Australian Agricultural Company Coal Miners

 

1830  -  1845

 

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Following is a list of some of the Australian Agricultural Company employees and servants in Newcastle, NSW in 1830's and 1840's. Most were employed in the mines. *This is not a complete list of all miners employed by the Company

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Name Ship Tried Notes
Andrews, James Nithsdale 1830 Chester 1835 - Employed as overseer. Witness in court case of Joseph Emmerson. Charged with robbing Sarah Sharrod. Discharged from Court. Granted Ticket of Leave for district of Newcastle 1838
Archer, John Portland 1832 Tipperary 1843 charged with disorderly conduct and with being drunk in the street. Sentenced to 7 days solitary confinement.
Armitage, James Exmouth 1831 Leeds 1842 - Obtained Ticket of leave for Newcastle District;  1844 - Ticket of Leave cancelled for larceny.
Armstrong, Thomas Isabella 1832 Durham Miner assigned to Company 1832; In December 1835 Charged with robbing Sarah Sharrod at Newcastle. Discharged from Court; In Feb 1836 Charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Newcastle. Arrested by Constable Rouse and sentenced to 50 lashes. Died in Newcastle in 1844.
Barber, John (/Jacob) Minstrel Chester Miner assigned to A. A. Co in Port Stephens. At the hospital, Newcastle in 1828.
Barker, John Isabella 1832 Durham 1837 Assigned to A. A. Co. in Newcastle. Witness in Campbell / Grayson court case; Ticket of leave holder 1844
Bate, Joseph     Assigned to A. A. company 1837
Bawdon (Bowden), Samuel Neva 1833 Cornwall  January 1838 - Charged with neglect of work when he left the pit after getting only 7 skips of coal; Aged 25. Tried Cornwall. 5' 1/4", brown complexion; brown hair, hazel eyes, blue ring middle finger hand. Absconded from A. A. Co. Newcastle . Sentenced to 2mths on treadmill in Sydney for absconding; 1843 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Co. Convicted of drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Church muster. Sentenced 10 days confinement in cells. 1845 Granted Ticket of leave
Beard, David Prince George 1837 Chester Assigned to A. A. company in Newcastle 1837
Bellingham, Edward Lloyds 1837 Salop June 1842 Prisoner assigned to A. A. Company assaulted Robert Greenwood. Sentence 6mths in irons; October 1843 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Co. Convicted of drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Church muster. Sentenced 10 days confinement in cells. 1847 Obtained ticket of leave for Newcastle district
Bennett, William John 1837 Lancaster December 1841 Assigned to Australian .Agricultural Co mine. Charged by Superintendent with being drunk at Sunday Muster 7 days confinement
Bewick,Thomas Bengal Merchant 1835 Durham Assigned to A. A. company in Newcastle. Ticket of leave Port Stephens 1845
Birrell, James Richard Webb   From Scotland. Employed by A. A. Co as miner. Promoted to Assistant Overman however in conflict with company in 1840's.(45)
Blainey (Blayney), William Susan 1834 Hull Citadel CM 1837 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with disobedience of orders and insolence; On light duties on order of Doctor. Sentenced to 28 days in cells after he refused to go to the pit as ordered
Bluitt, Patrick Brampton 1833 Waterford City Assigned to A. A. company Newcastle. Ticket of leave 1843 for Newcastle
Bond, Robert Marquis of Huntley 1830 Preston 1833 - Charged by Mr. Henderson with ill treating a fellow servant in the mine. Admonished and discharged; 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness with Jack Meredith and John Dunivan. Sentenced to 28 days in the cells
Bradley, Richard     1841 - Attached to Australian Agricultural mine. Charged with refusing to work. (Oil wheels of wagons). Sentenced 14 days in cells
Brennan, Martin Java 1833 Kilkenny Apprehended after absconding from A. A. Company. Sentenced to 50 lashes for absconding. Obtained ticket of leave for Newcastle district 1845
Bridges, Luke or Thomas America 1829 Maidstone  1833 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with being on premises of Rev. Wilton after hours. Of 'good character'. Discharged
