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Item:24778
Surname:Hunt
First Name:Thomas
Ship:Asia 1825 (111)
Date:1834 May
Place:Invermein
Source:SG
Details:Obtained Ticket of Leave
Item:115369
Surname:Hunt
First Name:Thomas
Ship:Asia 1825 (111)
Date:1837
Place:Invermein
Source:GRC
Details:Ticket of leave holder aged 33
Item:170698
Surname:Hunt
First Name:Thomas
Ship:Asia 1825 (111)
Date:1825
Place:Newcastle
Source:Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. Class: HO 10; Piece: 19
Details:Assigned to government service at Newcastle
Item:181759
Surname:Hunt
First Name:Thomas
Ship:Asia 1825 (111)
Date:27 March 1826
Place:Newcastle
Source:NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
Details:James Jones, in the gaol gang (settlers man); Thomas Hunt and James Box, government servants, all arrived per ship Asia, charged with being concerned in stealing a keg of spirits. (See the evidence in the case of Aaron Solomon 25 March 1826)...The Chief Constable states - I have been endeavouring to trace the spirits stolen on Thursday last and on Saturday evening I was informed I should probably find it secreted in the wheelwrights shop in the lumber yard. I went there an searched and in the fire place up the chimney I found a place where it had evidently been deposited and from whence it seems to have been recently take; my suspicions fell upon the wheelwright and others in the lumber yard, but I could learn nothing from him or Hunt (a nailer) whom I suspected, but in the course of yesterday I was acquainted with all the circumstances attending the theft by James Williamson a blacksmith. James Williamson states 0 I am a blacksmith in the lumber yard. I admit I was idle and neglecting my work on Thursday last. On that day I was standing at the door of the blacksmiths shop and saw James Jones come in at the lumber yard gate. He had a keg in his hands which was partially covered with a frock. I asked him if it was a keg of butter - he replied No and passed on to the wheel wrights shop. In the course of the afternoon Box (the wheelwright) came to the shop and asked me for some nails for repairs; I gave him some, and I saw him speaking to Hunt who works next to me. I was not at work myself and could hear what they said. Box said to Hunt. It is all right. I have got the rum safe up the chimney. They have been in the shop to look for it but they could not find it. On Friday after church time I saw Hunt and Jones together as we were returning I was close to them. They were talking about the keg. Hunt told Jones he would give him a dollar in payment for his share and that he should never want a breakfast. Jones replied twould do very well. The prisoners deny the charge and call in their defence James Handige, overseer of the blacksmiths who states Williamson was idle all Thursday last. I went to the superintendent in the course of the day to report him. I am sure he did not do any work and think he was not in the shop all the afternoon. I saw Hunt and Box in the shop together on Thursday afternoon, could not hear what they were speaking about they being some distance off. Lewis Hutton a blacksmith, states - Williamson did not work on Thursday. In the afternoon I saw him in the shop once or twice. Saw him give Box some nails also saw Hunt give Box some nails. Did not notice them speaking to each other any way particular. Sentence: James Box and Thomas Hunt to labour in the gaol gang for three months. James Jones to labour in the gaol gang for three months in addition to his sentence at Pattersons Plains

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