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RURAL OFFENCES 

Extracts from the Campbell Street Gaol Gate-book

1873Ė1890 

Compiled by Laurie Moody

Part Eight

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.

Pontville (98) is the town selected for Part Eight. 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. 

PONTVILLE (98)

 

ALYWARD; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving on 21 August 1841 aboard the Asia (5) from Portsmouth.  He was found guilty of Larceny on 17 May 1889 and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17753.  John arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 78 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 15 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Ann Jane Dedman at Brighton on 3 July 1888.  The man is shown on the marriage record as 70 years-old and Ann, 53 years-old.  There is no further information.

 

BAKER; William

Native-born William was found guilty on 17 July 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 17819.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 24 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  William was released on 30 August.  There is no further information. 

 

BATTLES; David (transported as BIRTLES)

Convict shipping records show David arriving in VDL on 19 August 1836 aboard the Lord Lyndoch (2) from London.  It appears he was charged with Supposed of an Unsound Mind on 21 May 1880 and remanded for observation.  His warrant number 13441.  John arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was discharged to the Police Office, Hobart on 27 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 31 July 1888, aged 60 years.  There is no further information. 

 

BEESON; James

Gate-book records show James arriving in VDL/Tasmania aboard the Aurora (date unknown) holding a CP.  He was found guilty of Stealing a Sheep Dog on 28 December 1877 and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 12227.  James arrived at CSG on 19 January 1878 and is shown as 69 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and could only read.  He was released on 26 June.

It is noted that the dog was stolen from William Webb.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 27 November 1878, aged 70 years.  There is no further information. 

BEW; Joseph

Convict shipping records show Joseph arriving in VDL on 28 November 1850 aboard the Rodney (1) from Portland, Dorset.  He was found guilty on 29 August 1884 of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 15470. Joseph arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 58 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 18 November.

Joseph was before the court again on 1 July 1887 and found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly.  He was sentenced to another Three Months.  His warrant number 16826.  Arriving at CSG five days later he is now shown as 63 years-old.  Joseph was released on 30 September.  There is no further information. 

BRADY; Michael

Gate-book records show Michael arrived in VDL on 29 January 1853 aboard the Lord Auckland from Ireland, but convict records show this was William Brady, and that Michael was already in the colony, having arrived on 12 September 1841, aboard the Waverley also from Ireland.  Michael was found guilty on 11 June 1881 of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13912. Michael arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 42 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 9 July.  There is no further information.

BRADY; Robert

Gate-book records show Robert arriving in VDL on 12 December 1840 aboard the Egyptian from Dublin.  A search of convict shipping records fails to confirm this.  They show that only a Thomas Brady arrived on this vessel.  It is possible he later changed his name to Robert.  He was found guilty on 9 March 1886 of being Drunk and Incapable and sentenced to Three Days.  His warrant number 16117.  Robert arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 84 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 11 March.  There is no further information. 

 

BROWN; Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 21 September 1846 aboard the John Calvin from Woolwich.  They also show he arrived in VDL from Norfolk Island in June 1847.  On 22 March 1887 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 16699.  Thomas arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 70 years-old, a cook, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 4 April.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Ann Campbell at Brighton on 24 August 1857.   The man was 30 years-old and Ann, 26 years-old.  Two deaths are also recorded for a person of this name, both at Hobart.  One on 4 May 1887 aged 70 years, and the other on 9 June 1890 aged 73 years. There is no further information.

BURKE; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 4 March 1842 aboard the Richard Webb from Ireland.  On 15 September 1876 he was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 11599.  Michael arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 52 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 28 September.

Michael was in court again on 18 July 1879 when found guilty of Unlawfully Beating and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12997.  He arrived at CSG a week later when shown as 64 years-old.  There is no entry regarding a release date and no further information. 

 

BURNS; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 2 February 1849 aboard the Blenheim (2) from Dublin.  On 24 July 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15844.  William arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 63 years-old, a sweep, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 6 August.  There is no further information.

 

CARNS; John aka DEVINE

Gate-book records show John arriving in VDL aboard the Lord Auckland (3).  A search of convict shipping records failed to locate a person of either name aboard that vessel.  On 31 December 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing Geese/Value 10/- ($1.00) and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 11299.  John arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 42 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 29-30 January 1876.  There is no further information. 

CLARKE; Matthew

Convict shipping records show Matthew arriving in VDL on 28 August 1844 aboard the Cadet (1) from Dublin.  On 4 April 1889 he was found guilty of being Drunk and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 17655.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 65 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 10 April.  There is no further information. 

