Category Archives: Colonial Sentences

Lawrence Lewis, NSW Corps, Britannia 1798

Lawrence Lewis, born Dublin 1772. He enlisted into the 102nd regiment in 1796 in England, traveling to NSW aboard the Britannia in 1798.

He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Reliance in Nov 1799, at some stage he returned to Sydney. Then again travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private in the NSW Corps, departing Norfolk Island aboard the Investigator for Sydney in Feb 1805. He then assigned to Newcastle. Continue reading

Henry Wright, Royal Marines, Prince of Wales 1788

Henry Wright, Private, Royal Marines 51st (Plymouth) Company, Prince of Wales 1788.

Also aboard was his wife Mrs Ann Wright and their new born daughter Mary Ann. Henry and Ann were married 20 Oct 1786 Portsea, Hampshire, England. Their daughter Mary Ann Wright was baptised 19 Aug 1787 on board the Prince of Wales at Rio de Janerio, the baptism appears in St Phillips registrar as Charlicut Wright. Continue reading

Luke Normington/ Normanton/ Norminton, Convict, William and Ann 1791

Luke Normington was tried on 23 March 1790 at York, receiving a sentence of 7 years transportation, arriving in NSW aboard the William and Ann in 1791.

In February 1794 Judge Advocate David Collins in Sydney wrote that Luke Normington, was guilty of procession of stolen goods and received a severe corporal punishment by order of the lieutenant-governor, [1]

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Bernard Sands, Convict, Boddington 1793

Barnaby Sands was Tried:  Convicted: Antrim County Ireland, August 1792, age: 24 years. Sentence: 7 years Transportation.

9 – 12 August 1797 as Barney Sands in Sydney, he was charged with burglary stealing a pair of trousers, two towels and a sheet, valued at 9/-, he pleaded not guilty, but received  a sentence of 7 years transportation as well as hard labour in the Iron Hut.[1]

On 27 May 1800 as Barnaby Sands, he was found guilty and sentence to death for the crime of stealing two shirts from the house of William Neale and Sarah Townsend at Parramatta. He then received a colonial pardon from the corporal punishment sentence.[2]

However he was sent to Norfolk Island sometime during the time period June 1800 to December 1801. Continue reading