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RURAL OFFENCES 

Extracts from the Campbell Street Gaol Gate-book 

1873Ė1890 

Compiled by Laurie Moody  

Part Seven 

This is a continuation of the series on Rural Offences. The following is a list of offenders who were tried at country police offices or courts, 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.

Oatlands (90) is the town selected for Part Seven. A search of BDM records was undertaken for each person mentioned, but unfortunately in some cases this did not always provide 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, Ticket of Leave as TOL, Conditional Pardon as CP, Births, Deaths and Marriages appear as BDM.  It must be noted that the gate-book records show most transported convicts as being free settlers hence the free in Italics.  It is also to be noted that females were only sent to CSG from 1888.  The use of [?] indicates possibly more than just one. 

Acknowledgements & Thanks: 

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

OATLANDS (90)

ALLAN; Edward

Gate-book records show Edward arriving in Tasmania aboard the Caranjah (date unknown) as a free convict.   He was found guilty of Larceny on 17 March 1879 and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 12810.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 30 years-old, a groom, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Edward was released on 16 September.  There is no further information.

ASHTON; John (transported as ASTON)

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 8 April 1842 aboard the Marquis of Hastings (2) from London.  On 14 January 1878 John was found guilty of Attempting Self-Destruction (suicide) and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 12228. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  Bail was apparently found and he was released on 13 February.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married an Ann Boucher at Hobart on 14 February 1848.  There is no further information. 

 

BANHAM; Edward

Convict shipping records show Edward arriving in VDL on 20 December 1851 aboard the Rodney (2) from Queenstown, Ireland.  On 26 June 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing Money and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11522. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 56 years-old, a groom, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 25 September.

It is noted that the money was stolen from W. Batt.

Edward was again in trouble when found guilty on 2 February 1885 of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to another Three Months.  His warrant number 15652. He arrived at CSG two days later and is now shown as 73 years-old and a labourer.  Edward was released on 1 May. 

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 4 November 1891, aged 80 years.  There is no further information. 

BARTON; Elizabeth

Convict shipping records show Elizabeth arriving in VDL on 19 July 1843 aboard the Margaret from London.  On 28 October 1890 Elizabeth was found guilty of Damaging Property and sentenced to Two Months.  Her warrant number 18573.  She arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, married, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. Elizabeth was released on 27 December.  There is no further information. 

BRIAN; William (transported as BRYAN)

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 30 October 1844 aboard the Emily (2) from Dublin. On 11 October 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 13610.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 70 years-old, a weaver, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  He was released on 23 October at 5.00 p.m.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 5 December 1882, aged 75 years.  There is no further information.

BRIDGE; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 30 October 1844 aboard the Lord Lyndoch (3) from London.  On 5 May 1877 he was found guilty of Unlawful Purposes and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 926.  He arrived at CSG a week later and is shown as 50 years-old, a bricklayer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  James is also shown in possession of a TOL.  He was released on 6 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Eliza Mary Smith at Hobart on 17 April 1878.  They are both listed as adults.  There is no further information. 

BRODIE; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was found guilty on 14 July 1879 of Unlawfully Beating and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12988.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 22 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and literate.  A release date is not recorded.  There is no further information. 

BURNS; Jacob

Jacob, also native-born, was found guilty on 15 April 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 17694.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 21 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate.  Jacob was released on 13 July.  There is no further information. 

BURNS; Patrick

Gate-book records show Patrick arriving in VDL aboard the Ratcliffe (1).  A search of convict shipping records fails to confirm this fact.  On 20 February 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12769.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 44 years-old, a tailor, Catholic with no [?] prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 19 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Ann Leeming at New Norfolk on 8 February 1869.  There is no further information. 

CAMPBELL; Charles

Native-born Charles was found guilty on 1 May 1879 of Stealing a Turnip and Saw and sentenced to Four Months.  His warrant number 12880.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 28 years-old, a splitter, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  Charles was released on 30 August.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Louisa Way at Oatlands on the 30 October 1876.  The man was 26 years-old and Louisa, 20 years-old.  There is no further information.

CLARK; Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 17 June 1845 aboard the Mount Stewart Elphinstone (2) from London.  On 1 November 1880 he was found guilty of using Obscene Language and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13647. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a sawyer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 30 November.  There is no further information. 

CLAYDON; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was found guilty on 6 December 1874 of Assault and Beating and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 11270.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 19 years-old, a farm labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and could only read.  Charles was released on 5 February 1875.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born at Oatlands on 27 February 1855.  A death is also recorded at Oatlands on 3 March 1877, aged 22 years.  There is no further information. 

COGLAN; James (transported as COGHLAN)

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 21 September 1853 aboard the Lord Auckland (4) from Ireland.  On 17 February 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12570.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 45 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate. He was released on 15 March.  There is no further information. 

CONNELL; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 4 April 1843 aboard the North Briton from Dublin. On 3 March 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12776.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 56 years-old, an invalid, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 2 April.  There is no further information. 

CONNOR; Thomas

Gate-book records show Thomas arriving in VDL aboard the Hydrabad.  However, a search of convict shipping records failed to locate a person of this name aboard that vessel. On 15 January 1877 Thomas was found guilty of Stealing Trousers/Value 6/- (60c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11752. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 58 years-old, a tin man, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 14 April.

It is noted that the trousers were stolen from J. Law.  There is no further information. 

CROSSIN; Patrick

Convict shipping records show Patrick arriving in VDL on 2 January 1842 aboard the Prince Regent (2) from Dublin.  On 27 May 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing Hay and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12924. He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  Patrick was released on 26 August.

Patrick made another appearance in court on 6 May 1882 when found guilty of Non-maintenance.  He received a One Month sentence.  His warrant number 14360.  Patrick was released 5 June.

A search of BDM records show that a Patrick John Crossan married an Ann Cullonan at Oatlands on 2 November 1863.  Patrick was 33 years-old and Ann, 30 years-old.  There is no further information. 

DAVIS; John

Native-born John was found guilty on 15 May 1882 of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14368.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 25 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate.  John was released on 14 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Ellen Turnbull at Oatlands on 20 February 1884.  The man was 28 years-old and Ellen, 22 years-old.  A death is also recorded at Oatlands for a man of this name on 19 March 1893, aged 39 years.  There is no further information. 

DAVIS; Richard (transported as DAVIES)

Convict shipping records show Richard arriving in VDL on 26 December 1844 aboard the Sir Robert Peel from London.  On 5 July 1880 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13490.  Richard arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 40 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  He was released on 4 August.  There is no further information. 

DIXON; Alexander aka GIBSON

Gate-book records show Alexander arriving in VDL aboard the Flinders (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 11 June 1883 he was found guilty of Uttering a Valueless Cheque and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 14868.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 72 years-old, an upholsterer, Protestant with two prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 13 April 1884 with remission.

A search of BDM records show an Alexander Gibson died at Hobart on 28 October 1886, aged 74 years.  There is no further information. 

 

DORAN; Albert

Native-born Albert was found guilty on 15 December 1882 of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 13217. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 22 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one prior conviction and illiterate. Albert was released on 27 December.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Charlotte Doddridge at Oatlands on 27 August 1879.  The man was 22 years-old and Charlotte, 21 years-old.  There is no further information.

FOLEY; James aka SULLIVAN

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 14 August 1852 aboard the Lady Dalhousie from Cork, Ireland.  On 8 May 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing Blankets and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11465.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 45 years-old, a chimney sweep, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  James was released on 7 August.

It is noted that the blankets were stolen from William Ray.

James, now shown as 50 years-old, was found guilty on 25 August 1879 of Stealing a Shawl/Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to Four Months.  His warrant number 13045.  James was released on 24 December.

It is noted that the shawl was stolen from George Bagley.

James (shown as John on this occasion) was in court again on 7 June 1880 when found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13457.  James/John was released on 6 July.

A search of BDM records show that a person of this name married a Catherine Dwyer at Port Cygnet on 1 July 1867.  The man was 31 years-old and Catherine, 15 years-old.  There is no further information. 

FOX; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 16 December 1852 aboard the Equestrian (3) from Plymouth.  On 11 August 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 13973.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 61 years-old, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  William died at CSG on 29 September.  There is no further information. 

