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Jeremiah Caylor, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blundell, 13 March 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||18th September, 1871
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 22
||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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D Wong on 15th October, 2017 wrote:
JEREMIAH CAYLOR, HENRY HARVEY, Theft > burglary, 27th November 1843.
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Death > no_subcategory; Transportation
JEREMIAH CAYLOR and HENRY HARVEY were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Knapp, about two o’clock in the night of the 14th of Oct., at St. James, Clerkenwell, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 38 watches, value 117l.; and 27 rings, 3l.; his goods; and feloniously striking, beating, and wounding him in the said dwelling-house.—2nd COUNT, not alleging the striking.
CAYLOR— GUILTY . Aged 22.— Death recorded.
HARVEY— GUILTY of the burglary without violence. Aged 26.
Transported for Ten Years.
Henry Harvey was also on board the Blundell.
Jeremiah Caylor was listed as being 25 years old on arrival (born 1819). His native place was St Olave, London.
Occupation: Silk Dyer.
This was his first conviction.
Jeremiah was 5’3¼” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, he was literate, single, Roman Catholic.
Sent to Norfolk Island for 2 years.
15/12/1848: Colonial Times, Hobart:
SUPREME COURT. - Michael Rogers and Patrick Lynch, for murder - sentenced to death ; William Stamford, William Clifford. Jeremiah Caylor, and John Riley, for burglary - sentenced to death.
25/9/1857: Tasmanian Daily News, Hobart:
Jeremiah Caylor, was charged with absconding from the colony in December, 1856, and remaining illegally at large until
apprehended in New South Wales in August last.
Prisoner— who, it will he recollected by our readers, was brought in custody from Sydney in the Tasmania on her last trip— pleaded
Detective Vickers identified prisoner as having come out bond from England in the same ship as himself, and having been at Norfolk Island for upwards of two years. At the time of prisoner’s absconding he was in the service of Mr. Lett, of Morven.
By prisoner’s police character it appeared that he had at one time been under sentence of death.
The Bench entenced him to eighteen month’s hard labor.
Prisoner darted a most vindictive look at the Bench upon receiving this sentence.
?? Married Mary Ann Carter at Hobart.
26/12/1857: Daughter Mary Ann Caylor born at Elizabeth Place, Hobart.
1/3/1858: Mary Ann died at Elizabeth Place, Hobart, of Dysentery. Blacksmith’s child.
11/12/1858: Sydney Morning Herald:
Jeremiah Caylor, a prisoner of the Crown, found illegally at large from Hobart Town, for which place he held a ticket-of-leave, was sent to Darlinghurst gaol until an opportunity occurred for sending him to Tasmania.
18/9/1871: Jeremiah died of ‘Disease of the Heart’ - listed as a Silk Dyer, also listed as alias “HENRY KELCHER” at Hobart Town.
Tasmania - Reports Of Crime 1871 - for Police Information.
An Inquest was held at Hobart Town, on the 20th ultimo, before W. Tarletob, Esq., Coroner, upon the body of Henry Keleher, transported as Jeremiah Caylor, per Blundell, C.P., a silk dyer, aged about 52 years.
Verdict: - “Died from natural causes, to wit, disease of the heart.”
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Henry Keleher, date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th September, 1871 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime