THE WESTERNPORT SETTLEMENT OF 1826-28

Following are details of all those who can be identified as having spent some time at the Westernport Settlement (now the site of Corinella, Vic) between its establishment on November 24th, 1826 and its abandonment on February 27th, 1828.

Crew members of visiting ships have not been included, as they were not permanent members of the Settlement at any time.  

(For full details of the holdings of the NSW Archives Office in relation to this settlement, see the Guide to the State Archives of NSW, Number 14 page 120.)

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 Individuals at the settlement fall into three categories:

  1. Military. Individuals in the ranks have been tracked through the Quarterly Musters in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Details of Officers are quite vague in these books. 
  2. Convicts. Indents of the initial party, and later arrivals are all contained in the Westernport Papers in the NSW Archives Office (4/7032 on microfilm reel 903). 
  3. Civilians. For those who can be identified, a variety of sources supplied the information. Unidentified civilians include 2 women who arrived with the original party and left on the "LUCY ANNE" (probably wives of members of the 3rd rgt); and 3 women and 8 children who arrived on the "LUCY ANNE" and left on the "ISABELLA" when the Settlement was abandoned (probably families of members of the 57th rgt).

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SHIPPING MOVEMENTS TO AND FROM THE SETTLEMENT

Arrivals

DATE

SHIP

November 24th, 1826

DRAGON and FLY

March 19th, 1827

PHILIP DUNDAS

September 7th, 1827

AMITY

September 22nd, 1827

ISABELLA (1)

October 1827

LUCY ANNE

November 1827

MERMAID

January/February 1828

ISABELLA (2)

 

Departures

DATE

SHIP

January 4th, 1827

DRAGON

January 11th, 1827

FLY

April 1st, 1827

PHILIP DUNDAS

September 1827

AMITY

September 1827

ISABELLA (1)

November 25th, 1827

LUCY ANNE

February 1828

MERMAID

February 28th, 1828

ISABELLA (2)

 

SOLDIERS of the 3rd Regiment

(rank of Private unless stated)

NAME

ARRIVED

DEPARTED

James BEDBURY (Corporal)

DRAGON or FLY

AMITY

Charles BROOKS

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Samuel BROOKS

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Basil Herne BURCHELL (Lieut)

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Abraham CHAPMAN

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

William HAYDEN

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Evan JOHNS

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

William LAMB (Corporal)

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

James LATCHAM

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Thomas LITTLE

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Patrick McDONALD

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Thomas ORR

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

John RIPPON

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

James ROUTCLIFFE

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

William SADLER

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Joseph SPILLER

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Thomas STYLES

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Samuel WALSAM

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Samuel WRIGHT (Captain)

DRAGON or FLY

FLY

William WRIGHT

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

 

SOLDIERS of the 57th Regiment

(rank of Private unless stated)

NAME

ARRIVED

DEPARTED

Michael FRANKLIN

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John GIBSON

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John HARBOUR

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John HAUGHTON

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John HOBBS

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Richard HOPE

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Robert HURKITTLE

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Patrick KELLY

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Joseph LAMBKIN

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Mark LANE

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Bernard McCANN

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John MILLS

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Bernard MORRIS

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John NORMAN

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Joseph POOLE

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

James RADCLIFFE

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Thomas REEVES (Corporal)

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Noah SMITH

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

J W TAYLOR (Lieutenant)

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

Thomas TAYLOR

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

George TINGEY

MERMAID

Died at the Settlement

 

CONVICTS in the original party

NAME

ARRIVED

DEPARTED

Charles BAKER

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Henry BALLARD

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

James BOLAND

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Simon BRYAN

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

William CALDWELL

DRAGON or FLY

PHILIP DUNDAS

Edward Lawrence COLLMAN

DRAGON or FLY

unknown

John FORTISCUE

DRAGON or FLY

AMITY

James GREEN

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

William HUGHES

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Michael KAIN

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Timothy KEANE

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Thomas LAWLOR

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Thomas MacGILIRON

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Mathias MAHER

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

John POCOCK

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Charles ROTE

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

William SAMUEL

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

John SENNETT

DRAGON or FLY

unknown

Edmond SHEEHAN

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Henry WHITE

DRAGON or FLY

unknown

William WOODS

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

Edward YATES

DRAGON or FLY

ISABELLA (2)

 

CONVICTS arriving later

NAME

ARRIVED

DEPARTED

John CLARK

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

Nicholas COLLINS

ISABELLA (1)

ISABELLA (2)

Dennis DALEY

LUCY ANNE

unknown

Charles GALLAGHER

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

William HETHERINGTON

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

Walter LEVY

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

Dennis McCANNON

PHILIP DUNDAS

ISABELLA (2)

John McDONALD

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

John O'NEIL

PHILIP DUNDAS

ISABELLA (2)

Benjamin PEARCE

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

John PURCELL

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

Thomas SOFTLEY

LUCY ANNE

ISABELLA (2)

 

CIVILIANS

NAME

ARRIVED

DEPARTED

Abraham Western CHAPMAN

Born at the Settlement

LUCY ANNE

Catherine CHAPMAN

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Charlotte CHAPMAN

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

Hannah CHAPMAN

DRAGON or FLY

LUCY ANNE

William Hilton HOVELL

DRAGON or FLY

PHILIP DUNDAS

Daniel McKAY

DRAGON or FLY

FLY

Robert ORCHARD

unknown

unknown

Frederick ORD

MERMAID

ISABELLA (2)

John ROSIE

DRAGON or FLY

unknown

 

FURTHER DETAILS ON INDIVIDUALS

This section contains further information on individuals, where available. It is arranged alphabetically by surname for all those listed above.

Charles BAKER

b.c1800, native of Bristol. Bricklayer and Mason. Convicted Bristol April 30th, 1821 of stealing a pair of boots. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ASIA" (2) July 4th, 1822. 1828 Census: B0096 (Sawyer, Illawarra) Certificate of Freedom: 28/404 issued April 30th, 1828.

Henry BALLARD

b. c1795, native of Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Blacksmith. Convicted Southampton July 20th, 1819. Sentenced to life. Arrived "COROMANDEL II" (1) April 4th, 1820. 1828 Census: B1541 (Hyde Park Barracks, recorded as BOLLARD). Ticket of Leave: 41/1157 issued May 16th, 1841 for the Penrith area. Altered June 27th, 1842 to the Carcoar area. Died: October 21st, 1844 at Carcoar.

James BEDBURY

Promoted to Sergeant September 25th, 1827.

James BOLAND

b. c1796, native of Clonniell, TIP. Stonecutter. Convicted Tipperary March 26th, 1823. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ISABELLA" (3) December 16th, 1823. 1828 Census: B1536 (Pitt St) Ticket of Leave: 28/350 issued August 18th, 1828 for the Sydney area. Replaced by 29/429 on July 15th, 1829. Certificate of Freedom: 30/580 issued August 12th, 1830.

Charles BROOKS

Died in Sydney September 27th, 1827 after being sent back from the Settlement because of ill-health.

Samuel BROOKS

Promoted to acting Corporal May 16th, 1827.

Simon BRYAN

b. c1801, native of Wexford, IRL. Carpenter. Convicted Carlow July 11th, 1825 of sheep stealing. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "REGALIA" August 5th, 1826. 1828 Census: B2216 (Labourer, Newington) Ticket of Leave: 31/343 issued July 9th, 1831 for the Parramatta area. (Cancelled by the Parramatta Bench June 30th, 1832 for 'violently assaulting a female, Anne McCormick'). Certificate of Freedom: 32/610 issued July 11th, 1832.

Basil Herne BURCHELL

b. c1791 Coleshill, BKM. Son of Basil BURCHELL and Susan HARPER. Enlisted 3rd rgt as Ensign December 25th, 1813. Sailed from England September 25th, 1822 "MORLEY". Arrived Hobart January 11th, 1823 and thence Sydney February 1st, 1823. Appointed to the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction Sydney September 22nd, 1823. Received an assigned convict two days later. Was acting Adjutant from March 1824 to October 1825. Appointed Lieutenant April 8th, 1825, and a Magistrate November 3rd, 1826. Purchased a Captaincy in the 3rd Regiment December 30th, 1826 on the retirement of Captain Munroe. Embarked for India December 4th, 1827 "PRINCE REGENT". Served in India until July 22nd, 1842 (having transferred from the 3rd to 57th rgt). Died Hans Place, Chelsea, London December 11th, 1856.

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William CALDWELL

b. c1799, native of Londonderry, IRL. Labourer. Convicted Londonderry April 3rd, 1824 of horse stealing. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ASIA" (4) February 22nd, 1825. 1828 Census: C0112 (servant to Mr Hovell, Narellan). Ticket of Leave: 30/691 issued November 8th, 1830 for the district of Airds. Certificate of Freedom: 31/342 issued April 20th, 1831.

Abraham CHAPMAN

Born c1798, native of Dartford, KEN. Soldier. Enlisted 57th rgt July 27th, 1813. Married September 11th, 1822 at Charleville, COR to Hannah GLYNN. Transferred to 3rd rgt November 25th, 1823. Arrived Sydney January 2nd, 1825 as guard on "ANN AND AMELIA". Transferred to 57th rgt October 25th, 1827. Served at Melville Island and Moreton Bay. Transferred to 17th rgt June 1st, 1831. Transferred to 28th rgt March 1st, 1836. Discharged February 1st, 1840. Overseer of Hospital, Norfolk Island 1840-47. Policeman in Newcastle. Died May 4th, 1874 at Newcastle.

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Abraham Western CHAPMAN

Born July 17th, 1827 at the Westernport Settlement. Printer and Engraver. Married August 24th, 1850 at Newcastle to Bridget Mary CHERRY. Died March 31st, 1892 Sydney.

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Catherine CHAPMAN

Born c1821 Ireland, daughter of Abraham and Hannah Chapman. Married June 20th, 1836 to Private Thomas BAGOT (28th rgt). Died November 4th, 1876 Sydney. (Although there is no primary evidence naming Catherine as one of the children present at the Settlement, both her mother and father were present, and it is unlikely that such a young daughter would have been left in Sydney without either parents or other relatives.)

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Charlotte CHAPMAN

Born April 9th, 1825 at Sydney, daughter of Abraham and Hannah Chapman. (Although there is no primary evidence naming Charlotte as one of the children present at the Settlement, both her mother and father were present, and it is unlikely that such a young daughter would have been left in Sydney without either parents or other relatives.)

Hannah CHAPMAN (nee GLYNN)

Born c1795 Galway, IRL. Married September 11th, 1822 at Charleville, COR to Abraham CHAPMAN. Worked at Newcastle Hospital (as Acting Matron) in the 1850s. Died May 17th, 1880 at Newcastle.

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 John CLARK

b. c1804, native of Nottingham. Bricklayer's boy. Convicted Nottingham March 25th, 1817 of street robbery. Sentenced to life. Arrived "PRINCE REGENT I" (3) September 27th, 1827. 1828 Census: C1325 (Sawyer, Illawarra). Recorded as CLARKE. Ticket of Leave: 36/1175 issued June 13th, 1836 for the Illawarra district. Conditional Pardon: 44/32 approved August 21st, 1843, issued January 15th, 1844.

Nicholas COLLINS

b. c1805, native of Dublin, IRL. Labourer. Convicted Dublin July 4th, 1823 of robbery. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "PRINCE REGENT I" (2) July 15th, 1824. 1828 Census: C1736 (Moreton Bay). Sentenced to 3 years at Moreton Bay March 29th, 1828 for having stolen property in his possession. Certificate of Freedom: 31/428 issued May 9th, 1831.

Edward Lawrence COLLMAN

b. c1788, native of Kent. Navy Purser. Convicted Middlesex February 17th, 1819 of embezzlement. Sentenced to 14 years. Arrived "CANADA" (5) September 11th, 1819. 1828 Census: C1843 (Constable to the Bench at Inverary). Ticket of Leave: 31/399 issued July 9th, 1831 for the Argyle district. Died 1842.

Collman was used as a clerk by Lieut. Burchell, who in his despatch number 7 of March 26th, 1827 requested a salary for him. The original despatch contains the following comments in pencil on the back:

"His former character was not good. Has been sent to Port Macquarie for 3 years for 'Neglect and running away', was a clerk at the Hyde Park Barracks after his return from Port Macquarie and has been sent to Westernport for absenting himself from his duty there.

The Clerk at Moreton Bay receives 10d per diem. The Clerk at Norfolk Island received 230 pounds p.a. (he has a Ticket of Leave)."

As a result, McLeay authorised a salary of 10d per day for Collman.

Biographical Details

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Dennis DALEY

b. c1798, native of Limerick. Butcher. Convicted Limerick City summer 1822. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ISABELLA" (3) December 16th, 1823. 1828 Census: D0082 (Labourer, Appin). Recorded as Daniel DALEY. Certificate of Freedom: 29/846 issued August 27th, 1829. Died: 1858 in the St. George district.

Daley was assigned as a servant to Frederick Ord, and so was not considered a member of the convict work party at the Settlement.

John FORTISCUE

b. c1798, native of Shoreditch. Butcher. Convicted Middlesex December 6th, 1820 of larceny from the person. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "GRENADA" (2) September 16th, 1821. Certificate of Freedom: 27/1055 issued December 6th, 1827. Sent back to Sydney from the Settlement because of ill-health.

Michael FRANKLIN

Arrived "SIR GODFREY WEBSTER" January 3rd, 1826. Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Charles GALLAGHER

b. c1809, native of Donegal. Erand Boy. Convicted Donegal August 1st, 1824 of horse stealing. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "REGALIA" August 5th, 1826. 1828 Census: G0067 (Road Party 23, Parramatta).

John GIBSON

Arrived "HOOGHLY" (1) April 25th, 1825. Rejoined Regimental Headquarters in India October 18th, 1831.

James GREEN

b. c1800. Convicted London December 2nd, 1818 of larceny from the person. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "JOHN BARRY" (1) September 26th, 1819. Ticket of Leave: 30/126 issued May 1st, 1830 for the Sydney area. Later altered to Patricks Plains.

Green's T/L was suspended for one year - see Colonial Secretary letter 38/207 dated July 22nd, 1838.

The T/L butt is overwritten with "CP" - possibly Conditional Pardon?

John HARBOUR

Arrived "WOODMAN" (2) June 7th, 1826 (having arrived Hobart April 29th and landed all convicts) Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Harbour was promoted to Corporal on August 1st, 1831.

John HAUGHTON

Arrived "NORFOLK" (1) August 18th, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "YORK" July 15th, 1831 for Madras.

William HETHERINGTON

b. c1804, native of Cumberland. Soldier. Convicted by Court Martial at Richmond Barracks, Dublin February 17th, 1827 of desertion. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "CAMBRIDGE" September 17th, 1827. 1828 Census: H1565 (Mineral Survey Department). Ticket of Leave: 33/793 issued October 1st, 1833 for the Parramatta district. Certificate of Freedom: 34/1444 issued October 20th, 1834. Replaced: 42/1206 issued July 16th, 1842.

John HOBBS

Arrived "HENRY PORCHER" (1) December 2nd, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Richard HOPE

Enlisted in the army July 2nd, 1815. Arrived "ASIA III" April 30th, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RED ROVER" June 4th, 1831 for Madras.

William Hilton HOVELL

b. April 26th, 1786 Yarmouth, Norfolk. m. (1) Esther ARNDELL m. (2) Sophia WILKINSON Arrived "EARL SPENCER" October 1813. 1828 Census: H2480 (Landholder, Upper Minto). d. November 9th, 1875 Sydney.

After accompanying Hamilton Hume on their 1824 expedition to Corio Bay (which they mistakenly believed to be Westernport), Hovell was offered a position with the 1827 expedition after Hume declined because of ill-health.

He carried out extensive exploration at the Settlement, and satisfied himself that he and Hume had not reached Westernport, but had actually reached Port Phillip.

On his return to Sydney, he was granted 1280 acres for his services at the Settlement. He settled near Goulburn about 1837, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

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William HUGHES

b. c1800, native of Seven Oaks, KEN. Ostler. Convicted Maidstone March 15th, 1824. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "MINERVA I" (4) November 19th, 1824.

Robert HURKITTLE

Deserted on July 8th, 1825 and was returned August 19th. Sentenced to two months' jail. Arrived "SESOSTRIS" March 21st, 1826. Believed to have remained in Australia, possibly in Tasmania where he served with the 57th from June to December 1831.

Evan JOHNS

Enlisted in the army August 27th, 1812. Arrived in NSW with the 3rd rgt in July/August 1823 as a Corporal. Demoted to Private June 1st, 1826.

Although officially a Private at Westernport, Burchell considered Johns a Corporal - see Daily Order of January 19th, 1827 (NSWAO 4/2061.2).

Michael KAIN

b. c1794, native of Tipperary. Soldier (59th rgt). Convicted Fort William, Calcutta January 9th, 1819 of desertion. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "SEAFLOWER" April 30th, 1820.

Timothy KEANE

b. c1796, native of Limerick. Sailor and Soldier. Convicted Limerick City July 23rd, 1825 of stealing yarn. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "MANGLES" (4) February 18th, 1826. 1828 Census: C0042 (Iron Gang 6). Recorded as CAIN.

Patrick KELLY

Arrived "LONACH" September 4th, 1825. Promoted to Color Sergeant April 25th, 1828. Embarked with 57th rgt "YORK" July 15th, 1831 for Madras.

William LAMB

Enlisted in army April 4th, 1809. Promoted to Corporal September 19th, 1826.

Joseph LAMBKIN

Arrived Hobart "MEDWAY" (2) December 14th, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Mark LANE

Arrived "SESOSTRIS" March 21st, 1826. Embarked with 57th rgt "RED ROVER" June 1st, 1831 for Madras.

James LATCHAM

Enlisted in army December 16th, 1813.

Thomas LAWLOR

b. c1806, native of Dublin. Tailor. Convicted Dublin January 17th, 1825 of stealing a trunk and clothes. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "SIR GODFREY WEBSTER" January 3rd, 1826. 1828 Census: L0320 (Road Party 11, Botany Bay) Certificate of Freedom: 32/111 issued February 22nd, 1832.

Walter LEVY

b. c1796, native of London. Carpenter. Convicted Middlesex October 29th, 1817. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "NEPTUNE" (2) July 16th, 1820. d. 1828. Buried September 15th, 1828 Parish of St. James, Sydney.

Thomas LITTLE

Enlisted in army December 9th, 1813.

Bernard McCANN

Arrived Hobart "MEDWAY" (2) December 14th, 1825.

Given over to Civil Power September 6th, 1830 and transported for 7 years.

Dennis McCANNON (or McCARRON)

Native of Duboyne, DON. Soldier. Convicted Prome July 13th, 1825 of desertion. Sentenced to 14 years. Arrived "MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE" February 12th, 1827. 1828 Census: M0112 (Moreton Bay). Recorded as Denis McCANAN. d. 1829. Buried May 28th, 1829 Moreton Bay.

There is a marked inconsistency in ages given in the shipping indent (34 in 1827) and the convict death register (48 in 1829). The 1828 Census does not show any age, but indicates he was serving a 3-year sentence at Moreton Bay.

Thomas MacGILIRON

Native of Newry. Fisherman/boatman. Convicted Gloucester August 11th, 1821 of larceny from the person. Sentenced to 14 years. Arrived "SHIPLEY" (4) March 3rd, 1822. 1828 Census: M0678 (Phoenix Hulk, Sydney). Recorded as McGOVERN. d. 1837. Buried May 19th, 1837 Norfolk Island. Recorded as MaGILLERON.

There is an inconsistency in ages between the shipping indent (36 in 1822) and the convict death register (47 in 1837).

Daniel McKAY

An ex-soldier who was to have accompanied Hovell on his expeditions, but returned to Sydney because of ill-health.

Mathias MAHER

b. c1796, native of Cashel. Midshipman. Convicted Middlesex September 15th, 1819 of forgery. Sentenced to life. Arrived "EARL ST. VINCENT" (2) August 16th, 1820. 1828 Census: M1459 (Port Macquarie). Ticket of Leave: 29/280 issued June 15th, 1829 for the Parramatta area. Conditional Pardon: 43/150 approved December 6th, 1842 issued June 9th, 1843. Married: Margaret MAHER (1839)

Maher was appointed overseer of convicts at the Settlement by McLeay in his despatch number 2 of November 8th, 1826 at a salary of 15pence per day.

His ticket of leave was granted because he had apprehended ten runaways, one of whom was a bushranger.

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John McDONALD

b. c1802, native of Dublin. Convicted Dublin May 21st, 1822. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "COUNTESS OF HARCOURT" (2) December 21st, 1822. 1828 Census: M0493 (Hyde Park Barracks). Certificate of Freedom: 29/475 issued May 21st, 1829.

Patrick McDONALD

Enlisted in army September 27th, 1812.

John MILLS

Arrived "HOOGHLY" (1) April 22nd, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "YORK" July 15th, 1831 for Madras.

Bernard MORRIS

Arrived "SESOSTRIS" March 21st, 1826. Invalided home to England December 17th, 1829.

John NORMAN

Arrived "HOOGHLY" (1) April 22nd, 1825.

In May 1830 he was posted to Moreton Bay. He returned ill to Sydney and was admitted to hospital January 25th, 1831. He remained in hospital when the 57th rgt departed in March, and appears in the musters for the 17th rgt after that. He was still in hospital on June 30th, 1831 and is shown as "left sick at Sydney" for the remaining months of 1831.

John O'NEIL

b. c1797, native of Donegal. Pedlar. Convicted Londonderry March 1821. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ISABELLA" (3) March 9th, 1822. 1828 Census: O0282 (Shepherd, Bathurst). Recorded as O'NEILL.

Robert Orchard

Orchard was private secretary to Lieutenant Burchell.

Frederick ORD

Civilian. Arrived "BELINDA" 1824. 1828 Census: O0314 (Clerk in Commissariat, Castlereagh St).

Ord was sent as the replacement storekeeper for the Settlement following the dismissal of Rosie.

Thomas ORR

Enlisted in army June 27th, 1809.

Benjamin PEARCE

Native of Essex. Bricklayer/plasterer. Convicted Southampton July 17th, 1820. Sentenced to Life. Arrived "PRINCE OF ORANGE" February 12th, 1821. 1828 Census: P0417 (Plasterer, employed by C S Mcleay of Elizabeth St.). Ticket of Leave: 33/1120 issued December 1st, 1833 for the Windsor area. d. July 14th, 1836 at Wellington from inflamation of the kidneys.

Joseph POOLE

Enlisted in army May 7th, 1813 aged 15. Arrived "ASIA I" (3) February 22nd, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RED ROVER" June 1st, 1831 for Madras.

John POCOCK

b. c1793, native of Windsor, BKS. Top sawyer. Convicted Berkshire March 27th, 1826 of stealing lead. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "ENGLAND" September 18th, 1826. 1828 Census: P0997 (Sawyer, Establishment, Field of Mars). Ticket of Leave: 31/424 issued July 9th, 1831 for the Parramatta area. Certificate of Freedom: 33/821 issued August 1st, 1833.

John PURCELL

b. c1800, native of Kildare. Labourer. Convicted Dublin January 25th, 1827 of pig stealing. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "CAMBRIDGE" September 17th, 1827. 1828 Census: P1424 (Volunteer, Moreton Bay). Ticket of Leave: 32/172 issued March 24th, 1832 for the Parramatta area. Certificate of Freedom: 34/735 issued June 3rd, 1834.

Purcell was married with 2 children when convicted. He was assigned to the Engineer's Department on arrival. He travelled to New Zealand aboard the "ACHILLES" (departed October 27th, 1844) and later to California aboard the "VICTORIA" (departed October 23rd, 1849).

James RADCLIFFE

Arrived: "SESOSTRIS" March 21st, 1826. Embarked with 57th rgt "YORK" July 15th, 1831 for Madras.

Thomas REEVES

Arrived "HENRY PORCHER" (1) December 3rd, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RED ROVER" June 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Reeves was demoted to Private on May 16th, 1830.

John ROSIE

Civilian storekeeper.

Rosie came to Australia as a Sergeant in the 3rd rgt, and acted as the Regimental Schoolmaster. He was discharged from the armey November 6th, 1826 and sailed with the party to Westernport.

As a result of Burchell's despatch number 10 of September 15th, 1827 he was dismissed from this post.

Charles ROTE

b. c1804 at sea. Brickmaker. Convicted Middlesex December 6th, 1820 of larceny from the person. Sentenced to life. Arrived "ADAMANT" September 8th, 1821. 1828 Census: R0891 (Engineer's Department, Parramatta). Recorded as ROACH. Ticket of Leave: 30/371 issued June 18th, 1830 for the Parramatta area.

John RIPPON

Enlisted in army November 15th, 1822. Native of Sheffield.

James ROUTCLIFFE

Enlisted in army August 9th, 1820.

William SADLER

b. October 19th, 1797. Enlisted in army October 19th, 1814. Transferred to 57th rgt October 25th, 1827. Transferred to 17th rgt January 1st, 1831.

William SAMUEL

b. c1799, native of Monmouth. Shoemaker. Convicted Monmouth August 12th, 1817 of uttering forged banknotes. Sentenced to life. Arrived "ISABELLA" (1) September 14th, 1818. 1828 Census: S0059 (Carters Barracks, Sydney). Recorded as SAMUELS.

John SENNETT (alias John THOMPSON)

b. c1791, native of Dublin. Harness-maker. Convicted Liverpool January 15th, 1821. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "HINDOSTAN" November 24th, 1821. 1828 Census: T0427 (Harnessmaker, Parramatta). Recorded as THOMPSON. Family: wife Mary, children Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, Eliza.

Edmond SHEEHAN

b. c1788, native of Cork. Sailor. Convicted Tipperary July 22nd, 1822. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "CASTLE FORBES" (2) January 15th, 1824. 1828 Census: S0612 or S0613. Certificate of Freedom: 29/697 issued July 22nd, 1829.

Noah SMITH

Arrived Hobart "WOODMAN" (2) April 29th, 1826, and thence to Sydney where arrived June 7th, 1826. Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

Thomas SOFTLEY

b. c1806, native of Norwich. Bricklayer. Convicted Norwich City January 16th, 1822. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "HENRY" (1) August 26th, 1823. 1828 Census: S1979 (Engineer's Department, Parramatta) Recorded as SOFTLY. Certificate of Freedom: 29/33 issued January 23rd, 1829. Replaced by: 34/738 issued June 3rd, 1834. Replaced by: 40/1763 issued July 27th, 1840.

Joseph SPILLER

Enlisted in army May 8th, 1812.

Thomas STYLES

Enlisted in army October 21st, 1813.

J W TAYLOR

Arrived "HOOGHLY" April 25th, 1825. Left the army on November 8th, 1828.

Thomas TAYLOR

Enlisted in army November 30th, 1813. Arrived "LONACH" September 4th, 1825. Embarked with 57th rgt "RESOURCE" March 1st, 1831 for Madras.

George TINGEY

Enlisted in army June 26th, 1825 aged 19. Arrived Hobart "WOODMAN" (2) April 29th, 1826, and thence to Sydney where arrived June 7th, 1826.

Died at Westernport January 28th, 1828, and buried there January 30th. The site of his grave is not known.

Tingey deserted on August 31st, 1825 but was returned to his regiment on September 10th. He was given 14 days' confinement.

Henry WHITE

b. c1784, native of Richmond, SRY. Surgeon. Convicted London September 15th, 1825 of forgery. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived Hobart "EARL ST.VINCENT" (4) August 13th, 1826 Sydney "PORTLAND" September 12th, 1826. Certificate of Freedom: 32/887 issued October 3rd, 1832.

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William WOODS

b. c1805, native of Norwich. Miner. Convicted Norwich January 14th, 1823 of stealing a jackass. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "HENRY" (1) August 26th, 1823. 1828 Census: W2302 (Mineral Survey Department). Recorded as WOOD. Ticket of Leave: 28/376 issued August 18th, 1828 for the Sydney district. Certificate of Freedom: 30/568 issued August 6th, 1830. Married Margaret McNamara in Sydney about 1831. Died August 15th, 1879. Buried Raymond Terrace.

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Samuel WRIGHT

Arrived Hobart "RICHMOND" April 30th, 1822.

WRIGHT Family History, by Tony Harrison

Edward YATES

b. c1804, Native of St. Annes, London. Sailor. Convicted Middlesex January 10th, 1821 of larceny. Sentenced to 7 years. Arrived "GRENADA" (2) September 16th, 1821. 1828 Census: Y0019 (Gardener, York St). Certificate of Freedom: 28/138 issued March 3rd, 1828.

 

SOURCES

(a) NSW Archives Office

    Daily Order Book plus many original documents: 4/2061.2
    Miscellaneous papers relating to the Settlement: microfilm reel 903
    Convict Indents: microfilm reel 394, 395, 396, 397, 2420, 2427, 2662
    Ticket of Leave: microfilm reel 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 920,
                                    925, 940
    Certificate of Freedom: microfilm reel 982, 983, 984, 985, 986,
                                           987, 988, 989, 990, 991,
                                           993, 994, 1007
    Conditional Pardon: microfilm reel 780
    Convict Deaths: microfilm reel 690

(b) Mitchell Library

    Miscellaneous papers relating to the Settlement: A338
    Hovell's Journal: Safe 1/32d
    3rd rgt Musters: microfilm reel 3695, 3696
    17th rgt Musters: microfilm reel 3750
    28th rgt Musters: microfilm reel 3765
    57th rgt Musters: microfilm reel 3816, 3817, 3818

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