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Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of John Nowlan:

1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents,
Age; 24.
Read & write. Catholic, married. 2 children.
Trade or calling; Ploughman and reaps and sows
Offence; Manslaughter
Date of Trial: Tipperary, 25th March 1830.
Height; 5 ft. 11 3/4 inches
Complexion; Ruddy Freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
C39/1071. 34/1580.0
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New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

John Nowlan or Markey. Ship; Andromeda. 1830. 7 years, T of L.

Petition Date; 26th Nov 1833.
Wife’s Maiden Name; Mary Brien
Present Residence; Ireland
County; Limerick
Town or Parish; Donni near Cappa? Co. Tipperary
Children; NO children listed

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1834 - New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave,  34/1580.

Name: John Nowlan. Prisoner’s No; 30/2565
Birth Year: 1809
Immigration Year: 1830
Ticket Date: 31 Dec 1834. Ticket Place: New South Wales, Australia
Origin: Limerick
Vessel: Andromeda (2)
Calling; Labourer
Offence;———
Date of Trial: Tipperary, Spring April 1830.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 6 ft.
Complexion; Sallow
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Allowed to remain in the district of Bathurst

Torn up being returned from the Bathurst Bench per letter May 1827, the holder having become free

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Clark:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 widowed protestant who could read from Bristol. Received life for stealing a handkerchief 5’ 2” ruddy complexion brown hair and eyes assigned to Richard Rouse

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 9/6/1830 Mary Clark 37 bond (life) per ship Competitor to marry James Harrison 42 ToL (life) per ship Guilford

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Cheers:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 from Chester reads married protestant 5’ 1” fair and much pock pitted brown hair brown eyes cert no 31/329 assigned to Mrs Cameron

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Elizabeth Cheers
Entrance Book Sydney 16/6/1829 received 1 month at the factory for absconding from her service

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of John Handibo:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834
No; 34/286.
Petition Date; January, 1st. 1833
Wife’s Maiden Name; Sarah Maloy
Present Residence; Clashawan ?
County; Kings County
Town or Parish; Clara Kings Co.
Children;
William Handibo. Age; 14 years
Charles Handibo. Age; 12 years
Ann Handibo. Age; 9 years
Eliza Handibo. Age; 6 years

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Hannah Buttledoor:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Norwich widowed protestant with 2 children who can read 4’ 11 1/2” ruddy freckled complexion sandy brown hair grey eyes cert no 35/654 noted assigned to William Brooks

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 1832 For Hannah Buttledoor 39 bond (7Yrs) per ship Competitor granted to marry James Halfpenny 40 free (7yrs) per ship Mangles Rev John Wood Maitland 13/1/1832

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of John Handibo:

1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents,  Bound Indentures
Name; John Handibo
Read & Write; Married, 4 children
Religion; Protestant
Native Place; Westmeath
Age; 43
Calling; Ploughs, reaps, milks ....
Offence; Sheep stealing
Date of Trial: 10th March 1830.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 11 1/4 inches
Complexion; Sallow p. pitted
Hair; Brown to grey
Eyes; grey
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1837 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
Name: John Handley [John Handebo] [John Handibo]
Arrival Date:  1830
Vessel: Andromeda
Province: New South Wales
Title: General muster D - J
Year(s): 1837
Assigned; James Mitchell, Patrick Plains
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Certificate of Freedom. No; 42/64. 18 January 1842.
Prisoners Number; 30/2516
Calling; Labourer
Offence; No details
Date of Trial: Kings County, 10 March 1830
Year of birth; 1798 (1787 on Convict Indents)
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 11 1/4 inches
Complexion; Sallow and pock pitted
Hair; Brown to grey
Eyes; grey
Noted against name; Held a ticket of leave. No; 34/1612. dated 31st Dec 1834. Surrendered

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Timothy Baxter:

1830 - Bond Indenture
Read. Protestant. Married. 3 Children
Calling; Weaver & Gardner’s Labourer
Offence; Stealing Cloth
Complexion; Dark Ruddy
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Brown
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1836 - New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave. No; 36/12. 12 January 1836
Name: Timothy Baxter
Birth Year: 1796/5
Immigration Year: 1831
Ticket Date: 12 Jan 1836. Ticket Place: New South Wales, Australia
Origin: Barnsley
Vessel: Lady Harewood - 1831
Calling; Weaver
Offence; No details
Date of Trial: 21st July 1830. Rotherham
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/2 inches
Complexion; Swarthy
Hair; Dark
Eyes; Hazel
Noted against name; C 39/1113
Allowed to remain in the district of Bathurst

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Ann Buckley:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Manchester single protestant who could read had a child with her 5’ 1” fair and freckled complexion red hair grey eyes assigned to William Hill

Ann Buckley in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns

Name: Ann Buckley she was well conducted and employed by William Hill and on a bond
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1807
Age: 23
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Genl Stewart
Spouse Name: William Green - Free - sober and industrious character by employer Thomas Jollis
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1803
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1819
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 10 Feb 1830
Application Place: St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rev William Cowper

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of William Green:

Ann Buckley in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns

Name: Ann Buckley she was well conducted and employed by William Hill and on a bond
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1807
Age: 23
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Genl Stewart
Spouse Name: William Green - Free - sober and industrious character by employer Thomas Jollis
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1803
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1819
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 10 Feb 1830
Application Place: St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rev William Cowper

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Timothy Baxter:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

Petition Date; Bathurst, 1st March 1834.
Wife’s Maiden Name; Sarah Wood
Present Residence;——
County; Yorkshire
Town or Parish; Barnsley?
Children;
Martha Baxter. Age; 7 years

Petitioner applied in March 1833. Returned with instruction to apply in twelve months. No; 33/194

October 14th, 1833. Fifty lashes and returned for Drunkenness’ and insolence

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Moses Rocholz:

in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830
Name: Rachael Bryant - Walter black was her employer and he stated she had 6 weeks 3rd class at the factory on 13/5/1829 for insolence and disobedience. Rev Joseph Docker
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 24
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Baring 1
Spouse Name: Moses Rocholz ToL no 27/562 behaviour good
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1788
Spouse Age: 42
Spouse Arrival Year: 1815
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 27 Feb 1830
Application Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of William Driscoll:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

William Driscoll. . Ship; Andromeda, 1830.  Sentence; 7 years

Petition Date; 25th February 1834.
Petitioners Standing No; 30/2431
Wife’s Maiden Name; Mary Hogan
Present Residence; Ireland
County; Cork
Town or Parish; Black Rock nears city Cork
Children;
Ellen Driscoll. Age; 6 years
Anastastia Driscoll. Age;4 years

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Rachel Bryant:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From London single protestant who could read and write received life for stealing a cloak sallow pock pitted drown hair and hazel eyes 5’ 0 1/2” cert no 37/353 noted and she was assigned to Willam Jackson

Name: Rachael Bryant - Walter Black was her employer and he stated she had 6 weeks 3rd class at the factory on 13/5/1829 for insolence and disobedience. Rev Joseph Docker
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 24
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Baring 1
Spouse Name: Moses Rocholz ToL no 27/562 behaviour good
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1788
Spouse Age: 42
Spouse Arrival Year: 1815
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 27 Feb 1830
Application Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of George Acheson:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

George Acheson per Ship; Waterloo 2. 7 years.

Petition Date; 21st April 1834. 31/700
Wife’s Maiden Name; Matilda Hamilton
Present Residence; Ireland
County; Fermanagh
Town or Parish; Derry Nullen
Children;
Margaret Acheson. Age; 7 years
Alexander Acheson. Age; 5 years
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New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849

No; 133
Name: George Acheson
Age: 41. Est. Birth Year:  abt 1790
Vessel: Waterloo - 1831
Date of conviction: 28 Jul 1830
Offence; Stealing Heifers
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. ? inches
Complexion; Fresh
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Cash; 1 pound.
Details of clothing; 1 pair socks, night cap, cotton handkerchief.
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1837 - 10 Aug. Certificate of Freedom. 37/700.
Prisoners No; 31/700.
Name: George Acheson
Age: 46. Birth Year: 1791
Native Place: County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Trade or calling; Labourer
Height; 5 ft. 11 3/4 inches
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Light Brown & curly
Eyes; Hazel grey

Held a ticket of leave No; 35/298 dated 30 June 1835

D Wong on 25th October, 2020 wrote of John Thomson:

***TWO JOHN THOMPSON’S ON THIS VOYAGE***
Identifier 1 was tried at Jedburgh, Scot. for ‘Robbery’ on 22/4/1822.  Listed as THOMPSON.

Identifier 2:
National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against John Thomson for the crime of falsehood and Forgery
Dates 1822
Accused John Thomson, merchant, Address: Dundee

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to John Thomson for the crime of falsehood and Forgery. Tried at High Court, Perth
Dates 13 Sep 1822
Accused John Thomson, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years

John Thomson was listed as 51 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Dundee.

Occupation: Grocer.

John was 5’5¾” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, bald on top, hazel eyes, lost or cast left eye.

18/8/1828: TOL Sydney.

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Ryan:

Old Bailey Online
Before Mr. Justice Gazelee.

504. ELEANOR BRYANT and MARY RYAN were indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Locker , in the King’s highway, on the 10th of February , at St. Mary-le-bone, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, 1 cloak, value 8s. , her property.

ELIZABETH LOCKER. I am single , and now live at No. 37. Earl-street, On the 10th of February, about ten o’clock in the evening, I was standing with my back against a butcher’s door in the Edgware-road; the two prisoners came up, and asked why I stood there - I told them I had had a few words with the person I lodged with, and did not feel inclined to go home; they asked me to go home and sleep with them that night; I told them I would not go, for I thought they had got some persons behind them - there were two men behind them: they said the men were nothing to them - that they were going to sleep together, and I should be welcome to sleep with them; I was glad to embrace the opportunity, and walked with them up Edgware-road, along Earl-street, till I came to a street where there is a public-house, called the Champion, at the corner; we went by that public-house a great distance, to a place where there were very few lamps, and a very bad light: I asked how much farther they had to go - they told me to the further end of that street, which one of them pointed to; I began to feel timid, and said I would not go any farther: I was going to cross the street, when I was pushed into a great place that was dug for a sewer, and one of them laid hold of my cloak - I hallooed out, “Pray don’t take my cloak;” they dragged it till the ribbon gave way which fastened it round my waist, and the other ribbon which tied it round my neck, and got it off; I held on with both my hands as long as I was able, and one of them beat my wrist; my hands were beat till they were all colours; Ryan laid hold of my cloak, and it was Bryant who beat my hands; they got my cloak - I followed them down the street as fast as I could, calling Stop thief! no person came to my assistance; I lost sight of them, and did not see them any more that night. On the Tuesday following I saw Thompson, the officer, bring Ryan to High-street Office, and on the Wednesday I saw Bryant at the office - I had never seen them before, to my knowledge; I was about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour with them, and can swear to them - I took particular notice of them, as I thought it was kind for them to offer to take me home to sleep, being a stranger. I had had some words with the woman I lodge with, and did not like to go in; the woman keeps a dairy - I lodge about one hundred yards from the butcher’s shop, and go out washing. I had gone round to the pawnbroker’s on the Tuesday, to search for my cloak, and found it at Fairlam’s; I then told Thompson, the officer, of it, and he knew the persons I described to him.

RICHARD FAIRLAM . I am a pawnbroker, and live at No. 59, Lisson-grove. The prisoner Ryan pawned this cloak on Monday evening, the 11th of February, for 2s., in the name of Mary Ryan; I have seen her before at the shop - it is worth 3s.

