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SOME RATHER UNUSUAL OFFENCES 

 

Extracts from the Campbell Street Gate-book

 1873ó1890

Compiled by Laurie Moody  

 

The following prisoners were found guilty of offences, mostly of a trivial nature and rather unusual.  Unless otherwise stated, all offences occurred at Hobart.

 

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

 

Abbreviations:

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

 

Acknowledgements & Thanks: 

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

 

ATKINS; George

Convict shipping records show George arrived in Tasmania aboard the Southern Cross, (date unknown) as a free convict, possibly from NSW. On 5 November 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing a Looking Glass and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 11220. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 19 years-old, an upholsterer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. George was released 4 January 1876. It is noted that the looking glass was stolen from R. Dobbie. There is no further information.

BATTLES; David transported as BIRTLES

Convict shipping records show David arrived in VDL 19 August 1836 aboard the Lord Lyndoch (2) from London. On 20 October 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Crimean Shirt and sentenced to Two Years. His warrant number 11627. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 54 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. David was released 19 October 1878. It is noted the shirt was stolen from George Messiter. A search of BDM records show a person of this name died Hobart, 31 July 1888, aged 60 years. There is no further information.

BIRD; John

Gate-book records show John arrived in VDL aboard the Conway as a free settler. A search of convict shipping records failed to find a person of this name aboard the vessel. On 14 January 1880 he was found guilty of Riding without Reins and sentenced to 14 Days. His warrant number 13253. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 53 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. He was released the same day after a fine was paid. There is no further information.

BORTHWICK; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was found guilty 9 June 1876 of Stealing a Boring Machine and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 11502. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 20 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with one prior conviction and could only read. Thomas also received Three Days for gaol offences. He was released 12 August. It is noted the boring machine was stolen from John Grubb. There is no further information.

 

BRENNAN; David

There is very little information on David as most of the page was missing from the gate-book. On 24 July 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing a Current Cake but unfortunately there is no further information.

 

BROWN; James

Native-born James was found guilty 16 December 1881 of Stealing Cherries and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 14128. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 20 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. James was released 22 December. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Launceston, 17 September 1861 and another at George Town, 10 June 1862. The search also revealed a possible marriage to a Harriet Raycroft at Hobart, 26 October 1887. He is shown as an adult and Harriet, a minor. There is no further information.

BURROWS; John

Gate-book records show John arrived in Tasmania aboard the Waterlily, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 6 June 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing a Boiler and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 12936. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 56 years-old, an engine fitter, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Richard was released 5 December. A search of BDM records show a person of this name married a Sarah Denniston at Hobart Town, 1 March 1847. He is shown as 25 years-old and Sarah, 22 years-old. There is no further information.

 

CAVANAGH; Joseph

Convict shipping records show Joseph arrived in VDL 12 February 1853 aboard the Rodney (3) from Queenstown, Ireland. On 13 December 1875 he was found guilty of Gambling in a Public Place and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 11682. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 42 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Joseph was released 19 December. A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Eliza Whelan at Hobart, 6 May 1868. He is shown as 35 years-old and Eliza, 33 years-old. There is no further information.

 

CHATTERTON; Clifford

Gate-book records show Clifford arrived in Tasmania aboard the Sir M. F. Williams, 18 August 1857 as a free convict. On 20 February 1877 he was found guilty in HSC of Stealing Gas and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 790. He arrived at CSG three days later when shown as 42 years-old, a shoemaker, Protestant with no prior convictions and literate. Clifford was released 20 December with remission. A search of BDM records show a person of this name married an Ann Foster at Hobart, 9 April 1866. Both are shown as adults. The death of a Clifford William Chatterton is recorded at Hobart 14 May 1880, aged 44 years. There is no further information.

 

CHRISTOPHER; James

Convict shipping records show James arrived in VDL 8 November 1842 aboard the Maquis of Hastings (2) from London. On 3 January 1882 he was found guilty of Harbouring Prostitutes and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 14188. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 62 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. James was released on bail the following day.  He may have appealed and won a release as his name does not appear in the gate-book again. A search of BDM records show a person of this name may have married a Mary Shea at Spring Bay (Orford), 27 December 1852. He is shown as 30 years-old and Mary, 21 years-old. There is no further information.

CROWTHER; Henry

Convict shipping records show Henry arrived in VDL 20 August 1843 aboard the Gilmore (3) from London. On 7 June 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Wheelbarrow/Value 10/- ($1.00) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11491. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. Henry was released 6 September. It is noted the wheelbarrow was stolen from Edward Valentine. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Jane Hadley at Hobart, 28 July 1868. He is shown as 51 years-old and Jane, 25 years-old. The death of a Henry Crowther is recorded at Hobart 15 June 1882, aged 67 years. There is no further information.

