Texts with references to or records of particular ancestors:


Souter, Gavin - A Peculiar People - The Australians in Paraguay  (1981)


Mansfield Historical Society - High Street Traders of Mansfield 1854-2000 (2004)

O'Callaghan, Elizabeth - Silent Lives - Women of Warrnambool and District 1840-1910 (2017) 

O’Neill, Frances - A Place of their Own, The Old Colonists’ Homes in Victoria (2005)

O’Neill, Frances - Picturesque Charity: The Old Colonists’ Homes, North Fitzroy (1991)


Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James - The Arts and Crafts Movement (1905)

Cobden, Richard - Mr Cobden and ‘The Times’: Correspondence between Mr Cobden, MP and Mr Delane, Editor of 'The Times' (1864)

Fitzpatrick, J.C.L. - The Good Old Days of Molong (1912)

Hawley, Jenny Ed. - Why Women will save the Planet  (2015)

Hinde, Wendy - Richard Cobden - a Victorian Outsider (1987)

Hobson, J. A.; Masterman, Neville - Richard Cobden: The International Man (1968)

Howe, Anthony; Bannerman, Gordon - The Letters of Richard Cobden (2007)

Magnusson, Lars - The Tradition of Free Trade (2004)

Morley, John - The Life of Richard Cobden (1908)

Richardson, Sarah - You know your father’s heart: the Cobden sisterhood and the legacy of Richard Cobden (2006)

Rogers, Jean Scott - Cobden and his Kate - The Story of a Marriage (1990)

Salis-Schwabe, Julie - Reminiscences of Richard Cobden (1879)

The Journals of Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson 1879-1922 Vol 2 (1926)

These Dangerous Women 

Watkin, Sir E.W. - Alderman Cobden of Manchester - Letters and Reminiscences of Richard Cobden (c1891)


Damousi, Joy - Depraved and Disorderly – Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia (1997) 

Robinson, Portia - The Women of Botany Bay (1993)

Tardiff, Phillip - Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls – Convict Women in Van Diemen’s Land 1803-1829 (1990)


Gosling, Ted - East Devon, People and Places (2002)

Sage, John - Luppitt - Parish, Church and People (2000)

Stanes, Robin ed. - Payhembury Millennium Book (2000)


McKerlie, P.H. - History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway (1878) 

Rogers, Julian C. - A History of Our Family (Rogers of West Meon) 1451-1902 (1902)


Banford, Janette - The School on the Hill – Bendigo High School 1907-1982 (1982)

Ceres Community Association Inc. - Ceres – A Brief History of the Village and it’s People (1997)

Education Department of Victoria - Vision and Realization (1973)

Education Gazette and Teachers’ Aid (Aug. 25th1931)

Gregory, Alan - The Ever Open Door - a History of the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1848-1998 (1998)

Hurley, John Victor - Sir Victor Hurley: Surgeon, Soldier and Administrator 1888-1958 (1989)

Millard, Ron - Bambra-Boonah (1987)

Osborn, Betty - Against the Odds – History of Maryborough from 1904 (1995)

Lumb and Scholes

Ceres Community Association Inc. - Ceres – A Brief History of the Village and it’s People (1997)

Smith, Stainsby and Williams - Steadfast Through Change - A History of the Wesleyan - Methodist - Uniting Church in Highton 1853-2006 (2008) 


Brittain, Vera - The Women At Oxford A Fragment Of History (1960) 

Faull, Jim - Alexandrina’s Shore – A History of the Milang District (1981)

Hope, G.D. - 800 Years in Droxford (1980)

Howarth, Jane - Annie M A H Rogers - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) 

Jalland, Pat - Death in the Victorian Family (1996)

Johnson, Steven - The Ghost Map (2006)

Mee, Arthur - Hampshire with the Isle of Wight - The King’s England series (1939)

Rogers, J.E.T. - The Industrial and Commercial History of England - Lectures Delivered to the University of Oxford (1892)

Rogers, Joseph - Joseph Rogers. M.D.: Reminiscences of a Workhouse Medical Officer (1889)

Rogers, Julian C. - A History of Our Family (Rogers of West Meon) 1451-1902 (1902)

St. Anne’s College, Oxford, Founding Fellows


Moffatt, Linda - Skidmore Families of the Black Country and Birmingham 1600-1900 (2004)

Skidmore, Jean - Stamford House (The Blackcountryman 2002)

Some other resources:

