|Bennett, Elizabeth||Born c 1785 in Devonshire, Elizabth was tried at Devon Assizes 20 March 1809. She was sentenced to 7 years transportation. In 1825 she was the wife of John Ross (ship Duke of Portland) and resided at Richmond. Residing with them were sons William, John and George Bennett and daughters Mary and Jane Bennett|
|Conner, Catherine||Tried at the Old Bail 20 September 1809 for feloniously stealing on 18th August various articles of clothing and linen. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, age 20. Accomplice Mary Sullivan age 31 found guilty and sentenced to 14 years transportation. Note - wife of Michael Conner. She was sent to Newcastle penal settlement in January 1814 for a term of 10 years. In November 1817 she was sentenced to 2 years at Newcastle for stealing sundry articles belonging to George Carter. In an 1821 convict list Catherine Connor was described as a widow residing at Windsor|
|Evans, Jane||Age 20. Tried at Maidstone, Kent Assizes 27 March 1809. Sentenced to transportation for life for having stolen from the ship of E. and J. Watts, a pair of Spanish leather shoes. Sent to Newcastle penal settlement in October 1812 having been sentenced to four months transportation. She returned to Sydney in March 1813 her sentence having expired. She was at the Female Factory in 1816 and 1817. On 2 February 1818 she was granted permission to marry Thomas Bower or Boar (ship Fortune 1813). In January 1823 Jane Boar petitioned for an Absolute Pardon....That Petitioner was tried at Maidstone, Kent, in the year 1810 in the name of Jane Evans under sentence of Exile for life. Came to this Colony by the ship Canada, has been married to one Thomas Board, overseer of the Bricklayers at Parramatta for five years, resides with him, supporting an honest and industrious character. That in December 1820, her husband detected one William Whiteman attempting to break into the Quarters of Lieut.
Macquarie at Parramatta in the act of securing him, he received three wounds in the body with a knife. For which act and other depredations he suffered the sentence of the Law. That Petitioners Husband having only a short time to serve out of his original sentence of transportation and it being his determination to return to his Native Country and Friends, and being anxious to take Petitioner with him, should your Excellency be pleased to extend an Absolute Pardon towards her, which will be the means of making two individuals happy and for such act of Mercy, Petitioner as in Duty Bound will Pray....|
In the 1825 muster Jane Evans was recorded as the wife of Thomas Boar of Parramatta. Jane Evans Boar died at Parramatta age 38 in 1826. The Australian 2 May 1827
|Ogle, Mary|| Alias Sarah Acton. Wife of Joseph Ogle alias Thomas Acton (ship Indian 1810). Tried at Beverley, York (East Riding) Quarter Sessions 3 October 1809. Sentenced to 7 years transportation. She was sent to Newcastle penal settlement in May 1812 and returned to Sydney in August 1812. In 1824 she was sentenced to transportation for life for breaking and entering the Rev. George Augustus Middleton's house at or near Newcastle. She was incarcerated in Sydney gaol in 1824 when she petitioned government to be allowed to reside at Port Macquarie where her husband had been sent -
17 March 1824
Permission for Sarah Acton to join her husband at Port Macquarie,
I beg your polite attention to the perusal of this letter and fondly crave your assistance by the observance of it. I have been long in imprisonment and have no means of support excepting the allowances given. I have likewise a child to support that it is with the greatest difficulty, I can in any way provided for him.
A Vessel I understand is about proceeding to Port Macquarie but I have received no information relative to myself proceeding thither. My husband has been at Port Macquarie some time. I have been married to him thirty-two years and it is my ardent wish to join him, this opportunity if you would, Sir, be good enough to order me for embarkation by this draft I must confess your humanity on this occasion, in so doing it, will be ever observed.
Both Sarah and Thomas Acton were in government service at Port Macquarie in 1825
|Porter, Hannah||Hannah Porter age 19 and Hannah Stanley age 18, for stealing in the parish of St. Paul, Deptford, a goose feather bed, two pair of sheets, two blankets, three counterpanes, two gowns, four petticoats, seven pair of cotton stockings, and six pocket handkerchiefs, the property of William and Elizabeth Dawson received sentence of Death at Kent Assizes on 27 March 1809. Hannah Porter's sentence was commuted to transportation for life. She was on a list of prisoners sent to Newcastle penal settlement in September 1811 under sentence of 4 months transportation. She returned to Sydney on the Lady Nelson on 29 January 1812. Thomas Brady, clerk to Commandant Skottowe, returned on the same vessel. She married Charles Griffin, Ship carpenter on the Porpoise and Master Boat Builder, in 1812. The Sydney Gazette recorded that Charles Griffin and Hannah Griffin were to depart on the Campbell Macquarie in October 1813. (This was a new vessel built at Hobart, the old Campbell Macquarie was wrecked in 1812). Hannah Porter died in 1815. Charles Griffin may have departed the colony for the last time on the Frederick in July 1816|
|Smith, Ann||Tried Middlesex Gaol Delivery 1 November 1809. Sentenced to 7 years transportation. Ann Smith was on a list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle in April 1816. She was sentenced to 1 month in the Female Factory in February 1820 and sent to Sydney gaol for 1 month on 22 May 1820. She was sent to the Female Factory for 6 months on 15 June 1822 however was discharged to the General Hospital on 28 June. In September 1823 she was sent to the Factory for 6 months as a rogue and a vagabond. In August 1824 she was deemed a drunkard and prostitute and sentenced to the Female Factory for 28 days. She was resident at the Factory when the 1825 convict muster was taken.|