I would particularly like to thank those who have supplied information. Most of what I have done is collate all the information into a single place, and provide a few disaparate links. It is those who have gone before who have done the lion's share of the work.
A note about places. I have tried to keep the place names correct. Australia does not exist before 1 January 1901. Also, NSW takes up half the continent before the creation of Victoria and Queensland. Hence Brisbane is first in New South Wales, then in Queensland and finally in Australia.
I have yet to start serious work on the Yap side of the family
This isa series of Videos I made while in England. Some have family history parts.
Sussex is where several of my ancestors lived. The Norman descended ancestors, who connected into the family in Australia only A few generations back. The Anglo-Saxon ancestors are from the Cramp side. My Marks side members also come from Sussex, but Marks is a Jewish name. We do not know if they were Jews. Also featuring in the video is the town of Bexhill and Arundel, and Bodiam castles.
Arriving in Shooter's Hill I visit the site, now a War Hospital of the 80 room mansion called Hazelwood House, which belonged to the father George Harley, father of Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842). They are Great...Grandparents. I then meet up with Wendy who has arrived from Europe. We visit Harrods. On the Thames I visit the HMS Belfast. We then drive to Monk's Barn. Then onto Holyhead and over the Irish Sea to Dublin.
The Harley's live in Brampton Bryan Castle and have their old family castle as a ornament in the front yard. Lord Robert Harley is my ancestor here. This is the most disputed connection in the tree. I then travel to Wigmore Castle to see the home of my grand uncle – Earl Robert De Mortimer, who tried to seize the English throne. I also visit the towns of Abberley, Ombersley and Broadwas.
We start in Edinburgh. Duncan I and Malcolm III are great-grandparents. I then head for Aberdeenshire, visiting Scone on the way and heading over the Grampians. The Balgowan and Shand family branches come from around Rhynie, Clatt, Gartley, Lumden and Drumblade. I then travel back to Edinburgh via Dunnottar and Glamis Castles. The next day I do a bus tour. We go to Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond.
Brian Yap (葉文意)
There are other people in this site, for various reasons, some not related at all. Some are married into my family, some I once thought were related and, turns out, they are not.
www.flickr.com yewenyi's Family History Photos photoset