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READY OR NOT – FOREWORD

  0 5 julia & george ready 1880s

‘GEORGE’ PETER READY

M 15/11/1882

JULIA JACKSON

0 4 george ready snr 1880s

  CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND JULIA READY DATE BIRTH DATE DEATH
1 UNNAMED 7/11/1883 7/11/1883
2 MABEL 25/9/1884 ????????
3 GEORGE PETER MARK 18/10/1885 25/10/1955
4 FRANK 8/5/87 9/12/87
5 SYDNEY 11/5/1888 4/5/1964
6 ETHEL ELIZABETH MAY 20/9/89 12/2/1890
7 WILLIAM HENRY 1/11/1890 18/2/1964
8 JESSIE SARAH 30/5/1892 18/12/1971
9 FREDERICK BENSON 7/9/1894 10/8/1895
10 ESMA JACKSON 12/7/1896 29/8/1898
11 ARTHUR CHARLES 10/7/1899 29/3/1953
12 ALFRED JAMES 29/4/1901 10/8/1954
  20 9 flora & syd ready 0 8 esma & jessie ready c1898 10 9 arthur front L alf back R
  FLORA AND SYD READY – PARENTS OF PHIL ESMA AND JESSIE READY APP 1898 REDFERN ARTHUR FR L ALF BACK R
   10 11 alf arthur mick & ..scan0013 10 3 jessie ready 1915  10 10 bill & em ready
  ALF READY , ARTHUR READY , MICK BELL AND MORE AT LAURIETON JESSIE SARAH READY BILL AND EM READY

 

THIS IS THE FOREWORD PHIL READY WROTE FOR HIS BOOK – “READY OR NOT “. I AM REPRODUCING IT FOLLOWING HIS EMAIL RE MY PUBLISHING HIS FINDINGS. PERMISSION GRANTED.

When I decided in 1981 to research the history of my family, i believed that we were on my father’s side, descended from an average English, Protestant  family with nothing very exciting to be found.

How wrong I was for I have found that we are descended from Irish Roman Catholic  convicts, that there are numerous skeletons in the family closet and that there existed adventure and romance that I for one never dreamed of and my father, as far as I am aware, never realised.

My mother, would have been shocked, for my earlier memories of her are that she was rather biased against Irish Roman Catholics and judgemental about people’s moral values but as she got older, in line with the changes going on, she mellowed and became more tolerant of other people’s points of view.

The detective work necessary to ferret out the information has taken my wife,Lois, and I to many parts of NSW and VICTORIA whilst the rest of the family have waited to see what would be the next discovery.

The pleasant surprise of receiving phone calls from others researching the READY family has introduced me to Doug Howe and Betty Alford, grandchildren of Catherine Louisa and Sarah Ann, my grandfather’s sisters who married Joseph Howe and William henry Watson respectively. This has opened up more information and has not only led to a continuing friendship with Doug but introduced me to several more cousins on his side of the family. Research by Doug also led to a meeting with Ken Eccleston, great grandson of George Eccleston and his wife Catherine, sister of my great,great grandmother Elizabeth Curtis. Ken’s contributions on the Curtis Family have been invaluable.

Each time I find more information I get a thrill, for there are times when I despair of ever finding the information I want, such as; WHAT HAPPENED TO THOMAS and ELIZABETH HOGAN and to JOHANNAH PRENDERGAST?  I thought that release of the Victorian Records might help but a search of these records has also proven fruitless. Time and further research may find the answer.

Finding my ancestors and researching their history has helped fill in some of my genetic heritage and what has helped in making me the way I am, for each member has added their contribution. I well remember strange feelings I had when I read JOHANNAH’s letter to Governor Darling, and also the story of HANNAH HUTCHINS or HITCHINS ( for there are many variations to the spelling of her name.)

Reading the Surgeon’s account of the voyage of the ‘Dorothy’ gave me some idea of what it was like to travel out on one of the Convict Transports, although the Dorothy apparently had a much better trip than many others.

In some ways I feel that I may have deprived those who come after me of the fun I have had but there is still a lot left untold and each day I guess, we are making history. I hope  that later researchers will enjoy it as much as I have. be careful of what you throw out for, I believe, that although we are not responsible for our ancestors, who incidentally wen through situations that I,for on, would not like to have gone through, we are, as guardians of our heritage, responsible to our descendants.

Phil Ready. July 1988. 

