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Carolyn Thurtell on 1st January, 2019 wrote of Catherine Fogarty/hennessy:

Catherine Fogarty/Hennessey sailed on the ‘Asia I’ convict ship departing Ireland 14 Sep 1829 and arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales 13 Jan 1830. She is listed as Catherine Fogarty age 14.  It is noted that she is aboard with her sister Mary Hennessey age 30.

Marcelle D Williams on 1st January, 2019 wrote of Hall Parcel:

Hall Parcel is my 4 x great uncle descended from my grandfathers mothers line, Joel Parcel (1812) one of Hall’s siblings was my 3x gt grandfather

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Francis Mcinally:

National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to Mary Ann Griffin, Francis McInally for the crime of robbery at Chessell’s Court, Canongate, Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 17 Jun 1839

Accused Mary Ann Griffin, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write. Diet continued JC8/41, f.53r.
Francis McInally, alias McNally, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.. Note: Diet continued JC8/41, f.53r.

No ship found for Mary Ann Griffin.

Francis was 34 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Glasgow.

Occupation: Soap and candle manufacturer.

Francis was literate, catholic, married with 1 male and 1 female children, 5’4½” tall, ruddy and slightly pockpitted complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, grey eyes,
scar across top of nose, scar back of right side of head, scar on knuckle of third finger of right hand.

1842: TOL, Sydney.
30/9/1846: COF

Stephen Appleton on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Robert Warrior:

Source: England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980

Christened on 27 September 1807 in Frindsbury, Kent, England.
Quotes DOB as: 8th June 1807.
Father: John Warrier,
Mother Hannah Warrier (nee Beadle)

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Donald Mcdonald:

Donald McDonald was 26 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Inverness.

Donald was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’7½” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, D under left arm, scar back of little finger of left hand, nail of third finger of same split, scar on cap of left knee.

1846: TOL, Moreton Bay.

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Henry Mcdeade:

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Henry McDeade, Janet Anderson, Catherine McDeade for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 6 May 1839

Accused Henry McDeade, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 10 years
Janet Anderson, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Catherine McDeade, daughter of Henry McDeade, hawker, Old Wynd, Glasgow, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

Daughter, Catherine McDeade arrived NSW per ‘Mary Anne’ 1839.
Janet Anderson was also on board the ‘Mary Anne’ (Note that her profile page has been entered twice on our website).

Henry McDeade was 50 years old on arrival.
Native Place: County Down, Ire.

Henry was literate, protestant, married with 3 male and 2 female children, 5’2” tall, dark ruddy and eruptive complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, chestnut eyes, nose and forehead scorbutic, several scars on forehead, scar on left side of tip of nose, several scars on head, scar outside right elbow, scar back of little finger of left hand.

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Catherine Mcdeade:

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Henry McDeade, Janet Anderson, Catherine McDeade for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 6 May 1839

Accused Henry McDeade, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 10 years
Janet Anderson, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Catherine McDeade, daughter of Henry McDeade, hawker, Old Wynd, Glasgow, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

Catherine McDeade was 17 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Ayrshire.

Catherine could read, was catholic, single, 5’1½” tall, dark ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar on right side of forehead, small mole inside each upper arm, two small burnt marks on back of right hand, father, Henry McDeade, expected in the next prison ship.
(**Henry McDeade arrived per ‘Maitland’ 1840).
Mother: Mary McDade/McDeade born Keir.

Catherine married Walter Tutill - no record found on the NSW BDM - they had 7 children.

2/10/1899: Catherine died at Temora, NSW.
Husband Walter Tutill died in 1873 at Young, NSW.

Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote of John Brunker:

John BRUNKER was convicted at Wiltshire, England on 17 Oct 1837 for stealing from a dwelling house. Previous conviction. 14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Gilmore’ arriving 22 Jan 1839.

Aged 36 yrs; a sawyer; place of birth - Wiltshire, England; fresh complexion; light red brown hair; blue eyes.

Assigned to work in the Colony of VDL.
Several notes of misconduct.
Ticket of Leave granted 27 May 1845.

