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Jeremiah Andrews

Jeremiah Andrews, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Andrews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Gamekeeper
Date of Death: 10th November, 1852
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 32
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Beth Kebblewhite on 15th November, 2019 wrote:

Jeremiah Andrews (c1777-1852) had been a watchman at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and arrived in Sydney per ship Admiral Gambier on 29 Sep 1811. He had been tried at Middlesex (Old Bailey) Trial #1 on 13/01/1808 and Trial #2 on 13/01/1808 and at the second trial he received a term of transportation for 7 years [see trial record below].
1808 - Trial #1 - JEREMIAH ANDREWS, Theft > grand larceny, 13th January 1808.
104. JEREMIAH ANDREWS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 17th of December, a wooden shelf, value 2 s. three other shelves, value 1 s. a lanthorn, value 1 s. a hanging iron, value 2 d. six crutches, value 1 s. two books, value 1 s. a curtain rod, value 1 s. a tin grater, value 6 d. and five linen rollers, value 6 d. the property of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of London, governors of the house of the poor, commonly called St. Bartholomew’s hospital, near West Smithfield, London, of the foundation of King Henry VIII.
Second count for like offence, the property of Mary Foote.
Third count the property of persons unknown.
The case stated by Mr. Alley.
WILLIAM CHAPMAN. Q. You are an officer belonging to Hatton Garden office. - A. Yes.
Q. In consequence of any information did you go to any house in Featherbed-lane, Fetter- Lane. - A. Yes, No. 31, on the 30th of last month; I found every thing there contained in this indictment.
Q. Did you ascertain whose apartments they were. - A. They were the apartments of Robert Panton,
ROBERT PANTON. Q. Where do you live. - A. I live in Featherbed-lane, Fetter-lane.
Q. Do you remember Chapman the officer coming and taking away any property. - A. Yes.
Q. Who brought that property to your apartment. - A. The man at the bar brought a part of that property in a cart, on the 17th of December, between six and seven in the evening; all that I observed was a chest of drawers. I helped him up stairs, they were put in the garret. These are the things that the officer brought away; I cannot recollect the articles that he brought.
Cross-examined by Mr. Curwood. Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes.
Q. Do you know Mrs. Hutchinson. - A. Yes.
Q. They were brought by Mrs. Hutchinson’s desire. A. I do not know that Mrs. Hutchinson was there; the hamper was brought up in the garret.
Q. Do not you know that they were brought there not as the prisoner’s goods. - A. Not as I know of.
Q. How came he to bring them there. - A. He told me that sister Hutchinson was leaving the hospital, and she begged them to be there two or three days; I understood they were her goods, but I did not know.
ANN GROVES . Q. Did you happen to be a patient at St. Bartholomew’s hospital in the ward in which Ann Hutchinson resided. - A. Yes.
Q. Do you remember the man at the bar coming to visit Mrs. Hutchinson when you were in that ward. - A. I do.
Q. Did you assist in removing any of the property from the ward. - A. A fortnight before she left it, she tied up two beds.
Q. Did you observe any thing done with some shelves and crutches. - A. The shelf she took down by daylight, and in the night she took it away.
JAMES BRAY. Q. You are box carrier, do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes, he was watchman.
Q. Do you remember any time seeing him assisting in loading a cart from the hospital. - A. I do it was on Thursday night the 17th of December, between six and seven o’clock.
Q. Had you an opportunity of knowing what he put in the cart. - A. No; I gave information to a woman who came to me.
JANE HAINES. Q. Did you happen to be a patient. - A. I was seven weeks under Sir James Earle ; Mrs. Hutchinson was sister of the ward. I saw the prisoner coming several times there, the prisoner helped to move the things to the cart, and I assisted him myself in taking the drawers and a great many flower pots; the shelves did not go away till afterwards; the crutches she took away her own self, they were taken to the cart; the prisoner helped them in the cart, the carter drove the cart.
Q. Did not the cart contain the crutches as well as the chairs. - A. It did. The prisoner followed the cart; the things were all put in the cart, and the sister loaded some of the things (The property produced and identified.)
RICHARD PAYTER. Q. Is Mrs. Foote the matron of the hospital. - A. Yes.
Q. What is her christian name. - A. Mary, I believe.
Cross-examined by Mr. Curwood. When a sister goes away she takes her own furniture. - A. Yes.
Q. She may employ a man to take her furniture, she may smuggle other people’s furniture. - A. I understand so now.
Mr. Alley to Chapman. When did you apprehend the prisoner at the bar. - A. On the 30th of December, I apprehended him in Geestreet, Goswell-street, concealed under the stairs.
Q. Had he an opportunity of knowing what you was come for. - A. I have no doubt of it.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was employed by Ann Hutchinson to hire a cart, and move her goods; I agreed to give three shilling for the cart to move the goods; and I was to have two shillings: and the five shillings she gave me paid the cart hire and me.
The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.
London jury, before Mr. Recorder.
1808 - Trial #2 - JEREMIAH ANDREWS, Theft > grand larceny, 13th January 1808.
156. JEREMIAH ANDREWS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of December,
two beds, value 10 s. five blankets, value 10 s. seven sheets, value 10 s. and one bolster, value 1 s. the property of the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of the City of London, Governors of the House of Poor, commonly called St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, near West Smithfield, London, of the foundation of King Henry the VIIIth.
The case was stated by Mr. Alley
ROBERT STANTON. I am an officer of Hatton Garden office.
Q. In consequence of any information that you received did you go to a house in Gee-street. - A. On the 30th of December I went with a search warrant to a house in Gee-street, Goswell- Street, No. 24, kept by a person of the name of Rice; I was accompanied by Richard Payter. I searched the attic story; there I found two beds belonging to the hospital; a bolster, three new blankets and a pair of old ones, and one sheet, they were laying loose in the room on the floor. We found a box, which was fastened, in the same room; I broke it open, containing two pair of new sheets and one pair of old ones. Mr. Rice was with me at that time.
Q. In consequence of what he said did you go down stairs. - A. I did. I found the prisoner concealed in a coal hole; when I got a light he was doubled up all of a heap under the stair case. I was looking for Ann Hutchinson. I apprehended the prisoner by private information.
JAMES RICE. Q. Do you live at No. 24, Gee-street, Goswell-street. - A. I do.
Q. Was the prisoner at the bar in the habit of coming to your house. - A. Yes, he did some smith’s work for me.
Q. There was some property found by the officer in the attic story of your house; who brought it there. - A. I do not know who brought it there; I did not know that there was any property there till I saw something in the corner of the room.
Court. Can you tell when that property that you saw laid up in the corner came. - A. No. On the 17th Ann Hutchinson was to come to sleep there for a night or two. It was impossible for her to have the room, I could not spare it.
Q. You say you saw something lay in the corner of that room; how long was that before the officer came to search the house. - A. About three days.
Q. Was not this man in the house at the time the officer came. - A. I believe he was. I thought he was come to do his work.
Q. Does he work in the coal hole. - A. No, upon the one pair.
JANE HAINES. - Mr. Alley. On the 30th of December you were head nurse at Jones’s ward in St. Bartholomew’s hospital; do you know the beds. - A. Yes. One is my own making; I made one part with single thread and the other with double thread. I made it while I was a patient. I am positive it is the same bed; that bed was for the use of the patients if they wanted a bed.
Q. Ann Hutchinson, whom we have not found, belonged to Aldridge’s ward. - A. Yes.
Q. Had you an opportunity of seeing her and the prisoner together. - A. Frequently.
Q. How far from your ward was Aldridge’s ward. - A. One is on the right hand side and the other is on the left; they are opposite. I am sure that bed is the property of the hospital.
Q. Do you know whether Ann Hutchinson had any bed there. - A. Not to my knowledge. When the carman came I helped her and the prisoner helped her. The sister had this bed in her room; it was under her bed; she slept on three beds - they were all three the property of the hospital I am sure.
Court. Have you ever seen the sheets and blankets that have been produced. - A. Yes; the sheets and blankets are the hospital property.
Q. When was it she moved. - A. Eight days before Christmas.
JANE ARCHER. - Mr. Alley. On the 17th of December you were a patient in St. Bartholomew’s hospital. - A. Yes.
Q. There has been a bed produced worked with yellow silk; have you seen that bed before in the hospital. - A. Yes. I saw it in Mrs. Hutchinson’s ward; it a flock bed belonging to the hospital; the other bed worked with brown I saw made in the hospital three weeks after I was in the hospital - it was kept in Mrs. Hutchinson’s ward.
Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Perfectly well; he was a watchman of the hospital. He breakfasted, dined, and had his tea with Mrs. Hutchinson for five weeks, and his supper was sent to the gate every night. I did not know but that he was Mrs. Hutchinson’s husband till his wife came to make a piece of work.
Q. Did you see either of these beds taken out of the hospital - A. I did not. I saw sister Hutchinson carrying one of the beds into her own room in Aldridge’s ward.
Q. Did you see the prisoner on the Tuesday evening as she left the ward on the Thursday. - A. The prisoner was there on the Tuesday evening as she left the ward on the Thursday; and then the ward was put in darkness. - At the time that Mrs, Hutchinson ordered the ward to be in darkness, the prisoner and a young man were in sister Hutchinson’s room; sister Hutchinson went out into the lobby, she said now all is safe - come along. - The prisoner and the young man that was there, assisted in carrying two or three bundles.
Q. You cannot tell what it was they carried. - A. No.
MARY EVANS. - Mr. Alley. You were a patient at the time we have been speaking of. - A. Yes, and I am now. I was employed to make a bed in the ward about a month or six weeks before Mrs. Hutchinson went from the hospital.
Court. Look at one of these two beds. - A. To the best of knowledge one of these beds I made by the order of Mrs. Hutchinson, for the hospital. I had seen the prisoner come backwards and forwards to Mrs. Hutchinson several times.
ANN ROSE. - Mr. Alley. Were you a patient in the hospital at the time we have been speaking of. - A. I have been in there ten weeks to-day.
Q. On the day we have been speaking of did you see the prisoner carry any thing away from the hospital. - A. About a fortnight before Mrs. Hutchinson left the hospital, one night, about seven o’clock, sister Hutchinson tied up one bed and two sheets, and about eight or nine o’clock the prisoner took them away; he was in the room and saw her tie them up; he took them out of the ward. Where he took them to I cannot say; I have often seen the prisoner in the ward, day and night; he would come in in the night and put coals on the fire, and come in again and stir the fire.
Mr. Curwood. I believe you saw the goods taken away. - A. No, I heard the cart was at the door; I was not able to get out of bed.
Q. She must know they were hospital beds, the prisoner might not know. - A. No.
Court. Did you ever know any other watchman but him come within side of the building of the hospital. - A. No, I have not, it is a ward for women.
JAMES BRAY. - Mr. Alley. You are a box carrier and watchman to the hospital; the prisoner had also been a watchman some time. - A. Yes, he had been there for two years.
Q. On the night these things were taken from the hospital, did you see the prisoner with the cart. - A. Yes, between six and seven; it was dark.
Q. Did he assist in loading the things in the cart. - A. He did. My duty called me at seven o’clock; I did not follow the cart.
Q. Do the watchman go inside of the ward. - A. Only me. I take care of all casualties from seven o’clock. I have an apartment inside of the hospital, the prisoner had no business in the hospital; his duty did not lay inside of the square where the patients were; he had the care of the apothecary’s house, the matron’s, the clerk’s and Mr. Abernethy’s; the prisoner was discharged from his post for being in connection with this woman; he was found in the act. I found him myself in the act.
Q. Ann Hutchinson has not been heard of since. - A. No.
(The property produced and identified.)
Prisoner’s Defence. The reason why I hid myself when I was at work at Mr. Rice’s, was, the day before my wife and I had a few words; she is given to drinking, and she struck me and I struck her. She said that she would send the Hatton Garden officers after me. When I heard the Hatton Garden officers was in the house, I was afraid. I was there finishing some wheels. Ann Hutchinson employed me to hire a cart for her, she was to give me two shillings for assisting her; I hired the cart and, she gave me three shillings to pay the carter.
The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.
GUILTY, aged 31.
Transported for Seven Years. Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.
(Source: Old Bailey on-line http://www.oldbaileyonline.org)

