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Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Thomas Norton:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Norton Thomas, Planter, twine spinner, to J. A. Richardson, 4 Mile Creek

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Henry Miller:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Miller Henry, Planter, labourer, to S. Allen, Camden.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Alexander Mcdonald:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
McDonald Alexander, Planter, shoemaker, to James Phillips, Hunter’s River.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Benjamin Morris:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Morris Benjamin, Planter, shoemaker, to George Bunn, Sydney.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of William Miller:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Miller William, Planter, weaver, &c, to James Cunningham, Sydney

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Edward Maidens:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Maidens Edward, Planter, sweep, &c to Robert Crawford, Hillend.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of William Middleton:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Middleton William, Planter, ploughs, &c, to Alexander Livingston, Bathurst

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Isaac Levy:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Levey Isaac, Planter, glasscutter, &c, to Edward Burke, Mittagong.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Benjamin Lewis:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Lewis Benjamin, Planter, shepherd, to John Hosking, Sydney

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Larkham:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Larkham James, Planter, ploughman, to E. S. Hall, Sydney.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Henry Laskey:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Laskey Henry, Planter, sheep shearer, to R. Crawford, Hillend.

D Wong on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Claridge:

13/2/1813 Windsor and Eton Express Berkshire, England:
On Wednesday James Claridge, Robert Turner, and William Lawford, were committed, charged with burglariously breaking into the dwelling-house of Richard Lankford, at Hailey, and stealing thereout a quantity of green bacon, a silver tea spoon, and other articles, his property.

William Lawford was also on board, no ship found for Robert Turner.

James Claridge was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Oxford.

James was 5’5¼” tall, fair sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes.

24/9/1823 Sydney Gazette:
James Claridge, Sydney - TOL

1825 Muster: Stonemason, in Sydney.

Claridge
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 8 December 1826
Place: Newcastle
Source: NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
Details: Patrick Powers in government service, charged with having stolen property in his possession for which he could not account. James Claridge states - I was at work yesterday at the Commissariat stores I had occasion to go into the stores and I left my waistcoat outside on the Stones, on my return, John Hunter who occasionally assists me at work told me to look out for my waistcoat. I did so, it was gone. I thought Hunter had taken it and I searched him, but he had not got it. The waistcoat now before the court is that which was stolen from me. John Williams states - I was sent by the Chief Constable to the prisoner s barracks to watch what was going forward and to endeavour to find where the waistcoat was. I saw the waistcoat now before the court in Powers possession. I took it from him and delivered it to the Chief Constable. Several of the town gang were standing by at the time I got the waistcoat. The prisoner denies having ever seen the waistcoat in question. Patrick Powers sentenced to 50 lashes.

No date of death found.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Peter Kemp:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Kemp Peter, Planter, farmer’s boy, to A. Brooks, Lower Portland Head.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Thomas Kirk:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Kirk Thomas, Planter, seaman, &c, to A. Brooks, Lower Portland Head

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Kirkwood:

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned And transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Kirkwood James, Portland, cabinet-maker, to T. W. M. Winder, Windermere

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2019 wrote of William Kennealy:

William Kennealy, age 23, single, cart maker and gardener, convicted at Cork,1832, sentenced to Life for stealing a cow.

Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec 1832.
New South Wales.  Return of all male convicts assigned And transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October, 1832, inclusively.
Kennealy William, Eliza (6), cartmaker, &c., to W. Dumaresq, St. Hilliers’

Iris Dunne on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Kennedy Murray:

Australia Death Index: Birth about 1764, aged 89, Death 18 June 1853 at Morven, Tasmania, Registration No.114

Peter Williams on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Kennedy Murray:

Married?Anne White on Norfolk Island she was later declared insane and committed to Castle Hill asylum in Sydney and was the longest resident and died there date unknown by me
Kennedy Murray moves to Northern Tasmania in the Evandale district

Beth Kebblewhite on 12th August, 2019 wrote of John Fisher:

1801 -

Robert BOLTON & John Fisher were committed on 8th March 1801 by CW Cox, Esquire, charged on the oath of Robert Radway of Kemble with feloniously stealing a fat ewe sheep, his property. This is endorsed - Guilty, No Goods.

