Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Luddite Connection

My goal is to find more collaborating evidence that connects my 4th great-grandfather Joseph Buck to his fellow luddite cohorts George Spray and George Green.

Let's follow George Spray.  He was married to Joseph's sister Sarah Buck.

Nottinghamshire Parish Registers: Broxtowe Wapentake, Langar, in Bingham Wapentake, Bunny, in Rushcliffe Wapentake 

I can't seem to find anything else on Sarah Buck Spray.  By the way, does anyone know how I can order the marriage certificate?

Here is a timeline I was able to find via NSW State Records

SPRAY, George. Per "Earl Spencer", 1813
1813 Oct 14
Hosier. On list of convicts disembarked from "Earl Spencer" and forwarded to Revd Samuel Marsden at Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.561)
Servant to Revd Samuel Marsden. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3190; 4/1856 p.251)
1818 Jan 5,6
Servant to Revd Marsden. Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.276)
1823 Apr 5
On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 p.18)
1825 Oct 19
Married to Harriet Collins alias Hill. Memorial of his wife for an allotment (Fiche 3124; 4/1840C No.146 p.807)

So I am thinking his wife Sarah died if he was married to Harriet Collins alias Hill in 1819. Or maybe they called it quits.  After all, what kind of marriage would it be if your husband was shipped off to prison in Australia for 14 years?

George Spray was convicted of frame breaking in Nottingham on July 15, 1812 and sentenced to 14 years. I have found all the images of his ship voyages as a convict.  Now if I could only find the marriage certificate for him and Sarah Buck, her death record, and George's death record I will be happy.

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