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Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Gwenlliam Jones:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Brecon married protestant reads and writes has 1 child 4’ 11 3/4” fresh complexion sandy hair grey eyes assigned to Edward Hunt

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Catherine Martin:

Old Bailey On-Line

Born; 1800.

AMES MELVIN , HENRY JOHNSON , JOHN WILLIAMS , SARAH PALEY , SARAH WICKS *, JOHN PARSONS , JOHN STOREY , GEORGE PERRY , WILLIAM GARRATT , MARY KELLY , JAMES BRYANT , and CATHARINE MARTIN were severally and separately indicted for feloniously and without lawful excuse, having in their possession, forged Bank of England notes, they well knowing them to be forged .
To which indictments the prisoners severally and separately pleaded,

GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Messrs. Justice Holroyd and Burrough.
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1820 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Re permission to marry at Parramatta
Israel Chapman. Prisoner per ship; Glory and
Catherine Martin, Prisoner per ship; Morley 2nd.
G.A. Middleton
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1820 - Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Israel Chapman - Spouse
Catharine Martin - Marriage
Sydney, New South Wales 1820
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1825 - Muster. Convict. Wife Israel Chapman, Constable
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New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: Catherine Chapman
Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1805
Age: 24
Date of Death:  28 Jan 1829
District: St James Sydney
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1829 - Headstone and burial place
Name: Catharine Chapman
Death Date: 26 Jan 1829
Cemetery: Devonshire Street Cemetery (Defunct)
Burial or Cremation Place: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Bio; Wife of Israel Chapman. Police Runner

Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Ann Jarvis:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 for Ann Jarvis Competitor 1828 27 May - 1828 20 Oct. Suffered from Synocha - continuous fever. Described as a tall woman of full habit. She described her head as about to burst, she was hot to touch and her tongue yellow. She was treated with laxactives, bleeding and saline (fluid) Said there was much vomiting and her bowels were briskly affected. Said since treatment and blood letting she was much relieved. She was 11 days in the hospital

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Leicester married protestant who could read. Had 1 child who was with her. 3 previous offences. 5’ 3 1/4” fair freckled complexion brown hair and eyes. Assigned to Henry Steel. Husband convicted and expired as Thomas Jarvis.

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Ann Jarvis Sydney
1825-1832
15/12/1829 gross irregularities 3rd class factory to be re assigned
30/1/1833 3rd class factory 2 months

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 15/7/1834 no 34/914. Wife of Thomas Jarvis per ship Royal George

Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Jarvis:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for Thomas Jarvis Bound Indentures 1827-1828
States wife is Ann Jarvis per ship Competitor. Already in the colony when he arrived. Originally from Staffordshire. Could read and write. Was married with 1 child. He was assigned to the Rev J E Keane of Bathurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Charles Paul:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: Charles Paul
Age: 22. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Date of Conviction:  Mar 1827. Leicester
Vessel: Prince Regent (4). 27 Sep 1827
Reads, Single
Trade or calling; House Carp’r 4 - 5 years
Offence; Stealing Cloth
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/2 inches
Complexion; Ruddy freckled
Hair; Red
Eyes; Dark Hazel
Noted against name; Engineers Dept. Little finger on left had crooked
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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Sat 21 Mar 1829
Page 2   CORONERS’

An Inquest was held at the general hospital, Windsor, on Saturday, the 14th instant, and by adjournment to the ” Red
Lion Inn,” and finally concluded on Mon day, the 16th instant, on the bodies of Joseph Copson, a prisoner, per Neptune,
and also Charles Paul, a prisoner per Prince Regent, whose verdict was, “That Joseph Copson, on Thursday, the
12th day of March instant at a creek, called “Sally Bottom Creek,” district of Curry Jong, County of Northumberland, was fired
at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder, slugs, and ball, part of which wounded the said John Copson, by
passing through the head and brain, and also on other parts of the body, so that the said Joseph Copson instantly died;
” That the said Charles Paul, on Thursday, the l2th day of March instant, at Perkins’ farm, District of Curry Jong, County of
Northumberland, was fired at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder and ball, which had wounded the head
and brain of the said Charles Paul, whereof he instantly died ; - by each of which acts,
the said Thomas Carpenter is Guilty of Wilful Murder.
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1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891

