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Narelle Dean on 11th June, 2019 wrote of Grace Bruce:
01/07/1816 Baptised Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Parents Margaret Cantlay and William Bruce
21/10/1850 Permission to marry
22/10/1851 Marriage to another convict George Beaumont, Church of St John Baptist, Hobart Town, Tasmania
Greg Petersen on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Charles Bradbury:
1828 Freedom certificate granted:
Colonial Secretary’s Office, April 2,1828
THE periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
By command of His Excellency,
The Lieutenant Governor,
Heather Stevens on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Thomas Andlezack:
Philip Gidley King 12th October 1802 [HRNSW p852]: ‘His Excellency is pleased to grant a provisional conditional emancipation to five prisoners of good character, who are to be mounted and serve as a body-guard to the Governor’
Piper Correspondence (Captain John Piper Papers) Vol 3 ML A256 PP325-331, Letter from George Johnston Apr 12 1804 :
... having heard before we arrived at the Government Stock fence that they were not above a mile before us I desired Handlesack (the only trooper I had with me) to take my Handkerchief & wave to them as a flag of truce & acquaint them the Governor was coming, as I thought that might delay them whilst we were gaining ground upon them - he went to them and spoke to them but they would hear no terms, they however took the flints out of his pistols & allowed him to return ...
... I asked the trooper if he was affraid (sic) to ride up along with me to speak to them, he replied he would go to hell with me ...
... the Priest as well as myself spoke to them, wishing them to surrender to prevent bloodshed, which they would not listen to, at last I asked Cuningham (sic) what he wanted: his reply was Death or Liberty, I instantly cocked my pistol I had stuck in my sash, & clapping it to his head, ordered him instantly to join the Detachment (that just appeared in sight) else I would blow his Soul to Hell. The trooper did the same by the other, and in this manner we drove them forcibly into the Detachment, which I ordered to advance & fire & instantly charge, the firing immediately commenced [on?] both sides & the Rebels fled in all directions…
King to Hobart, 12 March 1804, Enclosure 7 ‘Court Marshall on the Irish Insurgents’, HRA Series 1 Vol IV p574:
Thomas Andlesack, One of H.E. Bodyguard, sworn, says that he attended H.M. Troops Com’d by Major Johnston, that he saw William Johnston come from among the Rebels that he heard them call out for their Captains to speak to Maj. Johnston that Willm Johnson came out. That he saw Charles Hill making from the Rebels with a musket in his hand, that he took him prisoner - that this was before the action - that he saw Geo. Harrington fire once, at Jarris as he believes, and his piece twice missed fire when presented at other persons. That he saw Jno. Burke with a musket in his hand, and very active among the Rebels.
Colonial Secretary’s Records (AO NSW Reel 6037; SZ992 p.47):
‘P King G S Parramatta May 3rd 1804
Mr George William Evans is appointed Lieutenant of the Parramatta Association
and Anlezack is appointed Corporal of the Troop of Cavalry in the [place?] of Pitchers discharged for gross abuse of a Superindendant (sic) in the Execution of his Duty’
Greg Petersen on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Thomas Bull:
Transported for stealing lead & rope
Gaol report: “Bad Character”
Hulk report: “Orderly”
F at Lambert no. 2 Earl St. works for Mr. Martin a cowkeeper at Kennington.
description listed as:
Height 5’ 5½”, Eyes: L Grey, Hair: D Brown
Heart & J. Bull on Right arm.
Native place: Portsmouth
Occupation: Sugar boiler & confectioner.
1824 July 2nd: Absconded from his masters service on the 21st June & remained absent until apprehended last Wednesday, also coming to Hobart Town without a pass 50 lashes and PB 3 days.
1825 January 19th: drunk & disorderly reprimanded.
1825 May 8th: Absent from Launceston without a pass charge dismissed.confined in a cell on bread & water one week.
1826 May 21st: Forcibly entering the dwelling house of Mary Jubb (charge dismissed)
1831 January 18th: drunk & disorderly fined 5/-
1832 December 1st: drunk & furiously driving 6 bullocks through the streets of Launceston to be placed 4 hours in the stocks.
Greg Petersen on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Charles Bradbury:
Occupation listed as “Wire worker”
Height: 5’ 4¼”, Eyes: Hazel, Hair: Brown
D Wong on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Frederick Poynter Pout:
19/7/1833: Listed in the Bankrupt Directory: Frederick Pout, Surrey street, Strand, attorney-at-law.
6/12/1836 London Courier and Evening Gazette London, England:
Surrey Sessions.- George Crewe and Frederick Poynter Pout, who were recently charged at a Police-office With stealing furniture from Mrs. Mary Cooksley, whom they induced to go to Mitcham to take care of a farm and whilst there stripped her own house of the furniture and solt it, were found guilty of the robbery this morning, at the Surrey Sessions, and were sentence to be transported for seven years. Both prisoners were stated to be respectable connected.
George ‘Crew’ arrived per ‘Asia 1837’ NSW.
Frederick was 32 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kent.
Son of Charles Pout, upholsterer, and Margaret Pout.
Baptises Frederick Pout on 13/3/1803 at St. Mary-Bredman Church, Canterbury, Kent, England.
Crime: Pledging furniture left in his possession.
Frederick was literate, protestant, single, 5’10” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, light red hair, grey eyes, nose long and thin, red whiskers.
13/8/1867: San Francisco, US - Voter Registers:
Frederick Pout, age 65, native of England, Att’y at Law.
California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 for Frederick Pout.
POUT In San Francisco, June 5, Frederick Pout, a native of Canterbury, Co. Kent, England, aged 69.
Bull. Aug. 29. 1870.
Greg Petersen on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Charles Bradbury:
Was on the Hulk Justitia moored at Woolwich,
transported for felony
Hulk report: “Orderly”
Gaol report: “Not known”
F at Birmingham near Warwich, an engraver & publican keeps the White Hart.
transported for felony to VDL on board Claudine.
1823, May 12th: Not living under his masters roof ret’d to PH
1824, May 4th: ret’d to PB and be confined in watch house.
1825, Friday 12th August:
Police Intelligence, Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser article:
Apprehension of a whole Gang of Robbers, by Mr. Humphrey in person.
- We have the satisfaction to announce, that a gang of six of these desperate marauders was apprehended on Saturday night, at the house of a ticket of leave man, named John Ray, near the Penitentiary. The greatest praise is due to A. W. H.
Humphrey, Esq., the Superintendent of Police, for the able manner in which this
desirable event has been effected, entirely owing to the excellent arrangements made by him for that purpose. These men will be so soon put upon their trial, that we are unwilling to enter into details which may even tend to prejudice them. ‘We shall limit ourselves, therefore, to the particulars of their apprehension, the management of which, and of obtaining possession of almost the whole of the property which has been stolen from the neighbourhood of New Norfolk, was conducted in the most skillful and adroit manner by Mr. Humphrey. He had been in possession of accurate information of the motions of these men for several days preceding their capture : he knew where they were, and the whole of their proceedings ; that they had established a depot of the produce of their labours, near New Norfolk, and that on a particular day, the whole would be removed in a boat to Hobart Town. He knew of its arrival, and of the different places in which it was deposited, but he forbore to take any of the men into custody, until he could bring a plan which he had contemplated into operation, which he has most successfully done, by taking his measures so as to have the whole of these men assembled in one place, and the stolen property all collected. This having been effected about midnight of Saturday, Mr. Humphrey, attended by those two highly useful and meritorious officers of Police, Messrs. Kirby and Wise, went suddenly to the Main Guard, and taking with him a few soldiers, proceeded to
the house of Ray, and there apprehended the seven men following :-William Buckley,
Charles Bradbury, John Everett, Charles Jackson, John Taylor, Joseph Broadhead,
and John Ray, their worthy host. Although these men were all completely armed, yet so admirably were Mr. Humphrey’s measures taken, that the house was entered and the men made prisoners without their having the least possibility of making any resistance. We believe most of the property which has been stolen from New Norfolk and the vicinity, is now in the hands of the Police. We shall give a full report of the trial of these unhappy men ; which will furnish, we have reason to believe, some interesting particulars. Owing to the apprehension of the above gang, private information is said to have been received of the names of numerous notorious thieves, who entirely live by plunder, without any other employment whatever. Some of them have been attempting to effect burglaries by previously obtaining information from persons connected with the servants belonging to the premises, and as this has in some cases come to the knowledge of the master, the necessary preparations are
made for their reception. To this we have much pleasure in adding, that the most
effective means are about to be adopted, in order to decrease the number of these
dangerous characters, either by continually policing them, or giving them a passage to Norfolk Island or Morton Bay. The Police, under the able arrangements made by the Superintendent, have within the last seven days succeeded in apprehending no less than 18 bush-rangers, most of them charged with capital offences. The seven taken by Mr. Humphrey, at the house of Ray, are mentioned above.
1825, Sat 27 Aug: Hobart Town Gazette article
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20.
Trial of Joseph Broadhead, John Everist, Charles Bradbury, and William
Buckley, for robbing Mr. Haywood ; and of’ John Ray, John Taylor, and Charles
Jackson, charged with harbouring and receiving the same, knowing them to have
committed the said robbery. The Attorney-General.-This is an information filed against the prisoners at the bar, charging the first four with breaking into the house of Samuel Haywood, and the three last as being accessories after the fact. Ray kept a house in Town, near the Penitentiary; Taylor was servant to Mr. Wells, but allowed to go upon his own hands; Jackson had been Mr. Haywood’s own servant, and was after the time of the robbery in the Public Works. I lament to say that every crime short of murder has been committed on this occasion. (The learned Gentleman then proceeded to state the circumstances of the case, which will appear in the course of the evidence.)
Mr. Haywood had been robbed some time before, and a threat of vengeance then held
out in case he should take any active steps in promoting a prosecution. This case does not rest on circumstantial evidence. These men are so hardened that they have come into this Court, dressed in the very clothes which they had taken from Mr. Haywood, and have been seen and recognised. After committing the robbery they came to Town about the 1st of August. That circumstance was known; but as they were armed, and possessed of immense property, and it being necessary, to apprehend them all, the proper time for doing so was to be taken. The four first prisoners were traced to the house of Ray. When it was known that they had assembled there, Mr. Humphrey, attended by a sufficient force went to the house, when Ray refused admittance. There are three rooms in the house. In Ray’s room in the bed, and on the floor, part of the property was strewed which had been taken from Mr. Haywood. In another room were found the other six men; disturbed from bed, the dress they had thrown off, and which they put on when desired to dress themselves, was Mr. Haywood’s. Ray says these armed men came to his house, about 10 at night, and forced admittance against his will, and yet he refused to open his door to Mr. Humphrey. Gentlemen, it is my
painful duty to prosecute these men, and it is your painful duty to try them.
Mr. S. Haywood.- I live in the Macquarie district; I knew Broadhead, Buckley, Bradbury, and Jackson, in July last; I was robbed on the evening of the 12th July. Some one knocked at the door, who said he brought a letter from Mr. Pearce; Mrs. Haywood opened the door to receive it, and some one outside immediately called out, “Rush in!” I then hastened to get my gun, and a man entered who resembled Everist, he said “Sit down;” as I did not, he discharged a pistol at me; I proceeded
on, and he met me at the corner of the table; he closed upon me and a scuffle ensued; during this a second man entered and discharged a pistol at my head; that man was Joseph Broadhead; Mrs. Haywood was outside the door at the time, and screamed “Murder!” I heard Buckley’s voice. My hut is 16 feet long, it is a log hut, I saw a pistol flash fire at the door at the same time; we were at length overcome, and conducted by these men to my man’s hut, about 60 yards off; Jackson and four other men were in the hut at the time, Jackson had been my shepherd between three and four years, there were two armed men placed to guard the door I was in custody, in the hut for nearly two hours; I expostulated with them on their mode of life, which
they agreed was very wretched, one of them said if he had not warded off the second pistol I must have been shot. Broadhead came into the men’s hut and tied our hands, a man said he must cut the skirts off Mr. Cawthorne’s coat, and Buckley observed that was another they must do for ; Mrs. H. was not tied; I think it was Broadhead who said they should take away every thing, and what they did not want they should burn.
