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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!
William Beaton 1820 - 1908 immigrated to Australia from Edinburgh along with his wife Mary Thomson and his sister Isabella in 1841.
They settled in Euroa Victoria.
There are many newspaper clips and stories regarding their ill-fated voyage over on the ship the India which burned at sea. They later continued their voyage on the ship the Grindlay.
A few years later his mother Jane (nee Dick) and siblings Peter, Janet and Alison immigrated after William's father passed away. Euphemia came out a few years after them but her daughter came over earlier with her grandmother Jane.
Jane (Dick) remarried in 1869 to James Gaskill in Myrtleford, Victoria.
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
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.
I have two photos of my grandfather Reg Emery, one possibly him at a very young age 16-19 yrs and the other in his 60s. Does anyone know of anyone/expert who would be able to compare the two to see if its the same person. I have tried and each time I look I see simalarities but I don't trust my own judgement.
Ancestry.com has free access to the 1911 census records for a few days. 12th to 14th May. if anyone is interested.
I am trying to find information on High Middlemiss 1814 (or Middlemas) who was married to Jane Fleming 1816. They immigrated to Australia in 1839 on the ship Davis Clarke from Perth Scotland.
His parents were John Middlemiss and Jean Cameron.
Jane (who I am particulary interested in) parents were Alexander Fleming and Margaret Stuart.
My ancestor Mary Beaton b.1821 in Scotland whose father Robert Thomson (occupation - Accoutrement Maker of 17 Dacre Street Westminster, (on Mary's 1841 marriage record Mary was formerly from same address as her father- Robert was a Saddler on Mary's death record).
The mother on Mary's death record was Ellen Fleming, (Ellen may have been her pet name as I cannot find any records of Robert & Ellen marrying) I cannot find any information on these two. Mary's shipping records and death record states she was born in Edinburgh.
Its a long shot but I am trying to find whether Ellen Fleming and Jane Fleming are related in any way as Jane and my ancestor Mary were close friends in Australia. My great great great grandparents William Beaton b.1820 and Mary (Thomson) named one of their sons Hugh Middlemiss Beaton b.1858
I have searched and searched and run out of resources. Anyone who can help with information would be appreciated.
I am looking for any information on my great grandmother Annie Marks b.1865 Carmarthenshire, Wales. I believe she died before 1911 as William was a widower in the 1911 census, but I can't be certain. I am not sure if Annie was a pet name or her actual name.
Annie married William Robert EMERY b.1862 in Cardiff (or maybe wasn't married at all as I think Wm was still married to a previous wife) They had 4 children, Reginald, Douglas, Gertrude (died before 1911) and Cecil. All born in Bristol. I don't know if Annie was the mother of four four.
I have tried to obtain birth and death records but my money keeps being refunded as no information can be found.
I remember hearing my grandfather Reg saying his father had been married a few times and there were about 13 kids. Wm married Lucy Lawrence in 1912
My 3 x great grandmother Mary Beaton (nee Thomson. was born in Edinburgh in 1821 (according to her shipping and death records). Her father was Robert Thomson and on Mary's marriage record to William Beaton in 1841 it states Robert was a Accoutrement Maker - ( maker of Military Clothing and Accessories) from 17 Dacre Street Westminster. On Mary's death record it states he was a saddler and that her mother was Ellen Fleming, after many years of searching I ended up putting in her first name only with her fathers name and with the process of elimination I found her record, it turned out her mother's name was different to that on Mary's death certificate. birth record has her mother as Jane Allen
That is all the information I have on them and would like to find out more.
I did find out that there was Bryan & Price & Co accoutrement makers of 8-9 Dacre Street Westminster, London.
I found a Robert Thomson married to Anne who was a saddler on a census but I cannot access my data at present to find what location it was in the UK.
John, Robert, Mary and Elizabeth