This website and the associated Panter family tree on Ancestry.co.uk is for all families of the descendants of John Leach Panter and Sarah Downes who held the original Panter family party in Fulham, London in 1851 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The event and their family were recorded in the painting by Mary Mannin R.A. seen below. JLP’s descendants organised two family parties on the centenary in 1951, in the UK and in Australia, and have organised regular UK family parties since then – in 1951, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.
Other families linked to the Panters are Welander, Downes, Wrake, McCausland, Shaw, Bellhouse, Wrench, and many more.
Using this website
As this website is now in a blog format, news is added as it occurs and I have also added posts on the actual historical dates of the parties and other historical events in the family.
To find the information you want, you can use the Search box, view the posts by category or by tag – all in the sidebar on the righthand side.
To see the Panter family tree which also contains the associated families you need to be a bona fide family member. To gain access, email us on the Contact page and I can send you an invitation to create a free account at Ancestry.co.uk for access to this tree only.
I have created a public Panter page and private groups for Panters and Welanders (contact me for access).
Panter public page: www.facebook.com/panterpartyuk
Panter private group: www.facebook.com/groups/
Welander private group: www.facebook.com/groups/welanderfamilyuk
I have kept most of the photos published here at a small size to keep the site working fast. If you want a copy of any photos, contact us.
Aims of the site
The aims of this site are to share information about our history, share access to the family tree, and ultimately bring family memebrs together.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN ADD TO THE FAMILY TREE AND WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!