Lynne’s Family

Welcome to my web site.  This site is designed to share the stories in my family’s history.  My family tree is available  at  If for some reason you are unable to access my tree, please send me an email so that I can give you access.

My ancestors arrived in Van Diemen’s Land from England, Ireland and Scotland in the nineteenth century. Some arrived as convicts, often convicted of crimes that we would describe as ‘petty theft’ today. A few of my convict ancestors were smugglers from Kent, involved in the demise of the then notorious Aldington Gang.

Others chose to migrate to the colony in the hope of establishing better lives than they had as labourers in England and Scotland.

Over time I will add information about my family history on these pages.

If you have any comments or can contribute any photographs or stories, I would love to hear from you.  Please comment on the pages throughout this site or send me an email.

Lynne Gillam, Canberra, Australia

[Site last updated 16 October 2016 – The Second Fleet]

Copyright:  Please note that images displayed on this web site are believed to be free of copyright and are purely meant for private use by family descendants. However, if you believe an image is published here in breach of copyright please contact me by email so that the image can be appropriately attributed or removed.

Facebook:  If you are connected to these families you might be interested in joining my ‘Gillam, Sheean, Lamprey, Coventry Family‘ group on Facebook. You may also be interested in my Facebook page ‘Teddy Sheean‘.

I have also created a Facebook group ‘Kitson, Lynskey, O’Halloran, Oates Families‘.