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Item: 180401
Surname: McGreavey
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 15 June 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: Francis Walker per Lady Nugent, Ann Fox per Caroline and Mary Carr per Asia all assigned to Rev. Wilton charged - the two females with being absent from the premises at night without leave and drunkenness and the male prisoner for prevarication and aiding and abetting. Rev. Wilton testified .. between the hours of eight and nine my attention was directed to a noise in the nursery. On going within I found the prisoner Carr laying on the ground drunk and my free female servant in the act of picking up a large knife from the ground which she stated Carr had followed after her out of the kitchen in a threatening manner. I removed her with assistance into the kitchen in a room adjoining to which the prisoner Fox was laying drunk on a bed. The prisoner Walker first stated he knew nothing about their absence. He afterwards said he did, evidently prevaricating for before I heard the noise in the nursery I had heard the garden gate shut and on asking him who had come in he said he did not know but that he had been for coal which is in different part of the premises. My free female servant Mary Maloney had told him to inform me of their absence but he did not do so and I have every reason to believe that he knew of their intended absence and introduced the spirits. Mary Maloney then testified - I went into the kitchen yesterday evening to light a candle I saw the three servants (the prisoners) at the table doing something. When they saw me they ran away and when I came back again they were quarrelling about some tobacco. Carr went into the town and stayed about quarter of an hour. She came again and went down after putting on a cap the second time the two female servants left together. They were both drunk when they came home and the moment Carr saw me she took up a knife and ran after me which made a noise where my master came in. They said they were going to Mrs. Brunker s shop to get some tobacco when they went out they had the spirits before they went out. After the tobacco they were all there drinking at the table in the kitchen. It was rum they were drinking. I could tell by the smell. They wished me to go into the town with them. Carr did not intend to hurt me with the knife but I was afraid. I did not see any vessel out of which she drank. Mrs. McGreavey then testified that she confident the prisoners were not in her shop the evening before Charles Watkins then testified that directly after tea the previous evening the prisoner Carr came to his house to ask for milk.. I found that Mr. Wilton had received his milk and told her I had none. The prisoner seemed in a very confused state. I think she was tipsy....Guilty - Mary Carr sentenced to 21 days in the cells and returned to govt. service. Fox sentenced to six hours in the stocks and her hair to be cut off. Male prisoner admonished and discharged.


 
Item: 180498
Surname: McGreavey
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 28 August 1835
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1833-1836 (Ancestry)
Details: Eliza Denham (Dunnan), assigned to Mrs. Brunker charged with burning the child and setting fire to the bed clothes. Mrs. McGreavey testified....About a fortnight since the prisoner set fire to the child s clothes. She also dropped a hot coal on the child s head which is not well yet fomr the hurt. Yesterday morning she burnt the child s leg with the fire shovel. Her conduct is generally very bad and careless. Eliza Denhan sentenced to fourteen days to the cells and returned to government


 
Item: 106223
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: James and Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1840 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Marriages p7
Details: Witnesses at marriage of John Lee and Elizabeth Broom


 
Item: 173800
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: James and Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 19 March 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Close by the gravestone of William Rouse, there is a stone which recalls another famous Inn kept by James McGreavy, where the surgery of Dr. Harris now stands. The place was a great resort of shipping men of the period, who spent many a merry night there when the harbour was filled with the intercolonial sailing fleets, and the Black Diamond line was a leading feature of the port trade. The inscription reads - James McGreavy died Sept., 1856 aged 62, also Margaret McGreavy, Died Dec. 10 1865 aged 68


 
Item: 174755
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: James and Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 8 November 1822
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Gave evidence before J.T. Morisset regarding the alleged rape of their daughter Mary Ann McGreavy by convict John McCook


 
Item: 32066
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1847 5 June
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Victoria Inn


 
Item: 54447
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1837 21 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: BB
Details: Assigned servant Mary Smith per 'Caroline' became drunk while caring for a child of Mrs. Brunker's


 
Item: 123645
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1857 27 February
Place: On the barque Elizabeth Thompson. Off Port Phillip Heads
Source: SMH
Details: Death of Mary Ann, wife of Capt. Edward Bond and granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret McGreavy of Newcastle, after a short and painful illness on 20 February aged 20


 
Item: 141235
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1865 12 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Relict of the late James McGreavy and grandmother of James N. Brunker of East Maitland. Died on 9th December 1865 aged 68 years


 
Item: 70215
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret
Ship: Elizabeth 1818
Date: 1821
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Wife of James. Transported to Newcastle per Mermaid


 
Item: 174041
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Margaret (Peggy)
Ship: -
Date: 29 May 1884
Place: Newcastle
Source: Evening News
Details: Article about James Mitchell who claimed to have been born in Edinburgh in 1784 and to have arrived on the Susan. The Susan arrived in 1834 and the James Mitchell who arrived on her was born in 1801. He was assigned to Robert Melville who was probably at Lake Macquarie in the 1830s. He recalled knowing people such as auld Peggy McGravie (Margaret McGreavy) and Captain Peg-leg Innes of Sydney as well as Long Reeve (Long Reed - James Reid), Major Bolton, James and Clarence Hannell etc. He had been employed bark stripping for the Cruise family on Mosquito Island and was carried on sheets of stringy bark to the lock up having received injuries to his back by the falling of a tree. He was to be taken to the Benevolent Asylum in Sydney


 
Item: 138233
Surname: McGreavy
First Name: Mrs. Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 1857 3 March
Place: Off Port Phillips Heads
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Captain Edward Bond and granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret McGreavy of Newcastle, after a short and painfull illness. Died on 20th February 1857 aged 20 years


 
Item: 58442
Surname: McGreavy (McGreevy)
First Name: Margaret
Ship: Elizabeth 1818
Date: 1832 3 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: Colonial Secretary's Correspondence re Convicts AO1046 32/5679
Details: Given a ticket of exemption when with her daughter Mary A. Brunker at Newcastle



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