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.


 

HMS Sirius
HMS Supply
Convict Transport Alexander
Storeship Borrowdale
Convict Transport Charlotte
Storeship Fishburn
Convict Transport Friendship
Storeship Golden Grove
Convict Transport Lady Penrhyn
Convict Transport Prince of Wales
Convict Transport Scarborough
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Ships of the First Fleet paintings by marine artist Frank Allen see website here

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.


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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).

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