CLARKE; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 30 June 1834 aboard the Arab (2) from Portsmouth.  On 21 December 1883 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15079.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 81 years-old, an invalid, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and could only read.  He was released on 13 January 1884.

William was again found guilty of Larceny on 18 April 1884 and received Six Months on this occasion.  His warrant number 15308.  He was released on 16 October.  There is no further information. 

 

CLEGG; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 30 July 1844 aboard the Maria Somes (1) from London.  On 3 January 1884 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15108.  He arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 75 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  James was released on 2 February.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 27 May 1885, aged 76 years. There is no further information. 

COLEMAN; Michael

Gate-book records show Michael arriving in VDL aboard the Lord Dalhousie.  A search of convict shipping records failed to locate a person of this Christian name aboard that vessel.  However, it did locate three Colemans aboard that vessel, Edward, Matthew and Thomas who arrived on 14 August 1852 from Cork.  On 12 April 1878 Michael was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 12351.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 43 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and could only read.  Michael was released on 18 April.  There is no further information.

DAVIS; Charles

Convict shipping records show Charles arriving in VDL on 4 February 1844 aboard HMS Anson from Plymouth.  On 24 April 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle an Disorderly and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 918.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 66 years-old, a cook, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  Charles was released on 19 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 30 July 1883, aged 76 years. There were also a number of marriage possibilities that may require further investigation. 

DEAN; Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 23 August 1846 aboard the Palmyra from Portsmouth.  On 8 March 1881 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13810.  Thomas arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 81 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 14 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 11 December 1888, aged 87 years.  There is no further information. 

DIXON (DICKSON); Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 3 July 1852 aboard the Fairlie from Plymouth. On 5 May 1881 he was found guilty of Inciting to Resist Police and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13871.  Thomas arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 4 June.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Elizabeth Bradley at Hobart on 21 May 1884.  The man was 52 years-old and Elizabeth, 23 years-old.  There is no further information. 

DOLA (HODGSON); William

Native-born William was found guilty on 22 January 1889 of Larceny as a Bailee and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 17549.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 29 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  William was released on 4 February.  However, five days later on 9 February he was found guilty of being Drunk and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 17580.  He was released on 15 February.

A search of BDM records show a William Hodgson born at Richmond on 6 November 1853.  There is no further information. 

 

DRUMMOND (JUGLEY?); Jane

Gate-book records show Jane arriving in Tasmania aboard the Hooghly (date unknown).  On 4 December 1888 she was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to Seven Days.  Her warrant number 17482.  Jane arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 48 years-old, a widow, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  She was released on 10 December.  There is no further information.

 

DUFFY; James (see listing for Bothwell)

James is shown in the gate-book as arriving in Tasmania aboard the Duke of Northumberland as a free settler.  However, as James was only 26 years-old when found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly at Bothwell on 9 May 1878, it is obvious he wasnít a convict.  It is possible he came here from NSW.  On 15 October 1886 he was found guilty at Pontville of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 16466.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as being blind, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  James was released on 28 October.

James appeared in court again on 29 March 1886 when found guilty of using Obscene Language and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 16160.  James was released on 3 April.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Helen Woods at Hobart on 21 June 1878.  There is no further information. 

EMSLEY; Charles aka JONES

Native-born Charles was found guilty on 1 May 1890 of being Idle etc. and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 18287.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 22 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  Charles was released on 14 May.  There is no further information. 

 

FARNFIELD; Henry

Native-born Henry was found guilty on 16 June 1885 of Breaching the Merchant Seaman Act and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15815.  Henry, for some unknown reason, did not arrive at CSG until 28 June and was released on 30 June.   He is shown as 19 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  It is interesting to note that Henry arrived at CSG along with John Manson. There is no further information. 

FARRELL; John

Gate-book records show John arriving in Tasmania aboard the Pateena (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 30 August 1889 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17893.  John arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 28 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 28 September.

A search of BDM records show that a person of this name married an Ada Eliza Stimson at Launceston on 10 April 1886.  The man is shown as 26 years-old and Ada, 17 years-old.  There is no further information. 

FOLEY; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 14 August 1852 aboard the Lord Dalhousie from Cork, Ireland. On 29 April 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 13865. He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, a sweep, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He later received a further Three Days for gaol offences and was finally released on 1 May 1882.  There is no further information.