Prisoner RYAN. Q. Did I pawn it? A. Yes; I

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knew her before - she gave her address in Nightingale-street; my boy was in the shop, but I received it from her, and am certain of her; I lent her the money on it. The prosecutrix came on Tuesday, and asked if I had such a one; I produced it.
THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON . I am a patrol of Bow-street. On Tuesday morning about ten o’clock, the prosecutrix came to me; she complained of being robbed, described the girls, and said the cloak was pawned in the name of Ryan; I went to No. 10, Nightingale-street, and found Ryan in the first floor back room; I said, “Poll, I want you;” I knew her before - she asked what for; I said for a robbery; she asked if it was for a man or woman - I said a woman; the answer she made was,“B-gg-r you;” she was going to state something, but I said it was a serious charge againest her, and if she said anything further I should be obliged to state it in evidence against her. As I took her to the office we passed Fairlam’s shop - I stopped there to tell him to come to the office, and as soon as she saw me stop, she said, “I see what has done me, pledging it in my own name;” I cautioned her again not to say anything, and took her to the office. The prosecutrix described Bryant; I informed another officer, having occasion to go out myself - I afterwards went with him, and directed him to a house in Exeter-street, Lisson-grove, where he found her, and brought her out to me; I knew them both before - they are women of the town: I did not know the prosecutrix.

ELIZABETH LOCKER re-examined. This is my cloak; I described the marks on it before I saw it - two of the atraps are not stitched, and I put pins in it; I bought it in November, 1826.

Prisoner BRYANT. Q. Do you mean to say that I struck you? A. Yes, you beat me over my wrists, and over my hand; I am sure she is the person.

BRYANT’s Defence. I and Ryan were walking up the road about ten o’clock on Sunday night, and saw her standing against the door, very much intoxicated, with three or four boys round her; we told her to come away from them - we came along; she stopped at a public-house, said she would give us somthing to drink, and pulled out a bad halfpenny, and said she was sorry that would get nothing; I told her to go home - she said she had no where to go; I gave Ryan the key to go home with her, as I was not going directly myself; she would make me go with her, and as I turned up Exeter-street, as it was very dark, I said I would not go that way, but she would go that way; I said the other street was nearest- we came to a place where there was a plank; I stood while they both went across, and saw her fall; I cannot say whether Ryan knocked her down or not; I heard her halloo, and she said she was pinching her - I heard her say she was in a fit; I saw her hitting her with the key; she said, “Don’t take my cloak;” I saw her take the cloak and run away - I ran after her; she was out of my sight in a moment; I did not know she meant to rob her. When I came back the prosecutrix was gone, and when I got home I found Ryan in bed; I asked what she had done with the cloak - she made no answer; in the morning, when I got up, I saw it under the bed, and said, “Here is the cloak;” she said Yes; it was all over mud, and she asked me to brush it - I would not. I went home to my sister’s and told her of it, but she advised me to say nothing of it; I returned at half-past three o’clock in the afternoon - she was out, and the cloak was gone - I went out again, and found her at home at tea when I returned; I asked her what she had done with the cloak - she said it was nothing to me - that she should have to answer for it. I went next day to my sister’s, and she told me to say nothing about it; the officer came next day; I told Ryan I would tell the truth before the Magistrate, and she said it I did it would be worse for me, and told me to keep my own counsel.

RYAN’s Defence. What she has said is a wicked falsehood; we met the prosecutrix, and went down Edgware-road; she agreed as well as me to take her down that place, and I could bring witnesses to prove she herself look the money that was lent on the cloak, and took it down to a young man who is in Clerkenwell; I did pawn it certainly - she brushed it; she knew more about it than I did, and never left me a moment; she is as much in it as I am - I only had enough of the money to get my tea with.

BRYANT - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

RYAN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Both recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of their youth .

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Eleanor Bryant:

Old Bailey Online
Before Mr. Justice Gazelee.

504. ELEANOR BRYANT and MARY RYAN were indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Locker , in the King’s highway, on the 10th of February , at St. Mary-le-bone, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, 1 cloak, value 8s. , her property.

