|My parents: Laurie Tonkin and Olwen Selby|
|When researching family history, and recording the results, many codes are used. The three logos above are ones I use. Other researchers choose differently. The first logo indicates the person was a convict. The second logo indicates the person died before reaching adulthood (21). The third logo indicates the person died in childbirth. Logos are only used if a photograph is not available.|
So, let's do the convict ancestors.
Grandpa Tonkin did not have any convicts on his paternal TONKIN LINE. The Tonkins (parents and four children)arrived into Melbourne on the 'Swiftsure" in March 1857 from Penzance, Cornwall. However, Grandpa Tonkin had two convicts on his maternal CHAPMAN LINE. William Chapman was transported (stealing money, 7 years) to Port Jackson in the "Susan" in 1834. Charlotte Webster was transported (10 years, but don't know what for) to Port Jackson in the "John Renwick" in 1838. BTW, transportation to NSW ceased in October 1850. They married in March 1843. My father's maternal COLE LINE had no convicts in sight. His great-grandfather, Stephen Cole, arrived into Melbourne aboard the "Red Jacket" in May 1860, with my father's grandfather, Charles, arriving on the "Swiftsure" in April 1862 together with his mother and siblings.
Grandma Selby (Olwen Hughes) met my grandfather, Roy Selby, in London during WW1. She was from Tywyn, Wales, and was a maid. She arrived in Sydney between November 1919 (when Roy returned from service) and May 1920, when they married in Enmore. So, no convicts on my mother's maternal HUGHES LINE. However, my maternal grandfather's line has three convicts The SELBY LINE migrated to Port Jackson in May 1839 as Bounty Migrants on the "Spartan" (both parents and two sons). No convicts there, but the younger of those two boys married Mary Ann Puckeridge, whose paternal grandfather, Joseph Puckeridge, was transported (stole 75 yds of material, sentenced to death but remitted to life in the colony) to Port Jackson in the "Earl Cornwallis" in June 1801. Both Mary Ann's maternal grandparents were convicts: Thomas Hughes was transported (for life, but no idea what for) to Port Jackson upon the "Perseus" in 1802; Susannah Smith was transported (14 years for I know not what) to Port Jackson aboard the "Wanstead" in January 1814, and married Thomas Hughes in 1816.
The BOTTOM LINE:
Joseph Puckeridge, 1801, "Earl Cornwallis" (my 4*G-GF)It is interesting that the ancestore who became shopkeepers, sailed of their own volition into Melbourne, whereas the ancestors who were inner-city working-poor "tradies" were sent at the King's leisure into Sydney!