Tag: Convicts

John William (William) Chapman 1792-1852

William Chapman was born at Hatfield Broad Oak in Essex, England the eldest son of Isaac Robert Chapman (1761-1850) and Elizabeth Catharina nee Blandy (1770-1847). At the age of 13, he was convicted of stealing one sheep and two lambs and received the death penalty but was reprieved and transported to Australia for life. He […]

Ivan John Badcock’s U.K. Forbears to Australia

This article includes a list of Ivan’s British Forbears, including when they arrived in Australia and on which ship, along with other interesting information about each person. Many are featured in expanded articles on History Over Dinner. YEAR/SHIP NAME RANK RESIDENCE U.K. & NOTES 1788Scarborough (First Fleet) Herbert, John Alexander Convict London (1767-1846), tried at the […]

Cornish Female Convicts Transported to Van Diemen’s Land

Around 24,000 women convicts were transported to Australia, with some 12,500 sent to Van Diemen’s Land of which 78 have been identified as coming from Cornwall, England. General details for Cornish convicts are attached. Transportation ceased to Van Diemen’s Land in 1853. A brief profile on each Cornish V.D.L. convict, including their lives after arrival, […]

John Alexander Herbert & Hannah Bolton (alias Ann Moor)

John Herbert was the fifth person listed for Australia First Fleet – Scarborough. Hannah Bolton was on the Second Fleet – Lady Juliana. Children (all born on Norfolk Island) Charlotte b. 1792 d. after 1805 Elizabeth b. 1794 d. 1794 Norfolk Island James b. 1795 d. 1858 Longford Jemima b. 1797 d. Probably Tasmania Elizabeth […]

John Alexander Herbert: First Fleet Convict – London to Sydney

Early Years Information on John’s early years is currently limited. He was born in a house at Shoe Lane (behind St. Andrew’s Church near Long Lane), District of Smithfield, Town of Holborn, County of London early in 1767. Long Lane is near Central London, nearby being the Smithfield Markets, the Old Bailey Courts, St. Andrew’s Church […]