The Wilson Family

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This section is devoted to the Wilson family in Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land. The family initially settled in the Oatlands area in the early 1800's, and were descended from James Wilson and Catherine Boak in Scotland. There is literature available that links this family back to The Wilson family of Wilsontown Ironworks fame but that arrangement has never been substantiated by any historical records. They have subsequently been linked with The Wilson Family of Uphall and research is actively underway to confirm those origins. If you can add to that, or wish to discuss any aspects of this family, contact the authors.