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Maureen Withey on 13th February, 2020 wrote of James Hargreaves:

Colonial Secretary Index.
HARGREAVES, James. Per “Marquis of Wellington”, 1815

1817 Jun 10 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.178)

1820 Jul 20 - Prisoner at Newcastle. Did not return from the bush in time to proceed on the “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6067; 4/1807 p.105)

1825 Nov 26 - To be granted an absolute pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.46)

Maureen Withey on 13th February, 2020 wrote of John Wood:

Colonial Secretary Index.
WOOD, John. Per “Fortune”, 1813; family arrived per “Kangaroo”, 1814

1821 Oct - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 pp.107-107a)

1822 Mar 31-1823 Sep 30 - On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.10, 22, 36, 52, 67, 81)

1823 Jan 31 - On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.97)

1824 c.Apr - On list of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics for the quarters ending 31 Dec 1823 and 31 Mar 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265j)

1825 Nov - To be granted an absolute pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.46)

Maureen Withey on 13th February, 2020 wrote of Ann Killick:

Ann Killick, aged 22, for having maliciously stabbed and cut Isaac Harthen, with intent to maim and disfigure him.
Hampshire Chronicle, 10 Mar 1806.

Maureen Withey on 13th February, 2020 wrote of Ann Killick:

KILLICK, Ann. Per “Sydney Cove”, 1807; of Parramatta

1819 Nov 26 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.11)

1825 Nov 26 - To be granted an absolute pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.46)

Maureen Withey on 13th February, 2020 wrote of John Macintyre:

Colonial Secretary Index.

MCINTYRE, John. Per “Indian”, 1810
1818 Dec 23 - Details of his sentence (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.226)
1822 - Memorial (Fiche 3049; 4/1830 No.231)
1825 Nov 26 - To be granted an absolute pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.46)

NOTICE.  COLONIAL SECRETARY’S OFFICE, 26 Nov. 1825.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to give Directions that FREE PARDONS may be prepared, and submitted for His Signature to the Individuals whose Names are specified below; viz.
John McIntyre - Indian.

Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Thomas Blade:

Colonial Secretary Index.
BLADES, Thomas. Per “Surrey”, 1814

1815 Jan 23 - Referred to in evidence at inquest on Elizabeth Howell held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.323)

1819 Nov 20 - Lost shortly after the arrival of his wife Sarah and three children per “Broxbornebury” in a gale of wind in Cockle Bay; his wife subsequently married George Smith for whom she was petitioning for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.35)

BLADES, Sarah. Came free per “Broxbornebury”, 1814; widow of Thomas Blades

1818 May 4,5 - Re permission to marry George Smith at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.202)

SMITH, Sarah. Came free per “Broxbornebury”, 1814; widow of Thomas Blades, per “Surrey”, 1814; wife of George Smith, per “Baring”, 1815

1819 Nov 20 - Petition for mitigation of the sentence of her husband George (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.35)

1822 Aug 1 - Memorial for land in Sussex Street, Cockle Bay (Fiche 3053; 4/1832 No.360A)

Rowena Anne Curtin on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Bull:

Eleanor Elizabeth Bull was born 15th August, 1848 in Launceston to parents William Bull and He married fellow convict, Mary McLaren (Nautilus)on the 16th September, 1840 at St John’s Church of England, Launceston by Rev WH Browne. He was 25 and she was 22. They were given permission to marry on the 29th July, 1840.

Rowena Anne Curtin on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Ann Mclaren:

Mary Ann McLaren married fellow convict, William Bull (Enchantress) on the 16th September, 1840 at St John’s Church of England, Launceston by Rev WH Browne. He was 25 and she was 22. They were given permission to marry on the 29th July, 1840.

D Wong on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Allen:

Old Bailey:
WILLIAM ALLEN.
Theft: theft from a specified place.
7th December 1791
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

WILLIAM ALLEN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of November, thirty pounds weight of lead, value 4 s. the property of Thomas Chorley, affixed to a certain dwelling of his, against the statute.

THOMAS CHORLEY sworn.

I am a carpenter ; I missed some lead from some houses I had recently built in Union-street, Shadwell ; I missed it first on the 21st; I saw the lead on the following day at the office; I fitted the lead the day after to the place from whence I had lost it; I knew it by the end I worked down, and from the nail-holes; I have no doubt of it being my lead; it had been laid down about two months; the piece weighed about thirty pounds; the piece I describe completely filled up the vacancy.

WILLIAM TURNER sworn.

I know the prisoner at the bar; I met him at the head of Old Gravel lane, with the lead in a sack, on the 21st of November, about four in the evening; I asked him what he had got there; he said, a bit of blue; that is slang for lead; I do not know whether any examination was taken in writing before the magistrate; he said he had had it seven months: at the public-house he said he had an estate in Hertfordshire; the lead has been kept in the office under my charge; I marked it with a W.

