Here are some of the people we write about in the book A Rebel Hand: Nicholas Delaney of 1798: From Ireland to Australia.
Ancestors and their families; a few of them have already been mentioned in this blog. Others will be in the future.
Nicholas Delaney and Elizabeth Bayly, his wife
Their eldest son John Delaney and his two wives, Ellen Gilligan and Mary Ann Grant, daughter of John Grant, the ‘Father of Hartley’
Their second son Thomas Delaney and his wife Lucy Simpson, daughter of John Simpson and Sarah Marshall, both convicts
Thomas and Sarah’s son Thomas (Tom) Delaney and his wife, Mary Maude Wilson, daughter of [Thomas] Robert Sandon Wilson (known as the’ Man of Mystery’) and Sarah Emma Henley (or Dicks) who was quite a mystery herself
Their children, including Laurence Thomas Delaney and Florence
From the non-Delaney side of my mother’s family, we’re looking at James Thomas Richards, another convict
James married Rebecca Harrington, who (as far as we know) had an assisted passage to Australia
Names I’m researching:
Bayly (Bayley, Bailey)
Jones (Johns, John)