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192607
Surname: Norton
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 29 Dcember 1812
Place: Retribution hulk, Woolwich
Source: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 7
Details: Thomas Norton age 27. tried at Middlesex 16 September 1812. Received on to the hulk on 29 December 1812 . Transferred to the General Hewitt on 13 August 1813


68762
Surname: Page
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1820 27 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: Convict Settlement
Details: Punished for inhumanely ill treating and cutting ablack native and intimidating him against bringing in bushrangers


71427
Surname: Page
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1819
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Prisoner. Arrived at Newcastle on 4 Feb. without details of sentence


71428
Surname: Page
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1819
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Re sending of to Newcastle for offence committed while working on the highway


71429
Surname: Page
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1825
Place: Liverpool
Source: CSI
Details: Re permission to marry Elizabeth Jones at Liverpool


192608
Surname: Page
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1814
Place: -
Source: Convict Indents. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634
Details: William Page age 21. Occupation shoemaker. Native place Kent. Tried Surrey Assizes 29 March 1813. Sentenced to transportation for life


70044
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1815 26 August
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per 'Lady Nelson'


71443
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1819 22 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle


71444
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1820
Place: Newcatle
Source: CSI
Details: Prisoner at Newcastle. Sent to Sydney


71445
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1823
Place: Clarendon
Source: CSI
Details: On list of convicts in the employof William Cox of Clarendon


128690
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1864 15 January
Place: Goulburn
Source: CDR
Details: Died age 77


184545
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 11 June 1813
Place: Perseus Hulk
Source: UK Prison Hulk Registers. Ancestry
Details: Richard Parsons age 28, tried at Taunton 29 March 1813 sentenced to transportation for life. Admitted to the Perseus Hulk 11 June 1813. Transferred to the General Hewitt for transportation to New South Wales


166553
Surname: Parsons
First Name: Richard
Ship: General Hewitt 1814.....
Date: March 1823
Place: -
Source: Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales by Barron Field
Details: Thomas Pamphlett's account of being castaway in the Moreton Bay area with Richard Parsons and John Finnegan until they were rescued by explorer John Oxley......We left Sydney, March 21st, in a large open boat, of twenty-nine feet six inches extreme length over all, and ten feet beam, belonging to William Farrel and Richard Parsons, for the Five Islands, to take in cedar. The crew consisted of Richard Parsons, John Finnegan, John Thompson, and myself. We had a considerable quantity of provision, flour, pork, &c. for the purpose of buying cedar, and four gallons of water and five of rum. About four o'clock the same evening, when within seven or eight miles of our destination, a violent gale came on from the west, which forced us to lower all sail, and keep the boat before the sea. The night came on with heavy rain and increasing wind, but we did not lose sight of land till shut out by darkness. The gale continued with unabated violence for five days, when it moderated; but the sea continued to run so very high, that we were still obliged to keep the boat before it, without being able to carry any sail till the eleventh day, viz. 2d April, when the sea being much fallen we made sail, supposing that the current had drifted us to the southward, and that we were then off Van Diemen's Land. We had no compass, but we steered by the sun, as near as we could guess, a N.W. course, expecting very soon to make the land in the neighbourhood of the Five Islands, our original destination. Our small stock of water was totally expended on the second day, and the rain we caught in the commencement of the gale was so spoiled by salt water, that we were forced to throw it away. Our sufferings were dreadful for the following thirteen days, having nothing to drink but rum. We were almost unable to speak, and could with difficulty understand each other. John Thompson, a Scotchman, the best hand in the boat (having been an old man of war's man), had become quite delirious from drinking salt water, and was totally useless to us. On the fifteenth day (6th April), a heavy shower of rain fell, and our sails being lowered and spread, we caught about a bucket and a half; but from the sails having been so much drenched with saltwater, it was almost useless to us. On the eighteenth day (9th April), a light mizzling rain fell, when we caught a bucket-full, which was much better. Thompson recovered a little on getting some of it, but still continued severely purged and otherwise affected by the salt water he had drank. We still continued steering the same course, N.W. as we imagined, till the nineteenth day (10th April), when about eleven o'clock A.M. John Finnegan having gone up to the mast-head, said that he saw land right a-head, which he declared to be the headland of Port Stephen, he having formerly worked there


70054
Surname: Peters (Rum Johnny)
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1815 17 July
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: Came free. On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per 'Estramina'


71602
Surname: Pettit
First Name: Isaac
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1818
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle. Wood turner in 1820


192609
Surname: Pettit
First Name: Isaac
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1814
Place: -
Source: Convict Indents. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634
Details: Isaac Pettit age 18. Wood turner and brick maker from London. Tried at Essex Assizes 8 March 1813. Sentenced to transportation for life


192610
Surname: Pierce
First Name: Jonathan
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 20 April 1813
Place: Perseus Hulk, Portsmouth
Source: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 8. Ancestry
Details: Jonathan Pierce age 28. Tried at Horsham 22 March 1813. Sentenced to transportation for life. Received on to the hulk from Horsham on 20 April 1813


127142
Surname: Pierce
First Name: Jonathon
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1840 21 October
Place: Cassilis
Source: GG
Details: Granted Ticket of Leave


127143
Surname: Pierce
First Name: Jonathon
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1825 November
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: To be granted a Conditional Pardon


71683
Surname: Price
First Name: Edward
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1817
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per 'Mary'