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Ejhanford on 19th June, 2012 wrote of Helena Towe:

John Collins married Selina Tow on 6 Mar 1846 Marriage Place: Tasmania Registration Place: Hobart, Tasmania Registration Year: 1846 Registration number: 2308

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of George Farquharson:

George arrived in van Diemen’s Land 1 Jan 1825 on the ‘Berwick’. He had arrived as an immigrant from Scotland.21 June 1823.
He was convicted of sheep stealing, to a considerable extent, at Jericho, van Diemen’s Land.  He acknowledged there had been other offences.Convict no. 22619. He was married, with 2 young children and lived somewhere near Jericho. He had a very respectable father in Scotland, a Minister in the Church of Scotland.
George was executed in Hobart May 1825.
Trove newspaper online ref.& Tasmanian Archives.

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of William Brown:

William was transported on the ‘Dromedary’. Life Sentence. Charged at Middlesex Gaol, London April 1819, stealing a watch etc. Arrived van Diemen’s Land 1820.
18 Dec 1821: Out after hours. April 23 1822: Absent from his lodgings at night. May 25 1822: Neglect of duty - 25 lashes. Nov 25 1823: Repeated neglect of duty and absent from his master’s premises without permission.
Executed.(date not recorded)
Ref: Tasmanian Archives & CCC Old Bailey.

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of John Bell:

Life Sentence.Forging and uttering false notes. Arrvied van Diemen’s Land 1818.
Conditional Pardon 7 Aug 1821.  Conduct record: Mar 1 1828 - perform labour on the ‘Lord’s Day’ by driving sheep, Fined 5/-. July 29 1830: Keeping 2 dogs without licence, Fined. Feb 28 1832: Not keeping a lamp well trimmed and a light opposite the front entrance of his public house - Fined.

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of Joseph Ackerley:

Lancaster 21 Jan 1828- 14 years Transportation. Stealing tobacco from a dwelling house. Milkman. Single. Native Place: Manchester. Previous convictions.
Jan 25 1832 Ritchie: disobedience - 50 lashes.
Conditional Pardon No. 2512 - 13 July 1840.
Free by servitude - 21 Jan 1842.

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of Alfred Mayo:

Alfred Mayo was 20 years old when transported.  He was single and his native place was Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

1845: TOL

14/2/1846: Married Marn Ann Smith and they had 8 children.

Alfred worked at Palmerville and Duntroon.

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote of Portia Phillips:

Do you know more about Portia Phillips transported on January, 1787 on board Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander? If so please contribute below. Your contribution will be manually approved and displayed publicly on the convict record page.

You only need to fill out one field to make a contribution - if you don’t have information for every field that is ok!

What have you discovered about Portia Phillips?

Robert Perry on 18th June, 2012 wrote of John Lowrie:

Married Sarah Bockerah in 1810 and had many children. Made lots of money in Sydney and then got caught up in more dodgy dealings and lost it again. Moved to New Zealand and ended up running the government ferry service in Kawhia and Karaka.

Margaret Thomas on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Sarah Hamilton:

Also known as Mary Ann Birmingham, a widow, Sarah was married to James Birmingham. They had five children,all were born in England, three sons accommpanied her to Tasmania - Peter 8, James 6, Henry 2.Her mother’s name was Elizabeth, brother John, sisters Ann and Fanny. Her ticket of leave was issued in August 1854. Sarah married Robert Wells 23 October 1854, they had a daughter Elizabeth Wells born 20 March 1855.Died 28 September 1856. Sometime after a Free Certificate was issued in April 1859, Sarah moved to Victoria and changed her name to Sarah Thomas. She died at her home in South Melbourne, on the 2 April 1887 and is buried at Melbourne Cemetery.
Sarah’s Children That came to Tasmania.
Peter Birmingham born c1844, admitted to the Male School of the Orphan School after arrival, discharged to his mother 2 Sept 1854, Peter spent his life in Tasmania. James Birmingham c1846, admitted to Male School of the Orphan School discharged to his mother 2 Sept 1854. Married Harriet Halls in Hobart in 1867. Died in South Melbourne Victoria as James Thomas.
Henry Birmingham c1850, admitted to the Infant Division of the Orphan School after arrival, Died 2 April 1854.

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Etienne Hubert:

Etienne Hubert was indicted for stealing money, jewellery and clothes from Caroline Fox, William Allen and from the house of Julia Ann Barton.

He was 27 years old, single and came from Paris.

Other than the above I found nothing, perhaps he changed his name but even the government records had nothing.

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Michael Murty:

Michael Murty was 22 years old when transported.
He was married and he came from London.

1846: Married Margaret Cameron at St. Scot’s Sydney.  They had 7 children and Margaret died in 1861 at the age of 36.

1/10/1863: Queanbeyan Age: Michael Murty, a shepherd in the employ of Augustus Gibbes, Esq., appeared in court on Tuesday on the information of Benjamin Hiam, also a shepherd in the same employ, for having assaulted and beating him.
The charge was proved and the defendant fined 3 pounds which was paid forthwith.

Michael died at Canberra aged 54 in 1871

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Robert Lucas:

Robert was my ggg grandfather, he allegedly took the rap for his younger brother

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Maurice Lyons:

Maurice Lyons was 24 years old when transported.  He was single and his native place was Cork.

1843: TOL: Yass
7/9/1846: COF.

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Francis Haggan:

Francis Haggan/alias Hagan Hogan was 24 when transported for stealing money.  His native place was Monaghan County, Ireland, he was single.

TOL 1847: Dungog.

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of George Gribble:

George Gribble was 31, and married when transported.

1846: TOL Muswellbrook
28/2/1849: TOL Passport - on recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs.

1839: Married Anne McPherson at St Scots Sydney.

1854: Intestate Extates: George Gribble McIntyre River.

Roslyn Finch on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Susannah Ballard:

She married James Aiken,ship’s captain and had a daughter Elizabeth
,who became quite wealthy when she inherited her father’s estate

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Ann Campbell:


Lavinia on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Charlotte Badger:

Australia’s only woman pirate, she participated in the forceful stealing of a colonial brig called the ‘Venus’, in June 1806 from Port Dalrymple and set sail to New Zealand. In the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser on 20 July 1806 Charlotte was described as very corpulent, with full face, thick lips, and light hair; had an infant child.

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 wrote of Eleanor Emmett:

Eleanor returned to England in May 1810 with her husband Robert Douglas, a military officer.

Peter O'dwyer on 16th June, 2012 wrote of Edward Taylor:

In 1923 Edward married Eleanor Berridge who was transported two months later in December 1814 on the "Northampton". They had five children. Edward died 1874 in Castle Hill, Sydney.

Anonymous on 16th June, 2012 wrote of Joseph Lycett:

The Argus (Melbourne) Wednesday 16 June 1954 page 6 states the following: "Sydney from the North Shore," a water-color by Joseph Lycett, a convict transported to Australia in 1810 for forgery, sold for 62 gns.

Peter O'dwyer on 16th June, 2012 wrote of Eleanor Berridge:

In 1923 Eleanor married Edward Taylor who was transported two months earlier in October 1814 on the "Indefatigable". They had five children. Eleanor died 1881 in Tumbi Umbi, Brisbane Waters.

Anonymous on 16th June, 2012 wrote of John Dare:

John Dare was transported with his 2 brother-in-law’s John and James Andrews on the Parkfield.  They had all committed highway robbery together.

John was 29 years old and a widower.  His wife Mary Andrews b1806 (the sister of John & James had died before 1838 and they had 2 sons, Charles 1835 and Laurence also 1835.

1846: TOL

1/5/1851: CP

The only death for John Dare in NSW was in 1875 so it may have been him, I also did not find any further marriage for him. 

Some reports of him marrying Margery Livinstone in 1859 are not correct, that John Dare was born in 1832 and ran the Sovereign Hotel in Toowoomba.

Anonymous on 16th June, 2012 wrote of James Andrews:

James was transported with his brother John, and brother-in-law, John Dare.  They were all transported on the Parkfield.

James was 5’3 1/2" tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, fair ruddy complexion with freckles.

3/7/1852: CP

27/2/1853: Married Catherine White at Terrara and they had 9 children.

James died in 1898 at Tomerong and was buried on 4/9/1898 at Nowra Cemetery.

Anonymous on 16th June, 2012 wrote of John Andrews:

John Andrews was indicted along with his brother James, and brother-in law John Dare for highway robbery.  All three arrived on the Parkfield.

John had been married in England to Sarah Beck, Sarah had 2 illigitimate children Ann and Caroline before she married John then they had 3 children together, Harriet, Elias and Henry.

John died at Wollombi in 1867 at the age of 60.
I do not know if he married again here.

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