Wednesday, January 23, 2019

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 4 - I'd Like to Meet - Peter Fullerton

This year I have decided to take part in Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks blogging prompts. 

The theme for Week 4 (Jan. 22-28) is: I'd Like to Meet.

This weeks' theme was a difficult one for me as I was unsure which ancestor to chose. 

I decided to choose my great-great grandfather Peter Fullerton, because I would like to know the answers to a few questions about his family and he would probably be able to tell me those answers. 

I'd like to meet my great-great grandfather Peter Fullerton so that I could ask him these questions:
  • Where and when were his parents William Fullerton and Mary Dunne born? 
  • Who were his grandparents? Was his paternal grandfather Peter Folliard from Naas, Kildare?
  • Why did his father William appear to change his name to Fullerton when he immigrated to Australia?
  • Did his parents have any other relatives living in Australia?
  • Why did his parents decide to immigrate to Australia?
  • Where does the Spanish ancestry story come from? Is there any grain of truth in the story?
  • Is there any truth in the story that he was going to go on the Burke and Wills Expedition but did not go?
  • What did he and his father do in New Zealand in 1863? Did they find any gold?
  • What were his experiences droving cattle with his brother James
  • Was his father ever involved in the droving?
  • Who did they work for droving cattle? 
  • What stock routes did they follow?
  • Why did his father leave the property at Elphinstone? 
  • What plans did his father have for the properties he owned in Richmond?
  • Where was his brother Thomas buried when Thomas died in 1865?
  • Where is the gravesite of his mother Mary (Dunne) Fullerton at the Castlemaine Cemetery?
  • Where is the gravesite of his father William Fullerton at the Inglewood Cemetery?
  • What information about his brother James did he hear in Victoria after James died in Queensland in 1889? 

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