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D Wong on 10th January, 2013 wrote of Lawrence Cahill:

Lawrence was 22 years old, a native of Dublin City.
He was single, Roman Catholic, could read, a soldier/farm labourer, 5’10 1/2” tall, black hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, tattoos, D on left side.

Lawrence landed in VDL and was sent on to Sydney.

23/2/1838: Tried at Sydney Supreme Court for cutting and maiming another man in the Port Macquarie chain gang, after having quarrelled.  Sentenced to 14 years and transported to Norfolk Island.

1845: Arrived in VDL from Norfolk Island, he was a Boatman and 34 years old.

25/2/1847: CP VDL.

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Kelly:

Thomas Kelly sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing a silver jug and spoons on 13 Jan 1785 at Pontefract yorkshire.
He left the colony Nov 1794 bound for India aboard the Salamander

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th January, 2013 wrote of William Jack:

William Jack was convicted at Hobart Town (Van Diemen’s Land) Court Martial on 02/03/1835 for insubordination and mutinous conduct and attempt to desert. 14 yr sentence.

Convict no. 35816

Transported to Sydney, NSW on the ‘Captain Cook’ to be sent on to Norfolk Island, 1835.

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote of Joseph Hatton:

Joseph Hatton was tried at York, Yorkshire on 24 July 1784 for stealing material with a value of 2 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Scarborough aged about 39 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as hawker and peddlar.
In July 1791 Joseph was tried for having stolen goods in his possesion for which he received 5oo lashes.
He married Roseamond Sparrow, a fellow convict from York,  transported for 7 years,  in 1792 at St John’s Church, Parramatta. 
It seems they split up after Roseamond stabbed him with a knife in July 1795 during an argument but he did not press charges. He then made a home with Ann Colpitts, transported from Durham for 7 years, with whom he a son, Joseph, born in May, 1802.  Joseph married Sarah Patfield at St James Church, Sydney in 1824. 
The Hattons owned large areas of land in what is now Top Ryde.

Jenny Blyth on 10th January, 2013 wrote of Henry Lea:

Joseph Howard (24) and Henry Lea (200 were charged with stealing 30 lbs of lead valued at 5 shilings,from James Price at Hemel Hempstead.They were convicted at the Epiphany Quater sessions in 1837 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.They were sent to Nsw with 6 other prisoners from Hertforshire in the “Asia"V”(Captian Benjamin Freeman)sailing on 4 August 1837 and arriving on 2 Dec 1837

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote of William Dring:

William Dring:
williams wife Ann Forbes is recorded as dying 29 Dec 1851
Their children were:
Ann: 1792
Elizabeth: 30 Aug 1794
Charles: 20 Aug 1796

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote of William Dring:

William Dring, records not modified;

