Jim's genie jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

Forebears

Family forebears

Our twentieth century forebears were all Australian. Most of their recent forebears came to Australia from the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. Their ancestors had lived in the United Kingdom for several centuries. Among the recent arrivals, the Carlisle and Gordon families arrived first (on the Experiment in 1804) and the Fleming family was last (on the Eastern Monarch in 1883). 

The exception are the forebears of William Isaac Kemp (my GGG-grandfather), who was born in the Central West of NSW in 1830. While his father was English, his maternal ancestors were all Australian aboriginal people whose ancestors had lived on this continent for more than 50,000 years.

This site has a page devoted to each of the major family names. These pages contain:

  • information about the origin of the surname;
  • earliest known people with the surname;
  • details of the family's migration to Australia;
  • a pedigree chart for the surname;
  • links to pages devoted to notable forebears;
  • links to stories and research reports; and
  • a chart of descendants from an early ancestor with that surname.

Grandparent families

Fleming          Jolliffe          Kessey          Murphy

Great-grandparent families

Flowerdew    Gardner         Press           Bowen

2G-grandparent families

Ballantyne       Waples        Hanrahan      (Reed)

(House)          Kemp          Baker            Poulton

Other key families

Carlisle           Clarkson           Grady

Family surnames

  • Surname index – click this link for a comprehensive list of surnames associated with this family

Fleming family forebears chart

Expand the chart by clicking on any + sign; or the blue [Expand] button. Click on any name to see a computer-generated page of information about the person.

Kessey family forebears chart

Expand the chart by clicking on any + sign; or the blue [Expand] button. Click on any name to see a computer-generated page of information about the person.