HAA007 Intro: Why I chose Samuel Sheepwash!

My great great grandfather James Henry Molloy was a corporal of the guard on the ship "Fairlie" during its voyage between March and July 1852 as it sailed from Plymoutn to Hobart. On board were 30 guards and their families as well as 292 male convicts of which 32 were boys from Parkhurst Prison. As part of the University of Tasmania's HAA007 Convict Ancestors unit I have adopted one of those boys to tell his story. From the list of surnames I chose his because in the late 1700s Mary Sheepwash married John Noble; I am a 5th great granddaughter.

 

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