THE POWER, WEISE, SAMUEL, VAUGHAN GENEALOGY
THIS IS A SUMMARY OF MY STORY...
For several years I have been attempting to trace the genealogy of my line of the Power and Weise family branches in Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany and Wales. The english branch is very extensive and contains all the descendants of Mathew Power and Elizabeth Fisher, my great great great grandparents. Their descendants are now spread out in three different continents. I have been able to put together 8 generations (oops! sorry the 9th generation started in Chile with an 8 pound girl on December 21, 1997).
The following is an outline of my reasearch:
Nowadays, I'm mainly concentrated in finding out the origins of my "evasive" great-great-great grandfather Mathew Power. The following is the information about Mathew and wife Elizabeth that I have been able to put together:
Mathew and Elizabeth had three children, Mary (b.Feb-22-1808) , Elizabeth (b. 9-30-1810), both baptized in the Parish of Northam, and Thomas (b.1819) born in Plymouth, South Devon. Thomas, my great-great grandfather, became a qualified Master Mariner and captain of the iron sailing Barque, "WORRALL" trading out of Liverpool round Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chile. He was also the Master or Mate of several other ships. Thomas married Elizabeth JEFFERY in August 12, 1839 in the Parish of Stoke Damerel, Devon. They had five children: Thomas Mathew, my great-grand father (b. July 13, 1843 in Plymouth); Norah Kathleen Power (b. Nov. 29, 1849 in Plymouth); Frederick Ernest Power (b. 1854 in Plymouth); Harry Bailey Power (b. 1857 in Toxteth) and Hyram Alfred Jeffery Power (b. 1858 in Toxteth). The Plymouth census of 1851 shows Elizabeth at home with young Thomas Mathew, then 7 years old, and Norah, then 1 year old. Thomas was away at sea.
Thomas Mathew (my great-grandfather) was established by his father as a business agent in Valparaiso, Chile sometime between 1861 and 1866. Thomas Mathew was later reunited with his sister, Norah, after a voyage she made to Chile aboard the "Worrall" in 1866 where Thomas (her father) was the Master. She kept a diary (we have a copy of it ) of this trip. A few days after arriving in Valparaiso she wrote: Thomas Mathew arrived in Valparaiso to meet us aboard the "Panama" from an unknown place up North. Where was the Panama coming from? Nortehrn Chile, Peru? Ecuador?
Thomas Mathew married Aurora Ponce de Leon in Valparaiso. Their first child (my grandfather) Tomas Alfonso Power was born in 1884. This is the beginning of the Power descent in Chile.
As indicated above, I am now concentrated in obtaining information about Mathew Power and Elizabeth Fisher. I just have a copy of their marriage certificate, but unfortunately neither his parents are listed nor his place or date of birth to allow any further research. I would like to find out his place and date of birth to proceed with my research.
help would be greatly appreciated.