ELIZABETH LOCKER. I am single , and now live at No. 37. Earl-street, On the 10th of February, about ten o’clock in the evening, I was standing with my back against a butcher’s door in the Edgware-road; the two prisoners came up, and asked why I stood there - I told them I had had a few words with the person I lodged with, and did not feel inclined to go home; they asked me to go home and sleep with them that night; I told them I would not go, for I thought they had got some persons behind them - there were two men behind them: they said the men were nothing to them - that they were going to sleep together, and I should be welcome to sleep with them; I was glad to embrace the opportunity, and walked with them up Edgware-road, along Earl-street, till I came to a street where there is a public-house, called the Champion, at the corner; we went by that public-house a great distance, to a place where there were very few lamps, and a very bad light: I asked how much farther they had to go - they told me to the further end of that street, which one of them pointed to; I began to feel timid, and said I would not go any farther: I was going to cross the street, when I was pushed into a great place that was dug for a sewer, and one of them laid hold of my cloak - I hallooed out, “Pray don’t take my cloak;” they dragged it till the ribbon gave way which fastened it round my waist, and the other ribbon which tied it round my neck, and got it off; I held on with both my hands as long as I was able, and one of them beat my wrist; my hands were beat till they were all colours; Ryan laid hold of my cloak, and it was Bryant who beat my hands; they got my cloak - I followed them down the street as fast as I could, calling Stop thief! no person came to my assistance; I lost sight of them, and did not see them any more that night. On the Tuesday following I saw Thompson, the officer, bring Ryan to High-street Office, and on the Wednesday I saw Bryant at the office - I had never seen them before, to my knowledge; I was about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour with them, and can swear to them - I took particular notice of them, as I thought it was kind for them to offer to take me home to sleep, being a stranger. I had had some words with the woman I lodge with, and did not like to go in; the woman keeps a dairy - I lodge about one hundred yards from the butcher’s shop, and go out washing. I had gone round to the pawnbroker’s on the Tuesday, to search for my cloak, and found it at Fairlam’s; I then told Thompson, the officer, of it, and he knew the persons I described to him.

RICHARD FAIRLAM . I am a pawnbroker, and live at No. 59, Lisson-grove. The prisoner Ryan pawned this cloak on Monday evening, the 11th of February, for 2s., in the name of Mary Ryan; I have seen her before at the shop - it is worth 3s.

Prisoner RYAN. Q. Did I pawn it? A. Yes; I

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knew her before - she gave her address in Nightingale-street; my boy was in the shop, but I received it from her, and am certain of her; I lent her the money on it. The prosecutrix came on Tuesday, and asked if I had such a one; I produced it.
THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON . I am a patrol of Bow-street. On Tuesday morning about ten o’clock, the prosecutrix came to me; she complained of being robbed, described the girls, and said the cloak was pawned in the name of Ryan; I went to No. 10, Nightingale-street, and found Ryan in the first floor back room; I said, “Poll, I want you;” I knew her before - she asked what for; I said for a robbery; she asked if it was for a man or woman - I said a woman; the answer she made was,“B-gg-r you;” she was going to state something, but I said it was a serious charge againest her, and if she said anything further I should be obliged to state it in evidence against her. As I took her to the office we passed Fairlam’s shop - I stopped there to tell him to come to the office, and as soon as she saw me stop, she said, “I see what has done me, pledging it in my own name;” I cautioned her again not to say anything, and took her to the office. The prosecutrix described Bryant; I informed another officer, having occasion to go out myself - I afterwards went with him, and directed him to a house in Exeter-street, Lisson-grove, where he found her, and brought her out to me; I knew them both before - they are women of the town: I did not know the prosecutrix.

ELIZABETH LOCKER re-examined. This is my cloak; I described the marks on it before I saw it - two of the atraps are not stitched, and I put pins in it; I bought it in November, 1826.

Prisoner BRYANT. Q. Do you mean to say that I struck you? A. Yes, you beat me over my wrists, and over my hand; I am sure she is the person.

