Crime: Rape. Tried: Limerick, October 1798, age 20 years. Sentence: Life. Trade: Labourer cooper.
Henry Grady and William Fitzgerald, privates in the Limerick Militia, were convicted on the clearest evidence for a rape on the body of Joan Doyle. It appeared that on the night of 20th August last as they were on their march after the battle of Vinegar Hill, they halted at a little town called Gowran. They went into the house the prosecutrix and demanded a drink of milk; the poor woman with great cheerfulness went into her room to get it, when she was immediately pursued by the prisoners, seized and carried into a haggard, and there each of them abused her – it appeared they were both armed, and that each stood guard for the other, and held the unfortunate husband – they were ordered fore execution the 17th instant.
William enlisted into the NSW Corps in Sept 1797 arriving in NSW aboard the Barwell in 1798. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in March 1801 as John Allum and listed in the Norfolk Island 1802 victualling book also as John Allum.
The 1804 and 1805 victualling books record him as William Allum. He returned to NSW aboard the Union in March 1805 and was appointed out to Castle Hill.
In April 1810 he was transferred to the 73rd Regiment, still with the rank of private. He left NSW aboard the Wyndham in Apr 1814 for Ceylon.
George Parker, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 12 March 1788 at Stafford, he arrived in NSW aboard the Scarborough in Jun 1790.
As an ex-convict he enlisted into to NSW Corps in Sept 1797 in Sydney. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Hunter in July 1800 with Joseph Foveaux NSW Corps Company with the rank of private. George returned to NSW aboard the Union in Mar 1805 and was appointed to Newcastle.
In Mar 1810 George was transferred to the 73rd Regiment. He departed NSW for Ceylon aboard the General Hewitt in Mar 1814.
Gabriel Jones was born Ludchurch, Pembroke England. He enlisted into the NSW Corps with the rank of private in Jul 1789, arriving in NSW aboard the Atlantic in 1791. Continue reading