Category Archives: Colonial Sentences

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