Thomas Adam had many an adventure but most noteworthy was his 1839 pursuit, on board the brig ‘Louisa’, of the infamous swindler John Thomas Wilson, who absconded leaving debts of between £40000 and £50000, owed to Sydney merchants. The journey took Thomas around the world, just a year after he had migrated from Ayrshire, Scotland. The following year, Thomas encountered the even more infamous Jewboy Gang who caused terror in the Lake Macquarie district where they were eventually captured in 1841. The seven bushrangers were tried, convicted and hung at Darlinghurst Gaol.
About The Canopy
The Canopy is my place for posting thematic bits and pieces about my family history and new discoveries as I continue to research. While family genealogy is not presented here, it is available in full in my current publications.
The 'Publications' section at the top shows my published books, which can also be found through the family names under 'Articles' above. They are available for sale in hard copy or on CD for prices ranging from $AUS10 to $AUS20.
Additional families covered in the books can be seen by clicking on the families listed above or type a name in 'Search'. If you would like to see all our ancestors go to 'Surnames I've Researched' and 'Family Origins' on the top bar. If the names look familiar, drop me a line. I’m particularly keen to get in touch with others who are researching these same families and can provide information.