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Australian Agricultural Company Coal Miners
1831 - 1845
Newcastle, New South Wales


The A.A. Company took over possession of the government coal mines at Newcastle in 1831.
Below is a copy of correspondence from the Colonial Secretary to Sir Edward Parry dated June 1830 followed by a list of some of the Australian Agricultural Company employees and servants in Newcastle, NSW in 1830's and 1840's, most of whom were employed in the mines.

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A.A. Co. Coal miners


A. A. COMPANY COAL MINES

Copy of letter from the Colonial Secretary to Sir Edward Parry, Commissioner to the Australian Agricultural Company

25 June 1830

Sir - I have had the honor of receiving and communicating to the Governor your letter of the 8th of last month, acquainting me for his Excellency's information, that the Governor and Directors of the Agricultural Company have now sent out a superintendent, together with necessary apparatus for working the coal mines at and near Newcastle, according to the original understanding between his Majesty's government and the Company, and stating that not a moment shall be lost on your part, in carrying into execution the intentions of the government and the Company on this head, according to the conditions specified in your letter.

In return, I am directed by his Excellency to inform you, that in furtherance of the instructions of his Majesty's government, he is ready to give you possession of the coal mines now worked by the government at Newcastle, and to afford you all he facilities in his power by convict labour, whenever you will authorise the superintendent to take charge of them.

I am also directed to state, that the several conditions on which the Company are to hold those mines, and such other lands, to the extent in the whole of two thousand acres, as may be selected by you in their name, are not stated by you with sufficient precision, but may be more correctly specified as follows, viz:

1. The Company to have five hundred acres of the coal land at or near Newcastle, including the mines now worked by government.

2. The company may select fifteen hundred acres of additional land on the banks of the river Hunter adjoining the said five hundred acres, or otherwise, provided the same be unlocated.

3. Each allotment to have a liberal water frontage.

4. All possible assistance in convict labour to be granted for working the mines

5. The colonial government to cease working as soon as the Company may be ready to commence

6. The usual rate of quit rent to be charged, according to the surface value of the land for the five hundred acres, and for as much of the fifteen hundred acres as may be coal land, without reference to its value as mine land

7. The quit rent on all such coal land is not to be redeemable

8. The land may be resumed by government if in any year the Company shall raise a less quantity of coals than two thirds of the annual average quantity raised in the three years ending 31st December 1828

9. The government to be entitled in perpetuity to all coal wanted for its own consumption, not exceeding one quarter of the annual produce, to be delivered at the pits mouth at prime coast, which is to be ascertained from the accounts of the Company's Manager

10. No land is to be granted by government during thirty one years , after the date of the present grant, without a special reservation of all coals an coal mines, nor is government during that time to afford assistance in convict labour for the purpose of working any coal mines, to any other company or individual without the previous sanction of the Secretary of State, which however, would probably be granted if the Company were to avail themselves of their monopoly, by imposing an exorbitant price for their coals - E.C. Harrington.  




LIST OF MINERS


Andrews, James,   arrived per Nithsdale 1830.. Tried in   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,  arrived per  Portland 1832. Tried in Tipperary. In  1843 charged with disorderly conduct and with being drunk in the street. Sentenced to 7 days solitary confinement.  

Armitage, James. Arrived per   Exmouth 1831. Tried in   Leeds   1842. Obtained Ticket of leave for Newcastle District;  1844 Ticket of Leave cancelled for larceny.  

Armstrong, Thomas. Arrived per Isabella 1832. Tried in Durham. Occupation 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), arrived per Minstrel. Tried in   Chester.   Miner assigned to A. A. Co in Port Stephens. At the hospital, Newcastle in 1828.  

Barker, John. Arrived per  Isabella 1832   Tried in Durham. In   1837 assigned to A. A. Co. in Newcastle. Witness in Campbell / Grayson court case; Ticket of leave holder 1844  

Bate/ Baite, Joseph. Arrived per John 1837.   Assigned to A. A. company 1837  

Bawdon (Bowden), Samuel. Arrived per  Neva 1833   Tried in Cornwall. In   January 1838  Charged with neglect of work when he left the pit after getting only 7 skips of coal; Aged 25.  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. Arrived per  Prince George 1837. Tried at Chester .  Assigned to A. A. company in Newcastle 1837  

Bellingham, Edward. Arrived per  Lloyds 1837. Tried in  Salop. In June 1842  assigned to A. A. Company when he 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. Arrived per  John 1837. Tried inLancaster December 1841. Assigned to Australian .Agricultural Co mine. Charged by Superintendent with being drunk at Sunday Muster 7 days confinement.  

Bewick, Thomas. Tried in Durham. Arrived per  Bengal Merchant 1835.   Assigned to A. A. company in Newcastle. Ticket of leave Port Stephens 1845.  

