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Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Mary Ann Hales:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828. Single protestant who could read from St Helena note cert no 32/764. 5’ 2 3/4” fair freckled complexion brown hair and hazel grey eyes. Assigned to John Nicholson. Note on indent stating died at Windsor Nov 1838.

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Mary Ann Hales
12/10/1829 breach of the peace given bail

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Mary Ann Hales 1830 (Reel 3036)
Name: Mary Ann Hales
[Mary Ann Miles]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1808
Age: 22
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Neptune 2
Spouse Name: Benjamin Edwards
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1792
Spouse Age: 38
Spouse Arrival Year: 1828
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 20 May 1830
Application Place: The Roman Catholic Chapel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Her master William Walker of Concord states her character is good and has his permission. Benjamin Edwards had a ToL 29/131 and resides in Kent Street Is a blacksmith by trade. He was a widower. Minister John Joseph Thaw.

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Mary Ann Hales 32/764 20/7/1832 allowed to stay in Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Barnaby Cotterill:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

No of the Case; 10
Date taken ill:  23rd September 1828
Notes; I observed this man walking on deck with rather a faltering step and scarce being able to return sensible answers to questions put to him….
Observed the marks of blisters on the chest, temples, nape of the neck and between the shoulders
Discharged; Died 29th

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Benjamin Edwards:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Mary Ann Hales 1830 (Reel 3036) and Benjamin Edwards
Name: Mary Ann Hales
[Mary Ann Miles]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1808
Age: 22
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Neptune 2
Spouse Name: Benjamin Edwards
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1792
Spouse Age: 38
Spouse Arrival Year: 1828
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 20 May 1830
Application Place: The Roman Catholic Chapel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Her master William Walker of Concord states her character is good and has his permission. Benjamin Edwards had a ToL 29/131 and resides in Kent Street Is a blacksmith by trade. He was a widower. Minister John Joseph Thaw.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Addin Grimley:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: Adam Grimley (Name as per Journal)
Age: 44. Birth Year: 1784
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Accident
No of the Case; 8
Date taken ill: 19th Sep 1828
Notes; When below last evening in the hold along with a fellow prisoner assisting the steward of the ship ... fell between two casks and bruised his chest and right hypochondrium cannot respire freely

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of John Griffiths:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: John Griffiths
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris ??
No of the Case; 7
Where taken ill:  16th Sep 1828
Notes; Complains of headache, pains extending from the ? of his back down the extremities
Discharged 18th Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Black:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name:  Thomas Black
Age: 33. Birth Year: 1795
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris ??
No of the Case; 6
Where taken ill:  14th Sep 1828
Notes; Complains of headache, thirst and loathing of food…
Discharged; 18th Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Barnaby Cotterill:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name:  Barnaby Cotterill
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Nature of the Disease;
No of the Case;
Where taken ill:  13 Sep 1828
Notes; Of a slender habit ... complains of a slight headache and shivering, considerable thirst ....
Discharged; 18 Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Charles Warren:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: Charles Warren  
Age: 23. Birth Year: 1805
Nature of the Disease; Fibris ??
No of the Case; 3
Where taken ill:  9th Sep 1818
Notes; A healthy stout lad complains of pain of the head and great thirst ....
Discharged; 13th Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of John Bourn:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: John Bourne (Spelling as per Journal)
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Nature of the Disease; Fibsis ??
No of the Case;
Where taken ill:  9th Sep 1828
Notes; A thin weakly lad complains of great thirst and occasional vomiting…
Discharged; 13th Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Michael Mcauliffe:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 5 Jan 1829

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of John Bow:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 25 Nov 1828

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Harriet Gilbert:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828. Single protestant who could read and write 4’ 10” ruddy fresh complexion dark brown hair and eyes Assigned to William Barton cert no 37/170. Note on indent stating she died 28/5/1844 in Parramatta Hospital

Harriet Gilbert in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Name: Harriet Gilbert
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1809
Age: 20
Spouse Name: Samuel Collins
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1808
Spouse Age: 21
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 28 May 1829
Application Place: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
She was still employed by William Barton and her character was described as good. He was a native of the colony and employed by the Australian Agricultural Company

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of David Sawyer:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 24 Dec 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Barnaby Cotterill:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 29 Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Addin Grimley:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 13 Oct 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Edward Townsend:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 8 Jan 1829

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Hyam Phillips:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 18 Oct 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Benjamin Whiteley:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 5 Jan 1829

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of William Massey:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 17 Jan 1829

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Ann Frame:

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Ann Frame 18/2/1829 For insolence and disobedience she received 3 months 2nd class at the factory

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Refused 31/8/1831 Ann Frame 19 bond (7 yrs) per ship Competitor refused to marry John Tucker bond (life) per ship Neptune Rev William Cowper Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 4/5/1832 Ann Frame 20 Bond (7yrs) per ship competitor granted to marry James Lock 34 free (7 yrs) per ship Lord Eldon Thomas Hassall Narellan

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of James Lock:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 4/5/1832 Ann Frame 20 Bond (7yrs) per ship competitor granted to marry James Lock 34 free (7 yrs) per ship Lord Eldon Thomas Hassall Narellan

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of John Tucker:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Refused 31/8/1831 Ann Frame 19 bond (7 yrs) per ship Competitor refused to marry John Tucker bond (life) per ship Neptune Rev William Cowper Sydney

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Catherine Foster:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 from Lincolnshire says age 25 on the indenture but states born 1807 on ToL Single protestant who could read 5’ 1” ruddy fair complexion brown hair and dark brown eyes assigned to H Hovell. 37/169 and CP no 92 dated 1/2/1845

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Catherine Foster 20/2/1837 37/169 Allowed to stay in Sydney.

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 12/10/1829 Catherine Foster 24 bond (Life) per ship Competitor to marry Laurence Harris 35 free (7 yrs) per ship Larkins. Rev Thomas Hassall Narellan

Tony Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of Lawrence Harris:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 12/10/1829 Catherine Foster 24 bond (Life) per ship Competitor to marry Laurence Harris 35 free (7 yrs) per ship Larkins. Rev Thomas Hassall Narellan

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote of John Connor:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name; John Connor. Age; 28.
Trial; Lent 1817. Wicklow.
Offence; Horse Stealing;
Sentence; Life

1824 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers. To be received into the Parramatta Hospital

1825 - General Muster; Connor, John. Convict. Prince Regent 1821. 7 years. G. S. Mr. Dixon, Newcastle

1828 - Census. Connor, John. Convict. Prince Regent. Newcastle Hospital. Dead Jan 1829.

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