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Wendy Masters on 25th October, 2014 wrote of William Farrow:
Eventually ended up in Tasmania lived at Broadmarsh married Maria Armitage(convict)on the 24th December 1849 they had 4 maybe more children he was my great great grandfather.
D Wong on 25th October, 2014 wrote of James Budge:
James Budge was transported along with his brother John Budge, William Ellingham and William Beck all aboard the Hoogley, there was also a Joseph Kitchen, the younger, but he does not seem to have arrived.
James was 18 years old, illiterate, protestant, 5’9 ¾” tall, ruddy complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, no former convictions. His occupation was a Brickmaker/Farmer.
23/3/1828: Assigned to John Brown, Bathurst – worked as a stockman.
Then assigned to Peter McIntyre.
April 1840: Permission to marry Ann Gregg aka Mary Ann Gregg (Lucy Davidson 1829) James was listed as James Bridge aged 30 per ‘Hoogley’, Ann was aged 34.
20/7/1843: Married at Holy Trinity Church of England, Kelso. They had 6 children, William b1835, Sarah Anne b1837, Elizabeth b1839, Catherine b1841, John b 1844, Henry b1846 – 4 children were born before they married.
September 1845: CP.
5/7/1883: James died and was buried in the Budge Family Family Vault at All Saints Church of England, Kelso, NSW as was Mary Ann who died on 19/5/1887.
D Wong on 25th October, 2014 wrote of Ann Gregg:
Ann Gregg, also known as Mary Ann Hunt/Hunter was 23 years old on arrival in NSW.
Ann was illiterate, 5’2” tall, ruddy and pock pitted complexion, freckled, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar of a cut on top of her forehead left side.
Ann was married to John Gregg and had 2 children, only 1 child accompanied her on the voyage.
1829: Assigned to John Redman, Sydney.
27/4/1831: Sentenced to 3 months at the Female Factory at Parramatta, 3rd Class by the Maitland Bench.
3/11/1831: Absconded from John Redman, Sydney.
1/3/1832: Absconded from Thomas Hobby of Penrith, 2nd time of running.
1837: Assigned to James Evans, Bathurst.
April 1840: Permission to marry James Budge (listed as Bridge) aged 30 per ‘Hoogley’, Ann was aged 34.
20/7/1843: Married James Budge (Hoogley 1828) at Holy Trinity Church of England, Kelso. They had 6 children, William b1835, Sarah Anne b1837, Elizabeth b1839, Catherine b1841, John b 1844, Henry b1846 – 4 children were born before they married.
19/5/1887: Mary Ann died and was buried in the Budge Family Vault at All Saints Church of England, Kelso, NSW.
James died on 5/7/1883 and was buried with Mary Ann.
James Howe on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Mary Tilley:
Mary Married another Convict, Gregory Howe (aka Hough), on 18 April 1830.
She was a Grt Grt Grt Grt GrandMother of mine.
James Howe on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Gregory Hough:
He married Mary Tilley, another Convict on 18 Apr 1830. They were my Grt Grt Grt Grt GrandParents.
James Howe on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Thomas Dee:
Was married twice, and later became a Potter in Launceston. Moved to Melbourne in the late 1900s. Had a large family & he was a Great GrandFather of mine.
Stuart Jackson on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Alfred Windle:
Albert was a cutler when he was tried for stealing 48 rolls of ribbon in Sheffield. His trial was held at York Assizes and he was tried along side his brother Joseph who was also charged with the same theft. His brother Joseph received a sentence of 7 years while Albert was originally sentenced to death; this sentence was later commuted to 99 years (life) transportation.
Stuart Jackson on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Joseph Windle:
Joseph Windle was the brother of Alfred Windle. They were both found guilty of stealing 48 rolls of ribbon and Joseph was sentenced to 7 years transportation while his brother Alfred, the elder brother, was sentenced to death. This sentence was commuted to 99 years transportation and they both ended up in New South Wales. Alfred arrived on the ship Guildford in 1822 while Joseph arrived the same year on the ship Eliza. It is thought that Joseph returned home to England but it is known for sure that Alfred stayed in New South Wales after he obtained a full pardon. He married and had 13 children before he died in Coogee, New South Wales.
Stuart Jackson on 24th October, 2014 wrote of Alfred Windle:
Alfred Windle married at Sydney, New South Wales on 11 May 1835 to Caroline Mary Ann Rooke. They had 13 children before his death in 1876. His wife Caroline died in 1884 at Coogee, New South Wales.
Stuart Jackson on 23rd October, 2014 wrote of Alfred Windle:
Alfred Windle was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in 1803 and was christened at the Cathedral Saint Peter Church, Sheffield, on May 20th 1803. His father was William Windle born 1775 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England and mother was Ann Naylor born 1784 also in Sheffield.
D Wong on 23rd October, 2014 wrote of William Sidebottom:
William was 25 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was transported for ‘stealing a watch and keys from a Mr Howard’.
William’s parent’s were Thomas Langford and Mary Sidebottom.
When William was arrested he gave his mother’s maiden name, Sidebottom as his surname, after that he continued to use Sidebottom until he died.
William was single, 5’4 ¼” tall, dark brown eyes, brown hair.
