FONTENEAU – George Fonteneau Amberley to Point Cook

February 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm (Genealogy) ()

George FONTENEAU Aviation Mechanic 1914


 George Fonteneau and Edith Lane are my grandparents. After researching George’s life for 12 years I self published twenty copies of a book named George Fonteneau 1884 – 1928 Aviation Mechanic. Amberley UK, Point Cook Australia, New Guinea. A copy of the publication was accepted into the RAAF’s Heritage Collection.

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LAWSON – John Lawson Edinburgh to Luddenham

February 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm (Genealogy) (, , )

John Lawson

I am interested to hear from anybody who can offer further documented information regarding John Lawson’s ancestry. Recent research has confirmed that John is not the son of John Lawson and Catherine McRae, of Lady Lawson Wynd, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 JOHN LAWSON was born c1803 in Edinburgh Scotland, and died 23 Jun 1885 in Luddenham NSW – age 83 – Certificate 12724 #65 Years in NSW.  He married ANN WALKER 20 Mar 1854 in Parish Of Mulgoa by licence – Certificate 294 Vol 41B #Parish Record Mg V1854 294 41B/1854, daughter of FRANCIS WALKER and JANE DUNN.  She was born 24 Dec 1825 in 5 Mile Yard John Blaxland Esqr Farm – Certificate 469 Vol 12 #Baptised Thos Hassall 7 September 1828, and died 31 Oct 1894 in Luddenham NSW – age 71 – Certificate 11130.

Early researchers claimed John Lawson, was born 18 Mar 1803, to John Lawson and Catherine McRae of Lady Lawson Wynd Edinburgh. This birth reference incorrect; a Parish Death Register, from St Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh, dated 3 November 1820 registers the death of John Lawson, son of John, Lady Lawson Wynd, died aged 17 years. Ref: Parish Death Register ScotlandsPeople web site.

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MILDENHALL – Henry Mildenhall Berkshire 1823

February 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm (Genealogy) (, , , , , , , )

I am interested to hear from anybody who can offer further documented information regarding Henry Mildenhall’s Berkshire ancestory – Newbury 0r Lambourn Berkshire.

Henry MILDENHALL and Sarah FAITHFUL – Berkshire England

1. HENRY1 MILDENHALL1 was born 1823 in Berkshire England #Australian Certificates, and died 09 May 1901 in Buchan Vic – age 78 – Certificate 4911 #Headstone Buchan Cemetery1.  He married (1) ANN PETTIFER 14 Jun 1841 in Melbourne Australia – Certificate 795/Vol. 25c #Saint James Church, parish fiche 934, daughter of JOB PETTIFER and CATHERINE LAMBETH.  She was born 1819 in Bampton Oxford #Duchess of Northumberland shipping list 1841, and died 13 May 1849 in Deep Creek Vic – age 30 #St Peters Church Fische 412 28022 #Coroners Inquest Headlam Station Emu Creek Bourke Vic.  He married (2) SARAH FAITHFUL 18 Jul 1849 in St James Melb – Certificate 5419, daughter of THOMAS FAITHFUL and MARY EGGLETON.  She was born 1827 in Kintbury Berkshire England #Kintbury Parish Baptism Register, and died 02 Aug 1913 in Buchan Vic – age 86 – Certificate 8413 #Headstone Buchan  Cemetery. Read the rest of this entry »

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