Jim's Genie Jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

18/6/2022 - Convicts

I have added a page devoted to our fourteen convict ancestors and their fifteen convict relatives - click here. You can use the links to each of them on that page to find out more details about their lives.

Eleven of these convict ancestors were given sentences of life or 14 years, with the other three sentenced to seven years. Most served out their full sentence or longer.

The convict page also details fifteen of their relatives who were also convicts. Specific details are provided about the Lahy family (that included four convicts) and the Entwistle family (that included at least twelve!). I am not aware of any other family in Australian convict history that produced a dozen convicts. There's a book in this (eventually)! Watch this space ;-)