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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 20th September, 2019 wrote:
Lawrence Kelly was 25 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Dublin.
Transported for “Stealing money and wearing apparel”. Crime listed as House Robbery on the Moreton Bay database.
Lawrence was 5’4” tall, pale complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, XX on right arm and 756 mark on forehead. (no mention of 1 leg, so must have lost it between 1822 and 1836).
1/10/1828: COF - listed as Laurence.
12/2/1836: Tried at Campbelltown Quarter Sessions for Lareny - sentenced to 5 years. Sent to Moreton Bay. Listed as Laurence.
21/3/1836: Arrived Moreton Bay per ‘Isabella’
Described at Moreton Bay as 37 years old, sallow complexion, 5’3½” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, one leg.
SLQ - A2 SERIES - Reel A2.11 - 2014 09 - State Library of Queensland…
22/2/1840: Forwarding statement re Laurence Kelly requesting permission to remain at
Moreton Bay as a free man – attaching character from Foreman of Works with
Return – recommending him to the Governor [No 40/14]
Notes in margin
Return of the Services of One Overseer whose Term of Colonial Sentence will
Expire on the date set opposite to his name, Moreton Bay 22nd February 1840
Lawrence Kelly/ “Southworth” [also spelt Laurence Kelly]
Nominal List of Prisoners Remaining at Moreton Bay under Colonial Sentence
showing Date of Conviction, Ship, Sentence, and How Employed on the 31st of
Laurence Kelly/ “Southworth” – Royal Engineer Department.
2/3/1840: Letter re tea, sugar & tobacco issued to 3 prisoners in annexed recommendation of
Foreman of Works [No 40/22] [very faint]
Letter recommending extra indulgence of tea, sugar & tobacco to 3 prisoners
14/4/1841: Letter reporting Cutter “John” to Sydney [No 41/20]
[Cargo] - 8 bales of government wool for Commissariat with 26 bales on account of
Messrs Hodgson & Elliott, 9 bales on account of Mr Leslie
[Passengers] - 1 sick soldier, 2 prisoners in charge of John Ford/ “Atlas” & private
of 80th Regt as guard, Mr Hodgson, Master William Gorman, Mrs Thorn & child and
Laurence Kelly – free by servitude.
1844: NSW BDM - Possible death - Lawrence Kelly, aged 40.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 20th September, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
Ancestry Convict Indents. (prev. ), firstname: Lawrence, surname: Kelly, alias1: Laurence, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of de