Daily Archives: July 16, 2011

Australian Convict Transportation Registers Joseph CUMPSTEY 1852

CUMPSTEY is not one of my Guild of One Name Studies registered names but occasionally I have found links with my CUMPSTON relatives. Joseph CUMPSTEY was convicted on 29th November 1849 at Lancaster and sailed on the vessel Equestrian on 27th … Continue reading

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Australian Convict Transportation Registers Mary COMPSTON

Mary Compston was convicted on 11th December 1847 at Lancaster, England and sailed on 26th April 1848 to Van Dieman’s Land Australia. Please let me know if you recognise Mary.

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Australian Convict Transportation Registers James COMPSTON 1832

James COMPSON sailed on the vessel Parmelia.  He was convicted on 8th March 1832 at Stafford, England and sailed on 23rd July 1832 to New South Wales. Please let me know if you recognise James.

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Australian Immigration Collection 1788-1923 is now Online – John CUMPSTONE

Australia’s immigration records from 1788 to 1923 are going online for the first time as a package charting more than 14.5 million journeys to the new colony. Included on the Ancestry.com.au web site are passenger lists, musters, census information and … Continue reading

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Colonial Australians

As of 9 July 2011, there are over 48,100 individuals in this database! The site is called ‘Australian Royalty’ because Marion Purnell  is descended from convicts. Her direct ancestors, William Purnell, Bridget Welsh/Murray, Samuel James, Simon Moulds and Ann Davis, were all transported … Continue reading

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Flat caps and bonnets website

http://www.flatcapsandbonnets.com/ This is an interesting website which offers low cost data DVDs of parish registers and other documents of family history interest. It is a fairly random selection, and I suspect mostly of out-of-copyright publications from the early 20th century.  There … Continue reading

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