Transcription help needed ! Convict records CON37-1-1

Hello. If anyone has the time,  inclination and generosity to transcribe one or some records of convicts from beyond the British Isles or not of anglo origin from this Archives Office of Tasmania – digitised record Item:  CON37-1-1 convict record ledger it would be greatly appreciated and useful.

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,38,F,38

Most people listed from this page [p.38] onwards came from beyond the British Isles and many were men of colour.

Please post transcripts of these records to the message section at the base of this page [ideally one person per comment box entry]. If you want to transcribe only the key points about a person, please do so and  at the  end of your entry describe the quantity transcribed  eg: [50% transcribed] and also provide the web page link.

I will add these entries to the LIST OF PEOPLE by their country of origin [master list] page, and will also mention above each record transcribed/posted below when each has been added to the master list, so there is no duplication in transcribing the same people or inadvertently adding them more than once to the ‘master’ list.

nb: Please ensure  the  web-link is copied from above each individual’s record/page and pasted it into the transcript of their record.

Please write your name and approx location at the end of your entry for your name to be mentioned  on the introduction page as contributing to this site, if you wish. Many thanks for any help with this ongoing task.


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  1. 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.]
    [David Barlow – Adelaide]

  2. A worthwhile project!

    • Thanks David
      & I’II add Solomon John [thanks !] into the main listing asap
      Julie

  3. To add to your blogroll – Southern Cemeteries database records (searchable): http://www.millingtons.com.au/records-search

    This link searches the four Cemeteries operated by Millingtons – Cornelian Bay, Kingston Regional, East Risdon and Cambridge. Pontville Catholic Cemetery will be added to the database in the coming months.

  4. Thanks. re reply – His last name is John (i.e. Solomon JOHN).

  5. 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]
    [David Barlow – Adelaide]

  6. 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 & 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 & 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 & 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]
    [David Barlow – Adelaide]

  7. 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]
    [David Barlow – Adelaide]

  8. Hi David

    This is fantastic – MANY thanks for sending in your research for these people – with particularly difficult lives to date – that I am adding to the main listing page (now 429 people and counting !) as they arrive. I’m travelling at the moment but will try to keep adding them within a day or two. The above are entered now.

    Julie

  9. 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]
    [David Barlow – Adelaide]

  10. yes I would like to give it a go

  11. Julie, there is a typo in the Search Page entry for ‘Mondonsondar’ (India) – the third ‘n’ is missing in the title name.

  12. Tasmanian Police Gazettes, from 1861 to 1933 (currently) are available to view online at http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=S&id=POL709

  13. Item CON37-1-1 Image 38 of 363 (Nr 31 on the book)
    Daphne George
    I would like to transcribe the above record. I can do almost all of it for you.

  14. Daphne George
    Tried: Port Louis Assizes 30 March 1841 Life
    Embarked and? 19 October 1841
    Neither Read nor Write
    Trade: Servant
    Height: 5 ft 2 and 3/4 inches
    Age: 25
    Complexion: Black. Head: Small. Hair: Black wooley
    Whiskers: None. Visage: Medium. Forehead: Low Eyebrows: Black
    Nose: flat. Mouth: Large.Chin: Medium. Native Place: Saraine, Mauritius

    Remarks: BW – well conducted 7/42.
    WB ditto. 10/42 – well conducted. 11/42 – ditto. 1/44 – Indifferent
    2/44 – Good. 28/4/45 . . .? W. Burst. . . . .?
    27/1/48 W.L.

    Transported for Beastliness – Single Status
    This offence Beastliness – single
    Surgeon’s Report: No. of offences General conduct How employed

    Remarks: Small marks on Both cheeks, small black marks on Back of both arms. Loss of Big toe right Foot. Mole on right shoulder, scar on Forehead.

    Period of Probation: Three years 1/1/44 Three months
    Station of Gang: 26/7/42 W. Bay – 15/6/44 BR 14/5/45 P?B 3rd 1/pp H.3rd
    Offences and Sentences: 1 Jan/44 . . .WB/ Misconduct in making away with a quantity of meat. Existing period of probation recommended to be extended three months – /H.E. App . . .5/1/44. Released from 1st Stage of Probation 19 January 1845. 3 July 1845 B. . . Neglect of duty and insolence . . ./P.M./
    Died at Launceston Depot 19 March 1848

  15. Partial transcription of another Indian Mauritian on the Daphne…

    ===

    Montana (no given name recorded) – per Daphne from Mauritius to VDL, 1841.

    Transported for Arson, single

    Tried: Port Louis Assizes, 7th July 1841.
    Emb. —
    Arrived 19 Oct 1841

    Neither read nor write

    Trade: Labourer
    Height: 5/4
    Age: 28
    Complexion: Black
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Black
    Native Place: India
    Remarks: Black mark on breast on left side, blister mark left arm, several scars on back

  16. The ship “Daphne” arrived in VDL from Mauritius on 19 October 1841. The LINC Tasmania records show at least 11 convicts transported on this ship (possibly a further one known variously as John Brady, John Beatty or John Mullen), all of whom who had been tried and convicted at Port Louis, Mauritius.

    Two of these were British soldiers, with the remainder being Mauritians, Indians, as well as one each from Madagascar and Mozambique). Many had only one name. These were:

    George Day (desertion, 14 yrs, England)
    Henry Jupp (desertion, 7 yrs, England)

    Céléstin (theft, 7 yrs, Mauritian)
    Edmond (arson, life, Madagascar)
    George (beastliness, life, Mauritian)
    Jahoree (arson, life, Indian)
    Montana (arson, life, Indian)
    Jacques Julien (arson, 10 yrs, Mozambique)
    Felix Marie (theft, 10 yrs, Mauritian)
    Orjoon (poisoning, life, Indian)
    Valentine (arson, 7 yrs, Mauritian)

  17. I would like to help but where do I go for the info to put on the site for you and where do I put it
    im new at this so will need to be told what to do please for you
    sue


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