Visitors Interests


The following list of people represents those that visitors to the CDFHS website are researching and are seeking any information that may help them move forward in their research endeavours.

Any member or visitor who might be able to provide assistance please check the details for contact information.

Visitors to the website who would like to register a research interest please complete the registration form with details of the person, or people that you would like to add.

Surname Other Names Period Area/District/City State Country
NICHOLLS Mary 1800-1900 St Just in Roseland CON ENG Details
  • Contact person : Jan
  • Additional Information : MARY NICHOLLS - She gave birth to FRANCIS BOVEY NICHOLLS in 1825 in a poor house at ST. Just in Roseland Cornwall. I am trying to confirm if she then married a WILLIAM LAWRY in Cornwall and what became of her son FRANCIS BOVEY NICHOLLS
NORTON John 1856 Menangle NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Ron
  • Additional Information : John NORTON - My ggf Irish convict John Norton married Jane Hancy (Hinchey) both of Menangle at Campbelltown in 1856. Their first child John (Naughton) was born at Menangle before the family moved to Moreton Park. This is the only information I can find about John Norton from the time of his discharge from Surveyor General's Dept in 1839 until his marriage in 1856. Would welcome advice from anyone with information about Menagle at that time.
OSBISTON Robert 1898 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Michael
  • Additional Information : Robert OSBISTON - b. 1845 Hindringham Norfolk England d 1898 Campbelltown NSW. Spouse Sarah Anne Elizabeth Finch b. 1853 Islington London. Children Robert N Frank Charles A & Anne - married Robert Tregarthen Michell 1901. Any information regarding decendants of children appreciated.
PENDERGAST Family Campbelltown/Monaro NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Anne
  • Additional Information : PENDERGAST FAMILY - I am connected through the Sarah Jane Pendergast who married John Lynch. Their daughter Margaret Jane married Michael O'Brien jnr. Their daughter Mary Ann married Patrick Sweeney son of Thomas Sweeney and Mary Gillespie. Patrick is my GGG uncle. Thomas and Mary are my GGG grandparents through their daughter Bridget who married James Freel then partnered William Raisbeck. The family lived at Black Creek. Patrick and Mary Ann moved to Surat in Queensland.
PLOWS/PLOWES All 1825+ Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jayne
  • Additional Information : Thomas Plows/Plowes - Looking for family and descendants etc of convict Thomas Plows.
PRIVETT James 1836 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Lyn
  • Additional Information : James Privett - James was a convict. He married Mary Brown.
PULLEN Hely;Sarah &Mary 1825-30 Narellan (Upper Minto) NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Lois
  • Additional Information : PULLEN Family - Mary Pullen was buried at Campbelltown
ROBERTS Charles James 1821 Sydney/Moreton Bay NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Rex
  • Additional Information : Charles James ROBERTS - Charles and his wife Esther arrived free in Sydney in 1821 as a clerk in the Commissariat Department in initially and then for nearly 5 years at Moreton Bay. His oldest son was born 10 days after their arrival in Sydney. Family were strongly into Public Houses; Politics and Banking. Charles and Esther's grandson Hon C J Roberts CMG MLC JP was Mayor of Sydney in 1879 and a member of the Henry Parkes Cabinet as Postmaster General.
SCULLY Family 1834-1842 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
SIMPSON George or Thomas 1813 to 1870 Campbelltown - Airds NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Tim
SMITH Neil 1940 Campbelltown - Kentlyn NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Katharyn
  • Additional Information : Neil SMITH - I am looking for my grandparents Neil Smith & Lucy Wilis of Kentlyn. Neil was a bootmaker? & in the army in ww2. They had a stillborn child Kathryn or Catherine & a son later William Charles Smith. Any info would be great I have checked the national archives & war memorial.
STANTON All 1810+ Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jayne
  • Additional Information : James STANTON: Family & descendants of convict James Stanton & his wife convict Frances Hoggard
STEPHENSON Elizabeth 1857 Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Katelyn
  • Additional Information : Elizabeth STEPHENSON - I have an interest in the old hotels around 1857 in Campbelltown. I have an ancestor Elizabeth Stephenson who married John Grego in Campbelltown. Elizabeth was a publican of one of the towns hotels. She was a widow when she married so the original lease may be in the first husbands name (name unknown). Does anyone have an interest in historical hotels?
STUART John Patrick 1866 Armidale NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Wendy
  • Additional Information : John Patrick Stuart married Elizabeth Isabella Aitken in 1866 at Armidale (she died at Vegetable Creek in 1883) Found 6 children: Isabella; John W R; Mary Gordon; Charles Gordon Grant (my Great Grandfather); James Aitken & Margarita. Where John & Isabella (the mother & father) born in Aust. or in the UK - Scotland? What happened to the children? Mary m James C Wilson 1915 Lismore. Charles moved to NZ after the Boer War & married. Does anyone know what happened to the other children? Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you.
SWEENEY Family 1832+ Black Creek NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Anne
  • Additional Information : SWEENEY Family - Thomas Sweeney arrived "Regalia" 1826. Tried Fermanagh. Native of Sligo. Partnered Mary Gillespie. Arrived Free with aunts and cousins "Southworth" 1832. Uncles and father convicts (Peter Gillespie "Mangles" 1822Dominick Gillespie and John Fleming "Asia"1825. Mary known as Mary Sweeney's death certificate states 7 children 2 females deceased. Have found 5 siblings Bridget born 1834 married 1. James Freel; 2.William Raisbeck; Mary born circa 1836 married 1.William Wallace; partnered William Jones Jnr; Catherine born circa 1838 married John Jackson jnr; Patrick born 1841 married Mary Ann Scanlan nee O'Brien; John born 1841 never married & died 1883 at Gunnedah. Am looking for descendants of above and for the two missing siblings.
THOMAS Elizabeth 1793 Windsor NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Rex
  • Additional Information : Elizabeth THOMAS - Elizabeth was convicted in Exeter in 1791 and sentenced to 14 years transportationand was sent on the Bellona arriving in Sydney in 1793. Whilst at sea she gave birth to her first son Joseph and then after arrival to William. Shortly after she was placed with Corporal John Baylis who adopted her illegitimate sons and she produced two more by him.
THOMPSON Edward 1838 Camden NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Robyn
  • Additional Information : Edward THOMPSON: married Mary Stewart in Londonderry Ireland and they came to Australia on the ship "Parland" arriving 5th October 1838. Edward and Mary were apparently brought out by Mr. Wilkinson of Molly Main. Would love to know where Molly Main is in your district and also interested if there is anyone else researching the same family. Edward & Mary and some of their family are buried in the church grounds of St.John's Church Camden.NSW.
TICESHURST Anne 1850+ Campbelltown NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Beverly
  • Additional Information : Ann TICESHURST: Ann Ticeshurst)Ticehurst) gave birth to illegitimate children while living at "Sophianburgh" Campbell Town Road Liverpool. Can anyone give me any information about "Sophianburgh"?
TOFT Elizabeth/Daughters 1820-40 Narellan NSW AUS Details
  • Contact person : Lois
TUDOR James 1800-1915 Melbourne/Adelaide VIC/SA AUS Details
  • Contact person : Jan
  • Additional Information : JAMES TUDOR - married my great grandmother (ELIZA JANE WATTS) and had several children; one of whom was my granmother MABEL VIOLET TUDOR. However there are no records of his birth; marriage or death. If anyone has any information I would love to hear from them.

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