DARWIN; Richard

Convict shipping records show Richard arrived in VDL 12 October 1843 aboard the Emerald Isle from Sheerness. On 5 April 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Live Goose/Value 4/6 (45c) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11409. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 74 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with one (?) prior conviction and literate. Richard was released 4 July. It is noted the goose was stolen from Catherine Carrall (Carroll?). There is no further information.

DAWSON; William

Convict shipping records show William arrived in VDL 6 September 1844 aboard the Barossa (2) from the Downs. On 21 January 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Bottle of Gin/Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11321. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 53 years-old, a groom, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. William was released 25 April. It is noted the gin was stolen from George Cresswell. On 25 July 1878, William was in trouble again when found guilty of Stealing a piece of Carpet and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 12480. He was released 21 January 1879. A search of BDM records show a number of marriage possibilities. There is no further information.

ECCLES; Samuel

Native-born Samuel was found guilty 6 February 1883 of Impersonating a Constable and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 14702. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 26 years-old, a shoemaker, Protestant, with no prior convictions and illiterate. Samuel was released 5 March. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Hobart, 28 June 1857. The search also revealed a Samuel Barry Eccles married a Caroline Collis at Hobart, 6 August 1887. He is shown as 30 years-old and Caroline, 20 years-old.  There is no further information.

 

ELLIOTT; George

George, also native-born, was found guilty 11 January 1878 of Stealing Books/Value 17/- ($1.70) and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 12117. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 35 years-old, a gardener, Protestant, with no prior convictions and illiterate. George was released 9 March. It is noted the books were stolen from a T. Packer. A search of BDM records show a George Cain Elliott born Launceston, 22 October 1842. There is no further information.

 

FARMER; Richard

Yet another who was native-born, Richard was found guilty at HSC 22 July 1879 of Dissuading a Witness and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 12998. He didnít arrive at CSG until 28 July when shown as 44 years-old, a tailor, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. Richard was released 21 January 1880. There is no further information.

FENNELL; George

George, again native-born, was found guilty 2 October 1878 of Riding a Cart without Reins and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 12563. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with three or more prior convictions and literate. George was released the following day after a fine was paid. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Hobart Town, 15 January 1852. The search also revealed a possible marriage to a Sarah Hudson at Franklin, 24 November 1875. He is shown as 21 years-old and Sarah, 28 years-old. There is no further information.

FITZGERALD; John aka FITZPATRICK

Convict shipping records show John arrived in VDL 25 August 1846 aboard the Lord Auckland (2) from Dublin. On 26 August 1880 he was found guilty at LSC of Having a Mould for Base Coin and sentenced to Five Years. His warrant number 13567. He didnít arrive at CSG until 14 September when shown as 58 years-old, a tanner, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. John was released with remission 25 May 1885. There is no further information.

FYSHE; Charles

Gate-book records show Charles arrived in Tasmania aboard the Scout, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 13 August 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing 17 Feather Dusters and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 12440. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 42 years-old, a compositor, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. Charles was released with remission 2 September 1882. (It appears Charles was already serving four years for forgery.) There is no further information.

GARFORTH; Charles J. (transported as GARFORD aka POLLOCK; John)

Gate-book records show Charles arrived in Tasmania aboard the Antipodes, (possibly January 1865) as a free convict. On 14 January 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing ₤10 from the Queen and sentenced to Two Years. His warrant number 10882. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 44 years-old, a clerk, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. Charles was released with remission 13 November 1876. There is no further information.

GOATER; Henry E.

Gate-book records show Henry arrived in Tasmania aboard the Mangana, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 23 November 1882 he was found guilty of Having three false Dice and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 14586. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 27 years-old, a cook, Catholic with no prior convictions and literate. Henry was released to sureties 5 January 1883. There is no further information.

GRADY; George

Native-born George was found guilty 11 September 1878 of Stealing a Soldering Preparation and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 12527. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 30 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with one prior conviction and literate. George was released 10 December. A search of BDM records show a person of this name christened Hobart Town, 8 December 1845. There is no further information.

HADDOCK; John (transported as HADDICK)

Convict shipping records show John arrived in VDL 14 November 1850 aboard the William Jardine (2) from Portland, Dorset. On 28 June 1878 he was found guilty of Stealing an Anvil/Value ₤1/1/- ($2.10) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 12454. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 50 years-old (?), a miner, Protestant with one (?) prior conviction and could only read. John was released 27 September. It is note the anvil was stolen from G. S. Crouch. A search of BDM records show a person of this name died Hobart, 11 February 1883, although the age shown is 75 years. There is no further information.

