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Item: 61390
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: -
Date: 1815 19 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Absconded from Newcastle settlement


 
Item: 61459
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: -
Date: 1816 20 July
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Bushranger absconded from Newcastle. Executed in Sydney


 
Item: 77493
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: -
Date: 1816 15 June
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Found guilty of stealing 2 gallons of spirits and quantity of barley from Mrs. Pearce on the Liverpool Road


 
Item: 61396
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1816 2 March
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Formerly stockman to J. Connell of Pitt St. Charged with highway robbery. 5'10", stout, red hair, long visage, freckled, Native of Dublin. Absconded


 
Item: 70043
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1815 5 December
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per 'Lady Nelson'


 
Item: 166866
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 1814
Place: -
Source: Convict Indents (Ancestry)
Details: Labourer from Hereford. Tried at Devon Assizes 17 March 1813 and sentenced to transportation for Life


 
Item: 166867
Surname: Knight
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: General Hewitt 1814
Date: 5 April 1813
Place: Salisbury
Source: Salisbury and Winchester Journal
Details: The Assizes for the county of Devon closed on Thursday se'nnight. The following prisoners were capitally convicted and received sentence of death, viz :- John Davey, for stealing eight ewe sheep from J.Hambly; Philip Lampey, for stealing a bay gelding from Priscilla Davey; Nicholas Knight, for stealing seven watches; Francis Sandoe, for stealing 35 guineas and 2 in silver; John Jones, for stealing 48 yards of cloth; Robert Slater, for stealing a watch; Sarah Mitchell, for stealing a watch, &c.; John Tiddy, for stealing 14 yards of kerseymere, 52 yards of nankeen, &c.; Richard Blackstone, for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel; and Susanna May, alias Wakeham, for stealing a remnant of cotton. They were all reprieved before the Judge left town. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/S&WJApr51813.html


 
Item: 77502
Surname: Knight (Executed)
First Name: Nicholas
Ship: -
Date: 1816 6 July
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Sentence of Death passed for highway robbery attended with unfavourable circumstances. No hope of mercy



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