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Convict information
« on: Monday 25 October 21 03:53 BST (UK) »
Hello all you wonderful knowledgeable people. Can you please advise web links to free information to research my errant relative who was sent from England to Aus in 1800. TIA
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I don't know how to reply on the site. Can you help? The convice is Richard Hughes arrived 1 Oct 1830 • gaol, Parramatta, New South Wales ship Lady Harewood, No 1431 Richard Hughes SHIP Lady Harwood, 1830, on arr ? on entering goal ‘free’, native place KENT?, protestant, laborer, admitted 31st Parramatta, debtor £9 10s 0p, paid the debt, 1st nov behavior in goal ‘debtor’??
How do I track him from release also?
I think this is him: No 4702, Richard Hughes age 23, released into employment of Rev. R Cartwright, Liverpool year of arr. 1831, SHIP Lady Harwood, 7 ½ years, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cartwright-robert-1882. thanks again. Jenny

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 October 21 04:17 BST (UK) »
What was the name of the person, the name of convict ship, and the place he/ she was sent?

https://www.nla.gov.au/research-guides/convicts
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 October 21 10:17 BST (UK) »
Hello all you wonderful knowledgeable people. Can you please advise web links to free information to research my errant relative who was sent from England to Aus in 1800. TIA

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If you are sure the year is 1800, then the records must be at the New South Wales State Archives, who in turn have partnership arrangements with several commercial websites.    NSW State Archives online indexes for that era include two significant ones,  including Convict Indents - Indexes 1788-1801 with images NO subscriptions,  freely available and the Col-sec papers 1788-1825.

There is a new database, nominal annual subs of about $35,  - Biographical Database of Australia,  detailed info there, a not for profit group behind that.

Agree with Neale, plenty of help available if you can give name etc  of your person of interest  :)

JM  ADD I am on my e-reader, so cannot do live links, BUT there's plenty on RChats Australia  resources board and on the sub-boards within that.
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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 00:49 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

I have had a PM from our OP  (Original Poster  :D ) and so I will try to help a tad more ...   :D

 :)  The reply button is only available when we are logged on, but even if not logged on, anyone can read the thread because RootsChat is set up that way,  easy to find via Google or similar search engines.

 :)  We are looking for a Richard HUGHES per the Lady Harewood to Sydney arriving NSW 4 March 1831.   

 :)  I am attaching a snip from the Opening Post, which our OP has kindly added further info to.  I am attaching the snip to show the REPLY button.

Fingers crossed,  ADDED  ITS HUGGGGGEEEE  huge I say ... you will need to scroll across. 

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 01:10 BST (UK) »
Here is the live link to the Resources Board for Australia.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/australia-resources-offers/ 


And for the sub-board for NSW https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=369703.0

And the NSW State Archives https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/

And NSW State Archives Convict Indexes (Under C) https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/research-a-z  and
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/convicts/guides  includes the live link to the pdf guide and
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/convicts

And Biographical Database of Australia (the not for profit website, a work in progress)... 
https://www.bda-online.org.au/

I am sure Neale and many other RChatters will have plenty of other live links to share too.

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 01:16 BST (UK) »
Here is the link for the newspaper announcement for Richard HUGHES obtaining his Certificate of Freedom
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/32156248 The Sydney Monitor, 9 June 1837
Hughes Richard Lady Harewood 1. 

(the '1' indicates the NSW administration for Convicts have added '1' to indicate in their NSW records that that was the first time that that ship brought convicts to NSW)

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 01:20 BST (UK) »
To all forum members wishing to help, a message received by PM from JANICELEEDALE

It contains the same information as posted above by JM
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 01:21 BST (UK) »
CERTIFICATE OF FREEDOM   18 May 1837
Prisoner number: 31/382
Name: Richard Hughes
Ship: Lady Harewood1830
Native Place: Newington Kent
Trade or calling: Gardener
Offence: Stealing Pigs
Place of Trial: Kent Quarter Sessions
Date of Trial: 20 April 1830
Sentence: 7 years
Year of Birth: 1807
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Complexion: Dark ruddy
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Grey
General Remarks: Scar on right cheek? Another inner corner of right eye brow.
Next bit hard to read, refers to tattoos – Two men? three women A.H.C.H.A.H.R.G.J.P. inside right arm and mermaid on upper R.H.J H.T.H anchor lower left arm.

Written across side – looks like ”cleared out in the Waterlily for 12S     4 March 43”
(I speculate this is him leaving the colony on the ship Waterlily. Needs further investigation)

Extra information contained in the Convict Indent
Richard Hughes – can read, Protestant, Married, 1 daughter, 1 son,
Occupation: Shepherd, ploughs, reaps, mills, and hop planter, kitchen gardener.


He was assigned to Rev R. Cartwright in Liverpool.     See here for Robert Cartwright:
https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cartwright-robert-1882
 JM will give you more on Rev Cartwright, I am sure.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: CONVICT INFORMATION
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 01:22 BST (UK) »
Entry in the Paramatta Gaol Entrance Book
31 Oct 1842
In Debt 9 Pounds and 10 Shillings
Debt paid 1st Nov

There is also reference to a bank warrant for Richard Hughes, per Lady Harewood
27 May 1837 – a cash fine of 1 pound – according to the Colonial Secretary letter of 25th May 1837
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)