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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Hello ScobieDrom, majm, iluleah & davidft

Thank you so much for the extra information....Rootschatters just keep on giving!  At long last some leads and some ideas!

Thanks so much.

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Do you know the names and ages of the wife and children he left behind and have you looked for them on the 1841 census
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello davidft

I don't know the ages nor names of his wife and children.  This is one of the reasons I was hoping to find some additional records related to his conviction that may have given me a clue.  As you can imagine with a name like James Taylor in a large place like Manchester is was like looking for a needed in a haystack without any knowledge as to who might be the correct person.

Thanks to ScobieDrom I now have a location/address so just maybe I will be able to locate his family in the 1841 census.

Westy

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:46 GMT (UK) »
 :)  I should explain that Tasmania still has its own Supreme Court, as does each of the five other former British Colonies that federated into one british colony back in 1901.  So the former colonies became states, and those six states became the Commonwealth of Australia.  The final legal separation between those former colonies did not occur until the 1980s, but English law had had no authority even in the 1820s unless it had specifically nominated the respective colony /colonies/ territories etc. 

Sorry for the off-topic diversion.

Great idea re 1841 searchings  .... Good Luck, hope you find the English family.  Remember if she re-married, she would likely be noted on that marriage as a widow.  You may also find that the word 'widow' had a broader meaning until after Queen Victoria's Prince Albert died.   I am fairly sure that the clergy (at least in NSW and VDL) used the word 'widow' to indicate a female person without a husband supporting her, but with children that she was supporting.   

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:47 GMT (UK) »
Ah OK

Yes then as you are doing looking at the newspapers and archives may come up trumps. If they don't work then the local workhouses close to where he lived might be worth a shot too.

BTW if you don't know there names or ages how do you know he was married and had a son and daughter if you don't mind me asking ?
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 22:53 GMT (UK) »
Westy,  what ship of arrival for James please ....  As his convict records are online, free to search  :)

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/

OOPS,  He was sent to New South Wales, on the Parkfield.   :)  :)  :)

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:03 GMT (UK) »
From Wikipedia:

Convict Ships Parkfield arr New South Wales 1 September 1839 from Sheerness

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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
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Re: Convict records for those transported to Australia
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 23:14 GMT (UK) »
NSW Convict Indents
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James TAYLOR, aged 28, Read, Protestant, Married, 1 male child and 1 female child, Native of Manchester, Baker, burglary, Lancaster Quarter Session, 25 Feb 1839, Ten Years, none (no previous convictions), 5 ft 6 ,  Dark sallow and pockpitted complexion,  Brown hair, Grey eyes, Lost a front tooth left side of upper jaw, JMI and woman on lower right arm, anchor, JHB on lower left arm, mark of a boil below inside of left knee.

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