FOY; Bernard

Convict shipping records show Bernard arriving in VDL on 2 January 1844 aboard the Duke of Richmond from Kingston, Ireland.  On 19 June 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing Boots and Articles and sentenced to Four Months and Three Days (gaol offences?).  His warrant number 11519.  He arrived at CSG seven days later and is shown as 53 years-old, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Bernard was released on 21 October.

It is noted that he stole from J. Brown.  There is no further information. 

GILMORE; Michael aka NEON

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 2 January 1842 aboard the Prince Regent (2) from Dublin.  On 4 February 1888 he was found guilty of Assault and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17090.  He arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as 70 years-old, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. His occupation was not recorded.  Michael was released on 3 March.  There is no further information.

GORMAN; Charles

Convict shipping records show Charles arriving in VDL on 19 March 1851 aboard the London (2) from Kingston, Ireland.  On 18 June 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12951.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 80 years-old, a tinker, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Charles was released on 15 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 16 April 1882, aged 85 years.  There is no further information. 

GREEN; James (William)

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 13 January 1842 aboard the Barossa (1) from Sheerness.  On 7 August 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Coat etc./Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11561. He arrived at CSG nine days later and is shown as 50 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  James was released on 6 November.

It is noted that the coat etc. was stolen from G. Lawrence. There is no further information. 

GREGG; Margaret

Convict shipping records show Margaret may have arrived in VDL on 27 October 1850 aboard the Duke of Cornwall from Kingston, Ireland.  This vessel contained 27 women with the name of Margaret.  A search of BDM marriage records failed to show a marriage to anyone by the name of Gregg.  On 3 November 1890 she was found guilty of being Drunk and sentenced to One Month.  Her warrant number 18589.  Margaret arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 50 years-old, married, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  She was released on 2 December.  There is no further information. 

GROVES; William

Native-born William was found guilty on 23 April 1883 of Stealing Jewellery and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14815.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 20 years-old, a shepherd, Catholic with no prior convictions and illiterate.  William was released on 22 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born at Oatlands on 25 December 1862.  A person of this name also married an Elizabeth Salmon at Oatlands on 20 April 1885.  The man was 22 years-old and Elizabeth, 29 years-old.  There is no further information. 

HACKETT; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 13 December 1850 aboard the Hydrabad (3) from Queenstown, Ireland.  On 27 January 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing Bacon and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 12729.  He arrived at CSG nine days later and is shown as 52 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Michael was released on 26 March.

A search of BDM records show there is a possibility he may have died at Hobart on 21 October 1883, aged 59 years. 

HARRINGTON; John

Convict shipping records show there were three people of this name.  One arrived in VDL aboard the Elphinstone (2) from London on 2 October 1837, another aboard the Asiatic from Sheerness on 23 September 1843 and the third, aboard the Neptune (2) on 5 April 1850 from the Cape of Good Hope.  On 11 December 1879 this person was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 13210.  He arrived at CSG the six days later and is shown as 54 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. Gate-book records list this person arriving aboard the Palween (no record).  He was released on 24 December.  There is no further information. 

HARRISON; Thomas

Gate-book records show Thomas arriving in Tasmania aboard the Southern Cross (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 17 February 1879 he was found guilty of Breaching the Master Servant Act and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12761.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 26 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Thomas was released on 15 March.  There is no further information. 

 

HEPWORTH; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 1 April 1838 aboard the Moffatt (2) from Woolwich.  On 25 October 1888 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 17430.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 72 years-old, a carpenter, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  William was released on 24 April.

A search of BDM records show that a person of this name died at Hobart on 1 December 1891, aged 75 years.  There is no further information. 

HUMPHRIES; George (transported as HUMPHREYS)

Convict shipping records show George arriving in Tasmania on 4 October 1841 aboard the David Clarke from Plymouth.   On 5 March 1884 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15212.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 65 years-old, a baker, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  George was released on 4 April.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Sheffield on 6 October 1895, aged 76 years.  There is no further information. 

HURST; Reuben

Convict shipping records show Reuben arriving in VDL on 28 November 1850 aboard the Rodney (1) from Portland, Dorset.  On 14 July 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing 25 Opossum Skins/Value 7/6 (75c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12987.  Reuben arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 50 years-old, a cook, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 13 October.  There is no further information.

