SEARCH PAGE: List of immigrants to VDL/Tasmania before 1905 with country of departure or ancestry beyond the UK & Ireland (ongoing draft)

CURRENTLY 456 people listed below and counting from an estimated 3000 immigrants or transportees born/convicted beyond England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (or of ancestry beyond those shores) who arrived into VDL/Tasmania before 1905

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PEOPLE are listed below under headings of COUNTRIES from where they came to VDL or originated from: Africa (unknown region of country), Albania, Ammor, Antigua, Antilles (West Indies), Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia (mainland Aboriginal people), Austria, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Canada (Nova Scotia) (Montreal) (Lower Canada) (Quebec), Cape of Good Hope/Cape Colony, Ceylon, China, Colombia, Congo,  Cuba,  Demerara (see Guyana), Dominica, East Indies, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Goa, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana (aka Demerara, British Guyana, Guiana),  Hawaii (also known as Owyhee and the Sandwich Islands), Holland (Netherlands), Honduras (British Honduras), India, Jamaica, Latvia, Madagascar, Malay [sic], Malta, Martinique, Mauritius (Ile de France), Melanesia, Mozambique, Nevis (West Indies), Newfoundland, Norway, Philippines (Manila), Persia, Poland, Pont Peter (Pointe-a-Pitre/Guadelope), Portugal, Prussia, St Helena, St Kitts, St Vincent, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South America (general), Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tahiti (Otaheite), Trinidad, United States of America/USA (unknown state or region), USA (named states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Virginia, Unknown country of ancestry, Virgin Islands, West Indies (unspecified islands).

Africa (unknown region or country)

IVEY DARBY/DARBEY born c.1785 Africa, age: c 38 in 1824, tried: 1823, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Berbice, Guyana (British Guiana), Gaol Report: Formerly a Slave no report, Hulk Report: Orderly, Stated This Offence: No confession taken (a Black Man), Transported For:  Burglary, Body Marks: Black Scars each Side near the outer corner each eye, Eyes: Blk, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/8 1/4 in, Marital Status: Single, Trade: Labr, Muster: 1830-12-31 Assd. to Mr. Jas Kelly, Muster 1832-12-31: Public Works, Muster 1833-12-31: Ticket of Leave, Muster 1835-12-31: Ticket of Leave. Sailed: 9 Aug 1823, sailed Days: 163, sailed From: Downs, sailed route: Cape, Ship Master: Jas. Lindsay, Ship Name: Asia II, Ship Surgeon: Wm. Evans, Arrived: 19 Jan 1824, Embarked:150M/Landed:150(VDL)M, TAHO: Image at position 3 on page 110 of CON 31/9, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31090329  (JG)

JOHN DITCH/DITCHEN/DITCHER place of birth: Africa, #171, 5 ft 01/2 in, Hair: black, Eyes: black: Complexion: black, age: 22 years, birth year est: 1797, Convicted London 7/2/1820, 7 years, transported on: Caledonia 1820, Free certificate 176: July 1827. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31090171  (JG)

ALEXANDER DUFFY or ALEXANDER DUFF Africa, No 935, a man of colour, ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,200,L,80

ANATOL LAPORTE age c.40 in 1835, born in Africa c.1795, sentence: life, sharged: Trinidad Court of Criml Prosecution, transported from: Sheerness, ship name: Layton II, ship surgeon: Geo. Birnie, arrived: 1835-12-10,  gaol report: Temper {volatile but} not vicious disposition good, hulk report: good, stated this offence: robbing a house, surgeon’s report: very industrious, very good, transported for: burglary and robbery, body marks: bad top of head, eyes: brown, hair: black curly, height: 5 ft 25/4, family: single, 4 children, trade: cigar maker, #945 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31280447 Image at position 1 on page 188 of CON 31/28 – mostly blank. Image at position 1 on page 198 of CON 18/13
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-13,233,104
(TS) – also-  ANATOL LAPORTE Age:  40 (1831) born about 1795 in Africa, TRIED:   23 December 1831, Trinidad Court of Criminal Prosecution, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Burglary and Robbery, Stated this offence – “Robbing a house”, Marital status:  Single, with four children, GAOL REPORT:  Temper volatile but not vicious, disposition good, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very industrious, very good, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  945, Trade:  Cigar-maker, Height:  5’6 ¼, Age:  40, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, large, Hair:  Black, curly
Whiskers:  Black, curly, Visage:  Large, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Large. Native Place:  Africa, Remarks:  Bald top of forehead
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,104,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-28,206,172,L,80
Police No: Number 945. One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to Life at Trinidad, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie. APPROPRIATION: No 945 – Anatol LAPORTE, 5’6 ¼”, aged 40, Cigar-maker, convicted Trinidad, sentenced to Life, native place Africa, assigned to J.H. Wedge  at Perth [John Helder Wedge of Leighlands, Perth]
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,33,L,80
1838 – TRANSPORTED TO NEW SOUTH WALES ABOARD MOFFAT
Convict Index:
1844 – Annatol Laporte, Layton, 1838 – (to Van Diemen’s Land), Ticket-of-Leave, No 44/903, district of Moreton Bay, tried Trinidad
1848 – Amatol Laporte, Moffat, 1838 – Ticket-of-Leave Passport, No 48/0602, dated 11 September 1848
Armatol Laporte, Layton to VDL, Moffat to NSW, Recommended Conditional Pardon
Conditional Pardon: 1849 – Armatol Laporte, 1838, Layton to VDL and Moffat to NSW, Conditional Pardon dated 15 February 1849
Pardon: 18 April 1849 – Published in The Maitland Mercury
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article703844
Possible Death: Antoine Laporte, 1876, Queensland Death Indexes 1876/C2474 (no other details – see below)
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – THE MAITLAND MERCURY, WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL 1849 – Pardons available everywhere, save in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British possessions in the West Indies:
LAPORTE, Armatol, Layton, to Van Diemen’s Land, and Moffat, to New South Wales
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article703844
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12912016
WARWICK EXAMINER, SATURDAY, 22 JULY 1876 – Two Magisterial inquiries were held by the Police Magistrate on Monday last.  One was on the body of Antoine La Porte, who was found drowned in his house on the Flat on Sunday morning during the flood.  The evidence went to show that Mrs Dogherty, with whom deceased lived, seeing that the water was coming into her home, which is situated at the east end of Albert street near the Condamine, removed out of it, along with her children, about eight o’clock on Saturday evening.  She tried to induce old La Porte to come with her, but he would not, and she went away and left him.  She did not give information to the police, for which neglect the Police Magistrate censured her severely, stating that had she done so, deceased could have been saved.  On Sunday morning his dead body was found in the hut floating in the water face downwards, and there was no doubt but that deceased was drowned by the flood.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article82107969
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31280447
The Four Pillars –
http://www.scribd.com/Xlibris/d/44506362-THE-FOUR-PILLARS
(TS)

JOHN PATTERSON Africa, No 1025, ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,252,L,80

JEAN PIERRE aka  JOHN PIESSE   Born 1785, Calculated Age 50yo at 1835-12-10  
Place Of Birth: Africa, Conviction Place Of Sentencing:  Grenada Cot. Of Judicature, Tried Date28 Dec 1833, Gaol Report: None, Hulk Report: Orderly, Ship: Layton 2, Stated This Offence: Attempt to poison a Child on the estate as Slave driver, Surgeons Report: good, Transported For: Felony, Description, Calculated Age: 50, Body Marks: Breast hairy – pockpitted, Complexion black, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Grey, Height Calculated Total Inches: 64.5, Height Feet: 5, Height Inch: 9/2, Social and family, Family: Single many children,  Trade: Cook, Muster 1835-12-31. Death: Institution HM Coll Hospital, Died:  22/Mar/1838, Burial Date23 Mar 1838, Information Various [date of memo. 1835 muster: forename. RGD 34/1: date of burial, name John Piesse. QR March 1838: date of death.+]
Source: Vols: CON 31/35, RGD 34/1/5417
Source: position 2 on page 212 of CON 18/131833-12-28
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-35,271,223 http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-13,233,111 Ship Name: Layton II, Source position 1 on page 221 of 31/351835-08-29, Sailed Days103, Sailed From: Sheerness, Ship Master: Giles Wade, Ship Surgeon: Geo. Birnie, Arrived: 1835-12-10  (JG) Also
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,36,L,80

with No 1190, John Pierre, aged 50, from Africa.(TS)

JOHN WARROW aka JOHN WARREN Age:  25 (1834) born about 1810 in Africa, DESCRIPTION – Name:  John WARREN overwritten WARROW, Police No:  2039, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’ 7 ¾”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Large, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage: Large, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Large, Native Place:  Africa, Remarks:  Stout-made
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,133,L,80
TRIED:   30 July 1834, Trinidad, SENTENCE:  7 Years, CRIME:  Court-Martial, Stated this offence – “Desertion – away 10 days”,
GAOL REPORT:  Disposition good, behaviour orderly, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to 7 Years at Trinidad, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-47,238,141,L,80Police No: Number 2039
Assignment:
29 January 1836 – Norfolk Plains
14 June 1836 – Constitution Hill
25 March 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
6 April 1837 – Constitution Hill
15 September 1837 – New Norfolk
14 October 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
24 October 1837 – Constitution Hill
Offences and Sentences:
23 May 1836 – Atkinson – Drunkenness and disobedience of orders – 6 months imprisonment and hard labour, and then to be sent to an assignment party on Probation, his habits being filthy – it is recommended he be not again assigned until he becomes cleaner in his habits – 6 months Spring Hill Road Party, and afterwards Bagdad; vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 2nd June 1836
17 March 1837 – Public Works – Using obscene and improper language – 3 months hard labour at a Road Party – Constitution Hill Road Party, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 10th April 1837
31 August 1837 – Deep Gully – Disorderly conduct in fighting on the works – Admonished
10 October 1837 – Deep Gully – Insolence and making use of obscene language – 6 months hard labour in chains – Green Ponds, afterwards Oatlands for assignment; vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 14 October 1837
15 November 1837 – Road Party – Insolence when at work on the roads – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
12 March 1838 – Labourer, Prisoners Barracks – Disobedience of orders – Solitary confinement for 6 days on bread and water
28 March 1838 – Black under orders for New South Wales – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
4 April 1838 – Waiting to be sent to Sydney – Making use of bad language in the streets- confined in Barracks until sent to Sydney
Certificate of Freedom:
THE COURIER (Hobart), 6 JULY 1841 – Certificate of Freedom –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2956036APPROPRIATION;
No 2039 – John WARREN, 5’7 ¾”, aged 25, labourer, convicted Trinidad, sentenced to 7 years, native place Africa, assigned to John Cox at Winburn
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,41,L,80SENT TO NEW SOUTH WALES ABOARD MOFFAT, 1838 –
NSW State Archives:
19 August 1840 – Arrived 1835 aboard Layton to VDL; Ticket-of-Leave No 40/1758, District of Maitland, Trinidad CM, ex-Van Diemen’s Land
28 April 1843 – Moffatt 1838 – Certificate of Freedom, No: 43/0673
Assignment:
John Warrow, 5 January 1850, Four Mile Creek, American black, Broom and Charcoal seller, Died in his bark hut after a short illness (Free Settler or Felon – http://www.jenwilletts.com/searchaction.phpNSW BDMs:
Deaths –
1850 – John WARROW, aged 46 (V1850987 117/1850) registered East Maitland – Inquest held (Register of Coroners’ Inquests – Ancestry.com)
Google map:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=four+mile+creek+nsw&hl=en&ll=-32.789872,151.577682&spn=0.155566,0.291481&hnear=Four+Mile+Creek+New+South+Wales,+Australia&t=m&z=12NEWSPAPER REPORTS – MAITLAND MERCURY, 5 JANUARY 1850 – INQUEST – On Thursday an inquest was held before J.S. Parker, Esq, coroner, at the Cottage of Content, East Maitland, on the body of John Warrow.  It appeared that Warrow, who was a man of colour, and called himself an American black, got his living by selling brooms and charcoal, and had for some months lived in a bark hut but at the Four Mile Creek.  Warrow was much addicted to drink, and would spend on it nearly all his money, frequently taking home bottles of rum.  He had been afflicted with a cough occasionally, and two or three weeks ago complained to two brickmakers, his nearest neighbours, that he felt great pain in his stomach;  from this time he never left his hut, and evidently got weaker, the two brickmakers kindly supplying him with food, but refusing to bring him any spirits.  At different times they urged him to see Dr Brown, or to go to the hospital, but Warrow refused, saying he did not like doctors or hospitals.  On Tuesday evening one of the bricklayers visited his hut, and found Warrow very weak, lying on the bare floor, with scarcely any clothing, and his fire out;  he lit the fire and promised to bring Warrow some broth in the morning, there being then tea and bread in the hut, but neither of which Warrow seemed to like.  Next morning however Warrow was found to be lying dead, in the same position as when the bricklayer left him.  The jury returned a verdict of died by the visitation of God, and that death was accelerated by intemperance.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article697349REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470405Senate House Library, London – Slavery Archives Sources –
http://www.shl.lon.ac.uk/specialcollections/archives/slaveryarchivesources.shtmlhttp://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/detail.aspxRecord of John Warrow, a labourer born in Africa in 1810, convict no. 2039, from a court martial in Trinidad in 1834 to his transportation to Sydney in 1838, together with a physical description of the man. This colonial conduct record describes alleged offences against the disciplinary regime of penal settlements.
(TS)

STEPHEN Native of Africa. Died 1838. aged 26. born 1812. Hbt c of e. RGD 34/1 319  (JG)

Albania

CARL LEOPOLD SAURIEN  Memal (Albania?) ship: SOUTHWORTH, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,122,L,80

Ammor (Isle of)

JOHN WILLIAMS  Native from Isle of Ammor, Steerage, William the 4th, 22.9.1844, CSO 92/13 p.48. 1844 Sept 28 SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN.September 22-Arrived the bark William the Fourth, 199 tons, 8 guns, Woodin, from Island of Ammor 3rd instant, with sandalwood and ballast – steerage passenger, John Williams SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1844, September 28). The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 – 1859), p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950506 (JG)

Antigua

CHARLES     AGE:  26, born about 1810 in Antigua, TRIED:   7 March 1835, Antigua, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Sheep-stealing, Sheep stealing with Jeffrey onboard, TRIED WITH:  Jeffrey, also onboard Lady Nugent, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD:   Folio 2: Charles, aged 25, convict; disease or hurt, dysentery; put on sick list 26 August 1837, discharged 17 September 1837 cured, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, with one child, Spouse:  Frances, at native place – Antigua
DESCRIPTION –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,86,L,80Police No:  Number 2094, Trade:  Farm labourer and Shepherd, Height:  5’ 2 ½“, Age:  26, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval
Forehead:  High, round, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Several large scars on breast
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-7,470,390,L,80Assignment: 2 December 1836 – Bothwell (Dr John Frederick Sharland), APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,137,L,80No 2094 – Charles, 5’ 2 ½”, aged 26, Farm labourer and Shear Sheep, tried Antigua, sentenced to Life, native of Antigua, assigned to Dr Sharland [ * * Dr John Frederick Sharland, b.1796, d.10 January 1870 at Hamilton-Tas;  married Jane Culley in Tasmanian in 1835;  District Assistant Surgeon at Bothwell-Tas, appointed 7 March 1829] http://www.medicalpioneers.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?detail=1&id=1475DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found, REFERENCES –
Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31071050  (TS)

JOSEPH CUFF Born:  About 1796, Antigua, TRIED:   3 March 1835, Antigua, AGE:  40, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME: Highway robbery on a woman named Kitty, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very well behaved, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. FAMILY –
Marital status:  Married with eight children / Married with five children (Conduct Record), Spouse:  Catherine, at Cocoran Estate, Antigua, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,86,L,80Police No:  Number 2093, Trade:  Farm labourer, Height:  5’ 8”, Age:  40, Complexion:  Black ,Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes: Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Scar under lower lip;  Scar top of forehead;  Scar over right eye, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-7,470,390,L,80Previous Offence: Once for a watch – discharged, Offences and Sentences: 11 July 1842 – Constable – Assaulting and beating Mary Heritage – Case dismissed, CONVICTS PERMISSION TO MARRY INDEX:
October 1844 – Joseph Cliff, of Lady Nugent, and Eliza Burgh, of Garland Grove – 23 October 1833, Approved if Clergyman satisfied, Note:  It does not appear as if this marriage took place;  Colonial Families Index shows Eliza Burgh, born 1819, married William Anderson in 1848 at Hobart
Ticket of Leave: 2 December 1844, APPROPRIATION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,136,L,80No 2093 – Joseph Cuff, 5’8”, aged 40, farm labourer, tried Antigua, Life, native place Antigua, assigned to _____, Conditional Pardon: 7 July 1846 – Recommended, 5 October 1847 – Approved 8 October 1847 – Published in the Colonial Times (Hobart) – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8761482DIED:  1864, Launceston-Tas, BMD’s: 7 June 1864 – Joseph Cuff, aged 67, died Launceston-Tas (638/1864), REFERENCES –
Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31071049 (TS)

EMANUEL / JAMES EMANUEL / EMMANUEL  Tried:   5 June 1835, Antigua, AGE:  21 – born about 1815 in Antigua, POSSIBLE DEATH:  James Emanuel, born about 1799, died 1872, Campbell Town-Tas, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836 Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, CRIME: Sheep-stealing;  prosecutor Robert Grant, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Quiet, well behaved, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,96,L,80Police No:  Number 499, Trade:  Bread and Biscuit Baker, Height:  5’ 8 ¼“, Age:  21, Complexion:  Black Head:  Round, large, Hair:  Black, woolly and curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Large, oval, Forehead: High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Long scar inside right arm, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,184,L,80Police No: Number 499, Probation: 7 Dec 1840 – 6 months on the roads – Lovely Banks
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,138,L,80No 499 – James Emanuel, 5’8½”, aged 20, baker, tried Antigua, sentenced to Life, native place Antigua, assigned to Captain Allison at ______ River
Assignment:
26 Dec 1836 – PJ
13 August 1939 – Jerusalem
17 July 1840 – Richmond
24 December 1842 – Oatlands
31 January 1843 – Oatlands
19 November 1844 – IMB
19 December 1844 –
29 June 1847 –
Offences and Sentences:
7 March 1837 – Allison – Neglect of duty and disobedience of orders – 7 days solitary confinement
19 March 1838 – Allison – Neglect of duty – Admonished, 20 July 1839 – Hodson – Sealing one ___ value 5/- and other articles, the property of H. Howe – To be kept at hard labour in chains for 12 months – Jerusalem Chain Gang – Conduct to be reported – Vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 26 July 1839, 7 Dec 1840 – Coverdale – Suspicion of having formed bad connections – Returned to the Government and recommended to work on the Roads on Probation for 6 months previous to assignment – Approved Lovely Banks on Probation for 6 months previous to assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 11 December 1840 – ___________________
12 April 1844 – 3rd Class, 8 December 1844 – Ticket of Leave
Ticket of Leave: 8 December 1844
Conditional Pardon: 7 August 1847 – Published in the Launceston Examiner –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36252683DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found, REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,96,L,80   (TS)

GEORGE HARMAN  Tried:   1 March 1835, Antigua, AGE:  22, born about 1814 in Antigua,  Sentenced to Life at Antigua, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Stealing from a dwelling house, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Quiet, well behaved, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. Marital status:  Married, with 1 child, Spouse:  Caroline, at Antigua, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,106,L,80Police No:  Number 2122, Trade:  Gent’s Servant, Height:  5’ ¾“, Age:  22, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua
Remarks:  None, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Assignment:
2 Dec 1836 – Norfolk Plains
13 March 1840 – Chief Police Magistrate
24 March 1840 Launceston
8 June 1840 – Longford
20 July 1841 – Launceston
10 June 1842 – Picton
22 October 1844 – Norfolk Plains
30 October 1844 – I.A.B.
5 December 1844 –
19 June 1847 –
17 September 1847 –
Offences and Sentences:
10 March 1840 – Brumby – Larceny under £5 – 3 weeks hard labour on the treadmill
7 March 1842 – Brumby – Drunkenness – 6 months hard labour out of chains, and returned to his service – Reiby Forge, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 10 March 1842
12 April 1844 – 3rd Class
Ticket of Leave:
19 November 1844, 19 November 1844 – Published in The Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article875566122 September 1848 – Published in the Colonial Times (Hobart) – cancelled for misconduct –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8763542DIED:  16 June 1852, Hospital in Hobart, ticket-of-leave holder
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31210524
(TS)

JACKO   AGE:  23, born about 1813 in Antigua, TRIED:   3 March 1835, Antigua, SENTENCE:  Life. One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, CRIME:  Sheep-stealing, Stated this offence – “Robbing a woman in a house and attempt at Rape – (I was not tried for sheep-stealing) ,GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. , Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,112,L,80Police No:  Number 955, Trade:  Tailor, Height:  5’3”, Age:  23, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval
Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None ,Visage:  Oval, large, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, thick lips, Chin:  Long, Native Place:  Antigua. Remarks:  Scar inside right arm below elbow;  Burn inside left arm below elbow;  Scar under left eye. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,41,L,80Previous Conviction: Once for a row – 2 months, Probation: Removed to Port Arthur for three years on Probation and conduct to be reported – Vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 3rd June 1837
Offences and Sentences:, 3 October 1837 – Port Arthur – Having leather improperly in his possession – Reprimanded, 5 Feb 1838 – Port Arthur – Under orders for Sydney – Drunk – Solitary confinement on bread and water for 6 days, 10 March 1838 – Ordinance Stores – Insolence – Cell for 7 days on bread and water, 24 March 1838 – Under orders to Sydney – Absent from his Gang and disorderly conduct in running through the streets in a state of nudity – Cell for 10 days on bread and water. 10 April 1838 – Waiting to be sent to Sydney – Disobedience of orders – To be kept in close confinement for 6 days, APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,142,L,80No 955 – Jacko, 5’3”, aged 22, Tailor-cutout, tried Antigua, sentenced to life, native place Antigua, assigned to Captain J. Dixon at Isis * * Isis, on the Isis River – Captain James Dixon’s home was named Skelton Castle after his home in Scotland – http://www.bonniewilliam.tps1.com.au/stories-2/5/
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250102  (TS)

JEFFRY / JEFFREY  Born about 1812 in Antigua, AGE:  24, TRIED:   7 March 1835, Antigua, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Sheep stealing, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Quiet, well behaved. One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836. Sentenced to Life in Antigua, transported to Van Diemen’s Land. Crime: Sheep-stealing with Charles, also onboard Lady Nugent, DESCRIPTION – No:  Number 956, Trade:  Ploughman and Farm Labourer, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  24, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Long, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  Black, woolly, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Long scar outer right arm below elbow;  Large scar from scald on left arm below elbow;  Scar between eyes. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,111,L,80  
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,41,L,80   Police No: Number 956
APPROPRIATION: Number 956 – Jeffrey, 5’5 ½“, aged 24, Ploughman and Shear Sheep, tried Antigua, sentenced to Life, native of Antigua, assigned to VDL Co
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,142,L,80Assignment:
12 December 1837 – Launceston
17 January 1842 – Circular Head
12 December 1843 – PS (Principal Superintendent?)
12 March 1844 – Circular Head
Ticket of Leave:
7 January 1844
Conditional Pardon:
21 October 1845 – Recommended
31 October 1846 – Approved
SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250103  (TS)

MARTIN DICKS  aka DICK MARTIN Born about 1791 at Antigua, AGE:  45, TRIED:   4 December 1835, Antigua, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Sheep stealing, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT: Good, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, with 3 children – I lived with a woman named Amelia at Antigua, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1461, Trade:  Shepherd, Height:  5’8¼“, Age:  45, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Scar on upper lip on right side
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,122,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 1461, Assignment:
2 December 1836 – Launceston Ticket of Leave: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-31,135,104,L,80APPROPRIATION:
No 1461 – Dick Martin, 5’8”, aged 45, milk shepherd, tried Antigua, sentenced to 14 years, native of Antigua, assigned to Mr David Gibson  at Perth, Ticket-of-Leave
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,144,L,80One of  286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836 Sentenced to 14 years at Antigua Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. (TS)

NAT Antigua, ship: LADY NUGENT, 1836, convict# 407 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,124,L,80

PRINCE Born about 1780 in Antigua, AGE:  56, TRIED:   7 March 1835, Antigua, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, with 1 child Spouse:  I lived with a woman named Margaret – 1 child, Ellen, by her, 14 years old – I was going to marry her, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME: Sheep-stealing – stated this offence “Sheep stealing, tried with Soldier onboard”, TRIED WITH:  Soldier, also onboard Lady Nugent, Previous Conviction: Once for highway robbery – 3 years, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT: Good, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1266, Trade:  Ploughman, Height:  5’5¼“, Age:  50, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black to grey, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad
Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, dimpled, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  Long scar on back of right wrist joint
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,146,L,80
No 1266 – Prince, 5’5¼“, aged 50, Ploughman/new lambs/dip for scab, tried at Antigua, sentenced to Life, native of Antigua, to be Assigned when recovered
One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836 Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,127,L,80
Assignment:
10 March 1837 – Constitution Hill
27 September 1837 – Public Works
6 June 1839 – Constitution Hill
Offences and Sentences:
20 May 1837 – Hansell – Neglect of duty – Returned to Government and sent to Green Ponds (now Kempton)
15 August 1837 – Public Works – Misconduct in striking two of his fellow convicts – Case dismissed
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31350664
(TS)

ANTHONY  READ born in Antigua, Age: 22 (1836), eyes: dk brown, hair: black woolly, stated this offence: Stealing from a Dwelling House, prosecutors Rich & Glass, surgeon’s report: very Good, Diligent at School, Transported for: Larceny, real name Anthony Read, Married 2 Children, Wife Ann at Native Place Antigua,  Marital status: single, Trade: Ship Carpenter & Ship Caulker, Place Of Sentencing: Grenada Sup. Cot. of Justiciary, Sentence: 7 years, Convict No: 1220 Voyage Ship: Elphinstone (1) Voyage No: 133 Arrival Date: 24 May 1836 Departure Date: 30 Jan 1836 Departure Port: Downs.  Image at position 1 on page 142 of CON 31/2 Conduct Record: CON31/1/2 Muster Roll: Appropriation List: CON27/1/2 Other Records: Indent: image at position 1 on page 3 of CON 18/7 Description List: CON18/1/7 p3 Remarks: Native of Antigua. Free Certificate: 1842. (JG)

SOLDIER  Born about 1811 in Antigua, AGE:  25, TRIED:   3 March 1835, Antigua, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME: Burglary with intent to commit a Rape – stated this offence “Sheep-stealing – I was not tried for Burglary, it was a mistake;  prosecutor Mr Brown at Native Place, Antigua”, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 2267, Trade:  Ploughman, Height:  5’6¼“, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Long, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Large, Native Place:  Antigua  , Remarks:  2 scars on left cheek;  Scar inside right wrist joint
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,137,L,80One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
Assignment:
2 December 1836 – Launceston – Norfolk Plains
Offences and Sentences:
16 January 1838 – Under orders for New South Wales – Disorderly conduct on Sunday last – Reprimanded
28 March 1838 – Under orders of New South Wales – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,149,L,80No 2267 – Soldier, 5’6”, 25, Ploughman, tried Antigua, sentenced to Life, native of Antigua, assigned to Van Diemen’s Land Establishment, Ticket-of-Leave
DEPARTURES INDEX: –
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400619  (TS)

SPIDELL/ SPIDEL / SPEDELL / SPIDER Born about 1812 in Antigua, AGE:  24,  TRIED:   30 September 1834, Antigua, CRIME: Highway Robbery – stated this offence “Highway Robbery on a little girl at Native Place, Antigua”, SENTENCE:  Life, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 2266, Trade:  Stone quarryman/House servant, Height:  5’5”, Age:  24, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  Black, thin, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  2 small scars inside right arm below elbow;  Scar on back of left hand near forefinger joint
Previous Conviction:
Once for ____ – Acquitted (crease of page)
Once for rape – Acquitted
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,137,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,208,L,80
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,149,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,137,L,80
No 2266 – SPEDELL – 5’5”, aged 24, House servant, tried Antigua, sentenced to Life, native of Antigua, assigned to Mr Thomas Young on Liverpool Street
Offences and Sentences:
13 February 1837 – ___ – Making away with a pair of Hop trowsers – 4 days confinement in a Cell on bread and water, and returned to the service of the Crown – Green Ponds (now Kempton) Assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 27 February 1837
1 May 1837 – Owen – Disorderly conduct – Hard labour out of chains for 12 months and returned to the Government – Bagdad road party and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 3 June 1837
8 June 1837 – Road Party – Pilfering two knives and other articles, value 6/-, property of _______________ from his Party – His existing term of sentence extended 2 Years and recommended he be removed to the other side of the island – To be removed to Snake Banks Road Party under his sentence of May 1837
8 June 1837 – Existing sentence extended 2 years (written in left-hand margin)
7 December 1837 – Road Party – Disorderly conduct in fighting – 6 days solitary confinement
28 March 1838 – Under orders for New South Wales – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
Transportation: One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
DEPARTURES INDEX: –
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400618     (TS)

JOHN THOM / JOHN THORN Age:  25, born in Antigua, DIED:  23 November 1836, Hobart-Tas, TRIED:   1 December 1835, Tobago, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME: Rape – Stated this offence “Rape on a girl, a black girl named Nancy” GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, DESCRIPTION –Police No:  Number 997, Trade:  Labourer and Baker, Height:  5’ 4”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black to grey, woolly, Whiskers:  None, “DEAD”, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Antigua, Remarks:  none.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,143,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,17,L,80Note
Died in His Majesty’s Colonial Hospital, 23rd November 1836
Vide – Memorandum of John Dunn, Esq, Deputy Purveyor, 24th November 1836
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,150,L,80No 997 – John Thom, 5’4”, aged 25, Labourer and Baker, tried Tobago, sentenced to 14 years, native of Antigo, Hospital
DEATH:
23 November 1836 – His Majesty’s Colonial Hospital
Quarterly Report suggests death date 24 November 1836
One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836. Sentenced to 14 years at Tobago. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440044  (TS)

Antilles

Montserrat is an island that is a British overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies

JOHN MURPHY  Guadalupe, (Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles),  No 1249,  ship: WILLIAM METCALF, 1834
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,44,C,80

SANDER Real name:  JAMES _____ (Conduct Record), AGE:  25 (1836) – born about 1811 at Montserrat, TRIED:   10 May 1836, Montserrat, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Stealing a cow, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very troublesome, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,59,L,80Police No:  2339, Trade:  Groom, Height:  5’ 9 ½”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Dark, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Montserrat, Remarks:  None
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,233,L,80Police No: Number 2339
Crime: Stated this offence “stealing a heifer”
Assignment: 29 April 1837 – Circular Head ?
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,16,L,80No 2339 – Sander – 5’ 9 ½”, aged 25, Groom-can milk, convicted at Monsurat, sentenced to Transportation for Life, native of Monsurrat, assigned to Mr I Lampsch* at Bream Creek
* Note – This is possibly John Lamph, a convict who arrived onboard “Castle Forbes” in 1820 – he died at Bream Creek on 23 March 1838, the records showing him as a farmer –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31270255Of interest – There is a place named Sander located near Bream Creek
http://www.motoadventure.com.au/gallery/album/72157622541634731/photo/4046471846/sander-near-bream-creek/One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1835, Sentenced to Life at Montserrat, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400691(TS)

Aotearoa (New Zealand)

ANN McGINNISS/GUINESS native of New Zealand. Died 1838 aged 27. born 1811. Ltn c of e. RGD 34/1. 3495. [see also: Robert Gamble in n.Schaffer: Employed by Hugh McGuinness/McGinness at Carlton. THRA Vol 37/2-3 p81]. and – MCGINNIS/Mc GINNISS From online  query to AUS-TAS email list: Subject: People of colour: Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:26:45 +1000. In a DC for a child in 1838, it lists the parent’s names and occupation as “John and Ann McGINNIS – People of colour of Launceston” Does this mean they were ‘coloured’ natives of Tasmania? [Are these all the same people?] see: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2005-09/1127315844
see also:
JAMES MCGINNIS aka JOHN MCGINNIS and ANN MCGINNIS Parents of: Joseph MC GINNIS died 17 March 1838, age 5, born c1833. Richard MCGINNIS born 6/3/1835,baptized 1838. John MCGINNIS born 17/8/1837,baptized 1838, died Aug 1838. Ann MCGINNIS Baptised 1838, died 30 April 1838 aged 27 (born c.1811). James Joseph MCGINNIS, Widower, aged 43 (born c1795), remarried on 19 December 1838 to Elizabeth PHIPPS, age 15 (born 1 Oct 1824, from baptism 1825, Launceston). [see entry for ANN PENNY a Bengali, aka ANN PHIPPS and GEORGE PHIPPS]. Elizabeth PHIPPS father was George PHIPPS (convict per Morley 1817) and mother was Ann PENNY.   George PHIPPS previous wife (married 1819, Launceston) was Mary Robinson (convict per Maria 1818).  Ann PENNY married George PHIPPS on the 17 November 1823. Ann PENNY died on 5th September 1838 age 35, born c.1803. See: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2005-09/1127315844
and: http://www.candoo.com/surnames/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1794
(JG)(GW)(TS)

MENAI Native of NZ. died 1834. Hbt c of e. RGD 34/1 3495. Buchanan p.100. (JG)

JOHN MYETYE, MYTEYE, MYLIE, MYET.EYE, WITIEYE MITI. 5’9″; stoutly made; tattooed; age 35 years; native of New Zealand; sealer 7 years (SLR). Note discrepency between SLR age of 35, and that of cedar party muster (40). Shipping: Sailed on the King George (after discharge from the Queen Charlotte) for the Marquesas Islands on 8 April 1818 (Jacky Mity, Taheitan). Sailed from Sydney on the Glory for Port Dalrymple and the seal fishery on 29 October l8l9 (Jacky Miti, New Zealander). Sailed from Sydney on the Sally on 3 January 1824, for Bass Strait (Jacky Mytie, New Zealander). Usual resort: Hunter Island. Women: MIR.NER.MAN.NER.ME (Maria); concealed by Myetie on Hunter Island after she absconded from Munro. After Starker was drowned, Myetye took his two women, keeping WOB.BEL.TY, by whom he had one child (Bessy Miti/Rue), and giving NICK.ER.UM.POW.- WER.RER.TER (Mary) to Edward Tomlin. Bought PORT.RIP.EL.LAN.ER (Maria) from James Thompson. Said to have killed a half-caste child at Cape Barren when visiting there (FM, 1/8/ 1831). There is considerable confusion in the records between Mira and Myetye, particularly in respect of spelling of name, age and origin – New Zealander (Myetye) and Otaheitan (Mira). Myetye told Robinson that he came from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and Mollison (1976) suggests that he was a son of the Maori chief Te Apia, whose daughter married George Bruce (see Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol.l), and their daughter, Mary, was baptised at St David’s church, Hobart, on 29 November 1809. Robinson considered Myetye to be the most honorable among the north-western sealers, he was their head man (FM,201311830). He was dead bv November 1832 Myetye was at Port Stephens (NSW) with a cedar party in 1823, and his age was then given as 40 years, stature 5′ 8″, brown eyes, black hair, blue ring on left nostril. The family name became MITI. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.  1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.93. Also: MYTIE  Jacky. Sailor 1822 Apr 12. Thomas Street, master of the “Sinbad”, permitted to employ for the procurement of cedar at Port Stephens (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.148). From: http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/colsec/m/F40c_mu-my-12.htm#TopOfPage  (JG)

SUSANNAH PARCURIA Native of New Zealand. Died 1840. aged 17. born 1823. Hbt C Reg. RGD 35/1  Buchanan p.100. (JG)

TIGER Native of New Zealand. Died 1828. aged 20. Born 1808. Hbt c of e. RGD 34/1  1777. Buchanan 100.

MARY TIPPAHEE Maori child? Baptised 1809 Hobart. 32/1 p.74. (JG)

Australia (mainland Aboriginal people)

JOE BANGETT (BUNGETT) came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. [to be researched] See: JOHN CROOK for more details.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. (JG)

BILL BULLETS came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. [to be researched] See: JOHN CROOK for more details.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. (JG)

JOHN CROOK, TOMMY, KANNINBAYER, JOHNINBIA* or YUNBAI of the BAREWURRER tribe (BEREWORRAH) originally from near Five Islands, Woollongongwas engaged along with JOHN PIGEON who wasfrom the Warrora tribe, Shoalhaven. Crook, named after the missionary William P Crook was also distinguished by a portrait of his likeness recorded held in the Mitchell library, a lithograph by E.D. Barlow.  John Batman was engaged to track and capture the (Tasmanian) Aborigines at large. He was initially permitted by Lieut-Governor George Arthur to select a party of nine men including two ‘Sydney Aborigines’, three ticket-of –leave men to serve three years in the bush or in the field police before receiving conditional pardons, but six others might receive tickets of leave after 12 months service, in his appointment as a leader of a Roving Party, under Thomas Anstey, Police Magistrate at Oatlands.  Anstey was also responsible for the Roving Party led by Gilbert Robertson that had captured 5 Aboriginal people near Swanport on 7 November 1828. Arthur approved a grant of 2000 acres for Batman after one year of service. Also: c April 1831 Crook and Pigeon were sent back to Sydney by Batman to recruit more Sydney natives, they returned near the end of August 1831 with five other Aborigines and on 31 August 1831 Batman wrote to the Col Sec. ‘seven black natives arrived at my house last week and wish to be employed to communicate with the natives of this island’. (Campbell: p57). In Jan 1832 Pigeon was shot by a shepherd, not fatally, while climbing a tree for possum, he then stayed at Batman’s house. While (p60) Robinson decided that “He was sending five [? Who?] of the Sydney Aborigines back to Batman’s farm ‘from which station they can proceed as circumstances may require’. Robinson decided that the remaining four [? Who?]  Sydney Aborigines and Cottrell would join an expedition which he was to lead to the North West, explaining that he would employ the Sydney Aborigines instead of Europeans. The four were MACHER (sometimes MACKEY/R or LEWIS), JOHN STEWART (WILLANG), JOE THE MARINE (QUANMURNER) and WILLIAM, the latter a recent arrival who had attached himself to Cottrells party. As William had not been engaged by the Government he was provided with food and clothes but no pay. (Campbell: 60). When Batman left on the Rebecca from Launceston to ‘found’ Port Phillip on 9 May 1835, he went with seven NSW natives: PIGEON, JOE THE MARINE, BILL BULLETS, JOE BANGETT (BUNGETT), JOHN STEWART, OLD BULL, MACHER and three white servants. (Campbell: 85) [much more research needed].Excerpts from: Campbell, Alastair H.  1987, John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia, pp27-30. *Spelling by John Batman. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

DUAL, DUALL, DEWELL, DOUAL born c.1797, Dharawal man. Hamilton Hume travelled with him when Dual was aged about 17. By 1816 he was one of 10 most wanted Aborigines on a list circulated by Gov Macquarie. Arrested, sentenced to death, reprieved, sent to VDL for 7 years, on the Kangaroo arrived 28 April 1816. Dual, from there  three years later, in 1819  was recalled to NSW to accompany colonial surgeon and administrator Charles Throsby from Cowpastures from Bathurst. It is uncertain how Dual spent his time in VDL given his convict record appears to be lost. In 1833 aged around 40 Dual was living at the Cowpastures, west of Sydney, with his wife and child. [This entry is drawn from the essay by Kristyn Harman, ‘Multiple subjectivities: writing Duall’s life as social biography’ downloaded from: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/8351/. (Thanks to Garry Wilson for alerting me to Duall and that he was in VDL: JG)

EMMA, EMME, EMUE New Holland, From Port Lincoln. First living with Abyssinia Jack (John Anderson) at Kangaroo Island (Plomley, Weep in Silence, 12/1/1836). She had previously been the wife of a New Holland native and with him she had several children, of whom one of the boys had had an ear cut off by a sealer as a result of which he died (WIS, 2/6/1837). Another son, named PRARERE lived with her at Kent Group (with Anderson) (FM,4/4/183l). Emma had several children by Abyssinia Jack (WIS, 19/12/1837). Later he sold her to Munroe (WIS, 12/1/1836), and she died there earlier than  19/12/1837. (WIS, 19/12/1837). See John Anderson. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.112. See also: http://bassstraitto1850.wordpress.com/biographies-of-people-living-in-or-visiting-bass-strait-to-1850/  (JG)

HARRY Native of Port Macquarie, Tried Maitland 1846, Transported on: Louisa, arrived VDL: 26 April 1846, Indent: CON16/1/3 p240, CON 63/2,   CON37/3 p620 , Conduct Record: CON37/1/3 p620, convict # 30835, status: PH, died: 15 Jan 1856, Impression Bay, Premaydena, Tasman Peninsula. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/dcm6206  (JG)

JACKEY Surname Alias: Jackey Given Name(s): Ship of arrival to the Colony: Aboriginal Native Ship of second transportation: Currency Lass Date of second transportation: 20/09/1834 Transported from: Sydney Transported to: Van Diemens Land Page: 144 Location: 4/3899. Reel No. 1063 From: CD Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-53. Descendants of Convicts Inc. Melb, Nov, 2003. ISBN 0-9581771-1-2. (JG)

JACKEY (2) Surname Alias: Jackey Given Name(s): Jackey Ship of arrival to the Colony: Native Date of second transportation: 11/12/1844 Transported from: Melbourne Transported to: Van Diemens Land Page: 214 Location: 4/4523 Reel No. 1260 Age: 31 Eyes: Dk brown Hair: Black Complexion: Black Height: 5′ 81/2″ Remarks including Trials, Offences, Trade, Transfers: Tried Sup; Ct. Melbourne 15 May 1844 Life. Murder on an aboriginal native. Under 1st conviction. From: CD Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-53. Descendants of Convicts Inc. Melb, Nov, 2003. ISBN 0-9581771-1-2. (JG)

JOE THE MARINE, QUANMURRER Of the Koorrambun tribe (near Jervis Bay). Came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. [to be researched] See: JOHN CROOK for more details.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly Mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

KAL.LOON.GOO, COW.WER.PITE.YER, WIN.DEER.RER, SARAH, CHARLOTTE. New Holland  Port Lincoln  Joined Aboriginal Settlement I June 1837. Abducted by James Allen who, in company with Bill Johnson (now drowned), took her to Kangaroo Island. There for a considerable time, until Johnson forced her on the schooner Henry (J. Griffith) and brought herto the Straits. There sold to Bill Dutton, who subsequently abandoned her; by him she had a child (female) whom he took when he went away. Emma’s brother her husband. Had a male child by a Sydney black, a sealer, now aged 5; this boy now with her; description; she was a big girl when Allen kidnapped her; Dutton had left about l0 months earlier and had married a white woman (WIS 1-2/6/1837). Gives birth to male child at the Aboriginal Settlement; the father perhaps GAR’s servant (WIS, 7/6/1838). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p113. (JG)

KAR.DING.GOR.OKE New Holland woman living with Morgan ( WIS, 9/1/1837). May have been a Port Phillip woman, c.f. GOR.ROKE ending to name of other Port Phillip women whose names were obtained by Robinson (WIS, p. 675, notes to journal 3 January 1837). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P.106, p113. (JG)

MACHER, MACKER, MACCAH, LEWIS Chief of the KILLEMBARGON tribe (near Jervis Bay)  came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. [to be researched] See: JOHN CROOK for more details.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

MUSQUITO Native of Sydney died 1825 adult Hbt HTG 25 Feb 1825 p2c4 Buchanan, p.100. See ADB online: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10366b.htm (JG)

NEE.NUT.NOMY New Holland, Living with sealer. (WIS,9/1/1837). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P108, P117. (JG)

NINJIT New Holland, Living with Jack Williams; other New Holland  women with the sealers were NEE.NUT.NOMY and WON.GOR.RUG (WIS,9/1/1837). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P108, P117. (JG)

OLD BULL came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. [to be researched] See: JOHN CROOK for more details.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987, John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. (JG)

JOHN PIGEON, BEEWURHER, WEYMORR*, WARROBA. Brother to MACHER. From Warrora tribe, Shoalhaven, came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1828-1835. [to be researched] See also: JOHN CROOK.  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia, pp27-30. *Spelling by John Batman. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

POLL New Holland, Abducted from Port Lincoln, taken to Kangaroo Island, thence to Kent Group by Anderson. When Anderson disposed of Emma he kept Poll. No other particulars known. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.  1990,  The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community / Brian Plomley and Kristen Anne Henley Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.119. (JG)

JACK RADLY, GARRAMMILLY, TAMAMBILLY, TERRO’MALLEE* of the MULLOWONG tribe, NSW, engaged by John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines. *Spelling by John Batman. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

ANN and JOHN RICKETTS John Ricketts born October 29 1847. Cascade Factory, Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land. Baptised: 2 November, 1847. Mother: Ann Ricketts, an Aboriginal. Father: unnamed. Baptised by: W.M. Hesketh. Beattie Collection, Reference 135a. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston. Information  Thursday, 24 September, 2009. (Research by Christina Henri: JG)

SAWYER, NUMBUNGHUNDY, NOMBARGUNDY, NAMBARDO* of the KAIRHERMYWURHER (GERMIOWORRAH) tribe. Brought to VDL and employed by John Batman to capture VDL Aborigines.*Spelling by John Batman. See also: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

MARY SHERWOOD Mainland Aboriginal girl. Born 1833 Adelaide. Entered orphan asylum on 27/12/1841 Died  there 27/9/1843. [Irene Schaffer same, but says discharged not died. SWD 28/1 p17]. (JG)

JOHN STEWART, NILLANG, WILLANG of the KOLLALLEC tribe (near Jervis Bay). Came from NSW to accompany John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835. Found drowned in the Yarra on 16 March 1839. See: JOHN CROOK for more details. From: Campbell, Alastair H.  1987, John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia – and – Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly Mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. (JG)

SYDNEY BLACK A sealer in the Straits. He had a son by KAL.LOON.GOO (Charlotte) who was given the name of John Franklin by Robinson. This boy, aged about 5 years, was described as having European features, thin lips, and small features, like his mother; he appeared intelligent (Plomley, Weep in Silence, 2/6/ 1837). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart. (JG)

JACK WAITER, BULBERLANG, BOLLO’BOLONG – see JOHN PETER

NELLIE WANDA (ca.1884 – 1903) “Queenslander” “I don’t know anything yet about how or when she came to Tasmania. The poor girl was not quite 19 when she died. She left behind a baby daughter”. (further research needed & borderline 1900). (JG)

JIMMY WARRIGLE Surname Alias: Warrigle Given Name(s): Jimmy Ship of arrival to the Colony: Aboriginal of New South Wales Date of second transportation: 06/11/1846 Transported from: Melbourne Transported to: Van Diemens Land Page: 258 Location: 4/4523 Reel No. 1260 Remarks including Trials, Offences, Trade, Transfers: Tried Sup: Ct. Melbourne 17 Oct. 1846 Life. Wounding with intent to maim disfigure disable or to do severe grievous bodily harm. A native black. From: CD Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-53. Descendants of Convicts Inc. Melb, Nov, 2003. ISBN 0-9581771-1-2.
(JG)

WATERMAN, ONNORERONG (MONOWARA) of the BERWERRY tribe (near Jervis bay). From: Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly Mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-. (JG)

WILLIAM, BUDGERGORRY, WILLIMANAN* (?) aged about 25 years, native of the KOONAMETTA tribe (Port Egan?) Left tribe as a boy. Employed on a farm, then on a whaler. Later joined a sealing vessel bound for Kangaroo Island, where remained 5 years. Early in 1832 brought by Griffith’s Schooner to Launceston where joined the (Batman’s) Sydney natives. (Plomley). Robinson, George Augustus, & Plomley, N. J. B.  2008,  Friendly Mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery ; Quintus, Launceston, Tas, Hobart, pp. 506-8. First worked with Anthony Cottrell and later with John Batman in capturing VDL Aborigines possibly in VDL 1832-1835.   See: JOHN CROOK for more details. From:  Campbell, Alastair H.  1987,  John Batman and the Aborigines / Alastair H. Campbell Kibble Books, Malmsbury, Australia. (JG)

WON.GOR.RUG New Holland, Living with sealer. (WIS,9/1/1837). Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P108, P117. (JG)

Austria

Vienna

MICHAEL WEBBER #525, line 8120,  born c.1779, Place Of Birth: Vienna, Conviction: 1821-07-07, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Barbadoes CM, Sailed: 1823-03-09, arrived: 1823-08-16, Ship: Commodore Hayes, Ship Master: Lewis W. Moncrief, Embarked:219M/Deaths:3M/Landed:216(VDL)M, Ship Surgeon: Geo. S. Ruther, age: 43yo at 1823, Body Marks: anchor back left hand, Eyes: L Grey, Hair: Bro, Height: 5/6 in, Trade: Stone Mason. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai74373  (JG)

Barbados / Barbadoes

ALFRED Native of Barbados, convict #531, Transported on SARAH, voyage #139, arrived: 29 March 1837, departed London: 22 Dec 1836,  Conduct con 31/1/2, muster roll: cso 5/1/19 398, appropriation list: CON27/1/7, description list: CON18/1/20 p3, Adm. 101/66 Reel 3209Adm101/66 Reel 3209CON18/20 p3CON27/7CON31/2CSO5/19/398MM33/3MM33/6MM33/8, FS Record Number: ai00531 [more information sought). (JG) – and –
ALFRED Age:  22 (1837), born about 1814 in Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME: Sheep-stealing – Prosecutor Anthony, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good,  DESCRIPTION – Marital status:  Single, Police No:  771, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’ 2 ½“, Age:  22, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, thick, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbadoes, Remarks:  Cut on back of left hand
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,4,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-2,174,159,L,80
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
Police No: Number 771; Assignment: 14 April 1837 – Campbell Town, 23 January 1838 – Avoca, 29 March 1842 – Avoca; Ticket of Leave: 16 April 1841; Conditional Pardon: 1842 – No 546; Free Certificate: 1843; APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,2,L,80
No 771 – Alfred – 5’ 2 ½“, aged 22, labourer, tried at Barbadoes, sentenced to 7 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to S.N. Talbott, Esq REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31020421
(TS)

ROBERT ARMSTRONG Age:  21 (1836) born about 1815 at Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Receiving stolen goods, Receiving a pair of stolen trousers, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, with 2 children, DESCRIPTION –Police No:  770, Trade:  Stone cutter / Quarryman, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  21, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers: , None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbadoes, Remarks:  Wide nostrils;  Cut on left arm
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,4,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-2,174,159,L,80Police No: Number 770
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Excellent
MEDICAL JOURNAL: 
Folio 2: Robert Armstrong, aged 22, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 1 March 1837. Discharged 12 March 1837 cured.
Folio 2: Robert Armstrong, aged 21, convict; disease or hurt, hepatitis. Put on sick list, 5 February 1837. Discharged 17 February 1837 cured.
Assignment:
9 May 1837 – New Norfolk
7 February 1839 – Chief Police Magistrate
26 February 1839 – Green Ponds (now Kempton)
30 May 1839 – S. Hill
4 January 1842 – Green Ponds
22 April 1842 – Launceston
4 October 1844 – Campbell Town
Offences and Sentences:
7 February 1839 – Bakery – Insubordination – Hard labour out of chains for 3 calendar  months and then returned to Government – Sent to I. Hill, and conduct to be reported;  if good, to Oatlands for assignment – Vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 15 February1839
13 June 1839 – Assignment Party – Disobedient conduct – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
3 August 1841 – Dixon – Larceny under the value of £5 – Case dismissed, but he is returned to Government at the request of his Master – sent to Launceston for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 6 August 1841
Ticket of Leave:
6 April 1843
10 January 1843 – Published in the Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753240Free Certificate:
1845 – Number 508
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,2,L,80Robert Armstrong – 5’ 5 ½“,  aged 21, Quarryman and Stonecutter plus Gent’s Servant can wait at table plus cook, tried Barbadoes, sentenced to 7 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to Public Works
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31020420(TS)

BOY BLUE   #4, Boy Blue,  Height: 5ft 6 3/4, Age: 25, Trade: Gentleman’s servant and Groom, Where tried: Barbados, Sentence: 14 years, Native Place: Barbados, How appropriated: Mr J Glover, Ben Lomond, TL [ticket of leave] From: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,C,80  [*John Glover arrived at Ben Lomond 12 March 1832, he died there 9 December 1849: http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/2802]. (MY) – and-
BLUE BOY aka BOY BLUE Age:  25 (1837) born about 1811 at Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Sheep-stealing, Stated this offence – “Having stolen sheep in my possession, prosecutor John Thomas”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, DESCRIPTION –Police No:  2604, Trade:  Gentleman’s Servant and Groom, Height:  5’6 ¾“, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round , Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbados, Remarks:  None, Marital status:  Married, with one child, Spouse:  Matilda, at Barbados
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,10,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,148,L,80
Police No: Number 2604, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 14 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan. Assignment: 14 April 1837 – Launceston
APPROPRIATION: 2604 – Boy Blue, 5’6 ¾“, aged 25, Gent’s Servant and Groom, tried Barbados, sentenced to 14 years, native of Barbados, assigned to Mr I. Glover at Benlomond (Ben Lomond), Ticket-of-Leave
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,L,80
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030431
(TS)


MARY ANN/MARY JANE BRADFORD born c.1815, Calculated Age 22yo at 1838-01-23, convicted: 1836-12-12, Place Of Birth: Barbados, Sentence: 14 years, Place Of Sentencing: Barbadoes, Gaol Report: None, Stated This Offence: Injuring a Child by throwing it down and striking it with a piece of Wood, Transported For Wounding &c. Physical description: woman of colour,  Eyes: Dk Hazel, Hair: Black woolley, Height Feet 4 Height Inch 19/2, Family – Single: real Name Mary Ann Bradford, Trade: Nurse Maid, Sailed: 1837-09-30, Arrived: 1838-01-23, Ship Name: Atwick, Sailed Days: 115, Sailed From: London, Ship Master: H. Mackay, Ship Surgeon: Ptr. Leonard, Embarked:151F/Deaths:1F/Landed:150(VDL)F, VDL convict records: 1838-01-24, #HO 11/11, TAHO:   Image at position 2 on page 212 of CON 19/1/12,http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON19-1-12,606,219 TAHO:  Image at position 2 on page 147 of CON 40/6, “FM”?? 16.8.44 [last mention]http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON40-1-6,258,121 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a3627  (JG)

JOHN CHRISTMAS Born c. 1811, Police number: 2151C, Native place: Barbadoes, Trade: Gent’s Servant and Groom, Place of sentencing: Barbadoes O&T & G.D., Tried date: 11 Dec 1835, Transported:  Eden, 1836, Sailed days: 113 days, Sailed from: Portsmouth, Sailed route: Cape, Ship Master: Alex. L. Mollison, Ship name: Eden 1, Ship surgeon: Gilbert King, population: Embarked:280M/Deaths:3M/Landed:277(VDL)M, arrival date: 22 Dec 1836, Hulk report: (x: good) very bad, Stated this offence: Housebreaking: Prosr: Mr Best my master, I stole a jacket, ironed at the hulk for stealing bread, real name John Christmas, Surgeon’s rtpoer: quiet, Transported for: burglary, Eyes: black, Hair: black curly, calc. height inches: 63, Heght feet: 5 ft 3, Family: single, Record Number: c31a31071107
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-7,263,81,L,80Adm. 101/22 Reel 3193Adm101/22 Reel 3193CON13/8CON18/7 p155CON27/2CON31/7CSO1/895/19007MM33/3MM33/6MM33/8
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31071107
(JG)

JOSEPH DOYLE  born c.1817  age 27 (1844) place of birth: County Meklow, Ireland. Tried  12 Sep 1843. Sentence: 7 years, Place Of Sentencing: Barbadoes Ct. Martial, Gaol Report: First Conviction, Ship: Lord Auckland (1)
Sailed:  16 July 1844, Population embarked:238M/ Deaths:2M/Landed:236 (VDL)M, Sailed Days: 122, Sailed From: London, Sailed route: Direct, Ship Master: Robert  Brown, Ship Name: Lord Auckland, Ship Surgeon: Jn. J. Lancaster, Arrived: 15 Nov 1844, Stated This Offence: Striking a Corporal I was drunk 47 Regt -Ct. Ml. Habt Drunk – 1 month Drunk on Duty 20 Days Soly. & reduced 47 Regt 4 years & 4 months. Surgeons Report: General Conduct Very Good Specially recommended. Transported For: Breaches of the Articles of War. Body Marks: Has been a soldier scar on 1st, 2 scars on 3rd scar on 4th fingers left hand, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Brown,  Height: 5 ft 9.25in,  Family: Single, Literacy: Can Read and Write, Religion: Protestant, Trade: Clerk
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai19990http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c33a33610059 
(JG)

EDWARD Age:  22 (1836) born about 1814 in Barbados, Tried:   13 June 1836, Barbados, Sentence:  7 years, Crime: Breaking into a Counting House and stealing 3 Doubloons, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Tasmanian Archives, page 34 – has been missed during the scanning process, Police No:  514,  One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,189,L,80Police No: 514, Assignment: 14 April 1837 – Launceston
Offences and Sentences: 14 September 1837 – Sprent – Neglect of duty – 2 months hard labour and returned to Government
16 September 1837 – Road Party – Neglect of work – Reprimanded
* Reiby’s Ford after Launceston for assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 7 October 1837
16 January 1838 – Under orders for New South Wales – Disorderly conduct on Sunday last – Reprimanded
1 March 1838 – Labourer Ordinance Stores – Found in a disorderly house last night – Hard labour on the Treadwheel for 10 days
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,6,L,80No 514 – Edward – 5’ 2”, aged 22, Gent’s Servant/can serve at table, tried Barbadoes, sentenced to 7 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to Mr I. Sprent at Launceston
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31110508(TS)

WILLIAM GROVE AGE:  20 in 1836 – born about 1817 at Barbados, TRIED:   15 December 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, Crime: Arson. Stated this offence – “Setting fire to a Negro’s house”
GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good. Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1300 ,Trade:  Blacksmith for 4 years, and Shoeing-smith / House-servant, Height:  5’4”, Age:  20, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High
Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Large, Chin:  Medium, Native Place: , Barbadoes, Remarks:  A man of colour
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,99,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-16,256,246,L,80
APPROPRIATION: No 1300 – WILLIAM GROVE – 5’4”, aged 20, Blacksmith 4 years and Shoeing Smith, tried Barbadoes, sentenced to 7 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to Mr Henry Clayton at Norfolk Plains, Ticket-of-Leave.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,78,L,80
Assignment:
11 November 1837 – Norfolk Plains
13 May 1838 –
25 August 1838 – Chief Police Magistrate
7 September 1838 –
One of 280 Convicts Transported on “Recovery” 1837. Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. SHIP:  Recovery (4th voyage) – departed Downs 1 June 1837, arrived Hobart 8 October 1837, a voyage of 129 days, carrying 280 male convicts (275 landed).  Master Thomas Johnson, Surgeon Edward Jeffery, SURGEON’S REPORT:  (Lost in crease of page), MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 2-3: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 17 May 1837, 180 male convicts were embarked in the Recovery at Woolwich and on the 22nd [May 1837], 100 at Chatham. Total number embarked 280 and their general condition and state of health appeared good. The ship sailed from England on 1st June [1837].
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31160661
(TS)

HAMLET Age:  23 (1836) born about 1813 at St Philip/s (Barbados), Description – Police No:  2188, Trade:  Bricklayer, Height:  5’ 4 ¼“, Age:  23, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Round, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Short, Native Place:  St Philip, Remarks:  None, Marital status:  Single, TRIED: 13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Burglary, GAOL
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,32,L,80 TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 2188, Crime: Receiving stolen money and ___(crease of page) breaking 2 dollars
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-21,219,200,L,80
Previous Conviction: Once in gaol
APPROPRIATION: No 2188 – Hamlet – 5’ 4¼ “, aged 23, bricklayer and plasterer, tried Barbados, sentenced to 7 years, native of St Phillips, assigned to Loun Gang
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,9,L,80
REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  (crease of page), SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan. MEDICAL JOURNAL:
Folio 3: Hamlet, aged 22, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 16 March 1837. Discharged 2 April 1837 cured. Folios 36-37: Hamlet, aged 22 (a slave), convict; case number 29; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 16 March 1837 at sea. Discharged 4 April 1837 cured. REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31210590
(TS)

HARRY aka HENRY  born c.1800, Native of Barbados, Transported aged c.36 on: Lord Lyndoch (2), convicted: London, departed: 24 Apr 1836, arrived: 19 Aug 1836, stated this offence: Sheep stealing, prosecutor Nancy Gray, gaol report: none, hulk report: orderly, surgeon’s report: good, body marks: a man of color, eyes: dark brown,  hair: black woolly, height: 5 ft 9/2, real name Henry – I lived with Grace and had 6 children by her Single 6 children.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai30836Adm. 101/44 Reel 3201Adm101/44 Reel 3201CON13/8CON18/13 p341CON23/2CON27/2CON31/21CSO1/875/18510MM33/3MM33/6MM33/8
Record Number: ai30836, 30836, con 31/21
Image at position 1 on page 341 of CON 18/13:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-21,219,171 Image at position 2 on page 387 of CON 31/21: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-21,219,171 died: 29 Dec 1836, H M C Hospital. (JG)

JOE Age:  31 (1837)  born about 1805 at Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,35,L,80DESCRIPTION – Police No:  986, Trade:  Bricklayer and rough plasterer, Height:  5’ 11 ½”, Age:  31, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Small, Hair: Black, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Large, Mouth:  Rather wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbados, Remarks:  Small scar on back of right hand
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,51,L,80Police No: 986, Crime: Larceny
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,10,L,80No 986 – Joe – tried Barbados – sent to the Hospital
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250133(TS)

JOHN Age:  19 – born about 1819 at Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, Sentenced to 7 years at Barbados, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Receiving a stolen watch” GAOL REPORT:  No character report, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very well behaved, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-8,299,23,L,80
Police No:  990, Trade:  Cooper, Height:  5’ 2 ¼“, Age:  17, Complexion:  Dark
Head:  Long, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Medium
Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Large, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  Barbados, Remarks:  None. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,52,L,80
Police No:, Number 990 Previous Offence: Once for leaving my ___ – 1 month, Assignment:
Port Arthur, Launceston
One of 150 Convicts Transported on “Frances Charlotte” 1837, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Frances Charlotte (second voyage) – departed Portsmouth 1 January 1837, arrived Hobart 15 May 1837, a voyage of 134 days, carrying 150 male convicts (150 landed).  Master Thomas Welbank, Surgeon Alexander Nisbet
Offences and Sentences:
22 November 1837 – Port Arthur – Insolence to his Overseer – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
20 January1838 – Port Arthur – A piece of bed ticking improperly in his possession – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
29 January 1838 – Port Arthur – ___ (crease of page) – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
10 February 1838 – Port Arthur – Talking in Barracks after silence being called – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
20 February 1838 – Port Arthur – Disobedience of orders – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
4 April 1838 – Port Arthur – Idleness ___ (crease) at his work – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
11 June 1838 – Port Arthur – Postively refusing to obey his Overseer’s orders – 18 stripes on the ___ (crease / breach?)
31 October 1838 – Port Arthur – Having a Pass improperly in his possession – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
19 November 1838 – Port Arthur – Maliciously throwing a stone at a fellow (crease) – 48 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
5 January 1839 – Port Arthur – Absent from the Muster Ground – 24 hours solitary confinement on bread and water
7 February 1839 – Port Arthur – Disobedient conduct – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
14 February 1839 – Port Arthur – Obscene language – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
18 June 1839 – Port Arthur – Misconduct during meals – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
30 August 1841 – Basham – Misconduct – 7 days hard labour – Treadwheel recommended
6 January 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave
Ticket of Leave:
6 January 1842
Free Certificate:
1843 – No 478
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,25,L,80
No 990 – John – 5’2”, aged 17, cooper for 4 years, tried Barbados, sentenced to 7 years, native of Barbados, assignment column blank
REFERENCES –Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250137
(TS)

JOHN JACOBS #847,  Native Place: Barbadoes, Trade: Able Seaman, Height: 5 ft 3 ½, Age: 26, Complexion: Blk, Head: M.L. Hair: black, Whiskers: -, Visage: oval, Forehead: M.H., Eyebrows: Blk, Eyes: Dk Blue, Nose: M.L., Nose: M.L., Mouth: M.W., Chin: long, Remarks: 2 long scars on left arm – man & woman inside right arm
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,46,L,80
Convicted: Middlesex LS (?) 13th Oct 1834, Transported: Mangles 1st August 1835. Transported for Larceny. Gaol Report: not known, Hulk Report: Bad, Single, stated this offence: shoplifiting. Prosecutor  in Ratcliffe, 4 days black hole in the hulk for assault,  Surgeons report: “a cook and very orderly”. A lot of information in:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-26,156,33,L,80
including Free Cert. 1843.  (TS)

JOE  Native of Barbados, age c.37, born c.1805, Departed: 22 Dec 1836 from London, Ship: Sarah,  arrived VDL on 29 March 1837, sentence: 7 years, gaol report: none, hulk report: good, transported for: larceny, body marks: small scar back of right hand eyes: dark hair: black, height 5  11 1/2, marital status: single, trade: bricklayer and rough plasterer. Image at position 2 on page 51 of CON 31/25, Image at position 2 on page 51 of CON 31/25,
 http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-25,332,51  [unfinished entry…]
image at position 1 on page 63 of CON 18/20
 http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-20,247,35  “Hospital” written across this description list  in pencil complexion: black, head: small, hair: black, whiskers: none, visage: round, forehead: medium, eyebrow: black, eyes: dark, nose: large, mouth: rather wide, chin: small. (TS)

JOHN WILLIAM JONES aka  WILLIAM JAMES JONES (Indent) AGE:  25 (1836) – born about 1812 at Barbadoes TRIED:   13 December 1836, Barbadoes SENTENCE:  10 years CRIME:  Horse-stealing. GAOL REPORT:  None HULK REPORT:  Good SURGEON’S REPORT:  Orderly. One of 280 Convicts Transported on “Recovery” 1837. Sentenced to 10 years at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, with 4 children / Single, with 4 children. Spouse:  “I am not married – I lived with Amelia Delf and had 4 children by her” DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1025 Trade:  Brickmaker and Stonemason Height:  5’3” Age:  25 Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Large Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  Barbados, Remarks:  (tattoos) N.H. JONES, J.T. JONES, born 9 Sept 1836;  A. JONES on right arm.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,112,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,64,L,80
Police No: Number 1025, Crime: Stated this offence – “Horse stealing” APPROPRIATION:
No 1025 – WILLIAM JAMES JONES – 5’3”, aged 25, Brickmaker and Stonemason, tried Barbadoes, sentenced to 10 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to Town Gang
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,80,L,80
3 April 1851 – Sydney Morning Herald – referring to John William Jones, a coloured native of Barbadoes, but now of this city – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926012 REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250172
SHIP:  Recovery (4th voyage) – departed Downs 1 June 1837, arrived Hobart 8 October 1837, a voyage of 129 days, carrying 280 male convicts (275 landed).  Master Thomas Johnson, Surgeon Edward Jeffery. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 2-3: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 17 May 1837, 180 male convicts were embarked in the Recovery at Woolwich and on the 22nd [May 1837], 100 at Chatham. Total number embarked 280 and their general condition and state of health appeared good. The ship sailed from England on 1st June [1837].
(TS)

PRINCE MOODY  Born 1807, Born, Barbados, 29yo at 19 Aug. 1836, Tried: 8/Dec/1835, sentence: life, Transported For: Burglary. Stated This Offence: Stealing things from a House, prosecutor Mr Wint at Native Place, Barbadoes, twice impd for disobedience 3 and 1 month, Gaol Report: None, Hulk Report: Orderly, Surgeons Report: Good, Physical description:  Body Marks: A Man of Color, Eyes: Dk brown, Hair: Blk, woolly, Height Calculated Total Inches: 64.5, Height Feet: 5 Height Inch: 9/2, Family: I lived with a Woman named Rode, I have 3 Children by her at Barbadoes real name Prince Moody – Single 3 Children, Trade: Bricklayer, Stone mason Plo’man,
Description – Image at position 2 on page 369 of CON 18/13: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-13,299,197Image at position 3 on page 97 of CON 31/31
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-31,135,97Ship Name: Lord Lyndoch 2, Sailed Days: 118, Sailed From: London, Ship Master: Jn. Baker, Ship Surgeon: Jas. Lawrence, Arrived: 1836-08-20, Population, Embarked: 330M/Deaths:5M/Landed:325(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL 1836-08-20 VDL, Arrival Date: 1836-08-19. (JG)

BENJAMIN PEARCE born c.1807 age: 19 in 1826, Place of Birth: Bristol, Trade; Gentleman servant: Margate, Marital Status: S, hair: black, complexion: black, eyes: black, 5 ft 2 ¾ in, Body Marks: Mermaid WP EP inside rt arm WP CP AP CP JP BP RB inside rt arm scar on eye, Family: Father at Limehouse a native of Barbadoes. Conviction: 6/4/1826, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Newgate, Gaol Report: Not Known, Hulk Report: Bad, Stated This Offence: Stealing ### prosr Mr Briggs, Surgeons Report: Good, Transported For: Felony, Muster 1830-12-31: Assd. to E. Lord Esq., Muster 1832-12-31: Ticket of Leave, Muster 1833-12-31: Ticket of Leave, Sailed: 1827-04-03, Sailed Days: 119, Sailed From: P’smouth, Ship Master: Jn. Young, Ship Name: Governor Ready [check it is not ANDROMEDA instead], Ship Surgeon: Thos. B. Wilson, Arrived: 1827-07-31 or Arrival Date1827-08-02, embarked:191M/Deaths:1M/Landed:190(VDL)M, TAHO:   Image at position 3 on page 147 of CON 31/34, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340441 [check if he married Charlotte Nichols see: CUBA] (JG)

CHARLES PEGG From Barbadoes, #1303. Trade: laborer and cook, height: 5 ft 3 ½, age: 22, complexion: black,  head: oval, large, hair: black, curly, whiskers: -, visage: large, forehead: high, eyebrows: black, eyes: black, nose: broad, flat, mouth: wide,  lips: thick, chin: long, remarks: scar on left arm below elbow. Arrived 1836 aboard Eden
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer /image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-7,263,125,L,80  (TS)

