I've just discovered that my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather, who I assumed had died young as he doesn't appear on any UK censuses, actually died in Tasmania in 1890.
His name was John Rutland, and he was born in Guist, Norfolk, England in approx 1808-1810.
I've got his death details, and details of a marriage a couple of years prior, but I don't know where to start looking to discover details of his emmigration from England to Tasmania - in particular whether it was a willing move, or whether he was aboard a convict ship.
Does anyone have access to any records of convicts details ? I'm pretty sure he would have left England some time in the 1830s-early 1840s.
Grateful for any info or pointers anyone can offer.