 

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CONNECTIONS FROM MURWILLUMBAH AND THE TWEED – BELLS, BIGNELLS, LAURIES AND MORE

NORMAN BELL was the older brother of JOHN BELL wife of MARY ANN MCNEIL. They had adjoining land at CONDONG on the TWEED.

Their parents were JAMES AND WILHELMINA as noted elsewhere. James was the housebreaker transported from Glasgow in 1831 on the YORK and WILHELMINA was the daughter of WILLIAM MCLEOD and JANET MACKAY who came on the JAMES MORAN in 1839. They married in 1839 at MAITLAND when WILHELMINA was 17 years old. Check in the search engine to the right for further details. It appears at this time that the Mcleods and Mackays came as a result of the ruthless clearances of the Sutherland Shires in the HIGHLANDS of Scotland. In the 1860s the BELL boys have land on the TWEED. The NSW BDM records indicate that their father JAMES died in 1859( to be verified). I do not know what brought the boys ( and perhaps more members of their family north from the Maitland Area). Land is also indicated to belong to WILHELLMINA BELL – mother ? sister ? daughter ?

NORMAN BELL was born 1845 and died 15 June 1924 . He is buried in BARRINGTON CEMETERY. His occupations are listed at TWEED RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY as farmer/grazier. Whilst on Tweed he was resident at CONDONG. Norman married in 1870 at DUNGOG NSW. His wife was AGNES FRASER HIGGINS and her mother was JANET LAURIE. As my mother used to tell me the BELLS and the LAURIES were ‘tied in somehow”. Her father was JOHN HIGGINS. Agnes Higgins was born at Pt Stephens in 1846 and died in CHATSWOOD, SYDNEY in 1929.

Their children;

names birthdate and place marriage date and spouse death date and place
JANET LAURIE 1871 TWEED RIVER 1898 GEORGE BIGNELL MURWILLUMBAH  
WILLIMINA A 1872 TWEED RIVER JOHN A. GUNN COPELAND 1895 1911 STROUD NSW
JAMES WALTER 1874 PORT STEPHENS   15-8-1886 NSW
AGNES MARY 1876 PORT STEPHENS GORDON A D CLARK STROUD 1915  
ELIZABETH J 1878 PORT STEPHENS JOHN STACE PORT STEPHENS 1903
MARGARET CHRISTINA 1881 BARRINGTON THOMAS FARLEY CRICK SYDNEY 1907  
MARY HENRIETTA 1883 COPELAND WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN STROUD 1907 22-8-1938 KRAMBACH NSW
JOHN JAMES 1889 COPELAND   1923 BARRINGTON
NOREINE F 1893 COPELAND    

From these dates it appears Norman left the Tweed district by the early 1870s whereas John’s Children are born on Tweed between 1879 and 1890 with the youngest being born at Laurieton in the early 90s. Hmm. A rethink required again.

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THE INFORMATION I HAVE IS THAT NO 49 IS JOHN BELL’S LAND . ( YET TO BE VERIFIED AS ONE MAP INDICATES CONDONG AND ONE IS FURTHER ALONG NEAR STOTTS CREEK)

 

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GEORGE  BIGNELL. IN 1898 AT MURWILLUMBAH MARRIED JANET LAURIE BELL DAUGHTER OF NORMAN BELL WHO WAS BROTHER OF JOHN BELL, GRANNY’S HUSBAND.  http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=22518

 

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FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1368785

There is mention of a MR BELL managing the ABBOTSFORD SUGAR MILL on the TWEED.

 

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MURWILLUMBAH LINKS

http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html Sercombe Families

OBITUARY : SARAH ELLEN KITCHING

FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

SARAH ELLEN KITCHING.

 

SHORTLY after noon last Saturday Mrs Sarah Ellen Kitching wife of Robert Kitching,collapsed at her home 13 ? Street, Campbelltown and passed away  shortly afterwards.  The late Mrs Kitching who was 74 years of age although only recently having medical treatment was apparently quite well and in good health when her husband left home to do their ordinary Saturday morning shopping and it was while he was away  that the collapse of his wife took place. Before he could get home after receiving word of his wife’s illness she has passed peacefully away.

To those of us who knew the late Mrs Kitching, knew only a woman of very stirling quality one who ever expressed a sweet and charming personality with tender motherly love. We join our readers in expressing to Mr Robert Kitching and his family our deep and sincere sympathy.  The loss to the Kitching family  is a broken link of a glorious chain which can never be rejoined.