Brien, William     1843 -Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 2 months hard labour; 1844 Assigned to Aust Agricultural Co. charged with insolence to A. Brown. Sentenced to 10 days solitary confinement
Bryant, William Hive 1834 Gloucester 1837 - Probably the same person as the above William Brien. Coal miner aged 24. Tried Gloucestershire. Ruddy compl., brown hair, hazel eyes. Absconded from A. A. Company twice in 1838
Britton, William Hive 1834 Gloucester Coal miner aged 29. . Absconded from A. A. Company since August 6
Brown, Michael Recovery 1836 Jamaica 1838 Assigned to A. A. Company. Sentenced to 50 lashes for refusing to do his work; Ticket of leave 1847
Burkill, (Burkitt) John Royal Admiral 1830 Warwick Brick maker, miner. Assigned to A. A. Co. Married Mary Collins; Lived in Bolton Street in 1841
Burns, John     1844 - Free by servitude. Committed on charge of stealing coal from William Latham and A. A. Co. Indicted for stealing bag of coal from William Latham. Sentenced 12mths Newcastle gaol
Caines, Samuel Mary 1833 Gloucester  Coal miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1833
Camfield, Lawrence     1835 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Witness in court case / Simon Simcox
Carter (Cawser), Thomas Westmoreland 1835 Stafford 1836 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with stealing oil from the Company. Sentenced to 25 lashes
Chadwick, John     probably John Chadwick who arrived on the Mermaid in 1830. Assigned to Company 1837.
Chandler, John     Probably arrived on the Strathfieldsaye. 1843 - Drowned in the well near the engine of the old coal pit. Assigned servant of Australian Agricultural Company
Chainey (Cheyney), Charles Prince George 1837 Kent 1835 Assigned to A. A. Company. Charged with disobedience of orders and refusing to work. Afraid to go down the pit as he had never been before. James Steele and Alex Brown offered to go down the pit with Charles Cheyney before they charged him with refusing to work. Cheyney admonished and discharged
Clish, John Bengal Merchant 1835 Durham October 1844 - Elderly. Ticket of leave holder in employ of Aust. Agricultural Co. charged with being drunk and assaulting William Barker with a stone. 14 days bread and water and cancel T of L; December 1844 Seriously injured when he was entering the pit and a pick fell from above
Clerk, Charles     1844 - Assigned to A. A Co.. Charged with drunkenness. 14 days solitary confinement on bread & water.
Colclough, William Westmoreland 1835 Stafford 1835 - Sentenced to 1 week in solitary confinement for drunkenness1837 - Sentenced to 2mths in Sydney gaol for absconding. 1837 - Charged with feigning sickness. Sentenced to 50 lashes. Dr. George Brooks witne1843 - Charged with disorderly conduct and with being drunk in the street. Sentenced to 10 days solitary confinement 1843 - . Charged with committing perjury. Remanded. 1844 - Charged with gross disorderly conduct after being found with 'black gin' at back of public house. 28 days solitary confinement
Cook, Joseph Bengal Merchant 1836 Salop 1836  1837 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with James Skelton and William Noble with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes.  1837 - Tried for house robbery. Assigned to A.A. Co. Died 21st October 1838. Buried in Christ Church Burial Ground
Curtis, John     1847 - Alias the Fiddler. Assigned to the Australian Agricultural Co. Charged with disorderly conduct in a public house
Dales, John     1843 -  Sentenced to 14 days solitary for drunkenness
Dunivan, John Albion   John Dunivan per 'Albion' assigned servant.  Sentenced to 7 days in the cells for drunkenness. Arrested by Constable Rouse Sentenced to 28 days in the cells for drunkenness Charged with stealing a goose belonging to James Reid
Earl, Joseph Butler Earl St Vincent 1820 London Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with robbing Sarah Sharrod. Discharged from Court
Ecclestone, Isaac Isabella 1832 Durham Aged 24 - Miner assigned to A. A. Company in Port Stephens in 1832. Married Ann Clark (Came free per Agnes Ewing) in 1843.
