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Notices Published of Absentee Convicts from Co. Tyrone in Australia
Sydney Gazette, New South Wales Advertiser, Hobart Town Gazette, Southern Reporter, New South Wales Government Gazette

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Teena
With permission of the National Library of Australia



Note: All born in County Tyrone. Date is the publishing day of the news article, some notices include prisoner numbers , locations in Australia, whom servant to and all include transport ship name, & age of convict.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser

The under-mentioned prisoners having absented themselves from their respective employment and some of them at large with false certificates, all constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost exertions in lodging them in safe custody.

Any persons harbouring, concealing, or maintaining any of the said absentees, will be prosecuted for the offence.

28 Jan. 1828 AGNALL Samuel, Hooghley, Groom, 26, County Tyrone, 5 feet 7 1-2, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh comp. from D. M'Cleod, Esq.

15 July 1824 AIKEN Henry, Isabella 2-34, Tyrone, 5 feet 7 , blue eyes, dark hair, pale comp. Servant to Mr. T. Aspinall

15 June 1827 BOYCE John, alias BUOY, Hoogley, Carter. 21, County Tyrone, 5 feet 2, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh freckled complexion, from Emu Plains

9 Apr. 1827 BOYLE James, Cawdry, soldier, 26, Tyrone, from No. 4 Iron gang

15 Sept. 1829 BUTTLE or BOULTER Maria, No. 29-4, Edward 32, servant, Tyrone, 4 feet 10 3/4, grey eyes, sandy hair, ruddy freckled and peck-pitted comp. from J. Jackson Esq. J. P.

16 June 1829 CONWAY Peter, No. 28-779, Mangles, 28, Farmer's servant, Tyrone, 6ft 3/4 in, light grey eyes, brown hair, dark ruddy comp. from Mr. James Blackett, Bathurst

16 Dec. 1824 DALEY William, Earl St. Vincent, 28, Tyrone, 5 feet 9 1/4, light grey eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, servant to J. Blackman, Jun.

Mar 24 1829 DONNELLY James, or QUINN, No. 27-2399, 52, labourer, Tyrone, 5 feet 9 1-2, grey eyes, dark brown, hair, dark sallow comp from 19 Road gang

26 May 1828 HAMILTON Samuel, Countess of Harcourt, 23, shoemaker, County Tyrone, 5 feet 1, hazle eyes, Gaxen (?) hair, pock-pitted comp. from No. 11 road gang 2d time of running.

1 Oct. 1829 HARNELL or HARNILL Thomas, Henry Porcher, 27, ploughman, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 3, light grey eyes, light brown hair, fresh pock-pitted comp. from No. 37 road gang.

28 Apr. 1828 HEANEY Daniel, Regalia, 20, labourer, Tyrone, 5 feet 1 1-2, hazle eyes, brown hair fair horid (?) comp. from No. 22 road gang

18 Aug. 1829 JOURDEN Charles, No 29-258 (or 268), Sophia, 28, labourer, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 9 1/2in. blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp from No. 38 Road Gang

24 Sept. 1829 KELLY Patrick, 28-834, Mangles, 24, farmer's man, Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1-2, grey eyes, brown hair, ruddy freckled comp, from No. 7 Iron gang. 3d time of running

16 Jan. 1823 LUNY Fred , Lord Sidmouth, 25, Co. Tyrone, 5 ft. 5 1-2 in, gr. eyes, sandy hair, pale sallow comp. Emu Plains

8 Sept. 1828 McDONALD John, Regalia, 20, labourer, Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches high, grey eyes, red hair, ruddy comp, from No. 1 Iron gang

6 Oct.1828 M'DONOUGH, John, Regalia, 21, labourer, Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1/2 in, grey eyes, red hair, ruddy freckled comp.from No, l Iron gang. 3d time of running

6Feb. 1823 McNABE T., Hadlow, 25 yrs. Co. Tyrone. 5 ft. 6 in, hazel. eyes, light brown hair, fair comp. servantt. to J. Hudson

22 Dec. 1825 McNABB Thos. Hadlow, 29, County Tyrone, 5 feet 6, hazle eyes, light brown hair, fair ruddy comp. from Wellington Valley

24 May 1822. M'NEIL Alex. per Martha, 43 yrs. old, native of Tyrone , 5 ft. 5 in , hazel eyes black hair , dark sallow complexion , from Liverpool

26 May 1825 O'NEIL Bryan or ARTHUR, Minerva , 50, County Tyrone, 5 feet 1/2, grey eyes, dark brown hair, fair pale complexion, gaol gang, Newcastle

12 July 1826 STEWART Bridget, Almorah, 26, CooksTown, Tyrone, 5 feet 1, blue eyes, dark brown hair, fair freckled comp. from female factory, Parramatta

4 Feb 1826 WILLIAMSON Mary Ann, Mariner, 35, County Tyrone, 5 feet 1/2in, dark grey eyes, brown hair, much freckled comp. from female factory, Parramatta



The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter 3 April 1819

POLICE OFFICE Mar. 22nd 1819.

The under-mentioned convicts, having, on the night of the 27th of February last, piratically cut-out and carried off the Schooner Young Lachlan from this Port, their names and descriptions are now published for general Information

Patrick COTTON, 5 f. 6 inches high, black hair, hazel eyes, aged 42, is a labourer, was born in the County Tyrone, and tried at Omagh in August 1817, sentenced for life, in the Minerva he arrived both at Sydney & Hobart Town.



The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 28 Sept. 1816

PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDANT'S OFFICE Sydney Sept. 14 1816

Several Prisoners having absconded from their employment during this week, and particularly the undermentioned, it is hereby directed that every exertion shall be made on the part of the police, as well as the settlers and inhabitants of the colony, to apprehend the persons referred to who are suspected of the piracy of the brq. Trial, on the night of the 12th instant.

Charles RICHARDSON, arrived per ship, Guilford, tried at Mayo, in Mar. 1815, convicted for life, is 42 years of age, by trade a weaver, a native of the County Tyrone, is 5 feet 3 inches high, hazle eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, and was Government servant to Patrick Downey, settler, and absconded on the 8th of Sept.



New South Wales Government Gazette

Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office Sydney

The undermentioned prisoners having absconded from the individuals and employments set against their names respectively, and some of them being at large with stolen certificates, and tickets of-leave, all constables and others are hereby required and commanded to use their utmost exertions in apprehending and lodging them in safe custody. Any person harbouring or employing any of the said absentees, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

2 Oct. 1833 BOYLE James, Cawdry, 32, Tyrone, soldier, 5 feet 7, brown hair , grey eyes, dark freckled complexion from William Winter since 20th ditto (?)

14 Mar. 1838 CUNNINGHAM Arthur, Ann Emelia, and Alligator, county Tyrone, farm labourer, 5 feet 5 3/4 inches, florid comp., reddish brown hair, hazel eyes, supposed to have escaped in the Nimrod Whaler, under the assumed name of KELLY in Sept. 1835, from Hobart Town

17 Apr. 1839 CAMPBELL James, Edward (2), 26, Tyrone, laborer, &c. 5 feet 3 inches, dark ruddy comp. brown hair hazel eyes, from Stockade, Twenty-mile Hollow, since April 4

20 Feb. 1839 CHRISTY Jane, Margaret, 32, Tyrone, needle woman, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches, ruddy freckled and pock-pitted comp., brown hair, bright chesnut eyes, from John Rinker, Cook's River, since February 14

1 May 1833 HAMILTON James, Phoenix, 17, Farmers man, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 7 3/4, light brown hair, hazel eyes, dark ruddy comp. from No. 2 road party, since 22d instant

27 Mar. 1833 JUDD Robert, 41, Marquis of Hastings, No. 27-1348, Dairyman and brewer, Tyrone, 5 feet 8, brown bair, brown eyes, fresh ruddy comp. from Dr. Hill, Inverary; charged with destroying his master's property

28 Mar. 1832 KEANE Andrew, No. 30-161, James Pattison, 20, Groom, County Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1/2, hazle eyes, brown hair, ruddy pock-pitted comp. from, Escort to Roads 3d time of running

16 Oct. 1839 KIRKE Anne, Thomas Harrison. 29, Tyrone, kitchen maid. 4 feet 11 inches, ruddy and freckled comp., brown hair, grey eyes, scar back of right wrist, from James Haiden, Sydney, since October 13

9 Oct. 1833 LAMBERT Ann, Roslyn Castle , No. 30-220, 31, County Tyrone, Dairy maid, 5 feet, dark brown hair, grey eyes, ruddy freckled comp. from Henrietta Howell, since 6th Instant

