Month: January 2017

Frederick Langloh Wilson and his family

Frederick Langloh’s family was the arm of Bonnie William’s family which continued to live and prosper in Tasmania after older brother William Sorell, and younger brother John Bowman and their families emigrated to the mainland State of Victoria in the mid 1850s. To our Tasmanian cousins we are all indebted for the retention of some of the oldest photographs of the entire family – photographs of Margaret Wilson and the Frederick Langloh Wilson line. Most particularly we owe our debt to the late Mrs Madge (Dixon) O’May who kept safe, and to her mother Lillian Langloh (Wilson) Dixon who...

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William Sorell Wilson and his Family

William and Eliza’s surviving children were 6 daughters – known images of all but Adelaide Ellen are shown below. Their first child, a son named William Frederick (b.1857) died aged just 30 months. Thereafter the children were born – Margaret Williamson 1858, Elizabeth 1860, Ella Mitchell 1861, Jessie Williamson 1862, Frederick William Sorell 1864, Jane Turner 1866, Albertha Sydney Wilson 1868 (she died in 1883 aged 15), and Adelaide Ellen 1869. Sixth child, Frederick William Sorell Wilson went off to Western Australia in the 1890s, aged about 30, and thereafter he went missing – he was never located despite...

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Some of our earliest ancestors

On this page we introduce some of our earliest ancestors – Margaret Williamson, and her three sons William Sorell, Frederick Langloh, and John Bowman Wilson. No known photograph of Bonnie William has yet been found – but we live in hope that somewhere, hidden away and forgotten, such an image exists, and will one day come to light. Included in the gallery group below, is a photograph of William’s grandson Albert Williamson Wilson, son of Frederick Langloh Wilson: Albert is said by our Tasmanian cousins, according to stories still in their families, to bear a remarkable resemblance to William...

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Mrs Nancy Black AM – Services to the Anglican Community

In 198… one of our much admired cousins, the late Mrs Nancy Black (shown here) received the Order of Australia honours award for a lifetime of service to the Anglican Community of Melborurne. Nancy was the sister of another of our honours recognised on this page, Judge Thomas Milton Boulter. Nancy’s story of community contribution leading to the award is recounted below (To be...

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