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 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Mandarin - arrived in TAS and NZ in 1843 SOURCES

The 650 ton 'Mandarin' is said to have left the Isle of Wight on June 21, 1843 with 51 Parkhurst boys bound for Van Diemen's Land and another 31 who were bound for New Zealand.

The journey began in London and the 'Mandarin' is said to have arrived in Hobart on October 16, 1843. In Tasmania, 11 'free' and 40 'ticket-of-leave' boys were discharged. She then went on to New Zealand where she was said to have discharged a further 22 'free' and 9 'apprentice' Parkhurst boys in Auckland on November 14, 1843. Her journey was said to have ended in Wellington on December 10.

Other sources have broken up the 40 Tasmanian 'ticket-of-leave' boys mentioned above into a group of 18 'ticket-of-leave' and 22 'apprenticed' boys and that is how they are presented in the report below.

The boys were listed in Paul Buddee's book, 'Fate of the Artful Dodger' and also in his research notes which were deposited in the Battye Library, Perth, some time later. The 82 'free', 'apprenticed' and 'ticket-of-leave' boys who were transported on the 'Mandarin' 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

Adams          Thomas             ...   17   Central Criminal Court      11 05 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Allen          George              7y   13   Middlesex                   22 02 1841   simple larceny                         Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed  on arrival; retrained as a tailor & cooper; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Bailey         George              7y   13   Central Criminal Court      21 11 1839   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Baker          William             7y   12   Plymouth                    26 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival; addicted to pilfering
Barker         Mark                7y   12   Central Criminal Court      11 05 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; addicted to pilfering
Bassan         Henry               7y   13   Central Criminal Court      23 11 1840   larceny                                aka [BASSAM]; Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a bricklayer & tailor; aged 15 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Baylis         Henry               7y   13   Surrey                      17 12 1840   felony                                 Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; sealing wax maker
Beales         William             7y   12   Falmouth                    20 10 1837   stealing sovereigns                    Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 18 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Bedwell        Richard             7y   12   Middlesex                   05 04 1840   simple larceny                         Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Binnie         Alexander           7y   12   Ayr                         28 04 1838   house breaking                         aka [BENNIE]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a tailor; aged 19 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Bird           Charles            10y   10   Reading                     24 02 1841   robbery                                Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Blucher        John               10y   13   Gloucester Assize           13 08 1840   burglary                               Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; poor
Brown          Nicholas Hollock   14y   14   Exeter                      15 10 1839   stealing a coal scuttle                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Campden        Charles            10y   ..   Colchester                  27 12 1840   stealing baskets                       Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival

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

Canner         Charles             7y   13   Central Criminal Court      04 01 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Carr           Richard             7y   13   Stafford Assize             07 04 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Carter         William            ...   14   Manchester Sessions         07 09 1840   simple larceny                         Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; previous convictions
Claridge       Danial              7y   13   Central Criminal Court      19 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; previous convictions
Coleman        Joseph              7y   12   Middlesex                   04 02 1840   simple larceny                         Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Cotterel       John                7y   13   Birmingham sessions         26 10 1839   stealing chattels                      aka [COTTERELL; COTTRELY]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a tailor; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Day            Thomas             10y   13   Oxford                      19 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a tailor; aged 18 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Denman         William             7y   10   Westminster                 10 02 1841   ....    ....    ....    ....    ....   Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed  on arrival; retrained as a tailor; aged 15 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Dennis         Glynn              10y   12   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                aka [GLYNN, Dennis]; Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Ditch          Eli                 7y   10   Lewes                       02 12 1840   stealing wool                          Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival; led astray
Dixon          John               ...   13   Plymouth                    26 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival; associate of William BAKER; mariner
Douse          William             7y   13   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1837   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Edwards        John                7y   11   Stafford Assize             24 07 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Eggarton       Isaac               7y   13   Central Criminal Court      06 06 1840   larceny                                aka [EGGERTON]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a cooper & shoemaker; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'

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

Farrel         John               10y   12   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                aka [FARRELL]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a cooper & shoemaker; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Fuzzing        Grenville          10y   10   Central Criminal Court      25 11 1839   larceny                                aka [FUZZINS, Grenville Hugh William]; Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
George         William             7y   12   Exeter Guildhall            29 06 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Goulburn       Thomas              7y   ..   Central Criminal Court      11 05 1840   larceny                                aka [GOLBURNE]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 18 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Griffiths      James              10y   13   Portsmouth                  02 04 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter & shoemaker; connections not respectable; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Griffiths      John                7y   12   Bristol Sessions            09 07 1840   stealing locks                         Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Guilliam       Thomas             10y   12   Gloucester Assize           31 03 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Hargreaves     Danial              7y   13   Knutsford                   01 07 1839   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Heritage       John                7y   12   Worcester                   19 10 1840   felony                                 aka [HERMITAGE]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Hill           Robert             ...   13   Exeter                      04 01 1841   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a sawyer & shoemaker; lead astray by evil advisers; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Huntley        Walter              7y   13   Reading                     24 02 1841   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a bricklayer; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Hutchinson     William            ...   13   Worcester                   .. 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Ibbs           Thomas              7y   12   Stafford Assize             28 07 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Inchie         James              10y   12   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                aka [HINCHLEY; HINCHIE]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a cooper; aged 19 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'

