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Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Patrick Geagan:

18623 Geagan Patrick - Surry 1836.
1845 27 September Port Stephens MM.
  Obtained Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Patrick Geagan:

Born - Meath County Ireland. Irish WB. Married 1 male 2 female children. Brother John Geagan arrived about 1825.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Andrew Gaffney:

110157 Gaffrey (?Gaffney) Andrew - Surry 1836. 1837 Merton GRC.
  Assigned to J.B. Bettington.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Andrew Gaffney:

Born - Westmeath County Ireland. Married 1 male child.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Michael Frawley:

4320 Frawley Michael - Surry 1836. 
1842 26 February Wollombi HRG.
    Obtained Ticket of leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Michael Frawley:

Born - Kerry Ireland. Single.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of James Fitzgerald:

4295 Fitzgerald James - Surry 1836. 
1842 26 February Patrick Plains HRG.
  Obtained T of L for Patrick Plains 1842.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of James Fitzgerald:

Born - Wicklow County Ireland. Single.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Thomas Farrell:

107858 Farrell Thomas - Surry 1836. 
1841 15 July Paterson SG.
  Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Thomas Farrell:

Born - Dublin Ireland. Single - Stealing cloak.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of John English:

126690 English John - Surry 1836.
1840 5 August Merton GG.
  Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of John English:

Born - Queens County Ireland. Crime - Stealing wool. Married 2 male 1 female children.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of John Dolan:

131731 Dolan John - Surry 1836. 
1837 30 August Merton GG.
Farm laborer age 21 from Co. Kildare. 5ft 6 in, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, nose inclining to the left side. Absconded from Chief Justice Francis Forbes 21st August.

132028 Dolan John - Surry 1836. 
1837 15 November Merton GG.
On List of Runaways apprehended during the last week. Absconded from Chief Justice Forbes.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of John Dolan:

Born - Kildare County Ireland. Single - Stealing cattle.  Sent to Norfolk Island. Died - 1839 Norfolk Island.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Patrick Dermott:

72968 Dermott Thomas (Patrick) - Surry 1836.  1837 Invermein GRC.
Assigned to T.P. Macqueen.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Patrick Dermott:

Born - Monaghan County Ireland.
Single - sent to Norfolk Island.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of William Darcy:

83610 Darcy William - Surry 1836. 
1837 Merton GRC.
Aged 24. Assigned to J.B. Bettington. Tried Tipperary.

126689 Darcy William - Surry 1836. 
1840 5 August Merton GG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

97719 Darcey (Darcy) William Surry 1836.  1842 19 March Cassilis SG.
Ticket of leave cancelled for gross prevarication.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of William Darcy:

Born - Tipperary County Ireland. Irish WB-Firearms. Married.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of James Cunningham:

126701 Cunningham James - Surry 1836. 
1840 5 August Raymond Terrace GG.
           
  Granted Ticket of Leave.
 


169862 Cunningham James Surry 1836 10 March 1846 Newcastle gaol Gaol Entrance Books. State Archives NSW; Item: 2/2009; Roll: 757 (Ancestry)
           
  Labourer from Co. Down. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland. Sent for trial. Sentenced to 18 months in irons at No. 3 Stockade, Newcastle.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of James Cunningham:

Born - Down County Ireland.  Single - Stealing cloth.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Micheal Coughlan:

2093 Croughin (Coghlan) Michael - Surry 1836. 1844 6 July Maitland MM.
           
  Ticket of Leave granted.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th June, 2015 wrote of Micheal Coughlan:

Born - Galway County Ireland. Irish WB - Firearms. Married 2 male 2 female children.

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote of William Garbett:

Arrival of Convicts on ‘John Bull’ 1823

arrival: ship John Bull
175 tons
Convict vessel

Master: B Orman
Origin: Derwent
Destination: Sydney 1823 Apr 23

Background

Date Item Details Source
cargo 5186 bushels wheat, 414 packages of sundries ad1

Passenger list
Surname Other names Notes   Source
13 cnv       convict
detachment       48th Regt
Underwood R  
Bunker Miss

Source. Australian Shipping 1788-1968: Vessels arriving by year. http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/events/3/249.htm#15333

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote of William Garbett:

Children of William and Elizabeth.

DEE Nairn, WA Australia writes on December 19, 2001 http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/garbett/147/

My Garbetts have been traced back to William Garbett/ Garbutt born in Shropshire, abt 1797 (or 1801) He was the son of William and Ann (nee Lamb)who married 31st May 1785 at Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Their children were Will 1797, Rosanna 1789 and Thomas 1792.
William Jnr broke into a house and stole bedding and clothing. He was sentenced to transportation to Austrlia (NSW)He arrived aboard the ship “Maria” with 156 other male convicts. They arrived Dec 1820.
Will married Elizabeth Cattell (alias Catlin) in 1829.
Will died 14th July 1882 at Cobbora NSW.
Children: William 1829, Hannah 1832, and George 1836.

D Wong on 8th June, 2015 wrote of James Gibson:

James Gibson was 22 years old and his native place was Fermanagh, Ireland.

Colonial Secretary:
GIBSON, James. Per “Daphne”, 1819
1824 Feb 2: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.108, 460-1)

13/6/1825: COF

4/7/1826 Liverpool Quarter Sessions – Larceny 7 years – sent to Moreton Bay, returned to Sydney 16/8/1833.
He was then described as: 28 years old, 5’5 ½” tall, sallow complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes.

27/8/1833: COF

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