Clare Spring

Clare Spring

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Clare Spring
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 8 Feb 2017 | Clare's 153364 contributions | 2255 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 28 May 2020 | Created 8 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 8 May 2020
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My name is Clare Spring, I was born in Canberra, Australia in 1987. My mother was born in Auckland, New Zealand and my father was born in Melbourne.[1]

I started researching my family history in February 2017 and Wikitree has been an extraordinarily helpful platform to do this, and to contain all my research.

I'm particularly keen to "grow branches", meet family members (please get in touch!), and to add information to the profiles of my ancestors. I'm also keen to learn more about my migrating ancestors, including:

  • great-grandfather Norman Michael Campbell who was born in South Africa, married my great-grandmother Lydia Talbot in Northumberland, England, and moved to New Zealand in the 1920s with my grandmother Elizabeth.
  • great, great grandfather William Spring who moved to Australia from Ireland in the 1800s
  • great, great, great grandmother Frances Sheppard who moved to Australia with her family in the 1850s from Ireland
  • great, great grandfather William Frederick Salmon (born in Somerset and moved to Australia in the 1850s)

The table below outlines my progress identifying direct ancestors.

Gen. Relationship Dates of birth No. No. identified % identified
1Parents1940s to 1950s 2 2 100
2Grandparents1910s to 1920s4 4100
3Great grandparents1870s to 1890s88100
42nd great grandparents 1830s to 1860s161381.25
53rd great grandparents1790s to 1830s322371.875
64th great grandparentsTBD642945.3125


  1. First-hand information entered by Clare.

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Francis Rennick (1798?-1850?) is my great, great, great, great grandfather.
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George Robson Talbot (bef. 1880 - ?) is my great, great grandfather.
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Hi Clare,

Since you manage, or have contributed to, a number of Prentice profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice surname.

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice
Hi Ronald

The Prentice profiles I manage are cousins, I haven't (yet?) come across the name in my ancestral lines.

Thanks for your note and good luck with your study, I have had a good go at it with the Spring study and have found it to be a lot of work but worthwhile!



posted by Clare Spring
Hi Clare,

I have a question for you about a profile that you created several years ago: Alyssa Whitall Pearsall Smith of Bertrand Russell's first wife. This appears to be the same as Alys Smith Russell. I would like to suggest a merge of these, but wanted to get your opinion. Do you think it's important to have the double last name Pearsall-Smith or could we go with plain Smith? The other profile lists her siblings, all with the last name Smith. The profile that you created has no profile manager right now, and you might not have thought about it for several years, but I thought I would ask before doing anything.

Hi Colleen,

I am more than happy for you to move to plain Smith if that was her LNAB - I looked at the profile and I think it's about the worst profile I ever created, ugh!

Thanks for your work on improving it, much appreciated.


posted by Clare Spring
Thanks for bringing me into your tree Clare, this is the first contact I have had from within Wikitree after 6 years, and has kickstarted me into getting more done.

You have done so much work that I can piggy back on.

Murray Wigg.

posted by Murray Wigg
Thank you for adding me as a manager for profile for Nicholas Treweek Clare.
posted by Cheryl Rasmussen
Congratulations Clare
wonderful wikitreer
Clare Spring is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Clare, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard

Clare is 26 degrees from Donald Howard, 22 degrees from Julia Howe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.