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 converted to Roman Catholic in 1979.
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 Beer 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). They have 6 children and 10 grandchildren:

  1. Brian Andrew Talbot - married Joanne Hooper and have 3 children
  2. Nathan Timothy Talbot - married Meggan Magro and have 2 children
  3. Clare Deborah Talbot - has one daughter
  4. Rebekah Frances Talbot - married Daniel Smith and have 4 children
  5. Michelle Rachel Talbot
  6. Miriam Elizabeth Talbot

Deborah has 14 uncles and aunts (excluding their spouses); 3 siblings and 63 first cousins; 6 children, 10 nephews or nieces and 69 first cousins once removed; 10 grandchildren, 15 grand-nieces or nephews, and 91 first cousins twice removed.


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
  • Dodge & 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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  • spouse's name and marriage information
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DNA Connections
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 of DNA with Deborah:

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Hi Deborah, I sent you a trusted list request yesterday for Albert Victor Crane (1923-2003) as I'd like to amend a category. Please get back to me if you didn't receive it and I'll be happy to resend,

Thanks Gillian

posted by Gillian Thomas
I would like to join you in the Talbot name study. Mississippi , North Carolina and Maryland. I don't know how to join.
posted by Jo Grasso
Hello Deborah,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist or whatever else you find to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Deborah,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

Thank you for being a member of the project. You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1. If you would prefer a different or additional Team, please let us know. You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
I see that you’re putting On Name Studies on some Tucker profiles. However when I click on it it brings me to “page not here” Is someone starting one?

Before Christmas I had started putting in entries form the Book of Wolston Tucker. I didn’t get to far, I had Christmas stuff I had to finish lol. Is this what’s going on with the profiles?

Hi Deborah, for the church category requests, could you add links for the profile/s you would like the categories added to.

Many thanks, regards, Margaret

Hi Deborah,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out our annual check-in to see how you are going in the project. We'd really like to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles over the past year! We think we've made great progress in 2020/21 with your assistance.

Please could you reply to this message, to let us know if you would like to stay on in the project and if you are happy with your current role and team involvement. If you would like to do something additional or different, take a look on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to get any feedback or suggestions that you have to improve the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

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