Recently those of us on the British India and India rootsweb lists were
advised of a recent BBC program "Who Do You Think You Are?" episode.
It wasn't available to Australian/New Zealand viewers because of the
requirement by BBC of a TV Licence to view the program.
This has been posted by a UK member who advised us of the connection to
an O'Brien of Tasmania in 1879.
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Subject: [INDIA] WDYTYA
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:25:23 +0100
From: Keith Cornelius <keith(a)corneliuskm.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <INDIA-L(a)rootsweb.com>, <india(a)rootsweb.com>
To all Listers in Australia,
I just noticed while watching the above BBC programme on Jason Donovan that
one of the ancestors that was mentioned was a Simeon Lyons. He married
Elisabeth Gertrude O'Brien in Tasmania in 1879. She was born in Calcutta.
Perhaps one of our Australian Listers also has this O'Brien family in their
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