Monday, 16 December 2013

Whats Doing Mondays?

Something you never knew about me....

I have an ancestor (6 x great grandfather, James Ruse) who was on the first fleet of convicts out to Australia! I am descended from the baby son he left behind. Because he was the first convict to work off his sentence, he was granted a plot of land and, I believe, he has schools and roads named after him!


  1. Wow that is interesting! When I was little I heard that a distance relative traced our genealogy to Alexander the Great. Not sure if it is true, but I do need to check it out sometime.

  2. Very interesting... Your ancestor became famous! You are following in his footsteps..... Fame not criminality. Lol

  3. One of these days I'm going to do a book including some of the stories the ancestors got up to.... like the great aunt who had an affair with a married man all her life and they finally married in their sixties! Or the woman who married a man 19 years younger than her!