This year is the bicentenary for Hobart, Tasmania. Many of
the early convicts who arrived in 1803 - 1804 finally settled in Sorell /
Pittwater area as farmers and settlers. As a practical historical
activity during this year, some students at Sorell School will be looking
into the lives of these early convict settlers.
But first, we need to know who these convicts were.
So if you had a convict in your family tree who was in Van Diemens Land in
the early 1800's please check their conduct record and see if the names of
any of the following land owners appear.
District Macquarie Land Grants1813
Alloms or Allomes, Charles
Anthony, William Baxter,
Jacob Billett or Bellette,
John or James Birchall, Richard
Buckingham, James Davies,
Frederick Dawes, J.
Duncombe, William Fenner,
Arnold Fisk, Mary
Fogacty, Silas Gatehouse,
James Grimes, William
Hambly, James Hannaway,
Jane Hobbs, William
Hopley, Jane Horton (Gill),
John Ingle, Charles
Jeffries, Thomas Kent,
John Knox, Alexander
Laing, I.Larsome, John
Liddle, David Lord,
Edward Lord, R.
W. Loane, William McDowall,
George Morrisby, Robert
Nash, Thomas Pennington,
J. Prestage, Bartholomew
Reardon, Walter Redpath,
Mary Richardson, Thomas
Riley, S. Sederick, Samuel
Sudrick , James Turnbull,
John Wade , M.
Wicks, Charles Willis,
J. Wilson, William
Wilson, W. Wood, Thomas
Richardson?? Thomas Solly?
1824, these people had land grants in the following districts:
- Gloucester - Sorell, Pawleena and surrounds
- Harrington - Midway Point, Orielton
- Pitt - Pittwater
- Sussex - Forcett, Dodges Ferry and surrounds
Allums (G), Nathaniel Ayres (S), William Baxter (G), Jacob Billett (G),
John Birchall (G), Thomas Bowden (S), Mr Buckingham (G), Riley Buckingham
(S), Mr Burchall (G), Mr Champion (P), Mr Clark (S), Richard Coleman (H),
Walter Colquhoun (S), Mr Crowder (S), James Davis (G), John Duncombe (G),
Fish (Fisk) (G), Mr Fogherty (G), Mr Gatehouse (G), Mary Geils (S), James
Gordon (S), Government (G), Mr Gregory (G), William Hambly jun and sen
(G), James Hannaway (S), John Hatcher (H), Jane Hobbs (S), Rachael Hoddy
(S), John Hulan (S), A.W.H. Humphrey (G), John Ingle (H), Lieut Charles
Jeffries (H), William Jenner (G), Mr Kelly (P), James Kelly (P), Thomas
Kent (G), Thomas Allen Lacelles (S), John Lakeland (S), Roland W Loane
(G), Richard Loisonce (G), James Lord (H), Mr D Lord (H), Mr E Lord (G),
Mr Martin (H), Horatio William Mason (H), James Mayberry (H), Peter Mills
(G), George Morrisby (G), Robert Nash (G), Joseph Pendill (S), Thomas
Pennington (G), Thomas Prestage (G), William Rayner(or) jun and sen (S),
George Raynor (S), Bartholomew Reardon (G/S), Walter Redpath (G), Mr
Redpath (S), Isabella Riley (S), Mr Riley (G), Thomas Riley sen and jun
(S), Mr Roberts (P), Mr Scott (S), Samuel Sedrick (G), William Shirley
(S), Ann Shuttleworth (S), Mr Smith (S), Mr Steel (S), John Palmer Stone
(H), John Tapley (S), Mr Waddel (Alex Stewart Waddle) (S), John Wade (G),
John Welch (S), Samuel Westlake (S), Charles Willis (G), Mr Wilson (G),
William Woolley (S), Allan Young (S), Dr Henry St John Younge (H)
we already know about and the ship they arrived in can be found here.
of Leave men in Sorell district between 1841 and 1858. This will
be an ongoing project and will finally be included in a database about
convicts in Sorell.