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Robin Sharkey on 21st October, 2018 wrote of John Bliss:

Certificate of Freedom for John Bliss:
DETAILS:
No 313 dated 3rd February 1817
Tried Bucks. Assizes 28th February 1807/ Arrived “Admiral Gambier” 1808/
Native Place - Stoke Golding, Buckinghamshire (looks incorrectly like ‘Stope Folding’)
Trade: Publican . AGE: 60 years
5ft *&1/2 inches; complexion Fair Sallow;
Silvery grey hair and grey eyes.

1817 Departure from NSW:

John Bliss on following list:
29 March 1817, Letter from Colonial Secretary John Thomas Campbell to Lt Jeffreys R.N., Commander of “Kangaroo”: instructing that suitable accommodation be provided for 41 passengers listed, under various circumstances, for passage to England. and to be victualled at expense of Government. John Bliss was listed as one of eight named people who were formerly convicts who were to be victualled “during the voyage” at the expense of government. Also travelling on Kangaroo were 19 men, women and children “of the 40th Regiment” who were returning to England

Sydney Gazette, 8th, 15th and 22nd March 1817 - John Bliss gives notice of his intention to depart the colony in the brig “Kangaroo”.

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of James Dennison:

James Dennison was 22 years old on arrival - native place: London.

Occupation: House painter.

James was literate, protestant, single, 5’11½” tall, ruddy and pockpitted complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, small mole on upper, another back of lower part of right arm, fish J back of lower left arm.

1844: TOL Queanbeyan
3/2/1852: COF

16/8/1897 The Age, Melbourne, Victoria:
DENNISON.— On the 15th August, James Dennison (for many years employee of Water Works), dearly beloved father of W. Dennison, of 33 Chelmsford-street,
Kensington, aged 79 years.

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of John Hunter:

National Records of Scotland

Title Trial papers relating to John Hunter for the crime of Theft. Tried at High Court Edinburgh.
Dates 13 Mar 1826
Verdict: Guilty; Sentence: transported beyond seas for rest of natural life.

John Hunter was 26 years old on arrival in NSW - transported for ‘Stealing Money’. 

Assigned to James Walker at Wallalang.

From his Indent:
This man ran from the Colony in the Brig Cornwallis in the year 1836 and returned in the Maitland in 1840 for Life for another offence.

Please see his profile page under the ‘Maitland 1840’. There were 2 John Hunters’ on the Maitland - this one was tried at Edinburgh.

Nell Murphy on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Millicent Ablethorpe:

Link to husband’s record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/schofield/ellis/36635

Nell Murphy on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Ellis Schofield:

Elis SCHOFIELD was convicted at Lancaster, England on 26 Oct 1835 for stealing - a wrapper & cotton weft. Gaol Report: “character bad, convicted before”. 14 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Lady Nugent’ arriving there 12 Nov 1836. Ship surgeon’s report: “well behaved”.

Married man, widowed; aged 26 yrs; labourer; 5’6 3/4” height.
Native place of birth: Bolton, Lancashire, England

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.
Some notes of misconduct.
6 Jan 1843: Ticket of Leave status granted.
31 May 1843: Application for Permission to Marry - to Millicent ABELTHORPE (transported per the ‘Hindostan’). Approved.

24 July 1843: Marriage. Ellis SCHOFIELD, aged 30 yrs, labourer to Millicent ABELTHORPE, aged 34 yrs, widow. At St. George’s Parish Church of England, Hobart. (ref. 37/1/3 no. 733)

15 Jan 1846: Conditional Pardon, for the Australian Colonies, approved.

Link to wife’s record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/ablethorpe/millicent/7017

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of John Hunter:

** 2 John Hunter’s on this voyage.
The other John Hunter was convicted at Dumfries. **

This John Hunter was originally transported on the ‘England in 1826’.

National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against John Hunter for the crime of returning from transportation
Dates 1840

Accused John Hunter, weaver, Address: No fixed abode; prisoner in Edinburgh Tolbooth.

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to John Hunter for the crime of returning from transportation. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 3 Feb 1840

Accused John Hunter, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - in terms of original sentence, Petition: Petition had been issued 15 January 1840 (see JC8/42, f.69v) Previous convictions: theft. Note: Original sentence of transportation for life pronounced at High Court, Edinburgh on 13 March 1826 (see JC8/20, f.9r).

John Hunter was 42 years old on arrival - native place: Edinburgh.

