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Embezzlement Of Offences

 

Extracts from the Campbell Street Gate-book

 1873ó1890

 Compiled by Laurie Moody

The following prisoners were charged with embezzlement, resulting in gaol terms from one month to three years.

 A search of BDM records was undertaken for each person mentioned, but unfortunately this did not always provide information.

 Abbreviations:

The use of Ďakaí indicates Ďalso known así, Van Diemenís Land appears as VDL, New South Wales as NSW, Campbell Street Gaol as CSG, Ticket of Leave as TOL, Conditional Pardon as CP, Pass Holder as PH, Supreme Court Hobart as SCH, Supreme Court Launceston as SCL, General Sessions Launceston as GSL, Births, Deaths and Marriages appear as BDM.  It must be noted the gate-book records show most transported convicts as being free settlers hence the free in Italics. Females were only sent to CSG from 1888.  The use of [?] indicates possibly more than just one offence.

Acknowledgements & Thanks: 

Archives Office of Tasmania for Births, Deaths and Marriages, Pioneer Shipping Records, Leonie Mickleborough, Sue Guinan and Linda McKenzie. 

ALFORD Henry

Convict shipping records show Henry arrived in VDL on 30 July 1844 aboard the Maria Somes from London.  On 30 January 1880 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Nine Months.  His warrant number 13291.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 60 years-old, a cook, Catholic with one (?) prior conviction and literate.  Henry was released 30 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Eliza Callaghan at Campbell Town, 16 April 1864.  He is shown as 44 years-old and Eliza, 25 years-old. There is no further information.

BAILHACHE Hubert (transported as Herbert)

Gate-book records show Hubert arrived in Tasmania aboard the Arawa as a free convict (date unknown).  On 11 December 1889 he was found guilty of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 18061.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 28 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  Hubert was released on 10 January 1890.  There is no further information. 

BEAZLEY Henry

Native-born Henry was found guilty at Hobart on 17 July 1885 of Embezzlement and sentenced to 14 Days. His warrant number 15835.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 20 years-old, a baker, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  Henry was released on 30 July.  There is no further information. 

BOWRING Frederick

Frederick, also native-born, was found guilty at Hobart on 3 September 1884 on three charges of Embezzlement and sentenced Two Months on each charge. His warrant number 15465.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 18 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  Frederick was released on 2 February 1885.

A search of BDM records show a Frederick Henry Bowring married a Rose Heal at Hobart on 1 February 1894.  He is shown as 28 years-old and Rose, 27 years-old.   There is no further information. 

BROOKS Arthur (transported as BURKS)

Gate-book records show Arthur arrived in Tasmania, on or about January 1890 possibly from NSW, aboard the Duke of Buckingham as a free convict (date unknown).  On 9 December 1890 he was found guilty at HSC of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 18632.  He had arrived at CSG on 7 November when shown as 37 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  No release date is shown.  There is no further information. 

BRYAN James

Native-born James was found guilty at Hobart on 19 August 1886 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 16388.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 28 years-old, a carpenter, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  James was released on 15 February 1887.  There is no further information. 

BRYAN Matthew

Gate-book records show Matthew arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Clifton as a free convict (date unknown).  On 25 June 1878 he was found guilty of Embezzling Whisky.  Unfortunately no further details are available as that particular page had been torn out of the gate-book!

BUTTON Richard H.

Gate-book records show Richard arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Doric (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 2 April 1890 he was charged with Embezzlement and remanded in custody.  His warrant number 18252.  Richard is shown as 61 years-old.  No further entries are shown apart from the fact that Richard committed suicide at CSG on 18 April 1890.  There is no further information. 

CLARKE Charles

Native-born Charles was found guilty at Hobart on 7 January 1880 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Months.   His warrant number 13245.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 18 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no (?) prior convictions and literate.  Charles was released 6 April.

A search of BDM records show a Charles Henry Clarke married an Annie Jeffrey at Hobart, 18 August 1886. He is shown as 25 years-old and Annie, as 24 years-old.  There is no further information. 

DOYLE John

John, another native-born, was found guilty at Hobart on 28 September 1881 of Embezzlement and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 14021.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 15 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 11 October 1881.

A search of BDM records show a John Bernard Doyle was born at Hobart, 3 May 1866.  There is no further information. 

EDWARDS George

Gate-book records show George arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Ethel (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 5 May 1885 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 15757.  Richard arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 28 years-old, a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released 4 November. There is no further information. 

GRANT David

Native-born David was found guilty at Hobart on 15 March 1881 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.   His warrant number 13813.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 16 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. David was released 14 April.  There is no further information.
 

HARDINGE Charles

Charles, also native-born, was found guilty at HSC on 5 April 1883 of Embezzlement and sentenced to 18 Months.   His warrant number 14860.  Strangely, he didnít arrive at CSG until 6 June when shown as 37 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. It appears Charles was released on 4 July without completing his sentence.

A search of BDM records show a Charles Frederick Hardinge married a Martha Halkett at Hobart, 9 November 1870. Both are shown as 25 years-old. There is no further information. 

HENDERSON Frederick G.

Gate-book records show Frederick arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Mangana (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 16 December 1890 he was found guilty at LSC of Embezzlement and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 18676.  He arrived at CSG eight days later when shown as 30 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  No release date is shown as the gate-book ceased at the end of 1890. There is no further information. 

