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 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Marion - arrived in VIC in 1848 SOURCES

The 684 ton ship 'Marion' sailed under the command of Captain Charles McKerlie. She was said to have put in to the Isle of Wight on September 17, 1847 where she took on 126 Parkhurst boys. She is said to have finally set out from London on September 29 on her way to the Port Phillip Settlement (Victoria) after stopping in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the way.

The 'Marion' was said to have arrived in Victoria on January 25, 1848 and discharged her Parkhurst boys in Williamstown. They made up part of the cargo of 292 male convicts she was transporting to Victoria.

Ian Nicholson's 'Log of Logs' indicates that the surgeon's journal for the voyage is preserved in the Public Record Office in England and is on the 'Australian Joint Copying Project' film no. 3203.

The boys were listed in Paul Buddee's book, 'Fate of the Artful Dodger' and his research notes which were deposited in the Battye Library, Perth, some time later. His work has been expanded upon with information from other sources such as prison and Home Office records. Much of that information was also compiled and published by Keith Clarke in 1999 in his book, 'Convicts of the Port Phillip District'.

The 126 'exiled' boys who were transported on the 'Marion' are transcribed below.



* Although this information has been compiled in good faith,
please refer to primary sources for confirmation and further research.

Parkhurst Boys
Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Archman        Robert              7y   13   Edinburgh                   16 03 1845   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'; Buddee gave trial date as 10/03/1845	
Armstrong      George              7y   13   Clerkenwell                 07 01 1845   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Ashworth       George              7y   15   Bradford                    04 12 1843   stealing pot & money                   refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Baker          John               10y   14   Birmingham                  18 10 1844   stealing                               aka [WADSWORTHY; WADSWORTH]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p225'	
Barr           Angus               7y   13   Glasgow                     02 01 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Batch          John               10y   16   Wells                       25 03 1844   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'; Buddee gave trial date as 25/02/1844
Bate           David               7y   15   Nether Knutsford            14 10 1844   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....   Could be David Brite; refer - 'HO 11/15 p214'; not on Buddee's list
Baulkham       George             10y   16   Maidstone                   10 03 1845   stealing bread                         aka [Charles]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'
Bennett        James               7y   14   Nether Knutsford            27 05 1844   stealing books                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p214'
Bennett        Thomas              7y   14   Birmingham                  02 10 1843   stealing chattels                      refer - 'HO 11/15 p225'
Bennison       Edward              7y   13   Salford                     02 12 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p218'
Birch          John                7y   14   Birmingham                  03 01 1845   stealing pair of trousers              refer - 'HO 11/15 p225'
Bishop         John                7y   15   Kingston-On-Hull            04 01 1845   stealing money                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Boardman       John                7y   15   Kirkdale                    17 01 1844   felony                                 aka [BEARDMAN]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'; Buddee gave trial date as 03/01/1844
Bowen          Christopher        10y   15   Liverpool                   05 02 1844   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Boyak          Charles             7y   15   Perth SCT                   10 10 1845   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Boyle          Denis               7y   15   Glasgow                     03 10 1844   theft & house breaking                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Boyle          Peter               7y   16   Glasgow                     03 10 1844   theft & house breaking                 Listed as a general servant; refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'; Died during voyage on 6/1/1848   
Bristow        George              7y   14   Maidstone                   02 01 1845   stealing muffins & crumpets            aka [BRIMSTOW]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'
Brite          David               7y   16   Nether Knutsford            15 07 1844   stealing stockings                     Could be David Bate; Listed as a collier; Not listed on 'HO 11/15'   
Burns          William             7y   16   Birmingham                  03 01 1845   stealing a kettle                      aka [BRYNS; BURN]
Campbell       George              7y   16   Glasgow                     05 01 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'; Buddee gave a trial term of 10y
Chalmers       Peter               7y   15   Edinburgh                   25 11 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Chillington    Samuel             10y   13   Stafford                    30 12 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'
Clark          Walter              7y   16   Clerkenwell                 03 12 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Connelly       John               10y   16   Clerkenwell                 06 10 1845   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Cotterill      Charles             7y   14   Birmingham                  07 03 1845   stealing a handkerchief                aka [COTTERELL]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p225'
Cowell         Henry              10y   14   Liverpool                   21 10 1844   stealing                               aka [COTELY]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Cunningham     Thomas             10y   15   Clerkenwell                 18 11 1844   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Dauncey        Augustus            7y   16   Gloucester                  31 12 1844   stealing a coat                        refer - 'HO 11/15 p215'
Dearing        Joseph              7y   14   Clerkenwell                 07 01 1845   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Donnelly       Edward             10y   15   Clerkenwell                 18 11 1844   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Donohue        Henry               7y   15   Clerkenwell                 07 01 1845   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Druve          Edward              7y   14   Plymouth                    15 03 1845   stealing boots                         aka [DREWE]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p214'; Buddee gave trial place as Exeter	
Dudlick        Henry              10y   17   Sandwich                    04 04 1844   stealing                               aka [DUDLECK]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'
Earp           John               10y   13   Stafford                    02 07 1844   stealing lead                          refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'; Buddee gave trial date as 02/08/1844
Finney         John                7y   15   Stafford                    31 12 1844   stealing clothes                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'
Fleming        William             7y   14   Edinburgh                   06 11 1843   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Foulsham       Henry              10y   14   Maidstone                   15 10 1844   stealing                               aka [FOULSHAW]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'; Buddee gave trial date as 31/10/1844
Fowler         John                7y   15   Nether Knutsford            25 11 1844   stealing 24 handkerchiefs              refer - 'HO 11/15 p214'
Fox            Abraham             7y   13   Bridgewater                 01 07 1845   stealing 2 baskets                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'; Buddee gave trial date as 01/03/1845
Fox            Edward              7y   11   Bridgewater                 01 07 1845   stealing 2 baskets                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'; Buddee gave trial date as 01/02/1845
Fryate         Joseph              7y   15   Ipswich                     05 07 1844   stealing watches                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'
Giggie         Alexander           7y   14   Aberdeen                    23 09 1844   theft & house breaking                 aka [GIBBIE]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Gilmore        Peter              10y   15   Inverness                   19 04 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Gormond        John               10y   13   Birmingham                  08 03 1844   stealing money                         Listed as a gun finisher	
Graham         Neil                7y   17   Glasgow                     07 10 1844   assault & robbery                      refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'	

