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Offline Tom Potter

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Van Deimens Land page 02
« on: Sunday 04 April 21 14:56 BST (UK) »
I found some petition files for my 2nd GG uncle John Potter who was transported to Van Diemen's land for 14 years but am having difficulty working out what some of them say could some kind person please help in Deciphering them. Kind Regards Tom

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Re: Van Deimens Land page 02
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 April 21 15:57 BST (UK) »
Perhaps you could tell us some of the words that you're having particular problems with. It may be that if we can help with these, and how certain letters are formed, you'll be able to read it for yourself.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Van Deimens Land page 02
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 April 21 16:30 BST (UK) »
John Potter - Liverpool 4 July 1836 - Larceny before - 14 years

To the Right Honourable Lord John Russell
The Petition of John Potter most humbly
sheweth
That your Petitioner is the heart broken
Father of a convict now under sentence
of transportation for fourteen years; for
a Felony committed in Liverpool.
That the said convict has been seduced by
the bad example of others; as he never saw
any thing but what was correct at home
and had the advantage of as good an
education as was in your Petitioner's
power to bestow.
Your Petitioner humbly supplicates
your Lordship's interferance to procure
His Majesty's clemency that the sentence
of the said convict may be commuted
to Seven Years as it is his first offence
trusting the situation he is now in
may operate as an incentive to better
conduct and your Petitioner will
[?] in duty ever (?)

[?] Place      John Potter
[?] Street      Dawson Place
[?] 1836      (?) St Liverpool



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Re: Van Deimens Land page 02
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 April 21 16:56 BST (UK) »
Just adding a little to Matthew's work:

...as in duty bound ever pray

It's a fairly standard phrase, so I have inserted the as.

ADDED:

For example, see here:

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1883-2ndSessionNoE4.pdf

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Re: Van Deimens Land page 02
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 April 21 13:20 BST (UK) »
Perhaps you could tell us some of the words that you're having particular problems with. It may be that if we can help with these, and how certain letters are formed, you'll be able to read it for yourself.

Thanks arthurk I will do that next time

Kind Regards
Tom

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 April 21 13:21 BST (UK) »
John Potter - Liverpool 4 July 1836 - Larceny before - 14 years

To the Right Honourable Lord John Russell
The Petition of John Potter most humbly
sheweth
That your Petitioner is the heart broken
Father of a convict now under sentence
of transportation for fourteen years; for
a Felony committed in Liverpool.
That the said convict has been seduced by
the bad example of others; as he never saw
any thing but what was correct at home
and had the advantage of as good an
education as was in your Petitioner's
power to bestow.
Your Petitioner humbly supplicates
your Lordship's interferance to procure
His Majesty's clemency that the sentence
of the said convict may be commuted
to Seven Years as it is his first offence
trusting the situation he is now in
may operate as an incentive to better
conduct and your Petitioner will
[?] in duty ever (?)

[?] Place      John Potter
[?] Street      Dawson Place
[?] 1836      (?) St Liverpool

Thanks You Mathew

Kind Regards
Tom

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Re: Van Deimens Land page 02
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 April 21 13:24 BST (UK) »
Just adding a little to Matthew's work:

...as in duty bound ever pray

It's a fairly standard phrase, so I have inserted the as.

ADDED:

For example, see here:

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1883-2ndSessionNoE4.pdf

Thank you horselydown86

Kind Regards
Tom