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Both Rose Sparrow and her mother Ann Sparrow arrived as convicts in Sydney in 1791.
Ann died in 1792 while Rose married Joseph Hatton (my great-great- great grandfather) a few months before he was granted 50 Acres at the Eastern Farms (Kissing Point) by Governor Phillip in May 1792. In 1795, Rose stabbed Joseph in the stomach in a fit of jealousy but he asked that she not be charged but be put well away from him. At the time, it is likely that Joseph was having a relationship with Ann Colpitts (née Watson) who later moved in with Joseph and lived with him until his death in June 1828. In October 1799 Rose was sent to Norfolk Island for stealing clothing from John Archer. In the 1814, 1822, 1825, 1828 she was shown as living in the household of James Oliver at Windsor. After Ann’s death in 1832, Rose reappeared and made a claim on the estate which she initially won as she was still legally married to Joseph Hatton. A will soon after appeared that showed that in 1823 Joseph had left his estate to Ann Colpitts and then on her death to young Joseph Hatton and his half sister Elizabeth Smith. Rose only received a small amount of cash.
I have writtten before but thought I once found a pardon. I am still trying to find out what happened when he served his full sentence if he returned to England or elsewhere and no death yet disovered.
Sincerely, Patsy Holdsworth
Forgive me if I've posted on this young man before. I can't get at Rootsweb archives at the moment.
Specifically I would like to find records of his conviction in Londonderry. And his death??
He was transported age 13. He is unique in that he was pardoned on 17 January 1836 shortly after he was transported from Cork 9 Jan 1836, the information of which didn't arrive in Sydney until June 1836 - all this via Col Sec correspondence. There is a suggestion that he was unjustifiably convicted. He was offered quite persistently by authorities a return to Ireland but either didn't want it - probably - or never caught up with the offer.
* Can someone direct me to his trial details preferably online. I believe an accomplice was Francis Greene. "Accomplice aged 17 was Francis Green(e) from Monaghan, farm boy." Newspaper report.
* I have followed James mostly through gaol records to 1860, then to lose him...maybe in Court in Nov 1864 in Sydney. He may be a brother of my 2great grandmother Catherine Logan nee Farrell of Cassilis.
Any help - thank you.