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The Reddings and Tilleys Homepage - Western Australia

Updated May 30, 2014

Gaye Lorraine Redding

This is a record of the ancestors and descendants of Brian Terrance Redding and Gaye Lorraine Tilley. I am researching the Redding family who are mainly based in Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK and also the Tilleys of Geraldton, Western Australia and the McClellands & McLeans who originated in Kirkfieldbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Thomas Redding was my husband's grandfather and he died in 1948. His father was Edward Redding and mother was Lucy. All of whom resided in the Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK area. He married Alice Furneaux (born 1878), who's father was Peter Furneaux, a shipwright. Her mother was Cora Blanch Dyer who was born of Richard and Mary Anne of Devon. I have traced the Furneaux back to Samuel Furneaux (Peter's grandfather) who was born in Churston Ferrers, Devon in 1781. We have recently (Xmas 2007) visited the UK and have had a family get-together with 35 Redding family members, during which time I gathered the latest dates and information. I have now researched the Redding line back to Thomas Redding (my husband's Great-great-grandfather)who worked as a plumber and glazier and was born in Ireland in 1835.

My side of the family has been easier to research, as we took a trip to Scotland in 2003 and again in January 2008 and visited Kirkcudbright where the McClellands originated from and there were links back to the 1700s, but nothing definite. We have traced William McClelland my great great grandfather(born 1831)and his father was also William McClelland (born 1800), he married Margaret Dockeray (born 1798 Ireland). The other name that we have some details on is the McLeans (my GGG grandfather was John McLean who married Alice Ingles) They arived in Australia in 1854 from Kirkfield Bank, Lanark Scotland. Also my maternal Grandfather was Percy Kimber who came out to Australia in the early 1900s and married Jessie McClelland (from Kalgoorlie), after having fought in France under the Aussie flag. I have traced the Kimber line back to Southhampton in the 1730s and Sarah Lynch (Percy's mother's side) back to the Wyatts of Downtown, Wiltshire in the 1640s!

As for the Tilley's, well I have found that they were descendant from the Willmotts & Parsons who settled in around the Walkaway area near Geraldton, after having come out as convicts in 1854 and then being convicted for sheep stealing. They then worked at the Pig n Whistle farm near Greenough.

Any information as to these ancestors would be very much appreciated. I am happy to share what I have discovered so far.

Gaye Redding (nee Tilley)

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  • The McClelland Clan at Ascot, Perth Nov 2007 (935 KB)
    This was a gathering of all of the McClelland family members in Perth who got together at Ascot in November 2007. This has become a regular event.
  • The Redding Get-together on Boxing Day 2007 (2797 KB)
    On Boxing Day 2007, 35 Redding family members gathered together at the Beech Farm Cottages to celebrate just being in the Redding Clan. Brian, Gaye, Shannon & Cassidy Redding of Perth in Western Australia played host to this joyous occasion.
  • Redding Family Reunion - 2011 - Our Ivy passed (2702 KB)
    September 4th 2011 - Ivy Leonora Redding (Brian's eldest sister passed away peacefully in the car after having brought the whole family together. We think she chose this day to say farewell.

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