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Andrew Kennedy on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Thomas Junius Johnson:

T.J Johnson was the son of an English ship owner.  The family were quite affluent, allowing Thomas to pursue a university education.  Unfortunately the family fortunes declined with the sinking of his father’s ship and Thomas had to suspend his studies and gained employment as a clerk in a London shop, possibly a drapery.  It was here that he was stealing small amounts from the till over a period of time, most probably to support the champagne lifestyle he had become accustomed to at university.  This embezzlement resulted in his conviction and transportation.

His life after arrival in Brisbane took an upward turn with his appointment as a school teacher in the Beenleigh district and marriage into the Daniels family.  The Daniels were early settlers in the Beenleigh/Canungra region and were pastoralists and timber cutters.

Thomas apparently suffered from alcoholism, even resulting in an incident in which his school was closed for three days while he went on a bender, finishing withpolice involvement after being found comatose in Beenleigh main street.

Thomas is buried in Dutton Park Cemetary.

Linda Morat on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Harriet Sleigh:

Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry: with extracts from her letters and journals vol 1&2 by Katherine Fry and Rachel E Cresswell is online from googlebooks library Harvard University, archive.org/details/memoirlifeeliza06cresgoog
Harriets letter p294-295. sorry cant find it on London lives anymore.

D Wong on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Daniel Newman:

Daniel Newman was transported, along with James Nuth, for stealing dishes and platen.
James was also on board the Caledonia.

Daniel last lived at Bath.

1830-33 Musters: Public Works
10/12/1832: TOL

1832: Was an Overseer at the Public Works

1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.

4/5/1837: TOL
19/7/1837: CP
20/7/1841: CP

22/11/1843: Supreme Court – 12 months imprisonment.

18/1/1846: CP extended to include all the Australian Colonies.

31/3/1846: Permission to marry Sarah Jacobs (Mermaid) approved.
Cannot find them as a married couple – many Sarah Jacobs to track.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Joseph Winfield:

126817 Winfield Joseph - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 1840 19 August Maitland GG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of George Williamson:

160892 Williamson George - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 17 October 1839 AO NSW. Bench of Magistrates, Newcastle & Hunter. Film 680.
Assigned to Dr. James Bowman. Sentenced to 40 lashes for neglect of duty.
 
173705 Williamson George - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 3 May 1844 Newcastle gaol State Archives NSW; Gaol Entrance Book, Item: 2/2020; Roll: 757.
Admitted to Newcastle gaol for a breach of hired servants act. Sentenced to 3 months confinement.

Denis Pember on 30th May, 2015 wrote of James Doyle:

Transported on Rolla as was brother Andrew, who had been convicted of the same crime.
Wife Margaret was supposed to accompany him - fare had been paid.  However she missed the boat - The Daughter evidently did not join him for many years, arriving in the colony in 1821. It would appear that the wife, Margaret, never arrived.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Henry Williams:

138084 Williams Henry - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 Invermein GRC.
Age 20. Assigned to William Brodie.

Ruth Wallace on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Edward Gates:

married Nancy Mills born 1824 in 1839

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Henry Whiting:

137974 Whiting Henry - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 Maitland GRC.
Age 20. Assigned to F.E. Close (E.C. Close).

120717 Whiting Henry - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 1840 17 December Maitland SMH.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of William White:

137915 White William - Strathfieldsaye 1836.
Age 23. Assigned to John Rales (Eales).

107150 White William - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1839 November 5. Newcastle (hospital)  Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Burials p2.
Assigned to John Eales. Died aged 26. Burial date.

Denis Pember on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Andrew Hastings Doyle:

# NOTE;  Andrew’s brother James was also convicted of the same crime of forgery and transported on the Rolla in 1803 as well.

Denis Pember on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Andrew Hastings Doyle:

His wife, Sophia Isabella, and 3 children paid their own passage and joined Andrew on the “Rolla”.  On reaching New South Wales, Andrew was assigned to Sophia and remained so until his conditional pardon in 1806.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of John White:

161443 White John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  June 1836 AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 23. Reads and writes, Shepherd, native Northamptonshire. Tried 2 July 1835 at Northampton Quarter Sessions and sentenced to 7 years transportation for house breaking. Lame in the right knee.

