The Abbs Family
Tharston to New Zealand .....
From Tharston to New Zealand! An email contact was received from Tracey in New Zealand:
"I have just found your website and you have made my day. My ancestor was Robert Abbs a farmer in Tharston in the 1800's and you have photos of his headstone and his wife Louisa's which I would never have seen if it wasn't for some kind person who has taken the time to photograph them all or even knew they were there. I live in New Zealand and although I have been to UK several times it is impossible to get everywhere that my ancestors were from on the off chance that there will be a headstone for them."
The direct family tree line from Robert Green Abbs to Tracey and her daughter is:
George ABBS (1836 - 1872)= Sophia MASON (???? - ????)
George James BARTLETT (1855 - 1885)= Sophia ABBS (1856 - 1922)
Joseph DRISCOLL (1881 - 1942)= Mary Ann BARTLETT (1880 - 1956)
Thomas Henry William DRISCOLL (1905 - 1973)= Lilian Rose MERCER (???? - 1964)
Thomas Joseph George DRISCOLL (1940 - ????)= Delvene Anne ROCHESTER
Lee Grant MEETEN = Tracey Ann DRISCOLL (1965 - living)
Katherine Anne MEETEN (1996 - living)
Looking for information on the Abbs family at The Norfolk Archive Centre led to several references some of which may be pertinent to our research.
Tracey Meeton, the
descendant of the Tharston Abbs family now living in New Zealand, has
now completed a book on her family history. The section on the Abbs
line is available here. If there is anyone who can further add to
this through additions or amendments please contact us and we will share this with Tracey in New Zealand
or make direct contact with Tracey at