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Iris Dunne on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Samuel Adams:

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, Tried 10 March 1820 for Felony, Received on board 4 April 1820, aged 20, Transported 8 May 1820

Tasmania Convict Court & Selected Records, 1804-1841 - Certif. 1827/94 dead

Iris Dunne on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Hannah Hatfield:

Marriage 29 September 1834 in Hobart
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-2$init=RGD36-1-2p138

Iris Dunne on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Hannah Hatfield:

Description List: aged 27, Housemaid, from Manchester
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON19-1-12$init=CON19-1-12P035JPG

Conduct Record: Tried 18 January 1830 in York, Transported for stealing from the person, Single
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p89

Appropriation List No.169: aged 27, Trade: House Servant & Nurse Maid
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p5

D Wong on 29th June, 2019 wrote of George Crocker:

Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England
24 Jul 1820

George Crocker and Charles Crocker, for stealing 75lbs. of lead, from some buildings belonging to the Ordnance Department, at Portsmouth, the property of his Majesty__Seven years transportation.

Brother, Charles was also on board the Juliana.

George Crocker was listed as 25 years old on arrival.
Born: Portsmouth.

George was 5’3¾” tall, reddish brown hair, grey eyes.

Occupation: Brogue maker.

Mother at Gravel Lane, Portsea, Portsmouth.

19/7/1827: Free Certificate.

Possibly:
13/4/1835: Married Mary Ann Jones (Edward 1834) at Hobart.

D Wong on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Charles Crocker:

Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England
24 Jul 1820

George Crocker aud Charles Crocker, for stealing 75lbs. of lead, from some buildings belonging to the Ordnance Department, at Portsmouth, the property of his Majesty__Seven years transportation.

George was also on board the Juliana.

Charles was listed as 17 years old on arrival.
Born: Portsmouth.

Occupation: Waterman and Labourer.

Charles was 5’3½” tall, blue eyes, brown hair, a country girl on left arm.

23/11/1825: Public Works: Absconded. Removed to Maria Island for 2 years from the date of his arrival.

6/4/1826: Public Works: Absconding from the Maria Island Gang - 100 lashes.

24/4/1829: Free Certificate

No Marriage found.
Colonial Tasmanian Family Links state a Marriage/Relationship in 1848 with Mary Munro.
Children:
8/10/1843: Charles Crocker born Launceston - father Charles a Joiner, mother Mary.
1845: Lavina

5/8/1848: John Crocker born Launceston - mother Mary Munro.
1851: James
1853: Christina
1855: Maria
1857: Male
1859: Hector Clio

3/7/1860: Charles Crocker, of Launceston, carpenter and joiner - declared Insolvent.

Rhonda Hudak on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Samuel Adams:

Married Margaret McDonald - children - Catherine

Rhonda Hudak on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Hannah Hatfield:

Married 1834 - Albert Whitney - Child - Alfred born 1835 - resided Hobart and Oatlands, Tasmania

D Wong on 29th June, 2019 wrote of Eliza Kennedy:

Eliza was 21 years old on arrival.

Tried in 1803.

Lyn Hudson-Williamson on 29th June, 2019 wrote of George Whitaker:

Inquest 29/12/1873. VicBDM #11158

D Wong on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Stephen Connor:

Convict Death Register lists Stephen as 18 years old when he died at the General Hospital, Sydney.

Not listed in the Medical Journal of the Forth.

Iris Dunne on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Daniel Tabor:

Criminal Registers, Trial Summer 1817 in Wiltshire, England, Offence: Burglary, Sentence: Death

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, No.1989, received 24 October 1817, aged 42, Offence: Felony, Tried 19 July 1917 in New Sarum, Transported 21 November 1817

Ticket of Leave No.27/513 dated 23 August 1827 in the District of Parramatta, Trade: Cooper, No Offence recorded, Place of Trial Wilts Ass. dated 19 July 1817, Year of Birth 1773

Conditional Pardon No.39/7650 dated 29 July 1839

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Patrick Fury:

Described as being Single; aged 24; Could read and write: Religion Protestant: Native of County Roscommon: Convicted for cow stealing on 25 February 1834 at Roscommon.  Sentenced to transportation for life.  Had no prior convictions: Height 5 feet 4 3/4 inches: complexion ruddy: Hair Brown and eyes hazel grey.  Ticket of leave obtained in 1843.  Number 43/1051.  Certification of freedom in 1848.  Number 48/203.  Certification of Freedom states that he died 31 December 1847.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Stephen Connor:

Stephen died in General Hospital, Sydney on 6 March 1835.  Prisoner number 35-722 Ship or transport number 2.  No further information provided.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Michael Kennedy:

Died at sea.  Ship (Transport) number 95.  No other information provided.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Mary Murphy:

Described as being aged 20 years; could neither red nor write; Religion Catholic: Native place Cork; Tried for house robbery at Cork on 12 March or 12 August 1825.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Peter Naylor:

Baptism records for Liverpool, Lancaster, England state that he was baptised on 25 December 1814.  Father - John Naylor (1786-1842). Mother Elizabeth Russell (1781-1859.  Convicted on 11 April 1836 at Lancaster (Liverpool) Quarter Sessions for House breaking and stealing 50 spoons, two cream jugs and a tea pot.  May have committed this offence with two others.  One of whom John Pickup was sentenced on the same day and transported on the same ship.  Described in the indentures as being 23 years old; could read and write: Religion Protestant; Single; Native place Manchester: Height 5 feet 7 inches; Hair Brown; Eyes Hazel and complexion ruddy and freckled.  Prisoner number 37-345.  Ticket of Leave granted 8 August 1841 recommended by the Queanbeyan bench No. 41/1667.  Certification of Freedom granted 20 April 1844.  Number 44/623.  Married 13 February 1844 Elizabeth Meaton Smart nee Gibbs, widow of Thomas Smart (Strathfieldsay) at Reids Flat.  Charged with stealing cattle and receiving them on 30 November 1854 along with Charles Betts.  Date of trail 21 December 1854 at Goulbourn Session.  Verdict Not Guilty and both discharged.  Witness for Crown were John Breen; William Gregg O’Neill (Chief Constable); John Henry Webber and John Crans(?). Witnesses for the prisoners were Alfred Bradbury (Brewer)and George Bent (Barman) both of Queanbeyan.
Family - Had twelve children of whom the eldest Louisa tragically wandered into the bush and was never found again.
Buried in the Queanbeyan Riverside Church of England cemetery.  Was a well respected member of the community.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of William Williams:

Married Mary Murphy (Brothers 2) who was transported from Ireland for a Felony money.

Wendy Smith on 28th June, 2019 wrote of Mary Murphy:

Described as follows on the Certificate of Freedom dated 18 October 1832 No. 32/954 - Native place Cork, Ireland, Trade or calling Servant: Offence Felony money; Height 5 feet 3 inches; Complexion Fair ruddy; Hair Dark Brown and Eyes grey.  Prisoner number not recorded.  Comment at bottom of Certificate o Freedom that she was the wife of William Williams per ship Lord Eldon (?).  Free by servitude.

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of Abbott Osborne:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

OSBORNE, Abbott. Per “Earl Cornwallis”, 1801

1800 Oct 13 - On list of convicts on board the “Earl Cornwallis” (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.30)

1810 - Servant to the late Captain Rowley and family. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3167; 4/1847 p.171)

1816 Dec 1 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3173; 4/1849 p.63)

1818 Sep 10 - Of Liverpool. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.50)

1822 Jan 26 - Re payment for cartage of building materials at Liverpool (Reel 6021; 4/7079 pp.3, 21)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of William Orrell:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

ORRELL, William. Per “Ocean”, 1816; Superintendent of Carters Barracks, Lumber Yard and Government Working Horses

1819 Jun 18 - Authorised to seize & secure cattle & carriages using new Government road from Brickfields to Parramatta Road (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.68)

1821 - Superintendent of Carters Barracks, Lumber Yard & Government Working Horses. Memorial (Fiche 3038; 4/1827 No.95)

1821 Apr-1822 Mar - Superintendent, Carter’s Barracks. Referred to in papers and evidence, & testified before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1754 pp.1c-151, 453, 459-62, 466, 468-71, 478, 486-9, 512, 524-6 & 4/1755 pp.2, 101, 117, 134, 141-2, 148, 151, 153-4, 157, 162, 191-3, 195, 205-6, 247, 249, 252, 272)

1821 May 10 - On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; payment for horses (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.17)

1821 Sep 8 - Superintendent. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.99)

1821 Oct 13, Nov 10 - On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; payment for horses (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.17)

1821 Oct 13, Nov 10 - Re horses purchased from him for Government service (Reel 6033; X827 pp.13, 18a)

1821 Oct 26 - Re delivery of stock for Newcastle (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.4-6)

1821 Dec 6 - Re furnishing of a return of rations received and issued during the week (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.133)

1822 - Charges made by Ellis against (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.101)

