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D Wong on 17th February, 2019 wrote of John Crowder:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
John Crowder, for burglary in the house of Mr. S. Burford, of Beccles.

John Crowder was 30 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Norfolk.

John was single, 5’7½” tall, brown hair, dark hazel e;yes, stout made, thick hands.

1830 Muster: Absconded -
30/7/1831 The Hobart Town Courier:
John Crowder, 5 feet 7, brown hair, dark
hazel eyes, age 32, a brickmaker, tried at Suffolk in March 1828. sentence life per Thames, native of Norfolk, stout made man. thick hands, absconded from Prisoners’ barracks 24th July 1831. Reward £2.

1832-33 Muster: Public Works.

1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.
11/2/1834 Colonial Times, Hobart:
John Crowder, was sentenced three years to Port Arthur, for absconding from the hulk chain gang, in December 1831, and with going to New South Wales, from which he has been brought in the Government brig Isabella. This man was under sentence of transportation for seven years, for an offence committed in New South Wales.

1.1.1840: TOL

24/11/1840 Colonial Times, Hobart:
John Crowder, ticket-of-leave, charged with stealing a quantity of onions, from the garden of Mr. Jacobs at Sandy Bay, ticket-of-leave cancelled, and to labor 12 months on the roads.

31/5/1844: TOL

22/1/1848: Recommended for a CP

10/2/1849: (Newspaper date) CP

1.5.1878: John died of epilepsy, aged 82, at Ross Rivulet, Cascades, Hobart.  Listed as a gardener.

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 wrote of Edward Canham:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Edward Canham, for stealing a mare from the field of Mr. John Lown, of Screveton, Notts.

Edward Canham was 34 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

Edward was illiterate, married-no children listed, 5’7½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, several small marks at right side of chin.

Assigned to W. Cape, Brisbane Waters.

1837: TOL Brisbane Water.

D Wong on 17th February, 2019 wrote of Paul Walker:

Paul Walker, of Spalding, was 28 years old when convicted of ‘Stealing 2 wether sheep, the property of Francis Green of Tilney, Norfolk, farmer.

Parents: John and Eliza.

Paul was 29 years old on arrival, he was illiterate, married with 4 children, 5’4½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown to grey hair, dark hazel eyes, second toes of both feet area red.

Occupation: Sheep drover, milks and reaps.

1839: TOL Windsor
14/6/1839: TOL Passport Singleton Bench.
30/6/1840: TOL Passport Patrick’s Plains Bench.

15/10/1841: TOL Passport Patrick’s Plains Bench.

1843: Had a child Jane Mary Walker, with Margaret Murphy.  Margaret was a bounty emigrant who arrived in 1841.  No marriage registered.

14/2/1845: TOL Passport singleton Bench.

1846: Recommended for a CP

1/2/1847: TOL Passport

30/7/1847: CP.

11/12/1847: Maitland - Unclaimed letter held General Post Office, Sydney for the month of November.

29/5/1852: Namoi River - Notice re cattle running on the Namoi.

5/3/1853: Namoi river - Offering reward for return of missing horses.

1861: Paul Walker died at his property ‘The Vale of Sighs’ near Boggabri.

Daughter Jane married Sydney Powell in 1861 and lived with Margaret at the Vale of Sighs, Margaret died 12/1/1884.

Nea MacCulloch on 17th February, 2019 wrote of Thomas Mcculloch:

One of 19 Scottish Radicals transported in Dec 1820 and arrived in May 1821.

Nea MacCulloch on 17th February, 2019 wrote of Benjamin Moir:

One of the 19 Scottish Radicals transported in December 1820 arriving May 1821.