The Jurors of our Lord the King present that Robert Bolton, late of the parish of Kemble, County of Wilts., labourer, on the 4th day of March in the year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George III, with force & arms, at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid, one ewe sheep the price of 50 shillings, of the goods & chatels of Robert Radway, then & there being found feloniously, did steal, Take & drive away against the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown & dignity.

“To be Severally Hanged”, later commuted to “Both to be Severally transported to the Eastern Coast of New South Wales or someone or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of their natural lives, pursuant to Seory, on the 16th of May 1801.”

(Source: Records of the Wiltshire Assize 1801)
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Beth Kebblewhite on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Robert Bolton:

1801 -

Robert BOLTON & John Fisher were committed on 8th March 1801 by CW Cox, Esquire, charged on the oath of Robert Radway of Kemble with feloniously stealing a fat ewe sheep, his property. This is endorsed - Guilty, No Goods.

The Jurors of our Lord the King present that Robert Bolton, late of the parish of Kemble, County of Wilts., labourer, on the 4th day of March in the year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George III, with force & arms, at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid, one ewe sheep the price of 50 shillings, of the goods & chatels of Robert Radway, then & there being found feloniously, did steal, Take & drive away against the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown & dignity.

“To be Severally Hanged”, later commuted to “Both to be Severally transported to the Eastern Coast of New South Wales or someone or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of their natural lives, pursuant to Seory, on the 16th of May 1801.”

(Source: Records of the Wiltshire Assize 1801)
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1801 to 1802 -

Robert BOLTON, aged 27, tried New Sarum, 7th March 1801, to NSW, Life, “Sent on board the Perseus for transportation 16 Jany. 1802”.
Also John Fisher.
Prison Hulk Quarterly Returns for Portsmouth (England).
1 April 1801 on board the “Laurel”
1 Jan 1802 on board the “Captivity”

(Source: PRO Home Office 9/8 Reel 4881)

D Wong on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Claridge:

James Claridge was listed as 28 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Near Whitney.

Transported for ‘Deer stealing’.

Tried with his brother John Claridge who was also on board the Eden.

Goal Report: character & bad belongs to a gan of Deer Stealers.

James was single, 5’5¾” tall, dark complexion, light brown hair, reddish whiskers, blue eyes.

4/1/1842: CP

31/3/1842: Tried at the Supreme Court - not guilty.

9/4/1842 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
James Claridge, charged with stealing four bags barley, in the straw; defended by Sydney Stephen. Esq. —acquitted.

31/1/1870: Married Mary Graham, aged 15 at St. John the Baptist, Spring Bay.
Children:
CLARIDGE JAMES 1871
CLARIDGE MARY ANN 1872
CLARIDGE WILLIAM 1874
CLARIDGE SARAH 1876
CLARIDGE MABEL WINIFRED 1877
CLARIDGE LAVINIA JANE 1882
CLARIDGE HENRY ALLEN 1884
CLARIDGE AMY MADELINE 1886
CLARIDGE GEORGE ALLEN 1888

1897: James Claridge died aged, 94 years, of Senilis at the New Town Charitable Institution, listed as a pauper.
(James had been a farmer at Spring Bay and had held land at Triabunna and in the Prosser Bay areas).

Mary died in 1926, aged 73, at Hobart.

D Wong on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Claridge:

7/5/1847 Coventry Standard Warwickshire, England:

Monday.
Before the Mayor, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. T. S. Morris.
James Claridge, clerk to W. H. Seymour, Esq., coroner, was committed for trial at the Assizes on a charge of forging a cheque for £6. 6s., on the Bank of Messrs. Little and Woodcock, of this City.

James Claridge was listed as 24 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire.

James was literate, 5’6” tall, fair complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, small scar above left temple.

Wife: Selina - 2 children.
Father: Thomas
Mother: Mary
Brothers: John, William Thomas
Sisters; Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary
all at native place.

9/8/1853: Recommended for a CP

25/7/1854: CP approved.

