Deborah (Smith) Talbot

Deborah (Smith) Talbot

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Deborah Talbot formerly Smith
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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 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.

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Followed Tags
Deborah is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I live in Australia
Beer family related to Lavinia May Victoria Beer
Trying to connect all Treloar family from Wendron, Cornwall
I’m passionate about quality data management. I did this for a career, now I’m retired I still enjoy fixing errors as it makes searching more accurate.
I’ve created a project connecting all the Treloar, Trelowarth, Treloarth families from Wendron
I'm looking for the Talbot family in India.
Newman family from Thornbury, Gloucestershire.
Earls of Shrewsbury, Dukes of Normandy
Created Talbot_Name_Study
The Popes project.
Now pre-1500 Certified and happy to help.
I have discovered the and found a lot (over 800) Treloar names from Wendron that I’m trying to work out relationships for. By adding correct source information I’m able solve a number of suspected relationships, and disprove others.
Talbot family from India/Burma back to William of Normandy.
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 DNA with Deborah:

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On 12 Aug 2019 at 07:28 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Deborah

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to. A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project. Regards, Gillian

On 2 Aug 2019 at 14:53 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Deborah,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

On 18 Jul 2019 at 10:40 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Deborah,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 6 Jul 2019 at 22:56 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi Deborah

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Categorization Project

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 21 Jun 2019 at 22:37 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi Deborah

On behalf of the Categorization Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 18 Jun 2019 at 15:05 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Deborah,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Coordinators Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

On 5 Jun 2019 at 01:22 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Deborah,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 9 May 2019 at 11:47 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Deborah,

Thanks for your message about the England Project. We are sorry to see you go, and thank you for all your contributions to Cornwall. I know Australia is glad to have you and if you'd ever like to return to England just say the word.

Susie :-)

On 9 May 2019 at 08:24 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Deborah,

We sent you a message about a week ago about the England Project but have not yet heard back from you. If we don't hear from you by this time next week we'll assume you no longer wish to be in the project.

Many thanks,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

On 2 May 2019 at 01:20 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Deborah,

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

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Deborah is 25 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 24 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.