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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Hortop
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1780
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus (scurvy)
No of the Case; 32
Date taken ill:  18th November 1828
Notes; A thin florid person of very spruce habit, Applied in consequence of being unable to walk about the deck
Discharged; 25th December 1828

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
William Massey
Age: 61. Birth Year: 1767
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Debilitas
No of the Case; 31
Date taken ill:  17th Nov 1828
Notes; An old man of stout and healthy appearance complains of general disability and gradual decay of the natural functions of the body
Discharged; to Hospital

Convict Death Register; Date of death the 19th Jan 1829
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Michael Mcauliffe:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - No; 2
Michael McAuliffe
Age: 22 . Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Cynanche Tonsillitis
No of the Case; 30
Date taken ill:  17th November 1828.
Notes; Complains of thirst, headache and other symptom’s ... left tonsil considerable enlarged
Discharged; 23rd November 1828

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

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Tucker.
Age: 25 . Birth Year: 1803/4
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 29
Date taken ill:  13th November 1828
Notes; Complains of violent pain of the head, eyes watery and inflamed great thirst…
Discharged; 16th November - Gave him a dose of Bark

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Frederick Holder:

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Frederick Holder
Age: 21. Birth Year: 1807
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 28
Date taken ill:  11th Novembers 1828
Notes; A stout healthy man ... complains of pain cross the forehead and temples, great thirst ...
Discharged; 13th November 1828 - Well

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - No; 2
John Russell
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 27
Date taken ill:  10th November 1828
Notes; Says that shortly after being in bed last eventinf, he awoke with a violet headache, heat & thirst and could no go to sleep again
Discharged; 14th November 1828 - Well

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Wiggott
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 26
Date taken ill:  10th November 1828
Notes; Of a thin habit and pale look, complains of great thirst and considerable pain of the head ...
Discharged; 14th November 1828 - Well

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Vowles
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Ulcus
No of the Case; 25
Date taken ill:  9th November 1828.
Notes; A thin lad of rather a healthy appearance, applied with old ulcers situated un de part of the right leg, immediately under the knee joint,
Discharged; 17th January 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 21 . Birth Year: 1807
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteria
No of the Case; 24
Date taken ill:  6th November 1828
Notes; Complained of various symptoms of Dysenteria under which he has labored for two or three days previous
Discharged; DIED at 6 30, 25th November 1828

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteria
No of the Case; 23
Date taken ill:  5th November 1828
Notes; A slight lad & weakly appearance, complains of violent griping pains of the bowels

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Michael Mcauliffe:

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteric
No of the Case; 22
Date taken ill:  29th October 1828.
Notes; A thin sallow young man, complains of violent headache, griping pains of the bowels
Discharged; 5th November 1828 - Well

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 44. Birth Year: 1784
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris. (Fever)
No of the Case; 21
Date taken ill:  29th October 1828
Notes; Complains of considerable pain of the head…..
Discharged; 31st October 1828

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

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Icterus
No of the Case; 20
Date taken ill:  24th October 1828
Notes; Complains of pain at the pit of the stomach and right side with nausea and loathing of food…..
Discharged; 29th October 1828 - Quite well

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

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Pneumonia
No of the Case; 19
Date taken ill:  23rd October 1828
Notes; Complained of pain in the chest and difficulty breathing,
Discharged; 29th October 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Hyam Phillips:

Old Bailey On-Line

HYAM PHILLIPS, Theft > receiving, 21st February 1828.
495. HYAM PHILLIPS was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 1st of February , of a certain evil-disposed person, one 5l. promissory note, the property of Mark Oliver Iron , the said note having then lately before been feloniously stolen, (to wit,) on the same day, the prisoner well knowing the same to have been stolen, against the statute .

Born; 1793.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Hyam Phillips:

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1780
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Chronic Diarrhea
No of the Case; 17
Date taken ill:  6th October 1828
Notes; This man is one of the Hospital attendants. A Jew by birth of a slender & rather sallow appearance.
Had Dysentery, was on the Narcissus Convict Hospital Ship at Woolwick and under care for several months
Discharged; DIED at 10 am. 18th October 1828

D Wong on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Spencer:

Information on William Spencer came from: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31390230

However,

Found the following information on: https://eprints.utas.edu.au/19178/1/whole_BrownBruceW2004_thesis.pdf

If this is correct we need more information from Lyn Thompson or others if possible.

