| John BARFOOT 1816-1905 m 1848 Ellen McNALLY
John BARFOOT b abt 1816 Sydney, NSW, s/o John BARFOOT/BAREFOOT/BARFORD and Elizabeth CHURCH.
5 Dec 1837 Tried Hobart - John BAREFOOT, aged 20 yrs, Protestant, can't read or write, Farm Labourer, Plowman, Horse Stealing, Sentence: Life [2768 Conditional Pardon 31 Aug 1847]
Hobart Town Courier 8 Dec 1837, Supreme Court, Criminal Side.
Before His Honor Chief Justice Pedder.
On Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, the Criminal Sessions commenced, and on entering the Court House, we observed that great improvements have been made, both for the accommodation of the legal gentlemen and the Public. However we cannot exactly applaud the taste displayed, which seems rather heavy and ponderous.
The calendar is heavier these Sessions than for many years past. In the Gaol are about 50 prisoners for trial, besides those out on bail, and some bills have been ignored.
Tuesday December 5th
John BAREFOOT and William LANCASTER stood charged with stealing a mare, guilty, but not sentenced.
This was a case of most atrocious character. The mare was taken away from the foal, which starved to death in consequence, and the mare was spoiled by being obliged to retain her milk.
Other crimes reported that day included Alfred BEDFORD, stealing a saw, guilty.
John BAREFOOT No 2645 sentenced Supreme Court Hobart Town, 14 Dec 1837, Life. [CON 22/3 p 64, CON 35/1 p 47]
On the same page immediately underneath is No 2646 Alfred BEDFORD sentenced same date, same place to 7 years.
No 2767 Alfred BEDFORD, Soldier 21 Regt 59th, Height: 5 ft 9 3/4 in, Age 22, Trade or calling: Gent Servant, Where tried: ditto, When tried: 6 Decr 1837, Sentence: 7 yrs, Native Place: Mr Barnsley, Married or Single: S, Religion: P, Read or Write: R & W, Offence &e: F & M Ins a Schoolmaster at Clayton, 4 B - Jas, Wm, Jno, Mattw, 3 f. Mary, Ann & Elizth, Ship Character: Stakesby, Remarks: Stg a Coat. Prosr Mr Howe. (No relation, but siblings names noted to avoid confusion.)
John BAREFOOT 1816-1905
Indent: No 2768 John BAREFOOT, Height: 5ft 9in, Age: 20, Trade or calling: Farm Laborer, Where tried: Hobart S.C., When tried: 5 Decr 1838, Sentence: Life, Native Place: Sydney, Married or Single: S, Religion: P, Read or Write: No, Offence &e: Father & Mother Jno Ins. The Springs, 2 Brothers - Michl & Geo at home, 5 females - Bridget, Ellen, Ann, Eliza, Rose - 2 last married, Ship Character: Mary (Schooner), Remarks: Horse Stg. Prosr Chas Wilkins. [CON16/1 p 64 and 65]
Convict Record of John BAREFOOT No 2768, Mary (Schooner) Tried Hobart Supreme Court 5 Decr 1837 - : Life.
Description: Trade: Plowman, Height: 5/9, Age: 20, Complexion: Fresh, Head: large, Hair: curly brown, Whiskers: -, Visage: oval, Forehead: high, Eyebrows: Dk grown, Eyes: hazel Grey, Nose: M.L., Mouth: M.W., Chin: Large, Native Place: Sydney NSW, Remarks: several brown moles on each arm, several warts back of each hand.
28 Dec 1841 Jillet / Misconduct reprimanded / LM /
8 Apr 1843 Jillett / Neglect of Duty 10 days hard labor / LW
18 Apr 1838 positively refusing to work in the mines when ordered this morning 25 stripes / PA /
3 Jul 1840 Gov house / Disorderly conduct in Gov house & being drunk, (?-id --) on the (?sds) 3 mos / PT / Confined Glenorchy road ( --- ) then New Norfolk for a fortnight vide Lt Gov Sec. 4 July 1840.