DRING, William Transport:- Alexander PLACE AND DATE OF TRIAL Quarter Sessions, held at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire on 7 October 1784. CRIME AND SENTENCE. “A True Bill against Wiliam Dring, Joseph Robinson [q.v.] and John Hastings for feloniously Stealing an taking away Six glass Bottles filled with Brandy, three Blue and White Shirts, two pair of Trowsers, one pair of Red Leather Boots and several other things of the value of ten pence of the Goods and Chattels of Joseph Mitchinson. “The aforesaid William Dring and Joseph Robinson [q.v.] Pleaded Guilty to the aforesaid Indictment found against them and the said John Hastings Not Guilty.” “Another True Bill against the said William Dring, Joseph Robinson [q.v.] and John Hastings for feloniously Stealing and taking away Two Jackets, one pair of Drawers, one pair of Trowsers and one Knife of the Value of Tenpence of the Goods and Chattels of Morris Wall.” “The aforesaid William Dring and Joseph Robinson [q.v.] Pleaded Guilty to the last mentioned Indictment found against them and the said John Hastings Not Guilty.” “The aforesaid William Dring and Joseph Robinson [q.v.] were Sentenced to be Transported beyong the Seas for Seven Years.” (1) OCCUPATION AGE APPEARS IN Sessions Book, Sessions next after the Feast of Thomas aBecket (2); Order in Council No. 1, p. 2; Ross’s Returns, p. 236; Richards’s Returns, p. 259. REFERENCES (1) Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull, Sessions Book 1766-88,folios 187, 188 and 189; (2) Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull, Sessions Book 1766-88, folio 205. William Dring confessed to two counts of stealing at Kingston-upon-Hullin 1784 and was sentenced to seven years’ transportation. He arrived on the Alexander. In 1788, he was sent to Norfolk Island and employed landing stores. In March 1790, he and James Branegan volunteered to swim to the wreck of the Sirius, in a heavy surf, and throw off the remaining livestock and stores. They did so but stayed on board, got drunk, and started a fire in the hold. Eventually John Ascott boarded the wreck and sent them off. They were confined in irons for two months, then released, still wearing irons. Dring later proved himself as a coxswain, was commended by King, and granted land. He married and had two children. In December 1793, after the arrival of a new detachment of marines, King noted that they became ‘very intimate with the convicts, living in their huts, eating, drinking and gambling with them, and perpetually enticing the women to leave the men they were married to, or those they lived with.’ Frequent complaints were made by the emancipists and the situation came to a head when Dring assaulted Private Wilson, who had twice ‘tempted away’ Drings wife. Dring had earlier been assaulted with a firestick, when two soldiers who mistook him for another settler who had earned their displeasure. After King had pleaded on Dring’s behalf at his trial, citing good character and extenuating circumstances, he was fined the moderate sum of 20s. This was one of the grievances that led to the soldier’s mutiny on Norfolk Island in January 1794.
William Dring was born in Hull, Yorkshire, UK 1784 - 7 October - William Dring was tried at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire for stealing brandy and clothing. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He was said to be 17 years old at the time and had no occupation listed. His partner in the original crime was Joseph Robinson.) 1785 - 15 April - William Dring was sent to the ‘Ceres’ hulk   1785 - 2 December - “a petition on his behalf said he hoped by confession to receive a lighter sentence, and blamed persuasion by two men who had escaped. Pardon was nevertheless refused”  1785 - 6 January - William Dring was delivered to Alexander 1786 - 22 March - A second letter written by William Chayter asking that the court pardon William Dring & informing the court that a Captain Taylor of London would employ him 1787 - 13 May - William was one of 195 males on board the Alexander which set sail from Portsmouth. The trip lasted for 251 days. Master of the ship was Duncan Sinclair and the surgeon was William Balmain. NOTE: In the book, Morgan’s Run, by Colleen McCoulough, William Dring is referred to numerous times for the voyage of the Alexander from England to New South Wales. Reading the story, you get the impression that William Dring was very much the seaman. 1788 - 26 January - Arrived on Alexander as a convict 1788 - 2 October - Sent to Norfolk Island on Golden Grove 1788 - 13 October - William Dring arrived on Norfolk Island. 1789 - 11 May - William Dring received 36 lashes for being absent without leave. 1790 - 22 March - William Dring spent time in irons for starting a fire on the wreck of Sirus. “He had volunteered with James Branagan to bring livestock from the wreck Sirus, both got drunk and started a fire on board.”  1790 - “brought ashore by James Arscott, Dring, spent time in the guardhouse until 18 May, where he was released to his own hut, but still in irons.”  1791 - 14 May - William Dring spent time in irons for stealing potatoes from gardens with Charles McLaughlin and Henry Barnet. “He was sent in irons to Nepean Island, provided with two weeks rations to last for six weeks. Clark called him ‘the greatest Rascall living’. All three were brought back in June, one very ill, but Dring remained under confinement.” 1791 - 5 November - William Dring and Ann Forbes married by Rev. Johnson 1792 - “By the end of 1792, Dring had begun to sell grain to government from the small piece of ground allotted to him, signing the receipt for Payment”.  1793 - October - William Dring confronted Charles Windsor, a private of the detachment, who had been pursuing Ann Forbes, which lead to Dring striking Windsor. This is described in King’s letter as follows: Among the many who had repeatedly complained of the ill treatment they had received from the Soldiers in seducing their wives & troubling their domestic quiet, was a man named Dring, whose term of transportation has been three years expired, the Man (who is married and has a Child) has been employed from the time I first settled in the Island, as a Cockswain, & is as such, and having the care of the Boats, a very usefull Man, and is of the greatest service, for which he receives no other gratuity than Provisions for his Family, & a small Piece of Ground on which his house stands; many complaints were made to me by this Man, that a soldier was continually with his Wife during his absence, & to add to the injury, he frequently received the grossest abuse from the Soldier, who was (on complaint being made to the Commanding Officer of the Detachment) forbid going near the Cockswain’s House or Wife, but this Prohibition did not prevent the infamous wretch from enticing the Woman out to meet the Soldier, of which the Husband had notice and detected them together when he beat his wife, the Soldier interfered, & (as the Cockswain says in his defence) called him a “Rascal” on which he ackowledged to have struck the Soldier, Complaint was made, & the Justices finding the Cockswain guilty of assault, fined him Twenty Shillings for the use of the School and to find security for his good behaviour towards the Soldier for Twelve months. 