I know I am descended from an Edward and Mary Beaney who left Sussex sometime between 1838 and 1842 (just ahead of the hangman, perhaps?), but beyond that I don't know anything, except that they had five children, and another (my great-grandfather Henry Beaney) was born on this side of the Atlantic. They settled in Clinton County, New York. Know anything about these folks? The Beaney name is pretty scarce over here, although I understand it's fairly common on your side and in Australia. Let me know if Edward and Mary are familiar to you at all. I've been hoping to establish contact with someone "over there".