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William Dyer Anderson, Clergyman

The Hotel 1951, Pyworthy
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I'm seeking information, any information, about my great-grandfather, William Dyer Anderson, who was a clergyman at the Church of England in Milton Damerel in the 1870s. He was listed there in the 1871 Census. I'm writing a family history and know very about him. I'm located in Perth, Western Australia. My grandfather came here about 1900. I can be emailed at:

Looking For Familly Tree

My family originally came from Moor Cottage, Pyworthy, they lived there for at least 100 years. I would love to know some history on the cottage. My familly were the Parnells, they had a double wedding in the church, Thomas and John were married to two local girls, the Sleemans, Jane. If antone has any info on my ancestors I would love to hear from you, God bless. Margaret Parnell

Looking For Alan Johns?? Webb??

Looking for info on a local man. Alan Johns?? Alan Webb?? Born 1940-1947 in the Holsworthy area. Went to live in Pyworthy shortly after his birth. We think he was an only child. We know the Johns parents have both passed on within recent years. My family did have contact with a Jack Smith who knew of this man. ANY info regarding this man would be extremely appreciated as he is believed to be related to us. Thanks for reading this and fingers crossed someone can help. Thankyou

Whitstone Ancestry

Samuel Seward and his partner Elizabeth Vincent, lived at Whitstone from the 1850's and they had thirteen children.He farmed at Whitstone Cross, and after Elizabeth's death he married a Selina Mary Mardon Lock. Samuel died November 11th 1892 and is buried in St Catherine's Church. I wonder if there is any ancestry studying ancestors around today?


My mother Edna Furse and her brother Kenneth Furse had the first double wedding held in the church and they married Victor Beech and Barbara Cook. My grandparents who lived in Holsworth were Bert and Beatrice Furse. I was born in 1942 and was the first girl child to be called Valerie in the then villiage. I spent many happy holidays with my grandparents and I also attended the junior school when I was 9 or 10 years old and my teacher was Miss Piper. Holsworthy has changed considerably since then and instead of a large villiage is now a very large town. My great uncle was Richard Furse who ran the bakery and indeed made my wedding cake in 1962 which my grandfather Bert brought all the way to Birmingham by car for me (it was a beautiful 3 tier cake). My grandparents are buried in the cemetery and when ever I am in the area I visit and put fresh flowers on their grave.... Read more

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