Emerson, Joseph Lloyds 1833 Gloucester 1845 - Charged with conveying an iron pot from barracks with intent to steal. Admonished and discharged. 1847 - Ticket of leave cancelled for disorderly conduct
Farmer, Henry Florentia 1830 Stafford 1838 - Labourer aged 23. . 4'111/4"; ruddy and pockpitted compl., light brown hair, grey eyes; Absconded from A. A. Company since July 30; 1846 - Ticket of leave cancelled for immoral conduct
Fletcher, Mark Minerva 1824 York 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural company. Sentenced to 75 lashes for drunkenness; 1838 - Sentenced to 2 months on treadmill at Sydney for being absent without leave. Assigned to A.A. Company
Giles, Joseph Hoskin Royal Sovereign 1835 Cornwall  Assigned to A. A. Company, Newcastle. Ticket of Leave 1840
Graham, William     1844 -Overseer for Aust Agricultural Co. pits
Greenwood, Robert Henry Tanner 1834 Lancaster 1842 -Assigned to A. A. Company assaulted by Edward Bellingham
Hargrave, William John Barry 1839 Lancaster 1842 - Absented himself without permission. 3 mths on treadmill.1843 - Sentenced to work in irons 6mths after being charged with a misdemeanor. 1847 - Ticket of leave cancelled for assault and robbery
Harpur (Harper), George Earl Grey 1838 Stafford 1843 - Pleaded guilty to charge of burglariously entering house of A. Flood and stealing a knife. To work in irons 3 years.
Harrison, John Clyde 1832 Lancaster Miner employed by company, Port Stephens
Harvey, John Dunvegan Castle   1832 assigned to James Adair at Paterson. 1838 - Assigned to A.A. company, Newcastle. 1838Ticket of leave cancelled for improper conduct
Henderson, John Australia 1826   Australian Agricultural Company mine manager . Died at Newcastle on 19th April.
Harrison, John Clyde 1832 Lancaster Miner assigned to Australian Agricultural co in 1832
Hudson, Joseph Isabella 1832 Durham Miner employed by A. A. Co.1832; July 1835 -  Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with neglect of duty. Sentenced to 50 lashes; Accused Robert Bond of striking him. November 1838 -  Miner aged 29. Tried Durham. Dark sallow, pockpitted compl; nearly bald; absconded from A. A. Co at Upper Williams River district since Nov14. Died in Newcastle in 1841 after accidentally falling off a cliff.
Hyde, James Prince George 1837 Salop 1836 1844 - Charged with drunkenness. 14 days solitary confinement on bread & water. Ticket of Leave 1847
Jacques, David Lady Kennaway 1835 Dublin Barracks CM 1835 - Charged with being on Govt. works with iron gang against orders. Admonished and discharged; 1836 - Apprehended after absconding from the service of Australian Agricultural company
James, John John Barry 1836 Monmouth 1843 - In service to A. A. Co. Threatened with an axe by William Hargraves 1844 - Obtained Ticket of Leave
Jebson, Joseph Prince George 1837 Derby 1837 - Charged with disobedience and refusing to work. Stated that he had rheumatism and that the water of the mine hurt him. Sentenced to 25 lashes
Johnson, David Isabella 1832 Durham Miner assigned to A.A. Company; 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Remanded for further evidence after being charged with robbing Sarah Sharrod while in Church at Newcastle; 1843 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Sentenced to 2 mths hard labour for disorderly conduct in Newcastle Obtained ticket of leave for district of Newcastle 1847;
Kelly, John Phoenix 1826    1835 - Charged with drunkenness and being absent after hours. Sentenced to 7 days in the cells
Lamb, Thomas     1843 - Sentenced to 2mths hard labour for being out after hours
Lane, Thomas Aurora Shropshire Sentenced to 50 lashes in February when he refused orders to have a lamp fitted to go down the mine. Find out more here
Latham, William     1837 - Overseer at Australian Agricultural Company works. Witness at court case of Thomas Thomas. 1845 - License for the Union Inn, Newcastle transferred from Mrs. Sarah Tighe to William Latham
Lear, William Mellish 1829 Stafford 1836 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Witness in Farley/Murray court case
