Abraham Owers was my great great grandfather. Born Essex around 1812he was convicted of stealing at Essex quarter sessions, with no previous convictions, in 1834 and was given a working holiday in the colonies for the next 7 years. He arrived in Oz 5th July, 1835, on the "Marquis of Bentley", apparently served his sentence uneventfully and married Alice Meho on 16th April 1845. He never returned to England.He died in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, on 7th August, 1879. His brother, William arrived in the 1850's as a free settler. I have some detail of Abraham's life in Australia but am interested in his time, family, etc, in England prior to his arrival in Oz and any family in other countries. Ron Owers, Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia.