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G'day from a newbie

Hello forum folk...my name is Debbie, I hail from Australia and have joined this group in hope of finding more information which might piece together my family tree.
Have been at this for awhile, locating the names of my great grandmother/father x 5.
He arrived here in Australia a convict, and for sometime believed the same for her...now not so sure as it appears I may have adopted the wrong person! Lol
So, focusing more on my great grandfather....his name is John Melvey, born in London in 1805 to Thomas Melvey and Elizabeth Wise.
He was charged with grand larceny, and shipped off aboard the Surrey in 1831 to Australia where he served a 7 year sentence...his certificate of freedom is dated 1838.

I am now trying to track his steps prior to his conviction, as well as details about his wife, Jane Green and how they met.

Looking forward to sharing!


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