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Recent Submissions

Stephanie Evans-Rossiter on 12th October, 2020 wrote of Joseph Paradise:

Joseph was baptised 5th Feb 1758 in Trowbridge Wiltshire, son of Joseph Paradise and Susan Davis.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of John Byrne:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; John Byrne. Ship Rolla (Spelling as per Register)
Aged; 55 years
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried
October 11, 1812.
By John Eyre Clerk

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Bird:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Patrick Bird, ship Boyd (Spelling as per Register)
Aged; 30
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried
June 9th, 1812
By John Eyre

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of John Mellon:

From Co Wicklow Ireland convicted for stealing lead from a roof. 5’ 3 1/2” sallow complexion sandy hair and dark eyes. Note states died 5/10/1842 and cert 29/1018

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Thu 12 Aug 1824
PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE,
SYDNEY, August 11, 1824.
THE undermentioned Prisoners having
absented themselves from their respective
Employments, and some of them at large with
false Certificates, all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions in lodging them in safe Custody :
. John Mellon, .Ld. Sidmouth ,ss County Wicklow, A feet s and a half Inches, dark eyes, sandy hair, sallow comp. Servant to Mr. J. W. Brown. Still at large 2/11/1824

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)  Mon 12 Nov 1827 Received Cert of freedom

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for John Mellon Free by servitude. Religion Catholic labourer working for William Johnstone of Bathurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of John Eastwood:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; John Eastwoodd, Prisoner; Ship Ann March 1810. (Spelling as per Register)
Aged; 46
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried May 4th 1811
By John Eyre Clerk to

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of James Mcgrath:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; James Magrath, Prisoner. Tillicherry. (Spelling as per Register)
Aged; 35 years
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried 4th April 1811
By John Eyre Clerk to the Rev Sam. Marsden

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Ann South:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Ann South, Prisoner. Speedy
Aged; 30 years
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried 28th March 1811
By John Eyre Clerk to the Rev Sam. Marsden

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Timothy Murphy:

From Co Wrexford Ireland convicted of stealing lead from a roof 5’ 9 1/2” dark complexion hair and eyes

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Maurice Flahavan:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Morris Flahavea (Spelling as per Register) Free. Rolla
Aged; 41
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried 16th February 1811.
By John Eyre Clerk to the Rev Sam. Marsden

Iris Dunne on 11th October, 2020 wrote of James Hartley:

Possible: James Hatley died District of Yass on 24 Dec. 1857 - NSW BDM 4850/1857, no parents recorded

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of John Hindley:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; John Henley (Spelling as per Register) Royal Admiral 2nd.
Aged; 41
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried 3rd of January 1811
By John Eyre Clerk to the Rev Sam. Marsden

Iris Dunne on 11th October, 2020 wrote of James Hartley:

James Hartley, District of Yass, Possible Death 26 Dec. 1857, Coroner 31 Dec. 1857

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Delap:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Mary Delap
Aged; 17 years
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried 21st May 1809.
By Isaac Leo Lyon

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Gibney:

From Co Meath convicted of stealing sheets 4’ 9 1/2” fresh pock pitted complexion brown hair hazel eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1822. Run away received two lots of 50 lashes then sent to Port Macquarie for the remainder of his sentence per ship Sally. He was listed as a carpenter on 16/1/1823
New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 5/2/1824 on a list of prisoners to be sent to Hobart. 15/3/1824 Bench Sydney sent him to Tasmania as he was a run away from Port Macquarie. Per ship Woodlark to serve remainder of sentence to Macquarie Harbour

The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) View title info Sat 8 Mar 1828 Page 3
Classified Advertising. GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 52.
Colonial Secretary’s Office, March 7, 1828.
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Patrick Gibney-Lord Sidmouth

Tasmania Libraries online. Pat’s record show a continual practise of absconding and being caught. 1/11/1824 absconding 50 lashes and 3 months in irons. 18/6/1825 absconding 6 months iron gang. 16/2/1826 absconding 100 lashes and gaol/ 18/5/1827 abusive language chain gang for 1 month. 13/12/1827 stealing a jacket. 1828, 29 various times charged with drunkeness and fined and also had 6 hours in the stocks

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Antony Rowson:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Special Bundles, 1794-1825

Thomas Tighe. Age 16.
Date of Trial; 1805. 7 years
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New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Anthony Rouson, Convict (Spelling as per the register)
Aged; 50 years
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta March 15th, 1807.
By Samuel Marsden
Drowned

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Tye:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Special Bundles, 1794-1825

Thomas Tighe. Age 16.
Date of Trial; 1805. 7 years
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New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Patrick Tigh, Convict
Aged; 15 years
Of the Parish of Parramatta. re-gifted 31st March 1806.
By Samuel Marsden
Drowned

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Forrester:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name; Thomas Forrester
Trial; 24 Mar 1803 . Warwick
VESSEL: Coromandel - 7 May 1804
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New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Thomas Forrester a convict
Aged; No details
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried March 13th, 1806
By Samuel Marsden

Terri Sleight on 11th October, 2020 wrote of James Hartley:

He died from an accident while drunk, in Coome, NSW in 1857. An inquest was held on 26 December 1857.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Griffiths:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Mary Griffiths, Convict.
Aged; 28
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried April 1st, 1806
By Samuel Marsden

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Ann Martin:

New South Wales, St John’s Parramatta Burials.

Name; Ann Martin
Aged; No details
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried February 12th, 1806
By Samuel Marsden

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of John Delaney:

From Dublin Ireland soldier fro 26th regiment 5’ 6” dark ruddy complexion black hair and dark eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 19/7/1827 Cert no 27/669.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Jane Byrne:

New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records,
Name: Jane Byrne
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1760
Vessel: Tellicherry
Arrival year: 1806
Age: 46

Tony Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of George Lucas:

From Dublin Ireland convicted of stealing wearing apparel 5’ 1 1/4” florid complexion brown hair and hazel eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1/5/1823. On a list of prisoners transported per ship “Sally” to Port Macquarie

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1823. On a list of runnaways apprehended. Was given 100 lashes and returned to Emu Plains

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1825. A Government employee at Port Macquarie

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 5/8/1836 trial 8/10/1836
11/4/1839 on trial for stealing
1841 at Darlinghurst Gaol

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 17/7/1827 Cert no 27/653. Had grown 2 1/2 inches in height since arriving. He was sent to Port Macquarie 11/4/1823 to serve the remainder of his sentence for running away from emu plains

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th October, 2020 wrote of Andrew Kellock:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
List of Transports. 1800-1801
Name: Andrew Kellock - (Scots Convict)
Age: 27. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1773/4
Date of conviction: 11 Apr 1796
Place of Conviction: Perth
Vessel: Royal Admiral - 20 Nov 1800
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New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials, 1790-1986
Name: Andrew Kellick , Convict.
Of the Parish of St John’s Parramatta was buried December 1st, 1805
By Samuel Marsden
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Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index,
Name: Andrew Kellick
Birth Date: 1773
Death Date: 1 Dec 1805
Cemetery: St. John’s Cemetery. Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia

Iris Dunne on 11th October, 2020 wrote of James Hartley:

Criminal Register: Summer Assizes, Crime Highway Robbery (sentenced to Death with many others, all except William Hall have “R” written - reprieved, William Hall written “Executed”).

Indents: aged 28

Conditional Pardon No. 45/500 dated 13 August 1845, aged 52, Year of Birth 1793, Trade Farm Labourer, conviction 23 August 1820

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