 

GOOD; William

Native-born William was found guilty on 12 June 1885 of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15800.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 24 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  William was released on 11 July.

On 3 January 1890 William was found guilty of Assault and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15800.  He is shown as Absconding from the Stockade on the Queens Domain on 7 January.  There is no mention whether or not he was recaptured, and his name does not appear in the gate-book again.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was born at Brighton on 19 February 1860.  There is no further information. 

GORDON; Thomas (transported as GORDIN)

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 2 January 1849 aboard the Pestongee Bomangee (3) from Dublin.  On 24 March 1882 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 14290.  Thomas arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 55 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 23 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name may have married a Mary Green at Hobart on 12 May 1856.  The man is shown as 33 years-old and Mary, 26 years-old.  There is no further information. 

GORMAN; Charles (transported as GORMIN)

Convict shipping records show Charles arriving in VDL on 19 March 1851 aboard the London (2) from Kingston, Ireland.  On 19 February 1876 he was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 11357.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 79 years-old, a tin-man, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 3 March.

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. 

GORMAN; Hugh (transported as GORMON)

Convict shipping records show Hugh arriving in VDL on 30 October 1844 aboard the Emily (2) from Dublin.  On 24 February 1882 he was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 14244.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 9 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 3 November 1892, aged 72 years.  There is no further information.

GRIFFITHS; Thomas

Gate-book records show Thomas arriving in Tasmania aboard the Florence (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 31 October 1888 he was found guilty of being Drunk and of Indecent Behaviour and sentenced to 24 Hours on each charge.  His warrant number 17402.  Thomas arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 44 years-old, an engine driver, Protestant with three or more prior convictions.  There is no entry regarding literacy.  He was released on 2 November.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 20 April 1891, aged 48 years.  There is no further information. 

GRIMES; James (transported as Patrick)

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 12 September 1841 aboard the Westmoreland (2) from Sheerness.  On 25 April 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 915.  James arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 74 years-old, a tailor, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 19 June.

Twelve months later on 26 April 1878, James was found guilty of Stealing a Round of Beef/Value 15/- ($1.50) and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 12375.  James arrived at CSG the following day and was released on 25 October.

It is noted that the beef was stolen from R. James.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 22 June 1884, aged 78 years.  There is no further information. 

 

HAGUE (HAIGH); David

Native-born David was found guilty on 13 February 1890 of Assault and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 18171.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 38 years-old, a miner, Protestant with one prior conviction and literate. David was released on12 March.  There is no further information.

 

HAIGH; Daniel (transported as HAGUE)

Convict shipping records show Daniel arriving in VDL on 5 February 1841 aboard the Lord Lyndoch (3) from London.  On 2 February 1888 he was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 17091.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 67 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  He was released on 15 February.

Daniel was in trouble again on 1 June 1888 when found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 17203. Daniel was released on 31 August.  There is no further information.

HANLEY; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 18 January 1846 aboard the Samuel Boddington from Kingston, Ireland.  On 17 February 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15668.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 59 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. Michael was released on 16 March.

He was again before the court on 14 May 1886 when found guilty of being Drunk and Incapable and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 16274.  Six days later, Michael arrived at CSG and is now shown as 55 years-old.  He was released on 27 May.  There is no further information. 

 

HARRIS; Jane

Gate-book records show Jane arriving in VDL aboard the Elizabeth and Henry as a free convict. A search of convict shipping records show this vessel made three trips with convicts.  The first arrived on 9 June 1845 from Ireland, the second on 4 January 1847 from London and the third, also from London, on 30 June 1848.  On 25 January 1889 Jane was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  Her warrant number 17558.  Jane arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 57 years-old, a widow, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Jane was released on 23 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 19 August 1898, aged 69 years.  There is no further information. 

HARRISON; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 19 November 1843 aboard the Henrietta.  On 1 June 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing a Bottle of Gin/Value 6/- (60c) and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 11956.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 50 years-old, a sawyer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 30 June.

James was in trouble again on 19 October 1885 when found guilty of using Obscene Language and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15935.  James was released on 31 October.  There is no further information. 

HARTERS; Thomas

Gate-book records show Thomas arriving in Tasmania aboard the Richard Shepherd (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 26 January 1877 he was found guilty of Resisting Constable Figg and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 762.  Thomas arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 50 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 8 February.  There is no further information.