HARGREAVES; James

Native-born James was found guilty 30 March 1882 of Exceeding Walking Pace with a Cart and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 14292. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 19 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. James was released the same day after a fine was paid. There is no further information.

 

HARRISON; Michael

Another native-born, Michael was found guilty 14 April 1881 of Stealing Apples and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 13843. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 16 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with three or more prior convictions and literate. Michael was released 3 May. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Hobart, 23 December 1865.  There is no further information.

 

HENRY; Montague

Montague, also native-born, was found guilty at HSC 18 May 1880 of Setting Fire to a Warehouse and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 13843. He arrived at CSG two days later when shown as 29 years-old, an ironmonger, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. Michael was released 17 November 1881 with remission. A search of BDM records show a Montague Fox Henry possibly married a Rachael Humphrey at Hobart, 25 July 1885. He is shown as 34 years-old and Rachael, 19 years-old. There is no further information.

HILL; Joseph

Yet another native born, Joseph was found guilty 25 September 1859 of Stealing Moleskins/Value ₤1 ($2.00) and sentenced to The Months. His warrant number 13070. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 19 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with three or more prior convictions and literate. Joseph was released 24 December. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Christina Ritchie at Esperance, 23 September 1883. Both are shown as 21 years-old. There is no further information.

HORRIGAN; Michael aka HARRIGAN

Convict shipping records show men with the name Michael Horrigan arrived in VDL, one 30 June 1834 aboard the Arab (2) from Portsmouth, the other on 28 May 1851 aboard the Lady Kennaway (2) also from Portsmouth. On 31 October 1883 one was found guilty of Stealing Dripping and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 14995. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 69 years-old, a cook, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate. Michael was released 30 January 1884. A search of BDM records show a person of this name died Hobart, 3 May 1894 aged 83 years. There is no further information.

HUNT; Nathan

Convict shipping records show Nathan arrived in VDL 28 July 1842 aboard the Elphinstone (3) from Sheerness. On 20 December 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing 14 Pewter Pots and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 12187. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 53 years-old, a shoemaker, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and literate.  Nathan was released 19 December 1878. It is noted the pots were the property of H.M. Government. A search of BDM records show a person of this name died Hobart, 17 May 1898 aged 74 years. There is no further information.

 

JAMES; Robert

Gate-book records show Robert arrived in Tasmania aboard the Augusta Jessie (1), (date unknown) holding a CP. On 23 December 1875 he was found guilty of Stealing a Door/Value 5/- (50c) and sentenced to One Month. His warrant number 11286. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 61 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. Robert was released 22 January 1876. It is noted the door belonged to an M. E. Brown. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Frances New at Brighton, 1 June 1870. Both are shown as adults. A death was also shown for a Robert James at Hobart; 1 December 1896 aged 86 years. There is no further information.

JOHNSON; Frederick P.

Native-born Frederick was found guilty at HSC 22 July 1890 of Bigamy and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 18356. He had arrived at CSG 24 June when shown as 42 years-old, a carpenter, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. His release is not shown as the gate-book ceased at the end of 1890. A search of BDM records show a Frederick Johnson died Zeehan, 15 November 1896. There is no further information.

KING; David

Convict shipping records show David arrived in VDL 31 October 1851 aboard the Blenheim (4) from Cork, Ireland. On 5 October 1883 he was found guilty of Stealing a Soldering Iron and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 14957. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 51 years-old, a labourer, Catholic with one (?) prior conviction and literate. David was released 4 December. There is no further information.

LATHAM; George

Gate-book records show George arrived in Tasmania aboard the Tasman, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 20 April 1877 he was found guilty of Causing an Obstruction on a Public Road and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 11911. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 37 years-old, a cab driver, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. George was released the same day after a fine was paid. There is no further information.

LITTLEJOHN; Christopher

Native-born Christopher was found guilty at HSC 24 September 1889 of Arson and sentenced to Life. His warrant number 17846. He had arrived at CSG 8 August when shown as 16 years-old, a tailor, Catholic, with three or more prior convictions and literate. Christopher was eventually released, according to a note later added to the gate-book after its closure, on 8 September 1897. There is no further information.

LORD; John

John, also native-born, was found guilty 6 August 1879 of Stealing Cordial/Value 3/- (30c) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 13013. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with three or more prior convictions and literate. John was released 5 November. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Hobart, 5 April 1856.  The search also revealed several marriage possibilities. There is no further information.

