It's come to my attention, that Sarah Jacombe's path, crossed with that of my descendants:
1830, December 9th.
Sarah Jacombe, a widow of Old Street Road, was victim in the theft of a trunk, boxes, clothes and other goods. John Melvey and his wife Eleanor were indicted for the crime. He was found guilty and was sentenced to transportation for 7 years, his wife was found not guilty. (Source: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 08 June 2006), 9th December 1830, trial of John Melvey and Eleanor his wife (t18301209-109).)
I am John Melvey's great-great-great-great-great Granddaughter...after years of searching,I finally found my convict-ancestors!
Isn't the internet an amazing tool?????
Am still seeking information, as Poppa-John re-married here in Australia!
He married Jane Green, convicted & sentenced to Australia....both settled here and had their own family, but apart from seeking more on Jane's past, I'm left wondering "What became of Eleanor?"
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