The Shearer family, 1 june 1963 at Scottsdale, Tasmania,
                                                         at the marriage of         
                 Geoffrey Gordon Shearer to Dorothy Jean Gibbons (1945-2007)
           Graeme and Helen, Geoff and Dot, Margaret, Cyril, Albert Edward Moore
                                     in front Bronwyn and Barry Dale (1952 -1971)
Margaret Mary Moore and Cyril Reginald Shearer
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. It lies on the Tasman Highway, around 63 kilometres (39 mi) north-east of Launceston and 22 km (14 mi) south-east of the coastal town of Bridport. It is part of the Dorset Council. The area was first surveyed in 1855 and was described as, "the best soil on the island well watered, with a mild climate" by surveyor James Scott, for whom the town is named. This rings true today as the town, as well as being the regional centre for other north-east towns, is a major agricultural centre.

Ellesmere Post Office opened on 29 November 1865 and was renamed Scottsdale in 1893   Ellesmere is where the first settlers became landholders. Ellesmere is located now on the northern outskirts of the town.,_Tasmania

Current suburbs of Scottsdale include: Blumont, Cuckoo, Forester, Jetsonville, Kamona, Lietinna, Lisle, Nabowla, North Scottsdale, South Springfield, Springfield, Tonganah, Tulendeena, West Scottsdale

Bridport in Tasmania’s north east is a popular holiday destination overlooking Anderson Bay. The coastline was navigated by Bass and Flinders in 1798, but Bridport was not settled until 1830, by Thomas Lewis. Chinese tin miners were among the early pioneers. It was a port for the timber industry and enjoyed periods of prosperity in the late 1860s, when gold was discovered nearby. Descendants of the Moore family still live in Bridport.
                                            Cyril Reginald Shearer born 21 august 1917 in  Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
                          died  21 aug 1991 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
                         eighth of nine chidren to William and Emma (nee Knights) Shearer

                        2 july 1941 Church England, Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

                                       Margaret Mary Moore born 6 sep 19??, at Lietinna, Tasmania, Australia
          Ma                          Margaret (Auntie Marg to me and a host of nephews and nieces) is still alive, keeping
                                us all smiling with her memories of times past.
                                         Margaret is the youngest of nine children to
                                    Albert Edward and Rose Elizabeth (nee Jenkins)  Moore

Cyril Reginald Shearer is the grandson of James Shearer, one of the earliest pioneers of "Scotts Own Country". James arrived in Launceston, Tasmania from Scotland, aboard the ship "Broomielaw", in 1857. He married Annie Tyson on 25 may 1864, at Annie's parent's home in Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania. James & Annie's tenth child, William is the father of Cyril Reginald. Annie had arrived, aged 11 on "The Black Swan" in Launceston, with her family in 1855. James & Annie left a property of 150 acres near The Great Forester River, close to Bridport, Tasmania, there was also a quarter acre property in Bridport, Tasmania. James and Annie made their home at Jetsonville (now a suburb between the main town of Scottsdale & Ellesmere)

Margaret Mary Moore also a descendant of the early settlers to the Scottsdale area, continued to live within the area. Margaret's great grandparents Robert and Margaret (nee Edwards) Jones settled in the area, on property which is now, in the 21st century, owned by the Scottsdale Golf Club. Robert and Margaret Jones had married on  28 june 1854 in Llandudno, Parish of Llanllechid Caernarvon, Wales. They arrived on the clipper ship "Star of the Sea" in Melbourne, Victoria in 1854. Margaret's father, Albert Edward Moore (Robert & Margaret Jones grandson) bought property at Lietinna where the family lived for many years. The original family property at Lietinna is currently owned by a son of Margaret's brother, George.

Both families have a united history which follows the development of the area. From the original settlement at Ellesmere, now a suburb of modern Scottsdale, which also hosts the cemetery, where many headstones show past history of the Shearer and Moore clans, to Bridport, a seaside village, host to many family holdiays for the Moore and Shearer families.

How the Scottsdale State School would have looked when
Cyril Shearer and then later Margaret Moore attended

A  map (not drawn to scale) of Scottsdale, showing the Golf Club (original property of Robert and Margaret Jones)  After leaving the home in Liettina for their son Frank and his family to live in, the house shown in William St was the home of Albert and Rose Moore (nee Jenkins), Rose's mother Alice O'Sullivan nee Rose (Granny O'Sullivan)  Cyril and Margaret Shearer with their family lived at the family home for a number of years
It's always fun at Grandma's house (Rose Moore nee Jenkins) in William St, Scottsdale abt 1947/48
Graeme & Geoff Shearer with cousin Gaele Moore - daughter of Albert & Betty Moore
Picnic Day for families of Margaret (nee Moore) and Cyril Shearer with Margaret's brother Frank and wife Joyce (nee Tait) Moore with children - Margaret's sister Gladys (nee Moore) and husband Alick Johnson with their girls
Cyril & Margaret Shearer had four children

1. Graeme Reginald married Helen
  They have  two children and five grandchildren

2. Geoffrey Gordon married
  Dorothy Jean Gibbons 5th of 9 children to Cyril
    Edward Alfred and Florence May Gibbons
     born 8th may 1945 Scottsdale, Tasmania -           deceased 21 jan 2007 Brisbane, Queensland
          Geoff & Dot have two children,
      six grandchildren, 1 great grandchild

3. Barry Dale born 11 feb 1952, Scottsdale Tasmania - deceased 24 april 1977, Launceston, Tasmania (as a result of an accident)

4. Bronwyn Joy married Donald Turner
                 They have two Children
Ancestry of Margaret Mary Moore

Generation One
Thomas Lanfier 1585 in Languedoc, France
bef 9 nov 1613 in Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire, England

Generation Two
John Lanfeire (son of Thomas & Ellen Lanfier -father of Richard)
born: unknown
1572 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
married 20 jul 1543 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
born: unknown - 1583 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England

Generation Three
Richard Lanfiere (son of John & Marian Lanfeire -father of William)
1558 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
1662 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
married: 3 nov 1585 in Devizes South Broom, Wiltshire, England
Joan abt 1560 - sep 1619 Heddington, Wiltshire, England

Generation Three
William Lanfire (son of Richard & Joan - father of William)
abt 1589 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
- 1682 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
married 16 may 1627 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
Dorothye Childe
1607 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
deceased in Heddington, Wiltshire, England

Generation Four
William Lamphere(son of William & Dorothye - father of Thomas
married 24 jun 1671 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
Joane Townsend
abt 1651 in Wiltshire, England
sep 1728 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England

Generation Five
Thomas Lanfire (son of William & Joane -father of Thomas Lanfear
1686 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
1776 in Tytherton Lucas, Wiltshire, England
married 15 dec 1713 in St Mary, Devizes, Wiltshire England
Mary Hampton
abt 1695 in Heddington, Wiltshire, England
deceased in unknown

Generation Six
Thomas Lanfear (son of Thomas & Mary - father of Thomas)
abt 1720 in Wiltshire, England
abt 1780
married 8 feb 1739 in Holy Cross, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England
Sarah Phelps
1709 in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England
1770 in unknown

Generation Seven
Thomas Lanfire (son of Thomas & Sarah - father of William)
1 Anne Green 1769 in Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire, England
1756 in Wiltshire, England
1785 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
2.Isabella Witts 6 nov 1792 in Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire, England                         (mother of William)                                                             
1756 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
1802 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England

Generation Eight
William Lanfear ( son of Thomas & Isabella
                                       - legal father of  Emily Jane Lanfiere/Lanfear
1790 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
1872 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
1. Sarah Rouse (mother of Emily) 29 nov 1813 in St Mary     
                               Magdelen, South Marston, Wiltshire, England
born 1792 in Preshute, Wiltshire, England
jan 1842 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
2. Sarah Fisher born abt 1802 in  Preshute, Wiltshire, England

Robert Jones
abt 1811 in Cilyforden, North Wales
deceased  Angelsea, North Wales
married: 29 nov 1831 in Penmynydd, Anglesea, Wales
Eleanor  Jones abt 1813 in Wales

Generation Nine
Emily Lanfiere (daughter of Thomas Unknown & Sarah Rouse Lanfear
                                                        mother of Alice Emma)
1841 in Ogbourne St Andrews, Wiltshire, England
deceased in unknown
(On the wedding certificate to  William Collins, Alice Emma Rose listed her mother as Emily Lanfear - father William Rose)
married 1863 in Wiltshire, England
William Rose  1840 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
                               deceased in unknown

George Francis Moore (father of George Francis Alfred Moore)
abt 1808 in  Ash, Kent, England
9 dec 1856 in Sandhill, South Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
7 dec 1837 at St Johns Church, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Mary Simmonds abt 1816 in England
6 nov 1885 in Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
Mary Simmonds
married:  25 jan 1859 at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Thomas Eugene Gardiner 1803 -1873

Robert Jones (son of Robert & Eleanor  Jones - father Mary Ann)
Llanlchol, Caernarfonshire,  North Wales
Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
28 jun 1854 in Llandudno, Parish of Llanllechid, Caernarfon, Wales
The wedding took place at the parish church of Llanllechid, under bishop’s license, and was witnessed by an Ellis Thomas and a Margaret Williams (who incidentally signed by mark, so probably could not write her name).  source ref: research by Bill Jones of New Zealand
Margaret Edwards (daughter of Richard & Mary Edwards)
Port Neyyd, Llandudno, county of Caernarvon, Wales, United Kingdom
Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

Generation Ten
Alice Emma Rose
17 jan 1869 in Preshute, Wiltshire, England
15 feb 1947 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
married (daughter of William & Emily - mother of Rose Jenkins)
1. 5 sep 1885 in Winton, Queensland, Australia
2. 30 mar 1889 at St Thomas Church of England, Hughenden, Queensland, Australia
3. 1899 in Australia
4. 1914 at Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1. Francis Jenkins (son of Thomas Perrin Surman & Louisa Jane "Jane" - father of Rose Elizabeth Jenkins)
1 dec 1852 in Rocky Water Hole,  Murrumbidgee District, New South Wales, Australia
2 dec 1887 in Marathon, Queensland, Australia
2. William Henry Pickett 1852 in Folkestone, Kent, England
deceased in Australia
3. William James Collins 1868 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
deceased in Australia
4. Pastric John "Patrick" O'Sullivan (previously married with children)
1928 in Auburn, Victoria, Australia

George Francis Alfred Moore (son of  George Francis & Mary Moore-  
                                                                               father of Albert Edward
5 apr 1851 in Clarence Plains, Tasmania, Australia
12 jul 1926 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
married 21 may 1879 at bride's parents home,
                                           New Plains, Lymington, Tasmania, Australia
Mary Ann Jones (daughter of Robert & Margaret Jones)
30 sep 1857 in Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia
22 jun 1959 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

Generation Eleven
Rose Elizabeth Jenkins (daughter of Francis & Alice Emma
                                                         - mother of Margaret)
11 mar 1887 in Winton, District of Marathon, Queensland, Australia
21 jun 1951 at Launceston General Hospital, Charles St., Launceston Tasmania Australia
married: 15 jul 1911 at  Presbyterian Church, West Maitland,
                                                                     New South Wales, Australia
Albert Edward Moore (son of George & Mary Ann - mother of Margaret)
16 may 1889 in Colac, County of Polwarth, Victoria, Australia
13 apr 1977 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Generation Twelve
Margaret Mary Moore
Cyril Reginald Shearer

Generation Thirteen
children of Cyril & Margaret (nee Moore) Shearer

Generation of Fourteen
grandchildren of Cyril & Margaret (nee Moore) Shearer

Generation Fifteen
great grandchildren of Cyril & Margaret (nee Moore) Shearer
Sophie born in 2010
September 2006 some family changes since 1963 for Geoff & Dot seen here with sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren
Margaret Shearer (nee Moore) with Graeme & Helen's children
Grandma (Rose Elizabeth Moore nee Jenkins
         with an adored grandson, Geoff
Club House,Scottsdale Golf Club
Muchelney  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Muchelney is a village and civil parish in
Somerset, England, on the River Parrett,
1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Huish Episcopi
and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) miles south west of
Somerton in the South Somerset district.
The village has a population of about 210
The village is best known as the site of
Muchelney Abbey, a Benedictine abbey
founded by King Athelstan in 939, and largely demolished in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The village falls within the non-metropolitan district of South Somerset, which was formed on April 1, 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Langport Rural District
In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Botriphnie like this: Botriphnie, a parish of Banffshire, with Auchindachy station at its NE angle, and Drummuir station (2¾ miles SW) towards its centre, this latter being 6¼ miles SW of the post-town Keith, and 4½ NE of Dufftown, and standing near the church and post office. Bounded N by the Elginshire section of Boharm, NE by Keith, SE by Cairnie and Glass in Aberdeenshire, S and SW by Mortlach, and W by Boharm, Botriphnie extends across the county at its narrowest, and has a length from N to S of from 3¾ to 5¼ miles, a width from E to W of from ½ mile to 4¾ miles, and a land area of 9459 acres. .

