Hello, Lesley and listers,
I will set out some general remarks here about Fogarty
convicts. I think there are 28 listed in "The Port Jackson Convicts Anthology"
including three women. A man identified in the third paragraph of these remarks was
transported in 1812 directly to Van Diemen`s Land, which was then counted as part of New
South Wales. I will identify some Fogarty convicts recognised as forebears by their
I do not claim descent from any convict. I do not exclude the possibility of being
descended from a convict. I am sure I am not descended from any convict identified
I have noticed very little reference at this message board to Fogarty
convicts by anyone other than myself. I have seen postings by some small number of
listers -- two, I think -- who claimed descent from Margaret Fogarty of the 1798
"Britannia" voyage to Port Jackson. Perhaps someone else mentioned Thomas
Fogarty, sent directly to Van Diemen`s Land in 1812 by the "Indefatigable", who
is listed in "The Port Jackson Convicts Anthology". I am fairly sure I have not
seen mention here of any other Fogarty convict by any lister other than myself.
experience away from here has demonstrated that there are a lot of people about who are
aware of their descent from the Port Jackson convict Michael Fogarty of the 1822
"Mangles" voyage. The same can be said in regard to Michael and Patrick Fogarty
of the 1829 "Governor Ready" voyage. It seems there are some claiming descent
from Catharine Fogarty of the 1830 "Asia" voyage. I think there may be a few
people who see Thomas Fogarty ( "Earl Grey" 1836 ) as a forebear. It seems to
me that the Port Jackson Fogarty convicts other than those I have mentioned are pretty
much an unknown quantity among genealogical researchers.