Broadhead said that if any prosecution took place on this, or the former robbery,
execution should be done, for he had often an opportunity of seeing me when I did not see him; I returned Jackson to the Government Works.
By the Court.— When Broadhead fired, it blew off the man’s hat with whom I was contending.
Mrs. Haywood.— The man who first rushed in was Everist, the second man
was Broadhead.— (The witness was much affected in identifying these men)—
Buckley was the third man who attempted to rush in, I kept him out; I knew
him well, being our, servant so long; he said, if I did not sit-down and be quiet he
would blow my brains out; we had no candle but a large fire, and had a perfect
opportunity of observing these men. I am positive as to their persons; on my return to my own hut, I missed everything I was possessed of; I can identify some of the property; I made Mr. Haywood’s shirts with my own hands, and have mended many of them; I can swear to them; I think Ray was one of the robbers, but I cannot swear to him.
Constable Wise.— I am a district constable; I know Ray; I went to his skilling about one o’clock; I rapped at the door five or six times; I told him his house was surrounded with constables and soldiers, and if he did not open the door I would break it in; the door was at last unfastened, and I pushed it open ; I entered
and pushed open a door on the left, and found the six prisoners in the room; they
were undressed ; there were three pieces and three pistols in the room, all loaded;
there was a great quantity of clothes, and four empty knapsacks; the men put on
their clothes, which were in the room; I found Ray and his wife, and three children,
in another room, with a quantity of linen. Examined by the Court, on the part of
the prisoner Ray.— He did not answer me that there was a lot of men in his
house, and that he did not know who they were; I did not hear him answer that he was coming immediately when I rapped.
Mr. Humphrey.— I took Wise and a party of constables to Ray’s house this day fortnight; I entered the room to the left, and found six men in their shirts; I ordered them into the outer room, to give the constables an opportunity to search; the men were desired to put on their clothes; I had given directions to a man, named Barnard Carrol, to purchase some property; I found a draft in a stocking, which was in a hat; I found a paper also in a pocket of one of the prisoners’ clothes; I got a gold watch, silver spoons, and some muslins from Carrol; I desired him to purchase any thing that
might be offered to him for sale.
Constable Kerbey.— I found a check for 200 dollars in a stocking, in a hat; I took it into the room and asked whose it was, and Bradbury owned it.
Mr. Pitt proved the property, found at Ray’s, to be the same which was then in Court.
Barnard Carrol.— I purchased a quantity of things from Buckley and two others; Taylor was one, and I think Everist was the other; I gave a check on the Bank for 200 dollars, and the remainder of £60 5s. in bank notes, dollars, and rupees; I paid the money to Buckley.
The prisoners Bradbury, Ray, and Jackson, spoke in their own defence.—
Ray called John Bell.— I am a farmer at New Norfolk; I stopped at Ray’s place one night; I saw nothing but two men, Jackson and Taylor.
The Jury retired for a short time, and I returned a verdict of Guilty against all the
The CHIEF .JUSTICE, in passing sentence, spoke to the prisoners at the bar
nearly as follows :— “I am quite sure that no remarks of mine, if you have any
reflection, are necessary to remind you of the heinousness of your crime. You were
certain that, when you were arrested, but one fate awaited, you. If, however, any of
you can show any circumstances that may alleviate your case, I pray you to do it
speedily, else I fear it will be too late. Unless you employ the few moments that you have remaining to you in making your peace with Heaven, that opportunity, once
lost, will be lost for ever. I have now to pass the sentence of the law upon you,
which is, that you be taken from hence to the place whence you came, and that you
there be respectively hanged by the neck and may the Lord have mercy on your
1826, November 23rd: Tried & found guilty on the 20th August 1825 on a charge of Bushranging & felony, pardoned but held in Gaol on a charge of stealing a watch in the dwelling house of Josh. Brad? at the MacQuarie district the watch was found in the possession of James Rowles who has since been charged with another offence PB
1827 February 1st, Brickfields_absent from the Brickfields chain gang the greater portion of 14 days.
1827 February 21st, absconded from PB on the morning of the 19th & remained absent til the evening of the 20th, 25 lashes & chain gang 3 months.
