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Late last year I had contact with the Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society regarding some photos they have in their possession from Joanne Taunton (possibly an Alexander BOOKS – Margaret GRONO descendant). Joanne left a number of photographs with their society some time ago and they have not been able to contact her since. The photos indicate they may be of Grono family members from the Books-Grono line. I have, with the Society’s permission, reproduced the photos below (in a PDF document). I am trying to confirm the identity of the people in the photos and find details for those with none.
Click here to view the unidentified photos. (PDF, 1.1MB)
If anyone is able to assist please click here to email the Grono Family Association.
Sue Roberts is searching for information about Frank Parker CURTIS. All that is known is that he was born in Chinese International waters. She would like to find out his parents and further details about him. Frank Parker CURTIS’s connection with the GRONO family is as follows:
Maria GRONO m. William MOBBS
James Samuel MOBBS m. Mary Ann BEVAN
Blanche MOBBS m. Alfred John James KELLS
Eileen Maisie KELLS m. Frank Parker CURTIS
Does anyone know anything further that they are willing to share? If so please click here to email the Grono Family Association and we will forward your message on to Sue.
Amanda Davis is seeking to share information and photos with descendants from the following or similar line of the MOBBS family:
Jane MOBBS (1833-1911, daughter of William MOBBS and Maria GRONO) married Richard Charles MARSHALL (1824-1878)
Their daughter Mary Ann MARSHALL m. George DUFFIELD.
Their daughter Lucy Gertrude DUFFIELD m. Philip Charles FARMER.
Their son Kenneth Harry FARMER m. Mavis Jean LITTLE.
If you are descended from this branch of the family or have any information of interest, please click here to email the Grono Family Association and we will forward your message on to Amanda.
Below is a copy of an email received from Vanessa Marr:
I am linked to the Mobbs side, by marriage …would love to share and receive information.
Here is how I am linked to the Grono/Mobbs. My direct descendant is from the BELLAMY side [– see ** below for further information on the connection].
Issac Mobbs b. 19.01.1829 Pennant Hills d. 16.08.1922 Carlingford (son of Isaac Mobbs and Ann Tomlinson). He married Ann Bellamy 23.08.1853 (daughter of James Zadock Bellamy and Hannah Singleton). Ann Bellamy b. 10.04.1829 Pennant Hills d. 1.10.1897.
Rachel Bellamy b. 2.10.1888 Pennant Hills d. 21.08.1963 Epping (daughter of James Bellamy b. 16.10.1836 d. 25.05.1914 and Susannah (nee Bowerman – wife no. 2) (wife no. 1 Esther Williamson). Rachel married 1910 Edward James Mobbs they had 12 children.
If there is anyone that has any information or photos do to with the Mobbs/Bellamy/Williamson side could you please click here to email the Grono Family Association and we will forward your message on to Vanessa.
The Grono Family Association is interested in finding out about the location and items believed to have belonged to the either John Grono snr or any of his family.
If you know of the whereabouts of an item of interest, perhaps you might be willing to share information about it with the association – e.g. a photo, the story behind the object, who has it now etc… Click here to email the Grono Family Association
Beryl Crofts is seeking contact with descendants of Jane MITCHELL and Henry JARRETT / Thomas KING.
(from the Jane GRONO and Michael MITCHELL line)
Beryl is descended from Fred JARRETT, a child of Jane MITCHELL'S first marriage to HENRY JARRETT. She is seeking contact with other descendants from Jane MITCHELL through either of her marriages.
If you are descended from this branch of the family or have any information of interest, please click here to email the Grono Family Association and we will forward your message on to Beryl.
Jewel Toynton is seeking contact with descendants of Loveday HAMILTON and Augustus (Gus) McILLRICK.
(from the John Joel GRONO line)
Loveday and Gus owned a small holding of land at Rocky Glen in the 1920s.
Jewel is researching the history of the Rocky Glen area, with a view to publishing it eventually.
If you are descended from this branch of the family or have any information of interest, please click here to email the Grono Family Association and we will forward your message on to Jewel.
Seeking descendants of Thomas GRONO, son of John GRONO jnr, born in Wales c.1824.
Thomas GRONO married (c.1856) Mary GRACE, at the Burton Street Tabernacle, Sydney.
Mary had been married twice before first to Anthony DOBBS and then to John BRENNAN.
Children of the marriage:
Mary GRONO died 3 February 1893, aged 67 years.
Thomas GRONO died 25 July 1894, aged 70 years.
If you are descended from this branch of the family, please click here to contact Pauline Gibson via email.
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