Aldington Smugglers

In 1827 the Governor Ready carried smugglers from Kent’s Aldington Gang to Van Diemen’s Land.

Among the smugglers were two of my ancestors, Thomas Gilham and Richard Higgins.  Richard’s brother-in-law, Samuel Bailey, was also on board, as was the Gang’s former leader, George Ransley.

Over time I have collected quite a bit of information about the gang which I will progressively  publish here.