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Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of James Bisdee:

James Bisdee was 46 years old and transported with his son Edgar who was 24.

James was married and had 6 children, 5’8 1/2" tall, auburn hair, hazel eyes, long face, fresh complexion and stout.

14/10/1851: TOL
31/12/1853: CP

L.p.power on 29th June, 2012 wrote of John Cathie:

May be the John Cathie who represented the Ballarat East constituency in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from August 1859

Alan Jarrad on 29th June, 2012 wrote of John Bawden:

He is my GG Grandfather who eventually settled at Coleraine Victoria. Married Julia Mary Murphy from Cork Ireland. Had 11 children. Died in Casterton Victoria. I have done extensive research on him. The mystery is where he got to after he left the ship

Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of Eli Angell:

Eli was 18 when indicted for Larceny.  He was single, 4’11 1/2" tall, dark brown hair, light blue eyes, long face, dark complexion, healthy build, marks on both arms.

23/5/1851: Perth Gazette - Eli Angel, T.L., denying being a TL., 2 months hard labour, convict establishment.
9/7/1862: Had a station in the Vasse district.

1864: Had a son Henry Edward - mother Margaret Cross. No marriage on the bdm.

11/9/1867: Charged with embezzaling 9 pounds the property of 2 sawyers who entrusted him with timber for sale at Fremantle - committed for trial at the sessions.

4/10/1867: Charged with stealing a horse, found guilty and sentenced to 5 years of penal servitude.

4/8/1875: Selling liquor on the Sabbath - fined 30 pounds for sly grog selling.  Occupied premises at Fremantle in the well known Old Establishment Yard.
1882: Had a huckster’s shop.
10/10/1883: Was a general dealer residing in Perth.
9/4/1885: Charged with stealing 2 1 pound notes-guilty of simple larceny - 6 months imprisonment with hard labour.

1888: Died at the age of 57 in Western Australia.

Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of Bridget Flynn (snr):

Bridget was aged 55 yrs when convicted at Fermanagh, Ireland for stealing and being in possession of cloth. She received a 14 yr Transportation Sentence. Her daughter Bridget was charged with same offence and travelled on the same ship ‘Blackfrair’. 2 other daughters, Anne & Mary also charged and on same ship.
Bridget arrived 29 May 1851 and had several assignments in the Hobart area.
Husband: Miles.  R.C. Native Place: Country Cavan.
Ticket of Leave 9 Jan 1855. Conditional Pardon 17 June 1856.
Bridget and her daughter, now Bridget Jones,and Anne Flynn continued to be charged with stealing offences in Tasmania!

Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of Isaac Brown:

Isaac Brown was 20 years old, single, 5’2" tall, light brown hair, grey eyes , oval face, fresh complexion and stout.

Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of James McQuade:

Sentenced to Life imprisonment.

Arrived on the Prince Regent 1824.

Thelma Birrell on 29th June, 2012 wrote of Robert Bostock:

Bostock Rhodes Blease Rafferty http://birrell.1hwy.com/index.htm

Anonymous on 29th June, 2012 wrote of James McQuade:

James McQuade was 45 years old on arrival.  He was born in Leitrim.

21/7/1824:Col.Sec. On list of convicts forwarded to Parramatta for distribution.
31/12/1824: Of George Cox’s clearing party. On return of fines and punishments inflicted by the bench of Evan.

1837: TOL Port Macquarie
1840: TOL Mudgee
1845: TOL Mudgee

16/1/1849: TOL cancelled for being absent from his district.

29/7/1850: Convict Death Register - Died at Parramatta Invalid Establishment, aged 81.

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Patrick Hand:

Married Catherine Hatch per "Experiment" 1809
Lived in Richmond
Involved in the death of Isaac Cornwell in 1811
Charged with possession of government stores in 1820.
Buried St Peter’s Cemetery 1827

Jim Leigh on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Robert Latus:

Robert latus was 17 in 1824, when he shot and wounded a strikebreaker in Preston Lancashire during an industrial dispute.(ref.Lancaster Gazette March 19th 1825).In 1896 a former Preston Union leader recalled how Latus prospered in Australia and became a great landowner,(ref Preston Guardian January 25th 1896)

Noel Slattery on 28th June, 2012 wrote of humphrey geaney:

served time in port macquarie

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Michael McQuade:

Michael McQuade was an irish Rebel.  Transported for uttering forged notes, was sentenced to 14 years.  In 1818 he escaped on the ship "Friendship" and got himself back to Ireland only to then be tried in Tyrone, Ireland and transported back to NSW for a 7 year sentence on the Almorah II which arrived on 22/12/1820.

18/4/1817: On list of convicts disembarked from Moreley and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution.

Per Almorah:
1821: On list of convicts at Port Macquarie: Listed as McQueade.
21/2/1821:On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per ‘Elizabeth Henrietta’.
April 1821: On monthly returns of prisoners punished at Newcastle: Listed as McWade.
November 1825: To be granted a Conditional Pardon; appears as McQueade.

1828/29/30: Ticket of Exemption from Government Labour - to reside with his wife Sarah, came free per ‘Thames’ in 1826.

31/8/1830: COF

In 1837 Michael received some land and then had Publicans Licences 28/6/1839:The Hope Inn, Campbelltown, 19/6/1844:Commercial Hotel George Street Windsor, 24/6/1846: Rose, Shamrock & Thistle Bridge Street Windsor.

His wife Sarah Conolly died in 1863 aged 64 at Windsor.

