How is a convict transported to Van Diemans Land from Hampshire England, related to the Barretts of New Jersey and me?

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Spurred on the QOTW - my brick wall ancestor is my 2nd great grandfather George Courtney https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Courtney-412 I have been chasing him for years.  I’ve blogged about it https://genemonkey25.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/the-mysterious-mr-courtenay-52ancestors-3/

DNA is my only chance of finding him.  My DNA goal for 2019 is to analyse all the segments my family has inherited from his daughter Abigail Courtney to try and find his origins.  This analysis may well reveal more about his wife Abigail PAICE than him, but its worth a try.

So far from this analysis I have discovered several DNA triangulated groups leading me back to Hampshire England and others leading me to New Jersey in the US.  Overlapping DNA clusters where I have several anchor matches in both my clusters at AncestryDNA and TG’s, also suggest these relationships. Unfortunately, it seems like a PAICE connection rather than a clue about George!

Names in common in both lines are KENT and GALE.  I’ve traced practically all of Hampshire, England to find the connection, but it remains elusive.

Here’s Silas Cole the convict - https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Cole-Family-Tree-18802

Here’s the Barrett line from New Jersey - https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Barrett-Family-Tree-8925

How are they both connected to me and possibly each other?

Common locations and names with my line are PARKER and PAICE Vernham’s Dean, Droxford and Warnford all in Hampshire, England.  Here’s my line from Abigail - https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Paice-Family-Tree-8

An anchor DNA match (who is in both one of my TG ’s and Ancestry clusters but not related to the Coles or Barretts as far as we know) has an ancestor living in the same place in 1851 at West Tisted Hampshire with one of my Paices, her ancestor James FORD b1832. https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Ford-Family-Tree-12482. Surely this must be a clue of some sort?

After loading all these trees to Wikitree, perhaps another clue came from the Chilbolton, Hampshire category, this is where the Coles come from.  There is a couple m1867/Aslatt/Prangnell.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Chilbolton%2C_Hampshire Mary Aslatt is my 6th great grandmother on the Paice/Parker/Carpenter line and Sarah Prangle is an ancestor of James Ford!

Can you help?

in Genealogy Help by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (147k points)

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Have a look at the following link http://www.artinsociety.com/colonial-artist-thief-forger-and-mutineer-thomas-barretts-amazing-career.html

Kind regards Ross Geissmann (Burpengary East, Queensland, Australia
by Ross Geissmann G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)
That is fascinating Ross - thank you!  More research ahead I can see!

I found him on Wikitree but he looks very lonely and unconnected!   https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barrett-6572

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