Name SPENCER,
William
AKA
Age 22
Trade / Calling Ploughman
Offence / Sentence Machine breaking. Transported for 7 years.
290
County Gloucestershire I Transport Eliza
Remarks Single
Convict Conduct Record in VDL No convictions recorded.
Narrative of life in VDL Upon arrival, Spencer was recorded as having been assigned to Captain Bell. This
may have been Major Thomas Bell of the Jordan River. Spencer appears to have remained with Bell until he
received his ticket of leave in 1835. He received a free pardon on 3 February 1836.
Death / Final record There is no record of Spencer after he received his free pardon in 1836.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Daniel Ferguson:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 October 2020), February 1817, trial of DANIEL FERGUSON JAMES COTTON (t18170219-3).
DANIEL FERGUSON, JAMES COTTON, Theft > burglary, 19th February 1817.

365. DANIEL FERGUSON and JAMES COTTON , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Taverner , about twelve in the night of the 25th of January , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one fixture, (i.e.), one copper, value 20s., his property, and fixed to his dwelling-house, the prisoners having no title or claim to it; one pair of stockings, value 1s.; one pair of scissars, value 2d.; one bottle, value 1d.; three pints of gin, value 3s., and one loaf of bread, value 1s., his property .

JOSEPH STEPHENS . I am a patrol of St. Paul, Shadwell; I was on duty, the 24th of January, near Miss Jacks’s house, about one hundred and fifty yards from it; as I was calling the hour of three, she called out of her window to me - I went to see what was the matter; I then went to the place where I thought the persons must have got in, I placed myself there, and called to William Blake to come to my assistance - He came, and I placed him at the other corner; he called to me, and said, there was a man who would assist us; I went up to him, and saw the prisoner, Ferguson, just by Blake, I told him to secure him, and he did. Before he was taken away I searched him on the spot, and took a pair of scissars from his jacket pocket, I delivered them to Morris on the Monday following, I kept them safe untill I gave them to him. We went to look at the premises, and searched Miss Jacks’s house, and found the tiles taken off, and the laths cut away, leaving room for a man to get in. We found a hole leading to the privy of the adjoining house, I went down the hole and found the prisoner, Cotton, in the adjoining house-it was not Taverner’s house. I endeavoured to take him to the watch-house, but on the road he slipped his arms out of his jacket, and ran away, leaving his jacket in my hands, I called out stop thief! Tuck found him and brought him to the watch-house; I searched his jacket, and found a tinder-box and steel, a candle, some halfpence and farthings. I found nothing more in his other clothes. The place where I first saw Cotton was about sixty yards from Taverner’s, there are several houses between, we traced them from Jacks’s premises to Taverner’s house. We found a stocking, and another pair of scissars, in the place where we found Cotton, in the shed, which is above the hole that leads into the privy; and in another part of the shed where we found him, there was a shirt and a stockings, which appeared to be the fellow stocking to that which I had found. We went to look at Taverner’s premises the next day, he was with me at the back part of his premises; the tiling was broken through large enough for a man to get through, it leads into a room adjoining his bar. I delivered the scissars, stockings, and shirt to Morris. No person claimed the last pair of scissars. I found copper upon both of them.

