Dunshea's in Australia
I am decended from William Dunshea b.c1794, m.c1815, d.Jan 7 1838.
William married Jane Fleming b.c1792, d.Nov 3 1868
My line is from Andrew,b dec 3 1816, d.23 sept 1893: eldest child of William and Jane. Andrew was born in co.Antrim, Ireland.
William was transported to Australia aboard the "Martha" in 1818 at 24 years of age. He was sentenced to 7 years for allegedly stealing two pigs.
Once William had served his sentence and could show he had means to take care of them, he was able to petition for his wife Jane and son Andrew to join him in Australia. William and Jane went on to have another five children.
I have a fair bit of information on the Dunshea's in Australia. Much of the credit for the early research must go to Colin Cunningham who was a great help to me. I am told he has written a book will post a note when I get details as I have been out of contact with Colin for some time now.
I am happy to share/swap information. I am particularly interested in information about William and Jane's births, parents, siblings etc.