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A special THANK YOU  to all that have contributed, Especially those that have shared 
their research:  Ann Spiro(Riley), Rodney Riley,(R.I.P Rod)  George Adams, Rayleane Griffitts 
(C/ Orchard),Barry Brown ++  Kerrieann Hohnberg (Riley in the arms of angels))
and Jacqueline Lewis (C/Bamford)...Much has been recorded in the following books , A Life 
of New England Pioneers,. From Somerset to Saumarez,. A Tale of Sheperds,and Shears and 
Ploughshares,.The Barrells of Durham,. Tin at Tingha,.and Abington,.No breach of copyright is 
intended ....
Appreciation to the staff at the " Micro Film Library", University of New England ,Armidale 
 Families of my
  Dad     Mum  Father in-law  Mother in-law Son in-law  Sister in-law  Brother in Law
 RILEY,  LITTLE,   ADAMS,         FRAZIER,    BARRELL,     BAMFORD        Boston 
are the most featured....and the fringes of there famlies make up Co. 

From Sydney to New England

In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but,instead,breathing life into all who have gone before . We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one.We have been called,as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So we do.in finding them,we somehow find ourselves. How many times I have I cried as I stood before your graves? I have lost count.How many times have I told you my ancestors,"You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetry about to be lost forever to weeds and and indifference and saying," I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish,how they contributed to what we are today, to respect their hardships and losses,their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. In our hearts there is the deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a proud country,. and a deep understanding that they were doing it for us ,. And it is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one ,as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are.That we might remember them as we do with love and careing and remembering each fact of their existence,because we are they and they are the sum of who we are ..So I tell the story of my family .It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.....(copied with thanks L.C) To the servicemen and women from our families that served at home and abroard we thank you for your contribution to our current way of life .. You are forever in our hearts and always remembered. Although we the original RILEY families started out in Parramatta in the 1790's,then went on to Prospect, Richmond, Kurrajong and many settled around Wollombi in the late 1840's. most of them moved up north in the late 1870's ,settling in the Warialda/Gravesend area. A handful of the RILEY'S went further afield over the years to places like Bingara, Bundarra, Tamworth ,Uralla, Armidale, Moree, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Boggabri and Sydney. One branch moved as far as Goomeri in Queensland. The descendants told me that RUBEN RILEY was looking for "new blood " as the Riley families from Warialda and Wollombi had run out of unrelated people to marry. Some of the RILEY families married into BEVAN and PAYNE families ,and many are still in the Wollombi / Cessnock area. I wonder if many know about our connection of the surrounding districts of Wollombi and Singleton, to the RILEY family from a century before. Do you have a story to be added some photos of your family grand ma /pa they are most welcome... The road goes on forever................... Opp,s have I made a Boo Boo?? If you would like something changed ,added.or deleted please feel free to contact me through tribal pages..if you know me Email or Phone anytime.. Have a wonderful and interesting journey back in time ,your thoughts and contributions are most welcome..Please sign the Guest Book. In Loving Memory of my Mum and Dad, Letty and Jack Riley Sacred to the Memory of my Sister Beryl In Loving Memory of brother Lance, his wife Shon, and Nanna Bamford Dedicated to Kerrieann and adding my brother Robert John [BOB] who started our story ,and now with the help of our Family we hope to add to his wonderful work R.I.P brother ..your tree will go on ... In loving Memory of Mum and Dad Adams ,, Myrtle and Laurie (Percy) loved by all that new them.

Drawing of our Home at Dumaresq 1956!


CLICK HERE Welcome to our extended Family Tree your suggestions and comments will nurture and help our tree grow, PLEASE SIGN THE GUEST BOOK To read this story click on the drawing of our Home at Dumaresq above. ();">TINGHA ,NSW. I was born in Tingha as was my two sisters ,my older brother my Mum and her Mum , Dad was born 30 years before my Mum on the 8th August 1875 at Wollombi ,NSW, Our family left Tingha and moved to Guyra in 1949,