John was literate, Presbyterian, married with 1 male and 1 female children, 5’6” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, brown eyes, bald on crown of head, lost several front upper teeth, anchor, flag, and bugle on lower right arm, scar back of right thumb, three scars and cross on upper, two hearts pierced with two darts each, sun, stars, J H J D J H E B, mermaid on lower left arm, disable in left hand from a fracture in the wrist.
Originally transported in the same name for life, in the England, escaped in the brig Cornwallis, in 1836, from the service of Mr. Walker at Bathurst.

The following entries come from the NSW Gov. Convict Records and are listed under John Hunter on the ‘England’ - since he returned to England in 1836 they should be on the Maitland 1840 record:::
1844: TOL Bathurst
11/4/1846: TOL Passport - On the recommendation of the Mudgee Bench.

Cannot find date of death.

Nell Murphy on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Given Name Not Recorded Ahong:

AHONG was convicted at Port Louis, Mauritius on 2 July 1844 for robbery.  10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Timbo’ arriving 4 Oct 1844.

Aged 26yrs; married man; labourer; 5’9”; Pagan religion; can read & write; copper coloured complexion; black hair; black eyes.
Native place of birth: Macao (Macau)

Colony of VDL:
Station Gang: Westbury
15 mths Probation Period
Clear Conduct Record
30 Oct 1849: Ticket of Leave status granted
31 May 1853: Conditional Pardon approved
5 Oct 1855: Free Certificate issued, at Launceston.

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of John Hunter:

** 2 John Hunter’s on this voyage.
The other John Hunter was convicted at Edinburgh. **

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Neil Rodgers, John Hunter, Martha or Margaret Hunter, Thomas Doyle, Michael Deary for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Dumfries
Dates 22 Apr 1839

Accused Neil Rodgers, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
John Hunter, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Martha or Margaret Hunter, wife of John Hunter, rope spinner, Greenock (co-accused), m.s. McKenna, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Thomas Doyle, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Michael Deary, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

Michael Deary was on board the Maitland.
No ship found for Neil Rodgers.

John Hunter was 22 years old on arrival - native place: Paisley (Renfrewshire).

John could read, was protestant, Married with 1 male child, 5’9¾” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair and eyes, middle front upper tooth decaying, D under left arm, scar on heel of ball of right thumb, two pugilists inside lower left arm, blue dot back of left hand, blue ring on middle finger of same.

7/9/1846: COF
Description from his COF:
5’6” tall, dark ruddy and freckled complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, scar on each eyebrow, another under the left eye, scar left side of under lip, scar top of centre of forehead, scar upper part of nose, top of little finger of right hand contractef, four scars on the left knee, 28 years old.

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Michael Deary:

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Neil Rodgers, John Hunter, Martha or Margaret Hunter, Thomas Doyle, Michael Deary for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Dumfries
Dates 22 Apr 1839

Accused Neil Rodgers, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
John Hunter, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Martha or Margaret Hunter, wife of John Hunter, rope spinner, Greenock (co-accused), m.s. McKenna, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Thomas Doyle, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Michael Deary, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

John Hunter was on board the Maitland.
No ship found for Neil Rodgers.

Michael Deary was 20 years old on arrival - native place: Paisley (Renfrewshire).

Michael was illiterate, Catholic, single, 5’6¼” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown nearly back hair, grey eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, scar inside left wrist, scar outside left knee, fi ve scars above cap of left knee, and three on the right.

1844: TOL Macaquarie
9/6/1849: COF

27/9/1851: From the Maitland Mercury:
Michael Deary and John Allen who were working as miners at Turon, assaulted and robbed a man named Dooney, stealing five ounces of gold.
No witnesses for the prosecution - discharged on bail.

Robin Sharkey on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Agnes Lock:

Agnes Lock in Sydney

Agnes does not appear very often in the NSW convict record.
She arrived in Sydney on 12 March 1803.
Almost immediately, on 15 march, she was ‘discharged’, given a Ticket of Leave.

In the 1806 Muster she is recorded as living with William Hughes, having a ticket of Leave.
In 1814 she was mustered at Sydney, and still recorded as living with William Hughes.

In 1817 she was returning to England.  On Colonial Secretary’s office letter dated
She was included in letter dated 29 March 1817, listing former convicts permitted by the Governor to embark on “Kangaroo” for England.  The other ex-convicts listed were Jane Scott, Hanna Pleasant-Jones, Sarah Hills, Ann Coleman, Sarah Tilletts, Ann Taylor and Jane Ewen.

