"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking." John Masefield
WELCOME to my family history website. It is dedicated to those strong pioneers, my parents among them, who made the pivotal decision to leave everything and everyone, and travel to the other side of the world with little hope of ever returning. It has made all the difference.
When I began ten years ago, I knew little more than my grandparentís names and a few unproven stories. My goal was to at least find my great grandparents and document their lives. I have learned more than I could have imagined possible. My families originated in the south of England and the main lines are NOSWORTHY, HORSWILL, YELLAND and POPE from Devon; FARLEY from Kent, and RICKARD from Cornwall. In due time, I learned that NESWORTHY in Durham and Northumberland, and NORSWORTHY in Canada, were directly connected, and have subsequently been included.
Because it appears those of us who delve into this hobby suffer from an inability to define parameters, my initial goal has since broadened. I have now included the lines of BROOKS and BECK, from Prince Edward Island, and those of my childrenís spouses. Visitors to the website have kindly helped me add numerous branches and although it remains one interconnected tree, it now represents much more than my direct line ancestry.
This website recognizes that living individuals have a right to privacy. Every attempt has been made to protect the names of the living. No details will be available; their names will be shown as "Living". As a general rule, individuals born after 1905, without a known death date, will be presumed to be living.
You are not required to login. Access to the website is available to everyone, nevertheless only close family members of my own direct lines will be provided a login ID and password in order to access the private component of the website.
The data provided on the website should be sufficient to allow you to decide whether or not there is a connection to your own lines. Much more detail is available, including complete sources; I am happy to share what I have. Please take the time to contact me, and in so doing, we all will benefit.