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I would appreciate SKS looking up the death for the sister of my gggfather, Walsh LINTON.
She is Mary Jane JOHNSON but was born Mary Jane LINTON in Ireland c 1822, arrived in VDL on "Royal Sovereign" with her brother Walsh in 1843.
In 1846 she married Richard JONES (of Curries River) in Evandale C/E, and after he died in 1874, she re-married Henry JOHNSON at Holy Trinity C/E in Launceston in 1876.
I have found no children born to Mary Jane.
TIA .............Lorraine Wootton.
Speaking of convicts I feel I must tell you this story, I am the volunteer accessions and research officer at the Tweed River Historical Society, Murwillumbah Museum. Last week an English lady came into the museum and during her visit saw some bricks we had that the convicts had made. She was visibly upset and pleaded with me to just hold one in her hand for a few moments. I thought for a minute and then agreed to her request. She held it so gently in her hand and equally gently patted it, the tears just ran down her face, mine too by this time. She just kept saying "what did we do to you". When she handed the brick back I had the strangest feeling as there were some markings on the brick which I would say were the convicts signature.
I hope you don't mind me telling you this story.
A list of Unclaimed Letters (no..they are not available now!)
these lists were regularly posted in the newspapers as the postmaster got
sick of waiting for people to come and pick them...
A list of QuitRents due (quitrent was a tax, to be paid for land after a
certain number of years of purchase..so even if you were 'granted' land you
may still end up paying a tax to the government)
Some (Launceston) issued Cart Licences, 1826 - 1830 (similar to car
registrations today...remember..Tassie was a gaol and the government didn;t
want people running around with carts without knowing what they were up to!)
I realise I am speaking to the converted but the books 'Log os Logs: a
catalog of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all foems voyage
narratives 1788-1988 for Australia, New Zeakland and surround area" often
gives details of surgeon's logs and their location here in Australia - Pamela
The following is a list of convicts issued certificates of Freedom,Tickets
or receiving court charges, special pardons, or who had their tickets of
leave or promotional positions cancelled.
all the best
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