This site documents all the known ancestors of Tim Sheens. Tim's ancestors arrived in Australia before 1900 and represent a diverse mix of English and Irish convicts (an impressive 14 in total - see the Convict tab above) and free immigrants (see the Immigrants tab above) from England (including the Sheens family from Lincolnshire), Ireland, Scotland (the McLucas family who were victims of the infamous Clearances in the Scottish Highlands) and a lone French Seaman (Joseph Regent).
Thanks to David Middleton, Rugby League historian and statistician, Tim can claim a relative who played in the first rugby league match for Balmain in 1908. Joseph "Joe" Regent, Tim's great uncle, played fullback in that game and subsequently captained Balmain in the 1909 semi-final win over Eastern Suburbs. That game being his last for the club due to the infamous forfeit in the final to South Sydney.
For privacy reasons information on living people has been excluded from this website.
Tim is devoted to finding the World War I medals of his grandfather Private Daniel George Smith of the 33rd Infantry Battalion.