Gary Patton Family Tree Project Blog

Just Longwood by Ildie Houston (1975)

Another fantastic book that covers the Longwood area, Just Longwood was published by Idie Houston in 1975 is a fantastic resource for those with an interest in the Longwood area of Victoria. Idie is...

Pretty Sally’s Hill by J.W.Payne (1981)

Pretty Sally’s Hill by J.W.Payne (1981)

This book published by J.W.Payne in 1981 is a fantastic resource for those with an interest in the Wallan, Wandong & Bylands area of Victoria. If you click on the link it will take...

Paton, Patton, Patoun Family Associated Families

Paton, Patton, Patoun Family Associated Families

Over the last few months I’ve identified that Russell Patton, son of Robert & Matilda Patton from Kirkwall, died at Bathurst River in The Gambia, Africa. Robert Russell Patton’s wife Hannah, and son Ebenezer...

Robert Russel Paton (1830-c.1860) Descendants to Australia

Robert Russel Paton (1830-c.1860) Descendants to Australia

Robert Russel, son of Robert & Matilda (Russell) Patton, was the brother to William Patton (1828-1909) who emigrated to Australia. Little is known of what happened to Robert, albeit that he married Hannah Cairncross...

Innes, Maxwell & Ninian

Innes, Maxwell & Ninian

Innes, Maxwell & Ninian appear down through the generations of the Patton Family, but where did they come from ? William Paton married Annie Sinclair in 1790 on the Orkney Islands.  Annie was the...

Two Charles William Patton’s – 1881 & 1888

Two Charles William Patton’s – 1881 & 1888

For years our family history has had Charles William Patton, and his subsequent marriages to Bertha St.Clair Cox & Alice Isabella Hammond , as being the son of William “Bill” Patton (1857-1846) & Mary...

Ina, Grace & Carrie Patton escape with their lives from burning house in Upper Plenty, 12 June 1913

Ina, Grace & Carrie Patton escape with their lives from burning house in Upper Plenty, 12 June 1913

The things that you find out when you’re a genealogist. Ina Moorabbe Patton (nee Cocks), with her two youngest children, Ina Grace “Grace” (2 years) & Caroline Francis “Carrie” (6 months) were lucky to...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr.Charles William Patton & Miss Bertha St.Clair Cox, 18th July 1906

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr.Charles William Patton & Miss Bertha St.Clair Cox, 18th July 1906

You are all cordially invited to the wedding of Mr.Charles William Patton, eldest son of Mr. Charles Douglas & Mrs. Caroline Mary Alice Patton (nee Scott) to Miss Bertha St.Clair Cox, eldest daughter of...

William Paton m.1790 Annie Sinclair – Potential Breakthrough

William Paton m.1790 Annie Sinclair – Potential Breakthrough

I think I might be onto something in my research of William Paton / Patton who married Annie Sinclair on the 16 Jan 1790 and it hinges on the name Ninian. For years we...

Family Reunion Funding Donations

Family Reunion Funding Donations

I’ve had a couple of requests from people on how they can “chip in” to assist with the costs for holding the Patton Family reunion at Wandong on the 27th January 2018. Thanks to...

Cocks Family Online

Cocks Family Online

Admittedly I’ve got a bit of research to do on this family, but given that I didn’t know much about my G-Grandmother Ina Moorabee Cocks and I found a Knight in the family, I...

Challenging Day

Challenging Day

Well if today wasn’t challenging. I had a goal of getting as many of my family trees online as I could. Combined with delays with re-familiarizing myself with the coding required to put the...

Twelve Months That Turned Into More Than Half A Century

Twelve Months That Turned Into More Than Half A Century

Douglas William Arthur Patton was born on the 25th May 1884 in Wallan.  His parents house “Shaldon Cottage” was just out from Wallan near the turn-off to Wandong & Whittlesea.  Son of Charles Douglas...

Mount Hope, Catapillars, Bushfires & Pigs Eating Butter

Mount Hope, Catapillars, Bushfires & Pigs Eating Butter

Following William & Charlotte’s marriage on the 20th December 1853 at Castle Hill, Yan Yean their children Robert, Bill & Charles were registered as being born in Yan Yean, their first daughter Bessie registered...

Patton Family Reunion

Patton Family Reunion

The last year has been very challenging on a personal level and that’s contributed to the resurgence of my activities in my family history research. I don’t know what it is but there’s a...

Sir Arthur Alfred Clement Cocks (Politician)

Sir Arthur Alfred Clement Cocks (Politician)

Ina Patton (nee Cocks) (1888 – 1938) married Douglas William Arthur Patton (1884 – 1969) in Heathcote in 1908. Ina’s  Great Grandfather, Robinson Cocks, was the uncle to Sir Arthur Alfred Clement Cocks. This...

Patton Family Re-union 2018

Patton Family Re-union 2018

We are currently determining the level of interest from family members in having a family re-union, the last family gathering was held in Wandong, Victoria in 1980. Interest in knowing more?  Email – family@garypatton.net...

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to my website. I’ve just launched it today, 21 August 2017 so please visit regularly as I add more content. The picture in the website header is of Kirkwall on Mainland Isle in...

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