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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 14:02 GMT (UK) »
Trove.com has some good hits for "Daniel Wilkins" in Launceston in 1840s through 1870s.  Refine search to Tasmanian newspapers and enter name with quotation marks to get them.
Appears he was a confectioner in Brisbane Street.
Convict Daniel Wilkins shows up too in lists and probably him done for drunkeness and domestic violence.
Your Daniel, the baker/confectioner appears far more 'respectable' as he sits on juries.
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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 21 December 17 04:16 GMT (UK) »
Not sure what info you already have:

Death
7 November 1877, registered Launceston
Daniel WILKINS, 53, confectioner, cause of death: heart disease.
Death Notified by Richards & Sons, Undertakers, Launceston

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/results?qu=wilkins&qf=NI_NAME_FACET%09Name%09Wilkins%2C+Daniel%09Wilkins%2C+Daniel

Edit to add death notices, and there are a couple of others identical, all with no more information though.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198915492
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/37152269

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 21 December 17 23:11 GMT (UK) »
I just typed up a huge reply, but somehow lost it all .... :(

To summarise my lost reply, many thanks for the useful responses. I will check the links etc and return later.  :)

Added: it seems convict Daniel was born about 1827 and respectable Daniel was born about 1824. Can anyone spot a 1824 birth?

Thanks again to everyone. Your help is much appreciated.

I will be back.  :)

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #12 on: Friday 22 December 17 00:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie,

There's a reference on LINC Tasmania Names database for a Daniel Wilkins departing on the 'William Melville', 30 Mar 1850 from Launceston to California. Could this be your fellow seeking to make his fortune in the gold rush in America? Ship he came on is referred to as the 'Manfield'. Though looking at the online image it could be 'Manford'. No evidence that he returned to Tasmania but might be worth investigating.

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/results?qu=Daniel&qu=Wilkins

Anne Wilkins (nee Richards) appears to have remarried the year after Daniels death in 1877 to William Wallace Noakes -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-37p255j2k
 
She died at Ulverstone in 1895. Note informant was a brother, Frederick Richards -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-64p192j2k

Her death notice in the 'Daily Telegraph', 5 June 1895 -

DEATHS.
 
NOAKE. On the 4th of June, at her resi- 
dence, Ulverstone, Ann, wife of William
W. Noake, and eldest daughter of the
late John and Jane Richards, aged 59 years.

In a Golden Wedding Anniversary notice from 1914 a Sarah Richards is noted to be marrying Henry Crocker in Launceston, 24 Sept 1867. Parents John and Jane Richards are noted as living in Cameron Street. A Jane Richards died at Cameron Street, 23 June 1887 aged 64 -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-56p22j2k

A John Richards died at Cameron Street, 24 Jan 1889 aged 76 -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-58p4j2k

There is a Maurice Richards signing as witness to Ann Richards second marriage in 1878 and there was a Morriss Richards born to a John Richards and Jane James ux Richards in Launceston in 1841 -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-23-p676j2k

That leads you back to a marriage in Hobart in 1835 between John Richards and Jane James -

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-2p186j2k

Hope that might give you some leads... :)

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 December 17 00:59 GMT (UK) »
There is great story in the Launceston Examiner, 30 Jan. 1889 regarding  John Richards by Tommy Trot in his 'Echos Of The Streets' column...

Relevant is the passage...' Mr. Richards came to the colony as quite a young man in a vessel owned by his widowed sister. He shortly afterwards married' one of the passengers by the Princess Royal which arrived in the colony in 1832..."

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 December 17 02:40 GMT (UK) »
Have been out all morning and just logged in to find your replies - Great stuff, thanks Peter! I did see a tree online which mentioned the Noakes marriages, but many thanks for the supporting material.

I have to go out again in a minute so, frustratingly, will have to put this aside till later.

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #15 on: Friday 22 December 17 02:59 GMT (UK) »
Might have got the wrong Jane Richards dying in Launceston.?? According to Thelma McKay's book "The Princess Royal Girls" Jane Richards lived with her unwed daughter Eva in Brisbane Road after her husbands death she died there in 1891. She is recorded as a native of Jamaica.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-60p37j2k

The book also validates the facts from Mr Price's diary who was the priest on the voyage. He says Jane James was an orphan, native of Jamaica. She's recorded as a dressmaker aged 18 and very respectable and well spoken.

So who the Jane Richards who died in Cameron Street in 1887? Curious??  :o

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #16 on: Friday 22 December 17 03:56 GMT (UK) »
Ive had a look at the criminal registers and newspaper archives. It would appear this daniel is also known as william. He was tried along with another boy named william smith. Both these boys were sentenced for 7 years transportation for stealing cow hair. There is a william at castle donington on the 1841 census with parents john and sarah. There is also a boy called william smith who is their neighbour. Daiels age is 13 and william is 12 so out by a year or two, but still very possible.

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Re: Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« Reply #17 on: Friday 22 December 17 04:19 GMT (UK) »
Using TAS LINC for BDM, see -

18 Oct 1896 WILKINS or NOAK Annie Edith  m. McDONALD Frank Archer @ Ulverstone
(see notation written down left side of page)

27 Apr 1898   NOAKE or WILKINS John Richards  m. LILLICO Janet Catherine @ Ulverstone