21 Nov. 1832 M'CLUSKEY Patrick, No. 31-747, Waterloo, 21, labourer, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 3 1/4, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, sallow complexion, small scar under right eye, from Razor Back

10 Apr. 1833 M'ELLIVAIN or LOGAN John, 33, Countess of Harcourt , No.27-991, Tyrone, labourer, 5 feet 6, brown hair (bald), grey eyes, ruddy comp. angular scar over left eyebrow, and scar on left side of upper lip, from Bathurst Bridge Party

13 Feb 1833 M'GEE Edward , No. 32-2832, Parmelia, 23, farmer's labourer, County Tyrone, 5 feet 7 1/2, hazel eyes, brown hair, fair and freckled comp. scar back of little finger of left hand, by which it is contracted from Mr. James M'Dougal

5 Dec 1832 M'GOWIN William, No. 31-599, Waterloo, 20, Groom, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 7 1/2, blue to grey eyes, red hair, ruddy freckled complexion, diagonal scar over left eye, scar on left breast, and two over left shoulder, scar on right side of chin, from No 10 road gang

3 Apr 1833 M'GUAID or M'GILL John 19, Fergusson, No. 29-4582 farmer's boy, Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1-2, brown hair, hazel eyes, dark ruddy comp. slight cast in eyes, J Q H M, and anchor on right arm, O on left, small scar over right eye, from No. 5 road gang

15 July, 1833 M'KEARNEY James, 26, James Pattison, No. 30-160, County of Tyrone, stonemason 5 feet 2, dark brown to grey hair, grey eyes, dark ruddy comp. crucifix on right arm, man and JK on left, from No. 10 road party, since 10th June

29 May 1833 M'KERRY Mary Ann, 52, Edward, No. 29-138, country girl, Tyrone 5 feet 0 1/2, brown hair, hazel eyes, ruddy freckled and pock-pitted comp. scar on centre of forehead, and inside right arm, from James Diffin, Sydney, since 26th Instant

29 Aug 1832 M'QUADE or M'GUAID John, No, 29-582, Ferguson, 21, farmer's man, Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1/2 , hazel eyes, brown hair, dark ruddy comp, slight cast in eyes, J Q U M and anchor on right arm, 0 on left, small scar over right eye, from Mr. Richard Brooks' Estate, Inverary

28 Nov 1832 MILLER Edward or AHEEN, No. 30-2530, Andromeda, 29 County of Tyrone, labourer, 5 feet 2, grey eyes, brown hair, sallowi slightly pock- pitted complexion, arch, man, woman, and heart inside right arm. man, woman. and gate on left, scar on right eyebrow, from No. 6 road gang

2 Jan 1833 O'HARA Letitia , No 29-12, Edward, 23, Tyrone washer woman, 5 feet 3 1/4, hazel eyes, brown hair, much freckled comp. right ear pierced, eyes sunk, from Catherine Clarkson, Sydney

2 Oct 1833 SCULLY Thomas, Ferguson, No. 29-581, 29, Tyrone, butcher and gardener, 5 feet 9, brown hair, light hazel eyes, ruddy freckled complexion flat nose, scar under right side, crucifix on right aide, from ditto (No. 5 road party?), since 10th ditto (Sept.?)

2 Jan 1833 SLAVERY Thomas No. 30-196, James Pattison, 30, Publican, County Tyrone, 5 feet 4 1/2, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy freckled comp. small diagonal scar under left nostril, from Escort to Windsor

17 Apr 1833 SLAVEN Thomas, No. 30-196, James Pattison, 27, Publican, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 5, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark ruddy comp. 1 2 M 2 on left arm, ring on left middle finger, small diagonal scar under left nostril, from No. 6 road party since 28 March

28 Mar 1832 SLEVIN Mary, No. 31-473, Hooghley, 30, servant of all work, Tyrone, 4 feet 11 , blue to grey eyes, brown hair, ruddy freckled comp. from Mr. James Orr, Parramatta

12 June 1833 WILSON Hugh, 19, James Pattison, No 30-158, County of Tyrone, weaver, 5 feet 6, brown hair, blue eyes, ruddy and much pock-pitted comp. from Ditto (# 13 road gang?) since 29th May

26 Dec 1832 WILSON William, No. 32-1364, City of Edinburgh, 22, ploughs, reaps, and sows, County of Tyrone, 5 feet 8 1/2, bluish eyes, brown hair, fair ruddy comp. from Mr. Archibald Bell




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