|Welcome to my family history site established in March
The purpose of my web site is to share information about my family tree. I have been researching my family history since 1968. I am a Fellow of the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. I have lived in Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne, and now live in country Victoria, Australia. I am married with four children and nine grandchildren.
The surnames in my family tree I am researching are :-
Allen - Cornwall ENG McDougall - Lanarkshire SCT
Anderson - Oxfordshire ENG Mahone - Hampshire ENG
Artus - Gloucestershire ENG Manning - London ENG
Ashby - Leicestershire ENG Martin - Lanarkshire SCT
Boyd - Dublin Co IRL Miller - Somersetshire ENG
Brabyn - Cornwall ENG Murphy - Co Durham ENG
Bullivant - Leicestershire ENG Page - Co Durham ENG
Buscombe - Cornwall ENG Parker - Cornwall ENG
Butler - Glouctershire ENG Phillips - London ENG
Butts - Kent ENG Reid - Lanarkshire SCT
Cock - Cornwall ENG Reilly - Westmeath IRL
Cox - Herefordshire ENG Rogers - Cornwall ENG
Donaldson - Lanarkshire SCT Russell - Gloucestershire ENG
Flemimg - Lanarkshire SCT Thom - Lanarkshire SCT
Hardy - Tyrone IRL Trainer - Westmeath IRL
Harris - Cornwall ENG Turnbull - Roxbugh SCT
Hughes - Tyrone IRL Walker - Tyrone IRL
Ikin - Shropshire ENG Wardle/Wardell - Co Durham ENG
Jones - Monmouthshire WLS Ware - Gloucestershire ENG
Kerr - Lanarkshire SCT Warr - Scotland or England
Lane - Herefordshire ENG Weir - Lanarkshire SCT
Little - London ENG Whitelaw - Lanarkshire SCT
Llewellyn - Glamorganshire WLS Williams - London ENG
May - Cornwall ENG Williamson - Lanarkshire SCT
McBride - Lanarkshire SCT Wilson - Lanarkshire SCT
McClean - Tyrone IRL Woor - Herefordshire ENG
Based on my 27 ancestors who arrived in Australia, my origins makeup is 51.5% English, 28.1% Scottish, 18.8% Irish and 1.6% Welsh. I had my DNA evaluated in 2013 and on the male line it is highly Celtic, and on the female line, I descend from Jasmine.
I have published four books about my Ikin ancestors, see below. Copies have been lodged with various libraries, including, National Library of Canberra, Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra, State Library of New South Wales, the Stanton Library, North Sydney, the Lane Cove Public Library, the Society of Australian Genealogists, the Nepean Family History Society, Penrith City Library, the 1788-1820 Pioneer Association, the Tasmanian Family History Society and the State Library of Tasmania.
Obadiah Ikin - The story of a Shropshire Soldier and his family in Australia, by Grahame Thom and Margaret Miller, 1986, Canberra.
Some Ikin Reminiscences - Ikin Family Gathering - Sydney June 1990, by Grahame Thom and others, 1990, Canberra.
Henry Ikin (1816-1900) - An Autobiography, edited by R Wesley Hartley and Grahame Thom, 1988, Canberra.
Ikin Newsletters Numbers 6 to 30, by Grahame Thom, Wallan 2003. Please note that Newsletters 1 to 5 are included in Some Ikin Reminiscences.
Please appreciate that despite being as careful as I could be about putting accurate and reliable material on my web site errors can occur. Please let me know if you find any.
Click on the buttons below to see various articles that have been written about my ancestors. If you would like to contact me please click on my email address at the top of each page.
Last updated on 3 December 2013
Access to my family tree charts and to several indexes I have compiled
Tracing my ancestors' arrivals in Australia
My Bullivant/Wardle connection
Obadiah and Sarah Ikin
William Lane to Alfred Oram Lane
John and Margaret Manning
John and Ann Reilly
Thom and Weir Branches
Mud Island, Hawkesbury River NSW