John and Mary Ditcham were born in Norwich-England both baptised as CATHOLIC. John died approx. 1950. Regd. not yet obtained. These two were the Mother and Father of John Ditcham, that this genealogy is about. John Ditcham married a Sarah Anne Mason in Norfolk, England (verified in search engine in England) and it is believed that they had a child Elizabeth M. who came to Sydney with them. Time not yet checked. Sarah Ditcham nee Mason was born 1811 and died on 24.July. Apparently in Sydney, but unable to collaborate this with evidence yet."Woodbridge" has not been checked for Ditcham J.yet. John Ditcham was a soldier in the 96th Manchester Regiment. He came out from Norfolk, England on the "Woodbridge" transporting convicts to Australia in 1838.They were transported to the penal colony on Norfolk Island. For his own reasons he left the regiment and became a Police Officer in Victoria, Australia for a short time. When Sarah Anne Ditcham died, Joh married Sarah Doyle. (cannot find any information on her. It is said that she was born in New Orleans in Americain 1834 and apparently was taken to Ireland where she became an orphan and was placed in the Orphanage. Unable to prove word of mouth. Still trying. John married Sara Doyle in St. Phillips Church CA. This is listed as a Church of England in Sydney. 12.9.1853.V185336 39C/183. Sarah Doyle died in Sydney 21.2.1894 BDM.Registry 252/1894 -Rookwood Cemetery. John Died 1887/Reg.1147 Sydney. Father John and Mary A. Ditcham.
Their Children were: 1.1. First child of first child of John and Mary: William John. Born 1854 /R.6779. He Died Rgn. 187 Parents unknown. He was 68 years od. He married in Victoria to Margaret E. Fisher SHE DIED IN !**&> FATHER James Fisher and Elizabeth. I have lots more. and rely on your knowledge to help me through.