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Category: Lough-Helson Line

David Hartnett – Irish convict

1813: David Hartnett was born in Cork, Ireland to John HARTNETT and Mary Anne COLLINS. 1830: He was charged with vagrancy at the Cork Spring Assizes on March 30. Six others were also charged. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation. At the time his […]

John Lough and Christian Gordon

John LOUGH (aka John Locke) was born Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland, England c. 1797. His future wife, Christian Jean GORDON (aka Christina), was born to John GORDON and Christian BARRON in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 29 Sep 1800 On 15 Oct 1821, after the […]

Mr. E. Fowler’s Pottery

[Benjamin Hopping was working for Fowler as a brickmaker at this time.] The following article appeared in the Illustrated Sydney News 16 October 1865: MR. E. FOWLER’S POTTERY. WE have recently had the pleasure of inspecting the Pottery Manufactory of Mr. E. Fowler, situate at […]