janilye on Family Tree Circles
janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.
I am a direct decendant of the following convicts;
4th. GGfather John WOOD 1768-1845 arrived on the Albermarle 1791
4th. GGmother Ann MATTHEWS 1762-1819 arrived on the Kitty 1792
4th. GGfather Thomas EATHER 1764-1827 arrived on the Neptune 1790
4th. GGmother Elizabeth LEE 1771-1860 arrived on the Mary Ann 1791
3rd. GGfather Peter HOUGH 1776-1883 arrived on the Hillsborough 1799
3rd. GGfather Richard Lovely/LOVELEE 1786-1847 arrived on the Dromedary 1820
3rd. GGfather John KILDUFF 1793-1854 arrived on the John Barry 1821 Irish Rebel
2nd. GGfather John HOULAHAN 1809-1860 arrived on the Java 1833 Irish Rebel
If I consider their syblings and cousins the total is 18.
And this is just my mother's side of the tree!
None of them were ponsey 'steal a hankie from a toff' convicts or children unfairly treated, but ridgy didge convicts and Britain was glad to see the back of them.
I'm proud of my ancestors, not because they were hand picked by some of the very best judges and magistrates in England, but for their contribution in building a great country.