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GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« on: Tuesday 28 April 20 10:12 BST (UK) »
Richard GAUNT was born in Matlock, Derbyshire around 1816. He was convicted of horse stealing and was transported to Tasmania on the Elphinstone in 1836.

I am hoping someone has Tasmania BDM records to verify the following

He married Margaret HEALEY in or around 1843 in Hobart. Margaret was also a convict but haven't found here record yet.

According to his death certificate 1873 in Victoria. He had 3 daughters Lydia born c 1843, Sarah born c 1845 and Margaret born c 1847. Sarah and Margaret travelled with the family to Victoria in around 1851. I believe Lydia stayed in Tasmania and married there.

I have family information of Sarah and Margaret but nothing on what happened to Lydia.

Any help would be great Thank you in anticipation
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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 10:48 BST (UK) »
1864 Hobart Marriage Lydia Gaunt to William John Hawkins (mariner)

witnesses Robert Burrows & Geo. Cooper
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-23p82j2k


December 1864 Hobart birth Elizabeth Maria to William Hawkins (mariner) and Lydia (formerly Burrows)
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-9-p499j2k

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 11:13 BST (UK) »
Can you please list all the information on the death certificate, 1873.

How have you identified Margarey HEALEY to be a convict?.


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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 11:19 BST (UK) »
1892 death (reg Gordon) of Robert Burrows 82y, informant William Hawkins, son-in-law, South Bruni Lighthouse
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-61p99j2k

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 12:10 BST (UK) »
Can you please list all the information on the death certificate, 1873.

How have you identified Margarey HEALEY to be a convict?.

Here is Richard's death entry.

Sorry I should have said I suspect that Margaret Healey could have been a convict but haven't been able to establish whether she was or not.
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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 12:25 BST (UK) »
1892 death (reg Gordon) of Robert Burrows 82y, informant William Hawkins, son-in-law, South Bruni Lighthouse
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-61p99j2k

Thanks matthewj64.

It looks like Lydia may be the daughter of Robert Burrowes and Margaret Healey.
This would explain why she stayed in Tasmania when her mother and two younger siblings went to Victoria.
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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 12:27 BST (UK) »
Is it Margaret Healey or could it be Nealy?

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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 12:34 BST (UK) »
Is it Margaret Healey or could it be Nealy?

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Healey is given as mother's maiden name on daughter Margaret's death certificate and also on her own death certificate. Margaret's maiden name shown as Nealy on her husband Richard Gaunt's death certificate.

Death certificates are notorious for incorrect information so it could be Nealy.
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Re: GAUNT Richard and HEALEY Margaret Tasmanian Convicts
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 12:56 BST (UK) »
I have now been able to find death notices for Lydia and her husband. (attached)

It appears they only had one daughter Mrs McNaught (Macnought).

If anyone could find a marriage for Elizabeth Hawkins and Mr McNaught and any children - I would be most grateful. 
Watts Westcott Irwin Gammon - Devon
Marchment Gale - Wiltshire
MacLeod MacSwain- Raasay, Scotland
Gazzard Partridge - Essex
Grimmett Harris - Oxfordshire
Brien Poyser- London
Johns Morris - Glamorgan, Wales