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Australians all …

As a proud Australian, I could not let Australia Day go by without posting something. Sadly, I have spent a week wondering what I could post that I haven’t posted before – and that wouldn’t offend somebody. If I talk about pride in my British heritage, I may offend some […]

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 […]