I need some help, but I don't really know where to start...
I am researching my great great grandfather, John LAWLER.John was born abt. 1807 in Queens County, Ireland.His parents were Patrick LAWLER and Julia BYRNE.Patrick LAWLER's occupation was 'Drover', as listed on John LAWLER's death certificate.
John LAWLER was transported as a convict (7 year sentence) from Cork, Ireland to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 onboard the "Borodino". He was 21. The "Borodino" arrived in Sydney, Australia on 14 July 1828.John was tried in Queens County, Ireland on 30 July 1827 and was a native of that county. His offence was 'picking pockets' and he had no prior convictions.He was sentenced to 7 years.His trade or calling, according to the shipping record, was "plough, shepherd & herd".
As you can see, I have found some information about John as a convict, but I know very little about his family and birth in Ireland.
If you can help me to find out anything at all about John LAWLER or his parents, Patrick LAWLER and Julia BYRNE, I would be very grateful.