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D Wong on 25th June, 2018 wrote of Charles Bull:

28/1/1828 Salisbury and Winchester Journal Wiltshire, England:
Charles Bull, tailor, and Elias Horton, labourer, charged with stealing various articles from the shop of Wm. Gaisford. at Westbury.

No ship found for Elias Horton.

1833: TOL Bathurst
10/6/1835: COF

D Wong on 25th June, 2018 wrote of Mary Creed:

Mary Creed was listed as being 27 years old on arrival - her native place was County Cork.

Mary was 5’3” tall, black hair, grey eyes, single.

17/10/1836: Mary Creed died at the House of Correction, Hobart.

Greg Street on 25th June, 2018 wrote of Charles Gayler:

Charles was born in Ottery St Mary Devon in England ion 18 August 1802 and married Frances Elizabeth Dufour on 14 April 1823 in Gloucester.  He sentenced to death for forgery in Cardiff, Wales at Lent Assizes on 9 April 1825.  His conviction was commuted to transportation to NSW for life and he was sent to the prison hulk Justitia at Woolwich on 17 June 1825.

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2018 wrote of George Brasher:

George BRASHER was convicted at Wiltshire, England for stealing glass - supposed to be connected to others who had committed various felonies nr Melton. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: good.
Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘York’ 1829.

Single man; a cloth dyer; aged 21 yrs;
5’3 1/2” height.
Native place of birth: Melton, Wiltshire, England.

VDL:
Assigned to work.
1829: Capt. Wood
1830: Capt Wood.  Disobedience of orders - 25 lashes.

David Cairns Of Finavon on 25th June, 2018 wrote of Mary Creed:

There is considerable detail about her in Surgeon Joseph Steret’s report of the voyage on the Edward.  She was sent on board from a prison in Horesmonger Lane having been confined to bed for nearly three years. She had a ‘stormy temper’.  He reports, “Her messmates on board were so anxious to get rid of her into the Hospital, as she is one of the most expert theives.. and a good planner of a robbery”.  The report is extensive and damning as to her character.

Michelle Dark on 25th June, 2018 wrote of Ghicas Bulgaris:

His wife Mary was stated on the passenger list as 15 years old when she arrived on the Red Rover in 1832.

D Wong on 24th June, 2018 wrote of William Moore:

**TWO WILLIAM MOORE’S ON THIS VOYAGE.
The other William Moore was convicted at Northampton Assizes.

D Wong on 24th June, 2018 wrote of William Moore:

**TWO WILLIAM MOORE’S ON THIS VOYAGE.

William Moore was 22 years old when transported.  He was 5’4¾” tall, dark complexion, brown hair and eyes, literate, Protestant, M tattooed near left elbow.

Assigned to Mr Faithful of Richmond on arrival.

June 1838: In Windsor Jail for examination.

July 1839: TOL Maitland.

1839/41: COF

1841: Granted permission to marry Julia McAdams (Isabella 1840).

1843: (NSW BDM) Married at Maitland.

1843: TOL cancelled for marrying and harbouring a female prisoner, illegally at large in June. (The prisoner was Julia, his wife, who had absconded - she was then sent to the Female Factory at Parramatta).

William Moore was then back as a convict and was put on the Illawarra Road gang.  He made application for permission to visit his wife at Parramatta, after reports of her misbehaving, he was refused.

1/2/1844: Convict Death Register:

