Back on the trail with Bertram Another Scott relation found on military service

A nephew of great granddad Charles Scott made his way to Oz in 1912, returning to Europe with the Australian army a few years later.

On the trail

As highlighted some time ago in ‘A Major breakthrough in the Scott line‘, some of great grandfather Charles Vickery Scott’s siblings have been rather hard to track down. This time, I skipped a generation and looked at why nephew Bertram had disappeared after 1911 {2} – with his mother’s last appearance being his 1890 Seavington baptism record! » Continue reading Back on the trail with Bertram Another Scott relation found on military service

The return and disappearance of the missionary Mays

It has been the best part of a year since I wrote about the Kiwi Cousins – the May branch of the Scott family, mum’s maternal line. As of this article, I have now probably gone as far as I can from the online records, and can only hope to discover a living relative to fill in the gaps.

Returning from India

What had eluded me until today was pinning down all of the family’s return from India after the Second World War. » Continue reading “The return and disappearance of the missionary Mays”

Following four brothers from Somerset - Merriott to Australia, and NZ

Back to filling out the foreign connections ‘down under’.

The trip to Tonypandy in April resulted in acquiring a copy of ‘Descendants of Joseph Osborne’, compiled by Sue Osborne in Brisbane, Australia. This is referred to as JOT (Joseph Osborne Tree) in my notes. Sue has traced her husband’s line back to Joseph, born around 1803 in Merriott, Somerset, who was my 4 x great grandfather.

Much of the information is available on the Merriott Families Genealogy website, also created by Sue. » Continue reading Following four brothers from Somerset - Merriott to Australia, and NZ

Australia, New Zealand Settling down under

For other parts of ‘Abroad’ (beyond British shores) see North America and elsewhere.

Australia

Osborne family

Both George and Samuel Osborne, brothers of Robert (b 1824), emigrated to Australia from Somerset in the 19th century. The Merriott Families Genealogy website should be consulted for its Osborne to Queensland page. Also see Following four brothers from Somerset.

See under New Zealand, below, for George.

Samuel Osborne b 1833 Merriott, Somerset, d 11 Mar 1902 in Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland, buried Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane. » Continue reading Australia, New Zealand Settling down under

Kiwi cousins

I’ve spent nearly all the long weekend in foreign parts – Canada, USA, Australia and just a touch of the New Zealands. Yes, virtually of course, having splashed out on a Worldwide sub on Ancestry (for a month). All sorts of loose ends tidied up and quite a few new third cousins found, although most seem to have been born rather a long time ago, and are no more.

One of the first on the list for investigation was great aunt Daisy Maud May (originally Scott). » Continue reading “Kiwi cousins”