WILLIAM DUNCH sworn.

I took the lead from the office, and fitted it to the place; the hole does not run right through, it runs upon an angle; I can only swear to one piece of the lead; they were detached pieces of lead, some fitting one house and some another.

OLIVER BURTON sworn.

I was also present. (Deposes to the same effect.)

JOHN FRANCIS sworn.

I am a plumber; I have no shadow of doubt but it is the identical lead fitted to Mr. Chorley’s house; I have taken a great deal of pains to satisfy myself.
Prisoner. I bought five pieces of lead, and gave 18 s. a hundred for the lead; I bought it to send into Hertfordshire, where I was building a little tenement; Turner is only a cadee; he is a thief; he has been in Newgate; he stole beer and pork; he is well known in Newgate.

Turner. I was convicted of an assault, and confined in Newgate; it was upon a girl, for striking her; it was not for an attempt to commit a rape.

GUILTY.
Transported for seven years.

Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2020 wrote of George Smith:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 12 February 2020), January 1815, trial of GEORGE SMITH , alias THOMAS TYLER (t18150111-20).
GEORGE SMITH, Royal Offences > coining offences, 11th January 1815.

141. GEORGE SMITH , alias THOMAS TYLER , was indicted for that he, on the 15th of March , feloniously and unlawfully had in his custody and possession a forged bank note for the payment of 5 l. he knowing it to be forged .

To this indictment the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Colonial Secretary Index.
SMITH, George. Per “Baring”, 1815; shoemaker; husband of Sarah, widow of Thomas Blades

1816 Nov 21 - To be strictly watched & for some months to be kept in irons at Newcastle (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.292)

1816 Nov 21 - On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.293)

1817 Mar 29 - Prisoner at Newcastle. Allowed to return to Sydney before his sentence had expired (Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.68a-b)

1818 May 4,5 - Re permission to marry Sarah Blades at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.202)

1819 Nov 20; 1820 Jan 3 - Petition of his wife Sarah for mitigation of his sentence (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.35)

1825 May 9 - Of Cockle Bay. Petition of Mary Smith to have her husband, Thomas Smith per “Grenada”, servant of George Smith, reassigned to her (Fiche 3252; 4/1875 p.212)

1825 Nov - To be granted a conditional pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 pp.47, 74)

Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Charles Smith:

Colonial Secretary Index:
SMITH, Charles. Per “Baring”, 1819

1822 Mar 28; 1823 Mar 1 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D pp.109, 113)

1823 Mar 1 - Convict servant of Lathropp Murray. Permitted to proceed to Hobart per “Minerva” (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.381)

1823 Jul 1,2 - Re permission to marry Ann Willson at Liverpool (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.592)

1823 Sep 11 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.115)

Ticket of Leave obtained during the last week:
SYDNEY
Baring (2) - Charles Smith.
The Monitor (Sydney), 4 May 1827.

Maureen Withey on 12th February, 2020 wrote of John Small:

Colonial Secretary’s Index:
SMALL, John. Per “Charlotte”, 1788; settler and district constable at Kissing Point

1794 Feb 20 - On list of all grants & leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.20)

c.1805 - Of Richmond Hill. On list of free settlers nominated as competent witnesses by Martin Mason in his complaint against Denis McCarty (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.61)

1809 Apr 20 - On list of all grants & leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.170)

1809 Oct 13 - Evidence at inquest on George Patfield (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.510, 512-3)

1810 Jan 25 - Memorial (Fiche 3009; 4/1822 No.295)

1813 Nov 13 - District Constable. Appointed Poundkeeper at Kissing Point (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.437)

1817 Sep 29 - Certifying to the service of Michael Towle in support of his petition for a ticket of leave (Fiche 3177; 4/1851 p.115)

1818 Jan 24 - On list of persons for whom land grants ready for delivery (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.428)

1819 Nov - Testifying to character of Joseph Lee, per “Tottenham”, for a ticket of leave (Fiche 3221; 4/1866 p.45)

1821 Sep 8 - Constable. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; with his wife & two children (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.61)

1822 - Signatory to petition from settlers, landholders & residents of the District of Kissing Point for leave to appropriate a piece of purchased land for a burial ground (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.265)

1822 Dec 27-1825 Apr 9 - On pay lists of constables employed at Sydney (Reel 6029, 4/7016A pp.15-216, 4/7016B pp.6-208 & 4/7016C pp.23-384; Reel 6030, 4/7016D pp.20-145; Reel 6061, 4/1779 pp.154c, 163c & 4/1780 pp.190c, 207c, 222c)

1823 Mar - Constable at Kissing Point. On list of constables in Sydney from Sep 1820 to Mar 1823 (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.65)

1824 - On list of constables doing duty in Sydney & its environs requiring slop clothing (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.95)

1824 May 22, Jun 4,11 - On lists of constables doing duty for the town of Sydney & its vicinity who are entitled to a weekly ration (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.97c, 119c, 140c)

1824 Dec 31 - On list of district & other constables doing duty in Sydney & its vicinity; stationed at Kissing Point (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.314c)

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of James Mckeon:

The Australian Indentures state that James McKeon was 21 years old.  He was a native of County Antrim; religion Protestant; status: single and a soldier and servant. He could neither read or write.  He was convicted of house robbery on 29 March 1828 at Cork and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled: hair brown and eyes eyes.  Transport number 120.
He was assigned to Rev. Vincent, Parramatta.

