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RURAL OFFENCES RESULTING IN GAOL TERMS 

Extracts from the Campbell Street Gate-book  

1873Ė1890 

Compiled by Laurie Moody

Part One

The following is a list of offenders who were tried at country police offices or courts (if the town had one), usually before the local justice of the peace. Found guilty, they were sentenced to varying terms of imprisonment in the Campbell Street Gaol in Hobart.

Some of these country towns had high incidents of criminal behaviour, mostly for minor offences, while other towns only had the odd offence or two.  At this stage I have chosen to list the lower end of the scale.

Towns at the higher end of the scale were New Norfolk (413 offences), Green Ponds (137), Pontville and Richmond (115), Oatlands (103), Glenorchy (94), Franklin (93), Bothwell (73), Hamilton (66), Sorell (58), Kingston (47), Bellerive (32) and Jerusalem (23).  I hope to deal with these towns in the near future.

It often took quite some time to transport prisoners from remote areas of the state to Hobart to serve their sentences. A search of BDM records was undertaken for each person mentioned, but unfortunately this did not always provide much information. 

The use of Ďakaí indicates Ďalso known así, Van Diemenís Land appears as VDL, New South Wales as NSW, Campbell Street Gaol as CSG, Hobart Supreme Court as HSC and Launceston Supreme Court as LSC.  Births, Deaths and Marriages appear as BDM. 

Acknowledgements & Thanks: 

Archives Office of Tasmania for Births, Death and Marriages, Pioneer Shipping Records,

Leonie Mickleborough. 

AVOCA 

PADFIELD; James, transported as John Padfield

James was found guilty at the Avoca Police Office on 3 April 1875 of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months gaol.  He was 55 years-old.  James arrived at CSG on 12 May.  His warrant number was 11060.  He is shown as being a tinsmith, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and was literate.  James was released to freedom on 1 June 1875.

A check of convict and shipping records show that James (John) arrived aboard the Theresa from London on 4 July 1845.  A search of BDM records show a John Padfield married a Harriet Wales at Morven 18 January 1854.  He is shown a 33 years-old and Harriet 23 years-old.  There is no further information. 

 

   

BEACONSFIELD (4) 

CASEY; Thomas

Thomas was 27 years-old when he was found guilty at Beaconsfield on 19 May 1887 of Unlawful Assault.  He was sentenced to Two Months in gaol for that offence and sent to Launceston where he was found guilty in the LSC of Larceny from the Person and received a further Twelve Months.  His warrant numbers were 16816 and 16818.  Thomas is shown as being native-born, a blacksmith, Catholic with two prior convictions and was literate.  He was released with remission on 18 June 1888.

A search of the Federation Index located a marriage to Alice Parry at Latrobe 22 June 1904.  A Thomas James Casey married Margaret Doyle at Franklin 22 August 1908.  A Thomas James Casey also married Gladys May Cherry at 99 Barrack Street, Hobart 23 August 1916.  A death for a Thomas Casey occurred at Launceston 6 July 1912.  There is no further information. 

HANLON; James

James is shown as arriving aboard the Southern Cross (date unknown) as a free convict.  He was found guilty on 28 July 1887 of Threatening to Assault.  As a result he was sentenced to Twelve Months in gaol.  For some unknown reason he didnít arrive at CSG until 28 December 1887 and it appears that his sentence commenced on that date.  His warrant number was 17036.  James is shown as being a blacksmith, Catholic with no prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 31 December 1888.

A check of BDM records shows that a person of this name married a Johanna Harding at Launceston on 22 February 1887.  There is no further information. 

MITCHELL; James

James was 39 years-old when found guilty on 20 September 1883 of being Idle and Disorderly and Larceny.  He was sentenced to Six Months gaol.  His warrant number was 15036 and he arrived at CSG on 21 November 1883.  James is shown as being a free convict who had arrived here on the Mangana, possibly from NSW.  It appears he was a miner, Protestant with no prior convictions and could both read and write.  James was released on 19 March 1884.

A search of BDM records shows that a person of this name married a Mary Willson at Westbury on 7 April 1884.  Three death dates are shown in the FI for a person of this name.  One at Hobart 30 December 1900, Zeehan 19 May 1910 and 25 July 1916 France (AIF).  There is no further information. 

 

WORTHY; William (James)

Native-born William was found guilty of Larceny (2 Charges) on 2 August 1888 and was sentenced to 18 Months gaol.  He was 27 years-old.  His warrant number was 17276.  James arrived at CSG on 8 August and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 6 February 1889 with remission.

A search of BDM records shows that a person of this name was born at Launceston on 10 September 1861.  It is also recorded that a James Worthy married an Emmaline Wood at Launceston on 12 May 1881.  A search of FI records show a William James Worthy died 25 January 1920 at Beaconsfield.  There is no further information. 

 

BRIGHTON (2) 

MOORE; Michael aka GILMORE

Records show that Michael arrived in VDL aboard the Prince Regent from Dublin on 2 January 1842 as a free settler.  On 23 July 1890 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days gaol.  His warrant number was 18239. Michael arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as being a 70 year-old, a labourer, Catholic with three prior convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 4 April 1890.

Michael had originally been found guilty in the HSC in 1869 of Burglary and had received a Ten Year sentence.  Shortly after his release in 1879 he received another Three Months for being Idle and Disorderly.

It appears from BDM records that Michael died at Hobart on 10 July 1892 aged 75 years. 

WINCH; James

James was found guilty on 7 February 1882 of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days gaol.  He was 64 years-old and his warrant number was 14200.  James is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three prior convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 20 February.

A check of convict and shipping records shows that James arrived in VDL aboard the Aurora on 7 October 1835 from the Downs.

A search of BDM records reveals that a James Winch died at Hobart on 6 June 1886 aged 68 years.  There is no further information. 

 

BUCKLAND 

COUSINS; Charles

Charles was 44 years-old when he was found guilty at the Buckland police office on 21 June 1878 of Obtaining Goods by False Pretences.  He was sentenced to Three Months gaol and arrived at CSG on 25 June.  His warrant number was 12452.  A check of convict records shows that Charles arrived aboard the Fairlie from Plymouth on 3 July 1852.  He is shown as being a bricklayer, Protestant with no prior convictions and could only read.  Charles was released to freedom on 20 September 1878.  There is no further information.

