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Golsby or Tuzo.
Priscilla's mother, Rebecca Golsby, describing herself as a widow, and accompanied by her son William aged of 3 years, arrived in New South Wales on the 10th October, 1811 on board the convict ship Friends sentenced to 7 years transportation for theft. Some researchers also state Rebecca was pregnant at the time of her arrival and the child, Mary, was born in Australia however there is no evidence of this birth in the current records.
Some time after her arrival in Sydney, she developed a relationship with Joseph Tuzo, a First Fleeter, who had married Sarah Ward in 1810. There is no eveidence that Joseph and Rebecca ever married, however from this union, she had a further two children - Priscilla (1815) and Joanna (1817) although both births were registered with the surname Tuzo and they appear under that surname in the 1828 census, both girls appear to have used the Golsby or Goldsby surname rather then Tuzo latter in life.
Joseph Tuzo died in 1825, in his will he he made the following bequeaths ........ "My wife Sarah Tuzo one shilling only and everything else to Rebecca and my two daughters born of the body of Rebecca Golsby" ........ Rebecca survived him for six years and both their daughters eventually married into the prominent Bayliss family of Bathurst.
Is This the family you are looking for
You See when sub mitting people it is most helpful to us who are willing to help, if you put down as much info. as possible. Like B.M.D's. places from whence they came & to where they settled, if possible.
Thank you so much for your response. Yes this is the family I am looking for and it is the Priscilla, born in 1815, and married to John Bayliss that I am particularly interested in. I am connected to the line through Rebecca Bayliss, Priscilla and John's daughter, who married James Frederick Dredge. We have some old photos, 1 labelled as Priscilla Tuzo and 1, a group of 4 ladies, who seem to be of 4 different generations. The face of the oldest lady in the group of 4, I have seen on My Heritage, labelled as Priscilla Tuzo, though she in no way resembles the photo of Priscilla that we have. We do not know who this group of ladies is though it seems to have been taken in the 1890's and has come to us through the Dredge connection. Thanks again for any help (or photos) you may have.
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