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Anonymous on 21st June, 2012 wrote of Charles Goodwin:

He was a File Cutter, convicted at the age of 25 on 17th Oct 1833, along with 3 other younger men (for stealing linen) and all sentenced to 7 years transportation.  The trial took place at Northampton Assizes (Michaelmass Quarter Sessions) and he was recorded as being from Northamptonshire. At some point they were all removed from the Northampton County Gaol to the convict hulk York.
He arrived in NSW on 18th Nov 1834 and was assigned to Charles Throsby of Throsby Park, near Bowral (see link below) and given his Certificate of Freedom in Illawarra District in 1841.  The house at Throsby Park was built from 1834, so he was probably part of that.

Anonymous on 21st June, 2012 wrote of John Kargeeg:

John Kargeeg was transported for stealing a coat and cloak from Mrs Brown of Penzance.

John was protestant, could read, 5’5" tall, fresh complexion, light brown hair, eyebrows and eyes, and native place was Penzance.

Period of Probation Labour: 18 months.
Station of Gang: Jericho
24/11/1847: TOL
7/7/1849: Certificate.

John may have changed his name as I could find no
other details about him.

Anonymous on 21st June, 2012 wrote of James Allendge:

James Allendge was transported on the Waverley (1) in 1839.  He was indicted for Housebreaking, he was single and 20 years old.

1843: TOL Mudgee

5/3/1846: COF

Neville Good on 21st June, 2012 wrote of Thomas Good:

thomas good married mary hanlon in collingwood 1852 and had 5 children, mary elizabeth 1853,george william 1854,martha ellen 1856,thomas 1858,sarah elizabeth 1860.a inquest in sandhurst vic found he committed suicide by shooting himself.

Anonymous on 21st June, 2012 wrote of Frederick Carrick:

1831: TOL Sydney
19/10/1831: Recommended for CP
6/4/1833: CP
19/5/1836: Recommended for Absolute Pardon.
31/8/1837: Absolute Pardon.

Anonymous on 21st June, 2012 wrote of Frederick Carrick:

Frederick Carrick was born in Westminster and sentenced to death, aged 22 for stealing on the 10/11/1817, at the prish of St. Pancras, 1 box 1L 10s., 3 gold rings 10s., 1 locket 5s., 1 brooch 5s., 2 seals 2s., 2 strings of beads 5s., and 2L 10s., in monies numbered, the propoerty of John Churchman, in his dwelling house.

Col.Sec. 8/9/1821: Carpenter.  On list of persons victualled from H.M. Magazines.

24/10/1821: Request for copy of proceedings against.

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 wrote of William Rice:

William Rice was 15 years old when tried for pocket picking.  He was single and his native place was Drogheda, Louth County, Ireland.

From the Medical and Surgical journal of the Waverley, to Sydney 1839:  William Rice; age 20 (some discrepancy in the ages here, but then not unusual) convict; sick or hurt; venereal; put on sick list 9/4/1839; discharged 25/5/1839.

18/10/1845: COF

1867: Died at the age of 43 at Carcoar.

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 wrote of William Rice:

William Rice was transported for being an Irish Rebel and as such was a political prisoner.

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 wrote of James Smethurst:

James Smethurst was transported for Burglary.  It was his first conviction, he was married with 1 child.

Only information on his conduct record: Period of Labour - 2 years.
Station of Gang: Norfolk Island.

27/2/1846: Died at Norfolk Island.

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Alfred Moult:

Alfred Moult was 19 and single when transported.

1/3/1851: CP

1852: Maried Margaret McMillan at Balmain.  Son Thomas was born 1854.

1872: Greville’s P O Directory; Alfred Moult, Labourer, Ulladulla.

Alfred & Henry Mould - Farmers at Clyde River, Nelligen.

1887: Died at Moruya aged 70

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of William Rice:

Additional source: http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/twconvic/Hercules+1802

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Robert Ford:

Tried 9 April 1814. Native Place: Berwick. Occupation: Labourer. Age: 26 years.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convicts Arriving in Australia’ Book 33.

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of John Wood:

Tried 27 March 1817. Native Place: London. Occupation: Lent Press Printer. Age: 23 years. Height: 5 ft 2 in. Complex: Fa. freckled. Hair: Dark Brown. Eyes: Brown. Ticket of Leave: 30/65.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Robert on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Daniel Holden:

Married Ellen or Hellen Bruce Feb 1853 Melbourne.Ellen born abt 1822 Edinburgh Scotland.

Daniel born in Sussex.My ggrandfather.

