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Posted by John Gray on November 15, 2010, 9:48 am
My great grandfather Michael Wills was born at Queanbeyan in 1855, married Mary Ann Thornton at Young in 1877 and they had 12 children - John(1878-?), Michael(1880-1902),Bridget Smith(1882-?),Helena Lynch(1885-1972),James(1886-1970), Martin(1889-?),William Francis(1891-1950 my grandfather),Mary Josephine Freeman(1892-1957),Doris Evelyne James(1894-1975),Catherine Ruby Maxim(1897-1963),Hubert Oswald(1898-1935)& Albert(1900-1926). Michael died in 1935 & Mary Ann in 1937.
My mother Alice Emily(1919-1968) had one sister Beryl Claire(1916-1981)whose children I know and I seek details of any descendants of the others. To my knowledge John Michael & Albert did not have children and Bridget moved to Canada and never returned. I have met Helena(Aunty Nell)and her only child Edward died of measles in 1935.I have also met one of the Maxim children(John)who at that time(~1960) lived in England and was in the theatre. I have attended both of the Wills conventions but have not met any new relatives at either