1827 April 2nd, Chain gang, in the cook house on Saturday night contrary to orders, sentence extended in chain gang 14 days.
1827 July 24th, Absent from his hut at 7 o’clock on Saturday night one month in chain gang.
D Wong on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Mark Pewter:
Mark Pewter was 27 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Essex.
Mark was illiterate, married with 2 children, 5’4” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, small scar left side of forehead, tree and anchor on right arm, tattoos on the left.
Assigned to Alexander McLeod at Ratagan on arrival.
1838: TOL Invermein
14/6/1839: TOL Passport, Invermein Bench
13/6/1840: TOL Passport, Scone Bench
28/5/1841: TOL Passport, Scone Bench
1841: TOL, Maitland.
1844: Recommended for a CP
4/10/1845 Maitland Mercury:
MARK PEWTER having entered upon the above premises, begs to inform parties travelling that road that they will meet with good accommodation, at reasonable charges.
Teams, &c, can have the advantage of Paddocks and Stockyard at the undermentioned charges :
Fat Cattle .....................1½d. per night.
Working Bullocks ........ 2d.”
17/10/1846 Maitland Mercury:
Hawkers’ License issued.
D Wong on 10th June, 2019 wrote of Ann Parsley:
ANN PARSLEY, PHEBE FLARTY.
21st February 1787
Verdict Guilty > lesser offence
ANN PARSLEY and PHEBE FLARTY were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of January last, three muslin shawls, value 30 s. the property of Robert Hincksman , privily in his shop.
RICHARD TWYDALE sworn.
I am shopman to Mr. Robert Hincksman , in Holborn ; I lost some shawls, on Friday, the 19th of January, between one and two; the prisoners came in under a pretence of buying some cotton for a child’s frock; I shewed her some, whilst I was shewing her some, one of the girls, the prisoner Ann Parsley, asked the price of some shawls that lay on the counter; I told her half a guinea a-piece; then the other went to the counter, I followed them directly; the shawls were laying on the counter; while I was talking to the prisoner Flarty, I saw the prisoner Parsley steal three shawls, and I saw her put them under her apron; then they went out; when she came to the door, I saw part of the shawl stick out from under her apron; I went out, and took the shawls from under Parsley’s apron; the prisoner Flarty went away, I did not take her; I called my master out of the back shop, and told him that she had stolen three shawls; then we sent for a constable, and took her be- before the Magistrate.
When was the other taken? - On Saturday or Monday, I do not know which, the runner took her.
Are you sure the other girl Phebe Flarty was the one that was in the shop? - Yes, I am quite sure of that.
Did they both come together; - Yes, and went out together.
JACOB FREEMAN sworn.
When Parsley was taken, I had information from Twydale of the other person, and I went after her, and she was brought before the Magistrate, and Twydale came and swore to her person.
What is become of the shawls?
Twydale. I went up to the gallery with them, and when I came out again, I gave them to the woman at the door to take care of till I came back; and this morning I asked her for them, and she said that two men last night about ten, came and asked for them in my name, and she gave them to them; I think her name is Mrs. Storey, the door-keeper.
Were they marked? - Yes, Y X; I am sure they were my master’s shawls; I took them from the prisoner; they were kept separate; I am sure they were my master’s goods; they were worth a guinea and a half.
Prisoners. We have nothing to say.
BOTH GUILTY Of stealing, but not privately.
Each transported for seven years.
Ann and her partner in crim, Phebe Flarty were known prostitutes.
