Just wanting to let you know about we other McColley's down under.
My Grandfather was Andrew McColley, son of Andrew McClintock McColley, who I believe was the George, Samuel and Alex's brother.
Our bit looks like this:
Andrew McClintock McColley & ?? -Andrew William McColley (1912-)m 1938 Fanny JoyEldridge(1910-1983) - William George McColley (1939- ) m Beverley Mavis Smith - Fiona Mavis McColley (1974) - Megan Joy McColley (1979) (me) - Patricia Joy McColley (1942-1969)(deceased)m Ian ?? - Daryl ?? - Eric McColley (1943)m Barb ?? - Darren McColley - Stuart McColley - Bronwyn McColley (deceased) - Christopher McColley - Alanna McColley
- Judith McColley (1946) m Peter Hudson - Nicholas Hudson - Anthony Hudson - Andrew Hudson
Great to hear about other McColley's down under. My Grandfather was pretty secretive about family history and after he passed away we were contacted by a lady in Victoria, who asked my Dad what the family rift was about. Up until this time, we weren't aware there had been one!! Apparently this lady's mother was my Pop's cousin and she remembered travelling to Lakes Entrance as a child with her mother to meet my Pop. My Pop used to meet them on the beach for fish and chips, the rest of the family were never aware of this, so any family connection knowledge is really great to know