On this day in 1949, my great-grandfather died in Australia. No - I'm not from 'Down Under' myself; in fact, 99.9% of our family tree comes from England. My great-grandfather, John Samuel EDGCOMBE, and my great-grandmother, Annie Marian BUCKINGHAM (who also died in Australia, in 1961) went out there in 1926 with some of their teenage children. I think I need to delve more into 'why'. I've got the passenger lists as to 'how' and 'when'. But 'why'?
Twenty years ago, I found that they had more than 600 descendants living in Australia. But 'why' in the first place?
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