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Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of William Gilbert:

Convicted: 29 March 1834 or 13 March 1834

Convict Indents: Aged 25, can read and write, Protestant, Single, Trade: In-door servant, brickmaker, Offence: Stack firing

Convict Pardon No. 1720 between 1842-1845

Ticket of Leave No.43/3048 dated 30 December 1843, Prisoner’s No.35/989 in the district of Port Macquarie

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of William Barrett:

Convict Musters:- 1837, Aged 36

Convicted: 3 April 1848

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of William Barrett:

Convicted 12 June 1848 at Old Bailey, London for mail theft, Aged 31

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1480. WILLIAM BARRETT was indicted for a like offence; to which he pleaded

GUILTY.— Judgment Respited.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner upon which no evidence was offered.)
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=def1-1480-18480612&div=t18480612-1480#highlight

Pardon 4th April 1854

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of William Barrett:

Convict Indents:- Aged 30, Convicted 5 January 1835, Can read and write, Single, Trade: Tin plate worker, Native Place: Monmouthshire, Protestant, Offence: False pretences

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of William Henry Barrett:

Convict Index:- Aged 31, Married with 9 children, application for wife and children to come to WA return 31 December 1859, Trade: Corn Merchant

Convicted 5 August 1852

Criminal Register:- Trial: 5 August 1852, Offence: Forging an Acceptance to Bill of Exchange

Prison Record: Admitted 10 August 1852 to The County Gaol, Prisoner No.2313, Trade: Miller and Corn Merchant, Aged 31, Offence: For knowingly uttering at St. Owen, a forged Bill of Exchange for the payment of 389 pounds 17/11 with intent to defraud Joseph Stinge and Charles Stinge (or Sturge), Discharge 11 September 1852

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of John Francis:

Criminal Register:- Aged 15, Offence: Larceny before convicted of Felony

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Jones:

Criminal Register:- Aged 14, Offence: Larceny before convicted of Felony

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of John Francis:

Prison Hulk Ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, Received 6 November 1838, aged 15, Convicted 22 October 1838 for Stealing a Barometer, Single, cannot read or write, Labourer, transferred 7 December 1838 to Prison Hulk Ship Euryalus

Prison Hulk Ship Euryalus moored at Chatham, aged 18, Convicted 22 October 1838, Offence: Stealing a Barometer, Single, Trade: None, Cannot read or write, Gaol Report: Seven times in prison, very bad in every respect (possibly with Richard Jones - same offence on same day), How disposed of: VDL 30 March 1839

Iris Dunne on 20th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Jones:

Prison Hulk Ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, Received 6 November 1838, aged 14, Convicted 22 October 1838 for Stealing a Barometer, Single, cannot read or write, Labourer, transferred 7 December 1838 to Prison Hulk Ship Euryalus

Prison Hulk Ship Euryalus moored at Chatham, aged 14, Received 7 December 1838, Convicted 22 October 1838, Offence: Stealing a Barometer, Single, Trade: None, Gaol Report: Convicted & Seven times in prison, very bad in every respect (possibly with John Francis - same offence on same day), How disposed of: VDL 30 March 1839

Description List:- Aged 17, Trade: Laborer

Conduct Record:- Tried 22 October 1838 in Lancaster/Liverpool, Transported for Stealing a Barometer, Free Certificate No.986, 1846

John Jackson on 19th December, 2018 wrote of Charlotte Williams:

If this is the Elizabeth that married william spooner she is 17 years younger

David Cairns Of Finavon on 19th December, 2018 wrote of John Hurley (harley):

March 1831 - assigned to Mr Bastian drunk, 3 days solitary confinement, abusive language 50 lashes, Sept 1832 absconding and remaining absent - apprehended in Hobart on 25th -
Oct 1832 - Mar 1833 6 mos imprisonment with hard labour
April 1833 - back to Bastian, May 4 insolence and suspected of harbouring a person unknown to his master.
May - Oct 1833 6 months imprisonment Bridgewater - drunk & disorderly - on Wheel for 6 days
Nov 21 1833 On Loan gang, refused to saw, removed to Spring Hill Road penitentiary
Dec 1833 - Oct 1835 Spring Hill penitentiary and Notman Road gang - aug 22, 1834 Drunk & gross misconduct in conveying letter from prisoner on Grass Tree Hill road gang to persons in Hobart Town for purpose of obtaining sundry items.  12 months prison with hard labour recommended,  Oct 21 1834 burning his bed, 2 months aditionla imprisonment
Nov 1835 assigned to Mr Lloyd
Sep 24 1836 fighting with fellow servants, 2 months prison & hard labour - Reiby’s Ford road gang?
Jan 5 1837 Drunk, fined 5/-
Jan 23 1837 out after ghours, 3 mos hard labour at Reiby’s Ford - not to reside in the district again.
May 22 1837 Disorderly conduct 4 days cells

Iris Dunne on 19th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Jones:

Convicted: 27 June 1853 in Shropshire, England of Larceny & pre con.

Convict Index:- Aged 19, Trade: Labourer

Convict Records:- Offence: Stealing a Shirt, Character: Very Good, Ticket of Leave: 23 March 1858, Conditional Pardon: 17 September 1859, Certificate of Freedom: 14 April 1865

Iris Dunne on 19th December, 2018 wrote of Job Turner:

Criminal Registers:- Job Turner, Aged 17, Offence: Larceny, Trial: 5 August 1843 in Cheshire, England

NSW, Passengers arriving at Port Phillip, 1846, Aged 19, Native Place: Cheshire, England, Arrival date: 27 January 1846 at Port Phillip, NSW on ship Stratheden, Trade: Tailor, Trade taught in Prison: Tailor

Iris Dunne on 19th December, 2018 wrote of James Turthill:

Criminal Registers:- Aged 22, Offence: Larceny, before convicted of Felony

Description List:- No.990, Aged 23, Trade: Painter & Glazier

Conduct Record No.990:- James Turthill, Tried 14th March 1836, Transported for Stealing 3 Boxes and 21 Yards Fringe and trimming, Single,

Debbie Eastley on 19th December, 2018 wrote of James Turthill:

Surname in Tasmanian Archives is Tuthill. Married Elizabeth Eastley 2 May 1855. Had 9 children:
Amy Tuthill 1856-
William Eastley Tuthill 1858-1944
Maryanne Tuthill 1859-1942
Marian Tuthill 1861 -
Robert Tuthill 1863-1950
James Robert Tuthill - 1865-1952
John Tuthill 1867-1930
Arthur Ernest Tuthill 1870-1956
Alice Louise Tuthill 1871-1873

David Cairns Of Finavon on 19th December, 2018 wrote of John Hurley (harley):

Tried 8 July, 1830
Departed 24 Oct 1830, Arrived VDL 26 Mar 1831
Black hair, grey eyes, MHTC tatoo inside right arm, M & Power inside left arm.Applied to marry Mary Ann Goulding (convict) 15 July 1836, denied 8 September 1836

Iris Dunne on 19th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Arnott:

Prison Hulk Ship York moored at Portsmouth, Aged 24, Received 5 October 1827 from Newgate Prison, Transferred 30 October 1827

Criminal Register: Aged 24, Offence: Larceny from the Person, Location of Trial: Middlesex, England

Iris Dunne on 19th December, 2018 wrote of Richard Arnott:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Theft: Pocketpicking - 13th September 1827
1950. RICHARD ARNOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of September , 1 snuff box; value 6d., the goods of Richard Watson , from his person .

RICHARD WATSON. I am a painter , and live in Gower-street, Bedford-square. On the 3d of September, between three and four o’clock, I was in Smithfield , and was going to Raymond-buildings; the officer came and told me I had lost my snuff-box from my coat pocket. I had not felt any snatch - I turned round, and saw the prisoner close to me - I saw this snuff-box fall from the bottom of his trousers.

JOHN GIRTON . I am an officer. I was going through Bartholomew fair, and saw the prisoner in company with another person; the other took the snuff-box, and the prisoner received it. I saw them go and take it, facing Mr. Richardson’s show - it was taken from the gentleman’s left hand pocket - the prisoner put it into his trousers pocket, and it fell through to the bottom of the trousers.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Fourteen Years.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18270913-363

Conduct Record:- Tried 13 September 1827 in London, Transported for Stealing from Person, (Many details)

Description List:- Aged 26, Trade: Fluke[?] Brickmaker
https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1369534/one?qu=richard&qu=arnott&qf=NI_SHIP_FACET Ship+(Names+Index) Marmion Marmion

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of Mary Ann Boden:

Appropriation List No. 209, Trade: House Servant to Mr Prieux (or Priaulx) in Launceston

Description List: Aged 20, Trade: House Servant

Margaret Boag on 18th December, 2018 wrote of William Mansfield:

04/12/1809 married Maria Tucker (Cole Nichols) St David’s Church Hobart.
25/05/1816- absolute Pardon granted.

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of Thomas Small:

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, received 6 April 1824, aged 18 from Durham, Offence: Privately Stealing Shoes out of a Shop, Transferred 25 June 1824 (probably with Cassop Spence - same offence, same trial, same ship)

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of Cassop Spence:

(probably with Thomas Small - same offence, same trial, same ship)

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of Cassop Spence:

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, received 6 April 1824, aged 29 from Durham, Offence: Privately Stealing Shoes out of a Shop, Transferred 25 June 1824

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of William Saunders:

Transported for Burglary, Gaol Report “Orderly”, Hulk Report Orderly, Stated this Offence Housebreaking, Single.

Conditional Pardon No.1657 dated 10th March 1838

Iris Dunne on 18th December, 2018 wrote of James Smith:

Conditional Pardon No.1690 dated 24 May 1838
Free Pardon No.99 dated 14 July 1842

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