Families in Australia

Families living in Australia, including those with origins elsewhere.

Costume of Australasians 1825

George Tickle – Transported Convict

Crime in Britain increased during the Industrial Revolution, especially in the expanding cities. Thousands, flocked in from the countryside but they could struggle to find work in the industrialised world. People stole simple things like food and clothing to survive. If they were caught (normally by the victim of the crime rather than the police) …

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Devonshire – Clotted Cream, Cider, and Shipbuilding.

Another English county in which Tickles and Tickells were found is Devon, formerly called Devonshire. It is mostly rural, with hills, coastal cliffs, and sandy beaches. About 25% of the county is heath or moorland, providing rough grazing. There are two large areas of open moorland that are now National Parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor …

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Descendents of Peter Tickle, Australia

Thanks to Jennifer Rawlinson, I have now added several more Australian Tickle families. These are descended from Peter Tickle (1827 – 1891), who emigrated to Australia in 1878. Peter led a chequered life – he was married three times and had several brushes with the law. I’ll write more about him in the ‘Stories’ section …

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Some Australian Tickles – George & Mary in NSW

This is the first of three Tickle families in Australia that I’m hoping to add soon. There is some uncertainty about the earliest ancestors – they appear to have married almost 12 years after at least one of their children was born! I’ll investigate further but, if you are related to this family, please get …

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