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 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Fairlie - arrived in TAS in 1852

The 'Fairlie' is said to have left the Isle of Wight on March 2, 1852 and to have travelled to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) with 30 Parkhurst boys on board.

She sailed from Plymouth on March 11, 1852 with a total of 292 male prisoners and arrived in Hobart on July 3, 1852. All 32 Parkhurst boys were said to have disembarked in Tasmania.

Paul Buddee's book, 'Fate of the Artful Dodger' and his research notes which were deposited in the Battye Library in Perth some time later, listed the boys.

The 30 'exiled' boys who were transported on the 'Fairlie' 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

Barlow         Henry              10y   17   Clerkenwell              05 12 1848   stealing                           ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Barton         Thomas             10y   15   Manchester               12 04 1849   stealing two 6 pences             5 previous convictions listed
Bettison       Edw.                7y   16   Clerkenwell              21 12 1847   stealing brass                    Listed as a tailor with 3 previous convictions
Brown          William             7y   14   Central Criminal Court   18 09 1848   larceny                            ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Carter         John               10y   16   Chelmsford               03 04 1849   larceny                           Listed as having previously been given 7yrs transportation
Cavill         Samuel              7y   16   Taunton                  08 01 1849   stealing a drake                  Previous convictions listed
Collins        Hugh                7y   14   Glasgow                  25 04 1849   house breaking                    Listed as having a reckless disposition; Trial date could have been 30/3/1849   
Curley         Martin              7y   13   Stafford                 28 06 1847   house breaking                    Listed as a vagrant who was once whipped
Douglas        Robert              7y   16   Glasgow                  23 04 1849   house breaking                    aka [Edward]
Elson          Jacob              10y   16   Stafford                 16 10 1848   stealing a jacket                 2 previous convictions listed
Flower         James              10y   16   Middlesex                13 07 1847   stealing                          aka [HOMER]; 6 previous convictions listed
Gill           John               14y   14   Exeter                   06 09 1848   stealing a mare                   Listed as a tailor who may have been transported previously
Green          Joseph              7y   15   Gloucester               07 05 1849   stealing scuffle shears           Listed as a canal boatman; Trial date could have been 3/7/1849   
Gurney         James              10y   16   Middlesex                21 11 1848   stealing                          Trial date could have been 7/2/1848 or 7/9/1848   
Harvey         James               7y   14   Taunton                  17 10 1848   stealing apples                   2 previous convictions listed

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

Jackson        John                7y   14   Middlesex                07 09 1847   stealing two pies                 3 previous convictions listed
Jones          John               15y   14   Hereford                 31 07 1849   arson                              ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Jones          John                7y   15   Lancaster                15 10 1849   stealing trousers                 2 previous convictions listed
Melburne       Henry               7y   ..   Cambridge                01 01 1849   stealing from master              aka [MELBOURNE]   
Moore          Archibald           7y   16   Glasgow                  14 09 1849   theft                             Listed as a turner
Muir           Peter               7y   17   Glasgow                  17 05 1849   theft                             5 previous convictions listed; Trial place could have been Edinburgh   
Nutt           George              7y   13   Central Criminal Court   15 05 1848   larceny                           Listed as a shoemaker
Parker         James               7y   16   Devon                    05 09 1849   stealing horse hair               aka [GRANT]; Listed as a farmer's boy; Trial place could be Exeter   
Pilgrim        John                7y   17   Central Criminal Court   22 08 1849   larceny                           Previous convictions listed; Trial date could be 22/10/1849   
Riley          Charles             7y   16   Middlesex                19 12 1848   stealing 12 pairs stockings etc   Listed as a blacksmith with 2 previous convictions
Sheepwash      Saul                7y   14   Middlesex                06 06 1848   larceny                            ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Simpson        James              ...   16   Aberdeen                 20 09 1849   theft                             Listed as a hawker with 2 previous convictions
Smith          James               7y   16   Manchester               10 10 1849   felony                            Listed as a whitesmith who had been in prison 6 times
Usher          David               7y   17   Durham                   21 02 1849   stealing apparel                  2 previous convictions listed
York           Zachariah           7y   15   Stafford                 02 07 1849   horse stealing                    Listed as a boat boy
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