married since June ,1956, we don't have any children. I was raised and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. We emigrated to Canada in 1966, and we are both Senior Citizens. The Brawley family is dispersed throughout the World. This is the reason that I decided to start finding out who we are and, hopefully, generate interest with one of our families, especially The Australians, who are starting to multiply. Two of my brothers emigrated to Australia and started the new family around 1954. There are 5o approx. in the younger Brawley family, at this time, the newest member arrived two weeks ago.
I only got interested in Genealogy about a month ago. I started to create a Family Tree. The first effort was from myfamily.com ,but it was very crudely formed. I soon started to realize that I would have to import the GEDCOM program to keep track of my work.
About two weeks ago I received 2 CD's, Easy FAMILY TREE and Ancestry View. This got me on the way to creating two Family Trees, the Brawley's, and my wife's family the Quinn's. The best I can do is give recent history for both families. The Brawley family is a working class family from the East End of Glasgow. The Quinn's were mostly from Coal Mining failies from a village named Bargeddie about 8 miles East of Glasgow.
My father William (Willie) married Jean Paterson Murphy around 1917 they had 10 children, 6 sons and 4 daughters. Willie volunteered to serve with the Cameron Highlanders in WW1 and was wounded in 2 places when an enemy shell exploded whilst in France. In the early 20's he served in India near the town of Darjeeling. When he returned from his time with the regular army, he was employed as a labourer in the local steel mill. At the outbreak of WW2 he enlisted, when he was 40 years of age. he served with the Pioneer Corps for the duration of the war.
The eldest son, Willie served an apprenticeship as a steel moulder, before joining the Army with the Royal Artillery and saw action at the Battle of Dunkirk during the early part of WW2. He married Janet Hart and they 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Brother Robert joined the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George, Inverness as a Drummer Boy when he was 14 years old. Later he was transferred to the Royal Army Pay Corps.
After WW2 Robert was restless for a while, and decided to emigrate to Australia where he met Betty Costello. They travelled by boat to Glasgow in 1953 and that's where they were married. They went home to Australia together and had a family of 5, 2 sons and 3 daughters. This is where the Australian family started.
My youngest brother, Jim, left Glasgow when he was 14 years old to join Robert. After a few years he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and became an Armaments Technician. after his release from the Air Force he married Gloria. They had 2 sons. So, this family has grown, and now there ae 4 generations of Brawley's in Australia.
I shal try to be brief with summarising the remainder of the family in Glasgow. There is still 1 brother and 3 sisters living in the Glasgow area. My sisters son Samuel, emiigrated to Australia, married and has a son and a daughter. The family mebers living in Glasgow are now grandparents.
Thank you for the anticipated assistance in putting my Website Online. There is a lot of family who use the Internet!
Archie & Cathie Brawley