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* The Sables Family home page (United Kingdom)*

Updated May 1, 2001

I am researching the 'Sables' and variants family name.

My immediate, ie, in the last 200 years, family originated in Ireland in the Glendalough and Avoca area of county Wicklow.

My great Grandfather arrived in England via Whitehaven in County Cumberland circa 1860. He settled down with his family in Cleator Moor and the surrounding area. Other brothers, Thomas, Richard and John also arrived in the area at about the same time.

I believe the 'Sables' family may have entered Ireland from France in the late 18th century but, I can only conjecture following family stories about an item of lace made in france and believed to have been brought over by an ancestor.

There are other, so far unrelated, members of the 'Sables' name living in the South of England and dating from before 1800

Other members including a great uncle named Richard Sables went to the United states of America and settled in the Philadelphia area. where I have distant relatives.

There are members of the 'Sables' family in Australia, but these are recent having gone to Australia as a result of the 10 assisted passage scheme in the 1950's and were not convicts.
My younger brother Lawrence Sables going there in 1968. He and his wife Joyce settled in South Australia in the Adelaide area.

One of my Gt Uncles was accused of Murder in the wild west town of Leadville Colorado and I have the court reports and newspaper reports of the trial and the subsequent sentencing when he was found guilty and sentenced to one day in the state pen but was allowed to walk away from the courthouse. It was not really murder but and accidental killing.

I am also rearching the 'Greener'name which was my mothers maiden name. The Greeners came from County Durham in England.

I would appreciate any information anyone can give me and I would be willing to share my own limited information.

According to my knowledge, there do not seem to be many people in the world with the name 'Sables'.

I will be adding information to this home page in the near future.

James Thomas Sables
Fax: 01302 708371

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