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Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Broom:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Mary Broom, Convicted at Devon (Exeter City) G.D. and Q.S., 18 Oct 1819, 14 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Russell:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Mary Russell alias Dennison, Convicted at Devon Assizes, 2 Aug 1819, Life.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Kezia Burton:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Kezia Burton, Convicted at Devon Assizes, 2 Aug 1819, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Margaret Graham:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Margaret Graham, Convicted at Cumberland (Carlisle City) Quarter Sessions, 10 Jan 1820, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Sarah Smith:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Sarah Smith alias Ward, Convicted at Chester S of P., 12 Apr 1819, 14 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Ann Williams:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Ann Williams, Convicted at Bristol City Q.S., 18 Oct 1819, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Priscilla Bailey:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Priscilla Bailey, Convicted at Bristol City Q.S., 12 July 1819, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Charlotte Salisbury:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Charlotte Salisbury, Convicted at Bristol City Q.S., 19 April 1819, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Boyd:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Mary Boyd, Convicted at Bristol City Q.S., 19 April 1819, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Emanuel Marvin:

MARVIN, Emanuel. Per “Fame”, 1817

1821 Nov 30 - Recommended for mitigation of sentence (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.50-2)

1821 Dec 3 - Re permission to marry Elizabeth Browning Owen at Parramatta (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.127)

1822 - Servant to Mr Rouse, Superintendent of Government Works, as overseer of carpenters. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3222; 4/1866 p.83)

1822 Nov 19 - Petition for mitigation of sentence; as Murvin (Fiche 3223; 4/1866 p.111)

1823 Feb 12 - Application for stepdaughters Eliza & Elizabeth Owens to be removed from Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.96)

1823 Jul 18 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.83)

1825 Oct 17 - Re Treasury Order drawn in favour of (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.184a)

1825 Oct 24 - Assigned servant to wife; of Parramatta. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3250; 4/1874 p.155)

1825 Nov - To be granted a conditional pardon; appears as Mervin (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 pp.48, 75)

1825 Nov 11 - Order on the Colonial Treasurer for work done for Government (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.58)

His wife was Elizabeth Browning Owen who came on Morley 1820.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Browning Owen:

Colonial Secretary Index.
OWEN, Browning. Per “Morley”, 1820

1820 Sep 22 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Morley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with four children (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.274)

1821 Feb 14, Mar 21 - Prisoner at the Factory. Petition to the Female Orphan Institution referred to Revd Samuel Marsden (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.57-8, 60)

1821 Dec 3,6 - Re permission to marry at Parramatta; listed as Elizabeth Browning Owen (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.127)

OWEN, Eliza. Daughter of Browning Owen at Factory

1821 Mar 21 - To be admitted to the Female Orphan School (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.60)

1823 Feb 12 - Application by her stepfather Emanuel Marvin for her removal from Female Orphan Institution; apprenticed to Marvin (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.96)

OWEN, Elizabeth. Daughter of Browning Owen at Factory

1821 Mar 21 - To be admitted to the Female Orphan School (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.60)

MARVIN, Elizabeth. Per “Morley”, 1820, as Browning Owen (which see also); wife of Emanuel Marvin, per “Fame”, 1817

1823 Jul 18; 1824 Oct 1 - Of Parramatta. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict; also listed as Murvin (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.83; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.118)

1822 Aug 14 - Refused leave to take her two daughters out of the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.89)

1823 Feb 12 - Application by her stepfather Emanuel Marvin for her removal from Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.96)

A. Follower on 16th February, 2020 wrote of William Humphris:

c1829: Stated aged 20, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks.

28-Jun-1847: Indicted for stealing purse and previous conviction. Sentenced 7 years transportation. Oxford, England.

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, Stirling Castle, at Portsmouth.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Stirling Castle Convict Hulk at Portsmouth, Page 41]

1850: Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: Oxford.

[NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4223; Reel 964] ]

13-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

William Humphries, Bangalore, 25, Oxfordshire, farm laborer, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches, ruddy and freckled comp., light brown hair, grey eyes, lost a front tooth left side upper jaw, man with sword and flag in hand inside lower left arm, legs hairy; from ticket of leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Randall:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 February 2020), February 1820, trial of MARY RANDALL (t18200217-57).
MARY RANDALL, Royal Offences > coining offences, 17th February 1820.

406. MARY RANDALL was indicted for that she, on the 31st of January , in the 1st year of the reign of George IV. at St. Marylebow, feloniously did dispose of and put away a certain forged and counterfeit Bank note (setting it forth, No. 12140, 1 l., dated November 11, 1819, signed J. C. Baker), with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England , well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeited .

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously offering to John Minto a like forged and counterfeit Bank note, with a like intent, knowing it to be forged.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only calling the forged instrument a promissory note for payment of money instead of a Bank note.

FOUR OTHER COUNTS, the same, only stating the prisoner’s intent to be to defraud the said John Minto .

EIGHT OTHER COUNTS, the same, only stating the felony to have been committed on the 29th of January, in the 60th year of the reign of George III., instead of the 31st of January, in the 1st year of the reign of George IV.

SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH COUNTS, the same as the first two, only stating the felony to have been committed on the 29th of January, without mentioning in whose reign.

NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH COUNTS, the same as the two last, only stating the prisoner’s intent to be to defraud the said John Minto .

Counsel as before.

JOHN MINTO . I am a fishmonger , and live in Cow-lane, West Smithfield . On the 29th of January, at a few minutes before or after nine o’clock at night, the prisoner came to my shop, and purchased a quarter of a hundred of herrings, which came to 2 s. 3 d., and tendered me a 1 l. note. I took it out of her hand, and on looking at it, I suspected it, by the face being so glossy. I asked her for her address? she said,

“Jones, No. 25, White-street, back of St. George’s church, Borough.” I asked her where she got it from? she said from her husband, who was a coal-heaver, but she did not know who his master was. Her giving such an address, and her coming such a distance strengthened my suspicions, and I told her she could purchase herrings much cheaper nearer home; she said she wanted to get change to pay a person a few shillings. I told her to wait in the shop while I took it to a neighbour to ask if it was good. I left her with Mrs. Minto, and took it to a neighbour two doors off, and put it into his hand, but did not lose sight of it; he gave me back the same note, and returned with me - the prisoner was in the shop. I desired her to go into the parlour, then sent for Pike, the officer, who searched her, and found 1 s. 6 d. on her; I gave him the note, and he took it with her to the Compter. I went to the Compter directly after, and she there gave me her name as Mary Randall , No. 46, White-street - she before said No. 25.

Prisoner. Q. Was not the note given into several person’s hands - A. Yes, five or six neighbours had it in my parlour, but I had it in sight all the time.

THOMAS PIKE . I am a constable. On the 29th of January I was sent for, and found the prisoner at Minto’s; they said she had uttered a forged note; Minto gave it to me, and said he suspected it. I did not like to take her into custody without being satisfied that it was forged, and took it to a person, who satisfied me that it was - it was not out of my sight. I kept it in my possession, wrapped in a piece of paper, until I delivered it to a young man at the Bank, who marked it in my presence; I saw him write my name on it. It is the same note I received from Minto.

Q. Did you inquire in White-street - A. Yes, the next day I went and made every inquiry at Nos. 46, and 25, and at different numbers, but could find no such person - she said at the Compter it was 46; I inquired for both names. I heard her tell Minto that her name was Jones; I did not hear the residence she gave him.

ANTHONY SNELLGROVE . I am an inspector of Bank notes at the Bank. On the 31st of January Pike produced a note to me at the Bank - (looks at one) - this is it; I marked it, and wrote my own name and Pike’s on it, in his presence. It is forged in every respect.

MICHAEL RICHES . I occupy No. 25, White-street, Southwark, at the back of St. George’s Church, and have lived there twenty years; the prisoner did not live there - I do not know her, nor any person named Jones or Randall.

WILLIAM THOROUGHGOOD . I have occupied No. 25, White-street for two years and a half; it is the same house as Riches, only there are two entries. Neither the prisoner or any person named Jones or Randall lived there; there is no other No. 25. I do not know the prisoner.

WILLIAM CHANCE . On the 29th of January I occupied No. 46, White-street, Southwork; the prisoner did not live there - I do not know her - neither Jones or Randall lived there. I have lived there nine years, and have no lodgers.

JOHN LEES . I am an inspector of Bank notes. The notes is forged in every respect; the signature is not the writing of Baker - I am well acquainted with it.

JOHN COLD BAKER . I am a signing-clerk. The signature to the note is not my writing. It is a very good imitation.

(The note was here put in and read.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming from Salisbury, and met a bargeman at Brentford. I was in distress, and he gave me the note to stop with him till the morning. He said his name was Jones, and gave the me address which I have given, as I had no residence of my own.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 29.

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

RANDALL, Mary. Per “Morley”, 1820

1820 Sep 22 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Morley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.274)

1821 May 5,7 - Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.21)

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Margaret Oldham:

OLDHAM, Margaret. Per “Morley”, 1820

1820 Sep 22 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Morley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.274)

1824 Nov 11 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.94)

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Saint John:

Colonial secretary Index.
SAINT JOHN, Mary. Per “Morley”, 1820

1820 Sept 22 On list of convicts disembarked from the “Morley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with daughter (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.274)

1822 - At the Orphan school. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3225; 4/1867 p.57)

1825 Jan 3,10 - Re permission to marry John Malone, per “Fortune” (Reel 6063, 4/1785 p.10; Reel 6014, 4/3513 p.249)

Clive Smith on 16th February, 2020 wrote of James Ward:

James Ward died in the hospital on Norfolk Island on 6 December 1837 of disease of the heart. He was described as “A well conducted man, never in trouble). SANSW List of penal prisoners who have died at Norfolk Island 1836-1842.

Clive Smith on 16th February, 2020 wrote of James Somerville:

James married Ann Rogers on 3 February 1788 at St Giles in the Fields, Holborn, London.
Their children born in London were:
James William Somerville, born 19 November 1788
John Somerville, born 1 April 1790
Ann Somerville, born 22 January 1792
All were born at the British Lying-In Hospital Holborn (see TNA: RG8/59)
In 1796, James’ mother Phyllis Somerville sign a Pauper Examination at St Clement Danes in an attempt to have the two boys admitted to the St Clement Danes Workhouse - it is not known if she was successful, or what subsequently ahppened to the boys and their sister.

A. Follower on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Samuel Gwinn:

c1825: Stated aged 24, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks. Though could be as early as 1820 as he is listed as 31 years of age in 1851.

30-Jun-1846: Indicted for breaking into a dwelling house and stealing therein. Sentenced to 10 years. Gloucester, England.

30-Sep-1849: Detained on Prison Hulk, Defence, at Gosport.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Defence Convict Hulk at Gosport, Page 78]

15-Oct-1850: Ticket of Leave 50/0176; On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs. Darling Downs, Queensland.

[NSW Archives: Tickets of Leave Passports, 1835-1869, [4/4276; Reel 980] ]

13-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

Samuel Gwinn, Bangalore, 31, Coventry, farm laborer, 5 feet 2 1/4 inches, fair comp. ruddy and slightly pock pitted, light brown hair, bluish eyes, diagonal scar over left eyebrow, S inside lower right aim, hairy hairy mole hack of lower part of left, legs hairy; from ticket of leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Joseph Green:

** Note: There is another Joseph Green who arrived from Port Pentonville, UK to Geelong, Victoria, Convicted 9 March 1843 in Stafford, also for Larceny & a Laborer, similar age **

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Joseph Green:

Criminal Registers: aged 22, Larceny

Register of Assisted Immigrants from the United Kindom: aged 23, Arrival 22 March 1845 at Geelong, Departure Port Pentonville Probationary Prison, Trade Labourer, Trade taught in Prison: Taylor, Single, Offence Larceny, Sentence 7 years, Convicted 9 March 1843 in Stafford

David Cripps on 16th February, 2020 wrote of George Bromfield:

George’s wife, Ann was initially assaulted by George on the 28th January 1839. Her inquest was conducted on 14th May 1839 at the Union Poor-House in Eling, Hampshire, where it suggests she died on the 12th May of that same year. George was sentenced for Manslaughter, and at the time he was already in the County Bridwell gaol serving time for another offence, a felony.

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Joseph Green:

Conduct Record: Convicted 7th April 1834, Transported for Larceny, convicted 3 times before, Single, Conditional Pardon No. 604 dated 23 Aug. 1843
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-16$init=CON31-1-16p185

Description List No. 1119: aged 21, Trade Farm Laborer, Alias Rudge from Hoare
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-4$init=CON18-1-4p32

Chris Green on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Joseph Green:

22/3/1845 arrived Geelong, Victoria, ? aboard Sir George Seymour but currently unverified

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Margaret Keefe:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Margaret Keefe,  age 36, per ship Brothers (2) 1827, Tried 1825 at Dublin, sentence 7 years, for stealing watch. Native of Dublin, widow 1 child, house servant. Catholic, 2 former convictions. 

CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz.
Brothers (2), Margaret Keefe
Sydney Gazette, 25 Apr 1833.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Savage:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Savage,  age 32, per ship Brothers (2) 1827, Tried 1826 at Omagh Tyrone Co, sentence 7 years, for stealing calico. Native of Down, widow 1 child, dairy woman, country. Catholic, 2 former convictions.

CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz.
Brothers (2), Mary Savage
Sydney Gazette, 25 Apr 1833.

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