Judge Advocate’s Letter dated 5 April 1817 to the Colonial Secretary listed the detainers (for debt) lodged against some people embarking on “Kangaroo”, and this included Agnes Lock.  The debt Agnes owed was 19s 7&1/2 d.  The Judge Advocate provided the list to the Col Sec for him to disprove the detainers as he thought fit.
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Nell Murphy on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Bartholomew Augustin:

Bartholomew AUGUSTIN was convicted at Liverpool, England on 6 Jan 1840 for stealing - 9 table spoons. Gaol Report: “Character bad, previous offences, once in Brideswell, but he denied that”.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Surrey’ arriving there 11 Aug 1842. Ship surgeon’s report: “orderly”.

Aged 20 yrs; single man; labourer; Roman Catholic; not literate; 5’3 3/4” height; fresh complexion, freckled; dk brown hair; brown eyes; several scars.
Native place of birth: Liverpool, England.
Father: John
Stepmother: Maria
Brother: Joseph

Spent 2 yrs 5 mths on a hulk in England prior to voyage.

Colony of VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period
Station Gangs: Brown’s River, Jericho VDL, Perth VDL, greater Launceston
Some minor notes of misconduct such as cooking food belonging to other people and singing improper songs in his hut.
7 July 1846: Ticket of Leave status granted.
1846: at Westbury, VDL.
4 March 1847: Free Certificate issued.

Robin Sharkey on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Agnes Lock:

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Who was Agnes’s husband, Samuel Lock/e?  It’s hard to find a baptism record for him. But, in the parish of Milverton several other young Locke families had children at the same time as Agnes & Samuel. These were Lock fathers named William, Charles, Robert and William. Males named Robert and John Lock were baptised at Milverton late 1750’s /early 1760’s. Their parents may have been Samuel’s father also (unproved).

Is this Samuel Lock’s father then?
John Lock, Yeoman, married at Milverton on 18 April 1756 to Martha Hayward. This couple had the following children baptised at Milverton:
1757, 11 April - Robert son of John & Mary Lock of “Leamasfeild”
1759, 4 June – Mary the daughter (JR transcribed)
1762 12 April – John
William and Charles are not recorded in Milverton registers.

Samuel may have been a son not baptised on the Milverton record, or he may have been the Samuel Lock baptised at Churchinston, in parish of Church-stanton, Somerset, to Martha and John Lock, who was a Mason (i.e. trade as mason).
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Nell Murphy on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Joseph Gillibrand:

Joseph GILLIBRAND was convicted at Knutsford, Chesire, England on 13 Feb 1843 for break & enter a counting house and stealing 8 yards of flannel. Gaol Report: “convicted 3 times before”.  10 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “bad”.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Anson’ arriving there 4 July 1844. Ship Surgeon’s report: “no offences, good”.

Single man; aged 23 yrs; labourer; 5’2”; dark complexion; dark brown hair; Hazel eyes; Protestant; can read.
Native place of birth: Manchester, England.
Mother: Mary
Brother: William

Colony of VDL:
Period of labour: 20 months
Station Gangs: Brown’s River & Fingal.
10 July 1848: Assigned to Mr. Field, Launceston - being out after hours. 7 days solitary.
26 Dec 1848: Launceston - out after hours. 7 days imprisonment with hard labour.
18 Sept 1849: Ticket of Leave status granted.
20 Dec 1850: Button, Launceston - housebreaking. Committed for trial. Not Guilty.

D Wong on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Charles Dewar:

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Charles Dewar, Sophia Dewar for the crime of theft by housebreaking at North Bridge Street, Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 10 Jan 1840

Accused Charles Dewar, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years
Sophia Dewar, wife of Charles Dewar (co-accused), m.s. Neilson, Verdict: Not guilty, Verdict Comments: Assoilzied simpliciter, Sentence: Assoilzied simpliciter and dismissed. Note: The Lord Advocate passed from charges (see JC8/42, f.61r).
Victim: William Marshall, jeweller, North Bridge Street, Edinburgh.

Charles Dewar was 43 years old on arrival - native place: Edinburgh.

Charles was literate, protestant, married to Sophia nee Neilson (as above) 1 male and 1 female children, 5’6½” tall, dark ruddy and a little freckled complexion, brown to grey hair, hazel eyes, scar on the corner of left eyebrow, mark of a boil below right elbow.

