Just a quick preen.
Alan, great-grandson of George Toyn COLLEY and generous supplier of family information and photographs to LaFREDUX, has a second great-grandaunt on his mother’s side called Mary Ann HEMINGTON. She is a mixed-up lady, through no fault of her own. She married Frederick George O’BRIEN in Lambeth on 23 March 1863, almost three years after she supposedly gave birth to a daughter in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. That child, Mary Ann Conway McCarthy, married John Henry SUBRITZKY, bore him eleven children and died in New Zealand in 1932.
Mary on the Shared Tree doesn’t have a family name, though you would reasonably expect her to be a Hemington. Perhaps she was born a CONWAY? She has seven duplicate IDs. One HENNESSEY, one WELTON, three RYANs, one RAGAN and one QUESTIONMARK.
In the first quarter of 1859, Mary Ryan married a Daniel McCarthy in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Just Mary has three sources attached to her record on FamilySearch. One is the 1861 England & Wales Census, placing her in London, aged 22 and single, with her parents and six siblings. It doesn’t make sense to have shipped her out to India.
Sources neatly fit marriage to Frederick George in Lambeth, the birth of a daughter, Sophia Mary Ann in 1865, and death aged 45 towards the end of 1883.
A very different life to the one currently portrayed on the Shared Tree.
In some quarters, it is frowned upon to describe the Australian koala as “functionally extinct”. Scorn is being heaped upon humans traumatised by the current plight of these creatures. There is no shortage of recent YT Videos featuring Bear Care but this Sky Australia piece offers unsentimental balance. National Geographic explains that the Koala is not functionally extinct, yet.
There is also resistance to Geoengineering being a thing. Wikipedia flags “chemtrails” as a “conspiracy theory”, but even some alpha Doomers reckon there is nothing to see in the skies above. I forgot to post this link yesterday.