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Name: Jane Ford, 16 Oct 2014, 6:23 pm
Email: awford@netconnect.com.au
Comment:Congratulations on your fine presentation. My family has a double connection with the families represented. Through my mother, I am a descendent of Janet McLean and Hugh McHugh, while my husband's line follows through from Thomas Murray/William Wallace Fullerton Murray. Some years ago Jean Wallace Mears (Murray) proudly showed me an etching of the very young looking Thomas Murray, so I was happy to see this image still surviving. A minor correction. 'Cousin Jean' passed away in Sydney late September 2009, and was cremated 1 October 2009. (Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium). She was a wonderful, bright, energetic and independent lady. My family had the pleasure many years ago to take Jean and her sister Mary Ross to visit Balfour, where their father is buried. They were both not able to make the walk into the cemetery, so we made a little video for them, but especially Jean had clear and sharp memories of the old town as we wandered about. The young girl, whose headstone survives once was their babysitter. Jeans husband Arthur Frank Mears was a Leading Aircraftman L.A.C. R.A.A.F. dying in Sydney 10 January 1946. Kind regards Jane Ford

Name: Jane Ford, 16 Oct 2014, 6:26 pm
Email: awford@netconnect.com.au
Comment:Apologies - correction to my previous comment -should read - John McHugh and Janet McLean!! Regards Jane F.

Name: Nathan Dennis, 27 Nov 2014, 1:44 pm
Email: nathan_dennis@hotmail.com
Comment:Good Afternoon, I am the son of Warren Frances Dennis. I can fill in some more gaps for you if you like

Name: Peter Bisogni, 20 Jan 2015, 7:15 pm
Email: peter.bisogni@anz.com
Comment:Hi. I was reading through your section on Andrew Norman and Edna Pearl, they had 4 kids, Hugh was the youngest. I am the son of one of them. I would be happy to assist in providing details? Please contact me.

Name: Smithe419, 28 Apr 2015, 4:26 pm
Email: smithe143@gmail.com
Comment:I genuinely enjoy studying on this website, it holds good content. Never fight an inanimate object. by P. J. O'Rourke. egbcfeedefebebda

Name: Brian Mantach, 17 May 2015, 1:05 pm
Email: brianandmaggie@bigpond.com
Comment:Mr Andrew Cocker Dear Sir I have just come across your publication 'From Edinburgh to Hobart Town' and first may I congratulate you on the incredible amount of information you have within it. As is so often the case with early Tasmanian history families become intertwined. My mother was Poppy Jeannette Dennis, daughter of Claude Ernest Dennis. Alas, my name was not included in your list of offspring, perhaps because I am still alive, as is my brother, but the two you mentioned in Gary and Noeline have certainly left us. I am more than happy to fill in the names of other descendants that I am aware of and will do so another time. What interests me at the moment is a tenuous link to the family of my wife. She was born a Hayes and while we know of her 2nd great grandfather James Hayes (1834 or 1839-1900) we cannot find his parents. An obituary for one of his sons, written in 1936, while containing several inaccuracies, states that his father was speared by the blacks in Victoria and died from his wounds. In following that link I came across a reference to a Thomas Hayes who was a shepherd for one John Thomson at Keilambete who was killed by the blacks on 16 June 1840. John Thomson features in your story of the Young Family. My question is whether, in your research, you came across this story or had any details of it. The reference was found in a book produced in 1990 titled 'A Distant Field of Murders. Western District Frontiers 1834-1848' by Jan Critchett. It did give a reference of "Aborigines (Australian Colonies), BPP, 1844, p.89; Robinson Papers, vol. 57, p. 55" which is not available in my local library in Launceston. Please note that I am not asking you to do my research for me but am simply asking whether in your research on John Thomson you had come across this story and had any details of this Thomas Hayes. As mentioned, Claude Ernest Dennis is my grandfather. He had seven children with Lillias Louise Baker and a further five with Eliza Estella Saunders. I will send details later. Kind regards Brian Kenneth Mantach

