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Stephen Lockrey on 14th June, 2019 wrote of Hugh Loughrey:
Conditional pardon 30/01/1847 - NSW State Archives & Records Convict Index
Caleb Bolton on 14th June, 2019 wrote of Thomas Bolton:
He had a wife named Bridget O’Brian and 10 kids:Sarah
Neil Motteram on 13th June, 2019 wrote of William Abbott:
Qaurter sesions 30 June 1834.ToL Queanbeyan 1841. 1838: Assigned to Henry Moore Esq But working for Messrs Kirsopp and Dutton, Monaro (Maneroo). 1838 Two charges at Queanbeyan Petty Sessions. Guilty of absenting himself 25 Lashes; Guilty of Neglect. 25 Lashes.
D Wong on 13th June, 2019 wrote of William Biddlecombe:
William Biddlecomb was 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Surrey.
William was illiterate, single, 5’4” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, eyebrows meeting scar under left eye, two small oles lower three small moles inside left arm, scar back of forefinger of left hand.
1837: Assigned to Henry F. Dale, Paterson.
1841: TOL, Dungog.
26/1/1842: Convict Death Register - William Beddlecomb, Mangles, TOL holder died suddenly at Glenwilliam - District/Parish: Dungog.
D Wong on 13th June, 2019 wrote of Elihu Smith:
4/9/1840 Sydney Monitor:
Richard Nichols, Elihu Smith, (bond,) and Patrick McCarty, (free) breaking out of gaol.
Nichols, guilty, ten years transportation. Smith and McCarth, not guilty, discharged.
1845: TOL Port Macquarie.
15/5/1851: (newspaper date) TOL cancelled.
16/5/1851 NSW Government Gazette:
Elihu Smith, kSusan 2, 36, Gloucestershire, tailor, 5 feet 4½ inches, ruddy comp., brown hair, grey to blue eyes, two small scars right jaw, several warts on fingers of right hand ; from Ticket of Leave, Port Macaquarie, since November, 1850.
Leonie Fretwell on 13th June, 2019 wrote of Barney Crummey:
On behalf of Barney Crummy and Mary Cane, Samuel Marsden, Senior Chaplain, made an application dated 5 October 1818 for the reading of banns in anticipation of a happy union. Approval was given and the couple married at St. John’s Parish Church, Parramatta on 2 November 1818, witnessed by Elizabeth Carkett and Charles McClean. Of note is the very neat hand with which the groom [recorded as Cumming] signed the register. Mary Cain made her mark ‘X’
D Wong on 12th June, 2019 wrote of William Evans:
William Evans was 25 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kent.
William was illiterate, protestant, married with 3 male children, 5’7½” tall, fair ruddy ad freckled complexion, red hair, grey eyes nose cocked.
Transported for ‘Stealing Geese’.
24/8/1841: TOL, Up Paterson.
D Wong on 12th June, 2019 wrote of Isaac Castle:
Oxford University and City Herald Oxfordshire, England
23 Feb 1833:
Isaac Castle, charged with felony, at the township of Hampton.
**(Stealing sheep skins).
Isaac Castle was 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Oxfordshire.
Medical Journal of the Lord Lyndoch:
Folio 5: Isaac Castles, aged 21, convict, case number 13; disease or hurt, pleuritis. Put on sick list, 2 July 1833 at sea. Discharged 16 July 1833 cured.
Isaac was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’9” tall, brown complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, scar left side of upper lip, scar left side of neck, scar ball of left thumb, scar back of same, scar back of forefinger of same hand.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of William Glenton:
From Convict Indents Annotated Register Susan 1836. Tried at Yorkshire (West Riding) Quarter Session on 15 October 1834 for stealing Brass. A native of Yorkshire (Leeds). Described as Single: Aged 20: Religion Protestant; Occupation Engine worker; Education Reads only; Previous conviction and served 3 months: Height 5 feet 2 inches; Complexion Dark: Hair Dark Brown and Hazel Eyes. Prisoner number 36/573.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of John Tomlinson:
Tried at Nottingham (Town) on 23 July 1835 for cutting and maiming. Described as Married with no children; Aged 35; Native of Nottingham: Occupation silk stocking weaver; Religion Protestant: No prior convictions: Height 5 feet 5 1/4 inches; Complexion Sallow: Hair brown and eyes Hazel. Prisoner number 36/519.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of John Baker:
Tried at Oxford Assizes on 1 March 1834 for stealing a mare. Prison number 36/521. Described as being 70 years old: Could read and write; Religion Protestant: Status Married with a family of five sons and four daughters; Native of Oxfordshire; Had no prior convictions: Height 5 feet 7 3/4 inches: Complexion Ruddy: Hair Light brown to grey: Eyes Hazel.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of Elihu Smith:
Tried Gloucester Assizes on 15 August 1835. Described as Single: Religion Protestant; Age 21; Native of Gloucestershire: Occupation Tailor (tolerable); Could read and write: Had one prior conviction and served 1 month: Height 5 feet 4 1/2 inches: Complexion Ruddy: Hair Brown: Eyes Grey to blue. Prisoner number 36/443.
