The Diaper Heritage Association
Genealogy - How to Research

Find out how to research your family heritage and what sources are available.

Genealogy Guidance & Resources
The Diaper Heritage Association has put together a comprehensive family tree with over 5000 entries and 400 photographs this is available in both book form and disk format, you can also order copies of Southampton in Song which has recordings of historic folk songs such as ‘Poll of Itchen Ferry’ and the free trail leaflet.

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Edward Diaper

Edward Diaper, fisherman was just 26 when he was sent to prison and then transported to Tasmania in 1847, for stealing rope and ballast from a boat.


He arrived in Tasmania aboard the prison ship Rodney in 1851 and was granted a conditional pardon in 1854. In 1868 Edward married Jane Scanlan and they had five children all born in Oatland, Tasmania.

  • Margaret born c1868
  • Edward Thomas born Jan 1 1869
  • Emma born Jan 9 1872
  • Sarah Jane born Feb 1 1874
  • Harriet born Oct 1 1877

It is probable Edward died in 1880.


Information supplied by John Thomas, see family web site