 

HELLESLY; Michael

Gate-book records show Michael arriving in VDL aboard the Blenheim (2) as a free convict.  Convict shipping records fail to confirm a person of this name aboard this vessel.  On 10 February 1882, Michael was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 14208.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 60 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 3 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Green Ponds (Kempton) on 9 May 1893, aged 75 years.  There is no further information. 

HODKINSON; Joseph

Convict shipping records show Joseph arriving in VDL on 9 May 1834 aboard the Moffatt (1) from Plymouth.  On 27 April 1883 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 14822.  Joseph arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 70 years-old, a brick-maker, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 3 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Sophie Sims at Hobart Town on 24 April 1848.  The man is shown as 34 years-old and Sophie, 24 years-old.  A death for a man of this name occurred at Hobart on 8 May 1883, aged 71 years.  There is no further information. 

HOGAN; Michael

Gate-book records show Michael arriving in VDL aboard the London (2) from Plymouth as a free convict. A search of convict shipping records failed to confirm a person of this name was aboard the vessel.  On 20 April 1886 Michael was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 16210.  Michael arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 57 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 19 May.  There is no further information. 

 

HORRIGAN; Michael

Convict shipping records show there were two people of this name.  One arrived in VDL on 30 June 1834 aboard the Arab (2) from Portsmouth, the other on 28 May 1851 aboard the Lady Kennaway (2) also from Plymouth.  Gate-book records show a person of this name arriving on the Waverley (no record).  On 9 December 1887 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 17020.  Michael arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 75 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 7 January.  There is no further information.

HUMPHRY (HUMPHRIES); William (transported as CARSWELL; William)

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 15 October 1845 aboard the Equestrian (2) from London.  On 14 January 1887 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 16589.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 77 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 20 January.

A search of BDM records show that a person of this name died at Hobart on 3 February 1887, aged 77 years.  There is no further information. 

IZON; Thomas

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 8 November 1842 aboard the Marquis of Hastings (2) from London.  On 30 January 1885 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 15653.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 80 years-old, a sawyer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 5 February.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 19 August 1891, aged 86 years.  There is no further information. 

JAMES; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 24 July 1850 aboard the Blenheim (3) from Plymouth.  On 17 May 1887 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Days.  His warrant number 16776.  James arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 80 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 19 May.  There is no further information.

JOHNSON; John

Gate-book records show John arriving in Tasmania aboard the Mangana (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 13 November 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15969.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 22 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 12 December.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Georgina Crowden at Deloraine on 9 May 1888.  The man is shown as 25 years-old and Georgina, 22 years-old.  There is no further information. 

JONES; Daniel (transported as JOINER; Daniel)

It appears from convict shipping records that Daniel arrived in VDL on 19 November 1843 aboard the Henrietta. On 12 April 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13840.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 62 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate.  Daniel was released on 11 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Hannah Winters at Brighton on 13 July 1852.  The man is shown as 24 years-old and Hannah, 22 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 23 October 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 15946.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 39 years-old, an upholsterer, Catholic with one prior conviction and literate.  Edward was released on 8 April 1886 with remission.  There is no further information. 

 

LESTER; Isaac (transported as LISTER)

Convict shipping records show Isaac arriving in VDL on 20 August 1843 aboard the Cressy from Plymouth.  On 18 May 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 939.  Isaac is also shown as receiving an additional Eleven Days presumably for gaol offences. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 54 years-old, a shoemaker, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 28 August.

Isaac appeared in court on 15 January 1878 and was again found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly.  He received Two Months.  His warrant number 12224.  Isaac was released on 14 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at New Norfolk on 8 February 1883, aged 60 years.  There is no further information.

LLOYD; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 29 September 1852 aboard the Sir Robert Seppings.  On 19 February 1876 he was found guilty of Disturbing the Peace and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 11356.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 49 years-old, a mason, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 25 February. There is no further information. 

 

LUCAS; Augustus

Gate-book records show Augustus arriving in Tasmania aboard the Cambridgeshire (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 1 October 1886 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 16450.  He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 45 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Augustus was released on 31 January.  There is no further information. 

 

MAHON; Maurice (John)

Gate-book records show Maurice arriving in VDL aboard the Richard Webb as a free settler.  A search of convict shipping records failed to locate a Maurice aboard that vessel but did locate a John Mahon.  It is possible he later changed his name to Maurice. The Richard Webb arrived here on 4 March 1842 from Ireland.  On 19 November 1880, John was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Five Days.  His warrant number 13658.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and illiterate. John was released on 23 November. There is no further information.