 

   

  BURNIE (7) 

FLOYD; John A.

John arrived aboard the vessel Wyvenhoe (date unknown) as a free convict.  He was 47 years-old when he was found guilty of Larceny on 26 November 1886. He was sentenced to Twelve Months gaol and arrived at CSG on 8 December.  His warrant number was 16536.  John is shown as being a carpenter, Protestant with one prior conviction and was literate.  He was released with remission on 20 June 1887.  There is no further information. 

GREEN; Henry

Henry arrived in VDL aboard the Pestongee Bomangee (4) on 31 July 1852 from Plymouth as a free settler.  On 26 November 1886 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Twelve Months gaol.  He was 58 years-old and his warrant number was 16537.  Henry arrived at CSG on 8 December 1886 and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 27 May 1887 per Queen Victoriaís Golden Jubilee. A search of FI records show Henry Green died at Burnie 16 January 1900.  The records also show a Henry George Green died at Rocky Boat Harbour 8 January 1925.  There is no further information. 

HAINSBURY; Michael

Michael is shown in the convict records as Michael Hansbury.  He arrived in VDL on 3 May 1850 from London aboard the Nile.  At the age of 45 years, Michael was found guilty of Larceny from the Person and sentenced to Six Months on 19 April 1884.  His warrant number was 15358.  He didnít arrive at CSG until 11 June.  Michael is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three prior convictions and was literate.  He was released on 13 October 1884 with remission.  FI records show a person of this name died at the Infirmary, New Town 15 December 1918.  There is no further information. 

HICKEY; Patrick

Native-born Patrick was 37 years-old when he was found guilty on 3 May 1883 of Larceny.  He was sentenced to Twelve Months in gaol.  His warrant number was 14852 and he arrived at CSG on 16 May.  Patrick is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 2 April 1884 presumably with remission.

A search of BDM records shows that a Patrick Hickey married a Mary Ann Garland at Longford on 19 May 1873.  FI records show a Patrick Joseph Hickey died at 195 Murray Street, Hobart 28 October 1930.  There is no further information. 

POTTER; John

John appears to have arrived in Tasmania aboard the vessel Coptic possibly from NSW.  He is shown as being a free convict but as he was only 20 years-old his name does not appear on the convict lists.  John was found guilty on 8 June 1885 of Assaulting Police and sentenced to Six Months in gaol.  His warrant number was 15813.  He is shown as being a fireman (ship?), Protestant with no prior convictions and could both read and write.  John was released on 16 July 1885 after serving only just over a month of his sentence.  It is possible that someone could have paid his fine.

FI records show a John Edgar Potter married Frances Jane Clark at Strahan 18 September 1901.  There is no further information. 

SINCLAIR; Thomas

Thomas is another who is shown as being a free convict.  He is also shown as being 19 years-old and arriving in Tasmania on the Remonstrant, presumably from NSW.  Thomas was found guilty on 1 October 1883 of Breaching the Merchant Seaman Act and received a Twelve Week sentence.  His warrant number was 15072.  He is listed as being a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  It appears that Thomas was serving his sentence at Beaconsfield as he is shown as being found guilty on 12 November of Absconding and was sentenced to Twelve Months in gaol.  He arrived at CSG on 12 December 1883. His warrant number was now 15073.  Thomas was released with remission on 30 September 1884.  There is no further information.

 

 WINTERS; Henry

Henry was 34 years-old when he was found guilty on 17 June 1876 of Stealing a Whaleboat.  This resulted in native-born Henry receiving two sentences, one of Eight Months and another of Three Years.  It is not specified what the second sentence was for.  His warrant number was 12727.  He arrived at CSG on 3 February1879 and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and was literate.  During this period of internment he was also charged with Escaping and received a further Six Months.  He was eventually released to freedom with remission on 8 November 1879.

FI records show a person of this name died at the Infirmary, New Town 29 September 1918.  There is no further information. 

 

CAMPBELL TOWN (3) 

PRITCHARD; Richard

Richard was 28-years-old when he was found guilty at Campbell Town on 22 September 1877 of Escaping Lawful Custody.  He was sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 12083.  Richard is shown as being a seaman, Protestant, with one prior conviction and was literate.  It appears that he was re-arrested on 16 October 1877 and charged with Neglecting to Rejoin his Vessel. As a result he was found guilty and sentenced to a further Four Weeks in gaol.  He was eventually released on 13 November 1877.

Richard arrived in Tasmania aboard the Westbury as a free convict (date unknown).  A search of BDM records shows that a person of the same name married a Selina Clara Robins at Hobart on 25 December 1874.  She was 23 years-old.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died at 136 Brisbane Street, Hobart 6 October 1925.  There is no further information. 

RINGROSE; Samuel

Native-born Samuel was 16 years-old when he was found guilty on 10 September 1883 of Breaching the Master Servant Act.  He received a Three Day sentence. His warrant number was 14936.  Samuel arrived at CSG two days later and according to the records only spent one night in gaol.  He was released on the 13 September.  Samuel is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.

A search of BDM records has revealed no further information on Samuel, so it appears he was not born in Tasmania. 

SMITH; John

John appears to have arrived in VDL aboard the William Jardine (2) from Portland on 12 August 1850.  He is shown as being a free settler.  On 25 June 1877, 67 year-old John was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and was sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 11976.  He is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more convictions and was illiterate. John was released on 24 July.

A search of BDM records has revealed there were three persons of the same name who died in 1883 at the age of 72 years.  One died at Longford on 27 July 1883. Two others died at Hobart, one on 29 December 1883 and the other on 11 February 1883.  No further information could be found. 

CYGNET AREA including PORT CYGNET and LOVETT (14) 

BARNES; Patrick

Patrick was 42 years-old when he was found guilty at Cygnet on 21 November 1890 of Unlawful Possession and sentenced to Three Months gaol.  His warrant number was 18613.  Patrick arrived at CSG on 24 November and is shown as being a free convict, a labourer and Catholic.  There are no further entries and no release date, as the gate-book terminated at the end of 1890.

A search of FI records a person of this name married Alice Giblin at Port Cygnet 23 September 1901.  A death is recorded for a Patrick Barnes also at Port Cygnet 7 August 1906.  There is no further information. 

BUTLER; William

William was 70 years-old when he was found guilty at Lovett (Cygnet) on 3 March 1882 of being Idle and Disorderly.  He was sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 14250 and arrived at CSG on 6 March.  William is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three prior convictions and was literate.  He was released to freedom on 1 April 1882 at 5.00 p.m.

(Prisoners were usually released after 8.00 a.m. unless they were rather troublesome or had committed minor gaol offences.)

William had arrived in VDL aboard the St. Vincent from London on 26 May 1853.  A search of BDM records shows that a person of the same name died at Hobart on 30 November 1883 aged 73 years.  There is no further information. 

COX; Thomas

Thomas was native-born and 19 years-old when he was found guilty at Cygnet of Larceny.  This occurred on 21 August 1885.  He was sentenced to One Month and arrived at CSG on 25 August.  His warrant number was 15866.  Thomas is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and was illiterate.  He was released to freedom on the 19 September.

A search of FI records show a person of this name married Alice Wolfe at Kindred 7 May 1902.  The records also show Thomas Richard Wolfe married Isabel Walker 15 January 1903 at New Town.  A Thomas Gwillym Cox married Ethel Maud Edwards at Hobart 5 October 1920.  Deaths for a Thomas Cox occurred at Hastings 29 April 1904, Launceston 8 May 1906, and Kindred 6 October 1908.  There is no further information. 

DALEY; John

John appears to have arrived in Tasmania aboard the Siam as a free convict on or around 1 January 1871.  The 44 year-old was found guilty of Larceny at Port Cygnet on 31 December 1884 and sentenced to Three Months, arriving at CSG the same day.  His warrant number was 15606.  John is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three prior convictions and was illiterate.  He was released to freedom on 30 March 1885.

A search of FI records shows three deaths for a person of this name―Premaydena 27 May 1900, Launceston 7 June 1903 and Forthside 21 April 1917.  There is no further information. 

DOLAN; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was 34 years-old when he was found guilty at Port Cygnet on 1 February 1887 of Non-maintenance.  He received a Six Month sentence.  His warrant number was 16616 and he arrived at CSG on 3 February.  Thomas is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and was illiterate. He was released on 30 July 1886.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died Tunnack 8 August 1915. There is no further information. 

DWYER; Charles

Charles was also native-born and the 26-year-old was found guilty at Port Cygnet of Assault on 9 October 1886.  His warrant number was 16453 and he received a Two Month sentence.  Charles arrived at CSG the same day.  He is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and was literate.  Charles was released on 7 December.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died Hobart 17 May 1903 and a Charles Owen Dwyer died Launceston 21 January 1828.  There is no further information. 

HANEY; Frederick

Frederick is shown as being 13 years-old when he was found guilty at Lovett on 25 September 1877 of Stealing a Gunlock etc.  He was sentenced to Six Months and his warrant number was 12086.  Frederick arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant, with one prior conviction and was illiterate.  He was released on 27 March 1878.

It is recorded that he stole from a James Hanley.

A search of both BDM records and FI records revealed no further information on Frederick Haney or a Frederick Hanley. 

HASSETT; Pierre

Pierre was also found guilty at Lovett on 13 February 1883 of using Obscene Language.  He was sentenced to 14 Days gaol.  His warrant number was 14722. Pierre arrived at CSG on 17 February.  He is shown as being 17 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and was literate.  Pierre was released on 27 February.

No further information is available. 

HINDS; John

John was 60 years-old when he was found guilty at Cygnet on 20 June 1882 of Larceny.  He was sentenced to One Month and arrived at CSG the following day. His warrant number was 14401.  John is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and was illiterate.  He was released on 19 July.  John had originally arrived on the Lord Auckland on 15 November 1844 from London as a free settler.  A search of convict records shows that John was transported under the name of John Hindle.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died Launceston 23 June 1916.  There is no further information. 

LANCASTER; Joseph

Joseph was found guilty of Unlawfully Beating his Wife at Port Cygnet on 15 October 1878.  He was sentenced to Three Months gaol.  His warrant number was 12589.  Joseph arrived at CSG on 23 October and is shown as 50 years-old, a farmer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  He was released on 14 January 1879.

The gate-book shows Joseph arriving in VDL aboard the John Renwick. However, a check of convict shipping records reveals that a person of this name arrived in VDL on the Moffat (2) from Woolwich on 1 April 1838.  If indeed this was so, he would have only been 10 years-old.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Ann Sprightly at Longford on 2 August 1869.  Both are recorded as adults.  There is no further information. 

McNAMARA; Peter

Peter arrived in VDL on 4 April 1847 as a convict aboard the Eudora.  It appears that he had been tried at the Aden Court Martial of 1845.  At the age of 73 years, Peter was found guilty at Port Cygnet of being Drunk and Incapable on 23 July 1883.  He received a Seven Day sentence and arrived at CSG on 3 August (?).His warrant number was 14905.  Peter is shown as being a tinsmith, Catholic with three or more convictions and was illiterate.  He was released on 7 August.  There is no further information.  (Note the time it took for him to arrive at CSG!) 

MITCHELL; George

George is shown as arriving in VDL on the Isaac Watson (2) from Dublin on 3 August 1842.  However on checking the convict records, George is shown as arriving on the Isabella Watson (2).  At the age of 57 years, he was found guilty at Cygnet of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  This took place on 26 March 1881 and he arrived at CSG three days later.  His warrant number was 13863. George is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and could read and write.  He was released on 25 October 1881.

A search of FI records show a George Teck Mitchell died New Norfolk 18 January 1910.  There is no further information. 

STEELE; William

William had originally arrived in VDL from Portsmouth on 28 May 1851 on board the Lady Kennaway as a free settler.  The 56 year-old was found guilty at Lovett on 25 July 1882 of being Idle etc.  His warrant number 14443.  Receiving a One Month sentence William arrived at CSG the following day.  He is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and was illiterate. William was released on 24 August 1882.