ROBERT  Age:  21 (1836) – born about 1821 at Barbadoes, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbadoes, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Stealing a silver watch chain, Stated this offence – “Stealing £10 and a silver watch chain; Prosecutor Mr Thomas”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Married, Spouse:  Elizabeth, at native place (Barbadoes), DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,52,L,80Police No:  1217, Trade:  Groom and Gentleman’s Servant, Height:  5’ 3 ¼”, Age:  21, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Large, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round Large, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, thick, Mouth:  Large, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbadoes, Remarks:  None
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-37,246,237,L,80Assignment:
9 May 1837 – New Norfolk
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,14,L,80No 1217 – Robert, 5’3 ½“, aged 21, Gent’s servant and groom, convicted Barbadoes, sentenced to 14 years, native place not given, sick
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 14 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370627(TS)
Source:  position 1 on page 96 of CON 18/20
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-20,247,52
Source: position 3 on page 221 of CON 31/371836-12-22

http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-37,246,237
(JG)

STEPHEN ROACH  Barbadoes, No 636, ship: DAVID LYON, 1830 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-4,162,127,L,80

SCIPIO aka SCIPPIO Age:  25(1836)  – born about 1811 at Barbados, TRIED:   13 June 1836 – Barbados, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Larceny Stated this offence – “Stealing 2 barrels of porter”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good
Marital status:  Married, with 1 child, “Wife ___ not married”
DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,60,L,80Police No:  2335, Trade:  Ship’s Carpenter, Height:  5’ 4 ¼”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, thick lips, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbados
Remarks:  None
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,231,L,80Assignment:
18 April 1837 – Launceston
Offences and Sentences:
30 January 1838 – Beveridge – Insolence and neglect of duty – Admonished
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,16,L,80No 2335 – Scippio/Scipio – 5’ 4 ¼”, aged 25, Ship Carpenter for 5 ½ years, convicted at Barbados, sentenced to 14 years, native of Barbados, assigned to Public Works
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 14 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folio 3: Scipio, aged 30, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 21 March 1837. Discharged 3 April 1837 cured
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
(TS)

JAMES HENRY SMITH AGE:  25 – born about 1811 at Barbados, DEATH:  1846, Hobart-Tas (unconfirmed), TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbadoes, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Sheep-stealing, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Indifferent, Marital status:  Single
DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,59,L,80Police No:  2336, Trade:  Labourer and West India planter, Height:  5’ 9 ½”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Sallow, Head:  Long, Hair:  Dark, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Light, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Small, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Long, Native Place:  Barbados
Remarks:  (tattoos) N.B.B. H.B. I.H.B. M.R.B. I.S. A.B. R.H.I. on right arm;  Anchor, G.B. crucifix on left arm;  she on left thumb
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,232,L,80Police No: Number 2336, Crime: Sheep-stealing, Previous Conviction: Once for furiously riding – fined, Probation:
Assignment:
12 May 1837 – Bridgewater
20 June 1837 – Constitution Hill
3 July 1838 – Spring Hill
14 June 1839 – Green Ponds
30 April 1841 – Bridgewater
2 June 1843 – Bridgewater
Offences and Sentences:
10 April 1838 – Wade – Embezzling – the property of Ann Robinson – recommended for trial – twelve months Probation – Spring Hill Road Party and then returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 12 May 1838
23 April 1838 – 3 years extension (left-hand margin)
15 June 1839 – Baker – Misconduct – Admonished
11 August 1843 – Ticket-of-Leave
Ticket of Leave:
11 August 1843
22 August 1843 – published in the Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753875Conditional Pardon:
20 August 1845 – Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the Australian Colony
2 September 1845 – Published in the Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87571374 May 1846 – Approved
29 August 1846 – Published in the Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65941770APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,16,L,80No 2336 – James Henry Smith – 5’9”, aged 25, Labourer and West India planter, convicted at Barbadoes, sentenced to 14 years, native of Barbadoes, assigned to Mr Jennings at Hobart
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
1846 – James Henry Smith, born about 1812, died 1846, Hobart-Tas (Colonial Families) 17 September 1846 – James Henry Smith, aged 34, died Hobart-Tas, 1166/1846 (BMDs) SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 14 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400688(TS)

JOHN SMITH Born c.1796, Calculated Age, 27yo at 1824, Place Of Birth: Barbadoes, Physical description: Body Marks:  Scar left side face ditto outside rt arm about 2 inches from elbow Joint, Complexion: Blk, Eyes:  Blk, Hair: Blk curley,  Height: 5/10 in, Marital Status: Single, Trade: Mariner. Stated This Offence: stealing a Monkey Jacket & Great Coat Man of Wars Man sailed in the Isis Frigate 50. Gaol Report: Attempted to break Prison but since very Orderly, Hulk Report: Orderly. Transported For stealing 2 Great Coats. Conviction/ Tried Date: 1823-10-13, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Kent. Ship: Phoenix (2), Sailed: 1824-03-29, Sailed Days: 114, Sailed From: P’smouth, sailed route: Ten., Ship Master: Rbt. White, Ship Name: Phoenix II,      Ship Surgeon: Chas. Queade, Arrived: 1824-07-21, Embarked: 204M/Deaths:2M/Landed:202(VDL)M. TAHO:    Image at position 1 on page 204 of CON 31/38. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai65413 “sailed in the Joss? Frigate”. Oct and Nov 1825 – being riotous, gambling. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-38,370,208  (JG)

GEORGE THOMAS born c.1792, age: 26 in 1819, Place of birth: Barbadoes, Conviction: 13/Jul/1818, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Bristol, Sailed: 1818-10-17, Sailed: Days 152, Sailed From: England. Sailed route: Rio, Syd. Ship Master: Thos. Raine, Ship Name: Surrey, Ship Surgeon: Matt. Anderson, Arrived: 1819-03-18, Embarked: 160M/Deaths:3M/Landed:7(NSW) and 150(VDL)M, to Colony VDL,1819-03-18, Ship Surrey (1) Physical description: Complexion: blk, Eyes: Blk, Hair: Blk Height 5/0 1/2 in, Trade:  Seaman. TAHO  Image at position 3 on page 19 of CON 31/42. #57 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420057 3 Nov 1820: Disobedient. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-42,190,22  (JG)

BILLY  #3,Height: 5 ft 2 1/2,Age: 25, Trade: Carter, Where tried: Barbados, Sentence: Life, Native Place: Barbados, How appropriated: Mr Thomas Stanfield, Green Ponds, TL [ticket of leave] From: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,C,80  (MY)  – and-  BILLY aka BILLY THOMAS Age:  25 (1835), born about 1811 at Barbados, TRIED:   9 December 1835, Barbados, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Burglary, Stealing a bag of ginger from Frank Robins, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Very bad, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Widower DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2603, Trade:  Carter, Height:  5’2”, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Large, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, flat, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Barbados, Remarks:  None http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,11,L,80One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Barbados. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
MEDICAL JOURNAL: 
Folio 2: Billy, aged 26, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 27 February 1837. Discharged 17 March 1837 cured
Folios 21-22: Billy, aged 26 (a West India slave), convict; case number 17; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 26 February 1837 at sea. Discharged 16 March 1837 cured.
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
Police No: 2603
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,148,L,80Assignment:
4 March 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
Offences and Sentences:
29 July 1837 – Not being able to account how one of his Master’s bullocks in his charge was cut with an axe – 2 months hard labour out of chains and returned to the Government – sent to Bagdad Road Party and afterwards to Green Ponds for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 23 August 1837
28 March 1838 – ____ under orders for New South Wales – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,L,80No 2603 – Billy, 5’2 ½“, aged 25, carter, tried Barbados, sentenced to Life, native of Barbados, assigned to Mr Thomas Stanfield at Green Ponds (now Kempton), Ticket-of-Leave
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030430(TS)

JAMES TIERNEY Born c.1799, Place of Birth: Barbadoes, Calculated Age 21yo at  1821-06-06, Conviction 6/Jun/1821, Place Of Sentencing: Middlesex, Sentence: 7, Gaol Report: Unknown, Hulk Report: Orderly, Transported For Felony, Physical description Body Marks: Small feather in each eye CJT on l arm, Small Scar centre forehead, Complexion: dark, Eyes: L Hazl, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/2 1/2 in, Family: Bro. at North Waltham, Norfolk, Trade: Stableman,  Death: 1824-07-22, Burial Date: 22 Jul 1824, Death Cause: executed. “Brother at North Waltham, Norfolk.”  #183, Sailed 1821-07 Sailed From England Ship Master Michael O’Brien Ship Name Lord Hungerford Ship Surgeon Michael Dorke Arrived 1821-12-26, Embarked: 228M/Landed:228(VDL)M, To Colony VDL, VDL convict records Arrival Date: 1821-12-26. Information Various [RGD 34/1: date of burial.] source vols: CON 31/42, RGD 34/1/829 TAHO  Image at position 3 on page 61 of CON 31/42, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420183
13 June 1823: stole wearing apparel and other goods from cart of G Hull, transported to Macq harbour for remainder of sentence.
13 Aug 1823: at Macquarie Harbour, disposed of shirt, 50 lashes.
22 July 1824: Executed [Having escaped  from Macquarie Harbour [ bushranger ] and robbery].
CON 31-1-42
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R V THOMPSON and Others:
Supreme Court of Van Diemen’s Land. Pedder C.J., 24 June 1824. Source: Hobart Town Gazette, 25 June 1824
[1] John Thompson, Isaac Walker, James Tierney, Patrick Connolly, George Lacy, & George Saxton, convicts, were placed at the bar, in heavy irons, & arraigned on two Informations, the first of which charged them with assaulting on the highway Patrick Brodie and Thomas Osborne, and after putting them in bodily fear, stealing a watch from the said Patrick Brodie, and a gun &c. from the said Thomas Osborne, the property of his master, Lieut. Gunn; — the other alleging a burglarious entrance and robbery in the house of Mr. W. H. Mason, at the Tea-tree Brush, in the night of the 20th instant. – The prisoners pleaded – Not Guilty to the first charge, and were anxious to plead Guilty to the second; — but on the humane exhortation of the Chief Justice, they pleaded – Not Guilty. The Attorney-General then in concise but solemn and emphatic terms, developed the case for the prosecution. – He said, that he had hoped at the opening of this Session the ranks of crime would have daily become thinner; but alas! on the contrary, fresh enormities were continuing to spring up faster than law could record or justice pursue them; — And although he would not state any thing in needless aggravation of the guilt he had imputed to the prisoners, yet he must be permitted to contend, that if he proved that guilt, and it were suffered to escape condign punishment, then would the property and even lives of all the respectable community be endangered. – The prisoners at the bar had for previous delinquency in this Colony been banished to Macquarie Harbour, whence they lately contrived to escape; after which, the first & indeed the only acts they did were those of criminal defiance to retribution.  It really was not to be indured that public tranquility should be outraged, and the repose of individuals destroyed by callous desperadoes, who, from their previous escapes, through judicial lenity, seemed encouraged to perpetrate further misdeeds, and have an ignominious end, rather than “to turn from their wickedness, and live.” The Attorney-General then called Thomas Osborne and Mr. Brodie, who distinctly corroborated each other in proof of the first allegation; and the burglary was deposed to by Mr. Mason, Captain Laughton, and Mr. J. C. Underwood, whose concurrent testimony established that the prisoners were guilty, which was further shown by Mr. Pitt, the Chief Constable, who had taken from the prisoners on their apprehension, many of the articles stolen from Mr. Mason’s house, and sworn to by him, and the other two Gentlemen, as being their property.  We should state, that when the ruffians first broke in, a scuffle ensued between one of them and Mr. Mason; that both had pistols, which they attempted to discharge, and that both their pistols missed fire; that afterwards Mr. Mason was knocked down with the butt end of a musket, and beat in a very cruel manner, and that Messrs. Underwood and Bethune, with Captain Laughton, whilst the robbery was being effected, were stood over by several of the gang, armed with muskets &c. who menaced them with death, if they dared to move; and said, if ammunition were not given, they would frisk the crib! The Chief Justice appropriately charged the Jury, and those Gentlemen decreed all the prisoners – Guilty. The Attorney-General then rose, and prayed the judgment of the Court.  The prisoners were asked, why judgment should not be pronounced against them; they replied it was their hope, that time might be allowed them, to prepare to meet their God; after which they were thus addressed by the Learned Judge, who appeared much affected with the awful situation in which they stood:–“Prisoners at the bar, you have severally been found guilty of the charge laid against you in the Information.  The evidence which has been produced, has been such as to lead the Jury, after a very short deliberation, to find you all guilty; and however painful may be my feelings, I am bound to say your guilt has been fully proved.  You have been asked why judgment should not be pronounced against you:– you have urged the hardships you experienced at Macquarie Harbour; but this is no justification, for if such conduct as yours is to be allowed, no man’s property or person, or life will be safe.  You made your escape from those hardships; and the first act you afterwards committed was that of violence and robbery.  I should not do justice to you or the Public, were I to give you the slightest hope of mercy: and though it is my duty in this case to pass sentence upon you, yet remember that there is a Tribunal where mercy may be obtained, and before which you must soon appear, and for which I would urge you to prepare.  Your sentence is, that you be removed from this place to that from whence you came, and from thence to be removed to suffer the awful sentence of the Law, which is Death.”[2] Notes [1] On bushranging by escapees from Macquarie Harbour, see also Hobart Town Gazette, 27 August 1824. [2] Lacey’s sentence was later commuted to life and Saxton was pardoned unconditionally, see AOT SC 41/1. FROM: http://www.law.mq.edu.au/sctas/html/r_v_thompson__1824.htm   (JG)

 

WELLINGTON Age: c20,  born: c. 1817, TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, DIED:  24 February 1837, onboard “Sarah” on her outward journey, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Burglary, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
MEDICAL JOURNAL:
Folio 1: Wellington, aged 21, Convict; disease or hurt, pneumonia. Put on sick list, 7 December 1836. Discharged 13 December 1836 cured.
Folio 2: Wellington, aged 20, convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 21 February 1837. Discharged 24 February 1837 died
Folios 17-18: Wellington, aged 20 (a slave boy), convict; case number 14; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 21 February 1837 at sea. Died 24 February 1837.
Marital status:  Single DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,73,L,80Police No:  2245, Died:  24th February 1837
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-47,238,212,L,80Died onboard 24th February 1837
Crime: Burglary, APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,19,L,80No 2245 – Wellington – tried Barbadoes, sentenced to 7 years, died 24 February
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470611(TS)

CHRISTMAS WHITTAKER Born C.1803,  Native place: Barbadoes, Trial place: Barbadoes Session of O&T & G.D. Tried Date: 10 Dec 1834, Transported: Lord Lyndoch 2, Transported for: felony, arrived VDL 19 Aug 1836, Gaol report: none, Hulk report: orderly, Stated this offence: Stealing silk, Prosecutor: Charles Seymour at Native Place Barbadoes, once for fighting 3 months, Real name Christmas Whittaker, Sailed days: 118, sailed from: London, Ship master: Jn Baker, Ship name: Lord Lyndoch, Ship surgeon: Jas. Lawrence, ship population: Embarked:330M/ Deaths:5M/ Landed:325 (VDL) M, Body marks: A Man of Color, Eyes: Dk brown, Hair: Blk, woolly, Family: single, Trade: Boot and shoemaker, Death cause: Drowned in attempting to swim across the Swan Port River, Death date: 9 Sep 1836, notes: Date of death from Quarterly Returns Sept 1836., reported death date: 5 Oct 1836, source: CON 31/7, height: 5 ft 4 1/4, age: 33, head: round, Hair: Blk, woolly, Whiskers: – , Visage: oval, Forehead: high, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: Dk Brown, Nose: short, Mouth: M.W. lips thick, Chin: narrow, Remarks: A man of Color. P.302. No. 2002,
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,163,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31071018    (TS)

JOHN WILLIAMS, BLACK JACK WILLIAMS “A negro from Barbados, West Indies. Discharged from the Morley in Batavia Roads on 26 July l8l7; had been the ship’s cook. Arrived at Sydney from New Zealand in the Harriet on 9 September 1817. On the Campbell Macquarie bound from Sydney to the Macquarie Island sealing grounds on 5 November 1817. On the Governor Phillip from Sydney to the New Zealand sealing grounds on 2 May 1818. On the Governor Bligh from Sydney to the New Zealand sealing grounds on 26 August 1819. On the brig Queen Charlotte from Sydney to Port Dalrymple on 8 September 1820. Returned to Sydney on the Governor Bligh from the New Zealand fishery on 19 March 1821. On the SIndbad from Sydney to Port Dalrymple on 4 April 1821. On the Perseverence from Sydney to the New Zealand seal fishery on 27 November 1823 (returned 6 June 1824, having been to Kangaroo Island). N.B.: some of these sailings are likely to have concerned’ Norfolk Island Jack’ Williams rather than ‘Black Jack’ Williams. There is nothing in the record to distinguish them. The search is made more difficult by finding two “ex-convicts named John Williams on the schooner Newcastle when she sailed from Sydney for the New Zealand fishery in May 1824. Was on Kangaroo Island, from about l82l; later Furneaux Islands. With TEEKOOL.TER.ME; after Williams drowned she was taken by John Thomas. Williams was drowned at the reef at Clarke Island about December 1830 (FM, 19/12/1830, 31/12/1830. Seen at Preservation island  in June 1824 (CSO 1/131/3165)”. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.  1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P105. (JG)

JOHN WILLIAMS #698, born c.1808, 17yo at 1826, Place Of Birth: Barbadoes, Conviction: 1824-10-19, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Gloucester QS, Tried Date: 19/Oct/1824, Gaol Report: 2nd sentence served ### Hulk Report: orderly, Stated This Offence: Stg a Bo###,  Transported For Stg in a Dwg house, Physical description – Body Marks: West Indian, Complexion: Bro, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/2 1/2 in, Family: Single, Trade: Seaboy, Ship Name: Woodman, Sailed Days: 144, Sailed From: London, Sailed route: Cape, Ship Master: Dan. Leary, Ship Surgeon: (i) *Jn. Rodmell (ii) Cornelius Kelly, Sailed: 1825-12-06, Arrived: 1826-04-29, Embarked:150M/ Deaths:4M/  Landed:146(VDL)M.TAHO: Image at position 2 on page 243 of CON 31/45. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450698Last mentioned 2 Aug 1830 in this record: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-45,376,233 [more found: Free Certificate: 19 Oct 1831 #300.] (JG)

MARGARET WORTH  Barbados, No 383, ship: HECTOR, 1835 (TS)
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Benin

WILLIAM TAYLOR Benin, Africa, blind right eye, ears pierced, a man of colour, No 850, ship: WILLIAM METCALF, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,63,C,80

Bermuda

JOE ALBONY Aged 25 in 1829, Born c.1804, Place of Birth: St Georges Town Bermuda, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Bermuda Genl Assizes, Tried Date:
9 May 1827, Sailed: 31 Jul 1829, From: London, Ship Master: Wm. Anderson, Ship: Thames, Police no. 332, Arrived VDL: 20 Nov 1829, Body Marks: A Black, stout muscular Man, Eyes: d hazel, Hair: black, Height: 5 ft 6 1/4 in, Trade: House Servant, Assigned. to Mr. John Bayles, Assd. to Mr. J. C. Sutherland, TOL.
Offences and Sentences: 21 August 1831 – Baylis – An assault to commit an unnatural crime – Dismissed, 15 November 1832 – Baylis – Neglect of duty – 36 lashes and returned to his Master, 23 March 1833 – Bayles – Neglect of duty and disobedience – Two months Chain Gang, 4 April 1835 – Sutherland – Harbouring Thomas Kirby for some improper purpose – 35 lashes, 25 January 1836 – Sutherland – Threatening to take the life of a fellow servant and using towards him disgusting language in the presence of his Master – Returned to the service of the Crown – 3 months on Probation at Spring Hill Road Party and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 4 February 1836, 20 April 1836 – Public Works – Idleness – Cell for 3 nights and hard labour the next 2 Saturday afternoon, 20 May 1836 – Public Works – Idleness – Cell for 6 nights and to be confined in a cell the whole of the ensuing Tuesday, 1 August 1836 – Public Works – Improper conduct in having in his possession half a loaf of bread, the property of another prisoner – his present sentence to Spring Hill Road Party extended 3 months, 23 October 1837 – McGuinness – Returned to Government being on his own hands (?), 13 November 1837 – Boats ___ – Disorderly conduct in making use of improper language – 20 lashes, 19 November 1838 – Marine Department – Out after hours – Reprimanded, 22 April 1839 – Marine Department – Being in a Public House on Sunday – Six months hard labour on the roads and not to be returned to this Department – Confirmed _______ for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 27 April 1839, 10 July 1839 – Assignment Party – Suspicion of __________ but ordered to be kept from the Gang at night, 31 July 1840 – Walker – Neglect of ______ insolence – Admonished, 20 August 1841 – Walker – Absent without leave – Admonished, 24 February 1842 – Walker – Misconduct in assaulting his fellow servant – 3 months hard labour and returned to Government – Reiby’s Ford then Launceston for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 4 March 1842, Continues on Page 209 of Journal, Ticket of Leave: 22 April 1841 (?) – unclear, 21 June 1844 – 2nd Class, 5 November 1844 – 3rd Class, Died: “Died 19 April 1846 – vide, memo 1st May, CONVICT MUSTERS: 1830 Assigned to Mr John Bayles, 1832  Assigned to Mr John Bayles, 1833 Assigned to Mr John Bayles, 1835  Assigned to Mr J.C. Sutherland DEATH: 19 April 1846 – Ticket-of-Leave holder (CON 31/1) APPROPRIATION:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-4,162,37,L,80
No 332 – Joe Albony, 25, servant (a black), tried Bermuda, sentenced to Life, native place St George Bermuda, assigned to Mr L Mackay (crossed out) John Bayles REFERENCES: Founders and Survivorshttp://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010332 Con 31/1. Image at position 3 on page 88 of CON 31/1
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010332
and http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-1,433,92
and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,92
(JG)(TS)

JOHN BRIGGS #441, PN# 30, Place Of Birth: Bermuda, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Kent, Tried Date: 1814, Arrival Date: 1816-04-28, Ship: Kangaroo, Calculated Age: 46, Body Marks: both hands crippled, Eyes: Grey, Hair: L Bro, Height: 5/7 in, Trade: Seaman,  http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010377  (JG)

THOMAS BURROWS alias THOMAS TACKLE [snr] Native of Bermuda. born 1810 registered (baptised) year 1836, District of Launceston, RGD 32 1836/7103. C of E. [Thanks to Meryl Yost for amending/clarifying the date]. See below  for details about the Tasmanian born son of Thomas Burrows. (JG)

FRANCIS BURROWES / FRANCIS BURROWS ‘Coloured boy about 12 years of age’, father Thomas Burrows [ship cook: Culloden, lived  Sandy Bay 1859] mother Mary Jane. Francis died on 13 Nov. 1859 from beatings inflicted by Charles Slaughter, and his wife, while working for them and living with them at Franklin, Southern Tasmania. Slaughter was not charged with his murder. [See the entire case on the web page: Stories of Immigrants pre-1900https://vdlworldimmigrants.wordpress.com/stories-of-immigrants-pre-1900/
Francis’ mother was Mary Jane AKA Mary Jane Bradford  – see Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a3627
She is  listed as  4ft 19 1/2 inches, Black woolley hair, hazel eyes, born c.1815, sentenced 1836 = aged c.21.
Crime: Injuring a Child by throwing it down and striking it with a piece of Wood. Sentenced in Barbadoes.
Francis’ father was Thomas “Tom Burrows” arrived in 1835 into VDL, born c.1808.  Sentenced in Bermuda
as  found by Meryl Yost:http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31050495. Both of Francis’ parents were of West Indian = African heritage but Francis and his siblings were born in Tasmania. Francis’ parents married in Hobart in 1847. His mother died in 1857. His father was likely the Thomas Burrows assigned to Richard White in Launceston in 1836, the year after he arrived and the year he was baptised. (All above and court case information provided by Carol Brill.  Meryl Yost and Gaylene McCooey provided details of Francis’ parents and sibling).(CB, MY, GM)

HARRY CORRIE Age:  40 (1834) born about 1795 at Bermuda, TRIED:   20 March 1834, Trinidad Court of Criminal Prosecution, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Assault and Robbery, Stated this offence – “Highway robbery, Prosecutrix Rose ____”, GAOL REPORT:  Temper and disposition bad, sulky, behaved extremely bad, attempted to break out, HULK REPORT:  Bad, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Dismissed as cook for stealing sugar onboard – indifferent, Marital status:  ___, with two children, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1956, Trade:  Sailor, Height:  5’10”, Age:  40, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Medium small, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  Black woolly, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Large, long, Native Place:  Bermuda, Remarks:  None
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,72,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-7,470,344,L,80Police No: Number 1956
Assignment:
10 February 1836 – Constitution Hill
28 July 1836 – Bn
18 March 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
24 March 1837 – Constitution Hill
Offences and Sentences:
5 December 1836 – Mummery – Assaulting his fellow and beating him – Case dismissed
9 March 1837 – Mummery – Gross disobedience of orders – 2 months hard labour out of irons – Bagdad Road Party, and returned – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 5th April 1837
6 November 1837 – Stephenson – Gross insolence – 1 month hard labour at a road party – Bagdad, and returned to his service, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 11 November 1837
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,25,L,80No 1956 – Henry Corrie, 5’10”, aged 40, seaman, tried Trinidad, sentenced to 14 years, native place Bermuda, assigned to Marine Department
CONVICT MUSTER:
1835 – Public Works
One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to 14 years at Trinidad Assizes, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31070912(TS)

PETER DOYLE born 1811, age 30 (1842) , conviction: 28 Dec 1837, native place: County Carlow, Ireland,Offence Detail:  shooting at a picket at Bermuda; I was drunk, Prior Convictions: absent 8 days 20 days hard labour; a charge was preferred against me for stealing a ring but I was proved innocent, Sentence: 14 years, Sentenced Court: court martial, Place Of Sentencing: Bermuda, Sailed: 26 Oct 1841, Sailed Days: 116, Sailed From: Plymouth, Ship Master: Capt. J. Hood, R.N., Ship Name: Tortoise, Ship Surgeon: Thos. Brownrigg, Arrived: 19 Feb 1842, Population embarked:400M/Relanded:3/Deaths:3M/Landed:394(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL, Surgeons Report: Character orderly, Physical description: height: 5 ft 9 in, Family Relationships: f. peter; m. ann at np.; 2 c. james and Thomas, Literacy: none or neither, Marital Status: widower, Number of Children: 2, Religion: Roman Catholic, Trade: stonecutter
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai20019(JG)

THOMAS GRANT native place:  Bermuda, ship: ROYAL GEORGE, 1830, No 677  
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-2,202,159,L,80 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31160038  (TS)

WILLIAM HILL  ship: Charlotte, 1837, conv # 2195, http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-8,299,21,L,80
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JAMES PLACE  Bermuda, No 1027, ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
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PETER THOMAS Age 30 (1835) born about 1805 at Bermuda, tried 28 April 1835 at St Christophers and transported for 7 years for Piracy, No 964, ASIA 1 and ASIA 4, stated this offence: “Piracy, tried with Loyal & 4 others on board”, surgeon’s report: very well behaved, Body marks: A man of Color – bad of sight, eyes: blue-brown, hair: black woolly, height: 5 ft 8 in, Family: single, Trade: seaman.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440011
+ empty conduct record.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,6,L,80
+ physical description
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,156,L,80
+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,87,L,80
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JOHN WILKINSON St George’s, Bermuda, No 1034, ship: MARY, 1830 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,123,L,80

Cape of Good Hope / Cape Colony

JOHN ANTHONY  No 461, Cape of Good Hope, Ship: STRATHFIELDSAY, 1831 (TS)
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THOMAS COINE  harness maker, Anne (1), reported to have been sent hither from the Cape of Good Hope, a Prisoner for Life.  EMU – for Port Dalrymple, 1815  (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-1,254,46,L,80

EDWARD HEADDON aka EDWARD HADDON aka EDWARD OLIVER   Cape of Good Hope, Ship: LAYTON, 1839 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,34,L,80AGE: 34 NATIVE PLACE: Cape of Good Hope TRIED:   1839, Cornwall Assizes SENTENCE: Life CRIME: Highway Robbery, and feloniously assaulting Nicholas Davey of Broadoak GAOL REPORT: Twice in gaol HULK REPORT: Very good RELIGION:  / LITERACY: / FAMILY – Marital status: Widower, with one child. Step-father: Edward Oliver (newspaper item); lived with him at time of trial Spouse/Daughter: Possibly Emily (tattoo) DESCRIPTION –Trade: Labourer, Height: 5’ 6”, Age: 34, Complexion: Sallow, Head: Round, Hair: Dark brown, Whiskers: None, Visage: Long, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Brown Dark, Eyes: Hazel, Nose: Medium, Mouth: Large, Chin: Broad, Native Place: Cape of Good Hope, Remarks: (tattoos) Emily Haddon E.H. right arm; Star and cross on left arm. SHIP: Layton II (Second voyage) – departed Portsmouth 13 July 1839, arrived Hobart 7 December 1839, a voyage of 147 days, carrying 263 male convicts (256 landed). Master Simon Cuddy, Surgeon Isaac Nott SURGEON’S REPORT: Orderly, very disciplined
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Crime: Highway Robbery and wounding (Note: top section of the Conduct Record is very faint, and difficult to read) Previous Conviction: In gaol for ___ (horse theft?) – Discharged
Probation:14 Dec 1839 – 10 months probation, No 2364 – Edward Haddon, Labourer, Transportation for Life, 10 months probation, 4 Dec 1840 – DoM, 23 Jan 1844 – Oatlands, 25 Sept 1844 – Off, 21 Jan 1845 – Off, 11 Feb 1847 – Green Ponds (now Kempton), 27 Nov 1847 – M Geno, 20 June 1848 – Bridgewater
Offences and Sentences: 2 Nov 1840 – Constable – Drunk, severely reprimanded, 3 Dec 1840 – Certificate of Leave, Constable – Misconduct in being in a public-house while on duty – 1 month hard labor on the roads, and to be returned to his duty as a Constable, 5 Feb 1841 – Certificate of Leave, Constable – Misconduct in making use of obscene and threatening language whilst on duty – Recommended to be removed from the Police as unfit, 22 Jan 1841 (Police) – Drunk – Forty eight hours solitary confinement, 31 Jan 1842 – Mawle – Drunk and disorderly – Admonished, 18 May 1842 – Mawle – Disobedience of orders and other misconduct – 3 days solitary confinement, 14 Oct 1843 – Mawle – Drunk and disobedience of orders – 3 days solitary confinement and returned to the Government, 8 May 1844 – 2nd Class, 6 Sept 1844 – 3rd Class, 19 Aug 1846 – Button – Out after hours – 24 hours solitary confinement
Assignment: Worked as a Constable in the Police Department 1840-1841 – Mr Mawle
Ticket of Leave: DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found
REFERENCES –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-22,194,113,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,34,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-8,202,7,L,80
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PETER HALEY …”Other African convicts were the indigenous Khoi (called Hottentots by the British) of the Cape Colony who were mostly convicted of banditry and cattle stealing, though their real crime was resistance to colonial rule. One of Tasmania’s last convict bushrangers was Peter Haley, a Khoi man from the Cape Colony, executed in 1857….”. Author: Cassandra Pybus. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Black%20Convicts.htm  (JG)

WILLEM HARTZENBERG aka WILLIAM MOSES aka WILLIAM HARKENBURG Age: 23 – born about 1807 at Cape of Good Hope, DIED: 1875, Hobart-Tas, aged 78 years (3020/1875), TRIED:   25 April 1831, Cape of Good Hope, SENTENCE: Life, CRIME: Theft-aggravated, being once before convicted of the same offence; Breaking into a store; previous conviction, GAOL REPORT: Good, HULK REPORT: None, SHIP: William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days, carrying 166 convicts (166 landed). Master James Fawthrop, Surgeon Charles Inches, FAMILY – Marital status: Married; wife at The Cape, DESCRIPTION – Police No: 1297, Trade: Willem Hartzenberg, alias William Moses, Height: 5’9 ¼”, Age: /,Complexion: Mullatta, Head: Medium small, Hair: Black, curly, Whiskers: None, Visage: Oval, Forehead: Low, perpendicular, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Brown, Nose: Short, Mouth: Rather wide, upper lip thick, Chin: Projecting, Native Place: / Remarks: Man of Colour
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,132,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-20,228,126,L,80
Police No: Number 1297, Crime: Stated this offence – “Breaking into a store”, Previous Offence:
Once for a similar offence – served 5 years, Assignment: 9 December 1833 – Chief Police Magistrate
29 March 1834 – Colonial Secretary/Chief Police Magistrate, 14 April 1837 – Campbell Town, 6 February 1838 – Oatlands, 20 February 1838 – Chief Police Magistrate, 16 February 1838 – , 2 November 1839 – PS/Chief Police Magistrate, 18 January 1840 –, 14 October 1842 – Fingal, 23 April 1843 – Swansea, 1 September 1843 – Ross, 15 September 1843 – Chief Police Magistrate, 26, September 1843 – Ross, 10 May 1844 – Port Arthur, 22 March 1847 – Oatlands, 13 April 1847 – Oatlands, Offences and Sentences: 25 August 1831 – Pike – Disobedience of orders and absent from his service on the 21st August and remaining so until the evening of the 22nd – Treadwheel for 14 days and returned to the Government, 12 December 1832 – Road Party – Gambling with another man – To be placed on short rations for a fortnight, 19 January 1833 – Public Works – Absconding from the Constitution Hill Road Party on the 14th instant and remaining absent until apprehended by Constable Hickman on the 15th instant – Recommended to be worked in Bridgewater Chain Gang for 6 months. 11 November 1833 – Atkins – Assaulting his Master – Imprisonment and hard labour for 6 months – Notmans Road Party recommended and returned to Government, 21 December 1833 – Chain Gang – Insubordination in attempting to break out of Notmans Jail – 100 lashes, 21 December 1833 (same date) – Insubordination in threatening before the Magistrates to kill Howell Howell – 3 years hard labour and to be removed to Port Arthur during that period, 13 March 1834 – Public Works – Absconding from the custody of Constables at Austins Ferry, he being then under sentence to Port Arthur – To receive 50 lashes on the breach and to be conveyed to gaol under his former sentence to Port Arthur, 5 November 1834 – Port Arthur – Absenting himself from the Public Works on the 3rd instant and remaining absent until the following day when he was apprehended at Wedge Bay – 100 lashes, 5 November 1834 (same date) – Port Arthur – Stopping the Messenger on the road and taking from him a knife and tinderbox or being accessory thereto – 14 days solitary confinement, 13 January 1835 – Port Arthur – Having a pipe and tobacco in his possession whilst confined to the gaol – 10 days solitary confinement, 4 December 1834 – Port Arthur – Making use of insolent and threatening language to his Overseer and refusing to work – 50 lashes, 28 August 1835 – Port Arthur – Absenting himself from his Gang at Tea Tree Hill and remaining absent until brought in by one of the Military – 14 days solitary confinement, 18 September 1846 – 2nd Class (left-hand margin), 16 December 1847 – 3rd Class (left-hand margin) Ticket of Leave: INDENT: No 1297 – Willem HARTZENBERG alias William Moses, 5’9 ¼”, No 135, aged 23, Labourer, tried Cape of Good Hope, 25 April 1831, native place Cape of Good Hope, married, neither read nor write, Relations-father and mother ____ Williams at Native Place clerk to the Somerset, this offence assault with intent to commit a rape.
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APPROPRIATION: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,126,93,L,80
No 1297 – Willem HARKENBERG, alias William Moses, aged 23, Labourer, assigned to Mr Pike
CONVICT MUSTERS: 1832 – Public Works, 1833 – Public Works, 1835 – Transported to Port Arthur, PORT ARTHUR CONDUCT RECORD: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON94-1-1,666,646,L,80
16 January 1869 – Green Ponds P.O. (Police Office) – Idle and disorderly – Six months imprisonment and hard labour, 10 February 1869 – Arrived at Port Arthur, OTHER DOCUMENTS:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201,100,L,80
No 8 – Willem HARTZENBERG, Cellar-breaking and Theft aggravated by having before been convicted of the same crime, 25th April 1831, for Life, COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX: 1875 – Willem Hertzenberg died Hobart-Tas; born about 1797 Cape Town, NEWSPAPER REPORTS – REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31200256
(TS)

ARNOLDUS GANCUS JANTJE aka ARNOLDUS GLANCUS JANTJE aka ARNOLDUS GLAUCUS JANTJE aka ARNOLDUS JANTJE aka ARNOLDUS JANTJINS aka ARNOLDUS JANTGES Age: 30 – born about 1800/1801 in Africa, DIED: 1881, Arnoldus Jantjins, born 1794, Richmond-Tas (Col. Families Index), TRIED:   28 March 1831, Cape of Good Hope, SENTENCE: Life, CRIME: Stealing a bullock, TRIED WITH: Klaas Loman, GAOL REPORT: Good, SHIP: William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days, carrying 166 convicts (166 landed). Master James Fawthrop, Surgeon Charles Inches, FAMILY – Marital status: Married, with three children, DESCRIPTION – Name: Arnoldus Jantges, Police No: 550, Trade: Labourer, Height: 5’4 ¼”, Age: 30, Complexion: Mulatta, Head: Round, Hair: Black, curly, Whiskers: None, Visage: Oval, high cheekbones, Forehead: Medium height, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Dark brown, Nose: Small, Mouth: Medium wide, lips thick, Chin: Small, Remarks: A Man of Color; Very small ears
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,131,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-24,154,84,L,80
Police No: Number 550, Crime: Transported for Aggravated Theft – stated “Stealing a bullock”, Previous Conviction: Once for a similar offence – 12 months, Assignment: 11 April 1834 – Oatlands, 3 January 1840 – Richmond, 8 March 1840 – Oatlands, 16 March 1841 – Cleveland, 8 June 1843 – Norfolk Plains, 19 January 1845 – Oatlands, 22 January 1845 – , 10 January 1851 –, 23 June 1876 – Offences and Sentences: 5 November 1832 – Bartley – Gross insubordination on the 3rd instant – imprisonment and hard labour for 3 months at Launceston Chain Gang, 6 May 1833 – Coll(ins) – Drunkenness – To sleep 3 nights in a Cell doing his usual work by day, 25 May 1833 – Collett – Drunk – Admonished, 16 July 1833 – Collett – Drunk – 3 days on Treadwheel on bread and water, 30 January 1836 – Collins – Drunk and disorderly – Severely reprimanded, 14 November 1836 – Collins – Found drunk on the Township and without a Pass – 6 days solitary confinement on bread and water, 22 February 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Gross misconduct in illusing a cow the property of his Master which died from the illtreatment – 3 months hard labour and Ticket-of-Leave suspended, and not to be returned to his Master – to Cleveland, then Willis Corner to reside, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 26 February 1841, 29 March 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Drunk and disorderly – Fined 10s, 27 May 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Non-attendance at Muster – Ordered to pay cost of summons, 20 August 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Drunkenness – Fined 5/-, 3 September 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Drunkenness – Fined 5/-, 4 September 1843 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Drunkenness – Fined 5/-, 25 March 1845 – Recommended to the Queen for a Conditional Pardon for the Australian Colonies, 15 January 1846 – Approved, 21 July 1851 – Again tried at Richmond Quarter Sessions – 6 months imprisonment and hard labour. CONVICT MUSTERS: 1832 – Assigned to Mr G. Yeoland, 1833 – Assigned to Mr Barclay, 1835 – Assigned to Mr J.H. Collins, INDENT:
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No 550 – Arnoldus JANTJES, 5’4 ¼”, No 130, aged 30 years, Labourer, tried Cape of Good Hope, 29 March 1831, sentenced to Life, native place Africa, married with 3 children, No religion, can neither read nor write, relations-wife, this offence stealing cattle. APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,126,94,L,80
No 550 – Arnoldus JANTJES, 27, Labourer, Mr Yeoland, GRAVESITES OF TASMANIA:
http://gravesoftas.dyndns.org/Offences%20index/index_of_names_i-l.htm
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31240099
(TS)

CHARLOTTE LLOYD  Cape of Good Hope, ship: JANE, 1833 (TS)
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KLAAS LOMAN Age 25 when convicted (1831) – born about 1805 in Africa, Tried:   28 March 1831 at Cape of Good Hope, sentence: Life, CRIME: Theft-aggravated; Stealing a bullock, tried with: Arnoldus Gancus Jantje, Gaol report: Good, Religion: ?, Literacy: Can neither read nor write, Family – Marital status: Widower, no children, Stated: No relations, Description – Police No: 671, Trade: Labourer , Height: 5’2”, Age: 25, Complexion: Mulatta, Head: Small, round, Hair: Black, curly, Whiskers: None, Visage: Round, Forehead: High, perpendicular, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Dark brown, sunken, Nose: Short, flat, Mouth: Medium wide, lips thick, Chin: Small, Native Place: Africa, Remarks: A man of color; left ear pierced, Previous Offence: Once for a similar offence – 12 months
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TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Note: Unable to locate the Conduct Record for Klaas LOMAN – Letter L for William Glen Anderson begins with number 621 John Lawford – http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-28,206,64,L,80
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ounders & Survivors show his record is on page 233 of 238 but unable to locate as there are only 206 pages listed, Police No: Number 671. Ship: William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days, carrying 166 convicts (166 landed). Master James Fawthrop, Surgeon Charles Inches, Died: 1 October 1843 (Ticket-of-Leave holder). Probation: – , Assignment: – , Offences and Sentences: – , Ticket of Leave; – , Indent: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,87,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,88,L,80 No 7 – Klaas LOMAN, 5’2”, No 129, aged 25, labourer, tried Cape of Good Hope, 28 March 1831, sentenced to Life, native place Africa, widower, no children, can neither read nor write, no relations, this offence stealing a bullock, once 12 months for a similar offence. Appropriation: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,126,94,L,80 No 671 – Klaas LOMAN, 25, labourer, no assignment shown

Convict musters: 1832 – Assigned to Dr Gorringe
1835 – Assigned to Mr Servior (name spelt ZOMAN)
Other records: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201,100,L,80
No 2 – Klaas LOMAN, (crime) Theft, aggravated by having been before convicted of the same crime; 28 March 1831, Transportation for Life

Death: 1 October 1843 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Klaas ZLOMAN (CON 31/47)
Departures index: – Newspaper reports: – References: – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470666
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/om25130
(TS)

ALEXANDER McDONALD Age 23, born Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Leeds Barracks Court Martial 4 February 1835, 7 years, desertion, No 1045. NORFOLK, 1835 Norfolk (fourth voyage) – departed Sheerness 14 May 1835, arrived Hobart 28 August 1835, a voyage of 106 days, carrying 280 male convicts (280 landed).  Master John Gatenby, Surgeon Arthur Savage. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 20-21: Surgeon’s general remarks. The ship’s crew consisted of 42, the troops 32 accompanied by 7 women and 13 children. The convicts 280, in all 376. Of all the convicts two appeared on embarking to be ill adapted for the voyage. The English convicts (230 in number) refused to eat oatmeal. (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-10,193,181,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-18,197,12,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31100473

RICHARD RENNIKEN  aka RICHARD GREAT aka RICHARD GERATT aka RICHARD RENNIKIN estimated Birth Year: 1783, Calculated Age: 31yo at 1815, Place Of Birth: Cape of Good Hope, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Cape of Good Hope, Tried Date: 11/Mar/1813, Sailed Days: 131, Sailed From London, sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Alex. Spain, Ship Name: Canada, Ship Surgeon: Dan. McNamara, Embarked:135M/ Deaths:2M/ Landed:133(NSW)M, Arrival Date NSW: 1815, Arrival Date VDL: 1819-01-01, ships: Canada (3) & A. Cockburn (2), Body Marks: GHGR left arm left leg crippled, Eyes: L Grey, Hair: Bro, Height: 5/9 in, Trade: Stock Keeper, 1830-12-31 Muster Assd. to Mr Triffith, 1832-12-31 Muster Assd. to Mr. Triffitt, 1833-12-31 Muster Assd. to Mr. Triffitt, 1835-12-31 Muster Assd. to Mr. Dugan, * CON13/1 p332, * CON31/34 p37, * CON35/1 p469. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340742 TAHO:   Image at position 2 on page 37 of CON 31/34. (JG)

THOMAS ROBINSON alias THOMAS THORNBY  Cape of Good Hope
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-19,237,140,L,80
Folio 30: Thomas Robinson, aged 52, convict; sick or hurt, lumbago; put on sick list 1 July 1830, discharged 14 July 1830. No 620, Ship: SIR CHARLES FORBES, 1830
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370030  (TS)

ELIZA DE ROOCHE aka ELIZA DE ROOCK Cape of Good Hope, 15 Nov 1830, 7 yrs, AOT Tas con 14/2, Sailed: 1831-06-02, Sailed Days:152, Sailed From P’smouth, sailed route: Cape, Ship Master: Jas. Fawthrop, Ship Name: William Glen Anderson, Ship Surgeon: Chas. Inches, Arrived: 1831-11-01, Embarked: 166M/Landed:166(VDL)M. Ship: William Glen Anderson. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai18460%20ai60918  (JG)
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AGE: 42 – born about 1788 near Portsmouth-England, TRIED:   15 November 1830, Cape of Good Hope, SENTENCE: 7 years, CRIME: Receiving stolen goods, TRIED WITH: Wilhelmina de Roock (daughter), GAOL REPORT: Good, SHIP: William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days,
Crime: Receiving stolen goods – stated this offence – “Stealing linen with my daughter (onboard)” RELIGION: Protestant, LITERACY: Can neither read nor write, FAMILY – Marital status: Married, with 3 children, Daughter: Wilhelmina, convicted with me, also onboard (see separate Dossier) Son: Also onboard ** (see below), Son: At The Cape DESCRIPTION –Police No: Trade: Wash woman and ___ needlewoman, Height: 5’2 ½”, Age: 42, Complexion: Swarthy, Head: Medium small, Hair: Dark brown, Visage : Oval, Forehead: Low, Eyebrows: Brown, thin, Eyes: Dark hazel, Nose: Medium length, wide nostrils, Mouth: Rather wide, Chin: Small, projecting, Native Place: Near Portsmouth (England). Remarks: Lost upper tooth, upper jawhttp://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,133,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-7,312,287,L,80INDENT:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,91,L,80 , http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,92,L,80 , No 101 – Eliza de ROOCKE, 5’2 ½”, aged 42, Plain cook and needlewoman, tried Cape of Good Hope on 15 November 1830, sentenced to 7 years, native place near Portsmouth-Hants, married with 3 children, 1 boy onboard, Protestant, can neither read nor write, (relations) my daughter onboard, 1 boy at the Cape; this offence stealing linen, OTHER DOCUMENTS: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201,101,L,80 ,No 12 – Eliza de ROOCK, theft, tried 15 November 1830, sentenced to 7 years. COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX – MARRIAGE: 1834 – Eliza DEROOKE married William Henry HOLDING, Hobart-Tas, ** PETER ALBERTUS de ROOCK, Son of Eliza (Colonial Families Index) –1851 – Married Hannah HOPKINS, Hobart (1850 :, Peter Ade ROOCK/Peter de ROOCH), 1851 – Emma Rebecca de ROOCK born to Peter Albertus de ROOCH and Hannah HOPKINS, 1853 – Emma Rebecca de ROOCH died in Hobart (aged 2 years and 4 months of scarlet fever : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2247503 ), 1853 – Susannah de ROOCK, only daughter of P. de ROOCK, aged 8 ½ years http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8775018, 1854 – Advertisement from P.A. de Roock of Customs House Tavern – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2246328, 1856 – Hannah Derooke died 1856, Hobart-Tas; born 1825, 1856 – Article concerning Mr and Mrs P.A. de ROOCKhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8788452, 1856 – Assault of his wife Emma de ROOCK by a constable – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8786410, 1857 – Married Mary Ann CHISLET in Hobart, 1859 – Mr P de ROOCK of Black Snake Inn, Bridgewater http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3255458 , 1859 – Son born to Peter and Mary Ann in Hobart, 1859 – Insolvency hearing of P.A. de ROOCK of the Telegraph Hotel – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2468913, 1859 – Peter DE-ROOK died in Hobart-Tas; born 1825 England, 1859 – 11th September, Sunday, after a long and painful illness, Mr P.A. De Rooch, in the 35th year of his age. Friends are respectfully informed that the funeral will take place from his former residence, the Electric Telegraph Hotel, Franklin Wharf, on Wednesday, the 14th instant, at half past 2 o’clock. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3257690 1859 – Mrs De ROOCK of the Black Snake Inn, Bridgewater – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3258678, 1863 – Marriage of Mary Ann de ROOCK, relict of the late P.A. de ROOCK, to Edwin Unwin GARDNER, on 8th instant – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6484146REFERENCES –Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai18460%20ai60918
(TS)

WILHEMENA DE ROOCHE [ditto] http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai18460%20ai60918  (JG)
+ No 102 – Wilhelmina de ROOCKE – 5’3”, aged 17, Needlewoman, tried Cape of Good Hope, 15 November 1830, sentenced to 7 years, native place Cape of Good Hope, single, Protestant, can neither read nor write, daughter of Eliza de ROOKE, This offence stealing linen. AGE: 17 – born about 1814 at Cape of Good Hope, DIED: Wilhelmina PUNCHEON died 21 December 1871 aged 58, Hobart-Tas (692/1871), BURIED: St David’s Anglican Cemetery, Hobart-Tas, TRIED:   15 November 1830, Cape of Good Hope, SENTENCE: 7 Years, CRIME: Theft, TRIED WITH: Eliza de Roock (mother) – also onboard, Gaol report: Good, SHIP: William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days, carrying 166 convicts (166 landed). Master James Fawthrop, Surgeon Charles Inches, RELIGION: Protestant, LITERACY: Can neither read nor write, FAMILY – Marital status: Single, Mother: Eliza (also onboard WGA) DESCRIPTION: Police No: / Trade: Needlewoman, Height: 5’3”, Age: , Complexion: Sallow, Head: Medium small, Hair: Dark brown, Visage: Small, Forehead: Perpendicular, eyebrows : Dark brown, Eyes: Hazel, Nose: Small, sharp, Mouth: Medium, Chin: Round, Native Place: , Remarks: None / http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,133,L,80 , TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-7,312,287,L,80 , Police No: Number 102, Crime: Theft – stated this offence – “Stealing linen” http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,91,L,80 , http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,92,L,80 , OTHER DOCUMENTS: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201,101,L,80, No 13 – Wilhelmina de ROOCK, theft, 15 November 1830, Seven years , COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX: 1840 – Wilhelmina de ROOCH, married William F. PUNSHON in Hobart on 25 February 1840, 1871 – Wilhelmina PUNCHEON died Hobart; born 1813 England, Children: 1841 – William Frederick, Hobart, 1842 – Eliza Levena, Hobart, 1842 – Female, Hobart, 1843 – John Albertus, Hobart, 1845 – Frederick Hayington, Hobart, 1846 – Wilhelmina, Hobart, 1848 – Charles Henry PUNSHIN, Hobart, 1851 – Harriet Matilda PUNSHON, Hobart – married 1873 to Edward MUNDAY (b.1840) in Hobart and they had the following children –1874 – John William MUNDAY, Brighton, 1875 – Eliza Wilhelmina MUNDAY, Brighton; died 1878 New Norfolk, 1877 – Edward Mont MUNDAY, New Norfolk, 1879 – Emma Louise MUNDAY, Ringarooma; married 1896 to Frederick Rodney Fit PILCHER in Hobart, born Adelaide-SA in 1850, and had children 1897 Corinda Claride PILCHER (Hobart), and 1898 Edith Louise PILCHER (Hobart), 1881 – Eva Jeanette MUNDAY, Portland, 1883 – Harriet Matilda MUNDAY, Portland, 1885 – Edward MUNDAY, Portland, 1887 – Walter Ernest MUNDAY, Portland, 1888 – Ruby May MUNDAY, Portland, 1891 – Peter Albertus MUNDAY, Portland; died 1893, Portland DEATH NOTICES: THE MERCURY (Hobart), SATURDAY, 23 DECEMBER 1871 – PUNSHON – On December 21st, Wilhelmina Punshon, the beloved wife of W.F. Punshon, after a short but painful illness, in the 59th year of her age, deeply regretted by all her friends. The funeral will move from her late residence, Upper Murray-street, on Sunday, at half-past three. Friends are invited to attend. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8870720, THE MERCURY (Hobart), MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 1874 – PUNSHON – On the 5th September, at the Lunatic Asylum, New Norfolk, Mr William Punshon, aged 72 years. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8932623 , NEWSPAPER REPORTS – 2 November 1859 – The Mercury (Hobart) – Holder of the Manchester Unity Arms – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3258820 , 27 May 1870 – The Mercury (Hobart) – Attack on Wilhelmina’s daughter, Harriet Matilda – the family was living in Veteran’s Row in Hobart at the time – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8871507 , REFERENCES – Nathan Luke COWDREY – http://www.geni.com/people/Wilhelmina-Punshon/6000000016919465058 , Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai18461%20ai60919
(TS)

SAMUEL African slave. Cape of Good Hope. Died 1834. aged 34. born 1800. Hbt C of E. RGD 34/1. 3381. Buchanan, p.100.  (JG)

SIMMONS Native of Good Hope Baptised. find ref.  (JG)

HENDRICK WHITNALDER “Whitnalder was executed in Hobart in February 1863 for having committed an unnatural offence. He had arrived in Tasmania in 1850 after serving four years at Norfolk Island for the rape of his former master’s wife at Moreton Bay while holding a TL. Whitnalder, from the Cape of Good Hope (described as a Hottentot, but as you suggest probably Khoi) had first arrived in NSW in 1840, transported with a group of Irishmen for 14 years for his part in a mutiny while serving with the Cape Rifles.” [Thanks to Peter Richardson for this information, more details at a later date]

WILDSCHUT aka WILDSCHUTT
AGE:  “a very old man”
DIED:  5 January 1834, Port Arthur
TRIED:   25 March 1831, Cape of Good Hope
SENTENCE:  Life
CRIME:  Receiving stolen goods
SHIP:  William Glen Anderson – departed Portsmouth 2 June 1831, arrived Hobart 1 November 1831, a voyage of 152 days, carrying 166 convicts (166 landed).  Master James Fawthrop, Surgeon Charles Inches
DESCRIPTION – http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,131,L,80
Police No:  1308

Height: 5’4”
Age:  A very old man
Complexion:  Mulatta
Head:  Round
Hair:  Black, curly
Whiskers:  None
Visage:  Oval, furrowed
Forehead:  Low, perpendicular, wrinkled
Eyebrows:  Black
Eyes:  Brown, sunken
Nose:  Short, broad nostrils
Mouth:  Medium wide
Chin:  Projecting
Remarks:  A man of colour
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-46,247,137,L,80
Police No: Number 1308

Transported for Receiving Stolen Goods – An old Bushman whose language cannot be understood.
Death: “Died 5 January 1834 – vide, Port Arthur return 22 November 1834”
INDENT: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,89,L,80
No 1308 – Wildschut, 5’4”, No 132, (age/none), (trade/none), Tried at Cape of Good Hope, 25 March 1831, sentenced to Life, (native place/none), (married/none), (religion/none), (read and write/none), An Old Bushman whose language cannot be understood, (this offence/none).

APPROPRIATION: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,126,97,L,80
No 1308 – Wildschutt, Wildman not to be understood

OTHER RECORDS: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201,100,L,80
No 5 – Wildschut, Receiving stolen goods knowing them to be stolen, 25 March 1831, for Life

CONVICT MUSTERS:
1832 – Transported to Port Arthur
1833 – Transported to Port Arthur
1834? – Assigned to Mr G. Watson
DEATH: 5 January 1834 – Died at Port Arthur
5 January 1834 – Buried at Port Arthur
Reference:  RGD 34/1 – burial listed as Wildchutt;  Quarterly Return March 1834 has no given name
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31460279
MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 24-26: Surgeon’s general remarks. The good weather when they sailed and the gradual introduction into a warmer climate contributed to the general good health of the prisoners during the voyage. The prisoners were kept in the open air as much as possible and were more capable of enduring the cold when in the high southern latitudes. The surgeon paid attention to dryness and cleanliness, both in the prisoners and their accommodation. The bedding of both the prisoners and the guard was taken up on deck as early as possible and the prisoners sent up on deck to wash and clean themselves. After breakfast the prisoners were sent up on deck again, with the exception of a few who cleaned below decks, dry holystoning under the beds and washing and scraping the gangways. Lower bed boards were kept up for several hours to dry beneath the beds. In fine weather the prisons were kept clear of prisoners for a time to cool and ventilate them, swinging stoves were used in damp weather. The prisoners were encouraged to stay on deck until sunset, when they were ordered below, mustered and the prisons secured for the night. Lime juice was given early in the voyage with much benefit to health. Apart from the severe case of typhus there was scarcely anyone confined to bed during the voyage and seldom more than one or two on the sick list. This was remarkable as the weather was very cold and stormy from the Cape of Good Hope to Van Diemen’s Land. The prisons were occasionally flooded by water taken on board and the prisoners were very poorly clothed by this time, many without shoes. The case of typhus and one of scrofulous ulcers were the only two of any note. Minor bowel complaints were common at first, probably due to the change in diet, and constipation in many demanded the use of purgatives. There were two births and one miscarriage among the women of the guard. With few exceptions the conduct of the prisoners was orderly and very satisfactory. Charles Inches MD, Surgeon RN Superintendent. (TS)

YACUSA The Courier,  Friday 26 November 1858, p3. SUPPOSED MURDER.- INQUEST. “THE death at Launceston, on Tuesday, of a black man named Yacusa, a Hottentot, and the manner in which he came by his death, caused the police to apprehend six individuals of colour on suspicion of having been engaged in foul play. This black tribe, with one exception, are Hottentots, and live or herd together in Bathurst-street.”
[Thanks to P Richardson for this information]  – and – YAOUSA [YACUSA]  Monday 29 November 1858 The Courier (Hobart) p3 of 4. THE SUPPOSED MURDER.THE adjourned inquest on the body of the black man who was found dead in a house in Bathurst St on Tuesday was held at the Scottish Chief. The proceedings excited considerable interest in the neighborhood, as a number of persons were collected together awaiting the result of the inquiry. The following witnesses were examined:-Catherine Parker, Thomas Jarvis, sen., James Hewson but no evidence was elicited to show the cause of death. One of the prisoners, John Crepani, was discharged from custody, and examined, and his evidence completely refuted the statement made by the black woman, she being at the public-house at the time of the second fight between Zair and the deceased. The evidence of Dr. Miller was read over, and the Coroner in summing up remarked that a very great difficulty occurred to them from that evidence, no positive opinion being given as to the cause of death. The jury, after some deliberation, returned the following verdict :-‘That the deceased, Yaousa, was found dead, but how or by what means he came by his death there is no evidence before the jurors. The remainder of the prisoners were then discharged.-Launceston Examiner. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2465403?searchTerm=%22black+woman%22#pstart660394
(JG)

JULIEN ZELL From ‘Launceston Examiner’ Thursday 3 June 1858 p3. WEDNESDAY, June 2. Catherine Harson and Edward Compsley were fined l0s each for drunkenness. Helen Brooks and Julien Zell, (a Hottentot), were fined 5s each for disturbing the peace. (and possibly the same man is mentioned in Lton Examiner, Saturday 30 October 1858, p5). [Thanks to P. Richardson for this information]

Congo

JAMES BROWN “James Brown arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1833 he told the muster master: ‘I was taken when a child as a Slave from the Congo River and sold to a Spanish Slaver. Captured by a British King’s Ship & liberated at Sierra Leone. Brought away from thence as servant”. Author: Cassandra Pybus. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Black%20Convicts.htm   (JG)

Guyana / Demerara / British Guyana / British Guiana

Large slave rebellions broke out in West Demerara in 1795 and on the East Coast of Demerara in 1823. Although these rebellions were easily and bloodily crushed, according to Winston McGowan, they may have had a long-term impact in ending slavery. The 1823 revolt had a special significance not matched by the earlier Berbice uprising. It attracted attention in Britain inside and outside Parliament to the terrible evil slavery and the need to abolish it. This played a part, along with other humanitarian, political and economic factors, in causing the British parliament ten years later in 1833 to take the momentous decision to abolish slavery in British Guiana and elsewhere in the British Empire with effect from 1 August 1834. After serving four years of a modified form of slavery euphemistically called apprenticeship, the slaves were finally freed on 1 August 1838.” [Wikipedia]

GEORGE BARROW Born c1794 Place Of Birth: Demerara (British Guiana), 5 ft 8, hair: jet black curly, black eyes, 34 y, advocate, “scar back of left hand, ring finger right hand (Broken knuckles), scar of forehead, a man of colour”, #3343, Place of sentencing: Middlesex Session of Peace, Conviction: 7 years, 8 Sept 1828, transported on GEORGIANA 1, Departed 15 Aug 1828, Arrived 18 or 20 April 1829, Sailed Days: 126, Sailed From: Plymouth, sailed route:  Cape, Ship Master: Jn. S. Thompson, Ship Surgeon: (i) Coleman* (ii) D. B. Conway, Population embarked:170M/Deaths:3M/Landed:167(VDL)M,To Colony: VDL, Gaol Report: Not known, Hulk Report: Orderly, Stated This Offence: Fraud prosr Anstey & Nettleton George Street Hanover Square I am an Advocate admitted to the Courts of Holland & Denmark I was educated at Westminster School, Transported For: Fraud, Family: neither F or M alive my Sister is married to the American Consul at New York – I know Mr Montagu well, who is here {I} lived in his Fathers house {blank space} months Wife and 1 child, Marital Status: Married, Muster 1830-12-31: Clerk Ordinance Store, Muster 1832-12-31: Public Works/Clerk, Death: 17 Jul 1833, Burial Date: 20 Jul 1833 source muster:1833, Death Institution: HM Coll Hosp, Death Place: Hobart Town, source Vols: CON 31/1, RGD 34/1/3043. TAHO: image at position 1 on page 89 of CON 18/8, Image at position 2 on page 297 of CON 31/1. From: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31011501 (JG)

IVEY DARBY/DARBEY born c.1785 Africa, age: c 38 in 1824, tried: 1823, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Berbice, Guyana (British Guiana), Gaol Report: Formerly a Slave no report [see section: AFRICA for more information on Ivey Darb[e]y]. (JG)

SIMON DORKIN Age 23 (1835) born about 1812 at Demerera (later British Guyana) tried 20 July 1835 at Demerera and transported for 7 years for stealing in a dwelling house.  Stated this offence: “Stealing in a Dwelling House, prosecutor Mr ### Wilder, I was born in his Family, once for fighting flogged”, No 2176, Body marks: several scars back of rt hand. 1 scar back of left hand, Surgeon’s report: very well behaved, eyes: dk brown, hair: black woolly, real name Simon Dorkin, Single, Trade: Gents Servt & Cook
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400528Died 6 October 1839 at Hospital in Launceston. [Found on Quarterly Returns Dec 1839.] GO 33 Quarterly returns Dec 1839.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,178,L,80
+http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,151,L,80
+http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,86,L,80  (TS)

LOUIS (1)   / LOUIS BULCOCK  / REAL NAME:  J___ (crease of page) [written vertically in left-hand margin of Conduct Record], AGE:  22, born about 1812 at Demerera, Crime: stated this offence – “Manslaughter – I struck him with a G___ (crease of page)” TRIED:   18 January 1836, Demerara, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Manslaughter, GAOL REPORT:  Before tried indifferent and stubborn; After trial, impertinent; , Disposition  Bad;  Has been an apprenticed labourer, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT: Good, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,117,L,80Police No:  Number 1012, Trade:  Engineer, for 7 ½ years, Height:  5’ 2 ½“
Age:  22, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None
Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, blunt, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Demerera, Remarks:  Long scar near elbow on left arm;  2 scars near thumb on back of same hand;  Scar inside right wrist, Police No: Number 1012, Previous Conviction: Twice imprisoned before, Flogged for drunkenness
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-28,206,194,L,80APPROPRIATION:
No 1012 – Louis, 5’2½”, aged 22, Engineer Seaman (crossed-out), tried Demerara, Life, native of Demerara, assigned to Marine (crossed out)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,143,L,80Assignment:
6 June 1837 – Bothwell
29 September 1837 – Constitution Hill
10 August 1839 – Bridgewater
4 January 1842 – Oatlands
Offences and Sentences:
24 November 1837 – Harry – Absconding with Charles Hector – 24 hours solitary confinement
(Note – unsure if the above entry is correct due to poor quality of ink)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31280514  (TS)

 JOHN WILLIAM McINTOSH aka  JOHN WILLIAM BARRINGTON Age:  21 (1836) – born Demerara (see Guyana/Guiana), TRIED:   13 June 1836, Barbados, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 Years at Barbados, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,34,L,80 Police No:  – Name:  William John McIntosh or Barrington, Trade:  Stone Mason Labourer, Height:  5’ 3 ¼ “, Age:  21, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, thick lips, Chin:  Small, short, Native Place: Demerara, Remarks:  None
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-24,154,25,L,80
Police No: Number 112, Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing a ?____”
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,9,L,80
No 112 – INTOSH, Jno Wm Mc, 5’ 3 ¼”, aged 21, stone mason labourer, tried Barbados, sentenced to 7 years, native of Demerara, assigned to Assignable Party
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan, MEDICAL JOURNAL: 
Folio 2: J McIntosh , aged 21, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 1 March 1837. Discharged 18 March 1837 cured.
Folio 27: James McIntosh, aged 21 (West Indian boy), convict; case number 22; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 1 March 1837 at sea. Discharged 18 March 1837 cured.
(Note:  There was no James McIntosh aboard the Sarah, and this refers to John William McIntosh)
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Canada

Canada (unspecified)

FRANCOIS FOURNELL  Canada, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS)http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,119,L,80

Lower Canada (including Quebec)

Quebec, Lower Canada

RICHARD BURNETT  AGE:  20 – born Quebec. TRIED:   22 March 1837, Quebec-Lower Canada. SENTENCE:  7 years. CRIME:  Larceny.Stated this offence – “Stealing paper – tried with (John) WAKEMAN;  prosecutor Mr James Miller at Quebec” TRIED WITH:  John Wakeman. GAOL REPORT:  Orderly in general. HULK REPORT:  Good. SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,217,L,80
Police No: Number 2008. Assignment:
2 August 1838 – Bn
6 December 1841 – Otn (Oatlands?)
4 January 1843 – Bn
Offences and Sentences:
Ticket of Leave:
23 December 1841
Free Certificate:
1844 – No 465
APPROPRIATION: No 2808 – Richard BURNETT, 5’5”, aged 20, carter, tried Quebec, sentenced to 7 years, native place Quebec, assigned to Mr Franks at Green Ponds, ticket-of-leave
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,135,L,80
One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Quebec. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.  TRIED WITH: John Wakeman, native of Sunderland, also onboard Neptune.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,156,L,80http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31480143
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030635
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WILLIAM CLARK  Quebec, No 917, Ship: ROSLIN CASTLE, 1828
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,213,C,80

WILLIAM DUNBAR AGE:  21 (1835) born about 1815 at Quebec, Died:  1889 Hobart-Tas (Col.Families – unverified) TRIED:   30 September 1835, Quebec Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Robbery, GAOL REPORT:  Bad in every respect, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 1195, Trade:  Seaman, Height:  5’ 8”
Age:  21, Complexion:  Sallow, Head:  Small, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  None
Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Medium height, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Blue
Nose:  Narrow, Mouth:  Medium width, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Quebec, Remarks:  W Dunbar, woman
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,18,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,48,L,80 One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Quebec. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
Police No: Number 1195, Crime: Highway Robbery
Previous Conviction:
4 times imprisoned
Twice assault – bailed
Theft 4 months
Once suspicion – discharged
Assignment:
(Earlier entries too faint to decipher)
24 Sept 1840 – Chief Police Magistrate
4 Aug 1840 – Campbell Town
13 Aug 1841 – Chief Police Magistrate
3 Sept 1841 – Port Arthur
5 Oct 1842 – PS office
28 Oct 1842 – Ross
20 Oct 1843 – Oatlands
27 Mar 1845 – Police Magistrate
24 Apr 1845 –
29 Oct 1845 – Port Arthur
6 Nov 1846 –
5 March 1847 – Oatlands
12 Sept 1847 – Oatlands
Offences and Sentences:
26 June 1837 – Madden – Disobedience of orders – 3 months hard labour out of chains, returned to the Crown, and recommended for Public Works – sent to Bagdad Road Party and afterwards Green Ponds, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 19 July 1837
27 December 1837 – Public Works – Absent from his Station and in Hobart without a Pass – 3 months hard labour on the Roads
9 June 1840 – Cunningham – Absent without leave and returning drunk and refusing to work and insolence – ____ (18 months? – crease of page) hard labour on the roads – sent to Cleveland – and conduct to be specially reported in 6 months, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 12 June 1840
18 July 1840 – Cleveland Road Party – Absconding – 12 months imprisonment and hard labour in chains to commence at the expiration of his present sentence to hard labour – Longford approved and returned to his Party, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 24 July 1840
28 September 1840 – Misconduct in throwing or allowing to be thrown a loaf of Bread from the Bakehouse Yard into the Chain Gang Yard – Case dismissed
11 March 1841 – Chain Gang – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
14 June 1841 – Campbell Town Chain Gang – Appearing dirty at Muster – Solitary confinement on bread and water
10 August 1841 – Cleveland Party – Misconduct in refusing to work – 4 months imprisonment and hard labour in chains – recommended to be sent to Port Arthur to be worked in the Coal Mines, and further to undergo the remainder of his Probation sentence there – sent to Port Arthur under this sentence, then to remain there under his sentence of the 9th June 1840 and 20th July 1840 – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 13 August 1841
7 October 1842 – South Brunie (Bruny) Lighthouse – Misconduct in making away with Mr Brook’s rum and tick – 6 months hard labour in chains – Confirmed Ross Bridge chain gang, and then conduct reported – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 8 October 1842
13 November 1843 – Cahill – Absent without leave on Sunday – 2 months hard labour and returned to the Government – To Glenorchy, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 17 November 1843
8 March 1844 – 3rd Class
22 March 1844 – Prisoners Barracks – Drunk – 8 days solitary confinement
4 May 1844 – RE Department – Drunk – 2 months hard labour – Lovely Banks, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 11 May 1844
14 January 1845 –  3rd Class
27 March 1845 – Prisoner Barracks – Larceny under £5 – 18 months hard labour in chains _____ – approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 28 March 1845
10 April 1845 – Misconduct and disobedience of orders – 10 days solitary confinement
13 July 1846 – Port Arthur – Misconduct – 5 days solitary confinement
13 October 1846 – P Class
2nd Class:
8 March 1844
13 March 1844 – Published in the Launceston Examiner
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36236158
Ticket of Leave: 27 October 1849 – Published in the Launceston Examiner
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36258757
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,6,L,80
No 1195 – William Dunbar, 5’8”, aged 21, Seaman, tried Quebec, sentenced to Life, native of Quebec, assigned to [Vacant] wanted by the Police for evidence
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
1889 – William Dunbar, born about 1817 in America, died in Hobart-Tas
CORNELIAN BAY CEMETERY:
14 November 1889 – William Dunbar, aged 72 years, last address New Town, pauper, buried in Section A, site Number 515, at Cornelian Bay Cemetery
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – Witness in a court case – Launceston Examiner 10 October 1846
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36246628
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch
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HENRY FISHER (Pn:957F) arr 1839 on Marquis of Hastings /364.11/ Born.c.1808 Hampshire. Tried 1838-06-27 Lower Canada court martial (life), single. c31a31120480 Adm. 101/50 Reel 3203; Adm101/50 Reel 3203; CON18/16 p211; CON31/12; CSO5/203/4989; Image 174 in Con31/12 (pos 1 on p183) Image 120 in Con18/16 (pos 1 on p211) http://founders-and-survivors.org/pub/ands/collections/shipIndex/tei/364.11/index.htm
(JG)

JOSEPH MOISEAN AKA:  Indexed as JOSEPH MOISEAU aka JOSEPH MORSEAN at Tasmanian Archives, AGE:  18 – born  c.1819 in Canada, TRIED:   22 March 1837, Quebec-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing money from a shop” GAOL REPORT: Orderly, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838, Sentenced to 7 years at Quebec, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1618, Trade:  Carter, Height:  5’5”, Age:  18, Complexion:  n/a,  TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,30,L,80
Note:
This record is very difficult to read, and I have only picked up occasional words[TS]
Ticket of Leave:
7 April 1842
Conditional Pardon:
19 October 1843
APPROPRIATION:
No 1618 – Joseph MOISEAN, 5’5”, aged 18, carter, tried Quebec, sentenced to 7 years, native place Canada, assigned to Assignable Gang
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,148,L,80
NEPTUNE – 1838, SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320070
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JOHN POULIN  Quebec, Ship: BENGAL MERCHANT, 1828, CON. # 497 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,283,35,L,80

PATRICK SULLIVAN Age:  18 (1838)  born about 1820 in Canada, TRIED:   23 March 1837, Quebec-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME: Stated this offence:  Larceny, “Stealing 5 chains – tried with FLEMMINGS – punished in gaol”, TRIED WITH:  Patrick FLEMING, also onboard “Neptune”, GAOL REPORT:  Bad in gaol, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2497, Trade:  Shoemaker for 2 years, Height:  5’4”, Age:  18, Complexion:   _  etc, Native Place:  -, APPROPRIATION: No 2497 – Patrick SULLIVAN, 5’4”, aged 18, shoemaker-2 years, convicted Quebec, sentenced to 7 years, native place Canada, Assignable Gang
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,152,L,80One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Quebec
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folio 5: Pat Sullivan, aged 18, prisoner; sick or hurt, synochus; put on sick list 10 December 1837, discharged 21 December 1837 curedFolio 20: case no 13, Patrick Sullivan, aged 18, prisoner; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, synochus; put on sick list 10 December 1837, discharged 17 December 1837 quite well.  MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
Probation: 16 August 1839 – Port Arthur – 6 months Probation and conduct to be reported
Offences and Sentences:
26 November 1838 – Prestnell – Misconduct in refusing to work this morning – Cell on bread and water for 4 days
18 December 1838 – Prestnell – Neglect of duty and refusing to work – 25 lashes
26 December 1838 – Prestnell – Being out after hours and in a disorderly house – Cell for 7 days
7 January 1839 – Presnell – Absent without leave – 12 lashes
22 May 1839 – Presnell – Insolence – Cell on bread and water for 4 days
16 July 1839 – Presnell- Neglect of duty and insolence – Cell on bread and water for 14 days
5 August 1839 – Presnell – Misconduct – To receive 25 lashes
12 August 1839 – Presnell – Insolence and absent without leave – Recommended to be removed to the Shoemakers’ Shop at Port Arthur for 12 months
16 August 1839 – Under sentence to Port Arthur – Disobedience of orders – Cells on bread and water for 6 days – Approved Port Arthur on Probation for 12 months and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 16 August 1839
20 June 1840 – Port Arthur – Misconduct in stealing a pair of shoes – Suggested 6 months in chains
3 July 1840 – Port Arthur – Misconduct in having a pair of shoes in his possession without authority – 2 months hard labour in chains
6 august 1840 – Port Arthur –
Disobedient conduct at Muster – 25 stripes
11 January 1841 – Smith – Misconduct in refusing to work – 25 lashes, and returned to his Master’s service
19 February 1841 – Willis Corners – Absconding – Dismissed upon the representation of Mr Constable
19 February 1841 (same date) – Willis Corners – Absent from his Gang – 2 months imprisonment with hard labour in chains then returned to his Gang under his former sentence – Approved to Campbell Town, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 26 February 1841
23 February 1841 – Gaol – Idleness – 6 days solitary confinement
10 March 1841 – Campbell Town Chain Gang – Misconduct and neglect of duty – Fourteen days imprisonment and hard labour in chains to commence at the expiration of his existing sentence to hard labour in chains
10 March 1841 (same date) – Insolence to his Overseer – 7 days solitary confinement
10 March 1841 – Campbell Town Chain Gang – Refusing to go into the prisoners’ mess room, disobedience of orders, using abusive threatening and obscene language – 25 lashes
20 March 1841 – Chain Gang – Misconduct – 36 lashes
6 April 1841 – Chain Gang – Having his irons removed and attempting to abscond and assaulting a fellow prisoner – Four months imprisonment and hard labour in chains – To commence at the expiration of existing sentences to hard labour in chains – 30 days of which period to be undergone in solitary confinement, and it being suspected that he ___ (encouraged?) a prisoner of the Crown to abscond – Recommended that he be removed to another Gang – Approved to Oatlands, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 9 April 1841
17 May 1841 – Oatlands Chain Gang – Insubordination – Existing sentence of transportation extended 18 months – Strongly recommended to be removed to Port Arthur – Approved under existing sentence in chains – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 21 May 1841
8 June 1841 – ___ – Sentence to Port Arthur – Disorderly conduct – 36 lashes
2 March 1842 – Port Arthur – Disobedience of orders – 36 stripes
28 April 1842 – Port Arthur – Insolence – 7 days solitary confinement
21 June 1842 – Port Arthur – Misconduct – 14 days solitary confinement
27 December 1842 – Public Works – Larceny under £5 – Existing sentence of transportation extended 2 years – Recommended to be removed to Port Arthur during that period – Approved vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 30 December 1842
21 March 1843 – PM– Misconduct in having flour improperly in his possession – 12 months hard labour in chains – Port Arthur vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 24 March 1843
(end of these entries – carried forward to page 153 in the journal)
Note:  Unable to locate the continuing page
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-41,200,27,L,80
Ticket of Leave: – Free By Servitude: 23 September 1847,
Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31410062
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GEORGE TUCKER  Age:  33 (1838) – born about 1805 at Quebec, TRIED:   7 April 1836, Canterbury Quarter Sessions-Kent, Native Place:  Quebec-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 Years. CRIME: Stated this offence – “Stealing fowls from a Lodge, prosecutor I do not know his name”, GAOL REPORT:  Unknown – Behaviour in gaol good, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Behaved well – Sailed with the Surgeon for 3 years onboard the “Ranger”, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1100, Trade:  Shipwright, Height:  5’3”, Age:  33, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,51,L,80
Police No: Number 1100, Assignment:

27 January 1840 – Royal Engineers Department at King’s Yard
Offences and Sentences: 4 May 1840 – Royal Engineers Dept – Disorderly conduct – Reprimanded, 1 March 1841 – Being drunk – To be confined to Barracks for 6 Saturday afternoons, 3 December 1841 – Royal Engineers Dept – Absent all night without leave – 14 days on the Treadwheel, 1 February 1842 – Royal Engineers Dept – Neglect of duty – To be confined to Barracks for 2 Saturday afternoons, 25 May 1842 – Royal Engineers Dept – Misconduct – 10 days solitary confinement
Ticket of Leave: 10 February 1843
Free Certificate: 1843 – No 264
APPROPRIATION:
No 1100 – George TUCKER, 5’3”, aged 33, shipwright, tried Kent, sentenced to 7 years, native place Quebec, assigned to Royal Engineers Dept-King’s Yard
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,153,L,80  One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Kent Quarter Sessions. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, NEPTUNE – 1838. SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440147
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JOSEPH HAMEL Quebec, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,129,L,80

JOSEPH LANGLOS  Quebec, ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,136,L,80

ISIDORE PARE Quebec, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,145,L,80

IGNACE PREVOST Quebec, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,145,L,80

JOSEPH TABOR Born 1789, Calculated Age 33yo at 1823, Place Of Birth: Lower Canada, Tried Date: Sept 1822, Sentence 14 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Chatham, Sailed: 1823-03-09 Ship Name: Commodore Hayes, Ship Master: Lewis W. Moncrief, Ship Surgeon: Geo. S. Ruther- Arrived: 1823-08-16, Embarked:219M/Deaths:3M/Landed:216(VDL)M Gaol Report: None, Hulk Report: Very Good, Stated This Offence: Deserted from Chatham division of Marines, Transported For: Desertion, Body Marks: EB on rt arm D on left breast, Complexion: dark, Eyes: Bro, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/6 1/2 in, Family: One B. an out pensioner at Greenwich Hospital – One a Baker at Malden – Marital Status: Single, Trade: Ropemaker, 1830-12-31 Muster Ticket of Leave, 1832-12-31 Muster Ticket of Leave, 1833-12-31 Muster Ticket of Leave, 1835-12-31 Muster Ticket of Leave. Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office References TAHO:  Image at position 2 on page 85 of CON 31/42 * CON13/2 p455 * CON23/3 * CON31/42 * CSO1/403/9100
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420255
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JAMES WAGGONER Lower Canada, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,163,L,80

Montreal, Canada

ANDREW KELLERSTEIN aka ANDREW KELLERSHIRE aka ANDREW KELLERSHIRE (TAHO) aka ANDRE KELLERSTINE (newspapers) aka ANDREW KILLERSTINE Age:  28 (1834)  – born about 1808 near Montreal, TRIED:   10 March 1834, Montreal, CRIME:  Returning from Banishment, Stated this offence – “Returning from Banishment;  I was banished for Life;  I went back to see my Mother who was dying”, DIED:  30 May 1849, Norfolk Island, SENTENCE:  Life, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Montreal. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, GAOL REPORT:  Mild temper, excellent disposition, well behaved, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  A Mutineer, Marital status:  Single, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,37,L,80Police No:  558, Trade:  Boatman, Height:  5’6”, Age:  28, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Large, Hair:  Dark, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Broad, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Long, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  – , Remarks:  (tattoos) Sofi Mart, Andrew Kelli, Sofi Beth’s Jalabai, crucifixion, tree, Andrew, flag of stars, lots of crosses, 4 stars back of right hand and anchor and belt GD Jenel avoir reptre, Woman, ___ Man, two women, dog, anchor, P, star, woman and anchor, sun, moon and stars on left hand, sun have fit on breast;  marked on both legs
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,140,L,80Police No: 558,  Port Arthur: 5 April 1837 – Sent to Port Arthur immediately on landing for being one of the ringleaders in the Mutiny onboard the prison ship “Sarah” when in her passage from England – vide, memo of Principal Superintendent dated 5 April 1837
Offences and Sentences: 14 April 1839 – Insubordination – 12 months hard labour in chains and to be removed from Oatlands – sent to Bridgewater Chain Gang and conduct to be reported – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 19 April 1839
3 June 1840 – Degraves – Absconding – 12 months hard labour in chains and returned to his service – sent to Hulk Chain Gang at New Town Bay and conduct to be reported – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 5 June 1840
10 August 1840 – Public Works – Absconding – To be kept to hard labour in chains at Port Arthur for 2 years
22 October 1842 – Absent from his post – Fined 15/-
1 March 1844 – 2nd Class
27 May 1845 – Ticket-of-Leave
26 November 1845 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Housebreaking and putting a person therein in bodily fear – Committed for Trial
4 December 1845 – Supreme Court, Hobart – To be Transported for Life
19 December 1845 – To be sent to Norfolk Island for four (4) years – vide, Colonial Secretary 19/12/45
30 May 1849 – Died at Norfolk Island 30 May 1849, vide monthly return for May 1849
APPROPRIATION: No 558 – Andrew Kellerstein, 5’6”, aged 28, boatman, tried Montreal, sentenced to transportation for Life, native place near Montreal, assigned to VDL Company (crossed-out) ___ – Ticket of Leave
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,11,L,80Ticket of Leave: 27 May 1845
DEATH: 30 May 1849 – Norfolk Island Hospital – (1849 Muster, surname KELLERSHIRE, KILLERSTINE). HOBART TOWN COURIER, 5 JANUARY 1840 – HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT, WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE – Andre Kellerstine and William Bennett were charged by District Constable Watkins with absconding from their Master, Mr Degraves service, and remaining at large.  Kellerstine, twelve months hard labour in chains;  Bennett, to have his term of transportation extended two years.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8748385HOBART TOWN COURIER, 10 DECEMBER 1845 – HOBART TOWN SUPREME COURT, Before the Chief Justice and a Jury of Twelve, Thursday, December 4 – Elias Blackburn and Andrew Kellerstine were charged with stealing a silver teapot, the property of Mrs Moses.  A second count charged these ruffians with putting a female servant in bodily fear by presenting a pistol at her.  Both prisoners were sentenced to transportation for life.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946693REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
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JAMES LYNN  Montreal, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,135,L,80

FRANCOIS XAVIER LECLAIR Age:  21 (1836) – born about 1815 at Montreal
TRIED:   25 February 1836, Montreal-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 Years – to be computed from 16 April, CRIME:  Housebreaking, GAOL REPORT:  Very bad in every respect, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  One of the Mutineers and a Scoundrel, Marital status:  SingleDESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,41,L,80Name:  A. Frans Leclan, Trade:  Labourer,Height:  5’11”, Age:  21, Complexion:  Sallow, Head:  Large, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead: Medium, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Small, Mouth:  Medium width, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Montreal, Remarks:  (tattoos) God is my Right Listain &agon man anchor and FLC woman Joseph Lecel E.L. on right arm;  Dieu EL vison droit two woman anchor JHJ and crucifix and several other marks on left arm;  JH on right cheek crucifix and woman sun moon and stars on breach
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,229,L,80One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 years at Montreal, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan, Police No: Number 1053, Crime: Housebreaking, Previous Conviction:
Once for picking pockets – 6 months Probation: Port Arthur:
Sent to Port Arthur immediately on landing for being one of the ringleaders in the Mutiny onboard the Prison Ship “Sarah”, when on her passage from England – vide memo Principal Superintendent dated 5th April 1837
Assignment:
29 April 1837 – Port Arthur
1 May 1839 – New Norfolk
23 May 1839 – Hamilton
11 June 1839 – New Norfolk
24 March 1840 – New Norfolk Prisoners Barracks
27 October 1840 – Chief Police Magistrate
4 January 1841 – New Town Bay
4 June 1841 – Chief Police Magistrate
6 September 1844 – Port Arthur
15 September 1845 – Port Arthur
Offences and Sentences:
21 June 1838 – Having a fishing line improperly in his possession – Severely reprimanded
5 November 1838 – Absent from his Gang and attempting to ____ – 25 lashes
27 February 1839 – Smoking in his cell – 3 weeks in No. 2 Chain Gang
9 March 1840 – Assignment Party – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
23 March 1840 – Assignment Party – Indecent conduct – 25 lashes
10 April 1840 – Assignment Party – Misconduct – Reprimanded
23 December 1840 – Assignment Party – Absconding – 6 months hard labour in chains – sent to New Town Bay and afterwards to Prisoners Barracks in Hobart for assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision of 25 December 1840
30 May 1842 – Prisoners Barracks – Misconduct in gambling – 10 days on the Treadwheel
12 August 1842 – Town Surveyor’s Gang – Larceny under £5 – having existing sentence of ___ Probation extended 2 years and recommended to be removed to Port Arthur on Probation for 2 years – approved vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 6 September 1842
23 May 1844 – Port Arthur – Misconduct – 4 days solitary confinement
5 November 1844 – Ticket-of-Leave granted
27 March 1845 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Larceny under £5 – 18 months hard labour in chains at Port Arthur – Approved ticket-of-leave cancelled vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 28 March 1845
Ticket of Leave:
5 November 1844 – Granted
29 April 1845 – Cancelled
Free Certificate:
1846 – No 898
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,11,L,80No 1053 – Francoi Zavia Leclair, 5’11”, aged 21, labourer, tried Montreal, sentenced to 7 years transportation, native of Montreal, assigned to ____ (Emelda charge?)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
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GEORGE ROLLAND AGE:  22 (1837?) – born about 1814 in Montreal, TRIED:   10 March 1834, Montreal-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Stealing from the person, GAOL REPORT:  Connections understood to be respectable;  conduct very good, HULK REPORT:  Good
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Ironed onboard for Mutiny, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to Life at Montreal, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,52,L,80Police No:  1218, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’ 7 ½”, Age:  22, Complexion:  Sallow, Head:  Long, Hair:  Light, Whiskers:  None
Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Light, Eyes:  Blue, Nose:  Long
Mouth:  Medium width, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Montreal
Remarks:  Small mole under left ear;  (tattoos) G.R. B.S. B.P. E.R. Anchor, Lucy Pollard on right arm;  Wreath, Flowers, on left arm
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-37,246,238,L,80Police No: Number 1218, Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing from the person” Previous Convictions: Once for fighting – one month and fined £10, Ironed onboard for Mutiny
Port Arthur:
Sent to Port Arthur immediately on landing, for being one of the ringleaders on Board the Prison Ship “Sarah” when on her passage from England – vide, memo from Principal Superintendent dated 5th April 1837
Assignment: 23 April 1837 – Port Arthur
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,14,L,80No 1218 – George Rolland, 5’7 ½”, aged 22, labourer, convicted at Montreal, sentenced to transportation for Life, native of Montreal, assigned to _____
1846 CONVICT MUSTER:
George Rolland listed in the index
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
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JEAN THIBEAN aka Jean THIBEA aka JEAN THEBEAN [Tasmanian Archives] Age:  32 – born about 1804 in Montreal-Lower Canada, TRIED:   22 March 1837 – Quebec-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 Years, Crime: Stated this offence – “Highway Robbery – prosecutor Mr Bally at Quebec”, GAOL REPORT:  Good character;  Orderly, HULK REPORT:  Good. Con # 1110.
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1100, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’8”, Age:  32, Native Place:  Montreal, One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Quebec. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Previous Convictions: Once for housebreaking – 6 months, Once for a grindstone – 2 months,APPROPRIATION:
No 1110 – Jean THEBEAN, 5’8”, aged 32, labourer, tried Quebec, sentenced to 7 years, native place Montreal, assigned to Mr Thos Henty at Launceston, ticket-of-leave
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,153,L,80Assignment: 27 February 1838 – ___, George Town, 7 January 1842 – Westbury
4 February 1842 – Westbury
Ticket of Leave: 27 January 1842
Free Certificate: 1844 – No 251
SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
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Nova Scotia

CATHERINE ARMSTRONG Nova Scotia (then America ?) No 91, ship: HECTOR, 1835 (TS)
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JAMES FRANCIS PN# 349, Born c.1792, Calculated Age 36yo at 1828-08-25, Place Of Birth: Hallifax Nova Scotia, Tried: York West Riding Qr Sessions  24/Oct/1827, Sentence: 7 yrs, Gaol Report: Transpd before, Stated This Offence: “Burglary” once transported for Burglary served 4 years & 4 months – out 4 years before I was taken – 6 months for Cloathes – once 3 months for Vagrancy Hulk Report: Good, Ship Name: Woodford [2], Sailed: 1828-05-02, Arrived:1828-08-25, Sailed Days: 115, Sailed From: P’smouth, Ship Master: Jn. Milbank, Ship Surgeon: Wm. Petrie, Embarked: 184M/Deaths:1M/ Landed:183(VDL)M, Transported For: Stealg Wearing Apparel, Body Marks: Deep upright furrow betn Eyebrows scar on forehead over left Eye brow, Anchor J.F. heart & dart inside rt Arm Mermaid Christ crucified Inri on left Arm points of ring & mid. finger left hand hurt thumb on rt hand out of joint, Eyes: Lt Grey, Eyes: L Grey, Hair: Very Lt Brown, Hair: very Lt Bro, Height: 5/0 in, Family – Wife: Sarah Francis lives with her Mother charing about – I was left in the Alfred Whaler out of Hull, wife and 1 ch, Trade: Seaman, Muster 1830-12-31 Public Works, Muster 1832-12-31 Public Works, Muster  1833-12-31 Public Works, 1834 Colonial Conviction: Hobart QS 27 Novr 1834 3 yrs Impt & hd labor 28 Jany 1835 6 Mos Extd, Muster 1835-12-31  Public Works.  TAHO:  Image at position 2 on page 117 of CON 31/13
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31130350
  (JG)
Offences and Sentences: 6 September 1828 – Prisoners Barracks – Drunk and disorderly last night – Treadwheel for 7 days, 17 February 1829 – Boats Crew – Found in a Disorderly House at Hobart at __ o’clock last night – Treadwheel for 7 days, 9 May 1829 – Boats Crew – Out after hours last night – Treadwheel for 7 days, 8  June 1829 – Boats Crew – Found in a Public House kept by D.W. Bush at a late hour on Saturday night – To be sent to Saint Peter’s Pass for 6 months, out of which hard labour in irons for 1 month, 17 July 1829 – Public Works – Idleness and disobedience of Mr Notmany orders yesterday – 1 month Chain Gang at St Peter’s Pass, 29 July 1830 – G. Page – Insubordination and disobedience of orders on the 28th instant – 50 lashes, 29 July 1830 (same date) – G. Page – Violently assaulting his Master this day on his way to a Magistrate to answer to charges intended to be preferred against the said James Francis – 12 months Bridgewater Chain Gang, 26 September 1831 – G. Page – Disobedience of orders and using abusive language to John, his Master’s son, and threatening on the 24th instant personal violence to the said John Page – Treadwheel for 14 days and returned to the service of G. Page. 20 February 1833 – Road Party – Absent from Muster – Reprimanded, 25 March 1833 – Road Party – Absent from his Party yesterday from 12 o’clock until 6 in the evening and returning drunk – To labour for the Government for the next 4 Saturday afternoons, 15 April 1833 – Road Party – Neglect of duty in refusing to go to work – to labour for the Government for the next 4 Saturdays in addition to his present sentence, 5 November 1834 – F.S. (Free-by-Servitude) – Stealing 3 pounds and 2 ounces of Mutton of the Goods &c of Anna Maria Wood – Committed for Trial – Hulk Chain Gang and conduct to be reported in one year with a view to being removed to a Road Party – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 13 December 1834, Free-by-Servitude – Afterwards tried and convicted and sentenced to 3 years hard labour, 28 January 1835 – Hulk Chain Gang – Absconding – His sentence to imprisonment and hard labour extended 6 months and returned to his Gang, 28 January 1835 – Extended 6 months (left-hand margin), Certificate of Freedom: 27 October 1834 – Published in the Launceston Advertiser – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84778031, CONVICT MUSTERS: 1830 – Public Works, 1832 – Public Works, 1833 – Public Works, 1835 – Public Works COLONIAL CONVICTION: 27 November 1834 – Hobart Quarter Sessions – 3 years imprisonment and hard labour, 28 January 1835 – Extended 6 months, NEWSPAPER REPORTS – THE HULL PACKET AND HUMBER MERCURY, TUESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 1827 – PROVINCIAL NEWS – CONVICTS – The following convicts left York Castle on Friday week, in order to be delivered on board the York Hulk at Gosport – viz: James FRANCIS, for 7 years. COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), TUESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 1834 – James Francis was fully committed for trial, for stealing four pounds of mutton, the property of Mrs Wood of Macquarie-street. The prisoner had only been free a fortnight.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647909 COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), TUESDAY, 2 DECEMBER 1834 – QUARTER SESSIONS, HOBART TOWN, NOVEMBER 27, 1834 – Present: Joseph Hone, Esq, JP, Chairman, James Simpson, Esq, JP, Robert Jacomb, Esq, JP, and a Military Jury. James Francis, charged with stealing two pounds of mutton, the property of Mrs Wood, in Macquarie-street. Verdict – Guilty. Sentenced to hard labour in chains for three years.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647949 , COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), TUESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 1835 – HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT – Wednesday, January 28th – James Francis, Joseph Hutchinson and Thomas Lewis, had their original sentence extended the former six months, and the two latter twelve months. James Bellis was sentenced to Port Arthur, for two years. All these poor creatures had absconded from the several chain-gangs to which they belonged. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648047 REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31130350
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WILLIAM POOLE  Halifax, (Nova Scotia, Canada) then North America, No 620, ship: MANLIUS, 1830 (TS)
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JOSEPH WILLIAMS born c.1799, Place Of Birth: Nova Scotia, #7895,  PN# 300, Conviction: 1820-07-24, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Kent, Tried Date: 24/Jul/1820, Gaol Report: In custody twice before, Hulk Report: orderly, Body Marks: Blind left eye, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: Blk, Height, 5/1 in, Trade: Seaman, Ship Name: Countess of Harcourt, sailed: 1821-04-19, Sailed Days: 99, Sailed From: P’smouth, Ship Master: Geo. Bunn, Ship Surgeon: Morgan Price, Arrived: 1821-07-27, Embarked: 172M/Landed:172(VDL)M, To Colony VDL, Stated This Offence: In custody once before as a Vagrant, Transported For: Felony, Physical description. TAHO:     Image at position 3 on page 110 of CON 31/45. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450300 andhttp://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai7669614 Feb 1827: absent, 25 lashes.http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-45,376,100  (JG)

EDWARD WILSON estimated BirthYear: 1793, Calculated Age 36yo at 1830-04-09, Place Of Birth: Halifax Nova Scotia, Colonial Conviction: Launceston QS 24 Feby {T:damaged} Conviction: 1829-09-10, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Middlesex, Tried Date: 10/Sep/1829, Sailed: 1829-12-18, Sailed Days: 113, Sailed From: London, Ship Master: Alex. Jamieson, Ship Name: Mary III, Ship Surgeon: Rbt. Espie,, Embarked:168M /Deaths:1M/Landed: 167(VDL)M,  Arrival Date: 9th April 1830, Gaol Report: Not known here, Hulk Report: Good, Ship: Mary (2), Surgeons Report: very good & industrious, Transported For: stealing a Pail &c, Body Marks: man of Colour, Eyes: Black, Hair: black curly, Hair: bla curly, Height: 5 ft, Family: Married {but} stated he is not married the Woman that used to visit him was not his wife her name was Sarah Greenland I lived at Cow Cross West Smithfield. Marital Status: Married, Trade: Seaman & Sea Cook, 1830-12-31: Muster Assd. to Mr. Amos, 1832-12-31: Muster Marine department, 1833-12-31: Muster Marine department, 1835-12-3: Muster  Public Works http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31460006 TAHO: Image at position 2 on page 3 of CON 31/46 + TAHO: Image at position 1 on page 230 of CON 18/15 + http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-46,247,5  (JG) (TS)

Is this the same man below ?

EDWARD WILSON Wednesday 26 April 1848 The Courier (Hobart) p2 of 4. BURGLARY. John Spencer »as found guilty of stealing a pair of boots, the property of Edward Wilson, an old and infirm man of colour. The prisoner was found with the boots on his feet. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, the last month to be in solitary confinement. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2969280?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

EDWARD WILSON Saturday 29 July 1854 The Courier (Hobart) p3 of 4 Edward Wilson, a man of colour, minus one leg, hopped into Court charged with being an idle and disorderly character. The prisoner deriled the charge, stating that he was a perambulating pastrycook in the pie line. The Police Magistrate, however, could not give evidence to his tale, as he bad known him for the last eight years on the town as a beggar. Sergeant Bryant stated that it always took at least six policemen and a stretcher to convey the prisoner to the lock-up, as he was quite a proficient in the single stick, and used his crutch with remarkable precision and effect on the heads of the constabulary. Sentenced to three mouths imprisonment with hard labour. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2243629?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

Upper Canada

JOHN VERNON Upper Canada, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS)http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,160,L,80

BENJAMIN WAIT Upper Canada, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,164,L,80

Ceylon

GEORGE BROWN Police number: 54, Place of Birth: Ceylon, Charged 1817 aged 19, born 1798, Ship: Ocean to NSW, Place sentenced: Lancaster, Sentence: 7 years, Tried: 1815, Sailed 142 days from Cork to Rio, Arrived: 28 Sep 1817 on Pilot, Aged: c19, Body marks: a Black, Eyes: black, Hair: black, Height: 5 ft 3, Trade: labourer
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010401Image at position 2 on page 14 of CON 31/1
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-1,433,112and
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,112  (JG)

China

“The Chinese in Tasmania were very low in numbers (just thirteen in 1870), until businessmen in that year brought nineteen experienced Chinese miners from the mainland to work on the Mathinna goldfields. Following the discovery of payable tin in the north-east in 1874, the number of Chinese miners rapidly increased. They generally undercut European labour and quickly began to dominate the small-scale alluvial tin mining industry. Chinese leaders, such as Chin Kaw, sent to China to import men under the ‘tribute’ system, under which the tribute men paid part of their earnings to the syndicate that brought them out. Even without tribute, the Chinese were often preferred because of their experience and co-operation. When many European miners left the tinfields temporarily to follow the Lisle gold rush in 1879, or in response to the fall in tin prices in 1880, the Chinese were able to take greater control and make a living from abandoned workings. They outnumbered European tin miners during the 1880s, when alluvial tin mining was at its peak and tin accounted for a quarter of Tasmania’s export earnings. By the time of the 1881 census, there were 874 Chinese living in Tasmania, nearly all tin miners. During the next ten years the number fluctuated around 1000, though some moved out of mining; by the time of the 1891 census, 12 percent were market gardeners. For two decades the Chinese outnumbered the Germans as the largest group of migrants in Tasmania with a non-English speaking background…. (continued).” Author: Jai Paterson. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/C/Chinese.htm

CHINESE / MAN OF COLOUR Wednesday, January 27 1841: Thomas Mason, a waiter, at the Union Club House, charged by Mr. Patten, with absenting himself all night. Mr. Patten stated, that Mason was laying on a box drunk early in the morning, when he, ‘ Mr. P., told him to get up and go to his work, when he jumped up, and threatened to knock him down,, the cook, a man of colour was called, but being a Chinese made some difficulty about being sworn, and a cup and saucer was sent for at his request, which he broke to pieces in confirmation of his oath, he did not fully bear out Mr. Patten’s evidence, although proving the use of violent language, Mason was therefore ordered to the treadwheel for twenty-four hours. Colonial Times  Tuesday 2 February 1841 P3 of 4. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8751412?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22   (JG)

NATIVE OF CHINA Thursday 5 June 1845 The Courier (Hobart) p2 of 4. HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. Monday, June 2 1845. Three probation men from Campbell Town charged with stealing Is. from a native of China; they were brought to Hobart Town, not being able to find an interpreter at the former place. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2948349?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

Colombia

CARMINO REAGO aka CARMINO RIGO aka CARMAN REAGO aka CARMINIS REAGO born 1771 in Carthagena (north coast of Colombia, South America) and transported in 1810 to NSW aboard “Indian”, tried 1808 in Mesina and sentenced to Life, sent to VDL aboard “Kangaroo” in 1810 – dark complexion, dark brown hair and eyes. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-34,436,229 Marriage: Carmino REAGOS to Sarah HARMON, Brighton VDL, January 1834  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-35347-3004-10?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CJ:1789920630  NSW State Archives – Colonial Secretary’s Papers –

 

REAGO, Carmino. Per “Indian”, 1810
1810 Dec 29 Sent to Newcastle; listed as Carman or Carminis Reago (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.141)
1813 Jun 2 Remainder of sentence remitted. To be returned from Newcastle to Sydney per “Estramina”; appears as Rigo Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.231)
1816 Dec 16 On list of convicts to be sent to the Derwent per “Kangaroo” (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.382)
n.d. In index to land grants in Van Diemen’s Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.79)

Trove – Letter to the Editor, signed by Carmino Reago in August 1832 – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646683  Old British News – transported for Life – Court Martial – http://www.oldbritishnews.com/transported-convicts/transported_convicts-256/  
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Cuba

CHARLOTTE NICHOLS #1389 Very dark, full nostrils large, large lips, a mullato [sic] looking woman, dark black hair, Convicted of larceny, London 10 Jan 1828, Life sentence. Transported on Mermaid. Native place: Havana. Married Benjamin Spear/es 1835, Nichols died 1836.  “[Mermaid], a ‘mulatto looking woman’ born in Havana, had respectable friends in England even though recorded as a prostitute. Her husband had abandoned her years before to come to New South Wales as a servant”. Ref (to be further researched):http://www.notoriousstrumpets.com.au/Strumpets%20page/Highlights.htm [**Check if NICHOLS married Benjamin PEARCE, ‘black man’, transported: ANDROMEDA or GOVERNOR READY, 1827, Bristol] (JG)

Dominica

JAMES DODDS police number 318, Born 1796, Calculated Age 26yo at 1823, Place Of Birth: Dominica, Conviction: 1820-04-17, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing London, Tried Date 17/Apr/1820, Conviction 1822-04-17, Place Of Sentencing London, Gaol Report: In custody before, Hulk Report: orderly, Ship: Albion, Stated This Offence: stealing two ps Silver Sugar Tongs from Mr Gill – once in custody before, Transported For: Stealing two pair of Silver Tongs, Calculated Age: 26, Body Marks: Man of Colour mole left side nose, Complexion: D Bro, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/4 1/2 in, Marital Status: Single, Trade: Servant, Sailed 1823-05-20, Sailed Days 154, Sailed From Spithead, Sailed route Cape, Ship Master W. R. Best, Ship Name Albion, Ship Surgeon Jas. A. Mercer, Arrived 1823-10-21, Embarked: 200M /Landed:200(VDL) M, To Colony VDL, Arrival Date: 1823, , 1831: Conviction, Colonial Conviction: Hobart Town 30 Apl 1831 7 8 Sepr 1835 Extd 1 yr, 1832-12-31 Muster Public Works, 1833-12-31:  Muster note Died 29/Nov/1835 Public Works, Death Cause: Found Dead, Death Date: 29 Nov 1835, Death Institution: Race Ground, Death Place: New Town, [date of memo. Date of death from Quarterly Returns Dec 1835. CON 23: date of death 2 Dec.] Reported Death Date: 2 Dec {1835?}, source vols: CON 31/9
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31090318Extensive records: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-9,290,114
TAHO Image at position 1 on page 107 of CON 31/9. (JG)

JOHN FRANCIS  ex-St Domingo, Dominica, born about 1781 at St Domingo, convicted 4 September 1834 at Middlesex, shown as aged 40 at trial and 41 onboard, AGE: 53, DIED: 23 October 1836, Green Point-Tas (near Bridgewater), ANCESTRY: 26 October 1836, New Norfolk-Tas (4730/1836), TRIED:   4 September 1834, Middlesex Gaol Delivery, SENTENCE: Life, CRIME: Stealing above £5 from a dwelling house, GAOL REPORT: Not known, HULK REPORT: Good, HULK REGISTER: John Francis, aged 40, born about 1794, received onboard prison hulk Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 3 October 1834, SHIP: SHIP: Waterloo (fourth voyage) – departed Portsmouth 20 November 1834, arrived Hobart 3 March 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 224 male convicts (224 landed). Master John Cow, Surgeon George Roberts, SURGEON’S REPORT: Quiet and orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD: Folio 2: John Francis, aged 41, convicts; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 7 January 1835, discharged 13 January 1835. MEDICAL JOURNAL: Folios 8-9: Surgeon’s general remarks. The total number of convicts embarked were 224 at Portsmouth. Although the prisoners were apparently in generally good health, their aspect indicated habits of irregularity and want of proper diet. FAMILY – Marital status: Widower. DESCRIPTION – Police No: 689, Trade: Labourer and Hairdresser, Height: 5’4 ½”, Age: 53, Complexion: Black, Head: Small, Hair: Black, woolly, Whiskers: Black, woolly, Visage: Oval, small, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Blue – blind in right eye, Nose: Broad, flat, Mouth: Medium wide, Chin: Medium small, Native Place: St Domingo, Remarks: A man of colour; blind in right eye. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,203,L,80 TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-14,180,115,L,80Police No: Number 689, Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing above £5 in a dwelling house”, Assignment: 31 March 1835 –Bridgewater, CONVICT MUSTER: 1835 – Died 23 October 1836, Hospital, DEATH: Died: 23 October 1836 – Green Point-Tas; shown as Hospital Patient, Buried: 26 October 1836 NEWSPAPER REPORTS – CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (Old Bailey) TRIAL RECORDS – JOHN FRANCIS, Theft – theft from a specified place, 4th September 1834.Reference Number: t18340904-10, Before Mr. Baron Alderson. 1126.    JOHN FRANCIS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , at St. George, Hanover-square, 1 watch, value 7l.; and 1 gold chain, value 5l.; the property of   Paul Laye , in the dwelling-house of   Earl Cadogan .PAUL LAYE. I am butler to Earl Cadogan, and lived in his house, No. 16,  Park-lane, in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square . The prisoner was sometimes employed about the house – I missed a gold chain and watch, on the 13th of August, about eight o’clock in the morning, out of my bed-room – I had seen them safe on Sunday, the 11th, about twelve o’clock in the daytime – I have had it six years – it is worth 7l. – I paid that for it at Paris – it was gold, and had a gold chain to it worth 5l. – they were taken together. JAMES STEWART WALLIS . I am a pawnbroker. I have the gold watch and chain – they are worth together, in the way of trade, 6l. 10s. – they would sell for that in the trade – I know the prisoner – I remember his coming to my shop and pawning it on the 12th of August for 4l., in the name of John Francis – I asked if it was his property – he said it was, and distinctly told me he had given nine guineas for it – he was perfectly sober. WILLIAM BALLARD . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner – I asked if he had been jobbing at Lord Cadogan’s – he said he had – I said a watch was lost from the house, and he was suspected – I asked if he objected to my searching his apartment – he said, “No” – he was in the back parlour, and he lived in the attic – he wanted me to leave him, and go one way, and him to go the other; but I took him up with me to his room, and said, “Now, do you know any thing of the watch?” – he said, “I do not” – I looked into a drawer, and said, “Why here is the duplicate” – he said, “Let me look at it” – I found 1s. 7d. in his pocket – he said that was part of the produce, and he had spent the rest in redeeming his clothes.(Property produced and sworn to.)PRISONER’S DEFENCE: I do not know how I got it, as I was quite intoxicated by half a pint of whiskey, which a gentleman gave me to drink where I went to take a portmantean – I got home, and they put me to bed – next morning, I found the watch in my pocket, but I know nothing about it.GUILTY. Aged 40. – Recommended to mercy by the Jury . – Transported for Life .REFERENCES –Founders and Survivors –http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31140289
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JOHN GILL Native place: Rupert’s Bay Dominica, Ship: PERSIAN, 1830, No 699
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-2,202,113,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31160060  (TS)

LOUIS (2) Born about 1811 at Dominica, AGE:  25, TRIED:   25 August 1835, Dominica, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Stealing timber &c, Stated this offence – “Stealing four boats”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT: Good, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1013, Trade:  Sailor, Height:  5’ 11 ¼“, Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Dominica, Remarks:  Scar on left cheek bone, Police No: Number 1013
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,116,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-28,206,194,L,80Assignment:
1 April 1837 – Constitution Hill
Offences and Sentences:
29 November1837 – Public Works – Absent without leave, under very suspicious circumstances – Sent to Barracks during his spare time for 1 month
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,142,L,80No 1013 – Louis, 5’11’, aged 25, Sailor Labourer (crossed-out), tried Dominica, Life, native of Dominica, assigned to (crossed-out)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31280515One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836  SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.  (TS)

SIR FRANCIS VILLENEUVE SMITH (1819-1909), politician and chief justice, was born on 13 February 1819 at Lindfield, Sussex, England [or Port au Prince, Haiti?]  son of Francis Smith, merchant, of London, and his wife Marie Josephine, née Villeneuve, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, West Indies. He acknowledged his mother’s descent from the French admiral Villeneuve by adopting that name in 1884….
<Much info on ADB>. In December 1883 Smith left Tasmania on twelve months leave. He retired in 1885 and remained in England, living in London and at Heathside, Tunbridge Wells. He was a bencher of the Middle Temple (1890-98) and a member of the Conservative Club. He died of senile asthenia and pneumonia on 17 January 1909 and was cremated at Golders Green. A plaque in the church of King Charles-the-Martyr, Tunbridge Wells, commemorates him. His estate was sworn for probate at £1390 in Tasmania and £116,470 in England.”
Australian Dictionary of Biography online: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-sir-francis-villeneuve-4603
* Francis Smith purchased land on the Coal River in 1829, and named his property Campania Estate.
** In Dumont D’Urville he and his wife were described as “Creoles”
*** see:http://www.scribd.com/doc/56896398/The-Black-Jacobins-Toussaint-L-Ouverture-and-the-San-Domingo-Revolution-C-L-R-James  (JG)

East Indies

JOHN BARBERY also JOHN BARBARY or JOHN BARBARRY  AGE:  19, BORN:  East Indies, TRIED:  3 August 1843, Cornwall Assizes, SENTENCE:  10 Years, CRIME:  Stealing two ducks and a drake from John Reed of Camborne, PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS: Two : 1840, stealing coat and trowsers;  Cornwall Archives (QS/1/13/406) Bodmin Sessions 9 March 1841, John Barbary (with a previous conviction against him), Abraham Vial, Thomas Harris, and Richard Rule, all of Camborne, labourers, stealing 20 lbs of cheese, value 10s, from John Tangye, jun, : John Barbery sentenced to two years’ hard labour, Vial and Harris one month hard labour and private whipping, Rule privately whipped
GAOL REPORT:  None, SHIP:  Stratheden – departed London 31 July 1845, arrived Hobart 25 December 1845, a voyage of 144 days.  155 male convicts embarked, 103 landed in Hobart and 51 in Port Phillip.  Master John Bruton;  Surgeon Henry Baker.
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, RELIGION:  Protestant, LITERACY:  Can Read and Write
FAMILY – Born: East Indies, but raised at Campbell Town in Cornwall, Brothers: Alexander, John, William, Sisters: Elizabeth, Catherine, All at Cornwall, (Note: not known why he also has a brother named John in his record)
DESCRIPTION –Trade:  Impt Tailor and Gent’s Servant (Impt = imperfect, or unqualified), Height:  5’ 6 ½“, Age:  19, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Round, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, Eyes:  Blue, Nose:  Small, Mouth: Small, Chin:  Round, Native Place:  Born East Indies, raised at Campbell Town in Cornwall, Remarks:  Tattoo “J.B.” on left arm. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD Crime: Transported for felony, receiving pheasants, the property of John Reid at Bray, tried 3 August 1843;  previous conviction for rioting, 12 months Appropriation List:
John Barbery, Imp Servant and Gent’s Servant, Receiving pheasants, Bodmin, 10 years, East Indies, 19. Ticket of Leave: Revoked 4 May 1847, Pardon: Recommended for a Conditional Pardon 7 December 1846, Approved 30 November 1847. Reconvicted Again convicted.  Book 4.  No. 1393.  Newspaper report published 13 December 1848, shows John Barbery was indicted for having, on the 24th October last, forged an order for goods to the amount of ₤3, purporting to be signed by Mr M.A. Shelverton, with intent to defraud Philip Levy, of Hobart Town.  The prisoner was found guilty.  The order was presented in payment for various articles of clothing which the prisoner had selected.
Deceased: There is a line drawn diagonally through the Conduct Record and the word “Dead” written across is.  No details given.  The date 4/12/48 is written in the margin, but not known what this date refers to.
CORNWALL ROYAL GAZETTE, 11 AUGUST 1843 – CORNWALL SUMMER ASSIZES – TRIALS – John Barbary, 18, was charged with having stolen two ducks and a drake, the property of John Reed, of Camborne.  The prisoner was found Guilty;  and besides this, two certificates of former convictions of felony were proved against him.  The learned Judge, after telling the prisoner that lenient punishments appeared to have had no effect in deterring him from crime, sentenced him to TEN YEARS TRANSPORTATION.
CORNWALL ROYAL GAZETTE, 19 MARCH 1841 – CORNWALL QUARTER SESSIONS (Continued from our last number) – Thursday, 11 March 1841 – SENTENCES OF THE PRISONERS whose trials we reported last week – John Barbarry, two years’ imprisonment.  (The Chairman stated that the prisoner would be sent to the Packhurst Institution, a prison established for the care and correction of juvenile thieves.)
CORNWALL ROYAL GAZETTE, 12 MARCH 1841 – CORNWALL QUARTER SESSIONS – Abraham Viall, 12; John Barbarry, 14; Thomas Harris, 12; and Richard Rule, 12; were charged with having stolen 20 lbs of cheese from John Tangye, jun, of Camborne.  Mr John stated the case , and called John Lean ___ of Camborne.  On the evening of the 8th ___________ (bottom of page creased, these words were illegible) shop.  They then went in and made some small purchases.  Three of them afterwards crossed the road, and Viall instantly came out and ran away, giving as a signal “Jicko”.  The others ran another way by which they could join him.  John Tangye, the prosecutor, swore that on the 8th of February, three of the prisoners came into his shop to make purchases;  he saw all but Rule.  Viall stood near a piece of cheese at the door.  The cheese was missing five minutes after they left.  On the 16th of February, the prisoners were in custody for stealing a box;  and on seeing witness, Harris said, “you condemn me for stealing your cheese, don’t you?” and Viall said Harris put him up to it to take it away.  Harris said that Barbary and Rule were present, and that they had a part.  Rule confessed to his father, in witness’s presence, that he had part of the cheese, and Barbarry owned that he had eaten a part of it.  William Tuck corroborated this evidence.  The prisoners were all found Guilty;  and a former conviction was proved against Barbary for stealing a coat and trowsers.  There was another indictment against Viall and Harris for stealing a box from Mr Tuck; but they were not tried on it.
WEST BRITON, 12 MARCH 1841 – TRIALS OF PRISONERS – JUVENILE THIEVES: ABRAHAM VIALL, 12, JOHN BARBARRY, 14, THOMAS HARRIS, 12, and RICHARD RULE, 12, four little urchins, were charged with having stolen a piece of cheese, of the weight of 20lbs., from the shop of John TANGYE, jun., of Camborne. Mr. JOHN stated the case, and called John LEAR, who stated that he was a shoe-maker, living at Camborne. On the 8th of February, about nine o’clock in the evening, he saw the prisoners sanding the higher side of prosecutor’s shop. They then went into the shop and made some small purchases. Three of them afterwards crossed over the road, and in half a minute Viall came out and ran away, giving as a signal “Jicko”. The others left the place immediately and went another way by which they could join him. John Tangye examined, I am a shopkeeper at Camborne; on the 8th of February last, three of the prisoners came into my shop to make purchases. I saw all but Rule. Viall stood near a piece of cheese at the door. The cheese I found missing about five minutes after they left. I am a constable; on the 16th of February, two of the prisoners were in custody for stealing a box; the other prisoners were in custody the same day. On seeing me, Harris said “you condemn me for stealing your cheese, dont you?” I said that I believed that he was the one. Viall turned round and said Harris put him up to take it away. Harris said that Barbarry and Rule were present, and that they had a part as well as them. I took Barbarry and Rule into custody afterwards. Whilst they were in custody, Rule’s father told him to tell the truth. He confessed to his father that he had a part of the cheese. Barbarry owned that he had eaten a part of the cheese down by the Plough Inn. William TUCK said he was present when the prisoners were in custody. Viall told him that he had taken the cheese in company with the other prisoners. They all admitted having had a part of the cheese. The prisoner Viall, when called on for his defence, said that Tuck offered him 6d. to say what he did. This was, of course denied by Mr. Tuck, and the prisoners were found Guilty. A former conviction was proved against Barbarry for stealing a coat and trowsers. There was another indictment against Viall and Harris for stealing a box from Mrs. Tuck, but the prisoners were not tried on this charge.
CORNWALL ROYAL GAZETTE, 10 JULY 1840 – CORNWALL MIDSUMMER QUARTER SESSIONS – Thursday, July 2 – John Barbery, 14, pleaded Guilty of stealing a coat and trowsers from Thos. Trevarthen of Redruth – To be privately whipped.
REFERENCES –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-73,108,15,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-33,268,8,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-33,268,9,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-11,166,116,L,80
http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2967327?searchTerm=%22john+barbery%22
http://crocat.cornwall.gov.uk/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=17&dsqSearch=((text)=’barbery’)
Possible Connection?: GenForum, Debbie Robinson – has Elizabeth Barbary born 1820 at Port Louis in Dutch East Indies, her father is shown as John Barbary, a husbandman.  Port Louis is Mauritius.  In 1851 Census Elizabeth is in Cornwall and her birthplace is shown as Port Louis Dutch East Indies – possibly John Barbery’s sister?
http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/print.cgi?barbary::71.html
http://natalie.witt.name/genealogy/family_wade.php?indi=@I364@
Also: Possibly brother of Alexander Barbary sent to Port Phillip
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JOHN BROWNE  East Indies, Ship: RODNEY, 1853 (TS)
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http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/om7808

GEORGE DAWE  Sentenced to 7 years. TRIED:  6 January 1846, Bodmin Quarter Sessions, AGE:  50 – Born about 1798. CRIME:  Stealing a saucepan;  previous conviction for stealing a bridle. GAOL REPORT:  Convicted before. SHIP:  Mount Stuart Elphinstone (second voyage) – departed Gibraltar 6 February 1848, arrived Hobart 18 May 1848, a voyage of 102 days, carrying 240 male convicts (240 landed).  Master Adolphus Holton, Surgeon Thomas H. Keown. SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good. RELIGION:  Church of England. LITERACY:  Can read and write. FAMILY –Marital status:  Married with 1 child. Wife:  Mary – was married to another man;  I lived with her for 11 years;  she has gone back to her husband. Brothers:  Thomas, John, William. Sister:  Jane (all living in Cornwall). DESCRIPTION –Trade:  Lime burner Height:  5’ 4 ¼“. Age:  50. Complexion:  Dark. Head:  Medium. Hair:  Dark brown, Whiskers:  Dark brown, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  Retreating, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Sharp, Mouth:  Large, Chin:  Large. Native Place:  Born in the West Indies, but brought up in Cornwall (place name given on Indent, but not familiar with it – St Oswyll?) Remarks:  (Tattoo) the initials W.N.  inside left arm (unclear on second initial). TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD: Crime: Transported for stealing a brass pan from Mr Rouse at Bodmin; with previous conviction. Previous Conviction: Stealing a bridle, sentenced to 3 months. Probation: Assignment: 17 May 1850 – Bothwell. Offences and Sentences: 10 Sept 1850 – Ticket of Leave holder – Drunk and misconduct in being out after hours – Fined 5/- and admonished. Ticket of Leave: Conditional Pardon: 28 May 1850, recommended, 19 August 1851, approved, Free Certificate: 1853. Convicts Permission to Marry Index: Possibility only – George Dawe, Free, applied to marry Ellen Walsh of “Blackfriar”, on 13 Oct 1853, Colonial Families Index: 9 November 1853, married in Hobart-Tas – George Dawe (b.1798) married Ellen Walsh (born 1829) – Reg No 511. Children: Female Dawe, born 29 April 1857, Hobart-Tas (parents shown as George Dawe and Helen Welsh) – Reg No 380. DEPARTURES INDEX:  Not found, NEWSPAPER REPORTS – WEST BRITON, 9 JANUARY 1846 – CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS, Thursday, January 8, before J.K. Lethbridge, Esq.  GEORGE DAW, 46, was convicted of stealing, on the 22nd December, a large brass pan used to catch water, the property of WILLIAM ROUSE, a farmer in the parish of Bodmin. A prior conviction was proved against the prisoner. WEST BRITON – FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 – The convicted prisoners were placed at the bar this morning, and sentence passed upon them. The following are the sentences of those prisoners whose trials we reported last week:-  GEORGE DAW, (second conviction), Seven Years’ Transportation. REFERENCES – Convict Records:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-89,234,52,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-38,236,20,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-38,236,21,L,80  andhttp://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-49,192,107,L,80   Newspapers: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/36268794?searchTerm=%22george+dawe%22+mount+stuart+elphinstone
Last Updated:  8 November 2010
** No indication found that George Dawe, Native Place West Indies was a man of colour. (TS)

GEORGE FISHER  East Indies, ship: EMPEROR ALEXANDER, 1833
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WILLIAM JARVIS Age 19 , Trade: farm labourer, family: single, Born about 1819 at East Indies. Height: 5 ft 5,  Tried 2 July 1838 at Salop QS and transported for 7 years for stealing ducks, No. 1111. Free cert. 1/9/1848. Gaol report: convicted before, bad in every aspect. Hulk report: good, single. Stated this offence: stealing a Ducks Drake prosr near Brimfield once for Geese & Ducks 6 mo, surgeon’s report: willing and well conducted.
Image at position 1 on page 95 of CON 31/2:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,95,L,80
Image at position 1 on page 362 of CON 18/4 – Physical description: blue eyes, lost the insd of nose W III Lady M. J. several Blue marks left hand:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,192,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250258
Sailed on: AUGUSTA JESSIE – 1838. Second voyage, departed London 14 August 1838, arrived VDL 6 December 1838, a voyage of 114 days, carrying 210 male convicts (209 landed).  Master J.C. Edenborough,  Surgeon William Leyson. Medical Journal – Folios 22-23: Surgeon’s general remarks. 210 convicts were embarked in the Augusta Jessie; 160 at Woolwich, on 3 and 4 August 1838, and 50 at Sheerness on the 8th who all appeared in a healthy state. (TS)

HENRY JOHNSON born 1814, Place of Birth: East Indies, age: 25yo at 1839-12-10, Sentence: 10 years,  Place Of Sentencing: Central Cl Court, Tried: Date17/Dec/1838, Arrival Date: 10/Dec/1839, Stated This Offence: Stealing Silver plate pr Mr Holland Regent ### punished at Hulk, Transported For: Larceny in a Dwelling House , Gaol Report: not known, Hulk Report: very bad, Surgeons Report: tolerable, Physical description, complexion: black man, Body Marks: large lips, Eyes: Black, Hair: Black Woolly, Height Calculated Total Inches: 67, Height Feet: 5 Height Inch:14/2, Marital Status: single, Trade: Shop keeper Laborer, Ship Name: Layton III, Sailed Days: 147, Sailed From: P’smouth, Sailed Route: Teneriffe, Ship Master: Simon Cuddy, Ship Surgeon: Isaac Noott,  Arrived: 1839-12-07. FREE CERTIFICATE: 17 Dec 1849
 Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office References Adm. 101/42 Reel 3200Adm101/42 Reel 3200CON18/14, p73CON23/2CON27/8CON31/25CSO5/221/5614MM33/4MM33/7MM33/8. Record Number: ai36750
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250309
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JOHN ROBARTS Friday 14 May 1830Colonial Times (Hobart), page 1. Caution. THE Public are hereby cautioned against harbouring, or otherwise employing JOHN ROBARTS, a coloured Man of the East Indies, he being as hired servant to serve me for one Year. – Any Person so offending after this Notice will be dealt with according to law. JOHN YORK River Isis, Oburn, April 26, 1830 http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8645118?searchTerm=%22coloured+man%22  (JG)

MARGARET SHAW  Born East Indies, Aboard Rajah 1841, Trade: plain cook and laundress hospital nurse (?), height: 5 ft 5, age: 47, complexion: florid, head: oval,  Hair: brown to grey, visage: full, forehead: broad, eyebrows: large, eyes: dark brown, nose: medium, south: wide, chin: round, remarks: stout made, large hands
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-1,142,129,L,80   (TS)

England

GEORGE CARTER Born: c1780, Age 36 in 1817, Sentence: Life, Middlesex, year: Jan 1816, Ship 1: Cork to Rio on Pilot, Ship 2: Morley, Sailed Days: 113, Sailed From England, Route: Cape, Ship Master Rbt. R. Brown, Ship Surgeon: Rbt. Espie.
Arrived VDL: 28 Sept 1817, Body marks: a Black, Hair: black, eyes: black,  5 ft 4 in, Trade: cook, Object of charity. Died: 15 Oct 1817, burial: 17 Oct 1817.  Police #; 47. CON 31/6, RGD 34/1/251
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31060047
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-6,358,21
and
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-6,358,21  (JG)

THOMAS KING
Ship: Countess of Harcourt, Tried Old Bailey, London 23 June 1820 – sentenced LIFE, embarked 19/4/1821 . arrived  VDL 17/7/1821. DESCRIPTION (TBC): Native Place: Africa, Age: 22, Height: 5’5″, Complexion: Black, Hair: Black, Eyes: Dark Brown, Scars: left cheek and feather left eye.

Jany 19 1824: Constable / neglect of Duty whilst in Charge of the Gaol in Suffering two prisoners to escape when under sentence of transport to Mac Harbour. Sim. From officer of constable 50 lashes and to work in irons in the G gang for 2 calendar months (Lt Coll C) Goff
1834: TL / Living with a woman he is not married to, Admon @ IJ Clark /
January 26 1835: TL Stealing from the Person, Comm for Trial / M.C.F / Discharged by the Attorney General, Vide Letter of M. Kennedy Esqr. 8th June 1836
Married 15/1/1835 to Kezia Allen at Georgetown, Tasmania (TBC)
22nd August 1836: Conditional Pardon 923
8/1/41: To be sent to Port Arthur for 3 years Vide Lt Gov Gen
28 Aug 1841: Misconduct in being absent without leave from his gang. 10 days solitary confinement / PH
August 3 1842: Misconduct 6 weeks. Hard labour in chains. / PAL 3 May 1843: Govr/ Prison dept? 7 days of Solitary confinement / PA
8.3.44/ 1 class
2/8/44 3 class
TL 22/4/45
Vertical text: Transported for being a capital refute [?]
Gaol report: not known before and ?? ?h??? orderly
Hulk report: orderly
No statement made
From:  http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-27,224,5
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31270007

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD Born c.1797, Calculated age 23yo at 1821, Place Of Birth: Reading/Berks, Tried Date: 13/Mar/1820, Sentence 14 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: Devon, Sailed: 1820-09-03, Arrival Date: 1820-12-29, Ship Name: Juliana, Sailed Days: 116, Sailed From England, sailed route: Direct, Ship Master: Dav. Ogilvie, Ship Surgeon: Wm. Graham, Embarked: 160M/Deaths:1M/Landed: 159(VDL)M, Gaol Report: orderly, Hulk Report: Good, Stated This Offence: No confession taken, Transported For: having a forged not[e] in possession, Body Marks: Gipsey  [a gypsy, gipsie], Complexion: Dk, Eyes: Bro, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/8 in, Trade: Gent Servant, 1830-12-31, Muster Public Works, 1832-12-31 Muster Public Works, 1833-12-31 Muster Public Works, TAHO:    Image at position 1 on page 97 of CON 31/45.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450259
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JOSEPH WILLIAMS born c.1804, Calculated Age 23yo at 1828, Place Of Birth: Liverpool, Place Of Sentencing: Lancaster (Liverpool Boro) Q Sess, Tried Date: 30/Jul/1827, Sentence: 7, Sentence: Ext. 3 Mos. Gaol Report: Convicted once before, Hulk Report: orderly, Ship: Pilot, Ship: William Miles, Stated This Offence: Stealing a watch & money from the person once before 9 months for money served 9 months in Liverpool Gaol, Transported For Felony. Physical description – Body Marks: scar across Chest small scar over left Eyebrow M.D. heart & darts & blue mark inside right Arm – Black Man, Eyes: Very dark brown, hair: Black – Woolly, Height: 5/1 1/2 in. “I was last in Liverpool working in a Boat”, Marital Status: Single, Trade: Seaman & Gentn Servant,  Muster 1830-12-31: Assd. to Mr. L. Gellies, Muster 1832-12-31: Assd. to Dr. Brown, Muster 1833-12-31: Public Works. [1]  Sailed: 1817-03-09, Sailed Days: 142, Sailed From: Cork, sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Wm. Pexton, Ship Name: Pilot, Ship Surgeon: Chas. Queade,  Arrived:  1817-07-29, Embarked:119M/Relanded:2/Landed:117(NSW)M. To Colony: NSW. TAHO    Image at position 1 on page 291 of CON 31/45 [2] Sailed      1828-03-24, Sailed Days: 127, Sailed From: Downs, Ship Master: Jn. G. Sampson, Ship Name: William Miles, Ship Surgeon: E. Johnston, Arrived: 1828-07-29, Embarked: 192M/Deaths:7M/Landed:185(VDL)M. To Colony: VDL http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450841 #841, CON 31-1-45: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-45,376,281 last notation [uncertain why] on 2 Oct 1846.  (JG)

ROBERT YOUNG alias THOMSON. Aboard “York” arrived 28 August 1829 – mulatto
Conduct Record – Tried Perth, Scotland, 8 September 1828, 7 years. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-45,376,368,L,80
Description:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,283,130,L,80   (TS)

France

AUGUSTUS Aged 23, born about 1812 at Maves (Loir-et-Cher department of central France) tried 7 April 1835 at Nevis for Burglary and transported for Life. Stated this offence: stealing Cloth from a D### House. Trade: Carter, height: 5 ft 7 ¾, age: 23, complexion: black, head: round, visage: ML, forehead: high, eyebrow: black, eyes: black, nose: short, broad, mouth: wide lips, thick, chin: long, remarks: A Man of Colour. Medical Journal – Folio 2: Augustus, aged 24, Convict; disease or hurt, bronchitis. Put on sick list, 23 November 1835. Discharged, 29 November 1835. Died 27 December 1837 (1841 Muster), No 710.
Image at position 1 on page 136 of CON 31/2:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-2,174,139,L,80Image at position 2 on page 162 of CON 18/4:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,84,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,69,L,80http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31020360 (TS)

HENRY BRANDT  Rennes, 2011, ship: JOHN, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-11,230,180,L,80

LOUIS BRETON AGE:  21 (1836) BORN C.1815, Native Place:  Paris,TRIED:   23 June 1836, Middlesex Westminster Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, GAOL REPORT: Not known, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Exemplary, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2535, Trade:  Compositor for 2 ½ years, Height:  5’ 0 ½”, Age:  21, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Light brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Light brown, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Long, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Medium long, Remarks:  Can’t speak English, One of 260 Convicts Transported on “Henry Porcher” 1837. Sentenced to 7 years at Middlesex Quarter Sessions. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,125,L,80
Police No: Number 2535, Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing two snuffboxes at the Italian Opera”
Assignment:
Earlier entries hard to decipher
10 August 1837 – H. Reiby
26 February 1839 – Perth
27 January 1840 – Launceston
6 February 1841 – Jericho
2 March 1841 – Port Arthur
Offences and Sentences:
28 July 1837 – Nicholls – Ill-treating his Master’s dog – 2 months hard labour and returned to the Government – ___pond Road Party and returned to Launceston for assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 23 August 1837
27 August 1838 – Dowling – Absent without leave – 10 nights in the cell, doing his work by day
13 February 1839 – Dowling – Misconduct – 6 months hard labour in chains – Perth Chain Gang, and returned to his service, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 15 February 1839
7 January 1840 – Government Printing Office – Absent from Barracks all night without leave – Hard labour on the roads for 2 months, then returned to his service – Confirmed Green Ponds Road Party –  vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 11 January 1840
17 October 1840 – ___ – Misconduct in having a £5 pound note and a one pound note in his possession for which he can not satisfactorily account – 12 months hard labour on the Roads – Picton Road Party, then returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 23 October 1840
19 November 1840 – Public Works – Refusing to work and disobedience of orders – Existing sentence to hard labour extended one month – Approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 27 November 1840
4 December 1840 – Crown – Absconding – Six months hard labour in chains, then to return to finish his existing sentence at this Party
10 February 1841 – Tenchible – Absconding – 12 months confinement and hard labour in chains at Port Arthur – Approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 19 February 1841
21 April 1841 – Port Arthur – Misconduct in having a pigeon improperly in his possession – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
13 May 1841 – Port Arthur – Refusing to work – 5 days solitary confinement
27 May 1841 – Port Arthur – Idleness – 36 stripes
21 March 1842 – Just received from Port Arthur – ___, Being Drunk and Absent from Muster – 2 months hard labour on the roads – Confirmed Glenorchy Party, then Prisoners Barracks for disposal – Vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 26 March 1842
9 January 1843 – Government Printer – Being drunk and disorderly – 7 days solitary confinement
27 February 1843 – Government Printing Office – Being drunk and disorderly – 6 months hard labour on the roads.
Free Certificate: 1843 – No 637 1 August 1843 – Published in The Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753773
APPROPRIATION: No 2535 – Louis Breton, 5’0 ½”, aged 22, printer 2 years, cannot speak English, tried Middlesex, sentenced to 7 years, native place Paris, assigned to – vacant, being a Frenchman
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,155,L,80
DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – THE MORNING POST (London), SATURDAY, 30 MAY 1836 – POLICE INTELLIGENCE – QUEEN-SQUARE – CHARGE OF ROBBERY – A young Frenchman of dashing appearance, who gave his name as Louis Breton, was re-examined on Saturday on a charge of robbing Charles Fitzgerald, Esq, of Parliament-street, at the King’s Theatre.  Richard Cross, a waiter in the refreshment room, stated that he served the prisoner with some refreshment, and saw him throw something under the table, which proved to be the purse of Mr Fitzgerald.  After some further evidence, the prisoner was remanded for a week.
THE MORNING POST (London), MONDAY, 13 JUNE 1836 – BOW-STREET – FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE FRENCH PICKPOCKET – Louis Breton was brought up for a fourth examination, charged with various robberies at the Italian Opera-house.  The particulars of the previous inquiries have already been given, with the exception of the case which transpired yesterday.
Read, the officer, stated that he found the owner of the valuable snuff-box, which had been pledged at Walter’s, in Holborn. Captain Mickelthwaite, of the Scot Fusilier Guards, was then sworn, and stated that on the 7th of May he was passing from the boxes of the Italian Opera-house to the pit, and missed his snuff-box, which he valued at upwards of 5/-, and he had not heard of it until he was informed by Read, the officer that the duplicate had been found, with others, carefully concealed in a table at the prisoner’s lodgings. A shopman of Walter’s proved that the article had been pledged, and 2/- advanced upon it. The prisoner was fully committed for trial upon this, in addition to the former charges, and remanded till Thursday to afford time for other charges to be brought against him.
THE MORNING POST (London), FRIDAY, 17 JUNE 1836 – POLICE INTELLIGENCE – QUEEN-SQUARE – Louis Breton, the dashing Opera House “artiste” who has been in custody here for this last month, was yesterday placed at the bar for final examination, charged with robbing several gentlemen at the theatre. The case has already been before the public.  The prisoner is one of the men who for some weeks past has been a constant visitor at the King’s Theatre, and so expert had been his method of committing robberies that he had eluded the vigilance of the police.  Reid, an officer at the theatre, had, however, entertained very strong suspicions of the honesty of the prisoner, and on the night of his apprehension kept a very sharp lookout.  He saw sufficient to justify his taking him into custody, and has since made four very complete cases against him.   The evidence taken in the deposition was translated to the prisoner, who made no defence.  Mr Chalie and Mr Fitzgerald were then bound over to prosecute, and the prisoner was fully committed.
THE MORNING POST (London), Friday, 24 JUNE 1836 – WESTMINSTER SESSIONS – Louis Breton, said to be a Frenchman, aged 21, was indicted for stealing a snuff-box from the person of Robert Parnther, Esq, M.P. value 3/-, his property, at the Opera House on the 15th inst., but he was acquitted on a technical objection, and the particulars of the case have been fully reported in our police reports.  He was next indicted for stealing on the same night and in the same place a purse from Edward Fitzgerald, Esq, containing three sovereigns, his property.  The property was found in the possession of the prisoner, and he was found guilty. Sentenced to be transported for seven years.
There were two other indictments against him, but he was not arraigned upon them.
CORNWALL CHRONICLE (Launceston), 16 February 1839 – LAUNCESTON POLICE, FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY – Louis Breton was sent to a chain-gang six months for clandestinely obtaining from the Savings Bank money which had been placed there to his credit by his master, Mr Dowling, but which he was not to draw until he got a ticket-of-leave or became free.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page6514750
New South Wales Newspapers – Items mentioning Louis Breton, but not known if same man –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37124643
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121850
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37123602
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66377976
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37125318
Murder of Thomas Warne;  article also mentions Thomas Wilson, a man of colour –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article670577
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118927
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950130
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880286
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31745682
Sentenced to 10 years on the roads for stealing money from James Macarthur –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article697506
State Archives of NSW –
Louis Breton, 1844, Dawson, C/F 9 May 1861, convicted at Sydney Supreme Court 1849
Louis Breton, Harmony, Ticket of Leave 55/186, Yass; tried Sydney 1849
Louis Breton, Harmony, Ticket of Leave 57/130, Ipswich; tried Sydney 1849
Note:  There is only one convict named Louis Breton listed on the SLQ Database, per Henry Porcher
SHIP:  Henry Porcher (third voyage) – departed Portsmouth 4 August 1836, arrived Hobart 15 November 1836, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 260 male convicts (258 landed).  Master John Hart, Surgeon Jonathan Smith, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 22-24: Surgeon’s general remarks. There are few remarks to be made about the prisoners, there being ‘but two cases of death’, the first from protracted diarrhoea, which had existed before his embarkation, the second from gangrene. The most prominent symptom of the latter was the early [enchial] affection which was not mentioned in the journal but was visible from the start. Some other symptoms are mentioned and the surgeon discusses a similar case afflicting a seaman of HMS Winchester in the hospital at Halifax and the probable causes. In the case of diarrhoea the post mortem appearance resembled that of dysentery though there was no pain or tenesmus, or blood or lymph, until a few days before his death. Diarrhoea should not be classes among neuroses, as Dr Cullen suggests, because no nervous disease leaves behind so much disorganisation. Strict cleanliness and ventilation were attended to and prisoners and soldiers kept on deck as much as possible. The windsails had to be enlarged to prove effective and this was only accomplished after repeated remonstrances and threats. There was a new wind sail of the proper size but the master refused to use it saying it was for the passengers on the homeward voyage. The proper size of the windsails should be specified in the charter agreement. The surgeon also had to purchase a white wash […] at his own expense, it not having been ‘stipulated for’. He says that there is nothing more useful aboard than [chloride of?] lime, ‘both by sweetening and illuminating the places below’. There should also be plenty of sand for dry holystoning the decks. Signed John Smith Surgeon With a PS apologising if the journal appears injured, it was dropped into the sea while wrapped in the surgeon’s shirt on disembarking
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030362
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THOMAS CHEETHAM Age:  26 (1834) born about 1808 at Dunkirk, Died:  1873, Hobart-Tas, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1951, Trade:  Labourer and Cloth Miller, Height:  5’ 4 ½”, Age:  27, Complexion:  Brown, Head:  Large, long, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black, very thin, Visage:  Oval, large, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Medium long, thick, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Dunkirk, Remarks:  Stout-made;  Arms and face freckled
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,72,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-7,470,342,L,80Police No: Number 1951, TRIED:   7 April 1834, York (West Riding) Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Stealing woollen cloth, Stated this offence – “Stealing woollen ___ at Saddleworth”, GAOL REPORT:  Convicted of felony, imprisoned;  Convicted of Vagrancy;  bad in every respect, HULK REPORT:  Ironed for bringing tobacco onboard, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Behaved himself, very useful – Good
One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to 7 years at York Quarter Sessions, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie
Previous Convictions:
Once – 3 months, for potatoes
2 months for Vagrancy
Ironed at the Hulk for having tobacco
Offences and Sentences:
11 January 1836 – Public Works – Drunk – Reprimanded
9 March 1836 – Aussr? – Allowing a woman in his charge to stop at a ____ her way to the Principal Superintendent’s Office, by which means she got drunk – Treadwheel for 6 days – sentenced suspended on the recommendation of ___ during good behaviour
23 June 1836 – Aussr? – Out after hours – Treadwheel for 6 days – sentence remitted
23 August 1836 – Aussr? – Out after hours – Reprimanded
10 December 1836 – Aussr? – Out after hours – Hard labour on Treadwheel for 10 days
1 February 1837 – Aussr? – Drunkenness and general misconduct, ___ – Hard labour on the Roads for 6 months – Bagdad Road Party, then to Green ___ assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 4 February 1837
1840 – Ticket of Leave
4 May 1840 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Being drunk and representing himself to be free – Fined 5/-
27 March 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Misconduct – Admonished
27 August 1867 – Pauper, Port Arthur – Assaulting Mr Overseer Markham – fined 20/- – In default, one month imprisonment
15 September 1867 – Cascades Depot, Hobart
Ticket of Leave: 3 January 1840 – Published in The Hobart Town Courier –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8747629Free Certificate: No 287
Certificate of Freedom: 10 March 1841 – Published in The Courier (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2956692APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,25,L,80No 1951 – Thomas Cheetham, 5’4 ½”, aged 26, Labourer and Cloth Miller, tried York, sentenced to 7 years, native place Dunkirk, assigned to Public Works-Blanket House
CONVICT MUSTER: 1835 – Public Works
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX: Thomas Cheetham, born about 1815 in England, died 1873, Hobart-Tas
(Note:  There is another convict named Thomas Cheetham, who was born 1788, so this entry would appear to be correct for this man)
Burial Record –Thomas Cheetham, aged 58, record no 1B 367, buried 16 September 1873, last residence DEPT, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Pauper, Section A Number 114
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
THE YORK HERALD, SATURDAY, 5 APRIL 1834 – WEST-RIDING SESSIONS – Thomas Cheetham, found guilty of a felony at Quick, sentenced to seven years’ transportation.
THE COURIER (Hobart), 16 June 1858 – ASSAULT – A fellow named Thomas Cheetham, well known to the police and who has been for some time receiving the benefit of medical attendance in Her Majesty’s General Hospital, was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment at the Police Office yesterday, for having thrown a heavy poker at James Mathison, wardsman, and using threatening language towards the prosecutor.  The man, who was apprehended by warrant, took the opportunity of hurling the poker at the wardsman’s head, in the ward in which many invalids were confined.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page658732REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31070907(TS)

