As I've said before, all Adlams are related. I've just found out that one of our ancestors, James Adlam, was transported to Australia as a convict. He was convicted in York (of what, I don't know) in 1833, sentenced to seven years and arrived in Tasmania aboard the Augusta Jessie in late 1835. The voyage must have been a good one because no one died, unusual on convict ships in those days. Another Adlam, also James, arrived in Fremantle onboard the Edwin Fox after an 86-day journey in 1858. But he wasn't a convict - he was a corporal in the 8th Regiment and was a prison guard. He brought his wife Caroline and their six children with him, so we can assume he came to settle in Australia.