Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Robert Forrester, First Fleeter - Descendants of Phoebe Caroline Lovell?

How many descendants does Robert Forrester have? This ninth and final post in the series explained earlier asks the question- are you a descendant of Robert's granddaughter Phoebe Caroline Lovell, who married William Schmidt at Geelong in 1853? Can you help put some solid branches on this stunted fragment of the Forrester family tree? Or even a few leaves and twigs?

Please send your info to me via email or contact me via Facebook. As explained in my previous posts, your information will remain confidential (to me) and will not be published online or elsewhere. The simple aim is to collect statistics. Our starting point (from my own database) is 2,534 descendants (including spouses).

UPDATE, 17 Mar 2018: My tree has grown to 2,598 descendants, excluding spouses, but there is still no word from any of Phoebe's descendants. If she happens to be one of your forebears and if you are on Facebook, you'll be excited to know that a special FB group has recently been established for 'Robert Forrester and his descendants'. You are very welcome to nominate yourself as a member of this group.


  1. Robert forrester was my great great great great grandfather

    1. Thanks for getting in touch, Keely - and for your email about ordering the Forrester book. I hope you enjoy reading Robert's story.