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Lillian May Roff
Helen Blight
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I am researching my family tree and am looking for  information on Lillian May roff. I would like to know who her parents where, aas I don't seem able to find them anywhere.
Helen Blight
Australia
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RE: Lillian May Roff
Bill Diebert
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Sorry again Helen. I noticed the typo.

My Auntie Jean's name was Elma Jean, not Alma. Some further info is that Auntie Jean's registered name on her birth certificate is Elma Jean DOHERTY.

Granny Holland's name was Sarah Holland, but she was not related.

Cheers, Bill

Bill Diebert
Australia
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RE: Lillian May Roff
Bill Diebert
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Hi again Helen.

Just a correction to my earlier information.

I've done my sums and the comment that Lillian worked as a nurse at Ballarat Hospital in 1928 cannot be correct ,as she married Tom in Barellan in 1924.

My source was a letter written to my Mum in 1991 by a cousin(?. The cousin commented that Margaret (Veal/Trembath) Grenfell was her Great-grandmother and would be my Mum's great-great grandmother ). Isla lived in Castlemaine. She may have meant 1918, which would be appropriate age-wise.

Cheers, Bill

Bill Diebert
Australia
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RE: Lillian May Roff
Bill Diebert
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Hi. My name is Bill Diebert and Lillian May Roff was my grandmother. I am the second son of her daughter Eva May Diebert (nee Trembath).

Lillian was born 1 June 1901. Married Thomas Henry Trembath on 2 April 1924 at the Methodist Church in Barellan, and died 17 June 1970.

Lillian's mother was Mary Jane Roff ( I have seen reference to the name as Roffo ).  Lillian was raised (?)/cared for by "Granny" Holland and came from the Ballarat area. She worked as a nurse at Ballarat Hospital in 1928.

 She came to Barellan, with her daughter Alma Jean ( my Auntie Jean ), to work as a nurse at the Barellan "Private" Hospital. In Barellan she met and married Tom Trembath.

My mother was her first born with Tom. My mum's knowledge was simply that Lillian had a  "father unknown". She seemed to think that Lillian was a Jewish girl who fell pregnant "out-of-wedlock" and was exiled from her family and looked after by "Granny" Holland.

She was a really fine lady.

If I come across any further information I will let you know, Like-wise I'd appreciate the same.

Good luck and Cheers, Bill

 

 

Bill Diebert
Australia
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