ALEXANDER JULIAN DUCHENE  aka JULIEN DUCHENE ALEXANDER alias JULIEN DUCHENE ALEXANDRE Born about 1803 in Paris, TRIED:   9 May 1836, Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London. SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Receiving stolen goods, GAOL REPORT:  Not known, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Exemplary, HULK REGISTER:  Alexander Julian Duchene, 32, born about 1804, convicted 9 May 1836 at Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 30 May 1836, FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, Spouse:  Eugenie Lemaire, aged 23, transportation for Life – Eugenie Caroline Lemaire was transported aboard “Sarah and Elizabeth” in 1836 to New South Wales for a term of 14 years, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1154, Trade:  Jeweller, Height:  5’ 10”, Age:  33, Complexion:  Brown, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  Brown, Visage:  Large, long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Medium long, Mouth:  Medium wide Chin:  Large, Native Place:  Paris, Remarks:  Small scar under left ___
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-9,115,21,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 1154
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,31,L,80
Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing stolen silk, prosecutor Mr King – my wife was tried with me for the same offence and pardoned”
Assignment:
16 December 1836 – Launceston
7 October 1842 – Launceston
16 January 1845 – Launceston
24 April 1845 – Off
Offences and Sentences:
26 May 1840 – Barclay – In a public house – Admonished
12 August 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave
Ticket of Leave:
12 August 1841
20 August 1841 – Published in The Courier (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955760
Conditional Pardon:
23 August 1843 – No 682
8 July 1845 – Extended to Australian Colonies
8 December 1846 – Extended – Australian Colonies
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,158,L,80
No 1154 – Alexandre Julien Duchene, alias Julien Duchene Alexandre, 5’10”, aged 33, jeweller, tried Central Court, sentenced to 14 years, native place Paris, assigned to Mr Barclay at Launceston
DEPARTURES INDEX: 2 November 1848 – Alexander J. Duchene, arrived in Colony aboard “Henry Porcher”, Conditional Pardon – passenger aboard “Raven”, departed Launceston for Port Phillip – Ref POL220/1/1 p44
EMANCIPATION – 31 March 1849 – Alexandre Julien Duchene, departed Sydney for San Francisco aboard “Sabine”, and arrived 1 July 1849.  His wife, Eugenie Lamaire/Lemaire (she only occasionally called herself Madam Duchene), accompanied her husband from Melbourne to Sydney prior to him boarding the “Sabine”;  it does not look as though Eugenie accompanied him on that voyage.
http://maritimeheritage.org/Seaports/2011/04/alexandre-julien-duchene-1849/
Eugenie Lemaire was transported to VDL aboard “Abercrombie” on 1 January 1840, and transferred to New South Wales aboard “Sarah & Elizabeth”
Eugenie La Maire, aboard Abercrombie, to VDL, Conditional Pardon granted same day as husband –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65942735
Eugenie Caroline Lemaire of Sarah & Elizabeth received her Conditional Pardon in March 1845 –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756387
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (OLD BAILEY) TRIAL RECORDS –
ANNA NELATON, EUGENIE LEMAIRE, ALEXANDRE JULIEN DUCHENE, Theft:  theft from a specified place, Theft:  receiving, 9th May 1836.
Reference Number: t18360509-1251
Offences: Theft > theft from a specified place; Theft > receiving
1251.   ANNA NELATON and   EUGENIE LEMAIRE, alias Eugenie Carline Lemaire , were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April, at   St. James, Westminster, 59 yards of silk, value 15 l, the goods of   William Edward King, in his dwelling-house; and  ALEXANDRE JULIEN DUCHENE, alias Julien Duchene Alexandre , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen.
MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.
THOMAS HOBBS . I am a policeman, I produce a piece of silk, claimed by Mr. King—I took it from the person of a man named Nelaton, in the shop of Mr. Bartram, a pawnbroker, in Princes-street, Soho.
WILLIAM EDWARD KING I am silk-mercer, and live in Pall-mall, in the parish of St. James’s Westiminster. I live and sleep there—it is my dwelling-house—between four and five o’clock on Monday, the 18th of April, the two female prisoners came to my shop—I am confident they are the persons—I did not know them before—Lemaire produced a yard and a quarter of silk, and requested me to match it—they both spoke broken English, such as I could understand—I do not speak French myself—I set Jerritt, my shopman, to match the silk, which he did—he cut them off a yard and a quarter, and it was delivered to them—I am not certain which of them produced the silk, they both spoke about it—it came to 6s., 10d.—Lemaire gave me 7s—I went to my desk, in the frost shop, which was some distance from them, to get change—I gave them the change at the front shop counter, and they went away—the piece of silk produced by Hobbs, is my property—it was on the counter when they were there—about three quarters of an hour after they were gone, I saw my young man had forgotten to put up the yard and quarter of silk, which they had brought with that they had bought—I did not miss this piece of silk till twelve o’clock the following morning—there are fifty-nine yards—it is worth, at least, 15l—this is the piece they behind (looking at it.)
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE Q. Is yours shop of considerable business? A. Yes—we have not a great number of ladies calling, perhaps four or five a-day—not more, and there only two that day—I have never expressed any doubt about Nelaton being there—I gave a description of them to the policeman, when I missed the goods—I think they were engaged with me about a quarter of an hour—I am not mistaken in my own mind as to Nelaton—I have never mistaken one person for another—I do not believe there had been any persons in my shop after the prisoner left, till the silk was missed at twelve the next day—I was present the whole time, and can swear to that—my house is about a mile and a half from Howland-street Eitzroy-square—about twenty or twenty-five minutes walk—I cannot give the time they came, nearer than between four and five o’clock—I have no clock in the shop—I had not looked at my watch—I cannot say whether it was nearer five that four o’clock.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Had your shopman to go to some other part of the shop to match the silk? A. To the front—I remained with them the while—they paid me in the back shop—I was with them the whole time in the back shop till they paid me the 7s.—I then went forward to get them change, and left them in the back shop—I did not return—they came forward—I put the 2d. in a bit of paper, and gave it to them, and they went away.
MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Do you recollect how they were dressed? A. I an almost certain Lemaire was in a black cloak, and I think the other in a reddish brown cloak—they appeared to me very large cloaks—I should think they were large enough to conceal this parcel—they were alone is the back shop while I went to get the 2d.—no body could see what they were doing—the silk was in the back shop—two folding glass doors separate the back shop from the front—those doors were open—the distance from Princes-street to Howland-street is much less than from my house.
MR. PAYNE Q. Is the time they were in the back shop aline included in the quarter of an hour that they were there? A. Yes.
HENRY JERRITT . I am in the employment of Mr. King. I saw the two female prisoners there on the 18th of April, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon—they produced this piece of brown silk, and requested to have it matched—I found a match to it—I can swear positively to Lemaire being one of the persons, and to the best of my belief Nelston is the other—I gave them a yard and a quarter of silk to match theirs—I saw them give Mr. King some silver—he went into the front shop to get change—I was then at the front of the shop doing up the silk—that evening I found the piece of brown silk which they had brought to match—Mr. King missed the levender silk next morning while I was out—I am sure this silk is his property—Lemaire had on a black cloak, and Nelaton a mixture of flowers and green—I imagine the cloaks were large enough to conceal the silk.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE Q. Can you tell the time nearer than your master? A. No—I know Waterloo House.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Is it not your duty to clear up the shop at night? A. Yes—I did so that night, and missed nothing—Mr. King’s desk is near the window—it is at the front window—there is a passage to go through to the shop—a person at the desk would be nearer the door than when in the back shop—the counter is nearer the door then the desk—the desk is within about seven feet of the door—you first enter the street door, then half down a passage, and turn to the left, to come into the shop—I was between the desk and the door, when Mr. King went to the desk to get change—I was at the right of Mr. King, nearer to the door—the counter was between me and the door.
MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. That is the counter of the front shop? A. Yes—not the counter at which the woman were—my eyes were fixed on them, though I was doing up the silk in paper.
JAMES HOWELL . I am shopman to Mr. Bartram, a pawnbroker, in Princes-street. This piece of silk was brought to our shop on Monday, the 18th of April, and pawned by the prisoner Duchene—I knew him before—I should think it was between five and sis o’clock—he gave the name of”Relion, 8, Compton-street, Soho”—he did not state whether he was a housekeeper or lodger—I advanced 8l. on it—on Friday, the 22nd of April, a man named Nelaton came to redeem it—I had had notice about it, and sent for a police-officer, who took him into custody with the silk—I did not go to No. 8. Compton-street.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Was your shop lighted up? A. No—it was not time—I am quite sure of that.
THOMAS HOBBS . I am a policeman. On the 22nd of April I called in to Mr. Bartram’s to leave a bill—I saw Alphonse Nelston there, and took him into custody, and took the silk from his to the station-house—it was under his arm—in consequence of what he said to me I went to No, 38, A. Howland-street—Farrant went with me—it was about nine or ten o’clock in the morning that I took him, and we went off there directly—it might be eleven o’clock when we got there—I rang the bell, and the servant let us in—I and Farrant went up-stairs, leaving a constable down at the door—I saw the prisoner Duchene on the stairs with nothing on but his shirt and trowsers—he had another man with him—I asked him to walk up-stairs, which he did with the young man, into a room—I asked him if they were his apartments—he said, in broken English, “This is my apartment”—I asked him whether he had sold any pawnbrokers’ tickets to the gentleman who lived down below, and who was his landlord (meaning Nelation)—he said he did not sell any—I asked these questions in consequence of what had passed between Nelaton and myself—I told him he must go along with me concerning some silks—he said, “What me?—me”?—I saw a door ajar, leading into another room—I pulled it open, and saw Lemaire—she had her morning gown on—I told her she must go along with me also—she was pulling up her stocking—in the mean time the other prisoner, Mrs. Nelaton, came up-stairs, and wanted to know what was the matter—she spoke English pretty fair, as I understood—we told her we should want her also to go along with us—she went down stairs, Farrant following her—we took them into custody—Duchene said, “Are you going to take my wife?”—I told him, “Yes”—he spoke of Lemaire—no other was present—I then searched the room, and found a duplicate, but nothing particular there—I afterwards went to No, 8 Compton-street, but found no such person as Relion lived there.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Duchene denied having sold the duplicates to Nelaton, but not having received them? A. Yes.
THOMAS FARRANT (police-constable C 159). On the 22nd of April I went with Hobbs to 38, A. Howland-street—I went in plain clothes and took a police-officer in his uniform with me—I and Hobbs went into the house and saw Duchene on the stairs with a man who I had just before seen go into the house—I searched the parlour and found a quantity of silk handkerchiefs and a piece of silk lying on the sofa and a few duplicates—I heard Hobbs ask Duchene if he had sold any duplicates to Nelaton and I asked him myself—I mentioned Nelaton’s name—he at first did not appear to understand me—I then showed him a duplicate and asked him if he had sold any tickets of that sort to Nelaton—he said he had not.
Nelaton’s Defecne (through an interpreter.) I do not know Mr. King—I never entered his house—I never went out with the other prisoner.
Lemaire’s Defence. I am not quite sure that I went to that gentleman’s house, but I cannot positively deny it—if I did it was to buy a piece of silk—I went with another lady—I never touched any of that gentleman’s property, but I do not know whether the other lady did or not—Mr. King as mistaken—I had no cloak on, but I had this shawl on.
Ducher’s Defence. The piece of silk was not pawned between five and’ six o’clock—it was between six and seven o’clock—if I had known it had been stolen I should not have gone to the same pawnbroker, where I had pawned something previously.
GEORGE MARTIN . I am in the employ of Halling, Pearce, and Stone, of Waterloo House, Cockspur-street. I know a person who I suppose to be the husband of Madame Nelaton. On Monday the 28th of April, I went to 38, Howland-street, hut not in consequence of information from him—I think I left Cockspur-street about ten minutes after four o’clock, and I think I was in Howland-street about half-past four o’clock—I remained there about half an hour—I saw the prisoner Nelaton at home—she was not dressed as if for walking—she had not the cap on she had now and no headdressed at all—her husband was not at home—she requested me to wait till he returned—I think there were some dresses on the table—she was not engaged upon them when I went in—I waited about ten minutes before Nelaton came in, and staid there about half an hour—she did not leave the house at all while I was there.
MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Had you any particular reason for noticing the time you left Cockspur-street? A. Not further than I had promised the person who came to me to be there at four o’clock, I was not there by four o’clock—I looked at my watch when I started and think it was ten minutes past four, I cannot say positively, but it was between four and five o’clock I am certain—I could not say the time I arrived there to a few minutes—it might have bee near five o; clock—I went straight there—a young girl opened the door to me—I was shown into the parlour—Madame Nelaton was there when I went in—there is a room communicating with the parlour—the young woman opened the door and showed me that Madame Nelaton was there—she had a dark-coloured dress on—quite plain—it would be a very good walking-dress under a cloak—she had not headdress at all—she could certainly have gone out by putting a bonnet on—I believe she is a dress and stay-marker—I went to speak to her about business—I think I have seen Mr. Nelaton before—I think I have seen them both at our house before, and I have seen them in Thayer-street, where I believe they formerly lived—I have been in the habit of dealing with Mr. Nelaton—we have three Frenchmen in our house—I dealt with him for some bandanas and a piece of silk—nothing else; that was both in Thayer-street and Howland-street—once for silk and bandanas together, and once for silk—we had three dealings, not more—they were for my employers—I brought about six handkerchiefs altogether, and two pieces of silk—I was going about some bandanas on the 18th of April—that was one of the three dealings—I dealt for bandanas that day.
MR. CLARKSON. Q. Are you sure you set off from your employer’s house a few minutes after four o’clock? A. It was, I should say, about ten minutes after four—I went straight from Cockspur-street to the house—I have been in Halling and Co’s employ, nearly eleven years.
FANNY D—I was in the service of Madame Nelaton. On the 18th of April, I recollect Mr. Martin coming there between four and five o’clock in the afternoon—Madame Nelaton had been in-doors all the day long.
MR. ADOLPHES. Q. Were you there when the police-officers came and took all the things? A. Yes—they asked me about Duchene and about Nelaton, but I did not know who it was.
Q. Did not you tell him, Madame Nelaton had been out almost the whole day, that she came home late to a late dinner, and all the parties, she and her husband dined together? A. No, not that Madame Nelaton—I said, Madame Duchene had been out with Madame Victoire—he did not ask me about Madame Nelaton—he asked me if my mistress had been at home that day or out—he did not ask me any names at all—he asked me who were out; if they were out, if I recollected any of them going out that day, but he did not say any name, to my recollection—I will not swear he did not—he did not say the name of Nelaton, nor my mistress,—I have lived seven or eight weeks with Madame Nelaton—I lived with them two days, in Thayer-street—Nelaton and Duchene dine together almost every day—I do not know what business Duchene is.
COURT. Q. Does Madame Duchene lodge also at that house? A. Yes—no other lady lodges there.
MR. PAYNE Q. Is Madame Victoire there almost every day? A. Every day—she used to come to Madame Duchene—I am quite street it was Madame Victoire and Madame Duchene that went out together—I never saw Madame Nelaton go out with Madame Duchene, all the time I was there—Madame Victoire is a tall lady.
NELATON— NOT GUILTY .
LEMAIRE— GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Life.
DUCHENE— GUILTY . Aged 32.—  Transported for Fourteen Years.
BEFORE MR. JUSTICE LITTLEDALE.
TRANSPORTATION / SHIP RECORD: ALEXANDER JULIAN DUCHENE was one of 260 Convicts Transported on “Henry Porcher” 1836. Sentenced to 14 years at Central Criminal Court. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Henry Porcher (third voyage) – departed Portsmouth 4 August 1836, arrived Hobart 15 November 1836, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 260 male convicts (258 landed).  Master John Hart, Surgeon Jonathan Smith. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 22-24: Surgeon’s general remarks. There are few remarks to be made about the prisoners, there being ‘but two cases of death’, the first from protracted diarrhoea, which had existed before his embarkation, the second from gangrene. The most prominent symptom of the latter was the early [enchial] affection which was not mentioned in the journal but was visible from the start. Some other symptoms are mentioned and the surgeon discusses a similar case afflicting a seaman of HMS Winchester in the hospital at Halifax and the probable causes. In the case of diarrhoea the post mortem appearance resembled that of dysentery though there was no pain or tenesmus, or blood or lymph, until a few days before his death. Diarrhoea should not be classes among neuroses, as Dr Cullen suggests, because no nervous disease leaves behind so much disorganisation. Strict cleanliness and ventilation were attended to and prisoners and soldiers kept on deck as much as possible. The windsails had to be enlarged to prove effective and this was only accomplished after repeated remonstrances and threats. There was a new wind sail of the proper size but the master refused to use it saying it was for the passengers on the homeward voyage. The proper size of the windsails should be specified in the charter agreement. The surgeon also had to purchase a white wash […] at his own expense, it not having been ‘stipulated for’. He says that there is nothing more useful aboard than [chloride of?] lime, ‘both by sweetening and illuminating the places below’. There should also be plenty of sand for dry holystoning the decks. Signed John Smith Surgeon With a PS apologising if the journal appears injured, it was dropped into the sea while wrapped in the surgeon’s shirt on disembarking.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31110079
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JOHN HULME France, No 1174, ship: JOHN, 1831 (TS)
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CORENTIN JEZAQUEL  age 25 in 1841m Native of Brest, France, Transported: 17 April 1841, arrived VDL: 21 Aug 1841 on ASIA 6 from Portsmouth, offence: housebreaking and stealing a bag of 4 pound pieces, prior convictions: wearing apparel 6 mths, prosecutor George Clarke, sentence: 15 years, sentenced: quarter session Southampton, surgeon report: good, height: 2 . 75, married:… francis; … 2 b. james and frances, reads, single, Roman Catholic, laborer.
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=36597
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/om10220
onduct Record: CON33/1/9 Muster Roll: Appropriation List: CON27/1/9 Other Records: Indent: CON14/1/6 Description List: CON18/1/28 p73. (TS)

ERME (EMMA) FELICITE GABRIOLLE CHARDMONEZ (CHARDMOREZ) MALHOMME
ex_Chapelle de Marne, France, ship:WESTMORELAND, 1836 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,238,L,80 (TS)

 

CHARLES MARRATT aka CHARLES MARELL misread as is? CHARLES MURRELL ?  Native place: Versailles, ship: ROYAL GEORGE, 1830, No 807
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http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31300040
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HENRY MATTHEWS aka HENRY BONNICK aka HENRY BONWICK Age:  20 (1835) born about 1815, Dunkirk, TRIED: 2 February 1835, Central Criminal Court, CRIME:  Stealing from the person,“Stealing a handkerchief from the person”, SENTENCE:  7 years, Marital status:  Single, GAOL REPORT:  Known to the Police, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, DESCRIPTION – Name:  Henry Bonwick, Police No:  2360, Trade:  Waterman, Height:  5’3”, Age:  20, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Large, Hair:  Reddish brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Very lt, Forehead:  Medium height, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, Eyes:  Brown,Nose:  Inclng to Roman, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Medium long, dimpled, Native Place:  Dunkirk, Remarks:  Natural brown mark on left breast
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,69,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: No 2360
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,67,L,80Previous Convictions:
Once for Vagrancy – discharged
Again for Vagrancy – acquitted
Assignment:
8 Oct 1838 – PS
24 April 1840 – Launceston
22 June 1841 – Launceston
20 July 1841 – Launceston
Offences and Sentences:
4 April 1837 – Marine Dept – Disorderly conduct and making use of threatening and abusive language – Reprimanded
12 April 1838 – Seaman, Govt Brig “Tamar” – Disobedience of orders in not doing what he was ordered – 2 months hard labour in chains – Town Surveyor’s Gang at Launceston, then returned to his Department, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 21 April 1838
3 October 1838 – Marine Dept – Neglect of duty and insolence – 2 months hard labour on the roads and recommended not to be returned to the Marine Department again – Confirmed to Campbell Town Gang, then to be assigned to the Interior, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 6 October 1838
Ticket of Leave:
27 June 1840
Conditional Pardon:
3 November 1841 – No 3456
Certificate of Freedom:
5 February 1842 – Published in the Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston) –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,69,L,80APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,22,L,80No 2360 – Henry Bonnick, 5’3”, aged 20, waterman, tried Central Court, sentenced to 7 years, native place Dunkirk, assigned to E.A. Walpole at Spring Bay
CONVICT MUSTERS: 1835 – Assigned to Public Works
DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found
One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835. Sentenced to 7 years at Central Court. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (OLD BAILEY) TRIAL RECORDS
HENRY BONNICK, Theft – simple larceny, 2nd February 1835.
Reference Number: t18350202-575
575.    HENRY BONNICK was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of a man unknown.
JOHN FARMER . I am a patrol of Farringdon-street. On the evening of the 28th January I saw the prisoner and two others following two gentlemen in Cheapside—I followed and watched them to the foot of Holborn-hill—I then saw the prisoner take this handkerchief out of a gentleman’s pocket, and put it into his own—he then crossed the road—he saw me, took to his heels, and ran down Union-court—he threw the handkerchief down George-alley—I took it up—he made his escape then, but I saw him the next evening and took him.
Prisoner. Q. How far do you think the gentleman had got? A. I cannot say, I was five or six minutes before I got to Holborn again.
CHARLES WALLER . I was in Skinner-street at a quarter before twelve o’clock in the morning—the prisoner saw me and ran off—I pursued him, and took him with this other handkerchief—he said some boys gave it him—I took the handkerchief, and told him to get the boys who gave it to him—the same evening I saw him running, and Farmer after him—I know him perfectly well.
GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.
Sixth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030187(TS)

GEORGE MICHAEL Age 25 (1835), born about 1810 at Paris, tried 15 June 1835 at CCC and transported for 7 years for Larceny.  Died 21 January 1837 at Colonial Hospital, No 1402  
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-31,135,84,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,137,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,83,L,80http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18350615-1391-punishment-25&div=t18350615-1391#highlighthttp://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31310252Gaol report: Tried before, Hulk report: orderly, Stated this offence: “Stealing Silver Plate and Money, prosecutrix Mada### Sturrier. I boarded there, once 9 months for Swindling”, Surgeon’s report: orderly, irritable temper, remarks: Speaks English, French and Italian –height: 5 fit 14/2, eyes: grey, hair: light brown, Trade: French cook, Transported for: Larceny & before Convd of Felony, Ship: ASIA 4
Died: 21 Jan 1837, H M C Hospital. Source: CON 31/31 [conduct: empty]
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MARGARET MAWCOURTNEY BROWN  No 328, Paris, ship: HECTOR, 1835 (TS)
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PETER PECQUIEVE  France, Ship: GILMORE, 1839 (TS)
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JULIAN SOMERVILLE Normandy, Con. # 2635, Ship: GILMORE, 1839 (TS)
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WILLIAM CLOFFS  Hamburg,   #1868, Ship: Mangles, 1835 [TS] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,22,L,80

BENJAMIN COX Native place: Germany, ship: ROYAL GEORGE, 1830, No 1125
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http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31070081 (TS)

FREDERICK EDINGE Munster-Germany, No 415, ship: MOFFATT, 1834
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JOSEPH HALL Age 22, Berlin, ship: SOUTHWORTH, 1834 (TS)
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JAMES HARRIS Age:  50 – born about 1788 in Berlin, TRIED:   10 July 1837 – Dover-Kent Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Stealing wearing apparel, Marital status:  Single, One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838, Sentenced to 7 years at Kent Quarter Sessions, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2323 [or 2222 – tbc], Trade:  Seaman, Height:  5’6”, Age:  50
Complexion:   –  , Hair:  Dark, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Grey, Native Place:  Berlin
Remarks:  None, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-22,194,34,L,80Notes –  Police Number differs between Conduct Record (2323) and Appropriation (2322) Top section very difficult to read and have not been transcribed
Police Number: Number 2323, Probation:
“To be employed on the Public Works, by order of the Secretary of State”
Assignment:
15 August 1839 – Launceston
8 February 1840 – Glenorchy
8 February 1842 – New Norfolk
Offences and Sentences:
27 April 1840 – Watchman, Bonded Stores – Drunk – Confined to Barracks for the next 6 Saturday afternoons
26 Oct 1840 – Watchman – Absent from Barracks all night – Hard labour on the road for 3 months – Confirmed to Glenorchy then New Norfolk for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 31 October 1840
16 Dec 1840 – Glenorchy Road Party – Having a silver watch improperly in his possession, for which he could not satisfactorily account – Existing sentence to hard labour at the Glenorchy Road Party extended six months more – Approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 18 December 1840
6 October 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave
Ticket of Leave: 6 October 1842
Free Certificate: 1845 – No 806
APPROPRIATION:
No 2322 – James HARRIS, 5’6”, aged 50, seaman, tried Kent, 7 years, native place Berlin, To be worked on the roads
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,141,L,80NEPTUNE – 1838, SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
Possible death – James Harris, born 1788, died 1844, Hobart-Tas
As James Harris was issued with a Free Certificate in 1845, its possible they are two different people, but there are many cases of the publication of Certificates issued after death
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GEORGE HENRY  Hertheburgh-Saxony, No 1734, ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
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WILLIAM PAHLE  Hanover, No 517, Ship: ROSLIN CASTLE, 1828 (TS)
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ASHER SIMONS aka ASHER SIMON Age:  27 (1839) – born about 1806 at Hamburg, DIED:  27 November 1839 (source: 1841 Convict Muster), TRIED:   7 January 1833, Liverpool-Lancashire Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Receiving 3 stolen watches and 4 spoons, knowing them to be stolen, Stated this offence – “Receiving stolen watches and other property”, TRIED WITH:  Morris Wyle, also onboard “Isabella”, GAOL REPORT:  Unknown, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Orderly, One of 306 Convicts Transported on “Isabella I” 1833, Sentenced to 14 years at Liverpool QS, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, HULK REGISTER:  Asher Simon, 27, born about 1806, convicted 7 January 1833, Liverpool Epiphany Sessions Lancashire, received onboard prison hulk “Cumberland” moored at Chatham on 9 February1833, SHIP:  Isabella I (fifth voyage) – departed Plymouth 28 July 1833, arrived Hobart 14 November 1833, a voyage of 109 days, carrying 306 male convicts (300 landed).  Master David Brown, Surgeon Oliver Sproule, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 22-23: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 10 and 11 June 100 convicts received from the Justitia hulk at Woolwich, on 14 June a further 51 from the Retribution at Sheerness, one of the Woolwich men had been discharged by order, on 5 July 100 convicts were received from the Cumberland and 50 boys from the Euryalus hulks at Chatham. A further 7 were received from the Retribution to replace those who had died, making the total 300, ‘all apparently in good health and condition at the time of embarkation’. A further replacement was made when a convict from Woolwich became consumptive and was replaced with Benjamin Bailey from the Retribution hulk. Although this was nearly 100 men more than the ship was used to carrying out, the surgeon states ‘they had fully as much accommodation as they required’, due to the new way of fitting out the prison. This is borne out by the absence of any contagion or infection during the voyage, with the exception of the psora and tinea capitis. The usual preventive measures were taken to ensure cleanliness and ventilation. In addition to the cholera cases there were 12 cases of diarrhoea which could have been classed as cholera in its mild form. Most cases of this disease [cholera] were close to collapse when the surgeon saw them and he was unable to use the lancet as much as he would otherwise have done. The surgeon used stimulants, antispasmodics, frictions, fomentations, sinapisms, warm clothing and the warm bath in treatment, but without effect. ‘Calomel, if retained on the stomach so as to produce ptyalism, is pretty sure to save the patient’. Signed, Oliver Sproule, Surgeon, RELIGION:  Jewish, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
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Police No:  1749, Trade:  Hawker, Height:  5’ 8”, Age:  37, Complexion:  Brown
Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  Round
Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Dark hazel, Nose:  Medium long, Mouth:  Small
Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Hamburgh, Remarks:  A Jew
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,36,L,80Police No: Number 1749
Offences and Sentences: 4 January 1836 – Woolbearer? – Insolence and disorderly conduct – Reprimanded
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-6,110,95,L,80No 1749 – Asher SIMONS, Labourer, assigned to Andrew Binell
CONVICT MUSTERS:
1833 – Public Works
1835 – Public Works
1841 – Died 27 November 1839
DEATH:
27 November 1839 (Source: 1841 Convict Muster, name Asher Simons)
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
LIVERPOOL MERCURY (Liverpool, England), Friday, 11 January 1833 – QUARTER SESSIONS – The Quarter Sessions for this County commenced on Monday, before Mr Charles Horsfall, Esq, Mayor, James Clarke, Esq, Recorder, and other magistrates.  The calendar contained 108 cases of felony, and 27 cases of misdemeanours and assaults.  (No mention of Simon or Wyle)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400101(TS)

JOHN WILCKES aka JOHN WILKES  Hamburg, Ship: ENCHANTRESS, 1833 (TS)
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MORRIS WYLE Age:  26 – born about 1807 at Mecklenburgh-Germany, TRIED:   7 January 1833, Liverpool Epiphany Sessions, Lancashire, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Receiving 3 watches and 4 spoons, Stated this offence – “Receiving 3 stolen watches &c” knowing them to be stolen, TRIED WITH:  Asher Simons, also onboard “Isabella”, GAOL REPORT:  Unknown.  The High Priest reports his family as very respectable in Germany, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, HULK REGISTER:  Morris Wyle, 26, born about 1807, convicted 7 January 1833 at Liverpool Epiphany Sessions Lancashire, received onboard prison hulk “Cumberland” moored at Chatham on 9 February 1833, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Orderly, One of 306 Convicts Transported on “Isabella” 1833, Sentenced to 14 years at Liverpool Quarter Sessions, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-9,115,54,L,80Police No:  1648, Trade:  Hawker, Height:  5’ 3 ½”, Age:  27, Complexion:  Brown, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Dark Reddish, Visage:  Narrow
Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Sharp, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Mecklenburg-Germany, Remarks:  Several large moles on each arm, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-47,238,9,L,80Police No: Number 1648
Assignment:
7 March 1834 – Campbell Town
25 July 1835 –
12 Sept 1835 – Chief Police Magistrate
25 Sept 1835 – Perth
11 June 1836 – Chief Police Magistrate
21 May 1836 – Launceston
15 Oct 1841 – Launceston
7 Dec 1841 – Launceston
Offences and Sentences:
19 February 1834 – Bates – Drawing obscene figures upon the kitchen wall – Charge dismissed
7 September 1835 – Reid – Insolence to his Master – Reprimanded – To Public Works Road Party
4 October 1836 – Bryant – Suspicion of being an absconder – discharged to his service not having absconded
26 December 1836 – Bryant – Absent without leave – Admonished
5 November 1839 – Ticket-of-Leave
22 March 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Misconduct – 7 days hard labour – Suspended
Ticket of Leave:
5 November 1839
Conditional Pardon:
10 March 1842 – No 269
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36247887Certificate of Freedom:
14 January 1847
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/text/2952133APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-6,110,96,L,80No 1648 – Morris Wyle, Labourer, assigned to Government House
CONVICT MUSTERS:
1833 – Public Works
1835 – Assigned to Mr H. Packham
SHIP:  Isabella I (fifth voyage) – departed Plymouth 28 July 1833, arrived Hobart 14 November 1833, a voyage of 109 days, carrying 306 male convicts (300 landed).  Master David Brown, Surgeon Oliver Sproule, MEDICAL JOURNAL: Folios 13-14: Morris Wylde, aged 22, Convict; disease or hurt, gastritis. Put on sick list, 21 August 1833, at sea. Discharged, 4 September 1833.
SURGEON’S GENERAL REMARKS: (Folios 22-23) – On 10 and 11 June 100 convicts received from the Justitia hulk at Woolwich, on 14 June a further 51 from the Retribution at Sheerness, one of the Woolwich men had been discharged by order, on 5 July 100 convicts were received from the Cumberland and 50 boys from the Euryalus hulks at Chatham. A further 7 were received from the Retribution to replace those who had died, making the total 300, ‘all apparently in good health and condition at the time of embarkation’. A further replacement was made when a convict from Woolwich became consumptive and was replaced with Benjamin Bailey from the Retribution hulk. Although this was nearly 100 men more than the ship was used to carrying out, the surgeon states ‘they had fully as much accommodation as they required’, due to the new way of fitting out the prison. This is borne out by the absence of any contagion or infection during the voyage, with the exception of the psora and tinea capitis. The usual preventive measures were taken to ensure cleanliness and ventilation. In addition to the cholera cases there were 12 cases of diarrhoea which could have been classed as cholera in its mild form. Most cases of this disease [cholera] were close to collapse when the surgeon saw them and he was unable to use the lancet as much as he would otherwise have done. The surgeon used stimulants, antispasmodics, frictions, fomentations, sinapisms, warm clothing and the warm bath in treatment, but without effect. ‘Calomel, if retained on the stomach so as to produce ptyalism, is pretty sure to save the patient’. Signed, Oliver Sproule, Surgeon
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470014(TS)

Gibraltar

GEORGE BROWN alias WILLIAM BURRELL  alias WILLIAM BURRILL Native Place:  Gibraltar, Ship: PERSIAN, 1830, No 1416
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-2,202,100,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31040151 (TS)

WILLIAM BURGESS AGE:  35 (1836) – born about 1800 at Gibraltar, TRIED:   9 May 1836, Central Criminal Court, London, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing a coat from Market Gardener”, GAOL REPORT:  Not known ___ since his arrival at the ___ to have been transported before, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very good, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2530, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’ 7 ½”, Age:  36, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Lond, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  Brown, Visage:  Long, narrow, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, Eyes:  Dark brown, Nose:  Long, pointed, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Gibraltar, Remarks:  2 scars above elbow right arm;  3 scars back of left arm below elbow;  Scars on nose, all from Venereal.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-9,115,11,L,80
One of 260 Convicts Transported on “Henry Porcher” 1836. Sentenced to 7 years at Central Criminal Court. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, DIED:  17 November 1840 – Tasmania, HULK REGISTER:  William Burgess, aged 34, born about 1802, convicted Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London on 9 May 1836, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 30 May 1836, SHIP:  Henry Porcher (third voyage) – departed Portsmouth 4 August 1836, arrived Hobart 15 November 1836, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 260 male convicts (258 landed).  Master John Hart, Surgeon Jonathan Smith.
SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD:
Folio 19: William Burgess, aged 35, Convict; sick or hurt, Diarrhea; put on sick list 7 November 1836; discharged 10 November 1836 to hospital.
Folio 15: William Burgess, aged 35, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 7 November 1836. Discharged to the hospital, 16 November 1836. He suffered profuse diarrhoea of several days continuance.
MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 22-24: Surgeon’s general remarks. There are few remarks to be made about the prisoners, there being ‘but two cases of death’, the first from protracted diarrhoea, which had existed before his embarkation, the second from gangrene. The most prominent symptom of the latter was the early [enchial] affection which was not mentioned in the journal but was visible from the start. Some other symptoms are mentioned and the surgeon discusses a similar case afflicting a seaman of HMS Winchester in the hospital at Halifax and the probable causes. In the case of diarrhoea the post mortem appearance resembled that of dysentery though there was no pain or tenesmus, or blood or lymph, until a few days before his death. Diarrhoea should not be classes among neuroses, as Dr Cullen suggests, because no nervous disease leaves behind so much disorganisation. Strict cleanliness and ventilation were attended to and prisoners and soldiers kept on deck as much as possible. The windsails had to be enlarged to prove effective and this was only accomplished after repeated remonstrances and threats. There was a new wind sail of the proper size but the master refused to use it saying it was for the passengers on the homeward voyage. The proper size of the windsails should be specified in the charter agreement. The surgeon also had to purchase a white wash […] at his own expense, it not having been ‘stipulated for’. He says that there is nothing more useful aboard than [chloride of?] lime, ‘both by sweetening and illuminating the places below’. There should also be plenty of sand for dry holystoning the decks. Signed John Smith Surgeon With a PS apologising if the journal appears injured, it was dropped into the sea while wrapped in the surgeon’s shirt on disembarking.
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 2530, Previous Offence: Transported before, in February 1833 – 7 years for housebreaking – Served 4 years and pardoned, Probation: To be kept to hard labour on the Public Works by order of the Secretary of State
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Assignment:
??
Jerusalem
New Norfolk
Offences and Sentences:
25 October 1837 – Bridge Party – General idleness – 4 nights cell during the __ by day
26 October 1837 – Disobedience of orders – 3 months hard labour in chains – Invalid Party, Jerusalem – vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 4 November 1837
Ticket of Leave:
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,155,L,80
No 2530 – William Burgess, Central Court, 7 years – Sick, to be worked on the roads
DEATH: 17 November 1840 (recorded on 1841 Convict Muster)
BMD’s – 18 November 1840, William Burgess, New Norfolk-Tas, 618/1840
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT – OLD BAILEY – TRIAL RECORDS – WILLIAM BURGESS, Theft – simple larceny, 9th May 1836.  Reference Number: t18360509-1259 1259.   WILLIAM BURGESS was indicted for stealing on the 7th of May, 1 coat, value 10s.; the goods of Thomas Dean.
THOMAS DEAN . I am a market-gardener, and attend Convent-Garden market. I was there on the 7th of May, about half-past nine o’clock, and had a cart loaded with baskets—I left my coat in it—I was not absent ten minutes—I was not away from the cart above seven or eight yards in sight of it, and saw the prisoner snatch the coat from the cart and run away—he had a little boy with him—I took him seven or eight yards off, with it, and gave him in charge of the policeman directly.
JOHN TUCK . I am a policeman. I took him in charge, and received the coat from the prosecutor.
Prisoner. The cart was loaded with manure—the coat was not on the basket—It laid in front of the cart—not inside it at all.
JOHN BRIGHT . I attended the market—I saw the prisoner take the coat from the front part of the cart—it was not loaded with baskets—there was no dung in it.
(Properly produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner. I was coming from the public-house, when I was accused taking the coat.
(Bridget Coleman, the wife of a labourer, gave the prisoner a good character.)
GUILTY . Aged 34.—  Transported for Seven Years.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030357
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CHARLES DARGING Gibraltar, No 646, ship: CLYDE, 1830 (TS)
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CATHERINE FITTON Gibraltar, No 95, ship: MARY, 1831 (TS)
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JOSE LABRADORE  Sant Roche, Gibraltar, ship: DAVID LYON, 1830, No 538 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-4,162,126,L,80

JANET FOREST ex Gibraltar, ship: WESTMORELAND, 1836 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,220,L,80 (TS)

WILLIAM MACDONALD AGE:  15 (1837) – born about 1822 at Gibraltar, One of 280 Convicts Transported on “Recovery” 1837. Sentenced to 7 years at Kent Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. TRIED:   13 March 1837, Kent Assizes. SENTENCE:  7 years. Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing a Coat and a Hat”, GAOL REPORT:  Character and disposition very bad;  Sly, Artful and Insolent;  Once convicted for felony and once for vagrancy. HULK REPORT:  Good. SURGEON’S REPORT:  Orderly, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1556, Trade:  Labourer / Shoemaker, Height:  5’1”, Age:  16, Complexion:  Fair, Head:  Round, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Large, Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  Gibraltar, Remarks:  (tattoo) W on front of left arm.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,93,L,80

SHIP:  Recovery (4th voyage) – departed Downs 1 June 1837, arrived Hobart 8 October 1837, a voyage of 129 days, carrying 280 male convicts (275 landed).  Master Thomas Johnson, Surgeon Edward Jeffery. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 2-3: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 17 May 1837, 180 male convicts were embarked in the Recovery at Woolwich and on the 22nd [May 1837], 100 at Chatham. Total number embarked 280 and their general condition and state of health appeared good. The ship sailed from England on 1st June [1837]. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Note:  Unable to locate the Conduct Record for William MacDonald.  This link is to the first entry for convicts aboard “Recovery”, but his name does not appear with them –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,63,L,80
Police No
: Number 1556, Previous Convictions: Once for a Watch, 2 months for a pair of Shoes, APPROPRIATION: No 1556 – WILLIAM MacDONALD – 5’1”, aged 15, labourer, tried Kent, sentenced to 7 years, native place Gibraltar, assigned to Mr C.B. Johnson at Kangaroo Point Assignment? Party
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REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320008
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HUGH McKIE AGE:  58 (1837) – born about 1779 in Gibraltar, TRIED:   24 February 1837, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Assizes-Northumberland, One of 280 Convicts Transported on “Recovery” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Northumberland Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing a watch – transported before 6 years ago;  served 2 ½ years at Millbank & discharged”, GAOL REPORT:  Very dishonest character;  convicted twice before;  transported before, HULK REPORT:  Indifferent, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Bad, FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, with 4 children, Spouse:  Mary, at Newcastle. DESCRIPTION – Police No:  580, Trade:  Ploughman and Kitchen Gardener, Height:  5’ 7 ½”, Age:  58, Complexion:  Fair, Head:  Large, Hair:  Sandy brown, Whiskers:  Sandy, Visage:  Large, round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Medium, Chin:  Large, Native Place:  Gibraltar, Remarks:  W.H.M. left arm;  same elbow crippled.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,114,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,147,L,80Police No: Number 580, Previous Conviction: Once for a row – 3 months, Probation:
“To be employed on the Public Works by order of The Secretary of State”.
Assignment:
5 April 1839 – Morven
20 August 1839 – New Town Bay
11 November 1842 – Bridgewater
12 September 1843 – Picton
13 January 1845 – C gaol
28 March 1845 – Cls
23 June 1845 – PGE
7 November 1845 –
4 June 1846 – Police Magistrate
Offences and Sentences:
6 November 1837 – New Town Bay Party – Misconduct in begging in the streets – Solitary confinement on Saturday afternoons for the next ___ (blot; three?) months
26 December 1838 – Morven Probation Party – Being at the residence of Mr Gibson without a Pass – In the Stocks for 6 hours
8 April 1839 – New Town Bay Party – Absent from Muster – 10 days in cells on bread and water
20 April 1839 – Public Works – Suspicion of stealing a loaf of bread – Discharged
5 August 1839 – New Town Bay Party – Stealing 1 clothes brush value 1/- the property of Mr Richard Jones – To be kept to hard labour in chains for 12 months – Sent to Hulk Chain Gang at New Town Bay and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 9th August 1839
24 June 1841 – Pearsall – Refusing – 4 days in the cells
9 January 1843 – House of Correction – Being drunk – 6 days solitary confinement
25 July 1843 – Constable? – Misconduct – 6 months hard labour on the roads
9 February 1845 – Grey – Drunk – 3 days solitary confinement
29 April 1845 – 3rd Class
4 June 1846 – Ticket of leave holder – Feloniously stealing a monkey bucket (jacket?) – 12 months hard labour and to be deprived of his ticket-of-leave – Approved to Bridgewater, vide decision 5 June 1846 – Ticket of leave cancelled 30 June 1846.
Ticket of Leave:
20 January 1846 – issued
30 June 1846 – cancelled
APPROPRIATION:
No 580 – HUGH McKIE – 5/7 ½”, aged 58, Ploughman and Kitchen Gardener, tried Northumberland, sentenced to Life, native place Gibraltar, assigned to be worked on the roads
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,81,L,80DEPARTURES INDEX:
Not found
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
NEWCASTLE COURANT, FRIDAY, 3 MARCH 1837 – NEWCASTLE SPRING ASSIZES, 24TH FEBRUARY 1837 – HUGH McKIE, aged 57, was charged with entering the shop of Mr WATSON, silversmith, in the side, and stealing a silver watch, on the 10th of October last.  It appeared from the evidence of Mr WATSON that the prisoner entered his shop, a few minutes after that a boy had left two watches to repair, and asked for a watch in the name of DIXON, and whilst Mr WATSON was looking for the watch, the prisoner was observed by the shopman of Mr WATSON to take a watch from the counter and put it in his pocket, and on being charged with the theft immediately gave up the watch and was suffered to go away, but was afterwards apprehended by FALCUS, a constable, and had in his possession a quantity of hardware.  The jury returned a verdict of Guilty.  Two other convictions, one for Transportation for 7 years, and the other for confinement, was put in and read.  His Lordship said there was no hope of his continuing in this country, and sentenced him to transportation for life.
SHIP:  Recovery (4th voyage) – departed Downs 1 June 1837, arrived Hobart 8 October 1837, a voyage of 129 days, carrying 280 male convicts (275 landed).  Master Thomas Johnson, Surgeon Edward Jeffery, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 2-3: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 17 May 1837, 180 male convicts were embarked in the Recovery at Woolwich and on the 22nd [May 1837], 100 at Chatham. Total number embarked 280 and their general condition and state of health appeared good. The ship sailed from England on 1st June [1837].
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250415
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CATHERINE MORRISON  ex-Gibraltar, ship: NAUTILUS, 1838 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,109,L,80 (TS)

 

Goa

JOHN JOHANNES (listed as native of Goa and native of Bengal) Saturday 16 November 1822 Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser , p1 of 2. Acting Engineer’s Office, Nov. 15th, 1822. ABSCONDED from the Public Works, the under-mentioned Prisoners : Joan Johannes (24), 5 ft.  1 1/4 ins. high, black hair, black eyes, 38 years of age, native of Bengal. John Gunston (258)  per Claudine, 5 ft. 1 1/2 ins. high, dark brown hair, hazel eyes,21 years of age, native of Bridgewater, William Powers (135) per Maria, 5 ft. 1 in. high, dark brown hair, grey eyes, 17 years of age, native of Ramsgate. George Ellis (111), per Phoenix, 4 ft. 10£ ins. high, brown hair, grey eyes, 16 years of age, native of London. Any Person harbouring or concealing any of the above Absentees will be prosecuted for the Offence. John Lakeland, Principal Superintendant. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1089801?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22 – AND – Hobart Town Gazette Saturday  7 January 1826 Page 2 of 4  Coroner’s inquests. John Johannes, a native of Goa, was found dead on the floor of Mrs. Lord’s   kitchen on Friday night last week. He | had been sleeping on the dresser after having eaten a very hearty supper, and fell with his legs on a person who, was lying on the ground below; and who, thinking him intoxicated, merely put his legs off. In the morning he was found dead Verdict-Died by the Visitation of God. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8790187?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22 – Also:  JOHN JOHANNES Native of Goa. died 1826. Adult. Hbt. HTG 7 Jan p2c3. Buchanan 100. (JG)

SYSEW Saturday 29 June 1816 The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter p1 of 2. PUBLIC NOTICE.THE under-mentioned prisoners having absented themselves from their respective employments, all Persons are hereby cautioned against harbouring, concealing, or employing either of the said Absentees ; viz. Matthew Keegan ; Peter Franks, a man of colour ; Geo. Watts ; and Thos. Garland. Also one Sysew, a good-looking Lascar, about 24 years of age, and nearly 6 feet high, absconded from the Ship Lady Elliott about five Weeks ago. And all Constables and others are hereby required to use every exertion to apprehend and lodge them in safe Custody. A. W. H. HUMPHREY, Justice of the Peace Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/651342?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22#pstart40421 nb: This man may not be from GOA but many LASCARS were from Portuguese territory  particularly Goa, in what was to later become India. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascar (JG)

Greece

THOMAS DOWLING   Age:  20 (trial), 24 (description) – Born about 1814-1818 at Leiser at Corfu, TRIED:   14 August 1837, Central Criminal Court, SENTENCE:  7 Years, CRIME: Larceny – Stated this offence “Stealing a snuffbox and handkerchief, GAOL REPORT:  Not known, HULK REPORT:  Bad, HULK REGISTER:  Thomas Dowling, aged 30, born about 1807, convicted as Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) on 14 August 1837, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 5 September 1837, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –Police No: Number 1328, Trade:  Gent’s Servant and Groom;  and Milk and Kitchen Gardener, Height:  5’ 4 ½“, Age:  24, Complexion: Dark, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black, Visage:  Short, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Long, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Leiser-Corfu, Remarks:  None
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,172,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,4,L,80Previous Conviction: Ironed in the hulk for having money in his possession
Offences and Sentences:
16 March 1839 – Learmouth – Insolence and Disobedience of orders – Returned to Port Arthur for assignment within Interior
5 December 1839 – O’Connor – Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty – 6 months hard labour, 3 of that period on the roads – Town Surveyor’s Chain Gang also out of chains and returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 13 December 1839
5 December 1839 (Same date) – O’Connor – Disorderly conduct in the Police Office – 10 days solitary confinement in the cells on bread and water
27 December 1841 – Colonial Hospital – Misconduct – 3 months hard labour on the roads – Town Surveyor’s Gang recommended
5 March 1842 – Labourer Commissioner Store – Disorderly conduct – Reprimanded
__ June 1842 (crease of page) – Thomas – Misconduct in falsely representing himself to be free – 5 days hard labour on the Treadwheel
17 December 1842 – Thomas – Misconduct in writing a false statement to the Police Magistrate – 9 months hard labour in chains – Ross – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 27 December 1842
31 May 1843 – Ross Gang – Misconduct in having fat in his possession for which he could not satisfactorily account – Existing sentence of hard labour in chains extended 2 months – Approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 2 June 1843
4 September 1843 – Ross Gang – Misconduct – 3 days solitary confinement – Provisional Passport Holder 3rd Class
20 March 1844 – Spode – Refusing to work – 14 days solitary confinement
4 March 1844 – Spode – Insolence – 10 days solitary confinement
Free Certificate:
1844 – No 816
6 August 1844 – Published in The Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8755146TASMANIAN COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX – Unconfirmed this is the correct person –
15 June 1844 – Thomas Dowling, free, b.1816, and Elizabeth Clayton, Rajah, b.1821 (Convicts Permission to Marry Index)
1868 – Thomas Dowling, born about 1815 in England, died 1868 in Hobart-Tas
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a1274CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT / OLD BAILEY – TRIAL RECORD –
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18370814-1756-punishment-16&div=t18370814-1756#highlightReference Number: t18370814-1756
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.0, 03 May 2012), August 1837, trial of THOMAS DOWLING (t18370814-1756).
1756.   THOMAS DOWLING was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June, 1 snuff-box, value 1s.; and 1 cigar case, value 1s.; the goods (of   James Tyler, from his person.
JAMES TYLER . I was in the pit of the New Strand Theatre on the 30th of June—I had a snuff-box and cigar ease—I felt a slight tug at my pocket—I placed my hand in it and missed the property—I spoke to a friend—the prisoner was sitting immediately behind me, and asked if I had lost any thing—I told him I had—he said, “Indeed, I lost a handkerchief myself some time ago, and now I carry mine in my hat” I went to the lobby to get an officer, and we met the prisoner going out—I desired the officer to take him and search him—he produced these things, and said he picked them up—I stated that I had a strong suspicion that he was the person who had robbed me, and if he was an honest man he would have no objection to be searched; when he kept back and objected to the officer searching him, I insisted on it, and then he produced the things, Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Is your friend here? A. No—I looked under the scat for my things—I thought there was a possibility I might have dropped them—upon that the prisoner made this statement—he did not ask me if I had lost these things—he asked what I had lost he was going out, and ray friend said, “That is the man that was sitting behind you”—the prisoner then said, “Do you charge me with picking your friend’s pocket?”—he said, “No, I only said you were behind him”—the prisoner was between the lobby and the pit—I had scarcely beet out five minutes before I met him—I am quite sure I named to mm the articles I had lost—there were a great many persons about, but none immediately behind me except the prisoner.
RICHARD YATES . I am constable of the New Strand Theatre. After the charge was made the prisoner produced the things—I found on him two bills of exchange for£100, on the London and Westminster bank, which have been claimed, a brass chain with nine keys, two purses, and in money.
Cross-examined. Q. You say a charge was made before he gave up the snuff-box? A. Yes, in his presence, by the prosecutor’s friend.
GUILTY . Aged 20.—  Transported for Seven Years.
SHIP:  Lord William Bentinck II – departed Portsmouth 14 April 1838, arrived Hobart 26 August 1838, a voyage of 134 days, carrying 320 male convicts (317 landed).  Master William S. Stockley, Surgeon John Rankine, SURGEON’S GENERAL REMARKS:  Folios 32-34: On 6 April received 320 prisoners, all were in apparently good health, although some of them were well advanced in age and two or three were cripples. After crossing the Bay of Biscay the ship encountered heavy weather and the scorbutic symptoms soon appeared in several of the prisoners. In one or two cases diarrhoea and dysentery symptoms were present. The three cases which terminated fatally, the first was a man advanced in years with a broken down constitution and had a severe injury previous to his conviction. The second laboured under considerable mental depression from his embarkation. The third was a young man who suffered from phthisis from his infancy. In all these three cases scorbutic symptoms were more or less present. Signed: John Rankine, Surgeon.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31120005
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Grenada

Grenada  is an island country and Commonwealth realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. Its size is 344 square kilometres (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George’s. [Wikipedia]

BAPTISTE  #5, Dead [in pencil] Height: [blank], Age: [blank], Trade: [blank], Where tried: Grenada, Sentence: 7 yrs, Native Place: [ – blank?], How appropriated: Died 27 January. From: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,C,80 (MY)  – and –
BAPTISTE aka JEAN BAPTISTE  (medical journal) aka THOMAS BAPTISTE (Founders & Survivors) Age:  22 (1836) Died:  27 January 1837 – Onboard the “Sarah” during the outward journey, TRIED:   18 April 1836, Grenada, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Stealing money, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Married, with two children, One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 Years at Grenada, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folio 11: Jean Baptiste, aged 22, convict; case number 7; disease or hurt, tetanus from accident. Put on sick list, 25 January 1837 at sea. Died 27 January 1837. SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
DESCRIPTION: Police No:  2605,  “DIED ONBOARD 27 JANUARY 1837” – vide, Indent
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,10,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,148,L,80
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,4,L,80
2605 – Baptiste – tried Grenada – sentenced to transportation for 7 years – died 27 January 1837
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030432
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JOHN BAPTISTE aka JOHN MATTHEWS Age:  32 (1830) born about 1798, RELIGION:  Protestant, LITERACY:  Can neither read nor write, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1460, Trade:  Gentleman’s Servant and Cook, Height:  5’ 7 ¼”, Age:  32, Complexion:  Dark Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, curly, Whiskers:  Black
Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Medium long
Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Grenada, Remarks:  A man of colour
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-9,115,64,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-4,196,100,L,80Police No: Number 1460, TRIED:   27 May 1830, Middlesex, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Fraud”, GAOL REPORT:  Not known here before, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Orderly, HULK REGISTER:  John Baptiste, aged 31, born about 1799, convicted 27 May 1830 at Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 18 June 1830, SHIP:  John I (third voyage) – departed Spithead 14 October 1830, arrived Hobart 28 January 1831, a voyage of 106 days, carrying 200 male convicts (200 landed).  Master John R. Norsworthy, Surgeon Thomas B. Wilson One of 200 Convicts Transported on “John” 1831. Sentenced to 7 years at Middlesex. Transported to Van  Diemen’s Land
Assignment:
23 September 1834 – Cornelian Hill
2 March 1835 – Campbell Town
2 July 1836 – Police Magistrate
15 July 1836 – O’Hara ?
3 January 1837 – Oatlands
Offences and Sentences:
1 August 1831 – Bell – Neglect of duty and disobedience of orders on Saturday last – 4 days on Treadwheel
21 September 1831 – Bell – Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty – 6 months imprisonment and hard labour
8 May 1832 – Mather – Charged on suspicion of having stolen from the person of Michael Licke a ___ a bank note of the value of £1 at ___ on the 6th inst – Dismissed – No proof but being a case of strong suspicion although legal proof is deficient he is returned to the Government and recommended to be removed to Port Arthur
11 August 1834 – Johnson – Being found in the Brunswick Wine Vaults after hours – Reprimanded
12 September 1834 – Johnson – Drunk – Treadwheel for 10 days and returned to the Government for Assignment in the Interior being unfit to be in Hobart Town – sent to the Assigned Gang at Cornelian Hill, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 17 September 1834
22 September 1834 – Treadwheel – Refusing mess of a meat served out to him – 6 days solitary confinement
28 April 1836 – Wickham – Drunk, out after hours, and passing himself as a free man – 3 months hard labour in a road party and recommended to be removed to the Interior – Remitted by the Lieut-Governor
18 September 1836 – Cooper – Insolence – 3 hours in the stocks
19 October 1836 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Being in a Disorderly House after hours – Admonished and ordered to leave the district
19 December 1836 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Absent from his authorised place of residence – 1 month hard labour and ticket-of-leave suspended during that period and recommended to be sent from Launceston – St Peter’s Pass Road Party and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 1 January 1837
INDENT:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-2-1,43,18,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-2-1,43,19,L,80No 1460 – John Baptiste alias Matthews, 5’ 7 ¼”, aged 32, Gentleman’s Servant and Cook, tried Middlesex, 27 May 1830, sentenced to 7 years, native place Grenada, single, Protestant, can neither read nor write, Fraud, Surgeon’s report Orderly; – Proper name John Baptiste – no other offence – “a man of color”
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,126,39,L,80No 1460 – John Baptiste, aged 32, Gentleman’s Servant and Cook, assigned to Mr P.A. Mulgrave, Esq
CONVICT MUSTERS:
1832 – Transported to Port Arthur
1833 – Transported to Port Arthur
1835 – Assigned to Mr D. Wickham
SHIP MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 16-18: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 12 September 1830, I was appointed Surgeon and Superintendent of the transport ship John fitting out at Deptford to convey 200 convicts from the hulks at Portsmouth to Van Dieman’s Land. On the 20 September a detachment of the 17th Regiment (consisting of 30; officers included) embarked to serve as a guard over the prisoners, 8 women and 9 children were attached to the party. On Saturday we sailed from Deptford and arrived at Spithead on the 1 October, early on the morning of the 5th I examined the prisoners (100 on board the York and 100 on board the Leviathan), who were under orders for transportation. On the 14th October we sailed from Spithead. Folios 18-20: An abstract of a meteorological journal kept in the convict ship during a voyage from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – THE STANDARD (London), THURSDAY, 27 MAY 1830 – OLD BAILEY (This Day) – This morning these sessions commenced before Mr Justice Littledale, Mr Baron Vaughan, the Lord Mayor, the Recorder, Mr Sergeant Arabin, Aldermen Schooley, Atkins, &c.  (Only one case reported in this edition, Thos. Garland and C. Garland).
THE MORNING CHRONICLE (London), THURSDAY, 3 JUNE 1830 – OLD BAILEY – WEDNESDAY – The business of the Sessions being over, the Recorder sat at half-past one o’clock this day, and passed the following sentences, viz:-  John Baptist, to be Transported for Seven Years.
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (OLD BAILEY) LONDON – TRIAL RECORDS –
JOHN BAPTIST, Theft – simple larceny, 27th May 1830.
Reference Number: t18300527-149
1180.   JOHN BAPTIST was again indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of May , 3 pairs of trousers, value 12s.; 2 shirts, value 6s.; 1 cap, value 1s. 6d., and 1 sovereign , the property of   William Anderson .
WILLIAM ANDERSON . I am a tailor and slop-seller . The prisoner came to me last Saturday, and brought this note from another ship; he wanted clothes to the amount of 20s., and one sovereign which I gave him for the amount of the note – he said he was going to the ship in a great hurry.
This was a note similar to the last, but stating him to belong to the ship Alice, and drawn for 2l.
JOSEPH ENEVER . I took the prisoner in charge.
Prisoner’s Defence. The captain gave me the note on Sunday, and I met a black woman, who said she knew this gentleman; I went and got the note changed with him – the captain said I must be on board by half-past six o’clock; I ran off as the ship had sailed – I gave a waterman 1s. to put me alongside, but she was going before the wind, and I could not get on board; I came back, and got the note of the other ship – the things I had of the prosecutor are on board the vessel.
GUILTY . Aged 31. –   Transported for Seven Years .
NEWSPAPER REPORT VDL: Friday 7 February 1840  The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette p4 of 4. John Matthews, a man of colour, a cook at the Hospital, charged with stealing a coat, value 4s., the property of Mr. Eaves, had his sentence of transportation extended two years, and six months’ hard labour on the roads. [crime committed 31 Jan 1840]  Ref: Article identifierhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8747807  APA citation HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT. (1840, February 7). The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette (Tas. : 1839 – 1840), p. 4.
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WILLIAM  /  WILLIAM COX   born c, Native of Grenada, Listed as William Cox in Description list, transported for LIFE on Elphinstone 1, departed Downs on 30 Jan 1836, arrived 24 May 1836, convict #76171, Single “I kept 2 wives”, surgeon’s report: of dangerously violent {passions} has attempted Suicide, no apparent improvement in character, stated this offence: Stealing my {Masters} Money, transported for: felony
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=76171
Description List: CON18/1/7 p24
Appropriation List: CON27/1/2
Conduct Record: CON31/1/47
Adm. 101/24 Reel 3194 MM 33/7Adm. 101/24 Reel 3194 MM 33/7Adm101/24 Reel 3194CON13/8CON18/7 p24CON27/2CON31/47MM33/3MM33/6MM33/7
Record Number: ai76171, Image at position 2 on page 162 of CON 31/47.
April 1838 sent to Sydney.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-47,238,168
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HENRY _____ (crease of page) Age:  19/22 (1837) at St Georges Town
TRIED:   18 April 1836, Grenada, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Stealing a watch &c, Stated this offence – “Stealing ___ (crease of page) and seals”, GAOL REPORT:  – , HULK REPORT:  Good, sentenced to 14 years at Grenada, transported to Van Diemen’s Land. DESCRIPTION – Police No:  2189, Trade:  Gentleman’s Servant and Groom, Height:  5’ 3 ¾ “, Age:  22, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  St George’s Town, Remarks:  Several cuts on right arm. SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Well behaved,  One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,32,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 2189, Previous Conviction: Once for stealing a pair of trowsers and shirt and ___ (crease of page) Once for 6 months for stealing 2/-
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-21,219,200,L,80Offences and Sentences:
31 August 1837 – Deep Gully – Disorderly conduct in fighting on the works – Admonished
11 September 1837 – Deep Gully – Absconded, being found with a ___ of a sheep in his possession for which he could not account – 12 months hard labour in chains – to New Town Bay Hulk Chain Gang, vide Lieut-Governor General’s Decision 14 October 1837
30 March 1838 – Public Works – Absconding – Existing sentence to hard labour in chains extended 6 months and 36 lashes, and returned to his Party
APPROPRIATION: No 2189 – Harry – 5’ 3¾ “, aged 19, Gentleman’s Servant and Groom, tried Grenada, sentenced to 14 years, native of Georges Town, assigned to Assignable Party
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,9,L,80REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31210591(TS)

BERBICE PITT Saturday 20 August 1831 The Hobart Town Courier (Tas) p2 of 4. POLICE OFFICE. Aug. 18, 1831.THE undermentioned prisoners having absconded from their places of residence, all constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost exertions to apprehend and lodge them in safe custody, P. A. MULGRAVE, Chief Police Magistrate. ABSCONDED. 363. Berbice Pitt, 5 feet 9, black complexion, black hair, black eyes, a carpenter, tried at Herbice in Jan. 1824, life, Princess Charlotte, native of Grenada, Absconded from the service of Mr. H. Bilton, 11th August, 1831. Reward £2. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4202347?searchTerm=%22black+complexion+black+hair%22#pstart642956. Also – BERBICE PITT – Place Of Birth: Grenada, Conviction: 1824-01-22, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Berbice, Sailed: 1824-07-09, Sailed Days: 123, Sailed From: Downs, Sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Jos. Blyth, Ship Name: Princess Charlotte, Ship Surgeon: Jn. Dobie, Arrived: 1824-11-09, Embarked: 140M/Landed:140(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL, Gaol Report: formerly a West Indian, Hulk Report: Orderly, Ship: Princess Charlotte, Stated This Offence: No statement made, Transported For: Attempt to Murder, Body Marks: None, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: Blk, Hair: blk, Height: 5/9 1/2 in, Marital Status: S or M not stated, Trade: Carpenter, 1830-12-31 Muster: Public Works, 1832-12-31 Muster Assd. to Mr. Simmonds, 1833-12-31 Muster Ticket of Leave, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office References: TAHO     Image at position 3 on page 121 of CON 31/34, Adm. 101/61 Reel 3207, Adm101/61 Reel 3207, CON13/3 p109, CON23/3, CON31/34.
Marrige: parish of Trinity in Hobart, 1835 –
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-35347-2897-95?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CJ:1789920630
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340363 Free Pardon: 4 Jan 1841 # 676, http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-34,436,129

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JEAN VIERE aka JEAN VRIERE aka JOHN VIERIE (Tasmanian Archives have indexed his name as VRIERE) AGE:  25 (1836) – born about 1811 at Grenada, TRIED:   18 April 1836, Grenada, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Stealing a lamb, Police No:  98, Trade:  Carter, Height:  5’ 4 ½”
Age:  25, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Curly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black
Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  Grenada
Remarks:  None, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Indifferent, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,66,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,168,L,80 Police No: Number 98 , Crime: Stated this offence – “Sheep-stealing” Assignment:
31 August 1837 – Deep Gully – General neglect of duty and not doing a sufficient amount of ___ (crease of page) – Reprimanded
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,18,L,80No 98 – Jean Viere, 5’4 ½ “, aged 25, carter, convicted at Grenada, sentenced to transportation for Life, native of Grenada, assigned to Chain Gang
NSW State Archives –
1844 – Jean Viere of “Susan” 1837, Ticket of Leave, No 44/2096; district of Yass; tried Grenada
____ – Jean Viere of “Susan” 1837, Conditional Pardon recommended
Newspaper Reports –
Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 1851 – Tickets-of-Leave cancelled – Jean Viere of “Susan”
Note:  No births, deaths, or marriages recorded for VIERE in New South Wales
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to Life at Grenada, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440464(TS)

Guinea

BILLY Alias BILLY BRADLEY / WILLIAM BRADLEY AGE:  70 BORN:  About 1766, Born: Guinea, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to 7 years at Antigua, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, DIED:  2 August 1837, BURIED:  4 August 1837, Constitution Hill, Bagdad, NOTES:  Registered as Billy;  as William Bradley;  died in hospital TRIED:   13 October 1835, Antigua SENTENCE:  7 years CRIME:  Sheep-stealing   – “I was hungry” GAOL REPORT:  None HULK REPORT:  Orderly SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie SURGEON’S REPORT ON BOARD:  Folio 2: Billy, aged 52, convict; disease or hurt, fever; put on sick list 6 August 1837, discharged 19 August 1837 cured.  MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.  Marital status:  Single, with 5 children Spouse:  “I have lived with a woman a long time” DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,84,L,80
Police No:  Number 2523 Trade:  Seaman Height:  5’2” Age:  70 Complexion:  Black Head:  Oval Hair:  Black to grey, woolly Whiskers:  None Visage:  Oval, furrowed Forehead:  High, wrinkled, Eyebrows:  Black to grey Eyes:  Black Nose:  Short, broad Mouth:  Wide Chin:  Large Native Place:  Guinea Remarks:  Lost front teeth;  Several scars on cheek;  Rather deaf
 TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,121,L,80
Police No: Number 2523 Assignment: 23 June 1837 –  APPROPRIATION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,135,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,283,177,L,80
No 2523 – Billy, 5’2”, aged 70, seaman, convicted Antigua, sentenced to 7 years, native place Guinea, not fit to assign REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030350
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Hawaii (Owyhee aka Sandwich Islands)

M. BILLY   Born Sandwich Islands 1850, died 1871 Hobart (seeking more information) (TS)

HARRY Native of Owyhee died 1835 Hbt C of E RGD 34/1 4151 Buchanan p.100. (JG)

RYLAND JOHN HOWARD In 1845 assisted as translator for Sandwich Islander boy witness, Kee or Moi Tiki,  in New Norfolk court case: murder of  Jane Saunders. Howard stated he had been Seven years on the island (Tasmania). The Courier, Hobart, Wed 30 July 1845, p4 of 4. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2947823  (JG)


JOSEPH MAC LAINE/MC LANE, JACK, JOE native of Owyhee, Owyhee Joe Convict servant to George Augustus Robinson. Entries in which Joe is mentioned in Robinson’s journal  include:28 September 1830 – Pleasant weather. Sent in quest of the two absentees. Joe, who is a native of Owyhee and is a convict in the colony, is exceedingly fearful and will scarcely stir after dark. After considerable search the people found him a considerable distance inland. He was crying exceedingly and had wandered all night alone and had thrown away his knapsack. Said he was searching for the river: at the same time he was going away from it, crossing the creeks which would have guided him had he followed them.1 October 1830 ….. Unable to get the least information at the place, I proceeded at 3 pm up the Tamar for Launceston in my boat. Took the natives, McKay, Platt, Surridge and Joe the Owyhee. From: Robinson, George Augustus, and Plomley, N. J. B. and Tasmanian Historical Research Association.  1966, Friendly Mission : the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834 / edited by N.J.B. Plomley Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart. * Convict record still to be located from TAHO online.  (JG)


KEE aka MOI TIKI of Woahoo, Sandwich Islands [AKA Oahu in Hawaii] ” The chief evidence, however, and one on which a great deal seems to depend in unfolding much that is at present involved either in doubt or mystery, is the evidence of a foreign boy of colour, about twelve years of age, named Keo, a native of Woahoo, or Oahu, one of the group of the Sandwich Isles. The lad, unfortunately, does not understand English, or speak it with sufficient fluency to enable him to give an explanation of the particulars which he evidently appears to know concerning this fatal and frightful circumstance. ” THE NEW NORFOLK MURDER (Hobart Town Courier, 25.1.1845). Also:   “New Norfolk Murder.- During the week our indefatigable Chief-constable, Mr. Morgan, has been actively seeking an interpreter of the Sandwich island language, in order that the evidence of the native boy living in Mr. Hathaway’s family may be rendered available. We believe he has succeeded in finding a lad and a man on board one of the American whalers, so that, we hope, at the inquest today, some testimony will be adduced, essential to the discovery of the perpetrators of this horrid deed.” Colonial Times, Tuesday 28 January 1845, p3 of 4. Also[Kee named in]  in: South Australian Register (Adelaide), Wednesday 19 February 1845, p4 of 4. See: The Courier, Hobart, Wed 30 July 1845, p4 of 4. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2947823 – And: “
The boy Keo was then called and appeared, accompanied by the interpreter, Mr. Howard. Keo is an intelligent looking, copper-coloured lad, with black hair and dark eyes, stands somewhere about four feet high in his shoes, and has not the smallest pretension to good looks having a round chin and very ugly mouth. His demeanour in court was perfectly easy, and free from hesitation. The interpreter, Ryland John Howard, being sworn, stated, that he understood the language of the people of Woahoo, which is one of the Sandwich Islands. He was nearly seven years in the island, with the exception of about nine months. Witnesses there are sworn in the Native Courts in the same manner as they are in the English Courts of Law, but in rather shorter words. That his knowledge of the language was such, that he felt himself competent to interpret between the boy and the Court. He knew the boy’s relations, whose brother was one of the leading missionaries then on the island. Keo was then sworn by the interpreter in the native language, and the interpreter being charged by the Court to be careful to render literally everything the boy said, the examination commenced. Moi Tiki was his native name. He was servant to Mr. Hathaway in January last.” (PR)

Holland (Netherlands)

MARGARET COOPER  Holland, No 175, ship: MARY, 1831 (TS)
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JACOB MYER LEVISON Age 38 (1835) born about 1797 at Holland, tried 17 August 1835 at CCC and transported for Life for Forgery.  Died 8 October 1836 at the Colonial Hospital.No 961  STATED THIS OFFENCE: “Signing my name to an English Letter for my Cousin, signifying that I could cure Eyes, instead of which, the Letter was for a Bill of  £85 on Mr Stephens” SURGEON’S REPORT: very well behaved, Body marks: Stout made. – cannot speak English – Wears blue spectacles, eyes: brown, hair: dark brown, family: Married 3 Children Wife Eliza at Amsterdam,  height: 5 ft 21/4, Trade: Oculist & optician
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Died: H M Colonial Hospital, 8 Oct 1836, no reason give
n. (JG)

Honduras / British Honduras

MARIA MIDDLETON aka MARIA MURRAY  Native of Honduras, arrived into VDL on the ship BORNEO on  08 Oct 1828, departed London 11 May 1828 #47810, . [1] “A Honduran slave. One woman who arrived on the ship Borneo was described simply as ‘Maria, a slave’. A ‘woman of colour’, she came from Honduras, where she lived with her father, mother, brother and sisters. Attacked by a man with a knife, she managed to kill him in the fight. She was sent to Van Diemen’s Land for life, aged only 15 at the time. Two years after she arrived she was allowed to marry and 8 years later won a Conditional Pardon.” Ref (needs further research):http://www.notoriousstrumpets.com.au/Strumpets%20page/Highlights.htm 
[2]
“A few black women transported included Maria, a slave from the Bay of Honduras who stabbed a man who may have been trying to rape her…”. Author: Cassandra Pybus. From:http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Black%20Convicts.htmFurther reading:  C Pybus, ‘A touch of the tar’, London Papers in Australian Studies 3, 2001.
[3] Name:  Maria (a slave) – (Maria Middleton)
Ship:  Borneo

Tried: Honduras, September 1825
Sentence: Life
Crime:  Murder
Acquitted: 13 July 1832
Married:  John Murray, 1830, Hobart
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[4] Maria (A Slave) Maria Middleton
“a Slave”, #1467, Honduras. 4 ft 11, Sept. 1825, transported on BORNEO. 1830 Married John Murray. 1839 Conditional Pardon.

Born 1810, 18yo at 1828-10-08, Place Of Birth: Honduras, Conviction:  1825-09, Prior Convictions: 0, Sentence: life, Sentenced Court: Supreme criminal court,  Place Of Sentencing: Honduras, Sailed: 1828-05-11, Sailed Days: 150, Sailed From: London, sailed route: Mad., Cp., Ship Master: Rchd. M. Whichelo, Ship Name: Borneo, Ship Surgeon: Oliver Sproule, Arrived: 1828-10-08, Embarked:73F/Deaths:3M, To Colony: VDL, physical description:  eye color: blue, hair color: black, Height Feet: 4 Height Inch 11.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai47810%20ai8141
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SIR GEORGE ARTHUR b. Plymouth, England, 21 June 1784; d. England, 19 Sept 1854. Colonial administrator. Biography ADB online by A.G.L. Shaw http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010034b.htm?hilite=george%3Barthur and biography by Richard Ely: “In 1814 he was appointed superintendent of British Honduras, beginning a long career as colonial administrator. In that same year he married Elizabeth Usher. Effective in his work, in 1815 he was promoted to lieut-colonel. Religious interests were, however, not neglected. In 1816 he moved to make Honduras ‘the base tor the spread of Christianity’ in the region, but plans to enlist the new king of the Mosquito Shore in that task proved unfruitful. From 1824 to 1836 Arthur was lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen’s Land (VDL). Here he established a claim to evangelical, as well as penological, originality through his ‘system’ of convict administration, making the island by the late 1820s a kind of out-of-doors panopticon…..”http://webjournals.alphacrucis.edu.au/journals/adeb/a/arthur-sir-george-1784-1854/  (JG)

India (incl. East Indies: Bengal)

“Tasmania, with a large preponderance of European settlers (over 90 percent), has a smaller percentage than the Australian mainland of Asian migrants, including Indians. This is so despite a long history of Indian contacts with Tasmania, going back to the early days of the English East India Company’s boats that brought Indian sailors to Australia, some of whom, like Saib (Sahib?) Sultan, Mohammad Cossom (Qasim?), Rum Conn (Khan?), John Hasan and Mohammad Abdilla (Abdullah?) made Tasmania their home. Contacts were also made by retired British hands like Captain James Fielder who set up Howrah Farm (1830s), named after an old Calcutta suburb, which grew into the suburb of Howrah; Colonel Crawford, another such retiree (1864), who entered the Tasmanian Parliament; and Edward Braddon of the British India Service who became the Premier…”. Author: Asim Roy. Sourced from: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/I/Indian%20community.htm. Another article: “In Tasmania the term ‘Anglo-Indians’ appears to cover English people who resided in India (at the time part of the British Empire) then in Tasmania, those of English-Indian parentage and those who were born in India of English parents. From the early years of settlement the colony became well known in India through trade contacts and military officers who had served in Tasmania. The first Anglo-Indian to settle in Tasmania was RW Loane in 1809. He was followed by many others, including Edward Dumaresq, Charles Swanston and Michael Fenton. By the 1820s Tasmania had become well-known in India as a place for the recovery of health and also for investment opportunities. Even though it was a failure, interest was excited in 1824 by the first Anglo-Indian scheme, the Indiana Institution, a proposed sanctuary for Englishmen with Indian wives and their descendants. Books espousing the virtues of the island increased the flow. Other Anglo-Indians came to visit and invested in property managed in absentia by agents. In 1865 Lt-Colonel Andrew Crawford initiated his scheme for land settlement at Castra in Tasmania’s north-west. Fifty Anglo-Indians, including many officers, purchased land, but not many stayed. However, with expansion of agriculture on the north-west coast from the 1870s, many other Anglo-Indian families settled in the area. Anglo-Indians and their descendants have enriched their local communities and the state as a whole. Andrew Crawford, Edward Braddon, Arthur Young, HA Dumbleton and CJ Mackenzie all held parliamentary seats, and Braddon became premier.” Further reading: S Bennett, ‘Braddon in India’, THRAPP 26/3, 1979; S Bennett (ed), ‘A home in the colonies’, THRAPP 27/4, 1980; G Stilwell, ‘The Castra Scheme’, in G Winter (ed), Tasmanian Insights, Hobart, 1992. Elizabeth Mercer [Author]. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/A/Anglo-Indians.htm [People mentioned in previous two article are yet to be researched and added to this site] (JG)

RESEARCH RESOURCE yet to be accessed in TAHO [Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office Hobart]:

Convicts from India – maintenance to be paid for by the Indian Govt. 1845 – 1846 CON1/1/16 file 1426 1845

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AMOO Wednesday 12 March 1856 Colonial Times (Hobart) p3 of 4. “A NATIVE OF INDIA.- Yesterday a man of colour named Amoo, was charged under the vagrant clause, with being an idle and disorderly person, in wandering about sleeping in the open air, and having no visible means of subsistence. Constable Marney water policeman, No. 10, deposed that he took defendant into custody about half-past ten on Saturday night, lying asleep on the wharf, and he took him into custody. He had warned him to keep off the wharf for the last month. He had no visible means of subsistence. Defendant said he had been sleeping out for the last six weeks. Committed for fourteen days hard labour. It was stated that accused, a native of India, had a claim for wages as seaman in a certain ship in port.  On a former occasion Mr. Burgess had given directions for enquiry to be made. District Constable Watson had accordingly accompanied him to the ship, when it was found that no wages were due to him. Capt. King, the port officer, had interested himself in his behalf, and he had been offered two ships, including the ” Don Pedro,” but he had refused to go in them, saying they “were not fit ships for him” Mr. Burgess observed that be must find him a “fit ship,” and committed him to the treadmill for a fortnight.” Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8782816?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22  (JG)

PATRICK BOYLE Calculated Age: 22yo, Place Of Birth: Ireland, Embarked: 119M/Relanded:2/Landed:117(NSW)M, To Colony NSW, Conviction: July1815, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Bombay, Sailed: 1817-03-09, Sailed Days: 142, Sailed From: Cork, sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Wm. Pexton, Ship Name: Pilot, Ship Surgeon: Chas. Queade, Sailed: 1817-03-09, Sailed Days: 142, Arrival Date: 1817-09-28, Ship: Hayston & Pilot, Body Marks: Mermaid on left arm, Eyes: Blue, Hair: L Bro, Height: 5/5 1/2 in, Trade: Labr, TAHO   Image at position 1 on page 16 of CON 31/1, CON13/1 p104, CON13/3 p47, CON31/1 p16. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010408
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EDWARD NICHOLAS COVENTRY BRADDON (1829–1904) “Politician, was born in Cornwall, England. After leaving school he moved to India in 1847 and worked in a cousin’s merchant firm, after which he managed indigo plantations. Braddon served in the Indian Mutiny in Purnea, then was employed as a civil servant for nineteen years. His longest employment was as a district officer, a position requiring much independent decision-making. Two books, Life in India (1872) and Thirty years of Shikar (1895), told of his Indian life. To his chagrin, administrative changes saw Braddon forced into premature retirement. In 1878 he and his second wife moved to north-west Tasmania, an area which attracted many Anglo–Indians at that time. The Braddons purchased a small property near Leith. Thirty letters describing his early Tasmanian experiences and published under the title, ‘A Home in the Colonies’, appeared in the Statesman and Friend (Calcutta and Delhi) inthe second half of 1878. These were republished in 1980….(continued)”. Author: Scott Bennett. From:http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Edward%20Braddon.htm  (JG)

BRODERICK family – info from AUS-TAS ROOTS : 28 Dec 2010: “James Broderick was born app 1845 in India. The son of William Broderick and Margaret Morgan. It is assumed Margaret died in India because Jamescame to Tasmania in 1854 with his father and two sisters, Johanna and Elizabeth. Mary Ann Gregson was born 14 November 1853 at Spring Bay, the daughter of James Gregson and Margaret Houlihan.” also “James BRODERICK marr. Mary Ann GREGSON 30 Nov 1867 Spring Bay  He died in 1926 and she died 11 Jul 1905 Hobart”.http://www.rootsweb.com/~austashs/  (JG)

JOHN CONN  aka RUM JOHN CONN aka JOHN KHAN aka JOHN CON
Rum John CON, a native of India: http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=13046 Arrivals Index – Ram John CONN, “Porpoise”, Norfolk Island, 17 January 1808.
Marriage of John CON – also known as Rum John CON – 30 November 1835 at Campbell Town Court House, to Christian CAMERON a convict on “Hydery”https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-35347-2765-48?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CJ:1789920630 1838, Assignments, from Willis’s Corners – Rum John CON –http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4162390  Christian CAMERON’s mugsheet, showing her marriage to Rum John CON in 1835, and subsequent applications for marriage in 1842 to Samuel HARRIS and Thomas BIRCH, who she married in Evandale on 22 February 1843 –http://www.founders-storylines.com/mugsheets/convicts/profile/6543/christian_cameron
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=P&id=39258 Otherhttp://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2012-06/1340662848http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2003-04/105140867
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=2MgRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=%22ram+john+conn%22&source=bl&ots=NowxN8wK-q&sig=rSd8c5zljC_zzpI3soXZIRQIPXM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-9BYU4_vFomulQXU6oGoDQ&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22ram%20john%20conn%22&f=false  Muslims in Tasmania – Ram John CONN (KHAN)http://www.southcom.com.au/~tma/history.htm
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MARY COOPER  ex-Bengal-East Indies, ship: WESTMORELAND, 1836 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,213,L,80
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DR JOHN COVERDALE born India 1814. “….was a medical practitioner at Richmond, the medical superintendent at Cascades and the Orphan School at New Town and the last commandant and medical officer at Port Arthur. (His first wife) Anne Harbroe died in 1875 and Dr Coverdale married Edith Jones in 1886.” (More information sought – please email in) See: http://www.launcestonfamilyalbum.org.au/Controller?entity=page&command=details&aid=1030219&sid=1030025&p=1&keywords=india   for information and image of Dr John and Anne Coverdale’s daughter Dora Forbes Sorell (1839 – 1932) who in 1860 married “Hugh Percy Sorell (1831-1909), a surveyor, son of William Sorell, Registrar of Van Diemen’s Land, and grandson of Lieutenant-Governor William Sorell” .”They had six sons and five daughters (William, John Arnold, Sola, Hugh Percy, Amy Augusta, Dora Coverdale, Jessie Mary, Ernest, Annie Coverdale, George & James Whyte) between 1861 and 1882. The first four children were born at Richmond, Amy was born in Hobart and the last six were born at Deloraine, where Hugh was the district surveyor. The third daughter, Dora Coverdale, died aged 10 of scarlet fever in 1881. Five of Mrs Sorell’s children are pictured in the Launceston Family Album. The Sorells moved back to Hobart with their younger children in the late 1800s. Dora was the first president of the Women’s National Association, first president of the Women’s Political Club, vice-president of the Women’s Health Association, vice-president of the Lyceum Club, vice-president of the National Council of Women of Tasmania and a member of the committee of the Victoria League. Dora Sorell died aged 92 on 16 Jan 1932 and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery. Her husband Hugh Percy had died at their residence ‘Thorneycroft’, Macquarie Street, Hobart, in May 1909.” [This research/information is by Marion Sargent and cited from the abovementioned website]. (JG)

ANTONIO DAKLIVA Sat Feb 28 1834 (reported on Tuesday 10 March 1835, Colonial Times (Hobart) p7 of 8):William Holder was charged with stealing money of the value of 7s. 6d., from a Native of India:, named Antonio Dakilva. Verdict. Guilty of stealing two shillings. Sentenced to labour in chains for two years.  Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8648091?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22  (JG)

HENRY DEMPSEY Native place: Madras-East Indies, mulatto, ship: ROYAL GEORGE, 1830, No 611
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http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31100039 (TS)
Also:
HENRY DEMPSEY Friday 7 January 1831 Colonial Times (Hobart) p3 of 4. Henry Dempsey, a native of India, assigned as a domestic servant to Mrs. Midwood, of the seminary, Roxboro’ House, was charged with fraud. It appeared that the man was entrusted to purchase milk and other articles of daily consumption required for the family, and that he was in, the practise of keeping a portion of the money entrusted to him, pretending that the articles were charged more than he actually paid for them. In two cases it was clearly proved that he had purchased milk at 8d. per quart, stating that he had paid 1 shilling per quarter for it. The prisoner, although pleading not guilty, did not attempt to rebut the charge, but stated as there was no fixed, price for milk in town, and as some persons charged as high as a shilling, he did not commit any fraud in buying at a cheaper rate, and charging his mistress the higher price. A verdict of guilty was recorded, and the Chairman in passing sentence said, that although the individual   case brought home to the prisoner might appear of an unimportant nature, it was imperatively necessary to mark by the sentence passed on him, the conduct of a servant who   abused the trust that was of necessity reposed in him, and that it would be the duty of the Court to visit the prisoner’s offence with the highest degree of punishment provided by the law, for it was necessary to hold him up as an example that might deter others in similar situations from indulging their dishonest propensities under the roof of the master, whose protection and support ought to meet in very different return. The prisoner was then ordered to be transported beyond seas for 14 years. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8645516/666931?searchTerm=#pstart666931  (JG)

WILLIAM EDWARDS Age 22, Trade: sailor, Born about 1816 at Bengal, India. Tried 19 April 1838 at Aberdeen Court of Justiciary and transported for 7 years for theft. No. 577. Stated this offence: House Breaking prosr Ross Trinity c### once for money 60 Days once for a hat 60 Days once for a watch 30 days & once 10 Days for a hat, gaol report: convicted before bad character, hulk report: good, Surgeons report: very willing & well conducted, transported for: theft, body marks: ### 2 hearts E. M. D. heart R crown anchor & cable rt arm heart & darts 2 blue marks above elbow anchor between finger & thumb left hand, Eyes: hazel, hair: brown,  height: 5 ft 7 / 2, Family: single,
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Image at position 1 on page 345 of CON 18/4
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http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31120309
Adm. 101/6 Reel 3189Adm101/6 Reel 3189CON18/4 p345CON31/12CSO5/162/3834MM33/ 4MM33/7MM33/8, Record Number: ai21495.
Sailed on: AUGUSTA JESSIE – 1838. Second voyage, departed London 14 August 1838, arrived VDL 6 December 1838, a voyage of 114 days, carrying 210 male convicts (209 landed).  Master J.C. Edenborough,  Surgeon William Leyson. Medical Journal – Folios 22-23: Surgeon’s general remarks. 210 convicts were embarked in the Augusta Jessie; 160 at Woolwich, on 3 and 4 August 1838, and 50 at Sheerness on the 8th who all appeared in a healthy state. (JG)

ETVARY   per ‘Agenoria’ Mauritius to VDL – arrived 6th January 1843
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,160,L,53 (image 163)Etvary: Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, 27 June 1842. [Sentence:] 7 Yrs. Embarked – – . Arrived 6 January 1843. Mussulman. Can neither Read nor Write.
Transported for Poisoning. Stated this offence: putting a drug in some liquor & giving it to a man then robbing him. Married.
Surgeon’s report: No. of offences/ how employed/ general conduct: – -.
Trade: Coachman, Height: 5ft.5, Age: 27, Complexion: Very dark, Head: Small, Hair: Black, Whiskers: None, Visage: oval, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Very dark Hazel, Nose: Medium, Mouth: Medium, Chin: Small, Native place: Calcutta.
Remarks: Scar on back of right arm & marks of bleeding. Large scar on left arm above elbow. Mark of Blister on Breast. Right nostril pierced. Can neither Speak French nor English even by interpreters.
Period of probation – Two years.
Station of Gang: Wedge Bay 16/6/44 BR 18/8/45 PB
Class: 1/ (?) ppH 3rd
Offences & sentences: 19 Jan 44 Pr.W.B./ Misconduct in endeavouring to communicate with prisoners under Solitary confinement – Fourteen days Solitary – (?)
Remarks: 1/44 Mid’g 2/44 Good 16/2/46 BR, 30/5/46 PB, 23/7/46 (?), 20/10/46 BR, PB 25/1/47 Hosp’l, 17/7/47 Hosp’l (?)
Released from 1st Stage of Probn. [Probation] 6 January 1845
9 Feb/46 PB/ Misconduct in being disorderly & striking the wardsman/14 days solitary/ (?) /20July 46 PB/ Misconduct in making away with a pr. [pair] of boots. (?) (?) (?) & hard labor/ (?) / (?) (?) (?) (?) 25/7/46
Died in Hospital New Norfolk on 16th January 1848.
[Omitted a row of dates and names along left margin]
(For same convict – from http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,18,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,19,L,80 (images 18 & 19)
Etvary: Where Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, When Tried: 27 June 1842, Height: –, Age: 27, Sentence: 7 Yrs, Religion: Mussulman, Read or Write: N, Married or Single: M/(?) [Married with (?) children], Children: – -. Statement of offence: Transported for Poisoning – Stated this offence for putting a drug in some liquor & giving it to a man – then robbing him.. Serjeant’s Report: –. Trade: Coachman & laborer. Native place: Calcutta. Remarks: This man can neither speak French nor English – even by Interpreters.

[90% transcribed – some names, dates and locations hard to decipher]
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ELIZABETH GOUTIEB departure Date 31/Dec/1843, Charged? in Calcutta. Ship: Tenasserim left Calcutta, Gaol Report: Widow, Arrived Hobart 13 or 15/Apr/1844, Transported For Stealing Jewellery property Miss Mathieson They were rupees. 7 yrs, Widow, 6 months probation.Convicts landed: 16 male & 1 female, Sources: Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p29. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~austashs/convicts/conships_t.htm #350, 15 April 1844, 12/11/44 2d class, 17/6/45 3d class, Free certificate: 3/1/1851, TAHO Image at position 2 on page 294 of CON 40/4http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a2637 CON-40-1-4,223,221 http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON40-1-4,223,221 (JG)

MR and MRS HAMILTON immigrated from India to VDL.  More information needed. From Journal of Mrs Fenton, 1901. Online book: http://www.archive.org/stream/journalmrsfento00fentgoog/journalmrsfento00fentgoog_djvu.txt  (JG)

HARRIET DAVIS ex-Calcutta, ship: ELIZA, 1830, convict # 110 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,322,L,80
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SOLOMON JOHN
Surname Alias: John Given Name(s): Solomon Ship of second transportation: Waterlily Date of second transportation: 01/12/1842 Transported from: Sydney Transported to: Van Diemens Land Page: 132 Location: 4/4523. Reel No. 1260 Age: 23 Eyes: Black Hair: Black Complexion: Man of Colour Height: 5′ 1″ Remarks including Trials, Offences, Trade, Transfers: Tried Sup. Court Sydney, 21 Oct 1842, Death, commuted to Life. Sodomy. From: CD Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-53. Descendants of Convicts Inc. Melb, Nov, 2003. ISBN 0-9581771-1-2.
(JG)
SOLOMON JOHN – per ‘Waterlily’ NSW to VDL
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,149,C,80 (image 149)
John, Solomon: Tried: Sydney (?) Court, 21 Oct 1842. [Sentence:] Life – a commutation. Embarked – – . Arrived 13 December 1842. Musselman. Can read & write Guzzeratt [alt. Gujarat – a state in Northwest India, with its own provincial language]. Transported for Sodomy. Stated this offence Unnatural Crime on a man named Wm. Williams who was transported for same offence (we were found together by a Constable.) Single.
Surgeon’s report: No. of offences/ how employed/ general conduct: – I cut my throat in Sydney Goal after receiving sentence of death.
Trade: cook & waiter, Height: 5ft.0 3/4 inches, Age: 23, Complexion: black, Head: (?) round small, Hair: black, Whiskers: black, Visage: oval, Forehead: high broad, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: black, Nose: rather broad, Mouth: medium, lips thick, Chin: broad, Native place: Bombay. Remarks: deep scar on left cheek, black mole on back of neck, large scar on throat.
Period of probation – four years. Station of Gang [this fairly illegible] – 7/1/43 Wedge Bay 16/6/44 BR 22/2/45 d pp H. (?)
Offences & sentences: PPH 16 December 46.
21/1/51 S(?). L. 11 Dec 52 Davies/Hobart/Drunk. Discharged/ (?) /
Remarks: 1/44 Good 2/44 Good. 5/1/47 RB, 19/1/47 (?), 28/1/47 I Coverdale, Richmond 6 mos. 16/2/52 Not eligible for CP
Conditional Pardon approved 4 Dec 55. Received CP 19/12/54.
[Can’t decipher a row of dates and names along left margin]
(For same convict – from http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,15,L,80) and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,14,L,80 (images 14 & 15) per ‘Waterlily’ from Sydney to VDL.
John, Solomon. Tried: Sydney, When tried: 21 Oct 1842, Height: 5 ft. 0 ¾, Age: 23, Sentence: Death commuted to “Life”, Religion: Musselman, Read or write: R & W Guzzeratt [alt. Gujarat – a state in Northwest India, with its own provincial language], Married or single: single, Children: – -. Statement of offence: transported for Sodomy. Unnatural crime on a man named William Williams (we were found together by a Constable). Williams was transported for the same offence & was a prisoner of the Crown. Williams has before been tried for a similar offence. I cut my throat in Sydney Goal after receiving my sentence. Trade: Cook and waiter to Mr. Ullathorneau [Ullathorne?]. Native place: Bombay, East India. Remarks: Arrived at Sydney per ‘Elizabeth’ 5 years ago. I was steward to the Captain. [names follow – can’t decipher] – (?) – Ducey(?) Bebby – 1B – Catsam(?) – 1 S Anna – Judge – (?) to (?) Maclean 9 Mar.
[90% transcribed – some names, dates and locations hard to decipher, mainly of offences and postings etc.]
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AMBROSE LAVOUCHE Transported for Felony – single Ship: Will Watch, Tried Melbourne Supreme Court 15 June 1841  7 yrs, Roman Catholic Can Read and Write, Trade: ship steward, Height: 5 ft 2 and half in, Age: 23, Complexion: black, Head: oval, Hair: black, Whiskers: ditto, Visage: round, Forehead: low, Eyebrows:  black, Eyes: black, Nose: small, Mouth: large, Lips: thick, Chin: round
Native Place: Madras, 6 Sept 1845 – Ticket of Leave …. again convicted
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,30,L,38  (JG)

MANGLOU alias GOURCIAL [sp ?] Tried Port Louis Assizes 8 Oct 1840, LIFE, Embkd [blank] arrived 23 April 1841, Pagan, Transported for theft and poisoning. Stated this offence: Poisonining a creole at Port Louis and robbing him. Tr?? With shiek? & 11 chains in Bow. [?] Trade: cook and houseservant. Can look after house, Height: 5 ft ¼ in, Age: 23, Complexion: black, Head: oval, Hair: black, Whiskers: ditto, Visage: oval, Forehead: perpendicular, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: black, Nose: smallMouth: ditto, Chin: ditto,
Native place: Calcutta, 1/8/1854 Condtional Pardon app’d + much more at:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,24,F,38  (JG)

MONDONSONDAR – per ‘Agenoria’ Mauritius to VDL – arrived 6th January 1843
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,163,F,53 (image 163)
Mondonsondar: Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, 23rd Sept. 1842. [Sentence:] 7 Yrs. Embarked – – . Arrived 6 January 1843.

Transported for Arson. Stated this offence: Setting fire to my masters house – by throwing fire at my wife Madabie [Madabee?] at NP [Native Place – Calcutta] – 1 child.
Surgeon’s report: No. of offences/ how employed/ general conduct: – -.
Trade: Cook & Coachman, Height: 5ft.3, Age: 27, Complexion: Black, Head: small, Hair: black, Whiskers: none, Visage: oval, Forehead: Medium, narrow, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Dark Hazel, Nose: Medium, Mouth: Medium, Chin: Small, Native place: Calcutta.
Remarks: Mark of being cuffed(?) on breast.
Period of probation – Two years.
Station of Gang: Wedge Bay (?) BR 7/2/45 (?)
Class: 1/ ppH 3rd
Offences & sentences: Released from 1st Stage of Probn. [Probation] 6th Jany 1845
Remarks: 1/44 Good 2/44 Good 21/11/45 E Hodgson (?) (?) (?) (?) 27/4/46 Mr. Williams 28/5/46 (?) 15/7/46 (?) Lewis Hobart
22nd September 1846 Ticket of Leave
[Omitted a row of dates and names along left margin]
(For same convict – from http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,18,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,19,L,80 (images 18 & 19)
Mondonsondar: Where Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, When Tried: 23rd Sept.1842, Height: –, Age: 27, Sentence: 7 [years], Religion: –, Read or Write: –, Married or Single: M/1 [Married with one child], Children: – -. Statement of offence: Transported for “Arson” – Setting fire to my masters house – by throwing fire at my wife. Serjeant’s Report: –. Trade: Cook & Coachman. Native place: Calcutta. Remarks: W. [wife] Madabie [Madabee?] – at NP. [Native place – Calcutta]
[95% transcribed – some names, dates and locations hard to decipher]

(DB)

MOSES Native of Bombay. Baptism Hobart. 32/1 P.738. (JG)

DANIEL MURPHY (1815–1907) “Second Catholic Bishop and first Archbishop of Hobart, was ordained in Ireland in 1838, and worked in India until his transfer to Tasmania in 1865. At the age of 31 he became Vicar Apostolic (Bishop) of Hyderabad in India, the youngest bishop in Christendom at the time, a feat matched a century later by a successor, Guilford Young, in 1948. At the time of his death Murphy was the oldest Catholic prelate in the world…(continued)”. Author: Terry Southerwood. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/M/Daniel%20Murphy.htm  (JG)

NATIVE BOY (from Calcutta?) Mrs Fenton’s journal Dec 1828 left Calcutta. 14 August 1829 arrived Hobart from Mauritius. 12 Sept 1829 – 11 July 1830 p357 [living in Hobart ] “I may tell you there what my establishment consists of: a nurse (employed only for the voyage over from Mauritius), a cook, a laundress a housemaid, a man who cuts wood and is groom; the boy I brought from India I have kept with the idea of training him for an inside servant; I cannot reconcile myself to the attendance of a convict though I see them at every house in town, and admirable servants too”. July 12 – Dec 18th 1830 p372 [relocation to Derwent River / Russell Falls] 12th Aug – Fenton Forest. On the 12th of July the weather had cleared; a very bright morning, too bright to last, decided Fenton, and though he was extremely weak, we set off in our buggy with Flora on my knee, her nurse and a girl from the Orphan Asylum having gone the evening before, to wait our arrival at New Norfolk.”14th Sept 1829 p386: “… I have taught the (‘orphan’) girl ‘Sarah’ to bathe and dress Flora, who likes her, and this she performs in my presence night and morning”c13 Dec 1829 p392:  18th December  — I have been witnessing the novel proceeding of sheep-shearing — some of our wool is very fine. Fenton  was fortunate in purchasing a flock of sheep on his arrival on  very low terms, which he put on his grant at Westbury.   Next comes the wheat harvest ; the fields are bending with  luxuriant crops; how like England when I walk in the  twilight !   I must tell you a dreadful fright I got with Fenton last  week. A messenger from town came up to say a ship from  India had come in, and all manner of creatures, horses, deer,  etc., sent by Prinsep to be landed as he should direct. Seeing  it was immediately necessary for some one to go and direct  their disposal, he prepared to set off, though he had been  complaining all the morning of extreme giddiness in his head,  but go he would. It was Tuesday, and our post days are  Thursday and Sunday; he said he would certainly return the next day, but if anything prevented him from leaving town I  should have a letter by Thursday’s post. With much uneasiness I saw him go, particularly as he rode a spirited  Arabian, and he would only wait to take a mutton chop with  Flora. After he disappeared among the trees I sat gazing with  many troubled thoughts, wondering if there was any road out  of the bush. … So I summoned Sarah with the child, and calling for the boy I had brought from India told him to show  me the way to the road to Hobarton. . . . We ascended the  plains and descended into a valley where a rapid mountain  river rushed ; over this was thrown a very rustic bridge, and  my escort announced ‘ this was the Styx bridge and the high  road to town. Seeing a beaten track was some comfort, for I feared that Fenton might have the trackless bush to traverse.    It was a very long walk, the boy and girl took Flora alternately. We sat down to rest on the grass, and I was delighted  with the novel aspect of the forest about me. … I lingered  until the shadows became so slanting I knew sunset must be  near. … On reaching the top of the plain the boy directed  my attention to some smoke about three miles behind our  house, which he told me was from the fires of the natives. Seeing me look rather dismayed, he said ‘ he had beard that  tribe never did any harm, as Mr. Abbott had been very kind to  them, and in harvest used to induce them to come and carry  in wheat and thresh it in our parlour, for which he gave them  knives and blankets.’  This comforted me a little as to our  personal safety, and being extremely tired, and my mind  amused by my long expedition, I soon went to bed and  slept well….. Fenton, Elizabeth,  1901,  The journal of Mrs. Fenton : a narrative of her life in India, the Isle of France (Mauritius), and Tasmania during the years 1826-1830 / with a preface by Sir Henry Lawrence Edward Arnold, London. From: http://www.archive.org/stream/journalmrsfento00fentgoog/journalmrsfento00fentgoog_djvu.txt   (JG)

JOSEPH NOBLE Bombay, No 319, ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
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CHOKEY NUROO born India 1873. Died Tasmania 1941. Mr Chokey Nuroo died suddenly at Lufra yesterday at the age of 68 years. He was well known as an hotelkeeper, and for a number of vears was provider in steamers plying the Channel ports. Mr Nuroo came to Tasmania from Calcutta, India, with Jules Joubert, who managed the International Exhibition on the Queens Domain Hobart, in 1894. Mr Nuroo eventually settled in Tasmania after Joubert had toured New Zealand and spent some time in Melbourne. For about 10 years he was pro vider in steamers in the Channel trade, including the Taranna, Cygnet, Breone, and Nubeena. Subsequently, he took over the Lufra Hotel and later transferred to an hotel at Cygnet. He returned to Lufra Hotel several years ago. Mr Nuroo is survived by his wife, four daughters, and three sons. The cremation will take place at Cornelian Bay tomorrow and the ashes will be interred on Clyde Island, Eaglehawk Neck.
Article identifier: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25846247
APA citation: Mr. C. Nuroo. (1941, February 5). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), p. 4. 
– and – Mr. C. Nuroo: A large number of Southern Tasmanian licensed victuallers attended the cremation of Mr C Nuroo at Cornelian Bay,  yester day. Others present included the Lieut-Governor (Sir John Evans). Messrs C W. Frost. M H R , E Burgess (Athenaeum Club). B Crisp. F Crisp, and R A Mattier. Mr. P G Heathorn, secretary represented the Licensed Victuallers’ Association The service was conducted by the Rev J A Cloudsdale The ashes will be Interred at Clyde Island, Eaglehawk Neck on Sunday and a service will be held at the Lufra Hotel at 3 30 p m Cremation arrangements were handled by Alex Clark and Son Ltd. Article identifier: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25846550

Page identifier: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1856897
APA citation: Mr. C. Nuroo. (1941, February 7). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved July 3, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25846550
(JG)

CHARLES O’CONNOR born Agra 1817, arrived Hobart 1829, died Stanley 13 Dec 1907 aged 88. See long account by John Davies: “Circular Head Pioneers – Charles, Agnes and Patience O’Connor”, Circular Head History Journal, vol 3, No 3, July 1991, pp.24-29. SEE newspapers online: Tuesday 18 November 1834 Colonial Times (Hobart) p2 of 8 “Run away, ON FRIDAY, the 14th Instant, my Apprentice Boy, named CHARLES CONNOR, a native of India, between l6 and 17 years of age. I therefore warn all persons against harbouring him. He has on a narrow blue striped shirt, under a blue baize shirt, duck trowsers, lace shoes, and a tarpauling hat. A reward of ten shillings-will be given by the Under- signed to any constable who may take him.” up. JAMES FIELDER Howrah Farm, Clarence Plains, Nov. 17, 1834.  178.” Ref first below, and advert rerun Tuesday 25 November 1834 Colonial Times (Hobart) p3 of 8. Ref 2 below:http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8647917?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22 – and – http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8647938?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22  (Many thanks to Carol Brill for alerting me to Charles O’Connor and providing information NB: recent O’Connor findings/information by Carol yet to be added to this site 5/12)(CB)

ANN PENNY aka ANN PHIPPS
George PHIPPS, widower, of Launceston to Ann PENNY a Bengalee of Launceston, spinster. Married in this Church by Banns. Marriage # 699. St Johns Launceston (page 26) Seventeenth of November 1823 by Rev. John YOUL. Signed George X Phipps [his mark] Ann X Penny [her mark] In the presence of Jane POWELL and Wm Betteridge, Clerk.

Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-35347-4432-63?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CN:538932062
CITATION: “Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-35347-4432-63?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CN:538932062 : accessed 30 Dec 2013), All localities (combined) > Marriages > RGD 36/01. Marriages, 1803-1830 (pre-civil registration) > image 141 of 278.
See also: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2005-09/1127315844
GEORGE PHIPPS  complexion: dark brown, hair: dark brown, eyes: dark brown, age: 30 (born c.1785), Trade: shipwright, where sentenced: London, date tried: July 1815, sentence: 7 yrs, Ship: Morley + Eliz. Henrietta, Native place: Boston, CON: 23/3. line 4574, police #270, height: 5/5/1/4 in. (JG). See also entry for MC GINNIS:  James Joseph MCGINNIS, Widower, aged 43 (born c1795), remarried on 19 December 1838 to Elizabeth PHIPPS (ELIZABETH MCGINNIS), age 15 (born 1 Oct 1824, from baptism 1825, Launceston). See entry for ANN PENNY a Bengali, aka ANN PHIPPS and GEORGE PHIPPS. Elizabeth PHIPPS’ father was George PHIPPS (convict per Morley 1817) and mother was Ann PENNY.   George PHIPPS previous wife (married 1819, Launceston) was Mary Robinson (convict per Maria 1818).  Ann PENNY married George PHIPPS on the 17 November 1823. Ann PENNY died on 5th September 1838 age 35, born c.1803.
See: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-Tasmania/2005-09/1127315844
and: http://www.candoo.com/surnames/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1794
(GW) (TS)

JOHN PETER
No 1129 Black (Creole) from Bengal, MANGLES 1st August 1835, Central Criminal Court 24 Nov 1834, 7 years. Description:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,63,L,80
Bengal, Trade: Seaman, Height: 5 ft 4 ½, Age: 55, Complexion: Black (creole),, Head: large, long, Hair: Blk to Grey, Whiskers: -, Forehead: high, narrow, eyebrows: Blk, Eyes: Dk brown, Nose: short, Mouth: M.W., Chin: short dimple in centre, remarks: scar inside left arm, Scar bridge of nose
Convicted for:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-35,271,202,L,80
Transported for sealing a jacket  &c. Gaol report: unknown, Hulk report: very good, Single, stated this offence: “Stealing a jacket, and a blanket from 2 sailors, I was working on board the MANGLES.” Single. Surgeons report: “exemplary on board, a useful old man.” Free Cert. No. 1008, 1841.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18341124-20-punishment-21&div=t18341124-20#highlight
JOHN PETER, Theft > simple larceny, 24th November 1834.
20. JOHN PETER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of October, 1 jacket, value 2s.; the goods of John Thomas; and 1 blanket, value 1s.; the goods of John Celer. WILLIAM HOFFRATH . I am watchman to the London Docks. On Tuesday, the 21st of October, I saw..  (TS)

SANTE Native of India. died 1836. Hbt c of e. RGD 34/1   4461. Buchanan p.100. (JG)

SAIB (SAHIB?) ‘JACOB’ SULTAN “A shipwrecked seaman from India, was the first Indian and Muslim to set foot on Tasmania, in 1807. Other shipwrecked Indian Muslims followed him in subsequent years. They received land grants and settled in the Hobart, New Norfolk and Campbell Town regions….(continued)”. Author: Asim Roy. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/M/Muslims.htm
(JG)

JAMES TAYLOR Born c. 1789, Calculated Age 30yo at 1820, Place Of Birth: Calcutta, Conviction: 1819-03, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Suffolk, Tried Date:  March 1819, Tried Date: Mar 1819, Ship Name: Dromedary, Sailed: 1819-09-11, Sailed Days:121, Sailed From England, sailed route: Direct, Ship Master: Cpt. Rchd. Skinner,R.N Ship Surgeon Geo. Fairfow, Arrived 1820-01-10, Embarked: 370M/Relanded: 1/Landed:22(NSW)  and 347(VDL)M To Colony VDL Physical description: Complexion: Blk, Eyes: Bro, Hair: Blk, Height:  5/1 in, Trade:  Tailor & Servant, TAHO Image at position 3 on page 31 of CON 31/42  http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420093“[bushranger] Absconds into the woods [3 feb 1821] to be transported to Newcastle for the term of three years”. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-42,190,34  (JG)

THOMAS TOWNEN  India, con # 994, ship: LADY NUGENT, 1836 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,144,L,80

UNKNOWN Friday 18 September 1835 The Hobart Town Courier p2 of 4. We have much satisfaction in stating that Dr Scott, our colonial surgeon, with the aid of his able Assistant, Mr. Bedford, on Sunday last, performed the operation of amputation at the shoulder joint, on a native of India, which although succeeded the same evening by secon- dary hemorrage, promises to be followed by Dr. Scott’s usual success. This operation was per- formed in presence of Dr. Savage, R N., Dr. Pilkington of the 21st regiment, and nearly all the medical gentlemen of Hobart Town. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4179067?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22  (JG)

UNKNOWN Tuesday 17 July 1838 Colonial Times (Hobart) p4 of 8. JULY 15.-Sailed the schooner Blossom, 44 tons,John Smith, master, for Port Philip, with sundries. Passengers-Mr. Allen, Mr. Pickering, Mrs. Moore and child. Richard Wright, W. Harroth, and a Native of India. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8748836?searchTerm=%22%27native+of+india%27%22  (JG)

MARGARET “PEGGY”  WHITE nee MARGARET VASS aka PEGGY ANDERSON VASS
b. 1797, d. 3 August 1841. The nationality of Margaret Anderson Vass was Portugese (and Indian?). Her married name was White. Margaret Vass was also known as Peggy. She was born in 1797 at Bombay, India. She married STEPHEN WHITE, son of William White, on 5 July 1827 at Ore, Hastings, Sussex, England. Margaret Vass died on 3 August 1841 at Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land, Australia. She was buried on 11 August 1841 at The Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land, Australia. Husband: Stephen White b. 20 Aug 1790, d. 19 Mar 1854 Ballarat. Stephen White was also known as Joseph White. He Stephen White was an able bodied seaman abroad the “Blenden Hall” a 450 ton ship built in Southampton (UK) in 1811. She was owned and Captained by Alexander Greig. The ship was a purpose-built Indiaman and was charted to the East India Company. The Blenden Hall sailed from Gravesend (Kent) on 6th May 1821 heading towards India with 84 passengers aboard, including Margaret Vass, listed in the passenger list as Peggy, a Portuguese/Indian half-caste of Madras (or Bombay) maid to Mrs Lock, wife of a doctor resident in Bombay. They were returning to India after a holiday in London. The ship was wrecked on Tristan D’AchunaIn misty conditions on the 22 June 1821 at 10 am the Blenden Hall ran aground on Inaccessible Island which lies approximately 97 km SW of Tristan du Cunha Island. A Lloyd’s of London register describes the shipwreck and the fate of the passengers as they survived on the uninhabitable island from 23 July 1821 to 8 November 1821 [1]: Loss of the Ship Blenden Hall – Extract of a letter from the agents to Lloyd’s at Deal and Ramsgate, dated Deal April 19 1822:
The Blenden Hall, captain Greig, from London to Bombay , was totally lost on Inaccessible Island, one of the group of Tristan D’Acunha, inthe South Atlantic Oceaon, on 23rd of July last. The commander, officers, and passengers got safe on shore, but eight of the crew perished. They remained on the island, exposed to the cold and rain, until 8th of November, on which day the carpenter and three or four ofthe crew embarked in the small punt made out of the wreck with surgical instruments which were washed on shore, and reached Tristan D’Acunha, where they procured two whale boats, and brought those that remained on Inaccessible Island away. On the 9th of January, a brig from Brazils put into Tristan D’acunha for water, and took them all away, and on the 18th of January they arrived safe at the Cape the island, they had no food but penguins and their eggs. Out of some bales of cloth washed on shore they made tents; an iron buoy cooking utensil. They were for four days exposed to heavy rains and intense cold before they could procure fire. The ladies and passengers suffered severely, for nothing was saved but the clothes they wore, and the ship went to pieces two hours after she struck The survivors were in terrible condition cold hungry, some naked and without shelter and it is reported that many of the survivors argued, fought, stole and behaved abominably. They managed to eke out a living on wild celery, seals and penguins. An attempt to reach Tristan da Cunha was made by the cook and 5 seaman, they were never heard of again. Later another boat made an attempt and succeeded, and on 10 November 1821, the islanders on Tristan da Cunha rescued them. When the Brig Nerinae arrived at Tristanda Cunha it took away all but seven of the survivors to Cape town. Stephen and Peggy chose to remain and marry. A ships Captain married them in 1821 upon their rescue to subsequently had their first child, Stephen in 1822. Nigel Wace (1996) writes in his history of the Tristan da Cunha:‘Two of the survivors, a young sailor, Stephen White, and a lady’s maid, Peggy, joined the small band of Tristan Islanders. There were afew Yankee sealers and a Scots Soldier who had settled there with his family five years before. Stephen signed an agreement with the others that allowed no property, with everybody working for the benefit of the community. He and Peggy left Tristan later and returned to England, but emigrated with their children to Tasmania where their descendants are still living. They may be surprised, or even embarrassed, to hear that Stephen White had joined a communist mini-state on Tristan in 1821, 27 years before such a political notions were formalised in the communist Manifesto.” Another visitor was the artist Augustus Earle he was stranded on the island for about eight mouths after the boat he was on sailed off with out him. During his enforced stay on the island he painted many pictures. One painting titled ‘Governor Glass and Companions’ which hangs in the Canberra National Gallery, includes Stephen and Peggy in the painting. Augustus Earle wrote of Stephen in his journals:‘The youngest of our party is named White. There is nothing very particular in his history. He is an excellent specimen of a young English sailor; and has all their characteristic warmth of feeling, and desperate courage, added to a simplicity almost childish. He was always the companion of my rambles whenever he could be spared from his toil, his manner of expressing his admiration of what he saw being highly amusing.” [2] They remained on Tristan da Cuhna until 1823. They returned to Hastings, Sussex, England for several years, where they had four more children. They were remarried on 5 July 1827 in Hastings after the birth of their second child. They immigrated and arrived in Tasmania on the Rubicon 19 June 1832. The arrival of the Rubicon was noted in The Courier newspaper on Friday 22nd June 1832:Arrived on Monday the 18th inst. the bark Rubicon, 304 tons, Captain T.B.Danials from London 6th February, with general cargo of merechandize. Passengers……Mr. and Mrs. White and 5 children…”. Also in the paper was an advertisement: TO LANDED PROPRIETORS, COUNTRY GENTLEMEN AND OTHERSThe undersigned who has just arrived with wife and family from England by the Rubicon, would be happy to engage with any gentleman to manage a farm in the [ ]. He is well qualified with the most approved practices on Agriculture in England, understands sheep, cattle and horses, and can turn his hand generally to anything useful about a farm. His wife is well accounted with management on a dairy.(Apply to by letter post paid) to the undersigned on board the Rubicon. To Capt. Daniel’s or the Courier office.
An 1842 census shows Stephen White living in the Spring Bay area. He was living at Prossers Plains in a house owned by Thomas Cruttenden. Margaret White had been buried in Hobart on 3 August 1841. He tried to find his fortune in Ballarat, Victoria and died there 19 March 1854.
Their children:
Stephen WHITE
b. 28 Dec 1822, Hastings UK
m. 27/2/1875 Catherine DALEY at Bream Creek Tasmania
d. 3 Aug 1897 Kellevie, Tasmania
ch.  7 children

Margaret White
b. 20 Jul 1824 Hastings UK
m. 1852 Thomas DAWES
d. 30 Jan 1865 [accident, dress caught fire]
ch. ?

Sarah White
b. 10 Jul 1826 Hastings UK
d. 16 Nov 1841 aged 15

Ann White
b. 24 May 1828 Hastings UK
m. 23/12/1843 Charles TATNELL at Sorell [he died 14/8/18981 as Thomas Richard TATNELL, corkcutter in UK]
d. 11 Oct 1893 Kellevie Tasmania
ch. 15 children

William White
b. 22 Jan 1831 Hastings UK
m. Charlotte MURPHY  b Scotland c 1837. D.20/7/1815.
d. 23 Feb 1910 ?
ch. 15 children

Charlotte Matilda White
b. 1 Jun 1833 Richmond Tasmania
m. 1849 Charles BROGAN. Irish transportee, went to Ballarat
d. 7 May 1898 Melb
ch. ? children?

James Henry White
b. 14 Jul 1835 Sorell
m. ?
d. 1873

Frances White
b. 16 Jun 1837
m. 24/12/1864 Joseph NICHOLS
d. 18 Jun 1904

ch. 8 children

Emily or Amelia or Emilia Barbara White
b. 18 Aug 1839
m. 1859 Frederick LESTER
d. 16 Oct 1910

ch. ?
ABOVE FROM:

http://www.chestnut-blue.com/Chestnut-o/p551.htm#i34189
ALSO: Yesterday a verdict of £50 damages was given in the Supreme Court, in a trial brought by Mr. Stephen White against Mr. Budds, passen- ger on board the Rubicon, for a violent assault and
battery committed on tho plaintiff while at sea in June last.
Article identifier: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207773
Page identifier: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page500093
APA citation: Van Diemen’s Land News. (1832, July 28). The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), p. 3. Retrieved November 26, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207773   (JG)

CHARLES WHITHAM (1873–1940) “Journalist at heart and clerk perforce, was born in India, the son of a British Army Sergeant-Major, and came to Tasmania with his parents in 1886. Charles spent most of his working life in Queenstown, as a traffic clerk for the Mount Lyell Railway, and took an active part in cultural and community activities. Much of his leisure time was spent in exploring the west coast’s mountains, lakes and rivers and describing them in newspaper articles, a tourist guide book and his masterpiece, Western Tasmania: a land of riches and beauty (1924), which is still in print. His best-known mountaineering feat is the ascent, from the west, of Frenchmans Cap in 1914. Whitham’s publicising of the west coast scenery was rewarded by the naming of four features in his memory.”  Further reading: L Whitham, Railways, mines, pubs and people, Hobart, 2002. Author: Lindsay Whitham. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/W/Whitham.htm  (JG)

FRANCIS WILSON  Bengal India, #947 , Ship: YORK, 1829 (TS)  http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,283,177,L,80

ZIMRAN (Yimran) WRIAM (Youram)BORN:  About 1759,  Hyderabad, India. TRIED:    20 March 1790. One of 220 Convicts Transported on “Atlantic” 1791 (Third fleet), Transported to New South Wales, later sent to  Norfolk Island. 1813:  sent to Van Diemen’s Land aboard “Lady Nelson” and granted 40 acres of land. Sentenced to 7 years at Launceston Assizes. DIED:  6 July 1848, Longford-Tasmania (result of murder). BURIED: Longford Pioneer Cemetery. Zimran Wriam arrived in Tasmania with John Hasan.  He was born in Hyderabad.  He must have travelled to England, because he was a convict on the “Atlantic” in the Third Fleet in 1791.  He was sent to Norfolk Island and was granted a Pardon for his work in closing down the settlement.  He was granted 40 acres at Norfolk Plains in Tasmania.  Unfortunately, he was beaten to death some years later by two men. Zimram Youram was murdered by John Jordan (22) and Patrick (Paddy) McDonagh;  Jordan was sentenced to be hanged (7 November 1848).  McDonagh was acquitted, but was later found guilty of stealing money from the deceased after the deed had been committed and was sentenced to 7 Years Transportation, to which the prisoner exclaimed “Thank you your Honour, and long life to you”, and left the dock laughing. http://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/ms-3251-1821-1844-box-1-vol-2/Witness in a Court Case in Tasmania : http://manuscript3251.wordpress.com/ ALSO KNOWN AS: ZIMEAM URAIN, ZIMEAM URAM – name also transcribed as TIMRAM URAM on some of the Third Fleet Indexes. ALSO KNOWN AS:  Simora NEURAN (newspaper account of his murder trial). ALSO KNOWN AS:  Indexed as Zamrim Youram, born 1749 (Tas. Colonial Families Index). Further info: SHIP:  Atlantic – Departed Plymouth 27 March 1791, and arrived New South Wales 20 August 1791, a voyage of 146 days, carrying 220 male convicts (18 deaths).  Master Archibald Armstrong, Surgeon James Thomson. (TS)

Italy

ELIAS ASCOLI Bologne, Convict # 693, Ship: EGYPTIAN, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-48,48,27,L,80

CHARLES BRENTANI / CHARLES BRITANNIA  / CHARLES BRENTANIE / CHARLES BRETTARNEY / CARLO BRENTANI / CHARLES BRETAINE Age:  18 (1834) born about 1816, Lake of Comer (Lake Como) Italy. DIED:  21 October 1853, Collingwood-Victoria, aged 36 years. BURIED:  Melbourne Cemetery, Parkville, Victoria;  his wife Ann (died 1882, aged 59 years) is buried in the same grave (10318/1882), #2253,DESCRIPTION – Name:  Chas. Brentani, alias Brittania, Police No:  2353, Trade:  Labourer and Hawker, Height:  5’ 6 ¼”, Age:  19, Complexion:  Brown, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Very dark brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  Medium height, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Long, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Lake of Comer, Italy, Remarks:  An Italian
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,7,L,80
Offence: stealing stolen property – Stealing silver spoons & plated articles, Stated this offence – “Receiving stolen property – Prosecutor, Mr Blunt”, sentence: 7 years, Court: quarter session, Place of sentencing: York (West Riding), Tried: 22 Oct 1834, Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, Yorkshire-West Riding, SENTENCE:  7 years, Sailed: 102 days, Sailed from: Downs, Sailed route: direct, Embarked:300M/Deaths:1M/Landed:299(VDL)M, arrival: 1835-10-07, gaol report: general receiving of Stolen property connexions very bad, Hulk report: orderly, ship: Aurora (1),  surgeon’s report: very well conducted Man, transportd for: Stealing Silver Spoons & {plated ###ticly}, Family: real name Charles Brentani Single, family relationships: m. mary ann at np.; 1 b. sheffield joseph; 2 s. mary, catherine np., literacy: reads & writes Italian, marital status: roman catholic, 1835-12-31Muster: Assd. to Mr. G. Collins. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030180
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OF NOTE:  Charles Brentani was tried on the same day as Fernando Riva (see convict records for Fernando Riva);  after freedom, these two men went into partnership in Charles Street-Launceston, as watch and clock makers;  Brentani was also a silversmith, one of only two in Australia in the early 1840’s, and created the Flemington Cup;  there are many examples of his work online. TRIED WITH:  LAWRENCE CITTA, alias LORENZO CITTE, aged 32, born Italy about 1802, tried Michaelmas 1834 at Yorkshire-West Riding, and sentenced to transportation. HULK REGISTER:  Lawrence Citta, received onboard prison hulk “Justicia” moored at Woolwich.  Transported aboard “Mary Ann” to New South Wales in 1835. GAOL REPORT:  General receiving of stolen property;  connexions very bad
HULK REPORT:  Orderly, HULK REGISTER:  Charles Brentani, aged 18, born about 1816, convicted 22 October 1834 at Sheffield-Yorks, received onboard prison hulk “Fortitude” moored at Chatham on 19 November 1834
SHIP:  Aurora I (second voyage) – departed Downs 27 June 1835, arrived Hobart 7 October 1835, a voyage of 102 days, carrying 300 male convicts (299 landed).  Master James Gilbert, Surgeon Andrew Henderson
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very well conducted man, RELIGION:  Protestant
LITERACY:  Can read and write Italian, Marital status:  Single, Mother:  Mary Ann, at Native Place, Sister:  Cathe, at Native Place, Brothers:  Names too faint to decipher on the Indent
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,64,L,80
Police No: Number 2353
Offences and Sentences: 2 September 1836 – Collins – Forming bad connections – Recommended to be removed to a Road Party on the other side of the Island on Probation – 3 months Probation at Spring Hill Road Party, and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 17 September 1836. 18 April 1838 – Gregson – Drunk – Reprimanded
14 May 1840 – Town Surveyor’s Department
15 March 1841 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Misconduct – Reprimanded
Ticket of Leave: Prior to 15 March 1841
Free Certificate:
1841 – No 694  9 October 1841 – Charles BRENTANI alias BRITTANIA, Certificate of Freedom, 22nd October –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752075
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66018335
APPROPRIATION:
No 2353 – Charles Brentain, aged 19, 5’ 6 ¼”, labourer, tried York, sentenced to 7 years, native place Italy, assigned to Mr G. Collins at Launceston
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,5,L,80
INDENT:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-51,73,65,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-51,73,66,L,80
No 2353 – Charles Brentani alias Britannia, 5’6 ¼”, aged 19, Labourer and Hawker, convicted at York West Riding QS, 22 October 1834, sentenced to 7 years, native place Italy-Lake Comer, single, Protestant, can read and write Italian – Family:  (Mother) Mary Ann, at Native Place;  (Brothers) listed, very faint;  (Sister) Cathe, at Native Place
CONVICT MUSTER:
1835 – Assigned to Mr G. Collins
TRANSFER:
7 July 1837 – C. Brentani of “Aurora”, from W. Smith, New Norfolk
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4171146
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
1844 – Charles BRENTANIE, born about 1818, married Ann CAMPBELL, born about 1822, in 1844 at Launceston
SPOUSE:  Ann Campbell was born in Belfast about 1823 (father: Eneas Campbell;  mother: Ellen McDevitt) –
http://genforum.genealogy.com/australia/tasmania/messages/406.html
UNCLAIMED LETTERS: 3 August 1841 – Carlo Brentani   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8751931
DEPARTURES INDEX:
2 October 1845 – Charles Brentani, aboard “Scout”, departed Launceston for Port Phillip
17 November 1845 – Charles Brentain, aboard “Scout”, departed George Town for Port Phillip
Numerous listings for Charles Brentani as a passenger in the Australian newspapers;  Mrs Brentani also listed on a number of occasions
NEWSPAPER REPORTS – UK NEWSPAPERS:
THE SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY, 25 OCTOBER 1834 – TOWN-HALL – Before the Reverends Dr CORBETT, MILNER and D. CHANDLER. ROBBERY OF THE REV MR VALE’s HOUSE – Lawrence CETTA and Chas. BRETTARNEY, Italians, were charged as accomplices in this robbery.  Elizabeth HARRISON and ___ SANDERS, servants of Mr VALE, proved the fact of the robbery, on the 28th of September, and identified many of the silver things produced as part of the property stolen.  Simon SAMUEL, pawnbroker, Birmingham, said that CETTA offered to him for sale a quantity of silver, which was some of that produced.  He suspected it to be stolen, and sent for a police officer, while he bargained with CETTA for the silver at 5s an ounce.  It came to about £15.10s.  HAWKINS took the prisoner into custody, and took the silver away.  CETTA, when asked if he would examine the witness, said that his evidence was true.  Thomas VINN, Birmingham, jeweller, who formerly worked for CETTA, stated that on the 2nd of October, CETTA came to his house, and asked to go up stairs with him.  He then produced a bag containing a quantity of silver, plated and German, silver spoons, salt cellars, forks &c.  CETTA picked up the silver which he said he was going to sell, and said to leave the rest.  He asked him to go with him and they went out together.  As they went into the street, they met a coach, on which was BRETTARNEY. They followed the coach to the office, and then BRETTARNEY went with them to a public-house, where he left him and the witness while he went to sell the silver.  While he was gone, BRETTARNEY told the witness that the silver had been stolen from a Methodist parson’s house in Sheffield and that they bought the whole lot for £8.  Witness, knowing the things to be stolen, grew uneasy, and went out leaving BRETTARNEY to wait for CETTA.  When witness came home, he took the things that had been left there to the police office and gave information.  The things now produced were those CETTA brought.  CETTA said he would tell the truth.  He had been at Sheffield for some time, and knowing it did not answer for him, determined to set out for Birmingham, and accidentally meeting with BRETTARNEY, they went there together.  They walked a great part of the way, but rode the latter part of it on the coach.  BRETTARNEY had a parcel with him.  It so happened, however, that BRETTARNEY, having got off the coach, was left behind, leaving his parcel in the care of the prisoner CETTA.  On getting to Birmingham, CETTA proceeded to sell the silver, and as he went up the street with VINN, they met BRETTARNEY on the coach.  BRETTARNEY declared he knew nothing of it.  The affair was altogether CETTA’s.  Committed
 THE SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY, 25 OCTOBER 1834 – SHEFFIELD SESSIONS – These Sessions opened on Wednesday at the Town Hall when Lord Wharncliffe presided, and there was a full Bench of Magistrates.
LAURENCE CETTA and CHARLES BRETTARNEY, two Italians, were charged with stealing from the house of the Rev W.H. VALE, of Ecclesall, on Sunday, the 28th of September, during the absence of the family who were attending divine service, a quantity of silver plate, consisting of table, gravy, dessert, and tea spoons, salts, and other articles.  Mr John PARKER stated the case for the prosecution, and called Mrs VALE, the wife of the prosecutor, who, being sworn, deposed that about two days previous to the robbery, she locked up the silver and plated goods in a drawer, and made an inventory of them which she put in another drawer in another room.  She saw them in the drawer on the day of the robbery before she went to church.  When she came back from church, she found, on going into the room where the plate was deposited, that the drawer had been taken out, and a large chest turned upside down, and that the whole of the silver and plated goods had been stolen. William BLAND, the constable, deposed that he had known BRETTARNEY for above a year and a half, and had seen him often;  CETTA he had only known for about six weeks.  He, not long since, saw both prisoners walking at the bottom of Shudehill together. An assistant of BLAND deposed, that he saw both the prisoners in Burnt-tree-lane on Sunday the 28th of September, between twelve and one o’clock, and observed them turn up Allen-street, which is in the direction of Mr VALE’s house, though about 3 miles distant. Thomas VION and Simeon SAMUEL, repeated the evidence they had given before the Magistrates on Tuesday, for which see Town-Hall report.  The prisoners also told the same story, each attempting to throw the blame on the other.  Guilty.  Seven years transportation.
FERNANDO RIVA, (the particulars of this case will be found in the Town-Hall report for this week.)  Guilty.  Transported 14 years.
AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS:
21 June 1845 – Messrs Brentani and Riva to sell by public auction whole of stock-in-trade – See convict records for Fernando Riva of Italy –http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36240297
13 August 1845 – Mr Brentani advises dissolved partnership between self and Mr Riva –
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/cite/6254934/66269192
6 February1875 – Reminiscences in the Life of a Colonial Journalist – discovery of gold in Victoria
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1394481
7 June 1882 – First discovery of gold in Victoria, written by Mrs Ann BRENTANI –
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/cite/3294478/38271695
31 July 1913 –http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7290997
SHIP MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 28-31: Surgeon’s general remarks. The Surgeon of Aurora took up his appointment to that ship, at the Admiralty on 18 April 1835, but the ship did not commence fitting at Deptford (owing to her being in dock) until the 18th May following; and he was not permitted to enter upon full pay or join until the 25th May, having been all that time holding on the slack in London. On 4th June, the Guards over convicts embarked consisting of one Captain (Moore), one ensign (Kyle), two sergeants, one corpora;, 25 privates, eight women and 13 children of the 28th Regiment, and one private of the 21st Regiment, also the lady of Captain Moore, three children; and Miss Moore, sister of the Captain commanding the Guard. The ship dropped down to Woolwich by steam on the 6th [June 1835]. On 8th June were embarked 100 convicts from Justitia, and 50 from Ganymede, part of them in Duck overalls, part in Duck Trousers, all tolerably clean and in apparent health. On 13th embarked 120 men convicts from Fortitude and 30 boys from the Euryalus hulks lying at Chatham. These men and boys were dressed in cloth knee breeches, the others in Duck. After so many years in transporting convicts, I cannot understand, has there not been sufficient time to make up our minds in what uniform convicts ought to be sent out in. In the year 1832 (vide my letter of 30 August of that year) I recommended cloth trousers and have not seen a single good reason since, which would lead me, for a moment to wish to retract from my views therein. The surgeon considered scurvy two separate groups, the land scurvy and sea scurvy, and he was of the opinion that diet alone under proper management can prevent both types of scurvy and that lemon juice or any acid never can be either a preventive or cure for scurvy.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030180
For more details of Charles life including the Gold Rush and his Silversmith work scroll for his story on: https://vdlworldimmigrants.wordpress.com/stories-of-immigrants-pre-1900/
(TS)

JOSEPH BRENTARNEY/BRINTARNEY  Age 29 (1835), born about 1806 at Lake of Como (Italy), tried 8 January 1835 at West Riding-York QS, and transported for 7 years for stealing silver plate &c. No 2429  Sailed from Sheerness, arrived VDL: 1836-02-21, gaol report: ### bad disposition, general receiver of stolen Property, {Birth### ### ###} twice tried & acquitted, Hulk report: Orderly, Surgeon’s report: orderly, Charged: Stealing Silver Plate & other articles, Transported (ship) ASIA 4, stated this offence: {B###} stolen Goods, one Brother Charles transported to Van Diemen’s Land, for the same offence as me, once a similar offence, discharged, Body marks: Breast hairy, stout made, An Italian, speaks English French Spanish and Italian, eyes: brown, hair: dark brown, height: 5 ft 17/4, Family: I was {an} Interpreter at Liverpool for French and Italian Merchants 10/- per day Single, Trade: Laborer Clerk
Image at position 1 on page 87 of CON 31/3
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,90,L,8
Image at position 1 on page 180 of CON 18/4
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,93,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,71,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030256
 Died: 4 Apr 1836, Cause of death: Died of Apoplexy, Institution: Jerusalem Road Party, information: [Quarterly Returns June 1836, place of death.], Vols/source: CON 31/3. (TS)

NICHOLAS CLEMENT Lucca, Italy, Ship: BENGAL MERCHANT, 1828, Con. # 156  (TS)  http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,283,31,L,80

