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Hi Everybody, I am a Cavinett descendant. It has been spelt many ways, but the essential elements are CAV-N-TT. I compiled a history of the family which was was privately published in 1970 called'' The CAVENETT Family in Australia 1840-1970." The earliest direct line that we can trace is John CAVENETT who married in 1828 in Instow, Devon, U.K., Eliza Sluman of neighbouring Westleigh. With 4 children they set sail from Plymouth, Devon in 1840 for South Australia. The story of research into the family and the rare surname, and what happened to them is told in the book, which I believe has been microfilmed by the G.S.U. of S.L.C.-and can be viewed . I have since then gathered many isolated references to this rare surname, but never a three generation line which can suggest an actual place of origin. For many years I've been the coordinator registered with the Guild of One-name Studies, U.K. [Goons] to gather all references to the name, but very seldom hear from anyone !!! I would be delighted to share anything I have with people by ' snail mail,' or you can reply to the e-mail address above- please contact me, as one small item of information could provide the breakthrough to our mutual benefit.
Sincerely, Kingsley Ireland. 'Tregare' ,128 Penrice Road, Angaston, South Australia 5353.