113809 White John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1841 19 October Maitland SG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

165346 White John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.
5 November 1844. Hinton. 
Application to marry Mary McLean age 25 (came free).

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Thomas West:

109098 West Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 1841 3 August Cassilis SG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Thomas Wellings:

161598 Wellings Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836. December 1836 -  AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 22. Farm servant from Shropshire. Tried Shropshire Assizes 3 August 1835 and sentenced to transportation for life for housebreaking. Fair ruddy complexon, light sandy hair, grey eyes. 5ft 5in., Red speck on right eye, Nose inclining a little to the right, red whiskers, tattoos.

137423 Wellings Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 1837 Patrick Plains GRC.
Age 22. Assigned to R.B. Dawson.

18280 Wellings Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836. 1845 23 August Maitland GG.
Obtained Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of John Watts:

161603 Watts John -Strathfieldsaye 1836.
June 1836 AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 36. Reads and writes. Married with 8 children. Farm servant from Oxfordshire. Tried at Oxfordshire Assizes 18 July 1835 and sentenced to transportation for life for sheep stealing.

137371 Watts John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 Paterson GRC.
Age 36. Assigned to Gordon Forbes Davidson.

12392 Watts John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1844 27 July Paterson MM.
Obtained ticket of leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of David Ward:

104587 Ward David -Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1843 25 February Maitland MM.
Granted Ticket of leave.

125568 Ward David - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1844 20 August Maitland GG.
Ticket of leave cancelled for misdemeanor.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of William Wale:

137072 Wales (Wale) William Strathfieldsaye 1836.
1837 Invermein GRC.
Age 20. Assigned to William Brodie.
 
126769 Wall (Wale) William - Strathfieldsaye 1836.
1840 19 August Scone GG
Granted Ticket of Leave.

D Wong on 30th May, 2015 wrote of James Nuth:

13/4/1822: Bristol Mercury Bristol, England
James Nuth and. Daniel Newmian, for stealing dishes and platen.

Daniel Newman was also aboard the Caladonia.

James was 5’3 ½” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, Caroline Silk, J.N. on right arm, man and woman on left arm.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Samuel Waites:

12404 Waites Samuel - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1844 27 July Newcastle MM.
Obtained ticket of leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of James Turner:

161441 Turner James - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1836 June AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 37. Reads and writes. Kitchen gardener, labourer, native of Wiltshire. Tried 2 March 1835 at Northampton Assizes and sentenced to 14 years transportation for highway robbery. Ruddy complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, full featured.

121965 Turner James - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1842 22 July Paterson GG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Edward Tucker:

161605 Tucker Edward - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  June 1836 AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 22. Reads and writes. Farms servant and shepherd from Somersetshire. Tried at Somersetshire Quarter Sessions 29 June 1835 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years for stealing a coat.5ft6in, Ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Nose thick, sandy whiskers, small dimple in chin. tattoos.

127210 Tucker Edward - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1840 21 October Maitland GG.
Granted Ticket of Leave.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of George Trayhum:

104318 Trayhurn George - Strathfieldsaye 1836. Maitland Family History Circle’s Pre 1900 Pioneer Register.
Born 1819 Gloucestershire, England. Spouse Agnes Bathgate. Spouse 2 Frances Cannon. For information about descendants see Pioneer Register Entry No. 1492.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of Thomas Thomas:

135578 Thomas Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 Patrick Plains GRC
Age 20. Assigned to Helenus Scott.

128813 Thomas Thomas - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1839 November Glendon CDR.
Died after amputation.

Dennis Nightingale on 30th May, 2015 wrote of John Taylor:

161444 Taylor John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  June 1836 AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 722.
Age 22. Farm servant from Northamptonshire. Tried 2 July 1835 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for house breaking.

135480 Taylor John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 Patrick Plains GRC.
Age 22. Assigned to Richard Jones.

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