Wife of Lieutenant James Furzer a Marine on the ‘Sirius’ 1788. Married at St. Phillip’s, Sydney.
24/10/1791: Son James Patrick Furzer born.
James Furzer took his son home with him to England in 1791 on the ‘Gorgon’ as his heir.
Not promoted on his return to England.
Served aboard HMS Carnatic, 1794—1795
James died in 1799 in the West Indies.
1801: Ann left the colony.
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote of Richard Thomas Clarke:
Richard Clarke was listed as 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.
Occupation: Printer’s pressman.
Richard was literate, protestant, married with 1 male child, 5’5” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, small mole on throat, scar knuckle of forefinger left hand.
1836: TOL Parramatta.
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote of John Maitland:
John Maitland was 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Doon, Stirling.
John was 5’3½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark brown whiskers, hazel eyes, tattoos.
10/2/1853: Permission to marry Margaret Ahern (Lord Auckland) - no registration.
25/9/1855: TOL revoked - absent from muster.
25/11/1859: John Ferguson alias Maitland died by drowning - death registered at Emu Bay. Listed as 45 years old.
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote of Henry Montague:
Henry Montague was 26 years old on arrival.
Henry was single, literate, 5’8¼” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout, scar on right thumb.
Amanda Camilleri on 9th June, 2019 wrote of John Maitland:
Glasgow Newspaper 8 January 1844. JOHN MAITLAND alias FERGUSON was found guilty of robbery,in so far as on 19th November last, he did assault James Mackenzie, a labourer, near Canning street of Calton, by striking him one or more blows on the head and other parts of his person,an knocking him down to the ground, when he robbed him of a silver watch, aggravated by being habit and repute thief and having been previously convicted. Sentence 14 years transportation.
Lyn Hudson-Williamson on 9th June, 2019 wrote of Elizabeth Sugden:
Parents William and Hester Sugden, married George Whitaker, convict arrived 1821 per Grenada
D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote of Henry George Kimber:
Henry Kimber was 25 years old when convicted for ‘Maliciously killing a mare’.
Henry was single, 5’7½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, brown complexion, stout, mole on right arm.
7/11/1860 The Inquirer and Commercial News, Perth, WA:
Henry Kimber, expiree, violently assaulting R. Flint, by kicking and striking him; fined, with costs, 24s 6d.
15/10/1863 The West Australian Times, Perth, WA:
Henry Kimber was indicted for stealing, and also for feloniously receiving, a quantity of leather, the property of Mr. B. B. Ranford.
His guilt was clearly proved, and as he had been convicted of a similar offence less than two years ago, he was now sentenced to 6
years’ penal servitude.
Greg Petersen on 9th June, 2019 wrote of James Briercliffe:
May 7th 1821, Lancaster, transported for “Felony”, Gaol report “Has been tried three times twice convicted”. Hulk report “Orderly”, stated tried & imprisoned before 2 years for Bastardy also eighteen months ? for assault - left one boy with ? a Hatter in Water St. Manchester.
Disciplined many times:
1830 June 15th, forging and uttering as true on the 7th inst. a false forged & counterfeit ? note.
In the case of James Briercliffe, for forgery, sentence of death was ordered to be recorded, but it was pointed out to the prisoner that such a sentence had equal validity as if pronounced by the Judge, it being at the same time understood
that the full penalty of the law would not be inflicted.
Other charges followed: absence from duty, disorderly conduct and neglect of duty.
1834, 3rd January Hobart Town Courier: Absconded - James Briercliffe.
1834 7th January, Hobart Town Police report: John Vicars, for misconduct, in harbouring James
Briercliffe, an absentee from the public works, ticket of leave suspended three months, and recommended to be worked in Sorell Rivulet road party during that period.
1860 8th March, A death from asthma was recorded at Port Arthur of a James Briercliffe, aged 80years.
John Lombardo on 9th June, 2019 wrote of Henry George Kimber:
Married Maria Beach (born English) on the 23rd of June 1858 at Wesley Methodist Church, Perth, Western Australia.