Blunden, Box, and Fowles

Brixton history

History of Lambeth

Lambeth history and information

Workhouse history and records


Centre for a Stateless Society

Online Libarary of Liberty

Prosper Australia

Spartacus Educational


Australian Dictionary of Biography

Bretherton, Jessica - Life in the Rear: Estaminets, billets, and the AIF on the Western Front, 1916–18 (Australian War Memorial)

Burness, Peter - The Battles for Bullecourt (Australian War Memorial)

Devon Archives and Local Studies

Devon Family History Society

Gorman Captain E., MC With the Twenty-Second: A history of the Twenty-Second Battalion AIF (1919)

Luppitt history and records

Scholes and Lumb

Morley Family History

Huddersfield Exposed


Black Country history

Black Country Towns

Historic Coventry

Old West Bromwich Photos

Sandwell Archives

Skidmore and Scudamore Family History

Staffordshire Working Lives

Tipton Civic Society


Vining, Heron and Rogers

Lambeth, Tim - A Brief History of Portsmouth 

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online –entry author G A Rawlyk

Heron, James - The Herons of Galloway Scotland

Joseph Rogers and the Reform of Workhouse Medicine 

Joseph Rogers Blue Plaque

South Australian records

The Seven Years War Website


“A Guide to the Alleys, Courts, Passages and Yards of Central London” Ivor Hoole

Charles Booth Online Archive

Genealogy and family history

John Snow’s London 1859

Mr Weller’s Knowledge of London


Australian War Memorial

Baker, Chris website The Long, Long Trail

British History Online

Great Britain Historical GIS Project, University of Portsmouth 

Historic maps

Historical directories

National Archives of Australia - WWI AIF Records

National Library of Australia Trove newspaper archive

Project Gutenberg ebook

Ryerson Index-newspaper obituaries

Topographical Dictionary of England- Samuel Lewis 1848

World War 2 Nominal Roll


Researchers whose work assisted me:

Abbott, Yvonne - Ireland, Fox descendant

Allen, Toni -UK, Scholes descendant

Arthur, Julie -Australia, Cobden connection.

Barnett, Michael -Amber/Cobden descendant

Blunden, Bob -Vic., Blunden descendant

Bomford, Rodney- UK, Amber/Cobden descendant

Chidlaw, Richard -UK, Chidlaw descendant

Coleman, John -Vic. Blunden descendant

Cottman, Diane -Vic., Skidmore descendant

Coulston, Jennifer -Quinn/McMurtery descendant

Creighton, Sue -Box descendant

Davidson, Dawn -New Zealand, Hurley descendant

Dysart, Marie -New Zealand, Hurley descendant

Ellis Jan -UK, James/Goff/Chidlaw descendant

Farquhar, Susan -Herts. UK, Glithero descendant

Foreman, Glenys -Vic., Rogers descendant

Frean Geoffrey -Vic., Box descendant

George, Richard -UK, Chidlaw descendant

Goddard-Haines, Kay -Qld., Quinn descendant

Grady, Eileen - USA, Cobden connection

Hall, John -Australia, Glithero descendant

Harrison, Kathie -Hawksburn School researcher Vic.

Hartley, Bob- Church Historian, Northants. UK

Hawkins, Cathy -Tas. Australia, Blunden descendant

Hill, Matthew - Droxford UK, local historian

Hurley, Mike- Tiverton UK, Hurley descendant

Hurst, Jane - Curtis Museum, Alton

Jennings, Pam -Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Kelly, Robert -Devon, UK, Hurley descendant

Kelynack, Jenny -Vic., Tamplin relation

Lay, Susan -Amber/Cobden descendant

Lewis, Margaret- Researcher, Honiton UK

McAdam, N.S. -Vic. historian

McLean, Paul -Amber/Cobden descendant

McWilliam, Jan -Vic., Skidmore relation

Medlin, Elaine -Vic., Mulcahy descendant

Poulter, Doug -Florida USA, Lumb descendant

Powell, Janice -NSW., Box descendant

Rawlins, Shirley -Australia, Blunden descendant

Redshaw, Bev -Australia, Cobden descendant

Richardson, Edward -Amber/Cobden descendant

Richardson, Ted -UK, Amber/Cobden descendant

Scarth, Kevin - UK, Scholes descendant 

Schahinger, Beryl -South Australian Genealogical and Heraldic Society

Smith, Monty -Port Pirie District Family History Group

Spence, Hazel -Vic., Glithero descendant

Stainsby, Marion -Highton Vic., local historian

Stephenson, Barbara - Sorrento Vic., Hurley relation

Taylor, Christopher - Devon UK, Hurley descendant

Taylor, Margaret - Eltham UK, local historian

Thompson, Michael - Murrumbeena Bowls Club Vic.