Assigned to Mr James Wright at Lanyon near Queanbeyan. Lanyon is now in the southern part of Canberra.
Lyn Hudson-Williamson on 12th June, 2019 wrote of Isaac Castle:
The Name of the ship is “Lord Lyndock”
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of John Ward:
Tried at Gloucester Quarter Session on 3 March 1835. Described as Single: Could read and write: Religion Protestant; Native of Gloucester: Trade Farm Boy: Had a prior conviction and served 1 month; Height 5 feet 1 1/2 inches: Complexion Ruddy freckled: Hair brown and Light Hazel Eyes. Prison number 36/429.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of James Hart:
Tried at Berkshire Assizes on 16 July 1835. Described as Single: Could read and write; Religion Protestant; Native of Hampshire: Aged 22: Height 5 feet 6 inches: Complexion Brown: Hair brown and Grey eyes. Prisoner number 36/627. Assigned to Terrance Aubrey, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT near Queanbeyan. Absconded on February 6 1839. (Reference: Government Gazette).
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of John Anderson:
Tried at Central Criminal Court in London on 5 January 1835. Described as 16 years old; could read and write; Single; Religion Roman Catholic; Native of Dublin, Ireland; Height 4 feet 8 1/2 inches; Complexion Ruddy freckled; Hair Brown and Hazel eyes. Prison number 36/340.
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of John Button:
Tried at Essex assizes on 9 March 1835. Described as neither being able to read or write. Married with no children; Religion Protestant; Height 5 feet 1 inch; Ruddy complexion; Hair Light Brown and grey Eyes. Prisoner Number 36/418
Wendy Smith on 12th June, 2019 wrote of Donald Smith:
Died in Sydney General Hospital 1 March 1836. No further information provided.
Sharna Reece on 12th June, 2019 wrote of William Dunshea:
William was convicted in Lisbon Antrim Ireland for stealing 2 pigs and sentenced to 7 years in Van Demons Land. His wife and eldest child were later taken to be with him in Australia at the Governments expense.
D Wong on 11th June, 2019 wrote of Joseph James Lee:
Joseph Lee arrived at Norfolk Island 7/2/1844 per ‘Maitland’.
April 1847: Arrived VDL off Norfolk Island per ‘Pestonee Bomangee’.
On arrival in VDL Joseph was described as: 30 years old, illiterate, protestant, 5’4¼” tall, olive complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark eyes, mans head on left arm, scar on left leg.
Native Place: Battle, Sussex.
Employers: John Cooper, 1850
William Clarke, 1851.
10/7/1854: Permission to marry Fanny Hardy (free)
2/8/1854: Joseph Lee, 28, musician, married Fanny Hardy, 22, spinster, at the Baptist Chapel, York Street, Launceston, Tas.
James, Rosetta, William and Charles born in Braidwood, NSW.
20/2/1855: Recommended for a CP.
Pamela Dures on 11th June, 2019 wrote of John Horton:
Daughter Anne Matilda married Rueben Smith in 1845arrived in Australia aboard the Duke of Roxburgh 1849. They had 8 children of whom the second Joseph born 1848 was my great great grandfather.
Anne Matilda died at Parramatta aged 43 in1869
Hannah on 11th June, 2019 wrote of Thomas Knibbs:
Thomas Knibbs was sentenced 14 years and was charged with stealing a copper furnace, of the value of £3, from an outhouse in Charlbury, the property of George Malins.
Greg Petersen on 11th June, 2019 wrote of George Pile:
1834 Tuesday 29th April Colonial Times Hobart entry:
George Pyle was charged with maliciously breaking down a gate, the property of John Day.-Parties referred to a civil action.
Paul Bisby on 11th June, 2019 wrote of Martha Allen:
Martha Allen (per “Mary 1835”) had a Daughter to William Foster (per “Champion 1827) on 4/8/1843.
Refused permission to marry in 1842.
William sent to Peort Arthur in 1844 where he died on 13/5/1847 aged 48 approx.
Narelle Dean on 11th June, 2019 wrote of George Beaumont:
Sentence was reduced to 7 years
21/10/1850 Permission to marry Grace Bruce (also a convict.
22/10/1851 Married Church of St John Baptist, Hobart Town, Tasmania