Yes... Marie Fardell, Dubbo told me about the "General Hewett" in 1848.
I have found the following info...
Thomas Fardell - b.1824 Croxton, Carise, Leicesteshire & Jane nee Cook born 1823 Heaton, Leicestershire Christened 14/4/1823 Castle Donnington, Leicster Father: Joseph COOK Mother: Jane MANNERS Married 29/6/1800 All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (to be confirmed)
Children: Anna Hewett b.1845 (christened 5/4/1946 Melton Mowbray Leicester John B. 1847 Leicester Catherine B 1847 Leicestershire married 1873 (age 26 yrs) William WOOD #2161 George: b.1/8/1850 Bathurst NSW (died 1929) married 26/11/1872 Letitia Cheney (Died 1933) Mary Ann b.10/9/1860 Frying Pan, Roxburgh near Adaminaby NSW
A Mary A Fardell married a William EDWARDS 1894 #7123 this would make her 34 years old at the time of marriage?If the following children were the same "Mary Ann Fardell" then perhaps she may have been married to someone else prior to her marriage in 1894?In any case the only way to verify it is to order the Birth Certificates?
Children to Mary A: Ivy May (Orange)b.1880 (age 20 yrs) Thomasb.1882 (age 22 yrs) Frederickb.1885 (age 25 yrs) John H (Sunnybankb.1892 (age 32 yrs)
I met Marie Fardell, Dubbo after Christmas when I was down there visiting my sister Robyn and mother Jacqueline.She is a very nice person and it was nice to meet her and her husband (they were very helpful).
The bone study is interesting in as much as .. IF they can isolate the particular "Fardell" gene... it may help people with Osteoporisis?I haven't been tested yet... but will look into it.
I have also ordered a "FARDELL FAMILY SCROLL" dating back to the 14th Century... back to the Norman invasion period.As there are so many FARDELLS it is most likely irrelevant, but throughout the "British" history... the FARDELLS were major landholders and perhaps something interesting will turn up.(I will send a copy when I get it).