HERBERT Hubert, see BAILHACHE 

JOHNSTONE John

Native-born John was found guilty at Hobart on 26 October 1881 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Months.   His warrant number 14062.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 21 years-old, a baker, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. John was released 25 January 1882.  There is no further information. 

KEARNEY Stephen

Stephen, another native-born, was found guilty at Hobart on 28 February 1879 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.   His warrant number 12773.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 15 years-old, a baker, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate. Stephen was released 27 March. There is no further information. 

KIRBY Robert R.

Robert, also native-born, was found guilty at HSC on 27 July 1880 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Six Months.   His warrant number 13517.  He arrived at CSG the following day when shown as 20 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. Robert was released 6 December with remission. There is no further information.

McCULLUM Hugh (transported as McCALLUM)

Convict and shipping records show Hugh arrived in VDL on 12 November 1848 aboard the Ratcliffe (2) from Spithead.  On 14 April 1886 he was found guilty at Police Office Carnarvon (Port Arthur) of Embezzlement and received Two Months.  His warrant number 16186.  Hugh arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 53 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released 12 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Blantach at Hobart, 16 December 1885.  A death is recorded for a Hugh McCullum at Hobart, 28 June 1893 at 64 years of age. 

McWILLIAM John Ross

Native-born John was found guilty at New Norfolk on 7 February 1879 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12731.  He arrived at CSG the following day when shown as 24 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 6 March.  There is no further information. 

MEABURN Stanley

Stanley, also native-born, was found guilty at Hobart on 14 December 1877 of Embezzling ₤1/16/- and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 12179.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 27 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  Stanley was released 13 June 1878.  There is no further information. 

MILLARD James

Gate-book records show James arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Elingamite (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 29 May 1890 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 18322.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 33 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  James was released 28 July.  There is no further information. 

NEAL George

Native-born George was found guilty at HSC on 11 December 1888 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Years.  His warrant number 17489.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 32 years-old, a saddler, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  No release date is shown as the gate-book ceased at the end of 1890.

A search of BDM records show births for two George Neales, one at Longford, 26 September 1855 and the other at Franklin, 26 June 1857. There is no further information.

RAY Frederick (see Young Offenders)

Another native-born, Frederick was found guilty at Hobart on 3 July 1883 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14883.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 14 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  Frederick was released on 2 August.

A search of BDM records show a Frederick Charles Ray married an Alice Burns at Hobart, 28 January 1891. He is shown as 21 years-old and Alice, 23 years-old. There is no further information. 

REID Samuel A.

Native-born Frederick was found guilty at HSC on 25 September 1888 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Years.  His warrant number 17327.  He had arrived at CSG on 10 September when shown as 41 years-old, a shoemaker, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  No release date is shown as the gate-book ceased at the end of 1890.

A search of BDM records show a Samuel Alexander Reid married an Agnes Watt at Hobart, 24 May 1869.  He is shown as 22 years-old and Agnes, 26 years-old. The search also shows the death of a man of this name at Hobart, 18 March 1899 aged 50 years. There is no further information. 

ROBERTS George

Gate-book records show George arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Ethel, (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 5 May 1885 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 15757.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 28 years-old, a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  George was released 2 November.

A search of BDM records show a George Charles Roberts married a Sarah Finnie Roberts at Hobart, 14 June 1886.  He is shown as 29 years-old and Sarah, 26 years-old.  There is no further information. 

RUSSELL George

Gate-book records show George arrived in Tasmania also possibly from NSW, aboard the Pateena, (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 18 March 1885 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 15698.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 34 years-old, a baker, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate.  George was released 17 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Margaret Williamson at Launceston, 21 September 1890.  Both are shown as adults. There is no further information.
 

STRAHAN John

Native-born John was found guilty at Hobart on 29 June 1886 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 16319.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 18 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  John was released 28 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born on the Tasman Peninsula, 11 February 1869.   There is no further information. 

THOMPSON Edward W.

Gate-book records show Edward arrived in Tasmania also possibly from NSW, aboard the Mangana, (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 20 October 1885 he was found guilty at Hobart of Embezzlement and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 15934.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 28 years-old, a clerk, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate.  Edward was released 7 April, 1886 with remission.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married an Eliza Tracy at Launceston, 16 October 1893.  Both are shown as 35 years-old. There is no further information. 

TOPHAM Henry W.

Native-born Henry was found guilty at Hobart on 19 December 1885 of Embezzlement and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 16002.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 29 years-old, a labourer/traveller, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate.  Henry was released 18 March 1886.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born Bothwell, 3 December 1855.   There is no further information. 

VENTRY Frederick

Gate-book records show Frederick arrived in Tasmania, possibly from NSW, aboard the Nagoola, (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 25 July 1882 he was found guilty at HSC on three charges of Embezzlement and sentenced to 18 Months.  His warrant number 14446.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 35 years-old, a clerk, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate.  Frederick was released 24 October 1883 with remission. There is no further information. 

WHITE Herbert

Native-born Herbert was found guilty at Hobart on 29 May 1883 of Embezzlement and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14852.  He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 19 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  Herbert was released 28 June.

A search of BDM records show a Herbert Charles M. White born Hobart, 6 February 1864.   There is no further information.

 

 

 

 

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