CURLEWIS FAMILY HISTORY
Welcome to this Curlewis family history web site.
This site is designed to document the family history of Curlewis's particularly in Australia, but also in England and South Africa, Argentina and Italy.
Sources include primary documents (letters, shipping lists,census returns, wills etc), secondary documents (extracts from monographs, journals etc) plus anecdotal sources (reminisences, oral history etc).
I have completed the family tree information, as far as I am able. Additions are welcome.
I still have lots of information to add to the site, which is being done gradually. In the meantime, I welcome any additional information, such as letters, articles, etc as well as old photos etc.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR PLEASE GO TO THE INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS PAGE
Comments, feedback welcome and many thanks to those who have contributed to this site by providing me with information.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME: (link)
Research has been done on my brother's Curlewis Paternal Haplogroup or Y chromosome R-CTS4179 :
It is definitely of Viking origin, being very Scandinavian (found mainly in Norway, Sweden, Scotland and Shetland). It is the most common R1a subclade in Scotland. The most recent change to the haplogroup's sub-group occurred very recently in terms of haplogroup formation, about 500 BC. Males with the same Paternal Haplogroup are also found in Iceland and parts of Russia to which the Vikings had migrated.
The Y chromosome is passed from father to son remaining virtually unaltered across the generations except for small traceable changes across the generations. This is how we can track male lineages back to common ancestors. It would be interesting to find out if other Curlewis males also have had their DNA tested on 23and Me, FamilyTreeDNA (or other DNA test site) that shows their Paternal Haplogroup
TABLE OF CONTENTS
family tree data
This page contains basic information on individuals and their relationships, ie. dates of birth, death and marriage, father, mother, spouse, children. The best way into this page is through the index to individuals
index to individuals
A straight alphabetical list of individuals, with a link to their entry in the family tree, and further information if applicable (through the "notes")
Letters, newpaper articles, wills, etc which are relevent to the family
articles, extracts from books etc about the family
notes on individuals
Contains descriptive summary notes on individuals with links to sources and photos where applicable
In the 1970's, Terry King (descended from Septimus Lord) undertook research into the Curlewis's in Australia (and their origins in the UK) towards a thesis. As he undertook this research, he sent out a number of Bulletins to keep people informed of what he had found.
Curlewis Newsletter: A series of Newsletters written by a member of the South African branch concentrating on the history of that side of the family.
CURLEWIS FAMILY CREST
Drawing of crest from member of the South African family
The photo of the wax seal used by George Campbell Curlewis (Australia) in a letter to his fiancee in 1835, thus confirming that it has been in use at least since then. (original size 17mm x 15 mm) plus the crest in the form of a ring.
This Bible records the birth of Steavons Lupton Curlewis 1763, ancestor of all of the Curlewis's in this web site, as well as his children.
Photo of Family Bible, c 1720's, front
photo of inside of family bible with record of births
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