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Query Number: 1711-1 November 2017

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Requested Information:

Jan is interested in reconnecting with cousins in New Zealand. Jan is living in Australia. Her cousins are Robyn Andra Seelye Neeley and David Hall Seelye. They are both children of Edgar Cassilis Seelye and his wife Robin Hall Hitchon. Edgar is a descendant of SGS# 2303 David Seelye b. 1816 New Brunswick and died 1864 in Australia. Andra is married to Lance David Neeley.

Requester: Jan Moon | stay@lobstermotel.com.au

Initial Response Information:

I found Andra Lance Neeley on Facebook, living in NZ, and have suggested that Jan try to ‘friend’ her. Jan said she tried that and that Andra doesn’t seem to be active on Facebook anymore. Do you have another idea? Let me know.

Responder: SGS Query Editor


Update to Query #1711-1 // Update to 1711-1

Jan Moon (stay@lobstermotel.com.au) was trying to reconnect with Seelye cousins in NZ. They are all descendants of SGS 2303 David Seelye b. 1816 in New Brunswick and married Isabella Cassilis. We have three of David and Isabella’s children in the SGS Ancestor file, Emma Jane, Isabella Phoebe and John Cassilis. Apparently there are more. Kathie Olsen was contacted by Raylee Monro ( rmonro@optusnet.com.au) and they exchanged information on a daughter of David and Isabella that we didn’t have – Maria Charlotte. Maria Charlotte Seelye was b. in New Brunswick in 1851, emigrated to Australia with her family and married John Monro. Maria Charlotte died in      in 1882. This led me to see if there were other children

Australia BI

  • Thomas Henry Benton Seely b. 1859 at Melbourne, Victoria to David Seely nd Isabella Cassels
  • Margaret Seely b. 1863 at Melbourne, Victoria to David Seely and Isabella Cassiles
  • Henry Philo Seelye b. 1858 Williamstown, Victoria to David Seelye and Isabella Cassiles
  • David Seelye b. 1856 Williamstown, Victoria to David Seelye and Isabella Cassiles

Australia DI

  • Margaret Seely Victoria age 6 mos, dau. of David Seely and Isabella Cassiles
  • Henry Philo Seelye d. Victoria age 21, son of David Seelye and Isabella Cassilis

New Zealand Cemetery Records, Otago, Northern Cemetery (Lot 3, Block 9)

  • Seelye, Thomas Benton died 21 mar 1887, age 27. A Cutter, resident of Mornington. Born Melbourne, lived in NZ for 9 years. Buried March 23. Informant H Gourley
  • Seelye, David Alexander Died 28 Oct 1880, aged 25. Gentleman, resident of Mornington. Last came from Victoria. Buried 30 Oct 1880. Informants Gourley and Lewis

This information will be entered in the SGS Ancestor File. If you have more to add just let me know.

Responder: Query Editor

Update to Query #1711-1


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