Rosetta Pearson, came to NSW on the Ganges (1797)
Lately I have noticed in the Rootsweb entries (e.g. the one by T Hinchliffe) that Rosetta, daughter of Thomas Pearson (Peirson) and Sarah Eglinton, was actually born on the convict ship 'Ganges' in 1797, prior to it making port in Sydney. There were 'free' settlers on this ship, mainly wives and children of the convicts (Thomas Peirson was one of the convicts), but I can't find a list of the 'free' passengers (not in Australia, anyway)... only the list of male convicts. I would love some evidence that Sarah was, in fact, born on the voyage, because that would answer a very important question in the Eglinton research, and would, once and for all, stop all the nonsense (which has virtually taken over the reaearch on William Eggleton and Mary Dickenson) that Rosetta was born to Willian and Mary's daughter (Sarah Eggleton) in 1800, when Sarah was eleven years old. I know Rosetta is Sarah Eglinton's girl, not Sarah Eggleton's.. but I need more proof! Please help!