I cannot verify this, however it was taken from a letter that was copied and given to me.You're both correct about the land grants.This was done for a very good reason, to keep the Irish in line.
"...Around 1546 Henri de Jaunrre ~ Cardinals in France started a campaign against the Huguenots to compel them to embrace the Roman Catholic faith;they massacred 30,000 inone night.As a result there was a mass exodus of Huguenots to Protestant England and we had a 16th century attrition of the Buar People arriving in England.Some skilled in textiles, silversmiths, farmers, land workers.The textile ones moved North and founded the cotton industry in Cheshire ~ Lancashire (There is quite a large town in Cheshire named INCE) ~ a huge woolen industry in Yorkshire.Around 1856 Elizabeth I, having conquered the most part of Ireland, moved a large number of the refugees to Ireland and settled them in Wexfurd Waterford, Kilkenny ~ LEIX (later renamed Queen's County) ~ OFFALY (King's County) where they settled on the lands of deposed Irish landowners and chieftains.Some of the textile ones moved North and developed what proved to be a thriving linen industry.Others founded other trades or acquired lands ~ today there are many families of Huguenot extraction in Northern Ireland.
Most remained in the Southern Counties, including the Inces, who settled around Maryborough, the county town of Leis.The Huguenots held firmly to the Protestant faith ~ included a large number of Quakers; others became mainly Methodists.The INCES from whom we descended settled around a district named IREY..."
As for the Australian branch of the tree.Check this out:
"From the "SYDNEY COVE CHRONICLE", 30th June, 1790
At last the transports are here
DIABOLICAL CONDITION OF THE CONVICTS THEREON
278 died on the fearsome journey to Sydney Cove
-----"Thelanding of those who remainedalivedespitetheir
misuseupon the recent voyage, could not fail to horrifythose
Asthey came on shore, these wretched people were hardlyable
tomove hand or foot.Such as could not carrythemselvesupon
theirlegs, crawled upon all fours.Those, who,throughtheir
afflictions, were not able to move, were thrown over the sideof
theships;as sacks of flour would bethrown, intothesmall
Someexpired in the boats; others as they reachedtheshore.
Somefainted and were carried by those who faredbetter.More
had not the opportunity even to leave their ocean prisons foras
theycameuponthe decks, the fresh aironlyhastenedtheir
A sight most outrageous to our eyes were the marks of leg irons
uponthe convicts, some so deep that one could nigh onseethe
-----Welearn that several children have been bornetowomen
upon the Lady Juliana, the cause for which were the crewsaboard
Africanslaveships which met up with thetransportatSanta
------"SotheGuardian is lost and withitourprovisions.
What, in the name of Heaven, is to become of us ? ----- "
A LIST OF THE CONVICTS WHO SET SAIL FROM OLD ENGLAND'S SHORES
Hereunderour Readers will find the names of convicts whowere
to have sailed, or did sail, in the transports Neptune, Surprize,
Scarborough and Lady Juliana.
The information was compiled by our Correspondent in London and
iscompleteinso far as it lists all theconvictswhowere
recently landed upon ourshores.It also, howso ever, gives the
names of convicts who, for various reasons of death &c., didnot
travelwiththe Fleet to New South Wales.Unhappily,wefind
ourselves at this time unable to indicate who sailed and whodid
Welookto our Readers for theirindulgencetoinvoluntary
attentionwill secure us from trespassing on their kindnesstoo
INCE, Joseph, Middlesex - - - - - - - - - 7"
**Note from Anne:I did not copy & paste all the names, only the one Ince on board.