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Australia / Re: A RootsChat Database for British Home Children in Australia
« on: Friday 18 August 23 15:21 BST (UK)  »
Thanks pinjarra1929

Australia / Re: Convicts to Western Australia
« on: Friday 18 August 23 10:07 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Maggie.
George's story has some similarities to my Ryder family, father in Royal Artillery regiment, service in Ireland.
I'll follow him up to see if his descendants, if any, are DNA matches.
Your references to resources are spectacular. Thank you.
Gen in NBL UK

Australia / Re: A RootsChat Database for British Home Children in Australia
« on: Friday 18 August 23 09:16 BST (UK)  »
The link to the original database doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there an update?

Gen in NBL UK


thanks for the tip about lack of transported convicts in Victoria

Gen in NBL England

I am looking for family knowledge of a relation who went/or was sent to Victoria Australia from Newcastle. I have a close DNA match (2nd-3rd cousin) with the Riddell family near Melbourne Victoria state. I've never been able to pin the relationship down to a particular common ancestor. Those particular Riddells came from Northumberland in the 1830's so that's a bit far back for a 2-3rd cousin match. (I think?) Our common DNA matches indicate a link to my Ryder family in Newcastle but as there were 13 children, it's proving challenging to find where they all went.

I am familiar with the usual resources but I am always willing to learn about new ones (thanks maddys52)

Gen in Northumberland UK

Australia / Re: Convicts to Western Australia
« on: Thursday 17 August 23 23:09 BST (UK)  »
I'm a bit late in seeing this post.

I'm interested in George Ryder convict no. 972.

I'd be very grateful if you still have details about him.

Gen in Northumberland England

Northumberland / Re: Church Bank Cemetery
« on: Thursday 17 August 23 22:06 BST (UK)  »
Currently there are 847 Memorials - (88% photographed) on Findagrave for Church Bank, Wallsend. Here is the link to the cemetery -

Gen in Northumberland, UK

I'm trying to make sense of my DNA matches, several indicate that one of my RYDER family from Newcastle emigrated or temporarily landed in Australia, particularly Victoria state, maybe Melbourne area.

The Ryders had arrived in Newcastle upon Tyne about 1846, William RYDER b about 1810 in Heston Middlesex was a soldier from Woolwich Barracks, he married Elizabeth TURNER in Sheffield in 1831.

They had 7 children in Ireland, Woolwich Barracks and finally the last in Newcastle upon Tyne. There the family stayed as William was invalided out of the Army.

(My direct ancestor, their son Henry Joseph RYDER got really confused with his surname when he started having children in 1854 in Westgate, Newcastle. He had 13 children, sometimes their surname was RYDER, sometimes it was TURNER (his mother's maiden surname), or even both).

So I'm looking for any RYDER's or TURNER's from Newcastle who might have been in Victoria Australia at some time after 1870. They could be linked with families called Riddell or Tytler or Nicholson.

Hoping for a clue, clever sleuths
Gen in Northumberland UK

Thanks Martin, that saves a lot of faffing around.

Gen in NBL UK

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