On 25 April 1808, Isabella Tyson was tried at York, West Riding Quarter Sessions and convicted of the theft of linen and sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. Isabella’s family, husband William (Snr) and their infant son William (Jnr) aged 19 months, came as free emigrants on the same transport.
William Tyson (Jnr) had three younger brothers who were born in Australia, James, John and Peter. James and his brother William Tyson (Jnr) squatted on land in NSW at the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Lachlan Rivers, before it had been released for settlement. They were eventually able to acquire the lease for ‘Toorong’ and later the lease for ‘Geramy’. By this time younger brothers John and Peter had joined them.