MALLARD; James

Convict shipping records show James arrived in VDL on 21 July 1842 aboard the Candahar from Spithead.  On 24 October 1889 he was found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 17978.  James arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 73 years-old, a groom, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 30 October.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Mary Newmatch at Morven (Evandale) on 7 February 1851.  The man is shown as 34 years-old and Mary, 35 years-old.  A death is also shown for a man of this name.  It occurred at Hobart on 12 June 1896, aged 79 years.  There is no further information. 

MANSON; John

Native-born John was found guilty on 16 June 1885 of Breaching the Master Servant Act and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15816.  John, for some unknown reason, did not arrive at CSG until 28 June and was released on 30 June.   He is shown as 16 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction. There is no entry regarding literacy.  It is interesting to note that John arrived at CSG along with Henry Farnfield.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Margaret Ann Reid at Launceston on 27 June 1892.  The man is shown as 24 years-old and Margaret, 20 years-old.  There is no further information. 

McCARTHY; Jeremy aka COOPER

From time to time an enigma arises. Gate-book records show Jeremy arrived in VDL aboard the Coromandel. However, a search of convict shipping records shows two convicts with that surname aboard that vessel, Daniel and John but no Jeremy!  A further search eventually located a Jeremiah McCarthy. It appears there were three people with that name arriving on three different vessels. One arrived aboard the Blenheim (2), 2 February 1849, another on the Stakesby, 4 September 1833, and the third aboard the Lady Nugent, 12 November 1836.  On 11 January 1878 McCarthy was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days. His warrant number 12220. He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  This person was released on 24 January. 

McCORMACK; Joseph

Gate-book records show Joseph arriving in VDL aboard the Duchess of Northumberland but a search of convict shipping records show him arriving on 17 June 1845 aboard the Mount Stewart Elphinstone from London.  On 19 January 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 11754.  Joseph arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 39 years-old, a painter, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. He was released on 18 April. There is no further information.

 

 

McKAY; Peter

Convict shipping records show Peter arrived in VDL on 3 October 1850 aboard the Nile from London. On 23 January 1880 he was found guilty of being Unlawfully on Premises and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 13280. He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 22 April.

A search of BDM records show there are a number of marriage possibilities.  The search also located the death of a person with this name at Hobart on 5 December 1898, aged 80 years.  There is no further information. 

McKEEVOR; Thomas (transported as McKEEVER; William)

Convict shipping records show Thomas/William arrived in VDL on 18 March 1847 aboard the Tory from Dublin. On 17 April 1890 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 18274.  He arrived at CSG two days later day and is shown as 75 years-old, a barber, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 16 October.  There is no further information.

 

McMULLEN; Robert

Gate-book records show Robert arriving in Tasmania aboard the Takapuna (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 11 September 1885 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 15893.  Robert arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 25 years-old, a painter, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 24 September.  There is no further information. 

 

McNAMARA; Peter

A regular visitor to the court system, Peter arrived 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 30 August 1878 he was found guilty of Breaking Glass and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 12519.  Peter arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 68 years-old, a tin-man, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 12 September.

On the 18 February 1885 he was found guilty at Pontville of using Obscene Language and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 15671.  Peter was released on 23 February.

He made a third appearance on 15 May 1885 when found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 15773.  He was released on 21 May.  There is no further information.

McQUADE; Bernard

Convict shipping records show Bernard arriving in VDL on 29 March 1837 aboard the Sarah from London. On 4 March 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13332.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 74 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no [?] prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 10 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at New Norfolk on 29 May 1881, aged 81 years.  There is no further information. 

 

MILLS; Edward

Native-born Edward was found guilty on 24 March 1876 of Stealing ₤5/19/6 ($11.95) and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 11396.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 22 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no prior convictions and illiterate.  Edward is shown as absconding from CSG or an outside gang on 6 June.   It is noted that he was recaptured on 23 June.

Records state that the money was stolen from David Curtain.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Charlotte Williams at Green Ponds (Kempton) on 25 November 1878.  The man is shown as 24 years-old and Charlotte, 23 years-old.   The records also show a birth of an Edward Mills at Hobart on 26 July 1855.  There is no further information. 

MORRIS; James

Gate-book records show James arriving in Tasmania aboard the Wairarapa (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 12 December 1890 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 18646.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 40 years-old, a mason, Protestant with three or more prior convictions. There is no entry for literacy.  James was released on 19 December.  There is no further information. 