JAMES TAVERNER . I live at Shadwell , and keep a public-house . I went to bed about half-past twelve o’clock on the 26th of January, and got up at half-past six, came down and found the stone bottle removed, and the cork taken out-it was empty, it was not empty the overnight. There were three pints of gin in a green bottle gone; I missed a pair of scissars out of the kitchen, which I had seen safe the overnight; I also missed a pair of worsted stockings off the horse by the kitchen fire, and a quartern loaf off the table in the kitchen, it was there the night before I am sure, I missed it about ten minutes after I came down; six tiles were removed from the washhouse roof, over the water butt, there appeared room enough for a man to get through, the laths were cut at one end and broken at the other, I am sure it was safe the overnight. The wash-house joins my dwelling-house, the tap-room door comes into it; there is a street behind the wash-house, a person could get to the top of the washhouse from the back street, the roof is about seven feet from the ground. Stephens looked at it with me afterwards. I saw my things on the Monday after the Saturday that I was robbed. I saw a pair of stockings and a pair of scissars, they are my property. I knew the scissars as well as the stockings. I found my green bottle under the water butt, the gin was in it; I am sure it was in my bar when I went to bed. I also lost a candle and some farthings, which were in a till in the bar, which I keep on purpose for them.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I am an officer; I produce the things which I received from Stephens.

JOSEPH STEPHENS . I only found the pair of scissars on Ferguson, Mr. Taverner claimed them. (Producing them).

JAMES TAVERNER re-examined. The scissars are mine. I saw them in the window the overnight; the points are broken, I have had them four or five years; the stockings are also mine. Jacks lives fifty or sixty yards from me, her house is upon the same road at the back as mine. The copper was fixed to my premises the overnight, I found it had been pulled down, and moved about three-quarters of a yard from where it was fixed.

FERGUSON’S Defence. I was not near the premises, the watchman took me in the street. I was in liquor, he pressed me to go home.

COTTON’S Defence. I had been bottling porter on board a ship; I had the candle on board the ship. I was with Ferguson, I knocked at Jacks’s house for a night’s lodging, and Ferguson put me over the wall to get in, and they took me.

FERGUSON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

COTTON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of James Cotton:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 October 2020), February 1817, trial of DANIEL FERGUSON JAMES COTTON (t18170219-3).
DANIEL FERGUSON, JAMES COTTON, Theft > burglary, 19th February 1817.

365. DANIEL FERGUSON and JAMES COTTON , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Taverner , about twelve in the night of the 25th of January , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one fixture, (i.e.), one copper, value 20s., his property, and fixed to his dwelling-house, the prisoners having no title or claim to it; one pair of stockings, value 1s.; one pair of scissars, value 2d.; one bottle, value 1d.; three pints of gin, value 3s., and one loaf of bread, value 1s., his property .

JOSEPH STEPHENS. I am a patrol of St. Paul, Shadwell; I was on duty, the 24th of January, near Miss Jacks’s house, about one hundred and fifty yards from it; as I was calling the hour of three, she called out of her window to me - I went to see what was the matter; I then went to the place where I thought the persons must have got in, I placed myself there, and called to William Blake to come to my assistance - He came, and I placed him at the other corner; he called to me, and said, there was a man who would assist us; I went up to him, and saw the prisoner, Ferguson, just by Blake, I told him to secure him, and he did. Before he was taken away I searched him on the spot, and took a pair of scissars from his jacket pocket, I delivered them to Morris on the Monday following, I kept them safe untill I gave them to him. We went to look at the premises, and searched Miss Jacks’s house, and found the tiles taken off, and the laths cut away, leaving room for a man to get in. We found a hole leading to the privy of the adjoining house, I went down the hole and found the prisoner, Cotton, in the adjoining house-it was not Taverner’s house. I endeavoured to take him to the watch-house, but on the road he slipped his arms out of his jacket, and ran away, leaving his jacket in my hands, I called out stop thief! Tuck found him and brought him to the watch-house; I searched his jacket, and found a tinder-box and steel, a candle, some halfpence and farthings. I found nothing more in his other clothes. The place where I first saw Cotton was about sixty yards from Taverner’s, there are several houses between, we traced them from Jacks’s premises to Taverner’s house. We found a stocking, and another pair of scissars, in the place where we found Cotton, in the shed, which is above the hole that leads into the privy; and in another part of the shed where we found him, there was a shirt and a stockings, which appeared to be the fellow stocking to that which I had found. We went to look at Taverner’s premises the next day, he was with me at the back part of his premises; the tiling was broken through large enough for a man to get through, it leads into a room adjoining his bar. I delivered the scissars, stockings, and shirt to Morris. No person claimed the last pair of scissars. I found copper upon both of them.

