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The Billings Hennessy Family.

 

Biography of Thelma Becks

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many families in South Africa have long and proud histories. Find them here!

Welcome to OldSouthAfricanFamilies.com — your comprehensive genealogy resource. Our mission is to give you the facts you need about South African Genealogy — fast — so you can get on the road to taking action right away.

How To Have Your Family Genealogy Incorporated Into This Website

1 If you already have a website, just email us a link.

2 If you don't yet have a website and already use Legacy, or some other genealogy software, just export a GEDCOM file and attach it to an email.

3. If you have not used any genealogy software before, go to the The Legacy Family Tree Store and download a free copy of Legacy. It is really easy to get started, although one has to admit, it gets a little complicated if you get really serious. Just start with your own name, your husband or wife's name, then add your own children. Move up a generation, with your and your spouse's parents. Then their parents, and so on. When you don't know some information, leave it blank, Legacy allows you to come back and fill it in later. Before you know it you have a really exciting family tree with twenty or thirty names on it, and you are hooked!

You can also always go back and upgrade your copy of Legacy to the professional edition, and the file you created works just fine.

Once you have your family tree, just export it to a  GEDCOM file and attach it to an email. We will do the rest.

Informal Family Histories

 In addition to the formal Legacy genealogy, many individuals have written short histories of themselves and their families. In this section we have recorded some of them

Symons Brown Memories

 The history of my paternal grandfather (Robert Symons) has been documented in the scrapbook.  The history of my paternal great grandmother has been documented in the coffee table book called “Story of a frontier family” by Wendy Beal Preston. Edith being descended from the 1820 settlers through  her mother Susannah Miles and father Stephen Brown.

  Great grandfather, William Symons was born in 1815? Could be December 1814? (baptised on the 8th of January 1815) and lived at Mt Edgecombe, Devon on the border of Cornwall.  His first wife (whom he married in the parish of  Stoke Damerell, Plymouth in Devonshire) was Mary Jane Dobson they had 8-10 children two were born after they emigrated.  William was the first.

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The Billings Hennessy Family.

Matilda Mary Hennessy (nicknamed Tilly) was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Mary Hennessy (born winter of Hamburg, Germany ) and John Dennis Hennessy (born 29th august 1873) in mile road, London.   

Tilly had an amazing flare for music and at the age of 16 was appointed organist of the Brompton oratory London.  She had 4 sisters and 2 bothers.

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Biography of Thelma Becks

Having read Edone (Monkton) Petherams biography, graphic indeed, covering a wonderful life to date (her sister Mona was senior  to me at Girls High School), I felt the urge to submit an article, having had encouragement to do so from my two nieces, Penny and Moira (Symons) also Girls High School scholars.  The focus of this feature is mainly on family as opposed to self, they are my life.

 

 I attended Girls High School 1936-1940. Read More

And again, thank you to those contributing daily to our Genealogy website.

Mike Anderson - Webmaster

 

Additional Resources

The main work of the genealogy in this website is done on a program called Legacy Family Tree by Millenia. You can download a free version from their website at The Legacy Family Tree Store  The best way to send information for inclusion in this website is to download that program, enter the information into the program and then email a file to the webmaster.

 

How To Have Your Family Genealogy Incorporated Into This Website

1 If you already have a website, just email us a link.

2 If you don't yet have a website and already use Legacy, or some other genealogy software, just export a GEDCOM file and attach it to an email.

3. If you have not used any genealogy software before, .......

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