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Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Daniel Murray:

1828 June 18th, Hobart Town Courier,
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. 120
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
Richard Poole, Claudine.
Daniel Murray, ditto.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Edward Coombs:

1828 June 11th, The Tasmanian,
Colonial Secretary’s Office, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. 119
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
Edward Coombs, Claudine.
By command of his excellency,
J. Burnett

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Joseph Fairclough:

1828 May 28th, Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
Samuel Richards, 248, Claudine.
Joseph Fairclough, ditto.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Samuel Richards:

1828 May 28th, Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
Samuel Richards, 248, Claudine.
Joseph Fairclough, ditto.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of John Newton:

1828 Thursday 8th May, GOVERNMENT NOTICE.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom, during the last week;viz.-
J. Newton, Claudine.
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of John Taylor:

1828 Saturday 10th May, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 25.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Alexander Richards, Claudine.
David Roberts, ditto.
John Taylor, ditto.
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of David Roberts:

1828 Saturday 10th May, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 25.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Alexander Richards, Claudine.
David Roberts, ditto.
John Taylor, ditto.
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Alexander Richards:

1828 Saturday 10th May, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 25.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Alexander Richards, Claudine.
David Roberts, ditto.
John Taylor, ditto.
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Joseph Watts:

1828 April 24th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 88.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Astill, Claudine
253 David Ramsey, Ditto
Peter Jones, Ditto
Samuel Pyne, Ditto
Samuel Jones, Ditto
338 Joseph Watts, Ditto
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Samuel Pyne:

1828 April 24th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 88.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Astill, Claudine
253 David Ramsey, Ditto
Peter Jones, Ditto
Samuel Pyne, Ditto
Samuel Jones, Ditto
338 Joseph Watts, Ditto
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Peter Jones:

1828 April 24th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 88.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Astill, Claudine
253 David Ramsey, Ditto
Peter Jones, Ditto
Samuel Pyne, Ditto
Samuel Jones, Ditto
338 Joseph Watts, Ditto
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of David Ramsay:

1828 April 24th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 88.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Astill, Claudine
253 David Ramsey, Ditto
Peter Jones, Ditto
Samuel Pyne, Ditto
Samuel Jones, Ditto
338 Joseph Watts, Ditto
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Greg Petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Samuel Jones:

1828 April 24th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 88.
Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Astill, Claudine
253 David Ramsey, Ditto
Peter Jones, Ditto
Samuel Pyne, Ditto
Samuel Jones, Ditto
338 Joseph Watts, Ditto
By Command of His Excellency, The Lieutenant Governor, J. BURNETT.

Wendy Smith on 25th March, 2019 wrote of William Bowyer:

Queanbeyan Church of England records married Margaret Magurahan on 26 February 1844 by Rev Edward Smith.  Margaret Magurahan transported from Ireland on Minerva in 1839.  NSW Convict Indentures for the ship Claudine state that he was 28; Native place Salisbury, trade or calling Dairyman who ploughs and reaps.  Tried on 8 March 1828.  Was widowed and had one child. Height 5 ft 3 inches; complexion Ruddy and freckled; Hair Brown; eyes dark hazel.  Second class pardon on 23 May 1846.

Wendy Smith on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Amos Lines:

Convicted for striking a sergeant. Served in 39 Regiment in India.  Prior conviction of 6 months in Cells.  Height 5 ft 7 inches; complexion Ruddy and freckled; Hair Light sandy and blue eyes.
Assignment and Employment of Convict in 1839 assigned to Mr Robert Campbell as a watchman at Lob’s Hole (near Queanbeyan. Colonial Secretary correspondence muster roll 1827-1857 in September 1842 sated that Amos Lines was assigned to Mr Robert Campbell.  Queanbeyan Deposition papers 30 January assigned to Mr Robert Campbell employed as a bullock driver. Found guilty of disobeying an order by A. T. Faunce J.P.  Punishment: Admonished in court.  Native place Leicestershire.  Died 27 March 1846 aged 33 Labourer and died from Heart Disease and general dropsy.  Buried in Oaks Estate Burial Ground.

Wendy Smith on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Margaret Magarakan:

Married Mr William Bowyer on 26 February 1844 at Jerrabomberra by Rev. Edward Smith of Queanbeyan (Church of England).  William Bowyer transported on the Claudine in 1829.  The Convict Indentures state that she was 23 year old, was kitchen maid and was convicted on 9 March 1839. Religion Roman Catholic.  Height: 5ft 23/4 inches. Complexion Ruddy, freckled and pock pitted.  Hair Brown Eyes Blue.  Year of birth either 1819 or 1816.  Died in Pine Hill, Queensland.  Ticket of leave ton 16 October 1843 and Certificate of Freedom on 29 October 1846.  Story of trip from Ireland to Australian retolded in John Gale’s “Canberra.

Scott Young on 25th March, 2019 wrote of Johannah Rogers:

wife of John Rankin ,Ship the John Barry 1839
Died at Braidwood or Majors Creek NSW abt dec 30 1891

Scott Young on 25th March, 2019 wrote of John Ranken:

Settled and died at Majors creek , NSW : Married a Johannah Rogers in Goulburn 1845 and had many children , spent hard time in Berrima Jail in the 1840s.

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of Edward Thomas:

1828 April 16, GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 83.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to approve of the following alterations in the
Police of the Territory:
Edward Thomas, 175, Claudine, to be dismissed
from the Field Police, for improper conduct.
By command of His Excellency,
J. Burnetts

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of William Whitehouse:

1828, April 9th, GOVERNMENT NOTICES 76.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which, the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted, to them accordingly:
Joseph Whitehouse, Claudine

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of William Picken:

1828, April 9th, GOVERNMENT NOTICES 76.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which, the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted, to them accordingly:
193. William Picken, Claudine

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of Thomas Tooner:

1828, April 2nd, GOVERNMENT NOTICES 71.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which, the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted, to them accordingly:
Thomas Tooner, Claudine

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of Thomas Hughes:

1828, 19th March, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No ‘57.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
The periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Thomas Hughes, Claudine.

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of Thomas Lee:

1828, March 13th, GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No.53
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THOMAS LEE, 141, Claudine, has been deprived of his Ticket of Leave, for drunkenness and insulting a Constable.
By Command of His Excellency,
J. BURNETT

Greg Petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote of Thomas Phillips:

1828, 7th March,GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 52.
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported hiving expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Thomas Phillips,  Claudine

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