* 5 Aug 1843 Jillet / Drunk neglect of duty still beating his Masters Horse 3 Calendar Months hard labor & referred Lt Gov directed not to be again assigned from this date / Ticket of Leave / Long Hobart & not to be again assigned in the New Norfolk District vide lt Gov Rec'd 11 Aug 1843
1 Mar 1844 2 Class.
20 March 1844 Shannon / Drunk 14 days labor Certificate / M /
6 Sep 1844 3 Class. T of L.
8.1.1846 Recommended for a Conditional Pardon 31 Aug 1847
31 Aug 1847 Conditional Pardon granted to John BAREFOOT [p47]
Marriage of John BAREFOOT and Ellen McNALLY 1848
John BAREFOOT (his X mark) aged 35 (b abt 1813), Laborer, Free, and Ellen McNALLY (her X mark) aged 23, H(ouse) Maid, (b abt 1825) T. L., were married by Thomas BUTLER at St Joseph's Church, Launceston on 29 May 1848, by Banns, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Catholic Church, in the Presence of Witnesses: John MOODY (his X mark) and Bridget MOODY (her X mark) [marr cert R/N 85, Vic 2064]
Ellen McNALLY arrived Hobart 26 Dec 1841 on the Mexborough which departed Kingstown/Dublin on 12 Aug 1841 with 143 female convicts on its only voyage to Van Diemen's Land. Pronounced Dunleary, Dun Laoghaire, on the coast 11 km S of Dublin, was known as Kingstown from 1821 to 1921.
Passengers on Shamrock from Launceston arrived Melbourne 19 Apr 1849 John BAREFOOT and Ellen (McNALLY) - Free by Servitude, Ship to Colony Mexborough.
Ellen BARFOOT GA Date 27 Jan 1853. Not yet sober so sent to gaol for 24 hrs. [p 80 Wild and Wondrous Women of Geelong 1838-1859 by Pam Jennings, Bellarine Historical Society Inc.]
John BARFOOT d 29 Aug 1905 aged 84 yrs Bendigo Benevolent Asylum, parents unknown [Vic 7968] (b abt 1821) bur 30 Aug 1905 White Hills Cemetery (Diane Ovenden)
The death of Ellen (McNALLY) BARFOOT (b abt 1825) has not been found in the Victorian Index.
Possible death: Ellen BEARFOOT d 1860 aged 28 yrs, parents unknown, (no birthplace) [Vic 8826] (b abt 1832)
Not to be confused with another Ellen McNALLY - Elin STRIBLEY d 1904 aged 72 yrs St Kilda d/o James NALLY/Letitia IRVINE [Vic 6668] (b abt 1832)
Ellen McNALLY married 1852 Melbourne, William Charles STRIBLY [Vic 29521, ECR St Peter's C of E Melbourne f429]
Eleven STRIBLEY children were born 1853-1876 in the Sandhurst (Bendigo) area.
Information from a descendant of this Ellen McNALLY indicates she was born 10 Jul 1831 at Olney (Stowe) in the County of Buckinghamshire, England. Interesting stories from the goldfields written by her husband were part of the First Families Project 2001. Pandora Web Archive 2004
Children of John BARFOOT and Ellen McNALLY
Fellow researchers of BARFOOT/HOCKEY line, some since the early 1980s: Laurel Merritt, Fred Rosewarne, Sue Fullarton (Guy descendants), 'Monty' Agnes Cusworth (Helyar descendant), Pat Bates (Starr descendant), Arthur Johnson (Cassidy descendant), Jean Spears, Diane Young & Linda Brown (Clover descendants), Robert Allen and Jenny McLeod (descendants of Henry Allen and Matilda Hockey), Karren Wolfram (descendant of Joseph Allen and Ellen Hockey), Neil O'Brien (Flynn descendant). There are many others who have passed on information.