Name: Charles Paul
Date: 14 Mar 1829
Place: Windsor
Volume Number: 4/4549
Ship; Prince Regent
Age; 22
Remarks; Shot by Tho. Carpenter at Curry Jong

Wendy Smith on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Walter Gaffney:

The Convict Indentures states that Walter Gaffney was 20 years old.  He could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of Kilkenny.  He was a tailor, four years, indifferent.  Walter was convicted of vagrancy at Kilkenny on 24 July 1835 and sentenced to seven years.  He had no prior convictions. Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; complexion dark and freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel. Comment on indenture states that brother Patrick Gaffney transported seven years.  Transport number 124.  Prisoner number 36-1927.
1837 NSW General Muster states that Walter was assigned to Mr T. A. Murray at Lake George.  Mr Terrance Aubrey Murray (later Hon. Sir)owned land at Collection (1831-1837) near Lake George and then Yarralumla now Government House in Canberra (1837-1855).
Received ticket of leave on 15 August 1837 (number 37/1182).  Cancelled for stealing tobacco.  Reinstated on 11 August 1838 (number 38/728).
Convict death register states that Patrick Gaffeny, Eliza (5) transported in 1829 died on 27 February 1840 at Bathurst Hospital.
Brother Walter Gaffney, aged 20, was transported on the Waterloo in 1836 for vagrancy at Kildare.  He was sentenced to seven years.  His indentures state that his brother Patrick Gaffney had been transported 7 years prior.
Please note the different spellings of the surname for Patrick and Walter.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Joseph Copson:

1820 - Australian Convict Transportation Registers -  Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868

Name: Joseph Copson
Vessel: Neptune. Convicted Date: 23 Jul 1819. Voyage Date: Mar 1820
Colony: Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land)
Place of Conviction: Rutland, England
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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Sat 21 Mar 1829
Page 2   CORONERS’

An Inquest was held at the general hospital, Windsor, on Saturday, the 14th instant, and by adjournment to the ” Red
Lion Inn,” and finally concluded on Mon day, the 16th instant, on the bodies of Joseph Copson, a prisoner, per Neptune,
and also Charles Paul, a prisoner per Prince Regent, whose verdict was, “That Joseph Copson, on Thursday, the
12th day of March instant at a creek, called “Sally Bottom Creek,” district of Curry Jong, County of Northumberland, was fired
at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder, slugs, and ball, part of which wounded the said John Copson, by
passing through the head and brain, and also on other parts of the body, so that the said Joseph Copson instantly died;
” That the said Charles Paul, on Thursday, the l2th day of March instant, at Perkins’ farm, District of Curry Jong, County of
Northumberland, was fired at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder and ball, which had wounded the head
and brain of the said Charles Paul, whereof he instantly died ; - by each of which acts,
the said Thomas Carpenter is Guilty of Wilful Murder.
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1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891

Name: Joseph Copson
Date: 14 Mar 1829
Place: Windsor
Volume Number: 4/4549
Ship: Neptune.
Age; 25
Remarks; Shot by Tho. Carpenter at Curry Jong

Wendy Smith on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Gafney:

The Convict Indentures for Patrick Gafney alias John Maher (also misspelt Maker) states that he was 23 years old.  He could read and write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of Kilkenny.  He was a pig drover.  Patrick was convicted of cow stealing at Tipperary on 11 August 1828 and sentenced to life.  He had no prior convictions. Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 3 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel. Patrick was assigned to James Adair on the Parramatta River, NSW.  Transport number 144.
1830 Government Labour Exemption Register - Patrick was placed on this register on 3 June 1830 and was living in Liverpool.  Ship stated as Eliza (5).
1837 NSW General Muster states that Patrick was in Government Service at Port Macquarie.
Received ticket of leave on 15 August 1837 (number 37/1182).  Cancelled for stealing tobacco.  Reinstated on 11 August 1838 (number 38/728).
Convict death register states that Patrick Gaffeny, Eliza (5) transported in 1829 died on 27 February 1840 at Bathurst Hospital.
Brother Walter Gaffney, aged 20, was transported on the Waterloo in 1836 for vagrancy at Kildare.  He was sentenced to seven years.  His indentures state that his brother Patrick Gaffney had been transported 7 years prior.
Please note the different spellings of the surname for Patrick and Walter.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of John Castle:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870

