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Scotland / Re: Was there a town or village called Risk?
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 08:10 BST (UK)  »
Thank you  ;D  The old map and new are just what I needed.

It looks like it's slightly closer to Beith than Paisley to me.  The robber apparently lived in Glasgow so I wonder why he was all the way out there robbing poor post-boys.  Surely there was more opportunity for that in Glasgow  ;)

with thanks, Marlene

Scotland / Re: Was there a town or village called Risk?
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 05:50 BST (UK)  »
And the other article

Scotland / Was there a town or village called Risk?
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 05:49 BST (UK)  »
Hello  :)

I have two newspaper articles from 1825 about a robbery on the Paisley to Beith Road.  The post-boy was robbed on that road near a "planting called Mosswood" and/or "Risk Planting".
One article also says "the robber (an Irishman) was yesterday apprehended at Risk".

I've tried searching for Risk but have had no luck.  Can anyone give me more information on where this area was, please?

Thank you,

PS Glasgow Herald articles attached

Australia / Brothers find each other through Ancestry DNA
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 02:25 BST (UK)  »
I found the article in The Age today very interesting.  Can Rootschatters help them find out more?


Australia / Re: Convicts and marriage
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 04:37 BST (UK)  »
Thanks JM  ;D

Australia / Convicts and marriage
« on: Tuesday 12 June 18 08:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi  :)

A general question if I may  ;)

Did convicts who had their Certificate of Freedom have to get Government permission to marry?

I believe the ones that had a Ticket of Leave did need permission, (is this correct?).

Thanks for any help,

Australia / Re: Norfolk Island prisoners
« on: Monday 04 June 18 03:10 BST (UK)  »
Judith and William - Thank you both very much  :D  Some more excellent information for me to add to my John Lamb file.

I've seen Frederick Burke's name in the convict ship list to VDL above John Lamb's.  I thought they may have been connected because both had the same trial date and place and the same occupation, (carpet weavers).  To have proof positive is very welcome  :D

I really can't thank all the Rootschatters who have helped me enough, you're all so generous with your genealogical talents and time  :)

With appreciation,

Australia / Re: Norfolk Island prisoners
« on: Friday 01 June 18 06:24 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Mabeljessie, that is very interesting information you have shared.  I have been on a steep learning curve with the Norfolk Island and secondary transportation system.  I will have to search out Justice John Barry's book to further my education.

Thanks also JM.  I have looked at the NSW Archives online guide.  It lists information that I think could be of help to me but unfortunately they are not online records  :'(

Marlene  :)

Australia / Re: Norfolk Island prisoners
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 03:16 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Matthew  :D that is fantastic info!  On all the earlier records for him it never said what his original crime was so I very much appreciate you finding the hulk record which tells us he was done for housebreaking ;D
Many thanks,

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