Family Photo Friday – Maria Kezia Roberts

M y 2 x great grandmother Maria Kezia ROBERTS was born in Windsor, New South Wales on 10 January 1839. Maria Kezia was the grand daughter of William ROBERTS, a convict sent to Australia on the Scarborough in the First Fleet. William married Kezia BROWN, a convict who was transported to Australia on the Neptune,…

The Neptune – the ‘Hell Ship’ of the ‘Death Fleet’

Week 43 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: TRANSPORT The ship Neptune, under contract to former slave traders, arrived in Sydney Cove on 28 June 1790, one of the six ships in the Second Fleet that had been sent to the new penal colony of New South Wales. The ship’s human cargo of convicts, some dead…