JOHNSON; Joseph

Gate-book records show Joseph arriving in VDL aboard the Maria Somes (1) as a free settler.  Convict shipping records fail to confirm this fact.  On 16 March 1885 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 15699. He arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 61 years-old, a blacksmith, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 15 April.  There is no further information. 

JOLLY; John

Native-born John was found guilty on 15 September 1879 of being On Premises Unlawfully and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13066.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 20 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate. John was released on 20 September, so possibly a fine was paid.  There is no further information. 

JONES; James Alfred

Gate-book records show James Alfred arriving in Tasmania aboard the Claire Ellen (no record) as a free convict.  On 21 May 1880 he was found guilty of Larceny from the Person and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 13483.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 35 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate.  James Alfred was released on 20 September.

James was in trouble again on 22 September 1881 when found guilty of Non-maintenance and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14024. As a matter of interest this particular entry shows James as 33 years-old.  He was released on 21 October.

A search of BDM records failed to locate a marriage but a death for a person of this name is recorded at Hobart on 28 January 1892, aged 45 years.  There is no further information. 

JONES; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 28 August 1835 aboard the Norfolk from Sheerness.  On 11 December 1876 he was found guilty of Larceny as a Bailee and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11702.  He arrived at CSG nine days later and is shown as 64 years-old, a shepherd, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  He was released on 10 March 1877.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name may have married an Elizabeth Telfer at Hobart Town on 20 September 1847.   The man was 33 years-old and Elizabeth 25 years-old.  There is no further information. 

KELKER; Edward

Gate-book records show Edward arriving in Tasmania aboard the Argyle (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 1 December 1884 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15555.  He arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 38 years-old, an upholsterer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 31 December.  The name Kelker does not appear in any records and may have been an alias.  There is no further information.

KELLY; Elizabeth

Convict shipping records show Elizabeth arriving in VDL on 7 March 1851 aboard the Emma Eugenia (4) from London.  On 11 September 1889 she was found guilty of using Obscene Language and sentenced to 14 Days.  Her warrant number 17899.  Elizabeth arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 50 years-old, married, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  She was released on 24 September. There is no further information. 

KENT; John

Gate-book records show John arriving in Tasmania aboard the Waihora (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 16 March 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 15701.  He arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 32 years-old, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 15 May.  There is no further information. 

KILBOURN; John (transported as KILBURN)

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 11 June 1851 aboard the Cornwall from Portsmouth.  On 27 December 1882 he was found guilty of Stealing Two Blankets and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14632.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 54 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 25 January 1883. There is no further information. 

KIRBY; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 8 February 1844 aboard the Maitland from Plymouth.  On 28 June 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13488.  He arrived at CSG nine days later and is shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  He was released on 27 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at New Norfolk on 5 May 1895, aged 78 years.  There is no further information. 

 

LYNCH; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 2 May 1844 aboard the Equestrian (1) from London.  On 16 April 1883 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14803.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 53 years-old, a plasterer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  James was released on 15 May.

James was again before the court on 29 May 1884 when found guilty of being Drunk and Disturbing the Peace.  He received another One Month sentence.  His warrant number 15349.  James was released on 28 June.  There is no further information.

MANN; Charles

Native-born Charles was found guilty on 6 December 1875 of Assault and Beating Mrs. Bishop and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 11271. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 18 years-old, a blacksmith, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. Charles was released on 5 February 1876. There is no further information. 

MANN; William

Gate-book records show William arriving in VDL aboard the Lady Kennaway (2) as a free settler.  Once again a search of convict shipping records failed to confirm this information.  On 22 November 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing from the Person and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11243.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 42 years-old, a sawyer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  William was released on 21 February 1876.

It is noted that he stole ₤3 ($6.00) from J.W.Barnes.  It is also interesting to note that a connection between William and Charles could exist but a search of BDM records failed to reveal either a birth or marriage.  There is no further information. 

