Looking for Suzanne Crosbie as tried her email address and it comes back as not in use, re her message about > Josiah was born in Topton England 1830 (parents Isaiah and Mary nee Hems > I have found an interesting glitch in my research. It appears Mary might > have had a child to Sarah Ann's husband, so I'm trying to get to the bottom > of the story.
I have just found out that my mother's grandmother was adopted.She was Maudie Hems WAITE.
Maudie was born 27 Sept 1892 Her adoptive parents were John and Jane WAITE and they resided in Goulburn, NSW.
We are thinking that Hems may have been her previous surname as it is too unusual a middle name.
I am wondering what you know of the child born to Mary nee HEMS.
There isnt much info on HEMS in Australia so thought I'd see if you knew about the child in case they adopted her.