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EDITING SHAMROCK ROSE AND THISTLE Ancestors of Jean Elizabeth Mathews

Why the Shamrock Rose & Thistle?
The Shamrocks
The Roses
The Dunnell - Paulson Family
The Thistles
The Masons
Family Tree
My Favourite Photos
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A Wee Bit of Fun
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Acknowledgements & Thanks
Guestbook & Email
Whitefield Watson

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Follow me In The Footsteps of My Family.......
Hello, and welcome to my little corner of the world.  I'm Jeanne, and I have traced my ancestors in Ireland, England and Scotland, The Shamrock, Rose and Thistle.
Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world.
Not just in modern times though!  During the course of my own research, I have found a few surprises!  Ancestors that moved around throughout Britain, and even further afield.  This was long before my parents, still young children,  arrived in New Zealand with their respective families in the early 1920's. 
My two brothers and I were born in New Zealand,  the children of Robert Walter MATHEWS and Jessie McMillan Mason McAUGHTRIE.   Both of my parents were born in Glasgow,  Scotland.
Most of my information has been obtained from talking to living relatives and from researching public records. In the course of doing this research, I've discovered that I have many more living relatives than I ever thought possible!  And, I have no doubt, many more to discover!!
This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.   Add a message to my Guest Book, or email me
One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.  Enjoy my little space and join me in  my journey into the lives and times of my ancestors.
Please feel free to leave a message in my guest book! I would be really pleased to hear from you. 16 Nov.2014 PARTS OF THE SITE ARE SERIOUSLY OUT OF DATE BUT I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON IT!
Thank You and have a super day!


Hi! I'm Jeanne
b. New Zealand

My Mum & Dad

My two beautiful grandchildren

"There are two lasting bequests we gan give our children.   One is roots - the other is wings"   -  Hodding Carter Jr.
Created 23 April  2005
Updated   18 August, 2014

    This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of my parents, Robert Mathews & Jessie McAughtrie