Friday, August 7, 2009

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Free Genealogy Research Offer to Descendants of English Convicts

From Dick Eastman's blog:

The following announcement was written by Nathan W. Murphy:

Can you provide convincing evidence that an ancestor was one of the 50,000 English convicts transported to Colonial America in the 1700s? If so, and you’re one of the first 50 people to contact him, a professional genealogist in Salt Lake City is offering to research that person’s life and overseas origins for you FOR FREE.

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, an expert in tracing transported convicts and indentured servants in Colonial America is collecting information on these immigrants for his Ph.D. dissertation. He’ll be happy to provide a written report of his finds at no charge. You may contact him at nmurphy@pricegen.com or visit his website at www.pricegen.com/nathanwmurphy.html to learn more.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Free Genealogy Research Offer to Descendants of English Convicts

I went to Nathan’s website and found a link that will let you search his Immigrant Servants Database.  Click the link below to search his database.

Immigrant Servants Database

I searched “Pennington”, “Penington” and “Penitone”.  I did get three (3) “hits”.  Two (2) on “John Pennington” and one (1) on “Edward Penington”.

I’ve placed a copy of those “hits” below for your review.  One record for “John Pennington” lists a year of indenture as 1687 and the 2nd record list a year of indenture as 1699 so I would presume it’s two different men.

The record for “Edward Penington” shows him as the “Master” of immigrant servant Gertrude Shoemaker, year of indenture as 1773.

John Pennington-Immigrant Servants Database Record

John Pennington-Immigrant Servants Database Record-2

Edward Penington As Master-Immigrant Servants Database

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