MAXWELL; Matthew

Convict shipping records show Matthew arriving in VDL on 26 May 1853 aboard the last convict ship St. Vincent from London.  On 16 October 1879 he was found guilty of Committing a Nuisance and sentenced to Ten Days.  His warrant number 13110. He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 57 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. He was released on 25 October.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 7 November 1891, aged 72 years.  There is no further information. 

McKAY; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 30 December 1845 aboard the Pestongee Bomangee (1) from Plymouth.  On 8 December 1879 he was found guilty of Breaching the Master Servant Act and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 13202.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a baker, Protestant with no [?] prior convictions and illiterate. He was released on 20 December at 5.00 p.m.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Ann Berry at Franklin on 29 May 1863.  The man was 31 years-old and Ann, 41 years-old.  There is no further information. 

McMAHON; Patrick (transported as MAGAN)

Convict shipping records show Patrick arriving in VDL on 12 September 1841 aboard the Waverly from Kingston, Ireland.  On 16 May 1882 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14379.  He arrived at CSG eight days later and is shown as 70 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. Patrick was released on 21 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 21 August 1882, aged 70 years.  There is no further information.

McNAMARA; Peter

Convict shipping records show Peter arriving in VDL on 4 April 1847 aboard the Eudora from Aden.  Peter was a soldier who was tried and found guilty at the Aden Court Martial in 1845.  On 17 December 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing a Blanket/Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12193.  Peter arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 67 years-old, a tin-man, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. He was released on 16 March 1878.

It is noted that he stole the blanket from M.C. Canning.  There is no further information. 

McPHERSON; John (transported as McPHEERSON)

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 12 August 1833 aboard the Emperor Alexander from the Downs.  On 9 July 1888 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 17233.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 81 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 8 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Hannah Cobley at Oatlands on 21 September 1846.  Both parties were 28 years-old.  A death is also shown for a man of this name at Hobart on 23 July 1890, aged 83 years.  There is no further information. 

MERCER; George (transported as Eli MERCER)

Convict shipping records show George arriving in VDL on 28 May 1851 aboard the Lady Montagu from Plymouth.  On 2 March 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 15684.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 51 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. George was released on 1 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 25 September 1887, aged 54 years.  There is no further information. 

METCALF; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 28 May 1851 aboard the Lady Kennaway (2) from Portsmouth.  On 25 May 1876 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 11702.  He arrived at CSG sixteen days later and is shown as 55 years-old, a groom, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate. He was released on 24 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Campbell Town on 21 September 1884, aged 64 years.  There is no further information. 

MILLER; Joseph aka JONES; John

Convict shipping records show Joseph/John arriving in VDL on 28 August 1835 aboard the Norfolk from Sheerness.  On 11 December 1876 he was found guilty of Larceny as a Bailee and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11702.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 64 years-old, a shepherd, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate. Joseph/John was released on 10 March 1877.

A search of BDM records show a John Jones died at Bothwell on 27 November 1881, aged 68 years.  There is no further information.

MURRAY; W. Henry

Native-born, he was found guilty on 17 April 1878 of Non-payment of Wages and sentenced to Six Months plus Nine Days.  Presumably the nine days was for prison offences.  His warrant number 12411. He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 27 years-old, a dealer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. He was released on 26 November.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born at Morven on 26 June 1850.  A person of this name also married an Elizabeth Sarah Franklin at Morven on 23 February 1874.  He is shown as 23 years-old and Elizabeth, 18 years-old.  A death is also recorded for a man of this name at Morven on 28 October 1884, aged 34 years.  There is no further information. 

 

MYATT; Edward

Convict shipping records show Edward arriving in VDL on 10 July 1844 aboard the London (1) from Portsmouth. On 28 August 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing Leather/Value 12/- ($1.20) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11568.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a shoemaker, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. Edward was released on 27 November.

It is noted that the leather was stolen from Richard Foulks.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Margaret Campbell at Hobart on 19 July 1852.  The man was 38 years-old and Margaret, 30 years-old.  A death for a man of the above name occurred at Hobart on 3 August 1883, aged 66.  There is no further information. 

NEON; Michael aka GILMORE

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 2 January 1842 aboard the Prince Regent from Dublin.  On 4 February 1888 he was found guilty of Assault and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17090.  He arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as 70 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Michael was released on 3 March.  There is no further information. 

