John Hickey, Maitland
Born in Suffolk.
Assigned to James Collington, Inverary
Born Essex. Assigned Thomas Hyndes, Sydney.
John Jennings alias
Widower. Scene and Herald painter, midshipman and preacher born in Lemington,
In February 1835, the Police
Gazette carried a notice for John Jennings apprehension after he
absconded from his lodgings at No. 1 Margaret - Buildings, Bath, several
days earlier stealing a large Bible valued at £5 and other
property consisting of a decanter, a quantity
of drinking glasses and glass sugar basin
belonging to Mr. Gregory. He was also accused of stealing a watch
belonging to Leonard Cozens. He was 24 years old about 5'3" dark
complexion, the mark of gun powder about his right ear and cheek,
wearing a black frock coat, black waistcoat, black or mixed trousers and
crape on his hat; he was seen the same day he absconded on the
Cheltenham Road and was apprehended at Marlborough within a couple of
At his trial Thomas Graham stated that the
Bible in question was his property and he lent it to Jennings on Monday the 26th
January, as Jennings was in the habit once a week of having a number of persons
coming to his room to hear him preach and had told Graham that his own was so
small he could not read out of it. He was said to be a Preacher of the Baptist
persuasion and preached at a chapel on Rush Hill every Sabbath Day.
John James Jennings was sentenced to 7 years transportation
and was assigned to the government in the Port Macquarie district on arrival.
servant from Bermuda. Ticket of Leave for Maitland district
John Alexander Johnson
19 year old labourer from Surrey convicted of robbing his master. Find
out more at
Central Criminal Court June 1835.
On arrival in Australia he was assigned to
at Newcastle and was issued with a ticket of leave for the district of
Newcastle in 1840.
who had arrived
Sir Charles Forbes soon after
receiving his ticket of leave. In 1843 Mary was charged with gross
insolence and disorderly conduct on premises of
and sentenced to 14 days solitary confinement.