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Board Name: England Genealogy
Suzanne MAIDEN ADELAIDE, SA Australia May 17, 2000
DEVON and SOMERSET in England
surnames : WILKEY WAY GOULD (and maybe FRY too ?)

My great great grandfather Charles Richard WILKEY (1800-1885) emigrated to South Australia in 1836, arriving in Adelaide South Australia on 12 Jan 1837 accompanied by Rachel WAY (1815-1895).
The father of Rachel WAY was Charles WAY.
The parents of Charles Richard WILKEY were William WILKEY and Mary GOULD and these parents were married on 27 March 1791 at Taunton St James Somerset England.
Some of the children of Charles Richard WILKEY and Rachel (nee WAY) had a middle given name of FRY yet I cannot yet see why. Just before Charles Richard WILKEY and Rachel (nee WAY) emigrated to Australia they were living in Ford's Building in Battersea London according to the Colonial Secretaries Correspondence.

Rachel (nee WAY) came from Somerset England according to very early Adelaide hospital admission records for Rachel accessed in South Australia.

I would like to make contact with any descendant of the father of Rachel - that is any descendant of Charles WAY who would have been born before 1800 and probably lived in Somerset. I would also like to try to discover the name fo the mother of Rachel (nee WAY).

I have put up some information on the family at:


and at :

and at :

http://www.rootsweb.com - see world connect project

If you also think that you could be descended from the Charles WAY above from Somerset England (BORN BEFORE 1800)
or William WILKEY from Somerset of Devon born before 1869 and his wife Mary (nee GOULD) also probably from Somerset England (BORN BEFORE 1869)
then I would like to make contact please.

As family names are often repeated I include below the names of the first generation of WILKEY children in South Australia, see below:

Charles Fry WILKEY (1837-1911)
William Fry WILKEY (1839-1913)
Mary Ann (married DAY) (1842- ?)
John Henry WILKEY (1844-1922)
Emily Fry (married HOLDEN) (1846- ?)
Albert Fry WILKEY (1849- ?)
Julia (married GRANT) (1851- ?)
Walter James WILKEY (1854-1870)

I have masses on the descendants of the above children - I see more information on their possible Aunts and Uncles who may have stayed in England when Charles Richard WILKEY and Rachel (nee WAY) emigrated please

You can also write to me at
GPO Box 1316
South Australia 5001

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