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Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« on: Saturday 30 June 18 09:45 BST (UK) »
I had so much help on this site researching my William Hawker that a distant cousin has asked if I can trace her Edward Sweeton. He was on the 1841 census at Woolwich/Greenwich on the Warrior Convict ship and then I found him on the Barossa.

Can anyone fill in the blanks for me please.

All I know was that he was convicted at Ayr and received 7 years for what?

Thank you.

Judy
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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 June 18 10:44 BST (UK) »
You'll probably find most information at
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=11
(as per Rootschat Australian, Tasmania Resources)

Brief information states he was convicted of Sheep Stealing (7 years), he was 20 years old, married (wife=Jane) and was released by servitude in 1847.

Follow the above link - it provides interesting reading.

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 June 18 11:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for such quick replies.
Lady Di - I'm afraid your link did not work for me. However, the one from ShaunJ was working and it's very interesting.

It will take a bit of translating all the text but thank you again.

Judy
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire

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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 June 18 11:57 BST (UK) »
According to the Warrior hulk register, he was married with one child. Per the VDL records the wife's name was Jane.

Can't find a marriage or baptism....
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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 June 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
Convict record says free by servitude in September 1847, then there's the arrival of the brig Raven in Melbourne, Victoria from Launceston, Tasmania in October 1847 with E. Sweeton aboard.

1847 'Shipping Intelligence.', The Melbourne Argus (Vic. : 1846 - 1848), 12 October, p. 2. , viewed 30 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4762420

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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 June 18 15:35 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Hobart Town Gazette, 6th September 1844, page 1087.

Comptroller-General's Office, 4th September 1844.
The following engagement of Pass Holders into private service have been sanctioned by the Lieutenant Governor.

Edmund SWEETON, Barrosa, to T. Dowling, Patterson's Plains.

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Re: Edward Sweeton Convict Ship Barossa 1841
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 June 18 16:01 BST (UK) »
Thank you Aussie1947 and Matthewj64 and Shaun again.

I'm currently trying to find out what happened to his wife and child. I have found a child Edward Sweton aged 1 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire and I think it's him.

Judy
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire