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Stories about my Johnson family research from Yorkshire, England

Samuel Johnson – Convict Ancestor born 1797 at Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire

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A few months ago I discovered a Convict ancestor! Samuel Johnson, my 4th great grandfather, born 1797 at Garton-on-the-Wolds, was convicted of stealing a plough tray and sentenced to 7 years transportation in May 1821. He left England on the… Continue Reading →

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