Robyn has an interest in genealogy and has extensively researched the following families:

NZ New Zealand Based Families

All Spurdle families in New Zealand are descended though William Spurdle and Sarah Sibley who arrived in New Plymouth on the Timandra in 1842.
The Gilbert and Putt families who arrived in New Plymouth on the William Bryan in 1840. Knowledge is limited to the original families that arrived as Henry Gilbert and Elizabeth Putt's daughter Elizabeth Putt Gilbert married William Akerman Spurdle in 1867.
Matthew Henry Hamilton and Agnes Woodside Park who arrived in Auckland on the Rangitikei in 1883.
Alexander Aitken and Elizabeth Campbell who arrived in Dunedin in 1861 on the Lady Egida with some of their adult children.
John Black and Elizabeth Black who arrived in Dunedin on the Alpine in 1859 accompanied by some of their adult children and their grandchildren.
George Aitken and Jessie Black who married in Te Houka Balclutha in 1871 and then lived in Wendon Valley.
David Leitch who arrived in New Zealand in 1908 and married Jessie Grace Aitken in Wendon Valley before moving to the North Island.
Samuel James List and Amelia Elizabeth Bye who arrived in Wellington in 1906 on the Aotea.
Alexander Slagie Smith and Margaret Cant Reid who arrived in Napier on the Black Swan in 1866. Alexander managed Oringi Station near Dannevirke for many years.
Henry Smith and Mary Ann Swan who arrived in Napier on the Schiehallion in 1872 and had links to Ormondville and Makotuku.
Mary Bye (nee Mary Day) widow of James Oliver Bye who arrived in New Zealand in 1924.

ScotlandScottish Ancestors

John Black and Elizabeth Black, born 1786/1788 who were descended from the Blacks of Breich Water and lived in Carnwath and Whitburn.
Andrew Leitch born 1868 in Falkland Fifeshire and Janet Mackie born 1869 Markinch Fifeshire with links to Jean Birrell born 1834.
George Smith and Helen Ogilvie born in Dunnichen Angus around 1812.
William Reid born about 1804 and Elisabeth Betty Smith born 1803 Dundee, Mother Isabel Fotheringham. The couple lived in Dunnichen and Kirkden.

EnglandEnglish Ancestors

Spurdle and Sibley families from around Seaborough in Dorset/Somerset.
Gilbert families from Clawton Devon.
Putt, Gloyne, Cook and Lake families from Churchstow, Kingston and Aveton Gifford, Devon.
List families from Stoneham Aspall, Barham Suffolk and Strood Kent.
Farrance, Coleman, Pawl, Paul families from High Halden Kent.
Bye families from Rochester, Harwich and Walton le Soken Essex.
Rose and Roper families from Harwich (abt 1835).
Day families from Great Oakley and Wrabness Essex (prior to 1842).
Mary Smith from Lichfield Staffordshire born 1807.
John Swan and Martha Ashley/Astley born 1810 Lichfield Staffordshire.
William Darby and Elizabeth Duffield married Tipton around 1800.

IrelandIrish Ancestors

Hamilton and Park from Antrim prior to 1880.

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