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Allen York, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 07 June 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Suffolk, Woodbridge Quarter Sessions
7th June, 1845
16th September, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 299 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 307 (155)
||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 26th May, 2020 wrote:
Woodbridge, Wednesday June 28.
ROBBERY AT THE PLOMESGATE UNION HOUSE. Allen York, 27, labourer, Charsfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing six hens eggs at Letheringham; he pleaded not guilty to a second charge of stealing from the school-room of the Union House, at Wickham Market, a beaverteen suit of clothes, the property of the guardians of the Plomesgate Union. On Sunday, the 2nd of April, the prisoner was discharged from the Workhouse. In the evening, about half-past eight, the door of the school-room was locked by the schoolmaster, Mr. Henry Greener, leaving thirteen suits of clothes in the apartment. The following morning, it was discovered that the door had been forced, and that two suits of clothes had been stolen. Upon that part of the premises which adjoin the school yard being examined, the marks of a ladder were discovered, and a radish bed. exhibited the foot prints of two men. One of the suits was found on the person of the prisoner, when in custody, charged with stealing the eggs at Letheringham. The clothes were recognized by Mr. Johnson, the Governor of the Ipswich County Gaol, and the fact of their having been discovered in possession of the prisoner, was promptly intimated to the magistrates. Two witnesses identified the 4 clothes which were produced in court.
The Chairman: Now is the time for you to make your defence.
Prisoner: I bought these clothes in Ipswich, Sir. (A laugh.)
The Chairman: Anything else?
The Prisoner: When I was committed for these clothes the magistrates asked me if I knew the shop, and I said I should know it it when I saw it.
The Chairman: You did not tell them at what shop it was?
The Prisoner: No, Sir. (A laugh.); I believe these cloths were sworn to be velveteen.
The Chairman: No, beaverteen (More laughter.) Have you anything more to say?
Prisoner: The magistrates told Mr. Johnson, when they committed me, that I was to be taken into the town to the shop. (A pause.)
The Chairman: Well?
Prisoner: I’ve not been. (A laugh.)
The Chairman: Anything more?
Prisoner: Yes, I was a prisoner when this charge was laid against me, and I have had no opportunity of getting witnesses up
The Chairman: You might have got your witnesses up had you applied to Mr. Johnson.
Mr.Johson: I told him if he would point out any street or shop in the town, he should go to make inquiries necessary for his defence. But he could not name any place and he would have walked all over Ipswich without any useful result.
The Jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Ipswich Journal, 1 July 1843.
Convict.—Allen York, under sentence of transportation for 7 years, has been removed from the County Gaol, in this town, by Mr. Johnson, to the Model Prison, Pentonville.
Suffolk Chronicle, 19 Aug 1843.
Tasmanian conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-70$init=CON33-1-70p305
16612. Alan York. Age 30, native of Easton, Suffolk, farm labourer, protestant, can read and write. Widower, child (2 Months?)
P.P.H. 16 Dec 46.
Free Cert. 8/10/50.
Indent: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-31$init=CON14-1-31p130 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-31$init=CON14-1-31p131 .
Allen York, tried at Suffolk Woodbridge Q.S. 28 June 1843. 7 years. Age 30, Remarks: F (father) James, M – Amy, at N.P. (Easton, Suffolk) B James, S: Emma, Esther, Anna, Mary.
Maureen Withey on 26th May, 2020 wrote:
Possible death. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-24p90j2k
12 March 1855, Allan York, labourer, age 35. Accidental death. In Prossers Plains and Sorell District. Informant – the Coroner at Sorell.
Inquest date 13 March 1855: https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC195-1-36-3485
Allan York, late of Sorell - Death on 12 March 1855, having been crushed by a cart after falling to the ground, and instantly killed.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 26th May, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Alan, gender: m, occupation, crime