Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 18, 2010

I have convict ancestors

Filed under: General — admin @ 11:24 pm

I have just found out I have convict ancestors. How cool is that? And they are Irish transported for stealing a watch. Here is the transcript. Thanks to my brother Lawrie for some excellent research.


James Larkin 2605/197 C42/771

Age: 21 : Education RVW[Reading,Verbal,Writing] Religion-Catholic

Trade : Grocer

Tried Dublin 8/4/1833 for stealing a watch; convicted and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia.

No former convictions.

Description ; Height 5'4.5", complection : fair, ruddy,freckled,small mole left cheek,Hair light brown , Eyes,grey.

Archives Office of NSW AO Fiche688

Report from principal Superintendant of Convicts, Date ??

Bound Indents 1833-1835 [4/4018]pp 116-237

Musters and other papers relating to convict ships, 1790-1849;2/8276 p167

Warrents of the Lord Leiutenant of Ireland relating to convict vessels from Ireland; Irish Indents 1822-1840

General musterof male and female convicts in NSW and Norfolh Island, 31/12/1837; item 31, reel 71

General return of convicts in NSW 1837; Number 14570

Ship "Royal Admiral" sailed 4/6/1833 from Dublin; picked up more passengers in Cork 5th June

215 male prisoners; 41 Irish prisoners; plus Guards [Queens 21 Regiment]

Master; David Fotheringham

high incidence of sickness on passage; reported by Surgeon

Arrived Sydney Cove 26 October 1833

Reported in 1837 Convict Muster ; Age 25; No.14570 Assigned to HJ Pilcher at Paterson in the Hunter Valley

And this is my grandmother, Clara Larkin, descendant of the convict James Larkin.
clara larkin

6 Comments »

  1. Convict ancestry hey. Well that explains a lot doesn’t it! 😀

    Cool piece of your family tree to uncover.

    Comment by Lucky — March 19, 2010 @ 12:54 am

  2. Very chic these days. But there’s snobbery attached to early arrivals versus latecomers, isn’t there? Sorry, old boy, it’s First Fleeters or also rans!

    Comment by Tyto Tony — March 19, 2010 @ 6:23 am

  3. Lucky, I was stoked. It does explain umm something.. or other ???

    Tony, I never did care much for what snobs think.. 🙂

    Comment by admin — March 19, 2010 @ 11:00 am

  4. Very interesting. It’s always exciting to find out more about your family.

    Comment by adam — March 19, 2010 @ 11:39 am

  5. thanks adam.
    i like all the naughty bits that the ancestors did. 🙂

    cheers,
    steve

    Comment by admin — March 20, 2010 @ 12:08 am

  6. My grandmother and great grandfather as well! The story of James’ wife is just as interesting!i

    Comment by Denis Hannigan — April 23, 2012 @ 9:40 am

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