The following research is focused on the the Bell, Armstrong
families to which I am related. The
Bells and Armstrongs originated from Scotland, and the Foxtons from
England. Their families in Scotland and England, their related families,
and their movements to Australia principally, but also to America, are
documented here, from the early 1700's to the present day.
work pivots round the family connections of my
grandmother, Anne Foxton. Her father was a Bell, her mother an Armstrong,
and her husband a Foxton.
The threads of connection that tie our lives together are intricately
woven. Therefore, many other families including the Calvert, Stewart,
Carstairs, Leslie, Russell, Fox and Panton families, have proven interesting areas of study. The
Carstairs and Leslie families now date back to the early 1600's.
My recent trips to
Papua New Guinea introduced me to a new extended family
- the Karukuru family.
research is ongoing - both into the families and into the periods of
history in which they lived. Please contact
me regarding any additions, omissions or queries.
[last updated 4 April 2015]