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Tamer Seeton, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 107 (56)
||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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Roger Churm on 12th May, 2019 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings April 1829
Mary Wells,Tamer Seeton,and Elizabeth Berry.Theft,simple larceny,9th April 1829
977.Mary Wells,Tamer Seeton,and Elizabeth Berry were indicted for stealing on the 8th of April,1 gown,value 5s.,the goods of John Russell Law.
Charles Mils.I live with John Russell Law,a pawnbroker of Commercial-round.On the 8th of April Seeton and Wells came to our shop to pawn a dressing-case,which I would not take in-this gown was hanging up in the shop,but I did not observe them go near it;they came to counter;when they were gone I missed it;my suspicion fell on the two women-I went out,and found Berry about seven doors off with the gown under her shawl,at the corner of Berners-street;she had not been to the house-I said she must come with me to the shop;she said she was to have 6d,for carrying it,and pointed us to two women,but I did not observe them -I did not hear her say the word"Women"I said before the Magistrate that she said two women had given her 6d to carry it-she did say so;I brought her back to the shop;the officer took the other women.
Cross-examined by Mr Phillips.Q.Berry mentioned that two women had given it to her?.A.I did not observe them-I did not see her point;she told me she pointed-there were two other persons in the shop,but they remained till I got back.
Court.Q.Is it a long counter? A. Yes;it might have been taken by one without the other knowing it-I could not see who took it.
James Fogg.I took Berry in charge with this gown;she said"I did not steal it”;Wells gave it to my sister Tamer,and she gave it to me.;I then went to Seeton’s mother and found Seeton there;I told her I wanted her and Mrs Wells-she began to cry,and said “You have got Bet at the office for stealing a gown;but I am the thief,and she shall not suffer innocently -I took the gown from Law’s,and they know it,“there was no promise or threat made to her -I had not been in the house a moment.
Cross-examined.Q. Do you mean to say she told you this story without your saying anything to induce her”.A.Yes;I know her before,and she knew I was an officer-I believe she has three or four children.
John Adams.I am an officer.We went,and took Wells after we took Seeton-Wells denied all knowledge of is lt;Seeton and Berry are sisters.(Property produced and sworn to(
Wells Defence.I am innocent -I never saw the people till I went to the office.
Seeton’s Defence.I am innocent.
John Miller.I am a waterman.I was standing at the corner of Berners-street talking to Berry,Seeton came up and said,“I have bought a gown Betsey,will you carry it for me under your shawl,and it will not get wet,“she took it,they walked down the street.
Q. Did you live with either of them?.A. I live close by-we have drank together;nothing was said about a sixpence-it rained very hard.
Q. She said she had bought the gown?.A,Yes,for 4s;they are sisters-I did not see Wells there;
Berry desired me to come here-I was not before the Magistrate.
Seeton- GUILTY.Aged 26
Berry -GUILTY.Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.
Convict Changes History
Roger Churm on 12th May, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), crime