Birrell, James,   Arrived per 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. Arrived per   Susan 1834.   Tried 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. Arrived per  Brampton 1823   Tried at Waterford City.   Assigned to A. A. company Newcastle. Ticket of leave 1843 for Newcastle  

Bond, Robert. Arrived per   Marquis of Huntley 1830.    Tried at 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. Arrived per  Java 1833. Tried in   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. Arrived per  America 1829   Tried at Maidstone    In 1833 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company and Charged with being on premises of Rev. Wilton after hours. Of 'good character'. Discharged  

Bryant, William. Arrived per   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. Arrived per   Hive 1834. Tried at   Gloucester .  Coal miner aged 29. . Absconded from A. A. Company since August 6  

Brown, Michael  arrived per Recovery 1836 . Tried in Jamaica   In 1838 Assigned to A. A. Company. Sentenced to 50 lashes for refusing to do his work; Ticket of leave 1847  

Burkill, (Burkitt) John. Arrived per  Royal Admiral 1830   Tried in 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   Arrived per Mary 1833. Tried at   Gloucester.    Coal miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1833  

Camfield, Lawrence . Arrived per Forth.  In 1835  Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Witness in court case / Simon Simcox  

Carter (Cawser), Thomas. Arrived per   Westmoreland 1835.   Tried in Stafford .  In 1836 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with stealing oil from the Company. Sentenced to 25 lashes  

Chadwick, John. Arrived on the Mermaid in 1830. Assigned to Company 1837.  

Chandler, John.   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. Arrived per  Prince George 1837. Tried in   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. Arrived per   Bengal Merchant 1835. Tried at  Durham. In  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. Arrived per   Westmoreland 1835   Tried at Stafford   1835 - Sentenced to 1 week solitary confinement for drunkenness in1837 - 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.  Arrived per Bengal Merchant 1836.   Tried in Salop 1836.   In 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. Arrived per Westmoreland in 1835. In 1847 - Alias the Fiddler, assigned to the Australian Agricultural Co. Charged with disorderly conduct in a public house  

Dales, John  Arrived per Minstrel in 1825. In 1843  Sentenced to 14 days solitary for drunkenness  

Dunivan, John. Arrived per  Albion.     Arrested by Constable Rouse Sentenced to 28 days in the cells for drunkenness   Charged with stealing a goose belonging to James Reid  

Ecclestone, Isaac. Arrived per  Isabella 1832. Tried at  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. Arrived per   Lloyds 1833   Tried at Gloucester in1845. 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. Arrived per Florentia 1830. Tried at  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. Arrived per   Minerva 1824. Tried in   York. In 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. Arrived per   Royal Sovereign 1835   Tried in Cornwall.    Assigned to A. A. Company, Newcastle. Ticket of Leave 1840  

Graham, William   1844 - Overseer for Aust Agricultural Co. pits  

Greenwood, Robert. Arrived per   Henry Tanner 1834. Tried at   Lancaster. In   1842 Assigned to A. A. Company assaulted by Edward Bellingham  

Hargrave, William. Arrived per   John Barry 1839   Tried in Lancaster. In 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. Arrived per  Earl Grey 1838.   Tried in Stafford. In  1843 - Pleaded guilty to charge of burglariously entering house of A. Flood and stealing a knife. To work in irons 3 years.  

Harrison, John. Arrived per   Clyde 1832. Tried at   Lancaster .  Miner employed by company, Port Stephens  

Harvey, John. Arrived per   Dunvegan Castle    1832 . Assigned to James Adair at Paterson. 1838 - Assigned to A.A. company, Newcastle. 1838 Ticket of leave cancelled for improper conduct  

Henderson, John. Arrived on the Australia in 1826   Australian Agricultural Company mine manager . Died at Newcastle on 19th April.  

Hudson, Joseph. Arrived per   Isabella 1832. Tried at  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. Arrived per   Prince George 1837. Tried at   Salop 1836   1844 - Charged with drunkenness. 14 days solitary confinement on bread & water. Ticket of Leave 1847 

Jacques, David   arrived per Lady Kennaway 1835   . Tried 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 . Arrived per John Barry 1836. Tried at   Monmouth.   1843 - In service to A. A. Co. Threatened with an axe by William Hargraves 1844 - Obtained Ticket of Leave  

Jebson, Joseph. Arrived per   Prince George 1837. Tried at   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. Arrived per  Isabella 1832. Tried at   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. Arrived per   Phoenix 1826    In 1835 - Charged with drunkenness and being absent after hours. Sentenced to 7 days in the cells  

Lane, Thomas. Arrived per   Aurora . Tried at  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   Arrived per Mellish 1829. Tried at   Stafford. In   1836 Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Witness in Farley/Murray court case  

Lee, John. Arrived per Isabella 1832   Tried at Stafford.   Miner assigned to A. A. co in 1832; Died in Newcastle in 1833 aged 45.  

MacNamara, Francis. Arrived per   Eliza 1832   'Frank the Poet'. Assigned to the Company at Peel River and transferred to the coal mines at Newcastle 1838  

Malowney, John. Arrived per   Westmoreland 1838   In 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. Arrived per   Mangles 1822. Tried in   Limerick   1832 - Soldier assigned to George Townshend. 1833 - Aged 40.  Absconded from the service of G. Townsend. Apprehended.  5'6", grey eyes, brown hair sallow complexion  

McGuire, John. Arrived per    Morley 1828. Tried at    Armagh   'a working hand'. Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes  

Meredith, Jack (Zaccariah)   Camden 1833   Shropshire   1835 - Charged with drunkenness with Robert Bond and John Dunivan. Sentenced to 28 days in the cells  

Mottram, Peter.   Arrived per Mermaid 1830.   Engaged as night watchman at A. A. Co Pit. Killed after falling down the coal pit mouth  

Newton, William. Arrived per Surry 1831. Tried at   Oxford.   Assigned to A. A. Co., Newcastle. Ticket of leave cancelled 1841 for fabricating  

Nightingale, Robert . Arrived per  Dunvegan Castle 1830   Tried at 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. Arrived per Norfolk 1829. Tried at   Manchester   1837 - Charged with James Skelton and Joseph Cook with absconding. Sentenced to 50 lashes  

Pownall, Thomas. Arrived per  Bengal Merchant 1836. Tried at   Chester   1844. Granted 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. Arrived per   St. Vincent 1837   Cork City   1837 - Charged with robbery of board the steamer Sophia Jane. Remanded.  

Rawson, James. Arrived per Asia 1825. Tried at   Stafford. In 1826 indicted for pirating the brig 'Gurnet'. The brig was cut from moorings and then abandoned 1/2 mile from Newcastle after men were unable to manage her. Acquitted. Read more about the pirates of the Gurnet here; 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. Arrived per   Westmoreland 1838. Tried at   Queens Co.   In 1847  charged with drunkenness; obtained ticket of leave for Newcastle district 1848.  

Richards, John. Arrived per Royal Sovereign 1835   Tried in Cornwall. In   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. Arrived per  Isabella 1832. Tried at Durham.     Miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1832. Died in Sydney General Hospital in 1844  

Riley, John. Arrived per  Phoenix 1828. Tried in London. Assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness and insolence to Barracks master  

Rodehouse, John. Arrived per Clyde 1832. Tried at  Yorkshire.   Miner assigned to A. A. co in 1832 

Sanderson, John. Arrived per Lady Nugent 1835. Tried at Yorkshire. In 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. Arrived per John 1837. Tried in Lancaster. In 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. Arrived per  Lady Kennaway 1836. Tried in  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. Arrived per Royal Charlotte 1825. Tried in Worcester. In 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. In 1843 assigned to Australian Agricultural company. Sentenced to 7 days in solitary for drunkenness.  

Simcox, Simon.  Arrived per  Camden 1833.   Tried in Shropshire. In 1833, occupation 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. Arrived per  Isabella 1832. Tried in 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. Arrived per  Portland 1832. Tried in 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. Arrived per  Isabella 1832. Tried in Durham.   Miner assigned to A. A. Co in 1832. Ticket of leave granted for district of Newcastle in 1844

Stewart, John. Arrived per Isabella 1832 -  Tried in Durham in 1831. Miner assigned to A. A. Company in 1832

Walker, James. Arrived per Florentia 1830;  In December 1835 assigned to Australian Agricultural Company. Charged with drunkenness and sentenced to 50 lashes  

Stewart (Stuart), Edward. Arrived per Lady Kennaway 1836   Tried in Northumberland.   In 1837 - Charged with feigning sickness. Sentenced to 2mths hard labour in Sydney then returned to employment  

Still, James.   In 1835 - Engineer at Australian Agricultural Company pit. Witness in court case of Simon Simcox  

Sykes, William. Arrived per Lady Nugent. Tried at Lancaster.   In 1837 charged with absconding. 2nd time. Put in the lock up at Newc 30th Dec. Apprehended at Patrick Plains 8th Feb. Remanded  

Thomas, Thomas. Arrived per Exmouth 1831. Tried in Carmarthon   In 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. Arrived per Portland 1832.   Tried at Lancaster.   Miner and collier assigned to A. A. company, Port Stephens. Died in Dungog in 1848. Ticket of leave holder.  

Toohey, Daniel. Arrived per Waterloo in 1836.   In 1841 charged by Superintendent with being drunk at Sunday Muster 14 days confinement  

Walker, Emanuel. Arrived per Lady Kennaway 1836. Tried at Lancaster   Admonished and discharged on a charge of disobedience of orders and appearing at muster in a filthy state  

Walker, James. Arrived per Prince Regent 1827. Tried at Yorkshire.   In 1838 description  5'5", ruddy compl. Brown hair, dark brown eyes; absconded from A. A. Company since May 9. Apprehended.  

Wellwood, William. Arrived per Burrell 1830. In 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. Arrived per  Royal Sovereign 1835. Tried in Wiltshire.   Coal miner from Gloucester;  Assigned to A. A. Company at Newcastle; Married Mary Rice in Newcastle. Died in Newcastle 1856.