| Here's the family tree so far. Starting from the Toon and Carvell family and stretching back...|
My sisters and I grew up in Syston, Leicestershire, England, which was home to the Toon family for several centuries (everyone knows the Toons in Syston)! My mother grew up in Belgrave, Leicester--a long but walkable distance along the Melton Road towards Leicester.
Now my youngest sister and I both live a long way from England, and through this research have learned that we also have family in both South Africa and Australia! The world is a small place... but the two places that make me think "home" are The Green, in Syston, and Syston Street, in Leicester. Neither look like they did when I was a child, nor do the same people live there any more, but the pictures, the faces and the scents are still here, part of me.
Note that I have some so-far unconnected Bonnett families in my tree. While trying to trace "our" Bonnetts further, I've documented other local families, in case one day we find the link.
Please feel free to leave a message for the family in the guest book (below). I'd love to hear from you!
- Thank you to Charmaine and Wendy for the Bonnett info
from South Africa and Australia
- Thank you to Sylvia Browne for Toon info before
Richard, and to Anne Fawcett for more Toons
- Thank you to Auntie Muriel and Uncle Rex for all
the Toon and Riley notes and dates
- Thank you to John Walker for the info on Joseph
Walker and decendants in the USA
- Thank you to the helpful people on rootschat.uk
- And thank you to my mum of course!
All errors in transcription are mine!
Fair Oaks, California
|Toons, Carvells, Bonnetts, Rileys: Syston, Belgrave etc.|
Updated March 30, 2005