JAMES TAVERNER . I live at Shadwell , and keep a public-house . I went to bed about half-past twelve o’clock on the 26th of January, and got up at half-past six, came down and found the stone bottle removed, and the cork taken out-it was empty, it was not empty the overnight. There were three pints of gin in a green bottle gone; I missed a pair of scissars out of the kitchen, which I had seen safe the overnight; I also missed a pair of worsted stockings off the horse by the kitchen fire, and a quartern loaf off the table in the kitchen, it was there the night before I am sure, I missed it about ten minutes after I came down; six tiles were removed from the washhouse roof, over the water butt, there appeared room enough for a man to get through, the laths were cut at one end and broken at the other, I am sure it was safe the overnight. The wash-house joins my dwelling-house, the tap-room door comes into it; there is a street behind the wash-house, a person could get to the top of the washhouse from the back street, the roof is about seven feet from the ground. Stephens looked at it with me afterwards. I saw my things on the Monday after the Saturday that I was robbed. I saw a pair of stockings and a pair of scissars, they are my property. I knew the scissars as well as the stockings. I found my green bottle under the water butt, the gin was in it; I am sure it was in my bar when I went to bed. I also lost a candle and some farthings, which were in a till in the bar, which I keep on purpose for them.

MICHAEL MORRIS. I am an officer; I produce the things which I received from Stephens.

JOSEPH STEPHENS. I only found the pair of scissars on Ferguson, Mr. Taverner claimed them. (Producing them).

JAMES TAVERNER re-examined. The scissars are mine. I saw them in the window the overnight; the points are broken, I have had them four or five years; the stockings are also mine. Jacks lives fifty or sixty yards from me, her house is upon the same road at the back as mine. The copper was fixed to my premises the overnight, I found it had been pulled down, and moved about three-quarters of a yard from where it was fixed.

FERGUSON’S Defence. I was not near the premises, the watchman took me in the street. I was in liquor, he pressed me to go home.

COTTON’S Defence. I had been bottling porter on board a ship; I had the candle on board the ship. I was with Ferguson, I knocked at Jacks’s house for a night’s lodging, and Ferguson put me over the wall to get in, and they took me.

FERGUSON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

COTTON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Brighton Cotton:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 October 2020), January 1817, trial of BRIGHTON COTTON (t18170115-94).
BRIGHTON COTTON, Theft > pocketpicking, 15th January 1817.

242. BRIGHTON COTTON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , one pocket-book, value 3s, the property of John Whale , from his person .

JOHN WHALE . I live in Harper-street, May-fair. I was in the Strand about ten o’clock, on the 28th of December; I felt my coat lifted up, I turned round, and missed my book; I laid hold of the prisoner; there were two men near him, I told him he had got it, the prisoner threw the book down, and my papers flew out; I saw no more of his companions. I let go of him to pick my book up, and he ran away, but was stopped immediately; I am sure that he is the man.

JOHN COVERDALE. I am a solicitor’s clerk. I was in the Strand, and saw the prisoner run across the street, and the pocket-book drop between the prisoner and prosecutor; I heard the cry of stop thief! he is the man that I saw run across the street; he was secured.

Prisoner’s Defence. I heard the cry and ran across.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Garrett Reilly:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Garrett Reilly, Three Bees (1814),  Tried Dublin City, 1813, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Cawell:

Colonial Secretary Index.

COWELL, Thomas. Per “Ocean”, 1816.

1822 Feb - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3214; 4/1864 p.95)
1825 Feb 9 - Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.357)
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Thomas and his wife Jane were tried for receiving stolen property in 1826.

Thomas Cowell, holding a Ticket of Leave, Jane Cowell his wife, and Robert Shaw, were then charged with being receivers of the property stolen from Dr. McLeod’s cart.
Suspicion had been attached to the prisoners, and on the authority of a Magistrate’s warrant, their house situated about half a mile from the spot on which the robbery was committed, underwent a search, where a quantity of wheat in bags was found concealed under the bed-tick; and in another part of the house, some soap and tobacco were found, and positively sworn to, as being part of the property stolen.
In their defence it was stated that the prisoners had saved the wheat from their mess; but this not appearing likely, there being near 6 bushels, the bench ordered the prisoners to he brought up again for further examination.
The Australian, 17 May 1826.

