Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy 223rd Birthday


On the 26th January 1788
Cpt Arthur Phillip
led the First Fleet into Australia.
2 direct ancestors from my mothers side were among
the First Fleet passengers.
Andrew stole 200lbs lead and was sentenced to 7 years transportation aboard the

This is a memorial plaque
for Andrew, his wife Leticia was aboard the Prince of Wales
who was sentenced to 14 years transportation for
stealing 10 yards of printed cotton.
and embarked from Porthsmouth England
3rd May 1787
They were married 2nd March 1790
at Port Jackson.
They were then transported to Norfolk Island, then again to
Hobart Tasmania where they settled.

1 comment:

Stitching Noni said...

Wow... that is amazing to be able to trace your family back to the first settlers! I haven't been able to trace my family history that far back yet..

Certainly makes a Australia Day something a little bit more special :-)