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Gray           Charles             7y   14   Ipswich                     12 03 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'; Buddee gave trial date as 22/03/1844
Gregory        John                7y   15   Westminster                 22 10 1844   stealing books                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Hanlon         Philip              7y   14   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'; Died during voyage on 25/1/1848; Buddee gave trial date as 18/08/1843  
Harrison       Thomas              7y   16   Wakefield                   01 01 1845   stealing silks & a handkerchief        refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Hennessy       John               10y   16   Liverpool                   16 12 1844   stealing 2 coats                       aka [BRODERICK]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p218'
Holden         Joseph              7y   12   Salford                     21 10 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Hood           John Creswell       7y   14   Westminster                 26 06 1844   stealing a chopper                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Hope           John                7y   14   Gloucester                  31 12 1844   stealing a frock                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p215'
Howard         Charles             7y   15   Central Criminal Court      03 03 1845   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Jackson        David              15y   14   Ipswich                     23 07 1844   setting fire to a barn                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'	
Jackson        John                7y   14   York                        13 10 1845   stealing 2-16                         aka [WILSON, James]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Johnson        William             7y   16   Liverpool                   21 10 1844   stealing iron                          refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'; Buddee gave trial date as 21/02/1844
Jones          Enoch              10y   14   Clerkenwell                 15 07 1844   stealing money                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Jones          Frederick           7y   16   Clerkenwell                 15 03 1845   larceny                                aka [WILLIAMSON]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'; Buddee gave trial date as 25/03/1845
Jones          William             7y   15   Stafford                    14 10 1844   stealing stockings                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Jowsey         Mark Joseph        10y   ..   Central Criminal Court      03 02 1845   burglary                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Kuken          John                7y   15   Newcastle-On-Tyne           03 07 1844   larceny                                aka [KEEKING]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p...'	
Locksmith      John               14y   14   Birmingham                  05 01 1844   stealing a pork pie                    aka [JOACH, William]; Listed as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p225'
Lough          William             7y   16   Edinburgh                   04 11 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Luck           Matthew             7y   ..   Northampton                 21 02 1845   stealing a handkerchief                refer - 'HO 11/15 p221'
Lynch          James              10y   11   Central Criminal Court      06 05 1844   larceny                                aka [John]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Mackay         Cornelius           7y   10   Salford                     02 09 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Maddocks       Edward              7y   18   Bedford                     31 12 1844   stealing a rabbit                      aka [MADDOX; MADDAKS]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p211'
Manwaring      John                7y   14   Bristol                     28 10 1844   stealing decanter of gin               refer - 'HO 11/15 p111'
Margree        William             7y   16   Clerkenwell                 11 02 1845   larceny                                aka [MARGRIE]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Marsh          James               7y   15   Preston                     30 08 1844   stealing apparel                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Martin         James               7y   15   Glasgow                     21 09 1843   theft                                  aka [MASTER]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Maynard        Henry               7y   15   Clerkenwell                 11 02 1845   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....   refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
McCormack      John                7y   15   Stafford                    14 10 1844   stealing cheese                        refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
McIntyre       John                7y   15   Liverpool                   13 12 1843   stealing 3 geese                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'; Buddee gave trial date as 13/11/1843
McKinna        James               7y   15   Newcastle-On-Tyne           01 01 1845   larceny                                aka [McKENNA]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p222'
McQuarrie      Colin              10y   15   Edinburgh                   19 02 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Miller         Edward              7y   13   Cambridge                   14 10 1844   stealing money                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p211'
Morris         Richard            10y   14   Maidstone                   15 10 1844   stealing watches                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'
Morris         Thomas             10y   15   Sheffield                   08 01 1844   stealing                               aka [VERNON, John]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Munroe         John                7y   15   Kirkdale                    17 07 1844   stealing 2 shillings                   aka [MUNRO; TAFFERLY]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Nash           Joseph             10y   16   Maidstone                   02 01 1845   stealing a coat                        refer - 'HO 11/15 p216'
Norman         Charles             7y   14   Clerkenwell                 11 02 1845   felony                                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Norris         John                7y   15   Preston                     29 11 1844   stealing a flute & shoes               refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Oliver         John                7y   16   Edinburgh                   08 11 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Osborne        Henry               7y   14   Clerkenwell                 25 03 1845   stealing bread                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'
Otick          John                7y   14   Somerset                    30 03 1844   stealing bread                         aka [GLICK]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Parker         James              10y   16   Central Criminal Court      25 11 1844   burglary                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Pearse         John                7y   15   Durham                      30 12 1844   stealing books                         aka [PEARCE]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p215'
Perry          Henry              10y   17   Westminster                 27 03 1844   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Pleasant       Henry               7y   16   Central Criminal Court      25 11 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Ready          Thomas              7y   17   Central Criminal Court      25 11 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Redman         George              7y   12   Bedford                     31 12 1844   house breaking                         Listed as a leader of a gang; refer - 'HO 11/15 p211'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Rump           Christopher        15y   14   Norwich                     17 12 1844   setting fire to a stack of straw       refer - 'HO 11/15 p221'
Ryan           John                7y   15   Manchester                  25 06 1845   felony                                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p218'
Saddler        David               7y   16   Bolton                      24 10 1844   larceny                                aka [SADLIER]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Simpson        James               7y   13   Central Criminal Court      01 07 1844   larceny                                aka [GARRITY]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Smith          George              7y   15   Stafford                    14 10 1844   stealing money                         aka [WOODCOCK]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Smith          Thomas              7y   14   Salford                     08 07 1844   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....   aka [WHITTAKER]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Somerville     James               7y   14   Glasgow                     07 01 1845   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p228'
Stephenson     John                7y   16   Newcastle-On-Tyne           16 10 1844   larceny                                13 previous convictions listed; refer - 'HO 11/15 p222'
Stewart        Charles             7y   13   Edinburgh                   09 12 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
Stewart        James              10y   14   Manchester                  05 09 1844   larceny                                aka [McKENNA]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'; Buddee gave a trial term of 7y	
Sutcliffe      Thomas             14y   16   Wakefield                   01 01 1845   stealing molasses, etc                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Swinswood      Thomas             10y   16   Stafford                    02 01 1844   stealing a spade                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Taylor         John                7y   16   Woodbridge                  27 11 1844   stealing from a shop                   refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'
Thomas         William             7y   15   Clerkenwell                 07 10 1844   stealing 5lb of pork                   aka [CRAIG]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p219'
Thompson       James              10y   16   Stafford                    30 12 1844   stealing stockings                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p224'
Thompson       Richard             7y   15   Norwich                     31 12 1844   stealing spoons                        refer - 'HO 11/15 p221'

