Re: William & Sarah EACOTT Family Wiltshire prior to 1840
By Chris June 18, 2005 at 03:15:54
I am very happy to hear from you.I did indeed change my email address some time ago.It became necessary after we were beseiged by spam. I live in Kingsley - which is north of Perth city.We are about 20 minutes from the city up the Mitchell Freeway.
Family History has been my passion for a very long time.I have hit a brick wall with the Eacott's but made some fascinating discoveries along the way and have made contact with family members all over the world.Thomas Eacott who married Charlotte Tuckey had a brother named Joseph who came out to Australia around the same time as Thomas.This little snipet of information was handed down through the family but no-one could add anything more than that.I did find a Joseph Eacott in Victoria but had nothing to connect him to our family until last year when I was contacted by a lady who lives in Queensland.She had the piece of the puzzle we needed and is a direct descendant of Joseph and therefore a distant cousin. We are currently combining efforts to learn more.In my quest to learn more about my ancestry, I did try to learn more about Charlotte's family but once more hit a brick wall.Perhaps you have had more luck....
I have been in contact with Dudley Tuckey who has organised knew headstones for Thomas and Charlotte's graves.I told him that I would be happy to pay for the inscriptions and I sent him the wording that I thought might be appropriate - added a little more than one normally would but because they were pioneers of Mandurah, I felt it would be most appropriate.Dudley told me he would let me know how much it came to (working on $2.50 a letter I believe) but I haven't heard anything more - I need to get back in touch with him in case he thinks I have backed out.
Look forward to hearing from you again.