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D Wong on 20th July, 2019 wrote of Daniel Cole:

Daniel Cole labourer and Joshua Burling labourer (v) William Barrett
Waltham Abbey
Essex Assizes
Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833.

Joshua Burling was also on board ‘Fairlie 1834’.

Daniel Cole was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Essex.

Daniel was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’5” tall, brown and little pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, chestnut eyes, whiskers meeting under the chin, two scars left side of forehead.

13/7/1836: Absconded from Newcastle gaol 8th July - Listed as David Cole. (There was no David Cole on board the Fairlie).

9/7/1834: 50 lashes for absconding.

29/9/1840:12 months in Irons.

3/2/1841: Maitland - Sheep stealing - 10 years.

1841: 5ft 5in, stout, swarthy complexion, brown hair and eyes. Admitted to Newcastle gaol.

19/2/1841: Sent to Norfolk Island.

6/6/1844: Arrived VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’ from Norfolk Island.

13/2/1846: TOL
9/1/1849: CP approved.

25/1/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Halcyon’. 
Conditional Pardon
Sip to colony: Lady Franklin.

28/3/1856: Was a miner at Fryer’s Creek, Victoria.

1857: Was a butcher at Fryer’s Town.

12/12/1860 The Argus, Melbourne, Vic.:
DANIEL COLE, last heard of at Daisy Hill in 1863,-any information respecting him will be thankfully received.
Address Thomas Ogden, Post Office, Chewton.

D Wong on 20th July, 2019 wrote of Joshua Burling:

Daniel Cole labourer and Joshua Burling labourer (v) William Barrett
Waltham Abbey
Essex Assizes
Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833.

Daniel Cole arrived per ‘Fairlie 1834’.

Joshua Burling was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Essex.

Joshua could read, was protestant, single, 5’4½” tall, ruddy and pock pitted complexion, brown hair hazel eyes, scar back of left wrist, scar left side of fore part of head.

1843: TOl Bathurst.
31/12/1847: CP

1873: Joshua died at Parramatta, NSW.

Roger Brentnall on 20th July, 2019 wrote of Philip Wyld:

Philip was born in Codnor, Derbyshire. In 1801 he married Hannah Varley and they had at least 2 children Benjamin and Martha. In 1824 he was found guilty of Larceny from a person and sentenced to 1 year in prison. In 1828 he was again found guilty of larceny and this time sentenced to transportation for 14 years at this point he was 52 years old. His wife died the following year in 1829.

Alison Harman on 20th July, 2019 wrote of Joshua Burling:


Rowena Anne Curtin on 19th July, 2019 wrote of John Gardner:

GARDENER, John. Per “Mangles”, 1820

1825 Feb 5

Petition for his family to be sent out at Government expense (Fiche 3285; 4/1112.1A p.109)
Source: http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/g/F21c_ga-gor-03.htm#P1450_42251

Kelly Ferguson on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Joseph Hoy:

Married Francis Charlotte Corrigan,
Midland 01/03/1863, they had six children .

D Wong on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Stephen Brown:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
18th October 1832
Verdict Guilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty
Sentence Transportation

STEPHEN BROWN and JONAS SCOTT were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of September, 3 petticoats, value 4s. 6d.; 1 gown, value 7s.; 1 frock, value 4s.; 1 night-gown, value 1s. 6d.; 1 comb, value 1s., and 2 handkerchiefs, value 2s., the goods of William Drew, from the person of Harriet Drew.

BROWN pleaded GUILTY. Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years.

HARRIET DREW. On the 24th of September I had been to Bethnal-green, and was coming home in the evening, about ten minutes or a quarter past seven o’clock, with my mother, my aunt, and a friend of hers -I had a bundle in my hand; I do not know what it contained: a man, who I did not see, snatched it from me, and ran away - my father’s name is William; it was my mother’s property.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What kind of a night was it? A. It was dark - I had a friend with me; my mother and aunt were three or four yards before us: it was so dark, we could not well distinguish them - my bundle was snatched on a sudden, and the person was gone in an instant; there was no opportunity for any one to see him scarcely - my friend was in conversation with me; I believe she saw three men as we passed, but not at the time the bundle was snatched - they had not offended us; there was no reason to notice them particularly.

