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Harmony BLAY

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Convict vessel 'Harmony'
Master: Bennet Ireland
Origin: Downs 1828 Sep 13
Arrival: Hobart Town 1829 Jan 14 ?
Destination: Sydney 1829 Mar 14 ? Arrived around 3 Mar

Harmony BLAY bv 'Harmony' 3 Sep 1828

CofE Baptisms in Sydney
BLAY SARAH V1842661 26A/1842 THOMAS LYDIA
BLAY HARMONY V1842662 26A/1842 THOMAS LYDIA
BLAY MARGARET V1842663 26A/1842 THOMAS LYDIA
BLAY SARAH V1842664 26A/1842 THOMAS LYDIA
BLAY ELIZA V1842665 26A/1842 THOMAS LYDIA

That is very curious for several reasons.
 
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The first 'Sarah' is an error and that is Henry but no researcher has mention of a son named Henry.

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Lawrence Sydney in the County of Cumberland in 1842
No. 27 When Baptised: February 11 When Born: Sepr. 23 1826 Henry
No. 28 When Baptised: February 11 When Born: Sepr. 3 1828 Harmony
No. 29 When Baptised: February 11 When Born: Octr. 17 1831 Margaret
No. 30 When Baptised: February 11 When Born: July 3 1834 Sarah

V1842665 26A/1842 BLAY ELIZA THOMAS LYDIA *Image*

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Lawrence Sydney in the County of Cumberland in 1842
No. 31 When Baptised: February 11 When Born: August 29 1839 Eliza - Thomas & Lydia Blay Abode: Pitt Street Quality or Profession: Engineer By whom the Ceremony was performed: W. H. Walsh
 

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Thomas was an Engineer/ Wheelwright. It is possible that Thomas was married some time before he married Lydia BARNES and that he had three children by his first wife. These children were:
George b. abt 1817 Greenwich ?
Charles b. abt 1820
Mary Ann b. abt 1826
Henry born 23 Sep 1826 by second wife.

Does not add up. Mary Ann and George both ended up in Australia. George didn't arrive on the 'Harmony' but Mary Anne is said to have. Also claimed Mary was baptised RC at St Mary's Sydney but not in NSW index ?? Would the family really baptise daughter of first marriage RC on a different day and baptise all the others CofE on the one day ??
 
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