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"Looking for BRIGGS David Dixon of Rome, Oneida, NY, USA"

BRIGGS, David Dixon, bc 1822 Rome,Oneida,NY, died 1907 New Zealand.
occupation: carpenter

Verbal history has David Dixon BRIGGS running off to sea approx 1849/50, likely emigration through Boston,USA. His father may have been a carpenter or cabinet maker. There may also be a genealogical connection to Gorham, Cumberland, Maine.

Married three times in NZ. 1852 to TANAKARE in Kaitaia, Northland
1859 to Caroline RUNANGA, Northland
1866 to Anne Elizabeth READE in "

Children named:
John Jaford, Robert Ephraim, David Henry, Eliza Annie,
Henry, Franklin Thomas, Margaret-Eliza Jane, Henrietta
Cynthia, Ebenezer Eggleston, May Caroline, Corroline BRIGGS

From family names he used for his children we suspect he is a grandson of Ebenezer BRIGGS, born 1776, probably Vermont, died March 1818, Rome, Oneida, NY. In particular David might be a son of Cyrus or Ephraim BRIGGS.

Ebenezer BRIGGS, born about 1818, son of Ebenezer and Ephilinda (ROBBINS), was a cabinet maker. He married Frances Ann (maiden name unknown) circa 1836; he died in 1903.

Does anyone have information on the children of Cyrus BRIGGS, born 1803, probably Vermont and his first wife Mary Ann TINKER. We know of 5 children of Cyrus & Mary, but only have names for George b 1822 & Hudson b 1837.

Does anyone have information on the children of Ephraim R BRIGGS, born 1805, Rome, Oneida, NY? We know he had at least 3 children, but we do not know their names. Also does anyone know who Ephraim married? The 'R' could be 'Robbins' after his mother.

Any help much appreciated, this is our long standing Brick Wall. We are happy to share information.

"Looking for Charles ASHBY b: 1805 Huntingdonshire, England"

My 3rd great grandfather Charles ASHBY, born 1805 in Huntingdonshire, England, married Mary EVANS 26 July 1835 in Maitland, NSW, Australia.
Charles died 19 December 1870 in Auckland, New Zealand. They were both 'convicts', he from England, she from Ireland.

Charles and Mary named their children:
William, Margaret, Mary Alice, George, Charles, Samuel, Charles
Samuel ASHBY

Charles ASHBY was a miller and baker in Huntingdonshire, and was convicted of robbing his employer and tried in Lincoln Assizes on 6 March 1830. He was sentenced to Life.

Archives of NSW - Convicts NSW and Van Diemens Land, Microfiche 679 and 697. Male Convicts by Ship 'CamdenI'. The 'Camden' left London on 28 March 1831 and arrived NSW on 25 July 1831, being a voyage of 119 days.

Charles ASHBY of Thurlby, Lincolnshire, a miller, aged 24, convicted at Lincoln Assizes 6 March 1830 with breaking into the house of J Page, at Thurlby and stealing a silver teaspoon. He was sentenced originally to death and then to Life Transportation, and arrived as above Ref. HILL41/5/18.

Does anyone have any information about his life in England or his ancestry? I have been unable to find out who his parents were. Any information would be much appreciated and I am happy to share information.

"Looking for Mary EVANS 'convict' b: 1812 Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland"

My 3rd great grandmother Mary EVANS b1812 Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland, died 19 December 1870 Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.

Archives of NSW - Convicts NSW and Van Diemans Land, microfiche 692 & 711. Female Convicts by Ship 'Andromeda II (3)'
Mary EVANS arrived from Ireland 17 September 1834 aged 22 years, protestant, spinster, from County Tipperary.
Offence: Stealing Bank Notes.

Mary EVANS married Charles ASHBY (b:1805 Huntingdonshire, England)
on 26 July 1835 in Maitland, NSW, Australia, with the permission of the Govenor.

Children were named:
William, Margaret, Mary Alice, George, Charles, Samuel, Charles
Samuel ASHBY

I have been unable to find Mary's roots in Ireland. Does anyone have any information on her life in Ireland and her ancestry?

I am happy to share any information I have.