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Re: Australian Raffan's
Posted by: Nicholas Raffan (ID *****2991) Date: April 28, 2002 at 00:25:21
In Reply to: Australian Raffan's by Phil Raffan of 65


I assume that we are probably related. My great grandfather and grandfarther were both George Raffan. My farther was John Raffan, now deceased (1983). He had two brothers George and William (Bill)now both deceased. The family tree is large and family was split between Australia and the UK. Great grandfather started Kandos Cement, owned several of the best pastrol holdings in NSW that are described in Pastrol Homes of New South Wales or maybe Australia. Somewhere I have photocopy pages from it. He also had a lot to do with Randwick Bowling Club and used to fund the whole team to tour UK and Scotland.Interestingly I met a George or John Raffan several years ago in a resteraunt at North Sydney. I have seem to have lost his business card but I recall he was an accountant but not a relative as far as I know. I believe that cousins of great grandfarther settled in Western Australia and Cananda. Certainly my ancestors came from the same part of Scotland, which is also close to the village or hamlet of Raffan.

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