Jacob Whitfield

Jacob Whitfield (1759 - abt. 1851)

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Jacob Whitfield
Born in Co. Armagh, Irelandmap
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Died about in Australiamap [uncertain]
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Biography

Jacob Whitfield was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to New South Wales
  • Note:

There are two Jacob Whitfields, but different years and dates. And some are confusing the two in their trees.

The Jacob Whitfield from Cavan, Ireland. Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers Name: Jacob Whitfield Event Type: Court Event Date: 22 May 1852 Event Place: Cavan, Ireland County: Cavan Role of Individual: Defendant Court: Cootehill Affiliate Publication Number: CSPS 1/3135-3198 , Digital Folder Number: 004582044 , Image Number: 00796

This is not the same Jacob Whitfield born 1759, Convict transported in 1822 ( possible he is related to Jacob Whitfield born 1759 . )

Jacob Whitfield born 1759, was sent to Australia on the Isabella in 1822, and tried in Tyrone Ireland.

The other Jacob Whitfield tried in 1852,Cavan, was still in Ireland as stated by his Court session.


    • The Convict from Ireland 1759.

Jacob Whitfield - Birth / Baptism - 1759 Co. Armagh, Ireland.

( How many Jacob Whitfield's in 1759 Ireland are there ? I have only found one )


Thomas Whitfield and Elizabeth Marshall are the said parents of Jacob Whitfield ,according to Church Baptism records, source: ROOTSIRELAND.ie.

Church Baptism Record Name: Jacob Whitfield Date of Birth: 00-Feb-1759 Date of Baptism: 1-Jan-0 Address: Parish/District: GRANGE & CHARLEMONT Gender: Male County ARMAGH Denomination: Society Of Friends Father: Thomas Whitfield Mother: Elizabeth Marshall.

Death date and place unknown - Jacob is found still living in 1851 according to a news article. This would make him 92 years old !


Death and Burials : Friends Burial Ground - Old Devonshire Street Sandhills Cemetery, reference : “Burial Notes missing : Jacob Whitfield” no indication of his date of death or burial.


    • Ireland Prison Registers:

Name: Jacob Whitfield Role of Individual: Prisoner Event Type: Prison Event Date: 1821 Event Place: Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland Age: 59 Birth Year (Estimated): 1762 Prison: Kilmainham Offense: Convict From The County Tyrone County: Dublin Item Number: 9 , Book Number: 1/10/50 , GS Film number: 2356764 , Digital Folder Number: 004492664 , Image Number: 00855

Citing this Record "Ireland Prison Registers, 1790-1924," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM3F-GBF : accessed 28 June 2015), Jacob Whitfield, 1821; from "Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland, Kilmainham Prison, item 9, book 1/10/50, images provided by FamilySearch International; FHL microfilm 2,356,764.


    • Transportation to the colonies ...

Place of Conviction: Tyorne Co, Ireland. 1820.

Jacob Whitfield Ticket Date: 26 Apr 1834 Immigration Year: 1822 Vessel: Isabella . ( Which makes Jacob aged 63 years old.)

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Jacob Whitfield. Description - Jacob Whitfield birth place said to be Tyrone Ireland. Description - Height - 5'11" Complexion - Fair. Eyes - Grey. Unable to read description of hair Colour ....

Occupation - Ploughman.

Charge - Assail ? meaning to Assault. ( hard to read ) . Sentence - Life. Trail - Tyrone, Ireland.

Assigned to...

Name: Whitfield Event Date: 12 Dec 1822 Event Description: On list of persons receiving an assigned convict Comments: Of Princes Street Page: 9 Source Citation Series: NRS 898; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6020-6040, 6070; Fiche 3260-3312

Name: Whitfield Event Date: 31 May 1824 Event Description: Permitted to pass from Windsor to the farm of Mr Earl in the County of Durham with servant & cattle Comments: Of Sydney Page: 335 Source Citation Series: NRS 937; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6004-6016


Seems Jacob continued his life of crime, bad behaviour and womanizing in the colony of Australia. He is mentioned a few times in News Articles in the early 1800's.

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Jacob Whitfield was a very busy man !

Documents show he had married 4 times ! Twice in Ireland and twice in Australia. A marriage to Mary -source not found. And one rejected application to marry in the colony of N.S.W.


* Jacob married ..

Denomination : Society Of Friends.

  • Ireland - 1st Marriage - 07-Sep-1787 - Eleanor Douglass. (rootsireland.ie ) See attached source.
  • Ireland - 2nd Marriage - 00-Jan-1796 - Jane Stewart. ( rootsireland.ie ) See attached source.

