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Posted by Christine Calvert (nee Frewin) on January 13, 1999 at 10:54:18:

In Reply to: Message from Margaret Frewin in Australia posted by Lawrence Frewin on August 21, 1998 at 07:47:03:

How exciting to come across more "Frewins"!!!

My maiden name was Frewin-and apart from my immediate family, I had only ever met one other person of that name. I was born on the Central Coast of NSW (I now live in Sydney)
-there are many other Frewins in that area although I have never met any of them apart from paternal grandparents and a great aunt (all deceased, unfortunately)

As far as my father can remember "our side" of the family came to NSW from Bunbury, WA.

Arthur Frewin of Bunbury m. Emily ____(surname unknown)

Arthur was a train driver and the brother of-

William Henry Frewin (d.1945)m. Esther Anderson Pout (b.1870-d.1957)

William and Esther had at least 3 children,one of
whom was my paternal grandfather, Reginald William.
.(dates unsure at this stage).My father recalls William as being a bedridden invalid for the last few years of his life. William and Esther lived next door to Reginald and his young family in West Gosford, until their deaths.They, along with several others of the clan, are buried at Point Clare cemetary, NSW.

At this stage I havent been able to find any early Frewins from WA. The closest link so far as been George Frew (are these names in fact related?) who was sent from England in 1853 on the convict ship "Dudbrook", for 'maliciously wounding and night poaching'.

PLease excuse me if my research seems amateurish-I have been studying my family history for only a matter of hours!!
Could you tell me if the names "Frewin" and "Frew" are related?


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