Secrets from the grave

How much do you know about your ancestors?

Would you be surprised - or thrilled! - to find a secret in your family tree?

As regular readers will know, the process of locating Louisa's descendants was not easy - but it has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

My fear, from the outset, was: how much did they know? What did they believe, about Louisa? What would they say when they found out they were descended from the last woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol?

This wasn't like having a convict ancestor, somebody who maybe stole a piece of fabric and ended up on the First Fleet. This was murder. This was a woman, hanged.

Here's a little clip, in which Louisa's ancestors talk about their famous relative.

#borgiaofbotany #carolineoverington #lastwomanhanged #louisacollins

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