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Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Burchall:

Trial; 31 Aug 1818 - Chester
Native Place; Cheshire
Trade; Labourer
Age; 24
Height; 5 ft 10 1/4 in

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of John Bellingham:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name: John Bellingham **
Date of Conviction: 25 Jul 1789
Place of Conviction: Worcester
Vessel: Admiral Barrington

1793 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; John Billengham ** As per Inventory **
Age; No Details
Burial; 8 April 1793.

Remarks; Billingham. Convict

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Haynes:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 Married Protestant who could read and write. Has 1 child C46/85. Husband here per Adamant 1821 now free. tried 14/10/1828. 4’ 10 1/2”, ruddy and freckled complexion, dark brown hair and dark blue eyes. Assigned to Andrew Allan at Argyle

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of John Betson:

1794 - Possible Burial Record - Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; John Betson
No Age listed
Burial; 4 Feb 1794

Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of John Betson:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial; London - 27 Oct 1790
Ship; Active. Aug 1791

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of William Bentley:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name; William Bentley
Age; 13
Trail Date; 30 Nov 1796

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of James Bendall:

1811 - Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; James Bendall. Age; 31
Burial Date; 20 Aug 1811

Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of James Barker:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial; Nottingham - 13 March 1813
No further details

1822 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1822
Name; James Barker
Ship; General Hewitt - 1814
Trial; No Details
Sentence; No Details
Employment/Remarks; DIED; Nov 1813 - at Rio ....

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of James Haynes:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 Princess royal. Wife Mary Haynes arrived per this ship age 26. Husband free in 1829

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Stephen Broughton:

1822 & 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1822
Name; John Broughton ** Name as per Register **
Ship; General Hewitt
Trial; No Details
Sentence; No Details
Employment/Remarks; DIED; On Passage - Jan 1814

Convict Indents;
Name; Stephen Broughton.
Trial; Berks Assises - 1 March 1813. Life
No further details

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Sarah Hazle:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 From Hertford England. Widowed protestant with three children. Could read. Guilty of pledging. C43/1210. Convicted 14/7/1828. 5’ 1” ruddy complexion, dark brown/grey hair and Hazel eyes. Assigned to William Bradridge Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 3/1/1832
Sarah Hazle 43 Bond (14yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry James Lake (the younger) 41 Free (7yrs) per ship Dick, Rev Samuel Marsden Parramatta

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of James (the Younger) Lake:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 3/1/1832
Sarah Hazle 43 Bond (14yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry James Lake (the younger) 41 Free (7yrs) per ship Dick, Rev Samuel Marsden Parramatta

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Peter Grady:

1813 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name; Peter Grady Or Brady
Trial; July 1813
No further Details

1822 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1822
Name; Peter Brady
Ship; 3 Bees
Trial; No Detail
Sentence; No Details
Employment/Remarks; DIED; on Passage - 3 April 1814 - Not Landed

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Hilsley:

BDM
Marriages
4836/1830 V18304836 3B GODFRY JOHN HILSLEY MARY CW (Bathurst)

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Refused 8/10/1836
Mary Hilsley 28 ToL (14yrs) per ship Princess Royal refused permission to marry John Primmer 33 Free (7yrs) per ship Waterloo Rev Keane Bathurst. Both Married

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 for Mary Helsley ToL Buried 28/3/1837 at the Female factory Bathurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of William Burns:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Native Place; Shropshire
Trade or calling; Brickmaker
Trial Date; 23 March 1814
Height; 5 ft. 5 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Ruddy
Remarks; 1465

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Jacinto Barrero:

Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1786
Trial; 15 Sept 1813. Age; 27. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of theft from a specified place (feloniously stealing, on the 7th of august, fourteen silk handkerchiefs, value 2 l. 14 s. the property of john hayward and john jones , in the dwelling-house of john hayward). Found guilty (theft under 40s)

1824 - 7 Nov. Certificate of Freedom
No; 27/1021
Year of Birth; 1790
Native Place; Cadez ?
Trade or calling; Sailor
Trial Date; 13 Sept 1813 *** 
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 8 in
Eyes; Dark
Hair; Black to Grey & Woolly
Completion; Black or Dk. Yellow

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of John Godfrey:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 6/2/1830
Mary Hilsley 21 Bond (14yrs) per ship princess Royal to marry John Godfrey 45 Free (7yrs) per ship Glory. Rev J E Keane Bathurst

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Thu 28 Aug 1834 Page 2 LAW INTELLIGENCE. Trial of John Godfrey Bathurst - guilty of receiving stolen sheep sentenced to 14 years at a penal settlement

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for John Godfrey
Phoenix Hulk 1833-1848 9/9/1834 Sent to Norfolk Island for 14 years

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Hilsley:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 From London. Single protestant who could read and write. 36/295. Convicted 4/9/1828. 4’ 8” Ruddy complexion dark brown hair dark hazel eyes. Assigned to Daniel Whitehead Pitt Street Sydney.

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 6/2/1830
Mary Hilsley 21 Bond (14yrs) per ship princess Royal to marry John Godfrey 45 Free (7yrs) per ship Glory. Rev J E Keane Bathurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Jacinto Barrero:

1822 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1822
Name;  Jacinto Barrero
Ship; Somerset - Oct 1814
Trial; Old Bailey - 1812
Sentence; 7 years
Employment/Remarks; RUN 1816 - Absconded

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Theophilus Barker:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial; Norfolk. 14 Sept 1814.
Trade; Merchant Clark
Age; 23

1822 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1822
Name; Thos. Barker
Ship; Baring - Sept 1815
Trial; Yarmouth - Sept 1814
Sentence; 7 years
Employment/Remarks; RUN - 1815 - Absconded

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Jane Hyde:

Alias = Married name

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Jane Hyde:

Old Bailey Online

1650. JANE HYDE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of the July , 14 plates, value 3s. , the goods of John Pawley .

JOHN PAWLEY. I live in St. John-street . On the
28th of July, I received information and missed these plates, from outside my door; I followed and came up with the prisoner, about three hundred yards off, with these plates under her arm: she said a woman had told her to take them - she had not bought them.
JOHN ROBINSON . I am a street-keeper. Mr. Pawley gave the prisoner into my charge.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was overtaken by a respectable looking woman, who asked if I knew a woman to clean a house down for her; I said I should be glad of the job - she said “Go home with me and bring these plates with you, they are paid for;” and I took them up.

GUILTY . Aged 53.

Transported for Seven Years

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of Jane Hyde:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. From Cobham England Single protestant who could read and write. Convicted 19/9/1828. 2 previous convictions. 5’ 1 1/4” dark ruddy complexion, brown/grey hair dark brown eyes. Assigned to Charles Driver No 2 Castlereagh Street.

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 1835
Jane Hyde 50 Bond (7yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry James Taylor 36 ToL(life) per ship Eliza (2) Rev Samuel Marsden 20/3/1835 (New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 for Jane Hyde Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838)

Tony Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of James Taylor:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 1835
Jane Hyde 50 Bond (7yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry James Taylor 36 ToL(life) per ship Eliza (2) Rev Samuel Marsden 20/3/1835 (New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 for Jane Hyde Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th October, 2021 wrote of David Batty:

1816 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists
Trial; Hick & Hall. March 1787. Remarks; Sydney - In the Colony

1803 - Pardon.

1818 - 3 Dec. Old Sydney Burial Ground.
Name; David Batty. Age; 56. [1762]
Burial; 3 Dec 1818.
Remarks; Free

1821 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists.
Remarks; Dead

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