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  1. Hi Lorna,

    My great-great-grandfather was PC Francis Sinton. I have a great photo of him in his later years and also have his police medals. I am happy to send you a copy of the picture if you are interested.

  2. Hi, I’m in New Zealand and Catherine Sinton ( is my Great Great Grandmother. She must have been a brave lady to set out for New Zealand on her own.

    Her daughter Emma, married my Great Grandfather, Charles William Iggo. I have strong suspicions about how a Catherine, as a spinster came to have four children by un-named men in two countries over a span of 19 years. She is listed as a servant on the emigration records and house servants were often at the mercy of the man of the house in colonial times…

    My Great Grandmother Emma Sinton Carter (as she went by in later life) was adopted by the Carters. He and his wife were well-to-do, but childless, and left everything to Emma.

    What I’m contacting you about is where the photo of Catherine was sourced from? Was if obtained from descendants of her daughter Constance Clifton (nee Sinton) here in New Zealand? If so, could I have contact details? I’d like to find out more if I can.

    Happy to give more details on Emma Sinton Carter (including date of death and photographs) if wanted.

    I found the website from a search on Catherine Sinton’s name.

  3. Hi Lorna My name is Nona my gran was Jessie Mcewan Dob 1882 Dod 1960,one of her sister’s was Jane (Jeanie) McEwan who I believe is your ancestor.
    I have been researching their tree for a few years now and recently found info on sister Helen and brother Thomas , I’d been looking for info for a while, if this is the same family connection I can give you the info

    • Hi Nona
      Good to hear from you.
      I will send you an email, but in the meantime…
      We have to go back a bit further to our common ancestors
      This is me on WikiTree, a great free collaborative family tree
      Follow back up the Henderson line until you reach Archibald, switch to his wife Margaret McEwan and Back one more to James McEwan and wife Margaret Fisher.

      Also take a look at
      Clicking on the little chart symbol next to any person page will allow you to navigate around a family, up or down the generations.


      • My mother was Agnes Paterson McGhie second youngest of John McGhie/Jessie McGhie (McEwan), Other siblings Thomas McGhie Dob 6-4-1905 ..John McGhie 1-1-1907 may have been stillborn or only lived a few hours.
        Mary Ann McGhie 1-1-1908, John McGhie 23-6-1909,James McGhie 13-7-1911,Alexander McGhie 17-5-1913, Agnes Paterson McGhie 15-3-1918, David Harvey McGhie 22-4-1919.

        I have quite a few copies of Certificates if any are of interest to you. I had a look at your Wiki Tree and found some info I didn’t have thank you.

        Nona xx

  4. Hello,

    I found your site after a google search for “Henry Beaumont Welsh” my great great grandfather.

    David Welsh
    Melbourne Australia

  5. I am researching a completely different person by the name of Maynard. I found a reference to him associated with an insolvent estate of a James McAdie of Terang. But this means that James would have been dead in 1861.
    Thought you may be interested – Victorian Gov Gazette Gazette 185, Date: Tuesday, December 24th 1861 page 2487.

  6. My Y-DNA is very, very close to the Y-DNA for James Wight (R-BY176503). I look forward to significant improvements in knowledge about where these lines parted ways (and where their ancestral mutations emerged), but I’m not holding my breath!

    • I can see that there are 6 variants listed for that branch you share with the descendant of James Wight (marr. Margaret Houd at Bowden in 1712), R-BY176503 and 5 others.
      So if they all turn out to be part of the haplotree downstream another tester has opportunity to split this lot into at least 2 branches.
      The neighbouring branch, R-BY176632, doesn’t appear in your, nor the descendant of James’ BigY matches, so we are talking quite a way back.
      Over on yFull I can see that you haven’t uploaded to there as YF15171 is still way up at R-P312 awaiting a match.

      I’m not sure if the vcf file alone will enable a branch to form, albeit potentially higher than your current terminal SNP, or that requires the full BAM file, but it’s worth a try. The one-off cost will cover both an initial vcf upload and any subsequent upload of the BAM.
      I do find the time ESTIMATES interesting.
      Let me know if you do that upload.
      One day I’ll find another candidate down from James – they’re not in plentiful supply.

  7. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that Magnus Mowat was my Grand Uncle. We visited him quite often as children with my Granny Donaldina Dunnet nee Mowat. Affectionately known as Dolly.