Lee, John Isabella 1832 Stafford Miner assigned to A. A. co in 1832; Died in Newcastle in 1833 aged 45
Lindsay     1849 - Overseer employed by Australian Agricultural Co. Wife Ellen died from burns from an explosion
MacNamara, Francis Eliza 1832   'Frank the Poet' Assigned to the Company at Peel River and transferred to the coal mines at Newcastle 1838
Malowney, John Westmoreland 1838   1843 - Described as a notoriously depraved character. Charged with assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm on John Parry. Also known as 'Bull pup'. Charged with assault on John Parry. Guilty. 2 years in irons. 1846 - Sentenced to 14 days on bread and water after being charged with disorderly conduct. Assigned to A. A. Company before being assigned to the steam dredge
McCormick, Denis Mangles 1822 Limerick 1832 - Soldier assigned to George Townshend1833 - Aged 40. Labourer from Limerick. Absconded from the service of G. Townsend. Apprehended.  5'6", grey eyes, brown hair sallow complexion
McGuire, John Morley 1828 Armagh 'a working hand'. Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes
Meredith, Jack (Zaccariah) Camden 1832 Shropshire 1835 - Charged with drunkenness with Robert Bond and John Dunivan. Sentenced to 28 days in the cells
Mottram (?Peter) Mermaid 1830 (?)   Engaged as night watchman at A. A. Co Pit. Killed after falling down the coal pit mouth
Newton, William Surry 1831 Oxford Assigned to A. A. Co., Newcastle. Ticket of leave cancelled 1841 for fabricating
Nightingale, Robert Dunvegan Castle 1830 Stafford 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural company. Witness in court case of Joseph Emmerson. Stated that Emmerson took iron pot to the vessel 'Caroline'
Noble, William Norfolk 1829 Manchester 1837 - Charged with James Skelton and Joseph Cook with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes
Pownall, Thomas Bengal Merchant 1836 Chester 1844 - Ticket of leave Port Stephens. 1837 - Charged with refusing to work. Sentenced to 2mths hard labour in Sydney. 1847 - Ticket of Leave cancelled for having been committed to take his trial for stealing
Prendergast, Richard St. Vincent 1837 Cork City 1837 - Charged with robbery of board the steamer Sophia Jane. Remanded
Rawson, James Asia 1825 Stafford 1826 - Indicted for pirating the brig 'Garnet'. The brig was cut from moorings and then abandoned 1/2 mile from Newcastle after men were unable to manage her. Acquitted; 1828 - Barracks, Newcastle; 1835 - Overseer at Australian Agricultural company pit. Witness in Court case of Simon Simcox. 1836 -Obtained ticket of leave for district of Newcastle;
Redmond, Andrew Westmoreland 1838 Queens Co. 1847 - charged with drunkenness; obtained ticket of leave for Newcastle district 1848
Richards, John Royal Sovereign 1835 Cornwall 1842 - Sentenced to 14 days in cells for absenting himself without permission. 1837 - Charged with absconding from Australian Agricultural Company by William Croasdill. Sentenced to 14 days in Newcastle gaol. 1838 - Charged with preferring a frivolous and vexatious charge against his employers A. A. Company. Guilty. Sentenced to 28 days solitary confinement
Ridley, Robert Isabella 1832 Durham   Miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1832. Died in Sydney General Hospital in 1844
Riley, John Phoenix 1828 London 183 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness and insolence to Barracks master
Rodehouse, John Clyde 1832 Yorkshire Miner assigned to A. A. co in 1832
Sanderson, John Lady Nugent 1833 Yorkshire February 1837 - With Thomas Paul and Francis Shuter, charged with disorderly conduct. No evidence. Case dismissed; April 1837 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with absconding and sentenced to 50 lashes; January 1838 - 5' 4 1/2"; ruddy; brown hair, hazel eyes; lost front upper tooth, nose a little cocked; woman MS on upper, flower pot, two birds inside lowr (l) arm; top of middle finger (l) hand contracted; woman 4 birds etc on lwr (r) arm; Absconded from A. A. Company. Apprehended after absconding.
