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 Post subject: Read, Carter, Moores, Taverner Families
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:46 am 
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Hi,
Ten years ago while visiting my husband's sister, she mentioned that she had an old army tin full of letters from Newfoundland.
Letters written to my husband's Great Grandfather George Wyatt Read. GWR was born in Newfoundland and immigrated to Australia in 1873.
So began a very interesting and informative discovery of the Newfoundland Read Family.
We never imagined finding a family history so involved in the Fisheries and Politics and we knew very little about Newfoundland other than where it was, that it snowed a lot and looked very beautiful in photos on the internet.
Now a decade later I am hoping to share some of the discoveries with anyone who would like to know what I have found.
We have met lots of Newfies when they came to visit us in Australia and a few months ago my husband's sister and her husband visited Newfoundland and loved it!!
This website was very helpful and I am not sure we would have found out half of what we know without it
We have nothing like it in Australia, here genealogy can become quite expensive as very little information is free.
Anyway I hope to start my post with Francis Augustus "Frank" Read (GWR)'s brother,
Frank born 10th July 1818 St John's NFLD
married 19th November 1843 by Rev Martin Blackmore at La Poile,
to Susannah Collier born 29th December 1825 Burgeo, NFLD
they had 13 Children
Francis Augustus Read born 17th December 1844 Upper Burgeo
Sarah Ann Read born 14th October 1845 Upper Burgeo
Thomas Charles Read born 19th September 1847 Upper Burgeo
Sophia Jane Read born 12th October 1849 Upper Burgeo
Phillip Augustus Read born 29th August 1851 Upper Burgeo
Alexander Read born 22nd November 1853 Channel
Selina Elizabeth Read born 27th December 1855 La Poile
Marion Read born 22nd October 1857 La Poile
Marcella Matilda Read born 29th July 1859 La Poile
Elizabeth Agnes Read born 26th March 1862 La Poile
George Francis Read born 12th August 1864 La Poile
Charles Read 7th May 1866 La Poile
Horatio John Read born 8th March 1870 La Poile

I have Francis Augustus Read's bible pages kindly given to me by Shawn Read written in Frank's handwriting (verified by his letters written to GWR) so I don't think I could get a more accurate record than that plus all the information in the letters about the above children's marriages and deaths which I will add at another time this is just a jumping off point to see if anyone is interested in the information

Once again a terrific website, never seen another one as informative all on the one site
So thankyou Newfoundland Grand Banks Team
A Job very well done
Kind Regards
C Read


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