On 12 March 1886 he was found guilty at Port Cygnet of Larceny and Damaging Property.  Now 60 years of age, William was sentenced to Three Months on the larceny charge and One Month on the other.  His warrant numbers were 16126/16127.  He arrived at CSG the following day.  William was released on 10 July 1886.  There is no further information. 

WALL; Thomas

Thomas was found guilty at Port Cygnet on 12 September 1890 of Debt and sentenced to Seven Days gaol.  He arrived at CSG on 15 September.  Apart from the fact that he arrived in VDL aboard the Hyderabad from Queenstown on 13 December 1850, there is no further information shown in the gate-book.

A search of BDM records found that a person of this name married a Honora Dwyer at Franklin on 30 April 1857.  He was 30 years-old and Honora 20 years-old.  A death is also shown at Port Cygnet of a Thomas Wall on 25 August 1894. He was 69 years-old.  There is no further information. 

 

 

DOVER (ESPERANCE) (4) 

CEARNES; William (CEARNS)

Native-born William was 19 years-old when he was found guilty on 28 September 1876 of  Stealing a Purse and 1/3 (15c).  He was sentenced to Twelve Months and his warrant number was 11611.  William arrived at CSG on 3 October.  He is shown as being a carpenter (rough), Catholic with one prior conviction and was illiterate.  According to the gate-book he was discharged to the Hospital on 15 October and died a few days later.  It is also noted that he stole from a J. Power.

A search of BDM records only revealed that William died on 12 October 1876.  It is possible that he may have been the son of Charles James Cearns (34) and Bridget Ryan (28) who married at Hobart on 25 October 1858.  There is no further information. 

DANIELS; Francis

Francis arrived in VDL aboard the William Jardine (2) from Portland (Dorset) on 14 November 1852 as a free settler.  On 25 August 1876, 57 year-old Francis was found guilty of Stealing Coats etc. and sentenced to Twelve Months gaol.  His warrant number was 11567.  Francis arrived at CSG on 29 August and is shown as being a farm labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and was literate. He was released to freedom on 6 July 1877.

A search of BDM records has shown that a person of this name died at Esperance on 13 January 1898 aged 81 years.  It has also revealed that a Francis Daniels (34) married a Bridget McConnell at Esperance on 2 April 1857.  There is no further information. 

FAITHFULL; Francis (FAITH)

Samuel arrived in VDL aboard the Lady Franklin from Norfolk Island on 6 June 1844.  He had originally arrived in NSW on the Moffatt and had gone to Norfolk Island in 1839.  The 66 year-old was found guilty on 12 March 1878 of being Idle and Disorderly.  He was sentenced to Three Months and his warrant number was 12301.  Samuel arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as being a seaman, Protestant with three or more convictions and was literate.  He was released on 7 June 1878.

A search of BDM records shows that a person with the name of Samuel Faith died at Hobart on 25 December 1884 aged 77 years.  There is no further information. 

 

WOODHEAD; Joseph (also see Triabunna)

Joseph was 24 years-old when he was found guilty of Larceny on 11 October 1881 and sentenced to Six Months in gaol.  His warrant number was 14052. Joseph arrived at CSG on 15 October and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and could read and write.  He is listed as arriving on the vessel J. Lahey as a free convict (No record).  Joseph was discharged to the Police on 10 April 1882.  There is no further information. 

 

ELLESMERE (SCOTTSDALE) (4) 

ALLEN; Charles (see ALLEN; Charles Edward) (Triabunna)

Charles had presumably arrived in Tasmania aboard the Caranjah (date unknown).  A check of shipping records reveals that no Charles Allen was aboard that ship.  On 31 December 1883, Charles was found guilty of Receiving and sentenced to Nine Months gaol.  He arrived at CSG on 16 January and his warrant number was 15115.  Charles is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more convictions and was illiterate.  He was released on 23 September 1884.

A search of BDM records shows that a person of this name married an Ann Peart at Beaconsfield on 2 June 1887.  A search of FI records show a person of this name died Ridgley 14 March 1912.  There is no further information. 

HOFFMAN; Richard

Richard is shown as arriving in Tasmania as a free convict aboard the Flinders (date unknown) possibly from NSW.  He was 35 years-old when he was found guilty on 9 May 1884 of Obtaining by False Pretences.  Richard received a Nine Month sentence.  His warrant number was 15380.  He is shown as arriving at CSG on 25 June and is recorded as being a painter (house?), Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  Richard was released to freedom on 19 January 1885.  There is no further information. 

SAGGERS; William

Native-born William was 25 years-old when he was found guilty on 26 June 1890 of Larceny.  He received a Four Month sentence and his warrant number was 18376.  William arrived at CSG on 2 July and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more convictions and could only read.  He was released on 25 October 1890.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Anne Ryan at Portland on 5 November 1891.  A search of FI records show a person of this name died at 23 Frederick Street, Launceston 13 March 1906.  There is no further information. 

 

WILLIAMS; Robert

Robert arrived in VDL aboard the Candahar as a free settler on 21 July 1842 from Spithead.  On 30 December 1875, Robert was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 11294. The 70 year-old is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction.  There is no entry in regard to literacy.  He is also shown as arriving at CSG on 31 December which seems a bit strange.  Robert was admitted to the General Hospital on the same date.  He was returned to gaol on 24 January and was released on 29 January 1876.

A search of BDM records has revealed two possible dates of his death.  One occurred at Longford on 5 April 1882 at the age of 78 years and the other at Hobart on 2 January 1882 at the age of 74 years.  There is no further information.

 

 

EVANDALE 

RYAN; Patrick aka HICKEY

Patrick was 45 years-old when he was found guilty on 3 July 1886 of Larceny and sentenced to 18 Months.  Although he is shown as being native-born there is no record of his birth in the BDM lists.  His warrant number was 16345.  Patrick arrived at CSG on 21 July and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and was literate.  He is also shown as serving Two Months and 21 Days for gaol offences.  Patrick was released to freedom on 26 March 1888.

