I really could do with some help here please.
Since I last subscribed I have been informed that the convict known as WILLIAM MANN(s) who
was transported to Australia in 1833 WAS NOT of the parents given to his family i.e.
WILLIAM MANN and ABIGAIL MORLEY of Hickling Notts.
This OOOPS occurred many years ago apparently and has been taken as fact till now, when a
lady related to the Mann of Hickling line read a WILL of William Mann Senior (1828), which
stated that his son WILLIAM MANN born abt. 1806, Hickling, was living in Rugby,
Warwickshire, not in Australia as thought by the Australian line.
So all of this means, I am now looking for the parentage of WILLIAM MANN stated in Trial
docs. as being of St. Nicholas, labourer, aged 28 in 1832... However, his daughter stated
in 1892 at the time of his death, that he was 94 yrs.....I am tending to look at the age
given by his Trial docs as more accurate.
Although I am researching this person, I have no relationship to him at all. However, I
am very keen to know his true identity and ancestors for those family members here in
The various certificates relating to William, convict, do not state parents or place of
birth, other than of St. Nicholas, Nottingham. His life after release was spent in N.S.W.
where he married in 1836. His children's names follow quite closely those of William
and Abigail Mann of Hickling.
Being: William, Henry, Mary, Jane Isabella, John, Thomas, George and Samuel.
Henry Manns was a rather notorious bushranger in N.S.W., but that's another story!!
Anyone at all that may have any suggestions as to who WILLIAM MANN born approx. 1804 was,
I would dearly love some direction and ideas please..........