1793 - December - William Dring was listed as “a well behaved free man.”  1793 - December 24 - On Christmas eve 1793, another dispute broke out between Private Baker and a neighbour and friend of Dring’s who had provided the security for Dring following his conviction for assaulting Private Windsor. This continued the next day when Downey and Cardell went looking for Smith but found Dring instead, which is described by King as follows: “A soldier has in disobedience of orders, & the rights of humanity gone on a settler’s ground with a lighted stick, near wheat which was laying in stacks, & on which the settler’s existence depended, a quarrell ensued, blows passed, & the soldier (Baker) was confined - two others (Downey & Cardell) actuated by a spirit of revenge, soon after went near the settler’s ground with a design of giving him a severe beating, but missing him, Downey without provocation, designedly knocked down Dring a freeman, for which atrocious offences they were tried by a court martial, & sentenced to receive a punishment, but at the recommendation of the court, Baker (who the Lieutenant Governor is happy to say has always borne a good character) was forgiven - Downey who knocked down the freeman was (at the intercession of the freeman, Dring, who was beaten, & a number of settlers) forgiven. Such conduct on the part of those who were injured ought to have excited gratitude, but unfortunately it had a different effect on Cardell, who has been acquitted from the apparent partiality of the evidences, he, still breathing revenge, publicly avowed his intentions of giving Dring a beating, little short of death, & that too, at a time when they were to drink their cup of reconciliation together, for which offence he now lies under the sentence of a court martial” 1793 - On 27 December 1793, King recorded that before the sentence on Downey could be enforced Smith & Dring sought forgiveness for Downey and this was granted: “as I hoped every thing would be forgot” [and King advised that they should] “drink the gallon of rum together, this they promised, & I once more hoped that evey difference would be amicably settled. Still I was however so unhappy as to find that rancour yet existed, the next day (Dec. 28th) Cardell the soldier who had been evidently acquitted by the partial evidence of the witnesses, still breathing revenge vowed the most horrible threats against the cockswain (Dring) & to put it in execution at the time they were drinking their cup of reconciliation together; Those repeated & malicious proceedings were of such enormity that it was now become absolutely necessary to make an example, Cardell was tried by a court martial, which sentenced him to receive one hundred lashes; the culprit received only twelve which it was hoped would be a sufficient example to the soldiers, & as Her Majesties birthday was approaching, I decided to forgive him the remainder of his punishment on that occasion”.  1794 - On 18 January 1794 an incident occured at the Playhouse and King arrested Thomas Bannister, one of the soldiers. This sparked anger amonst the detachment, which King labelled mutiny. The day after the mutiny he [a convict] was considering with the soldier who was then centinel at the store house, about the disturbance which had happened the preceding evening by whom he was told that there would have been a serious business if they could have caught a freeman called Dring (the Cockswain before mentioned) whom they had been determined to murder. On the convict asking the Centinel why the soldiers were so inveterate against the cockswain, he answered that nothimg only but any of the others should share the same fate, because the convicts were more indulged than the soldiers, & that they had that morning (the 19th) taken an oath to be true to each other and not suffer any of their commrades to be punished for an offence against a convict any more. One of them Cardell who had threatened to assassinate the cockswain & (was on the 18th forgiven his punishment) said now that they had already began they must go through with it, & that he had since his last trial repeatedly said that he would murder Dring (the Cockswain) before he left the Island. 1794 - February - When a later court of enquiry was held in Sydney in February 1794 dealing with the incidents which lead King to send nine members of the detachment back to Sydney for trial, the court criticised the way in which King and the judges dealt with assaults by ex-convicts against the soldiers. In defending his position King explained: “The cockswain who was the other culprit, I have before observed is one of the above description [ex convict] & as an individual is of the greatest service on this island &for; which he receives no other gratuity than provisions for himself & his family, & a small piece of ground on which his house stands & which is not more than half an acre, as the whole of this man’s property at that time (1793) consisted of the produce of that ground & a small box which held his wife and children’s rags (for clothes they could not be called) the magistrate did not fine him more than twenty shillings which certainly was as much as his circumstances could afford; on his being sentenced to pay this fine, he was further ordered to acknowledge to the soldier that he had done wrong insulting him, which from a sense of the wrong he had received from the soldier, he refused doing in a very improper manner, on which account the Justices further sentenced him to be imprisoned until he found security for his good behaviour. The settler who was so ill-treated by the soldiers on Christmas day (Smith) became his security & was bound in the penalty of five pounds, & the recognizance particularly specified the conditions with especial regard to the soldier. .... It appeared to me as it did to the magistrates, that every just atonement was made by the settler & cockswain, who had assaulted the soldiers in defence of their wives.” 1794 - 6 November - William Dring departs Norfolk Island with Ann Forbes and his children, Ann and Elizabeth on Daedalus 1798 - William Dring is listed as either being dead or having left the colony as Ann Forbes had moved on to Thomas Huxley. In Doug’s supplement for “Transported to Paradise” he writes, “What happened to William after his return from Norfolk Island is not certain. However, the NSW Archives contain a reference to a William Dring, seaman, who was lost at sea from the “Wills Watch’ on 15 March 1845, enroute to Tahiti.” 1845 “THE SCHOONER. “WILL WATCH” - We regret to state that Captain Forbes, who left Sydney in the Will Watch, died about five weeks since, owing to the following circumstances : Having made Saunder’s Island, they stood in shore for the purpose of trading, and having lowered a boat a native swam off to her outside the surf, and pointed out a place where he said it was practicable to land. Captain Forbes, Mr. John Russell, and three of the crew were in the boat, but on standing for the shore she was swamped in running through the surf and two of the seamen were drowned. Mr. Russell was in the water about a quarter of an hour, and after great exertion reached the shore much exhausted. Captain Forbes having caught hold of an oar was buffeted about among the rocks, but was eventually washed ashore insensible. The usual remedies being resorted to, he was partially recovered, but about ten days after expired from the bruises

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Patrick Delany:

Patrick DELANY

He was tried at York, Yorkshire on 8 March 1783 for assault and highway robbery with a value of 147 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 25 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as soldier. He died in 1787.

26 March 1784 - Sent to the Thames hulk Patrick was ordered to the ‘Mercury’ transport for America. After the convicts took over the ship he was one of the escapees captured as he struggled to reach shore.
24 May 1784 - Exeter: Sent to the ‘Dunkirk’ hulk and on 11 March 1787 embarked on the ‘Friendship’

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Stephen Barnes:

Stephen Barnes
parent Jos. Barnes
name Stephen Barnes
gender Male
baptism/christening date 20 Sep 1752
baptism/christening place ECCLESFIELD,YORK,ENGLAND
father’s name Jos. Barnes
indexing project (batch) number C00752-3
system origin England-ODM
source film number 919291
Tried 9 Jul 1785 for stealing a coat, charge was Grand Larceny, Transported for 7 years on the Alexander, may have left the colony 1794

D Wong on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Bryan:

John Bryan was 20 years old on arrival in VDL and was then sent on to NSW.  His occupation was a soldier/stonemason, he was single, 5’8 3/4” tall, blue eyes, black hair, crucifix on right arm, D on left breast.

28/11/1842 COF

20/12/1848: CP.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Johnson:

John Johnson was convicted at Sussex for stealing wearing apparrel on 16/10/1834. 14yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Waterloo’, arriving March 1835.

Hulk Report: Good
Ship surgeon’s report: quiet & orderly throughout voyage.

Single man; Hazel eyes; dk brown hair; 5’4 1/2”; bread maker; b. abt 1813 Windsor.

Ticket of Leave 08/06/1841
Conditional Pardon 19/07/1843 (no. 538)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Jones:

Place of Birth: Colchester.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Jones:

Thomas Jones was convicted of stealing wearing apparrel on 07/04/1834. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Lady Kennaway’, arriving 13/02/1835.

Gaol Report: Bad character. Convicted before.
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Very good

Married man. Wife Mary Ann at Sooling.
Gent’s servant; 5’ 2 3/4”; black hair; Hazel eyes.

