John Ralston - Born Inch, Wigtonshire, Scotland was baptised 1810 and arrived in Tasmania in 1823 on the "Amity" with his father and other family members. He married Rachel Wier Hutchison on 10 Apr 1844 at "Cormiston" (near Launceston). They had three children: Anna; William Henry and Robert (Gavin).
Clyne Vale, Epping Forest - Captain James Crear, A Master of the Royal Navy, was granted 700 acres when he came to Van Diemen's Land as master of the ship "Triton" from Leith in He took the property name from his wife's maiden name, Clyne.
The Scottish Handwriting website offers online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the and centuries.