Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

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Wendy A. Sullivan formerly Ling aka Goodwin
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of , [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 16 Nov 2018
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I was born on Wednesday, August 25th, 1954 in Ipswich, Suffolk, the only child of Ronald Ling & Betty Robinson. My birth was not straight forward, and for the first three days of my life, it was not certain that I would survive. My dear Mum, who had gone through hell to give birth to me was now not allowed to hold me. Finally, my parents were allowed to hold me, and then to take me home, where I started a life filled with more love than can ever be described in words. We lived at 102 Richmond Road, Ipswich for about the first 3 years of my life. This was my Mothers' family home. When I was about 3 years old we moved to 86, Waveney Road, Ipswich, which had been my Father's family home.

When I was born, my legs were found to be crooked, and to rectify this I had to sleep in wooden splints. I can still remember being laid on the dining room table and my Dad strapping the splints to my legs. He would then carry me upstairs to my bedroom, where both he and my mum would sit, until I finally fell asleep. I know now how much anguish doing that caused my parents, but because of their love, I am able to wear whatever footwear I want to now, because my legs are straight and my feet are in the correct position.

My first 2 years at school were spent at Springfield Infants school, followed at age 7 by Springfield Junior School. At age 11, I progressed to Westbourne High School, where I spent another torturous 5 years. For the majority of my school life I was bullied and picked on, but looking back now I think that the actions of those bullies actually had a positive affect on me and made me stronger for it.

I needed that strength after I married my first husband Malcolm Goodwin. After a little over 2 years of marriage, and finding that he was going to be a father, he moved out of the family home. Within 2 weeks of that I lost my beloved father. My son James M.A. Goodwin was born on August 5th 1978 but sadly lost his fight for life just 22 hours & 7 minutes later.

I found work as a bartender in a popular bar and for the next 2 years worked 6 days a week. My Mother then told me of a position that was opening up in an office where she worked and where my Father had worked until his death. Finally I found a job which I was happy doing, and alongside people that I respected and that respected me. I made friends that were true friends, something that I had lacked before. I began to work with a colleague for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind in my spare time which in turn led me to meet the Duchess of Kent. I also did a 25 mile charity walk with another colleague. My self confidence grew and I took a vacation abroad, my first out side of the UK and alone. I found another true friend there and we vacationed together for the next 3 years, until her marriage.

I met my husband Peter Sullivan through that same holiday company and we married on September 28th,1985. We have 2 beautiful Daughters and 1 rather cheeky but handsome Grandson, who is my inspiration for creating a family tree and finding out more about my ancestors.

When my time comes to start the new phase of life's journey, I want to be able to leave him some insight as to where his roots are. Without roots and values there is little chance to grow and blossom into what you are destined to become. I hope, when I leave this earth, that I will find my parents waiting for me, then I can tell them how much I truly appreciate them and love them, which is something I don't feel I did.

Digital Afterlife

In the event of my passing into the next phase of lifes' journey, or that I have become unable through physical or mental illness, to continue my labour of love on my branches, I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue what I have started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. Any locked profiles that I manage I believe to contain only information that can be found on the internet, so they may be dealt with as privacy would allow.

Ling-1181 18:09, 30 December 2017 (EST)


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On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:00 GMT Valerie (Pearse) Crowley wrote:

Hello Wendy,

Have not been very active on England project recently due to illness. however have done the Orphans Trail (under the excellent guidance of Ros) and have been bringing my profiles up to standard, and joined the Biography Builders and also the Rangers. Hoping to get my pre-1500 cert. shortly. Will do anything to help with improving the England Project when the opportunity arises. Thank you for your email and interest. Valerie

On 16 Nov 2018 at 02:22 GMT Chris Hampson wrote:

Hi Wendy, sorry for the delay in responding. Trying to finish up all my summer projects and ease into the winter stuff ;) And the US is already into holiday mode with Thanksgiving next week. The Norfolk project is quiet at the moment, but I'm planning on trying to get some mini-pushes going to clear some of our unconnected/unsourced profiles. Things look worse than they really are as we have all the Norfolk, Virginia profiles showing up in the reports -:(

Cheers, Chris

On 12 Nov 2018 at 09:58 GMT Martin White wrote:

Hi Wendy ā€“ thanks for your message - doing fine thanks ā€“ spending time on Wiltshire when I can ā€“ Martin

On 9 Nov 2018 at 22:35 GMT Rob Bleckly wrote:

gday Wendy! I now have time to start on my orphans trail but see from recent posts that trail is somewhat in flux between leaders at the moment. Can you point in the right direction or should i wait a little longer. Rob

On 6 Nov 2018 at 12:06 GMT Stephen Heathcote wrote:

Hello Wendy! Apologies for the delay in responding to your query on the England Project - just returned from a visit to England. I have been pottering on improving my own profiles on my Staffordshire and Derbyshire relatives, and on looking into errors/suggestions on the Derbyshire places and profiles, since there doesn't seem to be anyone else in the Derbyshire team (though that has led to contact with other England Project members with Derbyshire interests).

On 6 Nov 2018 at 10:57 GMT Sharon Caldwell wrote:

Hi Wendy - I am not currently working much on the England Project - I am working in the 1820 Settler team which is part of the South African Roots team - British settler group to South Africa in 1820.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 21:29 GMT Paul Shepard wrote:

Iā€™m pleased to have a part in the England Project and am waiting now for my directions how to approach the Orphan trial

On 5 Nov 2018 at 09:56 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

HI, Wendy. I joined the project because I was willing to write biographies when asked and created some. It was suggested that I become pre-1500 certified and have spent much time helping to sort out the saga profiles. Taking a break from that while merges go through and decisions are made. Meanwhile I've returned to improving my watchlist profiles, mostly English, and meddling in others. Still willing to write up the occasional profile if required.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 03:08 GMT Leslie Torkelson wrote:

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for the message. I haven't done anything for the England Project yet. My understanding, when I read the instructions pages, was that I would receive a welcome email with a list of profiles to start with. So far I haven't received one, but I didn't want to be overly impatient so I decided to give it a little time in case Ros was too busy to send me anything. And then, I'm afraid, I sort of forgot about it, so I'm glad you reminded me.

Will I be receiving an email? Should I email Ros about it?


On 4 Nov 2018 at 11:36 GMT Stephen Trueblood wrote:

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for your kind message. As a newbie, I am still finding my way around.

I am currently working on linking together all the Tudor and Stuart Truebloods from their sole-source ancestor. They start in Lincolnshire but are beginning to spill over into Notts and head down to the capital. Got to about 1630 so far from a 1561 start.

It is slow work: researching, adding references and building biographies. But the rigour is good and the community support has been remarkable.

Yours, Stephen

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