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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

Norfolk island 1794

26 January 1789 – 1795 events on Norfolk Island

26 Jan 1789

Administred the oath of Fidelity & allegiance to the Officers Marines & Free people. Strong Gales of Wind & heavy rain most part of the day during the Morning examined Witnesses on oath respecting the Plot laid to take the Island &c. After which discharged Noah Mortimer (who did not appear to be so guilty as S. Pickett & W. Francis) keeping Irons on him as also on Thos Watson. they being both in some measure Guilty. In the afternoon Employed the Convicts Cutting down trees & opening an avenue round the Commandts house. Punished J. Jones Convict with 3 dozn lashes for insolence & contempt to Messrs Donavan & Jamison.[1] Continue reading

Deaths: 1805 NSW and Norfolk Island

All burials at Sydney are at the Old Sydney Burial Ground.  Parramatta burials are at death reg. St Johns Parramatta unless noted. Dates are for burials unless noted.

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