Geoff Budden on 17th February, 2019 wrote of John Jones:

Convict number - 30/1506
Certificate of Freedom - 36/67
Dated - 30th January 1836
Native Place - Portsmouth
Offense - Stealing a parcel
Height - 5feet, 2inches
Complexion - Ruddy
Hair - Brown, mixed with grey
Eyes - Hazel
General - Lost front upper front teeth, scar left side of upper lip

Lyn on 17th February, 2019 wrote of Paul Walker:

When he arrived his occupation was described as ‘drover’. He was assigned to Joseph Onus of Richmond on the Hawkesbury. Eventually became a squatter on his lease named the ” Vale of Sighs” situated on the Liverpool Plains in the Boggabri district.

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 wrote of Thomas Bantock:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Thomas Bantock, for stealing a heifer from Mr. Joseph Farrow, of Hawstead.

Thomas Bantock was 37 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

3rd conviction, 7 years, served 5 years in Hulk.

Thomas was illiterate, married with 2 children, 5’7¾” tall, ruddy fair complexion, dark brown to grey hair, brown eyes.

Assigned to William Lawson, Bathurst.

Jan.1838: Allowed to remain in the district of Bathurst.

19/5/1838: TOL Bathurst.

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 wrote of Edward Kitson:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Sentence of death was recorded against William King and Edward Kitson, for stealing goods in a shop at Woodbridge.

No ship found for William King.

Edward Kitson was 28 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Stratford.

Edward was illiterate, married with 4 children, 5’1” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes.

Assigned to David Leighton at Darling Mills.

1837: TOL Windsor.
1846: Recommended for a 1st class CP
30/7/1847: CP

1855: NSW BDM - Edward Kitson died, aged 56. No district given.

Amanda Partridge on 16th February, 2019 wrote of Patrick Hargedon:

Married Susannah Ruse, daughter of First Farmers James Ruse and Elizabeth Perry.
Was pardoned for his work helping build the Bathurst Road.
Farmed in the Hawkesbury in the 1810s-1820s.  Moved to Lower Minto around 1824. Property backed onto Bunbury Curran.
Constable of Lower Minto 1826-1829.
Wife had a baby to “Richard Ryan” in 1831.
Death registered as Patrick Hawdon, buried 18 June 1838, aged 50, per Duke of Portland, died in Liverpool Hospital. Buried in Liverpool Pioneer Memorial Park.
Throughout his life in the colony, Patrick’s name was listed as Hargedon (as he was known in Ireland), Haddigaddy, Harrigaddy, Henringham, and at least 10 other variations, with his descendants settling with the name Harrigan. His children were:
James Harrigan 1814-1880
Charles Harrigan 1816-1871
Joseph Harrigan 1818-1859
Elizabeth Harrigan b1821
Eleanor (Ellen) 1823-1909
Mary Ann Harrigan b1825

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 wrote of William Marmont:

Born Stroudwater - Son of John Marmont and Elizabeth Hall.

William was 19 years old on arrival - he was 5’6¾” tall, brown complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes.

15/9/1866: William died at Bolong River, NSW.

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2019 wrote of William Marmont:

Ticket of Leave No.32/1074 dated 15 December 1832 in the District of Camden

Conditional Pardon No.40/111 dated 1 July 1839, aged 34, Conviction 9 August 1823, Year of Birth 1805, Trade: Ploughman, thatcher, Shepherd, Offence: Making butter and cheese

Leesy on 16th February, 2019 wrote of William Marmont:

William was a convict due to him making butter without a license

D Wong on 16th February, 2019 wrote of Stephen Gooding:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
John Gissing was indicted for stealing two sow pigs from Mr. Thomas Girling, of Wrentham, and Stephen Gooding for receiving the same knowing them to have been stolen.
Gissing was sentenced to be transported for seven years, and Gooding for fourteen years.

No ship found for John Gissing.

Stephen Gooding was 48 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

Stephen was illiterate, married, no children listed, 5’5½” tall, ruddy much pockpitted complexion, brown hair and eyes, tatoos.

1840: TOL Sydney

29/2/1840: TOL Passport - Recommended by W Howe, JP; A Campbell; Lancelot Iredale; Thomas Burdekin; John McGarvie, minister.