NORRIS; Edward

Convict shipping records show Edward arriving in VDL on 22 March 1832 aboard the Gilmore (1) from London.  On 5 May 1879 he was found guilty of Having Stolen Mutton and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 12888.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 77 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. Edward was released on 4 May 1880.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Isabella Whitlow at Oatlands on 24 March 1862.  The man was 60 years-old and Isabella, 40 years-old.  A death is also recorded for a man of this name at Oatlands on 25 August 1887, aged 89 years.  There is no further information.

NUFF; George (transported as NUTT)

Convict shipping records show George arriving in VDL on 3 July 1852 aboard the Fairlie from Plymouth.  On 29 December 1882 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14162.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a boatman, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. He was released on 28 January 1883.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Jane Williams at Campbell Town on 28 October 1864.  The man was 32 years-old and Jane, 19 years-old.  A death is also recorded for a man of this name at Hobart on 6 April 1892 aged 59 years. Convict shipping records show that George was convicted at some stage under the name of George White (no date).  There is no further information. 

PARKER; Stephen

Convict shipping records show Stephen arriving in VDL on 29 January 1831 aboard the John (1) from London.  On 26 August 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13553.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 73 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate. Stephen was released on 25 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 21 May 1889, aged 86 years.  There is no further information. 

PEARCE; Arthur

Native-born Arthur was found guilty on 4 November 1878 of Stealing a Whip/Value 15/- ($1.50) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12602. He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 16 years-old, a stonemason, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate. He was released on 3 February.

A search of BDM records show two people with this name.  One was born at Fingal on 20 February 1863 and the other at Hobart on 4 August 1862.  A marriage is also shown to a Mary Ann Holding at Hobart on 23 May 1882.  The man was 21 years-old and Mary, 22 years-old.   There is no further information. 

 

 

PENNICOTT; Dorothy

Native-born Dorothy was found guilty on 18 November 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  Her warrant number 18032.  Dorothy arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 27 years-old, married, Catholic with no prior convictions and illiterate.  She was released on 24 December with remission.  There is no further information. 

 

PHILLIPS; Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 16 May 1846 aboard the China from Woolwich.  On 28 February 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 13805.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 67 years-old, a barber, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Thomas was released on 27 April.

Thomas appeared in court again on 12 May 1881 and when found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly, received a One Month sentence.  His warrant number 13889.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is now shown as 61 years-old and a labourer.  He was released on 11 June.

His third and last appearance at the Oatlands court took place on 11 August 1881 when found guilty again of being Idle and Disorderly.  His warrant number 13992.  Thomas received a Six Month sentence with Three Days additional (gaol offences).  He was released on 13 February 1882.

A notation on his convict shipping record states that Thomas was reconvicted at some stage and was received from Norfolk Island per the Tory in June 1847.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 27 February 1885, aged 67 years.  There is no further information. 

POWELL; James (transported as Thomas POWELL)

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 31 October 1851 aboard the Blenheim (4) from Cork, Ireland.  On 17 September 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing 40lb. of Dates/Value 10/- ($1.00) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12082. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 53 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. James was released on 15 December.

It is noted that the dates were stolen from W. Batten.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Campbell Town on 2 April 1890, aged 65 years.  There is no further information. 

PRENDERGAST; Helena

Gate-book records show Helena arriving in VDL aboard the Black Friars as a free settler. However, a search of convict shipping records failed to locate a person of this name aboard that vessel.  The Blackfriar arrived at Hobart on 29 May 1851 from Ireland with 280 female convicts. On 13 July 1889 she was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to One Month. Her warrant number 17840. Helena arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 63 years-old, a servant, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. She was released on 29 August. There is no further information. 

ROACH; James

Gate-book records show James arriving in Tasmania aboard the Derwent as a free convict.  On 19 April 1887 he was found guilty of Assaulting Police and sentenced to 15 Days.  His warrant number 16740.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 48 years-old, a stonemason, Catholic with one prior conviction and literate.  James was released on 3 May.  There is no further information.