SUSANNAH PEPPERS. I was in company with Harriet Drew , walking with her down Dog-row ; when we got to the turning leading to Lamb-fields, there were three men standing at the corner - I took particular notice of the prisoner Scott, who was the tallest, because he moved a little way from the others, when we got up to him - I was afraid they were after something, and when we got a short distance I was turning round to look, and Scott was stooping behind us; he snatched the bundle, and they all ran off into the field - I am certain Scott is the man: it was about a quarter past seven o’clock, and light enough for me to see.

Cross-examined. Q. It was not a dark night? A. It was about a quarter-past seven o’clock, but the gas-light shone full in his face; Mrs. Drew and her sister were three or four yards before us - I could discern them distinctly; it was quite light enough to see what they were doing - there was another man taken up in the field; I saw Scott again, about a quarter before ten o’clock the same night, and I identified him - none of the Policemen desired me to look at his nose, or at any part of his face; he had his hat on when he took the bundle, but I could see his face - he had a coat on with bright buttons; I cannot tell what cravat he had - I had seen him when I passed the end of the street, and then I turned round to look at him - I did not describe the prisoner’s face to the Policeman; I said he was a tall man and fair - I did not notice the other men; they were standing more in the dark.

ELIZABETH DREW . I and my sister were walking first; my daughter and Peppers were behind us - my daughter had a bundle in her hand, and I heard her scream; I saw a man run - I picked up a hat; the bundle contained the articles stated; they were my husband’s - I had observed three men standing, and I thought they noticed us as we passed; I had not seen the men before, to my knowledge: I do not know who snatched the bundle.

Cross-examined. Q. It was rather a dark night? A. Yes; I could not see the persons, because my back was towards them - I and my daughter were very much alarmed; I went to the station - Brown was taken.

SUSANNAH MARY LLOYD. I was with Mrs. Drew on this evening; we went by the Queen’s Head public-house, in the Dog-row, and I observed three men standing at the corner; I turned my head, and looked at them - my niece and her friend were behind us; I heard my niece call out that her bundle was taken - I turned, and saw the three men run across the field; I noticed Brown as we passed, as he looked very hard at me and my sister - when my niece cried out, I ran after the man, and cried Stop thief! and Police! they all ran together - I can only be sure of Brown’s person.
HENRY HUBBARD. I keep a public-house. I was in doors, and heard some woman scream; I ran out into the field, and took Brown.

HENRY THOMAS DALLY (Police-constable K 23). On the 24th of September, about ten o’clock in the evening, I was in Jubilee-place; I saw Scott with two others, and took him into custody - I do not know who the others were; they made their escape - I took the prisoner to the watch-house, and sent for Peppers, who identified him; he said nothing.

ROBERT NEWMAN SANDERS (Police-constable K 76). I was at the watch-house that evening, when Brown was brought in; I was shown a hat, which Brown had lost -I had seen Brown, Scott, and two others in company, about a quarter-past six o’clock that evening; I went to the cell in which Brown was confined, and he said if we went to the field with lights, we should find the bundle, which had been dropped close by where he was taken.

Scott’s Defence. I had not seen Brown at all, till I was taken, and I know nothing of the robbery.

Stephen Brown was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Blacksmith and farrier (tolerable).

Stephen was literate, protestant, single, 5’5¼” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, hairy mole on chin, scar on tip of same, scar ball of left thumb.

1838: TOL Campbelltown.
17/3/1842: COF

Possible marriage:
25/1/1840: Married Eliza Taylor/Tyler at Goulburn/Bungonia.

Stephen was buried at the Braidwood Cemetery, NSW.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Savage:

Co. Wicklow.
Absent from employment, 1825.
Certificate of Freedom, 1830.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Cosgrove:

Indicted for horse-stealing and acquitted, 1831.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Manus Cosgrove:

Absent from employment, 1826, 1827.
Certificate of Freedom, 1829.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Cosgrove:

Absent from employment, 1825.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Patrick Dunn:

Absent from employment, 1824, 1828.

Stephen Stuart on 19th July, 2019 wrote of John Cronan Or Cronin:

Bantry Bay.
Absent from employment, 1824.
Certificate of Freedom, 1829.

D Wong on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Patrick Haydon:

Patrick Haydon was tried at Dublin on 9/10/1822 and sentenced to 7 years.

