Friday, July 13, 2007

English Cullens in Tasmania

There is a great story here that I'd like to learn more about: (link updated May 2009).

In 1835 Luke Cullen was convicted of stealing by a court in Middlesex, England (near London), and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, which is now called the island of Tasmania, Australia.

He married Elizabeth Bunker and it looks like they had a large and successful family and many descendants. One of his direct male descendants submitted a DNA sample to the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation a year or more ago, and now has results available.

I would like to get in contact with anyone of this family or who knows the family.


helenC said...

Bernie... please read this. I am GGG granddaughter of Luke Cullen. Am very interested in any info you have and who the person may be who provided DNA for the Genealogy Foundation and the results. although 6 months have passed since your post I hope your still interested. I have my own post called Cullen family in Tasmania, mainly in an effort to find you.

Bernie said...

Hello Helen,

I found your blog at please send me an email at berniecullen at