As of 8/17/2022 I intend to maintain this “blog” as a running document, as I perceive problems with data on family trees seen on Ancestry.com.
A number of family trees on Ancestry.com deal with the Stone families of Somerset and Devon, England. Two in particular contain incorrect ancestry for Robert Stone and his wife Elizabeth Hill, some of whose descendants immigrated to Tasmania, Melbourne and New Zealand. I note the discrepancy in the Sullivan Tilley FT and the Stone NZ FT. Robert Stone’s birth is estimated at 1676 in these trees but was probably closer to 1665 – 1670. There is abundant documentation on Robert Stone’s life on this website. I recommend viewing the Stone descendants chart and especially the Cheffins Auction documents. There are many documents regarding the history of this family. Also look at the Wills and Indentures on this website for more documents about the Stone family. The AUS and NZ Stones do not connect to the Stones of Yarcombe, Devon. The common ancestor of all of these Stones was Richard Stone ca 1575 of Clayhanger, Devon.
There is additional information on Ancestry Tree discrepancies in the Stone page on this website.
Please leave comments on this site if you wish more information or would like to discuss further.
5 thoughts on “Stone Family Tree discrepancies on Ancestry.com FTs”
Your website has been so helpful! I am in Melbourne, Australia and am one of the great granddaughters of Caroline Stone, daughter of Methodist Minister Charles Stone, son of Robert Stone who emigrated to Tasmania, Australia. My grandfather wrote a lot of stories about the various branches which I am editing with my aunt, and I just started a tree on ancestry, so it was very helpful to understand the discrepancies, and I hope I’ve got it right!
Wendy Little (we3144)
Just found your comment on stone-rhodes.org and will read and get back to you. I am getting lazy at visiting my own website and need to get up to date.
My nameis Craig G. Stone MHS. I woild love to hear more about the family. My mother ( Jacqueline Gilbert Stone) pasted over Saturday.
Thank you for contacting the website. Please advise specifically where you think you might fit in to this Stone family, if possible with reference to a particular relative that you have recognized in the material on this website. I have four persons with surname Gilbert in my file, 3 from AUS and NZ and one from the USA. I could use more information on how the Gilberts are tied to the Stones. Thanks again for writing.
I’m a great great granddaughter of Mary Ann Ostler (nee Stone)
She was the youngest (10th) child of Robert Stone & Elizabeth (nee Burrell) born 1837 in Tasmania, buried at Brighton Cemetery, Melbourne.
This is a great site and thanks Wendy Little for referring me to it!
I ‘met’ Wendy via a shared DNA match on Ancestry, and have also traced others this way in the extended Stone family there.
If anyone who’s related would like to join, I have a newly created (private) Robert Stone family tree group site on Facebook.
My link is https://www.facebook.com/mardilurg – it’s not visible unless you become my FB friend, even if just temporarily. When you’ve been added you could then ‘unfriend’ me.