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Peter Cooley on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Thomas Todd Cooley:
Without specifically seeing the record and the word "Todd" this could be a mistake. According to oldbaileyonline there were 2 Thomas Cooley’s tried in May and June 1823 for different offences and the latter Thomas was to be transported. They were both 17 & 18 yrs. We need to prove a Thomas Cooley was transported prior to Apr 1824 or records to show Thomas Todd was indeed executed. The only connection I can foresee is that Thomas T was a farrier and his grandfather Nehemiah was a blacksmith.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Henry Aldred:
Henry Aldred/Aldridge married 1844 in Tasmania to Margaret Agnew.They had 4 children and moved to live in Violet Town, Victoria Australia. He is buried in Violet Town Cemetery. [Read about Henry Aldridge in a book called "Violet Town or Honeysuckle in Australia Felix" 1836-1908 by Don Chambers]
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Thomas Hazledine:
1/1/1832 to 31/3/1832: Return of all Convicts Assigned: Thomas Hazeldine, Labourer, milks, to Berry & Co Sydney.
26/3/1837: Convict Deth Register (4/4549; Reel 690 Page 099) District/Parish Wolongong. A. Holden.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Henry Green:
Henry Green was literate, protestant, and worked as a sawyer/labourer after he arrived in WA.
19/9/1864: CP Fremantle.
15/12/1859 Married Alice Louisa Doust and they had 2 children.
12/4/1867: Henry died at Fremantle.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Charles Marris:
Charles Marris was unmarried, literate, protestant and 25 years old.
30/1/66:CP Toodyay WA
20/9/1870: COF Newcastle WA
1867: Married Alice Louisa Doust. Alice was married to fellow convict Henry Green (1825-12/4/1867) they married 15/12/1859 and had 2 children. Alice then married Charles Marris.
Alice died 16/9/1827 at York WA.
Charles ran and then leased or bought the flour mill at Toodyay until approx.1919. He was also the harmonium player at the I.O.G.T. Temperence hall.
Charles died in 1928 at Katanning at 90 years of age.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of John Whelan:
In 7 years at new norfloke island he commited 40 offences and reseived 700 lashes
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Henry Langton:
16/6/1817: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per ‘Lady Nelson’- Cancelled -not sent.
16/6/1817: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per ‘Lady Nelson’.
Aug/Sept 1819: On monthly returns of prisoners punished at Newcastle.
24/6/1823: on list of Prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per ‘Sally’. (Col.Sec.)
25/11/1826: Absconder’s list: Henry Langton, Clerk, 26, Norwich, 5’5 1/4" tall, hazel eyes, flaxen hair, fair complexion from Hyde Park Barracks.
14/5/1827: Forgery; Prisoners tried before the Supreme Court.
From: Syd.Gazette 2/5/1827:Henry Langton a prisoner of the Crown for life, clerk in the office of the Chief Engineer, was brought before the police yesterday on a charge of forgery.
It appeared that the prisoner brought a note of demand, hearing the endorsement of a Mr Gibbons, holding an employment in the lumbar-yard to an individual named Crisp, a Publican in George Street from whom he obtained 3 pounds 10s., on account, as the bill had still some time to run before it came due.
The prisoner confessed the forgery to Crisp. He was then fully committed for trial.
It appears the prisoner was sent to this colony for forgery and that he has committed a similar offence more than once since he has been here.
1841 Census: Henry Langton Port Macquarie - Overseer, New England Road Party.
5/3/1846: Obtaining goods under false pretences.
15/9/1847: Warrant issued by Muswellbrook Bench for his apprehension.
7/5/l1851: Left for San Francisco per ‘Robert Browne’.
13/4/1854: Sydney Morning Herald -
If this should meet the eye of Henry Langton, formerly of Windsor, he is earnestly requested to communicate with his son Henry, now residing at Windsor; or any person giving information respecting him would be conferring a great favour, as enquiry of importance from England has been made respecting him. Henry Langton Junior, Windsor 11/4/1854.
Henry Junior was a Brickmaker and was married to Matilda (Ford) . They married in 1844 at St Matthew’s, Windsor.
