Its likely that your John died in 1863 as the following entry is the only John Chilvers
dearth in NSW up to 1900. I suggest you obtain his death certificate as it should give
you some clues about his time in Australia. Yass is near to and west of Goulburn, and in
1865 its likely that Goulburn was the main town for registration of BDMs in the district.
3606/1863 CHILVERS JOHN THOMAS MARY GOULBURN
I got this from the following site which will give you advice on obtaining a certificate
On 23/11/2011, at 9:22 AM, Sandra Parker wrote:
John Chilvers, born Dickleburgh Norfolk in 1798, was my
GGGrandfather. He was convicted in Jan 1838 of stealing 2 bushells of wheat and sentenced
to 7 years transportation. He left Portsmouth on the Portsea in July 1838 and arrived in
NSW on 18th Dec 1838. His prison number was 38/2377.
He left behind a wife and six children, who then went on Parish relief as paupers in
their small village of Dickleburgh, Norfolk. I have considerable information about the
Norfolk family thoughout this period.
I am really interested in finding out any information about John's time in NSW.
He applied to have his wife and family on 1st July 1842. His family remained in England.
His ticket of leave was dated 3rd Feb 1843 and it stated that John was allowed to
remain in the District of Pittwater as a result of the recommendation of the Sydney Bench
in 1842. This was amended on 29th Feb 1844 to allow John to be in the District of Yass,
having left the service of a Mr Milson.
His Certificate of Freedom, number No 45/213, was dated 20th Feb 1845.
I would like to know where he was in his time in Australia? Did he return to England or
did he die in Australia?
I would really appreciate any assistance of advice on where I can go from this rather
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