1815 - Elizabeth Beadle (c1779-?) married Jeremiah Andrews (c1777-1852) at St Johns C of E, Parra on 3 May 1815 (Jeremiah Andrews, Free, Abode: St Philips [Sydney], Signed X; & Elizabeth Beadle, Abode: St Johns [Parramatta], Signed; married 03 May 1815, registered St Johns Church of England Parramatta by Banns by Samuel Marsden; Witness: William Batman, Signed; Witness: Elizabeth Thorn, Signed. Source: St John’s Church of England, Parramatta NSW: Church Register - Marriages; ML ref: Reel SAG 55-56 & V1815-17663A) [Note: There are no records of any children born to the couple]
1815 – Jeremiah ANDREWS was listed as leaving the Colony on the ship Phoenix [Note: Was he crew?] (Source: Sydney Gazette, 07/10/1815, p2)
1822 Muster:
Susan (sic) ANDREWS, FBS, Broxbornebury, 7 years, wife of J Prosser, Sydney (A00338) & “husband” – Joseph PROSSER, FBS, Active (arr 1791 3rd Fleet), 7 years, husband of above (A19194) [Jeremiah ANDREWS not found in Muster] [Note: There is no record of a marriage between Elizabeth and Joseph Prosser in the NSW BDM records or any children born to the couple]
1852 - Jeremiah Andrews, a pauper of the Benevolent Asylum, aged 67, died on 10 Nov 1852 & buried on 11 Nov, by Rev James Walker & registered at St Lukes, Liverpool. (NSW Church Parish Register V1852-21080-38B)

No record of death found for Elizabeth in the NSW BDM records.

From the book “Journey to a New Life…” the story of the ships Emu & Broxbornebury by Elizabeth Hook (3rd ed. 2014). I am the author & can be contacted on hookey5609@yahoo.com.au for further info

Beth Kebblewhite on 16th November, 2019 wrote:

Jeremiah’s occupation at his trial was watchman at the hospital.

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 15th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th November, 1852 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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