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Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of Mary Smith:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 228…
[Ref L0024] Lacy, John, 50, free by servitude, Minerva, 1800, 7 years, Catholic, householder, Parramatta, 1080 acres, 415 acres cleared, 25 acres cultivated, 2 horses, 7 horned cattle.
[Ref L0025] Lacy, Mary, 42, free by servitude, Minerva 1800, 7 years.
[Ref L0026] Lacy, Elizabeth 16 born in the colony, daughter of John and Mary Lacy Parramatta.
[Ref L0027] Lacy, Alicia, 14 born in the colony, daughter of John and Mary Lacy Parramatta.

# Also page 228… son Timothy and his wife..
[Ref L0002] Lacey, Timothy, 22, BC, Publican, Parramatta.
[Ref L0003] Lacey, Sophia, 17, BC.
(Timothy had married Sophia Rigby in 1827. Sophia was the daughter of Peter Hough (Convict, 1799, “Hillsborough”) and Catherine Rigby (Convict, 1801, “Canada”).

## Page 178… Also daughter Sarah and her husband…
[Ref H0493] Harris, Alexander, 31, FS, Tottenham, 1818, 7, Labourer at Kent Street Sydney.
[Ref H0494] Harris, Sarah, 21, BC.
(Sarah had married Alexander Harris (Convict, 1818, “Tottenham”) in 1824, aged only 17.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of Mary Smith:

In the colony, John and Mary had at least 4 children.
They are recorded in the 1825 muster…
Lacey, John, free by servitude, Minverva, 1800 7 years publican Parramatta.
Lacey, Mary free by servitude, Minerva 1800 7 years, wife of John Lacey.
Lacey, Timothy born in the colony, son of John Lacey Parramatta.
Lacey, Sarah born in the colony, wife of A Harris Sydney.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of Mary Smith:

Mary was tried in Dublin in 1797 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.  It may be because of this that the Irish Rebel, John Lacey surrendered himself for transportation on the same ship. On arrival in the colony, Mary aged 23 was described as ‘married’ and with a daughter born in 1800. Marriage possibly to John Lacey but no details recorded on the daughter.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of John Lace:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 228…
[Ref L0024] Lacy, John, 50, free by servitude, Minerva, 1800, 7 years, Catholic, householder, Parramatta, 1080 acres, 415 acres cleared, 25 acres cultivated, 2 horses, 7 horned cattle.
[Ref L0025] Lacy, Mary, 42, free by servitude, Minerva 1800, 7 years.
[Ref L0026] Lacy, Elizabeth 16 born in the colony, daughter of John and Mary Lacy Parramatta.
[Ref L0027] Lacy, Alicia, 14 born in the colony, daughter of John and Mary Lacy Parramatta.

# Also page 228… son Timothy and his wife..
[Ref L0002] Lacey, Timothy, 22, BC, Publican, Parramatta.
[Ref L0003] Lacey, Sophia, 17, BC.
(Timothy had married Sophia Rigby in 1827. Sophia was the daughter of Peter Hough (Convict, 1799, “Hillsborough”) and Catherine Rigby (Convict, 1801, “Canada”).

## Page 178… Also daughter Sarah and her husband…
[Ref H0493] Harris, Alexander, 31, FS, Tottenham, 1818, 7, Labourer at Kent Street Sydney.
[Ref H0494] Harris, Sarah, 21, BC.
(Sarah had married Alexander Harris (Convict, 1818, “Tottenham”) in 1824, aged only 17.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of John Lace:

In the colony, John and Mary had at least 4 children.
They are recorded in the 1825 muster…
Lacey, John, free by servitude, Minverva, 1800 7 years publican Parramatta.
Lacey, Mary free by servitude, Minerva 1800 7 years, wife of John Lacey.
Lacey, Timothy born in the colony, son of John Lacey Parramatta.
Lacey, Sarah born in the colony, wife of A Harris Sydney.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of John Lace:

John had a relationship with Mary Smith (AKA Flaherty).  Mary was also transported on the “Minerva”.  She was tried in Dublin in 1797 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.  It may be because of this that John surrendered himself for transportation. On arrival in the colony, Mary aged 23 was described as ‘married’ and with a daughter born in 1800. Marriage possibly to John Lacey but no details recorded on daughter.

Denis Pember on 24th February, 2017 wrote of John Lace:

John Lacey was born in Dublin in about 1778 and was described as an iron founder. He was convicted in Dublin Court in Dec 1798 as a results of his involvement in the 1798 Irish rebellion. He was sentenced to seven years in gaol but surrendered himself for transportation instead of serving a prison sentence. In the history of the rebellion, John is listed as a leader and his name appears on the Banishment Act that had been established to deal with the rebels. John was transported aboard the ship “Minerva”.

