Posted on October 19, 2014
I found another website with this same branch of my family, and it entailed much deeper research than just names and birth/death dates. So I learned that her son in law (my great great grandfather) was a scoundrel by anyone’s standards, appearing numerous times before a magistrate for beating his mother in law (the afore mentioned workhouse emigree), fathering a daughter on his wife’s 14 year old sister, and eventually going to gaol for arson after burning down the temptingly named Phoenix Hotel in Corowa that he was licensee of. His wife Johanna (last on the right in the photo) took up with a man called Monagan, with whom she had many more children, covertly out of wedlock. She and Monagan actually married many, many years later.