Origin of the Family Name

Origin of the Family Name

Throughout my lifetime I have been asked on numerous occasions…you have such an unusual surname, where does it come from and can you spell it please?  Having carried out extensive family research with my wife, Janet, since the early 1970’s, we discovered that the...
Remembering Julia Maud Ovens

Remembering Julia Maud Ovens

3 May 1876: Commemorating the 145th anniversary of the birth of Grand-Aunt Julia Maud Ovens, the daughter of our Irish GGM Julia Neagle and our French GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel.  Julia Maud, affectionately known as ‘Maudie’, married William Ovens, ‘Barney’, at...
Family history research material for Dupérouzel / Duperrouzel 
+ James Ross Duperouzel 
+ Janet Millett and Rev. Edward Millett

Family history research material for Dupérouzel / Duperrouzel 
+ James Ross Duperouzel 
+ Janet Millett and Rev. Edward Millett

I am pleased to inform everyone that my research files for my family history plus material for Janet Millett and the Rev. Edward Millett have been safely lodged in the archives at The York Society, Western Australia, together with a digitised copy of everything. I...
Cricket in the Outback

Cricket in the Outback

The Qualen International XI Cricket Team made the headlines in the Eastern District Chronicle newspaper in York on 18th March 1899 after securing an historic win over the Beverley Cricket Team in a closely contested match played at Gilgering the previous week. Their...