CRIDDLE / CRITAL /
ADLAM, THOMPSON, WEBB, WALLACE/WALLIS, LEACH or LEACH LOFTUS and BUFTON
First family lines in
ancestors and their contribution to the growth of a new
colony – Western Australia
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progress reports and a summary of the long-awaited
family history book - a 35-year process that will be
completed in November 2022 in time for Christmas. A newsletter giving order
details will arrive by October 2022. It is a
limited edition and orders will close by late
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of all, it will be fully referenced.
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details to ensure they are accurate.
aim of this book
aim of this book is to bring our ancestors’ stories to
life, within the context of the social and economic
conditions of the 19th century. Only then can we
appreciate their fortitude in moving forward and
overcoming severe hardship.
one of the lines can be called a true pioneer in the
common use of the word. In the broader sense: A pioneer
is a person who goes to a new, often uninhabited or
uncivilised part of a country to live and work there.
Many of our ancestors were pioneers of the outback - now
regional areas of WA.
our history important?
Swan River Colony would not have flourished if it were
not for our ancestors who include an indentured labourer,
guard, and a sponsored immigrant who came out within the
first decades of settlement. Many went to remote and new
areas to settle. They became pastoralists and graziers,
and participated in the early pearling and timber
industries. Some became gold prospectors, and can lay
claim to finding the first gold in the Mt. Magnet area.
Others contributed to the building of the Swan River
Colony's infrastructure and built private housing and
places of worship for the growing population –
generally, our ancestors provided the much needed skills
and labour that enabled the new colony to grow.
our ancestors arrived in the colony they had no wealth
and many were illiterate, but their contribution to the
growth of the colony cannot be denied. Above all, they
produced a new generation of Western Australians and
fulfilled the early settlers’ criteria for a balanced
and more settled colony. Therefore, the female lines
made an essential contribution.
ancestors have clearly provided a heritage you can be proud of.
Note: This book will not be lodged in a library or put
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interest" in the book, which I hope will be completed by
mid-2015. The hold-up has been due to illness and lack
of finances. Moreover, new records, which have provided further
information on William Bufton and other lines, have been
indexed in the State Records Office. Substantial
donations by family members have now enabled
professional proofing, allowing me forge ahead with
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Edward Bufton, William Criddle, William Adlam, George Staples, Matthew Wallace / Wallis, Robert Thompson, George Leach Loftus,