1/4/1841: CP
11/10/1842: COF

**Possible death - NSW BDM - 1870 Stephen ‘Goodin’, aged 90, died Sydney.

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 wrote of William Alexander:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
BURGLARIES.__James Peachey (27) William Alexander (26) and George Leabon (22) pleaded ‘guilty’ to two indictments for burglaries committed in the houses of Philip Hicks, of Wetherden, and of James Hart, of Yoxley, and stealing therein a very large quantity of property.  They were repeatedly and strongly admonished by Mr. Baron Garrow to expect no favour or remission of their sentence in consequence of pleading guilty, and assured that no severity would be shown towards them in consequence of their pleading not guilty, and taking their trial ; and the clerk of arraigns was directed to call on them a second time for their plea.  They, however, insisted on pleading as they had before done.__Proclamation for silence having been made, the learned Judge proceeded to pass sentence of death on the unhappy culprits, after which they all knelt down and begged for mercy in the most piteous accents.  Leabon was dreadfully affected ; his parents are very respectable, and the Judge allowed witnesses to be called to give him a character.__"In the course of the proceedings of this day,” said the learned Baron, “you three unhappy young ment have been called upon to say whether you would take your trials by a jury of your country upon two several indictments preferred and found against you, charging you with the capital crime of burglary.
The trial continued…..
The learned Judge then, after a suitable exhortation, passed upon the prisoners the awful sentence of the law.

James Peachey arrived per Lord Melville 1829.
William Alexander and George Leabon were on the Royal George 1828.

William Alexander was 27 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

William was literate, married with 2 children, 5’3½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, small scar under left jaw.

Assigned to Thomas Seley?? Bathurst.

1837: TOL Bathurst
13/2/1856: CP

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 wrote of James Peachey:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
BURGLARIES.__James Peachey (27) William Alexander (26) and George Leabon (22) pleaded ‘guilty’ to two indictments for burglaries committed in the houses of Philip Hicks, of Wetherden, and of James Hart, of Yoxley, and stealing therein a very large quantity of property.  They were repeatedly and strongly admonished by Mr. Baron Garrow to expect no favour or remission of their sentence in consequence of pleading guilty, and assured that no severity would be shown towards them in consequence of their pleading not guilty, and taking their trial ; and the clerk of arraigns was directed to call on them a second time for their plea.  They, however, insisted on pleading as they had before done.__Proclamation for silence having been made, the learned Judge proceeded to pass sentence of death on the unhappy culprits, after which they all knelt down and begged for mercy in the most piteous accents.  Leabon was dreadfully affected ; his parents are very respectable, and the Judge allowed witnesses to be called to give him a character.__"In the course of the proceedings of this day,” said the learned Baron, “you three unhappy young ment have been called upon to say whether you would take your trials by a jury of your country upon two several indictments preferred and found against you, charging you with the capital crime of burglary.
The trial continued…..
The learned Judge then, after a suitable exhortation, passed upon the prisoners the awful sentence of the law.

James Peachey arrived per Lord Melville 1829.
William Alexander and George Leabon were on the Royal George 1828.

James Peachey was 29 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

James was literate, married with 3 children, 5’5½” tall, ruddy fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, flat footed.

Assigned to John King, Sydney.

1839: TOL Bathurst.

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Samuel Rose:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Robert Abbott and Samuel Rose, for breaking into the dwelling-house of Mr. E. Rodwell, of Wetheringsett, and stealing 9l. 10s 6d., two watches, &c.

Robert Abbott was also on board.

Samuel Rose was 18 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Suffolk.

Samuel was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’8” tall, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, dark mole and scar on right arm, small scar on centre of upper lip.

Assigned to James Hassall, Parramatta.

1837: TOL Yass

7/9/1842: To Cockatoo Island.

21/1/1843: TOL Cancelled - Samuel Rose, per Lord Melville, sent to Cockatoo Island, on suspicion of cattle stealing ; Yass Bench.

20/2/1844: TOL Patrick Plains
6/7/1844: TOL Patrick Plains

15/11/1848: CP

**Possible Death.
10/2/1860: aged 44-45, buried at Campbells Hill Cemetery, Maitland, NSW.

No marriage found.

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Thomas Clarke:

Ticket of Leave No.43/2 in district of Maitland

Certificate of Freedom No.50/0139 dated 4 March 1850

Annotated Printed Indentures: No.36-2573, age 39, can read and write, Protestant, Occupation: Soldier and Publican, Tried 26 Nov.1835, Single, Former convictions: 3 months, 2 months

Convict Muster 1837

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of John Clark:

Convict Indents, aged 40, cannot read or write, Married, Native Place: Middlesex, Convicted 3 December 1832 at Surrey, no former convictions, Trade Wiredrawer, Offence Stealing table

Ticket of Leave No.38/903 in District of Bathurst

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of John Clark:

Convicted 3 January 1833

Certificate of Freedom No.45/140 dated 29 January 1845, Prisoner No.33/1723, Offence Stealing Copper, Year of Birth 1810, Trade: Silkweaver

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Joseph Clarke:

Convict Indents No.128, Prisoner No.33/1732, aged 21, can read and write, Protestant, Single, Trade: Tailor (good), Offence Stealing Clothes, C47/598, 41/1876

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of John Clarke:

Convicted 8 January 1833

Convict Indents No.141, Prisoner No.33/1745, aged 23, Trade: Boatman, Offence: Stealing fowls, can read and write, Protestant, Single, C 37/1549

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Robert Abbott:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
SUFFOLK ASSIZES
Robert Abbott and Samuel Rose, for breaking into the dwelling-house of Mr. E. Rodwell, of Wetheringsett, and stealing 9l. 10s 6d., two watches, &c.

Samuel Rose was also on board.

Robert Abbott was 18 years old on arrival. (Hand written Indent on Ancestry.com states 18 years old but also has him as 28 years old on typed record).

Native Place: Suffolk.

Robert was illiterate, single, 5’5” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, two scars under left eye.

Assigned to J.B. Bellington, Sydney.

28/10/1841: Robert Abbott - Listed as Abbot died, District/Parish: Oatlands, Parramatta Island. Assigned to B Bettes.
Died at the Parramatta hospital.

Iris Dunne on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Samuel Hickmott:

Trial 2 January 1840

Criminal Register: aged 39, Offence: Sheep stealing

Prison Hulk ship Warrior moored at Chatham and Woolwich, aged 39, Received 14 January 1840, Offence: Stealing 3 Lambs, With Thomas Hickmott aged 46, Wife and 4 children, Trade: Labourer, Twice convicted of vagrancy, character bad, VDL for Asia dated 17 April 1840

Daily Mail, UK, 15 Feb.2019
Samuel is related to Prince George: through his mother Kate Middleton b.1982, her mother Carole b.1955, her father Ronald b.1931, his father Stephen b.1886, his father John b.1857, his father John b.1827, his sister Sophia b.1828 married Henry b.1825, the son of Samuel Hickmott b.1799

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2602896/Revealed-Kates-Aussie-convict-relatives-trace-roots-lamb-stealing-labourer.html

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 wrote of Isaac Hall:

Isaac Hall was born C1801 - his parents were Joseph and Elizabeth and he was born a Halesowen, Worcester, Eng.

Transported for Stealing a Watch - this was his 3rd conviction.

4/6/1827: Discharged by Proclamation of robbin Mr. White on the highway.

25/8/1828: Tried for stealing in the dwelling house of Richard Lewis, 20 pieces of calico and three woollen Jackets.

27/3/1829: retransported 7 years.

1830-32 Muster: Transported to Macquarie Harbour.
1835 Muster: Public Works.

Jan 1869: Living in Ballarat and working as a shepherd.

29/5/1869: Isaac Hall died at the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, of Asthemia.
Listed as a shepherd and 69 years old.

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