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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Non Pioneer Registered BDM in Tasmania

Whilst visiting the lovely little town of Colebrook recently we met  a wonderful couple at at St Patrick's Catholic Church. Whilst deep in discussion (family history of course) an idea was floated out there that we thought was wonderful and deserved consideration. To the gentleman who suggested it thank you.

The idea:
To compile a list of  birth, deaths and marriages in Tasmania that are not registered on the Tasmanian Pioneer and Federation Indexes.

So if you have a birth , death or marriage in Tasmania that was not registered we would like to hear from you. The aim is to provide a free on line database that can be easily accessed by all.  Your birth, death or marriage must be referenced though, no we think their parents are etc.

References can be
Newspaper articles - of the birth, marriage or death notice stating son or daughter of.
Baptism or burial records.
Headstone information.
Family bible
Death or Marriage certificate citing parents or children

The list is endless.

If you have an ancestor who fits this bill then email us their details (along with the reference) and we will add it to the database.  or post it to GenTree Australia  14 Burnett Street, New Norfolk, 7140

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bilson - Bennett Family of Tasmania

Bilson - Stonehouse Family Tree
Generation 1: Sarah Nixon nee Unknown
                         Born: circa 1786 Middleton, Durham, England
                       (grandmother of Charles Bilson (gen 3)

Generation 2: Thomas Bilson married Sarah Wood
                        13 January 1837 Wolfhampcote, Warwick, England

Generation 3: Charles Bilson (son of Thomas and Sarah)
                        Born: 26 July 1846 Wolfhampcote / Flecknoe , Warwick, England
                        Died: 4 June 1927, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
                        Married: Circa December 1870, Guisborough, York, England

                       Sarah Stonehouse (daughter of Thomas Stonehouse and Mary Unknown)
                       Born: 15 May 1853, Guisborough, York, England

Generation 4:
Margaret (Meg) Bilson
Born: 9 June 1872 Loftus, York, England
                        Died: 1957,  Kew, Victoria Aust. Cremated 18 April 1857, Springvale.
                        Married: Henry John T Frankland;  5 February 1893, Waratah, Tas, Aust.

Thomas Bilson
Born: 1874, Loftus, York, England
Married: Circa 1912, Burnie, Tasmania, Aust.
Elizabeth Ann Langmaid nee Bennett (sibling of William Henry Bennett)

Maud Mary Bilson
Born: 1880, Skelton, York, England
Died: 16 May 1955, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Married: William Henry Bennett (sibling of Elizabeth Ann Bennett) 
4 April 1905, Stanley, Tas. Aust.   (Divorced)
Arthur Russell married 1942, Victoria, Australia

Walter Bilson
Born: 1879, Skelton, York, England
Died: 16 May 1955, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Married: Ellen Hulcombe

Charles Bilson
Born:  1 June 1886, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
Died: 9 July 1948, Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia

Jessie Bernice Bilson
Born:  19 December 1893, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
Died: 30 September 1936, Chelthnam, Victoria, Austrlaia
Married: Joseph Shepherd Kirby

If you have any information on Maude Mary  or Thomas and families we would love to hear from you.
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