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Australia / Re: Michael DWYER and his sister?, Tasmania, 1828?
« on: Tuesday 18 December 18 02:19 GMT (UK)  »
Have just been looking at the Lysander list again.  Appears that the entire lot were bounty immigrants "through the agency of Mr John Marshall of London by Messrs Nicholas James & Co".

My Alice Maguire was only one of many unmarried Irish girls on the ship (at least 60 from a quick scan of the list) being sent out as 'house servant'.  There were also a lot of Irish family groups like yours.

I'm guessing that the recruiter went to Ireland and signed up the people there.  Afterwards (again guessing) a ship/ferry would've been used to send them all to Plymouth and board the Lysander.
Of course there's a good chance I could be totally wrong of  :-\

I wonder if researching the people who organised the bounty immigrants could answer some questions?

Cheers, Marlene

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Australia / Re: Michael DWYER and his sister?, Tasmania, 1828?
« on: Monday 17 December 18 11:55 GMT (UK)  »
Your welcome  :)

I found the Lysander shipping record on Ancestry.  Have you got it?  Names and ages of Michael and family and all from Tipperary.

Looked but couldn't find anything in Tasmania on Michael.

Cheers,
Marlene

PS my 3 x great grandmother came out on the Lysander in 1841 too.  17 years old from Ireland and by herself  .

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Australia / Re: Michael DWYER and his sister?, Tasmania, 1828?
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 06:42 GMT (UK)  »

Michael Dwyer, water carrier, assault case in 1848.  Says he's elderly and of Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22Michael+Dwyer%22&l-decade=184&l-state=Victoria&l-year=1848

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Australia / Re: Michael DWYER and his sister?, Tasmania, 1828?
« on: Saturday 15 December 18 12:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi  :)
Do you have records for where and when Micheal's children where born?  I wonder if they might have been born in Tasmania? 
Maybe (if kids where born in Tas) the family went from Tas to Victoria rather than back to Ireland and then back to Australia again. 
Have you tried Trove for him leaving Tasmania?  Might be worth checking around 1841...
Hope this is a help and not a nuisance  :)
Marlene

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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

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

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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,
Marlene

PS Glasgow Herald articles attached
 

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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?

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/brothers-discover-each-other-after-58-years-thanks-to-dna-tests-20180620-p4zmpb.html

Marlene

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

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