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Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Elizabeth Cobb:

1807 - Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1777
Tried; 14 Jan 1807. Tried at Old Bailey, London. 117. 17. ELIZABETH COBB , alias FARMER , Accused of theft from a specified place (feloniously stealing on the 7th of January, two pelisses, value 35 s. three cloaks, value 7 l. 2 s. 6 d. a piece of lace, value 5 l. a laced cap, value 4 s. seven yards of lace, value 20 s. two caps, value 9 s. a silk handkerchief, value 2 s. six gowns, value 26 s. a gown skirt, value 4 s. six yards of muslin, value 10 s. three sheets, value 15 s. the property of Robert barker and Charles Lancaster . a silver ladle, value 20 s. two silver tea spoons, value 5 s. two table cloths, value 2 l. four shifts, value 20 s. two petticoats, value 15 s. a sheet, value 5 s. two yards of lace, value 10 s. a gown piece, value 10 s. two caps, value 4 s. and four napkins, value 4 s. the property of Robert Barker , in the dwelling house of Robert barker and Charles Lancaster). Found guilty (theft under 40s).

1814 - Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Elizabeth Cobb
Age; 38 [1776]
Burial;30 Jun 1814
Remarks; Convict

1817 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists.
Trial; London; Jan 1806 ** . Remarks; Dead

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Richard Cleugh:

1793 - - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Richard Clough ** Spelling as per Inventory **
Age; No Details
Burial; 26 Jan 1793
Remarks; Free / Convict Alexander - 1788

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Richard Cleugh:

Australia, Convict Index
Name: Richard Cleugh
Age: 28 [1760]
Trial Place: Durham - 19 July 1795
Ship: Alexander - 1788

Gail Robyn Newman on 15th October, 2021 wrote of William Wheeler:

William Wheeler, Aged: 20 years Born: Shrewsbury (SAL ENG) Shoemaker, Height in feet/inches & fraction of inch: 5/2 1/2; Complexion: Dark Sallow; Hair: Dark Brown; Eyes: Hazel

Gail Robyn Newman on 15th October, 2021 wrote of William Wheeler:

Married: 24 Jul 1826; Spouse: Elizabeth Guy, Marriage reference: TBDMs 36/01/0969 Convict number: 82070; Conduct reference number: CON31/45 p.18

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Laurence Clarke:

1816 - - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground – Inventory
Name; Lawrence Clarke
Age; 60 years ** As per Inventory **
Burial; 10 April 1816
Remarks; Clark. Convict.

1817 & 1818 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists
Lawrence Clark. Ship; Guildford - April 1816.
Trial; No Details
Remarks; Aged 45 years.** Died in Sydney Cove before Landing - DEAD

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th October, 2021 wrote of Catherine Clarke:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial Date; 9 May 1810

1814 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; Catherine Clarke
Age; 20
Burial; 21 May 1814
Remarks; Died; 20 May 1814. Convict

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Nicholas Quinlevan:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Refused 21/3/1838
Elizabeth Foxall 34 Bond (life) per ship Princess Royal refused to marry Michael Quinlivan 34 Free (7yrs) per ship Ann and Amelia J McEnroe Sydney. Refused as she stated was married on arrival. (although former husband (William) was dead in 18/6/1836)

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Elizabeth Foxall:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. Born at sea. Married protestant who could read. Husband William Fox per ship William Miles to VDL. Tried 12/8/1828 4’ 10” Ruddy complexion brown hair dark hazel eyes. Assigned to Sarah Warples Pitt Street Sydney. Had tattoo William Foxall on left arm.
See ship William Miles to VDL 1828. Husband died 18/6/1836 age 31

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Refused 21/3/1838
Elizabeth Foxall 34 Bond (life) per ship Princess Royal refused to marry Michael Quinlivan 34 Free (7yrs) per ship Ann and Amelia J McEnroe Sydney. Refused as she stated was married on arrival. (although husband was dead in 1836)

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 for Elizabeth Foxall
Died Sydney Hospital 6/2/1840

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Ann Chaddick:

1810 - 30 Jan. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers
Wife of Edward Lovedy, soldier in 102nd Regiment. Petition of Lovedy for confirmation of his wife’s pardon to enable them to return to England;

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Nicholas Carthy:

1811 - Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; Nicholas Carty
Age; 27 years
Burial; 22 Sept 1811
Remarks; Free By Servitude

1817 - New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists,
Remarks; Died 1811 - DEAD

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Game Carter:

1818 - Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; James Carter
Age; 28
Burial; 24 January 1818

Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Michael Carroll:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents,
Age; 18 years
Native Place; London
Height; 5 ft 5 in

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of John Buckman:

1807 - Possible Burial Record.
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; John Buckman
Age; No details
Burial; 20 Aug 1807

Remarks; Convict

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Ann Green:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. From Chesire England. married protestant whit 1 child who could read. C35/653 ToL 32/157. Husband Thomas walton per Georgiana to VDL. Tried 14/4/1828 4’ 9 1/2” Ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. Assigned to William Spark Sydney

Mary Ann Green in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Mary Ann Green
[Mary Ann Watson]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1802
Age: 28
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Hercules 1
Spouse Name: Peter Cheek
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1806
Spouse Age: 24
Spouse Arrival Year: 1826
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 13 Jul 1830
Application Place: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Mary: Working for W Sparks Sydney. Good behaviour and has consent.
Peter Check: Also working for Mr A Sparkes.
Probably refused as Mary stated married to Thomas Walton per Georgiana to VDL. Rev Wilknson

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Richard Broughton:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents,
Name: Richard Broughton
Age: 24
Trial: 20 Feb 1793 - Middlesex

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Broughton:

1819 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; Thomas Broughton
Age; 19 years
Burial; 1 January 1819

Remarks; Convict

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Mary Gregory:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. From cambridge England. Married catholic who could not read or write. Wife of John Gregory C37/240. Guilty of stealing shoes. tried 14/10/1828. two previous offences. 4’ 11’ Ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. assigned to Fabian Solomon George Street

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Thomas Broughton:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Name: Thomas Broughton
Age: 19
Trial Date: 27 Aug 1817

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Native Place; Manchester
Trade; Twine Spinner
Age; 19.
Height; 5 ft 2 1/4 in

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of William Brooks:

1800 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; William Brooks
Age; No Details
Burial; 12 Mar 1800
Remarks; Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of William Brooks:

Australia, Convict Index, 1788-1868
Name: William Brooks
Arrival year: 1791
Arrival State: New South Wales
Trial Place: Chelmsford Essex
Ship: William and Ann

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Trial Date; 8 Mar 1790

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Peter Brew:

1811 - Possible Burial Record;
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; Peter Broe
Age; 37
Burial; 27 Oct 1811.

Remarks; Convict from Ireland

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Samuel Britton:

1814 - Burial Record.
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory
Name; Samuel Britain ** Spelling as per Inventory **
Age; 40
Burial; 20 Jul 1814

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Bridget Hainsbury:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. Single Catholic who could not read or write. Guilty of stealing bottles. Tried 19/7/1828. 5’ 2” ruddy and freckled complexion sandy hair grey eyes. Assigned to Alexander Thompson King Street Sydney

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote of Sarah Hancock:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 Widowed protestant with one child who could read and write. Assigned to Mary Wyatt King Street Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1836 March 7. no 36/122. From Exeter. Tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery 11/9/1828 for unlawfully pledging. 5’ 3” dark ruddy and freckled complexion grey hair and hazel eyes

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