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Isaac Holmes

Isaac Holmes, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 27th January, 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 21st October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 158
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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Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

27 Jan 1800. Birth. Stoke Damerel, Devon, England

Source.
Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

2 Dec 1818.Conviction and sentence.  Middlesex, England

143. ISAAC HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November, one pair of pantaloons, value 30s, the goods of John Wells.

Sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Source.
Detail
Class: HO 26; Piece: 24; Page: 105
Source Information
Title
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

31 Dec 1818. Residence. Woolwich, Kent, England
Held on prison hulk ‘Retribution’ awaiting transportation.

Source.
Detail
Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 7
Source Information
Title
UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

8 May 1819. Departure aboard convict ship Grenada from England

Emanuel Lazzaretto kept a Medical Journal from 15 March 1819 to 18th November 1819. He recorded that eighty-two prisoners were embarked on the Grenada on 21st April 1819 from the Retribution Hulk and on the 22nd another seventy men from the Bellerophon hulk at Sheerness.

1 Source
https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_grenada_1819.htm

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

The Voyage.
A routine of cleaning and scraping the decks and ventilating the prison was established early in the voyage and convicts (usually about 40 at a time) were allowed on deck under guard. The Surgeon often read a Church service at 11am. By 24th May a school had been established with one man of each mess to teach the others to read. The men were also employed picking oakum and reading the bible.

They touched at Teneriffe and departed from there on 4th June 1819.

On the 13th August the leg irons were removed from 18 prisoners and by the 17th August the irons had been removed from all the prisoners in consequence of their good behaviour.

Sources.
[2] Bateson, Charles Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.342-343, 383.

[3] Journal of Emanuel Lazzaretto on the voyage of the Grenada in 1819. Ancestry.com. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 Original data: The National Archives. Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_grenada_1819.htm

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

21 October 1819. Arrival. Port Jackson
After a voyage of 166 days, the Grenada arrived in Port Jackson 21 October 1819 with 152 male prisoners. There were no deaths of convicts on the voyage. Four of the soldier’s wives gave birth.

Convicts Disembarked
On the morning of Saturday 30 October, the prisoners from the Atlas and Grenada were landed and inspected by His Excellency, Governor Macquarie; who was afterwards complimented the Commanders and Surgeons on the very fine and healthy appearance of their people. In the usual mode of enquiry His Excellency applied to the men individually whether they had any cause of complaint as respected their treatment or allowance on the passage; but the men looked so well and hearty, and appeared to have been so very well used, as to deserve His Excellency’s congratulations.

Letters of Thanks
On 6 November the Sydney Gazette reported that they were in receipt of a Letter of Thanks addressed to Captain Ascough and Dr. Evan Evans of the Malabar, from the prisoners, for the humane attention to their health and comfort experienced during the passage; and a similar Letter from the prisoners brought by the Grenada addressed to the Captain of that ship also; and also to Emanuel Lazarretto M.D. F.R.S Surgeon Superintendent of that ship.

Convict Assignment
The prisoners together with those of the Atlas were distributed throughout the colony on arrival. One hundred and three men were first sent to Parramatta by water and then transferred overland to the agricultural establishment at Emu Plains.

Thirty-six convicts of the Grenada have been identified residing in the Hunter River region in later years. Some were sent to the penal settlement at Newcastle for colonial crimes soon after arrival.

Convicts and passengers of the Grenada identified in the Hunter Valley region:
............... Isaac Holmes….........

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Source for arrival.
Detail
Class: HO 10; Piece: 12
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Sources for Notes on Arrival, Convicts Disembarked, Letter of Thanks, and Convict Assignment.

[2] Bateson, Charles Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.342-343, 383.

[3] Journal of Emanuel Lazzaretto on the voyage of the Grenada in 1819. Ancestry.com. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 Original data: The National Archives. Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

Free Settler or Felon
Convict Ship Grenada 1819
https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_grenada_1819.htm

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Notes from the trial of Isaac Holmes.

143. ISAAC HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one pair of pantaloons, value 30 s. , the goods of John Wells .

JOHN WELLS . I am a tailor , and live in High-street, St. Giles’s . On the 28th of November, about nine o’clock in the evening, the pantaloons hung at my window; the alarm was given, I ran to the door, found the prisoner there, and the pantaloons by his side.

JEREMIAH MAIDMENT . I am a Bow-street officer. I was coming by, and heard a cry of Stop thief; I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor’s door, I seized him, and he dropped the trowsers.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was never in the shop.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Source.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 January 2020), December 1818, trial of ISAAC HOLMES (t18181202-146).