I don’t know who Henry Snr. married or if he returned from San Franciso, or whether it was Snr or Jnr that died in the asylum.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Ann Styles:
Was the Mary-Ann Styles, referred to in Oct 2011 contribution, a sister to Hannah (Ann)? Hannah had a Sarah Styles and Willian Inman witness her marriage. Was Sarah a sister too?
Vic - I have sent you a message on your Facebook - if you have more information please.
John Byrnes on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of David Burns:
Much more available; please contact email@example.com
Christine Kay on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Thomas Hazledine:
I would like to find outabout more information on Thomas Hazledine as my great grandfather was his son but never new it so I am trying to find out more about the man and the crime he commited.
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Sarah Holley:
Spent time in Launceston Female Factory, Cascades Female Factory.
Married Joseph Aldridge (1828-1880) 14/2/1853
Anonymous on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of George Bramwell:
May have been the purchaser of Grove Farm in the Sorrell District when the property was put to auction (8 December 1858) after the death of Joseph Fenner and his wife Mary Fenner (July 1857 & October 1858 respectively). There was a Joseph Fenna (sic) on "Bussorah Merchant" on the same voyage as George Bramwell.
Herb Harbour on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Benjamin Nott:
Could Patricia Allison please contact Herb to discuss Benjamin Nott who is Herbs Great Uncle
Herb’s Great grandfather is William Harbour a convict. William Harbour is Benjamin Nott’s brother. Benjamin took his mother’s maiden name when he got arrested.
Vic Styles on 3rd July, 2012 wrote of Ann Styles:
Trial Transcripts from the Old Baily
WINIFRED DWYER, MARY LANGLEY, ANN STYLES, Royal Offences coining offences, 2nd March 1840. Trial at the Old Bailey London
818.- WINIFRED DWYER, MARY LANGLEY , and ANN STYLES , were indicted for feloniously making, on the 12th of February, 3 pieces of counterfeit coin, resembling, and apparently intended to resemble and pass for 3 of the Queen’s current coin, called sixpences.
THE HON. MR. SCARLETT and MR. BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.
WILLIAM STANNARD (police-sergeant G.) On the 12th of February, at a quarter past three o’clock in the afternoon, I went to No. 4, Old Nicholl-street, Shoreditch, accompanied by Redman and Finkâ€”Fink was left outsideâ€”we went to the first floor front roomâ€”we found the door fastened insideâ€”I could see through a crack in the door into the roomâ€”we could not see the fire-place, but saw the three prisoners sitting on stools, apparently before the fireâ€”two had their backs to us, and Styles was sitting sidewaysâ€”I could see she had a piece of money in her left hand, and was doing something to it with her right handâ€”the other two sat very close to herâ€”I could not see whether they were doing anythingâ€”I noticed them for about a minute, and then burst the door openâ€”it gave way, and I fell down inside the roomâ€”Dwyer and Langley went towards the windowâ€” Styles remained on the stool, apparently in a fainting stateâ€”we gave her some waterâ€”after securing the three prisoners, I searched the room, and under a stool where Styles sat I found two counterfeit sixpences, which I produceâ€”in another part of the room, by the side of where Dwyer stood, I found a pair of scissors, and two counterfeit sixpences behind a bedstead, one of which has the get attached to itâ€”that one was quite coldâ€”there was a fire-place close to where they had been sittingâ€”I searched about the grate, and on the left-hand hob I found a piece of tin called a bandâ€”there was apparently plaster-of-Paris sticking to itâ€”on the table I found a teacup, a piece of metal spoon, and some plaster-of-Paris in a damp state; and on a shelf, over the table, was a bag containing plaster-of-Paris in a dry stateâ€”I merely felt the prisoners’
See original clothesâ€”2 3/4 d. was found on Dwyer, but nothing on the othersâ€”all their hands were very dirty, and Styles’s particularly smelt of metal and antimonyâ€”the three prisoners were the only persons in the roomâ€”I asked who the room belonged toâ€” Styles answered, "It belongs to. Mrs. Cannon," and Dwyer said, "Yes, it belongs to me."
