CONVICT ANCESTORS

I am fascinated by the lives of my convict ancestors, sixteen at the last count. These men and women arrived in Australia throughout the period of transportation with two men, Matthew James Everingham and William Roberts, landing as part of the First Fleet in 1788. Margaret Stewart arrived towards the end of the era, being on the last ship of female convicts to Van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania) in 1853..

Exiled to the far end of the earth, my ancestors , like most convicts, must have felt a real sense of dislocation accompanied by a deep longing for “home”.

The list of my direct ancestors who came to Australia as convicts is being developed. These ancestors have been added in order of arrival.

FIRST FLEET – Arrived 26 January 1788

SECOND FLEET – Arrived June 1790

  • Elizabeth RYMES – Neptune
  • Keziah BROWN – Neptune

LATER TRANSPORTS

  • Richard James HICKS – 1801 – Canada
  • Thomas BRAIN – 1802 – Coromandel
  • Margaret HOWE – 1804 – Experiment
  • John GODDARD – 1815 – Marquis of Wellington
  • Margaret DALEY – 1818 – Elizabeth (2)
  • John HOOPER – 1819 – Hibernia
  • William HARRIS – 1823 – Prince of Orange
  • Rebecca BLOXHAM – 1827 – Harmony
  • Henry STANDON – 1833 – Andromeda (2)
  • John KNIGHT – 1837 – Norfolk
  • John JONES – 1838 – Earl Grey (2)
  • Margaret STEWART – 1853 – Duchess of Northumberland