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The Convict Brick Trail at Campbell Town commemorates some of the nearly 200,000 convicts who were transported to Australia between 1788 and 1868. The first brick was laid by Mayor Kim Polley on the 28 August 2003. Each brick details a convict’s name, their crimes and subsequent punishment.
The trail is located on the footpath in High St, Campbell Town and commences outside the historic premises known as the Fox Hunters Return which is adjacent to the Red Bridge. It extends to the CBD on the western side and to the IGA Supermarket on the eastern side.
I found my 4 x great grandfather's brick!
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
My great great great grandmother Ellen PARISH born 1834 in Devon to Joseph Parish and Loveday Spear. She came out to Australia on the 19 AUG 1853 per ship LADY KENNAWAY with her sister Elizabeth PARISH who later returned to England.
Ellen married Bruce Laythorne in 1853 who was also from Devon, he was killed in a mining earth fall at Raglan Victoria in 1859. They had 3 children.
In 1861 Ellen remarried William Milkins my gt gt gt grandfather in 1861, they had 4 children. I have no idea what happened to William as no death record has been found.
Ellen remarried again to Thomas Tinsley, He died in 1903 and Ellen died in 1913 aged 79
George Attard born 1906, d.1975 in Melbourne Australia. Married Stella Evangeline LAWSON 19 1932 in Victoria.
His parents are John and Mary ATTARD
My ancestor came over on the Ship Edward Coulston in 1833. I found this article recently which has helped in my search for Jane Walsh who was born in Cork.
I thought it may help others with ancestors who came over on the same ship. There is also information for the ship Mary Catherine.
This advert was in the Cork Constitution April 1833
Paul MILKINS 1801 - 1877
Brown Hair, Grey eyes, 5ft 6 inches, 134 Pounds, Fair Complexion
Convict: Tried on 3rd April 1824 convicted at the Lent Assizes in Taunton of burglary. He was
sentenced to hang but this was commuted to transportation for life. Arrival in Van Diemans Land 9 Jul 1824 on the Princess
His parents were William MILKINS 1777 - 1828 and Betty White
Paul married Jane Walsh b.1805 Cork, Ireland. They had 3 children, Elizabeth, William and Nicholas, a fourth child James was born in Victoria.
More Information available
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.
I found this shipping record for the SARAH SCOTT BARQUE, TONNAGE 383, MASTER BUTCHER, SAILED 21ST AUGUST 1846 FROM WHENCE, HOBART TOWN TO PORT JACKSON 27TH AUGUST 1846.
There were two passenger William Milkins and Wife. I am trying to find out who they were.
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