Edmund/Edward APPS - Pentonville Exile
Edward APPS was twice convicted in Somerset courts.
SOMERSET COUNTY SESSIONS. - The following sentences of the prisoners tried last week at Bridgwater:- Six Months : Edward Apps, receiving a watch, knowing it to have been stolen.
Three Months : Charles Meluish stealing a silver watch, &c., from Eliz. Cowland, of which Edw. Apps was the receiver.
[The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, July 513, 1844, p 2, col 4, 5, clipping provided by Terry Clark]
At the SOMERSET ASSIZES on Thursday 3rd April 1845, Edward APPS, 21, was found guilty of stealing six fowls, the property of Edward Burston, and was sentenced (a previous conviction being proved against him), to seven years' transportation.
Edmund or Edward?
Convicts of the Port Phillip District (1999) Keith M Clarke
Instructions dated 27 Jul 1844 from Lord Stanley to Governor Gipps in NSW: "He would be sending to Port Phillip prisoners who had served a term of between one and two years under special discipline in the new model prison at Pentonville. Here it was hoped they would have been 'reformed' and could go out not as convicts but as 'exiles', with conditional pardons to begin a new life in a new country." [p95]
Thomas Arbuthnot arr Port Phillip 4 May 1847, Master Thompson, departed 10 Jan 1847 Portland, 290 men. Surgeon's Journal PRO Reel 3211 [p97]
AJCP (Australian Joint Copying Project) PRO Reel 92 HO 11/15 Thomas Arbuthnot pp139-157 [p110]
Pardons were granted on condition that they remained in the colony until the term of their sentence expired. Nine ships carrying 1750 exiles arrived in the Port Phillip District at Melbourne and Geelong 1844-1849. These were the only convicts who were sent directly to Victoria.
Sir Thomas Arbuthnot departed Spithead 10 Jan 1847, arrived Melbourne 4 May 1847, voyage of 114 days, embarked 291 exiles at Williamstown. The Master of the 621 ton ship was Captain John THOMPSON and the Surgeon was Henry BAKER. There were 89 Parkhurst boys, teenagers convicted mostly for theft - 'expirees' who embarked at the Isle of Wight. Another 150 of the exiles were from Pentonville Prison and the rest were from Millbank Prison.
Index to convict exiles 1846-1850 State Records of New South Wales (prior to separation 1 July 1851)
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