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ELIZABETH NORMAN

Journal by TracySW

Elizabeth Norman was born c 1822, christened 13 Oct 1822 Church of England, St. Mary the Virgin, Ware, Hertfordshire, England.

She was the daughter of Ezekiel Norman and Mary Radley who were married 24th June 1821 Church of England, St. Mary The Virgin, Ware Hertfordshire, England. She died 13 June 1905 Victoria Australia

Transported for stealing a shawl. Tried at Hertford QS. 14 October 1844 - 7 years. arrived Tasmania 4 July 1845.
She had a child in servitude in 1847 names Julia.

Elizabeth married James Lawson (also a convict) in 1850 in Tasmania. They had 4 children

Surnames: LAWSON NORMAN RADLEY
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by TracySW Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-02-18 10:49:50

If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them or not,
Or don't you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made
in climbing family trees,
But some of them, you know,
Do not particulary please.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There may be some of them, perhaps,
You would not care to know.
But there's another question
Which requires a different view;
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of YOU?

-Anon

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Comments

by edmondsallan on 2011-02-18 13:40:04

thank you for your journal . Every time I read one - on the penal system in those old days and the deporting of the prisoners I deeply respect their abilities to survive and many eventually marry and have families regards

by TracySW on 2011-02-18 16:36:34

Thank you for your reply, Elizabeth did ok for herself, James died at 49 Elizabeth selected a 20 acre block of land at Korweinguboora, near Daylesford, Victoria, lived there and made if freehold 22 August 1881. Apparently she may have made this selection up to twenty years earlier as they were allowed this period of time to pay off their lease.
A lot of convicts and/or their decendants changed their names to hide their convict connections which has made it a bit tricky for research, nowadays everyone wants a convict in their tree, lol

by rschking84 on 2011-02-19 01:59:37

I CAN RELATE TO THAT IN A WAY, MANY OF THE FAMILY BACK IN THE DAY WERE
WHAT WAS REFERRED TO AS CRUDE GUM RUNNERS,TURPENTINE MASTERS,IN ENGLISH,MOONSHINERS.
I HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME LOCATING ANY SIGNIFICANT INFO BECAUSE OF THE 'CRIMINALITY' ASPECT.NO ONE KNEW MUCH, AND THEY WERENT SEEN AROUND
THE RECORDS JUST ARENT THERE.
SO AS HAS BEEN SAID BEFORE, "GENEALOGY WITHOUT PROOF, IS JUST MYTHOLOGY.

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