Joseph Locket, Wm. Whyte, Thomas Cowell, Jane Cowell, and Robert Shaw, were again brought up on a charge of robbing Mr. Campbell’s cart.
Mr. Campbell deposed that about six weeks ago, he and his cart were stopped when about four miles from Liverpool by as many men, and robbed of a quantity of tea, sugar, a shirt, some nankeen, oil, a frying pan, and various other articles, besides six dollars in money; the frying pan was a particular one, and sworn to be the very identical pan before the court. The shirt and nankeen were similar to those stolen.
Wm Johnstone, an ordinary constable, deposed that by the assistance of the prisoner, Robert Shaw, he found in the house of the prisoner, Thomas Cowell, the fryingpan produced. It was secreted under some bark, and the piece of nankeen was locked up in a chest.
Robert Shaw, one of the prisoners, stated that on the morning after the robbery was committed, his master being from home, Jane Cowell shewed him a quantity of sugar, tea, oil, some nankeen, a fryingpan, and various other articles, which she affirmed had been sold to her the preceding evening by Locket — the sugar at threepence halfpenny per lb., tea at 2s. 6d. per lb. and the other articles at equally moderate rate; that his mistress secreted the frying pan, which had been identified, where it was afterwards found by the constables, observing that was the only article that could be sworn to.
The prisoners have all been committed for trial at the Criminal Court.
The Australian, 3 Jun 1826.

Joseph Lockett and William White, were indicted for a highway robbery on the person of Patrick Neville, and taking from a cart two bags of wheat, some tea, sugar, tobacco, and soap, the property of Dr. M’Leod, on the Liverpool-road, on the 8th day of May last. Thomas Cowell, was also indicted for receiving part of the above property, knowing it to have been so stolen.  It appeared from the evidence of the prosecutor, Patrick Neville, that he was overseer to Dr. M’Leod, and resided at Cabramatta Creek, within three miles of Liverpool.  That on the night of the 8th of May, between the hours of eight and nine o’clock, as he was retuming from Sydney, together with a Government servant, named Thos. Agnew, driving a team of bullocks in a cart, he was stopped by three men, on the Liverpool road, one of whom collared him, and knocked him down with a stick, when another took from his pocket, eight dollars, and some smaller monies; they also took two bags of wheat, and some tea, sugar, tobacco, and soap, from the cart. This witness also swore, to the best of his belief, that the prisoner, Lockett, was the man by whom he was knocked down.
Robert Shaw, an approver, deposed that he was Government servant to the wife of the prisoner Cowell, who himself is the holder of a ticket of leave; that on the night of the 8th of May, the prisoner Lockett came to the house of Cowell, on the Liverpool road, described to be near the place where the robbery took place, and knocked at the door, which, on being opened by witness, he asked “where Tom was?” meaning the prisoner, Cowell; witness told him that he was in bed, when he took him a few rods from the house and shewed him two bags of wheat, which he said were for Cowell, and went away. Witness then went back and told Cowell, who got up, had the wheat brought into the house, put into other bags, and placed under the bed, and afterwards hid the bags, which at first contained it, under the bark covering of a calf pen, where they were afterwards found by the constables, who searched the house.
Michael M’Namara, a constable, deposed, that he searched the house of the prisoner Cowell, and found the property, which was identified by Patrick Neville. The prisoners called no witnesses, and His Honor summed up the evidence, leaving it to the Jury to say, whether, from the testimony brought forward, they were of opinion that the prisoner Lockett, for there was no case whatever against White, had committed the offence charged against him, and if so, then to enquire how far the prisoner Cowell was guilty of receiving the property knowing it to have been stolen. The Jury, without retiring, returned a verdict of Guilty against the prisoners Lockett and Cowell. White, Not Guilty. The two former prisoners were remanded, and White detained on another charge.

Supreme Criminal Court.  WEDNESDAY, 25th.
This morning the following prisoners were brought up to receive sentence :- Joseph Lockett for Highway Robbery :-Death. Thomas Cowell accessary after the fact to a Highway Robbery-14 Years.  Jane Cowell, accessary after the fact to a Highway Robbery—14 Years.
The Monitor, 28 July 1826.
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Thomas was sent to Norfolk Island.

1828 Census index.
Thomas Cowell, per Ocean 1, 14 year sentence, Norfolk Island.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Cawell:

Colonial Secreatry Index.

CAWELL, William (Per “Atlas”, 1816) see COWELL, William

COWELL, William. Per “Atlas”, 1816.

1820 Jan 31, Feb 17 - Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.257)
1822 - Had served the family of George Johnston of Annandale since he came to the Colony. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3214; 4/1864 p.96)
1823 Jun 18 - Appointed Honorary Constable and Poundkeeper, Georges River (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.170)
1824 - Servant of Robert Johnston of Liverpool; attestation as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.1 pp.42-3)
1825 Jun 30, Jul 8 - Re whereabouts of (Reel 6014; 4/3514 pp.565, 608)
1825 Aug 11 - Required at Colonial Secretary’s office (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.139)

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Marriage Permissions.
William Cawell, per Atlas (3), age 34, Life sentence, Bond, and Martha Capen, age 22, born in colony, free. Date of permission, 20 Sept 1827, Parramatta. Rev. Samuel Marsden.

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1828 Census Index.
William Cawell, age 36, T.L. Atlas, 1816, Life, protestant, Butcher, Parramatta district.
Martha Cawell, age 18, born in colony, protestant.
William, age 2 ½, born in colony.
Richard, age 5 months, b.c.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Cawell:

Daring Robbery.  On the evening of Saturday se’ennight, as Mr. Henry Wilkinson, of Scorton, near Catterick, was returning homeward from Northallerton fair, he was stopped within half a mile of his own house by two footpads, who struck him on his head with a bludgeon, knocking him off his horse. The villains then robbed him of his pocket book, containing bank notes to the amount of 45l. Mr. W.‘s cries of murder having brought several persons to his assistance,  he was removed home, and surgical aid being procured, his wounds were immediately dressed. Mr. W. fortunately recognised the robbers, who proved to be his own servants, two brothers named Thomas and William Cawell. They were immediately apprehended, and have since, upon their own confession, been committed to York Castle, to take their trials at the approaching Lent assizes.
Hull Packet, 21 Feb 1815.
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Thomas Cawell and Wm. Cawell, for robbing .. Henry Wilkinson, of Scorton, of a pocket book containing notes to the value of 451. and other articles.
Lancaster Gazette, 25 March 1815

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The following convicts left York Castle on Monday morning, and are to be delivered on hoard the hulks, near Portsmouth:  … Wm. Cawell, Thomas Cawell, …
Leeds Mercury, 24 June 1815.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Cawell:

Daring Robbery.  On the evening of Saturday se’ennight, as Mr. Henry Wilkinson, of Scorton, near Catterick, was returning homeward from Northallerton fair, he was stopped within half a mile of his own house by two footpads, who struck him on his head with a bludgeon, knocking him off his horse. The villains then robbed him of his pocket book, containing bank notes to the amount of 45l. Mr. W.‘s cries of murder having brought several persons to his assistance,  he was removed home, and surgical aid being procured, his wounds were immediately dressed. Mr. W. fortunately recognised the robbers, who proved to be his own servants, two brothers named Thomas and William Cawell. They were immediately apprehended, and have since, upon their own confession, been committed to York Castle, to take their trials at the approaching Lent assizes.
Hull Packet, 21 Feb 1815.
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Thomas Cawell and Wm. Cawell, for robbing .. Henry Wilkinson, of Scorton, of a pocket book containing notes to the value of 451. and other articles.
Lancaster Gazette, 25 March 1815

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The following convicts left York Castle on Monday morning, and are to be delivered on hoard the hulks, near Portsmouth:  … Wm. Cawell, Thomas Cawell, …
Leeds Mercury, 24 June 1815.

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