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Timothy Caton

Timothy Caton, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Caton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 96
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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Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 February 2020), April 1821, trial of THOMAS GEORGE TIMOTHY CATON THOMAS SPLATT (t18210411-119).
THOMAS GEORGE, TIMOTHY CATON, THOMAS SPLATT, Theft > grand larceny, 11th April 1821.

605. THOMAS GEORGE , TIMOTHY CATON , and THOMAS SPLATT , were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , four pig’s feet, value 2 d.; one cloth, value 1 s.; one basket, value 1 s.; and 20 s. in copper monies, numbered , the property of William Dancer .

WILLIAM DANCER . I am a carrier , and live at Newton, in Bedfordshire. On the 25th of March, between seven and eight o’clock in the evening, I was in John-street, Oxford-road , and missed four 5 s. papers of halfpence, which were in a basket; there was also a cloth and some pig’s feet. I saw it safe about ten minutes before. I found it at Bow-street the same night.

JOHN DAVIS . I am a patrol. I was in John-street with Read, and saw the cart, we followed the prisoner and another, all the way from St. Giles’s, they were following another cart, they left there and went to Berners-street; we followed them, they came opposite John-street - Splatt and George crossed and went into John-street, and joined Caton. Read went on the left-hand side and I on the right; the moment I got into the street I saw this cart unloading. I saw George go in front and take the basket from the cart - he then walked as if he was going into Oxford-street. I followed him - Caton and Splatt gave him a signal that I was following - he then dropped the basket. I caught hold of him, pulled him across the street, and took Caton. Read picked it up and secured Splatt.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES READ . I was with Davis - his account is correct. I picked up the basket and took Splatt.

GEORGE’S Defence. These two are innocent. I got in company with a bad man, who drew me into it, and he gave me beer to drink, and took the basket and gave it to me.

GEORGE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

CATON - GUILTY . Aged 20.

SPLATT - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before W. Arabin, Esq.

All three were transported on this ship.

Tony Beale on 28th April, 2020 wrote:

The Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 - 1828)  Fri 13 Apr 1827 Page 1
SYDNEY. Elizebeth (1)—John Boldero. Mary (2)—
Timothy .Caton.

The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (NSW : 1848 - 1859)  Sat 2 Jul 1853 Page 3 An inquest was held on the body of Timothy Caton and the verdict was he died of apoplexy. Cannot prove that this is the Timothy Caton of the Mary 2

Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875)  Thu 7 Jul 1853 Page 3 GOULBURN.
INQUEST.-An old man, named Timothy Caton,
died last week of apoplexy. An inquest was held
on his body, when a lengthy examination. took
place, it having been reported that the deceased
mot with his death by blows he had received three weeks previously. All tho evidence went to
negative this rumour.

NSW BDM CATON TIMOTHY 121/1853 V1853121 119

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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