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How did you find the outer door of the house? A. Openâ€”the room-door was fastened with a staple and hasp insideâ€”nobody went in at first but I and Redmanâ€”Fink came up about four minutes afterâ€”I found the sixpence and scissors behind the bedstead, which is near the windowâ€”they went towards the window on my tumbling into the roomâ€”I think Shannon was the person’s name whom Styles said the room belonged to.
Styles. Q. Had not I my bonnet and shawl? A. Yesâ€”the others had not.
COURT. Q. Was the window open or shut when they went to it? A. I do not knowâ€”I did not observe whether it was open or shut.
HENRY REDMAN. I accompanied Stannard to the roomâ€”I entered the room with him, and saw Dwyer and Langley go to the windowâ€”I ran after them, but, before I could get to them, Langley opened the window and threw some white substance outâ€”I laid hold of her and Dwyerâ€”Standard brought Styles from the fire, and we handcuffed themâ€”I searched the room, and took this pipe from the fire, with the bowl red hot, and some fluid metal in itâ€”I found a pot on the hob with a piece of white metal in it, and on the hearth, near where Langley and Dwyer went from, I found three counterfeit sixpencesâ€”I found no good sixpenceâ€”there was a small bit of a spoon in the pot with the other metal.
Cross-examined. Q. About what size is the room? A. About ten feet squareâ€”there is only one windowâ€”there was a bedstead and table, and the stool they sat uponâ€”I did not observe any chairs.
Langley. I did not throw any thing out of windowâ€”it was never opened at all.
JOHN FINK. I am a policeman. I accompanied Standard and Redman to the house in questionâ€”I remained in the middle of the road while they went upâ€”I saw Langley come to the window, open it, and throw this mould out into the roadâ€”it was quite hot at the timeâ€”it had been sticking together, but it separated into two pieces in fallingâ€”there was nothing in itâ€”I took it up, and then went up stairsâ€”I took charge of the prisoners, and on the floor I found this piece of metal.
MR. JOHN FIELD. I am inspector of counterfeit coin to the Mint. Here are seven sixpences, all counterfeit, and all cast in the same mouldâ€”this is a plaster-of-Paris mould in which they have been castâ€”this one with the get tallies with the mould as well as the restâ€”here are two more gets, which also fit the mouldâ€”here is a tobacco-pipe with metal in it similar to the sixpencesâ€”the metal in the spoon is of a similar kindâ€”it is Britannia metal, which is a mixture of tin and antimony, which has a smell about itâ€”this is plaster-of-Paris in powderâ€”this piece of tin is used to make the mould, to confine the plaster-of-Paris into a shapeâ€”the scissors would be used to nip off the getsâ€”they generally make the impression in the mould with a good sixpence.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. What would require to be done to these sixpences before they were circulated? A. Six of them have surplus metal round the edge, which should be removed with a file; but one appears to have been filed, and would be in a state for circulation.
See original Langley’s Defence. I met Dwyer in Shoreditch at a quarter-past two o’clock, and asked where she had beenâ€”she said with her husband’s dinnerâ€”I asked her to have a pint of beerâ€”we both went into a public-house, and had a pint of porter eachâ€”directly afterwards she asked me to go home with her to have a cup of tea, and I went up stairs with herâ€”any transaction of coining I know nothing about.
Styles’s Defenceâ€”(written.)â€”"I beg to inform you, my Lord, and Gentlemen of the Jury, that I am an unfortunate young woman, and became acquainted with a young woman named Mary Shannon, the daughter of Mrs. Dwyer, the prisoner at the bar with me. This acquaintance originated in consequence of my mother and myself residing very near to them in the same street; and having lent this young woman an apron during the week, I stood much in need of it. I had been on an errand for my mother into Bishopsgate-street, and on my returning home, having to pass by their door, I ran up stairs and inquired for her daughter, Mary Shannon, and was answered she was not within, but expected her home in a few minutes. I had my bonnet and shawl on me at the time; and as she was expected to return in a few minutes, I waited there. I most solemnly declare to you my Lord, and the Gentlemen of the Jury, I had not been in the room more than ten minutes when the officers came in and took me into custody, together with the other two female prisoners now at the bar with me. I humbly beg leave to state, that the officers who took me into custody, if required by your Lordship, can declare upon oath I had those articles upon me at the time they took me into custody. I therefore humbly hope this circumstance will convince you that I had not the smallest connexion, or was in any way interested in the business my fellow prisoners was then carrying on; and the circumstance that led me to their room was no other than what I have before described, to get an apron from her daughter that belonged to me."
(Two witnesses deposed to Styles’s good character.)
DEYER â€” GUILTY . Aged 42.
LAMGLEY â€” GUILTY . Aged 34.
Transported for Ten Years.
Ann STYLESâ€” GUILTY . Aged 19.â€” Transported for Seven Years.
Anonymous on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of Catharine Howe:
Catharine first married James Harrison in 1829 and had four children. After Harrison disappeared about
1840, Catharine married James Moran in 1847 and had eight children.
Anonymous on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of James Moran:
James Moran married Catharine Harris(on)[nee Howe] in 1847 after her first husband(James Harrison)apparently disappeared from the Colo/Hawkesbury District.
James & Catharine had 8 children before Catharine
died in 1862.James died 27 May 1877 at Borenore,
neat Orange NSW.
Geoff Wood on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of James Harrison:
Date of Death and burial place uncertain.
Likely to be in the Hawkesbury/Windsor/Colo
District of NSW about 1840, as James had four
children who at their marriages-
1. all named James Harrison & his wife Catharine
[date of their marriage Sep 1829]as their parents,
2. specified ages which meant they were born in 1830s.
Anonymous on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of Margaret Agnew:
Margaret Agnew married Henry Aldred/Aldridge June 1844 in Campbelltown Tasmania. She was approved for a Free Certificate in 1846. Margaret Aldridge nee Agnew died 26 Aug 1897 and is buried in Violet Town Vic Australia.
C. Wood on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of John Dascombe:
John Milton Dascombe was an exile, imprisoned in Pentonville Prison, London, from 28.9.1843 until his departure for Port Phillip on the ‘Stratheden’ in 1845, arriving in Williamstown on 27.1.1846. Apparently he made a fortune in Victoria and returned to England. A copy of a letter he wrote is in Henry Mayhew and John Binney’s The Criminal Prisons of London, pp.55-56, in which he describes his religious conversion.
Anonymous on 2nd July, 2012 wrote of Abraham Wooller:
Abraham Wooller was actually indicted at the Old Bailey under the name of "FULLER’. He was convicted along with William Barrett, aged 20 for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 7s.
5/2/1816: On list of convicts disembarked from the ‘Ocean’ and forwarded to Windsor for distribution. Listed as Wooller.
Anonymous on 1st July, 2012 wrote of Sarah Stadley:
Sarah Stadley was married to Stephen Stevenson (Captain Cook 1833) and they were both convicted of stealing 1 watch 3L., 1 watch chain 2L., 4 seasl 2L., 1 key and book 2s., the goods of Gent Burton.
1849: TOL Windsor
Anonymous on 1st July, 2012 wrote of Stephen Stevenson:
Stephen was indicted for stealing 1 watch 3L., 1 watch chain 2L., 4 seals 2L., 1 key and book 2s., the goods of Gent Burton.
The crime was committed along with his wife Sarah Stadley (Buffalo 1833).
1837: Assigned to J Blaxland, Merton.
1841: TOL Cassilis
Christine Dykes on 1st July, 2012 wrote of John Matthews:
John was born in Shaftesbury St Peter, Dorset, to Mary Anne Snook Matthew, a single woman. Around the time of John’s birth she married George Wilmot and John sometimes used the name Wilmot. 4 years after his transportation his maternal uncle, John Richard Matthew, (2 years his junior) was also transported.John Richard’s convict transport was the Joseph Somes.
Anonymous on 1st July, 2012 wrote of George Atkinson:
George Atkinson was 30 years old, married with 3 children, semi literate, 5’6" tall, light hair, light blue eyes, long face and fair complexion.
6/3/1856: To SA per Thane of fife.
Anonymous on 1st July, 2012 wrote of Edward Ashton:
Edward Ashton was 18 on arrival. He was single, semi literate, 5’5" tall, dark brow hair, blue eyes, round face and dark complexion.
January 1854: CP Perth.
29/11/1854: To SA per Hamlet from Vasse.