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Elizabeth FITZGERALD, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 178

Born 1760. Crime: Shoplifting, Steal 1 cotton gown. Tried: Old Bailey, 13 December 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17861213-106. Elizabeth was on rations in Sydney in 1788.

Elizabeth arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790,  disembarking at Cascade Norfolk Island on 14 March 1790. Elizabeth left Norfolk Island for Sydney, aboard the Kitty in March 1793. Continue reading

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John Chesterton, NSW Corps, Neptune 1790

John was born 1766 St Martin’s Parish, Northampton, England. He enlisted into the NSW Corps at Chatham in Jul 1789, arriving in NSW aboard the Neptune in 1790.

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Kitty in Feb 1793. On 10 Jun 1793, Convict Charles Cooper received 100 lashes “for wantonly (sic) striking a man in the pubic street, this been John Chesterton NSW Corps.[1]

John returned to NSW aboard HM Supply in Nov 1795. On which he was then stationed at Parramatta until 1803 when he travelled once again to Norfolk Island. Continue reading

George Whittaker, Convict, Alexander 1788

George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),

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William Bell, Convict, Scarborough 1788

William was born c1760 in Warwickshire England. He was sentence to death for assaulting John Drain on the King’s Highway, on the 21st of Decr last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and feloniously taking from his person and against his will, two linen handkerchiefs, value 6 d. two linen shirts, value 4 s. two pair of thread stockings value 12 d. two linen stock, value 12 d. one pillow bier, value 6 d and one striped linen waistcoat, value 6 d. the property of James Haywood. Continue reading