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 Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862
Maitland - arrived in VIC in 1846 SOURCES

The 648 ton ship 'Maitland' was under the command of Captain John Gray and was said to have begun her voyage on May 22, 1846. She then travelled to the Isle of Wight where she took on 72 Parkhurst boys. She left there on June 24, 1846 and is said to have finally set out from Spithead on June 29 on her way to the Port Phillip Settlement (Victoria).

She was said to have arrived in Victoria on November 9 but other sources suggest she arrived on October 27, 1846. The Parkhurst boys were among the 291 male convicts who were sentenced to transportion and were discharged in Williamstown on November 24, 1846.

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. 3202.

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 72 'expiree' boys who were transported on the 'Maitland' 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

Allen          Joseph              7y   14   Worcester                   16 10 1843   stealing shoes & clothes             Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p103'
Andrews        John                7y   13   Central Criminal Court      15 05 1841   larceny                              aka [GREEN]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Bailey         Peter               7y   14   Norwich                     29 03 1843   stealing a shirt                     Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p97'; Buddee gave the crime as stealing a shawl
Baxter         William             7y   15   Glasgow                     26 04 1843   house breaking                       Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p104'
Bevan          William             7y   13   Stafford                    05 08 1843   larceny                              Retrained as a gardener; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'
Bogues         Joseph              7y   14   Ayr                         15 09 1843   house breaking                       Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p104'
Bowles         Henry               7y   14   Bristol                     12 07 1843   stealing a work box                  Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p87'
Brown          Joseph              7y   14   Nottingham                  16 10 1843   stealing sheep                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'; Buddee gave the crime as stealing 3lb of potted beef
Burgess        Thomas              7y   16   Stafford                    27 06 1843   stealing 4 shillings                 Retrained as a gardener; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'
Burrell        Thomas              7y   14   Clerkenwell                 12 09 1842   stealing cloth                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'; Buddee gave the crime as stealing a coat
Burton         John                7y   15   Wells SOM                   03 07 1843   stealing beacon                      aka [BOXELL, James]; retrained as a sawyer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p99'; alternate trial details given as 26/06/1843, Bridwater, larceny - refer - 'Parkhurst Register 29/8'    
Bushby         John               10y   17   Central Criminal Court      11 12 1843   larceny in a dwelling house          Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p89'
Carroll        Henry               7y   16   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   stealing silver spoons               Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Chapman        Thomas             10y   16   Central Criminal Court      27 11 1843   robbing his father                   Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Clarke         Charles             7y   15   Nottingham                  04 04 1843   felony in a shop                     Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'

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

Constable      Thomas              7y   14   Gloucester                  17 10 1843   stealing a bird                      Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p93'; Buddee gave the trial date as 17/09/1843
Crapper        Thomas             10y   14   Oxford                      09 12 1843   burglary                             Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'
Davis          John                7y   13   Westminster                 29 06 1842   stealing a book                      Retrained as a painter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'; Buddee gave the trial date as 02/06/1842
Dignam         John                7y   15   Edinburgh                   06 11 1843   stealing five shillings              Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p104'
Dodds          Thomas Walker       7y   13   Newcastle-upon-Tyne         25 02 1842   stealing a money letter              Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'
Dunn           John                7y   11   Westminster                 11 05 1842   stealing cigars                      Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'; Buddee gave the trial date and crime as 11/05/1841 and stealing liquors
Durndell       Richard             7y   13   Southampton                 24 02 1842   stealing knives                      Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'
Edwards        John               10y   17   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   burglary                             ....    ....    ....    ....    ....
Eves           Joseph             20y   15   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   burglary                             Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'; Not on Buddee's list	
Feeny          Edward              7y   15   Stafford                    03 02 1843   stealing a fish                      Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'; Trial date is questionable
Fry            Sydney              7y   15   Bristol                     24 10 1843   felony                               Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p87'
Giles          Henry              10y   13   Birmingham                  30 06 1843   picking pockets                      Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p102'
Hayhow         Edward              7y   17   Croydon                     07 08 1843   stealing mutton                      Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p101'
Hesketh        Charles             7y   17   Westminster                 27 12 1843   stealing pork                        Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'
Hill           John                7y   13   Exeter                      05 07 1841   larceny                              Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p92'

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

Hinchliffe     James               7y   16   Nether Nutsford             16 10 1843   stealing 3 shillings                 Retrained as a gardener; refer - 'HO 11/15 p91'; Buddee gave the trial place as Chester
Hopkins        Thomas              7y   17   Central Criminal Court      21 08 1843   stealing cigars                      Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Howard         Robert              7y   17   Central Criminal Court      27 11 1843   larceny                              Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Johnson        John                7y   ..   Liverpool                   23 10 1843   larceny                              aka [George]; refer - 'HO 11/15'
Johnson        William             7y   14   Norwich                     10 01 1844   stealing a purse                     Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p97'
Lambert        Henry               7y   15   Liverpool                   23 10 1843   stealing money                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p95'
Lee            Henry              10y   16   Birmingham                  20 10 1843   stealing silver plate                Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p102'
Long           George              7y   13   Banbury                     16 10 1841   stealing cloth                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'; alternate trial date given as 27/10/1843 - refer - 'Parkhurst Register 33/1'
Maloney        Christopher         7y   14   Bristol                     12 07 1843   stealing a work box                  Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p87'
Martin         John               10y   14   Central Criminal Court      30 01 1843   larceny in a dwelling house          Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
McCann         James              10y   15   Leeds                       25 10 1843   stealing a watch                     Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p104'
Moore          James               7y   16   Norwich                     29 03 1843   stealing tea and sugar               Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p97'
Morgan         William             7y   13   Glamorgan                   22 02 1843   stealing cigars                      Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p93'; Buddee gave the trial place as Swansea
Mountford      Charles            10y   14   Stafford                    27 06 1843   stealing a boat                      aka [MONTFORD]; retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'; alternate trial details given as Newcastle 04/04/1843 - refer - 'Parkhurst Register 29/17'

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

Munroe         John                7y   13   Central Criminal Court      12 06 1843   larceny                              aka [MUNRO]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Norton         George              7y   16   Central Criminal Court      27 11 1843   stealing money                       Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Osborne        William             7y   16   Stafford                    06 04 1842   stealing tools                       Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'; Not on Buddee's list
Peverill       Joseph              7y   14   Nottingham                  06 04 1842   stealing matches                     aka [PEVERELL]; retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'
Pickering      Robert              7y   15   Southampton                 20 12 1843   burglary                             Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'; Buddee gave William Pickering (not Robert), with trial details (Worcester, 20/12/1843, 10y)    
Pike           John                7y   14   Exeter                      02 01 1844   stealing a watch                     Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p92'
Pitkin         Robert             15y   15   Hertford                    01 03 1842   stealing barley                      Retrained as a tailor; refer - 'HO 11/15 p94'; Not on Buddee's list
Plunkett       Thomas             14y   15   Banbury                     30 12 1843   stealing a pistol & picking pockets  Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'; two terms of 7 years
Ryder          Edward              7y   15   Newcastle                   03 01 1844   larceny                              Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'
Sant           Richard             7y   12   Stafford                    03 01 1843   stealing boots                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'
Scott          Charles             7y   16   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   larceny                              Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Simmons        George             10y   17   Central Criminal Court      01 01 1844   picking pockets                      Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p89'
Simonds        John William Fred   7y   13   Dover                       01 04 1842   robbing his master                   Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p94'
Smith          Thomas             10y   15   Derby                       15 03 1843   picking pockets                      Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p92'

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

Stevenson      James               7y   14   Clerkenwell                 15 05 1843   simple larceny                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'; Buddee gave the trial date as 25/05/1843
Stone          George              7y   13   Westminster                 29 12 1841   stealing sweetmeats                  Retrained as a sawyer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'
Thornton       Edward             10y   17   Central Criminal Court      18 09 1843   stealing 4-4-6                      Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'
Townsend       William            10y   15   Leicester                   01 01 1844   house breaking                       Retrained as a blacksmith; refer - 'HO 11/15 p96'
Turner         Thomas             10y   15   Bath                        13 07 1843   stealing a watch                     Retrained as a brickmaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p99'
Walker         Charles            10y   15   Chester                     01 04 1843   stealing a shawl                     Retrained as a bricklayer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p91'
Walton         Isaac              10y   16   Sheffield                   07 09 1843   stealing bread                       Retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p103'
Whitmore       Charles             7y   14   Central Criminal Court      31 01 1842   robbing his master                   Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p88'; Buddee gave the crime as embezzelment
Wilkinson      John                7y   14   Chester                     26 10 1842   robbing his master                   Retrained as a painter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p91'
Williams       Charles             7y   16   Stafford                    17 10 1843   stealing cloth                       aka [HOLCROFT]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p100'
Williams       James              10y   15   Usk                         26 03 1842   larceny                              refer - 'HO 20/12' (?)
Williams       Thomas              7y   14   Birmingham                  15 07 1842   stealing handkerchiefs               aka [QUIN, Mark]; retrained as a shoemaker; refer - 'HO 11/15 p102'
Wilson         John                7y   15   Dumfries                    19 09 1843   house breaking                       aka [CHISHOLM; Thomas]; Retrained as a carpenter; refer - 'HO 11/15 p104'; Buddee gave the trial date as 19/10/1843
Wilson         William             7y   16   Newcastle                   03 01 1844   larceny                              Retrained as a sawyer; refer - 'HO 11/15 p98'
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