Jacob was said to be a widower when he married Jane Stewart.

  • Marriage -3rd ? Mary Gowrie .


        • NOTE : Evidence from Jacob's son, William Whitfield's death index states his mother is Ann  ? and his father as Jacob Whitfield. Does this disprove that Mary Gowrie is the mother of William Whitfield ?. How Mary fits into this puzzle is yet to be found . It is possible she was a relative ?.

And is the young 22 year old Anne Lindsay mentioned in Jacobs application of marriage, which was refused. The Ann mentioned in Jacob Whitfield's son William Whitfield's death index ? Anne Lindsay would be the same age as William, so not possible. Looking at the information I have come to the conclusion that Mary and the Ann mentioned as mother in William Whitfield's death index is the same person - Mary Ann Gowrie.

Note : I Have as yet found No evidence that a marriage took place between Jacob Whitfield and a Mary Gowrie ? Some tree's have them marrying in Ireland others in Australia. Others have her as deceased before she reached N.S.W on board ship. * More research needed.

* Mystery Petition ?

Jacob Whitfield - Other tree's have a Mystery Petition ? - ( I have not found, as yet this petition ) Stating - Mary (Gowrie), Jacob’s wife. In November 1823 Jacob had petitioned Governor Brisbane to have his wife and six children join him in the colony. ( This is impossible if they where with him on his journey from Ireland to N.S.W in 1822, as stated in his arrive papers - see attached docs )

  • Evidence found via immigration of Mary A Whitfield and children, wife of Jacob Whitfield. 1822. ( See attached docs )
  • * Evidence of a Mary A Whitfield immigrating with Children - Child - William Whitfield: Name:

William Whitfield Vessel: Baring Province: New South Wales Title: General muster Year(s): 1822 Source Citation Class: HO 10; Piece: 36 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

  • Jacob Whitfield:

Son - William Whitfield - Death cert gives Jacob as father, but is blank for mother. ( So suggests Mary his mother may have died during her immigration to N.S.W ? )

  • New evidence for a wife of Jacob Whitfield and son William Whitfield via son's death index.

Name: William Whitfield Death Date: 1897 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Jacob Mother's name: Ann Registration Year: 1897 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Number: 10326

* No marriage has been found as yet for Jacobs wife Mary Anne Whitfield. ( More research needed to find these missing docs. If there was in fact a marriage or relationship was de facto. )

* Death of Mary yet to be found.


  • According to Convict records Jacob Whitfield aged 73 ! made a application to marry Ann Lindesay aged 22 years, This was refused on the 22. December 1832.

Name: Jacob Whitfield Age: 73 Birth Year: Abt 1759. Spouse: Anne Lindesay Request Status: Refused Date of Permission/Refusal: 22 Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.

  • Note : ( the date of birth for Jacob, mentioned above fits with records for birth found on rootsireland.ie )


  • Australia - 4th Marriage - - 1832 Apr - Jean Cornel. Application to marry - Refused -24 Jan 1832.
    • Application to marry- 20th March 1832 - Granted. Note: Jacob is 72 years old. ( Ancestry.com )

Source Citation State Archives NSW; Series: 12212; Item: 4/4508 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.

Familysearch.org - gives Jacob as aged 60 years. Application to marry documents from Ancestry have Jacob aged 72. - which is correct going by birth date given at conviction and documented proof

Name: Jacob Whitfield Birth Date: 1772 Age: 60 Spouse's Name: Jean Cornell Spouse's Birth Date: 1800 Spouse's Age: 32 Event Date: 02 Apr 1832 Event Place: St. James, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Marital Status: Married Familysearch.org : Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M13536-5 , System Origin: Australia , GS Film number: 993950

  • Australia - 5th Marriage - 1840, 21 Feb - Elizabeth Smith. Application to marry - 3rd March 1840 - Granted. Note : Jacob is aged 80 years !( Ancestry.com)

Name: Jacob Whitfield Spouse Name: Elizabeth Smith Marriage Date: 1840 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1840 Volume Number: V B

Source Information Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Familysearch.org.

Jacob Whitfield mentioned in the record of Jacob Whitfield and Elizabeth Smith Name: Jacob Whitfield Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Smith Event Date: 11 Apr 1840 Event Place: St. John, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M31025-5 , System Origin: Australia , GS Film number: 993953

    • How many wives did Jacob Whitfield have ! I count five and one refused for 22 year old Anne Lindesay .

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Death and Burials :

Friends Burial Ground - Old Devonshire Street Sandhills Cemetery, reference : “Burial Notes missing : Jacob Whitfield” no indication of his date of death or burial. Burials took place in the Friends Burial Ground from after 1851 ..

The Devonshire Street Cemetery (also known incorrectly as the Brickfield Cemetery or Sandhills Cemetery) was located between Eddy Avenue and Elizabeth Street, and between Chalmers and Devonshire Streets, at Brickfield Hill, in Sydney, Australia. It was consecrated in 1820.[1] The Jewish section was used from 1832.[2] By 1860, the cemetery was full, and it was closed in 1867.

In 1901, the cemetery was resumed to allow for the development of Central railway station, Sydney and representatives of deceased persons buried in the Devonshire Street cemetery were given two months to arrange for exhumation and removal of remains from the cemetery. All reasonable costs were borne by the Government of New South Wales. The remains that were unclaimed were relocated to a purpose-built cemetery named Bunnerong Cemetery. Remains that were claimed were transferred to a number of cemeteries as listed below. Bunnerong Cemetery, south of the city, had a tram line constructed to make the removal of recasketed remains as simple as possible. Bunnerong Cemetery was next to the Botany Cemetery and, in the early 1970s, was absorbed by that cemetery to create the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_Street_Cemetery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Suburbs_Memorial_Park

Sources

After some investigation on Jacob Whitfield I found the information on the web - which does not seem to be backed by any sources for birth date and place of birth could only be incorrect. After a search on ROOTSIRELAND.ie I found a Jacob Whitfield who fits all ages at dates given for conviction,musters, and transport to Australia from Ireland. His baptism date and place have been updated to fit with my findings. Birth - Baptism date being 1759 .

The parents for Jacob Whitfield are also incorrect ? in other trees available on the internet -Needs more investigation. Only one Baptism for a Jacob Whitfield I have found in Ireland that fits his age in recorded convict documents for age and place of birth given as Tyrone Ireland.

Note : I Have as yet found No evidence that a marriage took place between Jacob Whitfield and a Mary Gowrie ? Some have them marrying in Ireland others in Australia. Who is the mother of Jacob's children is open to debate, until proven otherwise.

Jacob Whitfield Petition - Mary (Gowrie), Jacob’s wife. In November 1823 Jacob had petitioned Governor Brisbane to have his wife and six children join him in the colony. ? It is said she died on the journey to Australia or died before boarding back in Ireland ?.... Evidence found via immigration of Mary Anne Whitfield and children, wife of Jacob Whitfield.



http://armagh.rootsireland.ie/view_detail.php?recordid=1841399&type=bch&recordCentre=armagh&page=1

http://ifhf.rootsireland.ie/quis.php?page=1&confirmPageView=Y


See also:

http://armagh.rootsireland.ie/view_detail.php?recordid=1833362&type=mch&recordCentre=armagh&page=1

Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Source Citation Class: HO 10; Piece: 36 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Source Citation Class: HO 10; Piece: 36 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Source Citation State Archives NSW; Series: 12212; Item: 4/4510 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Original data: Registers of convicts' applications to marry. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia: State Records Authority of New South Wales. Series 12212

Source Citation State Archives NSW; Roll: 853 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data:

Citing this Record "Ireland Prison Registers, 1790-1924," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM3F-GBF : accessed 28 June 2015), Jacob Whitfield, 1821; from "Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland, Kilmainham Prison, item 9, book 1/10/50, images provided by FamilySearch International; FHL microfilm 2,356,764.



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Jacob Whitfield- New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859 for Jacob Whitfield
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New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 forJacob Whitfield
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Name: Jacob Whitfield Ticket Date: 26 Apr 1834 Immigration Year: 1822 Vessel: Isabella (2)
Name:	Jacob Whitfield Ticket Date:	26 Apr 1834 Immigration Year:	1822 Vessel:	Isabella (2)

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 forJacob Whitfield
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Collaboration

On 18 May 2017 at 20:07 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Whitfield-1434 and Whitfield-681 appear to represent the same person because: No idea why someone not in this family line would reject this merge, but, I am re proposing for the current profile managers.

On 18 May 2017 at 17:46 GMT Tobe Whitfield wrote:

Whitfield-681 and Whitfield-1434 do not represent the same person because: I have no Jacob Whitfield in my line.

On 17 May 2017 at 23:08 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Whitfield-1434 and Whitfield-681 appear to represent the same person because: based on the son, it would appear that these were intended to be the same person. Can you take a look and see if you agree?



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