The BDM records do show that a person of this name died at Hobart on 23 September 1898 aged 64 years.  The FI records show a person of this name also died at the Invalid Depot, Launceston 5 August 1905.  There is no further information. 

FINGAL 

DUNN; Patrick

Another who was recorded as being a free convict arrived in Tasmania aboard the Flinders (date unknown).  Native-born Patrick was 22 years-old when he was found guilty on 12 August 1890 of Assault and sentenced to Two Months gaol. His warrant number was 18607.  He should have been released in October but there is no date.  Patrick arrived at CSG on 19 November and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and could only read.  It appears that he was also found guilty of Absconding on 18 November whilst at Launceston and received a further Two Month sentence.  Once again his release date is not shown as the gate-book ceased at the end of 1890.

A search of BDM records has revealed that a person of this name married a Mary Mallet at Ringarooma on 6 December 1898.  He was 34 years-old and Mary 33 years-old.  There is no further information. 

GEEVESTON (3) 

SMART; Thomas

Thomas arrived in VDL on 15 November 1844 aboard the Lord Auckland from London as a free settler.  At the age of 68 years, Thomas was found guilty on 11 December 1888 on two charges of Obtaining by False Pretences and sentenced to Four Months on one charge and Two Months on the other.  His warrant numbers were 17491/17492.  Thomas arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as being a brick maker, Protestant with three prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 10 June 1889.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died Hobart 17 June 1916.  There is no further information. 

TURNER; Samuel

Samuel arrived in VDL as a free settler from Plymouth on 9 December 1852 aboard the Lady Montague.  On 3 April 1889 the 60 year-old was found guilty of being Idle Etc. and was sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 17656.  Samuel arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and was illiterate.  He was released to freedom on 2 May 1889.

A search of BDM records shows that a person of this name died in Hobart on 4 September 1891 but his age is shown as being 69 years.  However, FI records show a person of this name died New Town 7 July 1900.  There is no further information. 

DORAN; John aka KNIGHT; Charles

John was 65 years-old when he was found guilty on 4 January 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to 18 Months gaol.  His warrant number was 17516.  John arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more convictions and was literate.  He was released on 3 July.

The convict records show that John arrived in VDL on 23 September 1843 aboard the Asiatic from Sheerness.

A search of FI records shows three deaths for a person of this name.  The first is a strong possibility as it occurred at the Invalid Depot, Launceston 31 July 1905. The second at West Hobart 21 June 1907 and the other at Consitution Dock, Hobart 20 July 1909.  There is no further information. 

GEORGE TOWN  

McCORMACK; James

Native-born James was found guilty on 14 June 1877 of Larceny and was sentenced to One Year in gaol.  His warrant number was 11971 and he was 20 years-old.  James arrived at CSG on 22 June and is shown as being a blacksmith, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  On 1 October 1887 he is shown as Escaping and was sentenced to another Six Months.  James was eventually released on 30 November 1878.

A search of BDM records had revealed that a person of this name was born at Westbury on 22 July 1858.  It also shows that a person of this name married a Martha Burgess at Beaconsfield on 9 February 1889.  He was 28 years-old and Martha was 21 years-old.  There is no further information. 

GORDON (7) 

DOGHERTY; James

Native-born James is shown as being 17 years-old when he was found guilty on 29 June 1882 of Larceny.  He was sentenced to One Month and arrived at CSG on 4 July.  His warrant number was 14417.  James is shown as being a gardener, Catholic with one prior conviction and was literate.  He was released to freedom on 28 July.

A search of both BDM and FI records found no further information. 

DYKE; Henry

Henry was also native-born and was 30 years-old when he was found guilty on 13 October 1882 of Stealing a Bucket and Two Plates.  He received a Two Month sentence and arrived at CSG on 16 October.  His warrant was 14525.  Henry is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate. He was released on 12 December 1882.

A search of BDM records only found that Henry appears to have adopted his motherís maiden name as his father is shown as unknown.  His birth date is shown at Hobart, 7 January 1853.  There is no further information. 

GARDINER; C.J. (Charles)

Charles was 26 years-old when he was found guilty on 18 June 1878 of Non-payment of Wages.  He received a One Month sentence and his warrant number was 12441.  Charles arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was illiterate.  He was discharged to the Police on 20 July 1878.  There is no further mention in the gate-book records.

A search of BDM records shows a person of this name married Amelia Edith Reynard (a minor) at Hobart on 7 June 1875.  There is no further information. 

GRUNDY; William

William is another mystery as there is no information on a person of this name in the BDM records.  He is shown in the gate-book records as being native-born. We therefore presume that he was born on the mainland.  On 27 January 1886 the 24 year-old was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number was 16050.  William arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate. He was released on 24 April 1886.

Information supplied by Kaye Smith informs me William was born 24 February 1862 at South Bruny Island.  His death occurred at Mentone, Victoria 15 July 1935. 

JONES; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was 21 years-old when he was found guilty on 17 April 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number was 17697. Thomas arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  He was released to freedom on 16 July 1889.

A search of BDM records failed to provide any further information indicating that he also may have arrived from the mainland.  A search of FI records shows a possible marriage to Sophia Thow at Zeehan 10 October 1900.  The search also revealed numerous deaths for a Thomas Jones. 

URQUART; William (Urquhart?)

William arrived in Tasmania on the Bella Mary (date unknown) as a free convict. However, on 20 September 1876 he was found guilty of Deserting his Vessel (Derwent Hunter) and sentenced to Six Weeks gaol.  His warrant number was 11603.  William arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as being a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  He was released to his vessel on 31 October 1876.  There is no further information. 

 

WALSH; Patrick

Patrick is shown as being 15 years-old and native-born when he was found guilty on 27 June 1881 of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number was 13930 and he arrived at CSG three days later.  Patrick is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 26 July 1881.

A search of BDM records shows a person of this name born at Franklin 14 May 1859 although this would make Patrick 27 years-old.  A search of FI records show a person of this name died Launceston 19 February 1911.  There is no further information. 

 

LATROBE (2)

 

TURNER; William

William arrived in VDL on 18 November 1841 aboard the Lord Goderich from Portsmouth as a free settler.  He was 59 years-old when he was found guilty on 16 June 1884 on two charges of Larceny.  He was sentenced to One Year on each charge.  His warrant number was 15381.  William arrived at CSG on 25 June and is shown as being a sawyer, Protestant with three or more convictions and illiterate.  He was released with remission on 15 March 1886.

A search of FI records revealed numerous persons with this name.  The strongest possibility died at the Charitable Institute New Town 28 January 1910. 

 

WILLIAMS; John

John was also 59 years-old when he was found guilty on 13 March 1884 of Larceny and received a Twelve Month sentence.  His warrant number was 15231. John arrived at CSG on 19 March.  He is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three of more prior convictions and could only read.  John was released on the 13 February 1885 with remission.

John had originally arrived in VDL on 9 December 1852 aboard the Lady Montague from Plymouth as a free settler.

A search of BDM death records revealed five persons with this name.  I feel only one requires mentioning, the one who died at New Norfolk on 28 December 1890. A search of FI records revealed over ten persons with this name up until 1908. 

 

 

MOORINA 

BRODIE; Thomas

Thomas, native-born and 29 years-old, was found guilty on 2 March 1887 of Obscene Language and Assaulting Police and was sentenced to 14 Days and 6 Months (cumulative) in gaol.  His warrant number was 16701.  Thomas arrived at CSG on 23 March and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 14 September 1887.

Although a search of BDM records revealed no further information the FI records show a death of a person with this name at the Mental Diseases Hospital, New Norfolk 25 November 1930.  There is no further information. 

PORTLAND 

BRIGGS; George

Native-born George was 23 years-old when he was found guilty on 21 October 1880 of Assault and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number was 13634. George arrived at CSG on 30 October and is shown as being a seaman, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 20 November.

A search of BDM records has shown that one person of this name was born in Hobart on 14 December 1856.  However, another was christened at Hobart on 28 June 1857.  A search of FI records show a George William Christopher Briggs died Kingston 2 April 1904.  There is no further information. 

RAMINEA (2) 

HAWTHORN; John

John was also native-born although there is no mention of him on BDM records. This 19 year-old was found guilty on 5 May 1883 of Obtaining by False Pretences and sentenced to 21 Days gaol.  His warrant number was 14855 and he arrived at CSG on 17 May.  He is shown as being a miner, Catholic with no prior convictions and was literate.  John was released to freedom on 25 May.

A search of FI records shows a John Howard Hawthorn married Eva Maude Ancel at Launceston 27 September 1911.  The search also revealed a death for a John Hawthorn at Launceston 11 October 1911.  There is no further information. 

 

MURRAY; John

Native-born John was 20 years-old when he was found guilty on 3 May 1883 of Obtaining by False Pretences and was also sentenced to 21 Days.  His warrant number was 14835.  He also arrived at CSG on 17 May and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 23 May.

A search of BDM records has a person of this name born at Westbury on 18 June 1861.  A person by the name of John William Murray was born in Hobart on 13 March 1861.  John William married an Emily Smith at Hobart on 30 October 1899.  He was 36 years-old and Emily 29 years-old.  A search of FI records revealed seven deaths for a person of this name. 

 

 

ROSS (5) 

MARTIN; George

George, along with Alfred Smith, was found guilty of Larceny on 16 July 1889. Both were sentenced to Six Months in gaol.  Georgeís warrant number was 17828. He arrived at CSG on 24 July and is shown as being 23 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 15 January 1890.

A search of BDM records has revealed that a George Edwin Martin was born at Clarence on 2 August 1867.  A George Samuel Martin was born at Hobart on 21 April 1866.  It was also found that a George Martin married Mary Angelina Nailer at Campbell Town on 20 June 1888.  The FI records show two deaths for a person of this name, one Launceston 17 May 1903 and at Bellerive 5 May 1910. There is no further information. 

SMITH; Alfred

Alfred was 33 years-old when he, along with George Martin, was found guilty of Larceny on 16 July 1889.  He was also sentenced to Six Months gaol.  His warrant number was 17829.  Alfred arrived at CSG on 24 July and is shown as being a wool-classer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He too was released on 15 January 1890.  Both George and Alfred are shown as being native-born.

A search of BDM records has shown that an Alfred Edwin Smith was born at Bothwell on 9 June 1857.  An Alfred Henry Smith married a Florence Louise Woodhouse at Hobart on 23 August 1899.  He was 42 years-old and Florence 22 years-old.

The FI records show three deaths for persons with this name.  The first, 45 Molle Street, Hobart 16 March 1910, Launceston 5 March 1918 and another at Hobart 29 June 1928.  There is also a death for an Alfred William Smith at Swansea 23 August 1903.  There is no further information. 

RAWLINGSON; Robert

Robert was also native-born and was 25 years-old when he was also found guilty on 11 November 1890 of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months gaol.  His warrant number was 18605.  He arrived at CSHG on 19 November and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  As he would have been released after the end of 1890 there is no release date.

A search of BDM and FI records provided no further information. 

 

SMITH; Thomas

On 2 May 1876, native-born Thomas was found guilty of Stealing a Saddle and Overcoat/Value ₤3 ($3.00) and was sentenced to Three Months in gaol.  His warrant number was 11464.  Thomas arrived at CSG on 13 May and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  Thomas is also shown as Escaping Lawful Custody (place unknown) and was found guilty on 24 April 1876 and sentenced to Six Months.  He was finally released on 23 December 1876 with remission.

A BDM search has revealed that a person of this name was born in Launceston on 12 October 1843.  A person of this name also died at Hobart on 16 September 1886.  There are also two marriages of a person with this name that may prove of interest but do not warrant mentioning here. 

BURNS; Robert

Robert is shown as arriving in Tasmania aboard a vessel listed as Elmgarnite (date unknown and I have been unable to locate a vessel of this name).  Robert is shown as being a free convict despite being only 24 years-old.  On the 11 November 1890 he was found guilty of Larceny, along with Robert Rawlingson. Unlike Robert who received a six month sentence, this Robert received Three Months.  His warrant number was 18606.  He is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and was literate.  As he was released after the end of 1890 there is no release date.

A search of BDM records has revealed that a person of this name married an Ada Elizabeth Clarke at Hobart on 30 July 1889.  A search of FI records show a person of this name died Hobart 26 January 1926.  There is no further information. 

 

SALTWATER RIVER 

SPAULDING; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was 26 years-old when he was found guilty on 23 June 1884 of Larceny and was sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 15378.  Thomas arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as being a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and was literate.  He was released on 22 July.

A search of BDM and FI records only revealed a Thomas Herbert Spaulding married a Margaret Scrimger at Hobart on 10 February 1885. 

SOUTHPORT (3) 

HIGGINS; John

John was also native-born and 25 years old when he was found guilty on 12 May 1888 of Larceny.  He also received a One Month sentence.  His warrant number was 17184 and arrived at CSG two days later.  John is shown as being a shoemaker, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate.  He was released to freedom on 11 June.

A search of BDM records has a John Alexander Higgins born on 2 August 1862 at Hobart and a John Peter Higgins born at New Norfolk on 26 June 1861.  These records also show that John Alexander married Frances Elizabeth Escort at Esperance on 2 January 1887.  The FI records show a number of deaths for a John Higgins.  There is no further information. 

RAVANAUGH; William F.

William is shown as being a free convict when he presumably arrived in Tasmania aboard the Charles and Arthur possibly from NSW.  The 26 year-old was found guilty on 15 December 1888 of Breaching the Merchant Seaman Act. This resulted in a Four Week sentence.  His warrant number was 17500.  William didnít arrive at CSG until 19 December.  He is shown as being a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 11 January 1889.

A search of BDM and FI record failed to reveal any further information. 

REED; Thomas

Thomas was 62 years-old when he was found guilty on 22 July 1880 of Indecent Behaviour and sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 13509. Thomas arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate.  He was released on 21 August.

Thomas is shown as arriving in VDL as a convict aboard the St. Vincent from London on 26 May 1853.

As a 70 year-old Thomas was again found guilty on 12 March 1887 on two charges of Indecency and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant numbers were 16679/16680.  Thomas was eventually released on 10 March 1888 with no remission.  There is no further information. 

SPRING BAY (2) 

RYDER; Edward

Edward is shown as arriving in VDL aboard the Pestongee Bomangee as a free settler but there is no record of him on this ship.  The 63 year-old was found guilty on 15 February 1887 of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month in gaol.  His warrant number was 16640.  Edward arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 14 March.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died at the Charitable Institution New Town 4 June 1905.  There is no further information. 

McCOY; Robert

Robert is shown arriving in VDL aboard the Sir J. Byng but again there appears to be no record.  The only possibility is a Robert James McKay who arrived here on 4 July 1843.  He had arrived in NSW per Neptune.  Robert was 57 years-old when he found guilty on 20 June 1884 of being Idle and Disorderly.  Robert also received a One Month sentence.  His warrant number was 15382.  He arrived at CSG on 25 June and is shown as being a carpenter, Catholic with one prior conviction and literate.  Robert was released on 19 July.  There is no further information. 

 

STANLEY 

GRIFFITHS; Thomas

Thomas was 41 years-old when he was found guilty on 26 May 1884 of being Unlawfully on Premises and was sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number was 15357.  Thomas arrived at CSG on 11 June and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 18 November 1884.  Thomas is shown as arriving in VDL aboard the Florence (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 27 August 1887, Thomas was found guilty of Assault and was sentenced to Six Months plus Six Months Default/Sureties.  His warrant number was 16887.  He arrived at CSG on 24 August and is shown on this occasion as being an engine driver!  Thomas was released on 26 July 1888 presumably with remission.

A search of FI records shows three deaths for a person of this name.  The first, Launceston 17 August 1910, Hobart 11 September 1911 and Waratah 11 May 1926.  There is no further information. 

ST. HELENS (2) 

JONES; Robert

Native-born Robert was found guilty on 2 November 1888 of Larceny and sentenced to Nine Months.  He was 29 years-old.  His warrant number was 17470. Robert arrived at CSG on 27 November and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 25 July 1889.

A search of BDM records revealed a person of this name was born Esperance 15 November 1860.  The FI records show a number of persons with this name. 

 

 

YOUNG; Arthur

Native-born Arthur was only 14 years-old when he was found guilty on 16 November 1877 of Misconduct as an Apprentice.  He received a One Month gaol sentence.  His warrant number was 12151 and he arrived at CSG four days later. Arthur is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate.  He was released to freedom on 22 December.

A search of BDM records has failed to find any further information.  However, three deaths for a person of this name are recorded in the FI records.  One at Devonport 27 March 1906, Wynyard 13 January 1910 and an Arthur Walter Joel Young at Launceston 20 October 1902.

 

 THREE HUT POINT 

DONALDSON; Benjamin

Benjamin was 18 years-old when he was found guilty on 23 December 1879 of Stealing a Boat/Value ₤1 ($2.00) and sentenced to Six Weeks gaol.  His warrant number was 13226.  Benjamin arrived at CSG three days later.  He is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Benjamin was released on 9 February 1880.

A search of BDM and FI records failed to find any further information. 

TORQUAY (DEVONPORT) (2) 

DUFFY; John (transported as John Duff)

John arrived in VDL aboard the Asiatic from Sheerness on 23 September 1843 as a free settler.  On 2 May 1877 the 51 year-old was found guilty of Larceny in a Dwelling and sentenced to Six Months gaol.  His warrant number was 925.  John arrived at CSG on 11 May and is shown as being a blacksmith, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 1 November.

A search of BDM records revealed no further information.  However, the FI records show a John Duffy died Campbell Town 26 October 1921.  There are also two deaths recorded for a John Duff.  One at Hobart 6 December 1900 and the other at Sheffield 8 May 1912.  There is also a death for a John Charles Duff at Sheffield 2 November 1923. 

CAHILL; Thomas

Thomas is shown as arriving in VDL aboard the Elizabeth and Henry on 9 June 1845 from Kingston, Ireland as a free settler.  On 16 March 1876 he was found guilty of Escaping from Custody on 29 January and was remanded.  Although there is no further mention of punishment for the escape, Thomas appears to have received Twelve Months for Larceny in a Dwelling.  His warrant number was 11158.  He arrived at CSG on 1 April and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more convictions and literate.  Thomas was released on 6 April 1877.

