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180667
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: William Brown per Exmouth, assigned to the A.A. Company, charged with theft. John Crawley assigned to the AA. Company testified....Last Wednesday night I baked two cakes, one of the cakes we had for supper and the other was put by . In the morning when I arose it was gone. I had nothing to eat before I went down the pit. I found the cake in the prisoners berth. Robert Nightingale assigned to the A.A. Company testified....that the prisoner told him that he had baked the bread. Nightingale was cook and did not see Brown baking the bread. Zachariah Meredith testified....Last Wednesday I was in the hut when the prisoner came into the hut. He asked me if I was asleep. I told him no he took a panickan and drank out of it. I did not see him bake any cakes. Prisoner remanded


105115
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 1836 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Burials p.22
Details: Assigned to A.A. Company. Died aged 24. Burial


105116
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 1833 4 April
Place: Port Stephens
Source: SG
Details: Miner. Assigned to A.A. Company


166428
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 1833
Place: -
Source: Convict Indents (Ancestry)
Details: Age 20. Reads.. Single. Miner from Shropshire. Tried on 1st August 1832 at Shropshire and sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery. Ruddy freckled complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes. Marks of a severe burn on both jaws and chin, blue scar outer corner of left eye, lost part of top of fore finger of right hand, scar inside left wrist. Simon Simcox, also a miner from Stafford was tried at the same time for highway robbery


180654
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 2 November 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: Zachariah Meredith per Camden, assigned to the A.A. company, charged with disorderly conduct......James Rawson, Overseer to the A.A. Company testified...The prisoner about eight oclock on Saturday night last came to my hut and wanted to come in. When I would not let him in he went to the next hut and made a row. I went to him for the purpose of putting him in his barracks when he struck me several times. I went to report it to Mr. Steele, when he followed me along the road and struck me again..Guilty of assaulting his overseer. Sentenced to 50 lashes


180656
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 2 November 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: Zachariah Meredith charged with drunkenness as a second crime to his earlier assault conviction...James Rawson testified....When I went out of my hut on Saturday night about eight oclock to put the prisoner to his barracks I found him drunk and naked....Guilty. Sentenced to receive fifty lashes


82178
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah (Jack)
Ship: -
Date: 1836 25 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: Australian
Details: Died after being knocked from a skip while going down into the mine. Fell 120 ft


52207
Surname: Meredith
First Name: Zachariah (Jack)
Ship: Camden 1833
Date: 1835 29 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: BB
Details: Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness with Robert Bond and John Dunivan. Sentencedto 28 days in thecells