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Daniel Mcnurtey:

The Australian Indentures state that Daniel McNurtery was 29 years old.  He was a native of County Clare; religion Catholic; status: married with 1 child and was a soldier and plough man farm labourer.  He could read and write.  He was convicted of desertion on 3 September 1827 at Cork and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 7 inches; complexion ruddy: hair brown and eyes dark hazel.  Transport number 190.
He was assigned to Mr B. Sullivan, Pitt Town, Sydney.

Ellen Spiro on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Allen:

William Allen was one of the ten male convicts who boarded the Kitty. Eight males escaped the next day. William and one other (still looking for his name) arrived in Sydney, November 1792.Convict Indents (Digitised) Index 1788-1801.

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Jeremiah Buckley:

The Australian Indentures state that Jeremiah Buckley was 20 years old.  He was a native of County Cork; religion Catholic; status: single and he ploughs and reaps. He could not read or write.  He was convicted of rape on 8 March 1828 at Clare and sentenced to life.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled: hair brown and eyes blue.  Transport number 78.
He was assigned to Mr R. B. Lethbridge, Parramatta.
Received his ticket of leave in 1837 (number 73/39).
PLEASE NOTE that the Ireland Lieutenant Warrant records state that Jeremiah Buckley was sentenced for the offence of manslaughter.  The indentures state that the offence is rape.  This offence should be checked.  The offence is stated as per the Australia Convict Indentures which I have used for all other convicts.

Ellen Spiro on 12th February, 2020 wrote of John Lock:

The day after Kitty departed Deptford, Eight (8) of the ten (10) male convicts escaped from the Kitty when it re-docked for repairs. Apparently only 2 male convicts reached Australia from that ship. We are still trying to find their names of the two that arrived.

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Cuffe:

The Australian Indentures state that William Cuffe was 43 years old.  He was a native of County Cork; religion Catholic; status: married with 6 children and was a ploughman and shepherd. He could not read or write. He was convicted of sheep stealing on 31 March 1828 at Cork and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 9 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy: hair dark brown to grey and eyes blue.  Transport number 112.
He was assigned to Mr John Lacy, Parramatta.
Received his ticket of leave in 1833 (number 33/331) and Certificate of Freedom in 1835 (number 35/596).

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Jeremiah Cotter:

The Australian Indentures state that Jeremiah Cotter was 21 years old.  He was a native of County Cork; religion Catholic; status: single and a farm labourer.  He was convicted of sheep stealing on 31 March 1828 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 4 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy: hair dark brown and eyes brown.  Transport number 106.
He was assigned to Mr Charles Purcell.
Received his ticket of leave in 1833 (number 33/1139) and Certificate of Freedom in 1842 (number 42/529).

Iris Dunne on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Gardiner:

Convict Indents: Trade Brickman

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, conviction 11 August 1824, Received 2 October 1824, aged 17, Offence Housebreaking, Transported 15 November 1824

Iris Dunne on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Gardiner:

Conditional Pardon No. 43/203 dated 1 July 1842, conviction 11 August 1824

Iris Dunne on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Gardiner:

Ticket of Leave No. 38/1986 dated 20 November 1838, Trade Laborer, year of Birth 1811

Patrick Gardner on 12th February, 2020 wrote of William Gardiner:

Was born at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, in 1811.
He was sentenced to transportation for life. He arrived at Port Jackson on the Royal Charlotte in 1825.

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Martin Murphy:

The Indentures state that Martin Murphy was 35 years old.  He could neither read nor write; Religion Catholic: status married with 3 children and a native of County Kerry.  His occupation was a farm labourer.  He was convicted of pig stealing on 24 March 1828 in Kerry and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 6 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair brown and eyes dark hazel.  Transport number 185.
Assigned on arrival to Mr Richard Holland, Cornwell.
Certificate of Freedom received in 1843 (number 43/1148)

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote of Michael Martin:

The Indentures state that Michael Martin was 26 years old.  He could neither read or write; Religion Catholic: status married and a native of County Clare.  His occupation was a wheelwright and cart maker.  He was convicted of stealing timber on 8 March 1828 in Cork and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes brown.  Transport number 97.
Assigned on arrival to Engineers.
Received his certificate of freedom in 1839 (number 39/1969).

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