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Timothy Reedy

Timothy Reedy, one of 198 convicts transported on the Camden, 21 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Timothy Reedy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1857
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Camden
Departure date: 21st March, 1831
Arrival date: 25th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 197 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 63 (34)
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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Linda Martin on 20th November, 2016 wrote:

He was 30 at the time a widower with one child, from Limerick in Ireland . He could read and write .He was assigned to Hyde Park Barracks and then to James Milson .

D Wong on 20th November, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
TIMOTHY REEDY, Theft > simple larceny, 16th September 1830.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

TIMOTHY REEDY was indicted for stealing, 74lbs. of lead, value 12s. , the goods of Edward Jones.
JAMES PERRY . Mr. Edward Jones is contractor for iron pipes to the New River company . I missed a pig of lead from the works on the day in question; I had seen it safe between ten and half-past ten o’clock, at the end of our trench - I have seen it since at Marylebone-office - it belongs either to the New River company or to Mr. Jones; it has N. R. C. on it - they are cast in a mould; it was lead of this description - I have known the prisoner five or six years; I never saw the lead in his possession, or spoke to him about it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How do you know Mr. Jones is contractor to the New River Company? A. I am his brother-in-law; he is considered on his death-bed - the work is now left in my care - I am answerable for every thing; this was missed on the 12th of August - Mr. Jones was then at the New River-head; the prisoner was a deputy turncock - Mr. Jones did not tell me any thing about this piece of lead - I had sent it there that morning; I know he is the contractor.
COURT. Q. Are you foreman there? A. Yes; he buys the lead, and I pay for it.
WILLIAM HENRY . I am a Policeman. I was on duty in Church-way, St. Pancras, at a quarter past five o’clock in the evening, and saw the prisoner coming along with a piece of lead on his shoulder - I followed him perhaps three hundred yards; I then spoke to him - he said he had found the lead; I said it was false, as it had been evidently cut from some other piece; after some few words, he acknowledged he had got a piece more at home, and if I would go with him he would give it me; I went to take him home, but returned, and took him to our station-house, as he had once behaved rather rough to one of our officers - our superintendent directed me to go to his lodging, where I found his wife and children - I got the key of a little girl who was nursing one of his children: I there found this other piece of lead, and these tools by it, which I presume he cut the lead with.
Cross-examined. Q. Are there any lodgers in the house? A. Yes; I have seen him go into the house, and seen his head out at that window; I was behind him as he came out of his own court with the property - any one might have seen it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going by and found this lead; I knew the party it belonged to, and thought it might fall out of one of the carts - I was going to take it there when the Policeman met me; I worked for the company upwards of six years, and I thought I would restore it to them.
WILLIAM HENRY . He was going from his own house, but not the nearest way to the New-river reservoir.
JURY to JAMES PERRY . Q. Where was the trench? A. At Battle-bridge, in the public road - they had not been using lead from the time I saw it till I went to dinner; they did not begin to use lead till two o’clock - a person named Duggin was left in care of the things, and he gave me the information - he might have had his back towards the lead while he was walking about to take care of the tools - I swear positively this is the lead that was missing, by the marks, and there was no other lead there that day; I sent three pigs that morning, and one was taken while we were at dinner.
Cross-examined. Q. Was there not lead missing before? A. Never, to my knowledge; there was a great deal of lead there which belonged to the company.
WILLIAM HENRY re-examined. Q. Have you stated all that passed between you and him? A. Yes; I am certain he did not say any thing else at all about it.
Q. I have your statement before the Magistrate; did he not say where he was at work? A. No; he told a brother officer that he had it from the gas-works at Battlebridge; he did not say he was at work there - he said it had tumbled out of a cart.
JURY. Q. What time did you go on duty? A. At eight o’clock in the morning; I did not see him go into his house.
GUILTY.  Aged 32. - Transported for Seven Years.

Timothy Reedy was listed as being 30 years old and born in 1801 (more likley to have been 33 years old as per his trial record) on arrival, a widower with 1 child, although according to his trial there were more than one.

4/4/1838: COF

4/5/1841: Australasian Chronicle, Sydney:
CONSTABLES and others are cautioned not to molest me, I having lost my certificate of Freedom.
Description.-Ship Camden (1); height, 5 feet 7 inches; complexion, fair; eyes, hazel ; hair, brown ; year of arrival. 1831 ; marks, cut on the left side of the head ; native place, city of Limerick..

1846: Had 1353 wethers and rams on a property in the New England District.

1857: NSW BDM - Timothy Reedy, died Wollombi, aged 60.

Convict Changes History

Linda Martin on 20th November, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 20th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1857 (prev. 0000), crime

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