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Michael Ford:

Tried 16 April 1817. Native Place: Longford. Occupation: Clerk. Age: 23 years. Height: 5 ft 6½ in. Complex: Florid and freckled. Hair: Brown. Eyes: Hazel. Ticket of Leave: 1499. Conditional Pardon: 1509.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of William Dowsett:

Tried 10 March 1817. Native Place: Essex. Occupation: Labourer. Age: 21 years. Height: 5 ft 6 in. Complex: Dark Sallow. Hair: Brown. Eyes: Hazel. Ticket of Leave: 2530.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Thomas Foard:

Tried 11 March 1815. Native Place: Yorkshire. Occupation: Labourer and Cook. Age: 24 years. Height: 6 ft 6½ in. Complex: Ruddy. Hair: Sandy. Eyes: Brown.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 wrote of John Oxley:

Tried 24 July 1816. Native Place: York. Occupation: Labourer. Age: 23 years. Height: 5 ft 7 in. Complex: Ruddy. Hair: Brown. Eyes: Hazel.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Lavinia on 20th June, 2012 wrote of Peter Cosgrove:

Tried 8 May 1816. Native Place: Longford. Occupation: Soldier (103rd). Age: 20 years. Height: 5 ft 7 in. Complex: Sallow. Hair: Brown. Eyes: Hazel. Ticket of Leave: 27/690. Conditional Pardon: 41/90.

Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convict, Pioneer and Immigrant Series of Australia Bok 38, Jan-Jun 1817.

Anonymous on 19th June, 2012 wrote of John Monsey:

John Monsey was 23, and married when transported. 29/12/1839: Ded at the age of 22 (according to the Convict Death Register) District/Parish: Sydney Hospital.

Anonymous on 19th June, 2012 wrote of Michael Moncaster:

Michael Moncaster was 27 years old when transported for; wounding a Policeman wo tried to arrest him for violent assault.  He was born in Louth.

Michael was married to Elizabeth, who described herself as a widow after 1839.  He had a son called William born in 1839 and other children (how many not known).

1839: TOL Scone

10/6/1850: CP

Trove: 28th July, 1859 - District News - Scone.

French v Moncaster - This was a charge of assult, alleged to have been committed by Michael Moncaster upon Thomas French.  French stated that on Sunday, the 17th instant, defendant came to his house about half-past one o’clock in the afternoon, bringing with him a bottle of rum, and demanding addmittance, upon the refusal of which he threw the bottle away, and then pulled the prosecutor off a stool upon which he was sitting, and knocked hin down, at the same time kicking and beating him with his fists while on the ground.  French, who is an old man, bore undeniable marks on his face and body of severe treatment.  Moncaster denied having been in the house at all, or assaulting French in the manner described.

The bench held that there had been assaults on both sides, but from the circumstances of French being and old man and Moncaster very much his junior, more discretion should have been exercised by Moncaster, and therefore ordered him to pay 30s., and costs, or 7 days imprisonment.

Michael died in 1881 at scone.

No marriage or children records found.

Jenny Leviston on 19th June, 2012 wrote of Joseph Bradley:

Original records seen at Lincolnshire Archives June 2012 show that Jospeh Bradley was guilty of receiving 46 fowls and geese.

Anonymous on 19th June, 2012 wrote of William Whitley:

William Whitley was sentenced to 3 months for Larceny when before the Court in Chester, England in 1830, Michaelmas session. Before the Pleas of Crown on 22 March 1933 Goal Delivery for the City of Chester, Cheshire, England.  He was convicted of Larceny (stealing flowers and other goods) a Felony offense and sentented to 14 years.  He was transported after 2 months imprisonment.  Departure on 19 August 1833 and arrival in New South Wales.  The 18 December 1833 muster shows him disposed to Julia Johnstone, Annandale.  William Whitley received his Certificate of Freedom on 5 April 1847.  For a time, William Whitley was head gardener at what is now the Botanical Gardens in Sydney, having been employed as a "seed merchant, nurseryman and horticulturalist" in Chester, England.  His wife Hannay Parry, with six of their children, sailed on the ship ELLEN to Sydney, followed her husband after his transportation.  William was christened on 17 February 1799 in Chester, England and died on 22 February 1849 after being thrown from a horse at a racemeeting.

Ejhanford on 19th June, 2012 wrote of Helena Towe:

John Collins married Selina Tow on 6 Mar 1846 Marriage Place: Tasmania Registration Place: Hobart, Tasmania Registration Year: 1846 Registration number: 2308

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of George Farquharson:

George arrived in van Diemen’s Land 1 Jan 1825 on the ‘Berwick’. He had arrived as an immigrant from Scotland.21 June 1823.
He was convicted of sheep stealing, to a considerable extent, at Jericho, van Diemen’s Land.  He acknowledged there had been other offences.Convict no. 22619. He was married, with 2 young children and lived somewhere near Jericho. He had a very respectable father in Scotland, a Minister in the Church of Scotland.
George was executed in Hobart May 1825.
Trove newspaper online ref.& Tasmanian Archives.

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