The Life and Times of the Bleakley family series

Research After an extensive search made by Justin Martin (genealogist) based in Dublin, Ireland, there are no proven records of our Bleakley family. However, with the information I have, added to the data that Sue Huggins has accumulated, we had come to a very probable conclusion about our Irish forebears. Bleakley and Huggins have beenContinue reading “The Life and Times of the Bleakley family series”

The Life and the Times of the Bleakley Family Series

Dear reader I began with fragmented information which had been given to me seemingly having no connections to anything or anyone but was enough to whet my appetite to try to find the answers; so I embarked on a voyage of discovery and a search for family was initiated. This search has taken me throughContinue reading “The Life and the Times of the Bleakley Family Series”

Reminiscence of moments in time

written by Nelle Poignant memories of my father filter through my memory, dancing and elusive, I almost capture them but then they slip away, eluding my grasp, fading and returning to the past. So time has dimmed my earlier recollections of dad but not so much my mother. Life goes by so quickly that it’sContinue reading “Reminiscence of moments in time”

Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen

After the quarantine period was over, Karl with a friend he had made were moving north to Glen Innes where work on farms was to be had. The Great Northern Railway line which connected Sydney to Brisbane was opened in Glen Innes in 1884 and in Tenterfield in 1886, so the pair had a comfortableContinue reading “Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen”

Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga

This is Karl’s story beginning when he was 26 years old and on the property his mother had bought him in 1872 before she died. he was 12 years old and he and his brother lived with their mother’s uncle and Ane lived with Johanne their older cousin. he had invited family and friends toContinue reading “Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga”

Family history from 1735

Aanon Aanonsen 1735-1806 Lunden -Liene married Johanne Tellefsdatter Norholm 1749-1795 Children:Maren 15/1/1769 -1871-Kirstine 11/11/1771-1/2/1848 – Aanon1774-1774- Aanon 23/9/1775-1848- Lille 17/4/1778-Tellef29/12/1780-1817- Nils 2/2/1784-1861- Johanne 4/1/1787-Gunder 1792- Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Liene 1771 married Jonas Halvorsen Vatne (1753-1828) 10/10/1793 Children Maren 26/8/1794-30/7/1871- Johanne 4/12/1796-6/11/1822 Halvor20/8/1799 -6/2/1822-Aanon 27/7/1802-19/1/1871- Elen 7/5/1805-6/1/1822 (the 3 who died on the 6/1/1822 drowned onContinue reading “Family history from 1735”

Charles Christiansen saga

This is a family story about my husband’s grandfather.I have started with the facts and will tell his story from information given to me and my imagination Karl’s family have lived in the area, Landvik Norway for centuries. Through his grandmother Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Tjore he was related to Danish nobility and through her fatherContinue reading “Charles Christiansen saga”