Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

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Wendy A. Sullivan formerly Ling aka Goodwin
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
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: 2 Sep 2018
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Categories: Ipswich, Suffolk | Ling-1181 | Chocolate Needed | Military and War Project Member | England Project | WikiTree Leaders | Profile Improvement Project.


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Wendy (Ling) Sullivan was born in England.
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan is participating with The Windsor Warriors during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 653 suggestions.

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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Helping to prevent forest fires.
My mum's maiden name
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On 2 Sep 2018 at 13:35 GMT Lynn Drasdo wrote:

Hi, I'd like to join the England project but all the G2G posts seem to be closed to answers and refer to other closed posts. Can you point me in the right direction? My interests are mainly Yorkshire, particularly Ineson/Ianson and related families, and the area around Batley/Morley. I have done some pre 1700 work on the Iansons but am new here so I would like to join a project and put on my post 1700 tree before I start the early ones. Thanks!

On 28 Jul 2018 at 02:06 GMT Geoff Masters wrote:

Hi Wendy,

I've just noticed your enquiry in regard to me receiving the England Badge. In case I didn't answer you I apologise, but yes, I did receive it Thank you Geoff

On 15 Jul 2018 at 18:13 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Duly approved.


On 15 Jul 2018 at 17:11 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


Really appreciate all the help people give to clearing up the Unknown profiles on WikiTree.

We have been able to get a Google group for the Unknowns Project now. To sign up for it go here Unknowns Project Google group. Don't forget to edit your display name and your email preferences.


On 15 Jul 2018 at 14:55 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


Thanks for joining the Unknowns Project. Since it is a sub-project of the Profile Improvement Project, I have awarded you the PIP Badge. Please be sure to visit the Unknowns Space Page for our Task List and how to work with Unknowns.

Then you will want to go to the Unknowns Project Page for our goals and other information. Be sure to add your name to the "Progress Reports" section.


On 5 Jul 2018 at 16:03 GMT Teresa Downey wrote:

Thank you Wendy! Glad to be a part of the England Project :-) Ros was great mentor!! :-)

On 3 Jul 2018 at 04:11 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 Badge! Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your followed tags.

On 29 Jun 2018 at 08:27 GMT Sandie (Schwartz) Schwarz wrote:

Hello Wendy, I am not making progress on the England Project, several times I have chosen a name from the list only to be told that I need to select another name as the name I have chosen does not meet the standards required. Why am I being told to go to the list and chose a name, only to be told sorry that name does not qualify ?! Seems to me that a list should include Only Names that do qualify ! What a waste of my time !

On 24 Jun 2018 at 23:15 GMT Malcolm Cowan wrote:

Morning Wendy. I recently joined England Project. Have since changed my email address to MICowanWikitree@gmail.com. I have to ask you to add me as a member a second time but using this email address instead. Sorry to bother you.

On 19 Jun 2018 at 00:22 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

What a lovely profile, Wendy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Queen Victoria Wendy is 33 degrees from SJ Baty, 38 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 37 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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