Posted By:stephen liddicoat
Subject:Re: Lazarus Hempstead
Post Date:September 13, 2009 at 21:38:11
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Forum:Tasmania, Australia Genealogy Forum
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Maureen, If he absconded and was not found then he may very likely have changed his name which you could do in those days whenever you liked and was very common with convicts
Did you check if he got a certificate of freedom or a pardon/conditional pardon at any stage?
There are no records for any Hempstead that fit in Tasmanian pioneers bdm index for any marriage or death and I have also checked victoria just in case he went there
I suspect a change of name which would be impossible to trace