Araluen valley where my father, Hector Williams was born in 1909 and where my ancestors had properties.
nap time in the outbackclick photo to enlarge
William Nash came to Australia as a Marine with
the First Fleet 1788 William and Mariah's first child, William, was
baptised on Sunday 25th
May 1788 A wedding was celebrated at St Phillip's,
on 13 February 1789,
between William Nash, a marine, and
a convict, in the
presence of Elizabeth Gratten and
(Chaplain's clerk) Mariah Haynes is not listed in
'Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts' By 1803 William & Maria
and she took the children with her.
Maria later became associated
with two other men,
Robert Guy and in 1816,
with William Neale.
|6 Children||1. William Nash born on 25 May 1788, buried on Friday 19th June 1789, a marine's child. 2. John Nash baptised 15 Jan 1792 (a family source names him William) 3. Mary Nash born 2 March 1793 and baptised 2 April 4. William Nash born 27 March 1795 and baptised 4 May 5. George Nash born 26 July 1797 6. Sarah Nash was born 16 Nov 1798|
|6. Sarah Nash 16 Nov 1798 wed on the 15th January 1814 at St John's, Parramatta, to JohnWilliams (a convict), 13 children h/|