Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Weallard, Wellerd, Willard, Woollard
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
Contact: Mrs Katrina Cunningham
This family, whose chief habitat is, and has been from the XIII, century, East Sussex and Kent, have a tradition of Norman descent. The name, it is said, was originally Viliard. I see no evidence of this; and indeed the Saxon, or at least pre-Norman, origin of both name and family is indubitable.
Currently focusing on the WELLARD name in England and Australia.
The Australian WELLARD's are from these males:
William WELLARD (1779-1857) sent to Australia 1827 convicted of stealing a horse and sentenced to transportation for life.
John Appleton WELLARD (1828-1898) 1st cousin once removed of William. John had 12 children.
Robert Berfield WELLARD (1833-1911) brother of John. Had 9 children.
The above are all in New South Wales, Australia.
Another branch 2nd cousin twice removed of William.
John WELLARD (1825-1885) emigrated to Western Australia. Had 4 children but only 1 son.
Some of his children and grandchildren moved to South Australia and Victoria.
I will answer any queries to the best of my ability.
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