BRYANT’s Defence. I and Ryan were walking up the road about ten o’clock on Sunday night, and saw her standing against the door, very much intoxicated, with three or four boys round her; we told her to come away from them - we came along; she stopped at a public-house, said she would give us somthing to drink, and pulled out a bad halfpenny, and said she was sorry that would get nothing; I told her to go home - she said she had no where to go; I gave Ryan the key to go home with her, as I was not going directly myself; she would make me go with her, and as I turned up Exeter-street, as it was very dark, I said I would not go that way, but she would go that way; I said the other street was nearest- we came to a place where there was a plank; I stood while they both went across, and saw her fall; I cannot say whether Ryan knocked her down or not; I heard her halloo, and she said she was pinching her - I heard her say she was in a fit; I saw her hitting her with the key; she said, “Don’t take my cloak;” I saw her take the cloak and run away - I ran after her; she was out of my sight in a moment; I did not know she meant to rob her. When I came back the prosecutrix was gone, and when I got home I found Ryan in bed; I asked what she had done with the cloak - she made no answer; in the morning, when I got up, I saw it under the bed, and said, “Here is the cloak;” she said Yes; it was all over mud, and she asked me to brush it - I would not. I went home to my sister’s and told her of it, but she advised me to say nothing of it; I returned at half-past three o’clock in the afternoon - she was out, and the cloak was gone - I went out again, and found her at home at tea when I returned; I asked her what she had done with the cloak - she said it was nothing to me - that she should have to answer for it. I went next day to my sister’s, and she told me to say nothing about it; the officer came next day; I told Ryan I would tell the truth before the Magistrate, and she said it I did it would be worse for me, and told me to keep my own counsel.

RYAN’s Defence. What she has said is a wicked falsehood; we met the prosecutrix, and went down Edgware-road; she agreed as well as me to take her down that place, and I could bring witnesses to prove she herself look the money that was lent on the cloak, and took it down to a young man who is in Clerkenwell; I did pawn it certainly - she brushed it; she knew more about it than I did, and never left me a moment; she is as much in it as I am - I only had enough of the money to get my tea with.

BRYANT - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

RYAN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Both recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of their youth .

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828. From London single 17 yrs could read and write protestant 2 prior convictions 5’ 0 1/2” sallow and pock pitted complexion brown hair and hazel eyes. Assigned to William Jackson cert no 37/353 noted on indent

Eleanor Bryant
in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Eleanor Bryant
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1811
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Speke 3
Spouse Name: Joseph Berriman
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1800
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1820
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: Sep 1829
Application Place: St. Lukes Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Joseph Berriman:

Eleanor Bryant in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Eleanor Bryant
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1811
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Speke 3
Spouse Name: Joseph Berriman
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1800
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1820
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: Sep 1829
Application Place: St. Lukes Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Robert Wiles:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

Robert Wiles. Ship; Waterloo. 14 years
Petition Date; Of Shoal Haven, September 18th 1835. Illawarra
Wife’s Maiden Name; Priscilla Bennett
Present Residence; St Neots
County; Huntingdon; St. Neots
Town or Parish; High Street, Mrs. Patterson’s yard
Children;
Eliza Wiles. Age; 9 years.
Ann Wiles. Age; 6 years

D Wong on 25th October, 2020 wrote of John Thompson:

***TWO JOHN THOMPSON’S ON THIS VOYAGE***
Identifier 2 was tried at Perth, Scot. for ‘Falsehood and forgery’ on 13/9/1822. Listed as THOMSON.

Identifier 1:
National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to John Thompson for the crime of robbery at Kilknow, Parish of Galashiels, Selkirishire. Tried at High Court, Jedburgh
Dates 22 Apr 1822
Accused John Thompson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years.

John Thompson was listed as 32 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Lanarkshire.

Occupation: Iron founder/soldier.

John was 5’7½” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes.

THOMPSON, John. Per “Henry”, 1823; two convicts of this name by this ship

1823 Aug 29: On list of prisoners landed from the “Henry” & forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.136)

1823 Oct 3: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.125)

1824 Jan, Mar:  On returns of convicts returned to Government, transferred & assigned to settlers in the District of Appin (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.51, 55)

1824 Oct:  Servant to J W Browne. On return of settlers men & others punished at Bathurst (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.127)

19/7/1828: Tried at Penrith Gen. Sessions for being a runaway and an incorrigible character - 3 years.

