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Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of John Butler:

1799 - Old Sydney Burial Ground.
John Butler.
Burial; 5 Nov 1799

Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of John Butterfield:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial; 9 Mar 1791

1797 - Old Sydney Burial Ground
Name; John Butterfield
Burial; 20 April 1797.

Remarks; Convict

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Ann Marshall:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for Ann Marshall. From Newcastle. 35/972 Single protestant who could read and write. tried 3/8/1828. 5’ 2 3/4” Ruddy and freckled brown hair and hazel eyes Assigned to James Wayman Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Ann Marshall
1830 (Reel 3035)
Name: Ann Marshall
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1811
Age: 19
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Asia 2
Spouse Name: Walter Neary
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1803
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1822
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 29 Oct 1830
Application Place: Saint James Church Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

NSW BDMs
Marriages

201/1830 V1830201 14 NEARY WALTER MARSHALL MARY A CJ

5055/1830 V18305055 3B NEARY WALTER MARSHALL MARY A CA St James Sydney

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Walter Neary:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Ann Marshall
1830 (Reel 3035)
Name: Ann Marshall
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1811
Age: 19
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Asia 2
Spouse Name: Walter Neary
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1803
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1822
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 29 Oct 1830
Application Place: Saint James Church Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

NSW BDMs
Marriages

201/1830 V1830201 14 NEARY WALTER MARSHALL MARY A CJ

5055/1830 V18305055 3B NEARY WALTER MARSHALL MARY A CA St James Sydney

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of William Mason:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 31/1/1831
Jane McPherson 22 Bond (life) per ship Princess Royal to marry William Mason 32 Free (7yrs) per ship Guildford (32)

NSW BDMs
Marriages
167/1831 V1831167 73A MASON WILLIAM R MCPHERSON JANE I JA (Sydney Presbyterian Scots Church)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of George Boyden:

1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name;  George Boyden
Ship; Hillsborough - July 1799
Trial; Old Bailey - Feb 1798
Sentence; 7 years - Expired; 1805
Employment/Remarks; LEFT the Colony

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of William (the Younger) Bidgood:

1816 & 1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820 & 1816.
Name; William Badgood **
Ship; Glatton - March 1803
Trial; Exeter - Aug 1800
Sentence; Life
Employment/Remarks; DEAD

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Samuel Britton:

1818 & 1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; Samuel Britton
Ship; Admiral Gambier
Trial; Sept 1806
Sentence; Life
Employment/Remarks; DEAD; 1814

** New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials,
Has a burial record for a Samuel Britton
Parish; Seven Hills
Date of Burial; 28 August 1808.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of William Bedford:

1817 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1817
Employment/Remarks; Settler. Parramatta

1818 - New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials
William Bedford. Free. Age; 81. Burial Date: 13 Oct 1818

1820 & 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; William Bedford
Ship; Barwell - May 1798
Trial; Warwick - March 1795
Sentence; 14 years. Expired; 1809
Employment/Remarks; DEAD

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Jane Mcpherson:

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Jane Mcpherson
Sydney 1825-1832
16/4/1830 Absent without leave 15 days 3rd class factory

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 31/1/1831
Jane McPherson 22 Bond (life) per ship Princess Royal to marry William Mason 32 Free (7yrs) per ship Guildford (32)

NSW BDMs
Marriages
167/1831 V1831167 73A MASON WILLIAM R MCPHERSON JANE I JA (Sydney Presbyterian Scots Church)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of William Bedford:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
William Bedford. Age; 54

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Benjamin Barrow:

1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; Benjamin Barrow
Ship; H M S GLATTON - March 1803
Trial; Lancaster - April 1801
Sentence; 7 years - Expired; 1808
Employment/Remarks; LEFT [the Colony]

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Joseph Bather:

1813 - 11 Feb. Sentence; 12 months. On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Endeavour”

1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; Joseph Bathers
Ship; Fortune - July 1805 - Lancaster
Trial; March 1804
Sentence; 14 years - Expired; 1818
Employment/Remarks; DEAD [No date]

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Brown:

1816 & 1820 & 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Name; Thomas Brown
Ship; Albermarle - Oct 1791
Trial; London - Sept 1790
Sentence; 7 years - Expired 1797
Employment/Remarks; DEAD [No date]

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Richard Bayly:

1812 - 11 Feb. Sentence; Bench of Magistrates. Sydney. Sentence; 3 years.
On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Estramina”

1820 & 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; Richard Baily [Richard Bayly]
Ship; Duke of Portland
Trial; Exeter - Jan 1804
Sentence; Life
Employment/Remarks; DEAD - 1812

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Daniel Buckley:

1820 & 1821 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; Daniel Buckley
Ship; Adm. Gambier - Dec 1808
Trial; London - April 1807
Sentence; 7 years - Expired; 1815
Employment/Remarks; LEFT the Colony

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of George Borrowman:

1818 - 1820 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name; George Berryman ** As per the Registers **
Ship; Canada - 1801
Trial; Gibraltar C. M. - May 1800
Sentence; 14 years - Expired 1814
Employment/Remarks; LEFT the Colony

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Bias:

1800 - Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1773
Tried; 17 Sept 1800. Age; 27. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of grand larceny (feloniously stealing, on the 24th of July, thirty-eight yards of canvas, value 38s.). Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation.

1814 - Windsor Population Book - Employment/Remarks; Charity

1817 - Old Sydney Burial Ground
Headstone; Thomas Byas
Age; 45.
Burial; 20 Oct 1817.