MOSS; David

Native-born David was found guilty on 22 January 1878 of Breaching the Master Servant Act and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 12238.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 18 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. David was released on 28 January.

A search of BDM records show a David George Moss was born at Brighton on 3 June 1861.  There is no further information. 

MULDEM; Edward (transported as MULDOON)

Convict shipping records show Edward arriving in VDL on 2 January 1849 aboard the Pestongee Bomangee (3) from Dublin.  On 9 April 1880 he was found guilty of Larceny in a Dwelling and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13390.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 45 years-old, a carpenter, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 8 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 3 January 1884, aged 54 years.  There is no further information. 

 

MURPHY; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 17 June 1845 aboard the Mount Stewart Elphinstone (1) from London. On 2 September 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing a Quantity of Flour/Value 2/6 (25c) and sentenced to Twelve Months.  His warrant number 11162.  Michael arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 62 years-old, a baker, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was discharged to the Cascades Depot on 22 July 1876.

It is noted that the flour was stolen from Joseph Daft.

A search of BDM records show a number of marriage possibilities.  Perhaps the closest would be to an Alicia Dickson at Hobart on 15 January 1857.  Both are described as adults.  There is no further information. 

MURRAY; Mary A.

Gate-book records show Mary arriving in Tasmania aboard the Angora (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 17 July 1889 she was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days.  Her warrant number 17819.  Mary arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 35 years-old, a servant, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  She was released on 29 July.

A search of BDM records show a woman of this name may have married a Thomas Dillon at Horton on 24 April 1878.  The woman is shown as 23 years-old and Thomas, 33 years-old.  There is no further information. 

NORMAN; Hugh (John)

Convict shipping records fail to show a Hugh arriving in VDL aboard the Emily (1) on 24 November 1842 from London but they do show a John.  On 15 July 1887, Hugh was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 16840.  Hugh arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 70 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 28 July.  There is no further information. 

NORRIS; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 24 July 1850 aboard the Blenheim (3) from Plymouth.  On 25 June 1889 he was found guilty of Assault and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 17793.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 65 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 1 July.  There is no further information. 

OUGLEY; Daniel (David)

Gate-book records show Daniel arriving in VDL aboard the Asia (5) as a free settler.  A search of convict shipping records failed to locate anyone of this name.  On 29 August 1884 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 15469.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 79 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Daniel was released on 4 September.  There is no further information.

PAUL; George

Convict shipping records show George arriving in VDL on 13 December 1838 aboard the Guillardon.  On 6 April 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13375.  George arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 72 years-old, a carpenter, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 12 April.

According to BDM records, it is possible a George Paul married a Mary Ann Ponds at Hobart on 3 April 1848.  The man is shown as 36 years-old and Mary Ann, 18 years-old.  A death for a man of this name occurred at Hobart on 13 August 1880, aged 72 years.  There is no further information. 

PEARCE; George

Gate-book records show George arriving in Tasmania aboard the Sisters (date unknown) as a free convict.  On 19 July 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13948.  He arrived at CSG the same day and is shown as 54 years-old, a mason, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. George was released on 20 July, so possibly a fine was paid.  There is no further information. 

PEARSON; Lawrence

Convict shipping records show Lawrence arriving in VDL on 14 January 1843 aboard the Earl Grey (1) from Plymouth.  On 6 December 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Days.  His warrant number 12170.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 81 years-old, a seaman, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 8 December.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 11 July 1878, aged 82 years.  There is no further information. 

PORTER; Arthur

Native-born Arthur was found guilty on 4 February 1886 of using Obscene Language and Assaulting Police and sentenced to Seven Days on the first charge and Three Months on the second.  His warrant numbers 16065-66.  Arthur arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 30 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. He was released on 6 February after a fine was paid.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 3 June 1899, aged 45 years.  There is no further information. 

PURCELL; Joseph

Joseph was also native-born and found guilty on 4 November 1880 of Larceny and sentenced to Two Months.  His warrant number 13646.  He arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 21 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and illiterate.  Joseph was released on 3 January 1881.  There is no further information.

 

ROBINSON; George

Convict shipping records show George arriving in VDL on 6 September 1844 aboard the Barossa (2) from the Downs.  On 5 January 1888 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17051.  George arrived at CSG six days later and is shown as 68 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with no [?] prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 4 February.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Launceston on 6 May 1888, aged 68 years.  There is no further information. 