ROGERS; Eliza (transported as Elizabeth RODGERS)

Convict shipping records show Eliza arriving in VDL on 8 July 1852 aboard the Sir Robert Seppings from Woolwich.  On 1 April 1889 she was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to Three Months.  Her warrant number 17648.  Eliza arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 60 years-old, a widow, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  She is shown as being released on 31 May after only serving two months.  There is no further information.

 

ROSS; William aka McKAY

Gate-book records show William arriving in VDL aboard the Nile as a free settler.  Once again a search of convict shipping records failed to confirm this information.  On 15 November 1888 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 17461.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 69 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  William was released on 14 February 1889.  There is no further information. 

 

SAINSBURY; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 28 March 1840 aboard the Runnymede from London.  On 17 January 1876 he was found guilty of Having Stolen Mutton and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 11345.  He didnít arrive at CSG until 12 February and is shown as 53 years-old, a sawyer, Protestant with no [?] prior convictions and literate. William was released on 9 August 1877.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Anne Healey at Oatlands on 16 March 1862. They are both shown as 38 years-old. A death is also recorded for a man of this name, at Oatlands, on 15 April 1879, aged 57 years.  There is no further information. 

SAUNDERS; Henry

Native-born Henry was found guilty on 17 September 1877 of Stealing a Picture and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12081.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 23 years-old, a seaman, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate. Henry was released on 16 October.

It is noted that the picture was stolen from C.R. Powell.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Eliza Pellett at Hobart on 29 December 1885. The man was 32 years-old and Eliza, 50 years-old. There is no further information. 

SHORT; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 27 February 1845 aboard the Sir George Seymour from London.  On 8 November 1880 he was found guilty of Stealing a Blanket/Value 4/- (40c) and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13650.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 63 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 7 December.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at New Norfolk on 2 October 1883, aged 67 years.  There is no further information. 

SMITH; Joseph

Convict shipping records show Joseph arriving in VDL on 6 September 1844 aboard the Barossa (2) from the Downs. On 5 August 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing a Blanket/Value 4/- (40c) and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12503.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 45 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no [?] prior convictions and literate. He was released on 4 September.

It is noted that the blanket was the property of the Oatlands Municipality.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Beckett at Campbell Town on 29 January 1861.  The man was 30 years-old and Mary, 15 years-old. There are also several other marriage possibilities.  There is no further information. 

SMITH; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was found guilty on 24 April 1876 of Escaping Lawful Custody and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 11464.  He didnít arrive at CSG until 13 May and is shown as 33 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate. Thomas was released on 23 December with remission.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name born at Hobart on 13 February 1844 and another at Launceston on 12 October, 1885.  A death for a person of this name is also shown at Hobart on 16 September 1886, aged 43 years.  There is no further information. 

SMITH; William

Convict shipping records show two men of this name arriving in VDL.  One on 14 December 1829 aboard the Surrey (1) from London and the other on 11 August 1842 aboard the Surrey (4) also from London.  On 14 June 1880 one was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13465.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 75 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with no [?] prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 13 July.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 6 June 1882, aged 77 years.  There is no further information. 

SNYDO; (SNIDO) J.M.

Gate-book records show this person arriving in VDL aboard the Rodney (2) but a search of convict shipping records failed to confirm this fact.  It is possible that this name was an alias.  On 21 September 1878 he was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12545.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 53 years-old, a labourer/stonemason, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. The man was released on 15 October.  There is no further information.

STANYARD; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 23 September 1843 aboard the Asiatic from Sheerness. On 2 July 1887 he was found guilty of Stealing a Pair of Boots and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11981.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 48 years-old, a sawyer, Protestant with no [?] prior convictions and illiterate.  John was released on 1 October.  There is no further information. 

STEWART; James

Gate-book records show James arriving in Tasmania aboard the Anne (no record) as a free convict. On 28 June 1886 he was found guilty of Feloniously Receiving and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 16320.  He arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate. James was released on 27 July.  There is no further information. 

SULLIVAN; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 14 August 1852 aboard the Lord Dalhousie from Cork, Ireland.  On 9 October 1884 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 15499. He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. James was released on 14 November.  There is no further information. 

SULLIVAN; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 7 April 1848 aboard the Gazelle (port of origin not stated). On 8 September 1879 he was found guilty of Committing a Nuisance and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 13063. He arrived at CSG nine days later and is shown as 59 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Michael was released on 20 September.

