother was a Harvey, I believe that she was either born or lived in Mere Dorset, which is only a couple of miles from where I live. I often pass through Mere and I would love to have an old address so that I can visit the road where they lived. |I would be happy to take some photos of the area and forward them on if anyone is interested.

Name: HARVEY Crowden, 14 Apr 2015, 8:00 pm
Email: harvey.crowden@bigpond.com
Comment:Add to heroes list Norman George Harvey Service Number: 1695 Rank: Private Roll title: 3 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 11 to 14 Reinforcements (October 1915 - February 1916) Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of embarkation: 23 November 1915

Name: Craig Jones, 10 Jun 2015, 9:07 am
Email: craigjones@orcon.net.nz
Comment:My mother, Verona Mabel Jones (nee Purton) was a cousin of Barbara Bolt. I understand that before she left New Zealand Barbara was keen to have the names of Rona's children and subsequent descendants. I don't know if this ever happened. Could this message please be passed on to Barbara if at all possible as I may be able to help. Many thanks Craig Jones, daughter of Rona Jones and great great grandson of Shadrack Purton

Name: jones, 10 Jun 2015, 12:33 pm
Email: yocjfool@hotmail.com
Comment:Great Great Great grandson of Shadrack Purton. NZ

Name: Lyn THOMSON, 17 Aug 2015, 10:35 pm
Email: chedoona@beagle.com.au
Comment:cheers Lyn Bethia Pearn born 1876 married Herbert PARSONS PARSONS Bethia D: 06 Oct 1965 - 89yrs - SP: Herbert Ernest - See: Parsons, Herbert Ernest - MOLE CREEK METHODIST - DELORAINE - DEVONPORT - DL05/0208 PARSONS Herbert Ernest D: 26 Aug 1930 - 58yrs - SP: Bethia - See: Parsons, Bethia - MOLE CREEK METHODIST - DELORAINE - DEVONPORT - DL05/0208 Bethia BYARD born 1843 died in Launceston Digger - Tasmanian Federation Index Surname: PEARN Given Names: Bethia Event: D Father/Spouse Surname: Mother/Spouse Given Names: Date: 1927-07-15 Sex: F Place: Public Hospital LAUNCESTON Registration Year: 1927 Registration Number: 387

Name: Maggie Nell, 5 Dec 2015, 4:25 pm
Email: theorchard@gmail.com
Comment: "It was believed that TB sufferers who were artists had bursts of creativity as the disease progressed. It was also believed that TB sufferers acquired a final burst of energy just before they died which made women more beautiful and men more creative." Did you know that George Orwell wrote "1984" when he was dying of TB on the island of Jura in the Hebrides.

Name: Carol Roe, 14 Jan 2016, 11:44 am
Email: carolroe@westnet.com.au
Comment: Thanks for your link to Longmuir of Mary Harvie (as below)as I'm tracing the Longmuir family. May I have a clue please so that I can find the 1871 census entry. Any suggestions by readers on tracking down Mary between 1861 and 1875 when recorded as a widow on her son's marriage certificate would be appreciated; also on tracing the father of her son. Mother of John Longmuir “Longmore” (1854- 1929) was Mary Harvie “Longmore” (widowed) in 1861 census. “In 1871 census, John was a carter living with an uncle” (this record not found). Mary Harvie, daughter of James Harvie (1790- 1860) and Jean Tudhope (1788-1865), was baptised in Dalziel Parish, Lanark on 11 Nov 1821. Her son John Longmuir was born on 2 Jul 1853 in Cambusnethan Parish to John Longmuir and Mary Harvie. His father may be the John Hervie “Hosie” Longmuir of 3 Cotton St who died 3 Feb 1860 in Abbey Parish Renfrew. On the death certificate of John Longmuir (1854-1929) his parents are John Longmuir deceased railway engine driver and Mary Harvie deceased.

Name: Carol Roe, 25 Jan 2016, 1:37 pm
Email: carolroe@westnet.com.au
Comment:Further to my message of 14 Jan 2016, I've found the 1871 census record on John Longmuir under the name John Langmuir.

Name: Marie wilson, 16 Oct 2016, 7:38 pm
Email: mariewil25@gmail.com
Comment:William James Wilson was the eldest child of Janet and Andrew Wilson and was born in the year 1900 not 1835 as you have recorded.

Name: Jenni Burdon, 13 Jan 2017, 5:01 pm
Email: Jenni.burdon@parks.tas.gov.au
Comment: You may like to add these historic quotes about Samuel Lapham “The establishment has been under the direction of Mr. Lapham, superintendent, from the formation of the station in August, 1842. Mr. Lapham is a person of a benevolent disposition, singularly mild and unassuming, and has displayed much activity, diligence, and energy in the many years of his direction of the station.” Report on the Treatment of Prisoners in Great Britain and Van Diemen’s Land by Rev. Henry Phibbs Fry 1847. “The Superintendent, Samuel Lapham, was one of the most higly regarded penal officers in Van Diemen’s Land and appears to have been a humane man as well as a good administrator. He, and his senior assistant James Boyd, made Darlington undoubtedly the best run station in the colony. Lapham was transferred to Port Arthur in charge of William Smith O’Brien, the Irish political prisoner, in October 1850, but within a month he was dismissed from the convict service by Hampton on the grounds that: 'In confiding to your charge a prisoner of the description a trust was unhappily reposed in you for the faithfuand proper charge of which you were altogether incompetent'. It was believed by both O'Brien and Lapham that htis dismissal was the result of Lapham's kindly treatment of O'Brien. Lapham fought he dismissal, but his appeal was unsuccessful. Ref: Page 266 Ian Brand 1989 The Convict Probation System: Van Diemen’s Land 1839-1854. Regards Jenni Burdon