A rather venturesome political division of Australia into ten states, from 1838.

I have discovered that my convict ancestor, Granny Davis, did not steal a bolt of lace: it was a silver watch. And because she was tried and convicted in Dorchester, she isn’t in the searchable Old Bailey. Oh well.


2 responses to “Origins

  1. The only convict ancestor of mine of whom I’m aware, Jabez King, was transported for stealing a lamb. He was a place near Oxford (called Whitby, I think).

  2. “Jabez” is a terrific first name.

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