Protected: Skelton’s Fellow Travellers – Stories of other passengers on Skelton in 1820

In his book of the voyage Captain Dixon lists the passengers, as well as describing some features of the voyage and events which occurred. As we approach the 200th anniversary of the voyage members of the Wilson families are planning commemorative events to take place in Hobart over the days before and after Skelton’s exact arrival date, November 27th, 1820. It is likely the descendants of other families who were fellow travellers with William and Margaret are doing the same, in fact the Headlam family are know to be so engaged. Others such as the Roadknight family have been made aware of the planned Skelton arrival commemorations and it is expected they too may participate in some way. The Roadknights – Contact and discussion with Roadknights has been underway since early 2018, and they have been kind enough to provide us with their family tree such as they presently have it. It has been interesting to discover that although the Roadknight family had carried out much discovery of their family roots, they had no awareness of the ship, Skelton, or of the fact as described elsewhere on this site, that their forebears in the 19th century had ownership of the alleged painting of Skelton. The Roadknight family tree charts are appended here Roadknight Charts for general information. Further information about the Roadknights will be posted as it...

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