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D Wong on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Joseph Galley:

Joseph Galley was 26 years old, a native of Surry, England, his occupation was soldier/brickmaker/farm labourer.

Joseph was single, 5’5 1/2” tall, brown complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, J Gallin RR right arm, D left breast, Forefinger of left hand contracted.

4/5/1839: Thought to be part of a bushranging gang at Bathurst.  Testimony given by Mr Liscombe, to whom he was assigned, stated that he had been sent out into the bush to get some sheep, but had become lost, and accidently came across the bushrangers.  He was acquitted.

29/7/1839: Absconded from the Circular Quay Gang since 29/7/1839.  Still advertising for in 15/10/1840.

No other records found.

Sue Bridges on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Isaac George Bridges:

Sentence expired 1851

Wife #1 (Mary Bridges) died 1854 Coopers Creek

Wife #2 (Sarah?) fate unknown. Publican’s daughter

Emigrated to New Zealand - Timaru & Christchurch 1871

Wife #3 (Annie Smith) and large family born in Chch. Descendant Simon Bridges is current Associate Transport Minister (2013) in NZ Govt.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Mathew Mills:

Mathew/John Mills was tried at Oxford, Oxfordshire on 30 July 1783 for highway robbery with a value of 31 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 24 at that time (May 1787).
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “ troublesome at times”

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of William Mc Namara:

William Mc Namara was tried at Old Bailey, London on 10 September 1783 for stealing stone knee buckles with a value of 20 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17830910-46-defend580&div=t17830910-46#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 24 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as seaman.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “a dangerous Fellow, low in cunning”.Described as “a Catholic”.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Redman Mc Grah:

Redman/Redmond Mc Grah was tried at Old Bailey, London on 29 October 1783 for stealing household goods with a value of 30 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 30 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1788.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “ troublesome at times”. Described on his death as “Edmund McGrass, papist”.
A prior conviction he was publicly whipped and his trade is seaman.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17830910-122-defend1257&div=t17830910-122#highlight

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Richard Mc Dale:

Richard Mc Dale was tried at Old Bailey, London on 30 April 1783 for stealing gold coins with a value of 126 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17830430-64-defend813&div=t17830430-64#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 33 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as shoemaker, Richard was also an out pensioner out of Chelsea hospital
Partner in the original crime was Robert Forrester. Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”. On 16 January 1789 he received 100 lashes for striking one of the convicts called Catherine Smith.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of William Parr:

William Parr was tried at Liverpool, Lancashire on 27 January 1785 for fraud (cheating a shopkeeper). He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Alexander with age unknown.
Described as “the noted swindler” by court records.Employed in issuing spirits, on 6 May 1788 he was sentenced to receive 200 lashes after a court of enquiry into a marine having been drunk on duty, and on 12 April 1790 to 100 lashes for stealing a pumpkin.Married Mary McCormack on 10 February 1788, the first marriage recorded in the colony.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Mary Mc Cormack:

Mary Mc Cormack was tried at Liverpool, Lancashire on 12 August 1784 for receiving stolen goods. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 33 at that time (May 1787)
Married William Parr on 10 February 1788, the first marriage recorded in the colony.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Betty Mason:

Betty/Elizabeth Mason was tried at Gloucester, Gloucestershire on 23 March 1785 for stealing a purse and gold coins with a value of 315 shillings. She was sentenced to transportation for 14 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 22 at that time (May 1787).
Her year old son died on 29 September 1787.On 29 August 1789 sentenced to receive 25 lashes for making a frivolous complaint.Married Richard Hawkes on 14 February 1790.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of James Mackey:

James Mackey was tried at Old Bailey, London on 10 September 1783 for stealing clothing with a value of 4 shillings 10 d.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17830910-103-defend1082&div=t17830910-103#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 25 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as weaver.He left NSW in 1810.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”. Joined NSW Corps in 1794. Described in September 1808 as aged 46 years one month, with dark complexion, long face, dark brown hair, grey eyes, and 5ft 8ins tall.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Sarah Mac Cormack:

Sarah Mac Cormack was tried at Manchester, Lancashire on 4 May 1786 for stealing pieces of gold with a value if 1 shilling. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 20 at that time (May 1787).
On 15 August 1788 ordered to receive 25 lashes for abusive behaviour.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of John Lloyd:

