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About WBRQ02 Wileman,Baker,Rollison & Quinlivan Families.

* To research and document the interesting & unusual family/relatives stories

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Ron Baker - A Rough Guide to Tunisia 1943
Jane Seymour - A Connection to Royalty 1630
Henry St John Wileman -Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 1844 
Alfred Earnest Wileman - Butterfly Diplomacy 1899
Henry Wileman - My Old China 1799
Arthur H Wileman - The Football Battalion 1918
Benjamin Wileman - Whitwick Colliery Disaster 1898
Daniel Earnest Baker - A Bridge too Far 1946
Edward Wileman - Boer-ing as hell 1901
Hamlet Yates -  It must be all that country air! 1857
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*To  detail stories with Videos , voice recordings and photos where possible

*To build a lasting database record of the family histories and the family tree

*To involve family members


WBRQ02 has adopted a distinct approach to the challenge of making family history  more interesting and accessible to users.

Firstly, whilst we recognise that lists of dates and places are important they can  become a little dry. We are focused on getting behind the names and understanding  their stories with more comprehensive documentation where appropriate and a wider  use of recordings and video. In short we want to make a 2D output closer to 3D.

Secondly, the way in which we make best use of resources will be different.  We have separated out the data collection, manipulation and reporting needs from  the education, research and discussion needs. The former will be carried out using  the excellent tribalpages database, which basically does what it says on the tin, in  fact it’s real strength is its simplicity and ease of use which encourages more of the  family to get involved. The latter will be carried out on our own website development  WBRQ02.com

Taken together we could again call this this the 3D approach,

WBRQ02.tribalpages.com(Data) + WBRQ02.com(Discussion) = Delivery

For practical purposes the two websites can be considered as one single solution or  ‘building’ containing two rooms separarated by a door with the appropriate security  for each room. A good analogy is a coffee lounge attached to a library.


A single click on the respective homepage link tab moves you between the two  websites.  We recommend that you enter and exit the ‘building’  via  WBRQ02.com as this will allow you to see any new information relevant to you. Plus  it’s easier to remember this address.

Please use the Guestbook for any comments.  For more specific discussions on any  family issues please use the discussion forum on WBRQ02.com

To get updates on discussions and any other relevant information enter your email  address in the 'follow by email' box  on the top r/h side of WBRQ02.

To enlarge photos click on the photo, this will  also show any additonal photos relevant to that person and will reveal furtherhas width, 

For best results, particularly when reading stories hold Mobile device eg iPad or phone in Landscape position.

The site does not give full functionality to some mobile phones, this can be overcome in some cases by a ‘desktop’ setting but ideally the site should be used on iPad, laptop or desktop (Windows or iOS)

To get a quick feel of how this website works  place a name in the Find box  and then  press either Family or Tree located under the View tab.The app is easy to use and is  more  appropriate for the Majority who are not regular users of these types of apps  but are  interested in  the subject. Various  types of Hardcopy are available in  'Reports' and  'Prints' sections


 Centred largely in the East Midlands there are 4 or 5  Wileman areas in the  UK that  are surprisingly focused on a single location, such as Measham and Earl Shilton In  Leicestershire....ref Banwell index described in 'stories'. There are other  concentrations of Wilemans in Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire ,Lancashire and Yorkshire.  A glance at an old map of England suggests the potential influence of he the 'five  boroughs' on the distribution, there Is also a clear influence of the industrial  revolution and the possibility that the Quaker movement may have played a role.


The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Symon Willeman  dated 1279 and was written in The Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire, during the  reign of King Edward 1 when surnames became necessary due to the introduction of  personal taxation known as Poll Tax. There are  early recordings of Wil(l)man which  include Adam Willeman and Walterus Wilman both of whom are recorded in the 1379  Poll Tax Rolls of Yorkshire, whilst later in 1563 Harry Willman married Alis Worship at  St Antholins Church, London.


A familiar surname that is widespread across the the UK and many other countries.  It does not have the areas of concentrated population associated with Wileman  name. The larger numbers spread over a wider area can make it challenging to  research. However it does have the benefit  of almost always being spelt correctly.  ...something that doesn’t happen with the other three surnames. The main focus is  on the East Midlands specifically Derbyshire

Variants: Baeker, Baekere,Baecere, Baxter, Backer, Becker, Bakere. Backere

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William le  Bakere, which was dated 1177, in the "Pipe Rolls of Norfolk", during the reign of King  Henry II   known as “The Builder of Churches", 1154-1189. Early recordings include  such examples as Robert Bakere, a witness in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire for  the year 1246, and Walter le Bakere in the rolls of the county of Hampshire for 1280  a.d. The female form of the name is 'Baxter‘.

 We have only recently come to realise that a significant part of our heritage lies in  the West Midlands - Staffordshire/Worcestershire/Warwickshire. Stourbridge is a  particular focal point. There appear to be a large number of relatives in this area that  we did not know about, largely as the result of most of the associated records being  written as Rollason not Rollison.

Variants: Rollinson, Rolison Rolinson, Rolason, Rollason, Rollandson,Rowlandson,  Rowlanson,Rollingson

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William  Roulandson, which was dated 1332,in the Subsidy Tax rolls of Cumberland. Random  examples of the recordings include John Rollingson in the Lancashire Wills record for  the year 1596, whilst Stephen Rolloson married Christain Morrison at St. Dunstan in  the East, Stepney, on September 8th 1713


Based in  the west of Ireland we knew documenting this family tree would present a  few challenges, specifically families are often very large and names are often  repeated through the generations, they are widely dispersed having gone in waves to  Australia, USA and England. Add to that many Irish genealogical records were  destroyed and you find you’re at quite a disadvantage. However thanks to some  family documents we have been able to make progress.

Variants: Quinlivan, Quinlan, Quinlin, and O'Caoinleain or O'Caoindealbhain (original  Gaelic) forms

The surname was first used in County Meath, where the family name has held a  family seat from very ancient times. In the province of Leinster Quinlivan was usually  anglicised as Kindellan and has now been absorbed into the more common forms of  Connellan or Conlan. A branch of the family  settled in northern Tipperary and were  known as Quinlan in English. In the 1659 census they are noted as being one of the  most numerous families in County Tipperary. The name is now almost confined to  Munster, particularly Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. The variant spelling of "Quinlivan"  is most associated with County Clare, as evidenced by the 13 births recorded there  int the 1890 index. "Quinlin" was given as a principal name of Tipperary in thecensus  of 1659, and Quinlan remained as the favoured spelling of the name in 1890 with  Tipperary and Kerry being centres for the name at that time. Kindlon is  also said to be a variant spelling of the name in County Louth.


As the family tree develops new surnames become increasingly important and can  ultimately become more central to the family history than  one of the original names  within the group of four.

Child, Flynn,  Foster, Goodhead, Hall, Johnson, Shanahan, Timmins 


I have listed some of the many web based genealogy resources available. All of  those listed will have been used at some point. Click on the link and it will take you  direct to the site you have chosen.

The Origins section of stories has relevant maps, in addition view the Gen UKI link
Jane Seymour - a Royal Connection?
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