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William Barnes

William Barnes 1810, died at Longford 30 Nov 1892 aged 72 (Ref RGD 35/61 1982 Longford no 397). He is believed to be one of the 20 convicts called William Barnes who arrived in Tasmania before 1857.
William Barnes, Convict Number 3107, came to Hobart on the Duke of Richmond, Voyage No: 229, Arrival Date: 12 Mar 1844. Departure Date: 23 Feb 1844 from Norfolk Island
Ticket of Leave granted 16 Jan 1849

William Barnes convict came on the Duke of Richmond requested Permission to marry Margaret Welsh convict came on the Emma Eugenia, request Approved 30 Jul 1850 CON52/1/3 p30, RGD37/9 : 1850/751
William Barnes aged 30 wed 26 Aug 1850 to Margaret Welch aged 23
Margaret Welch arrived 5 June 1846. She had been sentenced to 7 years, by Cent Crim Court 16 June 1845 her Old Bailey Casie, Reference Number: t18450616-1380a. She had been employed only 3 days by Mrs Emma Newson, was aged 20, native Place Finsbury Square, Her Free Certificate was granted 22 June 1852

Conditional Pardon Approved 25 May 1852

William Barnes wed 27 Oct 1857 to Margaret Bennie (Binnie) married in the Church of Christ, Longford (Ref NS 373/2/No 1863).
Margaret Bennie 1834, came free on the Forest Monarch, arrived in Launceston from Glasgow 21 July 1857. She was aged 23, a Presbyterian, a Domestic servant who could read and write (Ref CB 7/12/7/P. 268)
The family settled at Westbury, Tasmania.
7 Children 1. Elizabeth Barnes 16 Apr 1851 dau of Margaret Welch
2. Mary Ann Barnes 1858
3. Male Barnes 20 Nov 1861 lived 2 years, mother surnamed Arden
4. Albert Barnes 22 Jun 1864 mother surnamed Burn
5. Peter Bannia (Bennie) Barnes 15 Oct 1872 - ?, mother surnamed Bannia
6. Alice Jane Barnes 26 Dec 1874, mother surnamed Benny
7. Henry Ernest Barnes 11 Oct 1878
5. Peter Bennie Barnes was born in the Tasmanian district of Westbury (Ref :- 33/50 1872 Westbury 1870) He wed Mary Lee,
Known Child 1. Ila May Barnes 4 Sept 1912 - 29 June 1980, was the second youngest child, born in Tasmania or King Island, before the family moved to Victoria. She wed James William Marchwinski

From a kind friend on Sunday, 29 January 2012
Dear Elizabeth,

This William Barnes appears to be William Barnes born 1810 in Buckinghamshire
and he was transported for life. Hope this information is useful and it then relates to your William Barnes.

Name: William Barnes
Married 26th August, 1850 Bapist Chapel, Launceston Tasmania
Age 30 years
Registration No 751

Bride’s Name Margaret Welsh

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
William Barnes
Date of Trial Epiphany 1831
Trial Year 1831
Location of Trial Norfolk, England
Sentence Imprisonment
Sentence: 2 months
Crime: Feloniously breaking a threashing machine

Name: William Barnes
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1814
Date of Trial: Lent 1834
Trial Year: 1834
Location of Trial: Norfolk, England
Sentence: Acquittal  Not Guilty
Crime: Burglary

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Name: William Barnes
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1814
Date of Trial: Easter 1834
Trial Year: 1834
Location of Trial: Norfolk, England
Sentence: Imprisonment  12 months
Crime: Receiving stolen goods

Name:  William Barnes
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1812
Date of Trial: 16th October,1839
Trial Year: 1839
Location of Trial: Norfolk, England
Sentence: Transportation
Crime: Housebreaking before a conviction of felony.
William Barnes was tried on the 10th October, 1839 and transported to the Colony of New South Wales,
out station Norfolk Island on the “Mangles”’ voyage 8. The arrival date was the 1840.
Place of Conviction, Norfolk. Quarter Sessions, County of Conviction, Norfolk. Sentence Life.

Name: William Barnes
Age 28
Birth Place Buckinghamshire
Status M1f
Occupation Weaver
Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868

Name of Ship  Mangles (8)
Year  1840
 p.191 Reel 2424
Item Remarks  [2/8268]

NRS 1155 Musters and other papers relating to convict ships
State Records NSW

Convict Number 12191

William Barnes was transported for Housebreaking.
Stated this offence. Housebreaking and stealing money
…. at Norwich.
Acquitted for House robbery.

Arrived 18th May. 1840 “Mangles”
Neither Read nor Write.

Trade    Weaver
Height   5ft 5 and ¾ inches
Age       31 years means he would have be born 1809
Complex    Fresh
Head       Large
Hair      Sandy
Whiskers   None
Visage     Oval
Forehead   Medium height
Eyebrows     Sandy
Eyes          Hazel
Nose         Large
Mouth       Small
Chin          Long
Native place Buckinghamshire

Sarah Ann Hardingham left arm.
W anchor B, on back of Right hand.
Ring on 2nd finger right hand.
Pock pitted.