On 29 November 1880 he was in trouble again when found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly.  Michael received a Three Month sentence.  His warrant number 3681.  He was released on 28 February 1881.

A search of BDM records shows two marriages for a person of this name.  One to a Mary Hyland at New Norfolk on 15 January 1855, the other to a Mary Ann Chatfield at New Norfolk on 8 September 1852.  There is no further information. 

WALL; Joseph

Convict shipping records show Joseph arriving in VDL on 27 July 1842 aboard the Susan (2) from Plymouth. Gate-book records show him arriving on the Southwark. On 9 June 1886 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 16303.  Joseph arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 74 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  He was released on 8 July.  There is no further information. 

WHITTAKER; Abraham

Convict shipping records show Abraham arriving here on 6 July 1844 aboard the Blundell although it is noted that he arrived from Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Franklin in August 1846.  On 16 February 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15669.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 66 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate. Abraham was released on 14 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Byrne at Hobart on 16 September 1850.  The man is shown as 31 years-old and Mary, 30 years-old.  A death is also recorded for a man of this name, at Hobart, on 24 November 1894, aged 75 years.  There is no further information.

WILLIAMS; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 19 February 1853 aboard the Oriental Queen from Plymouth. On 21 March 1889 he was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17635.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 63 years-old, a baker, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 20 April.

A search of BDM records show there are several possibilities for a person of this name.  Two deaths are recorded, one at Hobart on13 August 1895 aged 70 years and the other at New Norfolk on 28 December 1890, aged 70 years. There is no further information. 

WILLIAMS; Robert

Gate-book records show Robert arriving in VDL aboard the Lord Lyndoch.  A search of convict shipping records failed to confirm this, although there were eight prisoners with the surname of Williams on the three voyages between 1831 and 1840, but no Robert.  On 3 January 1880 Robert was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 13251.  He arrived at CSG seven days later and is shown as 66 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Robert was released on 2 March.  There is no further information. 

WILLIS; George

Gate-book records show George arriving in VDL aboard the Neptune (2). A search of convict shipping records failed to confirm this fact.  On 29 December 1880 he was found guilty of being Unlawfully on Premises and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13236.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 56 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  George was released on 28 January 1881.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 12 June 1889, aged 66 years.  There is no further information. 

WILSON; George

Convict shipping records show George arriving in VDL on 5 April 1850 aboard the Neptune (2) from the Cape of Good Hope. On 5 July 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing an Axe/Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12979.  He arrived at CSG seven days later and is shown as 54 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. George was released on 4 October.

It is noted the axe was stolen from G. Rodda.  There is no further information.

WILSON; John

Gate-book records show John arriving in Tasmania on aboard the Conway (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 19 June 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing boots etc. /Value 10/- ($1.00) and sentenced to Three Months.  John also received 48 Hours for prison offences.  His warrant number 11518.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 37 years-old, a stonemason, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  John was released on 20 September.

It is noted the boots etc. were stolen from John Brown.  There is no further information. 

WINCH; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 7 October 1835 aboard the Aurora (1) from the Downs.  On 29 January 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 11759.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 59 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. James was released on 28 February.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 6 June 1886, aged 68 years.  There is no further information. 

WOOD; Thomas aka KEYS

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 12 November 1836 aboard the Lady Nugent from London.  On 6 October 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 13604.  He arrived at CSG seven days later and is shown as 63 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  Thomas was released on 5 January 1881.

Thomas had a long record of minor offences but only two at Oatlands. His second appearance took place on 8 June 1882 when found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 14395.  Thomas was released on 7 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Margaret McDermott at Spring Bay (Orford) on 8 August 1855.  A death is also recorded for a man of this name at Hobart on 3 June 1896, aged 82 years.  There is no further information. 

 

WORTHINGTON; Samuel

Convict shipping records show Samuel arriving in VDL on 20 December 1851 aboard the Rodney (2) from Queenstown, Ireland.  On 8 September 1890 he was found guilty of Assault and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 18504.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 69 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. There is no release date as it was after the end of 1890.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 3 July 1898, aged 77 years.  There is no further information. 

 

 

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