Schofield (Scholfield, Edward John 1837 Lancaster 1837 Assigned to A. A. Company. Charged with absconding. 2nd offence. Remanded; Discharged from Newcastle gaol in 1837; December 1838 - Coal miner aged 22. Tried Lancashire. Absconded from service to A. A. Co. since Dec 4; In 1847 T/L holder. Charged with drunkenness, however after having seizure in Court was discharged
Scholes, John Lady Kennaway 1836 Lancaster Miner assigned to A. A. company; 13 June 1837 Sentenced to 7 days solitary confinement; 30 June Assigned to A. A. Company. charged with refusing to work. Sentenced to 50 lashes, 25 of which to be inflicted on the breech. James Steele witness
Sheldon (Skelton) , James Royal Charlotte 1825 Worcester 1837 - Charged with Joseph Cook and William Noble with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes. 1838 - Sentenced to 50 lashes for being drunk and striking a constable with a stone
Shelton, John     1843 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural company. Sentenced to 7 days in solitary for drunkenness
Simcox, Simon Camden 1833 Shropshire 1833 Miner assigned to A. A. Company; November 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company at Newcastle. Charged with neglect of work after he left the pit before he finished his work Sentenced to 50 lashes;   In 1845. Employed by E. Turner (Maitland) Witness in Court case of W. Bossley; 1845 - Ticket of leave cancelled for prevarication; 1846 - Obtained ticket of leave for district of Maitland; Married  17 yr old Mary Trimby in Maitland in 1846.
Smith, John Isabella 1832 Durham Miner assigned to A. A. Company in 1832. January 1835 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with disorderly conduct at Newcastle; December 1835 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company -  Sentenced to 75 lashes for drunkenness
Standing, John Portland 1832 Lancaster Sentenced to transportation for life.- Miner assigned to A A Company. Died in Newcastle in 1840.Francis Suttor (Shutor), per  Bengal Merchant 1835 - Coal miner aged 22. Tried Staffordshire. 5'4"; ruddy, sallow; light sandy hair; absconded from A. A. Company at Newcastle Feb7 1838. Apprehended.
Stephenson, Bartholomew Isabella 1832 Durham Miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1832. Ticket of leave granted for district of Newcastle in 1844John Stewart; Isabella 1832 -  Tried in Durham in 1831. Miner assigned to A. A. Company in 1832James Walker per Florentia 1830;  December 1835 - Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness and sentenced to 50 lashes

Stewart (Stuart), Edward
Lady Kennaway 1836 Northumberland 1837 - Charged with feigning sickness. Sentenced to 2mths hard labour in Sydney then returned to employment
Still, James     1835 - Engineer at Australian Agricultural Company pit. Witness in court case of Simon Simcox
Sykes, William Lady Nugent 1834 Lancaster Charged with absconding. 2nd time. Put in the lock up at Newc 30th Dec. Apprehended at Patrick Plains 8th Feb. Remanded
Thomas. Thomas Exmouth 1831 Carmarthon 1837 - Charged with absconding. Sentenced to 14 days in solitary; 1837 - 2nd offence for absconding. James Steele witness in court; Ticket of leave for Newcastle district 1844.
Thompson, James Portland 1832 Lancaster Miner and collier assigned to A. A. company, Port Stephens. Died in Dungog in 1848. Ticket of leave holder.
Toohey, D.     1841 - Charged by Superintendent with being drunk at Sunday Muster 14 days confinement
Walker, Emanuel Lady Kennaway 1836 Lancaster Admonished and discharged on a charge of disobedience of orders and appearing at muster in a filthy state
Walker, James Prince Regent 1827 Yorkshire  5'5", ruddy compl. Brown hair, dark brown eyes; absconded from A. A. Company since May 9. Apprehended.
Wellwood, William     1844 - Charged with drunkenness. 14 days solitary confinement on bread & water.1844 - Assigned servant of Aust. Agricultural Co. committed to trial for robbing dray of Charles MacDonald
Wilmott, Joseph Royal Sovereign 1835 Wiltshire Coal miner from Gloucester;  Assigned to A. A. Company at Newcastle; Married Mary Rice in Newcastle. Died in Newcastle 1856.