...from English convict and Irish rebel beginnings to
respected pioneers and founders of Australia. The threads of convictism
multiplied by marriages between First Fleeters and descendants and with convicts
of later transports and their descendants. These multiple stains became a cross
to bear, to conceal, to keep dark until a more enlightened society perceived
that convict ancestry was not a stigma but rather a heritage to acknowledge with
pride and dignity.
| 1. FIRST FLEETERS
John Small and Mary Parker
Married in the colony 12 October 1788. Pioneers of Ryde.
Pioneer of Wilberforce Reach.
|John Goodwin (Goodin)
Married Ann Thomas, convict, Second Fleet. Pioneers of Ryde.
2. IRISH REBELS AND OTHERS
The Wicklow Chief and his companions, Arthur Devlin, Hugh Vesty Byrne, John Mernagh and Martin Burke, collectively known as The Wicklow Outlaws who surrendered to the British after the 1798 and 1803 Irish rebellions on condition that they would be pardoned and exiled to America. Instead, they were exiled as free men to Botany Bay and granted 100 acres of land each.
Anne Devlin Dr. Trevor Robert Emmet General Joseph Holt - Leader of the Wicklow rebels before Michael Dwyer. Suspected by Dwyer of being a traitor to the cause which made for an uneasy relationship in Australia.
General Joseph Holt - Leader of the Wicklow rebels before Michael Dwyer. Suspected by Dwyer of being a traitor to the cause which made for an uneasy relationship in Australia.
|3. IN AUSTRALIA|
Whose high-handed actions led to the imprisonment of Michael Dwyer and his companions.
The children of James Devlin
Arthur Albert Devlin
Elsie Devlin's own story
John Stuart Hepburn
John Stuart Hepburn
|Major George Johnston
Who deposed Bligh and recalled Michael Dwyer and his companions.
Captain Arthur Devlin
Captain Thomas Beckford Simpson
Tommy "Dynamite" Ryan
Alfred Tennyson D'Orsay Dickens
James Devlin (Jnr)
Maurice Arthur Hyde Fitzhardinge
James Squire Farnell
Alexander Thorley Bolton
Leslie Wilfred Devlin 1877-1950. Family historian in the early twentieth century.Picture..
|Stan Devlin was born in Lismore NSW in 1919. He served in World War II and soldiered on in the Regular Army until 1974, retiring in the rank of Brigadier.|
|He sees himself as something of a paradox in that having accepted British honours he later found that he was descended from an Irish patriot and exile and a number of victims of the British convict system. He believes these discoveries are powerful factors in the Republic debate. He is married with two children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, all of whom live in Canberra.|
|By GD Solomon OBE, author of "A Poor Sort of Memory" and "Brothers of Mother Teresa".|
|Bill Gammage in "The Weekly Times" (Ryde) 25 August 1999.
HN Wrigley in "Rural News", Wagga, 24 September 1999.
"Narrandera Argus", 13 April 2000.
"Catholic Weekly", 2 July 2000.
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