RODGERS; John aka SMITH

Gate-book records show John arriving in VDL aboard the Westmoreland as a free settler.  A search of convict shipping records failed to locate anyone of this name.  On 16 July 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 13495.  John arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  He was released on 14 August.  There is no further information. 

 

RYAN; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 14 August 1852 aboard the Lord Dalhousie from Cork, Ireland.  On 29 January 1877 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 761.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 44 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. He was released on 28 July. There is no further information. 

 

SAUNDERS; George

Native-born George was found guilty on 19 February 1884 of Breaching the Master Servant Act and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 15192.  George arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 16 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. He was released on 3 March so possibly a fine was paid.

George appeared in court again on 19 December 1884 when again found guilty of Breaching the Master Servant Act.  He received another One Month sentence. His warrant number 15602.  George was released on the 7 January 1885 on orders of the Attorney General per Administrator of Charitable Grants.

A search of BDM records show a George Alfred Saunders married a Margaret Plummer at Hobart on 21 February 1898.  The man is shown as 30 years-old and Margaret, 36 years-old.  There is no further information.

SCOTT; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 28 November 1850 aboard the Rodney (1) from Portland, Dorset.  On 20 March 1885 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to Six Months.  His warrant number 15711. He arrived at CSG five days later and is shown as 71 years-old, a gardener, Protestant with three or more prior convictions. There is no entry regarding literacy.  He was released on 19 September.

A search of BDM records revealed several marriage possibilities which could be pursued. There is no further information. 

SERGEANT; John

Convict shipping records show John arriving in VDL on 18 March 1847 aboard the Tory from Dublin.  On 5 June 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12940.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 50 years-old, a shoemaker, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  John was released on 4 September.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 3 April 1889, aged 63 years.  There is no further information. 

SEWELL; Daniel

Convict shipping records show Daniel arriving in VDL on 21 September 1846 aboard the John Calvin from Woolwich.  On 21 February 1890 he was found guilty of Obtaining by False Pretences and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 18182.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 67 years-old, a sawyer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Daniel was released on 20 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 11 August 1892, aged 60 years.  It is possible his age was recorded incorrectly in the gate-book.  There is no further information. 

SINCLAIR; Nathaniel (transported as Nathan)

Convict shipping records show Nathan arriving in VDL on 23 August 1839 aboard the Egyptian (1) from London.  On 9 February 1884 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Incapable and sentenced to 14 Days plus Seven Days (gaol offences?).  His warrant number 15172.  Nathan arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as 68 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and could only read.  He was released on 29 February.  There is no further information. 

SMALL; William

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 19 August 1830 aboard the David Lyon from London.  On 29 October 1880 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  His warrant number 13635.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 60 years-old, a tinsmith, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  William was released on 4 November.  There is no further information.

STOCKDALE; Charles

Gate-book records show Charles arriving in Tasmania aboard the Somersetshire as a free convict.  On 16 July 1880 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 17806.  Charles arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 29 years-old, a steward, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 22 July.  There is no further information. 

SULLIVAN; Michael

Convict shipping records show Michael arriving in VDL on 7 April 1848 aboard the Gazelle.  On 26 February 1889 he was found guilty of Indecency and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 17599.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 65 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Michael was released on 25 March.  There is no further information.

 

TOOLAN; Ellen (TOOLEN)

Convict shipping records show Ellen arriving in VDL on 29 May 1851 aboard the Blackfriar from Ireland.  On 24 December 1889 she was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to Three Months.  Ellen arrived at CSG Christmas Day and is shown as 60 years-old, a widow, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  She was released on 22 March 1890.

Ellen was before the court again on 28 March 1890 and found guilty of being Drunk and sentenced to 14 Days.  Her warrant number 18242.  Ellen was released on 10 April.

Her third appearance was on 20 June when found guilty of being Idle etc. and sentenced to Six Months.  Her warrant number 18355.  Ellen arrived at CSG the following day and is now shown as 50 years-old and a widow. There is no release date as the gate-book ceased at the end of December 1890.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 11 July 1899, aged 73 years.  There is no further information. 

TRACEY; James

Native-born James was found guilty on 27 September 1889 of Assault and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant numbers 17931.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 27 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  James was released on 26 October.  There is no further information. 

TULEY; Thomas (transported as TILLEY)

Convict shipping records show Thomas arriving in VDL on 10 July 1844 aboard the London (1) from Portsmouth.  On 7 May 1887 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 16777.  For some reason he didnít arrive at CSG until the 18 May and is shown as 68 years-old, a lime-burner, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Thomas was released on 20 May.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 13 August 1887, aged 68 years.  There is no further information.

