George in the Gaol

  My convict ancestors have been mentioned on this blog a few times, but unfortunately I haven’t really been able to find out much about their lives before they were transported to Australia. Since George WHITE is a fairly common name, the possible matches I find are hard to verify as being ‘my guy’, but I still like to cast my … Read more George in the Gaol

The Incredible Hulk

After a bit of a break I ventured onto the Ancestry site and noticed that they had ‘new’ prison hulk registers and letter books. I found that my ol’ pal, George WHITE was held on the Ganymede while awaiting trial and/or transportation to Van Diemen’s Land in 1834. The Ganymede was originally the French frigate, Hébé … Read more The Incredible Hulk

Black Sheep Sunday

Hobart Town from the New Town Road by J.S. Prout (1844) via Carrying on from last week’s Black Sheep Sunday post. I have managed to have find some more snippets of information of my Black Sheep duo – George WHITE and Elizabeth ALLEN. World Vital Records offered free records until the 18th (tomorrow) so … Read more Black Sheep Sunday

Black Sheep Sunday

Some more details of two of my family’s black sheep: I first mentioned George White and Elizabeth Allen in my post, Woman of my Conviction. Both were transported to Tasmania, Australia (then known as Van Diemen’s Land) for their respective crimes in the early 19th century. Convicts in Tasmania were not allowed to marry each … Read more Black Sheep Sunday