Bristol Sam

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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    I have a gut feeling this Samuel Wilcox that committed this awful
    murder and the one that attends the races, gets the worse
    for drink accusing companions of stealing his money and my enquiry
    of Tasmania are one and the same. I can see no mention of him in
    the index of the 1841 Census for NSW. Unless someone can find a
    different origin for him I think it must be him. When considering his
    life prior to his conviction, it makes sense to me that having gained
    his freedom he just could not wait any longer than it took to gather
    the fare to the mainland and then head for the most developed part
    of the Colony. And Races, horses presumably, probably stole a horse
    to get from Adelaide to Sydney!:)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Hmmm....... much respected ancestor I see ;):)
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    T'aint mine. [Bristol dialect] :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    There is another Samuel Wilcox. Transported on the John Barry in 1838 for 7 years to NSW. Pardoned in 1851.
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    When I last tracked this family back from my Father in law the 1881
    UK Census had not yet been released, never mind such facilities as
    BMD. Hence much had to be confirmed. To start again and work back
    to the 1851 was a simple matter and to find the Baptism of Samuel
    and Ann's son Thomas precisely where the Census said he was born
    in 1822. Having done that I soon found Thomas in 1841 in trouble
    at a remand centre, but no sign of father, mother or two sisters.
    I think I have probably located marriages for all three ladies now
    but needs verification. The digging soon showed up the conviction.
     
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