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

This website provides information about the history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales; and their forebears.

The family forebears include the following families: Bowen, Flowerdew, Gardner, Gordon, Grady, Hanrahan, Jolliffe, Kemp, Kessey, Murphy, Poulton and Press. And, of course, their forebears with other family names too numerous to list. (Note that the details of living people are not included on this website.)


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You can access a range of information about these families by using the drop-down menus at the top of the pages. Some of the key sections of the website are:

  • Forebears – links to pages that provide details of the origins of each of our forebears; outlines how the family came to Australia; and lists key forebears who bore that surname
  • Biographies – links to detailed biographies of notable family forebears
  • Blog – Short articles about recent developements in our family history or genealogy generally
  • Books – links to books published about this family
  • Stories – links to a range of essays about aspects of the history of these families
  • Research – a range of essays that detail the research methodology that facilitated the discovery of particular episodes in the family's a range of essays that detail the research methodology that facilitated the discovery of particular episodes in the family's history
  • Family photos – a page of thumbnail portrait images that you can click to bring up a full-sized image
  • Family event images – a page of thumbnail event-related images that you can click to bring up a full-sized image
  • Family graves – a page of thumbnail gravestone images that you can click to bring up a full-sized image
  • Family documents – a list of source documents; some include a thumbnail document image that you can click to bring up a full-sized image
  • Charts – links to a range of interactive family charts

Latest blog posts

Links to my last three blog posts are provided below. For earlier blog posts, click on the Blog menu item (or click here).

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Archived site

  • Archived site – My old family history website was retired in 2016 after serving for ten years, but you can still see it here.