20/11/1827: Transported from: Port Macquarie to the Phoenix Hulk

2/9/1828: Penrith General Sessions:
Repeatedly absconding and being otherwise an incorrigible character - 3 years.
Sent to Moreton Bay 24/1/1829 per ‘City of Edinbrough’.
5/10/1831: To Sydney - Hyde Park Barracks.

Patrick was then described as:
Native Place: Queens County.
28 years old, 5’3½” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, dark grey eyes, RC.

20/10/1831: COF

Dec.1853: Tried at Sydney. Nothing in the newspapers.

1854: TOL Scone.

15/11/1854 Maitland Mercury:
DRUNKENNESS.__Patrick Hayden, of Scone, was found guilty, on Saturday, 11th instant, of drunkenness in the streets of East Maitland, on Friday, and fined 10s., with 4s 6d. costs, or imprisonment for 48 hours.

Maureen Withey on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Robert Offer:

Robert Offer for stealing 2 bushels of wheat. Salisbury Journal, 30 July 27.

Hulk rport, HO 9-3-1 p.6.
Robert Offer, age 40, 3 larcenies. convicted at New Sarum 28 July, sentenced to tranpsortation for 21 years. Left hulk for NSW 4 Mar ? (- date very indistinct.)

Maureen Withey on 19th July, 2019 wrote of John Moger:

John Moger, for stealing glass at Mere, ...
Salisbury Journal, 30 July 27.

James Brunsden, Charles Kellow, John Moger, James Figgins, and Daniel Webb—  to be transported for seven years.  Hampshire Chronicle, 6 Aug 27.

Prison hulk record, HO 9-3-1 p.5.
John Moger, age 25, crime, stealing glass, sentenced at New Sarum 28 July 1827, sentenced to 7 yrs. Left hulk for NSW 25 Aug 1828.

Maureen Withey on 19th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Miller:

Prison Hulk record (HO 9-3-1 p.5)
Thos Miller, age 26, Uttering forged notes, convicted at New Sarum 10 Mar 1827, convicted to Transportation for Life,

Maureen Withey on 19th July, 2019 wrote of William Archer:

Salisbury JournaL.  Monday, March 12.
Mr.Justice Park and Mr.Justice Burrough arrived in this city on Saturday, and opened the commission for holding the assizes for this county. The following prisoners, upwards of 80 in number, are on the calendar for trial :
- Wm.Archer, for a burglary in the house of John Cockrell, at Warminster.

The hulk report, (HO 9-3-2 p5):
Wm. Archer, age 18, convicted at New Sarum 10 March 1827, for burglary, Sentenced to Life.

Stephen Stuart on 18th July, 2019 wrote of Patrick Haydon:

Queen’s Co.
Absent from employment, 1824.

Stephen Stuart on 18th July, 2019 wrote of Patrick Hagerty:

Absent from employment, 1824

John Crowe on 18th July, 2019 wrote of William Daly:

William is my Great Grandfather. I have researched him a little bit. Only 12 perhaps 13 children. Buried inn a single grave with headstone on what was his property off Old Post Office Road, Cattai. The house on the property has retained the original sandstone.

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 wrote of William Butler:

William Butler was listed as 17 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Birmingham.

Transported for ‘Stealing a Jacket’.

Previous Offences:
Stealing cheese - 2 months
Stealing a hat - flogged.

William was single, 5’0½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, short turned up nose, small chin, pock pitted.

4/8/1841: TOL

1843 or 45: Free Certificate.

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 wrote of Peter Murray:

Saunders’s News-Letter Dublin, Republic of Ireland
3 Sep 1822”

Peter Murray was next arraigned for uttering forged bank note, knowing it to have been forged, and found guilty.

Peter Murray was 52 years old on arrival.

Occupation: Butler/Cook.

3/9/1832: TOL, Goulburn Plains.

Stephen Stuart on 18th July, 2019 wrote of Peter Murray:

Absent from employment, 1824.
Ticket of Leave, 1832.
Absent from district, T/L canceled, 1835.

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 wrote of John Richardson:

John Richardson was 29 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Yorkshire.

John was 5’7” tall, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes.

Many John Richardson’s - this is a possible marriage.
24/8/1827: Permission to marry Mary Curran (Midas) - John was 33 and had a TOL, Mary was 30 and on bond.

1827: Married at the Church of England, Castlereagh, NSW.
1827: Sarah
1831: Ellen
1836: Ellen

1834: TOL, Evan.

16/10/1834: CP

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