by Denise Ingram, Mt.Warrigal NSW Australia. Email: [email protected]

Monmouth is a local government district in Gwent, Wales.The name Gwent originated about 1,500 years ago, after the Romans left Britain. Its economy consists mainly of dairy and sheep farming, and the production of farming equipment and animal foodstuffs. The district contains the historic market towns of Abergavenny, Chepstow, Monmouth, and Usk. The Rivers Usk and Wye flow through the district. Abergavenny is a touring centre for the Black Mountains Abergavenny = yellow & orange on map

The town of Caerwent is the site of the Roman settlement of Venta Silurum. Usk has Roman and medieval remains. Near Chepstow lie the ruins of Tintern Abbey and Caldicot Castle.Gwent was a county in southeastern Wales. It ceased to exist as a local government area in April 1996. The winding course of the River Usk divides the area in two parts. To the west of the Usk, Gwent is mainly urban, with much manufacturing industry. To the east of the Usk, the area is mainly rural.

From 1536 until 1974, the area was known as Monmouthshire. As Monmouthshire fell under the jurisdiction of the English courts, many laws made for Wales referred specifically to "Wales and Monmouthshire." Gwent was formed when the local government of Wales was reorganized in 1974. It had boundaries similar to those of Monmouthshire, except that a small area was added in the northwest. In the west, small parts of Monmouthshire were taken into the new counties of Mid and South Glamorgan.[M.KENNEDY RESEARCH]

JOHN INGRAM a watchmaker living in Butcher Row, Abergavenny Gwent (Monmouthshire)Wales, married ANN REES by banns in St.Marys church, 19th July 1810 ABERGAVENNY, WALES,

ISSUE: Born in Abergavenny - John Ingram 18.08.1811 (Butchers Row), Robert Ingram 16.07.1813 (High Street), Jane Ingram 16.05.1815 (High Street),Anne Ingram 02.11.1817 (Butchers Row) William Ingram 27.03.1820 (Mill Street) James Oliver Ingram 23.12.1822 (Mill Street) Anne Ingram [15.04.1825-20.04.1825] (Mill Street) Thomas Ingram [21.08.1826 - 02.09.1826] (Mill Street) and Elizabeth Ingram 12.10.1827 (Mill Street) .

JOHN INGRAM born 1811 transported to Australia 1830


JOHN INGRAM [1811-1862]

John Ingram was convicted of shoplifting on the 25th April, 1829 [ref.convict record of the Dunvegan Castle] at Glamorgan Quarter Sessions, Wales and sentenced to seven (7) years transportation to New South Wales, Australia. John Ingram was described as 19 years old, single, 5' 6" tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, could read and write, and a Protestant. Tattoos noted on his right arm = Heart & Dart M.S, fish, sun, moon and stars and the initials J.I. Trade or calling: Tallow Chandler & grocer[CERT.OF FREEDOM No.40/589 GOVT.RECORDS records him being 5'7" tall and being convicted 28th April, 1829]

John Ingram arrived in Australia on 30th March 1830 onboard the "Dunvegan Castle" (1). Assigned to W.FORSYTH, Hunters River and also PERCY SIMPSON, Parramatta.


26.03.1832 - From 42 Road Gang [ p. 39.Gov.Gazette 27th March 1832]

02.04.1832 - From 42 Road Gang (2nd time of Running) [p.48.Gov.Gazette 2nd Apr.1832]

16.04.1832 - From 42 Road Gang [p.65. Govt.Gazette 16th Apr.1832]

APPREHENDED UP TO 4th June 1832 - From 26 Road Gang [p.124.Govt.Gazette 4th June 1832] PUNISHMENT: 28 days on the Treadmill.


25.02.1833 - From No.5 Road Gang [p.79.Govt.Gazette 1833]

07.04.1835 - (2nd time of running since 20th Ultimo) - From PERCY SIMPSON [p.204.Govt.Gazette 1835]

16.02.1836 - From PERCY SIMPSON [p.151 Govt.Gazette 1836]

ARREST: 4th January 1837 from PERCY SIMPSON, PARRAMATTA [p.21.Govt.Gazette 1837]

CERTIFICATE OF FREEDOM: Granted 4th November 1840 [p.148 Govt.Gazette 1840]

JOHN INGRAM had a defacto relationship with FRANCES MARTIN born 21.02.1811 Parramatta, daughter of JOHN MARTIN (a negro convict from the ship "Alexander" 1788) and Mary Randall (the daughter of JOHN RANDALL. A black American convict from the "Alexander" 1788 and MARY BUTLER, an Irish convict from the ship "Neptune" 1790).


(1) 19.10.1838 - JAMES OLIVER INGLAN - birth registration Erina Gosford Died 29.05.1858

(2) 20.10.1840 - ELIZA INGLAN - birth . Married 27.10.1856 THOMAS SHARP. RELATIONSHIP WITH GEORGE REYNOLDS.

(3) 05.04.1843 - ALFRED INGRAM

(4) 31.07.1845 - CATHERINE INGRAM. Married 1st sp: 19.06.1866 Wagga Wagga - WILLIAM HAMLIN 2nd sp: ROBERT HOWARD 1886 - Wagga Wagga.

(5) 24.07.1847 - HENRY "GEORGE" INGRAM [1847-1864] - Died 22.04.1864 Berembeel Station Wagga Wagga.