JOHN NICOLA  Genoa, Italy, No 239, ship: LARKINS, 1831 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-12,244,103,L,80

FERDINANDO RIVA aka FERNANDO RIVA Age:  28 (1834)  born about 1806 at Lake Como, Italy, TRIED:   22 October 1834, Sheffield Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Stealing money and watches – Stealing a gold watch;  previous conviction, GAOL REPORT:  A general receiver of stolen property;  connexions bad;  convicted before, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Well behaved
Died:  16 July 1860, aged 58, Launceston-Tas (166) *OF NOTE:  Following emancipation, Fernando Riva went into partnership with Charles Bretarni (convict onboard “Aurora” and also from Lake Como), in Charles Street, Launceston, as watch and clock makers. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66268461
DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1092, Trade:  Labourer, Height:  5’8”, Age:  28, Complexion:  Brown, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Very dark brown, Whiskers:  Dark, thin, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Roman, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Lake of Como, Remarks:  Stout made
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,64,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-37,246,196,L,80
Police No: No 1092
Previous Offence:
Once for receiving stolen goods – 6 months imprisonment
One of 300 Convicts Transported on “Aurora” 1835, Sentenced to 14 years at York Quarter Sessions, transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Aurora I (second voyage) – departed Downs 27 June 1835, arrived Hobart 7 October 1835, a voyage of 102 days, carrying 300 male convicts (299 landed).
RELIGION:  Roman Catholic, LITERACY:  Can read and write Italian
FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, with 1 child, Wife:  Catherine – at Sheffield, SPOUSE AND CHILD
Ferdinando Riva, born 17 January 1835, baptised 8 February 1835 at Norfolk Row Catholic Church in Sheffield-Yorkshire;  son of Ferd. Riva and Cath. Traynor (IGI, Batch CO85431)
Siblings:  5 brothers and sister
TASMANIA – The Colonial Families Index show Catherine Riva died in Tasmania;  there is nothing shown for their son Ferdinando, and no mention in either Will.  It appears they had no surviving children in Tasmania.  There are also RIVA children born during the 1860’s, father’s name not shown (turns out to be Eugene Riva, nephew), and mother’s name shown as Mary Ann Traynor – these two people are both nephew and niece of Ferdinando and Catherine and were married shortly after Catherine’s death.  Catherine’s brother, James Traynor, was also living in Launceston at the same time.  (There are convicts named James Trayner, but not known if he is one of them).
Assignment:
6 November 1835 – Launceston
10 September 1839 – Perth
27 January 1840 – Campbell Town
12 November 1841 – Launceston
15 May 1844 – PS
Offences and Sentences:
20 April 1839 – Whitehead – General neglect of duty – 3 days solitary confinement on bread and water
27 August 1839 – Lufts – Larceny under the value of £5 – 12 months imprisonment and hard labour in chains and then returned to Party – Perth Chain Gang, then Launceston for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 30 August 1839
12 December 1840 – Stephenson – Being at a great distance from his horse and cart – 2 hours in the stocks
3 April 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave
24 June 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Breach of Police Act – Fined 5/-
5 August 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Breach of Police Act – Fined 20/- and costs
19 March 1845 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Absent from Muster – Admonished
Ticket of Leave:
3 April 1842
15 April 1842 – Published in The Courier (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954511
Conditional Pardon:
21 June 1844 – Published in The Courier (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950915
Pardon:
1845 – Approved
12 July 1845 – Published in The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66270800
INDENT:
Note:  See Volume 34
No 1092 – Fernando Riva, alias Ferdinando Riva, 5’8 ½”, aged 28, Labourer and Weather Glass Maker, tried York-West Riding Quarter Sessions on 22 October 1834, sentenced to 14 years, native place Lake Comer-Italy, married with 1 child, Roman Catholic, can read and write Italian – Family: (wife) Catherine, at Sheffield;  (parents) ___ and ___;  5 brothers and sister ________
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-51,73,65,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-51,73,66,L,80
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,16,L,80
No 1092 – Ferdinando Riva, 5’8”, aged 28, labourer and weather glass maker, tried York, sentenced to 14 years, native place Italy, assigned to Mr Whitehead
CONVICT MUSTER:
1835 – Assigned to Public Works
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
16 July 1860, aged 58, Launceston-Tas (166) – 1860 – Ferdinand Riva, born 1802, died 1860, Launceston-Tas – Death notice – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8792386
26 July 1863, aged 50, Launceston-Tas (410) – 1863 – Catherine Riva, born 1813, died 1863, Launceston-Tas.  Death notice – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41461603
1 July 1863 – Inquest into death of Catherine Riva – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72193134 – witnesses: Mary Ann Trainer (niece);  Eugene Riva (nephew);  cause of death – apoplexy (stroke) – it is interesting to note that Eugene and Mary Ann were married on 14th July, two weeks before Catherine’s death, but the newspaper report shows them as both being single at the time.
20 August 1858 – Eugene Riva, aged 24, born 1834, arrived on “Tornado” from Liverpool to Melbourne (age is slightly off, so unsure if this is the same person)
14 July 1863 – Eugenia Riva married Mary Ann Traynor in Launceston (499)
2 January 1874 – Eugene Riva, aged 33, died Launceston-Tas (2252)
1841 – Eugene Riva born;  died 1874 in Launceston-Tas – wife and six children left destitute –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66077578
1863 – Eugenia Riva married Mary Ann Traynor, died 1900 –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35383598)
Children of Mary Ann Traynor –
28 April 1864 – Ferdinando Riva, Launceston (190)
8 November 1866 – Francis Riva, Launceston (398)
30 October 1868 – Giovanni Riva, Launceston (426)
25 August 1870 – Nicholas Riva, Launceston (152);  married 1893 to Catherine Cann
4 July 1872 – Angelina Riva, Deloraine (240);  died 1874-Launceston
WILLS: No 841 – Ferdinand Riva, watchmaker – all goods and chattels bequeathed to his wife, Catherine. No 492 – Catherine Riva, widow, Launceston – all goods and chattels to James Traynor of Prossers Forest near Launceston, eldest brother of deceased.
12 November 1870 – James Traynor’s funeral, to leave house of Eugene Riva –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67114041
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
THE SHEFFIELD INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY, 25 OCTOBER 1834 – SHEFFIELD SESSIONS – These Sessions opened on Wednesday at the Town Hall when Lord Wharncliffe presided, and there was a full Bench of Magistrates.
FERNANDO RIVA, (the particulars of this case will be found in the Town-Hall report for this week.)  Guilty.  Transported 14 years
SAME DAY –
TOWN-HALL – Before the Reverends Dr CORBETT, MILNER and D. CHANDLER – ROBBERY OF MISS HOLLAND’s HOUSE – Fernando RIVA, an Italian, was placed before the Bench, charged with having been concerned in the robbery as a receiver of stolen goods.  Miss HOLLAND deposed that on the 1st of July, between nine and ten o’clock in the evening, while she was absent for less than half an hour, her house was robbed.  All the drawers upstairs were ransacked, and about £22 in money, and a gold watch, stolen.  The watch now produced was the same.  Simon SAMUEL, a pawn-broker in Birmingham, deposed that the watch was placed with him by the prisoner.  HOPKINS, the police constable, apprehended the prisoner and got the watch of  SAMUEL.  The discovery of this watch arose out of the investigation consequent upon the Rev Mr VALE’s robbery.  Committed.
AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS –
26 March 1853 – Robbery of gold dust at shop of Ferdinand Riva in Charles Street, Launceston
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65580901
23 September 1865 – Advertisement for the sale of two houses in Lyttleton-street, Launceston, erected by the late Mr Ferdinand Riva –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72358617
AURORA (ship): Master James Gilbert, Surgeon Andrew Henderson, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 28-31: Surgeon’s general remarks. The Surgeon of Aurora took up his appointment to that ship, at the Admiralty on 18 April 1835, but the ship did not commence fitting at Deptford (owing to her being in dock) until the 18th May following; and he was not permitted to enter upon full pay or join until the 25th May, having been all that time holding on the slack in London. On 4th June, the Guards over convicts embarked consisting of one Captain (Moore), one ensign (Kyle), two sergeants, one corpora;, 25 privates, eight women and 13 children of the 28th Regiment, and one private of the 21st Regiment, also the lady of Captain Moore, three children; and Miss Moore, sister of the Captain commanding the Guard. The ship dropped down to Woolwich by steam on the 6th [June 1835]. On 8th June were embarked 100 convicts from Justitia, and 50 from Ganymede, part of them in Duck overalls, part in Duck Trousers, all tolerably clean and in apparent health. On 13th embarked 120 men convicts from Fortitude and 30 boys from the Euryalus hulks lying at Chatham. These men and boys were dressed in cloth knee breeches, the others in Duck. After so many years in transporting convicts, I cannot understand, has there not been sufficient time to make up our minds in what uniform convicts ought to be sent out in. In the year 1832 (vide my letter of 30 August of that year) I recommended cloth trousers and have not seen a single good reason since, which would lead me, for a moment to wish to retract from my views therein. The surgeon considered scurvy two separate groups, the land scurvy and sea scurvy, and he was of the opinion that diet alone under proper management can prevent both types of scurvy and that lemon juice or any acid never can be either a preventive or cure for scurvy.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370502
Italians who settled in the “Little Italy” area of Sheffield, UK, during the 1840’s –
http://www.west-bar-italians.co.uk/marriages-a-c/4534619925
http://www.west-bar-italians.co.uk/why-they-emmigrated/4532706861
(TS)

ANTONIO SALVIO  Genoa, Italy, No 1432, Ship: STRATHFIELDSAY, 1831 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-2-3,54,16,L,80

NICHOLA VARELLA / NICHOLA VERELLA  BORN:  About 1816, Italy, Age:  19 OR 22, ‘born about 1819’, Tried:  22 March 1838, Warwick Assizes, Sentence:  Life, CRIME: Manslaughter – he struck with the fire poker he died after 9 days, GAOL REPORT:  Not known, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Clean, very correct and regular, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 109, Trade:  Physician, Height:  5’5”, Age:  22, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Dark brown, Nose:  Pointed, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Broad, Native Place:  Italy, from the, Remarks:  Scar back of right hand;  Scar back of left hand;  Scar inside left arm
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-5,232,147,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,172,L,80Assignment: I. Solomons
Offences and Sentences:
15 Sept 1840 – I. Solomons – Insolence – Discharged
14 Dec 1840 – I. Solomons – Neglect of duty – Admonished
14 Dec 1840 (same date) – I. Solomons – 10 days hard labour on the treadwheel
31 Aug 1842 – Solomons – Disobedience of orders – Admonished
26 Jan 1843 – Solomons – Disobedience of orders – 14 days solitary confinement
12 Apr 1844 – 3rd Class
8 Dec 1845 – Absenting himself from the passholder and proceeding to the Church without leave – 14 days solitary confinement
15 Dec 1846 – Ticket of leave
Ticket of Leave:
15 December 1846
Pardon:
8 January 1848 – Recommended for Conditional Pardon, Published in the Launceston Examiner –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article362537827 February 1849 – Pardon granted, Published in the Launceston Examiner –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36256647One of 350 Convicts Transported on “Coromandel” 1838. Sentenced to Life at Warwick Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land HULK REGISTER:  Nichola Varella, 19, born about 1819, convicted 22 March 1838 at Warwick Assizes, received onboard prison hulk “Justicia” moored at Woolwich on 29 May 1838 departed Sheerness 27 June 1838, arrived Hobart 26 October 1838, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 350 male convicts (348 landed).  Master William Loader;  Surgeon J. Tweeddale, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-32: General Remarks. Private Francis Jones, who died, had only been released from hospital the day before marching to Deptford, he had also suffered sea sickness and diarrhoea but did not complain. These complaints had weakened him, delirium came on and he weakened and died. Nearly half the convicts and guard suffered bowel complaints and catarrhal fever, some very severely, owing to the wet and cold weather. Psora was prevalent for nearly the whole passage and was easily treated with the sulphur ointment and purgatives. Thomas Hughes, although he apparently had a good constitution, suffered depression of spirits, frequent bowel complaints and a short, dry troublesome cough. On admission to the hospital he had a strong presentiment that ‘he would not give us much trouble long’ and never rallied. About the beginning of October scurvy began to appear and by the end of the month 24 were on the list who became almost helpless. After 8 days on fresh meat and vegetables they had recovered and were landed in ‘very fair condition’. The surgeon suggests each convict be allowed an extra quarter of a pound of bread a day and a supernumerary allowance of bedding and blankets.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440475   (TS)

Jamaica

MRS BRIGGS “A creole Jamaican” Wife Of Capt Briggs.  On The ‘Admiral Cockburn’ which left for London in February 1820. From: Chapman, P. (ed.),1985, The Diaries and Letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes: Vol. 1 1820-1832, Melbourne, Vic., vol. 2. (Mrs Briggs is described in very unflattering terms in Boyes’ diary). (JG)

JAMES ELDER      Born:  About 1800, Jamaica, TRIED:   31 March 1838, Gloucester Assizes AGE:  38, CRIME:  Stealing in a dwelling house and putting a person in fear/ Stealing money and housebreaking and putting in fear – “I am innocent of the crime” SENTENCE:  15 years, GAOL REPORT:  Bad character &c, orderly, HULK REPORT:  Good, HULK REGISTER:  James Elder, 36, born about 1802, convicted 31 March 1838 at Gloucester, received onboard prison hulk ”Justicia” moored at Woolwich on 18 April 1838, SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD:  Folio 4: James Elder, aged 36, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 23 August 1838. Discharged, 29 August 1838
FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, Spouse:  Eliza, at Gloucester
DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 569, Trade:  Sailor, Height:  5’ 3 ¼“
Age:  38, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black
Visage:  Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, very thick, Eyes:  Hazel
Nose:  Thick, Mouth:  Medium, Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  Jamaica
Remarks:  Scar on right eyebrow;  (tattoos) 2 laurel branches, flowers, ___ E.F., heart, J.F. C.M.B. inside left arm
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-5,232,83,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Previous Conviction: Once for drunkenness
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,106,L,80Assignment:
19 March 1839 – Green Ponds (now Kempton)
Offences and Sentences:
4 March 1839 – Fletcher – Absconding and remaining illegally at large until apprehended onboard an American whaler – 12 months hard labour in chains and recommended to be sent into the Interior – First offence, chains remitted – sent to Spring Hill and conduct to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 8 March 1839
Ticket of Leave:
DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found
BMD INDEXES – Unconfirmed this is the same person –
11 March 1844 – James Elder married Elizabeth Hemblin, Launceston-Tas (882/1844)
1 July 1844 – Elizabeth Elder, daughter of James Elder/Elizabeth Hemblin, born Bothwell (14/1844)
9 July 1846 – Male Elder, son of James Elder/Elizabeth Emblem, born Hobart (1781/1846)
14 April 1849 – James Elder, born about 1805, died 14 April 1849 aged 44, Hobart-Tas (2368/1849)
CONVICTS PERMISSION TO MARRY INDEX – Unconfirmed this is the same person –
10 January 1844 – James Elder, free, and Elizabeth Hemblin, of “Royal Admiral”
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31120301One of 350 Convicts Transported on “Coromandel” 1838. Sentenced to 15 years at Gloucester Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
departed Sheerness 27 June 1838, arrived Hobart 26 October 1838, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 350 male convicts (348 landed).  Master William Loader;  Surgeon J. Tweeddale, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-32: General Remarks. Private Francis Jones, who died, had only been released from hospital the day before marching to Deptford, he had also suffered sea sickness and diarrhoea but did not complain. These complaints had weakened him, delirium came on and he weakened and died. Nearly half the convicts and guard suffered bowel complaints and catarrhal fever, some very severely, owing to the wet and cold weather. Psora was prevalent for nearly the whole passage and was easily treated with the sulphur ointment and purgatives. Thomas Hughes, although he apparently had a good constitution, suffered depression of spirits, frequent bowel complaints and a short, dry troublesome cough. On admission to the hospital he had a strong presentiment that ‘he would not give us much trouble long’ and never rallied. About the beginning of October scurvy began to appear and by the end of the month 24 were on the list who became almost helpless. After 8 days on fresh meat and vegetables they had recovered and were landed in ‘very fair condition’. The surgeon suggests each convict be allowed an extra quarter of a pound of bread a day and a supernumerary allowance of bedding and blankets.
(TS)

CAPTAIN ROBERT HEPBURN JP  Born 1782 in Jamaica to Lt William Hepburn and Mary Ann Roy, a slave. See: http://www.lothiansfhs.org/?q=taxonomy/term/2/0&page=2
Also photo of Captain Hepburn and a daughter Lillias:
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/h/e/p/Ross-G-Hepburn/index.html
http://www.genealogy.com/users/h/e/p/Ross-G-Hepburn/PHOTO/0003photo.html
See: Re: Newell planters / landowners on Jamaica Posted by: Greg Partington (ID *****6879) Date: April 21, 2007 at 05:01:59 In Reply to: Newell planters / landowners on Jamaica by DR Arathoon
“Hi DR, This is probably a long shot, but here goes, anyway!! My gggg grandfather Lt William Hepburn married Penelope Willikin Newell on 27/3/1768 in Ayton, Berkshire. They had one daughter, Penelope Newell Hepburn, b 28/10/1769, in St Dorothy, Jamaica. Evidently they went to Jamaica because of the plantations owned by the Newells. Penelope married Arthur Law in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 24/11/1789. (see http://users.bigpond.net.au/crooks_family/whdesc/pafg03.htm). As an interesting sidelight, Lt Hepburn evidently became involved with a half caste girl named Mary Ann Roy, who was born c1760, who worked on Newell’s plantation. She bore him a son, Capt. Robert Hepburn, RN, JP, who became a pioneering settler in Tasmania. Mary Ann Roy, according to a strong family oral history, and an entry in my ggg grandfather’s will (1866), was the daughter of Gregor Macgregor, the grandson of Rob Roy Macgregor, and Princess Isabella of Diabenti, who may have been of the Ashante tribe of Ghana, and who was sold into slavery. I hope this is of assistance, Cheers, Greg Partington, Sydney, Australia”
From: http://genforum.genealogy.com/newell/messages/3001.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/newell/messages/3003.html   (JG)

PRISCILLA Priscilla from Jamaica who was convicted of trying to poison her mistress…” Author: Cassandra Pybus. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Black%20Convicts.htm  (JG)

JOHN ROBINSON born c.1780, age: 39 in 1820, place of birth: Jamaica, Physical description: Body Marks: Scar left Side nose one left Side chin, Complexion: Bro, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: Blk to Grey, Height: 5/8 3/4 in, Trade: Painter, Conviction: 12 April 1820, sentence: 7 years, Place Of Sentencing: Middlesex,  Ship: Caledonia, Sailed: 1820-07-10, Sailed Days: 130, Sailed From P’smouth, sailed route: Direct, Ship Master: Rbt. Carns, Ship Surgeon: Alex. Jack, Arrived: 1820-11-17, Embarked:150M/Landed:150(VDL)M, #179, TAHO:   Image at position 2 on page 60 of CON 31/34, Assigned to Mr Bush. Charge: 31 Oct 1825: drunk and disorderly yesterday and having Ann Foley on his master’s premises. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-34,436,285  (JG)

HORATIO SANDYS  St Jago de la Vega (Spanish Town, Jamaica) – died on voyage, ship: EMPEROR ALEXANDER, 1833
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-6,300,292,L,80
(TS)

 

JOHN SCOTT  ex Jamaica, Ship: FRANCES CHARLOTTE, 1837, convict # 2355http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-8,299,40,L,80
(TS)

ALEXANDER SIMPSON Born c.1808, age: 24 on 27 May 1833, Place Of Birth: Jamaica, tried: 20 Jan 1832, Sentence: life, Place Of Sentencing: Jamaica Ct martial, Gaol Report: Orderly, Hulk Report: Orderly, Stated This Offence: ‘Mutiny & exciting the Slaves to rebellion. I was a slave myself’. Body Marks: A Man of Colour, Eyes: D. Brown, Hair: Black. Curly, height: 5 ft 9 in, Trade: House Servant, Muster  1833-12-31: Assd. to Mr. G. Bryant, Muster      1835-12-31: Assd. to J. C. Clarke Esq., Conditional pardon 2715: 31 Oct 1840, Free pardon # 692: 21 Jan 1841 vide gazette. Ship Name: Jupiter, sailed: 1833-01-07, Sailed Days: 141, Sailed From: Downs, Sailed route: Cape, Ship Master: W. J. Clarke, Ship Surgeon: Arch. Ferguson. Arrived : 1833-05-28, embarked:167M/Deaths:4M/Landed:163(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL, Arrival Date: 27/May/1833. Conviction:  Image at position 1 on page 6 of CON 31/40 http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-40,262,8 Description: Image at position 2 on page 244 of CON 18/11.http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340811Founders and survivors page: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-11,230,136 andhttp://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400016 ALSO: “After 1830, the West Indies slave colonies sought transportation as a means to control a dangerously restive slave population excited by rumours of impending emancipation. The same year as Brown, Alexander Simpson arrived in Van Diemen’s Land and told the Muster Master his offence was: ‘Mutiny & exciting the Slaves to rebellion. I was a slave myself’. Indeed, Simpson was a participant in the largest slave rebellion in the British Empire at Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1831”. Author: Cassandra Pybus. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/B/Black%20Convicts.htm Further reading:  C Pybus, ‘A touch of the tar’, London Papers in Australian Studies 3, 2001. (JG)

JOSEPH TAYLOR AGE:  54 (born: c.1781), DIED:  3 April 1837, His Majesty’s Colonial Hospital, Hobart, TRIED:   5 October 1835 – Jamaica, Marital status:  Married, with 6 children, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Cattle-stealing, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Once indifferent
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to Life at Jamaica, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, MEDICAL JOURNAL:
Folio 3: Joseph Taylor, aged 54, convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, 3 April 1837. Discharged 31 March 1837 Hobart Town Hospital, Folios 40-41: Joseph Taylor, aged 54, convict; case number 33; disease or hurt, erysipelas. Put on sick list, April 1837 at Hobart Town. Discharged 3 April 1837 to the hospital at Hobart Town.
SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
DESCRIPTION – SICK
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,64,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,28,S,80Police No: Number 1029, Crime: Cattle stealing
Died: Died in H.M.C. Hospital 3rd April 1837
Vide Memorandum of John Dunn, Esq, 4th April 1837
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,17,L,80No 1029 – Joseph Taylor – convicted at Jamaica, sentenced to Life, sent to Hospital on arrival – Dead
DEATH:
3 April 1837 – Died at His Majesty’s Colonial Hospital, Hobart-Tas
8 April 1837 – Buried
REFERENCES –
Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440076(TS)

JOHN THORPE  aka TOM THARP aka JOHN THARP LAWRENCE   tried Montego Bay, ship: LADY KENNAWAY, 1835 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-10,252,132,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31430395

JOHN WILSON (Note:  2 men of this name onboard the  ship “Asia”)
Age 20 (1835), born about 1815 at Spanish Town (Jamaica) West Indies, tried 1 July 1835 at Carmarthen Qtr Sessions and sentenced to 7 years for Housebreaking at {Carmarthen}, SURGEONS REPORT: well behaved, BODY MARKS: Woman inside rt arm, scar inside left wrist – 3 dots between finger & thumb left hand,eyes: grey, hair: brown, complexion: fresh, height: 5 ft 11/4, Trade: Tanner –  2 yrs Laborer,  Family: single, No 2094, Free cert: 1844.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470460+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-47,238,160,L,80+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,166,L,80+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,90,L,80  (TS)

JOSEPH WILSON  Jamaica, No 1831, ship: WILLIAM METCALF, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,70,C,80

Latvia

CHARLES DOBREA Riga (Latvia?),  #1024, Ship: Mangles, 1835 [TS] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,24,L,80

Malay

RUSSELL, Malay [1] born c. 1843. Nixon, Francis Russell, 1857, The cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass’s Straits, Bell & Daldy, London, p.6
Goose Island, Sunday 24 September 1854
“…..After the Second Lesson, a young Malay, of about eleven years of age, was brought to me to be baptized. He was picked up in China by our host, when about four years of age ; and since that period he has been most carefully tended by his parental patron , who has done his best to instruct him in the elements of Christian truth. One fruit of this teaching  was exhibited in the anxious desire that he had expressed to Captain Davis to be admitted to baptism. Poor boy ! he was too shy to answer the questions which I put to him respecting the nature, privileges and responsibilities of that hold Sacrament ; but Captain Davis assured me that he quite understood what was said to him, and would give good proof of this by repeating, after my departure all that had been said to him on the subject. He was named  “Russell”, at Mr Power’s suggestion ; his bright eyes sparkling at the promise of a prayer book and Bible being given to him, so soon as he could read them with tolerable facility. It was a painful thing to think of the isolated condition of these wild places ; their few inhabitants utterly devoid of all those outward means of  grace, which the Church supplies, and gradually, as almost a matter of course, ceasing to care deeply for the “word in season” which comes to them at such distant intervals. No minister of God’s word had landed there since my visit in 1843.” (JG)

[1] Colonial influences: The view of Malays held by Thomas Stamford Raffles had a significant influence on English-speakers, lasting to the present day. He is probably the most important voice who promoted the idea of a ‘Malay’ race or nation, not limited to the Malay ethnic group, but embracing the peoples of a large but unspecified part of the South East Asian archipelago. Raffles formed a vision of Malays as a language-based ‘nation’, in line with the views of the English Romantic movement at the time, and in 1809 sent a literary essay on the topic to the Asiatic Society. After he mounted an expedition to the former Minangkabau seat of royalty in Pagaruyung, he declared that it was the ‘the source of that power, the origin of that nation, so extensively scattered over the Eastern Archipelago’. In his later writings he moved the Malays from a nation to a race.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_race#cite_note-MalayIdentity2001-6  Citing: Reid, Anthony (2001). “Understanding Melayu (Malay) as a Source of Diverse Modern Identities”. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 32 (3): 295–313.  (JG)

Malta

FRANCISCO CHANCI Born 1794, Tried: June 1817, Calculated Age 25yo at 1820,Place Of Birth: Malta, Sentence: 7 yrs, PN# 238, Place Of Sentencing: Malta, Tried Date: June 1817, Sailed: 1819-09-11, Sailed Days: 121, Sailed From: England, sailed route: Direct, Ship Master: Cpt. Rchd. Skinner,R.N, Ship Surgeon: Geo. Fairfowl, Embarked:370M/ Relanded:1/ Landed:22(NSW) and 347(VDL)M, Ship: Dromedary, Arrival Date: 10 JAN 1820, Body Marks: large Scar and Number of figures right arm and some on left, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/8 in, Trade: Boatman, TAHO: Image at position 1 on page 80 of CON 31/6, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31060238  (JG)

JOHN COLLINGS  Malta, #1888, Ship: Mangles, 1835 [TS] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,19,L,80

SALVADOR DIACONA Born c.1785, #3169, PN# 132, Calculated Age 34yo at 1820, Place Of Birth: Malta, Body Marks: Crucifix &c right arm & Virgin Mary on left, Eyes: L Grey, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/5 1/4 in, Trade: Sailor, Tried Date: Oct 1817, Sentence: 14, Ship: Dromedary, Sailed From: England sailed route: Direct, Ship Master Cpt. Rchd. Skinner,R.N, Ship Name: Dromedary, Ship Surgeon: Geo. Fairfowl, Arrived: 1820-01-10, Embarked: 370M/Relanded:1/Landed:22(NSW) and 347(VDL)M To Colony VDL, Sailed: 1819-09-11, Sailed Days: 121, TAHO: Image at position 1 on page 45 of CON 31/9
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31090132
  (JG)

PATRICK FLEMING AGE:  18 – born about 1820 (1837) at Malta, DIED:  21 October 1842, TRIED:   22 March 1837, Quebec-Lower Canada, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing 5 chains – prosecutor Robert Webb, Diamond ___”
 TRIED WITH:  Patrick SULLIVAN, also onboard “Neptune”, GAOL REPORT:  Orderly, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, DESCRIPTION –Police No:  872, Trade:  Labourer and Boatman, Height:  5’5”, Age:  18, Complexion:  -,  TASMANIAN One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838, Sentenced to 7 Years at Quebec, transported to Van Diemen’s Land, CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-14,180,176,L,80Assignment:
Mr Clarke, Kangaroo Point
Offences and Sentences:
21 April 1838 – Clark – Misconduct in taking passengers onboard the ___ after being warned not to do so – Admonished
7 June 1842 – Just received per “Somersetshire” – Absconding from the ___ (crease) in 1838 and remaining illegally at large until returned per “Somersetshire” for desertion from his regiment at the Cape of Good Hope – Existing sentence of transportation extended 2 years and recommended to be removed to Port Arthur during that period – Confirmed and conduct specially reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 11 June 1842
21 August 1842 – Died on the 21st August 1842, vide memo of Principal Superintendent dated 21 September 1842
APPROPRIATION:
No 872 – Patrick FLEMING, 5’5”, aged 18, labourer and boatman, tried Quebec, sentenced to 7 years, native place Malta, assigned to Mr Clark at Kangaroo Point
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,139,L,801841 MUSTER:
Patrick Fleming, Neptune, died 21 August 1842
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
Patrick Fleming, born 1820, died 1842, Tasman-Tasmania
BMDs : Patrick Fleming, died 23 August 1842, Tasman-Tasmania (1089/1842)
SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31140472
(TS)

FELIX PACE aka PHELIX and PATEH PACE and PATEHOUSE and PATHOUSE #4559, PN#257, Place Of Birth: Malta, Ship: Arab + Elizabeth Henrietta, Calculated Age: 42, Body Marks: Bracelet pricked on each wrist Angel on left arm Child & Crucifix on right rt ear pierced 2 scars on left arm, Complexion: dark, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: D Bro to Grey, Height: 5/8 1/4 in, Conviction: 22/Apr/1818, Sentence: Life: Place Of Sentencing: Messina (Italy). http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c23a4559  (JG)

JAMES THORNTON convict #437, Transported from Malta, Ship: GEORGIANA, 1829 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-8,299,67,L,80
(TS)

Madagascar

EDMOND Transported for arson and wounding. Single. Ship: Daphne. Tried: Port Louis Assizes 26 March 2842, LIFE. Arrived 19 October 1841. Neither read nor write. Trade: Carpenter, Height: 5 ft 3 in, Aged: 30, Complexion: Black, Head: Large, Hair: black, Whiskers: none, Visage: brown, Forehead: high protruding, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: black, Nose: flat and broad, Mouth: large, Chin: medium, Native Place: Madagascar. TOL: 10/9/1850. Died at Westbury 8 July 1853. Report of APM Westbury 11 July 1853
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,36,L,38   (JG)

Martinque

JOHN THOMPSON born c. 1791, #58,  Calculated Age 27yo at 1819, Place Of Birth: Martinique, Conviction: 1818-08-06, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Surrey, Tried Date: 6/Aug/1818, Ship Name: Surrey I, Sailed: 1818-10-17, Sailed Days: 152,  Sailed From: England, sailed route: Rio, Syd., Ship Master: Thos. Raine, Ship Surgeon: Matt. Anderson, Arrived: 1819-03-18, Embarked: 160M/ Deaths:3M /Landed:7(NSW) and 150(VDL)M, Physical description, Body Marks: Black, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: Blk, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/0 1/2 in, Trade: Seaman, Conviction: 1827 Launceston 5 January 1827 Life. [Is this the John Thompson who escaped from Macquarie Harbour with 4 other men including James Tierney originally from Barbadoes in 1824, sentenced to death ?  – see JAMES TIERNEY] TAHO:  Image at position 1 on page 20 of CON 31/42.  Apparently stole from: George Hubbard, George Pyle, Thomas Howard, H. Lucas, Sarah Stone. See:http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-42,190,23 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420058 23 Sept 1828: Feigning extreme illness.  18 lashes [last entry]. (JG)

Mauritius (Ile de France)

JOHN BAPTIST Saturday 21 January 1826 Hobart Town Gazette p4 of 4. RUNAWAY NOTICE  Police Office, Hobart Town 19 January 1826. The following Persons, having absented themselves from their usual  Places of Residence, all Constables and Others are hereby required  to use their  utmost exertions to apprehend and lodge them in safe Custody. A. W. H. Humphrey   Superintendent of Police. #839. Baptist, John, 5 feet 7 ½ inches, dark brown complexion, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, 26 years of age, arrived at Sydney by the Hadlow, and at this Colony by the brig Ann, tried at Middlesex in June 1818, sentence 7 years, native of the Isle of France, by Trade a sailmaker, absconded from Macquarie Harbour. January 3 1826   £2 Reward. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8791427?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22  (JG)

EDWARD BURGOYNE Sergeant in the 63rd Regiment, who settled in Van Diemen’s Land from Mauritius. (unverified). (JG)

CELESTIN Transported for theft, single. Bad character. Tried: Port Louis Assizes, 25 March 1841, Arrived: 19 Oct 1841. Ship: Daphne. Neither read nor write. Trade: servant, Height: 5 ft 3 ½ in, Age: 27, Complexion: black, Head: small, Hair: Black woolley, whispers: none, Visage: sharp, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: black, Nose: flat broad, Mouth: Medm, Chin: Medium, Native place: Port Louis Mauritius. Freedom March 26, 1849. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,37,L,38   (JG)

DELPHIN/DELPHINE brothers (research underway – some below- all information welcomed). Augustus Delphin and his brother Jerome Delphin were servants who stole 125 pounds. They were tried in Grandport, Mauritius on 8th September 1843. They were sentenced to 10 and 7 years respectively. They arrived in Van Diemen’s Land per the Ocean Queen from Hong Kong on 3rd April 1844. (CON 37/1 p268 and CON 16/20 p.80 for Augustine and CON 37/1 p267 and CON 16/2 p80). Being servant class in that period it is extremely likely that they were of (black) African heritage.
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:
http://www.geni.com/people/John-Delphin/6000000008957085430
John Delphin (aka Jerome Delphine) was born about 1826 probably in Mauritius, into a Roman Catholic family possibly “of colour’ (as noted in an email to me from Dr Clare Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK dated Saturday, 21 March 2009 1:57 AM) in which she wrote “..But he was an ex-slave so would have been known as a ‘person of colour’ in Mauritius at the time…” The family consisted of Father, Mother, Jerome, his brother Augustine, one other brother and two sisters.
Jerome, Augustine and a friend Benjamin Zaïre were brought to trial at Port Louis Assizes on 10 October 1843 as follows:
“JB334
Benjamin Zaïre
Jerôme & Auguste Delphine
Benjamin, ex-apprentice Josephine Cantin
Jerome Delphine ex-apprentice Joson Virieux
Augustin Delphine ditto
Theft of money with aggravation from Mr Peyronnet
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Court of Assizes
8th September 1843
Acte d’accusation
Benjamin, employed as ‘manouvre’ at the batelage [A large flatbottom barge, especially one used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances.] of Srs Carou in Port Louis where he lives;
Jerome, carpenter, living in Port Louis, Augustin, ‘cocher’ [translation from French = ‘to notch’ so possibly to keep records by notching], employed by and living with Sr Eugene Lucas in Pamplemousses [Pamplemousses is a district of Mauritius in the north of the island, and is one of the most densely populated parts of the island. The name of the district comes from the French word for grapefruits. Its capital is Triolet.]1.
The first two are accused of on the evening of March 11th, between 7 – 8pm, stolen ‘une malle’ [a trunk] and the objects locked in it belonging to Sieur Antoine Henry Peyronnet, ecclesiastical .
Augustin Delphine accused of complicity by receiving a part of the stolen goods from his brother Jerome and hiding others at the home of the woman Anaïs in Port Louis.
On that evening, Peyronnet was not at home and locked the door to his room (he lived at the ‘maison mabille’ [Mabille is probably a surname therefore translation = Mabille’s house]. He learnt of the robbery when he returned.
The authors of the robbery were not arrested until the 20th of the same month. Many circumstances led to their arrest. One, Jerome was friends with a domestic of Sr Peyronnet anad during frequent visits to see his friend had the occassion to see Peyronnet put money in his ‘malle.’ A few days after the robbbery, the two accused were seen by many witnesses attempting to change gold in a shop. Benjamin was also seen changing money against bank paper. He had a lot of money in his pockets. He also bought a new furniture at this time and paid in advance.
Taken to the police, the two accused admitted the robbery. They told them where the malle had been hidden, behind Petite Montagne [Small Mountin] by Plaine Verte [NW suburb of Port Louis]. It was recognised by Sr Peyronnet. Benjamin declared that he split the money with Jerome, and Jerome said that he had given his part of the money to his brother Augustin to hide in the ground. It was not found where he indicated. Augustin was also brought to the police and said that the money was hidden in a kitchen – 160 piastres was found there, a number of them answering the description of those stolen from Peyronnet.
The three are thus accused (theft/complicity) under articles 306, 38 & 40 of the Penal Code.”2
The three were convicted and transported to Van Diemen’s Land aboard the Ocean Queen arriving in Tasmania 3 April 1844. Jerome and probably Augustus and Benjamin were illiterate.
The ship’s record states that Jerome’s trade was Servant and that his age is 18. It is also stated that is offence was stealing £125 property of Mr Beporoni.
The following is a record of behaviour and convictions after arriving in Tasmania.
Period of Probation: 18 months, 4/2/45 1 month.
Station of Gang: WB 16/6/44 BR, 22/3/45 PB.
Class: PPH 2nd, 26/5/46 3rd.
Offences & Sentences
4 February 1845 (Pn BR) Misconduct in destroying and making away with a government bag – existing period of probation recommended to be extended 1 month (T.M.) Approved vide LCP 7/2/45.
Emerged from gang 28 November 1845.
9 January 1846 (PB) Misconduct in abusing a fellow prisoner who had given evidence in a case of felony – 6 days solitary (WG).
6 August 1846 (PB) Neglect of duty – 6 days solitary (WG).
13 October 1848 (Cottrell, Ln) Larceny under £5 – 12 months imprisonment and hard labour PB (WG & WS). Approved Cascades 20/10/48.
20 May 1850 (Ware, Hobart) Out after hours – 1 months imprisonment and hard labour PB (WW). Approved Old Wharf 25/5/50.
19.11.50 TL. [Ticket of Leave]
14 December 1853 Certificate himself.
Tried Supreme Court Hobart Town, 14.9.75 Perjury, aquitted3 [?]
Jerome married ‘Mary Kane’ [proper name Catherine Cronin] on 2 June 1851 at St George’s Church (Church of England) in Hobart Town. Witnesses to the marriage were William and Julie Hooper.
Jerome and Catherine Cronin produced 9 children between 1852 and 1871.
From The Mercury, 26 November 1861
Caution.
My wife Catherine Delphin, having left her home (deserting her two children) without sufficient cause, I hereby caution the public from giving her credit on my account; and any person harbouring her after this date will be prosecuted.
John Delphin,
Cherry-tree Park,
Sorell.
From Electoral Roll 1866
OATLANDS 1866 House Of ASSEMBLY Electoral Roll Tasmania
ELECTOR – John DELPHIN
ABODE – Oatlands
QUALIFICATION – Occupancy
REASON FOR QUALIFICATION – House, landlord, John Newby landlord
DATE – 11/Apr/1866
Also: Re: Julia Jane Mary Delphin

clareanderson116  (View posts) Posted: 4 Feb 2009 9:38PM
Classification: Query  

Dear Both
I hope that this will be of interest to you. I am an academic historian who has been working on convict transportation to Tasmania. There is a John Delphine who was transported from Mauritius (he was a creole) to VDL, and I know that he later married an Irishwoman, and that their name changed to Delphin.
I would be more than happy to send you my files (drawn from the Mauritius Archives and the Archives Office of Tasmania).
Best wishes
Clare
http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.oceania.australia.tas.general/111.1.1/mb.ashx
(JG)

JULIEN FARASCON Ship “ELEANOR” Tried Port Louis Assizes 29 June 1840 Embarked [blank] Arrived 23 April 1841,  7 years, Roman Catholic, Can Read, Transported for theft. Stated this offense: Stealing a tin box containing  800 [?] dollars the property of my God mother. Married. Surgeon’s Report No of offences [blank] General Conduct [blank], Trade: Tailor can cut out, Height: 5 ft 8 in, Age: 48, Complexion: Black, Head: oval, Hair: Black straight, Whiskers: Black, Visage: copper color, Forehead: medium, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: black, Nose: large acquiline, Mouth: large, Chin: medium, Native Place: Plan William Port Louis, Remarks: mark of blister on left arm, mole near the same, mark  on arm, Period of probation: 18 months, Station of Gang: W.B. 27/10/42, SL  19/11/42 P.B., Class: 1/ pp SH 3d Offence and sentence: P GL exp’d 23 Oct 1842, 24th Oct 1844 Ticket of Leave, Cert of Freedom June 29 1847, Remarks: Quiet willing very slow 7/42, Well conducted 9/42 WB, 20/12/42 Captn Glover Pittwater, 11/42 Goodk [?] 11/4/44 P.B., 18?/4/44 Mr W Boges ? Hobart, Recom’d for a Cond’tl pardon within the limits of the Australian colonies and New Zealand. v. Gazette 9/8/45 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,23,L,80   (JG)

MARIA SIMONETTE Tried Date: 9/Jul/1839, Sentence Life Place Of Sentencing: Port Louis Assizes, VDL Arrival Date: 19/Dec/1839, Ship: Water Witch, Transported For assassinating a man named {Arnie}, Family: Married Husband and 4 children at Port Louis, Image at position 2 on page 32 of CON 40/10. “Child Dolphinia died 10 Mary 1849 at the LO? School”. June 14, 1853: Drunk fined 5/-. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON40-1-10,257,35 TAHO: Image at position 2 on page 32 of CON 40/10http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a6092 TO 143. AOTas con 16/1. (JG)

JOHN THOMAS Saturday 12 March 1831 The Hobart Town Courier p2 of 4.  An inquest was also held on Wednesday on the body of John Thomas, a native of the Mauritius, waiter to Mr. Bernard Walford, who died of apoplexy. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4204703?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22   (JG)

VALENTINE Transported for arson. Single, SHIP: Daphne, Tried: Port Louis Assizes 1 July 1841  7 yrs, Arrived: 19th Oct 1841, Can not read or write, Trade: labourer, Height: 5 ft 4 in, Age: 42, Complexion: black, Head: small, Hair black Indian to grey, whiskers: none, visage: short, forehead: high, eyebrows: black, eyes: black, nose: long, mouth: mem, chin: medm, Native Place: Grandport Mauritius, Free Certificate  7/7/1848,  http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,34,L,38   (JG)

Mozambique

JACQUES JULIEN or JULIEN JACQUES  Transported for arson, single. Tried: Port Louis Assizes 24 March 1841  10 yrs. Arrived 19 Oct 1841. Trade: Laborer,Height: 5 ft 1, age: 57, complexion: black, head: large, hair: black woolley, whiskers, black, visage: broad, Forehead: retreating, eyebrows: black, eyes: black,  nose: flat broad, mouth: medium, chin: sharp, native place: Mozambique. Ship: DAPHNE, Died in hospital Hobart 28th feby 1846
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,35,L,38   (JG)

JOSEPH PETIT
Joseph Petit – per ‘Agenoria’ from Mauritius to VDL http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,165,C,80 (image 165) Petit, Joseph: Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, 23 June 1842. [Sentence:] 7 yrs. Embarked – – . Arrived 6 January 43. Transported for Manslaughter. Stated this offence Setting fire to a house – a man was burned to death in it. [Marital status]: Widower. One child. Surgeon’s report: No. of offences/ how employed/ general conduct: – -. Trade: Baker, Height: 5ft 3, Age: 40, Complexion: Black, Head: Large, Hair: Black, Whiskers: Do. [black] curly, Visage: Broad, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Dark Hazel, Nose: Flat, Mouth: Medium, Chin: Small, Native place: Mozambique. Remarks: small scar corner of right eye, under lip projects – An African. Period of probation – Two years. Station of Gang [this fairly illegible] – Wedge Bay 16/6/44 BR 18/8/45(?) (?) Class: (?) on 30/11/46 3rd. Offences &amp; sentences: 12 July 44/ (?)/ Misconduct when cook in having fat concealed in the cookhouse – Ten days Solitary / (?)/ Remarks: 1/44 Good 2/44 Do. 24/12/45 BR. 25/7/46 (?) 6/8/46 (?) 18/11/46 (?) T. L. 7/12/46 (?) (?) 6/6/47 (?) Hospl. (?) 9/6/47 (?) 4/10/47 Ret to T.L. Released from 1st. Stage of Probatn 6th January 1845 3rd November 1846. Ticket of Leave. 8th Dec. 46 T.L. [Ticket of Leave ] revoked (unable to obtain a living – filed by Mr. Willis) 13 July 1847 T.L. [Ruled off diagonal bottom left section of page with: (?) 25.6.49] [Omitted a row of dates and names along left margin] (For same convict – from http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,18,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,19,L,80 (images 18 &amp; 19) per ‘Hawk’ from Mauritius to VDL – Arrived 6 Jan 1843 Petit, Joseph: Where Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Assizes, When Tried: 23 June 1842, Height: –, Age: 40, Sentence: 7 [years], Religion: –, Read or Write: –, Married or Single: W, Children: 1. Statement of offence: Transported for “Manslaughter.” Setting fire to a house &amp; the man was burned in it. Serjeant’s Report: –. Trade: Baker. Native place: Mozambique. Remarks: — [95% transcribed – some names, dates and locations hard to decipher] (DB)

SAMUEL
Native of Mozambique. Died 1834. adult. Hbt HTC 28 March 1824 (?). Buchanan p.100. (JG)

Melanesian Islands

UNKNOWN Via: Three photographic portraits of a Melanesian gentleman, Hobart, c 1895 CRAWFORD, Thomas (Photographer) # 2030 [TASMANIA] ”  Three silver albumen print photographs, carte de visite format (105 x 63 mm), each with photographer’s imprint recto: T. Crawford, 62 Murray Street. (Crawford operated his studio at this address from 1892-95). Very good condition. This intriguing trio of photographs is remarkable for two reasons: first, the ethnicity of the sprightly elderly gentleman appears to be Melanesian, and his attire – a long frock coat over a waistcoat, hat and cane – is, although smart, somewhat anachronistic for this period. Second, the subject has a disarmingly natural ease in front of the camera, making these candid and spontaneous portraits refreshingly different from the stiff studio poses so typical of the day. We cannot say with absolute certainty what this visitor’s business was in Hobart in the 1890s, but it is highly likely he had some connection with one of the Tasmanian missions. The style of beard which he wears is of a type worn in New Britain, where George Brown’s Methodist Mission was flourishing during the 1890s. It is known that Brown brought at least one Christian convert to Australia from New Britain for ‘promotional’ purposes, a young man called Benjamin Lelei, who was photographed with Brown by Wood’s Studio, Sydney, in the early 1880s. $ 600.00 AUD” [accessed April 2012]. From: http://douglasstewart.com.au/objects/tasmania-three-photographic-portraits-of-a-melanesian-gentleman-hobart-c-18/  (JG)

Nevis

“This 36-square-mile island lies near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua. This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled”…Population c. 10,000, 2011. (Nevis: “Twenty percent of the British Empire‘s total sugar production in 1700 was derived from Nevisian plantations.” (Watts, David (1987). The West Indies: Patterns of Development, Culture and Environmental Change Since 1492, Cambridge University Press, 1987, p. 285.) “Exports from West Indian colonies like Nevis were worth more than all the exports from all the mainland Thirteen colonies of North America combined at the time of the American Revolution.” (Hubbard, Vincent K. (2002). Swords, Ships & Sugar: History of Nevis. Corvallis, Oregon: Premiere, ISBN 1-891519-05-0). “On August 1, 1834, slavery was abolished in the British Empire. In Nevis, 8,815 slaves were freed. (Ibid) The first Monday in August is celebrated as Emancipation Day and is part of the annual Nevis Culturama festival.” http://www.nevisisland.com/  (JG)

PETER BENNETT Aged 22, born about 1813 at Nevas (sic) (Nevis).  Bennett was tried 28 April 1835 at St Christophers and transported for 7 years for “Piracy with Burke; hired by LOYAL onboard” transported, No 2420 , p91 of 221:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030247
Trade: Cooper Cook?, height: 5 ft 1 ¼,  age: 22, complexion: black, head: oval, hair: black, whiskers: ditto, visage: oval, forehead: high, eyebrows: black, eyes: black, eyes: black, nose: short, mouth: wide, lips thick, shin: M.L. Remarks: Ears pierced, a man of colour, scar on right wrist, three scars on left wrist, lost a front tooth upper jaw. Family: Married 3 children, Wife Friday at Native place, [Nevis?]
P87 of 400: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-3,400,87 Surgeon’s report: very well behaved.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,87,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,91,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,71,L,80
Free Cert #332, 1842
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JOHN WILLIAM BERTRAM, Nevis, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,102,L,80

PEMBROKE BRANCH  AKA  MILLS Aged 26, born about 1809 at Nevas (Nevis) Tried 28 April 1835 at St Christophers and transported for 7 years for Piracy, No 2422, Trade: stone mason five years, cook and butler,  height: 5 ft 6, age: 26, complexion: black, head: oval, hair: black, woolly, whiskers: -, visage: long, forehead: high, eyes: black, nose: short, broad, mouth: wide lips, thick, shin: large, remarks: slight scar right corner of mouth large wart on right elbow, large scar above inner corner right eyebrow, ears pierced, a Man of Colour.  Arrival: 21/Feb/1836, stated this offence: piracy, surgeon’s report: very well behaved. Real name MILLS, single. Transported: ASIA 4,  21 Feb 1836.  7 years. Blank conduct record….
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,87,L,80Image at position 2 on page 176 of CON 18/4
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,91,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,71,L,80http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030249Adm. 101/5 Reel 3188Adm101/5 Reel 3188CON13/8CON18/4 p176CON27/2CON31/3CSO1/851/17986MM33/3MM33/6MM33/8
Record Number: ai06772. (JG)

JOHN BROADBENT born c. 1811, Nevis, West Indies, One of 400 Convicts Transported on “Moffatt” 1834. Sentenced to 7 years at Cornwall Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, AGE:  23, TRIED:  7 August 1832, Cornwall Assizes , SENTENCE:  7 Years, CRIME:  Stealing wearing apparel;  tried with John Jones and Elizabeth Cummins, CRIMINAL REGISTER:  Tried Summer Assizes Cornwall 1832, sentenced to Transportation
GAOL REPORT:  Supposed very bad, HULK:  Captivity, moored at Devonport (UK)
HULK REPORT:  Good, SHIP:  Moffatt (first voyage) – departed Plymouth 29 January 1834, arrived Hobart 9 May 1834, a voyage of 100 days, with 400 male convicts onboard (393 landed Hobart);  Master James Cromarty, Surgeon Thomas B. Wilson
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Behaved well, CONVICT TRANSPORTATION REGISTER:  John Broadbent, convicted 7 August 1832 at Cornwall-England for 7 years transportation, departed 4 January 1834 aboard “Moffatt” to Van Diemen’s Land for Larceny
FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –, Trade:  Tailor, Height:  5’ 8 ½“, Age:  27, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Round, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None
Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Medium large, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium small, Native Place:  Nevis, West Indies
Remarks:  Tattoos – bust of a woman, rose, thistle, and star on left arm;  2 flags, and initials G.W., L.L., Monument on right arm, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD
Crime: Transported for stealing wearing apparel;  previous for being drunk, one night at America. Offences and Sentences: 4 Aug 1835 – Marine Department, Out after hours; confined to cell on bread-and-water for six days, 2 Nov 1835 – Insolence and disobedience of orders to one of the Military;  25 lashes at Port Arthur, 31 May 1836 – Marine Dept, Absent from the Prisoners Barracks all night;  treadwheel for 6 days, 7 Nov 1836 – Marine Dept, Drunk;  treadwheel 6 days, 2 May 1838 – Marine Dept, Drunk;  reported, 11 Dec 1838 – Ticket-of-Leave holder, Out after hours;  reprimanded, Assignment: Public Works – Marine Department, 1835 Muster: No 2053 – John Broadbent, Moffatt, assigned to Public Works (HO 10/50), Ticket of Leave:, Published Hobart Town Courier, 1 June 1838, Free Certificate: 1839, DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found.
NEWSPAPER REPORTS: ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 4 AUGUST 1832 – John Broadbent (23), John Jones (23) and Elizabeth Cummins (20) committed by the Rev Joseph Pomeroy for stealing wearing apparel, ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 11 AUGUST 1832 – The following prisoners were also convicted – John Broadbent, John Jones and Elizabeth Cummins, for stealing three shirts – to be transported for seven years.
ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 1 SEPTEMBER 1832 – Undermentioned prisoners convicted at last Assizes removed last week from County Gaol to the Captivity hulk at Devonport pursuant to their respective sentences, viz: John Jeffery, Robert Searle, John Broadbent, John Jones, Richard Phillips, Zacharias Williams, and Phillip Sweet / Tas Archives Conduct Report – Transported for stealing wearing apparel
REFERENCES –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-5,220,123,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,186,L,80http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4164713   
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CHARLES BROWN Born about 1806 at Nevis, age: 30, Tried:   28 April 1835, St Christopher, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Piracy – tried with Loyal Waterford Sanderson and others out here, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at St Christopher, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies. Marital status:  Married, with 5 children Spouse:  Eliza, at Native Place – Nevis, DESCRIPTION
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,85,L,80
Police No:  Number 2525, Trade:  Carpenter and Joiner, Height:  5’ 6 ½“, Age:  30, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  Black, woolly, thin, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Medium wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  Nevis, Remarks:  Scar on left side of chin. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,122,L,80
Offences and Sentences:
23 Dec 1839 – R.E. Dept – Being drunk – Cell six days
18 Aug 1840 – R.E. Dept – Absent without leave – Reprimanded
22 Mar 1841 – R.E. Dept – Out after hours – Ordered to sleep in barracks
24 Feb 1842 – R.E. Dept – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
Free Pardon:1 December 1843, 8 December 1843 – Published in The Courier (Hobart) –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,122,L,80
APPROPRIATION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,135,L,80
No 2525 – Charles Brown, 5’6”, aged 30, carpenter & joiner, tried St Christopher, Life, native of Neva, assigned to ____ (engineers department?)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030352
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CONSTANT BURKE Age 41, born about 1794 at Nevas (Nevis) Tried 28 April 1835 at St Christophers   Nevis Court of King’s Bench & Common Pleas? and transported for 7 years for Piracy onboard the “Faith” – stated this offence: “Piracy on board the Faith, while in Distress, once for leaving my Work”  No 2419, Trade: carpenter and joiner, height 5 ft 5 ¾,   age: 41, complexion: black, head: oval, hair: black woolly, whiskers: ditto, visage: oval full, forehead: high, eyebrows: black, nose: broad, short, mouth: wide lips, thick, chin: medium length, dimpled, remarks: a man of colour, lost? tooth front upper jaw.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,86,L,80Image at position 1 on page 175 of CON 18/4
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,91,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,71,L,80Image at position 1 on page 136 of CON 31/2
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030246
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ABRAHAM SAMPSON Age 28 (1835) born about 1807 at Nevas (Nevis), tried 28 April 1835 at St Christophers and sentenced to 7 years for Piracy. No 2175.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400527Trade: Able Seaman & Shoemkr 2 yrs, Eyes: Dk brown, Hair: black woolly, height: 6 foot, Stated this offence: “Piracy, I was in charge of the Vessel Beatrice, which was stranded, twice punished whilst in the Militia”.Body marks: Circle Crucifix part of man’s head A. B R. A. S. H. A. M S A. M. Sun moon P. S. O. N. Glass & Jug pipe mermaid Rope & Anchor on rt arm {Battlee} 2 Glasses & jug – Tumbler 2 pipes Hope & Anchor Moon 7 Stars ### Woman E.L. on left arm, surgeon’s report: well behaved, Nov 1837 working on a road party.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,178,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,151,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,86,L,80
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Newfoundland

MAURICE DADY Age:  21 (1835) born about 1815 at Newfoundland, Died:  9 May 1847 – Drowned in the River Shannon (CON 63/2 surname Dadys), TRIED:   14 December 1835, Newfoundland, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Highway Robbery, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Single
DESCRIPTION – Police No:  1196, Height:  5’ 4 ½“, Age:  21, Complexion: 
Head:  Round, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Round, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Short
Mouth:  Medium width, Chin:  Small, Native Place:  – , Remarks:  None
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,19,L,80APPROPRIATION:
No 1196 – Maurice Dady – 5’4 ¼“, boatman, tried Newfoundland, sentenced to Life, native of Newfoundland, assigned to Mr James Murdock at Green Ponds
DEATH: 9 May 1847 – Drowned in the River Shannon, Ticket-of-Leave holder (CON 63/2 surname Dadys)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,6,L,80One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Newfoundland. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,48,L,80Police No: Number 1196, Crime: Highway Robbery
Probation:
24 June 1837 – Colonial Hospital, Hobart
8 January 1839 – New Norfolk
26 March 1839 – Green Ponds
24 March 1840 – Bothwell
4 November 1842 – Chief Police Magistrate
22 November 1842 – NI Bay
2 June 1846 – Ross
13 February 1847 – Oatlands
9 April 1846 –
Offences and Sentences:
7 June 1837 – Murdock – Insolence – 1 month hard labour in chains – sent to Bagdad then returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 22 June 1837
12 March 1839 – _____ Party – Disorderly conduct – Hard labour out of chains for 6 months – Green Ponds, then to be assigned from that Station, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 15 March 1839
28 October 1842 – ____ – Idleness and misconduct – 3 months hard labour and returned to the Government – New Town Bay then Hobart for disposal, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision
9 February 1843 – New Town Gang – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
19 January 1844 – Wardsman, Colonial Hospital – Misconduct in having in his possession one pair of trousers and not being able to satisfactorily account for them, the same belonging to a deaf and dumb man – Recommended to be sent on the roads on Probation for 6 months then condition to be reported, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 20 January 1844
22 January 1844 – Wardsman, Colonial Hospital – Misconduct in making away with, or losing, one or two blankets, one sheet, and one flannel frock, the property of the Crown which were entrusted to his care – Hard labour in chains for 6 months, having on the 19th January been recommended to be sent on the roads on Probation for 6 months – confined Ross Chain Gang, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 27 January 1844
6 September 1844 – 1st Class
12 February 1845 – SPW – Disobedience of orders – 3 days solitary confinement
19 April 1845 – Ross Gang – Misconduct – Reprimanded
25 November 1845 – 3rd Class
7 April 1846 – Ticket-of-Leave
9 January 1847 – Drowned in the River Shannon
Ticket of Leave:
7 April 1846
10 April 1846 – Published in The Colonial Times (Hobart) –
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758427REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31110131(Note: This site has mistakenly included part of William Dunbar’s conduct record, which appears above Maurice Dady in the journal, relating to previous convictions)
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ELIZABETH LOMAS Born: c. 1816, arrival: 1836-12-03, Age: 20 when transported, Newfoundland, Transported on: Westmoreland (1) 1836, prior convictions: 0, sentence: 7 years, sentenced: central circuit court, London, Tried date: 13/Jun/1836, sailed: 113 days, saled from: Woolwich, Ship master: Jn. Brigstock, Ship surgeon: James Ellis, gaol report: not Known, Embarked:185F/Deaths:1F/Landed:184(VDL)F, stated this offence: Stealing a Shawl, Ring & Gown in Peter Street, Surgeon’s report: Quiet very indolent, transported for: Larceny. Image at position 1 on page 275 of CON 40/6, Arrival date: 1836-12-03, Gaol report: not known, Family: 13 months on the Town, Single, Trade:  house servant, wash, plain iron. Free cert: 1843. Adm. 101/74 Reel 3212Adm101/74 Reel 3212CON13/8CON19/14, p430CON40/6CSO1/893/18964MM33/3MM33/6. Record Number: ai43202. Image at position 1 on page 275 of CON 40/6: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-6,258,209,L,80  and  http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c40a3870 and  http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,234,L,80
(TS)

ANN MUNRO ex-Grenada, ship: WESTMORELAND, 1836 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,235,L,80 (TS)

 

JAMES THOMPSON aka JOSEPH THOMPSON Age:  23  (1836) – born about 1813 at St John’s (Newfoundland), DIED:  18 December 1840, TRIED:   9 May 1836, Newfoundland, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing 50 pounds of candles”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-20,247,65,L,80
Marital status:  Single, Police No:  1030, Trade:  Seaman, Height:  5’ 4 ¾”
Age:  23, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Small, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Short, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Long, Native Place:  St Johns (Newfoundland), Remarks:  None
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,28,L,80
Previous Conviction: Once for stealing books – 9 months, Probation:
30 September 1837 – Green Ponds – 6 months
Assignment:
14 April 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
21 July 1837 – New Norfolk
30 September 1837 – Chief Police Magistrate
6 October 1838 – Constitution Hill
3 July 1838 – New Norfolk
15 September 1840 – N. Corners – Native Corners near Campania?
Offences and Sentences:
13 June 1837 – Folder – Gross disobedience – 25 lashes
26 June 1837 – Folder – Drunk – 50 lashes
12 July 1837 – Holder – Absconding – Acquitted – Returned to Government – sent to Deep Gully assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 28 July 1837
25 September 1837 – Stealing one cheese, value 9/s, the property of Pearson – Existing sentence of transportation extended 3 years – Returned to Government and recommended he be employed on the roads on Probation – 6 months at Green Ponds on Probation and conduct to be reported – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 30 September 1837
19 March 1838 – Road Party, Green Ponds – ____ – 24 hours solitary confinement ________
22 August 1840 – Matthews – Not being under proper control  – Returned to the Crown and to be assigned on the other side of the Island, recommended not to be employed as a Boatman and not to be assigned in the New Norfolk or Hobart Town districts
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,17,L,80
No 1030 – James Thompson, 5’ 6 ¾”, aged 23, Seaman, convicted Newfoundland, sentenced to 7 years, native of St John’s, assigned to Mr Folger at Kangaroo Point
DIED:
18 December 1840 – QR Dec 1840 Thomson – HO 10/51 Reel No 80, Muster 1841
One of 255 Convicts Transported on “Sarah” 1837, Sentenced to 7 Years at Newfoundland, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Sarah (second voyage) – departed Spithead 22 December 1836, arrived Hobart 29 March 1837, a voyage of 97 days, carrying 255 male convicts (245 landed).  Master J.T. Whiteside, Surgeon James McTernan
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440077
(TS)

Norway

LAURITZ HANSON aka LAMITY HANSON Age:  36 – born about 1800 at Norway, TRIED:   4 April 1836, Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Larceny, Stated this offence – “Stealing a sheet from a Public ___ (house? Crease of page) near the Town”, GAOL REPORT:  18 months House of Correction, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Exemplary, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-9,115,35,L,80Police No:  2131, Trade:  Silk Mercer, Height:  5’ 6 ½”, Age:  36, Complexion:  Dark
Head:  Oval, Hair:  Light brown, Whiskers:  Light brown, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Dark brown, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Medium long, Mouth:  Wide
Chin:  Large, Native Place:  Norway, Remarks:  Scars across both eyebrows, One of 260 Convicts Transported on “Henry Porcher” 1836, Sentenced to 7 years at Central Criminal Court, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-21,219,180,L,80Offences and Sentences:
2 August 1837 – Parker – Insolence and neglect of duty – Reprimanded
4 September 1837 – Parker – Drunk and neglecting his duty – 2 months hard labour and returned to the Government – Confirmed to Grass Tree Hill Road Party afterwards Penitentiary for assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 16 September 1837
21 December 1837 – Dr Gillern – Disobedience of orders – 25 lashes
6 February 1838 – Parker – Absent without leave last night – Returned to Government
7 March 1838 – Murray – Stealing one Bottle of wine from ___ (crease) of the value of 3 shillings – Existing sentence of transportation extended 2 years and 6 months – Probation on the ___ (roads? Crease) recommended – Spring Hill, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 10 March 1838
21 Jan 1839 – Brand – Being in a public house and abusing the District Constable – Cell on bread and water for 6 days
21 June 1839 – Brand – Drunk and neglect of duty and refusing -______
30 September 1839 – Assigned to M.W. Brown – Neglect of duty – 2 months hard labour – To Green Ponds, then returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 4 October 1839
2 March 1840 – Shaw – Gross insolence and neglect of work – Hard labour in chains 6 months on the roads and returned to his service – sent to Town Surveyor’s Chain Gang in Hobart, then returned to his service – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 20 March 1840
6 September 1841- Labourer, Prisoners’ Barracks – Misconduct in ____ about the ___ – Reprimanded
3 February 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave
2 June 1842 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Drunk – Fined 5/-
2 August 1844 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Out after hours – 7 days hard labour
6 November 1844 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Out after hours – 3 months hard labour – Ticket-of-leave suspended – To Town Surveyor’s Gang in Hobart, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 8 November 1844
2 January 1845 – Town Surveyor’s Gang – Absent from his Gang – 7 days solitary confinement
16 January 1845 – Town Surveyor’s Gang – Disorderly conduct – Existing sentence to hard labour extended one month, a Party in the Interior recommended – Sent to Glenorchy, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 17 January 1845
Ticket of Leave:
3 February 1842 – Granted
6 November 1844 – Suspended
Free Certificate:
1845 – No 516
APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,162,L,80No 2131 – Lauritz Hanson, 5’ 6 ¼”, aged 36, Silk Mercer, Convicted at Criminal Court, sentenced to 7 years, native place Norway, assigned to Mr Freeman at Hobart, ticket-of-leave
HULK REGISTER:  Lauritz Hanson, aged 35, born about 1801, convicted Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) London on 4 April 1836, received onboard prison hulk “Hardy” moored at Portsmouth on 22 April 1836, SHIP:  Henry Porcher (third voyage) – departed Portsmouth 4 August 1836, arrived Hobart 15 November 1836, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 260 male convicts (258 landed).  Master John Hart, Surgeon Jonathan Smith, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 22-24: Surgeon’s general remarks. There are few remarks to be made about the prisoners, there being ‘but two cases of death’, the first from protracted diarrhoea, which had existed before his embarkation, the second from gangrene. The most prominent symptom of the latter was the early [enchial] affection which was not mentioned in the journal but was visible from the start. Some other symptoms are mentioned and the surgeon discusses a similar case afflicting a seaman of HMS Winchester in the hospital at Halifax and the probable causes. In the case of diarrhoea the post mortem appearance resembled that of dysentery though there was no pain or tenesmus, or blood or lymph, until a few days before his death. Diarrhoea should not be classes among neuroses, as Dr Cullen suggests, because no nervous disease leaves behind so much disorganisation. Strict cleanliness and ventilation were attended to and prisoners and soldiers kept on deck as much as possible. The windsails had to be enlarged to prove effective and this was only accomplished after repeated remonstrances and threats. There was a new wind sail of the proper size but the master refused to use it saying it was for the passengers on the homeward voyage. The proper size of the windsails should be specified in the charter agreement. The surgeon also had to purchase a white wash […] at his own expense, it not having been ‘stipulated for’. He says that there is nothing more useful aboard than [chloride of?] lime, ‘both by sweetening and illuminating the places below’. There should also be plenty of sand for dry holystoning the decks. Signed John Smith Surgeon With a PS apologising if the journal appears injured, it was dropped into the sea while wrapped in the surgeon’s shirt on disembarking
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (OLD BAILEY) TRIAL RECORDS –
LAURITZ HANSON, Theft > simple larceny, 4th April 1836.
Reference Number: t18360404-931
931.   LAURITZ HANSON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March, 1 sheet, value 5s., the goods of   Thomas Cansdell.
THOMAS CANSDELL . I keep the Hoop and Horse-shoe, in Queen-street, Tower-hill. The prisoner came on a Sunday night, in March, and hired a bed, about half-past eleven o’clock—he was a stranger to me the house was shut up, and he knocked at the door—Mrs. Cansdell called me down to him—I said he could not sleep there—he said he wanted to go into the docks in the morning, and I let him have a bed—he said he wanted to go as soon as the dock opened, which was about seven o’clock; and in the morning, he went out—I opened the street-door—he partly opened it himself, and seemed in a hurry—I sent the servant up stairs, and in consequence of what she said, I pursued him—he went towards Whitechapel—I sent the boy after him, who brought him back he had a bundle under his arm—we opened that—he said that was not the street—we took him up stairs—he unbuttoned his waistcoat, and the sheet was found bound round his person—he said, “This is your sheet—forgive me—I am very sorry for it—I wanted to get to Germany.”
CATHERINE JEALOUS . I am servant of the house. I remember the prisoner going away in the morning—I missed a sheet—I cannot swear to this sheet; but when I turned the bed down there were two sheets on it, and in the morning one was gone—I believe this is master’s sheet.
JAMES HAWARD . I am a policeman. I received the prisoner in charge—I saw him in the house with a bundle—I took him up stairs, and found the sheet wrapped round him—he went down on his knees, and said, “Don’t put me to so much trouble—this is your sheet, Mr. Cansdell—I took it from the bed—I wanted to go to Germany—I have no money—I am very poor.”
(The prisoner put in a written defence, pleading poverty.)
GUILTY . Aged 35.—  Transported for Seven Years.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31210533(TS)

Persia (Iran)

EDMUND CROCKETT  Persia (Iran), No 1801, ship: LADY KENNAWAY, 1835 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-10,252,82,L,80

RICHARD HOLLIS Persia con# 2237  (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,142,L,8

Philippines

Manila

UNKNOWN Tuesday 11 August 1835 Colonial Times (Hobart), p8 of 8. A poor black, native of Manilla, was charged with wandering the streets, having no home or visible honest mode of living. He appeared to be a real object of pity and distress – there being no Asylum or Refuge for the Destitute in this Colony, the Magistrate could only commit him to the House of Correction, which he did, with instructions that the part of the sentence of hard labour should be dispensed with. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8648424?searchTerm=%22black+native+of%22  (JG)

