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From: "Ian Mansfield" <>
Subject: Re: How far afield should I look?
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 19:38:18 +0800
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The whole world! Some of your folks may have left home to travelled there
and back or to somewhere else.
My Great-grandmother, Emma nee NANKIVELL was born in New Zealand in 1850 to
parents from Mary Tavy and Widecombe in the Moor, Devon. Emma moved to
Victoria, Western Australia and married Thomas Anderson KIDD who was born in
1848 in Elie, Fife, Scotland because his Father, a Squatter, went home to
Scotland to marry. Their son, James Cecil KIDD, was born in rural Victoria
but married in coastal Geraldton, Western Australia to Grace Heathcote MOORE
of Kentish paternal line and London born but probably Welsh maternal
background. Their son, my Dad, married the daughter of an London East Ender
who had married into a South Western Australian pioneering family from the
Cotswolds and Sussex.
My husband is simply of a Cornish family blended with Cockney. We have had
lots of fun tracing our roots and even more visiting all the associated
A couple of my friends have lovely Grandchildren who are blends of Greek,
Irish, English from Somerset and Tamil from Malaysia.
We are currently trying to trace where our London ancestors came from.
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