Hello Wantlings near and far. My name is Rebecca Taylor (nee Wantling) and on this the first anniversary of my father's death - God rest his soul - I have decided to look into our family tree. I live in Sydney, Australia.
Upon a brief search of phone listings in Australia I have discovered only 9 Wantlings listed in the entire country - two of these I know - my brother John Andrew Wantling and my niece Tania Wantling.
I've always known that the Wantling name was fairly unique and am delighted to see so many of them have posted on this website.
My father was John Cannon Wantling born and lived 42 Ivy Street Rainham, Gillingham, Kent. DOB 3 April 1934 but Sadly he passed away 5 February 2005 - exactly a year ago today.
His father was Arthur Herbert Wantling (a Sawyer) and his mother was Victoria Beatrice Wantling (late Cannon formerly Swan).
My father travelled to Australia in 1964 and married my mother June Lillian Virtue White in the December of that same year. Together they had three children, John Andrew, Rebecca Heather and Matthew James Cannon. My father never became an Australian Citizen always holding his British Citizenship & heritage VERY close to his heart!
I was told that I have a number of relatives living in England but have never been in touch with them nor have I visited the UK to meet any of them to date.
I would like to get in touch with any of my Wantling relatives and maybe one day meet in the flesh when I travel to England.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you might be related or if you have any information that may help me track my relatives.