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John Conibear was born in Combemartin, Devon, England 13/10/1804.
John married Elizabeth (surname unknown), they had 2 sons and 1 daughter - Robert, born 1829-31, who married Agnes Goss; Richard born 1832, who married Margaret Grace; and Maryanne, born 1835.
Robert and Agnes had 6 children - Ellen, William Henry, Elizabeth Jane, Maryanne, Richard Conibear and Robert George. I am a decendent of William Henry.
Robert changed his surname from Conibear to 'Reed' when he came to Australia, as John Conibear, had been sent to Australia as a Convict. I believe that Reed was spelt wrong at some time and became Reid, and has been spelt Reid ever since.