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Jon Rees on 9th November, 2011 wrote of Frances Moulton Cranmer:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmr_dec2010&id=I791

Jon Rees on 9th November, 2011 wrote of Francis Cock:

see http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmr_dec2010&id=I790

Anonymous on 8th November, 2011 wrote of Robert Hewett:

Married Sarah Rushbrook 7 sept 1858 at St David’s Cathedral Hobart, had one son John Robert Hewett born 10 Jan 1864.

Anonymous on 8th November, 2011 wrote of John Allford:

John Allford was from Coleford, Gloucester, England. He was found guilty of stealing a piece of calico material in 1844 and given a 10 yr transportation sentence. He sailed on the ‘David Malcolm’ to van Diemen’s Land, via Norfolk Island. He was married to Elizabeth Bennett (in 1841) at Newland, England. His conduct record in Tasmania was good and at one time worked at Mr. Hurst’s coal mines. At Campbell Town in the midlands of Tasmania in their avenue of tribute bricks to convicts of that area, there is a named brick to John. John remarried at Don, Tasmania in 1860(marriages were permitted in the colony, as he could not return to England) to Magdalene Mary Muller (also k/a Miller), the daughter of a free German immigrant, and widow of John Lindsay. John and Magdalene had 11 children. (Records also reveal that John’s first wife also remarried, in England, to Absolom White.)
John received his Ticket of Leave 9 April 1850 and Conditional Pardon 6 April 1852. Full convict details available at Archives Tasmania.
John died at Railton, Tasmania in 1903 aged 85 yrs.
(John’s wife Magdelene is the sister of my gg grandmother, Barbara Muller.)

Anonymous on 8th November, 2011 wrote of Thomas Butler:

‘Hibernia’ report: Hulk report - orderly; Captain’s report - good chartacter.
van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania). Notes on conduct record: 28 Jan 1824 Break out of H.M. Gaol in Hobart Town on 13th inst. Death sentence May 1824. Executed 22 July 1824 - Dead. (http://www.Archives Tasmania)

Anonymous on 8th November, 2011 wrote of Thomas Brooker:

Tasmanian Archives has this person as "Francis Brooker" on the ‘Chapman’, arriving 27 July 1824 in van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania). There is also a note on his records that his correct name is in fact "Booker".  Francis was a married man when charged with housebreaking. His wife lived with his mother Mary Booker, who took in needlework, in Surrey.
A note is recorded 28/4/1830 he received a pardon of harbouring Elizabeth Appleyard, a convict illegally at large - he was fined.
Final record - Francis was murdered by the Aborigines. It does not give a date.

Carole Lynham on 8th November, 2011 wrote of William Rhodes:

William Rhodes married 16 year old Ellen Rodgers,in1845 he had been working as a shepard in the Rouchel area Later they travelled north to the New England, took up land at Newton Boyd, their property was "Curruldural". Ellen bore 11 children dying in childbirth in 1861.William was not at home at the time as the local school teacher was the informant of her death.William died in 1869

Emma Flower on 8th November, 2011 wrote of Richard Edward:

Sentenced for stealing a comb. His real name was Abraham Charles Flower

Aileen Houlihan on 7th November, 2011 wrote of Francis Freer:

Francis Freer and Janet Disher were my Great Grandparents, my mother was Daisy May Freer, their Granddaughter from Northern Tasmania

Ron Thorp on 6th November, 2011 wrote of Samuel Thorp:

Father John robert Thorp married Mary ann Stephen 20 Jan 1818 Shoreditch StLeonard London

Paul Henley on 6th November, 2011 wrote of James Henley:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON39-1-1,74,53,C,80

His form

Anonymous on 6th November, 2011 wrote of James Henley:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON39-1-1,74,53,C,80

that is the record of his form while he was lagged up in Tasmania

Anonymous on 6th November, 2011 wrote of James Henley:

I wish to correct the record James was granted a ticket of leave 24/1/1854 and pardoned 5/6/1854

Anonymous on 5th November, 2011 wrote of Bryant Payne:

Other occupations - shoemaker, watchmaker, plumber and glazier

Edith Stockdale on 4th November, 2011 wrote of William Dabner:

Sheep stealing

Anonymous on 4th November, 2011 wrote of Charles Cullen:

Tried at Carrington, Nottinghamshire, England and given a Life Sentence, however commuted to 15 yrs. Transported on the ‘Maitland’ to Norfolk Island. 30 months period of labour. Transported to Sydney on the ‘Lady Franklin’ then to van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania) arriving 27 Sep 1844. His Conditional Pardon was approved 24 May 1853. Tasmanian record: Protestant; could read & write;5’5 1/2"; single; age 23yrs;hazel eyes; dk brown hair; tattoo; mole on right arm; scar on face; lost part of forefinger on right hand.
Married Ann Hill (from Clare, Ireland) at Launceston, Tasmania, 30 Jul 1857. 6 known children.  Charles died at Gawler, nr Ulverstone, Tasmania 15 Oct 1904, aged 82 yrs. Charles, wife Ann and daughter Annie are all buried in the General Cemetery, Ulverstone (headstone with cross, iron surrounds). His parents are believed to be Nathanial Cullen and Sarah Lees from Nottinghamshire.
Charles’ son Thomas married Ada Tongs.

Anonymous on 4th November, 2011 wrote of John Steven:

I am seeking information if this John Steven is my ancestor who lived at Pardoe near East Devonport, Tasmania, who died 30 June 1904.John married Barbara Muller and they had 12 children. John was from Glasgow, Scotland but I cannot confirm if he was in fact a free settler (as his family believed) or in fact the convict who came out on the Lady Raffles. Any verified information appreciated.

Anonymous on 4th November, 2011 wrote of John Tongs:

John was from Timsbury, Hampshire, England. He was married, to Fanny, with 4 children when arrested for "Machine Breaking" during a farm labourer’s strike in 1830. He was a blacksmith and he is said to have assisted the rebels. He received a 7 yr transportation sentence. He was of good conduct and had a good influence over other convicts as he had been a local preacher. He served his time in van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania) and received a Free Pardon 3 Feb 1836. Convict no. 71124 - his record is available to view on Archives Tasmania. He, with the assistance of his old Parish, was able to bring Fanny, 4 children plus Fanny’s child to her 1st husband, out to live at Longford, Tasmania. John’s name is on the Honour Board of the Methodist Church, Longford as their 1st Preacher and consistent member of the church. He died in his 74th year, of heart disease and is buried at the General Cemetery, Longford.
My family connection is through his daughter Susannah who married Joseph Walker. There are many Tongs descendants living in Tasmania.

Anonymous on 4th November, 2011 wrote of Henry Lapate Smith:

Henry Laporte Smith, of Cork, was sentenced to transportation by the Royal Court, Guernsey, for forging and uttering bills of exchange for £530 to defraud the Bank of Ireland, Messrs Kinahan, of Dublin, and the Guernsey Commercial Bank.

Anonymous on 4th November, 2011 wrote of Henry Lapate Smith:

Henry Laporte Smith, of Cork, was sentenced to transportation by the Royal Court, Guernsey, for forging and uttering bills of exchange for £530 to defraud the Bank of Ireland, Messrs Kinahan, of Dublin, and the Guernsey Commercial Bank.

Anonymous on 3rd November, 2011 wrote of John Tongs:

deported from england

Pauline Portelli on 3rd November, 2011 wrote of Thomas Woodyatt:

AKA Michael Woodyatt

Pauline Portelli on 3rd November, 2011 wrote of Thomas Widgett:

This man’s correct name is Thomas WOODYATT - Please see notes on Thomas Woodyatt

Pauline Portelli on 3rd November, 2011 wrote of Thomas Woodyatt:

Also known as Thomas Widget/Woodgate

David Walton on 3rd November, 2011 wrote of Robert Martinson:

Robert stood trial on December 3 1855 in Newcastle charged with steling £ 4,264 from his employes the Northumberland & Durham Bank, he was arrested on a steamer on route   to America, he had a wife and four sons his wife gave birth to another in 1856 but he only suvived months.

Robert was in Frematle in 1859 he was granted a ticket of leave, in 1861 he was given a conditional pardon, he was last herd of as treasuer for the Fremantle Mechinics Institute in 1866.

His family left Newcastle in 1857 and settled in london, there history can be found at ancestry.com family trees
Robert martinson was an Uncle of my Great-grandmother.
David Walton

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