Harper Hughes on 24th February, 2017 wrote of Amelia Peacock:

Does anyone know Amelia’s place of origin? I need this information for an assignment, help would be greatly appreciated.

Raymond Greenhow on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Elizabeth Graham:

She was 16 years of age when sentenced at Carlisle on 01.01.1833. She was found guilty of two separate offences of theft, one from her master. One was clothing and the other silver spoons.
I have details from news accounts of the time.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Ann Wilson:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 363….
[T0169] Taylor, John, 48, free by servitude, Coromandel 1, 1798, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, York Street Sydney.
[T0170] Taylor, Ann, 50, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1806, 7 years, Protestant
[T0171] Taylor, Margaret, 17 born in the colony.
[T0172] Taylor, Elizabeth, 14, born in the colony.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Ann Wilson:

1825 muster (1823-1825)
Taylor, John, free by servitude, Coromandel 1802, 7 years, landholder, Seven Hills.
Wilson, Ann, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1807, 14 years, wife of John Taylor, Parramatta
Wilson, Margaret, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of Ann Wilson, Sydney.
## [also] Taylor, Margaret, 26, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
## ALSO
Taylor, Charles, 20, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, James, 19, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Sydney.

It all seems a little mixed up - We have John and Ann and then Margaret (is she entered twice? Was there a daughter Margaret with Ann on Sydney Cove?)
Then the daughter Elizabeth and the two sons, here named Taylor but actually Martin should be their surname.

PETITION TO THE GOVERNOR
Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text: ...The respectful memorial of James and Charles Martin, -
sheweth
That memorialists came out with their mother seventeen years ago then infants at her bosom. That they are now arrived at the age of eighteen years and reside with their father and mother at Dural.
That memorialists never having received any indulgences of land from the Crown - and being anxious to improve a portion must respectfully submit Your Excellency to take their case into your favourable consideration and extend to then such portion of land for agricultural pursuits as to Your Excellency shall seem meet and for such mark of favour.
New South Wales 7th August 1823

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Ann Wilson:

Ann was in a relationship with a man of the surname Martin prior to her trial.  She was transported with two tiny sons (and possibly a daughter too) on the Sydney Cove.
In the colony, she had a long term relationship with John Taylor (Convict, 1802, “Coromandel”).
They had three children, 2 daughters and a son who died as a babe.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of John Taylor:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 363….
[T0169] Taylor, John, 48, free by servitude, Coromandel 1, 1798, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, York Street Sydney.
[T0170] Taylor, Ann, 50, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1806, 7 years, Protestant
[T0171] Taylor, Margaret, 17 born in the colony.
[T0172] Taylor, Elizabeth, 14, born in the colony.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of John Taylor:

1825 muster (1823-1825)
Taylor, John, free by servitude, Coromandel 1802, 7 years, landholder, Seven Hills.
Wilson, Ann, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1807, 14 years, wife of John Taylor, Parramatta
Wilson, Margaret, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of Ann Wilson, Sydney.
## [also] Taylor, Margaret, 26, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
## ALSO
Taylor, Charles, 20, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, James, 19, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Sydney.

It all seems a little mixed up - We have John and Ann and then Margaret (is she entered twice? Was there a daughter Margaret with Ann on Sydney Cove?)
Then the daughter Elizabeth and the two step sons, here named Taylor but actually Martin should be the name.

PETITION TO THE GOVERNOR
Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text: ...The respectful memorial of James and Charles Martin, -
sheweth
That memorialists came out with their mother seventeen years ago then infants at her bosom. That they are now arrived at the age of eighteen years and reside with their father and mother at Dural.
That memorialists never having received any indulgences of land from the Crown - and being anxious to improve a portion mist respectfully submit Your Excellency to take their case into your favourable consideration and extend to then such portion of land for agricultural pursuits as to Your Excellency shall seem meet and for such mark of favour.
New South Wales 7th August 1823

Jo Dippel on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Stephen Radford:

Stephen Radford and Jane Morris are my ggg x 3
On my maternal
Charles Radford their eldest son married Louisa Nunn
My great grandmother Mabel was their daughter

Jo Dippel on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Stephen Radford:

I noted on Linc tas site
Found on Linc tas site
A s radfern ( paroled) left on the ship (pirate) dated
20/09/1853
I have checked Linc tas, there doesn’t seem to b a convict record of s radfern
Maybe was copying error one maybe he changed his name

Iris Dunne on 23rd February, 2017 wrote of Thomas Harris:

28 January 1822 - On list of convicts landed from the “Mary” and forwarded to Minto for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.359)
6 July 1822 - Application from J Brabyn to have Harris assigned to him (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.7)
1823 - On list of convicts in the employ of William H Hovell of Upper Minto (Fiche 3065; 4/1834B No.146 p.887)
15 November 1823 : 1824 May 24 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.57, 58)
24 November 1828 - Married Emmaline (Emaline) Clegg in St. James, NSW - NSW BDM 4415/1828 V18284415 3B and 759/1828 V1828759 12.  Emmaline came free
1829 Had 2 sons, Henry and Thomas
1835 - TOL - 35/920, District Penrith
28 April 1837 - Convict Death Register, age 45, District: Sydney. J.Mitchell
NSW BDM 2192/1837 V18372192 21 - age 45, no parents recorded

Alex Chantry on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of Charles Pearson:

Baptised January 30th 1831 .Lightcliffe Yorkshire England . Son of Joseph Pearson and Caroline Skellington

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of John Taylor:

John had a long term relationship with Ann Wilson (Convict, 1807, “Sydney Cove”). Ann had arrived in the colony with 2 young children from a relationship in England.
She and John had 3 children in the colony.

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of John Taylor:

## There were actually 3 convicts by the name of John Taylor transported on “Coromandel” in 1802.
This makes it very difficult to ascertain exactly which John is referred to:
However, this is the John Taylor, tried in 1797 at Wiltshire and sentenced to 7 years.
The 1811 Muster clearly identifies him..
[Ref 5703 page 123] Taylor, John, Coromandel, Tried Wiltshire, 1797, 7 years (PRO n1424).

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of Nappy King:

Apparently Nappy & William POW lived in a de facto relationship and did not actually marry until later years. They settled in the Gawler area, Ulverstone/Leven district.

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of Kitty King:

Kitty KING, and her sister Nappy KING, were convicted at Galway, Ireland on 10 April 1849 for stealing and killing a sheep. No previous convictions. 7yr transportation sentence, sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849.

Aged 30 yrs; housemaid; single woman; Roman Catholic; 4’11 3/4”; fresh complexion; dark hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Galway, Ireland.
Sisters: Eliza and Nappy. Nappy and her son were also transported on the same ship to VDL).

VDL:
Stationed at the ‘Anson’ Hulk.
Work services.
1851: at Launceston.

23 Nov 1851: Application for permission to marry - to Robert BALL (transported per ‘Mayda’).

23 Feb 1852: Married Robert BALL at St. Johns Church, Launceston. Robert, aged 38yrs; Ticket of Leave. Kitty, aged 30yrs, Passholder. (ref. 37/1/11 no. 1046)

1852: Ticket of Leave granted.

Child:
8 Aug 1853 Charlotte BALL born at Launceston. Father - Robert Ball, labourer. Mother - Catherine Ball. (ref. 32/1/3 no. 4249)

17 Jan 1873: Launceston, convicted for Larceny. 3mths hard labour.  (Under the name Catherine Ball).

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of William Pow:

Aged 33yrs; married man, 1 child; Protestant; 5’10”; subject to Epileptic fits.
Native Place: Bristol, England.

2yr Probation Period.
1st Station Gang - at Norfolk Island (off east coast of New South Wales)
1847: transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (per ‘Pestongee Bomangee’).
Clear conduct record
14 Sept 1852: Ticket of Leave granted
29 Aug 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.

Application for Permission to Marry: (n.b. if approved by the Govt., remarriages were permitted)
19 July 1853: to Nappy KING (transported ‘Australasia’). (ref. 52/1/6)

Child:
25 Nov 1857: Elizabeth POW born in the Port Sorell district. Father - William Pow, farmer, River Leven (now Ulverstone). Mother - Nappy Pow formerly King. (Ref. 33/1/35 no. 1848). Elizabeth married Thomas Claridge.

Note: Nappy’s sister Kitty King was also transported with her to VDL.

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of William Pow:

William POW was convicted at Wells, Somerset, England on 25 March 1845 for stealing - 2 wooden hurdles. Previous convictions. 15yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Mayda’ arriving 8 Jan 1846.

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 wrote of Sophia Blundell:

Sophia married Stafford Lett (Convict, 1799, “Hillsborough”).  They married in 1807 at St Phillips, Sydney. The couple had at least 5 children: Martha, Elizabeth, William, Sophia and Stafford.  Stafford (snr) died in 1817 and Sophia married again, in 1818 to one George Cribb.
This relationship did not last and the couple separated in 1823.
Sydney Gazette Thu 13 Mar 1823 p.3
NOTICE. - The Public are hereby cautioned not to Credit my Wife, Sophia Cribb, on my Account, as I will not be responsible for any Debts she may contract after this Notice, having eloped from her home, &c. without any provocation whatsoever; I do hereby further caution all Tenants, who hold Houses from me, not to pay any Rents to her from this date, otherwise I will compel them to pay the same over again.
GEORGE CRIBB

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