Name: John Castle
Age: 43
Birth Year: 1805
Origin Place: Wiltshire
Conviction Date: 2 Apr 1828
Arrival year: 1829
Pardon Date: 1 Sep 1848
Vessel Name: Vittoria
Record Type: Conditional. Pardon Number: 48/1570
Place of Conviction: Gloucester. 2 April 1828. Sentence; Life
Offence; House Breaking.
Calling; Shoemaker
Height; 5 ft. 4 inches
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Brown
Noted against name; MC on right arm, scar under left jaw

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote of John Cottle:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name; John Cottle
Ship; Vittoria
Age - 19
Died - Windsor
Date - 4th February 1829
Remarks: Died from fatigue between Windsor & Parramatta

D Wong on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Joseph Moorbee:

Joseph was 25 years old on arrival, he was 5’5½” tall, fresh and freckled complexion, red hair, grey eyes.

Joseph Moorbee convicted of stealing and assault and executed at Campbell Town on 8 February 1830.

D Wong on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Luke Murphy:

Luke Murphy was listed as 20 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Dublin.

Occupation: Grocer’s boy.

Luke was 5’5” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

15/4/1824: Assigned to William O’Donnell at Hunter River.

1825: Assigned to William Evans at or near Newcastle.

1828 Census: Newcastle Barracks.

28/7/1829: Convict Death Register - Luke died at Newcastle, aged 29.

D Wong on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Rose Richey:

Saunders’s News-Letter Dublin, Republic of Ireland
3 Apr 1821

POLICE INTELLIGENCE
Mountrath-street Office.___On Sunday week, a woman of the name of Rose Richey, maid servant to Mr. John McGloin, of Great Britain-street, absconded from his house, taking with her a small box, containing sundry bank notes, and some sovereigns, in all about £170.  We have, however, now much gratification in stating, that the delinquent has been apprehended, and the entire property restored, through the vigilance of Brice Doyle, of the Finglass patrole, attached to this office.
The necessary information having been lodged, the prisoner was fully committed for trial at the sessions.

Wendy Smith on 30th October, 2020 wrote of John Surbes:

The convict indentures state that John Surbes or Surlies was 36 years old.  He could neither read nor write; religion Protestant; status single and a native of Middlesex, England.  He was a cook and a soldier (No occupation code for this combination).  John was convicted of stealing clothes at Kilkenny on 8 October 1835 and sentenced to 7 years.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion very dark sallow; hair brown mixed with grey and eyes hazel. Transport number 125.  Prisoner number 36-1928.  Comment on indentures ‘mark of I. Surles, died Feb 1825 on upper left arm and Susan Randles on left arm’.
1837 NSW General Census John Surbes or Surlies was assigned to Hospital, Goulburn, NSW (Presumably because of his cooking skills not because he was ill.)
Received ticket of leave on 13 November 1840 (number 40/2569) at Goulburn.
Received Certificate of Freedom on 20 October 1843 (43/1758).  Still in Goulburn on 27 December 1843.
Please note that the spelling of his surname may not be correct.  Since he could not read or write there may be variations in the spelling of his surname.

Karen Burns on 30th October, 2020 wrote of John Audis:

John was sentenced to 10 years and transportation when he was 20. His younger brother George, 16, was sentenced to 1 year in jail in England. His mother Ann was shown in the 1841 census as being a widow, with 8 children to feed, which is no doubt why the crime was committed! John appears to have settled in Tasmania after his sentence and died aged 75 in Green Ponds. Sadly brother George died when he was 19.
John and George are my 4x great uncles.

