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Tasmania Convict record
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 12:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

This is the convict record for William Stretton (b.1812) who was transported to Australia in 1846 for fifteen years. I was just wondering if anyone could explain the terms mentioned in this record (he got a 'ticket of leave' on the 15th of Feb 1853 and a 'conditional pardon' on the 19th Dec 1854. I also cannot make out the remarks by the side (recruited for C.P??)

Can someone help?
Thanks.
LANCASHIRE-Nutter, Driver, Foley, Taylor, Blanthorn, Parker, Pickles, Grime, Mudd, Broadley, Spencer, Whalley, Harrison, Ellis, Timmins, Duerden, Cornthwaite, Schofield, Wardley, Lord, Scholes
IRELAND-Foley, Timmins, Foran, Farrall, Traynor, Crawley, Ganley, McDermott, Manning
HAMPSHIRE-Wheeler, Gilmore
STAFFS/SHROP-Darn, Spittle
DERB'HIRE-Mason, Trimmer
YORKSHIRE-Perkin (Parkin), Robinson
CORNWALL-Harris, Jane, Bennett
CHESHIRE-Littlemore, Timmins, Blanthorn, Smith
HUNTI'SHRE-Stretton, Bryant

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 December 17 12:13 GMT (UK) »
From here:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/res-11.html

"A Ticket of Leave (TOL) was a document given to convicts when granting them freedom to work and live within a given district of the colony before their sentence expired or they were pardoned. TOL convicts could hire themselves out or be self-employed. They could also acquire property. Church attendance was compulsory, as was appearing before a Magistrate when required"

"Conditional Pardons (CP) freed convicts and were granted on the condition that convicts did not return to England or Ireland."


The remark is shorthand for "recommended for conditional pardon"

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 December 17 12:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that matthewj64. You've helped me a lot there!
I was wondering if anyone could work out the first word in the 'position' column below '....by Thomas Stone, Green Ponds'

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LANCASHIRE-Nutter, Driver, Foley, Taylor, Blanthorn, Parker, Pickles, Grime, Mudd, Broadley, Spencer, Whalley, Harrison, Ellis, Timmins, Duerden, Cornthwaite, Schofield, Wardley, Lord, Scholes
IRELAND-Foley, Timmins, Foran, Farrall, Traynor, Crawley, Ganley, McDermott, Manning
HAMPSHIRE-Wheeler, Gilmore
STAFFS/SHROP-Darn, Spittle
DERB'HIRE-Mason, Trimmer
YORKSHIRE-Perkin (Parkin), Robinson
CORNWALL-Harris, Jane, Bennett
CHESHIRE-Littlemore, Timmins, Blanthorn, Smith
HUNTI'SHRE-Stretton, Bryant

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Possibly hired but not sure.  :-\

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:06 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking either 'tried' or 'buried' but maybe wrong.

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LANCASHIRE-Nutter, Driver, Foley, Taylor, Blanthorn, Parker, Pickles, Grime, Mudd, Broadley, Spencer, Whalley, Harrison, Ellis, Timmins, Duerden, Cornthwaite, Schofield, Wardley, Lord, Scholes
IRELAND-Foley, Timmins, Foran, Farrall, Traynor, Crawley, Ganley, McDermott, Manning
HAMPSHIRE-Wheeler, Gilmore
STAFFS/SHROP-Darn, Spittle
DERB'HIRE-Mason, Trimmer
YORKSHIRE-Perkin (Parkin), Robinson
CORNWALL-Harris, Jane, Bennett
CHESHIRE-Littlemore, Timmins, Blanthorn, Smith
HUNTI'SHRE-Stretton, Bryant

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Not too sure what the first word is but the remainder looks like  Thomas Stone of Green Ponds.  Gazette notices show that there was a Thomas Stone at Green Ponds.

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 December 17 14:12 GMT (UK) »
I think that where it has PH 15 April 1849 means he became a passholder and could be hired out (which was part of the probation system). The remarks show a few days later on 21 April 1849 that he was hired by Thos Stone, with further dates showing 2 more hirings of 12 month periods.

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 December 17 14:30 GMT (UK) »
I think that where it has PH 15 April 1849 means he became a passholder and could be hired out (which was part of the probation system). The remarks show a few days later on 21 April 1849 that he was hired by Thos Stone, with further dates showing 2 more hirings of 12 month periods.

:)

That seems like the most probable case. I haven't been able to find anything about William after 1854 so don't know when he died or if if he returned back to England.

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Pendlelad
LANCASHIRE-Nutter, Driver, Foley, Taylor, Blanthorn, Parker, Pickles, Grime, Mudd, Broadley, Spencer, Whalley, Harrison, Ellis, Timmins, Duerden, Cornthwaite, Schofield, Wardley, Lord, Scholes
IRELAND-Foley, Timmins, Foran, Farrall, Traynor, Crawley, Ganley, McDermott, Manning
HAMPSHIRE-Wheeler, Gilmore
STAFFS/SHROP-Darn, Spittle
DERB'HIRE-Mason, Trimmer
YORKSHIRE-Perkin (Parkin), Robinson
CORNWALL-Harris, Jane, Bennett
CHESHIRE-Littlemore, Timmins, Blanthorn, Smith
HUNTI'SHRE-Stretton, Bryant

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Re: Tasmania Convict record
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 December 17 20:50 GMT (UK) »
This shows an 1874 birth to William Stretton, labourer, and Janet Pearson (no formerly, so not married) at Constitution Hill in the district of Green Ponds
https://stors.tas.gov.au/007368120p279j2k
Trove results show that Thomas Stone's property, Horfield, was at Constitution Hill
Possibly him or his son??

Adding: some posts about Thomas Stone, Horfield and convicts on this blog
http://boobookbacktracks.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/trove-tuesday-in-which-thomas-stone-is.html

Adding: there is an 1874 death of the infant son of William Stratton reg. at Green Ponds
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-43p90j2k

and the 1887 death of a William Stratton aged 73y, born England, at the New Town Pauper Establishment
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-11p73j2k