|About this site|
|This site has
been established to provide access to the data that both I and
others have collected and while by no means comprehensive, I
have tried to place as much data to the site as is possible.
I ask that you first check for relations that may be connected before contacting me with open queries.
I can not answer all the queries but if you provide sufficient data then I can post this to the site & it is then possible that further information will be forthcoming from others who visit the site. You will need to let me know whether you desire such information to be posted and if so what email details you wish to show. (check our bits & pieces pages for example of these.
|If your origins can be traced back to Scotland which appears to be the background of the name (my great great grandparents left to go to Australia about 1860) then send me a message as we have a number of arms of the family we would like to trace. For those wanting to know there is an entire wing of the Family name in and around Queensland and I have most of their contact details as my grandfather came to New Zealand early this century from that wing of the family. These are included in this site.|
|Locations of this branch|
|We know that some of the arms of the family have gone to America(USA) and even elsewhere in New Zealand & Australia and we are aware of some who have remained in Scotland and the U.K. and who have been contacted by my Aunt and we hold a family bible going back to late in the 18th Century which has some names we have not traced yet. We have traced the Brazilian link through one of the missing names and this is now in the database and have linked a US major line to this line of the family.|
|There are the descendants of James Shaw Wyllie some of who have not been traced and are of particular interest. He was born in 1821 of John Wyllie and Agnes Miller. He married and had 3 sons, John Alfred who we have the Brazilian link from, Arthur M and Frederick. We know nothing of the decendants of either Arthur or Frederick. We know of a second James Shaw Wyllie (Captain) who is refered to in the Bits and Pieces Page along with a number of other references.|
|We also have discovered another James Wyllie the brother of John Wyllie whose decendants are unknown along the decendants of William Wyllie who we know the names of the children and little more.|
|The Military Connection|
|It is notable that many of the early family tree members were military officers and at least one died in battle. This may be a course followed by some descendants as it was normal to purchase your commission prior to this century. Investigations have shown a number of decendants serving in India and all to be commisioned officers with some reaching very high ranks.|
|It was quite
normal in the sixteen, seventeen, eightenth & ninetenth centuries
to purchase commissions for second and other sons who would not
inherate property & this appears the case for the Wyllie
family as much as any. The value of this is the ability to trace
information through the Military records.
Regretably most of these are not yet available on line but with time this is a logical progression.
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