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Angela Cridland (nee Plumb)

Updated February 14, 2002

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Hi, I'm Angela Cridland and I have taken up the challenge and am discovering my family beginings. Fasinating isn't it.

I've followed a One-Name-One-Line-Study of Plumb and their spouses to John Plumb b.1789 and married Mary Howe b.1812. John and Mary had a son, Stephen b.1815 who I believe was their only child. Stephen went on to marry Mary Preston b.1812 in 1835 and had at least 9 children. One of these children, George Plumb b.27 02 1840 married Mary Anne Dickinson b.Abt1846 on 25 12 1864 and later travelled to Australia with, I have been told, 3 children. Tragically one of these children is believed to have died during the passage and was burried at sea in the Great Australian Bight.

Once in Australia the family settled in the Inverell area and produced masses of children. Some of these off-spring left the Copper Mining area to seek employment in the then boomimg Coal Mining area's around Cessnock. It was then that my Grandmother, Grace Somerville, was a young girl working at the "Popular Cafe" in Vincent St Cessnock and she meet, in her words her Waterloo, my Grandfather Cecil Stephen Plumb.

If you can elaborate on my story along the line with any thing at all I'd love you to contact me.

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