Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

With the increase of crime and overflowing jails in the early 1700s, the British were forced to admit that the current punishments were not acting as a deterrent to criminals.   As a means to physcially remove offenders from the country and with the hopes that in a new environment they will be rehabilitated, the Transportation Act of …

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Are you a Barratt descendant on Facebook? Click the following link and feel free to join the Facebook group for descendants of Enoch and Mary Ann (https://www.facebook.com/groups/794692100624173/). The eldest son of Enoch Pearson Barratt and Mary Ann Fleming, my Great x 3 Grandfather was born on 8 October 1845 at 5 Bell Lane in Deptford (Kent) in England.  …

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While it seems that most of my ancestors arrived in Western Australia during the mid to late 1800s, I have however been able to trace some of them back to the early pioneering families in the South West. Though Perth was founded in 1829 and a few settlers arrived in the South West in 1831, it wasn’t until …

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Each time I carry out a visual inspection of my blog my eyes are drawn to the blog photo at the top of the page and I make a mental note to remember to one day write an explanation about it.  Unfortunately my mental note tends to get caught up in a myriad of other things and I often leave it …

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