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Offline Abygail

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Transportation to the Americas pre War of Independence
« on: Monday 18 March 19 09:54 GMT (UK) »
i have had a match via DNA with an ancestor who was born in America c 1860 with no lead ins at to who his parents were or if they were immigrants or born in the USA as well.  My question is this; are there records available for convicted felons from Britain for the time frame when they were still sending convicts to America?  and where might I be able to access it if it does exist?
Durham - HARDY Ann, Mary, CLARKE William, Elizabeth, DABRON Robert, Thomas, Rhoda >1853
Tyrone- SEETON George, John; COULTER Mary>1919
Clonmel Tipperary - KELLY Daniel b1812 wed in Aust.1849 
Cornwell - Newton on Abbot area SYMON(D)S - George Harvie wife BALSOM(E) Mary b1795
Headford Galway - Bridget KING famine orphan and Tuam Workhouse
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Re: Transportation to the Americas pre War of Independence
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 March 19 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean 1760? 

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Re: Transportation to the Americas pre War of Independence
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 March 19 14:16 GMT (UK) »
What makes you think that the hypothetical ancestor was a deported criminal?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
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Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
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Re: Transportation to the Americas pre War of Independence
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 March 19 07:24 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to everyone who made suggestions, much appreciated  Why do I think he was transported - I don't, but when you have a DNA match on a particular line and the furthest back they have gotten in the US was born there one needs to do some lateral thinking.  Plus I have 3 convict ancestors in Australia and from experience with them the former convict liked to re-invent their life story.  Understandable.
Durham - HARDY Ann, Mary, CLARKE William, Elizabeth, DABRON Robert, Thomas, Rhoda >1853
Tyrone- SEETON George, John; COULTER Mary>1919
Clonmel Tipperary - KELLY Daniel b1812 wed in Aust.1849 
Cornwell - Newton on Abbot area SYMON(D)S - George Harvie wife BALSOM(E) Mary b1795
Headford Galway - Bridget KING famine orphan and Tuam Workhouse
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