Botriphnie, Banffshire A memory of Botriphnie, shared by R Urquhart
Robert (Bob) and Margaret (Maggie) Urquhart, and family, occupied a croft named Drywells, at Bodinfinnoch, Parish of Botriphnie, County of Banffshire.
One of the Urquhart boys later described Drywells as: 'The most miserable croft that anyone could imagine... It was inaccessible; buried deep in the hills; surrounded by heather. The buildings were cramped and built in one long line, with sheet iron roofing. The lack of water, which had to be carted from a pump situated some quarter of a mile from the house, the encroaching peat and heather which had to be dug to supply fire for heat and cooking, the poor land which, we found, would not grow grass or decent oats, was all quite unbelievable... The family had increased and we boys huddled together scarcely more comfortable than the animals.'

Tartan Details - Shearer     The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Shearer" tartan is shown here:            STA ref:3202  STWR ref:none   
                                                                        Designer: Shearer, Bobby
                                                                        Tartan date:Not Specified
Registration date:This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish  
                                         Register of Tartans
                             Shearer Coat of Arms / Shearer Family Crest   The surname of SHEARER was an occupational name 'the shearer' a  cutter of cloth. The name was derived from the Old English word 'sherer'. Early records of the name mention Matilda le Scherheringe, 1273 County Lincolnshire. Richard le Schearere, was recorded in 1300 in the County of Yorkshire. William le Scherer was documented in Yorkshire in the year 1305. Johannes Wykir Shearinge, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Oliver Searing, 1379 ibid. The name was taken to Scotland at an early date and John Cissor was                               burgess of Dunfermline in 1316. William Scherar was the bailie of Berwick in 1324, and Johannes Scherar was baillie and burgess of Aberdeen in the year 1399. William Scherer was proprietor of a tenemant in Dundee in 1427, and another William Sherar was burgess of Aberdeen in 1451. Ando Scherare was parishioner of Kinkell in 1473, and Johannes Scherare was archdeacon of Ross in 1503. A family of the name appeared in Strathblane      early in the 17th century, and John Scharrar was 'watchman in ye castell of Stirling' in 1587.
The use of fixed surnames or descriptive names appears to have commenced in France about the year 1000, and such names were introduced into Scotland through the Normans a little over one hundred years later, although the custom of using them was by no means common for many years afterwards. During the reign of Malcolm Ceannmor (1057-1093) the latter directed his chief subjects, after the custom of other nations, to adopt surnames from their territorial possessions, and there created 'The first erlis that euir was in Scotland'. It has long been a matter of doubt when the bearing of coats of arms first became hereditary and it was not until the Crusades that Heraldry came into general use. Men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It
became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the
development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.

             The Shearer families are part of the Clan Cameron
Sheffield St Peter is an ancient parish, erected in the reign of Henry I.
This church was burnt down in 1266 during the
Second Barons' War against King Henry III.
Another parish church was completed in 1280,
but this church was mostly demolished and rebuilt
about 1430.  The Shrewsbury Chapel was added
in the next century, and a vestry chapel (now the
Chapel of Saint Katherine) was added in 1777.
The north and south walls of the nave were rebuilt
in 1790–3 and a major restoration by Flockton & Gibbs—which included the addition of new north and south transepts was completed in 1880. The church was originally dedicated to Saint Peter, but from some time after the reformation into the 19th century it was dedicated to Holy Trinity,[2] it has since been dedicated to both Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

Church of England records began in 1560 for Sheffield, Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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English: St. Peter's Church, Sheffield as it appeared in 1819.
SourceHallamshire, The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York. By Joseph Hunter
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Etymology   Tasmania  from

The state is named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island on 24 November 1642. Tasman named the island "Anthony van Diemen's Land" after his sponsor Anthony van Diemen, the Governor of the Dutch East Indies. The name was later shortened to Van Diemen's Land by the British. It was officially renamed Tasmania in honour of its first European discoverer on 1 January 1856.[11]
Tasmania was sometimes referred to as "Dervon", as mentioned in The Jerilderie Letter written by the notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in 1879. The colloquial expression for the state is "Tassie" (pronounced "Tazzie"). This name is often used in advertising campaigns, for example by the Bass Strait ferry, Spirit of Tasmania.[12] Tasmania is also colloquially shortened to "Tas" (pronounced "Taz"), especially when used in business names and website addresses. TAS is also the Australia Post abbreviation for the state.
                   Ancestry of Cyril Reginald Shearer

                                Generation One
William Shearer 1625 in Scotland - 1700 in Scotland
married 1650 in Scotland

