Deborah (Smith) Talbot
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Deborah (Smith) Talbot

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Deborah Talbot formerly Smith
Born 1950s.
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Deborah (Smith) Talbot is one of twins.
Deborah (Smith) Talbot participated with Team Oz during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
Deborah (Smith) Talbot is a member of the Talbot Name Study Project.
Deborah (Smith) Talbot is a member of the Hodges Name Study Project.
Deborah (Smith) Talbot is a member of the Australia Project.

Deborah is a retired archivist, librarian and knowledge manager with over 30 years experience in genealogical research.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Library Studies); Graduate Certificate Document Management; and a Masters degree in Information Services (Knowledge Management). She has also studied genealogical research at the University of Strathclyde as part of her professional development for certification as a Certified Practicing Information Management Professional.

Deborah is the wife of Bruce Talbot (the son of Robert Talbot and Stella Craig).


To see full family tree go to Crane family of Lancashire


  • First-hand information. Entered by D (Smith) Talbot at registration.

Areas of interest

My primary focus for now is on the following family lines.

Ancestors’ Profiles

Parents 2/2

Grandparents 4/4


Great Grandparents 8/8


2x Great Grandparents 16/16


3x Great Grandparents 28/32


4x Great Grandparents 28/64


  • Hawker & Unknown
  • Hayes & Unknown
  • Holden & Unknown
  • King & Unknown
  • Rapson & Unknown

5x Great Grandparents 17/128

  • James & Unknown
  • Roskilly & Unknown


6x Great Grandparents 12/256


7x Great Grandparents 8/512


8x Great Grandparents 5/1024


9x Great Grandparents 7/2048

10x Great Grandparents 5/4096

11x Great Grandparents 1/8192

12x Great Grandparents 1/16284

My mother’s family

  • Crane family
Thomas Crene
His son was John Crane
His son Henry Crane married Agness Lytham (daughter of Robert Litham)
Their son William Crane married Jennet Dickonson (daughter of Richard Dickinson)
Their son Richard Crane married Mary Pye
Their son William Crane married Mary Anne Sykes (daughter of John Sykes)
Their son William Crane married Mary Hayes (daughter of Richard Hayes and Margaret Holden)
Their son John Joseph Crane married Florence J Hawker (daughter of Samuel Hawker and Jane King. Jane was the daughter of Ruth Rapson)
Their son Arthur Albert Crane married Lavinia May Victoria Beer (see her lineage below)
Their daughter Rose Mavis Crane married Leslie Smith (see his lineage below)
I’ve add considerable information to the Crane Name Study
  • Beer family going back to Jonas Beer who married Sarah Hodge on 10 Oct 1781 in Tedburn St Mary, Devon, England. Including maternal lines back to:
Aaron Newman b. c1770 Thornbury, Gloucestershire
Daniel Addis b. c1660 Gloucestershire
Abraham Jenkins b. c1730 Gloucestershire?
Elizabeth Benbow b. c1804
Samuel Tucker b. c1780
Williams Williams b. c1780
Jonas Beer married Sarah Hodge (daughter of William Hodge and Agnes Pooke. Agnes was the daughter of Thomas Pooke and Mary Voysey and Mary was the daughter of George Voysey.)
Their son Nathaniel Beer married Elizabeth Preston (see Preston linage below)
Their son William Beer married Charlotte Wills
Their son Arthur Wills Beer married Rose Edith Newman
Their daughter was Lavinia May Victoria Beer
  • Preston family goes back to John Preston and Anne Ford.
John Preston married Anne Ford
Their son Robert Preston married Mary Melhuish
Their son Andrew Preston married Elizabeth Dicker
Their son John Preston married Martha Wills
Their daughter Elizabeth Preston married Nathaniel Beer
  • Newman Family going back to |Aaron Newman. Family legend says we are related to Cardinal Newman.
  • Wills family going back to |Thomas Wills and a possible relationship with the family of WD& HO Wills, tobacconists.

My father’s family

My husband’s family

  • Devlin family going back to Arthur Devlin who is related to Joseph Devlin the Irish politician.

Other interests are the Popes Project where I'm contributing to a standardised approach to the biographical information.

I’m interested in sorting out the Shipping category as it is very disjointed. I’ve created a Free Space for discussion on how the categorisation for shipping can be improved.

D's current to-do list.

Advance Directive

In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 30 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:

Bruce Talbot

If none of my family wish to take over my profiles, I give permission for the WikiTree leaders to become profile manager for these profiles. Do not delete any of my profiles.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Deborah by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Deborah:

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Hello Deborah

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out a check-in to see how you are going in the project and especially to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles on WikiTree. We really value your participation.

Please could you get back to me by private message to let me know if you are happy with your current role and team involvement within the project or if you would like to do something additional or different. Currently we have you down as a member of the Categories team. If you would like a change, you can check on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to hear any feedback and any suggestions that you have to improve the project. On a practical note, if you are a member of the google group, are you receiving messages ok?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Deborah,

I look forward to working with you on those pre-1500 profiles. See my email for more info.

Thanks, Traci ~WikiTree Mentor

posted by Traci Thiessen
Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann