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Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of John Purvis:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - 1 May. Re permission to marry at Parramatta
John Purvis, Convict per Ship; Batavia
Jane Shaw, Convict per Ship; Lord Wellington
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Jane Shaw:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - 1 May. Re permission to marry at Parramatta
John Purvis, Convict per Ship; Batavia
Jane Shaw, Convict per Ship; Lord Wellington
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Tony Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Pierce:

From Co Kerry Ireland married roman catholic who could not read or write. Has 4 male children. 4’ 11” ruddy complexion light brown hair and blue eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 42/1842 for Mary Pierce dated 17/12/1842 Allowed to remain in the district of Sydney so long as she stays in the service of W Tho

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 23/4/1844 cert no 44/632

Tony Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Sally Daly:

From Co Clare Ireland Single roman catholic who could not read or write 5’ 0 1/2” ruddy and freckled dark brown hair and chesnut eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 1837 Sally Daly 22 bond (7Yrs) per ship Thomas Harrison to marry William Flynn 30 free (7yrs) per ship Cambridge Rev J C Samn??? Parramatta

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Anne Knowland:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington ” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with male child. Aged 15 months, Listed as Nowland

1820 - 1 May. Re permission to marry at Parramatta
William Hall. Convict per Ship; Arch Duke Charles
Ann Knowland. Convict per Ship; Lord Wellington

Tony Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Julia Lee:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 20/11/1843 Julia Lee 37 TOL (7yrs) per ship Thomas Harrison to marry Thomas Butler 42 free (7yrs) per ship Hadlow Rev T Slattery McDonald River

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Thomas Sullivan:

1828 - Census.
No; 17. Sullivan, Thomas. Age 46. G. S. Minerva. 1819. Life. Butcher
No; 18. Sullivan, Elizabeth. Age 45. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1783. F. S. Lord Wellington. 1819, 7 years
No; 19. Sullivan, Thomas. Age. 3. Born Colony
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1837 - General Muster. Sullivan, Thomas. Age; 50, Minerva. 1819

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Thomas Sullivan:

1819 - 30 Dec. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Minerva” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution

1820 - 3 Apr. Re permission to marry at Parramatta. Page 331
Thomas Sullivan. Convict per Ship; Minerva and
Elizabeth Prior. Convict per Ship Lord Wellington

1825 - G.S. Eliza Prior. Parramatta.

Tony Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Thomas Butler:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 20/11/1843 Julia Lee 37 TOL (7yrs) per ship Thomas Harrison to marry Thomas Butler 42 free (7yrs) per ship Hadlow Rev T Slattery McDonald River

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Prior:

1822 - General Muster. Wife of T Sullivan

1825 - 24 Mar, Certificate of Freedom. No; 169/3397
Native Place; Dorchester
Calling; Servant
Offence; No details
Age; 38. Est date of birth; 1787
Date of Trial: 12 March 1818
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/2
Complexion; Sallow
Hair; Brown.
Eyes; Hazel.

1828 - Census.
No; 17. Sullivan, Thomas. Age 46. G. S. Minerva. 1819. Life. Butcher
No; 18. Sullivan, Elizabeth. Age 45. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1783. F. S. Lord Wellington. 1819, 7 years
No; 19. Sullivan, Thomas. Age. 3. Born Colony

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Prior:

1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington ” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with male child aged 3 years

1820 - 3 Apr. Re permission to marry at Parramatta. Page 331
Thomas Sullivan. Convict per Ship; Minerva and
Elizabeth Prior. Convict per Ship Lord Wellington

Tony Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Bridget Keefe:

From Co Cork Ireland single roman catholic 4’ 11 3/4” sallow pock pitted and freckled complexion brown and grey hair and brown eyes

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 43/475 dated 23/3/1843

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1856 for Bridget Keeffe at Darlinghurst

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Sarah Horton:

1823 - 4 Mar. Requesting that her husband Robert Henry Dye be placed on the Stores for payment of the Police Fund

1823 - 12 Jun. Petitions of her husband Robert Henry Dye that she be allowed to proceed to Port Macquarie

1823 - 24 Jun, Proceeding to Port Macquarie per “Sally” to join her husband

1823 - 23 Jun. Begging permission to go shopping for “necessaries” prior to her conveyance to Port Macquarie

1826 - Assignment and Employment of Convicts. Petitions from Wives of Convicts,

1827 - Sarah Dye, Stolen property in possession. 3rd class at Factory 12 months

1828 -  Census.
No; 6. Dye. Louisa. Age 17. C. F. Wellington. 1819. Protestant. Dressmaker at .. Bryant. Darling Harbor
No; 7. Dye. Sarah. Age 36. G. S. Wellington. 14 years. Dressmaker at .. Bryant. Darling Harbor
No; 8. Dye. Robert. Age 36. G. S. Wm Bensley. 1816. 14 years. 5 Iron Gang

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Robert Henry Dye:

1828 -  Census.
No; 6. Dye. Louisa. Age 17. C. F. Wellington. 1819. Protestant. Dressmaker at .. Bryant. Darling Harbor
No; 7. Dye. Sarah. Age 36. G. S. Wellington. 14 years. Dressmaker at .. Bryant. Darling Harbor
No; 8. Dye. Robert. Age 36. G. S. Wm Bensley. 1816. 14 years. 5 Iron Gang

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Robert Henry Dye:

1822 - 1 Jul. Re permission to marry at Sydney.
Robert Henry Dye. Convict per ship Wm Bensley
Sarah Horton. Convict per Lord Wellington

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Sarah Horton:

1820 - Leicester. Aug 1818. Sentence 14 years. to Mrs Thor…. In the colony

1822 - 1 Jul. Re permission to marry at Sydney.
Robert Henry Dye. Convict per ship Wm Bensley
Sarah Horton. Convict per Lord Wellington

1823 - Gaol: Sydney. Entrance Book
Name: Sarah Horton. [Sarah Dye] - To be forwarded to ...Newcastle to her husband. Re; orders Col. Sec. 24th. Sally

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Sarah Horton:

1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington ” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with female child aged 7 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Jenny Renowdon:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington ” & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with one child. Aged 15 months
Page: 212

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Cashman:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with two children. Page: 212. 1 girl aged 13 months, 1 boy aged 8 years.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Eliza Chambers:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with female child aged 16 months Page: 212

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Mcwilliams:

1820 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: Mary McWilliams
Date of conviction: 11 Jan 1819. Place of Conviction: Carlisle. Sentence; 7 years
Vessel: Lord Wellington
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1780

1821 - Ticket of Leave

1826. 12 Jan. Certificate of Freedom. No; 38/4715.
Native Place; Co Down
Calling; Servant
Age; 46
Height; 5 ft. 2 inches
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair. Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Mary Mcwilliams:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

1820 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with female child. Comments: Per “Lord Wellington” 1820
Page: 212. Child is aged 8 years

Gail Robyn Newman on 27th September, 2020 wrote of James Mackin:

occupation given on Irish Convicts to NSW gives occupation as Inn keeper Clerk - name spelt Macklin

Shelby Mills on 27th September, 2020 wrote of Isobel Buchan:

The child listed as Isobella Johnstone is not part of this family.
There were only William, James, Jessie Jane and George Alfred Johnstone,
The inclusion of a child called Isobella is an error In the records.

Gail Robyn Newman on 27th September, 2020 wrote of James Mackin:

name spelt Makin on the burial register - died in hospital of dysentry

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