The deceased lady was Miss SARAH ELLEN SANDERS before her marriage to her bereaved husband  which took place in Sydney just fifty years ago , the wedding ceremony being performed by the late Rev Bolger who at that time in 1896 was the first Congregational Minister in Campbelltown. In the same year of their union Mr and Mrs Robert Kitching took up residence in N ? where they resided until thirteen years ago when the old couple came to live in Campbelltown.  Of the issue there were ? son and two daughters , (1) Mr Kitching of Auburn, Effie Hunt ( also of Auburn) and ? ? of Campbelltown. As a grandmother Mrs Kitching leaves 13 grandchildren. Mrs Taylor late of Appin and now of Campbelltown is her sister and THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE SANDERS FAMILY.

The internment of the mortal remains were placed to rest in God’s Sacr ?????? adjoining St Peters Church of England  last Monday morning following a short service in the church

 

(DETAILS TO BE CORRECTED. COPY INCOMPLETE)

(1) – LISTED IN NSW BDMS AS CHILDREN OF SARAH E AND ROBERT KITCHINGS are:

2056/1904
KITCHING
STANLEY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
22714/1907
KITCHING
WILLIAM R
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
2127/1898
KITCHING
DOROTHY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN
2208/1900
KITCHING
REGINALD D
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  

 

CAMPBELLTOWN NEWS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1946

JOHANNAH READY CONVICT ON ARCHDUKE CHARLES 1813

ALSO ABOARD THE ARCHDUKE CHARLES IN 1813 : THANKS TO SAG
Patrick Kohelly per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
John Phelan per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Phelan per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Daniel Meskill per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Frances Sharkey per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Kenna per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Givnon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Susannah Wiley per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Morris per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Timothy Bell per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Dawley per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Cooney per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Catherine Keynon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
William O Brien per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Fitzpatrick per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Givnon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Hopkins per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Cornelius Galvin per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Walter Hall per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Matthew Gill per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Duk Steenson per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas (Snr) Gwnson per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Timothy Bell per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Ellenor Holland per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Luke Grant per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Margaret Leary per ship Archduke Charles, 1813

GANGES 1797

JOHN CURTIS CAME ON THE GANGES 1797. ALSO ON BOARD :

Ticket of Leave details for John Flynn

Last name
Flynn

First name
John

Ship
Ganges

Year
nd

Native place
NR

Trade or calling
NR

District
Sydney QS

Ticket no
53/74

State Records shelf ref
4/4228

State Records reel no
891

Ticket of Leave details for James Gregg

Last name
Gregg

First name
James

Ship
Ganges

Year
1797

District
Cumberland lif

Ticket no
Dec-30

State Records shelf ref
4/4427

State Records reel no
601

GEORGE MOORE SENIOR

GEORGE MOORE SENIOR

Ticket of Leave details for George Moore

Last name
Moore

First name
George

Ship
Asia

Year
1822

Native place
NR

Trade or calling
Carpenter

District
MGD

Ticket no
34/1326

State Records shelf ref
4/4420

State Records reel

no
2688

Ticket of Leave details for George Moore

Last name
Moore

First name
George

Ship
Asia

Year
1822

Native place
Newcastle/Tyne

Trade or calling
Carpenter

District
MGD

Ticket no
41/1720

State Records shelf ref
4/4153

State Records reel no
941

 

 

 

WITH THANKS TO SAG

Buried Alive: Sydney 1788-1792

Buried Alive: Sydney 1788-1792

”Tis now about two years and three months since we first arrived at this distant country all this while, we have been as it were buried alive, never having the opportunity of hearing from our friends…’ Reverend Richard

Eyewitness Accounts of the Making of a Nation 

CHECK  PAGE 374 FOR ‘MATILDA’ ON WHICH THOMAS SANDERS SAILED

By Jack Egan

JOHN READY AND THE THREE BEES

Governor Macquarie wrote:

The Three Bees, commanded by Captn. John Wallis, arrived on the 6th inst. with two hundred and ten male Convicts, out of 219 originally embarked, the other nine having died on the passage; and out of those landed, it has been necessary to Send fifty five to the Hospital many of them being much affected with Scurvy and others labouring under various complaints. On enquiring into the cause of this mortality and sickness, it appeared that many of them had been embarked in a bad state of health, and not a few infirm from lameness and old age. I am happy in being enabled to state that the Convicts by the Catherine and the Three Bees have, without a Single Exception, borne grateful Testimony to their having been treated with the most unremitting care, Attention, and kindness, by the Masters and Surgeons of those Vessels, from the day of their Embarkation until they were finally landed here. The circumstance of several of those unfortunate men being embarked in a diseased or feeble State will, I trust, shew (sic) the necessity for greater attention being paid to the state of the Health of the Convicts, who are to be embarked in future, which I have much reason to believe has not been so fully attended to by the Examining Surgeons as Humanity demands

Despatch No.8 of 1814 from Governor Macquarie to Earl Bathurst, dated Sydney, NSW, 24 May 1814

ACK WITH THANKS : From Philip Ready’s READY OR NOT.

JOHN READY c 1790-1831

John Ready was born circa 1790 to ? Ready and Johannah nee Cavenagh in the ancient town of Limerick ,constructed during the 9th century on the shore of the River Shannon which flowed through South Western Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing is known about John’s childhood  but when he was arrested at the age of twenty two he was a tall sandy haired young man with hazel eyes and a fair complexion working as a garden labourer.

John was tried along with John Morgan a forty year old shoemaker from from Tipperary , at the assizes in County Tippery ? in August 1812, for the numerous felonies which they had committed together. Found guilty, each was sentenced to 14 years transportation to New South Wales and were moved to Cork to await their ship.

It was 13 months before the transport THE THREE BEES built and launched at Bridgewater earlier that year and on her maiden voyage arrived at Cork on a sultry  Wednesday in the early Autumn of 1813. She had taken her first convicts at Canal Docks in Dublin on ThThe ursday August 26th and now on September 22nd was to take on the rest of her compliment. The small prison hold was very crowded and John, standing 5’10 1/2 ” tall would have found it particularly cramped as those over 5′ in height were unable to stand upright.

Thirty five days later on Wednesday 27th October 1813, the THREE BEES sailed out of Cork harbour to join a convoy at Falmouth England. There she waited for another five weeks with the temperature plummeting  as Autumn turned to Winter. Some of the prisoners were suffering severely for they had been aboard in their tiny prison for over three months but , coming from hardy stock, as they did, there were very few among them sick when she sailed on Sunday 5th December 1813 for Rio de Janeiro.

Stormy weather during the voyage meant that the prisoners were often not allowed to go on deck and the conditions in the crowded prison were terrible for many of the prisoners suffered from sea sickness. The stench from this, from their unwashed bodies and body wastes were very hard to bear.

At Rio having crossed the Equator, it was Summer and extremely hot but the prisoners were quite freely allowed on deck with the prison temperatures  dropping six to eight degrees when the prisoners were all out. One man died of fever but when the ship sailed on Thursday 17 Feb 1814 there were very few sick among them.

Ten days later after leaving Rio the lookout sighted a strange ship. Worried that they might be attacked Captain John Wallis ordered the convicts’ bedding to be brought on deck to forma  barricade. A sudden downpour of rain soaked the bedding and they found it impossible to get it dry before nightfall ( The Convict Ships – Bateson)

(Both the Broxbornebury and Surrey I were in the fleet which originally set out. http://melindakendall.wordpress.com/  An ancestor of Janice Maurice- Hugh Kennedy – was also on the THREE BEES . His daughter Elizabeth Kennedy married John Taylor one of whose descendants married Agnes Sanders
Hugh Kennedy born about 1768 was indicted for having in his custody at Belfast on August 1812 a counterfeit Bank of Ireland note for one pound two shillings and ninepence knowing it to be forged transported for 14 years age 44 occupation weaver.
The Three Bees only made one voyage after her arrival in 1814 she caught fire near Government wharf and exploded in the harbour then drifted onto the rocks at Bennelong point where she burnt to the water line.
Hugh died in march 1843 he owned land in Grose Street Parramatta.
)

The prisoners were advised not to use their damp bedding but rather than sleep on the bare boards most chose to ignore the warning.  Scurvy broke out and seven prisoners died due to their weakened state and lack of fresh fruit and vegetables.

On the THREE BEES’ arrival in Sydney on Friday 26 May 1814 fifty five of the remaining one hundred and twenty one prisoners were taken to  hospital. Many of these were affected by scurvy and some with other complaints. Contrary to the earlier on their state of health on embarkation. “on enquiry  it was claimed that many had embarked in a bad state of health and that not a few were infirm from lameness or old age. but all bore grateful testimony  to having been treated with unremitting care,attention and kindness from the time of their embarkation to landing” . (HRA Series I Vol 8.P.)

