Friday, April 15, 2016

J.W Pender descendant to be reunited with old documents

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Bob Pender has spent more than 30 years researching his family history.
He's traced his ancestors back to Scotland in 1721 and even looked into the families that Pender descendants joined through marriage.
Now the great grandson of John Wiltshire Pender has had his biggest win of all after Wollongong collector Michael Delhaas bought historic Pender documents for $5 at an online auction and has chosen to reunite them with the family.
Mr Pender saw the Maitland Mercury’s story about the Pender dynasty and is eager to be the custodian of the items and expand his research.
He said there was a box of old papers in the roof of John Wiltshire Pender’s house alongside Pender Brothers, but he didn’t know what happened to them.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 12, 2016.