A good example of how our family historians Bob Starling and Stuart Daniels are still adding to our knowledge. Recent family history research has William Whitfield aged 10 on arrival in the colony, as indeed he is in the “Thames” passenger list. Also, it appears Jacob Whitfield’s first wife, Mary, was Goss not Gowrie. Posted originally […]
NOTE: Recent family history research has William Whitfield aged 10 on arrival in the colony, as indeed he is in the “Thames” passenger list. Also, it appears Jacob Whitfield’s first wife, Mary, was Goss not Gowrie. Posted originally on January 14, 2015 by Neil. This series of posts is the most comprehensive I have done […]
…you will find more pictures of the same parts of Surry Hills appearing on my photoblog under Loving Surry Hills. This one is actually a preview, as it isn’t up yet: There is some interesting historical and heritage information about Surry Hills on Wikipedia.
… and why would I like a “Time Team” dig around it? It runs from Wentworth Avenue Surry Hills to Foy Lane, where I took this photo… See :-Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 12: Zeroing in That was posted on my new photoblog earlier this week. You will recall that we “found” Jacob, my convict […]
Today I decided to follow up on Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 11: Found!, which you should consult to make complete sense of this post. I took a walk over Lots 6 and 7, knowing there wouldn’t be much on the ground. But first a Google Earth image again: I walked up Wentworth Avenue, around […]
Thanks entirely to the family research of John Van Luyn and Bob Starling, we can now say our search for Jacob has narrowed considerably. On this Google Earth image I have placed him on either Lot 6 or Lot 7, superimposing information from the maps John and Bob found. Jacob does seem to have been […]
We are ending the walk now, before I head off down to Chinatown in the 21st century… Looking back up Campbell Street from the Chinatown side of Elizabeth with Wentworth Avenue (Market Lane in Jacob’s day) coming in on the left.