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Posted: 927892800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1113729760000
Surnames: Ransley, Quested, Higgins, Bailey
Seeking any information on the families Bailey, Higgins, Quested and Ransley, especially in relation to the Aldington Gang, all transported to Tasmania, Australia for their smuggling activities in Kent. I'm happy to provide more information if you need it...

Thomas GILHAM of Aldington Gang > transported 1827

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 927979200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048978617000
Surnames: Ransley, Bailey, Gilham, Hogben
I have just replied to John with information that I have on the Aldington Gang and on some of its members. My connection is via Thomas GILHAM who was transported to Van Diemens Land in 1827, with Ransley, Bailey et al. Also, two of Thomas' children married into other smuggling families - one marrying a Bailey, another marrying a Hogben.

Happy to exchange further information with other researchers.


HOGBEN: Member of Aldington Gang

Lana Whiting (View posts)
Posted: 928065600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048978652000
Surnames: Hogben
What was the name of Hogben in the gang? Lana

HOGBEN Ancestors in Kent

Lana Whiting (View posts)
Posted: 928324800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048978852000
Surnames: Hogben
The name of Hogben appears in several records I have obtained concerning my possible ancestors in Kent, I'll
check them and get back to you. Lana

James HOGBEN: bn 1785 ?Acrise?, died 1858 Van Diemens Land

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 928324800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1048978936000
Surnames: Hogben, Kember, Gilham, Simpson
Yes, the information I have is that James Hogben, born about 1785, probably at Acrise, was a member of the Aldington Gang. Apparently he married Ann Kember on 16 March 1808 at Folkestone. Their first daughter Mary Ann, known as Ann, was born or christened on 5 February 1809 at Paddlesworth. Thomas was born on 20 January 1811 at Folkstone, followed by Susannah and Jane. The next three sons were born at Hawkinge: James on 16 July 1820, John christened 30 June 1822, and William christened 22 August 1824. Date and place of birth of son Stephen is not known.(I have not confirmed this information.)

Like my 5G Grandfather, Thomas Gilham, Hogben was sentenced to death for smuggling but following a reprieve was transported to VDL in 1827. Following his transportation he was assigned to H Simpson in Launceston on 29 November 1830 but shortly afterwards, on 4 December 1830, he was assigend to his wife.

According to a local family history publication, in 1830, Ann Hogben travelled to Van Diemens Land to be reunited with her husband. Travelling with her were five children: William (13), John (12), James (11), Susanna (9) and Anne (8). (Note though that these ages do not tally with the christening dates from IGI).

James died in Launceston on 22 May 1858. The 1856 Electoral Roll for the House of Assembly has James Hogben listed as a householder in St John’s Street, Launceston.

GGGGGrandfather George RANSLEY (of Aldington Gang)

Posted: 940507200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1089291267000
Surnames: Ransley
I have a bit of info on George Ransley (Captain Batts), leader of the Aldington Gang, and some of his associates. He was my great, great, great, great grandfather. If there is anything specific you're after, please feel free to e-mail me.

HOGBEN Family: 1820s Dover > Australia

janine hinton (View posts)
Posted: 942148800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1049589732000
Surnames: Hogben, White
My great grandmother was a Hogben. She was one of 13 children born to Richard and Jane Ann (nee White) Richard was born in Dover, Kent on 17.8.1825 and died 15.5.1908. Jane was born 1826 and died 19.1.1908. They are both buried in the church yard at Kangaroo Flat in South Australia.

Any relation to you?

Regards Janine.

No Info re: HOGBEN in Dover

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 942926400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1049589777000
Surnames: Hogben, Gillam
Janine, sorry I can't help further. Given the Kent connection the families may well be related but I do not have any information on the individuals you refer to. Unfortunately I do not have anything beyond the content of my original posting plus a little more information on James (b 1820) who married my 1/2 GGGG Aunt, Frances Gillam, in VDL. I'll let you know if I come across anything in future. Regards, Lynne

No Info re: Hannah BAILEY

Lynne (View posts)
Posted: 949665600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1093555659000
Surnames: Bailey
Hi Paul, sorry no apparent connection to Hannah Bailey at this stage, but will let you know if I come across anything in my search for more Kent Baileys. Regards, Lynne

Hannah BAILEY (MAUNDRELL): marr 1851, lived W Malling

Paul (View posts)
Posted: 949665600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1093555634000
Surnames: Bailey, Potter, Maundrell
Do you have any connection to the Hannah Bailey, daughter of M.Bailey and ___Potter. Hannah married John Maundrell in 1851 and lived at West Malling. They emigrated to Australia in 1855 aboard the Anna Maria.
sincerely Paul Stretton
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