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Jeremiah Neale

Jeremiah Neale, one of 200 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, March 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Neale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Assault with intent to rob with ano...
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: March, 1814
Arrival date: 16th October, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, 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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Maureen Withey on 22nd February, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 February 2021), September 1813, trial of ELIZABETH SHEHAN JEREMIAH NEALE (t18130915-67).

ELIZABETH SHEHAN, JEREMIAH NEALE, Violent Theft > robbery, 15th September 1813.
892. ELIZABETH SHEHAN and JEREMIAH NEALE were indicted for feloniously making an assault upon Peter Joseph , on the 20th of August , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, six 3 s. bank tokens, a 25 l. bank note, a 2 l. bank note, and a 1 l. bank note, his property .
PETER JOSEPH . I am a Spanish sailor ; I live in Poplar. On the 20th of August I went with a person of the name of Crowder to the Black Horse public-house; I had a twenty-five pound note, a two pound note, and a one pound note in my pocket. I had my shipmate, Roberts, with me. My shipmate got into conversation with Elizabeth Shehan , and took her into the Black Horse; he asked me if I would go with them; I said, yes. We went together to her house in Poplar .
Q. When you came there did you find any person in the room - A. Yes; there were two men sitting in the room. I sent for some supper; I paid for it. I gave the man an eighteen-penny piece.
Q. After supper did your shipmate go away - A. Yes, they took him away out of the house.
Q. Did you go to the door - A. Yes; I saw Crowder standing at the door of his lodging; I asked him, and he came in with me; we had some beer.
Q. A little after supper did the woman do any thing to you - A. Yes, she came close to me, and took out of my pocket six three-shilling pieces. Jeremiah Neale got up with a stick in his hand; he struck me over my head with a stick. Jack Shehan , after that blow, jumped up and catched hold of me by the throat, and took the notes out of my pocket. I put on my hat, and wanted to go away.
Q. Neale struck you, did the woman strike you - A. No. They all rose upon me to prevent my going out of the house. I got out of the house af- afterwards. I went back to the house with some watchman.
Q. The next day did you see the woman - A. Yes, by the Blue Posts. I followed her; she ran down an alley, and got into a privy. I then took her into custody.
Q. Did Crowder go out of the house before you did - A. They beat him out of the house before I went out.
THOMAS CROWDER . I live at Poplar.
Q. Did Joseph, the last witness, invite you into the house this night - A. Yes, he did.
Q. Did you find two men and a woman there - A. I did, and Roberts. Joseph gave me an eighteen-penny piece to get half a gallon of beer and sixpennyworth of bread.
Q. When you were trying to go away did either of the prisoners do anything to you - A. The woman struck me with a poker, and Jack Shehan made at me with a piece of wood. The door was open; I got out, leaving the prosecutor there.
Neale’s Defence. This man and his wife were quarrelling down stairs, I was in bed, I came down, I saw the man striving to put this men out of the room; he said he had taken some money from him, and after he had gone out of the house he came back and said he had lost his money. Jack Shehan followed him out of the house. I do not know any thing about it.
Elizabeth Shehan ‘s Defence. I went to the public-house for a pot of beer.
NEALE, GUILTY - DEATH , aged 24.
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Dampier.


NSW 1828 Census Index.
Jeremiah Neal, aged 34, T.L, per Somersetshire 1814, Life, catholic, labourer, Field of Mars.
Judith Lee, age 44, F.S. per A. D. Charles, 1813, 7 years, catholic, Ho. Keeper, Jerih. Neal, Field Mars district.


Convicts Index 1791-1873.

Jeremiah Neale, per Somersetshire, 1814, Ticket of Leave Passport, 16 Feb 1836, 36/002. On the recommendation of Parramatta Bench.

Jeremiah Neale, per Somersetshire, 1814, Conditional Pardon, 8 Sept 1836, No. 722.


Convicts Application to Marry.
Jeremiah Neale, per Somersetshire, age 44, Life, Bond; and Mary Reilly, per Southworth, age 19, 7 years, Bond. Date of Application, 5 Aug 1834, Sydney, Revd. W. Cowper.


Mary Reilly, per Southworth 1832, Certificate of Freedom, 27 Feb 1839, 39/0298. Wife of Jeremiah Neale, per Somersetshire, 1814, (as stated on her CF)


1841 Census Index.
Jeremiah Neale, residence: Parish, Hunters Hill, District, Parramatta. Return No: 1062.

Maureen Withey on 22nd February, 2021 wrote:

Marriage, 21 Nov 1834, St Philips, Sydney, Jeremiah Neal,  and Mary Reilly.  (Source: Familysearch)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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