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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Hi Dave, I re-read this thread and a few comments popped out at me. I suspect that the Mellifonts/Mellefonts were the same people and originally came from Kinsale... some time back I found a website that showed the 148 acres owned by James Mellifont in 1641...
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Geez .. that's what makes this research hard… well spotted.. cheers Phil
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Hi Dave I suspect the variation on spelling is the fact that in those days people must have applied verbally for these certificates, and it was probably up to the clerk to figure out how to spell the name. I think they were far less precise about spelling back then, and even less precise...
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Yes I think you are right… my sister looked into this years ago and I forget the details other than she died in some railway camp tent… but apparently it was an agonising death… the aspects that we know about Margaret's life seem very sad..
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Thanks Gibbo I will order a death certificate and will report back with the findings. regards Phil
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    Hi Dave Strictly speaking I dont have Margaret Sutton nor Peter Ward in my family tree. Margaret was my great grandfathers first wife- and I descend from the second wife. Also my surname is Mellifont, but in various records the name is often mis-spelt, although there is a distinct different...
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    James WARD & Emma PRITCHARD

    I have information about Peter Ward and Margaret Mellifont Sutton. They lived around Dalby/Chinchilla area of Queensland, Australia. Margaret died in 1878 or 1877.. they had a number of children. If you feel you are related to these people and wish to share info I am happy to contribute...
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