274Re: I'm a newcomer!
- Feb 16, 2010
How wonderful that you have joined us. It is great to have that direct Quainton connection. Have your ancestors simply never moved away, or did someone come back?
I am descended from one of the two Australian lines. My great great grand father was Charles Edward King (1829, Aylesbury – 1888 South Australia ), son of Edward King (1792 Quainton- 1881 Weedon) and Anne Layton (1793 Quainton- 1867, Aylesbury). CE King was a pioneering wheat and sheep farmer in South Australia and obviously felt such affection for his homeland that he named his farm property Aylesbury. The location is near Georgetown at http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=aylesbury,+georgetown+sa&sll=-33.359782,138.394089&sspn=0.240014,0.485115&ie=UTF8&hq=aylesbury,&hnear=Georgetown+SA&ll=-33.360804,138.395162&spn=0.015001,0.03032&t=h&z=16
Another family farm was called Wendover.
Your forename Mair seems to have a Welsh and Hebrew origin. Are there any connections in your family from these sources?
Perth, Western Australia
- looking forward to a King family reunion in Australia some time in future
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