Edmund Grumm - Rathkeale Co Limerick to NSW
Edward/Edmond/Edmund MARKHAM (son of James & Ellen Markham of Rathkaele, Co Limerick IRE) was sent from Ireland to NSW as a convict in 1822. He was charged with having a case of pistols in his possession after a search of the neighbourhood of Mt. Brown, adjacent to the Parish of Croagh near Rathkaele. For this crime, he was sentenced to seven years transportation under the Act of Insurrection at the Special Sessions in Co. Limerick on 4th April 1822. Edward’s name headed a petition of 30 local young men who unsuccessfully petitioned that they were ‘not guilty’. He was placed on board the 'Mangles'(2) which left Cork on 21 June and arrived in Sydney on 8 November 1822. When freed,his sister Ann and bro in law Edmund GRUM joined him in farming on the Lachlan River NSW. Edward and Ann Markham's parents were James & Ellen Markham of Rathkaele.
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