1846: TOL Goulburn

Diane Dwyer on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Charles Duncan:

Charles died from cancer of the liver in Moura, New South Wales, death registration #4549. He married Grace McHenry in 1851. He was Grace’s second husband.

Robin Sharkey on 21st October, 2018 wrote of Agnes Lock:

Agnes’s parents & Family

Agnes was probably the woman who was formerly AGNES JANES who married Samuel Locke at Milverton in Somerset, in May 1788, ( name recorded in marriage register as “Jeanes”).

The parents of Agnes Janes were John Janes who had married as “yeoman” in 1760 to Mary King at Milverton. This was the only Janes family recorded at Milverton in the church register during the 1700s.

Agnes was baptised at Milverton Anglican church on 24 April 1762. Her elder sister, Elizabeth, (to same parents’ names) had been baptised at nearby Halse (2 miles away) on 16 October 1761. Four more siblings were baptised at Milverton after Agnes: John Janes in August 1765, Jane Janes in December 1769, Mary Janes in September 1771 and William Janes in February 1774.

In February 1776 at West Monkton (21 miles east of Milverton), a woman named Agnes Janes baptised a daughter she called Jane, without the registration of a father’s name: Jane, daughter of Agnes Janes, baptised February 11th 1776. If this baby’s mother was our Agnes then she was aged only about 14 when she became a mother.

Agnes’s Marriage

Banns for the marriage of Agnes “Jeanes” to Samuel Lock were read during December 1787 at Milverton.  They were married five months later.  Agnes was either very pregnant when she married or she had already delivered their daughter, since the baby was baptised almost three weeks after the marriage

MARRIAGE in Milverton Parish - “Samuel Lock of the Parish of Kingston and Agnes Jeans [of this parish] married by Bans the 27th May 1788” Both made their marks.
Witnesses were Rob’t Pearse and H’t N’w Pearse (both signed). When the banns were recorded in December, Samuel was recorded as being of the parish of Milverton.

CHILDREN:
Agnes and Samuel Lock have the baptisms of four children recorded for them in Milverton Anglican Church parish register, and then Agnes had one more child.

Baptisms at Milverton to Samuel and Agnes Locke:
* Mary Locke 15th June 1788 “(recorded as “Simon” and Agnes)
* John Locke,  9th October 1791
* Betty Locke 25 March 1792 (recorded as “Simon” Lock & Agnes)
* Jane Locke 19 May 1794

THEN at Milverton “Joseph, natural son of Agnes Locke” was baptised May 29th 1798.

What had happened here? Agnes as the wife of Samuel Lock is the only Agnes Lock appearing in the Milverton Parish registers. He would appear to be her son by a different man to Samuel, but she is not naming the father.  Perhaps at this time, Agnes left her husband. Perhaps her troubles began from here, as it was two years later that she stole cloth off the tenter rackswhich would be outside a fulling mill. Although Milverton had a mill, it was not recorded as a fulling mill, Agnes may have stolen the cloth from a different place in the area, perhaps at or near the larger town of Taunton.

D Wong on 20th October, 2018 wrote of John Jellis:

John Jellis alias Wrighton, Wrightson - was 24 years old on arrival in WA - he was single, semi-literate, 5’4½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, full face, pale complexion, middling stout, two abscess scars on left thigh.

18/5/1875: Was a probation prisoner at Rottnest Island.

23/11/1875: TOL

19/11/1885 The West Australian, Perth, WA:
Another case showing the inconvenience of our isolation occurred on Sunday the 8th inst., when a mau called John Jellis accidentally shot himself through the ankle and had to be conveyed 61 miles to Bunbury.
7/3/1886: COF
Comments: Teamster, general servant, carpenter.

8/9/1888 Eastern Districts Chronicle, York, WA:
John Jellis alias ” John Wrighton”
was charged with violently attempting
to outrage a married woman named;
Mrs. James McGlinn, at York, on
Saturday the 1st September.
The prisoner was remanded for eight days.
Sentence: 2 years imprisonment with hard labour.

30/5/1923: John Jellis died of old age and was a resident at the Old Men’s Home at Claremont, when he died. He was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery.
No marriage found.

Nell Murphy on 20th October, 2018 wrote of George Carrington:

George CARRINGTON was convicted at Stafford, England on 12 March 1829 for horse stealing. Gaol report: “bad, has stolen many horses”. Life sentence. Hulk report: “orderly”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Surrey’ in 1829.