DEATH: 2 July 1872, aged 71 yrs, pauper. At the Cascades Pauper Establishment, south Hobart. Cause - bronchitis. (ref. 35/1/8 no. 1029)

Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote of John Brunker:

John BRUNKER was convicted at Dublin City, Ireland in 1822 for uttering forged notes.  He was employed as a clerk.  14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Countess of Harcourt’ 1822.
Details, upon arrival: aged 34 yrs; stout build; blue eyes; brown hair.

1823: overseer at Parramatta Hospital, NSW.
(ref. NSW State Archives)

Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote of William White:

Convicts transported to Australia direct from Ireland are not recorded under the British records, therefore have to be listed individually (on this site by research volunteers).

William WHITE assigned to Gunn, Hunters Hill, NSW.

Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote of John Yewer:

Convict Conduct Record in VDL has details re John’s crime for house breaking and burglary, with two other men. Noted as “quiet & orderly”. Some notes of minor misconduct but received his ‘Ticket of Leave’ in 1841 and ‘Conditional Pardon’ in 1843 & 1845.

31 Jan 1843: Permission to Marry - to Emily Moss - granted.

31 March 1843: Marriage - John YEWER, aged 26 yrs, Confectioner to Emily MOSS, aged 20 yrs, spinster, at Parish Church of England, Hobart. (ref. 37/1/3 no. 383)

22 Dec 1843: Birth of child Henry Edward (registration is under name “Mewers”) Hobart. Parents listed as “John & Emily Mewers”. ref. 32/1/3 no. 2281.

29 Sept 1845: Birth of child “Mary Elizabeth Haydon YEWERS” at Hobart. Father - John YEWERS, Pastry cook, Liverpool St. Hobart. Mother - Emily MOSS. (ref. 33/1/2 no. 1282)  Note: this child is also registered under the name “Mewers”.

15 Sept 1847: Departure from Launceston, VDL to Melbourne, Victoria per the ‘Shamrock’. Ship to Colony - ‘Waterloo’.  (ref. POL459/1/2 p211)

19 Feb 1851: Mrs. YEWERS and children. Departure from Launceston to Melbourne per the “Shamrock”.

25 Dec 1852: Death of “Emily Haysom YEWERS” at Launceston.  Father - John YEWERS.  (ref. 1146451 - full certificate not available online)

Note: There may be other registrations under variations of name.

Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote of Anne Bean:

The Founders & Survivors web site record has INACCURATE information pertaining to the life of Anne BEAN, in that the convict woman from the Greenilaw, married a free man “James McKinnel” in 1860.  Yes, there is a registration for an Anne Bean marrying James McKinnel and subsequent family BUT this Anne, she was the daughter of a free immigrant and NOT this convicted woman. She is listed under “Arrivals” as a child in the BEAN family.  Disappointing that this research group just made an assumption based on the name only - source references do not mean that it is accurate.  Definite proof from the family involved about this research. Let’s hope Founders & Survivors corrects this and makes an apology to the family - who are not descended from a convict Anne Bean and that it does not confuse descendants of this woman, listed above.

D Wong on 30th December, 2018 wrote of Patrick Mccarthy:

Patrick was literate, Catholic, single, 6’0¾” tall, ruddy and a little freckled complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, D under left arm, small scar over left eyebrow, nose a little cocked, breast hairy, J.H.S. inside lower right arm, P M, dot, A M under lower left arm, ring on each finger of left hand.

D Wong on 30th December, 2018 wrote of George Mccrea:

National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to George McCrea for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 19 Sep 1839

Accused George McCrea, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - theft and previous conviction, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years. Note: The aggravation of habit and repute was not proven.

George McCrea, plumber, Address: High Street, Glasgow.

George McCrea was 48 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Glasgow.

George was literate, protestant, married with 1 male and 3 female children, 5’3¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, grey eyes, nose scorbutic, eyebrows partially meeting, indented scar on throat, two scars back of little finger of right hand.

1846: TOL, Windsor.

8/6/1852: Convict Death Register - listed as McCrae.  George died aged 60, at the Parramatta Hospital.  Invalid.

D Wong on 30th December, 2018 wrote of John Maxted:

John Maxted was 40 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kent.

John was illiterate, protestant, 5’10¾” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, lost two front teeth on left side of upper jaw, breast hairy, scar back of ball of right thumb, scar back of little finger of left hand, scar back of middle finger of same near the knuckle.

Elizabeth Yewers on 30th December, 2018 wrote of John Yewer:

Born John Haysom but convicted under the name Yewer (later became Yewers). Went to Victoria and became confectioner/ caterer/ hotel operator. Returned to England to bring family members to Victoria, one of whom also took the name Yewers. Others retained Haysom.

Heather Stevens on 30th December, 2018 wrote of John Muston:

Born about 1791 at March, Cambridgeshire. Parents William and Ann, abode ‘March, Isle of Ely’, in his baptism 22 May 1791 at Coningsby, Lincolnshire. In the convict indent he is age 29 born Cambridgeshire.

The crime: He and others forcibly broke into the dwelling house of an elderly man John Cummack and his infirm sister at Coningsby about midnight on 2nd May 1820, where they ransacked the house and picked his pockets. The stolen articles were later found at Muston’s house at Boston. [Stamford Mercury 21 July 1820]

15 July 1820 Lincoln Summer Assizes: burglary and stealing wearing apparel at Coningsby. Sentenced to death. Reprieved, transportation for life. Described in newspaper reports as 29, labourer of Boston.

Hulk: Leviathan Moored at Portsmouth, Date Received: 20 Sep 1820 left for transportation to NSW 2 October 1820.

Transported on the ‘Prince of Orange’. The Prince of Orange departed the Downs on 8th October 1820 & arrived in Port Jackson on Monday 12 February 1821. There was one death during the voyage. Muston was treated for pneumonia from 21st to 28th October.

Convict indent: John was described as age 29, 5 feet 9 and 3/4 inches tall, of dark/florid complexion, with grey eyes and black hair, a labourer, native place Cambridgeshire.

17 Feb 1821 disembarked and forwarded to Parramatta where he was assigned to Lieut’t Lawson

1822 muster: he is John ‘Muster’, Prince of Orange, Government Servant at Ayers Farm, Parramatta

1825 muster: Government Servant, William Lawson, Parramatta

1828 census: Government Servant, Wm Lawson , Prospect

7 April 1836 Ticket of Leave: present residence Mr Lusk [36/604 on Ticket of Leave muster roll]

1839 Bathurst, Application to marry, Walpole, Revd J K: John Muston (Ticket of Leave, Prince of Orange), & Elizabeth Brooks alias Barnes (Convict, Mary 5). However on 7th October they were refused permission to marry as Elizabeth Brooks had stated on arrival that she was married and had one child.

Death 13 Jan 1863 at his nephew William Muston’s house, Marsden Street, Parramatta

Burial 15 Jan 1863 St Johns Parramatta. Burial register has age 77, abode Marsden Street, occupation gardener.

Anne Llewellyn on 30th December, 2018 wrote of Michael Mcguin:

Micheal was accompanied to NSW by sons John and Patrick.  His wife Anne (nee McKenna?) was left in Ireland with 3 daughters.

D Wong on 29th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Marshall:

Old Bailey:
RICHARD MARSHALL.
Theft: housebreaking.
8th April 1839
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

RICHARD MARSHALL was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Bruton, on the 11th of January, at St. Dunstan, Stebonheath, alias stepney, and stealing therein 2 coats, value 2l.; 2 waistcoats, value 10s.; 2 pairs of trowsers, value 16s.; 3 shirts, value 10s.; 3 spoons, value 15s.; 21 yards of cotton, value 14s; 1 shawl, value 13s.; 1 pair of boots, Value 5s.; 4 gowns, value 1l. 9s.; 7 yards of lace, value 1s.; 2 petticoats, value 8s.; 2 sheets, value 5s.; 4 stockings, value 3s.; I guinea, 3 sovereigns, 1 crown, and 2 half-crowns; his property.

