||Mavis Jean Bayliss Symonds
Crescent Head NSW Australia
Wednesday, 1 February 2012 11:49
Hi my name is Mavis Bayliss Symonds, I am the daughter of Stanley Bayliss,granddaughter of Joseph Henry Bayliss,Great Granddaughter of Benjamin Bayliss and Johanna Tuso/Tuzo and through Johanna gg granddaughter of Joseph Tuso/Tuzo and Rebecca Golsby Dear.
I have been searching for information on Joseph Tuso/Tuzo and Rebecca for a many years. Namely to find out why the name was spelt with an S and a Z. Also where the name originated and where Joseph Tuso/Tuzo was born and where his parents were born. There are so many stories in Australia about these two elusive figures, including Joseph was Italian, he was Jewish, he was a 'black man' forgive the political incorectness, but that is what I have read in some family accounts.
If anyone can help me with where to look for Joseph's beginnings in England and whether or not his parents were English or came to England from overseas I would be grateful. I believe his parents names were John and Eleanor Tuso/Tuzo.
If anyone can help I would be grateful, I have just read an old newspaper clipping that suggests my Joseph was from Cornwall.
Regards and thanks Mavis Bayliss Symonds
|Susanne schwartz Thursday, 20 December 2012 08:01
I'm interested in the information you have read regarding Joseph Tuzo having dark skin, as I have had some indications his Great Grandmother may be from Jamaica, still not confirmed.