How do I get help finding ANY information about my Great Great Grandfather
Hi from Sydney Australia,
Hi my name is Trevor Ellis and I am writing a family history for my grandchildren. I have a tree on FamilySearch. My Great Great Grandfather was John Ellis, b 1802, I think from his Certificate of Freedom. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation from Lancashire to New South Wales (Norfolk Island), and arrived in 1838 on board the Bengal Merchant. I am desperately trying to find his parents and may have found his mother, Ann Ellis. John was baptised in 1802 but no father was on the form, just his mother, listed as a Spinster. I did a bit of rough maths and think I found her birth on FamilySearch in 1772. Her father was likely also John Ellis. So, I have attached his Certificate of Freedom and his Baptism record but am trying to locate the file about his mothers birth, who her mother was plus and other information about her family background. I also recently had my DNA done via Ancestry which shows I have links to the Isle of Man. This might be a red herring but there were Ellis's there, but my DNA does not give me names, etc.
I would appreciate ANY info that can be provided as I think I may be hitting a brick wall.
Possible Ann Ellis Burial
Possible John Ellis Baptism
John Ellis Certificate of Freedom after doing his sentence. Can anyone make out the handwriting???