*The trial continued….

CHARLES SMITH. I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into custody last Saturday fortnight, at No. 18, Duke-street, where 1 went in consequence of information—I told him I wanted him for a felony—he said nothing—next morning his wife came crying to the office—he said to her, “What are you crying for? I can do as well in another country as in this.”

Cross-examined. Q. Are you quite sure about that observation? A. It was to that effect—I made a memorandum of it as soon as I got home, and here it is.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 23.— Transported for Ten Years.

Richard Marshall was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Plymouth.
Occupation: Cabinetmaker.

Richard was literate, Protestant, Married, no children listed, 5’3” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, scar on left side of forehead, scar between the third and little fingers of right hand, scar back of middle finger of left hand.

1845: TOL, Yass.

18/6/1851 Empire, Sydney:
SPRINGING A PLANT.-Last week we recorded a burglary, which was committed on Sunday the 8th, at the stores of Mr. Jacobs, Auburn-street.
Until yesterday, (Saturday) there was not clue to the the depredators, but on the afternoon of that day as Mr. Jacobs was walking down the street in which his store is situate, he espied a shawl, which he knew to be his property, hanging up in the window of a dealer named Lawler. He immediately went into the shop, and interrogated Mrs. Lawler (her husband having left on the previous Saturday for the diggings), as to how she became possessed of the articles. She said she had bought it for 4s. from one Richard Marshall, a carpenter, who lives in tho same range of buildings.
Mr. Jacob immediately informed the chief constable of the circumstance, and a warrant having been procured, Mr. M’Alistor and Jacobs proceeded to Marshall’s promises for the purpose of searching them. Having looked over them and finding nothing, the chief enquired as to whom a box which was in the sitting-room belonged. Marshall said it had been left in his charge by a man who had gone up the country. Mr. M’Alistor asked for the key, and on Marshall stating that he had not got it,-tho chief said that if he -(Marshall) did not open the box, it would have to bo broken open by the police, (Marshall then brought a chisel and forced the lid off, in the box were, found a number of black and coloured silk handkerchiefs, shawls, &c.
Mr. Jacobs having identified them as part of the property stolen from him, Marshall was taken into custody. Mrs. Lawler was also apprehended, and after being confined a short time in the lock-up, was searched, when on her person were found a number of handkerchiefs) both black and coloured ; they were also identified as Jacobs’s property. It appears that’she had-‘these
in her shop when Jacobs first interrogated her about the shawl, and that fearful of the premises being searched, she then secreted the articles about her person, expecting that they would escape observation.
Both prisoners will be brought up for examination on Tuesday next.

25/6/1851 The Sydney Morning Herald:
Richard Marshall was indicted for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Mr. S. Jacob, storekeeper, Goulburn, on the 9th of June instant, and stealing 100 silk handkerchiefs, 36 shawls, 6 pairs moleskin trousers, and other property, value in all about £ 150. The prisoner was defended by Mr. H. Walsh. The circumstances of the case has been recently detailed at full in this journal, and the only feature at the trial demanding additional notice was the fact of Mr. Macalister, the chief constable, having cross-examined the prisoner, when acting under the search warrant, and cautioning him in to his answers ; an illegal course, severely censured by the learned Chairman. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to be worked on the roads or other public works of the colony for five years.

1853: TOL

D Wong on 29th December, 2018 wrote of William Mann:

William Mann was 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Norfolk.

Occupation: Soldier/Farm Labourer.

Crime: Stealing mutton.

William was literate, Protestant, single, 5’8¾” tall, dirty sallow complexion, brown hair and eyes, lost canine tooth on right side of upper jaw, mole inside lower right arm, woman with reticule in hand inside lower left arm, scar back of left thumb, another on ball of same, two scars back of forefinger of left hand.

17/8/1844: TOL, Brisbane Water.

Robin Sharkey on 29th December, 2018 wrote of George Hazlehurst:

George Hazlehurst was merely 13 years old when he was tried in the Quarter Sessions Court at Lancaster in January 1818 and sentenced to 7 years’ transportation. His crime was recorded in the England criminal register as, simply, “felony”.

