Sunday, 13 May 2012

Just starting out with the ancestor list, so many of them!!

Welcome to my first ever blog posting! My aim is to mention and tell some of the life story of my ancestors, a few at a time. Hopefully I'll hear from other descendants - fingers crossed!

Here's a list of all my first ancestors to step foot on Australian soil, and I'll be gradually chatting about all of them. Once I've done my side of the family I'll move onto my husband's side as well.

From my father's side:
  • John GIBB b.1831 Liverpool, England.................arrived Sydney between 1856-1858
  • Ellen Lester MOLLOY (his wife) b.1829 Liverpool, England..................................ditto
  • William George John Hilton MORRANT b.1836 Camden Town, Surrey, England.........arrived Sydney 1866
  • Emily Jane SCRIVEN (his wife) b.1838 Coombe Heath, Croydon, Surrey, England...............................ditto
  • Patrick John O'NEILL b.1794 Hacketstown, Co.Carlow, Ireland.......arr'd William Metcalfe Sydney 1844
  • Esther O'BRIEN (his wife) b.1820 Ballybrack, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.......arr'd William Metcalfe Sydney 1844
  • Patrick MOONEY b.1803 Modreeny (near Thurles), CoTipperary, Ireland....died on the journey David McIvor 1852
  • Julia HOWE (wife of Patrick MOONEY) b.1814 Modreeny (near Thurles), CoTipperary, Ireland....arr'd David McIvor Sydney 1852
  • Henry CRUCKSHANK (or CRUICKSHANK) b.~1815 London (?), England......................arr'd Tasmania 1836-1841
  • Thomas DIXON b.1801 Raby, Sunderland, England.....arrived Tasmania
  • Helen BROWNLOW b1801 Raby, Sunderland, England..............arrived Tasmania
  • James BRACKENREG (or BRACKENRIG) b.1758 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland........arrived Sydney in 1790 as a soldier on the Second Fleet's Neptune
  • Catherine EADES (nee MILLER) b.1765 Warwickshire, England...............arr'd with soldier husband Jospeh Eades on the Second Fleet's Surprise 1790 to Sydney, & later married James Brackenreg
  • Thomas STUBBS (convict) b.1774, London, England (?).............arr'd Sydney 1791 Albermarle
  • Esther SALAMON (convicted as Esther SPENCER) b.1775 England (?)......arr'd Sydney 1796 Indespensible. Esther is my favourite ancestor as she led such a colourful life, although her life before her conviction as a 19yo married Jewess remains a mystery
  • Samuel BAILEY (convict) b.1792 London, England (?)...............arr'd Sydney 1817 Lord Eldon
  • Sarah SMITH (convicted as Sarah MORRIS) b.1799 England.........arr'd Sydney 1826 on Princess Charlotte with daughter Jane Morris
  • John KING b.1815 Co.Clare, Ireland......................................arr'd in Victoria 1841 on Neptune
  • Mary ANGLIM (ANGLEUM?) b.1815 Co.Clare, Ireland.......arr'd in Victoria 1841 on Neptune
  • James AMBROSE b.1816 Co.Limerick, Ireland............arr'd in Victoria 1841 on Branken Moor
  • Mary McGRATH b.1823 Co.Limerick, Ireland.................arr'd in Victoria 1841 on Mary Nixon
From my mother's side:

  • James GABRIEL b.1862 St Finnbarr's, Co.Cork, Ireland...........arr'd Victoria 1888 with the British Royal Navy
  • Minnie Louisa TURNER b.1857 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.....arr'd Victoria 1888 on Potose
  • Henry MILLARD b.~1813 Surrey, England...........................................arr'd by 1842 in Victoria
  • Jane CORBETT b.~1815 England (?).....................................................arr'd by 1842 in Victoria
  • Martha Ann CORDELL's parents or grandparents - whoever they were!!!
  • Henry TUCK b.1810 Isle of Skye, Scotland (allegedly).......................arr'd Tasmania ~1822 (?). Henry's another mystery person in my tree. Was he really born in Skye? No proof available either way.
  • Catherine FALVEY b.1813 Co.Cork, Ireland..................arr'd Tasmania in 1829 on Bussorah Merchant as "wife of a sawyer" who was Henry Tuck, but no mention of Henry on the same ship. Their marriage date (according to the family bible) is also a mystery, as it's 14 Feb 1829 which would've been before they boarded in Cork to come to Tasmania. Why was Henry in Cork if he'd come out here 7 years before? No record in Tasmania, Victoria, or the IGI.
  • Patrick KENNEDY b.1797 Co.Tipperary, Ireland.................arr'd Victoria 1859 on the Lightning
  • Anne ?? (wife of Patrick Kennedy) b? presumably Co.Tipperary.......................................ditto
  • William Walter CLEAVE b.1808 Devon, England...arr'd Victoria 1844-45 on the "Theresa"
  • Dorothea DRIVER b.1809 Co.Wicklow, Ireland................................................arr'd before 1852
  • Andrew RICHEY b.1788 Downpatrick, Co.Down, Ireland........................arr'd 1839 on Garrow
  • Mary HARPER b.1789 Downpatrick, Co.Down, Ireland...........................arr'd 1839 on Garrow 

So there you have it, all of my "people". At least 4 of them were convicts, but whatever else they were - they were bloody brave!

Enough for one night. As my patient husband says: "they'll still be dead tomorrow".

14 comments:

  1. Great blogpost Janelle. You are right, your people must have been bloody brave. What a great list of ancestors. They sure did chalk up a few hours at sea. Imagine those journeys! Look forward to reading more of your blog in the future:) I've added your link to my iGoogle page and to the Genies Down Under site, on the Links page: http://www.geniesdownunder.com.au/links.html Thanks again and congrats on your new blog! - Maria from Genies Down Under

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  2. Good job, Nell!! It'll be fun learning more about our family from you. The quote from Dean made me laugh. Love ya!

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  3. A warm welcome to our newest Australian Geneablogger. Look forward to reading your posts.

    Cheers, Jill (GeniAus)

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  4. Thanks to Maria, Katrina & Jill!

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  5. Congratulations, Janelle, on your first post! Love your husband's comment, too! Cheers (from Canada)

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    1. Thanks Celia! What a lovely surprise to receive a comment all the way from Canada. The internet is making our world smaller every day.

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  6. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  7. This site has helped me greatly. Also it has excellent and very informative. Thanks for posting.

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  8. Thanks Bill!! I'm really glad it was helpful to you.

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  9. Hi Janelle,
    My great great granparents were Dorothea ( Driver ) Cleave & William Walter Cleave.
    email me at theodora48@bigpond.com
    Kind Regards
    Barb Smith

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  10. Gday Janelle,
    Henry Tuck and Catherine Falvey were my ancentsors too, I've been entering their family tree on ancestry.com, phew :-)
    Email my if you want to chat
    quentin.d.jones@gmail.com

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