Monday, January 24, 2011

Quick trip to Sydney

We had a quick trip to Sydney on the weekend to see Ma and Pa. Hubby has been looking into his family tree and has discovered that Pa and his children and grandchildren are directly related to a man and woman who came to Australia on the First Fleet as convicts in 1788. Even more amazing is that The great........grandmother and her son are buried in Liverpool. We think that John Fraser was the second child to be born here in the new colony. We took Ma and Pa there on Saturday morning and saw the gravestone of John Fraser, Pa's great great......grandfather and there is a ...
plaque to show that Ellen is buried here too.

How amazing is that. My girls are about 7th generation Australian on their father's side and first generation on my side!

7 comments:

Amy said...

I love the old headstones.....How cool to find some family history.

janelle said...
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janelle said...

(Sorry I'll write the comment again!)

Wow! It is great to see the photos of the grave and to realise that we had family on the First Fleet! Amazing.

Suedio said...

As the family historian for our family, I can appreciate the wonder this find brings.

And how great to be close enough to go and see the gravestone . . . a tangible connection to your family's history.

Thanks for sharing. Regards, Sue.

Lisa said...

What an amazing discovery!
Always wanted a First Fleeter on my tree, haven't even come close so far.

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

That is just so cool!!

Perri said...

Congratulations on being able to share this exciting news! I am also a decendant of a First & Third Fleeter, so understand the excitement!
Happy stitching, P