Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Roma celebrates with a Morpeth carriage ride

From the Maitland Mercury report:
First Fleet descendant Roma Loretta Whybin of East Maitland took a trip into her family's past during a horse and carriage ride around Morpeth for her 80th birthday.
Roma, nee Wright, is the great great granddaughter of First Fleet convict Joseph Wright from Middlesex, England who was convicted for stealing building materials while working on a building site and second fleet convict Eleanor Gott from Liverpool, England.
At 80, Roma is the youngest surviving fourth generation descendant of Australia's First Fleet settlers.
Her connection to Morpeth started when two of Joseph Wright's children John (her great grandfather) and Thomas left Sydney to settle in Morpeth in the 1840s.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Sept. 22, 2014.