Assignments, VDL: 1835 - Launceston. 1839 - Campbell Town. 1842 - Richmond. 1845 - Longford. 1850 - Hobart.

Ticket of Leave granted.

Conditional Pardon no. 429 granted 31/05/1843.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of William Jones:

William Jones was convicted at Beverly, York on 07/04/1834 for a Felony. 7 yr sentence.

Gaol Report: travelling thief.
Hulk Report: Good

Single man

To be transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Lady Kennaway, via Cork.

William died at Cork, Ireland on 17/10/1834 and did not reach his destination.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Henry Johnson:

Henry Johnson was convicted at Suffolk on 22/10/1833 of Larceny. 7 yr sentence.

Gaol Report: Common thief
Hulk Report: Good

Single man

To be transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Lady Kennaway’. ship via Cork and Henry is recorded at the Muster there, but left behind.

Maybe the same Henry Johnson that was transported to NSW on the ‘Mary Ann’ in 1835?

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Judd:

Thomas Judd was convicted on 03/03/34 Essex of Highway Robbery. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Lane on the ‘Augusta Jessie’, arriving Jan 1835.

Gaol Report: bad character and connections. Convicted before.
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good

Married, wife Elizabeth at Ryde

1835: Norfolk Plains
1843 & 44: Launceston
1845: Morven (now k/a Evandale)

16/03/1843 Ticket of Leave
20/03/1845: Absent from Muster - admonished
08/07/1845: Conditional Pardon recommended
03/12/1845: Drunk - fined

D Wong on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Brooke:

John Brooke was 29 years old and come from Cheshire, England.  He was a soldier/farm servant, and was single.

John also landed in VDL and was sent on the NSW on 10/6/1835.

25/7/1841: COF

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Jordan:

John Jordan was convicted on 06/12/1833 for stealing - a flute from his Master. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘John Barry’, arriving 11/08/1834.

Single man.
Gaol Report: connections represented as respectable and exemplary.
Hulk Report: Orderly

01/07/1836: Knopwood - Absent. Admonished.
29/12/1837: Knopwood - Drunk, neglect of duty & insolent. Admonished.
13/06/1838: Knopwood - Absent at night - solitary 1 week.
23/08/1838: Ticket of Leave granted
09/08/1839: on Ticket of Leave - misconduct. Tread Wheel 14 days.

Free Certificate 1840 (no. 816)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Judd:

John Judd was convicted as Essex on 30/01/1833 for Highway Robbery and assault. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Arab 2’, arriving 30/06/1834.

Gaol Report: bad character. Imprisoned twice before.
Hulk Report: good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Quiet, little ability.

Single man.

Died H.M. Colonial Hospital Hobart 13/12/1834.

(Brother Henry Judd was also onboard the same ship for a different crime - served his time in VDL and was granted a Conditional Pardon.)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Henry Judd:

Henry Judd was convicted at Essex on 30/11/1833 of Burglary. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Arab 2’, arriving 30/06/1834.

Wife Ann & 1 child in Ireland.

Gaol Report: repeated thief, previous convictions and imprisonment (poaching).
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: very good, useful as a Petty Officer.  Brother John Judd also onboard.

Convict no. 38606
2nd class Chain Gang

Ticket of Leave 27/01/1842
Conditional Pardon 04/08/1846

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of John Irvine:

John Irving, a convict ‘bred to surgery’, was found guilty of larceny at Lincoln, England, on 6 March 1784 and sentenced to transportation for seven years. While in the hulks on the Thames his surgical training was mentioned to Superintendent Duncan Campbell by one of the visiting surgeons, Dr Erskine. Campbell commended Irving to Under-Secretary Nepean who seems to have directed that he be employed professionally on the transports. He embarked in the Scarborough, but was transferred to the Lady Penrhyn on 20 March 1787 as surgeon’s mate and apparently acted in this capacity until 27 April when Surgeon Altree returned from sick leave.

There is no conclusive evidence that he assisted the surgeons on the voyage, but on landing at Sydney Cove he was employed immediately as an assistant at the hospital. During the next two years the surgeons found him such ‘a very useful man’ that on 28 February 1790 Governor Arthur Phillip emancipated him in recognition of his ‘unremitting good Conduct and meritorious Behaviour’, and directed him to proceed to Norfolk Island in H.M.S. Sirius as assistant to Surgeon Dennis Considen. Lieutenant Ralph Clark rejoiced in the knowledge that Irving was on board because he was ‘the best Surgeon amongst them’. Watkin Tench, who reacted against the view that the convict settlement was bound to be a sink of infamy, accepted Irving’s emancipation, the first granted at Sydney Cove, as a pleasing proof ‘that universal depravity did not prevail’.

