A new family history has just been published telling the story of this
family which immigrated to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania, Australia) in 1835
and of the families into which the children married in the 1800s.
Entitled "TASMANIA BOUND: The Weymouth, Hubbard, Harris & McPhail family
stories", written by Margaret Szalay and Andrew Jones, this book is printed
in Hardcover, 480 pages with over 300 portraits and images. It includes
family trees for each family with their English ancestry included where
known - with the family trees of other Weymouth families which immigrated to
Australia - to South Australia and Victoria in the 1800s.
The first arrivals in Van Diemen's Land were:
William Weymouth, from Portsea & Devon, England - A surgeon, he arrived with
his wife, Mary Ann Salmon, and large family in 1835, as
surgeon-superintendent on the female immigration ship, Charles Kerr, and
settled in Launceston.
George Hubbard, from Deal, Kent - Initially a convict to Port Jackson,
George came to VDL as a free man with his wife, Ann White, and their first
child in 1818, to take up his appointment by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, as
government boat builder at Port Dalrymple. His daughter, Catherine, married
William Weymouth Jnr.
Robert Harris from London - After immigrated to South Australia in 1839,
with his brother, Samuel, a surgeon and druggist who later settled in
Sydney, Robert came to Van Diemen's Land c.1841 where he met and married
Clara Weymouth, a daughter of Dr William Weymouth.
Alexander McPhail born in India in 1842 - On the death of his father with
the British Army in India, as a child, he travelled with his mother to
England and then to Van Diemen's Land in 1851. Alexander married two of the
Margaret - margaret(a)cremorne1.com
Launceston Transcriptions 1800s - email for information.