Michael died in 1865 aged 74 also in Windsor.

The hotel was passed on to one of his sons to run and it stayed in the family for many years.

Alma on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Catherine Bird:

Possibly born in Spain during the Peninsular War, where her father was killed.
Stole from her employer Mrs Southwell.
On arrival assigned to J McArthur Sydney.
In the Parramatta Female Factory in 1826 when she was assigned to John Cobb of York Street Sydney.
Again in the Factory a/c to the 1828 Census.
T of L in 1830 and gained her freedom in 1832.
Married brickmaker William Garner(per "Hebe" 1820) in 1831. They had nine children.
Catherine died in East Maitland NSW in 1882.

Pauline Judd on 28th June, 2012 wrote of William Walker:

Accidentally shot himself in the leg. Inquest sc195/1/19 inquest 1553 available on Linc Tasmania Online.  10 pages 05/10/1846

Alma on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Charles Mctaggart:

Native place Co. Antrim Ireland.
Fair complexion, brown hair and eyes, five foot five inches.

Assigned to the Hawkesbury district. Married Elizabeth McNamara in 1828 - lived North Richmond.
Took up land at Howes’ Valley where he died in 1872.

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Anne Leahy:

Queens Orphanage Hobart - record of a child, Elizabeth, daughter of Ann Leahy from the Maria, admitted 20 June 1854, aged 1 yr 4mths. Died 21 Aug 1854 - "from teething".
Ref: http://www.orphanschool.org.au

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Agnes McQuade:

Agnes McQuade was 18 years old when she arrived in NSW per Andromeda II(3) in 1834.  She was Single and her native place was Dublin and she was assigned to the Female Factory Parramatta.

20/5/1834: Admitted to Newcastle goal from Maitland under sentence of 12 months imprisonment with Hard Labour.

3/3/1835: Admitted to Newcastle goal from Maitland under sentence of 17 days in the cells.  Returned to service 8/4/1835.

1836: Maitland - Robert Furze/Fuz per Nithsdale, age 34.  Application to marry Agnes McQuade per

1837: Maitland - Assigned to Robert Furze.

30/6/1839: Baptisim of John, son of Robert & Agnes Fuzz (Furze) born 27/5/1839.  They also had other children and lived in the Maitland and Muswellbrook area.

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote of Robert Fuz:

Robert Fuz was 28 according to the Old Bailey when transported for stealing 2 hats, value 16s., the goods of John Smith.

19/7/1834: TOL Maitland
1836: Married Agnes McQuade (Per Andromeda) at C of E, Maitland area.
1836-1839: Appointed Constable and Watch House Keeper in the Maitland District.

1867: Robert died at the age of 60 after a short but painful illness.

There are discrepencies in the ages of Robert but the ages of some convicts were not always correct.

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of William Frazer:

William Frazer (sometimes misspelt Fraser - he was able to write and sign his name and he signed with Frazer) arrived in NSW on the first fleet.

He had married Eleanor Register/Redchester (aka Ellen or Nell) in 1783 in Yorkshire. She was convicted for the same crime and also arrived with the First Fleet, but set sail on the "Prince of Wales". They had a son in England, but there is no mention of the son coming to Australia. After arriving in Australia the couple had two more sons before William’s premature death in 1791.

He was a conjurer and blacksmith.

His life was cut short "...by hard drinking, as he seldom chose to accept any article but spirits in payment for work done in his extra hours" Captain Collins.

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Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of Mary Leahy:

Mary was charged, with her husband Patrick, of Highway Robbery - a watch and money, at Kerry 20 Mar 1849. 7 yr transportation sentence. R.C. 50 years of age.Good and useful conduct. Married. 1 child (Honora, on board).Brother - Timothy, in America. Country Servant. Native Place: County Kerry. Ticket of Leave 14 Sep 1852. Conditional Pardon 25 Jul 1854.
Married Samuel Bass (free) 1854 Hobart.
Certified Free 24 Mar 1856.

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of Honora Leary:

Arrived VDL 7 June 1820.
No details recorded on Conduct Record.
Transferred to NSW per Janus 1820.

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of Johanna Leahy:

Arrived VDL 6 Sep 1820. No details of crime recorded. Cork 1819 - 7 years. Between 1825-1831 several items of misconduct at the Female Factory.
Remark: to NSW per Janus (no date given).

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of James Elphick:

1841 Census: Lance Cove, Parish Gordon, County Cumberland, District Sydney.

1846: TOL Camden.

29/10/1832: Married Elizabeth Casham B 3/9/1815 in Ringmer, Sussex and had i child Stephen Elphick B1834 i Lewes.

1846: Married Jane Fuller at Cobbity/Narellan.  They had 9 children and lived in the Gundagai district.

10/7/1850: CP

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote of ellen Leahy:

Note on record her proper name was Carey.
Ellen tried, with others, at Kings County, Ireland 1 Jul 1850. 15 yrs Transportation. Arrived VDL 29 May 1851. 20yrs, single, RC, Country servant, 5’1".Native Place: Kings County. Note on conduct record - quiet, very good. Assignments in Hobart. Married Isaac Haylett, convict on ‘London’ on 14 Mar 1853. Ticket of Leave 5 Sep 1854. Conditional Pardon 9 June 1857. Sister: Mary; Brother: David - at Native Place.
Ellen and Isaac had the following children: Henry b. 1853; John b. 1854; Ellen b. 1857; Elizabeth b. 1860; Charles b. 1863; Charles b. 1869.

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