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D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of William Maltman:

1843: TOL Wellington
22/9/1845: TOL Passport, Penrith Bench.
1848: TOL Bathurst.

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of John Singer:

John Singer was listed as 29 years old on arrival.

Native Place:Wiltshire.

Occupation: House carpenter.

John was 5’6” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
SINGER, John. Per “Earl St Vincent”, 1820

1822 c.Jan:  Referred to in papers re charges brought against Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.428)

1822 Jan 30:  On list provided by Thomas Lewie of men said to have worked on Major Druitt’s Western Road farm in Government time (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.430)

1822 c.Feb:  Appears on list supplied by Charles Ellis to the Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.80)

1822 Feb 27:  Referred to in evidence before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.132)

1822 Mar:  On list of persons forming roads under the direction of James Johnson, overseer, from 21 Oct 1818 to 2 Mar 1822 (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.415)

1822 Mar 1:  On list of men from Carter’s Barracks who received slop clothing when assigned to Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.108)

1822 May 30: Carpenter. Claimed by Charles Ellis to be a Government servant under Major Druitt, working at the farm, Western Road (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.385)

1824 Mar 31:  Servant to Major Druitt. On return of fines and punishments inflicted by the Bench of Evan (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.68)

1824 Dec:  On list of convict servants maintained by George Druitt; in 1821-24 (Fiche 3086; 4/1837A No.296 pp.170, 171, 173, 174)

1825 Oct:  On muster list of Government servants & free men maintained at Mount Druitt from 1 Oct 1824 to 1 Oct 1825 (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.10)

19/10/1826: COF

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of William Bailey:

Salisbury Journal, 14 Mar 1825 - Our assizes were not terminated till Wednesday evening.- The following sentences were passed on the prisoners who were tried and convicted.
Transportation for Fourteen Years.- Wm.Bailey (aged 15), for picking the pocket of Jacob Santner, at Devizes.

Mar 28 1825 Salisbury Journal,
The following prisoners, who were sentenced to transportation at our late assizes, were removed from Fisherton Gaol on Thursday last, and put on board the York convict hulk lying off Gosport :-
For Fourteen Years.- Wm. Bailey (aged 15), for picking the pocket of Jacob Santner, at Devizes.
For Seven Years.- Thomas Flower, for embezzling property with intent to defraud the trustees of the Melksham turnpike; Walter Hedges, for robbing the shop of Wm.Shakespeare, at Devizes; Isaac Bullock, for stealing 3 silver spoons from the house of Mr.Ed.Cooper, at Staverton; Geo.Capel, for stealing sugar from the wagon of John Provis at Warminster; Rob.Brown, for stealing various articles from John Smith, at Bradford ; and Thos.Bull, Wm.Kite, and Isaac Kite, for stealing poultry from W.A.Lawes, at Tilshead.

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of William Maltman:

(All the above prisoners, 24 in number, have been reprieved).

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of William Maltman:

Salisbury Journal, 14 Mar 1825

Our assizes were not terminated till Wednesday evening.- The following sentences were passed on the prisoners who were tried and convicted.

Death.-  Wm. Maltman, for breaking into and robbing the house of Abel and Jane Bowles, at Winsley.

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Harriett Oldfield:

Harriett Oldfield was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Nottingham.

Harriett was literate, single, protestant, 4’10” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, pock marked.

31/12/1849: Permission to marry Henry Jones (Earl Grey).

14/6/1853: TOL

3/7/1854: Permission to marry William Garner (free). Notation states, not married, and no registration found.

14/8/1855: CP

20/9/1854: Married William Garner in the Church at Birnie, Emu Bay.  William was an Innkeeper and Harriett a servant.
Children:
1854 Emily Garner
13/12/1858 Albert Piercey Garner
29/4/1860 Harriet Eliza Garner

21/4/1864 Launceston Examiner:
At Burnie, Emu Bay, on the 8th instant, suddenly, Mr. William Garner, of the ” Welcome Inn,” aged 46.

2/2/1869: Harriet had a relationship with John Smith, they had a male child, Harriett was the informant, listed as Harriet Garner formerly Oldfield, a farmer at New Country, Emu Bay.

31/10/1888 Daily Telegraph, Launceston:
County of Wellington, Vicinity of Emu Bay.— 72a 2r 3p. Bounded by land belonging to William Henry Oldaker, Harriett Garner, John Byrne respectively,
and by the Van Diemen’s Land Company’s land, and also by the Burnie Cemetery (Moorville road passes through this lot) Being part of the Emu Bay block originally
granted to the Van Diemen’s Land Company.
Harriett Garner (Application 2494), 30th day of November, 1888.
Dated the 30th day of October, 1888.
James Whyte,
Recorder of Titles.

12/11/1892 The Tasmanian, Launceston:
It was decided to grant Mrs Harriett
Garner permission to erect a verandah
over footpath in front of new premises
recently erected by her in Mount-street.

11/9/1896: Harriett Garner, aged 67 years, a storekeeper, died of Cardiac Arrest, at Burnie, Emu Bay.

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Elizabeth Smith:

Salisbury Journal, 14 Mar 1825 reports:

Our assizes were not terminated till Wednesday evening.- The following sentences were passed on the prisoners who were tried and convicted.

Death.- Elizabeth Smith, for breaking into and robbing the house of R.Brown, at Preshute….
(All the above prisoners, 24 in number, have been reprieved).

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of John Singer:

On Tuesday last the general quarter sessions of the peace for the county of Wilts commenced at Marlborough, ...John Singer, for stealing wearing apparel and other property of William Allard, of Trowbridge; ...were sentenced to be transported for seven years.
Salisbury Journal, 25 Oct 1819

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Henry Maroschosky:

Henry Maraschosky was convicted of stealing a pair of trowsers and a leather purse, the 7th of March last, the property of Elijah Smee, and sentenced to be transported for seven years.
Hampshire chronicle, 17 April 1815

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of George Coutts:

National Records of Scotland.

Trial papers relating to George Coutts, Paul Fraser, Robert Sangster for the crime of theft by housebreaking at New Deer, Aberdeen. Tried at High Court, Aberdeen
Dates 19 Sep 1837

Accused George Coutts, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years Previous convictions: theft - April 1835
Paul Fraser, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.
Robert Sangster, alias Johnston, Andrew, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft - 10 August 1831. Note: Pannel cannot write.

Robert Sangster arrived NSW per ‘Bengal Merchant’ 1838.

Paul Fraser arrived NSW per ‘Earl Grey’ 1838.

George Coutts was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Aberdeen, Scotland.

George was 5’7” tall, pale complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes.

7/5/1844: TOL (newspaper date).
9/10/1847: CP (newspaper date).

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of George Coutts:

Clare (West) Mortimer (5) at 3:53pm, 9th July 2019 wrote of George Coutts:

record states, Apprentice carpenter.

Clare (West) Mortimer on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Ann Williams Edwards:

Baptism record in Wales.

D Wong on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Henry Maroschosky:

From Ancestry Convict Indents:
The name is unreadable but this is the only conviction on the 10/4/1815 at Southampton.

Occupation: Fiddler/Musician

22 years old on arrival, 5’5¾”, sallow complexion, dark flaxen hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:

MORESHESKY, Henry. Per “Ocean”, 1816

1816 Feb 5:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution; listed as Moroseholy (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.337)

1817 Jun 10:  On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson”; listed as Henry Die Mozesky (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.178)

1818 Jun:  On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.65)

1820 Nov 22-Dec 14:  To be transported to Newcastle for life. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.21)

1821 Jan 26:  On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Prince Leopold” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.69)

1823 Feb 25:  On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Mermaid” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.392-3)

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Isaac Clements:

NSW census 1828, at Bathurst.
Isaac Clements, age 26, labourer, protestant,(Gereral Stuart, 1818, Life sentence)

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of George Allen:

NSW census 1828, at the residence of Harriet, the wife of Captain Phillip Parker King , R.N., residence, Dunheved, South Creek, Melville.
George Allen, age 18, shepherd, protestant, (Phoenix, 1818, sentence 7 years)and many other servants.

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of Susannah Newman:

NSW census 1828, at Liverpool, in household of Thos Moore 66, and his wife Rachel Moore, 65, Susanna Newman, servant, age 36, protestant, (Lord Melvillle, 1814 - Life sentence) and other servants.

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote of David Davis:

NSW 1828 census at Parramatta. David Davis, age 89, protestant, (Surprise, 1786, sentence, 7 years) labourer, is householder, living with George Ellis, 80, protestant, invalid, (Atlas 1802, Life sentence) and Isaac Bowers, 44, labourer,protestant, (Earl Spencer, 1813, Life sentence).

Rebecca on 8th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Wilson:

also known as Thomas John Noakes Wilson

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2019 wrote of John Head:

Tas Rec. John Head, No.226, Sea Flower, 17 Nov 1818, 7 yr.
Conduct report – he was a constable, but was dismissed from his situation as he was in charge, allowing Henry Ridge, a convict to escape from Macq. harbor, June 11 1823, and was sent back to Macq harbour for the remainder of his sentence.

Certificate of Freedom obtained during last week.
John Head, Sea Flower
Hobart Town Gazette, 26 Nov 1825

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2019 wrote of John Head:

HEAD, John. Per “Sea Flower”, 1820
1820 May 2 - Convict arrived from India per “Sea Flower” (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.14)
1820 Oct 14 - Re transfer to Van Diemen’s Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.345)
1824 Feb 9 -On list of prisoners in Van Diemen’s Land claiming expiration of sentence (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.11)

John Head, aged 24, a native of Tipperary, arrived in the Sea Flower in 1820, with other convicts from India, which arrived 30 April from Calcutta. He was a soldier, and was tried at Meeret Court Martial, India, in 1818, and sentenced to 7 years transportation.

 

David Bromwich on 8th July, 2019 wrote of William Corby:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 July 2019), July 1835, trial of WILLIAM CORBY (t18350706-1626).

From


“WILLIAM CORBY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July, 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d. the goods of Charles Frederick Edgar, from his person.”

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2019 wrote of Anthony Taylor:

... and Anthony Taylor, for breaking open a box, and stealing thereout property of Thos. Hale, of Trowbridge, were sentenced to be transported for seven years …
Salisbury Journal, 25 Oct 1819.

Tasmanian Records - convict Register:T 116

Anthony Taylor, 4 ft 11 ½ in high; brown hair, grey eyes, age 28, a sailor, Wilts 19 Oct 1819, 7 yrs; transported on Guildford; Native place, Bristol; left leg crippled- goes on a stump. Cert. Freedom, No 33, 19 Oct 1826.

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Rawlings:

Tas Record - Convict Register - No. R 169

Thomas Rawlings, No 169, 5ft 6½in high, brown hair, hazel eyes, age 20, farm lab, Wilts, 4 Mar 1820, 7 yr, Guildford, Native Place, Calne, Wilts; Freedom Cert. 25 Mar 1827.

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Rawlings:

Seven years transportation, Thomas Russ and Thos. Maslen, for stealing poultry at All Cannings; Thomas Rawlins, for stealing wearing apparel at Chippenham, ...
Salisbury Journal, 13 March 1820

Maureen Withey on 7th July, 2019 wrote of Thomas Russ:

Seven years transportation, Thomas Russ and Thos. Maslen, for stealing poultry at All Cannings;
Salisbury Journal, 13 March 1820

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