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Current work-in-progress

I thought that I might, from time to time, post parts of my current work-in-progress. I haven’t named it yet – and I’m open to suggestions. In 1883, a young couple immigrated from England to Australia following a hasty marriage. Within weeks their first child was born. They were both only […]

The trial of Ellen M’Carty

One of my ancestors was a young Irish girl called Ellen McCarthy. She was also know as Eleanor McCarthy and, in her Old Bailey Trial, Ellen M’Carty. She was transported for seven years – not for the legendary stealing of a loaf of bread, but for kidnapping. A copy of […]