 

VARNEY; James

Convict shipping records show James arriving in VDL on 12 January 1840 aboard the Canton from London.  On 11 June 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing Trousers/Value 7/- (70c) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12436.  James arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  He was released on 10 September.

It is noted that the trousers were the property of T. Gore.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 8 February 1884, aged 77 years. (Seeing there was only one person of this name it is possible his age was entered in the gate-book incorrectly as 61 years instead of 71 years.)  There is no further information. 

WALKER; William

Native-born William was found guilty on 7 February 1887 of Larceny (two charges) and sentenced to One Month plus 14 Days.  His warrant number 16623.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 47 years-old, a blacksmith, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. William was released on 19 March.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Mary Gibbs at Clarence on 22 September 1877.  The man is shown as 35 years-old and Mary, 41 years-old.  There is no further information. 

WEATHERALL (WETHERALL/WETHRAL); George

Gate-book records show George arriving in Tasmania as a free convict (no vessel recorded).  On 14 May 1886 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days.  A warrant number is not shown.  George arrived at CSG three days later and is shown as 66 years-old, a tailor, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 20 May.

George appeared in court again on 23 December 1887.  He was found guilty of using Obscene Language and sentenced to another Seven Days. His warrant number 17037.  George was released on 29 December.  There is no further information. 

WELLHAM; William aka DEVINE

Convict shipping records show William arriving in VDL on 6 September 1844 aboard the Barossa (2) from the Downs. On 7 June 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing a Coat/Value ₤3 ($6.00) and sentenced to Three Months.  His warrant number 12432.  William arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 48 years-old, a bricklayer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  He was released on 6 September.

It is noted that the coat was the property of G. Stewart.  There is no further information.

WIFFEN; Mary Ann (nee TAYLOR)

Native-born Mary Ann was found guilty on 23 May 1890 of Larceny and sentenced to One Month.  Her warrant number 18319.  Mary Ann arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as 40 years-old, a widow, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. She was released on 21 June.

A search of BDM records show a Mary Ann Taylor was born at Longford on 31 July 1849.  It also shows the she married a Joseph Wiffen at Port Sorell on 11 September 1866.  Joseph is shown as 25 years-old and Mary Ann, 15 years-old.  A death is also recorded for a Mary Ann Wiffen at Launceston on 9 January 1894, aged 42 years. There is no further information. 

WILLIAMS; John

A search of convict shipping records show seven men with this name arriving on the Pestongee Bomangee between 1845 and 1852.  On 26 February 1883 one of these men was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Week.  His warrant number 14741.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 68 years-old, an invalid, Protestant with one [?] prior conviction and literate.  He was released on 3 March.

A search of BDM records shows the deaths of two men with this name.  One died at Horton on 10 April 1885, aged 69 years, and the other at Hobart on 3 February 1884, aged 70 years.     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 14 March 1879 he was found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to One Month.  His warrant number 12807.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 61 years-old, an invalid, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate.  James was released on 12 April.

On the 24 February he was again found guilty of being Idle and Disorderly and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 14240.  James is now shown as 64 years-old and a labourer.  He was released on 9 March.

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. 

WOODS; James

Gate-book records show James arriving in VDL aboard the Samuel Boddington as a free settler. A search of convict shipping records failed to locate anyone of this name.  On 25 November 1881 he was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 21 Days.  His warrant number 14090.  He arrived at CSG the following day and is shown as 68 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  James was released on 18 December.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name died at Hobart on 7 July 1884, aged 72 years.  There is no further information.    

WRIGHT; Hester

Native-born Hester was found guilty on 22 October 1889 of Assault and sentenced to Four Months.  Her warrant number 17979.  She arrived at CSG four days later and is shown as 29 years-old, married, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. Hester was released on 25 January 1890.  There is no further information. 

 

 

WRIGHT; Jesse

Native-born Jesse was found guilty on 24 October 1889 of Larceny and sentenced to 14 Days.  His warrant number 17977.  He arrived at CSG two days later and is shown as 37 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one prior conviction and illiterate.  No release date is recorded.  It is possible he was related to Hester Wright.

A search of BDM records show a person of this name was christened at Hobart on 21 December 1852.  A marriage is also recorded to a Hannah Hardy at Hobart on 27 September 1875.  The man is shown as 23 years-old and Hannah, 20 years-old.  There is no further information. 

 

 

 

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