I have come across another newspaper article about Hazel and her husband William Shute. She did seek and order for maintenance for her and their child and despite an attempt to have the order varied or squashed it was upheld. I have now added this to her story.
It has taken some time but finally I have finished my Grandmother’s, Hazel Annie Chisholm, story. Like so many people in my family tree nothing seems to be straight forward and it was definitely the case with her history. If you would like to read more click on this link
I have finally been able to find a will that definitely confirms that the Frederick Biggs that I had researched is my great uncle. I have added a partial copy of his will that provides the evidence. In it he leaves his estate to his two sisters Emily and Alice. As he died about 12 months before the birth of my Uncle Frederick it is more than likely that he was named for him, so his memory must have been treasured by the family.
I have spent the last few months trying to find my Grand Uncle Frederick. I have written the details I have found so far but it is difficult to definitely confirm if he is my missing Grand Uncle. If anyone is travelling through Colac and has time to visit the cemetery, hopefully there would be an epitaph on his gravestone. If you have a little more time a visit to the historical society in Colac it might also help to shed a little more light on this Frederick Biggs and if he is my missing grand uncle. Any information would be gratefully received with a very big hug from me. Click here to see what I have found so far.
After much research, and I am sure a few more grey hairs I can finally confirm my line of descent from the Biggs family. I have started with the story about my great great grandfather, James Biggs, who was the first in the family to leave this village in generations and seek his fortune else where. If you would like to read more click here
At last I have made a start on the Biggs family line with my great grandfather Stephen Biggs. Unlike many emigrants of the period he didn’t come to Australia to dig for gold but just for a better life and more opportunities. To read more go to his page: Stephen Biggs
Now the family tree starts to get very convoluted with my great grandparents, Charles Alfred and Eliza Jane Shepherd. Eliza Jane Shepherd is a grand daughter of Lynn David & Elizabeth Shepherd (born to their daughter, Sarah). Charles Alfred is grandson of Lynn David & Elizabeth Shepherd (born to their son, Lynn (II)). This would make them first cousins. Read more about them