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Iris Dunne on 16th October, 2021 wrote of William Powley:

Applications to Marry granted 2 November 1837 to Catherine Caddle (bond, ship Margaret) in Maitland

Tony Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Richard William Arthur Turton:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829
Name: Sarah Clark
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1809
Age: 21
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Henry 1
Spouse Name: Richard William Arthur Turton
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1803
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1824
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 6 Sep 1830
Application Place: St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah: Assigned to Mrs Jane Morgan. Well behaved Permission given by mistress
Richard: free, industrious.
Rev William Cowper.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of John Grant:

Australia, Convict Index
Name: John Grant
Age: 20 [1767]
Arrival year: 1787
Trial : Monmouth Monmouth
Ship: Neptune - 1787
Comments: Died; 1790

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Ann Grant:

1806 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists.
Ann Grant. Free By Servitude. Lives with Jno Inch

1809 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Ann Grant
Age; 39
Burial; 24 Oct 1809
Remarks; Convict. Sugar Cane - 1793

Tony Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Margaret Coffin:

Old Bailey online

Fifth Middlesex Jury - before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1724. MARGARET COFFIN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , 2 half-crowns, 8 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the monies of John Oliver , from his person .

JOHN OLIVER. I am a shoemaker , and live in St. Martin’s-lane. On Sunday last I saw the prisoner in Vine-street, about ten minutes before ten o’clock; I went home with her, and was with her some time - I had given her 2s., and as I was putting on my braces to go away, she came round, thrust her hand into my breeches pocket, and said, d-n her eyes, she must have the money; she took from me two half-crowns, eight shillings, and one sixpence - I thought there might be some other persons in the room; I went to the window and called the watchman, he came up and searched the room, but nothing was found - there was a good deal of lumber in the room; the money was found at the watch-house - I was sober, I had only had three pints of porter the whole day, and no spirits; she was sober likewise - I did not go to bed, but was undressed; I had three half-crowns, eight shillings, and one penny halfpenny.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was not sober - I asked him up stairs, and he came; I said, “I should like to have something to drink,” he said, by all means, and he gave 1s. to get half a pint of gin - he then sent for a pint of half-and-half out of the change of the 1s.; he was in bed some time, and then he got up: I said, “You are not going to disappoint me, you promised me to stay all night”- I said, “You shall not go;” he called the watchman, and when he came up the money was lying in the chair - I took it up and put it into my stocking, and put it under my left breast; I would have given him part of it back, but I would not give him all.

HARRIET WELLS . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house and I searched her, and found six shillings and two half crowns under her left arm, and one shilling in her hand; she appeared sober.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a constable; I told Mrs. Wells to search for the money, and she found it.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Fourteen Years

Tony Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Margaret Coffin:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 From Essex. C42/777. widow with one child with her and could read or write. Tried 10/9/1828. 5’ 3” ruddy and freckled brown hair, brown eyes. Assigned to P De Mistre? George Street Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of James Grant:

1792 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; James Grant
Age; No Details
Burial;1 Nov 1792
Remarks; Convict - Queen; 1791

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of James Grant:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name: James Grant
Age: 26 [1764]
Trial: Jul 1790 - Dublin

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Margaret Dallison:

1816 - Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Margaret Dollison **
Age; 52 years
Burial; 23 March 1816
Remarks; Dollason. Free. Died; 21 March 1816

Tony Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Ann Collins:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829
From Manchester England Single Catholic who could not read or write. tried 21/7/1828, three previous convictions. 4’ 9” Ruddy complexion brown hair hazel eyes. Assigned to Michael Farrell Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Michael Dillon:

1800 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Michael Dillon
Age; No Details
Burial; 5 Jul 1800
Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Ann Dillon:

South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name: Ann Dillon
Age: 40 [1757]
Trial: 12 Jul 1797 - Middlesex
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1757
Ship: Britannia

1804 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Ann Dilling **
Age; No Details
Burial;16 Feb 1804
Remarks; Dillon **. Convict Britannia - 1798

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Jane Digby:

1816 - Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Jane Digby
Age; Age; 35
Burial;21 Jan 1816
Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th October, 2021 wrote of John Day:

1802 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; John Day
Age; No Details
Burial;16 Sept 1802
Remarks; Convict.

1810, 1816, & 1821 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists.
Remarks; Dead.

Linda Caldwell on 16th October, 2021 wrote of Catherine Caddle:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851.
Permission to marry William Pawley was sought in 1838.

Iris Dunne on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Duce:

Prison Hulk ship Dolphin moored at Chatham, received 11 September 1830 from Shrewsbury, aged 23, transferred 22 February 1831 for NSW

Criminal Registers, originally sentenced to Death

Iris Dunne on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Duce:

Annotated Printed Indentures No. 31/1445: aged 24
can read & write, Protestant, Single
Native Place: Shropshire
Trade: Horse & cattle jobber
Offence: Horse Stealing
Tried 7 August 1830
Former conviction: 12 months

Conditional Pardon No. 47/548 dated 30 July 1847
https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?context=L&vid=61SRA&lang=en_US&docid=INDEX236760

Sue Wright on 15th October, 2021 wrote of James Wright:

Married Irish convict Bridget Grady(Greedy, Sullivan)  arr: 1833 Surrey (6):  Occupation Nursemaid.

JAN BOURNE on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Wood:

Thomas was 89 years and 8 months old when he died on 18 March 1899.

Sue Wright on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Duce:

Ancestry Records:
Married Convict Catherine O’Brien arr 1832 per Southworth 2

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of John Day:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Age; 17 years
Trial; 10 March 1798

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Elias Davis:

1797 - Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1764
Tried; 26 April 1797. Age; 33. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of housebreaking (breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Daniel Thomas , no person being therein, between the hours of eleven and twelve in the forenoon, of the 25th of April, and stealing a nankeen waistcoat, value 2s. a pair of nankeen breeches, value 1s 6d. a pair of flannel drawers, value 6d. a pair of cotton stockings, value 2s. and a line shirt, value 6d.). Found guilty, lesser offence. Sentenced to transportation.

1806 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Elias Davis
Age; No Details
Burial; 4 Sept 1806
Remarks; Jewish. Executed

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of William Davidson:

1802 - Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; William Davidson
Age; No Details
Burial; 11 Sept 1802
Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Curran:

1819 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Thomas Curran
Age; 95 years ** As per Inventory **
Burial; 8 Oct 1819
Remarks;  Convict. Died; 7 Oct 1819

Tony Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Connell:

old Bailey Online

1907. MARY CONNELL was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , 1 pair of half-boots, value 3s. , the goods of John Edwards .

CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS . I am the daughter of John Edwards; he is a shoemaker , and lives in Bath-street - I was there on the 8th of July, and saw the prisoner come to his shop; she asked if we had any second-hand shoes - after being told we did not sell them, she went away; when she was gone, a young woman gave me information - I went out, and saw the prisoner twenty yards or more from my father’s house; I went after her to the end of Providence-street - there I saw her stop and take a pair of boots from her pocket-hole, and put them into her apron; I followed her till she came to Worship-street, and then I went into the office, and spoke to a gentleman, who took her with the boots - he was called away, and Eagles took them.

THOMAS EAGLES . I received the boots and the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years

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