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Dianne Jones on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Baines:

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THOMAS FRANCIS O’MALLEY BAINES (d 10/4/1899)

1899, 12 April – from the San Francisco Call, Volume 85, Number 133:

“DEATH TAKES AN IRISH PATRIOT

Thomas Baines, Once a Fenian Leader, Has Passed From Earth.

Captain Thomas Francis O’Malley Baines, Irish patriot and Fenian conspirator, has gone to his long home. About a week ago he was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital suffering from paralysis, and Monday morning [10 April] death stopped the heart whose every throb has been a prayer for the freedom of old Ireland.

All day yesterday the body lay in the parlor of the Pacific Undertakers on Mission street with a bunch of green shamrocks on the now quiet bosom, and hundreds of Irishmen who had lived through the stirring times of the Fenian uprising came to take a last look at all that is mortal of one who had been a leader and a plotter in the lost cause. For years Captain Baines has been a familiar figure along the city streets. He once made a vow that he would never cut his hair until Ireland was free, and his curly brown locks hanging over his shoulders attracted general attention. In his native land he was known as a schemer of rare ability, with a certain reckless abandon. The great leaders of the conspiracy selected him as a man capable of performing most dangerous and difficult tasks. So it happened that after the arrest of ‘The Pagan’ O’Leary, Baines was assigned to the task of organizing the Irishmen in the English army.

His efforts in this line were crowned with success, but in 1865, shortly after the suppression of the Irish Papal newspaper, he was himself arrested and charged with treason. He was tried before Judge Keogh and sentenced to ten years’ servitude in the penal colonies of Australia. After serving five years he was pardoned by the Queen, and in 1872 he came to this country in company with several compatriots. The Hibernia Rifles was an active organization at that time, and Mr. Baines joined them, and finally rose to the rank of captain. After the organization was dissolved he kept his green uniform and sword, and on St. Patrick’s day he would wear them and go calling on his friends. For many years he supported himself by selling books, one of which was a biography of his life, entitled ‘My Life in Two Hemispheres’, in which the history of the Fenian uprising was told as he himself saw it.

He was married in 1877, and was the father of two children, Robert Emmet, now with the army in Cuba, and Thomas Addison, a lad of 15, who lives at the home on Ivy avenue. Captain Baines has left this country but once since his arrival in 1872. That was in 1882 when he paid a visit to Australia and brought back with him the bones of Patrick Keating, an old Irish compatriot, who was transported with him to Australia. It has always been his intention to pay a visit to Ireland and carry Keating’s bones there for interment.

The deceased was 54 years old, and a native of County Mayo, Ireland. The funeral will take place from the parlors of the Pacific Undertakers at 8:15 this morning, and from the Church of the Sacred Heart at 9:30.”

Dianne Jones on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Baines:

CRIME: TREASON-FELONY, FENIAN RECRUITER

Iris Dunne on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Sarah Straney:

Non-Annotated Printed Indentures: aged 35
Can read & write, Protestant
Married with 6 boys & 3 girls
Trade House servant
Complexion Sallow
Hair Brown
Eyes Dark chestnut
Tried 23 October 1837
Remarks: Slight scar on right cheek, angular scar on back of right wrist, scar on palm of left hand, near the third finger, husband Paul Straney, sailed in November last, a prisoner for 7 years, and son James Taylor, a prisoner per “Lloyds” 1837.

Micheal William Traynor on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Sarah Straney:

Her maiden name was Sarah Wiggins.  She bore a child named James Taylor born 6/1/1819 in Liverpool England. She married Paul Straney on 13 May 1822 at St Peter’s Church of England Liverpool Lancashire.She had 8 children with him.

