Welcome to the Herbert Family Association
Who We Are
The Herbert Family Association Inc. is an association of the descendants of First Fleet convicts John Herbert (c1760 – 1832) and First Fleet convict Deborah Ellam (1765 – 1819), and John and his second wife, convict Anne Dudley (1785 – 1838). The association was formed by a small group of their descendants in 1987 in preparation for Australia’s bicentennial celebrations in 1988. …….more.
DEBORAH ELLAM’S GREAT GRANDPARENTS
HAMLET WOODS AND MARY PERCIVAL
Martha Woods, wife of John Ellam and Deborah Ellam’s paternal grandmother, had parents Hamlet Woods and Mary Percival. This couple are one of the four sets of Deborah’s great-grandparents.
All the births, marriages and burials for the Woods family were conducted in St Elphin’s Church in Warrington, but unfortunately actual images of the register entries for events before 1693 have not been able to be obtained. Instead the information from these earlier events has been obtained from transcribed entries from the On-line Parish Clerks project for the County of Lancashire, normally called Lancashire OPC. These carefully transcribed entries are generally very accurate
See the December 2017 Issue of Fragments for the full story on Deborah’s Paternal Great Grandparents.
Graves in St John’s Cemetery Parramatta, NSW. Left: Grave of First Fleeter John Herbert (c1760-1832). Right: Grave of First Fleeter Deborah Ellam (1765-1819), (commemorated on the slabstone), buried with his mother is Charles Herbert (1800-1832) (commemorated on the headstone).