Maureen Withey on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Rose Richey:

1828 Census Index.
William Oglethorpe, age 39, C.F. Bencoolen 1819, protestant, Timber merchant, Sussex Street, Sydney.
Rosenna Oglethorpe, age 34, F.S. John Bull, 1821, 7 years, protestant.

Maureen Withey on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Rose Richey:

Whilst on board the John Bull to NSW, Rose Richey was appointed school mistress. The Ship’s Surgeon recorded the folowing:

John Bull – Surgeons’ Journal 1821.
ADM 101/38/7/1 1821-1822
Folio 4: 25 July 1821; At 3am got under way and stood out to sea. At 6am discharged the pilot. Served out Dilworth’s spelling books and also childrens books (12 of each)
Folio 11: 24 August 1821; Having observed the inattention of the mothers of the respective children in teaching them to whom I had issued cards and books which many had destroyed. I appointed as the General School mistress to the children, Rose Richey, as well as to those adults who were inclined to be taught, most of them if not indeed rejected education.
Folio 26: 2 November 1821; At 2:30pm the convicts reported that Jane Hamilton was beating her child threatening to murder it. They requested me to go and save the child, when going, I found Mary Day had forcibly taken the child from her, the head had been cut with a half pint tin pot and was bleeding very much. Took the child into the hospital, stopped the haemorrhage and dressed the head. Then left the child to the care of Jane Burne the nurse.
Folios 26-27: 3 November 1821; Jane Hamilton was ordered to remain below as prisoner until further notice. Hamilton’s child was placed in the care of Rose Richey, the school mistress, until the pleasure of His Excellency the Governor to dispose of her should be known. Finding she had no more clothes than what she had on, and those not in good condition, I gave to Mrs Richey for her 3 yards calico, 3 yards flannel, tapes, thread, needles and a comb. Also gave her a cloth gown of Mrs Elyards to be made into a pock for her. I desired Mrs Richey not to allow the mother to see nor speak to the child as she had been in the habit of teaching the child to swear. At same time I understood that whenever the mother had been offended by any person she had always beaten and ill treated the child.

Maureen Withey on 30th October, 2020 wrote of Patrick Montgomery:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Patrick Montgomery, age on arrival, 46, per Minerva I (1818) Tried at Antrim, 1817, Life. Weaver.

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Colonial Secretary Index.

MONTGOMERY, Patrick
1822 Jan 12
Convict in Van Diemen’s Land. Re joining of wife and family recently arrived in Sydney per “John Bull” (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.284)
1822 Mar 11
Re passage being provided for his family to join him at Hobart; to be conveyed there per “Royal George” (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.195)
MONTGOMERY, Patrick. Son of Ann and Patrick Montgomery
1822 Mar 12
Rations for to be put on board the “Royal George” (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.4)

MONTGOMERY, Ann. Wife of Patrick Montgomery, convict in Van Diemen’s Land
1822 Mar 12
Rations for to be put on board the “Royal George” (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.4)

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Tasmanian Conduct record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-29$init=CON31-1-29p25
63.  Patrick Montgomery. Per Minerva. June 1818. Tried July 1817 – Life. Also added to record: Carrickfergus.
April 9 1822. T.L. Absent from muster & church. Repd.
Aug 11 1823. T.L. Dirty at church. Repd.

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Indents for convicts on the Minerva,  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1  CON13-1-1 Image 128
Antrim.
Patrick Montgomery, age 41, Uttering forged notes, July 1817, Life.

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Patrick Montgomery’s family had a passage to NSW on the convict ship John Bull, in 1821. From Sydney they had passage to Hobart on the Royal George.  His young son Patrick had a lucky escape while on the John Bull.

ADM 101/38/7/1 1821-1822   Surgeon’s Journal of John Bull:
Folio 32: 24 November 1821;  About 1pm Patrick Montgomery, a boy relative of a convict going as a free passenger with his mother and brothers to his father a convict at Sydney, accidentally was knocked overboard by the staysail sheet. A boat immediately lowered into which the Captain got and in about 15 minutes returned with the boy who gave signs of returning life.
Folio 32: 25 November 1821;  On visiting the hospital in the morning I found Patrick Montgomery quite well.

