Welcome to everyone who has taken up the challenge of researching the ancient family name of Mote. Hopefully, you will find something to help you in your quest in these web pages.

My web site is a compilation of Mote references that I have discovered in documents and indexes for the UK. Where possible, I have linked records for people into families. But, be warned, some of these links are "best guesses" and require further research.

In creating this data base of Mote events I have started with family groups as shown in various UK Census records and then added birth, marriage and death dates when I have been able to locate them. This process has in turn led to linking some of the family groups into possible family trees (refer to the charts). Eventually I hope to find relationships to my own family tree which currently starts with John William MOTE, born circa 1809, Southwark, England.

These web pages are a "work in progress" where dates and relationships may change frequently as new information comes to hand.

The ultimate aim would be to link everyone into one large Mote Family Tree. Oh well, I am allowed to dream :-).


I have only recently started expanding the number of photographs on the web pages. If you have a photograph you would like to include on a person's web page, please contact me via the e-mail link in the page footer.


Although my personal database contains details of both living and deceased people, in the interests of privacy, the records on this site are normally restricted to those of deceased people only.  There are some cases where a living person has authorised me to include their name on the web pages.  For instance, my own record is included and my mother's.  


If you click on a place name in a person's record the appropriate Place Index page is displayed. You may then click on the G icon to display a map showing where the place is located. You may zoom in or out on the map.

The Map menu button will take you to a page with two maps; one of New South Wales and one of England.  These maps display markers which, if you click on them, will pop up a bubble containing a list of events that took place at that city or town.  Events are not included on these two maps until I have updated a record with GPS co-ordinates.  This is a work in progress that will gradually expand over coming months.


As you browse the web pages you may encounter little picture icons of a camera, document pages, faces etc. The following lists the meaning of each icon.

Click on the icon to view an image/photograph
Click on the icon to view a document
Click on the icon to view more information about a place
Click on the icon to view a PDF document
This icon appears next to a name in an Index if the person's record contains a photograph