Poland

LEWIS ABRAHAM/S  (real name)  LEWIS ABRAHAM LONGBROOK, AGE:  31 (1837) – born Warsaw, Poland, TRIED:   25 March 1837, Warwick Assizes, SENTENCE:  7 Years, CRIME:  Felony, Stated this offence – “Stealing wearing apparel;  prosecutor ____”GAOL REPORT:  Not known, HULK REPORT:  Bad, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good, RELIGION:  Jew, FAMILY – Marital status:  Married, with 7 children, Spouse:  Rebecca, at Birmingham, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  824, Trade: blank Height: 5’2”, Age:  21, LITERACY:  [blank], Complexion: [blank], Head: [blank],  Hair: [blank],  Whiskers: [blank],  Visage: [blank],   Forehead: [blank],  Eyebrows: [blank],  Eyes: [blank], Nose: [blank], Mouth: [blank], Chin: [blank], Native Place: One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Warwick Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, Remarks:  TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,7,L,80
Police No: 824
Assignment:
24 Feb 1838 – Prisoners Barracks, Campbell Town (?)
26 Aug 1839 – Launceston
3 Sept 1839 – Westbury
14 Dec 1841 – New Norfolk
Offences and Sentences:
19 Feb 1838 – Labourer, Prisoners Barracks – Absent from Muster on Saturday night – 3 months Probation on the Roads – Bagdad Road Party then to Picton Assignment Gang – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 24 February 1838
22 March 1838 – Road Party, Bagdad – Misconduct – Admonished
15 Sept 1838 – Public Works – Leaving the Station without permission – Admonished
21 Sept 1838 – Public Works – Gross neglect of duty and disobedience of orders – 3 months hard labour
21 Sept 1838 (same date) – Public Works – Insolence to his Overseer – 50 lashes and 3 months hard labour in chains – Sandy Bay Party and conduct to be reported – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 28 Sept 1838 – Bridgewater Gang then Hobart for assignment – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 28 Sept 1838
1 Feb 1839 – Campbell Town Gang – Feigning sickness – 1 month hard labour in chains – approved, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 8 February 1839
Ticket of Leave:
20 May 1842
Conditional Pardon:
23 June 1843 – No 470
APPROPRIATION: No 824 – Lewis ABRAHAMS or LONGBROOK – 5’2”, aged 21, tailor-cut out, Jew, tried Warwick, sentenced to 7 years, native place Warsaw-Poland, assigned to Mr G. Meredith at Swan Point
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,132,L,80
HOBART HOSPITAL: Abrahams, Louis – Neptune, 1 spoon from 28 to 30, Hobarton Hospital, (disease) Amaurosis * – Admitted 27April 1841;  Discharged – blank
* Loss of vision
DEPARTURES INDEX:
27 January 1852 – There is a listing for Thomas Abrahams, arrived in the Colony aboard “Neptune”, Conditional Pardon, departed Launceston for Melbourne aboard “John”.  As there was no convicted named Thomas Abrahams aboard “Neptune”, this is possibly a listing for Lewis Abrahams.
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
HULK REGISTER:  Lewis Abraham, 30, born about 1807, convicted 14 March 1837 at Warwick, received onboard prison hulk “Fortitude” moored at Chatham on 26 April 1837, SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
REFERENCES –Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030010
(TS)

REUBEN BARNETT  born c. 1817, Warsaw, Poland. Aged 28 on arrival 17 Jun 1845. Aboard “Mount Stuart Elphinstone”. Convicted: Central Criminal Court, London, 23 Oct 1843 of larceny, receiving Indian silk valued about £100. Sentence: 7 years. Gaol Report: Not known. Stated this offence: Receiving India silk v abt £100. Prosecutors: Ellis & Hetherington, St Paul’s Churchyard. Physical description: Height 5/0½. Eyes: brown. Hair: dark brown. Complexion: Fresh. Trade: Watchmaker. Sailed from: London. Sailed: 7 Mar 1845. Arrived: 17 Jun 1845. Conduct Record states he is a Polish Jew, Native Place Harrow. However, Indent, while also describing him as a Polish Jew, gives his Native Place as Warsaw and his mother, Esther, & brothers are said to be in Poland. He was tried with his wife Julia Barnett. 1841 Census, Petticoat Lane, Christ Church, Spitalfields. Reuben Barnett, aged 25, Jeweller, born in foreign parts. (Class: HO107; Piece 710; Book: 14; Civil Parish: Christ Church Spitalfields; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 5; Page: 3; Line: 20; GSU roll: 438820.) Indent CON14/1/21, image 163.
Description List CON18/1/45, image 7.
Conduct Record CON33/1/66, image 14
Old Bailey Trial: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=def1-2924-18431023&div=t18431023-2924#highlight
Founders & Survivors: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai03145 & also http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/om5729  (GB)

NORSON DAVIES  Warsaw, Poland, No 595, ship: MANLIUS, 1830 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,141,L,80

ERNEST ELSNOR Poland, No 401, ship: JOHN, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-11,230,204,L,80

ALEXANDER SZUDURSKI aka ALEKSANDER SKUDURSKI aka COUNT ALEXANDER Age 35 (1835) born about 1800 at Balter-Poland, tried 27 July 1835 at Kent Assizes and transported for Life for Uttering his name to a forged bill of exchange. “Fabricating a name to a Bill of Exchange for 500 £ I got the Money from a Bank at Petersham & spent it in England.” No 2161 . Died 20 February 1840 by drowning in the River Blythe. Body marks: long scar under Chin cannot speak the English Language – a Pole, Trade: labourer and clerk, Family: “I was Captain in the Imperial Guards at Poland under the Emperor of Russia Father was a General under Bonaparte at Native Place, Baltor, Poland, ### independent lost his legs in Battle one Horse killed in the Polish War was a Captain in the Imperial Guard, real name Aleksander Szudorski, Widower 2 children”
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-40,262,173,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,147,L,80http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,85,L,80http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31400513Died: 20 Feb 1840, River Blythe  [1841 muster: died 26 Nov 1844.  Surname Szudurskiz]  (TS)

Pont Peter / Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) 

Pointe-à-Pitre is situated on the southwest portion of the island of Grande-Terre, facing the Caribbean Sea and is an ideal place in the center of Guadeloupe and is near the Rivière Salée (“Salt River”), which separates Grande-Terre from Basse-Terre Island. The town of Pointe-à-Pitre is surrounded by the communes of Les Abymes, Baie-Mahault and Le Gosier. Pointe-à-Pitre is on a limestone plateau, which was a factor for the construction of the city. The bay, Petit Cul-de-Sac Marin, offers a sheltered port. [Wikipedia] (JG)
 
LEWIS BURNHAM   Born about 1810, Pont Peter (Guadeloupe, Caribbean), age: c.20, TRIED:   10 March 1835, St Christopher (St Kitts), SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Burglary, Housebreaking – prosecutrix a Black Woman, Iodina
http://www.sog.org.uk/prc/westindies.shtml, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at St Christopher, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie
SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very well behaved, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,83,L,80Police No:  Number 2524, Trade:  Shoemaker and Labourer, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  26, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly ,Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Medium wide, Chin:  Medium large, Native Place:  Pont Peter, Remarks:  (tattoos; initials) L.B. and several dots inside right arm, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,121,L,80Offences and Sentences: 26 May 1838 – General Pass – Drunk – Reprimanded, Conditional Pardon:
8 December 1838 – Number 1993, APPROPRIATION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,135,L,80No 2525 – Lewis Burnham, 5’5”, aged 26, shoemaker for 5 years, convicted at St Christopher, sentenced to Life, native place Point Peter, assigned to Mr James Radcliffe at Swan Point
DEPARTURES INDEX: Not found, NEWSPAPER REPORTS – COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), TUESDAY, 5 JUNE 1838 – Lewis Burnham and Mary Ann Blount were charged with very indecent conduct, in having contrived to obtain admission into the house of a very respectable inhabitant, where they were found comfortably embedded, but were suddenly disturbed from their repose, and safely lodged in the watch-house.  They were now discharged, on promising future good behaviour. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page669387REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030351
(TS)

Portugal

ANTONIO BAPTISTA aka ANTOINE BAPTISTE born 1777, Calculated Age 42yo at 1820, Place Of Birth: Portugal, Conviction: 23/Mar/1820, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Surrey, Sailed: 1820-05-14, Sailed Days: 167, Sailed From: P’smouth, sailed route: Sydney, Ship Master: Magnus Johnson, Ship Name: Guildford, Ship Surgeon: Hugh Walker, Arrived: 1820-10-28,  Embarked:190M/Landed: 1(NSW) and 189(VDL)M, Body Marks: Man woman 2 hearts love Adam & Eve E{Y} on left arm, Eyes: D Grey, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/2 1/2 in, Trade: Hair dresser, 1830-12-31 Muster: Deceased, 1830-12-31 ob: Death – source muster:1830, TAHO: HO 10/38 Reel 78, muster year 1830,   CON 31/1: details stop 1828 – Image at position 2 on page 78 of CON 31/1. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010657 Numerous charges on conduct record: eg: “ June 18 1823: throwing bread over wall of P.B. [Prisoner’s Barracks?] – 25 lashes”. http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-1,433,176  (JG)

RICHARD CROZIER Native place: Portugal, Ship: SURREY, 1829, No 1003 or No 1063
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-19,237,66,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31061003  (TS)

WILLIAM DORTON  Portugal, No 907, ship: JOHN, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-11,230,164,L,80

MANUEL [de ?] SILVA Con 23:3, #6261 #565  5 ft 5 1/2 in, complexion: dark, eyes: black, hair: black, age: 27, trade: seaman, tried: Middlesex, Dec 4 1822, sentence: 7 yrs, Ship: Albion, Native place: Lisbon, martial status: single, Marks: Adam & Eve tree Crucifix & Woman on rt arm heart & Star on left,  Free Cert. #75  4 Feb 183. See more on:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31380565

Also, more:   1817 – shown as an absentee/pirate –http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2177318?searchTerm=manueldesilva&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc  and
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2177630?searchTerm=manueldesilva&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc
1823 – Hobart Town Gazette – Manuel de Silva, a seaman, leaving the Colony
aboard “Andromeda” –http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1089915?searchTerm=manueldesilva&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc [TS via Aus-Convicts site]

ANN SIMPSON  Portugal, ship: JANE, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-13,570,388,L,80

Prussia

FELIX MYERS aka FELIX MEYERS alias CARL KERNETZKI alias  PETER SINCLAIR. REAL NAME:  Not known;  possibly CARL KERNETZKI, Age:  29  (1837) – born Prussia c.1808, TRIED:   26 June 1837 – Leicester Boro’ Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE:  7 years, CRIME:  Receiving stolen goods, Stated this offence – “Receiving stolen silver spoons;  prosecutor Mr Leeson”, TRIED WITH:  Joseph Brant (onboard “Moffatt”, 1838 to VDL), GAOL REPORT:  Good, HULK REPORT:  Good, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Was Schoolmaster onboard, and behaved very well, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – none, Police No:  1602, or Police No: Number 1612, Trade:  Land surveyor / Musician / Professor of Languages, Height:  5’8”, Age:  28, Native Place:  Prussia,
One of 200 Convicts Transported on “Neptune” 1838, Sentenced to 7 years at Leicester Quarter Sessions, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,24,L,80
Offences and Sentences:
11 September 1838 – Sub-overseer, Bagdad Party – Overstaying his Pass and representing himself  to be Free – Hard labour on the Treadwheel for 4 days, and then returned to his Party
22 August 1839 – Road Party – Misconduct – 3 days hard labour and recommended he be removed from the Township – _____________ Cleveland, then Green Ponds for assignment, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 30 August 1839
2 December 1839 – Public Works, Green Ponds – Refusing to work on the plea of inability – Admonished
Ticket of Leave: 1842
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8752673
Conditional Pardon:
31 May 1843 – No 436
Free Certificate:
1844 – No 572
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8755294
APPROPRIATION:
No 1612 – Felix MEYERS – 5’8”, aged 28, Land surveyor/musician/professor of languages, tried Lincoln, sentenced to 7 years, native place Prussia, assigned to Roads Department
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,147,L,80
CONVICTS PERMISSION TO MARRY INDEX:
13 April 1840 – Felix Meyers (1602), of Neptune, and Mary Hixon, free – Approved 23 April 1840
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
1840 – Felix Meyers, b.1810, married Mary Hixon (Mary Hickson ? ) b.1821, at Hobart-Tas
Children:
1841 – Angelina Meyer, b.Hobart-Tas
1843 – Male Meyers, b.Launceston-Tas
DEPARTURES INDEX:
Not found
HULK REGISTER:  Felix Myers, aged 27, born about 1811, convicted 26 June 1837 at Leicester, received onboard prison hulk “Ganymede” moored at Chatham and Woolwich on 10 July 1838, SHIP:  Neptune III (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 7 October 1837, arrived Hobart 18 January 1838, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 200 male convicts (197 landed).  Master W.J. Ferris, Surgeon Joseph Steret, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. Defect of the Neptune, in which a solid bulkhead of oak was placed fore and aft between the hospital and after scuttle instead of the usual oak stanchions which generally are placed with intervals of four inches which allow better ventilation. On the 10 November the ship fell in with the convict ship ‘Waterloo’ James Ellis, Surgeon Superintendent. During the month of November a great number of cases belonging to the order phlegmasiae, three cases for no 8 to no 11 are detailed in the journal.
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
Original crime report: THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, 29 APRIL 1837 – LOCAL NEWS – EXCHANGE, MONDAY APRIL 24 – Before the Mayor, and Messrs Biggs, Oldacres, Brewin and Paget –
FELIX MYERS, a German Jew, was charged with having offered two silver table-spoons for sale under suspicious circumstances.  A short time ago, the prisoner met with a young woman in Gallowtree-gate, and followed her home to her lodgings, where he subsequently visited her as a sweetheart.  One night, he asked the mistress of the house, a woman named Knight, to pawn him half a dozen silver tea spoons in her father’s name.  She consented, and took the spoons to the shop of Mr Carryer, where she was told they were not real silver, but (like her employer) German.  She returned to the prisoner, who then gave her two table-spoons to pawn, and she took them to Mr Watson’s, where they were detained, the shopman noticing the suspicious circumstance that the initials had been filed out.  When Mrs Knight returned home, and stated the result of her errand, the prisoner left the house, saying he would be back in a few minutes, but he did not keep his promise.
It appeared that while at Mrs K’s he had stated himself to be in possession of several dozens of silver spoons, and a number of rings, spy-glasses, &c., but he assured the Bench that this was not true – he had only boasted of his possessing these things for the purpose of deceiving his sweetheart!  There were, however, grounds to believe that the representations that he had made at Mrs Knight’s were correct.  Among other suspicious circumstances, it transpired that he had formerly passed under different names, viz. Zernetski, and Peter Sinclair;  at one time he had gained a subsistence as a teacher of languages;  and lately, he had gone round in Leicester with a begging letter, having procured a testimonial from M. Raaki, Professor of German at the Collegiate School.
After a long investigation into the case, Joseph Brant, of London, gunsmith, who had lodged with the prisoner in Dover-street, was brought before the Magistrates; and facts having been stated tending to connect him with the supposed robbery, they were both remanded.
There were circumstances inducting the suspicion that Myers had become wrongfully possessed of wearing apparel belonging to a Mr Sinclair of Bolton, in Lancashire, whose name he had also made free to appropriate as his own.  A number of spy-glasses &c were lately found in a field, wrapped up in an old stocking, marked P.S.;  and one stocking, bearing the same initials, was found on the prisoner Braut, who gave a very unsatisfactory reason for the absence of the other stocking.
 
THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, 29 APRIL 1837 – FORTUITIOUS ATTAINMENT OF EVIDENCE – In our Exchange Report (last page) will be found a notice of the examination of two men on a charge of robbery, namely Joseph Brant, and Felix Myers, alias Sinclair, alias Zernetzki, a German Jew.  The facts of this case are rather singular.  Myers employed a person to pawn two German silver tea-spoons and two silver table-spoons, the latter of which were detained by the pawnbroker, and handed over to the Police, owing to the suspicious circumstances that the owner’s name had been erased.  Myers bolted on the detention of the spoons, and for some time eluded the vigilance of the Police, and it was thought that nothing could be done in the matter, as there was no clue to the owner of the supposed stolen property; but a countryman one day brought to the stationhouse a well-filled stocking, which he had found concealed in a field near Knighton.  Part of the contents of the stocking consisted of four spoons, matching the two already in possession of the Police.  Of the four, two (thanks to a file) had no name;  but the others bore the inscription “Lissiter”.  Mr Goodyer, the Inspector, turned to Piggott’s Directory; and, though it was something like “searching for a needle in a bottle of hay”, he began to hunt for the strange name, and after going fruitlessly from town to town, succeeded with meeting with a Lissiter at Birmingham.  He then addressed a letter to this person, and received from him the intelligence that he had been robbed of six silver German tea-spoons, and the same number of silver table-spoons.  There can, therefore, be no question, that the spoons which Myers sent to the pawnbroker were stolen from Mr Lissiter, of Birmingham.  After the countryman found the stocking, Myers was apprehended, and also Joseph Brant, suspected of being an accomplice.  The odd stocking contained the plate furnished a suspicious piece of evidence against Brant, inasmuch as it was the marrow of an odd stocking, worn by him at the time he was taken into custody.  The prisoners will be brought up for a second examination on Monday.
 
THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, 6 MAY 1837 – EXCHANGE, FRIDAY, 5 MAY – Joseph Brant and Felix Myers, alias Peter Sinclair, alias Zernetzki, were again brought before the Bench;  and Mr Goodyer produced the letter from Mr Lissiter of Birmingham, to which allusion was made in The Chronicle of last week;  and also a second letter, wherein Mr L. gave a description of the person who had stolen the spoons, corresponding exactly with Brant.  Mr G. said he had written to Mr Sinclair, of Bolton, in Lancashire, whom it was suspected the prisoners had robbed, but he had not yet received an answer.  Remanded.
 
THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, 13 MAY 1837 – EXCHANGE, FRIDAY 12 MAY – John Brant and Carl Zernetzki, alias Peter Sinclair, alias Felix Myers, having been again brought before the Magistrates, the case (which has already been stated in The Chronicle) was heard anew, with additional evidence, Mr Lissiter and his servant-girl having come from Birmingham to attend the examination.  It was proved, that on the 15th ult, Brant, in the pretended character of a workman from the Gas Works, gained admittance to Mr Lissiter’s house;  that six silver table-spoons, and several German silver tea-spoons, were missed after his departure;  that on the 20th two of the table-spoons were offered in pawn by an agent of Zernetzki’s;  and that the remainder were found by John Horsefall, concealed in a lane near the County Gaol, wrapped up in a stocking which had previously been given by Zernetzski to his landlady (Mrs Mason of Dover-street) for the purpose of being mended, and the fellow to which was found on the person of Brant, when he was apprehended.  Both the prisoners were committed for trial.
 
THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, 1 JULY 1837 – MIDSUMMER SESSIONS – Before John Hillyard, Esq, Recorder – The sessions commenced on Monday morning and terminated in the evening of the same day.  The following is an analysis of the Calendar, viz –
Can Read and Write Well – Joseph Brant (21) and Felix Myers (27)
JOSEPH BRANT and FELIX MYERS were charged, the former with having stolen six silver table-spoons, and two dozen German silver tea-spoons, belonging to Mr T.E. Lissiter of Birmingham, on the 14th of April, and the latter with receiving the same knowing them to have been stolen.
MRS MASON stated that the prisoners came to her house to lodge, one of them pretending to be master, the other servant.  After they had been there a day or two they said they should go to Birmingham.  They went on the Wednesday, and returned on the Saturday evening.  One of them asked if a druggist’s shop was in the neighbourhood, and went out to get something.  On the Friday morning following, one of them got up and said that his master was going to teach German : they were in the same room rubbing something very hard.
MARIA KNIGHT deposed that on the 20th April the prisoner (Myers) wanted her to pawn some spoons and get 15s on them, at Watson’s.  One of Mr Watson’s young men detained the spoons, because the name was scratched out.  Witness did not see the prisoner again until he was at The Exchange.
CHARLES CLAYTON corroborated the evidence as to the pawning of the spoons.
SERGEANT DEAKINS took possession from the last witness of the spoons.
MR LISSITER identified the spoons which had been left at the pawnbroker’s shop.
MARY PAYNE stated that Brant came to her master’s (Mr Lissiter’s, of Birmingham) shop, on the 14th of April, and desired to look at the gas-pipes, as he said there was something the matter with them.  He said he would send a man to mend them.  He came next morning and desired to look at them again, at the same time asking for some chalk, which witness gave him from a cupboard where the plate was kept.  She went to put some coal on the coffee room fire, and on returning he was coming up the kitchen-stairs.  About a quarter of an hour after she missed half-a-dozen silver spoons, and nine German silver spoons.  The piece of chalk layed against the cupboard-door.
JOHN HORSFALL stated that he was working on the Welford-road, on the 21st April, and found a stocking containing several spoons &c, which he took to the Station House.
THE INSPECTOR OF POLICE was examined, produced the stocking and articles, and stated that he went to the gaol, examined Brant, and found him without one stocking.  The remaining stocking he brought away with him, and it corresponded to the one at the Station House.
MRS MASON identified the stockings as belonging to the prisoner Brant, and as being those she footed and washed for him.
MR LISSITER identified the spoons, produced by the Inspector.
MYERS examined Mr Lissiter very minutely as to the identity of the spoons.  He said in defence he met a fellow-countrymen on the Birmingham-road who was unwell, and he advised him to take repose.  The man produced some spoons which he (prisoner) took in pawn, and then passed on.  A paper written by him to the Jury was read by the Clerk of the Peace, in which he called himself an unfortunate foreigner, and made a pathetic appeal.
Both Guilty.
Seven Years’ Transportation.
REFERENCES –
Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320054(TS)

JOHN SYMONS Born 1764, Calculated Age, 45yo at 1810,  Place Of Birth: Prussia, Tried: 1803, Crime: ?, Sentence: 14, Place Of Sentencing: London, 1806-01-28: Sailed, Sailed Days: 165, Sailed From England, Ship Master: Hy. Moore, Ship Name: Fortune (I), Embarked:260M/Deaths:4M/ Landed:256(NSW)M, Arrival Date NSW: 1806-01-01, Arrived: 1806-07-12, Arrival Date VDL: 1810, Ship: Fortune & Union, Body Marks: Man Woman JSGAM on left arm, Complexion: Sallow, Eyes: Blue: Hair: Bro, Height: 5/6 1/2 in, Trade: Labr, Death Date: 29 Nov 1822, Information Various: [Found on CON 23], CON 13/2 p81, CON 31/38 p13. TAHO Image at position 2 on page 13 of CON 31/38, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31380038
(TS)

St Helena

THOMAS SNELL  St Helena, No 1838 , ship: MOFFATT, 1834 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,266,L,80

ELIZABETH TAYLOR ex-St Helena, ship: MAJESTIC, 1839 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,32,L,80
(TS)

St Kitts

RICHMOND     Born about 1796 in St Kitts, AGE:  40, TRIED:   28 October 1834, St Christopher, FAMILY – Marital status:  Widower, with 1 child, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Felony, Stated this offence – “Sheep stealing;  prosecutor Mr Cooke”, GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, Previous Conviction: Once for bad company – treadmill, SURGEON’S REPORT: Good, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 1884, Trade:  Stone Mason, Height:  5’5½“, Age:  40, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  St Kitts, Remarks:  Scar on outer side of left wrist;  ditto on right wrist, SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD:  Folio 2: Richmond, aged 23*, convict; disease or hurt, feverish; put on sick list 23 August 1837, discharged 3 September 1837 cured. *Note – believed to be the same man;  there was also George Richmond onboard this vessel but he has been identified in the medical journal with his full name and age.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,133,L,80
APPROPRIATION:
No. 1184 – Richmond, 5’5”, aged 40, Stone mason, tried at St Christopher, sentenced to Life, native of West Indies, assigned to Roads Department-Putts Bridge
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,147,L,80SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, One of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836, Sentenced to Life at St Christopher, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land,
MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-37,246,226,L,80REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370594
(TS)

RICHARD JAMES Born about 1806 at St Kitts, AGE:  30 when one of 286 Convicts Transported on “Lady Nugent” 1836. TRIED:   13 January 1835, St Christopher. Sentenced to 7 Years at St Christopher Transported to Van Diemen’s Land. GAOL REPORT:  None, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SHIP:  Lady Nugent – Departed Sheerness 14 July 1836, travelled via the Cape, and arrived VDL 12 November 1836, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 286 male convicts (286 landed).  Master James Fawcett, Surgeon John Dobie, SURGEON’S REPORT: Folio 2: Richard James, aged 31, convict; disease or hurt, ulcer; put on sick list 4 September 1837, discharged 23 September 1837 cured. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 18-19: Surgeon’s general remarks. The surgeon recommended that all convict ships should be ordered to call at the Cape of Good Hope for supplies.  CRIME: Piracy – stated this offence “stealing wine from a ___ with ___ tool, I left him behind”, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 957, Trade:  Sailor, Previous Offence: Once for fighting – imprisoned.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,112,L,80 Height:  5’3 ¼“, Age:  30, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Round, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Short, broad, Mouth:  Medium wide, lips thick, Chin:  Medium long, Native Place:  St Kitts, Remarks:  Scar over right eyebrow. TASMANIAN  APPROPRIATION:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,142,L,80
No 957 – Richard James, 5’3 ¼“, house servant, tried at St Christopher, sentenced to 7 years, native of St Kitts, assigned to Mr Palmer at Constitution Hill, ticket-of-leave. Assignment:
14 Nov 1844 – Port Arthur
4 Feb 1846 – Bridgewater
15 Feb 1848 – Oatlands
18 July 1848 – Jericho
CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 957
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,41,L,80  
Offences and Sentences:
12 January 1844 – Ticket-of-Leave
12 April 1844 – Free by Servitude – Felony – Committed for Trial
12 April 1844 (same date) – Free by Servitude – Felony – Committed for Trial
16 April 1844 – Supreme Court, Hobart – sentenced to 7 years Stealing 3 pairs of Trowsers under £5, and other articles, the property of John Johnstone
16 October 1845 – Returned from Port Arthur to the Bridgewater party to serve 3 months Probation from the date of arrival – vide memo of 16 October 1845
17 March 1846 – 3rd Class
Ticket of Leave:
12 January 1844
Free Certificate:
1842 – No 26
POSSIBLE DEATH:  Richard James, born 1804, died 1886, Hobart-Tas (Col.Families)
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31250104  
(TS)

WILLIAM TYSON born c.1798, 18 yr in 1817, place of birth: St Kitts, convicted:  15 Jan 1817, sentence: 7 yrs, charged: London, Physical description – Height 5/6 1/4 in Complexion Tawny Eyes D Bro Hair Blk, Trade Servant, #24, Ship: Almorah to NSW, sailed, 9 March 1817, sailed: 142 days, sailed from: Cork, via: Rio, Embarked:180M/Landed:180(NSW)M, ship master:Wm Pexton, Ship surgeon: Chas. Queade, Ship 2: Pilot, sailed 26 April 1817, ailed: 125 days, Sailed from: Downs, Ship master: Wm. McKissock, Ship Surgeon: Ed. F. Bromley, Arrived: 1817-07-29 Embarked:119M/Relanded:2/Landed:117(NSW)M. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31420024 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-42,190,11
2 June 1819: last crime/mention on record. (JG)

St Vincent

CHARLES FRANK Age:  26 (1835) born about 1809 at St Vincent, DIED:  15 March 1854, Hospital, Port Arthur-Tas, TRIED:   29 March 1833, Trinidad Court of Criminal Prosecution, SENTENCE:  10 years, CRIME:  Burglary and Theft, Stated this offence – “___ candlesticks by housebreaking Trinidad and attempting to escape”, Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  751, Trade:  Carpenter and Joiner
Height:  5’9”, Age:  26, Complexion:  Black, Head:  Long, Hair:  Black, woolly, Whiskers:  None, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Dark blue, Nose:  Broad, Mouth:  Wide, lips thick, Chin:  Narrow, Native Place:  St Vincent, Remarks:  None
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,84,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-14,180,136,L,80SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie, One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to 10 years at Trinidad, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, GAOL REPORT:  Temper ___ broke the gaol, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good
Police No: Number 751
Assignment:
6 February 1836 – Swan Point
19 September 1836 – Bothwell
6 March 1841 –
Offences and Sentences:
23 August 1836 – Loan Gang ? – Disobedience of orders – Reprimanded
__ May ____ – Public Works – Insolence – To sleep in a cell at night for 1 month and to do his work
Ticket of Leave: 1 January 1840
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8747629Conditional Pardon:
1 July 1842 – No 572
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954102Certificate: 1 April 1848
Reconvicted: 3 April 1848 – Quarter Sessions, Hobart – Stealing two keys – Acquitted. 19 April 1853 – Chief Police Magistrate, Hobart – 18 months hard labour, vide New Book Page 681
APPROPRIATION: No 751 – Charles Frank, 5’ 9 ¼”, aged 26, Carpenter and Joiner/Cabinetmaker, tried Trinidad, sentenced to 10 years, native place St Vincent, assigned to Public Works at Brune Island (Bruny Is). http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,28,L,80CONDUCT REPORT: Convicted again – Colonial sentence, 19 April 1853, and sentenced to 18 months (name: FRANK)
DEATH: 15 March 1854 – Hospital, Port Arthur
CONVICT PERMISSION TO MARRY INDEX:
Possible marriage?  4 February 1851 – Charles Frank, free, and Ann MacGivern of “Baretto Junior” – Approved
Colonial Families Index:
1851 – Charles Frank, born about 1818, married Ann McGivern, born about 1827, Hobart-Tas
Ann McGivern:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai45472NEWSPAPER REPORTS – THE COURIER (Hobart), 5 APRIL 1848 – GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS – Hobart Town, 3rd April – Charles Franks acquitted on a charge of stealing, on the 25th day of March last, two door keys of the value of two shillings, the property of William Radley Townley.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2969475 THE COURIER (Hobart), 21 APRIL 1853 – SUPREME COURT, HOBART TOWN, Tuesday, April 19, 1853 (Before His Honor Mr Justice Horne) – Charles Frank was convicted of having stolen a quantity of gloves and other articles, the property of Robert Andrew Mather, and sentenced to be imprisoned and kept for hard labour for eighteen months.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240373REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31140351(TS)

Samoa

CAPTAIN WILLIAM SMITH a Samoan. Born Navigator’s Island 25 March 1840. Continuous service in the whaling trade from 1852 to 1870. Ships served on: Venus, Offley, …………., Calypso, Prince Regent, Flying Childers, Maid of Erin, Waterwitch, Highlander, Southern Cross and Othello. William SMITH was listed as Master of the ship Marie Laure, 328 tons, Port of Registry Hobart, owner William SHERWIN, from 18 September 1877 until 9 June 1884.  This information sourced from and much more available including a photograph of Captain Smith on: http://wyatt-family.com/sue/genealogy/settlers/smith1.htm
(Thanks to Miss W).

Senegal

JOHN KING  Native place: Goree, Senegal, Africa – tried at Surrey – a Black Man, Ship: SURREY, 1829, No 254  
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-19,237,83,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31270134 (TS)

Sierra Leone

JAMES BROWN  Sierra Leone, No 2015, ship: JOHN, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-11,230,191,L,80

Singapore

BUNTALL
Per ‘Hawk’ to Launceston
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,191,L,40 (image 191)
Buntall: Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Admiralty Court, 13 Dec 1842. [Sentence:] 15 [years]. Embarked – – . Arrived 10 April 1843. Malay. Can neither read nor write. Transported for Attempt to commit Murder. Stated this offence Killing a man on board a French m[an-of-war] it was a white sailor who was Killed with a Knife whilst endeavouring to wake me. “Single.”

Surgeon’s report: No. of offences/ how employed/ general conduct: – -.
Trade: sailor, Height: 5ft.5 ¾, Age: 30, Complexion: copper, Head: large, Hair: black, not very curly, Whiskers: – -, Visage: round (?), Forehead: high, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: dark brown, Nose: medium, Mouth: large, Chin: small, Native place: Singapore.
Remarks: large scar over left eyebrow & on forehead left side, small mole elbow joint left arm, scar back of rt. hand, large scar inside left hand on thumb joint. 1 mole on breast.
Period of probation – Three years.
Station of Gang [this fairly illegible] – 27/5/43 W. Bay 16/6/44 BR 23/3/45 (?) 1/6/45 (?) 2/6/45 BR 24/11/45 (?) 26/11/45 (?)(?)
Offences & sentences: Emerged from Gang 10 April 1846 Remarks: 1/44 Good 2/44 Good 9/5/46 Capt. Moriarty. Recom for a C.P. 20/9/49
15 May 1849 T.L. [Ticket of Leave] C.P. Appd. [Conditional Pardon approved] 16/4/50
[Omitted a row of dates and names along left margin]
(For same convict – from http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,36,L,80 and http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON16-1-2,270,37,L,80 (images 36 & 37) per ‘Hawk’ to Launceston.
Buntall: Where Tried: Port Louis [Mauritius] Admiralty Court, When Tried: 14 Dec. 1842, Height: 5 ft. 5 ¾, Age: 30, Sentence: 15 [years], Religion: Malay, Read or Write: No, Married or Single: S, Children: – -. Statement of offence: Killing a man on Board a Frenchman – of war, it was a white sailor who was Killed with a Knife whilst he was endeavouring to wake me. Serjeant’s Report: Hawk arrived at Launceston 10 April 1843. Trade: Sailor. Native place: Singapore. Remarks: —
[95% transcribed – some names, dates and locations hard to decipher]

(DB)

South America

JOSEPH BEST aka JOSH BEST #902, PN#491, born c.1796, Calculated Age: 25yo at 1822, Place Of Birth: South America, Conviction: 1821-05-07, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Liverpool, Tried Date: 7/May/1821, Sailed, Days: 154, Sailed From: Sheerness, sailedRoute: St. Jago, Ship Master: Jas. Kay, Ship Name: Richmond, Ship Surgeon: Thos. B. Wilson, Arrived: 1822-04-30, Embarked:161M /Relanded:1/Deaths:1M /Landed:159(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL, Arrival Date: 1822-04-30, Gaol Report: Bad, Hulk Report: Orderly, but a bad character, Ship: Richmond, Stated This Offence: Convicted once before at Preston served 6 months, Transported For Stealing Two Watches, Body Marks: Crucifix tomb woman and JJ on right arm Crucifix on left, Complexion: dark, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/4 1/2 in, Trade: Seaman, TAHO: Image at position 3 on page 123 of CON 31/1.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010838

(JG)

Spain

MANUEL BERDILLEN aka BERDELLAN  aka BERDILLAN aka BIRDILLEN aka BORDILLAN  aka DE LEON  aka DE LEVEE  Age:  52 (1836)  Born about 1786 in Spain, TRIED:   7 October 1836, Trinidad, SENTENCE:  14 years, CRIME:  Murder – previous conviction, 12 months for suspicion of murder, GAOL REPORT:  Convicted before for murder;  very bad character, HULK REPORT:  Good, SHIP:  Coromandel III – departed Sheerness 27 June 1838, arrived Hobart 26 October 1838, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 350 male convicts (348 landed).  Master William Loader;  Surgeon J. Tweeddale, SURGEON’S REPORT ONBOARD: 
Folio 3: [Manuel Berdellaw], aged 40, Convict; disease or hurt, tussis. Put on sick list, 8 July 1838. Discharged, 12 July 1838, Folio 5: Manuel Berdellan, aged [not recorded], Convict; disease or hurt, injured side. Put on sick list, 29 September 1838. Discharged, 10 October 1838.
Folio 15: [Manuel Berdellaw], aged 40, Convict; disease or hurt, tussis. Put on sick list, 8 July 1836. Discharged, 12 July 1836, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-32: General Remarks. Private Francis Jones, who died, had only been released from hospital the day before marching to Deptford, he had also suffered sea sickness and diarrhoea but did not complain. These complaints had weakened him, delirium came on and he weakened and died. Nearly half the convicts and guard suffered bowel complaints and catarrhal fever, some very severely, owing to the wet and cold weather. Psora was prevalent for nearly the whole passage and was easily treated with the sulphur ointment and purgatives. Thomas Hughes, although he apparently had a good constitution, suffered depression of spirits, frequent bowel complaints and a short, dry troublesome cough. On admission to the hospital he had a strong presentiment that ‘he would not give us much trouble long’ and never rallied. About the beginning of October scurvy began to appear and by the end of the month 24 were on the list who became almost helpless. After 8 days on fresh meat and vegetables they had recovered and were landed in ‘very fair condition’. The surgeon suggests each convict be allowed an extra quarter of a pound of bread a day and a supernumerary allowance of bedding and blankets.  RELIGION:  – , LITERACY:  -, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-5,232,64,L,80Police No:  Number 2934, Trade:  Soldier, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  52, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Grey, Whiskers:  Grey, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Medium, Eyebrows:  Brown to Grey, Eyes:  Hazel, Nose:  Pointed, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Short, Native Place:  Spain, Remarks:  Pockpitted;  6 moles and some blue marks on left arm – A Spaniard. TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-3,400,259,L,80  Police No: Number 2934 Crime: Murder – stated this offence “Stabbing a man with a knife” Previous Conviction: 12 months on suspicion of murder Probation: Class:
1 August 1844 – 3rd Class, 1 September 1846 – 1st Class
Assignment:
8 Jan 1839 – New Norfolk
27 Nov 1839 – New Norfolk
25 June 1844 – JAB
27 Aug 1844 – Off
23 Oct 1844 –
30 Oct 1844 – I.A.B.
4 Dec 1844 – New Norfolk
14 May 1845 – Police Magistrate
1 Dec 1845 –
12 June 1846 – D.H. Dept
30 April 1848 – Oatlands
11 Jan 1848
Offences and Sentences:
16 May 1845 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Larceny under £5 – 6 months hard labour – Approved Town Surveyor’s Gang in Hobart – vide, Lieut-Governor’s Decision 23 May 1845 – Ticket of leave cancelled 8 July 1845
Ticket of Leave:
19 November 1844 – Approved
19 November 1844 – Published – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87556618 July 1845 – Cancelled
22 December 1846 – Approved
DEPARTURES INDEX:
17 June 1849 – Manuel Berdellan, arrived in Colony aboard “Cormandel”, Conditional Pardon, passenger aboard “William”, Launceston to Sydney
UNASSISTED ARRIVALS INDEX TO NSW:
25 June 1849 – Manuel Berdellaus, passenger, from Launceston, published in Sydney Morning Herald
NSW BMD’s:
No marriage or death found in New South Wales
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
REFERENCES –Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31030761
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=4610
(TS)

MARY ANN DAVIES  Spain, ship: JANE, 1833 (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-13,570,343,L,80

GREGORIA GUINEA or GUINEA GREGORIA born c 1792, aged 43 when transported on MANGLES,  1835-08-01, place of birth: Burgos [Bwigos] (northern Spain, historic capital of Castile.) , arrived: 1835-08-01, offence: cutting & maiming a man with a knife [for a similar offence [prev.]] charged: London, remarks: Can’t speak English – a Spaniard,  eyes: grey, hair: grey, Married one child, religion: roman catholic, trade: Laborer, Adm. 101/47 Reel 3202Adm101/47 Reel 3202CON13/7CON14/4CON18/16, p62CON23/2CON31/ 16CSO1/814/17401 p87MM33/3, Record Number: ai28824, Image at position 2 on page 170 of CON 31/16
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-16,256,174 Height: 5 ft 6, complexion: brown, head: long, hair, grey, visage: long, forehead: high, wrinkled, eyebrows: grey, nose: broad, mouth: wide lips, thick, chin: ML, Image at position 1 on page 62 of CON 18/16
http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON18-1-16,164,34 “I have one wife three years”. Died: 27 Jan 1839,  source: HO10/50 Reel No 79, Muster 1835.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,34,L,80
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JANE HARRIS ex-Spain, SHIP: EDWARD, 1834, convict # 223 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,408,L,80
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WILLIAM McCONNAUGHY  Spain, No 1703, ship: MOFFATT, 1834
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-15,296,190,L,80

THOMAS MUNSON / THOMAS MUNSER / THOMAS MUNSOR Born:  Born about 1805, Spain (brought up in Birmingham), TRIED:   3 August 1837, Warwick Assizes, received onboard prison hulk “Ganymede”, moored at Chatham and Woolwich on 14 October 1837, AGE:  33, SENTENCE:  7 years, Crime: Stealing German silver, prosecutor Samuel Everdy, [CRIMINAL REGISTER: Thomas Munsor, aged 32 years, born about 1805, convicted 3 August 1837 at Warwickshire], GAOL REPORT:  Not known, HULK REPORT:  Good, Marital status:  Married, with two children
DESCRIPTION – Police No:  Number 1694, Trade:  House plasterer, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  38, Complexion:  Fresh, Head:  Oval, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  Brown, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  Medium height, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Grey, Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Medium, Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  Spain – brought up in Birmingham, Remarks:  Small scar on right arm
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-5,232,115,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
Assignment:
27 May 1842 – Westbury
2 May 1843 – Westbury
9 August 1844 – Westbury
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,57,L,80Offences and Sentences:
26 Dec 1839 – Palmer – Drunk and in bed with a female assigned servant – 21 days Treadwheel
18 Apr 1840 – Palmer – Absent without leave – 14 days Treadwheel
18 June 1840 – Palmer – Absent without leave and found in a Public House – 7 days hard labour on the Treadwheel
20 Nov 1840 – Palmer – Being under the influence – ______________ – 2 days Treadwheel
26 Feb 1841 – Palmer – Misconduct in being out after hours and on the premises of Mr Jennings for the purpose of having an improper intimacy with his female servant – 6 months hard labour and recommended not to be assigned again in Launceston – Perth ___ Creek then _____ Campbell Town, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 5 March 1841.  The Lieut-Governor has remitted the punishment/sentence of this man, vide memo of the P.S. dated 10 August 1841
Ticket of Leave:
26 May 1843
 Free Certificate:
1844 – No 1191
COLONIAL FAMILIES INDEX:
1846 – Thomas Munson, born about 1808, married Amelia Capper, born 1823, Westbury-Tas
Children:
1847 – Thomas George Munsor, born Port Sorell-Tas
1848 – Mary Ann Munsor, born Port Sorell-Tas
 DEPARTURES INDEX:: Not found
One of 350 Convicts Transported on “Coromandel” 1838. Sentenced to 7 years at Warwick Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land departed Sheerness 27 June 1838, arrived Hobart 26 October 1838, a voyage of 121 days, carrying 350 male convicts (348 landed).  Master William Loader;  Surgeon J. Tweeddale, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 30-32: General Remarks. Private Francis Jones, who died, had only been released from hospital the day before marching to Deptford, he had also suffered sea sickness and diarrhoea but did not complain. These complaints had weakened him, delirium came on and he weakened and died. Nearly half the convicts and guard suffered bowel complaints and catarrhal fever, some very severely, owing to the wet and cold weather. Psora was prevalent for nearly the whole passage and was easily treated with the sulphur ointment and purgatives. Thomas Hughes, although he apparently had a good constitution, suffered depression of spirits, frequent bowel complaints and a short, dry troublesome cough. On admission to the hospital he had a strong presentiment that ‘he would not give us much trouble long’ and never rallied. About the beginning of October scurvy began to appear and by the end of the month 24 were on the list who became almost helpless. After 8 days on fresh meat and vegetables they had recovered and were landed in ‘very fair condition’. The surgeon suggests each convict be allowed an extra quarter of a pound of bread a day and a supernumerary allowance of bedding and blankets.
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320146
(TS)

LOUIS RODRIGEUZ aka LOUIS RODRIQUEZ aka LOUIS RODRIGUER aka LOUIS RODNIGO Age:  33 (1835) born about 1802 at Carnitta-Spanish Main, TRIED:   25 June 1833, Trinidad Court of Criminal Prosecution, SENTENCE:  8 years, CRIME:  Culpable Homicide, Stated this offence – “Manslaughter in a fight”, DIED:  31 October 1836, H.M. Colonial Hospital, Launceston-Tas, BURIED:  3 November 1836 (name given as Rodenigo), GAOL REPORT:  Temper bad, __ hidden and sly, behaviour good, HULK REPORT:  Orderly, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Good
Marital status:  Married / Single, Stated:  “I never was married, nor have I any children”, DESCRIPTION – Name:  Louis Roderigeuz, Police No:  1105, Trade:  Boatman, Height: 4’ 11 ½” , Age:  33, Complexion:  Creole, Head:  Oval
Hair:  Black, Whiskers:  Black, Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Black, Eyes:  Black, Nose:  Long, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Short, dimpled, Native Place:  Spanish Main, Remarks:  A Creole
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,117,L,80
One of 270 Convicts Transported on “Layton” 1835, Sentenced to 8 years at Trinidad, Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SHIP:  LAYTON II (first voyage) – departed Sheerness 29 August 1835, arrived Hobart 10 December 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 270 male convicts (267 landed).  Master Giles Wade, Surgeon George Birnie
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-37,246,200,L,80
Police No: Number 1105
Assignment: 5 January 1836 – G (Gaol?)
Death: Died in H.M. Col. Hospital Launceston 21 October 1836 – Memo Principal Superintendent 11 November 1836
APPROPRIATION: No 1105 – Louis RODRIGUER, 4’11 ½”, aged 33, Boatman, convicted Trinidad, sentenced to 8 years, native place Carnitta, assigned to Marine Department
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,37,L,80
1835 CONVICT MUSTER: Public Works – Died 31 October 1836
DEATH: Died 31 October 1836 at HM Col Hospital, Launceston
REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31370515
The Four Pillars –
http://www.scribd.com/Xlibris/d/44506362-THE-FOUR-PILLARS
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WILLIAM WALDEN Age 19, born Spain, Leister Boro S.P., 22 January 1835, stealing a cloak, 7 years, tried with FITCH onboard, No 1961. NORFOLK, 1835 Norfolk (fourth voyage) – departed Sheerness 14 May 1835, arrived Hobart 28 August 1835, a voyage of 106 days, carrying 280 male convicts (280 landed).  Master John Gatenby, Surgeon Arthur Savage. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 20-21: Surgeon’s general remarks. The ship’s crew consisted of 42, the troops 32 accompanied by 7 women and 13 children. The convicts 280, in all 376. Of all the convicts two appeared on embarking to be ill adapted for the voyage. The English convicts (230 in number) refused to eat oatmeal. (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-47,238,115,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-18,197,70,L,80
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31470327

JANE ELIZABETH WALES ex-Valendennes, Spain (?) , ship: WESTMORELAND, 1836   http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-14,256,251,L,80  (TS)

Switzerland

DAVID GODDARD Age 16, born Geneva-Switzerland, Sussex, 7 January 1831, Stealing glass bottles, Life, No 762 Ship: ARGYLE, 1831 departed Plymouth 18 March 1831, arrived Hobart 3 August 1831, a voyage of 138 days, carrying 250 male convicts (244 landed).  Master Peter M. Stavers, Surgeon Henry Gordon Brock  MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 53-54: surgeon’s general remarks. The Argyle embarked 250 convicts, the greater part of whom were taken from the prison hulks at Portsmouth on the 15 February [1831] and the remainder from the Captivity at Plymouth on 24 February [1831]. Surgeon makes reference to a conspiracy to capture the ship. (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-16,256,66,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-3,242,24,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95,47,L,80

REMONDO VOROZZA aka VEROZZA Age 21 (1835), born about 1814 at Switzerland, tried 29 June 1835 at Monmouth Qtr Sessions and transported for 7 years for embezzlement, No 989, stated this offence: “Stealing Money from my Cousin Jean Copella, Newport”, surgeon’s report: orderly, body marks: R. x V. 1/2 moon Sun 7 Stars inside rt arm – Mermaid inside left arm  Scar outer edge left wrist – can’t speak English., eyes: hazel, hair: black, height: 5 ft 9/2, trade: gardener, family: single, Free certificate: 1842
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31440455+ Image at position 2 on page 163 of CON 31/44 – conduct record
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,165,L,80+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,158,L,80+
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,88,L,80  (TS)

Syria

MARY ASSID aka Mary Patches See article on Mary in “Stories of immigrants” elsewhere on this site which is from: http://www.launcestonhistory.org.au/feb09news.htm  The Launceston Historical Society Inc Newsletter No 113, February 2009. Mary was an old lady in this 1925 article, then living at the Invalid Depot in New Town, Hobart, and said to have two daughters back in Syria. How and when did she arrive into Tasmania? (JG)

Tahiti (Otaheite)

MAMMOA Friday 3 December 1824 Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser p 3 of 4 WEDNESDAY. Musquito and Blackjack (the first a native of New South Wales, the latter born on this Island) were placed at the Bar, and arraigned as principals in the second degree for aiding and abetting in the wilful murder of William Hollyoak, at Grindstone Bay, on the 15th of November, 1823. Plea — Not Guilty. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL described the facts, and called John Radford, who de- posed as follows:–” I am, and for six years have been a stock-keeper on the run of Mr. Cylus [Silas] Gatehouse, at Grindstone Bay. I had a fellow servant named Mammoa, who was a native of Otaheite. I knew the deceased ; he was a servant to Mr. George Meredith at Swan Port, and came to our hut in November twelvemonths. He said he was returning home from the Colonial Hospital, where he bad been an inva- lid, and begged permission to remain a day or two, as he was not very able to go fur- ther. He came on a Wednesday between the 10th and 15th, and remained until the following Saturday. The morning after he came, a party of the natives arrived with the prisoners at the Bar. Their number   was about 65. Some of them had spears, and sticks about two feet long ; but some of the spears, which were wooden ones, might be six and others twelve feet long. I asked Musquito whither he was going ? and he said to Oyster Bay. He then begged for some provision, and I told him to follow me into the hut, where he should have some bread and meat. After he had eaten some, I inquired how many natives were with him ? he answered he could not tell, I then asked if they would kill any of the sheep? He said no. Soon afterwards he retired for that night. On the following morning he again came to the hut, and brought two or three women. Some of the blacks were on the opposite side of the creek. He asked for, and had some break- fast with me. He lingered with the party about the plains until 2 or 3 o’clock, and then went away to hunt. In the evening he returned, and I gave him some supper. This was Friday night. In the hut hung a small fowling piece, and a musket, the one by the bed and the other over it. Musqui- to handled the, musket. On Saturday morning early the blacks were in the sheep- yard, sitting round a fire at their breakfast ; this was about half-past 5 o’clock. At 6, they came to the hut, with the prisoners at the Bar, over the creek, on the other side of which they had been at their diversions. Some of them still remained there near the stock-yard, which approaches to within 10 yards of the hut. The natives who were playing might be 150 yards from the hut. I walked out to look at them after Mam- moa, and left the deceased in the hut, but he came out after me. At this time Mus- quito was on the opposite side of the creek with a number of blacks who were armed ; but he had no spear. The weapons he had were a waddy and a stick shaped like the axe of a tomahawk. I had desired the de- ceased to bring the guns should he leave the hut before my return ; but he did not. Musquito then called Mammoa to the other side of the creek, and he went over. He first, however, asked if the blacks would spear him, and Musquito answered no. They talked to Mammoa for a few minutes, then took up their spears, and walked to- wards the hut. I got to it first. The guns had been taken away. When I returned, Hollyoak was walking behind me, and I asked him if he had put away the guns ? he said no ; I made the same inquiry of Mammoa and received the same reply. At this moment he and Musquito were at, the other side of the creek, coming to- wards the hut; when they came opposite   they got over. The other natives were by the hut door, so that now the whole body was assembled. I stood with the deceased 2 or 3 yards off. I had three kangaroo dogs and a sheep dog ; the deceased had one dog, they were tied to a stump. I saw   Musquito untie them and take them into the sheep-yard, I heard Mammoa beg him not to take them, but he made no answer. The natives stood,with their spears raised, and their points directed to me and the de- ceased. I told him the best thing we could   do was to run away, and that otherwise we should be killed. We accordingly did run, when one of the blacks threw a spear which pierced my side. I at first ran 2 or 300 yards, but the deceased could not keep up with me;- he called out for me to return, and pull a spear out of his back. I did so. The wound was 3 or 4 inches deep. Some of the natives armed with spears.   were pursuing us: there might be from 30 to 40. I again ran away, and the deceased after me. I received another spear in the back of my thigh. At this moment the   blacks were within 30 yards of me. The deceased exclaimed “Jack don’t leave   me.” I made no answer, but continued running till I heard him, cry ” O my God ! the black-fellows have got me!” He was   then about 200 yards behind me. I looked back. The natives were close to him. I   saw 5 or 6 spears sticking in him (some in his side, and others in different parts of his body.) He was throwing some rotten sticks at the blacks, who appeared to be standing quiet. After looking at them a few minutes, I recommenced my flight, and some of them still pursued me : event- ually, however, I was lucky enough to es- cape. When ten days from this time had elapsed, I ventured back to the hut, and four days after my return, I found the body of the deceased quite dead, covered with   sticks, and more than half consumed, as if by vermin. There were some spears bro- ken in it. I am quite positive as to the persons of Musquito and Black Jack. I can swear that no provocation was given to the natives, or any violence shown by me, or to my knowledge by the deceased. Cross-examined by the Court. — When the dogs were untied by Musquito, I was deterred from interfering by the whole body, who raised their spears with the points directed to me. I know Black Jack very well by his figure, and because his lips are much thinner than those of the natives in general. He had gone into the hut several times, and I saw him in it on the Saturday morning, three quarters of an hour before the body of blacks came to it. On being spoken to, he answered me in   English quite well. I never heard the prisoner called ” Black Jack,” but simply ” Jack.” I call him Black Jack from his colour. Cross-examined by Doctor Hood (one   of the Jury.) — There were some women with the natives, but neither the deceased or myself had offered any offence, or want- ed to take any liberties. Verdict — Mus- quito Guilty, Black Jack Not Guilty. The same prisoners were then arraigned, as principals in the second degree for aid- ing and abetting in the wilful murder of Mammoa, the before named Otaheitean. To prove this charge John Radford was recalled, but as his evidence scarcely varied from that which he had given in the   previous trial, we consider that a repetition of it would be superfluous. Mr. George Wise deposed, that in November last, from information received of the above murder, he, accompanied by Mr. Gatehouse, went off from Pitt Water to Grindstone Bay. Witness reached the bay on, the 17th, and on the following morning arrived at Mr. Gatehouse’s hut, which was empty, the door of it being open, and the former contents strewed about the bush. Witness found Mammoa’s body in a pool of water, in the creek, on the 23d ; It was   buoyant, The head was very much bruised, and the body wounded in many places. Seven small holes were in the left side with- in about the compass of witness’s hand, and there were eight or nine holes in the neck. Altogether the witness counted 37 wounds about thb body, which he supposed to have been given by spears. Near the hut; which was 70 or 80 yards from the creek, lay several broken spears, marked with blood. The pool in which Mammoa was found might be nine feet deep. Witness could be positive as to the unfortunate man’s identity, having often seen him, and also because his features were peculiar. Cross-examined by the Court. — The information which witness had received in- duced him to suppose the wounds had been inflicted by spears ; but he might not be able to distinguish them from wounds in- flicted by gun shot. The cranium was fractured, and the wounds bled which witness had spoken of, he believed must have caused death. All the wounds bled when   the body was drawn from the pool. The body was not very offensive. There was no blood on the margin of the creek ; but, about 350 yards from the hut, witness found many spears stained with blood, and to one of them a piece of cloth was sticking. The deceased had on when found a pair of leather small-cloathes, but was otherwise naked. The witness thought Mammoa must have been in the water a long time, because he had understood that a corpse generally became buoyant when   putridity was commencing.  His HONOR the CHIEF JUSTICE then summed up ; and the Jury, after retiring for a few minutes, pronounced an Acquittal.       THURSDAY.At the opening of the   Court, Mr.Dawes, in a case of assault, in- stituted by Ann Rogers, moved, with the consent of His Majesty’s Attorney General, that the recognizances might be dis- charged. The Chief Justice accordingly ordered them to be so. Radford, the witness examined yester- day on Musquito’s trial, was then called for, but on his non-appearance, the Learned Judge observed, that an application had   been privately made for the witnesses’s expenses, whereas it ought to be known that   no such application could be received except in open Court, and that even there it could not be attended to, unless the witness could clearly show what his expenses   were. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1090421?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22  (JG)

JOHN MIRA, MYER.RAY, MYRA, MIREY, MYREE, MOYREE, MIRY, MYRE, OWYHEE BLACK MAN 5′ 10″; black woolly hair, dark whiskers; age 30 years (SLR); native of Otaheite; sealer eleven years (1830-31); age 35 years( FM, 19/3/l83l). Shipping: Sailed from Sydney on the Endeavour for Kangaroo Island on 24 April l8l7 (Myrie); and again on 11 October l8l7 (Mira, Otaheitan [Tahiti]). Sailed from Sydney on the John Palmer (formerly cleared out in the same vessel) for Port Dalrymple on 7 August l8l9 (Miree, Otaheitan). Sailed from Sydney on the Hope on a sealing voyage on 15 November 1820 (Miree, Taheitan). (Usual resorts: Gun Carriage Island, Kent Group, Woody Island (December 1848). Women: [1] Living with WEY.BER.MUE.NIN.NER (TEKARTEE) at Gun Carriage 1830-31; one child; bought from John Herrin for some seal skins. [2] Abducted TOO.GER.NUP.PER.TOO.TEN.NER (Maria), and sold her to George Robinson. [3] Married Bessy Miti (Rue), aged 16, daughter of John Myete and WOB.BEL.TY, by Revd. Fereday at George Town on 27 March 1847. Notes: The record is confused by similarities of the name of Mirey and Mytie (Witieye), but their countries of origin, Otaheite and New Zealand, usually distinguish them. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.  1990,  The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community / Brian Plomley and Kristen Anne Henley Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.91. (JG)

Trinidad

GILBERT ROBERTSON (1794-1851), editor and agriculturist, was born on 10 December 1794 at Trinidad, West Indies, the son of Gilbert Robertson, who had large possessions in Demerara, British Guiana, and died at Edinburgh on 10 March 1840. Robertson served a four-year apprenticeship in agriculture in Scotland and took a farm, but lost it when the Corn Law caused prices to fall. He migrated to Van Diemen’s Land in 1822 with his wife and child; five other children were born in the colony. He was granted 400 acres (162 ha) and rented another farm but was unable to carry out his plans with only two assigned servants. When a partnership failed, his farm was sold and he was in the debtors’ prison at Hobart Town in 1824. He petitioned Lieutenant-Governor (Sir) George Arthur in 1825 for employment on the government farm at New Town and was its superintendent for five years……. (read on about this fascinating man’s life in the ADB (Australian Dictionary of Biography) online: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020339b.htm – and also:  “Gilbert Robertson (1794–1851), black colonist and newspaper editor, was the son of a West Indies planter and his slave mistress, raised and educated by his well-connected grandfather in Scotland. Robertson arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1822 as a free settler. In 1828 he led the first ‘roving party’ to bring in Aborigines who had been waging attacks on white settlers. He was remarkable in that he saw the Aborigines as patriots engaged in a war of resistance against the invaders. By 1832 Robertson’s relationship with Lt-Governor Arthur was very shaky. As the editor of the Colonist newspaper he bitterly criticised Arthur and his circle. He was several times imprisoned for libel before he quit Van Diemen’s Land to become the agricultural superintendent at the Norfolk Island penal station. He was a newspaper editor in the Western District of Victoria when he died of a sudden heart attack in the middle of a heated political campaign.” Author: Cassandra Pybus. From: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/R/Robertson%20Gilbert.htm Further reading: C Pybus, Robinson and Robertson ‘, in R Manne (ed), Whitewash, Melbourne, 2003; ADB 2. (JG)

America

Currently 19 people (below) were noted to be from America

America (unknown state or region)

ANDREW BERRY
CAUTION. – All Persons are hereby cautioned against trespassing on my Farm, at Tinder-box Bay; and any Person or Persons found trafficking with my Overseer, or any of my Servants, will be dealt with   according to Law. JOSHUA FERGUSSON.
Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land – Advertiser  29 April 1825
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Some remarks were offered in our last respecting the growth of Tasmanian Tobacco. We have now the pleasure of informing our Readers, that Mr. JOSHUA FERGUSSON has no fewer than four acres of fine Virginia plants at Tinder-box Bay, under the care of an  American black; who states, that with a little care   this Colony may in less than five years produce as fine Negro-head, as ever was imported here from India.Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser  10 June 1825
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T
o the Honorable Merchants of Hobart Town.
GENTLEMEN, – I humbly beg your attention for a few minutes, as I wish to inform   you, that I have now in full growth, a  good stock of the best Virginia Tobacco, preferable to any this Colony ever produced, and equal to any that ever was cultivated in America. My first wish is now to inform the Merchants and respectable Inhabitants of this Colony, that in the course of six weeks, with the concurrence of my friend and patron, Captain Joshua Fergusson, I shall have one thousand weight for sale. – Now, if any respectable Merchant will open a tobacco store, as the English manufactured tobacco is much esteemed, I can supply him with a superior quality; and as Scotland is consider ed the best in preparing snuffs, if any   Gentleman wishes to undertake the making of snuffs, I can serve him with a superior  quality also. My motive, Gentlemen, for   addressing you is, that by setting up a   Tobacconist and Snuff Warehouse in this Colony, it would be the means of keeping the money in the Island, instead of laying it out with strangers; and by so doing, Gentlemen, I should meet the encouragement I so earnestly seek, so that I may be able to make some return to that honourable Gentleman, Captain Joshua Fergusson, for his kindness to me. Any Gentleman that is a good judge of tobacco, will say that mine is a beautiful crop, when I assure them, that the leaves are two feet one inch and a half long, and twelve inches broad, and that it is as fine as ever I grew in America.  
– I remain, Gentlemen, your humble servant.
ANDREW BERRY.
Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser 3 March 1826
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Three acres of tobacco have been cultivated   this season, and have produced a fine crop of no less than a ton an acre, and of a quality equal to the best Virginia, on the farm of Mr. Ferguson, at Tinder-box Bay.
Hobart Town Gazette 29 April 1826
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GEORGE EVANS born c 1799, Place of birth: America, convicted August 1817, sentence: 7 years, Place Of Sentencing: Surrey, Body Marks: Man of Colour, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: Bro, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/7 in, Trade: Servant, Ship: Lady Castlereagh, sailed 22 Dec 1817, Sailed Days: 171, Arrived 1818-06-11, Embarked:300M/Landed:39(NSW) and 261(VDL)M, sailed From England, sailed route: Sydney, Ship Master: Geo. Weltden, Ship Surgeon: Jas. Craigie, TAHO: Image at position 2 on page 9 of CON 31/9 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31090598
Free Certificate #247, 16 August 1824. (JG)

YANKEE BOB A sealer drowned at King Island (FM,19/10/1832). No other information. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, P.106. (JG)

GARRET VAN CAMP  United States, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,109,L,80

BENJAMIN JOHNSON  Age  20, born about 1815 in America, tried 6 April 1835 at Colchester-Essex and transported for 14 years for stealing ribbon;  alias JOHNSTON, No 922. On 21 July 1845:  another 7 year sentence?
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-25,332,30,L,80Gaol Report: Character And Conduct Bad, stated this offence: shoplifting at Colchester, once for shoplifting 6 months, ironed at the Hulk for swearing, single, surgeon’s report: ironed several times on board, very bad.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,123,L,80Trade: gentleman servant and groom, height: 5 7 ½, age: 20, complexion: pale,  head: large, hair: black, visage: large, oval, forehead: MH, eyebrows: black, eyes: grey, nose: short, mouth: wide, chin: large, remarks: pock pitted, stout made, mermaid above elbow, Biddy Range Ellen Flinn below elbow left arm.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,80,L,80[A VDL convict assignment ledger]
ESSEX STANDARD, FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 1835 – COLCHESTER QUARTER SESSIONS – The General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of this Borough were held on Monday last, before the Worshipful the Mayor, C.G. Round, Esq, Recorder, Alderman Wm Smith, and Alderman B Smith, Justices of the Peace.
BENJAMIN JOHNSON and MARIA THURMAN were indicted for having, on the 31st of January last, at the parish of St Botolph, stolen 50 yards of ribbon, value 5s, of the goods and chattels of John Coe SEAMAN.  Mr ABELL conducted the prosecution.  It appeared in evidence that the prisoners were seen in the afternoon of the day laid in the indictment, near the shop of prosecutor, and THURMAN was heard by a witness to say to JOHNSON, “go in and buy some ribbons, and fake” (meaning to steal);  THURMAN waited outside while JOHNSON went into the shop, and who was observed whilst therein to purloin some ribbons;  JOHNSON came out of the shop, and was observed to give something to THURMAN, which she put into her apron;  prisoners were afterwards seen together at the Greyhound Inn by prosecutor, who was in search of them;  JOHNSON ran away, and THURMAN went into the Greyhound, followed by the prosecutor;  she was observed to drop some rolls of ribbon from her apron to the ground, which prosecutor picked up, and gave her in custody of a constable.  Evidence was also given that JOHNSON had been previously convicted of a felony at Maldon Sessions.  Mr CHURCH conducted the defence of THURMAN, and called witnesses to character.  Both guilty.  JOHNSON, 14 years’ transportation;  Maria THURMAN, 7 years’ transportation. (TS)

THOMAS KELLY Saturday 25 April 1818 The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter p2 of 2. On Thursday week, while Thomas Kelly was plying his boat across that part of the River Derwent near where those twelve unfortunate people lately perished, he is supposed to have fallen overboard, and to have been unfortunately drowned; the boat being afterwards found adrift with her fails set. Although no person was a witness to the accident, Kelly was seen to leave this side of the river for the opposite shore, and the sail of  the boat to dip into the water from I sudden squall, at which moment there can be little doubt of his having met a watery grave. He was a native of America, and a very industrious mechanic in these colonies for a number of years. The schooner Henrietta Packet,  of this port, was built by him. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/654267?searchTerm=%22%27native+of%27%22  (JG)

JOHN ROBINSON, police number 118, convict #: 60452, born: c.1795, height 5/1 3/4 in or 5 ft 1 1/4 in, complexion: Blk, hair: Blk, eyes: Bro, age: 24, trade: Seaman, native place: America, marks: Black. Tried: Middlesex, when tried: 17 June 1818, sentence: 7 years, ship: Dromedary, departed: 11 Sep 1819, arrived VDL: 10 Jan 1820, Captain: Richard Skinner, Surgeon: George Fairfowl, England direct, 121 days, Free certificate 344: 17/9/1825, 21 Jan 1826 Discharged by proclamation. CON31/1/34
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also
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm? CON31-1-34,436,266
same as:
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-34,436,266   (JG)

RICHARD SIMMONDS Born C.1793, Calculated Age, 23yo at 1817, Place Of Birth: America, Conviction: 1817-01-15, Sentence: 7 YRS, Place Of Sentencing: London, Physical Body Marks: Man of Colour, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: Blk. Height: 5/4 3/4 in, Trade: Pastry Cook, Tried Date: 15/Jan/1817, SHIP: Almorah Sailed: 1817-03-09,  Sailed Days: 142,  Sailed From Cork Sailed Route Rio, Ship Master: Wm. Pexton, Ship Surgeon Chas. Queade,  Embarked: 180M/Landed:180(NSW)M To Colony NSW. SHIP 2: Ship Name, Pilot, Sailed: 1817-04-26, Sailed Days: 125, Sailed From: Downs Embarked: 119M/Relanded:2/Landed:117(NSW)M, Ship Master Wm. McKissock, Ship Surgeon Ed. F. Bromley, Arrived: 1817-07-29. TAHO:    Image at position 2 on page 24 of CON 31/38http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31380071#71, 8 April 1819 bushranging: 50 lashes, 7 Aug 1819: Assaulting the chief constable 50 lashes and transported to Newcastle for three years. From: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-38,370,28  (JG)

JOHN WALLACE / JOHN WALLIS / JOHN WALLES Trade: seaman, Height: 5 ft 5, Age: 28, Born in America “Dark man of colour” Head; oval, Hair: black, woolly, whiskers: ditto, visage: round, forehead: high,  eyebrows: black, eyes: black, Nose: medium, mouth: ditto, chin: ditto,  Remarks: man and woman and brown? Man, JW right arm, crucifix and crown left arm. No 2287  Tried Durham Assizes, 28 Feb 1837. Transported aboard Elphinstone 2, Oct 2, 1837. Retried in VDL and sent to Port Arthur. Transported for: stealing from a dwelling house. Stated this offence: Housebreaking. Hulk report: Flogged in hulk for attempting to escape from the dockyard.  1847 Extended sentence: 7 years + to be sent to Port Arthur for two years.
Description list
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-48,226,15,L,80Conduct record:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-7,263,205,L,80
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Alabama

EMILE JULIEN Absconder 21 Nov 1862. 377 Julien,  Emile, [per  Timbo, 1844-10-04], tried Launceston 4 October 1853, life, cook, 5 feet 1, age 39, complexion black, hair black and woolly, whiskers black, eyes black, native place Montgomerie (Alabama?], scar corner of right eye. From: Reports of Crime v1. (nb: Possible connection to Jacques Julien, already recorded on this site, but dead before 1862?).CON16/2 p184, CON37/2 p377.
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Connecticut

SAMUEL CHANDLER Connecticut, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,110,L,80

Georgia

Georgia

JAMES TYLER aka JAMES TAYLOR born c.1779, Calculated Age 36yo at 1816, place of birth: Savannah North America, Body Marks: Crucifix and many other marks on left arm Adam & Eve on his breast, Eyes: Bro, Hair: Bro, Height: 5/5 in, Trade: Sailmaker, Embarked: 174M/Deaths:3M/Landed: 171(NSW)M, Place Of Sentencing: Cumberland, Tried Date: 1815, Sentence: 7, Embarked: 174M/Deaths:3M/Landed:171(NSW)M, Ship Name: Fanny I and Kangaroo, to NSW to VDL, Sailed: 1815-08-25, Sailed Days: 146, Sailed From: Downs, Sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Jn. Wallis Ship, Ship Surgeon: Wm. McDonald, Arrived: 1816-01-18, Embarked: 174M/Deaths:3M /Landed:171(NSW)M, To Colony: 1 NSW, 2 VDL, Arrival Date: 1816-12-16, Ship: Fanny & Kangaroo, TAHO:  Image at position 3 on page 3 of CON 31/42,
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  (JG)