D Wong on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Midgley:

Leeds Mercury Yorkshire, England
29 Jul 1820

LEEDS, SATURDAY, JULY 29
Since our last the following prisoners have been committed to Wakefield- House of Correction Wm. Hardisty, of Leeds, cloth-adresser, John Spence, of Leeds, cloth-drawer, James Gavins, of Leeds, labourer,  John Midgley, of Halifax, cloth-dresser, and Thomas Raistrick, of Yeadon, Cloth-maker, charged with breaking into the warehouse of Messrs. Buckton and Son, in Meadow-Lane on the night of the 18th instant, and stealing therefrom nine ends of woollen cloth, a quantity of shawls, a number of stuff pieces, and a woollen table cloth, the whole of which were found in Raistrick’s house at Yeadon.

William Hardisty, James Gavins were also onboard the Speke—no ships found for John Spence of Thomas Raistrick.

Birth dates listed 1789, 1785, 1784.

Occupation: Cloth-dresser.

John Midgley was listed as 31 years old on arrival.

1/8/1827: COF - Listed as a farmer, born 1785, 5’7” tall, ruddy and slightly freckled complexion, brown to grey hair, hazel eyes, scar at the outer corner of right eye - 42 years old.

1/11/1830: Convict Death Register - John Midgley died at Bathurst, aged 30 -
(entry in the deaths book on Ancestry states he was 36).

D Wong on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Andre Mignott:

Kentish Gazette Kent, England
11 Mar 1814
Andred Mignott removed above, charged with having Feb. 25, on board his Majesty’s ship Sampson, lying in the River Medway, in the parish of Hoo, feloniously, wilfully, and maliciously cut and stabbed John Ashby, with an intent to murder him.

Andre Mignott was 30 years old on arrival.

Native Place: France.

Andre was 5’8” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes.

Colonial Secretary Index:
MIGNOTT, Andre. Per “Marquis of Wellington”, 1815

1815 Feb 2:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Marquis of Wellington” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.437)

1821 Sep 8:  Boatman. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; listed as Edward Mignot (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.84)

1823 Sep 22-Oct 15:  Sentenced to death; commuted to transportation to Port Macquarie. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction; appears as Edward Mignotte (Reel 6023; X820 p.105)

1823 Nov 10:  Tried in Sydney. Sentence commuted to transportation; appears as Edward Mignotte (Reel 6070; 4/1265 pp.11-2)

1823 Nov 12:  Notification of commutation of capital sentence to transportation for life to Port Macquarie; appears as Edward Mignotte (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.28a)

1823 Nov 26:  On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally”; not conveyed per “Sally” but per “Lady Nelson” on 17 Dec 1823 (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.92, 452-3)

2/10/1823 Sydney Gazette:
Tuesday.__Edward Migniotte, James Curtis, John Bryan, and Peter Coleman, were indicted for stopping and robbing William Coleman and Richard Brewer, on the King’s highway, near Knapsack Valley, on the Bathurst road.  Guilty ___Remanded.

16/10/1823 - All were sentenced to Death.

19/6/1830: Andre/Edward Mignott died on Norfolk Island.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Kelly:

THERE WERE THREE CONVICTS OF THIS NAME ON THE THREE BEES.
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Item: 160794
Surname: Kelly
First Name: John
Ship: Three Bees 1814
Date: 30 August 1821
Place: Newcastle
Source: Church of England Burials Register Book 1821 - 1825 - University of Newcastle
Details: Died aged 76

Item: 167119
Surname: Kelly
First Name: John
Ship: Three Bees 1814
Date: 1821
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretary’s Papers. State Records of NSW Special Bundles
Details: On the Return of Funerals at the Settlement of Newcastle. Died age 76 on 30 August 1821. Interred 31st August 1821. Cause of death anascara.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Kelly:

The first three items, dated 1820, on the list in the Colonial Secretary Index above, appear to relate to one of the other John Kellys, described in newspaper reports, as an “old and decrepid man”.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Kelly:

THERE WERE THREE CONVICTS OF THIS NAME ON THE THREE BEES.