4/11/1856: Again convicted - At Hobart town - Embezzling £21.12.6 the monies of his master William Carter - Guilty.

5/11/1856 Colonial Times, Hobart:
James Claridge was charged with embezzling three several sums of £21 12s 6d, £16 17s, and £9 15s, the monies of William Carter, his master.
Plea, not guilty.
The Attorney-General conducted the prosecution. Mr Knight defended the accused.
Mr Carter, the merchant, deposed to the prisoner having been in his service, as town traveller and collector, and to its being his duty to pay the money be had received the previous day into the hands of Mr Pike, the book-keeper. He produced receipts for £9 15s, £21 12s 6d, and £16 17s, in the prisoner’s handwriting, and spoke to an acknowledgment by him of having received the money.
Cross-examined-Prisoner received £100 a year and 2 ½ per cent on all orders. He was recommended to me by Mr Burgess, and has been with me about two years. When he told me he had spent the money he said he had been at very great expenses at the houses. I did not owe him £100 at that time.
Reexamined-He admitted he had received about £900.
George Rose, licensed victualler, keeping the “Brown Bear,” proved the payment to the prisoner of £21 12s 6d, £16 17s, and £9 15s, for which he took the prisoner’s receipts.
Thomas W Pike, prosecutor’s book-keeper, proved that prisoner did not pay over the several sums in question, as was his duty to do.
This being the case for the prosecution, Mr Knight addressed the jury for the defence, contenting himself with alluding to a few of the favorable points in the case, especially the excellent character he bad received from Mr Burgess when be went into Mr. Carter’s service, and the large expenses he was obliged to incur in soliciting orders from the publicans, customers to Mr. Carter
After a brief charge the jury retired to consider their verdict, and in half an hour brought in a verdict of guilty.
The learned judge reminded the prisoner that he arrived here under sentence of transportation for forgery, and he then sentenced him to four years’ penal servitude.

D Wong on 12th August, 2019 wrote of James Claridge:

6/3/1847 Oxford University and City Herald Oxfordshire, England:
COUNTY OF OXFORD LENT ASSIZES
James Claridge, 19, charged with breaking open the dwelling house of George Quarterman, at Pudlicott, and stealing several articles therefrom.

James Claridge was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Oxford.

Mother: Alice
Brother: Charles
Sisters: Mary, Charlotte, Eliza, Hannah, Harriet.

James was literate, single CofE, 5’2½” tall, dark complexion, brown hair, no whiskers, hazel eyes, tree, E.C. H.C H.C. and several other letters on right arm, tree and several blue marks on left arm.

20/10/1852: TOL

16/7/1853: Storey/Hobart/Larceny under £5 - fifteen months hard labour.

12/8/1857: Free Certificate (himself) - working for himself**.

28/12/1861: Married Annie Lincoln (1836-1913) at St. Matthias, Windermere, Launceston, Tas.
Children:
James Lincoln Claridge 1862-1938
William Charles Claridge 1863-1883
Alice Mary Claridge 1865-
Frederick Alexander Claridge 1867-1929
Argentina Eliza Claridge 1868-1955
George Ernest Claridge 1870-1937
Annie Maria Claridge 1874-1943

19/8/1900: James died at Inveresk, Tas., aged 76, and was buried at the Charles Street Cemetery.

Beth Kebblewhite on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Joseph Greenhalgh:

1813 -

Joseph (as GREENHALGH) arrived in Sydney on the ship Fortune as a convict. He had been tried at Lancaster Session of Pleas on 23/12/1812 & had a 7 year term.

(Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 84)
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1821 -

...Mr Jos. Greenhatch, Assistant Superintendent, Emu Plains, Half Year’s Salary 20 pounds…”

(Source: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), Saturday 17 February 1821, page 1)
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1815, Apr 22 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Paid from the Police Fund for burning and clearing off four acres of land for the erection of stockyard at Emu Plains; listed as Greenhilth

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6038; SZ759 p.93)
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1819, Oct 21 -
GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Payment to be made to, for wheat grown on Crown land at Emu Plains

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.431)
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1820, Feb 21, Mar 9 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Joseph was given permission to marry Ann Price, convict per ship Maria, at Castlereagh; listed as Greenhalch

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.290)
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1820, Jul 17, Aug 4 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Witness re charges against R Fitzgerald

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.185, 189)
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1821, Oct 11 -

GREENHATCH, Joseph. Per “Fortune”, 1813; formerly Deputy Superintendent of Government Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains. Memorial

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3036; 4/1826 No.50). Reply, 13 Nov (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.66)
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1822 -

Joseph Greenhatch, TL, Fortune, 7 year term
Ann Smith, Free, per ship Maria, 7 year term, Sydney, wife of Joseph Greenhatch
Caroline Smith, aged 5, CF [daughter of Ann]

(Source: 1822 Muster)
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1825 -

Ann SMITH, FS, Maria 1818, 7 years, wife of J Greenhatch, Parramatta
Caroline SMITH, CF Maria 1818, daughter of Ann Smith Parramatta

(Source: 1825 Muster) [Note: Entry for Joseph Greenhatch not found]
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1825 -

Ann & husband Joseph Greenhatch had a daughter Ellen born in Sydney.

(Source: NSW Parish Church Records V1825-859-8)
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1827 -

Ann Greenhatch died in Sydney in 1827, aged 33 years. The funeral was held at St James Church.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Records, Vol No V1827-293-11)
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1827 -

CAUTION., JOSEPH GREENHATCH begs to inform the Public, that he now rents the Ferry at Emu Ford and Intends to give no credit to any person whatever from this date. Emu Ford, July 23d, 1827.

(Source: Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 - 1828), Thursday 2 August 1827, page 1)
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1828 -

Joseph GREENHATCH, aged 39, FS, per ship Fortune 1813, Overseer Mr Edward Cox, Evan.

(Source: 1828 Census)
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1844 -

Joseph GREENHATCH,aged 57, died in Sydney.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Records, Vol No V1844-344 29)
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Beth Kebblewhite on 12th August, 2019 wrote of Ann Smith:

On arrival in Sydney Ann Smith was recorded as “wife of James Smith”. She had been tried at Yorkshire - West Riding, England on 17/07/1817, & received a 7 year term of transportation for the crime of larceny. She reached Sydney with a baby named Caroline on the ship Maria on 7/09/1818.

Also, James Smith alas Mort, same date of trial & place. James Smith arr Sydney on the ship Tottenham in 1818.

(Source: England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Class: HO 27; Piece: 14; Page: 328 & Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 29 (16))
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1818, Sep 26 -
SMITH, Ann. Per “Maria”, 1818. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Maria” and forwarded to the Factory, Parramatta; with female child

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.91)
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1820, Feb 21, Mar 9 -

SMITH, Ann. Per “Maria”, 1818. Ann was given permission to marry Joseph Greenhalch (sic) at Castlereagh; listed as Price

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.290)
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1820 -

Ann Greenhatch, arr per convict on ship Maria, 7 years, 1 female child, living Castlereagh & Evan area.

(Source: SRNSW Population musters, Dependent settlements; Series: NRS 1264; Reel: 1253, Castlereagh and Evan Population Book, 1820)
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1822 -

Ann Smith, Free, per ship Maria, 7 year term, Sydney, wife of Joseph Greenhatch
Caroline Smith, aged 5, CF [daughter of Ann]
Joseph Greenhatch, TL, Fortune, 7 year term

(Source: 1822 Muster)
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1825 -

Ann SMITH, FS, Maria 1818, 7 years, wife of J Greenhatch, Parramatta
Caroline SMITH, CF Maria 1818, daughter of Ann Smith Parramatta

(Source: 1825 Muster) [Note: Entry for Joseph Greenhatch not found]
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1825 -

Ann & husband Joseph Greenhatch had a daughter Ellen born in Sydney.

(Source: NSW Parish Church Records V1825-859-8)
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1827 -

Ann Greenhatch died in Sydney in 1827, aged 33 years. The funeral was held at St James Church.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Records, Vol No V1827-293-11)
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