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 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Hashemy - arrived in VIC in 1849 SOURCES

The 523 ton barque 'Hashemy' sailed under the command of John Ross. She was said to have put in to the Isle of Wight on November 24, 1848 where she took on 25 Parkhurst boys. (Other sources suggested that 29 boys were taken on board.) The boys made up part of the cargo of 212 male convicts the 'Hashemy' was said to have transported to Australia.

Unfortunately the departure from England was delayed by an outbreak of cholera and sources suggest that six boys died during the epidemic. They also suggest that a total of 11 prisoners were left behind and another 16 died during the voyage.

The 'Hashemy' is said to have finally set out from Portsmouth on February 11, 1849 and headed for Sydney, stopping in at the Cape of Good Hope and the Port Phillip Settlement (Victoria) on the way. She finally arrived in Sydney on June 9, 1849, but not before discharging her surviving Parkhurst boys in Victoria in May 1949. The majority of the convicts were said to be destined for Moreton Bay (Queensland) and were possibly sent on from Sydney on another vessel.

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. 3197. The captain's journal for the voyage is said to be in the Dixon Library in Sydney [MSQ19]. Ian Nicolson's second volume also indicates that a diary kept by the religious instructor, Mr Henderson, has survived and is catalogued on the Historical Records Register in Canberra [HRR 182]. Nicholson's third volume indicated that Henderson's diary is held in the National Library in Canberra [MS7902].

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.

The 25 'ticket-of-leave' boys who were transported on the 'Hashemy' 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

Allcock        Robert              7y   16   Salford                  31 08 1846   larceny                                    ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Barrow         James               7y   16   Stafford                 12 03 1846   stealing shoes                             ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Bendle         Joseph              7y   16   Barnstaple               13 01 1846   stealing knife                             ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Carter         William             7y   16   Aylesbury                05 01 1847   stealing faggots                           Died of cholera during the voyage on 20/12/1849; refer: 'HO 11/15'
Dillon         John                7y   12   Bristol                  14 07 1845   stealing silk handkerchief                 2 previous convictions listed
Elliot         James               7y   16   Westminster              19 01 1846   stealing 7 liner shirts                    Listed as a shoemaker	
Groom          William Henry       7y   13   Plymouth                 26 10 1846   embezzlement                               Listed as a baker	
Harrington     William             7y   17   Chelmsford               30 06 1846   stealing rabbits                           ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Hayward        John                7y   15   Birmingham               23 10 1846   stealing                                   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Jackson        William            10y   16   Birmingham               12 06 1846   stealing money                             ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Jones          Thomas              7y   14   Newington                14 09 1845   stealing 10yds druggett                    ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Kent           Henry               7y   15   Bury St Edmonds          06 07 1846   felony                                     ....    ....    ....    ....    ....

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

Lawson         William            10y   17   Central Criminal Court   23 02 1846   larceny                                    Listed as a rope maker	
Mahoney        John               10y   16   Middlesex                17 08 1846   stealing                                   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Martin         Richard            10y   12   Penzance                 06 01 1845   stealing silver spoon                      2 previous convictions listed
Mason          George             10y   16   Middlesex                03 02 1846   stealing                                   Listed as a French polisher; Died of cholera during the voyage on --/12/1849; refer: 'HO 11/15'
Mason          Levi               10y   14   Northampton              21 02 1845   stealing handkerchief                      Listed as a shoemaker	
Mosley         Josiah              7y   14   Nether Knutsford         07 01 1846   stealing 11 comfortables                   aka [MOSELEY]; 4 previous convictions listed
Ottley         Pollard             7y   14   Bury St Edmonds          13 06 1846   larceny                                    aka [OTLEY]
Rigby          Joseph             10y   16   Liverpool                16 03 1846   stealing from a vessel in a port of entry  2 previous convictions listed
Salisbury      John                7y   15   Liverpool                20 07 1846   stealing hat                               Listed as a vagrant	
Self           John                7y   15   Central Criminal Court   15 12 1845   larceny                                    2 previous convictions listed; Died of cholera during the voyage on --/12/1849; refer: 'HO 11/15'
Stone          George             10y   16   Central Criminal Court   15 06 1846   larceny                                    2 previous convictions listed
Turner         Joseph              7y   14   Middlesex                08 09 1846   stealing from a shop                       2 previous convictions listed
Wells          Thomas              7y   14   Bristol                  29 10 1845   stealing money from a master               aka [WILLS]; Died of cholera during the voyage on 24/12/1849; refer: 'HO 11/15' & 'HO 59/18'
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