Is anyone researching the Tilsons who were living in Cotmanhay in the 1840s and 1850s?
My research is available at www.ennever.com but I am stuck with this family so any information may be helpful!
My name is Colin Robert Tilson 47 Seabury Foxton Beach 4815 New Zealand.I am trying to find how when our Richard Tilson arrived in New Zealand.Some information I have is that he was born 12th July 1841 Westmeath Ireland.,but carnt prove that.His Father Richard Tilson ,Mother Alice Tilson [nee Taylor]--but carnt prove this either.Have tried lots of sites but nothing confirmed,so I am trying anyone anywhere.
I recentely bought a death cert for Fanny Tislon who I believe to be his sister.
It said that she had beeb born Westmeath Ireland b 144-1915 and arrived in NZ in 1863. Her husband Christopher Somerville was witness at Richards marriage to Christina in NZ. I have not been able to find out who she came to NZ with and if her parents came but I dont think so.
Hope this helps. Do you have any photos etc - I have some of FannyTilsons children anddown that line of the family tree if you are interested.