These are my main lines but I am also interested in the names that link to them
I have been tracing my family tree for about 15 years. My WILSON family stretches from South Australia back to Yorkshire. My BOSANKO, JOLLY, TONKIN (and ROWE, GRILLETT, MATTHEWS and NANKIVELL) families stretch from South Australia back to Cornwall. About Me
Daryl's family roots are in Denmark and Germany (HINNRICHSEN) as well as Cheshire and Leicestershire (FARAM, HURST and ECCLESTONE). He also has JONES from Berkshire/Wiltshire.
I am also searching for my first husband's roots and so far have reached from Australia to Berkshire and Bedfordshire in England (MUSICKA & FENN).
Have a browse around and if you have an interest in any of the names mentioned please email me and maybe we can help each other!
I have attached some
links to try to keep things as simple as possible. So please use
these to find out more about:
About other families as well as my own and find out about the BOSANKO List
About other families as well as my own and find out about the JOLLY List
There are 2 families of mine here!
From West Yorkshire, a Wesleyan Missionary in Tonga
From St Levan to South Australia
From Tywardreath to South Australia
From Schleswig Holstein to Western Australia
From Leicestershire to Western Australia
From Warwickshire to Western Australia
From Cheshire to Western Australia
An unsolved link - was she clairvoyant? Irish gypsy?
Cpl Harold Robert killed in South Vietnam 19 Jan 1969
From Bedfordshire to South Australia
Other Genealoy links
Cornish Family History Society
Rootsweb for lots of gene bits & mailing lists - Cornish-L, SAGenWeb
Yorkshire Family History Society
Western Australian Genealogical Society
South Australian Genealogical & Heraldry Society
Known children of Samuel and Florence were:
Samuel (bp 1763)
Mary (bp 1765) m Thomas RICHARDS (1787)
Thomas (bp 1768) m Mary CHERGIN
They had the following
Mary (bp 1792) (?died as an infant)
Samuel (bp 1794) m Bridget BENNETS (1821)
Thomas (1796 - 1871) m Miriam VIALL (1821)
James (bp 1798) - nothing known
John (bp 1800) m Susanna SEMS (1823)
William (bp 1802) - nothing known
Abraham (bp 1804) m Jane BARRATT (1833)
Edward (bp 1806) m Elizabeth STEVENS (1836) Their daughter Mary came to Australia with Henry and Eleanor.
Mary (bp 1808) m Richard GREEN (1835)
Elizabeth (bp 1810) - nothing known
Henry (1812 - 1870) m Eleanor WAT(T)ERS (1834) My gt gt grandparents.
Alexander (bp 1813) m 1/2 Elizabeth KESSELL, 2/2 Phillipa EDDY
There are also many
families. My mother told me that as a child she was told that there
were 2 brothers who did not get on and to avoid people getting them confusd
one changed his name so that there was a BOSANKO and a BESANKO. A
few years ago I related this tale to a chap named BESANKO in South Australia
and he replied that he too had heard the same tale from a member of his
family! So far, however, apart from the occasional spelling error,
the connection has not been made between the 2 families. The
Many thanks to Fayth Harrison for putting together all the BOSANKO data on her pages to which I have linked to above and also to Tom and Libby Luke for their input into BESANKO.
If you have BOSANKO/BESANKO/BOSANCO etc lines please check out Fayth's page of 'Missing BOSANKOs' and see if you can add some pieces to the jigsaw.
If you would like to join our BOSANKO List to keep up to date with what is happening in the World of BOSANKO research please email me email@example.com
If you would like to join my JOLLY List to keep up to date with what is happening in the World of JOLLY research please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Known children of Joseph and Mary were:
John (1743 - 1814)
m Elizabeth STANNAWAY (1746)
Henry (bp 1745)
John and Elizabeth
had the following children:
Mary (bp 1767) (died as an infant)
Henry (bp 1768)
Mary (bp 1769) m Charles ARCUS (1805)
Elizabeth (bp 1770) - nothing known
Susan (bp 1772) m Hugh TREGONNING (1793)
Thansin (bp 1774) m James CRO[C]KER (1796)
Joseph (bp 1776) m 1\2 Catherine KELLY (1804); 2\2 Maria BENALLACK
Ann (bp 1878) m Thomas JULEFF (1797)
John (bp 1782) m Loveday BLACKMORE (1811)
Catherine (bp 1784) - nothing known
Juliet (bp 1797) m William SYMONS (1817)
John WILSON (of Oakenshaw)
- probably Matthew's brother
John and Hannah GLEDHILL - possibly Matthew's sister
James WILSON (Rev) - definitely Matthew's brother
Bateman and Maria - probably James' children by his first marriage to Martha BATEMAN
Jabez and Hannah WILSON (b 18 Jan 1836) James WILSON's twins by his second marriage to Hannah (nee STEAD)
Thomas ?WILSON (uncle)
Jonas WORSNUP - ? married Matthew's sister Sarah
? WADSWORTH and ? SHIRE(S) (aunts)
Mary SMITH (cousin)
Maria BEDFORD (cousin)
Sarah (nee WILSON) - Matthew states in his journal on March 4 1846 "....My dear sister Sarah died May 6 1844. It is now two years since she passed through the valley and I have only just heard of it......"
These are all clues that have helped in identifying some relationships, so if you see a possible connection please email me!
I have also learnt that Matthew's brother James married a third time to Margaret (nee BARNES) and had a daughter Margaret by this marriage. James lived to be almost 92 years old.
I am now fairly sure that Matthew and James' parents were John and Sarah (nee LOCKWOOD).
Some names linked in South Australia are TONKIN, KINGSBOROUGH, LILLYWHITE, GOODE and LEAKE.
gt gt grandfather - William ECCLESTONE
Daryl's Nana - Polly (nee FARAM)
Her mother may have been Martha.
1st marriage to DUNSTAN
in Gippsland Victoria;
children: Fanny Caroline b 1862
George b aft 1862
William b aft 1862
The family went to New Zealand but it is unknown whether Thomas went or where he died or even whether Marianne married John Henry ROGERS in Victoria or New Zealand - I suspect NZ.
to John Henry ROGERS in ?New Zealand about 1871;
children: Amy Margaret (1884 - 1957)
As far as I can determine only Marianne and Amy returned to Australia (Fanny, George and Willie remained in NZ). Jhn Henry was abt 53 when Amy was born.
3rd marriage to CHRISTIANSEN
in Victoria about 1892; - no children
Unable to find records for this but possibly married in either Victoria or Western Australia.
4th marriage to Richard
Robert BARNETT in Kalgoorlie, WA on 25 May 1909. - no children
Richard was 40 years younger than Marianne.
Marianne was a dressmaker and apparently a clairvoyant.
The name MUSICKA is believed to be White Russian or Polish. So far I have traced from Williamstown in Victoria, Australia to Reading in Berkshire, England. Lloyd George Musicka married Doris Edna Rose FENN.
Other names in Harry's family include