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Paul Milkins - Convict

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Paul Milkins was convicted of theft and sentenced to death in April 1824. He was then reprieved by the King, sentenced to 21 years hard labour and transported from Somerset, England in 1824 on the Princess Charlotte to Van Diemens Land, now Tasmania.
Here he married an emmigrant from Ireland Jane Walsh in January 1834 and three children were born in Van Diemens Land, Elizabeth, William and Nicholas. A fourth child James was born in Victoria, Australia. James stated on his marriage records he was born in Devon England and that his parents were Nicholas and Jane Milkins, probably to hide the convict connection as he was marrying into gentry.
Milkins was a fairly rare surname in Australia, at least up until Paul's children started their families, William had at least four
children and James eleven. Elizabeth died very young having been smothered by her mother accidentally whilst sleeping. There was an
inquest which delivered a verdict of accidental death. I have not found anything about Nicholas what so ever.
There has been a variation in the spelling of the surname, Milikins for one, which started with George, a son of James.
Evangeline Milkins (My great great grandmother) was born around 1862 at Bungaree, Victoria to William Milkins and his wife Ellen Laythorne. Evangeline married Abraham Lawson on 6 March 1880 at Daylesford, Victoria and had about ten children. Evangeline's death record states her parents as Thomas Tinsley and Ellen Parish. Thomas was Ellen's 3rd husband.

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on 2008-08-07 16:02:31

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?


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by TracySW on 2012-03-19 01:42:51

Departed Downs in England 9th July 1824 arriving in Van Dieman's Land 9th Nov 1824

Adams William, Ames William, Arthur James, Ashwell James, Atkins William,
Barton William, Bateman William, Batman William, Bevan Charles, Biddle George, Biggins Samuel, Bligh William Cartney, Bolt Thomas, Bower Thomas, Bozetta Jean Batista, Bridgewater William, Britton Charles, Brown James, Burns John, Burrows Charles, Butler William,
Challis John, Clark Thomas, Collins Thomas, Cooper George, Copperwaite Richard, Corbett William, Cox William 15542, Crabtree Thomas, Crispe James, Cunnane William,
Davies Thomas, Davies William, Davis Edward, Davis George, Davis John, Davis Joseph, Davis William Jones John, Dennell Shadrack Dent Daniel, Dilly Thomas, Donahu Timothy, Dyke Thomas,
Edwards David, Edwards Edward William,
Fennell Shadrack, Fickle Henry, Finnegan John, Fowler John, Furlong John,
Gill George, Gilroy Charles, Godding Richard, Greenaway Joseph,
Hamlet John, Harding Charles, Hart Henry, Hartland William, Hawkins William, Heath James, Herbert Thomas, Hickman Richard, Holloway John, Homer Thomas, Howard John, Howe Edward, Hyland James
Ireland John,
Jennings Michael, Johnson John, Johnstone John Henry, Jones George, Jones John, Jones Robert, Jones Thomas, Jukes William,
Kinsey Thomas, Knight William, Knight William
Langford Samuel, Lewis James, Long Nicholas
Mason John, Matthews John, McCause James, McCose James McCause James, McLeod Alexander, McLeod Robert, Meyrick Edward, Milkins Paul 49402, Miller David,
Napp Thomas, Newman William, Nicholls Robert,
Oxford Samuel
Parke James, Patfield William, Pearce John, Pearson George, Pell Joseph, Percival Robert, Pitman James, Pitt Berbice, Pocket Joseph, Preece Evan, Pritchard Samuel, Pullen Thomas
Rawlings John, Robinson James, Reynolds James, Ricketts Samuel, Robinson Joseph, Rutherford Robert,
Samuel William, Saunders William, Shewell Joshua, Simpson John, Small Thomas, Smith James, Smith John, Smith Samuel, Smith William 66247, Smith William 66248, Smith William 66248, Soden Frederick, Southall John, Speckleton John, Spence Cassap, Stayley William, Stockdale Richard, Swap John, Symes John, Symonds William,
Their Joseph,
Vallely James, Voss Thomas, Vowles John,
West Peter, Weston Peter, Wilkins Stephen, Williams William, Willis Joseph, Wilson Frederick, Winstanley John, Wright Edward,
Young James

(Where multiple names I have left convict number)

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