Today I visited our State Library in Sydney to research my newly discovered convict,
Thomas Saies and was looking at the sentencing for convicts in 1834 at Pembroke.
I jotted down a few names to send to the list and will get some more names next time
I'm in there.
William PRICE - found guilty of Larceny. Sentenced to 6 weeks and whipped
Thomas THOMAS- found guilty of sacrilege. Transported for life.
Edward BADHAM - guilty of Larceny. sentenced 2 months
Samuel MATTHEWS - guilty of sheep stealing. got life after one year ? ( I think it said
Elizabeth VAUGHN - crime not listed - 6 weeks.
Just for interest, my Thomas SAIES was born abt 1805 in Pembroke as he was 30 years old
when he was transported to Tasmania on the ship ' Layton' which left from
Sheerness ( in Kent, Sth England ).He was transferred from Haverfordwest gaol to the
Ganymede Hulk - at Woolwich - arriving at the Hulk 1 May 1835.
The Layton sailed on 29 August 1835 and arrived in Port Jackson, Sydney, 10 Dec. 1835
He was sentenced to life and when he got here, he was ' appropriated by' Mr H
Rowcroft, of Norfolk Plains. He had been a ploughman and butcher and was only 5 feet, 3
&1/4 inches tall. He was sick for 5 days on the journey out ( nasty tummy !).
For all that info I still haven't been able to find out what his crime was!
So its back to the drawing board.