Frustration Connecting Roworths

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Trying to volunteer as a connector but failing miserably, just creating a bigger chunk of unconnected. I've been working on the Roworths. Two William Roworths settled in Murrurundi New South Wales Roworth-52 and Roworth-53 both born in Sutton Bonington in Nottinghamshire but seemingly unrelated. Then there's a different line of Roworths who settled in Inverleigh, Victoria, all descended from Christian William Roworth (also known as William Christian Roworth) Roworth-48 who was a convict, possibly the brother of Charles William Roworth-40 and a sister Mary Elizabeth if pedigrees are to be believed but I can't find a source for this.

WikiTree profile: William Roworth
in Genealogy Help by Jean Hollis G2G6 Mach 2 (20.0k points)
Thanks for working on this, Jean!  It will connect up someday, and your work is never in vain!

It seems that there were so few names for males in common usage that the same names appear over and over!  

Even when the names are unusual, they can get repeated in families long after the cousinship has become remote.  I have a Woolley line where the name Ambrose keeps popping up - but it also seems to be prevalent in Woolley branches that no longer know if they are related to each other.  I worked on another family that had several individuals named Gustavus Adolphus Stickney - you'd think that was a unique name, but it was certainly not unique in that family!

Don't give up - it will click into place someday, thanks to the work you are doing!  It is especially important to be able to show that two people with the same name are different people, so they don't get conflated.  The work you are doing is important!


Shirlea in Canada, not very knowledgeable about Aussie records, otherwise i'd pitch in.

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