30/4/1829: Convict Death Register - John Thompson died, aged 51 at Moreton Bay.  According to Moreton Bay records he died 27/4/1829.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Dunn:

New South Wales, Convict Records, Wives and Families of Convicts on Bounty Ships, 1832-1834

Petition Date; January 18th, 1837. No; 31/308.
Wife’s Maiden Name; Margaret Murphy
Present Residence; Ireland
County;  Wicklow
Town or Parish; Humewood, in Parish of ?? in Co Wicklow
Children;
Catherine Dunn. Age; 7 years
Mary Dunn. Age 4 years

Tony Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Brown:

Old Bailey on Line
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1039. MARY BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , 2 steel plates, value 13s., the goods of John Hurdlestone , from his person .

JOHN HURDLESTONE. I am a manufacturer of gold and silver lace . On the 8th of April I had been to take some lace home, and was returning to my house about half-past ten o’clock at night; I was in Whitechapel , the prisoner came up to me, and asked me to go with her; before I could speak to her, I found her hand in my right hand breeches pocket; I pulled it out - she ran away, and I immediately missed two steel plates from the pocket which her hand had been into - I pursued her, she ran into a young man’s arms; I went to take her and the man knocked me down. I got up, and still pursued, but could hardly keep sight of her - I ran nearly a mile, till I could run no further; and then I called to a watchman to stop her, which he did. I had not lost sight of her; she went behind a man and woman, and was taken - one of the plates was found in the road, along which she had run.

HENRY PHILLIPS . I am a watchman. I heard the prosecutor cry Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running in Old Castle-street, towards Wentworth-street; I pursued, and stopped her - the prosecutor came up, and said she was the girl.

MOSELY GLOVER . I am a watchman. I picked up this steel plate, at the top of Old Castle-street; the other has not been found.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going down Castle-alley, and this man was standing there; he took hold of me, and said, “Now, I have got you;” I said, “I will give myself up to the watchman;” he came up, and said “What is the matter?” I said, “This man says I have robbed him, and I will give myself up to you;” the prosecutor said, “You were with another girl, who took my plates out of my pocket.”

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

From London could read and write was a protestant born London. From Woolwich. 4’ 11 1/2” fresh pock pitted complexion brown hair hazel eyes. Has cert nos 30/91 and 40/1053 noted on indent. Assigned to Dr Lang

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Mary Brown.
2/7/1830 drunk 3rd class for 1 month
20/4/1831 convicted of stealing two half L???value 1/- six months
18/2/1833 1st class factory
20/3/1834 3rd class 1 month
5/8/1839 confined to cells for 1 month

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Dunn:

New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849
NO; 114. Name: Patrick Dunn
Unable to read or write, Catholic. Married, 2 children.
Trade or calling; Tailor - 7 yeas, Reaps & Sows.
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798. Age: 33
Vessel: Edward - 1831
Date of conviction: 1830. Wicklow - Spring
Offence; Sheep Stealing
Date of Trial:
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 0 inches ( 4 ft. 11 3/4 on Bond Indenture)
Complexion; Fresh (Ruddy, Freckled on Bond Indenture)
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Blue ( Grey on Bond Indenture)
Assigned; Thos Buffory, Appin
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1837 - General muster - 1837
Place of Conviction: Wicklow; Age; 39. (Born abt 1792) Messrs. Imlay. Two Fold Bay
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1837 - Certificate of Freedom. 37/984. 18th December 1837.
Prisoners No; 31/308.
Date of Trial; 7th March 1830
Height;  4 ft. 11 3/4
Complexion; Dark Ruddy,
Hair; Brown mixed with grey
Eyes; Hazel Grey

Bill Howard on 25th October, 2020 wrote of William Haxforth:

He had a conviction for larceny in 1825, for which he received 6 months imprisonment. 1n 1836 he was convicted for riot and assault, for which 3 months imprisonment was given. this latter incident appears to have involved several other men, also convicted.

Jeremy Fraser on 24th October, 2020 wrote of James Dixon:

I couldn’t find it on the list but (Fr) James Dixon was a Catholic Priest and the first (Catholic) Priest in Australia.

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