(6) 04.08.1849 - ROWLEY INGRAM [1849-1933] Married 25.12.1868 Wagga Wagga CHRISTMAS ELIZA SMITH [ ?c1849 - 1909] Issue: 2 found

2nd sp: (defacto) ANNE WEEKES [born 25.12.1863 Hovells Creek County King NSW - James Bales, farmer possible father and Louisa Weekes (22) born Reevesdale,Braidwood NSW) Issue: 3 - Registration for Arthur Ingram death 22.10.1896 (12 yrs - died of pneumonia) Mothers maiden name is Ann WICKS (sic) father Rowland Ingram of Monument Flats - Louisa Maud Nicholls death certificate - mother Annie Drew and father Roland Ingram yet 1886 birth certificate states Annie Weeks (22) as mother registered Temora NSW Could Annie Weeks/Wicks ? have changed her name to Annie Drew ?

3rd sp: (defacto) ANNIE DREW [Died 10.01.1927 Weja Bland Shire, buried C of E Ungarie] Issue: 7 children . ROWLAND INGRAM Died 02.01.1933 Wyalong. [Bland Family History Society, Wagga Wagga has information on this family] Christmas Eliza (Smith) Ingram died 16.07.1909 at 2 Collins Street, Alexandria NSW Buried 17.07.1909 Church of England Rookwood cemetery Sydney NSW

Clarence Henry Ingram (no registration found yet on birth) married Emily M Kelly 1919 reg.15713 Parramatta NSW Australia. Clarence H Ingram (son of Rowland & Annie) died 1942 reg.21273, Parramatta NSW Australia. [M.K.]

More info.needed on Kelly family and Clarence Ingram's issue! please email : [email protected]


Eliza Smith ? or Christmas Eliza Smith ? born c1849? in Geelong Vic to John James Smith and Anna Maria Butler . Registration not found! [D.INGRAM]

Christmas E Ingram - Death registraton no.11506 Waterloo NSW, has parents James J & Hannah M - possibly a mistake? [M.KENNEDY RESEARCH]

Mrs.John James Smith was living at the Crossroads Wagga Wagga in 1871 registered as witness on George John Ingram Birth Certificate 04.01.1871 10.02.1871[M.KENNEDY]

Birth registered for William F Smith 1867 to Christmas Eliza Smith in Wagga Wagga NSW (possibly Rowland Ingram's? child) Registered Marriage on Christmas Day 25.12.1868 St.Johns Church Wagga Wagga NSW - Christmas (Christine?) Eliza Smith (20 years - spinster - parents John James Smith & Anna Maria Butler Geelong Victoria Australia) to Rowland Ingram (21? should be 19 - farmer) Collengully near Wagga. Witnesses: Anna Maria Smith & I. G (C?)Thompson. Any information regarding these people appreciated. Email: Denise C/- [email protected]

Any Connections to: Annie Drew (defacto of Roland Ingram) ? Louisa (nee Cooper) Drew p: George Cooper & Elizabeth Lawrence b:c1818, London 1st.sp: Samuel DREW, Sydney. Issue: 2 children Louisa Cooper was listed as an orphan in the Parramatta Institute 1828 aged 10 having arrived aged 9 years old in Australia from England . At 15 years of age, married in Sydney 1837 first spouse Samuel Drew, an 1817 convict arrival from Cornwall. Two children Samuel Drew and Mary Ann Drew were born .

2nd sp: c1866 William Hoskins, 1832 "Isabella" convict (Swansea masons labourer ) Glamorganshire Wales tried for stealing. Description: 5'4" tall, sallow complexion, brown/grey eyes. Ventured North to Richmond River area as cedar/timber getter.[M.KENNEDY RESEARCH]

Has anyone found a marriage or death of Annie Weeks/WICKS? Any information regarding these people appreciated. Email: Denise C/- [email protected]

(7) 25.05.1853 - FRANCES JANE INGRAM [1853-1939] Married 08.07.1871 Uranquinty OTHNEIL TREASURE. Frances Treasure died 10.05.1939 Merrylands NSW Australia. [Liverpool Family History Group Liverpool Library, Liverpool NSW Australia has information on this family].

(8) 31.05.1855 - EMMELINE INGRAM - Died 15.12.1855 Marsfield NSW Australia.

JOHN INGRAM Died on the 19th May 1862 at Black Springs near Marulan NSW Australia . Cause of death - apoplexy and was buried on the 22nd May 1862 in Marulan cemetery. John Ingram recorded as a sawyer , born in Bristol England and written in column for Place of marriage (3) Frances Martin (an aboriginal) on death certificate. (An assumption made on birth right of Frances and a mistake for place of birth for John).

FRANCES INGRAM (widow) a servant, married 17th June 1864 THOMAS BICKNELL (widower) labourer (born Surrey England-parents: Thomas & Sarah Page) at Berembeal Station Wagga Wagga. Frances Bicknell recorded BIGNELL died 03.12.1888 aged 84 years ( if born 1811 should be 77 years) and buried 04.12.1888 Cross Roads Cemetery. Informant on Death certificate was Robert Howard, son-in-law.

Spelling Variants noted for this family on registrations [MK]

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page created by Margaret Kennedy Ballina NSW Australia.