Ellwood descendants in Australia
- We have recently discovered quite a number of Ellwood descendants who went to
Australia, and have made contact with some of these families.
Margaret Ellwood and Thomas Litster
This is the one that is closest to us, since Margaret Ellwood was the sister
of Vals great grandfather Thomas Ellwood. They were children of John Ellwood
and Bridget Anderson of Whitehaven, Cumberland. Thomas Litster had been
married before, and had two children of his first marriage. Two children of
the second marriage were born in Cumberland, and the remainder in Australia,
where they emigrated in 1886.
Children of John Ellwood and Ann Bellas
These are much less closely related to us, since the connection to a common
ancestor lies several generations further back. Some of the children, and
some of their children and some of their grandchildren emigrated. As with the
Litster family, they seem to have initially gone to Victoria, and we wonder
if they were in contact with each other there, and if they knew that they
We are in touch with some descendants of both families, and hope to learn
more about the other descendants.
If you are related to any of these families, please tell most. We would like
to learn more about them.
See more at
where there is a linked file of family group sheets.
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