Hello Lance Thank you very much for the information that you sent me.I agree that genealogy research can be confusing when so many people have the same names, eg John Mudge, and there are a few discrepancies in our research.
I am a descendent of William James Mudge, your #3711 through Herbet Otto Mudge (#6075)and most of the information that you provide about their descendants agrees with mine but our records of the ancestry are different.
I don't have any time at the moment but I will get back to you soon on the details that I have.It has been a while since I looked at this and it will take a while to dig out some of the papers that I haven't entered into my ancestry program.
My records show that William James Mudge's father is John Mudge born 1828 in Devon England and came out to South Australis in 1850 as an agricultural labourer.My records here aren't good but the age at emigration and at death coincide with the same birth year of 1828.Also confusing is that he married Elizabeth PEARN which sometimes appears as PEARCE and I think that in successive UK cencuses the family appears as PEARN in one cencus and as PEARCE in another (at the same address).I need to check this more thoroughly.They married in Australia in 1853.
Another discrepancy in our records is that you show Kennet Andrew Mudge (#6082) married Evelina Ada Colley but my records show that it was William James Mudge that married her after his first wife died.
Do you live in South Australia Lance, and which branch of this family do you fit into?If you wish I can give you my direct email address if this is easier.