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Series Details

Series Number: CON44
Start Date: 01 Sep 1833
End Date: 18 Sep 1866
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Access: Open
Creating Agency:
TA60 CONVICT DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1818 31 Dec 1877
Description (Content/Function):

This series consists of convicts' applications for the various boons it was possible for the Governor to grant: permission to marry, tickets-of-leave, conditional pardons, to have families sent from their native place; together with supporting papers. The latter take the form of recommendation from various officials and others, and the opinions of the Comptroller-General. Some are addressed to the latter and some to the Governor, to whom all were referred. See also CSO1/1/378 file 8600 for further memorials.

How to Use Series:

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System of Arrangement:

The series comprises volumes and individual documents

Information Sources:

Items in Series:
CON44/1/1 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - Memorial to Lieutenant-Governor - James Earls to marry Ellen Robins 25 Sep 1833
CON44/1/2 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - copies of certificates of good character - Aaron Price, Norfolk Island 01 Nov 1838 31 Jan 1845
CON44/1/3 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - Letter re convict John Smith of Governor Ready 13 Apr 1837
CON44/1/4 Convicts' memorials for indulgences- Appllications for conditional pardon - Margaret Wilson, St Vincent and Mary Williams, Emma Eugenia 3 18 Nov 1852 26 Mar 1853
CON44/1/5 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - volume 01 Sep 1833 31 Oct 1864
CON44/1/6 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - volume 01 Sep 1833 31 Oct 1864
CON44/1/7 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - volume 01 Sep 1833 31 Oct 1864
CON44/1/8 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - collected documents 05 Apr 1855 30 Nov 1864
CON44/1/9 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - volume 15 May 1860 18 Dec 1860
CON44/1/10 Convicts' memorials for indulgences - volume 01 Jan 1844 31 Dec 1844
CON44/2/1 Elizbeth Hawkins (Hindostan) & William Rosewood (free) 20 Sep 1845
CON44/2/2 Petition from John Norris (Waterlily) & Mary Ann Longey (free), also note from Chief constable in support of Norris 13 Sep 1848
CON44/2/3 Affadavit: George Williams (Lady Kennaway) & Ann Scott (Navarino) 13 Jun 1845
CON44/2/4 Affadavit: Michael Teaken (Argyle) & Alice Fitzgerald (free) and letter to Dykes 26 Apr 1847
CON44/2/5 Approval: Thomas Dykes (TL/John Calvin) & Mary McCormack (Anna Maria) 30 May 1853 31 Dec 1855
CON44/2/6 Petition & approval: Robert Henshaw (free) Catherine Smith (Barretts Jnr), inc. notes of support from Henshaw's employer & superintendant of Brickfields Hiring Depot 17 Jan 1851
CON44/2/7 Petition & approval: Robert Bingley & Ellen Lee (Earl Grey), inc. notes of support from employers/Ellen needed to prove she was no longer married 09 Mar 1852 31 Dec 1852
CON44/2/8 Affadavit: James Hadden & Emma Stonehouse, both free 28 Jun 1857
CON44/2/9 Petition from William Painter (Hyberabad) & Ann Willocks (Cadet 2)/question on Painter's ability to support a wife 11 May 1852 31 Dec 1853
CON44/2/10 Petition & affadavit: Edward Baker (Anson) & Eliza Gemmel/ Edward required to prove wife was not living 18 Sep 1866
CON44/2/11 Petition & affadavit: Thomas Jackson (TL/Dromedary) & Ellen Kirk (free) 24 Oct 1845
CON44/2/12 Petition: Robert Hitt (TL/Somersetshire) & Margaret Hehir (Earl Grey) 24 Jun 1851
CON44/2/13 Declaration by Timothy Coleman (Maitland) that he believed his wife no longer lived 10 Oct 1850 01 Jan 1852
CON44/2/14 William Seward (Pestongee Bomangee) & Ann Adamson (Martin Luther) 07 Sep 1853
CON44/2/15 Thomas Brewer & Elizabeth Kinmont (Barretts Jnr) 04 Aug 1852