On his return to Sydney towards the end of 1791 Irving was posted to Parramatta to assist Surgeon Thomas Arndell. He was granted thirty acres (12 ha) of land on 22 February 1792 on the north side of the creek leading to Parramatta, between the grants made to Philip Schaffer and Robert Webb, and by 16 October he had nine acres (3.6 ha) under maize and two ready for planting.

Of his professional work, which became increasingly heavy, a few specific records have been preserved. His deposition on the post-mortem of Simon Burn and his evidence at the trial of John Hill for Burn’s murder showed his skill in stating matters simply, clearly and convincingly. Irving died at Parramatta on 3 September 1795 and was buried in St John’s cemetery. No stone marks his grave but one of Parramatta’s streets bears his name. When Collins said that his death ‘was much regretted’ and that ‘his loss would be severely felt’ he expressed the popular estimate of Irving’s worth.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Theophilus Rosser Jones:

Charged with extorting money by threatening, with 2 others. Brecon Assizes 22/03/1834. 14yr sentence.

Gaol Report: addicted to dissolute habits. Friends highly respectable.

Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘William Metcalfe”, arriving 04/09/1834.

Ship Surgeon’s Report: Orderly

Married - wife Elizabeth & 1 child at Native Place - Tredegar.

Convict no. 38085.  2nd Class Chain Gang.

Died at Port Arthur Penal Settlement, Van Diemens Land 24/01/1835.

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Elizabeth Youngson:

Elizabeth was sentenced to death along with George YOUNGSON 17 February 1789 - Sent to Norfolk Island, with George YOUNGSON, on the ‘Supply’. George and Elizabeth YOUNGSON were brother and sister and were both sentenced for the same crime. Elizabeth had been sentenced as a spinster

November 1794 - Both George and Elizabeth left Norfolk Island with at least one of the three children born on Norfolk Island
1798 - Married Abraham LEE
1806 - Listed as self employed and with no children

1828 - The Census recorded Elizabeth as a widow, aged 56, at Kent Street Sydney and working as a Laundress. Her daughter Ann (aged 20) was living with her Patrick MITCHELL who was the father of Ann YOUNGSON born 18 April 1808 Elizabeth’s burial was recorded at the St Mary’s Catholic Church in Sydney

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Elizabeth Pipkin:

17 February 1789 - Sent to Norfolk Island
9 May 1789 - Sentenced to 36 lashes for infamous behaviour. She had a child while on Norfolk Island but it died 1 December 1790
6 June 1791 - Received six of 25 lashes ordered for going into town without permission
3 November 1795 - Went to Port Jackson on the ‘Supply’
18 January 1796 - Returned to Norfolk Island
June 1798 - Returned to Port Jackson on the ‘Reliance’
Described in Lieutenant Ralph Clark’s diary as “a fine figure of a woman”

Eric Harry Daly on 9th January, 2013 wrote of Lydia Munro:

Originally sentence to death, then commuted to 14 years transportation. On the 12 September 1788 - Narrowly escaped being raped by William BOGGIS. She was rescued by Daniel GORDON who beat BOGGIS off with a stick.
Married Andrew Goodwin on the 2 March 1790 at Port Jackson.
4 March 1790 - Sent to Norfolk Island on the ‘Sirius’, along with her husband and child
1 July 1791 - Andrew was supporting his family on a 1 acre lot at Norfolk Island
December 1791 - They were settled on 12 acres at Creswell Bay, Norfolk Island
6 November 1794 - Left Norfolk Island on the ‘Daedalus’, bound for Port Jackson
16 October 1795 - Returned to Norfolk Island on the ‘Supply’
March 1805 - Andrew held 23 acres, nine of these by lease.
August 1807 - He held 23 acres, purchased from a second owner.
26 December 1807 - Left Norfolk Island on the ‘Porpoise’, bound for Van Diemens Land, with his wife and seven surviving children.
April 1809 - He was farming, with a partner, 46 acres at Clarence Plains, VDL

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