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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.


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.
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