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David LANGLEY was born David OTTOLANGUI in 1812 at Aldgate, London, England.   LANGLEY is the anglicised version of OTTOLANGUI.

 

OLD BAILEY SESSION PAPERS. 11th June 1829.

1116. DAVID LANGLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May, 1 screw-cap, value 25s., the goods of William Thomas Smallwood .

 

JOHN CUTHBERT . On the 1st of May I was standing at my door, and saw the prisoner coming towards me - when he got past he ran, and dropped this screw-cap; I took him and the screw-cap to Mr. Smallwood.

 

WILLIAM THOMAS SMALLWOOD. I am a brass-founder, and live in York-terrace. This brass cap is mine; it was cast from a pattern which I have in my hand - it was taken from my window that morning.

 

Prisoner's Defence. I did not see any thing of it till that gentleman caught me; two young men passed, and I suppose they dropped it.

 

GUILTY. Aged 17.  Confined Three Months .

 

 

OLD BAILEY SESSION PAPERS. 2nd Session 1830.

 

Evidence for the offence tried on 16th January 1830.

David Langley was indicted for stealing, on the 14th Dec, 1 cheese, value 12s, the goods of Thomas Davidge; and that, at the Delivery of His Majesty's Gaol of Newgate, holden on Thursday, the 11th of June, in the 10th year of his Majesty's reign, he was convicted of felony.

Thomas Davidge... I am a cheesemonger, and live at No.48 Minories.  On the 14th of December I went to my tea at a quarter before six o'clock, and the cheeses were safe under my portico, on a pile up to the top of the doorway; I came from tea in about 20 minutes, and said to my shopman, "Richard, there is a cheese gone;" he had not missed it....this is the cheese; it has my mark on it.

Cross-examined by Mr. Barry. Q. Do you know whether this cheese was on the pile? A. Yes.....they were all marked No.2, being of one particular dairy; I had sold some that day, but this is marked 24, which no other was....the shopman could not sell a whole cheese without my knowledge; there were eight of them, part of which I had put up.

James Fogg..... I saw the prisoner in Rosemary-Lane, with the cheese, on the evening of 14th December; it was in a small green bag, on his head, about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's. I asked where he got it; he hesitated sometime, and then said 2 men gave it to him at the corner of Four Awl-court, and I might go and see them. I put him into a shop and handcuffed him; as we were going along he saw two men, and said, "They have just cut down the lane now;" he afterwards saw his brother, and told him to go with me and show me the persons, and said one of them was named Phillips; I went with his brother to the City of Carlisle public house...he went in, and two young men ran out; one of them we took, but the other, whom he called Phillips, got away. When I had that young man before the Magistrate the prisoner said it was not him, but Phillips gave it to him.

 

Prisonerís Defence..... The young man gave it to me to carry, and I was to have 6d for it.  John Cuthbert. I produce a certificate of the conviction of the prisoner in June last......I know he is the person.

 

GUILTY. Age 19.......Transported for Life.

 

UK Prison Hulk Register - Retribution - 1830:

David was sent from Newgate to the Hulk  'Retribution' (This document is dated 14 January 1830).  He remained there until the 21 April 1830 when he was transferred for transportation to the ship 'David Lyon' which left Sheerness, London on the 2 May 1830, and arrived in Van Diemen's Land on the 19 August 1830.

 

Convict Records from Tasmanian Archives:

David LANGLEY - Convict Number 45181

David Langley was convicted at Middlesex on the 16 January 1830 for stealing 24lb of cheese, the property of Thomas Davidge.  David was found guilty and transported for life.  Prior to this charge, in June of 1820, he was imprisoned for 3 weeks for larceny, after being charged at the Old Bailey.

 

Information from Description List CON18/2:

 

Name:                   David Langley

Trade:                  Carter

Native Place:        Aldgate

Height:                  5' 2"

Age:                      20

Complexion:          Dark

Head:                    Round

Whiskers:             None

Visage:                  Oval

Forehead:             Perpendicular Unwrinkled

Eyebrows:             Dark Brown

Eyes:                     Black

Nose:                    Sharp

Mouth:                  Medium Width

Chin:                     Medium Length

Remarks:              A Jew

 

The Hulk Report for David has only one comment - 'Orderly'.

 

On the 26 December 1836 in Hobart, David married Phillis SKINNER.  She too was a convict.  Their children were:

Amelia born 2 September 1837

David born 1839

Sophia born 5 December 1841

Richard born about 1843 - died 11 September 1861 in Argyle St, Hobart from diphtheria, at the residence of his sister Sarah and her husband John Edmonds.  His death was reported by John Jones, friend of Melville St, Hobart.

Sarah born 31 January 1844

Rachael born on the 21 December 1846 - died 10 August 1861 from diphtheria also at the residence of Sarah and John Edmonds, Argyle St, Hobart.

On the birth registrations for these children, David is listed as a 'Bricklayer' and 'Master Bricklayer'.

 

David was granted his conditional pardon on the 19 November 1840.  (Government Notice in The Courier, Hobart, Tasmania - Tuesday 24 November 1840.)

 

 

A New Land and a New Family:

 

David left Hobart on the ship Magusha which departed on the 26 December 1849, arriving in San Francisco on the 6 May 1850.

 

We next find David on the 1860 census in San Francisco with new 'wife' Esther and more children:

 

1860 Census: California, USA

9th District, San Francisco City in the County of San Francisco, in the State of California on the 08 June 1860:

Name

Age

Occupation

Net Worth

Born

David Langley     

40        

Teamster                  

$US300      

England                

Esther Langley

25

   

England

Lewis Langley

   6

   

California

Amelia Langley

2mths

   

California

 

 

1870 Census taken 21st August:  2nd Precinct, 10th Ward, in the County of San Francisco in the State of California:

Name

Age

Occupation

Net Worth

Born

Foreign Parents

David Langley    

50    

Stone Mason

$US300

England

Yes

Hester Langley

40

Keeping House

 

England

Yes

Lois Langley

17

Clerk in Store

 

California    

Yes

Amelia Langley

11

Attending School    

 

California

Yes

Celia Langley

   4

At Home

 

California

Yes

 

 

1880 Census: California, USA

Name

State

Age

Occupation

Born

Parents Born

David Langley      

Married

66     

General Dealer         

England

England

Esther Langley

Married

50

Keeps House

England

England

Lewis Langley

Single

25

Truck Maker

California         

England

Amelia Langley

Single

19

At Home

California

England

Celia Langley

Single

14

At Home

California

England

 

David Langley died in 1882 in San Francisco, California, USA.

 

Newspaper clipping 21 Jul 1882, for the funeral notice of David:

LANGLEY - in this city, July 19, David Langley, a native of London, England, aged 70 years.

The funeral will take place TODAY [Friday] at 2 o'clock from his late residence 12 Louisa Street.   No flowers.

 

Refer to the Ottolangui page for more information on this family.

 

 

 

Other Convicts in my family:

Phillis SKINNER

Richard PINNUCK

Joel ORME

Henry ORME

James PORTER

George BASELL

Daniel EVANS

Susanna ROBERTS (nee Pittman)

 

 

 

 

05 February 2017