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Isaac Rayner

Isaac Rayner, one of 310 convicts transported on the Mangles, 24 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Rayner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 24th April, 1835
Arrival date: 1st August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 309 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 41 (22)
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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D Wong on 14th March, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
EDWARD OMER, ISAAC RAYNER, Theft > pocketpicking, 16th October 1834.

Reference Number: t18341016-44
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

EDWARD OMER and ISAAC RAYNER were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , 1 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Joshua Flight , from his person .
JOSHUA FLIGHT. I am a waiter , and live in Field-place. On the 17th of September I was at Enfield Races , between three and four o’clock - the policeman came up and spoke to me - I then missed my handkerchief - he pointed out the two prisoners to me - Omer threw my handkerchief from his hat on the seat - this is it.
Omer. Q. What can you swear to it by? A. By some stains on it - I had it in my pocket half an hour before.
WILLIAM SERVANT (police-constable A 14). I was at the races - I saw the two prisoners in company - they went behind several persons, and Omer lifted their pockets - he then went behind the prosecutor, and Rayner stood so as to hide him - I got by their side and saw Omer’s elbow moving - I asked the prosecutor if he had lost any thing - he said he had, and we took the prisoners into a booth, and Omer threw the handkerchief on the seat.
Omer. Q. Did you see me take the handkerchief out of his pocket? A. I saw your elbow move.
Rayner. Q. Did you see me with Omer? A. You were together.
Omer’s Defence, (written.) “I saw a handkerchief lying about six feet from me - I took it up and put it in my pocket - any one, I am sure, did not see me pick it up, and I did not tell any one of it - I kept the handkerchief about ten or twelve minutes, when the policeman came and took me and my fellow-prisoner into the booth - my fellow-prisoner seemed greatly surprised when he was taken - as we were taken into the booth the thought struck me of the handkerchief that I had picked up, and I thought some one lost it - I went to take it out of my pocket, but I dropped it.”
( Thomas Simmons , a weaver; Jane Spencer and Cuthbert Holland , a weaver of Mile-end, gave Omer> a good character; andJoseph Berry , a wood-cutter, gave Rayner a good character.)
OMER - GUILTY . Aged 22.
RAYNER - GUILTY . Aged 23.
Transported for Seven Years .

Edward Omer arrived per ‘Aurora 1835’ to VDL.

Isaac was born in Spitalfields, London.  He was married to Mary Borough and had 1 child.
Mary was listed as living with Isaac’s brothers, Thomas and John at Spitalfields.

Isaac was 5’2 ½ “ tall and could read and write.

1835 Muster: Hospital
1841: Free Certificate.

31/3/1845: Permission to marry Susan McGuinley (Hope 1842).
Found no registration or births.

7/6/1850 Geelong Advertiser:
Shipping Intelligence:  Isaac Rayner on the 6th June per ‘Rebecca Brigantine’ from Hobart.

Found no mention of him after this.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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