William Caswell's Convicts, Hunter Valley NSW


Introduction

This list was compiled from the 1837 Return of Convicts, additions being made from the names mentioned in the Port Stephens bench book. The convicts were then checked against the convict indents.

The purpose of this list is to show the characters of the convicts with whom John Sharp lived from 1834 to 1840, and to show the percentage awarded tickets of leave

At Balickera, Raymond Terrace

Name First Ship Arr. Sent. Tried Trade Crime Age Arr. Prev Off Loc. 1837 Age 1837 T of L
Butler? Noted in Port Stephens bench book as living in the hut at Balickera.  Insufficient data to identify convict.
Challis Joseph Lady Faversham 1830 L Chelmsford 1829 Ploughs, milks, sows, reaps Sheep stealing 30   RT 40  
Egan William Java 1833 7 Kilkenny 1833 Farm servant Threatening notice 26 0 RT 27 38/548, Tof L 1837 Return
Foster James Recovery 1819 L Winchester/ Southampton 1819 Seaman   26   RT 40 29/993, 33/451
Giddings William Andromeda II (2) 1833 L Northampton 1832 Farm servant Poaching   0      
Green alia McGhie? Andrew alia James? Somersetshire 1814 L Middlesex 1813 Servant   38   RT 54  
McGarvey James America (1) 1829 L Aberdeen 1828 Ploughman Bad notes 40 0 RT 48 39/1003, 41/1724
McNeill Archibald Sophia 1829 7 Antrim 1828 Ploughman Sheep stealing 27 0 Pt Stephens bench book  
Mongan/Money John Martha (1) 1818 L Roscommon 1817 Labourer   32   RT 54  
Oakley Henry Granada (1) 1819 L Middlesex 1818 Carpenter 3 yrs   28   RT 49 28/384, 45/220, 40/216
Sharp John Blenheim I (1) 1834 7 Queen's Co 1833 Farm servant Firearms 26 0 RT 25  
Thomas John Countess of Harcourt (5) 1827 L Glamorgan 1827 Farm servant ploughs & milks Stealing dwelling hse 22 0 RT 30 46/362
Vellist/Wilson? Charles England (3) 1835 7 CCC 1835     22   RT 38  
Walker George Forth (3) 1835 7 Westmeath 1834 Labourer & soldier Stealing bank notes 28 0 RT 28  
Whitehurst Richard Susan (2) 1836 7 Stafford 1835 Sawyer Stealing basket 25 6mo RT 24  

 

At Tanilba, Port Stephens

Name First Ship Arr. Sent. Tried Trade Crime Age Arr. Prev Off Loc. 1837 Age 1837 T of L
Brown John Florentia 1830 L Stafford 1830 Ploughman, milks, reaps & sows Highway robbery 35   PS 40 39/2184
Colgan
(m. Mary Supple 1840)
James Hero 1835 7 Kings Co 1834 Stonemason (tolerable) Burglary in store house 22 0 PS 23 39/2107
Cooke/Cock William Susan 1834 L Middlesex 1833 Black & white smith (good) Housebreaking 37 0 PS 26  
Cowell William Surry I (6) 1831 L Chelmsford 1831 Carpenter 8 yrs Stealing linen 25 6 mo PS 29 41/1966
Flannery John Java 1833 7 King's Co 1833 Farm labourer & soldier Stealing watch 20 0 PS 22  
Giddings William Andromeda II (2) 1833 L Northampton 1832 Farm servant Poaching   0      
Matthews Richard Duson Surry I (8) 1834 7 Devonshire 1834 Groom Stealing silver plate 32 0 PS 33  
Melville Ninian Fairlie (1) 1834 7 Perth 1833 Cabinet maker & turner Stealing clothes 23 0 PS 26 38/1166
Salisbury Alice Fanny II 1833 14 Lancaster 1832 Housemaid & needlewoman Pledging 40   PS 36 40/1829
Smith John Speke II 1826 L London 1826 Gardener Sheep stealing 27 0 PS 36 37/338
Smith alias Murphy William Blenheim (1) 1834 L Tipperary 1834 Grocer Sheep stealing 30 0 PS 24 45/236
Supple alias Hickson
(m. James Colgan 1840)
Mary Pyramus (2) 1836 7 Cork City 1836 Housemaid all work Man robbing 24 2 x 6mo PS 24  
Warner John Hercules II (3) 1832 L Gloucester 1832 Sadler 5 yrs, labourer Highway robbery 19 0 PS 24 51/70

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