3/2/1844 Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser:
Remarkable instance of” Conjugal Affection.
— A most remarkable instance of conjugal affection, attended by a fatal result, occurred last week, at the Woronora Probation Gang, under the direction of Mr. Dark, one of the assistant Surveyors, which shows that the domestic virtues, when they take deep root in the human heart, are difficult to be eradicated, and very frequently survive the wreck of every other honourable principle, whose utter abandonment is inevitably consequent upon vicious association. William Moore, a young married man about 30 years of age, attached to the gang, whose wife is confined in the female Factory, and to whom, as the sequel will prove, he was devotedly attached, asked permission, in the beginning of the week, to come to Parramatta to visit her.
The indulgence was denied, and the poor fellow, withdrew into the bush to take a solitary stroll and indulge in his own melancholy reflections. In about an hour afterwards he was found stretched lifeless under a tree, having burst a blood vessel in the heart, On Wednesday last an inquest was held on the body, before Charles Bethel Lyons, Esq, Coroner for Parramatta, at the Liverpool hospital, when the foregoing facts wore given in evidence. The body was in so decomposed a condition, that no postmortem examination could bo held, but the jury were
unanimously of opinion, that the poor fellow died of a broken heart, and found a verdict of “natural death”.

1846: NSW BDM - there is a marriage for Julia McAdams and James Cormack who married at St John’s, Parramatta.

D Wong on 24th June, 2018 wrote of Julia Mcadams:

5/10/1839 Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier Cork, Republic of Ireland:
CITY SESSIONS—FRIDAY. BEFORE THE DEPUTY RECORDER.
Julia McAdams, a well dressed, interesting looking young woman, was charged with having, on Staurday last, stolen a livery coat, the property of John Malin, servant to an Officer of the 7th Fusileers, now quartered in this Garrison.
The coat was offered for pawn at the office of Mr Bible, on Pope’s Quay, who, seeing the buttons crested, stopped the article and with it the Prisoner.
Mahon identified the coat__said it was hanging up at his aquarters on Saturday evening, but knew nothing of the prisoner…who, having obtained leave to address the Court, said that she did not commit the alleged theft…that she had met with a Military man on Saturday night…that at their parting in the vicinity of the Barrack, he gave her the cloak, and that, at his request, she had intended to pawn it.  She was found guilty.
The apearance of the prisoner and her rather superior intelligence, as indicated in her short address to the Court, excited a general feeling of commisseration in her behalf.  It was said that she had, some years ago, been an actress of considerable repute…that she had fallen into the hands of disreputable associates, and had descended to prostitution as a means of livelihood.
The Court intimated to the prisoner, that, extraordinary as the fact might appear to the audience, the present was her fourth appearance at that bar, and that unless she should be provided with evidence as to character, on next Friday, of which he ad a strong doubt, the sentence that would be passed upon her, would be that of transportation for seven years.

Julia Adams was listed as being 20 years old on arrival in NSW - she was 4’8½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, literate, Protestant.

Sept.1840: Newcastle jail for 28 days.
Oct.1840: Newcastle jail.
Dec.1840: Newcastle jail for 7 days.
Feb.1841: Newcastle jail for 20 days, drunk.

1841: Permission to marry William Moor (Lady Harewood 1832).

1843: William Moore married Julia McAdams in the district of Maitland.

Mar. 1843: Sent to the Parramatta factory for absconding.

Jan. 1844: William Moore died on the Woronora - He was in the Ilawarra Road gang - for marrying and harbouring a female prisoner illegally at large in June.

3/2/1844 Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser:
Remarkable instance of” Conjugal Affection.
— A most remarkable instance of conjugal affection, attended by a fatal result, occurred last week, at the Warrunora Probation Gang, under the direction of Mr. Dark, one of the assistant Surveyors, which shows that the domestic virtues, when they take deep root in the human heart, are difficult to be eradicated, and very frequently survive the wreck of every other
honourable principle, whose utter abandonment is inevitably consequent upon vicious association. William Moore, a young married man about 30 years of age, attached to the gang, whose wife is confined in the female Factory, and to whom, as the sequel will prove, he was devotedly attached, asked permission, in the beginning of the week, to come to Parramatta to visit her.
The indulgence was denied, and the poor fellow, withdrew into the bush to take a solitary stroll and indulge in his own melancholy reflections. In about an hour afterwards he was found
stretched lifeless under a tree, having burst a blood vessel in the heart, On Wednesday last an inquest was held on the body, before Charles Bethel Lyons, Esq, Coroner for Parramatta, at the Liverpool hospital, when the foregoing facts wore given in evidence. The body was in so decomposed a condition, that no postmortem examination could bo held, but the jury were
unanimously of opinion, that the poor fellow died of a broken heart, and found a verdict of “natural death”.

