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Re: AUSTRALIAN Fenwicks ???
Posted by: jean-noel fenwick (ID *****0793) Date: December 05, 2007 at 17:45:01
In Reply to: AUSTRALIAN Fenwicks ??? by Jake Fenwick of 711

Hi, Jake,

Found your message when visiting this site to ask for help.
It's very unlikely any Fenwick might ever came from Ireland where I live and where there are just a few Fenwicks, no one from any old Irish family .
Maybe some border reivers might have been part of the Scottish Plantations, so maybe try Ulster more than Ireland.
Our name has its origins in Northumberland.
But when I visited Australia some years ago, I dialed our name on the computer of the Convict Museum and.... got this information :

"Andrew FENWICK Age 25, sentenced to 14 years for desertion in Court Martial at Cork on May the 30th, 1836, born in Berwick , married, one child, protestant, soldier and labourer, reads and writes.
Arrived in Sydney, 05 01 1837, on the Saint Vincent".

At the time, I was suggested to get in touch with the First Fleet Association in Sydney.

I hope these connections might help you. Cheers,

JNF







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