Clare Spring
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Clare Spring

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Clare Spring
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 8 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 1 May 2021
00:05: Admin WikiTree added the April 2021 Club 1,000 badge for Clare Spring. [Thank Admin for this]
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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


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Hi Clare , I posted a message to you some 11 days ago Re My Family name Lockland , my father was born Locklin. have you compared any connections.

Regards Les lockland Warrnambool Victoria. 1-4-201

posted by Les Lockland
Hi Clare , Thank you so mush for your research of my Family Tree. It is interesting to note on the birth of Clarabelle Lockland , the Birth Cert states

my grand mother Clara Lockland former name as "ORM ". Clara Millicient Venn is said to have married William Lockland on the 9- 10-1906 in Mitchem S. Aust. No records found. Clara Lockland ha 5 children. in several locations. Carlton , Nhill, Minyip, Crowlands and finally Ararat. Clara L, was buried in ararat March 1939. According to my father William Lockland he never new his father. It is also interesting that my fathers birth cert states his name as W. LOCHLIN. One year later changed to LOCKLAND. There are several ways the family name has been recorded. Lockland is on some documents spelt as Lockland , Locklin, Lochland Lachlan. I would be most interested for any information you may be able to help me with. I believe ORM may have been incorrectly entered. Cannot find any info on the name ORM. Kind regards Les Lockland . Warrnambool

posted by Les Lockland
Hi Claire, thank you so much for all the information you have provided me with regarding my great grand parents William Edward Spring and Ellen Frances MacDonald, we knew very little about Ellen and for some reason assumed she was adopted. You have given my my great great grand parents names. Thank you once again Helen Woods
posted by Helen Woods
Hi Helen

So happy to hear the profile was helpful for you! Best of luck with all your family history research, and let me know if you have any extra Spring information to add :) Clare

posted by Clare Spring
Hi, Clare!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Clare, as per our G2g post, could you not add any more profiles to the "Victoria needs birth/death/marriage" categories? Many thanks, regards, Margaret
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
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
Congratulations Clare
wonderful wikitreer
Clare Spring is a Wonderful WikiTreer.