Name: Elsie Ritchie, 29 Jun 2015, 2:41 pm
Email: elsier@bigpond.net.au
Comment:Dear Cousin let me introduce myself I am a grt grt niece Of Lydia Moriarty, being the grt granddaughter of her sister Henrietta. We live in NSW. I can add some information to your site in return I am wondering if you Have Pictures of Lydia and Peter john Douglas.We seem to have so lost touch with your branch that although we have pictures of her parents only a very blurred image of admiral Billy Douglas and nothing at all of his son we do have however a picture of Roddams sister Anne so can we get together regards elsie Ritchie

Name: Janet White, 13 Jul 2015, 3:36 am
Email: janaus_2000@hotmail.com
Comment:I have some distant connections. My great grandmothers sister was Ethel Norton who was married to Richard James Reeve My husband has a connection to this family Richard James Reeve - his mother was Cornelia White. - a great great great Aunt Also his brother was married to Elaine Rawlings. small world

Name: Francesca Bunes, 11 Apr 2016, 6:47 am
Email: franbunes@hotmail.co.uk
Comment:My maternal great grandmother was Edith Georgiana Parbury who had a brother called Charles. I see that he was married to Anne Strachen Strachen. You have that Charles was the son of Frederick and Unknown. Unknown was my great great grandmother Elizabeth Anne Robinson born 1813. So excited to find your website!

Name: Stephen Bugg, 3 May 2016, 10:03 am
Email: Stephen.Bugg@utas.edu.au
Comment:I am the Stephen Bugg, in "9-Linda Maree Jestrimski was born on 16 Apr 1966 in Launceston. Linda married Stephen Bugg.". Just a couple of additions/errors. Vivenne Myrtle Keeling died in May last year (2015) not in 1962. Linda and I have 3 children, the third being Alistair Stuart Bugg was born October 3 2000. Christine Bugg has a son Marshall Levi Polden born August 18 2015 Josephine and Lewis Tate have 3 sons, others Hamish born April 2000 and Angus born ???? but I can find out more if you reply.

Name: Colin Rowley, 15 May 2016, 7:13 pm
Email: colinrowleyau@gmail.com
Comment:Hello, did this Murray family have much contact with the other Murrays of Launceston in the early 1800s? Namely Kennedy Murray b1764 and son of same name b1799? A descendant of this group whose name was Thomas Murray b1825, had a son named Henry William b1847 who changed his name to Lindley William Murray. he died in NZ in 1928. Your family had a link to or ancestor named, Lindley Murray. could this be a connection? regards, Colin

Name: Michael Davis, 23 Jun 2016, 8:30 am
Email: askmikeyd@gmail.com
Comment:What a wonderful website. I am the great-great-great grandson of Hugh Murray of Colac. I am the son of Roger Davis. I have many letters and photos from Borongarook. regards Michael

Name: Merryl Murray, 25 Jul 2016, 9:11 pm
Email: merrylmurray@bigpond.com
Comment:Thankyou very much for compiling this... I already knew much of it, spending much time in the Tasmanian Archives... But seeing it in this, beautiful & concise form is marvelous... Thankyou for this information on my ancestors... Yours sincerely... Merryl Murray

Name: Andrew thomas, 22 Aug 2016, 12:42 pm
Email: asthomas@netspace.net.au
Comment:Just a small correction . Benjamin spode thomas was born in tasmania. Regards Andrew Thomas

Name: David Taylor, 1 Mar 2017, 1:56 am
Email: cnocard@aol.com
Comment:Hello, I'm researching John and William Robertson who held grants of land on the Elizabeth River at Campbell Town; arrived on Regalia Dec 1822; grants at Campbell Town fixed on 30 June 1823. Sold farms to Walter Davidson 1827. Trying to find out anything about the brothers and their farms in those early years. Stieglitz's Short History of Campbell Town mentions that Murray refers to them in his diary - would be very interested in that. Farms originally called Alvie and Green Valley; later Rosemount / Riccarton. I have the brothers' pre-emigration and post 1827 history well documented. Thanks David Taylor