My 3 x greats grandfather is Thomas Arndell, who came to Australia on the First Fleet in 1788 as an Assistan Surgeon. A family legend has existed forever that he has the proverbial blue blood in his veins; I have reseached the elusive Thomas for more than 30 years and have writen two books on his English background. He was born in Kington, Herefordshire, son of a Malster, went to London when he was 14, married, had 7 children and one illegitimate daughter. When he came ot Sydney he co-habited with a convict and they had another 7 children, they married between the births of their 6th and 7th children. Quite a colourful life.
Marge Raven (Sydney) firstname.lastname@example.org