Louisiana

JOHN BARBER  New Orleans, ship: LADY KENNAWAY, 1835 (TS)
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ALFRED JONES Native place: New Orleans, a black man, No. 458, Ship: SIR CHARLES FORBES, 1830
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Folio 28: Alfred Jones, aged 27, convict; sick or hurt, obstipatio; put on sick list 18 March 1830, discharged 21 March 1830
Folio 29: Alfred Jones, aged 27, convict; sick or hurt, dysenteria; put on sick list 3 May 1830, discharged 6 May 183
Folio 29: Alfred Jones, aged 27, convict; sick or hurt, obstipatio; put on sick list 8 April 1830, discharged 13 April1830.
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WILLIAM NATION    Born about 1812, at New Orleans, America , TRIED: AGE:  26 –
1 March 1838, Winchester – Southampton (Portsmouth) Assizes, HULK REGISTER:  William Nation, aged 26, born about 1812, convicted 1 March 1838 at Winchester, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 16 March 1838, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME: Highway Robbery – stated this offence “Highway Robbery and stealing (46) – prosecutor Mr Winchester”, GAOL REPORT:  Character bad, HULK REPORT:  Good, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  , Trade:  Postillion and Seaman, Height:  5’ 5 ½“, Age:  27, Complexion:  Dark, Head:  Round, Hair:  Dark brown, Whiskers:  Dark brown, Visage:  Long, Forehead:  Low, Eyebrows:  Dark, Eyes:  Brown
Nose:  Small, Mouth:  Wide, Chin:  Sharp, Native Place:  New Orleans-America
Remarks:  Right Arm – Woman below elbow, ___ and Tree, 5 scars back of hand, Anchor;  Left Arm – Saviour on the Cross, Boat, scar forefinger of left hand and a woman in a frame on left breast.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-14,244,206,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Police No: Number 459
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,195,L,80
REFERENCES – Family researcher –
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One of 320 Convicts Transported on“Lord William Bentinck” 1838. Sentenced to Life at Southampton Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land departed Portsmouth 14 April 1838, arrived Hobart 26 August 1838, a voyage of 134 days, carrying 320 male convicts (317 landed).  Master William S. Stockley, Surgeon John Rankine, SURGEON’S GENERAL REMARKS:  Folios 32-34: On 6 April received 320 prisoners, all were in apparently good health, although some of them were well advanced in age and two or three were cripples. After crossing the Bay of Biscay the ship encountered heavy weather and the scorbutic symptoms soon appeared in several of the prisoners. In one or two cases diarrhoea and dysentery symptoms were present. The three cases which terminated fatally, the first was a man advanced in years with a broken down constitution and had a severe injury previous to his conviction. The second laboured under considerable mental depression from his embarkation. The third was a young man who suffered from phthisis from his infancy. In all these three cases scorbutic symptoms were more or less present. Signed: John Rankine, Surgeon. (TS)

Maryland

 

GEORGE BLACKSTONE Age: 25 – born about 1803 at Annapolis in Chesapeake (Maryland-USA), TRIED:   17 January 1828, Portsmouth Boro’ Quarter Sessions, Southampton, SENTENCE: 7 years, CRIME: Stealing wearing apparel, GAOL REPORT: Not known; Good, very tractable disposition, HULK REPORT: Good, HULK REGISTER: George Blackstone, aged 25, born about 1803, convicted at Portsmouth on 17 January 1828, received onboard prison hulk “York” moored at Portsmouth on 1 February 1828, SHIP: Woodford (second voyage) – departed Portsmouth on 2 May 1828, arrived Hobart 25 August 1828, a voyage of 115 days, carrying 184 male convicts (183 landed). Master John Milbank, Surgeon William Petrie, SURGEON’S REPORT: Folio 39: George Blackstone, convict; sick or hurt, obstipatio; put on sick list, 23 June 1828, discharged 26 June 1828. MEDICAL JOURNAL: Folios 36-37: Surgeon general remarks and observations regarding that the preserved meat supplied for the use of the sick is put up in too large a quantity in one canister, on being exposed to the heat between the tropics the meat runs into putrifactive fermentation before it can be used. Signed William Petrie, Surgeon and Superintendent. Date 31 August 1828, Hoberton, Van Dieman’s Land. RELIGION:LITERACY: / FAMILY – Marital status: Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No: 1095, Trade: Mariner and Servant, Height: 5’5”, Age: 25, Complexion: A Black Man, Head: Round, Hair: Woolly, black, Whiskers: Small, Visage: Small, oval, Forehead : High, round, Eyebrows: Dark, arched, Eyes: Dark brown, Nose: Large, broad, Mouth: Large, very thick lips, Chin: Small, Native Place: Annapolis-Chesapeake, Remarks: Left hand crippled; Large scar back of fingers on right handhttp://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,139,L,80TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,376,L,80Police No: Number 1095 Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing wearing apparel at Portsmouth out of a Slop Shop; prosecutor Solomon, a Jew”, Occupation:
Stated – “I was last in ‘Alexander of Grangemouth’ in the West India Trade – I have been an Officer’s Servant onboard a Man of War” Probation: / Assignment: / Offences and Sentences: 11 July 1834 – Ticket-of-Leave holder – Neglecting to attend Muster – Fined 5/- Ticket of Leave: /Certificate: 26 December 1834 – Published in The Hobart Town Courier –http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4182323CONVICT MUSTERS: 1830 – Assigned to Lieut. Ritchie, 1832 – Assigned to Lieut. Ritchie, 1833 – Ticket-of-Leave holder, 1835 – Free-by-Servitude, 17 January 1835DEPARTURES INDEX: Note – 24 March 1828 – George BLACKSTONE, seaman onboard “Woodlark”, bound for Cape of Good Hope (CSO63/1/1/ p363) – this is not the same person, as George BLACKSTONE was onboard the prison hulk “York” at this date (included for purpose of elimination)NEWSPAPER REPORTS – / REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31011443(TS)

 

WILLIAM BRINCKLEY  Baltimore,  Maryland, No 2200,  ship: LADY KENNAWAY, 1835 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-10,252,68,L,80

THOMAS FRANKLIN Born 1782, calc age: 34yo at 1817, Place Of Birth, Baltimore, Body Marks: Hair: woolley (Color), Complexion: D Bro, Eyes: Bro, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/6 in, Trade: Seaman, Conviction: 1816-07, sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: America, Tried Date: July 1816, Sailed: 1817-03-09, Sailed Days: 142, Sailed From: Cork, sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Wm. Pexton, Ship Surgeon: Charles Queade, Sailed: 1817-04-26, Sailed Days: 125, Sailed From: Downs, Sailed route: Rio, Ship Master: Wm. McKissock, Ship Surgeon: Ed. F. Bromley, Ships: Almorah & Pilot, Arrival Date: 1817-09-28, Arrived 1817-07-29, Embarked:180M/Landed:180(NSW)M, To Colony: NSW, Embarked: 119M/Relanded:2/Landed:117(NSW)M, * CON13/1 p116a, * CON31/13 p10, http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31130030 Image at position 3 on page 10 of CON 31/13. (JG)

JOHN HARRIS  Age 41, Born about 1797 at Baltimore.  Trade: sailor, height: 5ft 8 ½, age, 41, complexion: dark, head: round, hair: black woolly, visage: long, forehead: md, Eyebrows: blk, eyes: dk hazel, nose: broad, Mouth: large thick lips, chin: md. Remarks: 3 large scars, imperfect figure, star and ?, 3 stars man and woman, anchor and cable underside left arm, ring on left little finger, a Black Man. Tried 9 July 1838 at Liverpool QS and transported for 7 years for stealing shirts, No. 2466, LIVERPOOL MERCURY, FRIDAY, 13 JULY 1838 – LIVERPOOL MIDSUMMER SESSIONS – These Sessions commenced on Monday last at 10 o’clock in the Sessions-house, Chapel Street, before James Clarke, Esq, Recorder.  The Calendar contains the names of eighty-two prisoners for felony and twenty-three for misdemeanours and assaults.  The following is a summary of the offences, viz:-  Transportation for Seven Years – John Harris, 40. Free Cert. 19 Dec 1848. Extensive record in Tasmania on:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-22,194,80,L,80 “Transported for stealing 6 shirts, gaol report: improved, before bad character, very dangerous, hulk report: good xxxx?,  Surgeon’s report: industrious,  quiet and well behaved.” Visual description:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,188,L,80 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a3122022 Sailed on: AUGUSTA JESSIE – 1838. Second voyage, departed London 14 August 1838, arrived VDL 6 December 1838, a voyage of 114 days, carrying 210 male convicts (209 landed).  Master J.C. Edenborough,  Surgeon William Leyson. Medical Journal – Folios 22-23: Surgeon’s general remarks. 210 convicts were embarked in the Augusta Jessie; 160 at Woolwich, on 3 and 4 August 1838, and 50 at Sheerness on the 8th who all appeared in a healthy state.  (TS)

JOHN HURLEY  Baltimore, Maryland, No 1874, ship: LADY KENNAWAY, 1835 (TS)
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ALEXANDER SMITH Age 28, Born about 1810 at Baltimore, America.  Transported for stealing silver coin, Gaol report: bad a travelling thief, Hulk report: good, Tried 26 January 1837 at North Riding-Yks QS and transported for 7 years for stealing silver coin, No. 2627 stated this offence: stealing silver coin prosr at Bilshells Yorkshire John Brown transported with me left 12 mo before I did for 7 yrs, Single, Surgeon’s report: well behaved. Free cert. 1844.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-41,200,76,L,80Image at position 1 on page 406 of CON 18/4 – Description:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-4,222,214,L,80Trade: Laborer, complexion: fresh, height: 5 ft 4 ¾, age: 28, Hair: red, eyes: hazel, etc, remarks: arms and face freckled, anchor and two flags back of hand, anchor and cable on breast.
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31410210Adm. 101/6 Reel 3189Adm101/6 Reel 3189CON18/4 p406 CON31/41CSO5/162/ 3834MM33/ 4MM33/7MM33/8
Medical Journal – Folio 24: Alexander Smith, aged 27, Convict; disease or hurt, Scorbutus. Put on sick list, 3 November 1838. Discharged 21 November 1838 to prison. Sailed on: AUGUSTA JESSIE – 1838. Second voyage, departed London 14 August 1838, arrived VDL 6 December 1838, a voyage of 114 days, carrying 210 male convicts (209 landed).  Master J.C. Edenborough,  Surgeon William Leyson. Medical Journal – Folios 22-23: Surgeon’s general remarks. 210 convicts were embarked in the Augusta Jessie; 160 at Woolwich, on 3 and 4 August 1838, and 50 at Sheerness on the 8th who all appeared in a healthy state.
(TS)

Massachusetts (eg: Boston)

 

ALEXANDER BERRY Age: 21 – born about 1813 at Boston-America, TRIED:   16 October 1834, Northampton Quarter Sessions, SENTENCE: 7 years, Crime: Stealing wearing apparel, GAOL REPORT: Bad – a Black, HULK REPORT: Good, HULK REGISTER: Alexander Berry, aged 21, born about 1813, convicted 16 October 1834 at Northampton, received onboard prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth on 8 November 1834, CRIMINAL REGISTER: Alexander Berry, aged 21, born about 1813, convicted at the Michaelmas Sessions 1834 at Northamptonshire and sentenced to Transportation, SHIP: Waterloo (fourth voyage) – departed Portsmouth 20 November 1834, arrived Hobart 3 March 1835, a voyage of 103 days, carrying 224 male convicts (224 landed). Master John Cow, Surgeon George Roberts, SURGEON’S REPORT: Irritable and turbulent – a Black, MEDICAL JOURNAL: Folios 8-9: Surgeon’s general remarks. The total number of convicts embarked were 224 at Portsmouth. Although the prisoners were apparently in generally good health, their aspect indicated habits of irregularity and want of proper diet. RELIGION: / LITERACY: / FAMILY – Marital status: Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No: 2236, Trade: Labourer, Height: 5’6”, Age: 21, Complexion: Black, Head: Medium small, Hair: Black, woolly, Whiskers: None, Visage: Oval, Forehead: High, Eyebrows: Black, Eyes: Dark brown, Nose: Short, broad, Mouth: Wide, lips thick, Chin: Small, Native Place: Boston-America, Remarks: A man of colour; 2 small scars on left cheekbone
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,194,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD –http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-5,220,184,L,80
Police No: Number 2236 Crime: Stated this offence – “Housebreaking” Probation: Assignment: 31 March 1835 – Launceston, 24 July 1835 – Port Arthur, 24 September 1836 – Chief Police Magistrate. 14 April 1836 – Constitution Hill, 3 December 1836 – Chief Police Magistrate, Offences and Sentences: 27 March 1835 – Dry – Idleness and refusing to work – 3 months Westbury Road Party for Instruction, 9 July 1835 – Road Party – Absconding from Westbury Road Party – Recommended to be removed to Port Arthur for 12 months – and subjected to severe discipline, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 16 July 1835, 19 September 1836 – Road Party – Absconding – 6 months imprisonment and hard labour – Constitution Hill Road Party, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 1 October 1836, 21 November 1836 – Public Works – Refusing to go back to his Hut – Cell on bread and water for 24 hours, 21 November 1836 – Road Party – Absconding – 12 months imprisonment and hard labour in, Irons, recommended to be sent to Bridgewater – Town Surveyor’s Chain Gang, vide Lieut-Governor’s Decision 8th December 1836, 1841 – Free Certificate Ticket of Leave: / Free Certificate: 1841 – No 716 (7160), INDENT: No 2236 – Alexander BERRY, CONVICT MUSTERS: 1835 – Transported to Port Arthur DEPARTURES INDEX: / NEWSPAPER REPORTS – NORTHAMPTON MERCURY (Indexes Only) – Alexander Berry, Theft, charged with breaking into the shop of Edward Mawbey, of Thorpe Malsor, and stealing therefrom divers articles of wearing apparel and goods to the value of £5; committed to our County Gaol, Alexander Berry, Transported (see article)
http://www.familyhistorynorthants.co.uk/1834.htm COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), 7 JULY 1835 – HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT, Monday 29 JUNE – Friday, 3 July – Alexander Berry was ordered to Westbury for examination, on a charge of being a runaway from that station.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648290  COLONIAL TIMES (Hobart), 14 July 1835 – HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT, Monday 6 JULY – Friday, 10 July – Alexander Berry was ordered to Port Arthur for absconding. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648303 REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors – http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31050540
(TS)

ELIZABETH HARRIS ex-Boston, America, ship: BORNEO, 1828, convict # 121 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,282,L,80
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GEORGE WASHINGTON MALDRIE Born: Boston, Complexion: black, head: oval, hair: black, whiskers: ditto, visage: long, forehead: medium, eyebrows: black, eyes: hazel, nose: medium, mouth: large, chin: ditto,  Transported: Marquis of Hastings 1839, Place sentencing: Central Cl Court 20 August 1838, sailed days: 128, sailed from: Portsmouth, Ship master: Hy. I Naylor,   Ship surgeon: Ed. Jeffery, sentenced: 15 years, population: Embarked:240M/Deaths:7M/Landed:233(VDL)M, to VDL, arrival: 23 July 1839,gaol report: not known, hulk report: indifferent, stated this offence: cutting & wounding the Cook on Board the {King} he spoiled the dinner we had words he struck me, surgeon’s report: orderly, Transported for: cutting and wounding a person, age: 28, body marks: several scars right arm, eyes: hazel, hair: black, height: 5 ft 16/2 inches, family: single, trade: farm labourer. Port Arthur: 1840-41: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//pubsearch-xsl/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-32,250,78
TAHO reels: Adm. 101/50 Reel 3203Adm101/50 Reel 3203CON18/16 p243CON31/32CSO5/203/4989
Image at position 1 on page 243 of CON 18/16:http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320209
Image at position 2 on page 72 of CON 31/32:
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,78,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,136,L,80
(JG) (TS)

GEORGE PHIPPS line 4574, police #270, height: 5/5/1/4 in, compexion: dark brown, hair: dark brown, eyes: dark brown,age: 30, Trade: shipwright, where sentenced: London, date tried: July 1815, sentence: 7 yrs, Ship: Morley + Eliz. Henrietta, Native place: Boston, CON: 23/3. (JG)

WILLIAM TREADWELL Born C.1809, Calculated Age 21yo at 1830-08-19,    Place Of Birth: Boston, Tried Date: 4/May/1829, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Lancaster, M, Gaol Report: unknown, Hulk Report: Bad, Stated This Offence: Stg. a Pair of Trowsers first offence, Physical description – Body Marks: A Man of Color – James Treadwell & woman inside left arm, Eyes: black, Hair: black curly, Hair: bla curly, Height: 5/10 3/4 in, Marital Status: single, Religion: P, Trade: Seaman, Sailed: 1830-05-02, Sailed Days 108 Sailed From Sheerness Ship Master Jas. Berry Ship Name David Lyon Ship Surgeon Chas. Cameron Arrived 1830-08-18, Embarked:220M/Deaths:3M/Landed:217(VDL) Muster1830-12-31: Public Works, Muster 1832-12-31: Post Messenger, Muster 1833-12-31: Post Messenger,  Muster  1835-12-31: Ticket of Leave. [no further details yet] TAHO:  Image at position 2 on page 13 of CON 31/43http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31430026 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-43,176,15  (JG)

New York

GEORGE COOLEY  New York, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS)CON #: 2482 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,110,L,80

JOHN DUPLEUX  New York, No 876,   ship: EMPEROR ALEXANDER, 1833
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WILLIAM GAULSWORTH Age 25, born New York-America, Exeter-Devon QS 13 October 1834, 7 years, stealing a pair of shoes and trowsers, No 1097, NORFOLK, 1835 Norfolk (fourth voyage) – departed Sheerness 14 May 1835, arrived Hobart 28 August 1835, a voyage of 106 days, carrying 280 male convicts (280 landed).  Master John Gatenby, Surgeon Arthur Savage. MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 20-21: Surgeon’s general remarks. The ship’s crew consisted of 42, the troops 32 accompanied by 7 women and 13 children. The convicts 280, in all 376. Of all the convicts two appeared on embarking to be ill adapted for the voyage. The English convicts (230 in number) refused to eat oatmeal. (TS)
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-16,256,178,L,80
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-18,197,22,L,80
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2955478
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31160458

ALFRED MALDEN / ALFRED MALDON  A “native” of New York, convicted to 10 years in 1871 for shooting with intent and photographed – probably by T.J. Nevin – on conditional discharge from the Hobart Gaol, April 25th, 1874. Transported on Tamar.
Image on: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4586426See also:
http://prisonerpics.blogspot.com.au/2009_04_05_archive.html
(JG)

NORMAN MALLORY New York, Ship: MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1839 (TS) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-16,165,141,L,80

THOMAS OLDBURY AGE:  21 (1837) – born about 1816 in New York, TRIED:   30 July 1836, Warwick Assizes, WARWICKSHIRE ARCHIVES: Thomas Oldbury, aged 19, illiterate, tried for theft at Birmingham at 1835 Midsummer Quarter Sessions, Acquitted, One of 280 Convicts Transported on “Recovery” 1837. Sentenced to Life at Warwick Assizes. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, SENTENCE:  Life, CRIME:  Assault and Robbery, GAOL REPORT:  Character and connexions not known;  in Gaol before but acquitted, HULK REPORT:  Indifferent, SURGEON’S REPORT:  Very bad, LITERACY:  Illiterate, FAMILY – Marital status:  Single, DESCRIPTION – Police No:  226, Trade:  Gunmaker, Height:  5’ 8 ½”, Age:  21, Complexion:  Fair, Head:  Round, large, Hair:  Brown, Whiskers:  None Visage:  Oval, Forehead:  High, Eyebrows:  Brown, Eyes:  Brown, Nose:  Medium, Mouth:  Small, Chin:  Medium, Native Place:  New York, Remarks:  None.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-22,248,123,L,80
TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – Note:  This record is very difficult to read and has not been transcribed here.
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,226,L,80
Police No: Number 226, Previous Conviction: Once for stealing a handkerchief – Acquitted, Probation:
Sent to Port Arthur, Retried: 26 July 1844 – Supreme Court, APPROPRIATION: No 226 – THOMAS ODBURY – 5’8 ½”, aged 21, Gunfinisher, tried Warwick, sentenced to Life, native of New York, assigned to Port Arthur
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,83,L,80
HOBART TOWN COURIER, 15 MAY 1840 – John Newman and Thomas Oldbury, assigned to Mr Degraves, were charged by their master with coming into town without a pass and returning home disorderly;  the first fourteen days’ cell on bread and water, and the latter ten days.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8747866
HULK REGISTER:  Thomas Oldbury, 19, born about 1817, convicted 3 August 1836 at Warwick, received onboard prison hulk “Gannymede” moored at Woolwich and Devonport on 16 September 1836, SHIP:  Recovery (4th voyage) – departed Downs 1 June 1837, arrived Hobart 8 October 1837, a voyage of 129 days, carrying 280 male convicts (275 landed).  Master Thomas Johnson, Surgeon Edward Jeffery, MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 2-3: Surgeon’s general remarks. On 17 May 1837, 180 male convicts were embarked in the Recovery at Woolwich and on the 22nd [May 1837], 100 at Chatham. Total number embarked 280 and their general condition and state of health appeared good. The ship sailed from England on 1st June [1837]. REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31320636
(TS)

WILLIAM PARKER New York, No 684, ship: CLYDE, 1830 (TS)
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WILLIAM PEKOE aka WILLIAM PEHOE  born c. 1799, Place of birth: New York
Tried Date: 4 May 1829
Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Lancaster
Transported on: Prince Regent 1
Arrived VDL: 10 Jan 1830
Gaol Report:  Bad once before convicted
Hulk Report: Orderly
Ship: Prince Regent (1)
Stated This Offence: stealing………… cloth, once for a spyglass served one month N.P New York
Surgeons Report: sulky on board
Transported For: stealing 100 yards of stuff value at £5
10 Jan 1830: Physical description
Calculated Age: 30
Body Marks: A Mulatto high cheek bones Tree Woman & Man inside rt arm Man Woman Ship & Cross & C Pattern on left arm
Eyes: d haz
Hair: black curly
Height: 5/8 in
Height Calculated in Inches: 68
Family: Single
Trade: House Servant
31 Dec 1831:  Muster Public Works
31 Dec 1832: Muster Public Works
31 Dec 1833:  Muster  Assd. to A. Walker Esq.
31 Dec 1835: Muster Gaol
Colonial conviction Laun QS 7 Jany 135 4 Impt & hard Labor
Image at position 1 on page 456 of CON18-1-10,251,235

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http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-4,162,66,L,80
See also:
http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340582
(JG) and (TS)

ALEXANDER RICHARDS Born c.1785, Calculated Age 35yo at 1821, Place Of Birth: New York, Gaol Report: Man of colour – Orderly, Hulk Report: Orderly, Transported For: Stealing money, Physical description – Complexion: Blk, Eyes: D Bro, Hair:  Blk Height: 5/8 1/4 in, Family: No relations in England, Trade: Seaman. Conviction: 1821-04-30, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing:  Southampton, Tried Date: 30/Apr/1821, Ship Name: Claudine, Sailed:  1821-08-24, Sailed Days: 113, Sailed From: Woolwich, sailed route: Ten.[eriffe?] Ship Master: Jn. Crabtree, Ship Surgeon:  Hy. Ryan. Arrived: 1821-12-15,  Embarked:160M/Deaths:1M/Landed:159(VDL)M. TAHO:    Image at position 3 on page 83 of CON 31/34 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31340881 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-34,436,308. (JG)

CHARLES SMITH Born c. 1797, 23 in 1821, Place Of Birth: New York, Conviction: 8/Jan/1821, Sentence: 7, Place Of Sentencing: Somerset, Sailed: 1821-07, Ship: Lord Hungerford, Sailed From: England, Ship Master: Michael O’Brien, Ship Surgeon: Michael Dorke, Arrived: 1821-12-26, Embarked:228M/ Landed:228(VDL)M, To Colony: VDL, Gaol Report: Second Conviction, Disorderly, Hulk Report: Orderly, Stated This Offence: was confined 12 months in Shepton Mallet for a Street robbery, Transported For: Grand Larceny, Body Marks: Both arms covered with words and letters Scar on nose one on rt cheek, Complexion: dark, Eyes: D Bro, Hair: D Bro, Height: 5/3 in, Trade: Seaman, #6094, PN# 398, TAHO: Image at position 2 on page 133 of CON 31/38: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-38,370,137
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31380398

(JG)

“Highway Robbery.
Two men named John Williams, (t. l.) a man of colour and a native of New York, and James Barnes, (t. l.) underwent a long examination on Monday last at the police office charged with having assaulted and robbed Henry Jones in the neighbourhood of the Sand-hills on Saturday evening about half-past 10 o’clock at night; the prisoners were remanded for further evidence until Wednesday next.” – The Cornwall Chronicle,  6 June 1849
(CB)

North Carolina

HUGH TAYLOR  North Carolina, ship: SOUTHWORTH, 1834 (TS)
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Ontario

WILLIAM DURHAM Fort George, Ontario, America, Ship: ELIZA, 1831 (TS)
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Pennsylvania

HENRY TWINER aka HENRY TURNER HARRINGTON Pennsylvania, America, No 1071, ship: MANLIUS, 1830 (TS)
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Philadelphia

MATTHEW BACKMAN aka MATHEW born c.1790,  Calculated Age: 29yo at 1820, Place Of Birth: Philadelphia, Tried Date: 15/Sep/1819, Sentence: Life, Place Of Sentencing: Middlesex, Ship: Maria (1), Sailed: 1820-07-28, Sailed Days: 126, Sailed From England, sailed route Direct, Ship Master: Harris Walker, Ship Name: Maria I, Ship Surgeon: Wm. Hamilton, Arrived: 1820-12-01, Embarked:156M/Landed:156(VDL)M, To Colony VDL, Gaol Report: Orderly Transported For: Felony, Body Marks: Man Woman double ensign CS and Crucifix left arm CB DB right arm, Eyes: L Hazl, Hair: Bro, Height: 5/6 3/4 in, Marital Status: S or M not stated, Trade: Seaman, 1830-12-31 Muster Constable, 1832-12-31 Muster note Died 20/Apr/1844, Conditional Pardon 19/Mar/1832, convict status: CP, Death Place: Lovely Banks, Information Various: [QR June 1844: died 26 April 1844.] Notes: Originally transcribed on CR as 1841. Corrected using QR. TAHO: Image at position 1 on page 86 of CON 31/1. http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010688   (JG)

JOHN BEZETTE,  BEEZET born c.1796, place of birth: Philadelphia, 18 Mar 1819 Surrey (1) 17 Oct 1818 England 149   Bristol 15 April 1818 7 yrs P38. Dec 20th 1818 disord in church 1 wk for govt in his own time  Rev RK & AWH H esq June 1 1820 Neglect of duty and disobed of orders serv to Mr H Thrupp  Rep? and dis?  AWHH esq. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,136,L,80 also: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31010496 Police Number: 149. ref: 560, age: 22 years in 1819, sentence: 7 yrs, tried: Bristol 15 April 1818, ship: SURRY [1], sailed: 152 days, from: England, via: Rio, Sydney, ship master: Thos. Raine, Ship surgeon: Matt. Anderson, Embarked:160M/Deaths:3M/Landed:7(NSW) and 150(VDL)M, arrival: 1819-03-18, Description: Man of Colour, complexion: black, eyes: blk, hair: blk, height 5/7 in, trade: seaman… Became publican of multiple inns in Hobart, many descendants. More information sought for  this  site. (JG)

JAMES COLLINS No 1248 Age 19, born Philadelphia-America, Middlesex 8 July 1830, stealing 4 shillings, 7 years, A Black Man. Ship: ARGYLE, 1831 departed Plymouth 18 March 1831, arrived Hobart 3 August 1831, a voyage of 138 days, carrying 250 male convicts (244 landed).  Master Peter M. Stavers, Surgeon Henry Gordon Brock  MEDICAL JOURNAL:  Folios 53-54: surgeon’s general remarks. The Argyle embarked 250 convicts, the greater part of whom were taken from the prison hulks at Portsmouth on the 15 February [1831] and the remainder from the Captivity at Plymouth on 24 February [1831]. Surgeon makes reference to a conspiracy to capture the ship.  (TS)
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LOUISA MORRIS ex-Philadelphia-America, ship: ELIZA, 1830, convict # 112 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,343,L,80
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GEORGE WILLIAMS born c.1782, Calculated Age 35yo at 1818, #7688, PN #: 93, Place Of Birth:Elton near Philadelphia, Conviction: 1817-12, Sentence: 7 yrs, Place Of Sentencing: London, Tried Date: Decr 1817, Physical description – Body Marks: Black, Complexion: Blk, Eyes: Bro, Hair: Blk, Height: 5/4 1/2 in, Trade: Seaman, Ship Name: Lady Castlereagh, Sailed: 1817-12-22, Sailed Days: 171, Sailed From England, sailed route Sydney, Ship Master: Geo. Weltden, Ship Surgeon: Jas. Craigie, Arrived: 1818-06-11, Embarked:300M/Landed:39(NSW) and 261(VDL)M, TAHO: Image at position 3 on page 31 of CON 31/45. #93, page blanks: http://foundersandsurvivors.org//sites/all/themes/fas-blueprint_sub/image/viewer.html?CON31-1-45,376,33 and http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450093 (JG)

Virginia

JOHN TAYLOR “Description: 5’8”; black curly hair; age 38 years; sealer in the Straits 12 months (SLR).Origin: A mulatto, born in Richmond, Virginia. In New Zealand for three years. Sailed from Mauritius in the ship Orpheus, arriving at Sydney on 13 May 1827. Usual resort: Kent Group. Taylor brought a New Zealand woman and child with him. Taylor’s woman and child were taken from Kent Group by some sealers when he was away from the island (FM,9/4/1831).There is no record of Taylor thereafter; apparently he joined whaling and sealing vessels”. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.101. (JG)

Unknown country of ancestry

(currently 74 people)

MICHAEL ANTONIO Saturday 31 March 1821 Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser  p 1s of 4. Michael Antonio, a man of colour, was arraigned on a capital charge of breaking and entering, on Wednesday last, at two o’clock in the morning, the dwelling-house of George Munday, in Argyle street, in this .town.-It appeared in evidence,  that the  prisoner got into the premises by undermining the foundation at the sill of the door; an alarm, however, being made by the children, he was apprehended, soon after having effected the burglary  by the prosecutor, with his head under the table at the foot of the children’s bed. A constable speedily took him into custody ; when, upon, his reproaching the prisoner, as to the folly of the attempt he had made, he said  ‘ It was better, he thought, to be hung out of the way at once.” The prisoner was of course found Guilty; and sentenced to be transported to Newcastle for the term of his natural life. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1089423?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

THOMAS ANTONIO [is he related to Michael Antonio?] Seaman on Steamship SHAMROCK for Melbourne and Sydney from George Town 15 June 1848. POL 220/1/1  page 1. TAHO [Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office]
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=POL220/1/1  (JG)

JOSEPH ARCH Monday 5 February 1855 The Hobarton Mercury p2 of 4. Fri 2 Feb 1855. Charge against a Sailor. Captain H. J. Green, of the American merchant vessel ” Sheffield,”‘ charged a seaman named Joseph Arch, a man of colour, with disorderly conduct on board the vessel yesterday : the defendant with a grin, said, he could produce the whole ship’s company to disprove the charge. Mr. Reeves, the Mate, stated that the man was making a great disturbance on board, at 7 o’clock in the morning, and using bad words ; he said, he would have the Cabin boy’s life, und was about to strike the lad when witness interfered, und pushed the defendant on one side ; he then attempted to strike witness, and was given into custody : the charge being clearly proved, he was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3334836?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

ASSA Saturday 12 March 1853 The Courier (Hobart) p3 of 5 EVANDALE Saturday, 5th March. A coloured man named “Assa” charged his master, Mr. William L. Jones, of Franklin Village, with having assaulted him. He failed however in proving his charge, and for misconduct in leaving his master’s premises without leave was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour on the roads. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2238419?searchTerm=%22coloured+man%22 (JG)

JOHN? BELLARDAY [Schaffer: Man of colour. THRA 37/2-3 p74]. (JG)

BLACK BELLA   “On Tuesday evening at East Devonport a quarrel arose between Mr H. A. Davis, late butcher, and Mr. R. D. Stewart of  Pardoe notoriety. The former gentleman is severely cut about the face, and had to   seek medical aid, whilst the latter is intact and only lost his hat and umbrella. As a the matter is to come before the police court next Wednesday (cross summonses being taken out) I will not pre-judge the case. A woman of colour named Black Bella witnessed the scene, and, I hear, will   furnish important evidence”. Launceston Examiner, Friday 26 August 1892, p3 of 4. (JG)

BLACK BENJAMIN “Warrant has been issued by J. K. Archer, Esq.,J.P., Carrick, and is now in this Office, for the apprehension of – Benjamin, for absenting himself from the hired service of Rev. W. A. Brook, of Westwood, before the lawful termination of his engagement.Description.-Known as ” Black Ben,” a man of colour, 45 years old, 5 feet 5 inches high, black curly hair, no whiskers, flat visage, sharp nose, dressed in lightcoat and trousers, black billy-cock hat, has a small red and white dog with him.”Benjamin, better known as Black Ben, described in Crime Report of the 23rd January, 1863, page 14, has been apprehended by P.C. Murphy, of the Carrick Police. From: Reports of Crime, v2 Fri Jan 23 1863. (PR)

JOHN WILLIAM BERTRAND Friday 23 October 1846 Colonial Times p3 of 4. John William Bertrand, a man of colour, was charged with uttering on the 29th Sept, a forged’ order upon Mr. Short, the shoemaker, for two pairs of boots, with intent to defraud Mr. James Kelly, of Brune Island. The evidence was quite conclusive against the prisoner, who was found Guilty, but remanded for sentence. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8759457?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

BLACK MAN An inquest was held last week on the body of a black man, an assistant cook on board the Clyde, whose body was found dried up in the hold of the vessel, lying beside a spirit cask, having been some days missing.  The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827-1839)Friday 18 July 1834 p2 of 4. (JG)

CATHERINE BROWN Tuesday 9 September 1834 Colonial Times (Hobart) p 6 of 8. Catherine Brown, a woman of colour, was charged with repeated drunkenness in her hired service. The defendant wishing to be relieved from her service, and her master – having an equal desire to be rid of her services, the Magistrate had for once the pleasure – of pleasing both parties, and discharged Mrs. Brown from the Office and her service together. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8647801?searchTerm=%22woman+of+colour%22  (JG)

ANTONIO BUCKNALL Saturday 9 August 1823Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser pp2 of 2 James Crahan and William Stanfield, free, were committed for trial before a Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, on the charges of assaulting and beating Antonio Bucknall and Bastian Suez, of New Norfolk ; and of forcibly entering and detaining possession of the dwelling-house of the said A. Buckhall. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1089944 ANTONIO BUCKALL, BUCKNALL [Arson – New Norfolk] R. v. Stanfield and Crahan  Supreme Court of Van Diemen’s Land  Pedder C.J., 14 June 1824  Source: Hobart Town Gazette, 18 June 1824    MONDAY — William Stanfield, a farmer, and James Crahan, a labourer, both late of New Norfolk, were arraigned for arson.  The indictment charging, that, feloniously and with malice, on the 7th of July last, about 7 at night, they had set fire to a barn, situate at New Norfolk aforesaid, then being the property of Antonio Buckall. Plea – Not Guilty.  The Attorney-General described the prosecutor as a poor foreign black, who many years ago had arrived here from Norfolk Island, and had ever since on a small farm derived from Government, laboured with proverbial industry and perseverance. Mr. Solicitor Dawes, for the prisoner Stanfield, strove to establish the validity of a deed, by which the prosecutor was stated to have transferred half his said farm, and the barn in question, to Oscar Davis, by whom they had been passed into the possession of the prisoner.  And the Jury after receiving from His Honor the Chief Justice, an argumentative and impartial summary of all the circumstances, pronounced an – Acquitted.  [Thanks to Sally Steel for this information]. http://www.law.mq.edu.au/sctas/html/r_v_stanfield__1824.htm  (JG)

ANN BUCKLEY [Schaffer: Launceston. Rev James Norman. CSO 1/240/5809 from orphan School in Sydney] (JG)

JACK CAMMERLEE sealer [Schaffer: “man of colour”. THRA Vol 37/2-3 p75]. (JG)

CARPENTER Wednesday 8 November 1848 The Courier (Hobart) Page 2 of 4. MORE ROBBERIES. – On Sunday last, the residence of an eating-house keeper in Liverpool street, named Carpenter, a man of colour, was entered while himself and servant were drawing dinners from the oven of his bakehouse and £40 taken away. Two or three persons ere also in custody for having rubbed a butcher named Bell, in Liverpool-street, of 90 pounds. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2967644?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22#pstart637920 (JG)

ANDREW COLBERT #270, 5 ft 7″ Hair: Black, Complexion: black, Eyes: black, age: 20, Middlesex assizes, drummer, America, convicted: 15 Sept. 1819, sentence: 7 years, Ship: Coromandel, 1820, arr. 12/3/1820, Free Certificate: 2/11/1826.
see also:
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31060270 “Initial credit for the taking of Hodgetts was given to Mr John Scott’s black servant [Andrew] Colbert, who rushed forward in the midst of the fire, and grappled with him, by the reward for the capture [ a tol] was later given to a convict in service at the Green ponds [and once a noted horse stealer] John  Danvers…”. Eustace Fitzsymonds  BRADY P95 Fn15.  COLBERT  is mentioned on p.546 of  Sprod, Dan (2001). The usurper : Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen’s Land 1780-1841. Blubber Head Press, Sandy Bay, Tas – Jorgen Jorgenson was engaged to map various routes eg: up to Circular Head via the Great Lake – Arthur River and north route. He walked with Colbert “A black man” and Mark Logan. (JG)

ROBERT COOPER (Black Bob)

JANE COX Surname Alias: Cox Given Name(s): Jane Ship of second transportation: Francis Freeling Date of second transportation: 12/03/1837 Transported from: Sydney Transported to: Van Diemens Land Page: 42 Location: 4/4523. Reel No. 1260 Age: 20 Eyes: Black Hair: Black Complexion: Woman of Colour Height: 5′ 21/2″ Remarks including Trials, Offences, Trade, Transfers: Tried Quarter Sessions Sydney 5 Jan 1837, 5 Years. Stealing in a dwelling house. From: CD Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-53. Descendants of Convicts Inc. Melb, Nov, 2003. ISBN 0-9581771-1-2. (JG)

JOHN DALEY   An Ugly Weapon.— A vicious looking colored man, named John Daley, was charged at the police office on Monday by Sergeant East with assaulting him and other members of tho police force, in the execution of their duty on Saturday night last. Mr. Carter of tho Wellington Inn had sent for the police to take Daley in charge, as he had cleared every one out of the bar by flourishing an open razor at them, and threatening to do serious bodily harm with it. The razor was pulled out of his pocket by Sergeant East. Daley charged the police with robbing him of £2 , the Police Magistrate said if the prisoner had not repeatedly, when apprehended, made similar charges which on investigation were found to be false, he might pay some attention to what he then said, but it was invariably his practice to say and even swear was robbed, whenever he was confined   fur drunkenness, He would sentence him to pay £1 for being drunk, and £2 for assaulting the con stable, and in default of payment to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for one month. Article identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65718231 Page identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page6231221 APA citation LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. (1856, June 11). The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 – 1880), p. 5.   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65718231 (JG)

THOMAS DAY One of them, Thomas Day, a black man, it appears had been compelled by the others to accompany them at the risk of his life. He is the man who was lately transported from Mr. Barker’s service, for larceny in his family. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803-1842)Saturday 14 February 1829 p3 http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2191819?searchTerm=%22black+man%22#pstart497214
see THOMAS DAY in “WEST INDIES” section for more information that is likely about this man. (JG)

JOHN DICKENSON Saturday 18 November 1854 The Hobarton Mercury p3 of 4 A DARK CASE. Peter Rayner, commonly called “Black Peter,” was charged on information of his wife, with assaulting her with intent to inflict some grevious bodily harm, and praying that he might be bound over to keep the  peace.   The lady’s statement being emphatically   denied by Peter, he called on John Dickenson, another man of colour, from whose evidence it appeared that he  resided in the same house with the parties, and that lately during Peter’s absence for a few weeks “down de ribber,” Mrs Rayner  seemed to have forgotten all ideas of feminine propriety; and that on Peter’s return she     had allowed her temper, excited by sundry strong potations of brandy and ginger beer,   to overcome her, so far as to induce her to indulge in the amusement of heaving wine glasses at the head of her husband, thereby inflicting a wound on his temple, and per- forming a similar kind office for his friend, (the witness), Peter bore this with aceratic patience until at last finding he had more reason to yield to the “green eyed monster” than had his Shakesperian Prototype, inflicted some slight conjugal discipline on his Desdemona.    The bench, afer duly considering the evidence, dismissed the case, with a caution to  Peter not to appear there again under similar circumstances; “Nebber Sir !” said Peter emphatically. “Captain Bateman   you know me long time, and you know I always comport myself as a gentleman !” and bowing politely to His Worship Peter made his exit. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3334349?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

FALACOUTA. Tried P .O. Westbury, 13th December, 1862, disturbing the peace. 7 days. From: Reports of Crime v1.
(PR)

JOHN FLOWERS Monday 19 November 1855 Colonial Times (Hobart) p3 of 4 RAT’S CASTLE.-On Saturday last John Woodford and Robert Wells were charged before the chief police magistrate and Mr. Manley, the ‘auditor-general, with the commission of a larceny under £5, in taking from John Flowers, a man of colour, two half-crowns and copper coin worth one penny. They pleaded not guilty, and agreed to be ‘tried summarily on the charge. Flowers stated that he was a woodcutter, and lodged with the defendant ‘at Rat’s Castle. .That on the previous day he was going out after dinner, when Wells detained him, and said, “Young fellow, come, sit down and stand a glass,” and on his saying he had no money  Woodford insisted that he had. They caught hold of him’, and Wells put his hand in his pocket and took the money, and tore his coat. He was cross examined at some length by both the defendants, but denied that he tossed for drink, or that he had any beer. In answer to the magistrate Flowers stated that there was no one in the room at the tjme of the transaction he described but Wells’ wife and a lame man, who could not stir out, Constable Morley, from information he had from Flowers, went to Rat’s Castle, and in a room where fourteen or fifteen of the worst characters in town were congregated, he pointed out Wells and Woodford as the two that robbed him. He asked Flowers whether any of the persons then in the room were prcsent when the robbery was committed. , He said they were all there. They denied all knowledge of the charge, and said they saw nothing like what Flowers stated. The constable searched the defendants at the watch-house, and found nothing whatever upon Woodford. On Wells he found three sixpenny bits, one threepenny bit, and a halfpenny. The bench thought the evidence of Flowers should be sustained by that of some one else, as he admitted to the constable that there were, others present, which did not agree, with his statement in court. The case was dismissed, but Mr. Burgess gave direction to the constables to look more carefully after such lodging houses, as Rat’s castle. ‘ The police promised to do so. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8781912?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 – and – JOHN FLOWER Thursday 6 March 1856 Colonial Times (Hobart) p2 of 4. John Flower, (a man of colour), breaking into the dwelling house of Charles McKenna, at New Town. Sentenced to lour years’ penal servitude.Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8786156?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

FRANCIS Wednesday 19 November 1856 Colonial Times (Hobart) p2 of 4.A SERIOUS OFFENCE – At the police court, yesterday morning, William Hinckman underwent magisterial examination upon a charge of unlawfully cutting and wounding a man of colour named Francis on the evening of Saturday. From the evidence it appeared that Francis, with the prisoner, was drinking in theFortune of War,” on the evening in question, when, after the exchange of certain expressions, Francis said to the prisoner, ” You’re too fast tonight, shoemaker ” Upon this the prisoner threw the contents of his glass over Francis, and immediately afterwards the tumbler, which struck him, cutting him over and under his left eye, the use of which he is not likely to recover. The prisoner was remanded until to morrow (this morning) for the evidence of Dr Crooke. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8784557?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

BENJAMIN FRANCIS Saturday 19 November 1853 The Courier (Hobart) p2 of 4. POLICE OFFICE-THIS DAY.Merchant Seaman’s Act.-Benjamin Francis, a man of colour, was charged by Captain Swart of the barque Laura Adele, now lying in this port, with absenting himself on the 16th instant from that ship without permission. The Magistrate explained to the defend- ant, who so far as his broken English would admit endeavoured to disprove any intentional insubordination, that he was still under the control of the English law and bound to conform to the terms of the agreement. He, therefore, sentenced him to be imprisoned until such time as the ship should sail, provided that did not exceed 30 days. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2238354?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

PETER FRANKS Saturday 29 June 1816The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter p1 of 2PUBLIC NOTICE. THE under-mentioned prisoners having absented themselves from their respective employments, all Persons are hereby cautioned  against harbouring, concealing, or employing either of the said Absentees ; viz. Matthew Keegan ; Peter Franks, a man of colour ; Geo. Watts ; and Thos. Garland. Also one Sysew, a good-looking Lascar, about 24 years of age, and nearly 6 feet high, absconded from the Ship Lady Elliott about five Weeks ago. And all Constables and others are hereby required to use every exertion to apprehend and lodge them in safe Custody. A. W. H. HUMPHREY, Justice of the Peace. Ref:http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/651342?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22#pstart40421 nb: Franks was still at large on 7 December 1816 according to that newspaper. (JG)

ALEXANDER FRASER Friday 28 February 1851 Colonial Times(Hobart) p2 of 4. Alexander Fraser (a man of colour), was charged with assaulting and beating, on the 28th January last, one Margaret, the wife of Joseph Connor, with intent, &c.-Verdict, Guilty. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8768820?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

WILLIAM FRASER Friday 23 October 1829, Colonial Times (Hobart), p3 of 4. Police Report Police Office, Hobart Town, October 19, 1829. William Fraser, a man of colour, who had the audacity to keep a common brothel in the heart of Macquarie Street, to the great annoyance of the respectable inhabitants of that part, was this day fined £50 for grog-selling. This will no doubt rid that respectable neighbourhood of this great annoyance. Much credit is due to Mr. Capon, as a Public Officer who employed a professional Gentleman to conduct the prosecution against him. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8644600?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22#pstart666616 (JG)

PIERRIE GAGNON Tried P.O. Westbury, 19th September, 1862
[Thanks to P. Richardson for this information]

ALEXANDER GARCIA aka ALEJANDRO GARCIA aka ALEXANDER GARCIE (As yet unknown place of origin)
Marriage of Alexander GARCIA to Lucy SMITH, Longford, 16 June 1835 –
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-35347-2536-89?cc=2125029&wc=M93C-9CJ:1789920630
Alejandro GARCIA, (son of Aniomo GARCIA and Angela PANANDERO), and Lucy SMITH – http://jhanley.customer.netspace.net.au/TFH/f2375.html
http://jhanley.customer.netspace.net.au/TFH/f2651.html#P8411
Married to Hannah BONNEY on 4 September 1828 in Hobart – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/e/a/g/Bruce-J-Eagling/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0893.html
Headstone photos on Ancestry show him as Alexander GARCIE, 1789-1871
(TS)

JESSIE GEORGE aka JESSIE THOMAS charged in Aberdeen 1848. Place/s of ancestry unknown. Ship: Cadet (3) Departure date: 17 Dec 1848. Departure Place: Plymouth. Arrival date: 12 Apr 1849. Page #491, GEORGE Jessie or Janet,  Tried: Aberdeen 18 April 1848, 7 years, Embarked: [blank], Arrived: 12 April 1849, RCR [?], Trade: Factory girl, Height: 5 ft 1 ½, Age: 18, Complex: mulatto, Head: round, Hair: black and curly, Whiskers: -, Visage: round, Forehead: low, Eyebrows: black, Eyes: black, Nose: flat, Mouth: large thick lips, Chin: short, Native place: Aberdeen. Transported for: theft. Gaol report: fifth conviction. Single. State this offence. Stealing a bed tick, Pro unknown at Aberdeen. 30 days for stockings. 60 days dresses and boots 60 do do. 6 months Plaid. Single. Surgeon’s report: very good. Marks: A woman of colour. Period of Gang Probation:  Service [?] Feby 17/52 John Anderson, Brisbane [?]10/4/52, HC 26/8/54. May enter environs [?] the district of Hobarton 7/9/54. H.Briggs, Jerusalem. Class: 3rd 10/8/49. Offences and sentences: Jan 7 31/50 (Bently?) Drunk. Not proceeding to the Depot and having sexual intercourse with a man in a cab 8 months hard labour. (AEB) Appld 1/2/50 Fav [?] Hobt. Jany 7 6/51 (Corbet) Absent 4 months hard labour (AEB/W?] Appld 10/1/51, Remarks: July 3 1851 absconded. Fac. Hobart July 7/37 (Garret) Absent without leave 3 months hard labour (AEW) Appld 11/7/51 Fact Hobart NOT DofH.Nov 24/51 [D/NF] attacking a fellow prisoner 3 months hard labour (EL? Appld] 28/11/51 Fact Hobart 30 March absconding 12 mths hard labour & 2 ms &T&D ? appld 23/4/52 Jany 4/53 Delivered of an illegitimate child (Alfred) at the Cascade Factory. [Brickfields nursery] Cert of Freedom 18 May 1855. Herself. 16 April 64 Swansea/Breach of 61  2 Vic 3 months impt & hard labour. (JN?) Tried Hob 28[?]  6 Oct 1857 stealing £38 acquitted.[in blue pencil] Enquiry made of letters dated 2/6/70 from Mrs Garvock (?) Write to William Garvock (?) 10 Karnon (?) St, W Aberdeen Scotland.
Applicant for an old age pension July 1909. Died when?
** Jessie was aged 18 in 1848, born 1830, in 1909 was aged 79.
Convict # 26014. Conduct record: CON41/1/21 Indent: CON15/1/5 Description list: CON19/1/7.
Conduct record online:http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-21,155,47,S,41 Application for admission to the Orphan Schoolby William Thomas and Jessie George for Ann Thomas and Jessie and William George August 1860 SWD26/1/3 p.555, SWD26/1/4 p.342, SWD26/1/7 p.206 1860. [nb: William GARVOCK Family: ? Marriage:10 DEC 1868 Urquhart MOR, SCT. Spouse: Ann ARCHIBALD b. 11 JAN 1832 Urquhart MOR, SCT. Parents: Father: Alexander ARCHIBALD Mother: Ann LITTLEJOHN ].
Jess/Jessie’s children born in VDL:
[1] Alfred George born June 1852, entered Hobart Orphan Asylum on 20 Jan 1854 aged 1.5 years – left 28 Aug 1855. Reentered  aged 4 March 1858 – left  7 Nov 1866 aged  12
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http://www.orphanschool.org.au/showorphan.php?orphan_ID=2038

[2] Annie George born 1858, entered 1864 aged 2 –  left ??? [died there?]
http://www.orphanschool.org.au/showorphan.php?orphan_ID=2039

[3] William George born 1859, entered 1864 aged 5 – left 19/9/1870 aged 9 [twin?]
http://www.orphanschool.org.au/showorphan.php?orphan_ID=2041

[4] Jessie George born 1859, entered 1864 aged 5 – left 19/9/1870 aged 9 [twin?]
http://www.orphanschool.org.au/showorphan.php?orphan_ID=2040
1866 July Jessie Thomas  woman of colour

 

 

 

 

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HENRY GEORGE GORTGEN Colonial Times (Hobart), Tuesday 16 June 1835, p8 of 8. Jacob Johnston, was charged with assaulting Henry George Gortgen, a man of colour, employed as steward, on board the Spence. The steward who in his own estimation, was an important personage, presumed to take his physic, being unwell, before the chief officer, in the cabin, who objected, put him out of the cabin, and threatened him to soften his bones in such a manner as had frightened him, and actually made him turn pale. He appeared to be a sort of a sea lawyer, and suggested to the court, the propriety of binding the chief officer over with sufficient sureties, for the protection of his person. The Magistrate did not consider it so much in danger, and took Johnston’s own recognizance. Mr. Gortgen now appeared satisfied and fearless of future consequences. (crime committed: Fri June 12 1835) Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8648256?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

MARY BELLA HARBUCKLE, ISABELLA HARBOTTLE Saturday 1 February 1890 The Mercury (Hobart) p2s of 6. From our own correspondents at Strahan. A coloured woman was brought here on tho 17th by SS Minx, in Charge of the   police, she having, at Zeehan, stabbed her husband in the neck with a knife. I Understand that the wound is not a dangerous one. one. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9228093?searchTerm=%22coloured+woman%22#pstart822662 MARY BELLA HARBUCKLE Saturday 8 February 1890 The Mercury (Hobart_ p 1s of 6 COUNTRY NEWS FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS STRAHAN   At the police Court on January 18, before   Messrs, E H, Fowell, S.M (Chairman), and F. O. Henry, J P, Bella Harbuckle a coloured woman, was charged by Sub- inspector Conlan with unlawfully wounding Frank Kingston by stabbing him in the neck with a knife at Remine on January 16, 1890. Mr. Norman, solicitor, was retained by the accused. F. Kingston, the complainant, a, miner residing at Mount Zeehan, said he had known the accused about 15 months, and had been living with her on the Silver Queen,claim until Wednesday, 16th inst., and then went to Trial   Harbour to Robertson’s hotel. Witness carne there and touched him on the shoulder and said she would have a drink. Witness Put a two shilling piece down to pay for the drink and she took up the change. He said “that will not do,” but let her keep it No one else waa present Then she asked him where he had been stopping the night before, and he replied at Mount Zeehan. She still continued questioning him, but he did not reply, and went over to the bull ring in the bar, and had several games. Dunn, the landlord, and the accused were there, and several more drinks were taken, the accused taking one each time. Witness treated the landlady, and accused called her into the bar and asked her why he did so, and he replied that was his business She said “you sly beast, perhaps you want to have her,” and made several grabs at a silk pocket handkerchief he wore round his neck. He pushed her back, once or twice, and she then took the handkerchief with her left hand, and stuck a knife into his neck with her right hand. He had seen the knife in her hand several minutes before It was a two bladed pocket knife. He put his left hand up, and made a remark, and waited, for the blood to come, and then went straight to the police.   The accused gave the knife to Dunn after   she had stabbed witness. Dunn was the only person in the room at the time. Had previously heard her asking for a knife. The wound bled pretty freely, and he was faint on tbe following day, and, could eat nothing through the effects,of the wound. Constable Mulrannan accompanied him to assused, and arrested her. She denied stabbing him, and said witness, did it himself. By Mr. Norman : Both of us were sober, and ac cused was sober I never gave accused any provocation. I have ill used the accused I decline to answer – whether marks on accused’s face were made by me. Thomas Dunn, miner, residing at Zeehan, had accompanied accused to Trial Harbour on Thursday, 11th inst., and they went to     Robertson’s Hotel, and saw Kingston there. He lent accused a pocket knife in the hotel, as she asked him for it. Never heard Kings- ton make any complaint, or heard him say that he was stabbed until the constable   came in. He left the room and never said anything about it until he came back with the constable. Kingston then said something about stabbing. Witness had beard nothing   about it before. Accused returned the knife to witness before he heard accused had been stabbed. He never saw the accused go near Kingston after he had lent her the knife, but could not swear that she did not. They were all close together. Never saw accused, make a blow at Kingston. If Kingston had sworn that he (witness) said, he saw it done it was a lie. After he came back witness saw a cut on his neck. He cleared out of the room when Kingston came in. He had only known accused during the last six weeks. She asked him to carry her carpet bag from Zeehan to Trial Harbour. Constable Mulrannen said that at King- ston’s request he went to Robertson’s Hotel, and saw Bella, Harbuckle, there. Kingston said “I give her in charge for   stabbing me.” Witness asked her what she had to say to the charge, she said that she had no knife, but that Kingston had borrowed one to get her into a scrape. Witness asked Dunn if he had lent a knife. He at first said ” I have, but forget to whom.” Witness said, ‘You must know who you   lent the knife to,” He then said he had   lent it to Bella, the accused, and she had returned it to him. He then arrested accused for stabbing Kingston. Then again examined the wound, and I found a cut on the left side of the neck, about one-eighth of an inch deep, and a quarter of an inch long. It had the appearance of a cut from a knife Dunn had given to him.  The accused was fully committed to take her trial at the first sitting of the Criminal Court Hobart.  http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9228566?searchTerm=%22coloured+woman%22#pstart822743 MARY BELLA HARBUCKLE Wednesday 26 February 1890 The Mercury (Hobart) p4 of 4. WOUNDING. Mary Bella Harbuckle, a coloured woman, was charged with wounding Frederick   Kingston on the 17th January, at Zeehan,   with intent to do grievous, bodily harm. Accused, who was undefended by counsel, pleaded not guilty.       The following jury was empanelled: Thomas Jenkins (foreman), D. Blyth, H Campbell, F. Williams, J. Dean, H. O’Dougherty, F. Farmilo, G Foster, C.V. Fisher, F. F. Butler, G. James, J. Wignall. The case for the prosecution was that the accused and prosecutor were living together at Zeehan, and on the date in question a bawl occurred, respecting some money, in the Silver King Hotel, and prisoner borrowed a knife from one of the men in the bar, and   stabbed prosecutor in the neck. The wound was little more than a skin-deep gash.  – Accused’s defence was to the effect that prosecutor had wounded himself in order to inculpate for the purpose of venting his spite on her. The knife she had simply borrowed to cut a pipe of tobacco. Kingston had left the country, and this charge was part of a plan of his to get rid of her.    His HONOR, in summing up, pointed out that three Charges were embodied in the indictment- that of the felony of unlawfully wounding with intent to do, grievous bodily harm, the misdemeanour of unlawfully wounding with no felonious intent, and the misdemeanour of common assault. The absence of Klngston lent certain colour to the accused’s story, and she was entitled to benefit of any doubt arising in the mind of the jury from the circumstance. It was remarkable; that the wound was so slight a one, and it made the question of violent intent a very open one. Of course the locality was a very dangerous one. The wound was   virtually little more than a prick. If the accused had an open knife in her hand at the time of a scuffle, and prosecutor received a scratch, with it unintentionally inflicted, there was no case against the prisoner. The jury must draw their inferences from the circumstances, and must not draw them harshly against the accused. If any doubt   existed as to the infliction of tho wound by the woman, they must acquit. If she inflicted the wound intentionally then their   verdict must convict her of one of the three offences enumerated by him.      The jury after an absence of nearly two   hours found the prisoner, not guilty, and she was accordingly discharged. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9229629?searchTerm=%22coloured+woman%22#pstart822937  (JG) ISABELLA HARBOTTLE Thursday 19 May 1898 The Mercury (Hobart) p2 of 4 Isabella Harbottle, a coloured woman, was ordered to pay a penalty of 5s., costs 10s. 6d., in default to go to gaol for seven days, for having beaten a neighbour in Lower Collins street on the 3rd inst, http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9422361?searchTerm=%22coloured+woman%22#pstart846671  (JG)

JOHN HARRIS Fri 29 April 1842 The Courier (Hobart) P3 of 4. John Harris, a man of colour, recently discharged from the Supreme Court by an error in the indictment, be being indicted for receiving a gold watch, when in reality he is supposed to be the actual thief, was again apprehended while getting his clothes from the gaol ; remanded. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2954423?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 – and – 30 April 1842. The Courier (Hobart) P3 of 4HOBART TOWN ADJOURNED QUARTER SESSIONS. Before J. Hone, Esq., Chairman ; and W. Gunn, George Hunt, J. Beamont, and J. Abbott, Esqrs. John Harris, a man of colour, stood charged with having, on the 26th of February last, stolen a gold watch and guard, together with a pair of ear-rings, the property of Mr. Peppers, residing in Murray-street. The prosecutor deposed, that, on the evening of the 26th, he last saw the articles, contained in a closet standing in one of the rooms ; but on rising the next morning, they had been abstracted. Mr. Peppers valued the watch at £27, the guard at £7, and the ear-rings at £3. It appeared, from further testimony, that the prisoner, after obtaining possession of the property, went to the shop of Mr. Smith, watchmaker, and offered to exchange the watch for a silver one and £15. Mr. Smith refused to strike the bargain ; but on inquiry where he obtained the watch, was told that he had purchased it in Liverpool. Harris then proceeded to Mr. Alcock’s, the pawnbroker, and wanted to pledge the watch for £3 ; but the latter, impeding that it had not been come by honestly, detained him until he was handed over to the police. Mr. Roberts, jun., stated, that, on the 1st March, the prisoner pawned the watchguard at his father’s shop, of which circumstance he gave information to the police ; and, on the following day, gave the chain to Constable Goldsmith, who, besides corroborating the former testimony, gave evidence of Harris’s apprehension.The prisoner, when called on for his defence, handed in a written address, urging the hardship of a second trial though acquitted on a former occasion. He asserted that the articles had been given to him ; and that, being in want of money, he thought there could be no harm in pledging them. Verdict-Guilty. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2954390?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

BARACK HASSEL. Saturday 22 June 1822 Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser p2 of. CLAIMS AMD DEMANDS. THE following Persons leaving the Colony in the following Vessels against which their respective Names are placed, request Claims to be presented : Seringapatam.-“Captain Joy, Commander; Mr.* Joseph Hodgson, 1st Officer ; Mir. John K’lly, îd Officer; Mr. Peter Hussey, 3d Orhcer ; and Mr. Via curdy. Surgeon. Governor Brisbane.”- Capt. Nolbrow, Commander ; and Mr. Alexander Livingstone, Chief Officer. Triton,-Capt.Templeton,Commander; Mr. Henry Lewis, 1st Officer; Mr. Thos. Ballingall 2d Ov cer, Wnv Lundy, and Barack Hassel, a man of colour. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1089721?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)

HEPTHERNET Usual resort: Kangaroo Island. Women: 1. MUR.RER.NING.HE (Kit) 2. LOW.HE.NUN.HE 3. MAG.GER.LEE.DE (Sall) Notes: No shipping or other record of this man found. Only record of him in FM, 11/10/1830. The name Hepthernet may be a confused rendering. Plomley, N. J. B. & Henley, Kristen Anne.  1990, The sealers of Bass Strait and the Cape Barren Island community, Blubber Head Press, Hobart, p.83. (JG)

ANN HICKS CON19/1/13. No:130, Arrived on: Eliza, from: Liverpool, when: 24 Feb 1830, trade: Servt. of all work, age: 26, Height: 5ft 2”, complexion: dark, head: round, hair: dark, visage: oval, forehead: ppendic, eyebrows: black, eyes: dark hazel, nose: ml, mouth: mw, chin: ml, remarks: slight impediment in speech, a Mulatto – I R A R above elbow joint left arm  http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,330,L,80
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GEORGE HUMPHRIES aka GEORGE HUMPHREYS Age: 20 – born about 1807 at Great Marylebone (possibly misheard – St Marylebone?) BORN: 16 January 1806, St Marylebone, London, TRIED:   15 February 1827, CCC-Middlesex, SENTENCE: 7 years, CRIME: Larceny, GAOL REPORT: Conduct here orderly, HULK REPORT: Orderly, SHIP: William Miles – departed Downs 24 March 1828, arrived Hobart 29 July 1828, a voyage of 127 days, carrying 192 male convicts (185 landed). Master John G. Sampson, Surgeon Ebeneezer Johnston, FAMILY – Marital status: Single, IGI – 16 January 1806 – George Humphries born London 21 February 1806 – George Humphries, son of Fras. and Elizabeth Humphries, baptised at St Mary’s, St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London (CO35244), DESCRIPTION – Police No: 839, Trade: Groom and Houseman, Height: 5’6 ¾”, Age: 20, Complexion: Mulatto, Head: Long, oval, Hair: Black, Whiskers: None, Visage: Long, oval, Forehead: High, narrow, Eyebrows: Dark, black, arched, Eyes: Bright brown, Nose: Straight, aquiline, nostrils open, Mouth: Large, Chin: Narrow, pointed, Native Place: Great Marylebone, Remarks: Several pockmarks on right cheek; Scar on back of right thumb. http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304,59,L,80 TASMANIAN CONDUCT RECORD – http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-19,185,116,L,80 Police No: Number 839, Crime: Stated this offence – “Stealing a Great Coat from a chaise in Drury Lane”, Previous Conviction: Served one month for furiously driving in default of a payment of a fine of £2 and 5/6s costs (Mansion House), Occupation: Manservant to Miss James of Grosvenor Street in Grosvenor Square. Stated – “I last lived with Mr Bryant of Park Street – looking after a horse and chaise – I belonged to a _____ stage last”, Assignment: 18 October 1833 – Launceston, Offences and Sentences: 10 November 1828 – Dr Derailley – Inveterate laziness, neglect of duty and disobedience of orders – 3 calendar months in Chain Gang at Oatlands, 20September* 1828 (*should read November) – Chain Gang, Oatlands – Neglect of duty and idleness on 17th November – 25 lashes, 27 January1829 – Chain Gang – Neglect of duty, several days in St Peter’s Pass and inveterate laziness in general – One calendar month in Chain Gang at Oatlands from the expiration of his present sentence therein, 30 March 1830 – Dr Officer – Repeated drunkenness – One month in irons at the Deep Gully and not to be returned to his Master’s service, 28 December 1830 – Atkinson – Neglect of duty and being unmanageable – Placed in the Public Works at New Norfolk, 5 January 1831 – Public Works, New Norfolk – Neglect of duty – To work on Saturday ___, 28 January 1831 – Haywood – Refusing to work – 50 lashes, 15 February 1832 – Lieut Murray – ____ and aiding a man named Houschill to trespass on his Master’s premises at a late hour on the 14th instant – ___ lashes, 6 March 1832 – Murray – Drunk – 15 lashes, 19 September 1833 – Murray – Insubordinate conduct to his Master – Imprisoned with hard labour until his original sentence expires, 18 October 1833 – Launceston. Ticket of Leave: CONVICT MUSTERS:1830 – Public Works, 1832 – Assigned to Lieut Murray, 1833 – Public Works NEWSPAPER REPORTS – CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (Old Bailey) TRIAL RECORDS – GEORGE HUMPHREYS, Theft > grand larceny, 15th February 1827. Reference Number: t18270215-252, 745.    GEORGE HUMPHREYS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January , 1 coat, value 2s. 6d., the goods of   Charles James Miles. CHARLES JAMES MILES. I live at the Tavistock hotel. On the 16th of January this coat was stolen out of my gig, which stood in  Brydges-street, opposite Drury-lane Theatre. JOHN ALFRED CHOWNE . I was returning from the theatre, about half-past twelve o’clock at night, and saw Mr. Miles driving his gig; three men were in the street; the prisoner, who was one of them, drew this coat from the gig, and was walking off with it; I ran and collared him with it on his arm; I gave him in charge – his two companions got away. JOHN HICKS . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. JOHN FITZGERALD . I am a watchman. I heard an alarm, and took the prisoner and coat from Chowne.(Property produced and sworn to.) Prisoner’s Defence. I was talking to a coachman, and this coat was put on my arm by some one. GUILTY . Aged 20. Transported for Seven Years . REFERENCES – Founders and Survivors –
http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31190341
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JOHN JACKSON Friday 28 May 1824 Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser p2 of 4 TRIALS. William Tibbs, the first prisoner who has been tried before this tribunal of justice, was put to the bar on an indictment charging him with shooting at a black man, named John Jackson, on the 17th of January last, whereby the unfortunate man lost his life. After the evidence had been gone through, and the prisoner had made his defence, The learned CHIEF JUSTICE, in summing up the evidence, observed, that there were but two questions for the consideration of the Jury ; the first was whether the prisoner at the bar was the person who fired the pistol, and if he was, how far he was justified in so doing. The Jury in a few minutes returned a verdict of — Guilty. Tibbs has been only a few months in the Colony, and was well recommended on his arrival. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1090209?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22 (JG)

ROBERT JAMES Tuesday 2 February 1841 Colonial Times (Hobart) p2 of 4 SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SIDE. THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 1841. Before His Honor the Chief Justice and a Civil Jury. Robert James, a man of colour, was indicted for burglary, in the dwelling-house of Richard Hines, of  New Town. Guilty-transported for life. Ref: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8751417?searchTerm=%22man+of+colour%22  (JG)
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ROBERT JAMES – Aug 26 1859, Burglary. – William Ward, alias Moore, John Robertson, and George Edwards, were charged by Detective Constable Maguire with having burglari- ously entered, on the night of the 20th inst., the premises of one Robert James, a man of colour, in Lower Collins-street, and stealing therefrom two pairs of boots, and other articles to the value of £9, the property of Henry Edwards, an intelligent New Zealander, and third mate of the whaling barque Sussex, now lying in this port.  The prosecutor lodged in a detached   cottage in the occupation of Robert James and on Saturday night last returned home, and went to bed locking the outer door of the premises. The clothes, &c, which were deposited in the bedroom, were missing in the morning, the lock having been broken from the outer door. The prosecutor identified tho articles recovered by the police. Charles Hayes, watchman at Mr. McGregor’s slip, where the Maid of Erin and Calypso lies, saw a man going in the direction of the vessels with some articles of wearing apparel under his arm, but could not recognise the man. This was about 3 o’clock in tho morning. Next morning found a handkerchief (now produced) on the ground. The witness also stated that he saw Robertson about 11 o’clook on Saturday night, that Robertson was drunk; and that when witness took him off the Calypso he fell into the water, and was in for up- wards of a quarter of an hour. Robertson never left the vessel again that night. George Harling, seaman on board the Maid of Erin, was called but could not say whether the coat was black or blue. (He had evidently been tampered with.) Johnny, a native of Otaheite, a whaler on board the Maid of Erin, deposed to having seen the jacket in the bunk of the prisoner Edwards and knowing it to be the coat of the prosecutor gave informa- tion to the lodging-house keeper, Robert James, who went to the vessel and took it away and afterwards gave it up to the   Police.  The prisoners were remanded until tomorrow for further examination.  From: POLICE COURT.—THURSDAY. (1859, August 26). The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (Tas. : 1858 – 1860), p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3257314

MS JAMES Wednesday 8 May 1878 The Mercury (Hobart) p3 of 4 ABUSIVE LANGUAGE: woman of colour named James charged a young man named Long with having used abusive language. The defendant pleaded not guilty, and several witnesses were examined on both sides. It appeared from the evidence that this was a case of the “pot calling the kettle black,” and the bench, considering the complainant as bad as the defendant decided to dismiss the infor