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Forum: Black Sheep

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Did your ancestor appear at the Old Bailey?

    If you have ever wondered this, or indeed just like a good read you can visit the Old Bailey on line, which has a fully searchable data base of The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, complete with trial transcripts. http://www.oldbaileyonline.org//

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 28-01-2015 1:21 AM
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  1. Susan Nott Transported 1845

    Whilst searching my Cornwall ancestors, I realised that one branch disappeared after 1841. Searching on the most unusual name, I discovered that the wife: Susan Nott age 37 in 1845 was convicted of "larceny of the person" and sentenced to 10 years transportation. In 1841 census at Veryan,...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 13-08-2010 6:43 PM
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  2. Help Required.

    I am researching the GUY family tree,and at present one member of the family is giving me a few headaches, although it is something i would love to solve because of the mystery and intrigue associated with this person. His name is John GUY (aka Jack), the last reference to him i have is the 1911...

    Started by Nigel 1804‎, 20-06-2010 3:35 PM
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  3. Question A Possible Pirate

    A several times great uncle, Abraham Slater, was born in Dalton in Furness Lancashire in 1759. Apart from his baptismal record the only other mention of him is on a family headstone that says he was drowned in 1784 when his ship the "Rollins" of Lancaster was lost. No month, location or anything....

    Started by exiled brummie‎, 11-08-2010 4:37 PM
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  4. Browns - London area circa 1820

    Trying to trace the history of a Samuel William Brown, christened Waltham Abbey, Essex 5 Sep 1819 (born 9 August 1819 to John and Sarah Brown : other children were Sarah, John, Charles and Mary Ann. I am searching for a Samuel William Brown who turned up in Australia in c1837 - how, when and why he...

    Started by defadog‎, 06-08-2010 4:23 PM
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  5. My black sheep, James Warren

    My GG grandfather, James Warren born 1808 in Mitcham, Surrey, England was transported for life to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) in December 1829, arriving in Tasmania in April 1830 having sailed on the 'Mary'. I don't have a great deal of information on him other than he was a Trade Print Engraver....

    Started by Sandeea‎, 27-07-2010 9:33 AM
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  6. Shades of black sheep?

    My sister has found a note she made to herself, when my mother said "speaking of black sheep" and told her stories of 3 people: Her cousin Bill (born about 1901, so her mothers cousin, I think) had been arrested in Spain and held in protective custody, after singing the Red Flag in a Fascist area...

    Started by DorothySandra‎, 20-07-2010 5:52 PM
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  7. Baker to Banker?

    I don't know if this is in the right place, but to my family Nellie was a black sheep. Let me explain - Frederick Edward Woods, born Colchester 1870 and Nellie (Ellen) Kerney/Carney, born Pancras 1869 were married on 7th March 1891 at Clapham, a few weeks before the census. On census night...

    Started by Thomasin‎, 25-06-2010 3:39 PM
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  8. Criminal Registers after 1892

    This has probably been asked before, but my searches didn't find anything. What about criminal registers after 1892? My GG grandad was in a prison in Maidstone, Kent for the 1911 census (he came from Lancashire). Is it too early to look at this? Or would it be at the country archives? ...

    Started by littlemisskim‎, 17-06-2010 7:13 PM
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  9. A small flock!

    Only the Australian part of the following story was my work and the credit for the actual discovery needs to go to my some sort of cousin, M, who is living in Newport, Monmouthshire. She contributed the hypothesis of what may have happened and family knowledge of the return and did the considerable...

    Started by spison‎, 12-02-2010 4:36 AM
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  10. Smile Contribution box

    I recently found an ancestor on the Criminal Register........ oops... embarrassing........ :redface: but intriguing. He got 6 months imprisonment with 12 months police supervision for larceny. Hull C.C. found the newspaper report and the report of the quarter sessions for me. What did he steal? ...

    Started by wrinkly‎, 15-04-2010 2:15 AM
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  11. Miracles of Genealogy

    Henry Morgan of Dorset married Louisa Abbott. They had several children. but... Henry Died in 1861 and his daughter (annie) and several siblings were born 4 years later!:tt2:

    Started by vbain‎, 18-05-2010 5:04 PM
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  12. Post Hugh Crabtree Convict to Australia

    Still chasing my wonderfully interesting Crabtree Family Hugh was convicted as a Rebel in the 1798 Uprising in Carlow. He lived in Kilcullen County Kildare. He left Cork per the Anne 1 in 1800 and in 1801 arrived at Port Jackson. He was given a conditional pardon in 1804 although he had been...

    Started by drowning‎, 20-02-2010 11:00 AM
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  13. Stafford County Gaol

    Oh the shame of it all! |blush| I have a possible transported convict in my tree which I can't quite pin down. I have a birth certificate of John Pilsbury born May 1840 which states place of birth as the County Gaol, Stafford, father's name John Pilsbury and mother's name Elizabeth Pilsbury...

    Started by Holker‎, 04-08-2008 5:46 PM
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  14. margaret boag updated

    I need your help again please.... last time I wrote to you about her, I was looking for her on a ship to australia. - I found her on the henry named boug whilst at the who do you think you are show, I went to the scottish archives and they seemed to think she had an alias. and was known as...

    Started by nanny_ogg‎, 07-03-2010 3:58 PM
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  15. Frederic King - transported to Australia

    Hi, This is something that I recently posted on Rootschat, so apologies if you've seen this before. Okay, just before Christmas, I finally found out what happened to my Great (x3) Uncle, Frederic (aka Frederick) King after 1843 - it turns out he was convicted of embezzlement in 1848, and...

    Started by usernick‎, 04-01-2010 11:43 PM
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  16. Convict Pardoned 1843

    I have a Peter Parkinson aged 18 convicted on 5 July 1839 in Cambridge and sentanced to 7 year Transportation, I assume to Australia. He appears on the Stirling Castle Convict Hulk off Devonport in the 1841 census. Have now found he was Pardoned on 6 July 1843, exactly 4 years after his sentance....

    Started by Colin Parkinson‎, 17-10-2009 11:05 AM
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  17. Convicts to Australia - limited free access

    Now, don't all rush at once but it seems there is a freebie on Ancestry, and I read that it's for seven days so therefore available until possibly 30/31st January 2010. (I don't know when the offer started.) You need to access ancestry.com. Just under the main box on the home page there's a...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 25-01-2010 4:36 AM
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  18. looking for Thomas Henry Cropley

    Charles Henry Cropley emmigrated from Ontario Canada, to seek his fortune. He mined in Africa and then onto Australia in Broken Hill.

    Started by deewood8‎, 20-04-2009 2:31 PM
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  19. court records - help please

    I need some help please - I would like to find details of court details of a man in brixton prison in 1950 he says he was waiting to see if would be aquited. I have his surname - I would love to find out why he was there and what became of him any ideas please alison

    Started by nanny_ogg‎, 07-01-2010 4:36 PM
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  20. Tattoo in 1906

    I have someone with a tattooed bracelet and anchor left with ship inside lifebuoy on his right wrist. He comes from a banking family in Colchester and as far as I know was never in the navy. How were tatoos in this era regarded? Michelle

    Started by messers‎, 04-10-2009 7:57 AM
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