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Sandra Williamson
Amateur Family Historian
Amateur Family Historian

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Living in the wake of family disaster
Article - 3  John Bassett of Madron  (1790- 1868)  This week I am going to take a look at the ramifications of criminal charges that were brought against John’s brother, his father-in-law and brother-in-law. The incident in question happened only eight mont...

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Looking for the Parent's of John Bassett
Article - 2 The internet is scattered with possible candidates for the parents of John Bassett, there has been much copying and pasting over the years has John descended from various couples.  Before the advent of DNA there was little one could...

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Who is John Bassett?
Article - 1 Not much is known about John Bassett before his marriage to Martha Carbis in 1812 in the Paul Parish Church. [i]   The notation for his occupation was listed as sojourner in the parish register. A sojourner “means someone who is a temporary resi...

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Blogging Intentions for June 2017
This month's theme is John Bassett of Madron , baptised on 5 September 1790 in St Madern Church of England, Madron, Cornwall. John is my 3 rd great grandfather; he arrived in Australia in 1861.  I have written about him before in the following post - Two Jo...

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Reflections on Blogging Intentions for May 2017
In May 2017 I decided for the first time to set a single writing focus for the month. This post is a reflection on that decision. My chosen theme was Convict Ancestors & Relations .   It seemed straight forward enough I had researched and gathered the infor...

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Five Faves Geneameme
Image created by Jill Ball as part of the Five Faves Geneameme, 2017 access 29 May 2017, This post is part of “Five Faves Geneameme “  initiated by GeniAus   after being inspired by a GSQ Blog...

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The Death of William Carbis Snr
Article 4 - Convict Ancestors & Relations William Carbis Senior/The Older Christened 23 Mar 1761 St. Buryan, Cornwall, England. Married 29 Sep 1783, Paul, Cornwall, England. Convicted and Transported to Australia. Died in New South Wales, Australia, locatio...

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Untangling the Carbis evidence between 1816 & 1828
Article 3 - Convict Ancestors & Relations William Carbis Senior/The Older Once the ship Ocean was moored in Port Jackson NSW a local official came on board the ship to conduct a muster.[i] The official welcomed and simultaneously cautioned them as to what w...

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The Family That William Carbis Left Behind
Convict Ancestors & Relations William Carbis(Senior) was
the second of six children to William Carbis and Elizabeth
Nechollens. [i]   When he was
transported he not only left his parents and five siblings behind but also his
wife and three of his four child...
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