Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Trove Tuesday: Thomas McCormick

Thomas McCormick, a convict from Ireland and my fifth great grandfather, arrived in the colony of New South Wales in 1816 with a life sentence.

Eventually he was granted a ticket of leave, and settled in the Hunter Valley. But that is another story for another time, today I found his funeral notice thanks to Trove!

1864 'Advertising.', The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 14 May, p. 1, viewed 18 June, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18700944