1846: NSW BDM - there is a marriage for Julia McAdams and James Cormack who married at St Johnn’s, Parramatta.

8/4/1848: COF

Iris Dunne on 24th June, 2018 wrote of Samuel Mccarthy:

Convicted: 16 August 1827

Hulk Prison ship Retribution, moored at Woolwich, Received: 1 September 1827, No.7019, Aged 20, Est. Birth Year 1807, Offence: Larceny from person, How disposed of: NSW 2 November 1827

Convict Indent: Aged 20, Estimated Birth Year: 1807, can read and write, Catholic, Married, 1 child, Native Place: London, Trade: Seaman, Offence: Stealing a watch, How disposed of: Hyde Parks Barracks

Christine Adele Thomson on 24th June, 2018 wrote of George Brasher:

Convicted 8 March 1828

Sharon Mills on 23rd June, 2018 wrote of Henry Wood:

19 September 1857 • Millbank Prison
15 July 1858 Portland Prison
22 September 1858 Sailed To Bermuda on the True Briton
1 December 1858 Tenedos Prison Hulk
2 December transferred to Bermuda Island Prison
31 March 1859 Boaz Island Prison

Iris Dunne on 23rd June, 2018 wrote of William Barron:

Convicted: 23 July 1792

Certificate of Freedom: 9 June 1810

Parramatta Memorial: 13 June 1820

Convict Muster 1825: Parramatta, Est. Birth Year: 1767

D Wong on 23rd June, 2018 wrote of Isaac Potter:

31/7/1830 The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express Suffolk, England:
lsaac Potter and Frederick Webb, for stealing a hen, the property of the Rev. Dr. Maddy, and violently assaulting and misusing John Nunn, his servant.
Frederick Webb was also onboard ‘John’.

Isaac Potter was listed as being 21 years old on arrival - he was 5’6” tall, brown hair, grey eyes.
Married with one child, Wife Eliza at Harden Bury, St. Edmunds, child with her.

1832/33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Robert Ralston.

1835 Muster: TOL

15/6/1836: Permission to marry Elizabeth Harvey (America 1830).

7/9/1836: Married at Launceston.

12/7/1837: COF

1842 Census: At Launceston - At the racecourse.

1843 Census: At Muddy Plains.

17/12/1846: Departed George Town to Adelaide per ‘Henry’.

12/12/1846 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
Passengers per Henry, for Adelaide — Mr. Tolmer, Mr. Win. Akeburst, Mr. C. Littler, Thomas Phipps wife and child, Isaac Potter - arrived Adelaide 26/12/1846.

11/1/1848 - Unclaimed letter - Adelaide.

D Wong on 23rd June, 2018 wrote of Amy Walker:

25/2/1830 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
Edwin Atkins, Wm. Walker, and Amy Walker, charged with stealing one ewe teg, the property of R. Bishop, of Cubberley.

15/4/1830 Cheltenham Chronicle Gloucestershire, England:
GLOUCESTER ASSIZES
Verdict Guilty against Amy Walker and Edwin Atkins, and Not Guilty against William Walker.

**Edwin Atkins arrived NSW per Florentia 1830**

Amy Walker was listed as 32 years old on arrival in VDL - she was born in Cubberly, Gloster.

Amy was 5’1¾” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, large scar from a burn on inside right elbow joint, reads, Married with 2 children.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mrs Loes
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr Dawson

1835: TOL

14/9/1836: Permission to marry Frederick Webb (John 1831).

16/11/1836: Frederick Webb married Emma Walker, widow, registered at Green Ponds.

