Visiting the rellies

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Decided to take the car for a long drive today, so my parents, brother and I headed to Cockle Creek.

Where is that you ask?  If you go any further south in Tasmania, you will be in the World Heritage area of the Tasmanian Wilderness.

My great-great-great grandparents are buried there and we knew the gravestone area needed some clearing. So we took a whipper snipper to clean out the weeds, grasses and ferns growing around the graves. So, please say ‘Hello’ to William Tedman, his wife Mary Ann Tedman nee Swain and their grandson John Edward Louis Evorall.

I have done some research into William and Mary as they both arrived here in the 1800’s as convicts from England.

Do you have any convicts in your family history? What have you found out about them?