Hi Sharon, This is some basic info of my Airey's, however I have to update it as I have just come across a couple more relatives in the US who have helped me fill in the gaps in my tree in America, and have managed to go back a couple more generations beyond my Robert Airey of Whitehaven. I live in Australia, so one of the American branch moved out here and are Australians now of course. I am thinking you are more than likely connected some how, so if you would like to add some more detail, or would like me to add more detail on mine let me know.
" My great, great, great grandfather is Robert Airey (or Arey as the spelling frequently changes, I think it is without the 'i' in England) b. 3 Feb, 1820 in Whitehaven, Co.Cumberland, Eng., his wife was Penelope Harvey b. 1820-2 ? Lumley, Eng. Sometime in the 1840's I guess they moved to America, and had nine children in the States, all born around the area of Luzerne Co. (mainly Beaver Meadows and Tamaqua) Pennsylvania, USA
Their names are:
John Elwood Airey Aaron Blythe Airey Thomas Harvey Airey Robert Elwood Airey James Grey Airey Charles Richard Airey Penelope Grey Airey Margaret Ann Airey Isaac Newton Airey
I am descended from Robert Elwood Airey b. 8 Sept, 1849 Jeansville, Luzerne Co. PA. and his wife Mary Ann Gartrell b. 18 May, 1857 near Penzance,Cornwall.
Both came to Australia to live and settled in Orange, New South Wales, Australia and they had nine children, all born in Orange. The rest of Robert's siblings remained in the States, so we have relatives scattered around over there still.
Robert and Mary Ann's children's names are:(note the change in spelling, they they thought it a bit "airy-fairy" apparently so dropped the "i" in Australia.)
Edith Maud Arey Ethel May Arey Beatrice Lillian Arey Robert John Elwood Arey Penelope Arey Mary Ann Arey Milton James Arey Charles Edwin Arey Myra Irene Arey
I am descended from Edith Maud Arey, my great grandmother, who married James Newton b. 28 Oct, 1880, Walhalla, Victoria.
They had three children: Beatrice Esther Newton Clive James Newton Edith Maud Newton