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About WBRQ02.com Wileman Baker Rollison Quinlivan Family

WBRQ02 is about understanding and appreciating the connections that exist both within and between four core families 

Wileman, Baker, Rollason, Quinlivan  

And has we have found this quickly goes on to include  over 100 other families

Our aim is involve members of the families in recording the interesting, unusual and sometimes unique stories associated with their family history and to combine this with the building of a lasting family tree database that makes the best use of photos, voice recordings and video.

Anyone visiting this site with a connection to the families is welcome to contact us at email: wbrq02@gmail.com

The view any of the Stories listed  below click on 'People' and then 'Stories' in the Menu. Unfortunately Access to this facility and any associated research is only available to members of the site

Victor Ronald Baker                - A Rough Guide to Tunisia         (1943)
Bruce Baker                           - It's not all Roses.                    (1884)
Daniel Earnest Baker              - A Bridge too Far                      (1944)
Joseph Baker                         - A Glorious Retreat                   (1809)
John Johnson                         - A Hanging Offence.                 (1766)
Frances Rollason                    - Murder Most Foul                     (1931)
Jane Seymour                        - A Connection to Royalty           (1630)
James Watkins Brett.              - Underwater Conversations.      (1845)
Alfred Earnest Wileman           - Butterfly Diplomacy.                (1899)
Arthur Francis Wileman           - A Stitch in Time.                     (1870)
Arthur H Wileman.                  - The Football Battalion              (1918)
Benjamin Wileman                  - Colliery Disaster                      (1901)
Henry Wileman                       - My Old China                          (1799)
James F Wileman                    - Who’s Who.                            (1872)
Henry St John Wileman           - Don’t Cry For Me Argentina      (1844)
Henrietta St John Wileman       - The X - Files                           (1920
Joseph & Henrique Wileman.    - Boys from Brazil.                    (1910)     
Martyn Wileman.                     - Fate - a split second decision   (1941)
Mabel Wileman                        - Silent Movies.                        (1922)
Hamlet Yates                           - All that country air                 (1857)

In the ‘Stories’ section you will find a historical TIMELINE that helps paint a picture of what was happening during their lifetime


To view the Family Tree click 'View' then 'Tree' in the Menu. For more detail, click 'View' then 'Family'.Also read ‘Getting Around’ section 3 of this page.

We currently have approx 40 family members helping  compile the the family tree. The tree has approaching 5000 names and 700 photos. The frequency of family names is changing as we go wider and deeper.  There are over 600 surnames on the tree, the most frequent of these are shown in descending order as follows.

A)  .......                  B)  ........          C)   ......  
Wileman/Wildman     Rollason           Tudor
Baker                       Goodhead         Pearce
Hall .                        Foster              Johnson
Wardle                     Yates                Millington
Flynn                        Shanahan         Marshall                                     
Quinlivan                  Timmins           Lusty         

For a full list of Surnames  go to menu and  click on ‘People” then ‘List’


WBRQ02 has a distinct approach to the challenge of making family history  more engaging.We recognise that lists of dates and places are important but they can become a little dry. We are focused on getting behind the names and understanding  their stories with more comprehensive documentation where appropriate and a wider  use of recordings and video.

The way in which we use resources is different.  We have separated out the data collection, manipulation and reporting needs from  the education, research and discussion needs. The former will be carried out using  the excellent tribalpages database, which basically does what it says on the tin, in  fact it’s real strength is its simplicity and ease of use which encourages more of the  family to get involved. The latter will be carried out on our own website development  WBRQ02.com

WBRQ02.tribalpages.com(Data) + WBRQ02.com(Discussion) = Family History(Objectives)

For practical purposes the two websites can be considered as one single solution or  ‘building’ containing two rooms separated by a door with the appropriate security  for each room. A good analogy is a coffee lounge attached to a library.


A single click on the respective homepage link tab moves you between the two websites.  We recommend that you enter and exit the ‘building’  via  WBRQ02.com as this will allow you to see any new information relevant to you. Plus  it’s easier to remember this address.

For specific discussions on any  family issues please use the discussion forum on WBRQ02.com

To get updates on discussions and any other relevant information enter your email  address in the 'follow by email' box  on the top r/h side of WBRQ02.

To get a quick feel of how the 'tribalpages' part of the package works....

Place a name in the ‘Find’ box and then  press either ‘Family’ or ‘Tree’ located under the ‘View’ tab.There are several ways to browse the family tree. The  ‘Tree’ View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The ‘Family’ View shows the person you have selected in the centre, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. 

The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try The Kinship Relationships Tool. 

