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Name: John Bell <
...@> Date: 2001-07-12 Comments:
this is a long shot...
My grandfather John Clifford, came to Australia in 1926.
His father died 3 months before my grandfather was born (in 1891).
I am told that my grandfather's father (my mother thinks his name might
have been Hugh or Hubert) was a musical conductor who was on tour in
South Africa when he died (possibly in Durban or Cape Town).
My grandfather's mother was a singer and adopted my grandfather out to
some people called Downey who lived in Halifax Yorkshire when he was 2
years old. I think her name was Claris and she had 2 daughters whom she
kept (Ida and Leila so the story goes).
My grandfathers mother and daughters toured as a singing troupe I
believe even coming to Australia on the Tivoli circuit.
My grandfather joined the English Army (in which he became a musician),
was sent back to France three times during the 1st World War and then
emigrated to Australia with his wife and daughter (my mother). My mother
has became a well-known and successful musician (May Clifford).
Interested if you can give me any leads.
My mother is not sure of my grandfathers father's place of birth
(Blackpool was mentioned)...but there is no certainty about this.
Name: Brooke Clifford <B...@> Date: 2000-08-31 Comments:
Hi, I am interested in learning more about my lineage. I enjoyed looking for information about my ancestary.
Name: Ger Lombardo <
...@> Date: 2000-07-16 Comments:
I love what I see at RootsWeb. There is a wealth of information here.