Patrick  George born abt 1695
Isabel Robertson born abt 1695

                                Generation Two
William Shearer (son of William)
                              1677 in  Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
                                       -1750 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
18 may 1738 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Isobel Duncan born 1720 in Scotland
                                       - 1750 Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Andrew Leslie
married 1733 in Scotland
Isabel Gauld

Adam Gordon (son of Patrick and Isabel)
Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Isabel McKie
1715 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

John Baulch
1670 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
3 sep 1727 in Langport, Somerset, England
married abt 1695 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
Grace Yvonne Fenn
1674 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
1729 in Muchelney, Somerset, England

Generation Three
John Shearer (son of William & Isobel)
apr 1740 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- deceased in Scotland
14 feb 1771 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Janet Leslie (daughter of Andrew & Isabel)
may 1745 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- deceased in Scotland

Robert George (son of Adam & Isabel)
1732 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
deceased in Scotland
24 jun 1751 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Margaret Gordon
abt 1731 in Scotland
deceased in Scotland

John Eyre

Robert Biddlecombe
abt 1710 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England
6 feb 1737 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England
  married            5 feb 1731 in  Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Mary Gill                                abt 1710 deceased unknown

Charles Baulch (son of John & Grace)
10 dec 1696 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
1745 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
married  17 may 1719 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
Ann Sam

1700 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
1766 in Langport, Somerset, England

Generation Four
William Shearer (son of John & Janet)
nov 1771 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
3 jan 1857 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
married     21 feb 1795 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Elizabeth Sellar
15 apr 1768 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- feb 1865 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Alexander George (son of Robert & Margaret)
may 1768 in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
(still alive in 1841 census) Coull, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
married  11 dec 1792 in Coull, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Janet Geary
1771 Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
deceased in Scotland

George Tyson 1779 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
       26 aug 1805 in Cathedral of St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Mary Eyre (daughter of John & Elizabeth)
1780 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Thomas Cooper  abt 1768 in Sheffield, England
Elizabeth Bailey Martin

Roger Baulch (son of John & Ann)
7 feb 1720 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
1797 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
married 19 may 1756 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
Elizabeth Gaylord
23 feb 1738 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
16 mar 1805 in Muchelney, Somerset, England

Joseph Beddlecombe (son of Robert & Mary)
1738 in Mulchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset, England
23 mar 1791 in Mulchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset, England
married   29 jun 1763 in Mulchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset, England
Miriam Locke
11 mar 1743 in Mulchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset, England
23 dec 1807 in Mulchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset, England

Generation Five
James Shearer (son of William & Elizabeth)
30 aug 1805 in Keith, Banffshire, Aberdeen, Scotland
19 jul 1886 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Aberdeen, Scotland
married 24 jun 1823 in Keith, Banffshire, Aberdeen, Scotland
Isobel George (daughter of Alexander & Janet)
abt 1806 in Botriphnie, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
abt 1886 in  Aberdeenshire, Scotland

William Tyson (son of George & Mary)
21 mar 1809 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
- 19 dec 1886 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
  married 22 nov 1832 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Jane Martin Cooper (daughter of  Thomas & Elizabeth)
12 apr 1811 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
-  12 jul 1887 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

Charles Baulch (son of Roger & Elizabeth)
25 jan 1767 in Muchelney, Somerset, England
1836 Muchelney, Somerset, England
married  1799  in Muchelney, Somerset, England
Ann Biddlecombe (daughter of Joseph & Miriam)
15 sep 1779 in Somerset, England
abt 1841 in Muchelney, Somerset, England

Generation Six

James Shearer (son of James & Isobel)
25 may 1832 in Keith, Banffshire, Aberdeen, Scotland
- 9 oct 1894 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
       25 may 1864 in Wellington St., Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Ann "Annie" Tyson (daughter of William & Jane)
16 may 1844 in Kingston-upon-Hull,  Yorkshire, England
- 12 aug 1917 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

                        George Knights
1845 in Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia
deceased unknown
married 28 jun 1870 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
Hannah Baulch (daughter of Charles & Ann)
6 oct 1845 in Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia
deceased unknown

Generation Seven

William Shearer (son of James & Annie)
8 jul 1875 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
18 sep 1940 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
                           married 23 apr 1903 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
Emma Knights (daughter of George & Hannah)
                          22 aug 1880 in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia
                           18 sep 1930 in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

Generation Eight
                                                 Cyril Reginald Shearer
                                                  Margaret Mary Moore

Generation Nine
children of Cyril & Margaret Shearer

Generation of Ten
grandchildren of Cyril & Margaret Shearer

Generation Eleven
great grandchildren of Cyril & Margaret Shearer
Sophie born in 2010
Siblings of Cyril Reginald Shearer

