Have been wandering around this site looking for Abbott info.Started posting to a couple of threads, but thought this might be better.I gather that Fanny Abbott was the daughter of Joseph Alfred Abbott and Mary Ann Hunt and that Joseph was the son of James Abbott and Julia Harriman.I too thought there was an Indian connection, based on my grandmother who most likely heard it from her grandmother Fanny.
I would like to know if anyone has confirmed the Indian heritage, or gone any further back along this line??Also, are there any known siblings for Fanny and Joseph??I'm waiting to hear from my gran in case she remembers any for Fanny.
I'm also interested as to how everyone fits into the Abbott tree??As for me, Fanny Abbott married John Dawson Pearson, and they had 5 children that I know of.There daughter Eileen Florence Maria married William Charles James Henderson and they had 12 children.There eldest daughter Irene Iris Fanny Henderson married Leslie Robert Symes (changedhis name to Syme) and they had six children, of whom my mother was one.She was born in NZ and emigrated to Australia were I was born.Her siblings are spread through NZ, Australia and one is in Bali.My gran is still alive.
OK, Look forward to hearing from someone - anyone!! Merry Christmas! Alison