Colin Mortimer on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Mortimer:

Thomas Mortimer had five children from his marriage to Margaret Doyle

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of John Roach:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; John Roach
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Mariner - 1816
Employment/Remarks;  LEFT the Colony in Feb 1823

Iris Dunne on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Mortimer:

Bound Indentures: aged 28, Married with no children
Trade: Ploughman Milks Reaps & Sows
Offence: Stealing Peas Fowls & Donkey

Certificate of Freedom No. 44/573 dated 13 April 1844
Year of Birth 1802
Trade Laborer
Tried 1 March 1830

Iris Dunne on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Eleanor Jones:

Conduct Record: Tried 18 Jan. 1828, Transported for Burglary
Character & disposition Good
Connexions and former course of life Good
Single
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5P187

Description List: aged 23
Trade Farm Labourer
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON19-1-12$init=CON19-1-12P286JPG

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of James Pegler:

Ticket of Leave - 10 December 1827
No; 27/816
Name; James Peglar
Year of Birth; 1788
Native Place; Gloucester
Trade or calling; Labourer
Trial Date; 16 Aug 1817
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 7 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Dark Brown
Completion; Dark
Remarks; Cancelled for Drunkenness & neglect of Duty 1830
Returned vide 36/191

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns
Requested; 11 Feb 1837, 20 Jan 1838, 25 Jan 1838

Richard Peglar. Age; 50. Bachelor. Ship; Tottenham 1818 - Ticket of Leave. Works for Himself
Sarah Ribodan alias Chapman. Age; 35. Widow crossed out and Married. Ship; Diana - 1833. 7 years. Bond

Remarks; Sarah Ribodan alias Chapman on arrival stated she was married and had 5 children

Rev C Dickson has been requested forward the enclosed letter announcing the death of Ribodan husband

1857 - New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials, 1857
No; 542
Name; James Peglar
Abode; Factory - Invalid Department
When buried; 23 November 1857. Died; 21 Nov 1857
Age; 61 years
Ship’s Name; Tottenham
Quality or profession.

Iris Dunne on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Warburton:

Ticket of Leave No. 34/259 dated 26 April 1834 in district of Sutton Forest, Year of birth 1804, Tried 14 January 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of John Pritchett:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; John Pritchett
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Recovery - 1819 - 7 years
Employment/Remarks; DIED; February 1825 - Parramatta

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Pring:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Thomas Pring
Age; No Details
Class; F. S.
Vessel; Mariner - 1816
Employment/Remarks; CLEARED out in April 1823 in Sally

1825 - 31 Jan. To be transported for seven years. On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales;

1828 - Census; District; Port Macquarie

1830 - 4 Dec. Phoenix Hulk: Discharge Book,

Colin Mortimer on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Thomas Mortimer:

Married Margaret Doyle (widow) at Tenterfield on 7 November 1864 (BDM 3189). Died at McLeods Creek Timbarra (near Tenterfield) on 24 September 1873 aged 70. (BDM 7061) Buried at Timbarra cemetery.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Edward Primmer:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Edward Primmer
Age; No Details
Class; Convict - T. L.
Vessel; General Hewitt - 1814 - Life
Employment/Remarks; DIED; Aug 1825. Sydney

1825 - Australia, Death Index,
Edward Primmer
Date: 1825 - Sydney, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18256547 2B

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Edward Primmer:

1824 - Ticket of Leave. Date; 25 Sept 1824.
No; 411/1345
Name;
Year of Birth; 1775
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Hampshire
Trial Date ; 17 March 1813
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel [Inflamed]
Hair; Dark Brown to Grey
Completion; Dark Ruddy.
Remarks; Cancelled.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of John Power:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; John Powers
Age; No Details
Class; A. P. [Absolute Pardon]
Vessel; Minerva
Employment/Remarks; CLEARED out in 1823 with Ann

Comprehensive register of convicts (CORE SERIES) Tasmania
Trial; Dublin City - July 1818 - 7 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of John Power:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Age; 20 years
Native Place; Nanagh
Trade or calling; Waterman
Trial where & Date; Dublin  
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 5 3/4 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Black
Completion; Dk. Ruddy
Remarks

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of William Powell:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; William Powell
Age; No Details
Class; Convict - T. L.
Vessel; Indefatigable - 1815 - 14 years
Employment/Remarks; DIED; at Sydney, April 1824.

Trial; Old Bailey - May 1814

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of William Powell:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online

Born; 1775

May 1814, trial of JOHN FULWELL WILLIAM POWELL (t18140525-72).
JOHN FULWELL, WILLIAM POWELL, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > receiving, 25th May 1814.
531. JOHN FULWELL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of April , ten pounds weight of thread, value 2 l. two dozen pieces of tape, value 3 s. the property of John Wreford ; and WILLIAM POWELL , for receiving the same goods, he knowing them to be stolen .

THOMAS WHITE . I am inspector of the watch of the parish of Cripplegate. On the night of the 2nd of May, I took Fulwell into custody, about ten minutes before ten at night. I placed myself up Dyer’s-court, and watched. I saw Fulwell open his master’s door, in Aldermanbury , look one way, and then the other, and shut the door close again.

Q. When he came out, did you see him bring any thing with him - A. He did. In consequence of that, I took him into custody; I asked him what he had got in the bag he had with him across his shoulder; and taking him towards the watchhouse, he threw the bag down, and ran from me. I picked the bag up, and took care of the bag and the property. He made his escape. I afterwards took him in his master’s stable; I broke open the door. That was on the 2nd of May, the same night, about an hour and a half after. I conveyed him to the Counter. Coming along, he told me it was not his fault. I told him, if anybody was implicated with him, he had better tell me, it might be of service to him. In consequence of his information, the next morning I apprehended the prisoner Powell. I went to Powell’s masters house, Messrs. Smith and White, linen-draper’s, in a court in Bow-lane; he is their porter. I took him in custody; and when he came to the Compter, he wished to retire. I then immediately searched him; in his pocket I found this book, and some other papers. Powell then requested that he might send somebody to his wife. I told him I should go up to his house, and I would tell her the situation he was in.

Q. Did you search any apartment of Powell’s - A. I did; I went into the room, and said, does Powell live here; she said, yes, he does, I am his wife. I then began to search. She was very much alarmed. In Powell’s apartment, I found underneath the bed in the back room, this basket, which contained ten pounds weight of thread, half a pound of raven-grey silk, and two dozen pieces of tape. I examined the thread; it corresponded with the thread that Fulwell described. On the Monday night he said he had caried that thread to Powell; and he told me that he had carried thread three times the week before to Powell. I brought it away in the basket. I took the basket to the Compter; Powell owned the basket; he said the goods were brought to him under the idea of their being bought at a sale.

JOHN WELFORD . I live at 60, Aldermanbury; I am a wholesale haberdasher . My stock is so large I believe if I was to lose ten times the quantity that is found I should not be able to miss them, without taking stock. Fulwell was my porter . I was present when White took the memorandum-book out of Powell’s pocket in the Poultry Compter.

Q. Are there any entries in that book - A. There are; they have a reference to the articles in this basket, as far as it goes; it does not go to the full extent.

Q. Read them - A. On one side is

“received, two pounds of black, two pounds of whity-brown, two pounds of drab, one pound of white, and one pound of mixed colours:” on the other side is,

“S L D, two pounds of black, one pound of drab, one pound of whity-brown, one pound of coloured, and one pound mixed.” They are each of them the description of articles that I deal in.

Q. What is the value of the thread found in Powell’s possession - A. About two pounds, and the silk twenty shillings. Before the Alderman, Powell said the person who had left them at his house was an entire stranger to him.

Fulwell said nothing in his defence.

Powell’s Defence. After the property was brought to my house, I understood it was bought at a sale. Fulwell brought them to me, and asked me if I would let him leave a parcel a day or two, until he called for it.

Powell called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

FULWELL, GUILTY , aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

POWELL, GUILTY , aged 39.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Charles O'niel:

1823 - 2 Sep. Servant of Mr W B Wilkinson of Newcastle. Permitted to pass with cattle from Windsor to the County of Northumberland. Pass in force for 14 days

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Charles O’Neil
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Henry - 1823
Employment/Remarks; HOSPITAL SYDNEY

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Owen Oneill:

Certificate of Freedom. No; 29/498. Date; 25 May 1829
Native Place; Dublin
Height; 5 ft 4 1/2 in
Complexion; Fair Ruddy
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Patrick Ormond:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Patrick Ormond
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Mangles - 1822 - 7 years
Employment/Remarks; PATIENT HOSPITAL, Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of John Overthrow:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; John Overthrow
Age; No Details
Class; No Details
Vessel; Atlas - 1819
Employment/Remarks; CLEARED out in Fame - 1823

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Michael Owens:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Michael Owens
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Daphne - 1819 - 7 years
Employment/Remarks; INVALID - Parramatta

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st September, 2021 wrote of Patrick Owens:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Patrick Owens
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Daphne - 1819 - 7 years
Employment/Remarks; DIED; Hospital. Sydney

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