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parents of William EASTER born abt 1828 possibly Birckia Norfolk

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Re: William Easter' Parents

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 10 Dec 2012 6:56AM GMT
Hello Amanda,

There are at least three apparently related records on Ancestry.

- A convict transportation record indicates that he was convicted on 26 oct 1849 as you recount but that he was not transported until 31 Jul 1852, on the Lady Montagu.

- The court record confirms the conviction date indicates the the Norfolk County Court was then sitting at Walsingham. which would have been in the general vicinity of the offence and by implication quite possibly the vicinity where he lived.

- The 1851 census has him as a prisoner in the convict prison at Portland Dorset - unmarried, age 23, labourer. The Place of birth is transcribed as you report but the original text is far from clear.

You will wish to look at the evidence for yourself and will also see from a map of Norfolk that The Bircham parishes are about 12 miles or so from the Walsinghams (in an area to the north of the main road between Kings Lynn and Fakenham).

This supports the help you have received from 90sum3 and may lead you to further findings. Incidentally, FamilySearch is particularly good on Norfolk PR.

Good luck with your continued research.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
wayne_ae 9 Dec 2012 4:12AM GMT 
Paul Miskin 9 Dec 2012 11:45AM GMT 
wayne_ae 9 Dec 2012 10:06PM GMT 
Paul Miskin 9 Dec 2012 11:30PM GMT 
90sum3 9 Dec 2012 3:59PM GMT 
wayne_ae 9 Dec 2012 10:02PM GMT 
L837 9 Dec 2012 11:24PM GMT 
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