John Lloyd was tried at Old Bailey, London on 29 June 1785 for stealing a watch with a value of 41 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17850629-56-defend496&div=t17850629-56#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 22 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1811.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Jerimiah Leary:

Jerimia Leary was tried at Bristol, Gloucestershire on 30 March 1784 for housebreaking. He was sentenced to transportation for 14 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 22 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1807.
Partner in the original crime was Thomas Jones.Received the order to run “the Gauntlet among the Convicts” (run through the convict lines being beaten) for theft in March 1790.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Stephen Le Grove:

Stephen Le Grove was tried at Old Bailey, London on 14 January 1784 for stealing timber with a value of 200 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17840114-38-defend381&div=t17840114-38#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 29 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as waterman.He left NSW in 1791.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny. On the Dunkirk hulk he was a “quiet” prisoner. Received 50 lashes on 16 March 1789 for being absent from work.Night watch member in August 1789.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Henry Lavell:

Henry Lavell was tried at Old Bailey, London on 11 September 1782 for forgery with a value of 210 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17820911-110-defend1140&div=t17820911-110#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for life having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 23 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as ivory turner.He left NSW in 1801.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”. Received a sentenced of death on 27 February 1788 for theft of food, but reprieved.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of John Lambeth:

John Lambeth was tried at Bristol, Gloucestershire on 29 March 1785 for stealing cash with a value of 172 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 24 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as blacksmith. He died at sea in 1788.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Mary Branham:

Mary Branham was tried at Old Bailey, London on 8 December 1784 for stealing clothing with a value of 39 shillings. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Lady Penrhyn aged about 17 at that time (May 1787). Her occupation was listed as servant.
Gave birth to a child by a seaman on 20 July 1788, and later had a daughter, Alicia, by Lt Ralph Clark on 23 July 1791. Alicia was the name of Clark’s wife in England.
Lieutenant Ralph Clark is famous for his diary that gives an insight to the convicts of the first fleet and of the convicts on Norfolk Island.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of William Jones:

William Jones was tried at Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 12 March 1785 for stealing a purse and cash with a value of 96 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 21 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as stocking weaver.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”.On 21 August 1788 sentenced to receive 50 lashes for gambling.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Jones:

Thomas Jones was tried at Bristol, Gloucestershire on 30 March 1784 for burglary. He was sentenced to transportation for 14 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 23 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as bricklayer.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”. Partner in the original crime was Jeremiah Leary.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Richard Jones:

Richard Jones was tried at Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 4 August 1784 for stealing livestock (four cattle) with a value of 440 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 34 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as miller.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was “tolerably decent and orderly”.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of James Jemmison:

James/John Jemmison was tried at Maidstone, Kent on 19 March 1784 for stealing clothing with a value of 42 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 27 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1788.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”.

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Samuel Hussey:

Samuel/James Hussey was tried at Oxford, Oxfordshire on 3 March 1784 for stealing livestock (two horses) with a value of 240 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 33 at that time (May 1787), he committed suicide in 1808.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was that he had behaved “remarkably well”.Night watch member. He lived with Frances Hughes on Norfolk Island from 1790 and went with her to Van Diemen’s Land in 1807

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Thomas Hughes:

Thomas Hughes He was tried at Old Bailey, London on 20 February 1783 for stealing livestock (a horse) with a value of 120 shillings.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17830226-55-defend627&div=t17830226-55#highlight
He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 24 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1831.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.

Joan Gray on 13th January, 2013 wrote of John Gray:

John Gray and Elizabeth Killett were married at St. Johns Parramatta by the Rev. Samuel Marsden on the 26th July, 1803. V1803544 3A/1803 Witnesses were John Marshall and Eleanor Carty.  Their first child Elizabeth was Baptised by Rev. Marsden on the same day. Elizabeth died on the 22nd day of October 1875. They had 7 children:-
John died, drowned. His notice read, “Yesterday morning the body of John Gray, who was assistant to the Clerk of the Market was drowned in Mr. Fieldgates well. He was much respected as an old inhabitant of the Colony and has left behind a wife and seven children to lament his premature destiny.”

Joan Gray on 13th January, 2013 wrote of Elizabeth Killett:

Elizabeth Gray died at Myrtle Street, Darlington. Cause of death was given as exhaustion. She was married to convict John Gray who arrived on the ship Barwell in 1798. John Gray and Elizabeth Killett were married at St. Johns Parramatta by the Rev. Samuel Marsden on the 26th July, 1803. V1803544 3A/1803

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