1822 Jan 7 - Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.80-1)

1822 Jan 8 - Re suspension from duties as Superintendent of the Carters Barracks (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.250)

1822 Jan 15 - Re transfer of superintendence of Barracks to Elyard (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.303)

1822 Jan 31 - Removed (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.35)

1822 Feb 1 - Re instructions to vacate house for Elyard (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.374)

1822 Feb 12 - Referred to in letter re management of land at Carters Barracks (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.25)

1822 Mar 30 - Re misplaced plans of church and school at Campbelltown (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.100)

1822 Apr 1 - Re official papers relating to Carters Barracks, and plans of Church and school at Campbelltown (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.5)

1822 Sep - Signatory to an address from settlers of Airds, Appin and adjoining districts requesting that the weekly market at Sydney be held on Thursday instead of Friday (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.179a)

1823 May - Superintendent, Carter’s Barracks. Referred to in Major Druitt’s reply to the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.286-91, 298, 303, 310, 318-9, 321, 323, 325, 329, 340-1, 391-2, 427-9, 433, 439)

1823 Nov 2 - Referred to by Major Druitt in a letter in which he gives further evidence in his defence against accusations laid against him (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.469)

1825 Oct - On muster list of Government servants & free men maintained at Mount Druitt from 1 Oct 1824 to 1 Oct 1825 (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.10)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of Anthony O' Reilly:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person, and his children, as follows:

O’REILLEY, Anthony. Per “Mariner”, 1825

1824 Sep 8 - Rex v Anthony O’Reilley at Dublin; O’Reilly pleaded guilty to forging dies. Mitigated conditions of transportation due to co-operation with Crown (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.66)

1824 Sep 8 - Of Dublin. Set of conditions agreed to re his mitigated sentence for pleading guilty to charges of forgery (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.352-4)

1825 Jul 18 - Convict arrived with wife and two children per “Mariner” (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.456)

1825 Aug 6,9 - Re disposal of prosecution pending against him (Reel 6015; 4/3515 pp.107-8, 120)

1825 Aug 9 - Governor would not interfere in case (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.76)

O’REILLEY, Eliza. Daughter of Anthony O’Reilley, convict per “Mariner”

1825 Jul 18 - Re arrival of per “Mariner” (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.456)

O’REILLEY, Richard. Son of Anthony O’Reilley, convict per “Mariner”

1825 Jul 18 - Re arrival of per “Mariner” (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.456)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of William O'neal:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

O’NEAL, William. Per “Marquis Cornwallis”, 1796

1806 Jun - Received issues of beer at Sydney; listed as O’Neale (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.210, 211, 213)

1809 Jul 7 - On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.220)

1810 Jan - Memorial (Fiche 3008; 4/1822 No.249)

1810 Dec 22-1816 Aug 13 - Juror at Inquests on Michael Coolaghan, Lawrence Christianson, John Boyd, Elizabeth Howell & two infant children, Henry Hackett & Russerk held at Sydney; also appears as O’Neil (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.33, 87, 91, 157, 159, 267, 327, 609)

1811 Mar 6 - Received beer licence in Feb 1811; listed as O’Neale (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.184)

1815 Apr 8 - On list of persons licensed as publicans for the sale of beer in 1815; at Sydney. Listed as O’Neil (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.63)

1822 - Memorial (Fiche 3051; 4/1831 No.282)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of John O'neal:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

O’NEAL, John. Per “Tellicherry”, 1806

1805 Aug 17- On list of convicts embarked on board the “Tellicherry” (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.37)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of Patrick O'mara:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

O’MARA, Patrick. Per “Tellicherry”, 1806

1805 Aug 17 - On list of convicts embarked on board the “Tellicherry” (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.35)

1822 Jan 12 - To be sent to Coal River for three years. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta; listed as Mara (Fiche 3297; X643 p.1b)

1822 Jan 21 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.330)

1823 Sep 25 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta”; listed as O’Meara alias Maher (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.424-5)

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote of William Oliver:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

OLIVER, William. Per “Shipley”, 1817

1821 Jul 11- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.148)

1821 - On list of convicts at Port Macquarie (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.348-9)

1822 Mar 20 - His wife Barbara allowed to proceed to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” to join him at Port Macquarie (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.46)

1824 - Sent to Sydney from Port Macquarie to give evidence (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.493)

1825 Mar - Former prisoner at Port Macquarie; servant to F Allman. Petition to be allowed to remain at Sydney (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.73). Reply, 7 Apr (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.23)

1825 Aug 19 - On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Amity” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.532-3)

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