A search of BDM records has revealed that a person of this name died in Hobart on 12 March 1886 aged 54 years.  There is no further information. 

 

 

WARATAH (2) 

McHENRY; Richard

Richard was native-born and 21 years-old when he was found guilty on 11 June 1885 of Larceny and Escaping Police Custody.  He was sentenced to Twelve Months and his warrant number was 15838.  He arrived at CSG on 22 July and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and was illiterate. Richard was released on 10 April 1886 with remission.

A search of BDM records has only revealed that a person of this name was born at Launceston on 23 October 1863.  There is no further information. 

 

CARTEUR; Edward

This 20 year-old was found guilty at Waratah of Desertion from HMS Egeria (date unknown) and was remanded in custody.  His warrant number was 17666. Edward arrived at CSG on 10 April 1889 and is shown as being a seaman, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released to Escort on 22 April.  There is no further information. 

WESTBURY (3) 

WATERS; William

Although William is shown as arriving in Tasmania as a free convict on the Tamar he is not listed.  Along with his wife Bridget, William was found guilty on 11 July 1890 of Receiving and also received a Three Month sentence. His warrant number was 18392.  He too arrived at CSG on 16 July and is shown as being a labourer, Catholic with three or more convictions and literate.  William was also released along with Bridget on 10 October.

Although BDM records failed to provide any information the FI records show a number of deaths for a person of this name.  One occurred at the Benevolent Asylum Launceston 16 August 1902, another at Zeehan 18 February 1908.  A William Henry died at Launceston 20 January 1913 and a William Thomas at the Infirmary New Town 22 September 1916. 

JONES; George

George supposedly arrived in VDL aboard the Asiatic (date unknown) as a free settler.  His name does not appear on the shipping lists although there was a Thomas Jones (aka Edward Devine).  On 3 August 1876 George was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number is not shown. He was a carpenter, Protestant with three or more convictions and was literate. George was released on 8 September 1876.

A search of FI records shows numerous deaths for a person of this name. 

SIMPSON; John

John was native-born and 18 years-old when he was found guilty on 19 December 1884 of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months and 14 Days additional.  His warrant number was 15607 and he arrived at CSG on 31 December.  John is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released to freedom on 1 July 1885.

A search of BDM records has found that a person of this name was born in Hobart on 28 May 1867.  There was also a John Ernest who was born at Port Sorell on 23 June 1868.  A search of FI records shows four deaths for a person of this name. Lefroy 3 July 1901, Zeehan 1 February 1906, Launceston 29 January 1912 and 5 November 1922. 

WOODBRIDGE (5) 

FLIGHT; James

James appears to have arrived in Tasmania aboard the Southern Cross (date unknown) as a free convict presumably from NSW.  On 18 March 1876 the 52 year-old was found guilty of Unlawfully Damaging Goods and sentenced to 14 Days gaol.  His warrant number was 11383.  James arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and was illiterate.  He was released on 31 March.  It is noted that the goods apparently belonged to a W. B. Pybus.

A search of FI records show a James Edward Flight died at Wynyard 11 August 1926.  There is no further information. 

FLIGHT; John

It appears that John and James may have been the same person although John is shown as arriving in Tasmania aboard the Elizabeth (date unknown).  On 8 June 1882 John was found guilty of Non-maintenance and sentenced to Twelve Months gaol.  His warrant number was 14399.  John arrived at CSG on 13 June and is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction.  It is not stated if he was literate.  Two days after his arrival John was released to bail.

A search of BDM records has confirmed that a John James Flight was the same person.  He is shown as marrying a Sarah Jane Hibbard at Hobart on 24 May 1876.  His death is shown as 4 May 1888 at Hobart aged 65 years.

A further search of FI records show a John Joseph Flight died at Zeehan 5 October 1919. 

HOPKINS; John

John was 68 years-old when he was found guilty on 7 January 1889 of being Idle and Disorderly.  He was sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number was 17520 and he arrived at CSG the following day.  John is shown as being a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 6 February.

The shipping and convict records show that he arrived in VDL aboard the Constant on 26 August 1843 from Ireland but was transported as Anthony Hopkins.

A search of BDM records has shown that a person of this name married a Maria Lugg at New Norfolk on 10 July 1854.  Death records show that a John Hopkins died at New Norfolk on 11 August 1899 aged 79 years.  There is no further information. 

OíBRIEN; Edward

Native-born Edward was 20 years-old when he was found guilty on 8 June 1878 of Assaulting Stanley Norman.  He was sentenced to Six Weeks gaol and arrived at CSG two days later.  His warrant number was 12433.  Edward is shown as being a shoemaker, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 19 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Agnes Hayes at Hobart on 25 June 1889.  They were both 29 years-old.

A search of FI records show a person of this name died at the Clarendon Hotel Sandy Bay 26 August 1913. 

THOMPSON; James

James is shown as arriving in as VDJ as a free settler aboard the Emily (1) on 24 November 1842 from London.  At the age of 64 years, James was found guilty of Larceny on 14 May 1884 and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number was 15335 and he arrived at CSG three days later.  James is shown as being a sawyer, Protestant with one prior conviction and was illiterate.  He was released to freedom on 13 August.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Evandale on 4 February 1891 aged 70 years.  There is no further information. 

 

WYNYARD

JOHNSON; Robert

Robert was 26 years-old when he was found guilty of being Unlawfully on Premises and Damaging Property.  He was sentenced to Six Months plus Two Months.  His warrant number was 15441.  Robert arrived at CSG on 13 August 1884 (the same day as James Thompson was released).  He is shown as being a seaman, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and was illiterate.  Robert was released on 7 March 1885.  He is also shown as arriving in Tasmania as a free convict aboard the Britomart however there is no information to confirm this

A search of FI records shows three deaths.  One at the Charitable Institution New Town 29 October 1911 and at Rhyndaston 11 May 1913.  The other for a Robert Charles at Hobart 4 May 1923.

 

 

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