MAHON; Michael

Another native-born, Michael was found guilty at LSC 16 April 1885 of Stealing a Cheque from a Letter and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 15743. He arrived at CSG six days later when shown as 17 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with no prior convictions and literate. Michael was released 15 February 1886 with remission. A search of BDM records show a person of this name born Launceston, 12 September 1868. There is no further information.

MARSH; George aka SMITH; John

Convict shipping records show George arrived in VDL 14 November 1850 aboard the William Jardine (2) from Portland, Dorset. On 23 June 1876 he was found guilty at Launceston of Stealing a Quantity of Brooches and sentenced to Two Years. His warrant number 11529. He arrived at CSG 8 July when shown as 56 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and could only read. George was discharged to Port Arthur, 8 December. He was not released until 25 February 1881, with remission, after serving a further two years for larceny. It is noted the brooches were the property of A. Mills. A search of BDM records show a George Marsh died Launceston; 25 September 1889 aged 68 years. There is no further information.

McDONALD; Alexander

Convict shipping records show Alexander arrived in VDL 15 November 1836 aboard the Henry Porcher from London. On 4 April 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing a Rug and Soap/Value ₤1/5/- ($2.50) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 12818. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 65 years-old, an invalid, Protestant with one (?) prior conviction and literate. Alexander was released 3 July 1879. A search of BDM records show an Alexander Dennis McDonald possibly married a Mary Ann Menzies at Launceston, 5 May 1854. Both are shown as adults.  There is no further information.

 

McEVOY; Patrick

Gate-book records show Patrick arrived in Tasmania as a free convict (vessel not shown). On 31 January 1878 he was found guilty of Selling Liquor without a Licence and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 12246. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 36 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with no prior convictions and literate. Patrick was released the same day after a fine was paid. He was also found guilty of the same offence 28 March 1878 and once again a fine was paid. There is no further information.

 

McGREGOR; John

Gate-book records show John arrived in Tasmania aboard the Tasmania, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 5 April 1876 he was found guilty of Furiously Driving a Horse and Cart and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 11408. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 45 years-old, a farmer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. John was released the following day after a fine was paid. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Mary Lowe at Hobart, 18 April 1859. Both are shown as adults.There is no further information.

McVILLY; Richard

Native-born Richard was found guilty 17 July 1879 of Stealing 5/- (50c) from the Railway and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 12985. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 19 years-old, a clerk, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. Richard was released with remission, 7 October. A search of BDM records show a Richard William McVilly born Hobart, 12 April 1861.  There is no further information.

 

MITCHELL; Samuel H.

Gate-book records show Samuel arrived in Tasmania aboard the Auzeo, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 7 November 1889 he was found guilty at Launceston of Deserting his Wife and Children and sentenced to Nine Months. His warrant number 18033. He arrived at CSG 20 November when shown as 29 years-old, a quarryman, Protestant with no prior convictions. There is no entry for literacy. Samuel was released 3 July 1890. There is no further information.

MONKS; James

Gate-book records show James arrived in VDL aboard the Bussorah Merchant 18 January 1830 from the Downs. A search of convict shipping records failed to find a person of this name aboard the vessel. On 15 April 1876 he was found guilty of Begging Alms in New Town and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11418. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 71 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with no (?) prior convictions and illiterate. James was discharged to the Cascades Depot three days later. A search of BDM records show a person of this name died Hobart,; 24 November 1878 aged 73 years. There is no further information.

MORRISON; William

Convict shipping records show William arrived in VDL 20 March 1852 aboard the Aboukir from London. On 10 May 1879 he was found guilty of Stealing two Dresses [a cross-dresser??] and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 12887. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 64 years-old, a cook, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate. William was released 28 April 1880 with remission. A search of BDM records show a William Spencer Morrison died Hobart; 26 June 1886 aged 72 years. There is no further information.

 

MURRAY; George

Native-born George was found guilty 14 November 1879 of Stealing a Clock/Value 10/- ($1.00) and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 13150. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a seaman, Catholic, with one prior conviction and illiterate. No release date is shown. A search of BDM records show a George Richard Murray possibly married an Annie Bolton at Hobart, 22 September 1880. He is shown as 24 years-old and Annie, 21 years-old. A death was also shown for a George Murray at Hobart; 25 October 1897 aged 41 years. There is no further information.

RENNIE; John

John, also native-born, was found guilty 3 August 1878 of Stealing a Silver Pencil and sentenced to 14 Days. His warrant number 12492. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. John was released 16 August. It is noted the pencil belonged to a J. Wolfe. There is no further information.

