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Family names Williams, Barnett, Rees etc
Posted by: Vincent Williams Date: February 14, 2001 at 15:41:37
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I'm looking for more information on how to research my family in Western Australia (and before). Or, if anyone has any links to the following names, please email me... perhaps we can share notes.

I'm Vincent Levin Williams, dob April 6 1966, born Perth. One blood brother, Dean Francis Williams, born Perth January 19, 1968.

Mother: Pauline Joy Barnett (Sept. 29, ??), born in or around Perth, WA.
Father: Hugh Joseph Williams (July 10, ??), born Bunbury, WA

Mother's siblings:
Brother - Maurice Barnett
Sister - Edyth Barnett (now Rees)

Father's siblings (known):
Peter Williams
Francis Williams (deceased, age 18-19)

Mother's parents:
Edna Barnett (maiden name ??), currently living in Manjimup, WA
Mervyn Barnett (deceased)
Edna's father was one of the original soldiers that landed at Gallipoli in 1915. Mervyn served in the RAAF, and was in Darwin at the time of the bombing by the Japanese in 1941.

Father's parents:
Mary Williams (maiden name ??), currently living in Perth. Originally from Malta.
Venerable Williams (deceased). Ven was an accomplished artist. He was a coal miner, having worked in Collie (and in Wales prior to that). He was also a champion cyclist in WA. The name "Venerable" comes from a British ship.

My parents, Hugh and Pauline, parted ways when I was about two. Hugh eventually remarried to Florita Rietveld, and have two children:
Angelia Jane Williams (born in Leonora, WA, April 18, 1976)
Hugh Joseph Williams (jr), (born in Leonora, December 11, 1971)

Florita Rietveld and her parents emigrated to Australia from Holland during the 1950's. Her parents (Cornelius Rietveld and wife are both deceased). Hugh and Florita (Rita) currently reside in Mackay, Qld.

Hugh Jr. is married, Angelia is single. Both live in Mackay, Qld.

Pauline married again later, but divorced prior to moving to the US in 1981. I know little about Rodney, her second husband, other than he is from New Zealand, was married before with two sons.

She married Bob Y. Sechi in California about 1984-1985. Bob was married once before, but has no children. Bob has one sister, Susie, who is married to David A. Tabata, and have one daughter, Alison.

The Sechi and Tabata families are of Japanese decent. Bob and Susies parents (both deceased) are Yuki and husband Sam. There is quite a bit of history in this side of the family, which I'm researching separately here in the US.

I am married to Kathy Marie (nee Schrieb), and we have one son Ethan Mark Williams, dob July 1, 1999. Kathy's family also has some history, with rumours to suggest lineage to William Frawley ("I Love Lucy"), Tom Mix (old-time country/western actor) and even Marie Antoinette.

If anyone knows, or is related to, any person(s) mentioned here, please contact me! Thank you!!

Vince Williams


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