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Medical Journal of the Grenada

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857
G Grenada 1819 15 Mar - 1819 18 Nov

https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/2318/31792_636897_0554-00000

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Feb 1824. Ticket of Leave. Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Source.
Classified Advertising (1824, February 12). The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), p. 1. Retrieved January 31, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2182646

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

20 Sept 1830. Certificate of Freedom issued.

Source.
Detail
State Archives NSW
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

1832. Marriage to Rachael Ritchie (1811–1875)
Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, NSW, Australia.

Source.
Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

26 March 1857. Goulburn Gaol. Admitted (unspecified offense)

Source.
Detail
State Archives NSW; Roll: 1874
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
Author
Ancestry.com

State Archives NSW; Roll: 1875
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

1881. Death. Registered in Yass, NSW, Australia

Source.
Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Ron Garbutt on 31st January, 2020 wrote:

Convict Ship Grenada details

Ship Name: Grenada (1) 
Rig Type: S.
Built: Hull
Build Year: 1810
Size (tons): 408
Voyage Details
Master: Andrew McDonald
Surgeon: Emanuel Lazzaretto
Sailed: 8 October 1819
From: England
Arrived: 21 October 1819
Port: PJ
Route: Rio de Janeiro
Days Travel: 166
Convicts Landed: 152 males & 0 female convicts

Sources
The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, pp.153-159
Bateson, Charles & Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.342-343, 383
https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/shipDetails.php?shipId=169

D Wong on 31st January, 2020 wrote:

Ancestry Convict Indents:
Isaac Holmes, was 20 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Plymouth.

Occupation: Horse driver.

Isaac was 5’6½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Ron Garbutt on 12th March, 2020 wrote:

Isaac Holmes, 1799–1881

His life as outlined on Australian Royalty website.  https://australianroyalty.net.au/tree/purnellmccord.ged/individual/I33151/Isaac-Holmes

Birth

1799

Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1827-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Citation details:
(NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1830 September All Records

Text:
Born 1799 at Plymouth


Immigration
October 21, 1819 (Age 20 years)

Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: State Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Citation details:
Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 158

Text:
Isaac Holmes, one of 152 convicts transported on the ship Grenada, May 1819. Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years on 02 December 1818. Vessel: Grenada. Date of Departure: May 1819. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.


Source: Bateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
Citation details:
p. 342

Text:
The ship Grenada (1) arrived in NSW 21 Oct 1819


Source: University of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London’s Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
Citation details:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 28 March 2016), December 1818, trial of ISAAC HOLMES (t18181202-146).

Text:
ISAAC HOLMES, Theft > grand larceny, 2nd December 1818. 143. ISAAC HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November, one pair of pantaloons, value 30 s., the goods of John Wells. JOHN WELLS. I am a tailor, and live in High-street, St. Giles’s. On the 28th of November, about nine o’clock in the evening, the pantaloons hung at my window; the alarm was given, I ran to the door, found the prisoner there, and the pantaloons by his side. JEREMIAH MAIDMENT. I am a Bow-street officer. I was coming by, and heard a cry of Stop thief; I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor’s door, I seized him, and he dropped the trowsers. (Property produced and sworn to.) Prisoner’s Defence. I was never in the shop. GUILTY. Aged 18. Transported for Seven Years . First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


Gaol June 1825 (Age 26 years)

Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Citation details:
Entrance Book Sydney 1819-1833

Text:
Holmes, Isaac, Granada (1). feloniously stealing a bundle. To the factory for three months


Freedom September 20, 1830 (Age 31 years)

New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1827-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Citation details:
(NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1830 September All Records

Text:
30/659 20 Sep 1830 Isaac Holmes per Grenada (1) master Donald 1819 Native of Plymouth a horse driver by trade or calling Tried Middlesex G.D. 2 Dec 1818 sentence 7 years Born 1799 5 feet eight inches tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes Had a ticket of leave No 69/1003 delivered up and cancelled In lieu of No. 43/4943 dated 9 Feb 1826 now returned mutilated, cancelled


Marriage Rachel Riches
1832 (Age 33 years)

South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

Source: New South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:
V1832594 44B/1832 HOLMES ISAAC - RITCHIE RACHEL CV= CofE Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, All Saints (Co. Camden)


Gaol 1857 (Age 58 years)

Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Citation details:
Entrance and Description Book Goulburn 1847-1869

Text:
Gaol annual No: 37 Standing no: 2 Isaac Holmes, per Granada arrived 1819 Born 1792 5 feet 8 inches tall, stout, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, a lump between shoulders, two first toes of each foot joined


Gaol 1877 (Age 78 years)

New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Citation details:
Entrance and Description Book Goulburn 1869-1877

Text:
2441 Isaac Holmes, per Grenada the 1st, 1819 Born Plymouth England Protestant Labourer age 77 5 feet 7 and three quarter inches tall, stout, florid complexion, grey hair, blue eyes, could read only Nose large and red with bump growing on left side, lost all teeth, mouth—- chin large, little finger left hand broken, two toes formed irregularly—-


Death 1881 (Age 82 years)

North Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia

Source: New South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:
11266/1881 HOLMES ISAAC JOHN DIED NORTH YASS YASS

Ron Garbutt on 12th March, 2020 wrote:

Isaac Holmes - listed in Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

HOLMES, Isaac. Per “Grenada”, 1819

1819 Oct 30
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Grenada” and forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.4)

1820 Jul 17
Government labourer at Emu Plains (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.185)

1824 Feb 3
On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; ticket of leave (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.185)

1825 Oct 20
On return of Government servants employed & maintained by John McHenry of Penrith; from May to Nov 1822 (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.63a)

Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825 website:

http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/h/F26c_ho-07.htm

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

crime

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 27th January, 1800 (prev. 0000)

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000)

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