Life in Australia:
First family Cornelius (aka William) TILL and Catharine SUTHERLAND (aka Catherine SULLIVAN) applied to be married on 9th June, 1845 but no record of their marriage has been found. Their daughter Ellen was born on 1st October, 1845 at Launceston but died just over two weeks later, on 27th October, 1845, also at Launceston.
Life Before Australia:
"The ship 'SARAH' on which Cornelius Till sailed, after spending a year on a hulk in the Thames, was 480 tons - not very large - and left London 22.12.1836 with over 200 male prisoners, CAPT. WHITESIDES, Master, and arrived 29 March 1837. A mutiny was planned on the voyage out. The weather was very rough and the hatches had to be kept shut. The convicts confined below became restless and about 50 became ill with erysipelas, a highly contagious disease and there were seven deaths this being the cause of the mutiny which was finally frustrated. The Surgeon, JAMES McTORAN, had the stoves lit in the men's quarters and issued every man with a flannel shirt and extra rations.
"The 'GARLAND GROVE' on which Catherine Sullivan sailed was a 483 ton Barque built in England and made 2 voyages with female prisoners, one in 1841 and the other left Woolwich on Aug 22nd 1842 and arrived in Tasmania 20 June 1843."
(This information is quoted from a 1993 family letter using information provided by "Thelma McKay, Researcher, Tas.".)