Month: January 2017

William Sorell and Eliza Wilson Charts

William Sorell and his connections are interesting in that here, two Wilson families about which we have a great deal of information converge with his marriage to Eliza Wilson daughter of William Borradaille Wilson and Grace Terry. The ‘Borradaille’ Wilson family has been thoroughly researched by their descendants over the past 20 years. There is no connection with our Wilsons, the Borradaille line coming from Nottingham in England: their story including their alleged link to Royalty is set out in the ‘Connections’ page. Below is a 3 generation descendants chart for William & Eliza and beneath that is a...

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Meet the Boulters

The Boulter family is one with more than an average claim to noteworthiness with tales of adventure on, and off, the high seas; one of which is epitomised in the image below – can you guess what this image depicts and our first Boulter’s experience with it. But equally noteworthy the Boulters is a family with members in its first and later generations who excelled in many ways – in business, in horticulture, in the fine arts with song and music, in jurisprudence (in diverse and opposite ways too), and in heroic exploits in the field of battle.   The Boulter union with our Wilsons came about when the first of the Boulters to arrive in Australia, James Richard Boulter, met Elizabeth (shown here), the second daughter of William Sorell Wilson & Eliza Wilson. James Richard was a crew member, a steward, on board HMS Inconstant which in company with other ships of the line made a goodwill visit to Melbourne in 1881.  ...

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Meet the Doigs

A fairly recent discovery (2010) was our marriage link with the Doig family which like our own hailed from the Dundee region. We were contacted by a Doig researcher living in USA and were able to identify the link as being between our Bonnie William’s sister Ann Wilson who married George Doig in Dundee in 1797. The Doigs have tracked their family’s origins and descendants in Scotland and across the world in quite a bit of detail. We have posted a fuller story of the Doigs in our ‘Family Stories’ mainpage, linked here; the page also gives a link...

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