As I indicated in my last post, the
children of Samuel and Catharine also used different names in various
documents. Samuel and Catherine’s oldest son was shown
as Samuel Lewis Williams on the record of his marriage to Louisa Smalridge, in 1839,
4 th great-grandparents, John and Jane Treby Shepheard, lived in
Cornwood parish all of their lives. They are shown on two censuses, 1841 and
1851, in the village of Lutton. John was a carpenter by trade. John
and Jane Treby were first cousins. Jane’s fa...
of the most interesting homes I visited in Cornwood parish in 2004 was the
ancestral home of the Shepheard family at East Rooke. The building today is an
impressive two-story home on East Rooke farm, overlooking the Yealm River
valley. The farm is locat...
of us who seek information about our ancestors are also interested in the
places in which they lived. It is a real treat to actually be able to visit old
family homes; the older the domiciles, the more interesting they are. In the
next few blogs I will...
This is another interesting example of a
family whose surname changed over time. I was initially contacted to find information
about the family of a Samuel Williams and his wife, Catherine. The first thing
I found was that most of their children were baptiz...
Wayne has pursued family history research for a number of decades, on his own behalf and for others. He volunteers as an Online Parish Clerk, handling four parishes in Devon, England. Wayne is also active with the Alberta Family Histories Society as the Editor of Chinook, the quarterly journal for the Society. He is also an author of several articles published in a number of different family history journals and has made presentations at genealogical conferences. Following a long and successful career as a geologist in the oil & gas industry, Wayne now pursues genealogy as a hobby and a second line of work through his business, Family History Facilitated.
Wayne is a native Calgarian and a descendant of many immigrants to southern Alberta who originated in England, Scotland, Germany, the United States and possibly other areas not yet determined. He actively explores many family branches spread across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
- University of CalgaryGeology, 1963 - 1969Received both B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Geology. Thesis: Depositional Environments of the Upper Cretaceous Bearpaw-Edmonton Transition Zone, Drumheller 'Badlands', Alberta