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

The 'Equestrian' is said to have left the Isle of Wight on August 19, 1852 and to have travelled to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) with 29 Parkhurst boys on board.

She sailed from Plymouth on September 1, 1852 with a total of 290 male prisoners and arrived in Hobart on December 16, 1852. All 29 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 29 'exiled' boys who were transported on the 'Equestrian' 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

Carr           Samuel              7y   17   Manchester               25 11 1849   larceny                            Listed as a vagrant
Clark          Charles            10y   15   Leeds                    30 10 1849   stealing                           Listed as a flax dresser with 9 previous convictions
Cornivall      William             7y   14   Lewes                    23 02 1848   house breaking & larceny           Trial year questionable   
Cowell         William            10y   16   Bolton                   20 12 1849   larceny                            Listed as a bricklayer with 8 previous convictions
Cuthbertson    William             7y   12   Glasgow                  24 04 1849   theft                              Listed as having 7 previous convictions and with a father, mother, 2 brothers & 1 sister lately in prison
Dancey         Alfred              7y   14   Gloucester               29 03 1850   manslaughter                       Listed as able to read well and having previous convictions
Davey          Samuel              7y   16   Cambridge                20 07 1849   robbery                            Listed as a pick pocket who was frequently in jail
Dun            William             7y   14   Bolton                   20 12 1849   larceny                            Listed as a comb maker with 3 previous convictions; refer - Parkhurst Register '105/11'; trial year is questionable    
Feltham        Joseph              7y   16   Dorchester               13 03 1850   burglary                           Listed as a baker
Glendenning    Alex                7y   14   Edinburgh                28 01 1850   theft                              Listed as a rope & sail maker
Hoy            John                7y   16   Glasgow                  28 08 1849   theft                              Listed as having learnt to weave in prison and having 5 previous convictions
Johnson        Frederick           7y   16   Cambridge                01 01 1849   larceny                            Listed as having previous convictions; trial year is questionable
Kennedy        Michael            10y   16   Hull                     05 01 1850   stealing a canvas skylight cover   Listed as a shoemaker with previous convictions
Linto          Walter              7y   13   Bridgewater              03 07 1849   housebreaking & theft               ...    ....    ....    ....    ....

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

Marlin         John               14y   15   Chester                  22 01 1849   highway robbery                    aka [LYNN; HAMILTON]; listed as a weaver with 6 previous convictions
Marsden        Charles             7y   17   Nottingham               01 04 1850   stealing                           Listed as a lacemaker
McCafferty     William             7y   15   Edinburgh                29 01 1850   theft                              Listed as a sailor with 4 previous convictions
McCarthy       Justin             10y   16   Middlesex                06 03 1847   stealing                            ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
McClure        John               14y   15   Glasgow                  14 08 1849   house breaking                     Listed as a cotton spinner; age is questionable
McKecknie      William             7y   15   Glasgow                  24 08 1849   theft                              Listed as having learnt to weave in prison and having 7 previous convictions
Newton         George              7y   15   Gloucester               01 01 1850   stealing                           Listed as a fisherman
Rolands        James               7y   18   Harwick                  03 07 1849   stealing a watch                    ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Smith          George              7y   14   Dorchester               13 03 1850   burglary                           Listed as a pipemaker
Stockwell      J.                  7y   16   Central Criminal Court   04 03 1850   larceny                             ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Taylor         George              7y   17   Clerkenwell              23 11 1847   stealing boots etc                 Listed as having 10 previous convictions
Thompson       John                7y   17   Glasgow                  14 01 1850   house breaking                     Listed as a cloth capper	
Tompkins       Henry               7y   18   Worcester                06 05 1849   house breaking                      ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
Ward           John                7y   15   Devon                    01 01 1850   stealing                           Listed as a vagrant and thief
Warner         Thomas              7y   16   Central Criminal Court   04 03 1850   stealing 5                         ...    ....    ....    ....    ....
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