This blog has been started with the purpose of documenting the information that has been gathered since early 2000 on the many branches of my family tree and putting it out into the internet community, with hopes to share and gain more information on my family history through others researching their roots.

It is the story of regular people who happen to be my ancestors.

My father is Roy John PULLYBLANK (b. 1920), son of Frederick John PULLEYBLANK (1891 – 1975) and Eveline SHUTE (1894 – 1981).  My mother is Helen Margaret SPAIN (b. 1923), daughter of William Alexander SPAIN (1898 – 1987) and Muriel Isabel LEA (1899 – 1988).  My father’s family tree also includes the surnames HORSWILL, MOGRIDGE, COKER, HARRIS & ANDREWS; while my mother’s branch includes BRYCE, SHARP, MATHAMS, MILLS & HALL among many others.

I am registered with the Guild of One Name Studies for both PULLEYBLANK and MATHAMS and the variants POLYBLANK, PULLIBLANK, MATTHAMS and other likely spellings.  For many years, with my cousins, we have been gathering everything on these names and attempting to link them together.

In order to record a well-rounded view of the family I would welcome any contribution from relations, friends or neighbours with memories, stories or photographs.  All contacts will be gratefully acknowledged.

Gail Pullyblank

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