1830: Sent to Maria Island.
1832-33 Muster: Assigned to Mr John Brown
27/7/1839: Free Pardon.
William then moved to Launceston and became active in the liquor industry. He moved to Melbourne in 1837 and became one of its earliest settlers.
William became successful, he had land dealings and hotels.
William owned four or five hotels and was a licensee operating at the first race meeting at Flemington racecourse.
William enticed his siblings to come to Melbourne and join him.
He offered to pay for the passage of each of his sibling’s families and helped them to get established on arrival. His father and all but one of his siblings arrived in Victoria.
1849: William died.
David English on 23rd October, 2014 wrote of William Honey:
Grace Hopper was born inHobart Town approx1830-32
she married William Honey at St.George’s Hobart
on the 20/8/1849.William Honey,butcher,28 years;
Grace 21years.Grace and William had a son
William Honey born 4/6/1850.
Donald Boyle on 23rd October, 2014 wrote of Henry Sherliker:
On arrival assigned to William Bowman, Bong Bong.
Ticket of Leave 1842. Vessel Ferguson. Goldbourne, Argyll County.
No records found after this date to indicate Harry’s fate/
D Wong on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of Charles Duncombe:
Charles Duncombe was 48 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Obtaining goods under false pretences’ – this had to do with the theft of two shovels which he denied knowing anything about.
Once imprisoned for breaking the rules; once for 3 rabbits convicted 6 mths imprisoned
Charles was 5’1 ½” tall, could read, widowed, protestant, ruddy complexion, brown/grey hair, light grey eyes. Hard of hearing.
1843: Married Mary Easton. Was married to Hannah Carter before being transported. Hannah died soon after he was sent out.
1/12/1884 Daily Telegraph, Launceston:
An old identity, named Charles Duncombe, died yesterday, aged 90 years. The poor old fellow had been blind for a considerable time.
Lorna Dicks on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of Belcher Dicks:
Spent time at Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. Married Jane Howlett. Lived at Penrith then Cudgegong.
Trevor Collins on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of Charles Duncombe:
Charles was also convicted of indecent exposure after his arrival in VDL.
He was later joined by his son Alfred, of his own free will, who later married and raised a large family with Mary Leckie daughter of a local businessman who Alfred worked for having dragged himself out of the Workhouse in the UK following his father’s transportation.
D Wong on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of William Brown:
Not to be confused with Frederick Butler/alias William Brown – also on the same ship.
William Clark was 22 years old when arrested for larceny and was tried at the Old Bailey on 27/11/1843. He then changed his name to Brown to save his family the shame of name being recorded for transportation.
William spent 2 years in Pentonville Prison.
William was the son of William Clark b C:1798 in Sibson, Leicestershire, England.
and Martha Pratt born C1801
He received his CP on arrival and was sent on to Port Phillip.
Tasmanian Gov. records ‘Linc’ actually do not have indent or description details of him.
16/2/1847: Married Margaret Sefton at St James Cathedral, Melbourne. Margaret was born 18/7/1823 Ireland and died 17/9/1915 at Coleraine, Victoria. They had 16 children.
28/10/1908: W.C. Brown aged 88 died at Coleraine 29 Oct 1908 of paralysis and senile decay and was buried at the Coleraine Cemetery, Coleraine, Victoria.
Corinne Lutton on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of George Henry:
Burial 16 Dec 1845 St John’s Church Cemetery, Camden.
Corinne Lutton on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of Eliza Gardiner:
Died 26 Apr 1864, Albury, NSW. Burial Albury cemetery 28 Apr 1864.
Noreen Duggan on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of William Duggan:
Marilyn Torley on 22nd October, 2014 wrote of William Brown:
A letter from the Public Records Office Kew
D Wong on 21st October, 2014 wrote of George Bradley:
George was 30 years old on arrival in WA.
He was 5’6 3/4” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, brown complexion, stout, scar on right side of nose.
Known areas: Perth.
1855: Married or had a relationship with Jane Tianey (no marriage recorded on WA BDM). They had 2 children, Lucy 1856 and John 1860 both born Albany.
George was 74 years old when he died.
D Wong on 20th October, 2014 wrote of James Park:
National Archives of Scotland:
24 Apr 1833
Precognition against James Park for the crime of forgery and uttering forged bill.
James Park, married, Age: 34, mason, Address: Mintlaw Hill, Longside, Aberdeenshire
1843: TOL Maitland.
14/4/1847: TOL Passport, Queanbeyan Bench.
9/1/1852: Convict Death Register:
James died at Parramatta Hospital. Invalid – aged 60.
James was 34 when tried in 1833 which would make his birth year C1800 – however, it is stated that he was 60 when he died, which would make his birth year 1792.
D Wong on 20th October, 2014 wrote of Lionel Ruse:
Lionel Ruse was tried on 14/3/1788 for Highway Robbery and Assault.
Lionel was registered in the Indent of the Scarborough but found no other reference to him.
Donna Smith on 20th October, 2014 wrote of George Bradley:
George left behind in the UK a wife and 3 children. He was convicted of assault of a gamekeeper twice. The first time he served time in prison, the second he was transported.