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    Thats interesting you should say that. I was told that i was portugese from that line. Well....seems im not. Where they disapeared to? I believe portugal then America then Australia. All i know is that 'Albert' Edwins son is born in victoria. Albert being my great grandfather.
    My very out of mind guess is, like a lot of people 'gold rush's'
    Btw...youre a star for coming up with all that. I cant believe you got both williams (minch and james)......Silvaney/Silvanus is a doosy of a name , didbt expect that one.

    Munchington?.....may have changed because of accent'?misheard?

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    They could hardly write back in 1850, the Somerset accent can't have helped either.

    Minchinton, without the G, happens. Munchington happens. Anything after the Minch is fair game.





    eta: The Mudford Sock bit - Somerset is an extremely flat wet bit of the coast with artificial drains keeping the farmland out of the saltwater. The Sock is Somerset's way of saying Soak, it drains the fields.

    Did you see Edwin's brother William Wilton is finished school and out working full-time on a farm, at 8?

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    They could hardly write back in 1850, the Somerset accent can't have helped either.

    Minchinton, without the G, happens. Munchington happens. Anything after the Minch is fair game.





    eta: The Mudford Sock bit - Somerset is an extremely flat wet bit of the coast with artificial drains keeping the farmland out of the saltwater. The Sock is Somerset's way of saying Soak, it drains the fields.

    Did you see Edwin's brother William Wilton is finished school and out working full-time on a farm, at 8?

    And seeing JacksDad post again is good too, I'm pleased he's around.
    Hmmm.... see? Sitting at work trying not to fall asleep...ya learn stuff. Just been surfing somerset. Interesting place.
    The children working thing i see everywhere in that century. Especially in Aus. Basically if an adult liked you they would teach you a few things, the basics. But if not?

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    Hmmm.... see? Sitting at work trying not to fall asleep...ya learn stuff. Just been surfing somerset. Interesting place.
    The children working thing i see everywhere in that century. Especially in Aus. Basically if an adult liked you they would teach you a few things, the basics. But if not?
    I cant see where it says hes working

    Hmmm...just saw a pic of my great grandmother on the UK ancestry site. never seen her before.saw auntie gwen there two. I think theres a few ancestors there.

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    Okay now ive got a bug bare....and completely off topic.
    Firstly....its against the law to ask someones race on application forms.
    Ive filled out an application form that asked...." your ancestry"....isnt that the same thing? Because youd be putting down Asian, middle eastern, African, European, anglo saxon......ahh but wait.....apparently what ive been describing myself as a white person of british descent is wrong...unless of course my back ground is germanic. And im pretty sure its not. But who knows. Apparently there were people called Britons....which just led me into unconsciensously repeating a monty python sketch in real life. " the britons? Who are the britons"....which when i realised was pretty funny. So now im using my ancestry to study british history....a subject i found awfully boring at school...the medieval and tudors werent too bad though.
    So.....whats my ancestry? For 229 years its been Australian.... but before that british....pick an island any island....

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    I cant see where it says hes working
    William Wilton . Minchington . Son . - . Male . 8 . 1843 . Ag Lab . Mudford, Somerset, England


    Agricultural Labourer, aged 8. As opposed to the conventional "Scholar" meaning still at school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    So.....whats my ancestry? For 229 years its been Australian.... but before that british....pick an island any island....
    What's now Great Britain had waves of immigration over the years. There were humans living in England a half million years ago but that entire population, and subsequent populations, were wiped out every time there was an ice age. The current aboriginal Britons arrived around 8,000 years ago into a completely depopulated land when the ice last retreated, they walked here across a land bridge from France/Germany because the sea level was perhaps 80 metres lower than now and Britain was just West Europe, because so much water was locked up in the retreating glaciers.

    There were later arrivals: Anglo-Saxons (650AD) originated around the north of what's now Germany. They were quite like the Danes (900AD) from Denmark. We had Vikings from further north (850AD) and Normans (the North Men, Vikings who'd settled in Normandy in France for a couple of hundred years) in 1066.

    The people these guys found already in England and Wales were the Britons, who were by then a mixture of the aboriginal chaps that built Stonehenge (3500BC) and the Celts from Switzerland (1200BC perhaps) and any leftover Romans (55AD). Those long-time residents ended up Welsh and Cornish from moving further west to make room for the newer post-Roman settlers.

    Scotland and Ireland had even older settlers including the Picts, nobody has a clue when they arrived or what they looked like.

    Since the Normans we've had further waves of settlers but not through conquest. There's Huguenots fleeing persecution in the 18th century, Jews fleeing persecution in the 19th century, Somalis fleeing persecution in the 20th century, it all adds to the mix.

    None of this really affected Dorset and Somerset. People living in those counties when your Minchingtons left for Australia had been settled there since time immemorial without much migration at all, most of their ancestors will have been there since at least the 1300s. It's an agricultural backwater.
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    Re: looking for a couple of people

    My relatives that were in Dorset and Somerset all headed West in the 17th Century.
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    Thank you very much for that concise rundown.......after i order books online!!!!!!!!
    Well that makes sense.
    I have two lines that i know already that go back to the 11th and 13th centuries. So much like my gravy, the plot thickens.
    Oh this is very interesting. I know im a 'Pict'? And a 'Gaul'...... and now the Somerset thing. We obvioualy didnt do a lot of interbreeding with other races in my particular lines. As opposed to relatives that only interbred with Asians and islanders in the last 100 years.
    This is actually very interesting.

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