Saturday, August 04, 2007

Newborn or Newman Pask

Just recently Colleen Willis, our main researcher in Australia provided some information on Newbon (or Newborn, or Newman) Pask was transported on "Recovery" arriving in Van Diemans Land 8 October 1837.

This is verified by some new records relating to Australia just recently issued by - Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868. The record from the National Archives HO11/11 shows that Newborn Pask sailed on the "Recovery" departing on 27 May 1837 going to Van Diemans Land. He was convicted together with Richard Ellett, and Thomas Downes at Rutland Assizes on 3 May 1837 for life.

Newborn then appears several times in the New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849.

Recently Colleen has changed her ISP and although I am receiving e-mails from her, she seems not to be receiving my replies. Hopefully she is able to rectify the problem soon.