52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Accepting the Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of writing blog posts about “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” that was proposed by Amy Johnson Crow on her No Story Too Small blog a few days ago.


“The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.”

I will start with as many of my family ‘Boat People’ (ancestors who emigrated from England to Australia in the 19th Century) as I can find information about, including:

1848  Esther FERRES (nee CHANCELLOR)
1848  John FERRES
1849  Mary DAVEY
1853  Ebenezer and Elizabeth DAVEY
1853  Moss SIMMONS
1857  John Dunston and Jane Forrest TONKIN
1857  Caroline Elizabeth TONKIN
1857  Benjamin Alfred Smart and Elizabeth LATTER
1859  William and Susan LEACH
1859  Henry LEACH
1860  Esther and Rachel SIMMONS
1889  Arthur William and Ellen Louisa ROBERTS


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