The British National Archives records, under “Lancashire County Quarter Sessions”, that the Lancashire Archives holds a record: “Salford. Epiphany 1818. Bill of costs of prosecution of George Hazlehurst”. (see British National Archives reference QSP/2730/115)

He was transported on “Glory” arriving at Sydney in 1818. The ship’s indent states that he was then 14 years old, a native of Cheshire, working in cotton manufacturing, only 5ft tall, dark flaxen (?) hair, brown eyes and florid complexion. Perhaps this meant his family had moved to Liverpool from Cheshire, looking for work?

George was young, impetuous, and unprepared at such a young age to buckle down to penal servitude.  This led him further downwards to deeper levels of punishment and exile. As a growing young man from age 13 until his disappearance at 20 or 21, his life would have been harsh, full of punishment and retribution, and without love.

About six weeks after his trial he was lodged on the HULK “JUSTITIA” with men of all ages. Justitia’s records show he was received there on 5 March 1818, so he had been kept in gaol at Liverpool until then.
— He was received with 7 others from northern England (Preston, Lancaster and Salford trials). He was the youngest of them at only 13 years.
— They were all recorded as “Transported 25 April 1818”
Nathaniel Robinson, 17, stealing a pocket book, tried Liverpool Qtr Sessions, Oct 1817;
Thomas Fishwicke, 38, felony tried Prestons Quarter Sessions, 15 January 1818;
George Trueman, 19, stealing muslin, tried Lancaster Quarter Sessions, 19 January 1818;
These were all “felony”, tried Salford Quarter Sessions 20 January 1818: Edward, (also “John”), Hughes, 38; James Rushton, 29; Thomas Wilxon, 39; James Cash, 45; and George Hazlehurst

SEVEN YEARS in NSW
“Glory” arrived in Sept 1818, and George was probably put into a work gang straight away –the masons’ gang.
But in NSW he became a serial absconder.

(1) Within twelve months he had absconded from the gang:
Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1819, 23Oct, 6 November p.2; 13 November 1819, p.1:
“The under-mentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, … George Haslehurst [sic] from Masons, …”

He was found and re-assigned to another work gang – that of overseer R. Oaks.

(2) By April 1820 he had absconded from R. Oaks’ gang:
Sydney Gazette, 22 April 1820 p.2:
Undermentioned prisoners having absconded from their usual place of employment:
“George Hazlehurst, from R. Oak’s Gang, …”

He was not at large for long because he was sentenced in Sydney on the same day that the advertisement was published. This time he was given a year’s internal transportation and sent to Newcastle:
* 5 May 1820 ‘List of prisoners to be Transported to Newcastle on “Elizabeth Henrietta”’:
George Hazlehurst, tried Sydney 22 April 1820 by W. Minchin Esq,  Stonecutter, Sentence, one year”

(3) He was probably returned to Sydney one year later in April/ May 1821.
He very soon absconded again because he was on list dated 11 July 1821, for transportation to Port Macquarie:
“George Haslehurst, stonecutter, per Glory, tried by the Bench at Sydney on 13 June 1821, Sentenced for the remainder of his sentence to Port Macquarie.”

George was only 20 or 21 years old and had two and a half years left on his original sentence. He was to spend it in Port Macquarie.

(4) Arrived in Port Macqurie in July 1821, within two months he had absconded from there and was given the lash:
“September 1821 - Monthly returns of prisoners punished at Port Macquarie:
“George Hazelhurst. 75 lashes, for “taking to the bush”. “
He was bracketed together for this crime and punishment, with four others: Joseph Connor per “Glory’, George Miller per ‘Gambier’, John ‘Donoghoo’ per Castle Forbes, and Henry Gascoigne per ‘Fame’.

(5) However, he absconded from Port Macquarie again.
“Ran with a boat. Received sentence of death for same. Respited. Sent to Macquarie Harbour 27 November 1822” this notation appears against his name on the Port Macquarie 1821 List of convicts.

Ominously for George, the Sydney Gazette of 2 August 1822 reported:
“We presume that the apparently irreclaimable convicts, occasionally sent to Port Macquarie, will not be so readily inclined to effect their escape from a settlement so contiguous to the capital, as has heretofore been the case ;-Government having adopted the wise measure of transporting such runaways to the lately formed settlement of Macquarie Harbour, on Van Diemen’s, Land; where no hope of escape can, from what is reported, be for a moment entertained.”

For running again from Port Macquarie, he was sent for trial at Sydney by the NSW Criminal Court in September 1822, along with seven others tried on 22 Sept 1822, for escaping from Port Macquarie. This is where he was sentenced to death, but repreieved to transportation for life to Macquarie Harbour, in Van Diemens’ Land.
On 27 November 1822 he was on the list of 18 men on the “Elizabeth Henrietta” being sent to Macquarie Harbour penal settlement in North West Tasmania for having “contrived to escape” from Port Macquarie. His occupation here was listed as cotton manufacturer (from the “glory” indent).

The Tasmanian Convict List records him as being tried in Lancaster on 20 January 1818, given 7 years and then again in Sydney on 23 September 1822 and given LIFE.

HIS VERY SHORT LIFE IN TASMANIA

Within a few weeks at Macquarie Harbour he was in trouble.
The Tasmanian conduct record for “George Haslehurst” has only one entry:
January 25, 1823 ‘Contemptuous and disrespectful conduct. To Commandant. 25 lashes” (M.H.) [i.e. Macquarie Harbour]

This seems to have been the final straw for George at Macquarie Harbour. Six days later he was out of there, run away again but this time never again to be heard from.

The only further record of him is in the 1838 Report of the British Select Committee on Transportation.
“List of Prisoners who Absconded from Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemens Land, from the formation of the Settlement 3 January 1822 to 16 May 1827:
GEORGE HASLEHURST, when Absconded – 31 January 1823, supposed to have perished in the woods.” He would have been 19 years old, and with one year left on his original sentence.

George absconded that day with six others, all new to Macquarie Harbour since November.
Three had been fellow Port Macquarie escapees who had arrived with him on “Elizabeth Henrietta” just two months before in November – Henry Moore (per ‘Morley’ arrived in 1816), John Davis (arrived on ‘Elizabeth’ in Oct 1816) and Thomas Dwyer (Irish, on ‘Minerva’ in December 1819).
Alexander Mills had only arrived in November 1822 from being an assigned servant in Jericho, Tasmania, and had been sentenced on 19 No 1822 to 100 lashes and Macquarie harbour for indecent assault on the wife of his master, in the master’s absence. Joseph Byrne – Cannot tell which one he is (had to be present by end January 1823).

It’s possible that George made it to Hobart or Launceston and escaped on a ship. But it seems unlikely. He was one of seven men who absconded on 31 January 1823, presumably all together, and none was recorded as being heard of again.

Elizabeth Yewers on 29th December, 2018 wrote of John Yewer:

Married 13/03/1843 at Hobart, Emily Moss, daughter of convict Edward Moss.

D Wong on 29th December, 2018 wrote of John Mallet:

John was 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.

John was illiterate, Catholic, single, 5’6½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, sandy hair, brown eyes, eyebrows meeting, scar over left, scar back of forefinger of right hand.

Elizabeth Yewers on 29th December, 2018 wrote of Joseph Pine:

Married Hughina McKay at Ararat in 1862. Vic BDM 647.
Died Geelong aged 72. Vic BDM 4966

Glen on 29th December, 2018 wrote of George Wilgress:

Tried in Thetford, Norwich in Mar (Lent) 1787, age 32. Sentenced to 7 years transportation

By May 1788 he had been transferred to Fortunee Hulk in Langston Harbour, where he was engaged with other convicts in digging moats and other works toward the fortification of Cumberland Fort

He was embarked on Scarborough I arriving in NSW 28 Jun 1790 with the 2nd Fleet, although no record has been found of Thomas in the colony

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