1820 & 1817 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1820
Name;  Thomas Byas
Ship; H. M. S. Glatton
Trial; Old Bailey - March 1800 ** As per Register **
Sentence; 7 years
Employment/Remarks; DEAD

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Ann Morgan:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1835 May 23. No 35/578. From Radnorshire (in the present County of Powys Wales)
Tried 18/4/1828 4’ 11 1/2” ruddy and freckled complexion brown hair and grey eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Ann Morgan 1830 (Reel 3036)
Name: Ann Morgan
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1815
Age: 20
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Orphius
Spouse Name: Patrick McMahon
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1802
Spouse Age: 33
Spouse Arrival Year: 1827
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal
Marriage Year: Abt 1835
Application Date: 19 Jun 1835
Application Place: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Ann: Assigned to Lieut Bell
Patrick: Working for Lieut Bell Windsor
Joseph Docker : Chaplin

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Morris:

NSW BDMs
Marriages
5314/1831 V18315314 3B SPENCER JOSEPH MORRIS MARY CA(Sydney St Phillip’s)

Iain Frazier on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Henry King:

Henry (King) was born about 1808.  He became a paper marbler in London & was tried on 28 10 1824 at London Gaol Delivery for theft, sentenced to 7years & arrived in NSW as a convict on 7 5 1825 on HERCULES.  He became a labourer & received his Certificate of Freedom 31/1145 on 23 11 1831.  He married Mary Ann (Chapman) on 8 1 1852 age about43 at CofE Kelso.  He died on 24 8 1876 age about68 & was buried at CofE Kelso.
(some information taken from this Website)
Henry (King) & Mary Ann (Chapman) produced 2children:
1.Elizabeth Susan (King) was born on 3 1 1854 at Kelso.
2.Henry William (King) was born on 5 1 1856 at Kelso & baptised there on 3 2 1856.  He married Sophia Elizabeth (Tooby/Tooh/ey) on 14 3 1881 at Bathurst.  He died on 25 5 1940 age84 at Bathurst & was buried at CofE Kelso.
..Sophia Elizabeth (Tooby/Tooh/ey) was born on 3 12 1861 at Bathurst.  She died on 24 9 1929 age64 at Bathurst & was buried at CofE Kelso.
..Details of Sophia Elizabeth (Tooby/Tooh/ey)s family are given BELOW.
..Henry William (King) & Sophia Elizabeth (Tooby/Tooh/ey) produced 10children:
..1.Lucy Alice S (King) was born in 1882 at Bathurst.
..2.William Henry (King) was born on 8 6 1884 at Bathurst.  He became a bricklayer & married Esther (Moxon) on 11 3 1908 at Kelso.  He died in Adelaide South Australia.
....William Henry (King) & Esther (Moxon) produced 7children:
....1.Cleveland Thomas Henry (King)
....2.Joyce (King)
....3.Ada Ann (King)
....4.Robert (King)
....5.Alma Joyce (King)
....6.John (King)
....7.George William (King)
..3.Mabel Mary (King) was born in 1886 at Bathurst.
..4.Albert George (King) was born was born in 1889 at Bathurst.
..5.Olive Bessie (King) was born in 1892 at Bathurst.
..6.Amos Graham (King) was born in 1895 at Bathurst.
..7.Geoffrey Glendon (King) was born in 1898 at Bathurst.
..8.Arthur Raymond (King) was born in 1901 at Bingara.
..9.Violet Esme (King) was born in 1903 at Bathurst.
.10.Thomas Henry (King)

TOOBY or TOOH/EY

William (Tooby) son of William (Tooby) & Mary (???) was born on 30 3 1824.  He became a farmer carrier & married Susannah (Smith her first marriage).  He died on 30 9 1864 age40 at Kelso & was buried at White Rock.
Susannah (Smith) married secondly Henry (Joy) in 1865 in Bathurst.
William (Tooby) & Susannah (Smith) produced 5children:
1.Susannah Mary (Tooby) was born on 30 11 1859 at Bathurst.
2.Sophia Elizabeth (Tooby) was born on 3 12 1861 at Bathurst.  She married Henry William (King) on 14 3 1881 at Bathurst & produced 10children.  She died on 24 9 1929 age64 at Bathurst & was buried at CofE Kelso.
..Henry William (King) was born on 5 1 1856 at Kelso & baptised there on 3 2 1856.  He died on 25 5 1940 age84 at Bathurst & was buried at CofE Kelso.
,,Details of Henry William (King)s family are given ABOVE.
3.William (Tooby)
4.George (Tooby)
5.Sarah (Tooby)

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Morris:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1835 July 29. No 35/808. From Liverpool England. Convicted 21/7/1828. 5’ 2” ruddy freckled and pock pitted, brown hair and hazel eyes.
held a ToL no 31/606 dated 25/8/1831. In Sydney. Cancelled for drunkeness and disorderly conduct in 1834

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 11/8/1831
Mary Morris 22 Bond (7yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry Joseph Spencer 25 came free per ship Ceylon. Rev W Cowper Sydney

Iain Frazier on 11th October, 2021 wrote of John Fraser:

a J (Frazer) was taken from the convict hulk YORK at Plymouth to MINDEN in 1851 for voyage to Western Australia.

Iain Frazier on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Daniel Fraser:

a D (Fraser) was taken from the convict hulk WARRIOR at Woolwich London to SEA PARK in 1853 for voyage to Western Australia.

Iris Dunne on 11th October, 2021 wrote of Ellen Kenna:

Gaol Entrance Book: named Ellen Gravestock
Vessel arrived in: Almorah
Date of admission 29 June 1829 in Sydney Gaol for Drunkeness
3rd Class One Month
3 July 1829 to Parramatta

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