This is a family history deriving from the first known ancestor to arrive in Australia as a convict in 1810. Embarked from York in UK on the ship 'SS Anne 2'. Possible parents were Thomas and Mary Kirkman as a son John shown born to them in Gedling, Nottingham in 1776. Other convict ancestors included in this Web Site that may be of interest, eg. Thompson, Fletcher, Lodge, Tait, Barrow, Reid and Lane.. All originated from the UK. Any information relevant to these ancestors would be appreciated.