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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kelly, Owen, Rutledge
This island has a long history extending back to before New Zealand and Australia were named and settled countries. Few people live on this island, but those who go way back in history, and later perhaps had descendents who moved to the mainland, left surnames in old records that may interest you.

So let's start the first thread with surnames you know of from this island, and whom may be among your ancestors. Some early guys were whailers.....and later sailed as traiders.

donkelly

Re: Lord Howe Island

Posted: 5 May 2010 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
My family includes the Wrights who lived on Howe's Island from 1841 to about 1864 and then seem to have returned to Sydney. I would welcome any further information about them.
Thanks, Bob

Re: Lord Howe Island

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather Harold Sherwood loved Lord Howe Island, and would sail his boat (solo) over there from NSW.

His brother, Mark Sherwood, was stationed over there in the early 1900's as a young policeman, returning to NSW after that time (not sure how many years).

Many years ago, Mark's son, who was born on the island, came to visit my grandmother. It would be lovely to catch up again.

I have some lovely B&W photo's from my grandmother, taken by her father on his visits.

Re: Lord Howe Island

Posted: 13 Jun 2015 2:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
john right my great great grandfather as born on the island 1850 and married my great great grandmother in 1872 in susan keys .he died in 1888 she died in1885.they had a number of children and one became my great grandmother ethel.she as born I 1879.she married Frederick edard Cantrell in 1896 and lived to 1957.fred died in 1936.their son Frederick Sydney as born in 1896 my grandfather.he married anne grace parsons in 1920 and they had a daughter called violet Elizabeth.fred died in 1953 and gracie died in 1974 .my mum violet born 1924 died 2008 I.mum married dad Donald colston coggan in 1947 died in 1975 .icame along in 1952 ross coggan I married noeline grindrod in 1979 e had 2 kids gareth and 1985 Melissa 1987 .Melissa and david ilkins have a daughter called Annabelle hope this is of interest to you cheers ross
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