To involve members of the families in recording the interesting, unusual and sometimes unique stories associated with their family history and to combine this with the building of a lasting family tree database that makes the best use of photos, voice recordings and video.
1.1 FAMILY STORIES
The view any of the Stories listed below click on 'People' and then 'Stories' in the Menu.
Victor Ronald Baker - A Rough Guide to Tunisia (1943)
Daniel Earnest Baker - A Bridge too Far (1944)
John Johnson - A Hanging Offence. (1766)
Jane Seymour - A Connection to Royalty (1630)
James Watkins Brett. - Underwater Conversations. (1845)
Alfred Earnest Wileman - Butterfly Diplomacy. (1899)
Arthur Francis Wileman - A Stitch in Time. (1870)
Arthur H Wileman. - The Football Battalion (1918)
Benjamin Wileman - Colliery Disaster (1901)
Henry Wileman - My Old China (1799)
James F Wileman - Who’s Who. (1872)
Henry St John Wileman - Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (1844)
Henrietta St John Wileman - The X - Files (1920
Joseph & Henrique Wileman. - Boys from Brazil. (1910)
Martyn Wileman. - Fate - a split second decision (1941)
Mabel Wileman - Silent Movies. (1922)
Hamlet Yates - All that country air (1857)
In the ‘Stories’ section you will find a historical TIMELINE that helps paint a picture of what was happening during their lifetime
1.2 FAMILY TREE
To view the Family Tree click 'View' then 'Tree' in the Menu. For more detail, click 'View' then 'Family'.Also read ‘Getting Around’ section 3 of this page.
We currently have approx 40 family members helping compile the the family tree. The tree has over 2500 names and 400 photos. The frequency of family names is changing as we go wider and deeper. There are over 600 surnames on the tree, the most frequent of these are shown in descending order as follows.
A) ....... B) ........ C) ......
Wileman/Wildman Rollason Tudor
Baker Goodhead Pearce
Hall . Foster Johnson
Wardle Yates Millington
Flynn Shanahan Marshall
Quinlivan Timmins Lusty
For a full list of Surnames go to menu and click on ‘People” then ‘List’
WBRQ02 has a distinct approach to the challenge of making family history more engaging.We recognise that lists of dates and places are important but 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.
The way in which we use resources is 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
WBRQ02.tribalpages.com(Data) + WBRQ02.com(Discussion) = Family History(Objectives)
For practical purposes the two websites can be considered as one single solution or ‘building’ containing two rooms separated by a door with the appropriate security for each room. A good analogy is a coffee lounge attached to a library.
3. GETTING AROUND - USING THE COMBINED SITES.
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.
For 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 get a quick feel of how the 'tribalpages' part of the package works....
Place a name in the ‘Find’ box and then press either ‘Family’ or ‘Tree’ located under the ‘View’ tab.There are several ways to browse the family tree. The ‘Tree’ View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The ‘Family’ View shows the person you have selected in the centre, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children.
The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try The Kinship Relationships Tool.
The site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts there are Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organised in the Photo Index.Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it, this will also show additional photos relevant to that person.
Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events Page. Birthday and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. If you want to know how you are related to anybody use the Relationship Tool.
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)
4.THE FOUR CONNECTED FAMILIES
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.
5. REFERENCE MATERIAL
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.