NSW List of Absconded Prisoners – 31st December 1832
THE undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the Individuals and Employments set against their Names respectively, and some of them being at large with stolen Certificates, and Tickets-of-Leave, all Constables and others are hereby required and commanded to use their utmost exertions in apprehending and lodging them in safe custody. Any Person harbouring or employing any of the said Absentees, will be prosecuted as the Law directs:—
Joseph Carr, No. 27-2342, Champion, 22, Carpenter, Leeds, 5 feet 0½, light brown eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp. from Road Department. Lent for Harvest at Bathurst
Thomas Jones, from Escort to Windsor, for Harvest
Samuel Elwell, Elizabeth, 30, gun finisher and steel tyer, Birmingham, 5 feet 2¼, dark eyes, black hair, dark sallow comp. from Escort to Windsor
Thomas Slavery, No. 30-196, James Pattison, 30, Publican, County Tyrone, 5 feet 4½, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy freckled comp. small diagonal scar under left nostril, from Escort to Windsor
Elizabeth Martin, No. 32-206, Burrell, 22, Nursemaid, Devonshire, 4 feet 11¾, hazel eyes, brown hair, fair ruddy comp. C M I H on upper left arm, from Escort to Windsor
George F. Rheinhart, No. 32-332, Isabella, 21, Valet and Courier, Strasburgh, 5 feet 10, grey eyes, brown hair, sallow comp. five scars on left cheek, mark of a burn on lower left arm, scar on palm of right hand, from Depôt, Parramatta. Notorious.
Thomas Maskelly, No. 28-448, Morley, 25, Farm Man, Down, 5 feet 10, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy much freckled comp. from Depôt, Parramatta Benjamin Cunningham, Lord Melville, from No. 10 Road Gang
Michael Dempsey, Regalia, 30, Farm Man, Meath, 5 feet 9¼, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy freckled comp., second toe of each foot beat under, from No. 10 Road Gang
Samuel M’Grath [McGrath], No. 28-606, Morley, 27, Reedmaker, Tyrone, 5 feet 7½, hazel eyes, brown hair, ruddy freckled comp., lame of left leg, woman and R M G on left arm, from Invalid Gang. A notorious runaway
George Heeland, Atlas, Button Maker, Birmingham, 5 feet 3, grey eyes, light brown hair, dark sallow comp. from Invalid Gang. 2d time of running
Samuel Ward, No. 32-222, Asia, 28, Groom and Footman, Norwich, 5 feet ¾. hazel to grey eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp. weak eyes, scar across chin at point, left side, from Invalid Gang
John Warren, Hibernia, from Invalid Gang
Edward Ploughman, No. 27-2032, Prince Regent, 38, London, Upholsterer, 5 feet 3¼, hazel eyes, brown hair, ruddy pockpitted comp. from Hyde Park Barrack. 2d time of running
Richard Williams, Larkins, 32, London, Seaman, 5 feet 3, brown eyes, dark brown hair, sallow comp. from Road Department, Emu Plains. Charged with taking away a horse and saddle from the Commissariat stables, which he has stole from that place
Thomas Hayes, No, 28-1720, Marquis Hastings, 21, London, Shoemaker, 4 feet 8½, brown hair dark brown eyes, ruddy 44 freckled comp. indistinct mark on left arm, flat footed, from William Cox, jun. Hobart Ville
Letitia O’Hara, No. 29-12, Edward, 23, Tyrone, Washer-woman, 5 feet 3¼, hazel eyes, brown hair, much freckled comp. right ear pierced, eyes sunk, from Catherine Clarkson, Sydney.
Eden Copestake, No. 30-2367, Florentia, 16, Birmingham, Jeweller’s Boy and Shoemaker, 4 feet 11, brown eyes, brown hair, ruddy freckled comp. several small scars at top of forehead, left side, woman, mermaid, B C A C M G and anchor on right arm, man, H C, fish, and dots on right, from Mr. J. Wemyss, Sydney
George Edward, No. 30-1256, Adrian, 29, West Wycomb, Indoor Servant and Groom, 5 feet 6½, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy comp. horizontal and diagonal scar over right eye, scar under outer corner left eye, from Mr. George Morris, Sydney
Sarah Taylor, No. 31-125, Earl Liverpool, 23, Liverpool, Washes and Allwork, 5 feet 4, grey eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp. long perpendicular scar left side of forehead, left forefinger crooked and broken, from Mr. Daniel Richards
John Maddling or Quadling, No. 29-1360, Waterloo, 24, Norfolk, Groom, 5 feet 6, dark grey eyes, brown hair, sallow comp. scrophulous mark on right side of neck, from Mr. George M’Leay
Patrick Gill, from Mr. George Suitor.
LIST OF RUNAWAYS APPREHENDED UP TO THE 31st DECEMBER, 1832.
George Savage, Cambridge, from Mr. J. P. Webber, Paterson’s Plains
James Tomlinson, Albion, from Invalid Gang
Ellen Abrams, E. of Liverpool, from Mr. G. Morris, Sydney
Ellen Dwyer, Sovereign, from Mr. John Cooper, Liverpool Road
Elizabeth Darling, Grenada, from Mrs. Ann Campbell
Catherine Scully, Forth, from Mrs. Harlow, Market Wharf
Elizabeth Chauley, Hooghley, from Mrs. Howell
William Field, Asia, from Mr. William Pamington
John Brophy, Asia, from Mr. G.Townsend
John Ketsoe, Medina, from Mr. Richard Siddons
John Hennessy, Boyne, from Hyde Park Barracks
William Aubrey, Marquis of Wellington, from Road Department, Bathurst
Charles Hilliard, Minerva, from Parramatta Barracks
Richard Fage, Surry, from Carter’s Barracks
James Brien, Marquis of Huntley, from Parramatta Barracks
Henry Stammers, Forth, from Parramatta Barracks
Charles Callam, Sarah, from No. 12 Road Gang
Joseph Levi, Countess of Harcourt, from Invalid Gang
James M’Nally [McNally], Andromeda, from Invalid Gang
Thomas Brown, York, from Invalid Gang
John Wakeling, Isabella, from Mr. John Dowe, Paterson’s Plains
Ann Brown, Princess Elizabeth, from Mr. Pait Taafe
Ann Gwynne, Kains, from Mr. J. T. Barratt, Sydney
Ann Walker, Princess Royal, from Mrs. Howell, Sydney
Eliza Ashton, Pyramus, from Parramatta
Charles Kimberley, Exmouth, from Mr. Wilshire, Sydney
Ann Dixon alias Todd, Edward, from James Todd, Windsor
Isabella Reynolds, Edward, Jeremiah Buckley, her husband
Ellen Brooks, Burrell, from Mr. Percy Simpson
William Fletcher, America, from Hyde Park Barracks
George Braham, Gen. Stewart, from Go. House Parramatta.
John Brien, Royal Admiral, from Hyde Park Barracks
James Moore, Clyde, from Hyde Park Barracks
Henry Hawker, Shipley, from Hyde Park Barracks
John White, Claudine, from Invalid Gang
Harriet Bannister, Princess Royal, from Mrs. Wyatt
Mary Chambers alias White, Princess Royal, from wife of Isaac White
Michael Mullen, Forth, from Mr. Thomas Arkell, Bathurst
Mary Hanley, Lucy Davidson, from Mr. Martin Wright
F. A. HELY.
Principal Superintendent of Convicts.
Source: Government Gazette Notices (1833, January 2). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 – 1900), p. 5.