On 16 July, 1839 — Age: 22 my great great grandmother Margaret Blackwood alias Elliot (previous marriage) was transported for the crime of coining with her sisters. She and Mary were transported to Australia on the MARY ANN and I have her Australian convict documentation including indent, ticket of leave, permission to marry my gg grandfather Patrick Conlon alias Conway and her death. The other sister Jean (Jane) Blackwood was transported just before on the PLANTER and went to Tasmania.
What I cannot find is the family left behind in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland by these three sisters. I don't know if their parents were deceased and so the girls had gone to the city to survive by handing out forged money. But my brick wall is not being able to go back further on their ancestry....
Also Margaret stated on the papers that she had a child and later wrote to the Colonial Secretary of NSW to have the child reunited with her new husband my gg grandfather... I would love to find that record.
Thanks in advance Lis