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Offline Keith Sherwood

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Hi, Everyone,
It's been a long time since I posted on here, but I wonder whether one of you resourceful people on here can discover the fate or at least landing place of the following individual:
John BROOKS of Felmersham in Bedfordshire County, England, who was sentenced to 7 years transportation for "cutting and maiming a cow" at the Lent Assizes in 1823. He was removed to the Justitia Hulk at Woolwich on 24th April 1824, and presumably set sail some time after that across the world. Unless of course he perished in that hulk.
From previous experience reading the records of those transported, there's usually a wealth of detail of the individual's appearance and what happened to him/her.  I have no idea at present how old he was then.
Any assistance whatsoever would be greatly appreciated!
Keith

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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 June 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Keith,

He was convicted at Bedford in March 1824; the prison and hulk records show that he was 29 years old; transported 10 November 1824 per the Justitia's register. I'm still working on where to.

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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 June 19 14:26 BST (UK) »
Transported on the Royal Charlotte to New South Wales
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UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 June 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
Shaun, you never cease to amaze me...!
So much to look at here, many thanks,
Keith

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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 June 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/searchhits_nocopy?id=68&applicant%20%28male%29=Brooks&ship%20%28male%29=Royal%20Charlotte&applicant%20%28female%29=&ship%20%28female%29=&date%20of%20permission=&place=Sydney
Convicts Applications to Marry, 1825 - 1851
BROOKS, John; Royal Charlotte; Age - 36; Sentence - 7 yrs; Condition - Free.
CONNELL, Ellen; Edward; Age - 29; Sentence - 7 yrs; Condition - Bond.
Date of Permission: 27 Sep 183; Clergyman: Revd J. McEncroe; Sydney;
Citation: NRS 12212 [4/4508; Fiche 780]
Item: 2521


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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 03 June 19 16:22 BST (UK) »
Did John BROOKS and Ellen CONNELL not end up getting married?
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/searchhits_nocopy?id=68&applicant%20%28male%29=&ship%20%28male%29=&applicant%20%28female%29=Connell&ship%20%28female%29=Edward&date%20of%20permission=&place=

NSW marriage:
1153/1835 V18351153 19 John BROOKS and Lucy PAYNE; CA
https://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Documents/early-church-codes.pdf
*CA = Church of England Sydney, St Phillip's

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Re: Fate of John BROOKS of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, transported after 24-4-1824?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 03 June 19 18:01 BST (UK) »
Wow, Cupoflife, that's amazing, finding that for me!
Not only a free man after serving his 7 year sentence (which he received during an unforgiving time of famine, need and therefore unrest in rural Bedfordshire in the 1820's), but then (hopefully!) happily married to Ellen Connell.  Quite an Irish sounding surname for his bride.  I must investigate further...
Very many thanks,
Keith