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Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Hannah Howard:

PUBLIC NOTICE.  SECRETARY’S OFFICE, 9th June, 1810.
THE Persons whose Names are inserted underneath, and who arrived in this Colony in the several recorded Ships under which their names respectively appear, have obtained Certificates from His Excellency the Governor, of their being restored to all the Rights of Free Subjects in consequence of their Terms of Transportation being expired; they are therefore henceforth to be respected accordingly.
By Command of His Excellency, JOHN THOMAS CAMPBELL, Secretary.
Glatton, 1803. - Hannah Howard
Sydney Gazette, 16 June 1810.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Joseph Robins:

PUBLIC NOTICE.  SECRETARY’S OFFICE, 9th June, 1810.
THE Persons whose Names are inserted underneath, and who arrived in this Colony in the several recorded Ships under which their names respectively appear, have obtained Certificates from His Excellency the Governor, of their being restored to all the Rights of Free Subjects in consequence of their Terms of Transportation being expired; they are therefore henceforth to be respected accordingly.
By Command of His Excellency, JOHN THOMAS CAMPBELL, Secretary.
Glatton, 1803. - Joseph Robins,
Sydney Gazette, 16 June 1810.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Dobby:

At the Yorkshire assizes, …Ann Huddlestone, William Dobby, Charles Glave, and William Dowse, for divers thefts; … were ordered to be transported 7 years.
Carlisle Journal, 28 March 1801.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Ann Huddlestone:

At the Yorkshire assizes, …Ann Huddlestone, William Dobby, Charles Glave, and William Dowse, for divers thefts; … were ordered to be transported 7 years.
Carlisle Journal, 28 March 1801.

Gail Robyn Newman on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Joseph Phelps:

PHELPS, Joseph. Of Airds

1813 Jul 1

Subscribed to fund for building a court house at Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.133)

1816 Jan 16

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816; at Airds (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.25)

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Thomas Greensmith:

At the Yorkshire assizes, … William Stephenson (aged 16) and Thomas Greensmith, for horse-stealing; … received sentence of death.
Carlisle Journal, 28 March 1801.

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Before the judge left York he was pleased to reprieve William Stephenson, William Howorth,  Thomas Greensmith, ...
Carlisle Journal, 4 April 1801.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Vaux:

At the Yorkshire assizes, …Samuel Lundy and Wm. Vaux, for stealing a cow; … received sentence of death.
Carlisle Journal, 28 March 1801.

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Before the judge left York he was pleased to reprieve ... William Vaux, ...
Carlisle Journal, 4 April 1801.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Stephenson:

At the Yorkshire assizes, … William Stephenson (aged 16) and Thomas Greensmith, for horse-stealing; … received sentence of death.
Carlisle Journal, 28 March 1801.

Before the judge left York he was pleased to reprieve William Stephenson, William Howorth,  Thomas Greensmith, ...
Carlisle Journal, 4 April 1801.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Turner:

Prisoners in Ousebridge Gaol: Elizabeth Turner for pocket-picking, and Eleanor Copley for theft, are sentenced to be transported for seven years;
Hull Packet, 24 March 1801

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Eleanor Copley:

Prisoners in Ousebridge Gaol: Elizabeth Turner for pocket-picking, and Eleanor Copley for theft, are sentenced to be transported for seven years;
Hull Packet, 24 March 1801

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Granger:

Mary Granger, and William Pepper, for perjury ; .. to be severally transported for seven years.
Leeds Intelligencer, 15 March 1802.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Richard Rhodes:

... Richard Rhodes, for horse stealing; 
Carlisle Journal, 20 March 1802.
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Last week the following male convicts left York castle, in order to be delivered board the Hulks, at Langston Harbour, near Portsmouth, viz. ... R. Rhodes, ... for seven years.
Leeds Intelligencer, 31 May 1802.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Fenton:

York Assizes ended on Saturday sen’night, when the following prisoners received sentence of death : ... and Randal Dalpain, otherwise William Fenton, of Guisbrough, yeoman, ...
Star (London) 23 March 1802.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of John Leighton:

The Assizes at York were finished at the Crown End on Friday se’nnight, where the following persons have been tried, viz.  William Peal, John Leighton, Randal Dalpain, alias William Fenton, and Richard Wilkinson for sheep-stealing;
Carlisle Journal, 20 March 1802.

York Assizes ended on Saturday sen’night, when the following prisoners received sentence of death : John Leighton, of Upsal, miller, ...
Star (London) 23 March 1802.

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Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Matthew Noble:

The Assizes at York were finished at the Crown End on Friday se’nnight, where the following persons have been tried, viz. John Ashton and Matthew Noble, for horse stealing;
Carlisle Journal, 20 March 1802.
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Last week the following male convicts left York castle, in order to be delivered board the Hulks, at Langston Harbour, near Portsmouth, viz. ... Richard Wilkinson, James Carrett,  Matthew Noble, William Fenton, William Peele, and John Ashton, transported during the term of their natural lives.
Leeds Intelligencer, 31 May 1802.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Fenton:

… and Randal Dalpain, alias William Fenton, all for sheep-stealing; ...
Leeds Intelligencer, 15 March 1802.

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Last week the following male convicts left York castle, in order to be delivered board the Hulks, at Langston Harbour, near Portsmouth, viz. ... Richard Wilkinson, James Carrett,  Matthew Noble, William Fenton, William Peele, and John Ashton, transported during the term of their natural lives.
Leeds Intelligencer, 31 May 1802.

Gail Robyn Newman on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Margaret Connolly:

CONNELLY, Margaret. Per “Experiment”, 1809; wife of Thomas O’Brien

1811

Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3169; 4/1848 pp.6-7)

Gail Robyn Newman on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Margaret Connolly:

Margaret married Thomas O’Brien (Marquis Cornwall 1796) at ST Phillips Sydney 3rd SEP 1810, Thomas was granted land at Appin in 1816

Iain Frazier on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Thomas (the Younger) Chapman:

Thomas, a Jewish person & a Ticket of Leave shepherd, is noted to have found gold in the Grampians in 1949.  He subsequently fled to Sydney with the ‘secret’ of the gold find-afraid of mobs-where worked in a pub.  He later returned to Victoria.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of David Gibson:

… David Gibson, for stealing eight gold watches, and divers other articles; ...
Leeds Intelligencer, 15 March 1802.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of James Carrett:

CAPTURING THE BUSHRANGERS:
Petition dated December 20th 1812 from : Thomas Tombs, James Carrett and William Thompson
“TO: Major Geils, the 73rd Regiment Commandant of Van Diemens Land
The humble Petition of Thomas Tombs, James Carrett and William Thompson, Prisoners for Life,  Most humbly sheweth
“That your Petitioners are of that unfortunate description of person named bushrangers who never were guilty of any outrage since their arrival in this country, and whose crime arises in deserting from their Government employ - preferring a life of quiet in the bush to that of Government employ.
“That your petitioners at the time of their desertion fled to the western mountains from thence towards Cape Barren and to the straits far from either settlements where, one hundred and eighty miles from this and one hundred from Port Dalrymple and there lived upon the casual supply furnished by their dogs, sooner than interfere with the peaceable and well disposed part of the community.
“That your petitioners returning from the Straits towards Oyster Bay fell in with two men collecting seal skins who informed them that they had now a fair opportunity of availing themselves of a Pardon, as there was a proclamation issued by Your Honor for the detention of John McCabe and John Townsend, two most notorious offenders as specified in it. being free of a life which afforded nothing but Emue and Kangaroo and that sometimes a precarious supply, and afraid to return knowing the punishment we deserved, we determined however desperate the attempt to hunt them all over the Island been 9??) our lives bringing them in to obtain that blessing offer (of a pardon) we enquired of the two men, who gave us the information, what part of the country we might go in quest of them - the men replied the last time they were head of, they were at New Norfolk where they were seen by a Government Stock Keeper named King in the act of firing among the Government men.
“The step we had before us was a desperate one - how to avoid the soldiers and fall in with them, We however travelled forty miles from the lower part of Oyster Bay towards New Norfolk as necessity required we should keep as clear as possible of the district and at Peopers (?) Plains being after a morning hunt and returning with two kangaroos to when rekindled a fire one of your petitioners (Graved Thompson) fortunately fell in with them - he knew McCabe at Sidney - and after some conversation sought to prevail upon him to join petitioner’s companions which both of them positively refused.  The next day however, your petitioners contrived to fall in with them and found they were well prepared with muskets and ammunition and knowing them to be desperate men and we only three ill provided, it was xx your petitioners should act causiously [sic] we remained with them a few days and found means to divide them when we secured both with kangaroo cord and conducted them to town.
Petitioners relying on Your Honour’s proclamation most humbly beg that you will condescend to tend your influence on their behalf with his Excellency the Governor in Chief of New South Wales for which Your Petitioners will ever pray in Duty Bound.
Hobart Town
December 20th 1812.
Signed by Thomas Tombs and the marks of James Carrett and William Thompson.

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Convicts Index 1791-1873

James Carrett, Ship Calcutta, 1803, Conditional Pardon,  Date: 31 Jan 1813.

Maureen Withey on 25th September, 2020 wrote of William Peel:

… William Peel, Rich. Wilkinson, John Leighton, and Randal Dalpain, alias William Fenton, all for sheep-stealing; ...
Leeds Intelligencer, 15 March 1802.

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Last week the following male convicts left York castle, in order to be delivered board the Hulks, at Langston Harbour, near Portsmouth, viz. ... Richard Wilkinson, James Carrett,  Matthew Noble, William Fenton, William Peele, and John Ashton, transported during the term of their natural lives.
Leeds Intelligencer, 31 May 1802.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Honora Kerin:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 1829

No; 693
Name;  Patrick Fraher or Traher
Age; 35 ; Est Birth Date; 1794/3
Ship; Pilot
Sentence; Life
Free or Bond; Ticket of Leave
Name;  Honor Kerin
Age; 23
Ship; City of Edinburgh
Sentence; 7 years
Free or Bond; Bond

Date of Permission; 6 May 1829
Clergyman; Rev D P??. Sydney
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Tony Beale on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Howe:

From Kings County Ireland Single roman catholic who could read. 5’ 1 1/2” ruddy and freckled complexion dark brown hair and brown eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, Granted 27/2/1844 Mary Howe 30 free (7yrs) per ship Thomas Harrison to marry Patrick Larkin 33 TOL (life) per ship Lady McNaughton Rev W W Oreilly Bathurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th September, 2020 wrote of Patrick Fraher:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 1829

No; 693
Name;  Patrick Fraher or Traher
Age; 35 ; Est Birth Date; 1794/3
Ship; Pilot
Sentence; Life
Free or Bond; Ticket of Leave
Name;  Honor Kerin
Age; 23
Ship; City of Edinburgh
Sentence; 7 years
Free or Bond; Bond

Date of Permission; 6 May 1829
Clergyman; Rev D P??. Sydney
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