 

ROSEFIELD; Thomas (transported as KIRKMAN)

Convict shipping records show Thomas arrived in VDL 4 July 1845 aboard the Theresa from London. On 30 November 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a Fowl/Value 2/- (20c) and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 11677. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 68 years-old, a labourer, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and illiterate.  Thomas was released 29 November 1877. It is noted the fowl belonged to an R. Britton. There is no further information.

ROURKE; Thomas

Native-born Thomas was found guilty 28 January 1887 of Possessing Stolen Ducks and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 16601. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with no prior convictions and illiterate. Thomas was released 1 August 1887. It is noted that he failed to give a satisfactory account of how the ducks were obtained. A search of BDM records show a Thomas Victor Rourke born Hobart, 26 May 1864. There is no further information.

RYAN; Thomas aka BRYANT

Gate-book records show Thomas arrived in Tasmania aboard the Eliza, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 23 June 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing a fishing Net/Value ₤1 ($2.00) and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 11514. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 23 years-old, a seaman, Catholic, with one prior conviction and illiterate. Thomas was released 28 December. It is noted the net belonged to a George Green. There is no further information.

 

SHEARER; James

Convict shipping records show James arrived in VDL 14 November 1833 aboard the Isabella (1) from Plymouth. On 27 October 1876 he was found guilty of Pawning Stolen Spectacles/Value 7/6 (75c) and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11632. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 66 years-old, a tailor, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. James was released 26 January 1877. It is noted he pawned the spectacles without the consent of the owner. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Mary Turner at Launceston, 22 November 1850. Both are shown as adults. There is no further information.

SHEPHERD; William

Native-born William was found guilty 5 October 1877 of Stealing Two Axes and Tea Kettle and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 12094. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 24 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and illiterate. William was released 11 October 1877. It is noted he stole the items from John Phelp. A search of BDM records show a William Garde Shepherd born Hobart Town, 11 June 1854. There is no further information.

 

SOLOMON; Mark

Gate-book records show Mark arrived in Tasmania aboard the Mermaid, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 19 September 1876 he was found guilty of Stealing Two Camp Ovens and sentenced to Twelve Months. His warrant number 11595. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 56 years-old, a coachman, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. Mark was discharged to the Cascades Depot 21 September. It is noted the ovens were the property of Charles Davis. A further notation shows Mark was transferred to the General Hospital 20 January 1877. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Matilda Miller at Hobart Town, 13 July 1847. Both are shown as adults. A death for a Mark Solomon is recorded at Hobart; 24 January 1877 aged 57 years. There is no further information.

TAYLOR; Alfred

Native-born Alfred was found guilty 13 November 1878 of Stealing Jam and sentenced to Six Months. His warrant number 12610. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 21 years-old, a labourer, Catholic, with no prior convictions and illiterate. Alfred was released 12 May 1879. It is noted he stole the items from John Phelp. There is no further information.

 

THOMPSON; John Rudd

John, also native-born, was found guilty 21 September 1880 of Stealing Camellias and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 13575. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 21 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. John was released the same day after a fine was paid. A search of BDM records show a John Rudd Thompson born Tasman (Peninsular) 13 January 1858. There is no further information.

 

THOMPSON; William

Convict shipping records show William arrived in VDL 26 August 1843 aboard the Constant from Ireland. On 16 February 1883 he was found guilty of Stealing Artificial Teeth and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 14720. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 60 years-old, a glazier, Protestant with three or more prior convictions and literate. William was released 15 May. A search of BDM records show a person of this name possibly married a Frances Drought at Hobart Town, 19 June 1854. He is shown as 33 years-old and Frances, 29 years-old. A death of a William Thompson is recorded at Launceston; 18 February 1883 aged 62 years. There is no further information.

WILKINS; William

Gate-book records show William arrived in Tasmania aboard the Wanderer, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 26 February 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing 2lb. Sugar and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 11800. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 54 years-old, a farm labourer, with no prior convictions and literate. No entry appears for religion. William was released 25 April. There is no further information.

 

WILLIS; William

Native-born William was found guilty 21 January 1876 of Stealing Wellington Boots and sentenced to Two Months. His warrant number 11325. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 30 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with no prior convictions and illiterate. William was released 25 March. It is noted he stole the boots from J. Deane. There is no further information.

 

 

WOOLNER; Robert

Gate-book records show Robert arrived in Tasmania aboard the Laurina Thompson, (date unknown) as a free convict. On 12 July 1877 he was found guilty of Stealing 200 Palings and sentenced to Three Months. His warrant number 11990. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 42 years-old, a drayman, Protestant, with no prior convictions and literate. Robert was released 11 October. There is no further information.

 

 

 

 

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