John Despard
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John Despard

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John K. Despard
Born 1950s.
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Researching my family name of Despard Trying to find a direct link from my great grandfather to Edward Despard his father. Both apparently from King or Queens Counties Ireland.

I have my own website dedicated to the Despard name: Lots of odd things there including books, films, electrical switches etc all connected to Despards.

Both sides of my family come from Ireland, the other name is Gillis, again from Queens (Laois).

I live in the south west of France and have dual nationality, Irish and British.

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Hi John,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi yes I still wish to be a member. Bust at the moment so cannot help out. I run other genealogy websites.
posted by John Despard
Hi John,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi, I see you are connected to the Brackley tree. I found a hint on Ancestry to the Chiswick/Brackley family tree that is obviously about my great grandfather, George Samuel Francis Cisco STROUD. I think they have some errors which I can set right & expand their family tree in this regard. Please contact me & let me know if you can or cannot help me with this please Thank you. Karen Lange-1038. Maternal line: Stroud
posted by Karen Lange
Hi John. Thanks for your message. I’ve added the Irish Roots Project badge to your profile.

If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on Irish Roots Project will take you to the first page of the project. I've added your good self to the member interest page. Here you can let others know which counties or names you are researching etc.

To edit the text on the members page just click on edit in the banner heading and add text against your name in the box which looks like a personal profile bio box. Any problems - give me a shout.

Thanks for joining the project and good luck with your research. Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi John

The FAQ section on the project page should answer most of your questions about the ONS project.

posted by Doug Lockwood
How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

Hi John

You are now a confirmed member of Wikitree. Thank you for volunteering.

Our G2G Forum is the hub of our communication. Pop in when you have time and introduce yourself or ask a question, we all love to welcome a new member :)

If there is something you are having trouble understanding or you need additional help learning how to use WikiTree, you can always contact a mentor.

Both G2G and mentors are accessible through the Help drop down menu top right of your page. There are also useful tabs at the top of your profile.

Just for fun, come and join in on our Question of the Week: Honoring USA Independence Day - Were any of your ancestors on the "wrong side" in a war?

Happy researching!

Wendy, Wikitree Greeter

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hello John,

Welcome to WikiTree. By now you should have received an email with helpful links to get you started on adding your family to ours.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person and we work together to achieve that goal.

If you would like to join us confirm your email address, then indicate your willingness to share your family with ours. by filling out the Tags and comments on your profile page.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Happy Hunting,


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