D Wong on 23rd June, 2018 wrote of Frederick Webb:

31/7/1830 The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express Suffolk, England:
lsaac Potter and Frederick Webb, for stealing a hen, the property of the Rev. Dr. Maddy, and violently assaulting and misusing John Nunn, his servant.
Isaac Potter was also on board.

Frederick Webb was listed as being 20 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was 5’9½” tall, light brown hair, dark blue eyes, scar right side of chin, stout made, single.

1832/33 Musters: Assigned to Mr Geo Ashton.

1835 Muster: TOL

12/7/1837: COF

29/3/1839 The Tasmanian, Hobart Town:
Notice.
IF JOHN POWELL does not fetch away his box and things, and pay me for his Board and Lodgings, they will be sold in 14 days from this date.
FREDERICK WEBB.
Green Ponds, March 22, 1839. 17829

D Wong on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of White Cutherbertson:

National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to William McKechnie, White Cuthbertson for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 24 Apr 1849
Accused William McKechnie, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
White Cuthbertson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years

William McKechnie was also on board.  On the 27/4/1847 both William McKechnie and White Cuthbertson were Imprisoned for 18 months for Theft, seems that they were about 10 years old at this time - William McKechnie’s mother Janet McKechnie/Donald **her maiden name** was also transported at this time, on the Cadet 1848 for 7 years.

White Cuthbertson was the son of William Cuthbertson, servant, Newtown of Paisley.

On arrival in VDL 16/12/1852 White Cuthbertson was listed as 15 years old which would make his birth year C1837.
White was 4’7"tall, fair complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, native place: Paisley, pockpitted, 2 scars right side of forehead, scar top forehead.

1/9/1852: Employed by Thomas Beswick.

22/12/1852: Was at the Port Barracks.

18/10/1853: TOL

D Wong on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of Robert Bunker:

Robert Bunker was listed as 38 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in South Brent C1791 and was transported for “stealing lead and Leather”.

Previous convictions: once on suspicion of Highway Robbery, discharged and once for Bastardry.

Robert was 5’ 8¼” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes.
Married - Wife and 6 children at Buckfords Lea, Devon.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Major De Gillern.
1832-35 Musters: Public Works.

7/11/1839: Had TOL
6/10/1841: CP

11/5/1842: Permission to marry Martha Williams (Platina)

5/5/1851: Robert Bunker, Adult, married Martha Anne Williams, a widow, at St. Matthew’s church, New Norfolk.

2/1/1852: Free Certificate.

16/2/1853: Robert Bunker, aged 50?? died at St Marys Hospital, Hobart, of Dysentery.  Listed as a farmer.

30/6/1870: Martha Bunker died at New Norfolk, aged 70, a pauper, she died of Catarrhal influensa.

Iris Dunne on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of Elizabeth Dinsdale:

Convicted: 30 July 1808

Criminal Register: Offence:Larceny

Iris Dunne on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of Daniel Mills:

Criminal Registers: Previous conviction: Larceny 18 months in 1826

Prison Hulk Ship Fortitude, moored at Chatham, No.5859, aged 53, Date Received: 25 July 1839, How disposed of: 3 July 1840 Eden, cannot read or write, married, 4 children, Offence: Received stolen goods, Sentence: 14 years

Convict Indents: Aged 56, Birth year about 1783, Prisoner No.40-2042, Convicted: 13 July 1839, cannot read or write, Protestant, Married with 4 children, Trade: Boot & Shoemaker, Offence: Receiving stolen goods, Previous conviction: 18 months

Convict Death Register: 19 April 1842 in Sydney Hospital

Wife: Mary Woolner, Son: Daniel Mills 1819-1901 (birth & death in Suffolk, England) - as per Sappenfield Family Tree on Ancestry

Wife: Mary Woolnough b.1786, Marriage 4 August 1807 in Ubbeston, Suffolk, England, Children: Jane Mills 1815-1890, Lucy Mills b.1816, Hannah Mills b.1818, Daniel Mills 1818-1901 - as per Christopher Barker Family Tree on Ancestry

