Name: Wendy Ross E-Mail: email@example.com Subject: Re: Dunne Family of Wicklow c. 1820 - 1860 Added on Date: 6/26/12 Message Number: 80872
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Thanks Jean, I have no idea what happened to any of Etty's family after she was transported. There is a lengthy article about "The Anson Hulk" and "Management of the Anson" on the internet. It describes the people in charge and the treatment of the prisoners. They were apparently taught crafts from sewing to making straw bonnets; how to keep the ship clean for their own sanitary health; allowed some exercise on deck and encouraged to take fresh air. The article includes newspaper reports about the management and how the powers that be tried to extract the dominant female carer from the position. How much of it is accurate is anyone's guess. Etty married only a year or so after arriving and was working alongside her convict husband in the general store in Swansea Tas. They later became the proprietors, so she was probably one of the lucky ones. I am posting this extra message in case anyone else picks up the thread so please don't feel it is directed specifically at your last message. The regiments of the brothers were undoubtedly British. The regiments served in many battles from India to the Indian Wars in America. The Crimean War took place in the same era. Persistent research has still not allowed me to find the details of the boys. The chap who posted the regimental info on "Trove" was going to get back to me. Still waiting. He gave no indication where he found it so that was a setback. I have sent the Nation Museum of Ireland an email to see if I can obtain a copy of the Irish prison record relating Etty. I tried to search through some of those film reels at the LDS for some OPR's for a different branch of the family so I know exactly what you mean. I got so dizzy I had to leave!!