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Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Charles Howlett:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 9/7/1832 Caroline Humpheries Bond (7yrs) per ship Competitor to marry Charles Howlett 34 ToL (life) per ship Mary (2) Rev William Cowper Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Jones:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Jones
Age: 38. Birth Year: 1790
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 61
Date taken ill:  6th Jan 1829
Notes; Laboring under the same scorbutic affection as above
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829 - Sent to the Hospital on shore

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Ship; Vittoria
Age - 40.
Died - 2nd October 1829
Remarks: Parramatta

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Jones:

1834 - 1838. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave,
Name: Thomas Jones
Arrival Date: 1829, Vessel: Vittoria
Place of Conviction: Lancaster

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Jones:

Old Bailey On-Line

1134. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 1 piece of printed muslin, value 20s. , the goods of John Graham .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

D Wong on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Mogridge:

18/8/1829: John Mogridge died in the General Hospital, Sydney, aged 21 years.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Dart:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856. No; 2.
John Dart
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 69
Date taken ill:  15th Jan 1829
Notes; Came in to the Hospital forenoon with considerable Hemorrhage form the ? of an old ulcer ...
Discharged; 26th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Hughes:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Waterford reads and writes protestant married with 1 child 4’ 9 1/4” dark freckled brown hair hazel eyes. Assigned to Margaret Robinson.

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) View title info Mon 27 Oct 1834
Page 4
Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 21st Oct 1834. CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM. Elizabeth Hughes Competitor (2)

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Elizabeth Hughes
19/11/1838 theft and drunkeness 6 months 3rd class factory
16/3/1831 assigned to George Wyndham Esq Hunter Rivers
10/4/1832 returned to Government at Parramatta by George Wyndham and he will pay her passage
27/11/1832 28 days solitary confinement at Maitland gaol then assigned to P S W Larnock Patricks Plains

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Boswell:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thos Boswell
Age: 26. Birth Year: 1802
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 68
Date taken ill:  13th Jan 1829
Notes; afflicted with general symptoms of scurvy
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Cavanagh:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thos. Cavanagh
Age: 25. Birth Year: 1803
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 67
Date taken ill:  13th Jan 1829
Notes; afflicted with general symptoms of scurvy
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Christopher Sewell:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856. No; 2
Christopher Sewell
Age: 23. Birth Year: 1805
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 66
Date taken ill:  13th Jan 1829
Notes; afflicted with general symptoms of scurvy
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Hortop:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856.  No; 2
John Hortop
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1780
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 65
Date taken ill:  9th Jan 1829
Notes; Was discharged from the list 25th Dec last, again applies laboring under a renewal of symptoms of Scurvy
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Jonah Hoggarth:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Jonah Hoggarth
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1780
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutis
No of the Case; 64
Date taken ill:  9th Jan 1829
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Daniel Bishop:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Daniel Bishop
Age: 18. Birth Year: 1810
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 63
Date taken ill:  9th Jan 1829
Notes; Complains of violent headache, soreness over the body, loathing of food
Discharged; 12th Jan 1829 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Edward Townsend:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Edward Townsend
Age: 18. Birth Year: 1810
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Vomica ?
No of the Case; 62
Date taken ill:  6th Jan 1829
Notes; Came on board from the Captivity Hulk having the remains of Phlegmonous ?
Discharged; DIED 5 30 pm

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Callaway:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
William Callaway
Age: 30. Birth Year: 1798
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 60
Date taken ill:  6th Jan 1829
Notes; Laboring under the same scorbutic affection as William Jones
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829 - Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Jones:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
William Jones
Age: 21. Birth Year: 1807
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 59
Date taken ill:  6th Jan 1829
Notes; Complains of swelling of the right thigh knee joint & calf of the leg, gums spongey ...
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829 - Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Benjamin Whiteley:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Benj.  Whitely
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Haemoptysis (Symptom of respiratory disease)
No of the Case; 58
Date taken ill:  5th Jan 1829
Notes; Applied to me at three in the afternoon, complaining of great apprehension of the chest, short and difficult respiration
Discharged; DIED 13th Jan 1829. 7 o’├žlock he expired in a conculsive fit

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Robert Doble:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Robert Doble
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1780
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 57
Date taken ill:  15th Jan 1829
Notes; has labored under incipient symptoms of Scurvy for the last fortnight which was gradually getting worse
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Massey:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856. No; 2
William Massey
Age: 61 . Birth Year: 1797
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Tabes ??
No of the Case; 55
Date taken ill:  26th Dec 1828
Notes; Complains of griping pains of the bowels and frequent loose stools, great weakness and wasting of the body, gums and mouth very sore
Discharged; DIED; 17th. Immediately upon landing on his way to the hospital

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Burton:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Burton
Age: 24. Birth Year: 1804
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 54
Date taken ill:  22nd Dec 1828
Notes; Of a full and plethoric habit and healthy appearance. Complains of stiffness and swelling of the knee joints with dusky appearances ...
Discharged; 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on Shore

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Maria Howells:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Herefordshire single protestant who could read 5’ 4 1/4” florid complexion dark brown hair hazel eyes Cert 36/1976

Maria Howells in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Name: Maria Howells
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 23
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Princess Royal
Spouse Name: James Bradford
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1800
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1823
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 27 Oct 1829
Application Place: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Both employed by George Wyndham at Newcastle. Both characters good

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Maria Howells 36/1976 dated 26/12/1836 Allowed to stay in Pattersons Plains distrcit.

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of James Alfred Bradford:

Maria Howells in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns to marry James Bradford 1829
Name: Maria Howells
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 23
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Princess Royal
Spouse Name: James Bradford
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1800
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1823
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 27 Oct 1829
Application Place: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Both employed by George Wyndham at Newcastle. Both characters good Rev Wilkinson Newcastle

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Susannah (the Younger) Hobson:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 Single protestant who could read and write ToL no 30/911 5’ 7 1/4” ruddy complexion brown hair and dark brown eyes. Assigned to Benjamin Sullivan

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Susannah Hobson 27/12/1830 Gained her ToL early for apprehending Stephen Bloomfield while in the act of breaking into her master’s house and allowed to stay in Sydney district.

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 20/3/1835 35/163 Wife of James Wells per ship General Hewitt Free

NSW BDMs
5143/1831 V18315143 3B WELLS JAMES HOBSON SUSANNA CA

969/1831 V1831969 15 WELLS JAMES HOBSON SUSANNAH CA= Sydney St Phillips Church of England

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Mogridge:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856. No; 2

Age: 21. Birth Year: 1807
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus & Scurvy
No of the Case; 49 & 50
Date taken ill:  9th December 1828
Notes; Is afflicted with sore mouth and spongey gums, stiffness of knee joints and various purple spots on the forepart of the Tibias
Discharged; 17th Jan 1828. Sent to the Hospital on Shore

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of James Wells:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, for Susannah Hobson 20/3/1835 35/163 Wife of James Wells per ship General Hewitt Free

NSW BDMs
5143/1831 V18315143 3B WELLS JAMES HOBSON SUSANNA CA

969/1831 V1831969 15 WELLS JAMES HOBSON SUSANNAH CA= Sydney St Phillips Church of England

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