Ballina & Richmond River GenWeb
Thomas Ainsworth b. 1812, Manchester (parents: Jonas Ainsworth &
Susan), his wife <Helen Laverty (Lavaty), married 1841> &
three children arrived in the Richmond area in 1847, from the South
Coast. Thomas was transported to Australia as a convict, in 1831, then
became shipwright, who owned his own small vessel 'Matilda Ann'. Thomas
decided to settle his family in Ballina after bringing supplies from
Sydney to the squatters on a number of occassions. On the return supply
trips Thomas took tallow & cedar for sale for the settlers.
Ainsworth at Lennox Head is named after this family.
Harold Allen, also known as Jump-Up Allen lived at East Wardell. Harold moved from Sydney to Wardell in about 1917 to cut cane. Elsie Crocket of Bega married Harold in 1920. Marie & Doris were their two children. Marie married Tommy Scroope & they had 8 children. An American serviceman named Charles Johnstone married Doris in 1914. They had 4 children in America.