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Hello my name is Matthew Heard and I live in Brisbane, Australia.
I have been researching my ancestry which so far has taken me back to John Heard, born 1734 in Nymet Tracey, Devon.
Three Heard siblings - Samuel (with wife Louisa Parsons), Elizabeth (with husband John Heard) and Thomas left Clawton, Devon,in 1844 on board the Lord William Bentick, arriving in Melbourne, Australia. They quickly established themselves on farms in the Barrabool Hills behind Geelong.
I have plenty of information about the families after that but very little of the families back in Tracey Nymet where they appear to have been for many centuries.
I would love to piggy back the information collected by others to trace exactly who my ancestors were. Is there anyone who is willing and able to help me?