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Parkhurst Boys 49 - History Tree

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Date: 25 Oct 1849 to 1852
Location: Western Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Parkhurst_Boys Colony_of Ship_Tree
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Ship Arrival off Fremantle
Mary, 1849

People – LifeTree

ARRIVED.— On the 25th, the barque Mary, [1]
Thomas Hedger, master, from London. Passengers—
Cabin, Mr and Mrs Simpson and 2 children ;
steerage— Mr G. Dixon and wife, Mr Thomas Dixon and child, Mrs Dixon -
53 Parkhurst boys and 21 female emigrants.
Flag of Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Prison
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Parkhurst boys. [2]
The Parkhurst lads were convicted children from the Isle of Wight and by 1852, 334 had been sent to the Swan River and apprenticed to local settlers. Other boys were sent to Tasmania, New Zealand, Victoria and even Norfolk Island.
Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
The boys were listed in Paul Buddee's book, Fate of the Artful Dodger and in Andrew Gill's later work, Forced Labour for the West. Additional information was given in AJCP Reel 448 CO 18/58 letter #70 – 'Report by Wittenoom, Guardian of Juveniles'.
The 53 'apprentices' who were transported on the Mary are transcribed below.

The Boys

Number | Name | Age | Family/Single | Occupation | Quarantine | Comments
938 | Milne Durward | - - | farm servant - 1849 - 1851
Number | Surname Christian Name(s) | Term Age | Trial Place Day Mth Year | Offence | Comments
Allcock John 7y 15 Nether Knutsford 22 02 1847 Stealing a watch .... ....
Blackhurst Frederick 7y 16 Nether Knutsford 07 01 1846 Stealing comfortables aka [BATHURST]
Byrne John 10y 18 Middlesex 12 01 1847 Stealing .... .... ....
Cain Richard 7y 16 Leicester 17 05 1847 Stealing handkerchiefs .... ....
Campbell William 7y 15 Perth SCT 01 05 1847 Theft .... .... ....
Carr John 7y 17 Doncaster 26 10 1846 Stealing jackets .... .... ....
Challoner William 7y 17 Middlesex 23 03 1847 Stealing shoes .... ....
Dearle John 7y 16 Cambridge 29 06 1846 Stealing books aka [BOWTELL-DEARLE]
Derricott Richard 7y 15 Stafford 11 03 1847 Larceny .... .... ....
xxx | John Dixon | 10y 16 | Middlesex .. .. 18. | Stealing handkerchiefs
Douglas John | 10y 17 Edinburgh | 22 Feb 1847 | Housebreaking aka [DOUGLASS; WOOD]
938 | Milne Durvold Milne | 7y 14 | Aberdeen 20 Apr 1847 | Theft | aka [DURWOOD; Durward]
Dyke Joseph 7y 14 Exeter 05 01 1847 Horse Stealing .... .... ....
Falcolner William 7y 13 Aberdeen 20 04 1847 Theft .... .... ....
Follin Bryan 7y 14 Middlesex 29 04 1847 Stealing towels .... .... ....
Frankleton William 7y 14 Pontefract 05 04 1847 Stealing brushes .... ....
Gardner George 7y 16 Newington 05 01 1847 Stealing lead Absconded
Gibb George 7y 16 Aberdeen 21 04 1847 Theft .... .... ....
Godfrey Thomas 7y 16 Central Criminal Court 10 05 1847 Larceny ....
Goodman William 7y 14 Aberdeen 21 04 1847 Theft aka [GODSMAN]
Gorman Alfred 7y 16 Stafford 19 10 1846 Stealing handkerchiefs .... ....
Gray John 7y 15 Perth SCT 29 04 1847 Theft .... .... .... ....
Grimme John 7y 16 Central Criminal Court 01 03 1847 Larceny .... ....
Hamblett Thomas 7y 16 Knutsford 17 05 1847 Stealing rope aka [HAMLETT]
Hazel William 7y 15 Edinburgh 04 03 1847 Housebreaking .... ....
Holloway John William 10y 12 Middlesex 23 03 1847 Stealing .... ....
Hudson William 7y 16 Warwick 23 03 1847 Burglary aka [HODSON]
Lamb Thomas 10y 16 Middlesex 30 09 1846 Stealing .... .... ....
Lane William 7y 16 Central Criminal Court 16 05 1847 Larceny Trial date could have been May 10, 1847
Larkin Edwin 7y 17 Middlesex 20 04 1847 Stealing a sovereign .... ....
Lennett Robert 7y 14 Swaffham 13 01 1847 Ass stealing aka [LINNETT]; escaped in an American whale boat
Leslie Robert 7y 16 Aberdeen 21 04 1847 Housebreaking .... ....
Lewer Robert 10y 16 Central Criminal Court .. .. 18.. Firing a stack .... ....
Manchin Lawrence 7y 14 Aberdeen 20 04 1847 Theft aka [MANCHLIN; MACHLIN]
McGregor Henry 7y 16 Middlesex 23 02 1847 Stealing sugar .... ....
Medcalf John 15y 16 Lincoln 06 03 1847 Stabbing .... .... ....
Mulligan James 7y 18 Perth SCT 28 04 1847 Housebreaking aka [MOLGAN]
Murray John 7y 16 Aberdeen 20 04 1847 Theft .... .... ....
O'Neil James 7y 17 Ayr 04 05 1847 Theft .... .... .... ....
Potts Matthew 7y 15 Nether Knutsford 17 05 1847 Stealing a watch ....
Ragg Henry 10y 14 Stirling 08 04 1847 Housebreaking .... ....
Reynolds Thomas ... 16 Liverpool 20 10 1845 Stealing 60 copper nails ....
Ricketts Henry 7y 17 Middlesex 13 10 1846 Stealing 4 shillings aka [FLYNN]
Roan John Carter 7y 17 Plymouth 04 07 1846 Shopbreaking .... ....
Saunders William 7y 15 Stirling 08 04 1847 Housebreaking aka [SANDERS]
Smith Thomas 7y 16 Central Criminal Court 10 05 1847 Larceny .... ....
Smith William 7y 14 Leicester 19 10 1846 Stealing satin .... .... ....
Walker John 7y 16 Aberdeen 21 04 1847 Theft .... .... ....
Weale Allen 7y 17 Central Criminal Court 10 05 1847 Stealing .... ....
Williams James 7y 16 Kingston-on-Thames 29 03 1847 Stealing a basket ....
Willis Edward 7y 16 Nether Knutsford 17 05 1847 Stealing bread .... ....
Wilson Benjamin 7y 15 Central Criminal Court 05 04 1847 Larceny .... ....
Wilson Thomas 7y 13 Aberdeen 21 04 1847 Theft
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Number *[3] |

Sources

  1. Shipping Intelligence. (1849, October 31). Inquirer (Perth, WA : 1840 - 1855), p. 2. Retrieved June 23, 2020
  2. Perth DPS Passenger Ships arriving in Fremantle
  3. [*] The number is from Andrew Gill's book: Convict Assignment in WA 1842-1851. p.224




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