So..as part of my Certificate of Genealogical Research with the Society of Australian Genealogists last year I researched John Savigny, a Tasmanian cricketer...just so up my ally with two daughters and no sons. It really challenged me writing a biography with a maximum word count...no waffling!!! His family connections with Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney environs made it easy to get side tracked. Schools, trout fishing, several members of the first parliament in the Federation of Australia all a part of this man's connections. And so looking at my screensaver on my iPad the name next to my grandfather Edgar Ellis's portion on the parish map of King Island, which I found almost 20 years ago, on our trip for our wedding anniversary, was Clemons...and I had thought the name was very familiar!
4 March 2013 - Here's the King Island parish map with the Ellis brothers, sisters and wives - my grandfather Edgar Ernest Ellis (232), Florence Maud Ellis (233), Herbert Ellis (129), Florence May Smith (143), my grandmother Margot Jane Ellis (131 and 132), Mary Ellen Ellis (238), Charles Alfred Ellis (145), and Inez Mary Ellis (143). Brother Rueben Ellis had a selection on another part of King Island. The Clemons family have numerous portions around the Ellis portions.