I think Sarah Ann Hardingham born 1835 is possibly his daughter born to Frances Hardingham. Frances was born in 1812 at Runton, Norfolk, England? Frances does not record a father from Family Tree No. Cheep.
The Rootsweb database “Cotters, Ruths, Kealys, Clancys, Lyalls, etc” details a Sarah Ann Hardingham born about 1811 in Sprowston, Norfolk, England.
Period of Probation - Station of gang - 18th March, 1844
Offences Period Sentenced Norfolk Island June 24th 1840
Careless …. Labor - March 1st, 1841
Suspicion of robbing stores of drinking spirits - 1 month in goal
July 31st 1841 Refusing to Work
October 7th 1842 - Cave for the purpose of clandestine boat building and robbery of tools
16th January, 1849 - Ticket of Leave - CONVICT DEPARTMENT. - January 13, 1849.
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to grant tickets-of-leave to the under mentioned convicts:
William Barnes, Duke of Richmond
Launceston Examiner (Tas.: 1842 - 1899) - Saturday 20 January 1849 page 8 - 25th May, 1850 Conditional Pardon Approved
Remarks - 5th June, 1844 James Barnes Launceston, 8th July, 1847 Isaccas Barnes Launceston 12 …….
Arrived Van Dieman’s Land 12th March, 1844.
Conduct Record: CON33/1/52 - Duke of Richmond (2), No, 12191 - Name William Barnes
Trade - Weaver, Offence - Housebreaking and money 26 shillings, Where tried - Norfolk Quarter Sessions, Sentence - Life
Native Place - Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Age - 31
Period of Probation - Probation Period 3rd class, Station - Road Department
Vessel Duke of Richmond, Arrival Date 1844, Province Tasmania
Title Ledger Returns, Year 1849, Place of conviction Norfolk
William Barnes is recorded in the 1851 Census in the District of Launceston. Arcives of Tasmania, Reference CEN1/1/110 page 507.
Census 1851 March 8th 1851
Address No. 1 St. John Street, Launceston, Is near the river.
Name of householder William Barnes
Person in Charge William Barnes, Dwelling built of Wood, Completed, Inhabited, Persons Two How many persons are free? Neither
Persons present William Barnes, Protestant, 37 years, Tobacconist
Margaret Barnes Protestant, 25 years, Civil Condition - Holding Ticket of Leave One, Religion - Other Protestant Dissenters Two
Occupation - Shopkeepers and other Retail dealers 1
Launceston Assessment Roll 1856, Indexed by Ailsa Herbert of Kingston Tasmania 1999
BARNES William, House 10 0 ,Charles Street ref ER SJS 11 Mar 1856

Residents of Launceston 1866 No 1 St John Street, Launceston, Taken from Tasmania Directory 1866 Hard Copy. Indexed by Rose Murtagh March 2000
Name BARNES, William, Occupation Refreshment rooms Address St. John Street, Mother TASP 282848 Margaret Welsh (Convict Records, )Welch (Colonial Tasmanian Family Links), Alias Reardon, Born 1827.
Married 26th August 1850, Baptist Chapel, Launceston, Tasmania. aged 23 years Died 26th February,1854 aged 27 years
Index to Convict Applications for Permissions to Marry 1829 Archives of Tasmania 31st July, 1848 CON52/3 p191
Margaret Welch is listed as arriving in the Province of Tasmania on 5th June, 1846, on the “Emma Eugenia”. Which left Portsmouth on 10th February, 1846.
In inquisition indented for our Sovereign Lady the Queen at the House of Henry Rowbottom given by the sign of the Robert Burns – Launceston in the County of Cornwall within Van Dieman's Land thistwenty seventh day of February, in the nineteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith before me Michael Reunedy Esquire one of the Coroners of our said Lady the Queen for the said Island and its Dependencies view of the Body of Margaret Barnes then and there lying dead upon the Oaths of William Duet, Frederick Gardner, William Hurst, Thomas Jones, Charles Tilley, John Beggs, Phillip Miller.
God and lawful men of the said Island and duly chosen and who being then and there duly sworn and charged to enquire for out said Lady the Queen when where how and after what manner the said Margaret Barnes came to her death do upon their Oath say THAT
The said Margaret Barnes on the twenty sixth day of February in the year aforesaid at Launceston aforesaid in the County aforesaid by the Visitation of God in a natural way and not by any violent means whats reason to the knowledge of the said Jurors did die.
IN WITNESS whereof as well the said Corner as the jurors aforesaid have in the Inquisition set their Hands and Seals the day and year and place above mentioned.
SUDDEN DEATH.- An inquest was held at the "Robert Burns," Charles Street, yesterday afternoon, on view of the body of the wife of William Barnes, a constable of Launceston. It appears that on going home from duty early on Sunday morning, he heard a noise of a person falling on the floor after he had knocked for admission, and on getting through a window he found his wife in a fit. She died in his arms. The jury after hearing the evidence of Dr. Grant found that death had resulted from natural causes, by the visitation of God.'
Launceston Examiner (Tas.: 1842 - 1899)

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