The entry in the Colonial Secretary’s Index seems to group all three together, and probably the entries do not refer to the same person.

KELLY, John. Per “Three Bees”, 1814; clerk.

1820 Jun 15-Aug 5 - To be transported to Newcastle for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.15)
1820 Jul - Memorial (Fiche 3023; 4/1824B No.417 p.547)
1820 Sep 22 =- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.272)
1822 Feb 25-Mar 27 - To be transported for 14 years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.37)
1822 Mar 18 - Prisoner in gaol. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.5a)
1822 Mar 20 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.43)
1822 Jun 28 - Re permission to marry at Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.381)
1823 Mar 24 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.396-7)
1824 May 4 - Clerk in Commissary at Port Macquarie; wife Mary to be sent to Sydney per “Sally” for not adequately explaining how spirits came into her possession (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.351)
1824 Sep 27, Oct 24 - Sent to Sydney from Port Macquarie to give evidence at the Criminal Court (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.489, 493, 497)

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Kelly:

THERE WERE THREE CONVICTS OF THIS NAME ON THE THREE BEES.

The entry in the Colonial Secretary’s Index seems to group all three together, and probably the entries do not refer to the same person.

KELLY, John. Per “Three Bees”, 1814; clerk.

1820 Jun 15-Aug 5 - To be transported to Newcastle for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.15)
1820 Jul - Memorial (Fiche 3023; 4/1824B No.417 p.547)
1820 Sep 22 =- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.272)
1822 Feb 25-Mar 27 - To be transported for 14 years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.37)
1822 Mar 18 - Prisoner in gaol. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.5a)
1822 Mar 20 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.43)
1822 Jun 28 - Re permission to marry at Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.381)
1823 Mar 24 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.396-7)
1824 May 4 - Clerk in Commissary at Port Macquarie; wife Mary to be sent to Sydney per “Sally” for not adequately explaining how spirits came into her possession (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.351)
1824 Sep 27, Oct 24 - Sent to Sydney from Port Macquarie to give evidence at the Criminal Court (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.489, 493, 497)

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1820 Jun 15-Aug 5 - To be transported to Newcastle for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.15)
1820 Jul - Memorial (Fiche 3023; 4/1824B No.417 p.547)
1820 Sep 22 =- On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.272)
The above 3 entries may apply to the above John Kelly. See newspaper report below:

Criminal Court. Tuesday August 1st.
John Kelly was next arraigned for having in his possession property, rather to a considerable amount, well knowing the same to have been stolen. The articles produced in Court, and which were identified by several as having been stolen from them at various times, consisted principally of watches, seals, and jewellery.
The property being found in his possession, and sworn to as having been stolen, the prisoner said in his defence he had purchased it, but not bringing the parties forward from whom he had bought it, or attempting to prove he came by the articles in an honest way, he was pronounced guilty. The prisoner seemed to be upwards of sixty years old, very decrepid, and extremely miserable and wretched in his appearance, so much so, that His Honor the Judge Advocate
informed the Members of the Court he had been deemed an object of commiseration, and as such the blessedness of that charitable institution, the Benevolent Society, had been extended to him ; but the prisoner, under the garb of poverty and wretchedness, had practiced a most gross imposition upon that Institution, and so far from being any longer entitled to the least spark of compassion, had drawn upon himself, from the aggravated nature of the offence of which he had been clearly found guilty, the severest judgment the law affords in such cases of extreme depravity, and the sentence of the Court was, that he be transported to the settlement of Newcastle for seven years.
Sydney Gazette, 5 Aug 1820.

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Kelly:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Kelly, age 29, Three Bees (1814),  Tried Dublin City, 1813, 7 years. DOB,  1785,  Native of Roscommon. Clerk.

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