Family Photo Friday – The Sisters

Week 32 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SISTER Today’s family photo is a wonderful studio portrait of a paternal great grandmother Christina Ann Woolley nee Hicks (1875-1951), one of her her sisters Margaret Cook nee Hicks (1865-1952) and a sister- in law Lucy Hicks nee Keene. Lucy was married to George Hicks (1873-1956). One of…

Scenic Saturday – St Davids Park, Hobart Tasmania

My paternal 3 x great grandmother Melinda Woolley nee Bryant was buried here on 21 December 1858. St David’s Park, as the area is now called, is a peaceful and quite beautiful walled park of lawns and gardens in the centre of Hobart. It dates from the beginning of European settlement in 1804 when the…

Scenic Saturday – Franklin, Tasmania

WILLIAM WOOLLEY [1801-1863], one of my 3x great grandfathers. was buried on 1 April 1863 in this cemetery attached to the former St John’s Church of England in Franklin, looking down on the Huon River. It was recorded that William had succumbed to “General debility and break up of the Constitution”. William, his wife Melinda…