There appear to be many spelling variants of the surname 'Mawbey'. Whether they all stem from the same historical source I am not able to say. I have decided to include them just in case there is a connection. The variant spellings are: MABE, MABEE, MABEY, MABIE, MABY, MARBY, MARBEY, MAUBY, MAWBOY, MAWBRAY, MAWLBY, MAYBEE, MAYBERRY, MAYBURY, MOORBEE, MOORBY, MOORBEY, MORBY, MORBEY, MOREBY, MOUBEY, MOWBY, MOWERBY, MOWBY, MOWBEY, MOWBRAY. MAWBY can be different or the same as MAWBEY.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Five years later, an ANN MORBY, convict, arrived on the Arab on 14 December 1835.
But she landed in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), not New South Wales like Joseph Morby, and she came from Oxfordshire.
I wonder if there is any connection between these two convicts, and with my own family...