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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:15 GMT (UK) »
Hello davidft

I know he was married with a son and daughter as one of the convict records I located noted this information. Unfortunately the documents were stored on a USB that is now corrupted and I am hoping to get it repaired soon.

Good idea also re the workhouses; I will see if I can find one near where he was living at Frith Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock as per ScobieDrom's post.

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Just another thought about James Taylor.  He was convicted in Manchester and sailed from Sheerness.  He most likely would have been held in Millbank Prison, London before transportation, and may have been held at Bedford Prison en route to Millbank.

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:22 GMT (UK) »

Can you please identify the second marriage, 10 years later   ( in NSW?).

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Just another thought about James Taylor.  He was convicted in Manchester and sailed from Sheerness.  He most likely would have been held in Millbank Prison, London before transportation, and may have been held at Bedford Prison en route to Millbank.

Hello ScobieDrom

From what I understand, after his conviction he was  transferred to the Prison Hulk Justitia and from there to the Parkfield.

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Westy11

Contact Member Asilky by P M who lives in your country Aussy. She has traced a family with a few siblings in their  teens that were sent to NSW as convicts (Pennington)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=91161

She have vast knowledge on convict records and where to find them in Australia and the UK

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Source:  Wikipedia

Justitia was in service 1812-1830 at Sheerness

Vice Admiral Richard Onslow seized the Zeeland, seized from the Dutch at Plymouth on 4 March 1796.  She was renamed Justitia in 1812 and broken up in 1830.

An image of the ship Justitia can be seen at:  http://portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/conMediaFile.679/Convicts-from-the-hulk-Justitia-at-work-in-Woolwich.html

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 19 November 15 00:06 GMT (UK) »

James Taylor age 28

received aboard Justitia moored at Woolwich  28 Mar 1839
Convicted at Salford 25 Feb 1839


That leaves over four weeks between conviction and arrival on the hulk.

Transportation of prisoners was not always rapid in the first half of the 19th century and there probably would have been stops at other prisons on the way to Woolwich.  Any stops would have been recorded.



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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 19 November 15 00:21 GMT (UK) »
Strong possible marriage-Try and find this Jane Taylor on 1841 census

James Taylor - Baker, Bachelor,  ofthis Parish m  Jane Dobson - Spinster, this Parish
11 Jul 1836 St Mary, Manchester, Lancashire
Witness: Lawrence Dobson- Thomas Clarke, Clerk
 (Marriages 1833 - 1837, Page 250, Entry 749)
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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 19 November 15 00:42 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone - you are all seriously fantastic!

Am dashing out to the shops so just a quick reply.

Westy