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Subject: William Wenban (brother of John)
Author: dianawilliams07
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wenban

My mother was Lucia Veanie Wenban,youngest daughter of William Henry Wenban (1859-1919).I remember my mother mentioning that she had cousins? Archie and Lorna Ray and siblings Percie, David, Phyllis and Phoebe (that I can remember). My information from birth/ death notices NSW is that her father was son of William Wenban (1826-1991) and Catherine Munro, who were married in 1851.From this point I lost the trail. My mother mentioned that her family history had been recorded in an old family bible and also that an ancestor had been killed in a buggy accident. From what I have read here and from other sources, I am assuming the Wenbans of Sussex are ancestors. Is there anyone out there able to enlighten me further please? One of my sons is currently in UK and is keen to visit the place of his ancestors . However I don't want to send him on a wild goose chase, so I am trying to track the line backwards. I have read that a William, brother of John came to Aus and he appears to be the link I require b4 I can send my son off to Sussex. Is there someone who knows about John's brother William please?