Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

: a history of the Maudsley Family

by Pam Cooper, Donna Kenny, Heidi Kneipp & Peter Collins
© 1988


  • Runner Up - Queensland Family History Society Inc. - Family History Award, 1992

  • Highly Commended - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies - Alexander Henderson Award, 1988

  • Published in 1988,Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives is a book of 484 pages which traces the history of the Maudsley family. It spans four centuries of Maudsley history, beginning in the North Craven area of West Yorkshire, England, in the 16th century. The story moves to the northern parts of Lancashire in the 1800s, then briefly to Holme, Westmorland, before following Richard Maudsley and his wife, Agnes (Booker), and their family to Queensland, Australia in 1866.

    In addition to the Maudsleys, it is of significance to those interested in the associated English families of:

    PROCTERearly 1700sGiggleswick, Yorkshire
    CARR1700sGiggleswick, Yorkshire
    HODGSONlate 1700sTunstall, Yorkshire
    GARTH1800sBolton-le-Sands & Over Kellet, Lancashire
    BOOKER1750-1870Over Kellet & Liverpool, Lancashire; British Guiana

    Other families mentioned through their connection with Australian descendants include:

    HEDGESHeath & Reach, Bedfordshire; Sherwood & Pentland, Queensland
    BRASSEYCheshire; Fassifern District & Ipswich, Queensland
    WRIGHTWest Wratting, Cambridgeshire; Fassifern District & Ipswich, Queensland
    FAULKNEROxfordshire; Fassifern District & Ipswich, Queensland
    GREERBathurst, New South Wales; Wacol/Wolston, Queensland
    WALKERLincolnshire; Town Marie/Ipswich, Queensland
    SHORTDorset; Town Marie/Ipswich, Queensland

    Copies of Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives are available from the publisher at the low price of $30.00 (plus delivery). For quotes on delivery prices and to place your order, contact:

    Heidi Kneipp
    PO Box 5206 TMC

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