Tolmie, Heather -Australia, James descendant

Wilmott, Eril -Vic., Quinn descendant

Wood, Susan -UK, Lumb descendant


Historical Groups, Public and Church Records, Directories, Gazettes and Newspapers:

1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition, State Library Victoria

Adelaide Advertiser 1902 SA

Archives Office of Tasmania

Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954

Avoca and District Historical Society Vic.

Bellarine Historical Society Vic.

Bodleian Library, Oxford UK

British Birth, Death and Marriage certificates

Brighton Cemetery Vic.

Buckinghamshire Family History Society UK

Clunes Guardian newspaper Vic.

Clunes Historical Society Vic.

Curtis Museum, Alton, Hampshire UK

Derg parish baptisms Co. Tyrone

Descendants of Convicts Group Vic.

Dr.Williams Library records (non-conformist records) UK

Education Department of Victoria

England and Wales census records 

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)

English Marine Death Register

Geelong Advertiser 1851, 1876 Vic.

Geelong family History Society Vic.

Genealogical Society of Victoria

Greta-Hansonville Heritage Group

Highton Cemetery Vic.

Ipswich Local History Library Qld.

Kyneton Historical Society Vic.

Manchester Archives and Local Studies UK

Marine Board South Australia certificate

Melbourne General Cemetery

Molong Historical Society NSW

National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868

National Library of Australia (Trove online newspapers)

Pallot’s Baptism Index for England 1780-1837

Portsmouth Cathedral UK

Prahran Historical and Arts Society Archives Vic.

Prahran Mechanics’ Institute

PROV Immigration lists and shipping

Queensland Family History Society

Richmond and Burnley Historical Society Vic.

Richmond and South Yarra rate books Vic.

Shipping Gazette & Sydney General Trade List 1855

South Australian Marriage and Death certificates

South Australian Register 1839-1900

Springvale Botanical Cemetery Vic.

St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, UK

St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK

St Kilda Cemetery Vic.

St. Mary the Virgin, Weldon, Northants. UK

St. Mary’s Anglican Church North Melbourne

St. Mary’s Droxford churchyard burials UK

St. Michael and All Angels church, Great Oakley, Northants. UK, gravestones.

St. Stephen’s Richmond Vic.

Stoke Damerel parish registers UK

Swan Hill Genealogy and Historical Society Vic.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the Proposed Mangalore-Pontville Heritage Landscape Precinct (2012)

Terang and District Historical Society Vic.

The Argus newspaper

The Biographical Index of South Australians

The Moreton Bay Courier 1858 NSW

The New York Times 1881

Uffculme Parish Registers UK

Uniting Church Archives Synod of Victoria

Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage certificates

Victorian Digger-Pioneer Index.

Victorian Government Gazettes 1930, 1931, 1933

Victorian Journal of Agriculture Vol. 31 1933

Warrnambool and District Historical Society Vic.

Wesley College, Melbourne

West Sussex Record Office, Chichester UK

WWI AIF Records

Yarra Rate Books for Collingwood and Richmond Vic.

Yorkshire parish registers UK

Yorkshire Trade Directories UK


Family interviews and anecdotes:

Alice Lilian Smith (1904-2001)

Bill Hurley (1921-2003)

Claire Weston (1927-2007)

Corinne Hurley (1930-2014)

Enid Skidmore

June Hurley

Richard Hurley (1928-2017)

Sandra Penny


Special acknowledgement to the following people:

Hurley/Glithero/Quinn research - Dorothy Hurley (1906 - 1990) and Barbara Stephenson

Hurley/Scholes/Lumb research - Marion Stainsby

Mulcahy research - Elaine Medlin (1934 - 2009)

Rogers research - Glenys Foreman

Rogers/Heron research - Julian Rogers (1841 - 1917)

Skidmore research - Linda Moffatt

Photography: My partner, Euan McGillivray


Their extensive genealogical and historical assitance and research provided me with a great basis from which to begin.

Every effort has been made to seek permission to publish pictures included on these pages.

Thanks to all those who responded so positively.