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Surname       Christian Name(s)  Term   Age        Trial Place          Day Mth Year    Offence                                            Comments

Tillson        William             7y   13   Nottingham                  04 04 1844   stealing in a shop                     refer - 'HO 11/15 p222'
Tomlinson      William            10y   14   Clerkenwell                 06 05 1843   stealing                               aka [THOMPSON]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p220'; Buddee gave trial date as 28/05/1845
Udle           William            10y   15   Wells                       21 10 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Vennal         Charles             7y   15   Plymouth                    06 01 1845   felony                                 aka [VENNELL; FENNEL]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p214'
Walter         John                7y   13   Central Criminal Court      06 01 1845   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p212'
Walton         Joseph              7y   15   Stafford                    02 07 1844   stealing 3 waistcoats                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p223'
Warburton      Isaac               7y   16   Manchester                  05 09 1844   stealing a dress                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Wharton        John                7y   13   Salford                     10 04 1843   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p217'
Whitworth      William             7y   15   Gloucester                  15 10 1844   stealing fowls                         aka [WHITEFORD]; refer - 'HO 11/15 p215'
Williams       Reuben              7y   14   Shrewsbury                  20 03 1845   stealing brass weights                 refer - 'HO 11/15 p222'
Williams       Thomas              7y   15   Salford                     02 12 1844   larceny                                refer - 'HO 11/15 p218'
Williams       William            10y   15   Swansea                     29 02 1844   stealing a watch                       refer - 'HO 11/15 p215'	
Williamson     Ambrose             7y   14   Nottingham                  03 04 1845   stealing                               refer - 'HO 11/15 p222'
Wilson         James              10y   14   Northallerton               15 10 1844   house breaking                         refer - 'HO 11/15 p226'
Wright         John                7y   13   Edinburgh                   24 12 1844   theft                                  refer - 'HO 11/15 p227'
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