Re: BOB JANE of T (Tyre) Mart & Motor Racing, Australia
I read your post with some interest.My understanding is that I am also a relation of Bob Jane.He is a descendant of my great grandfathers brother (name unknown).
My great grandfather (William Jane) was born in Eaglehawk (outside of Bendigo, Victoria) circa 1886.His birth place is on Peg-leg Road in Sailors Gully in a dwelling that still exists today.My understanding is that my great-great grandfather married a widow (who had existing children) who had a further 10 or so kids with my great-great grandfather (including William Jane).
The family orginally moved to Australia to join the gold rush and I understand from my grandmother that we have been traced back to Bodmin in Cornwall.We are linked to Lanhydrock House in someway.
William Jane worked in the mines around Bendigo until he left to fight in World War 1.When he returned from the war he emigrated to New Zealand with one brother and one sister.He married Minnie Jones (b. 1900) and had eight children including my grandmother Elsie Jane(b.1926).