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

Jones          James               7y   12   Swansea Sessions            24 10 1840   felony                                 Disembarked in TAS; apprenticed on arrival
Lamb           Michael             7y   12   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                aka [DALEY]; Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a brickmaker & shoemaker; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Lay            George              7y   14   Central Criminal Court      04 02 1839   larceny                                aka [JAY; LAW]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 20 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Lewis          Thomas              7y   13   Bristol Sessions            10 04 1840   stealing a cap                         Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Light          Edward             10y   13   Portsmouth                  10 04 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival; respectable
Lynch          John                7y   13   Central Criminal Court      19 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Mack           James              ...   12   Sheffield                   20 03 1840   felony                                 Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Man            Patrick            10y   11   Warwick                     20 10 1840   larceny                                aka [MARR]; Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Morgan         John               10y   12   Warwick Sessions            20 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Morris         William            10y   13   Worcester City              31 12 1839   highway robbery                        Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Neil           Charles             7y   12   Knutsford                   25 03 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a shoemaker; previous convictions; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Norris         William            ...   13   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Organ          Richard            10y   13   Gloucester Assize           15 08 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a plumber & glazier; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'

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

Pain           Isaac               7y   13   Wells Assize                08 07 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Parker         William             7y   10   Westminster                 10 02 1841   simple larceny                         Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a tailor; aged 12 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Paton          William            10y   14   Central Criminal Court      18 06 1838   larceny                                aka [PAYTON]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a bricklayer & ivory turner; aged 19 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Pearson        George              7y   11   Central Criminal Court      19 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival; previous convictions
Ridley         William             7y   14   Central Criminal Court      14 09 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Riley          Matthew            10y   10   Westminster                 25 06 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Rose           Edwin               7y   13   Gloucester sessions         04 03 1840   stealing bread                         aka [William]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a farmer; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Sadlier        Nicholas            7y   12   Central Criminal Court      19 10 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Shaughnessey   John                7y   11   Central Criminal Court      03 02 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Shaw           James               7y   13   Central Criminal Court      02 03 1839   larceny                                aka [John]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a sawyer & carpenter; aged 18 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Shuker         Enocle              7y   13   Warwick                     20 10 1840   simple larceny                         aka [Enoch]; Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Smith          James              ...    9   Central Criminal Court      11 05 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Smith          Joseph              7y   16   Middlesex                   06 04 1840   simple larceny                         Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a plasterer & bricklayer; aged 18 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Smith          William             7y   12   Central Criminal Court      01 02 1841   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a farmer; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'

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

Stephenson     William             7y   13   Kingston-on-Hull            22 12 1840   felony                                 Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival; his mother asked for removal from Hull
Swift          William             7y   11   Central Criminal Court      23 11 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Thompson       Joseph              7y   13   North Allerton              08 04 1839   stealing boots & shoes                 Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; destitute
Tildulls       Henry               7y   12   Oxford                      18 07 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Waller         Alfred              7y   12   Central Criminal Court      21 11 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Parkhurst Register error states sent to VDL; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a carpenter; aged 15 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'    
Walmsley       James               7y   ..   Knutsford                   14 10 1839   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Free on arrival
Walpole        Thomas              7y   13   Central Criminal Court      01 01 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival
Wandby         William             7y   11   Kingston on Hull            22 12 1840   stealing                               Disembarked in TAS; Ticket of Leave on arrival; refer - 'Parkhurst Register 15/2'
Weir           Angus               7y   12   Edinburgh                   10 06 1840   house breaking                         Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
West           William            10y   13   Reading                     24 02 1841   robbery                                Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a bricklayer & tailor; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Williams       David               7y   12   Tiverton Sessions           25 10 1839   stealing money                         aka [HARRIS]; Disembarked in TAS; Apprenticed on arrival
Williams       Joseph             10y   13   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                aka [RICHARDSON, John]; Disembarked in NZ; Free on arrival; retrained as a cooper; aged 17 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
Wilson         George             ...   13   Central Criminal Court      17 08 1840   larceny                                Disembarked in NZ; Apprenticed on arrival; retrained as a shoemaker; aged 16 - refer; 'NZ Government Gazette'
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