Married man, 2 children - at W…..nr Stafford.
Aged 33yrs; a ploughman; 5’8 1/2” height; dark complexion; dark brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Staffordshire, England.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
15 Dec 1831: Barnes. Charged with suspicion of stealing 3 sheep, the property of Mr. Gellibrand, South Arm. Returned to the service of the Crown and to work in a Road Party Gang for 12 months.
22 July 1834: French. Stealing a fowl from his Master’s property.  2 yrs imprisonment, with hard labour at Bridgewater Chain Gang.
26 Feb 1836: General idleness. 3 mths hard labour and not return to this Master. Constitution Hill Road gang and then Bagdad, VDL.
27 July 1838: Ticket of Leave status granted.
1842: at Oatlands.
24 May 1842: Conditional Pardon, no. 372, for the Australian Colonies approved. 25 Aug 1846, extended.

Nell Murphy on 20th October, 2018 wrote of George Price:

George PRICE was convicted at Stafford, England on 16 Jan 1828 for stealing silk purses. Gaol Report: “bad character & associated with a gang of thieves”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Manlius’ 1828.

Single man; aged 21yrs; labourer; 5’2” height.
Stated his step father was John PRICE but his own proper name was “George CARRINGTON”.
Native place of birth: Wolverhampton
He had last worked for Edward Robinson.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.  Appears to have been stationed at Launceston.  Clear record.
Passholder status approved.

Nell Murphy on 20th October, 2018 wrote of Edward Pickles:

Edward PICKLES was convicted at York, England on 17 July 1828 for stealing a piece of worsted material. Previous charges but acquitted.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Roslin Castle’ arriving 1828.

Stated he was a married man, wife Grace Pickles, near Halifax.
Had been in the Regiment for 7 yrs.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
Clear conduct record apart from being found drunk, in 1833.
Ticket of Leave status granted.
Passholder status approved, for the Australian Colonies.
8 Oct 1852: Edward PICKLES (per Roslyn Castle, free by servitude) left Launceston per the ‘Yarra Yarra’ for Melbourne, Victoria.

An Edward Pickles died, in Tasmania, in 1873, aged 90 yrs, so he may have returned (?).

D Wong on 20th October, 2018 wrote of John Day:

John Day is listed as having been born in 1788 (according to his death certificate).

John was a labourer, 5’4½” tall, fair pale complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

1823: Married Jane Connolly (1805–1852) at Castlereagh, NSW.
Children:
Joseph Day 1822–1878
James Day 1824–1891
George Day 1826–1906
Hannah Day 1828–1915
Jane Day 1831–1887
William Day 1841–1909

Sons James and George were alderman on the Albury Municipal Council and
both served terms as Mayor of Albury.

In 1828 his occupation was Farmer - Portland Head, NSW.

5/6/1839 Commercial Journal and Advertiser, Sydney:
WINDSOR PETTY SESSIONS.
John Day, Jane Day, and Joseph Day, were charged with stealing a bag of oats, belonging to Mr. William T. Baylis, of the Richmond Road. It appeared from the evidence of Mr. Baylis, that on Saturday, the 18th May, he put a hag containing about four bushels of Derwent oats under the verandah, at the rear of his house and on examining his premises at night before he retired to rest, missed the bag of oats.
On the Wednesday following a woman named Perrin went to him, and said if he made haste and got a warrant to search Day’s house, he would find the oats, some in a tea chest, and the emainder in a cask, but he would not find the bag, because they (the Days) had burnt it. Mr. Baylis accordingly got a warrant, and found in Day’s house a tea chest nearly: full of oats, which corresponded with a sample of those he had lost. When the woman Perrin was called and sworn, she stated she was at Baylis’s house on Wednesday, the 22nd of May, but denied ever telling Mr. Baylis if he got a warrant he would find the oats he lost in Day’s house. She also denied saving the bag was burnt.-— John Day committed to take his trial. Jane and Joseph Day discharged.
No outcome of the trial found.

John & Jane had a total of seven children at his death in 1875, and on his death cert it showed 4 Male living, 2 Female living & 1 Female deceased.

5/7/1875: John Day died at Thurgoona, Albury, NSW., and was buried at the Albury Cemetery.

8/7/1875 Ovens and Murray Advertiser:
NEW SOUTH WALES.
Albury, Wednesday.
The funeral of the late Mr John Day, father of Mr Geo. Day, member for the Hume District in the New South Wales Parliament, and Mr John [sic] Day, Mayor of Albury, took place in the Albury Cemetery to-day, and was largely attended by persons from all parts of the district.
The deceased was a very old colonist, and was accidentally drowned yesterday at Thurgoona, about seven miles from Albury.

