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Welcome to Saraband Genes, a website which covers a variety of genealogy topics from articles, my family trees, other family trees of interest as well as handy links and reviews. 

The family names I am personally researching are:


Ashton Under Lyne/Gee Cross/Audenshaw/Hyde/Staleybridge and close surrounds:
Linney, Saxon, Speakman (from Cadishead), Gee (Gee Cross), Potter

Lancashire in general: Eckersley, Aspenall, Darlington, Orrett, Ashton, Clough, Topping, Hardman and others. Also trying to find the connection between the Andertons of Lancashire and my London Andertons. Bamber of Bamber Hall in Lancashire.

London Docklands: Carson, Smith, Newman [mariners]

London & Kensington: Spencer, Anderton, and from Islington, Henry Lambert & family

Gloucestershire/Warwickshire: Keyte, Gibbs (and associated family Rice), Dipple

Buckinghamshire, Hillesden, Drayton Parslow, Edgcott and surrounds: Cadd, Mason, Tattam/Tatham, Bagley, Gapper

Oxfordshire, Deddington & Steeple Aston: Perry, Walker, Brotherton, Wharton/Walton

Channel Islands:

St Helier, Jersey: Rose, Le Gresley, Lucas, Philippe, Waters, Dolbel, Cristin, Cabot, Ahier, Falle, Bisson, Poingdestre, Le Couteur, Le Massurier, Queree, Hamon, Bucalle and others


Perthshire: Anderson, McCullum

Banffshire: Weir (who went to London in the 1790s or thereabouts)


Downpatrick, Down: Alcock (also of Dublin & Wexford)

Dublin: Ball (the early mayors of Dublin), Finglas, Fitzsimon of Glencullen

Fermanagh, Inisclin: Belford/Balfourd/Balfour, Marshall, Rankin

Galway: McManaway, Dalton, Kenny, Bell

Kildare: Lattin (Morristown Lattin), Dillon, O'Ferrall (Naas, also co. Longford)

Wexford: Alcock (of Dublin and Wilton Castle, Wexford), Lambert (of Carnagh), Walsh, White (of Ross)


Eissen/Peckelsheim/Grosseneder/Buhne/Hohenwepel and surrounding towns:
Sievers, Hummernbrum/Hummerenbrum, Meyer, Mundus, Antenbrink, Krawinkel, Wieneken, Wassmoht and others. Spellings vary from town to town, eg. Wassmoht, Wasmodt, Wasmuht etc.

Please note that many of these surnames are common in other areas and regions. I have only done research in the localities mentioned, so if you have a Dillon from Belfast, or a Sievers from Dusseldorf, I can't help you unless they are originally from the towns mentioned.

Australia & New Zealand:

From Jersey: Griffith and Rose, settled in Newcastle and NSW country towns
From Ireland: Belford, arrived Sydney, settled around Taree and Newcastle, particularly descendants of Belford/Anderson (Scotland)
From Ireland: McManaways, who went to New Zealand; some emigrated to Australia from NZ

Patrice Connelly
QLD, Australia

Email: patrice @ saraband.com.au (remove spaces when emailing)

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