John then is sent to Windsor where his convict mother Johannah Ready nee Cavanagh –  is housekeeper at Government House.

 

RELATIONSHIPS OF  JOHN READY

Individual    Relationship    Steps
JOHN READY    JOHN READY is the home person    0
PETER MARK READY    PETER MARK READY is a son of JOHN READY    1
READY    READY is the father of JOHN READY    1
JOHANNAH CAVANAGH    JOHANNAH CAVANAGH is the mother of JOHN READY    1
ELIZABETH CURTIS    ELIZABETH CURTIS is the wife of JOHN READY    1
PETER ( GEORGE) READY    PETER ( GEORGE) READY is a grandson of JOHN READY    2
SARAH ANN BENSON    SARAH ANN BENSON is a daughter-in-law of JOHN READY (the wife of his son)    2
FRANCIS PRENDERGAST    FRANCIS PRENDERGAST is the step-father of JOHN READY    2
JOHN CURTIS    JOHN CURTIS is the father-in-law of JOHN READY    2
ANN MORAN    ANN MORAN is the mother-in-law of JOHN READY    2
THOMAS HOGAN    THOMAS HOGAN married the same woman as JOHN READY    2
JESSIE SARAH READY    JESSIE SARAH READY is a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    3
JULIA JACKSON    JULIA JACKSON is the wife of a grandson of JOHN READY    3
THOMAS BENSON    THOMAS BENSON is an in-law of JOHN READY    3
HANNAH HUTCHINS    HANNAH HUTCHINS is an in-law of JOHN READY    3
GEORGE MOORE JNR    GEORGE MOORE JNR is the husband of a daughter-in-law of JOHN READY    3
JOSHUA CURTIS    JOSHUA CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
FRANCIS CURTIS    FRANCIS CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
WILLIAM CURTIS    WILLIAM CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
BENJAMIN CURTIS    BENJAMIN CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
THOMAS CURTIS    THOMAS CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
WILLIAM CURTIS    WILLIAM CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
JOHN CURTIS    JOHN CURTIS is a half-brother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
CHARLOTTE CURTIS    CHARLOTTE CURTIS is a half-sister of the wife of JOHN READY    3
ANN CURTIS    ANN CURTIS is a half-sister of the wife of JOHN READY    3
SARAH CURTIS    SARAH CURTIS is a half-sister of the wife of JOHN READY    3
ELIZABETH CURTIS    ELIZABETH CURTIS is a half-sister of the wife of JOHN READY    3
CURTIS    CURTIS is a direct descendant of the father-in-law of JOHN READY    3
JANE PURRIER    JANE PURRIER is the step-mother of the wife of JOHN READY    3
JACK BELL    JACK BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (4 generations; great-great-grandson)    4
JEAN BELL    JEAN BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4
BETTY BELL    BETTY BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4
JOYCE BELL    JOYCE BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4
WILLIAM ALLEN BELL    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL is the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    4
WILLIAM BELU JACKSON    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON is an in-law of a son of JOHN READY    4
ELIZABETH JOHNSON    ELIZABETH JOHNSON is an in-law of a son of JOHN READY    4
WILLIAM JACKSON    WILLIAM JACKSON is a brother of a daughter-in-law of a son of JOHN READY    4
SARAH A JACKSON    SARAH A JACKSON is a sister of a daughter-in-law of a son of JOHN READY    4
JACKSON    JACKSON is a sister of a daughter-in-law of a son of JOHN READY    4
HENRY SAMUELS    HENRY SAMUELS is the husband of an in-law of JOHN READY    4
ANTHONY BELL    ANTHONY BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
MICHAEL BELL    MICHAEL BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
PETER BELL    PETER BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
MARGARET BELL    MARGARET BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
CAROLINE BELL    CAROLINE BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
JULIE BELL    JULIE BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
NITA SAVAGE    NITA SAVAGE is the wife of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    5
DAVID BURTON    DAVID BURTON is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
ROSS CARTER    ROSS CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
NEVILLE JOHN CARTER    NEVILLE JOHN CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
KEITH DUIST CARTER    KEITH DUIST CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
JON SANDERS    JON SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
LYNNE SANDERS    LYNNE SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
CHERYL BURTON    CHERYL BURTON is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
SUSAN SANDERS    SUSAN SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
JANINE CARTER    JANINE CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
WILLIAM DUIST CARTER    WILLIAM DUIST CARTER is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    5
ALFRED ROY BURTON    ALFRED ROY BURTON is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    5
BRUCE SANDERS    BRUCE SANDERS is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    5
JOHN BELL    JOHN BELL is the father-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
MARY ANN MCNEIL    MARY ANN MCNEIL is the mother-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
NORMAN BELL    NORMAN BELL is a brother-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
LESLIE  D.R. BELL    LESLIE  D.R. BELL is a brother-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
JAMES A BELL    JAMES A BELL is a brother-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
ROY MCNEIL BELL    ROY MCNEIL BELL is a brother-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
MARY HENRIETTA BELL    MARY HENRIETTA BELL is a sister-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL    WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL is a sister-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
JANET BELL    JANET BELL is a sister-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
ANNE MCLEOD BELL    ANNE MCLEOD BELL is a sister-in-law of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    5
MATTHEW CARTER    MATTHEW CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
DIONE CARTER    DIONE CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6

JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE    JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
BENJAMIN POMROY    BENJAMIN POMROY is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
JOSEFINE DEWBERRY    JOSEFINE DEWBERRY is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
CASSANDRA POMROY    CASSANDRA POMROY is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
KATI BRAITHWAITE    KATI BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6

MARK POMROY    MARK POMROY is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    6

JOHN GEORGE SANDERS    JOHN GEORGE SANDERS is the father-in-law of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    6
ELIZABETH CRAIG    ELIZABETH CRAIG is the mother-in-law of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    6
JAMES BELL    JAMES BELL is a grandfather of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
WILHELMINA MCLEOD    WILHELMINA MCLEOD is a grandmother of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
NORMAN BELL    NORMAN BELL is an uncle of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
GARY BELL    GARY BELL is a nephew of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
ELAINE JOY BELL    ELAINE JOY BELL is a niece of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
MARGARET SWAN    MARGARET SWAN is a sister-in-law of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
THOMAS R MCLENNAN    THOMAS R MCLENNAN is a brother-in-law of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6
STANLEY WITCHARD    STANLEY WITCHARD is a brother-in-law of the husband of a great-granddaughter of JOHN READY    6

MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE    MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN READY (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    7

JOLENE MACDONALD    JOLENE MACDONALD is the wife of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    7
JAI GAMBLING    JAI GAMBLING is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN READY    7

OLD BRITISH NEWSPAPERS 19TH CENTURY

FOR THE WEEK JULY 4-11 – I AM LOCKED AWAY LOOKING AT OLD BRITISH NEWSPAPERS ONLINE. AND WRITING ON THE NELLIBELL49 BLOG.

 

http://nellibell49.wordpress.com/

 

SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS HAS PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A LOOK AT GALE CENGAGE LEARNING’S  OLD UK NEWSPAPER FILES AND I AM TAKING THAT OPPORTUNITY.

http://www.sag.org.au/

http://find.galegroup.com/

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LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING

AN e-book in the GUTENBERG PROJECT. LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING featuring some from Elladale Cottage which Jan Maurice tells me was the home of Agnes Jane Sanders and her husband CHW Charles Henry William Taylor and their 7 children.

RACHEL HENNING Also writes from TAUNTON in Devon which is also SANDERS country. Her letters provide a vivid contemporary pictorial of 19th Century Australian life. 

Note also that on the Papers of the Sanders when they arrived in Sydney per VICTORIA on 2 Sep 1849 it states that neither had any relations in the Colony. Was Thomas Sanders a relative or not ? Did they choose to hide the convict connection ? How did Agnes and CHW come to live in ELLADALE cottage ?

 

 

Grevilles Post Office Directory 1872

http://addison.homedns.org/transcriptions/grevilles/grevilles.html

What is Greville’s?

Back in 1872 they didn’t have phone books but they did have post office directories – people had a listing that so they could be found, much the same as a phone book but not all people ended up in the directory

http://addison.homedns.org/

Many Thanks to Helen Castle for making these pages available on the Web for free. Check her page on the CASTLE AND MALLOY FAMILIES. WE Are still looking for more details of Melinda Mcnally Kendall .

I have found several of my own relatives on the Grevilles listing. Including the Bells at Kynnumboon , Craigs on the Mcleay and Sanders also on Mcleay .