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31106
Surname: Betridge (Betteridge)
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1828
Place: Cessnock, Luskintyre
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Labourer employed by David Campbell


192535
Surname: Betridge (Betteridge)
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1818, 1819
Place: -
Source: CSI (Fiche 3062, 4/1834B No.73 p.443; Reel 6058, 4/1769 p.86a)
Details: On list of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown in 1818 and 1819


192536
Surname: Betridge (Betteridge)
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1819
Place: -
Source: Ancestry. Title: Petitions To The Governor From Convicts For Mitigations of Sentences
Details: Extract from Petition of John Betteridge - That on his arrival he was assigned to John Benn of Pitt Town with whom he lived about four years and subsequently was assigned to George Cox with whom he was then living. He had behaved himself as a faithful servant and solicited His Excellency to grant him the indulgence of a Ticket of Leave. Recommended for the Ticket by Messrs Cox, Mileham and Brabyn


31389
Surname: Bide
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1821 16 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per Elizabeth Henrietta


31390
Surname: Bide
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1822 June
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle


31391
Surname: Bide
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1823 15 February
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle per Sally


166577
Surname: Bide
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1st to 31st January 1823
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretary's Papers. Monthly return of Corporal Punishments
Details: Sentenced to 50 lashes for making away with his slop shirt


192537
Surname: Bide
First Name: John
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 10 April 1813
Place: Retribution Hulk, Woolwich
Source: Ancestry. Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 4
Details: John Bide age 15. Tried at Kingston 29 March 1813. Capital Respite. Sentenced to transportation for life. Sent to the Retribution Hulk on 10 April 1813. Transferred to the General Hewitt on 6 August 1813


192539
Surname: Blackaway (Blakaway) (Blackridge)
First Name: George
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 13 January 1813
Place: London
Source: Old Bailey Online
Details: GEORGE BLACKAWAY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th of December , two shawls, value 28 s. and one yard of crape, value 5 s. the property of Richard Powell , privately in his shop . GEORGE STAPARD . I am an apprentice to Richard Powell, linen-draper , 180, Oxford-street . On the 7th of December, about nine o clock in the morning, the prisoner came to our shop. I had occasion to go through the shop. When I came back again the prisoner was gone. Q. Who was in the shop - A. Mr. Powell served him with a handkerchief. RICHARD POWELL . On the 7th of December, about nine o clock in the morning, the prisoner came into my shop; he asked me to shew him some pocket handkerchiefs. I shewed him some. He purchased one, and then he went away. In about five minutes afterwards, George Stapard came in the shop, and asked me where a piece of black crape was that he left on the counter. I did not miss any thing. I told him, I saw it just before I served the customer, meaning the prisoner. We made search for the crape, and could not find it. There had been no other person in the shop. My young man pursued the prisoner, and in ten minutes he brought him back. and when the prisoner was brought back he had two shawls and a remnant of crape. We had not missed the shawls until the prisoner came back. Stepard. When I went through the shop, I saw the prisoner purchasing a handkerchief of Mr. Powell; when I returned I missed a piece of crape that was laying on the counter. I went out in pursuit of the prisoner, and found him near three hundred yards from our house. I desired him to come back with me. I told him there was a mistake in the things that he had bought. He would not come back, but run away; I followed him, and overtook him when he had run about sixty or seventy yards. He had a small bundle under his arm, which I wished him to give me. He would not. I insisted upon his going back with me. He attempted to untie the bundle. When I saw that he endeavoured to untie the bundle, I snatched it away, and took it to my master. The bundle contained two shawls, and the crape that I had missed. Q. You got him home - A. Yes, and I went for a constable, and gave him in charge. These are the shawls, and the crape; they are my master s property. GUILTY - DEATH , aged 38.


192538
Surname: Blakaway (Blackaway) Blackridge)
First Name: George
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 6 April 1813
Place: Retribution Hulk, Woolwich
Source: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 4. Ancestry
Details: George Blakaway age 38. Tried Middlesex 13 January 1813. Capital Respite. Sentenced to transportation for life. Admitted to the Retribution Hulk 6 April 1813. Transferred to the General Hewitt 6 August 1813


77699
Surname: Blakaway (Blackwidge)
First Name: George
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1818 19 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle


77700
Surname: Blakaway (Blackwidge)
First Name: George
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1819 22 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle


31152
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1828
Place: Wallis Plains
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Farmer aged 48


147615
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1816 31 August
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.115)


147617
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1823 18 February
Place: Hunter and Paterson Rivers
Source: CSI
Details: On return of land cleared and other improvements made by settlers on Hunter's River and Patterson's River (Fiche 3264; 4/7029E pp.2-3


147618
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1824 7 October
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: Employed William Crisp


166813
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 31 May 1813
Place: Retribution Hulk
Source: UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books (Ancestry)
Details: Age 28. Tried at Worcester 6 March 1813 and sentenced to transportation for life. Received on to the Retribution hulk on 31st May 1813 and transferred to the General Hewitt for transportation to NSW on 6th August 1813.


167134
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 19 February 1822
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretary's Papers. State Records of NSW Special Bundles
Details: Marriage of Thomas Boardman arrived per 'General Hewitt' to Jane Davis arrived per Lord Melville


192540
Surname: Boardman
First Name: Thomas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1814
Place: -
Source: Convict Indents. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634
Details: Thomas Boardman age 32. Tried at Worcester Assizes 6 March 1813. Sentenced to transportation for life. Occupation not recorded


31184
Surname: Bowden
First Name: William
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1828
Place: Wallumbie, Patrick Plains
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Shepherd assigned to Henry Hewitt