Thank you so much for your reply to my O'Dean query. I did manage to obtain a copy of the 'General Register for Court-martials Abroad' from the Mitchell Library in Sydney but we definitely don't have the actual transcripts of these. However a very kind interested researcher sent me details of the outcome of the court-martial from the PRO Kew. Odeen was a Malay in the Malay Corps attached to the Regiment that Major Davie (British) was in charge of. It appears that Odeen deserted to the Kandyans in mid June 1803. Major Davie died in captivity a few years later. My Odeen family has turned out to be the most fascinating of all the lines. And to think, in the belief that they would be Irish Catholics and wouldn't find much, that I left this research till last!!
Am also trying to track down my husband's Robinson line from Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Found out last week that she called herself Robertson from the time she arrived in Australia, so that was a lot of time and effort lost! I am interested in the name Jameson though. (name on your email address) One of my convict ancestors had a child to Thomas Jamison, surgeon on the First Fleet. Believe he was from Nothern Ireland. Any similarity?