Died at the Geraldton Convict Depot, Colonial Hospital on the 16th of March 1867.
Cause of death: Influenza.
D Wong on 8th June, 2019 wrote of William Whitehead:
Liverpool Mail Lancashire, England
25 Aug 1855:
William Whitehead, 22, was indicted for having, at Salford, on the 24th July last, feloniously assaulted Samuel Cartwright, and robbed him of eighteenpence. Mr. Hopwood was counsel for the prosecution, and Mr. Wheeler defended the prisoner. The Prosecutor stated that between ten and eleven o’clock on the night of the 24th July he was passing over the Victoria Bridge, in Salford, when he was attacked by the prisoner, who knocked him down and then rifled his pockets. He saw the prisoner’s face distinctly, and said “Oh, Whitehead, is that you? If would rather have given it to you.” The prisoner then ran away. He saw him enter the Red Lion vaults, and, following with a police-officer, he gave him into custody. The prisoner was found guilty, and sentenced to 15 years’ transportation.
William was 24 years old on arrival, semiliterate, 5’4½” tall, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, fresh complexion, stout, dislocated first joint left forefinger.
1874: Married Margaret McGuire at Albany, WA.
1874: Sarah, b Etticup
1876: Mary Elizabeth, b Albany
1878: Clara Ann, b Eugenup
1880: Margaret Catherine, b Eugenup
1882: William John, b Eujunup
????: Thomas Henry,
1886: Arthur George, b Albany
1889: Robert Reardon, b Youngannup
22/11/1891: William John Whitehead died in Albany, WA.
Iris Dunne on 8th June, 2019 wrote of Jean Pierre Mounier:
Tidket of Leave No. 31/598 dated 18 August 1831, Trade: Soldier & Laborer, year of birth 1791, Tried 13 September 1813
Conditional Pardon No.421 dated 23 September 1834, Named Jean Pierre Mounier
Brian Wills-Johnson on 8th June, 2019 wrote of Jean Pierre Mounier:
Most AONSW documents identify him as Jean Pierre Mounier, born at Lorient, France.
Megan Martin on 7th June, 2019 wrote of Thomas Wheeler:
Thomas Wheeler married Jane Perry on 29 September 1795 at St Sepulchre, Holborn. There were 5 children born of this marriage, only two of whom survived to adulthood, Daniel born 7 July 1796 and baptised at St Botolph Aldersgate and Maria Jane born 5 November 1799 and baptised at St Bartholomew the Great.
The evidence that Jane Perry, not Jane Hall, was Thomas Wheeler’s wife is confirmed by the reference to Jane in the 1828 census as ‘alias Parry’
Iris Dunne on 7th June, 2019 wrote of Elizabeth Yates:
Conduct Record: Tried 17 March 1847 for Child murder, Single, aged 24, Height 4/11, Trade: Laundress & Housemaid, Conditional Pardon approved 7 April 1868
Indent: Aged 24, Trade: Plain Laundress & House Servant, Tried 19 March 1847, Single, Presbyterian, Can read & write, Offence: Found drowning a child 10 years old…discovered by the Canal man, father of child - William McIntyre
Marriage Permissions date 18 September 1849 to Henry Weston from the ship Bangalore 1848
Birth of Henry Weston 26 August 1851 - Parents Henry Weston & Elizabeth Yates
Birth of Phoebe Weston 19 June 1853 in Hobart - Parents Henry Weston & Elizabeth Yates
Birth of Samuel Edmund Weston 9 September 1857 in Hobart - Parents Henry Weston & Elizabeth Yates
Birth of John Weston 14 November 1859 in Hobart - Parents Henry Weston & Elizabeth Yates
Lindsay Watt on 7th June, 2019 wrote of Elizabeth Yates:
Betsy Yates was convicted on the20th March 1847 of drowning her 9 month old son, Murdoch Macintyre. She was sentenced to hang, but was commuted to transportation for life. You can access the press report of her trial in the Scotsman archives, which you can access free through the national library of Scotland. I’m researching this case and will write it up. If you have any info email me at email@example.com