Julie Moriarty on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of William Barron:

According to the Chelmsford Chronicle dated 27th July, 1792 William Barron did appear with 43 other prisoners on the calendar. William Barron for burglariously entering the stable of Abraham Hyam, and stealing a black horse, the property of said Abraham

Julie Moriarty on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of Ann Hubie:

New South Wales Australia Convict Indents 1788-1842

ANN HUBIE - NO 1579 - TRIED YORK CITY AZZIES - 30 JULY 1808 - TERM 7 YEARS

Name: Ann Hubie
Date of Conviction: 30 Jul 1808
Place of Conviction: York
Vessel: Canada (2)
Port of Arrival: Sydney
Date of Arrival: 10 Sep 1810
_______________________________________

1828 Census residing at Church St, Parramatta with William Barron (aka Barnes) per Barwell.

Their children Elizabeth, Isaac, Harriet, Sarah, Henry, Ann.

Julie Moriarty on 22nd June, 2018 wrote of Elizabeth Dinsdale:

PRISONERS IN THE NEW GAOL -

6 August 1808

Leeds Mercury Newspaper

Elizabeth Dinsdale and Ann Hubie, charged with having picked the pocket of Samuel Bates,in the public street in the city of York, of a silver watch, - Guilty - To be transported seven years.

In addition to this information I believe Elizabeth Dinsdale may have died after giving birth to a girl child also name Elizabeth in 1810. This has not been confirmed though. 

See NSW BDM
DINSDALE ELIZABETH 65/1810 V181065 5 AGE 22
DINSDALE ELIZABETH H 86/1810 V181086 5 INFANT

D Wong on 21st June, 2018 wrote of George Forecast:

Old Bailey:
GEORGE BAGLEY, GEORGE FORECAST, FRANCES BAGLEY.
Royal Offences: coining offences.
8th September 1831
Verdict Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Death; Death; Death

GEORGE BAGLEY, GEORGE FORECAST, and FRANCES (THE WIFE OF THE SAID GEORGE) BAGLEY, were indicted for that they, not having the fear of God before their eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, and contriving and intending our Lord the King, and his people, craftily, deceitfully, feloniously, and traitorously to deceive and defraud, on the 22nd of July at Christchurch, 3 pieces of false, feigned, and counterfeit money and coin, each and every of them to the likeness and similitude of the good, legal, and current money and silver coin of this realm, called half-crowns, falsely, deceitfully, feloniously, and traitorously did forge, counterfeit, and coin; against the duty of their allegiance, and against the Statute, &c.

**This is a lengthy trial and may be read in full at: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18310908-11-defend203&div=t18310908-11#highlight

G. BAGLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

FORECAST - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

F. BAGLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

19/12/1832 NSW Gov. Gazette:
NEW SOUTH WALES.
RETURN OF ALL MALE CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1st AND 31st DAYS OF OCTOBER, 1832, INCLUSIVELY.
Forecast George, Hercules (4), weaver,
to James Thorn, Parramatta.

1840: TOL Yass

1846: Married Catherine Tully at Bathurst/Kelso
No children found.

7/12/1846: Unclaimed letter at Emu Plains.

6/4/1847 Sydney Morning Herald:
CAUTION.
I DO hereby caution the public not to give my wife, Catherine Forecast, any credit on my account, as I will not be responsible for any debts she may contract from this date.
Pao GEORGE FOFRECAST,
E. Davis.
Gammon Plains, near Yass,
March 30.

1/3/1848: CP

1850: George Forecast died, aged 40. (NSW BDM).

D Wong on 21st June, 2018 wrote of William Cooper:

William Cooper was listed as 42 years old on arrival, he was born in Nottingham.

William was 5’7” tall, sallow complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark eyes,reads and writes a little, widowed with 1 child.

Mother: Elizabeth
Brothers: John, Thomas
Sisters: Ann - at native place.

19/12/1854: TOL
13/5/1856: CP
7/1/1857: Certificate - Hobart.

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