Convict couple Jane [arrived 1820 with three children] and Barney CARR
[arrived 1819]had five children. Jane gave birth to two girls Jane and
Catherine in the colony of NSW who's christening are not found under CARR
1850 Jane's will lists her daughters and husbands, Jane to James BRIER and
Catherine to James YATES. Neither girls marriage, appears under Carr or
Kerr. However there are two marriages under the men's names and the girls
James BRIARS to Jane TUCKER in 1840 and James YATES to Catherine FANNON in
In NSW BDM their are christening records for Jane Tucker daughter of Thomas
and Jane in 1821 and Catherine Fanning daughter of Edward and Jane in 1825.
There are no marriages for Thomas Tucker to Jane or Edward
Fanning/Fannan/Fannon to Jane in the years 1788-1828. There is only one
child born to Thomas and Jane Tucker 1788-1840 and the same for Edward and
Thomas Tucker and Edward Fanning were not listed as convicts on State
Archives. Although there is a Thomas Tucker in Tassie in 1820. I found
Edward Fanning AKA Fannin in the 1828 census a convict arriving on the
Minvera 1819. The same ship that Jane Carr's eldest daughter Maria married
a man from in 1827. Thomas Tucker was not listed in 1828.
Jane CARR in 1822 muster is listed at Parramatta factory with two children
4 and 1 both born in the colony. The older child however was born overseas.
Barney, her Husband was only assigned to Jane in 1824 at her request, prior
to this he was assigned to Emu plains on arrival. The family is listed in
the 1825 muster together Jane, husband and two sons and on another page
Maria [the older daughter] with Jane Jnr.
The next daughter Catherine was born about 1826 and both girls are listed
with their Mother in 1828 census under KERR the husband is missing from
the census. A trial report in May 1831 has Jane stating she has not lived
with her husband for some years. 1827 a newspaper article regarding a trial
for robbery acquits Jane but finds she was illegally at large and ordered
to be returned to the factory [possibly from a charge of theft brought
against her in 1826]. My earlier thoughts were that Jane became pregnant
during her time in Parramatta factory but with the second child it could
have been during time out.
Am I correct in thinking the above christening records and marriages are
for Jane CARR's daughters?
I would also like to hear from anyone who can add further details of whom
Thomas Tucker and Edward Fanning/Fannin were?