The site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts there are Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organised in the Photo Index.Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it, this will also show additional photos relevant to that person.

Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events Page. Birthday and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. If you want to know how you are related to anybody use the Relationship Tool.

The site does not give full functionality to some mobile phones, this can be overcome in some cases by a ‘desktop’ setting but ideally the site should be used on iPad, laptop or desktop (Windows or iOS)



Centred largely in the East Midlands there are 4 or 5  Wileman areas in the  UK that  are surprisingly focused on a single location, such as Measham and Earl Shilton In  Leicestershire....ref Banwell index described in 'stories'. There are other  concentrations of Wilemans in Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire ,Lancashire and Yorkshire.  A glance at an old map of England suggests the potential influence of he the 'five  boroughs' on the distribution, there Is also a clear influence of the industrial  revolution and the possibility that the Quaker movement may have played a role.

Variants:  Wilman,Willman,Wollman,Wildman,Wyldman,Wyldeman,Willem,Whileman,Willeman

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Symon Willeman  dated 1279 and was written in The Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire, during the  reign of King Edward 1 when surnames became necessary due to the introduction of  personal taxation known as Poll Tax. There are  early recordings of Wil(l)man which  include Adam Willeman and Walterus Wilman both of whom are recorded in the 1379  Poll Tax Rolls of Yorkshire, whilst later in 1563 Harry Willman married Alis Worship at  St Antholins Church, London.

4.2 BAKER 

A familiar surname that is widespread across the the UK and many other countries.  It does not have the areas of concentrated population associated with Wileman  name. The larger numbers spread over a wider area can make it challenging to  research. However it does have the benefit  of almost always being spelt correctly.  ...something that doesn’t happen with the other three surnames. The main focus was intended to be  on the East Midlands specifically Derbyshire, however we are now finding a significant part of the Baker line centred on Hertfordshire..particular
Tring and surrounding villages.

Variants: Baeker, Baekere,Baecere, Baxter, Backer, Becker, Bakere. Backere

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William le  Bakere, which was dated 1177, in the "Pipe Rolls of Norfolk", during the reign of King  Henry II   known as “The Builder of Churches", 1154-1189. Early recordings include  such examples as Robert Bakere, a witness in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire for  the year 1246, and Walter le Bakere in the rolls of the county of Hampshire for 1280  a.d. The female form of the name is 'Baxter‘.

We have only recently come to realise that a significant part of our heritage lies in  the West Midlands - Staffordshire/Worcestershire/Warwickshire. Stourbridge is a  particular focal point. There appear to be a large number of relatives in this area that  we did not know about, largely as the result of most of the associated records being  written as Rollason not Rollison.

Variants: Rollinson, Rolison Rolinson, Rolason, Rollason, Rollandson,Rowlandson,  Rowlanson,Rollingson

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William  Roulandson, which was dated 1332,in the Subsidy Tax rolls of Cumberland. Random  examples of the recordings include John Rollingson in the Lancashire Wills record for  the year 1596, whilst Stephen Rolloson married Christain Morrison at St. Dunstan in  the East, Stepney, on September 8th 1713


Based in  the west of Ireland we knew documenting this family tree would present a  few challenges, specifically families are often very large and names are often  repeated through the generations, they are widely dispersed having gone in waves to  Australia, USA and England. Add to that many Irish genealogical records were  destroyed and you find you’re at quite a disadvantage. However thanks to some  family documents we have been able to make progress.

Variants: Quinlivan, Quinlan, Quinlin, and O'Caoinleain or O'Caoindealbhain (original  Gaelic) forms

The surname was first used in County Meath, where the family name has held a  family seat from very ancient times. In the province of Leinster Quinlivan was usually  anglicised as Kindellan and has now been absorbed into the more common forms of  Connellan or Conlan. A branch of the family  settled in northern Tipperary and were  known as Quinlan in English. In the 1659 census they are noted as being one of the  most numerous families in County Tipperary. The name is now almost confined to  Munster, particularly Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. The variant spelling of "Quinlivan"  is most associated with County Clare, as evidenced by the 13 births recorded there  int the 1890 index. "Quinlin" was given as a principal name of Tipperary in thecensus  of 1659, and Quinlan remained as the favoured spelling of the name in 1890 with  Tipperary and Kerry being centres for the name at that time. Kindlon is  also said to be a variant spelling of the name in County Louth.


I have listed some of the many web based genealogy resources available. All of  those listed will have been used at some point. Click on the link and it will take you  direct to the site you have chosen.
The Origins section of Stories has relevant maps.
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