9/7/1875 The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria:
The Border Post of July 7 says :—“Much surprise was created in Albury yesterday morning when tidings reached of the accidental drowning of Mr. John Day, an old and respected colonist, who resided many years in Riverina.
The deceased gentleman lived near the residence of his son, Mr. James Day, J. P., at Daysdale, whose family he was in the habit of visiting every forenoon. On Monday last, after the usual visit, he left for his own cottage and was never seen since alive. He had to cross a small running stream, which was unusually swollen during the recent rains, and as his sight was weak, it seems that he took the wrong crossing-place, and fell into this creek.
Yesterday as the deceased did not visit at the usual hour, one of his grandsons went to make inquiries, thinking that the old gentleman might have been unwell.
On approaching the stream the lad observed the body lying lifeless on its back in the little creek, in about nine inches of water. Intelligence was sent to Albury and Captain Brownrigg, P. M., district coroner, held an inquest, at which these facts were elicited in evidence, and a verdict of death by accidental drowning recorded.
The deceased gentleman was in the 87th year of his age, was quiet unobtrusive and greatly esteemed. He was the parent of a large and respectable family, including Mr. George Day, M. P., for the Hume, and Mr. James Day, mayor of Albury.
Two of his brothers nobly fell defending the British flag at Trafalgar under Nelson in 1805, and who were highly esteemed by that gallant admiral, particularly the older, who rendered him personal service at the unsuccessful attack on Santa Cruz in 1797, where he lost his right arm.”

Nell Murphy on 20th October, 2018 wrote of Jeremiah Passmore:

Jeremiah PASSMORE was convicted at Bristol, England on 9 April 1828 for stealing from the person. Gaol Report: “bad character & brother also convicted and transported”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Georgiana’ arriving there 1829.
Stated he had never been convicted before.

Aged 19 yrs; a tailor by trade; florid complexion; 5’6 3/4”; brown hair; brown eyes.
Native place of birth: Devonshire but had been brought up in Bristol.

Father: Thomas Passmore, a tailor. Stated he was working with him at Bristol.
(Name of brother transported not stated, but boys Richard and James Passmore were transported in 1818)

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.
Assigned to J. Wood.
Some notes of minor misconduct.
27 Aug 1834: charged with stealing a bag of mutton meat. Acquitted. Spring Hill Road Party Gang.
Passholder status approved.

Nell Murphy on 20th October, 2018 wrote of George Passmore:

George PASSMORE was convicted at Montreal, Canada for desertion from the Army - absent for 24 hrs, on 13 Feb 1843. 85th & 82nd Regiments.  14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘London’ 1844.

Aged 24 yrs; single man; a butcher by trade; Protestant; not literate; 5’8 3/4”; ruddy complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; several tatoos.
Native place of birth: Exeter, England.
Brothers: William & John
Sisters: Susan & Elizabeth

Colony of VDL:
1 yr 9 mths Probation Period
Station Gang: Maria Island (small island off the east coast of VDL/Tasmania)
18 Dec 1845. at Darlinghurst, Maria Is - Larceny, under 5 pounds. Hard labour in chains. Sent to the coal mines to work.
7 Oct 1847 at Fingal, VDL - neglect of duty. Probation period to be extended.
27 Aug 1850: Ticket of Leave status granted.
22 Oct 1851: at Fingal, neglect of duty. 1 mth imprisonment with hard labour.
1851: at Tunbridge and Avoca.
20 June 1853: at Fingal, Drunk & assault a Constable. 2 hours in the stocks and fined.
21 June 1853: Conditional Pardon approved.

21 Sept 1858: at Launceston Court - Assault upon a female person. Not guilty.

DEATH:
8 Dec 1878 George PASSMORE died, Campbell Town, Tasmania district. Aged 52 yrs; labourer, cause - sanguineous apoplexy.  (ref. 35/1/47 no. 63)

Daniel on 20th October, 2018 wrote of Thomas Chesterfield:

Noted as Aged 48 years
Imp: Read and write imperfectly

Karen McCormack on 20th October, 2018 wrote of William O'neil:

At the end of his sentence he moved to Port Phillip and became a police constable.  He settled in Keilor and married Bridget Gorman, they had a large family who married other pioneer Keilor families.

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