Children of William & Emma (nee Knights) Shearer

1. George James 9 feb 1904 - 31  May 1971

2. Emily Annie  18 oct 1907 - 13 mar 1960
     married 23 feb 1928 Gordon Lewis Thomas

3. Edward William "Ted" 25 apr 1909 - 14 feb 1979
     married 5 apr 1941 Joan gertrude Burden

4.Claudia May 28 sep 1910 - 28 jul 1980
     married  15 apr 1933 Walter James Welsh

5. Rose Emma 29 jun 1913 - 7 feb 1966

6. Henry Ernest 10 sep 1914 - 16 apr 1999
     married 10 may 1939 Ena Bernice Fry

7. Ida Evelyn 17 apr 1916 - 1 oct 1975
     married 4 mar 1950 Thomas Alexander Newett

8. Cyril Reginald married Margaret Mary Moore

9. Rufus "Dick" 15 apr 1912 - 30 may 1986
     married 19 jul 1941 Myrtle Christine Haas

Service Record  SHEARER, CYRIL REGINALD Service  Australian Army
Service Number  T42748
Date of Birth  21 Aug 1917
Place of Birth SCOTTSDALE, TAS
Date of Enlistment  21 Mar 1942
Locality on Enlistment  SCOTTSDALE, TAS
Place of Enlistment FORCETT, TAS
Date of Discharge  31 Mar 1943
Rank  Trooper
Posting at Discharge  22 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT WW2 Honours and Gallantry  None for display  Prisoner of War  No
In 1899, Colonel Legge, the Commander of the Tasmanian Colonial Military Forces requested that the Tasmanian Government should raise a Reconnaissance Regiment to support two Tasmanian Ranger Infantry Units. Training started in the second half of 1899, with young men from Ulverstone and Penguin forming the first company under the command of Captain G. T. Stewart.
After the First World War, the Tasmanian Mounted Infantry continued to expand  In 1931 the Regiment was finally designated the 22nd Australian Light Horse Regiment (22LHR).
At the outbreak of World War Two, the unit was once again able to provide trained officers and men. In the meantime, the 22nd LHR continued training recruits and provided active patrols covering the Southern approaches to Tasmania. Extensive training soon brought the Regiment to a high state of readiness in preparation for the likely invasion of Northern Australia. In 1943, when the fear of invasion had passed, the unit, now based in Victoria, was suddenly disbanded.
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The gouvernement of Languedoc was created in the middle of the 16th century.  The families of Lanfier/Lanfear/Lampher/Lanfire were protestants, believed to heretics, by the Catholic Church of Rome. The purging of these 'heretics' had continued for several centuries. They, including the Lanfiers, left their lands and 'escaped' to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  Just why Thomas Lanfier and his family chose Wiltshire is unknown at this point. There are numerous researchers world wide, descendants of Thomas Lanfier, who spend many hours looking and visiting the regions for 'clues". In most places written records were not kept before the 16th century, which makes traces and research more complicated
The county is bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by Denbighshire, to the south by Cardigan Bay and Merionethshire, & to the west by Caernarfon Bay and the Menai Strait, separating it from Anglesey.
The county was originally created under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 following Edward I of England's conquest of the Principality of Wales and included the cantrefi of: Llŷn, Arfon, Arllechwedd and the commote of Eifionydd (the northern portion of Dunoding

Rocky Water Holes, a picturesque recreation and fishing spot just 4km from Narrandera. Adding to Narrandera's eco-tourism offerings. Rocky Water Holes is listed in the Bird Trails of the Riverina and South West Slopes of New South Wales  guide and attracts  bird-lovers, twitchers and naturalists from the region, who are likely to  see variegated  fairy wrens, red-browed firetails, eastern yellow and red capped robins among other species and a variety of waterbirds.
Although it is well-known to local anglers, canoeists and nature-lovers there is nothing to indicate the way to visitors unless they come upon the area by chance.
Excerpt taken from Narrandera Argus published 21 feb 2012

Narrandera is a river town with a rich heritage. Captain Charles Sturt, the famous explorer, is credited with being the first white man to observe the area that later was to become known as Narrandera. However Sturt, who passed through the district on 12 December 1829, was not the first explorer to cast eyes on the Murrumbidgee River. The upper Murrumbidgee, the "Big Water", was first discovered in April 1821, by Charles Throsby. The name Narrandera is probably derived from
Wiradjuri nharrang, meaning "frill-necked lizard"