I am very interested in any information regarding a William Bannan/Bannon. He was born in Longford,Ireland. His mother, Margaret, seems to have moved to Flintshire, Wales, prior to her death.
William participated in the Maori Wars, but was prosecuted for theft and sent to Van Diemen's Land. On 24th November 1857 he married Harriet Shattock (also spelled Shaddock/Shettock/Sheddock/Sheltock, etc.) at Table Cape, Tasmania.
William was my great, great grandfather. I would love to know his origins, and those of his wife, Harriet.
Hi.Ria.William & harriet had i son William Bannon.B 1863.D.1950 Married Agnes.Dodd.B.1863.D.1939.They had 1 child Albert.Bannon.B.1894.D.1982. Married Winnifred Marla .L.Revell.B.1897.D.1982 . could you please send me some of your family tree information .colleen
Will do Colleen - will try to send later tonight. William (2) and Agnes Dodd had more than one child. Albert was only one of my grandfather's brothers; plus there was Aunty Jess. Pop was the youngest brother. They lived up at Bannon's Hill, at Stoodley. My great great grandfather built a big stone house down near Sassafrass. When he died (buried at Latrobe with his youngest baby daughter in the Catholic section), Harriet went and lived with my great grandfather up at Stoodley. She was a very upstanding woman, from what I can gather, but also a very loving grandmother and lovely person in general.
Hi Ria, I have been looking at old posts of William Bannon out of interest as he is my great grandfather. Children mentioned to me where Sarah and John Mancox, Margaret and Clarence Murfet, William and Agnus (Dodd), as well as Emma (Emily), Elizabeth, John, Harriett, Mary Ellen and Richard, my grandfather. William and Harriet were married 27th November 1857 at Table Cape. Apparently when he left Port Arthur he worked in service for a Mr. Pennyfeather at Table Cape. Retrieved records of his convict time from the library, hard to read and understand, you can do the same,database 2783, conduct record, con 37/5 p1731, convict number 3048. I know a little on Harriet if interested. Regards Debbie