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Arrival in Tasmania: Information from Laurie Joyce:-
"Robert Coad was tried at Cornwall on the 14th October 1834 and given 14 years (length of sentence) for stealing 9/6d. from a Mine, once for Stealing coals 4 months. Single,
Gaol report Very bad Convicted before
Hulk report Good
Robert was described as a ploughman, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall, aged 23 years, fresh complexion, large round head, brown hair, oval visage, high forhead, dark brown eyebrows, grey eyes, medium nose and mouth, large chin and stoutly made (OT CON 18/21).
The convict indents are difficult to read and are open to correction and addition.....
July 12 , 1836 King / Neglect of duty, disobedience of orders and assault of his overseer, 12 months hard labour in chains and recommended to be returned to Gov / J.C Colebrookdale R ...Vide Lieut Gov Decision 21 July 1836 Defer
8th 1836 .... ...Absconding, hard labour in chains 12 Months/ WHB& at. B/Bridgewater Chain Gang ,Vide Lieut Gov Decision 17 Sept 1836
Nov 8th 1837 ... Refusing to do any work, 14 days ... .& returned to his ...
(G PW & JP) Nov 27.1837 Sharpe} Neglect of duty and disobedience 21 days solitary confinement and return to Govr.(H HB and C Hector)
Penitentiary Hobart for assignment Vide Lieut Gov. Decision 2 Dec 1837.
Sept 4/ 1838 Charged with assaulting his fellow servant twice. Six months hard labour in chains at .. .to Gov / GBFoster/\Town Survey ... in trafficking in Prisoners Barracks 7 days cells in .......
19th Dec 1840 ........ assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty 15 lashes
/......23.12.41 Feb. 12/43 ...Misconduct. 10 days hard labour..
/ 8 June 1844........... 18 Nov 1844. Neglect to attend the Annual Muster ......

Notes for ROBERT COAD:

He is listed at the Archives Office of Tasmania in the convict indents as having arrived aboard the "Waterloo" on the 2nd March 1835. All 224 convicts who embarked in England were landed in Hobart (Bateson, 1959,P.389).
The "Waterloo" had been built at Bristol in 1815 and this was its fourth trip as a convict transport. Its master was Jn.Cros and its surgeon George Roberts. It sailed from Portsmouth on the 20th November 1834 and took 103 days for the voyage (Bateson,1959 _P.362-3). Surgeon's report, dirty habits and Idle.
Robert received his conditional pardon in March 1845 (AOT CON/31/7).
Marriage Registration No553. Lists Robert as being 28, a bachelor with a ticket of leave.
Comment - Robert was called '23' when he was described on arrival in 1835 (born in 1812). The hard life of being a convict for 10 years aged him to '28' in 1845. When he died in 1863 he was '48' - Victoria speeded up his ageing by 2 years.
Robert's age is listed as 48 years. An inquest was held after Robert's death. His son was the informant and was living at Chinaman's Flat. Robert is said to have lived in Victoria for 10 years and 18 years in Tasmania before that.
Death Cause; in the inquest, Robert died the day after he fell from his dray after a wheel was stuck in a rut and he was thrown off the cart. 19th April 1863 PROCEEDINGS of Inquest held Upon the body of Robert Coad at Dead Bullock Gully in the district of Maryborough.
DEPOSITION OF WITNESS - Henry????.....
On his oath saith as follows: I am a laborer and was in the employ of deceased----------on ?? day afternoon last-about half past five o'clock I was sitting with him on his dray which was loaded with stones- Deceased was driving- on the road about six miles from here the off wheel of the dray got into a rut and deceased fell off the dray and the wheel passed over his body. The weight stone on the dray would be about 30 cwt. Immediately after the accident deceased asked to be taken home and said" I'm done" I took him home. Dr Benson saw him. He died yesterday morning about 11 0'clock from the injuries caused by the dray passing over him
His Henry + Ir Mark
CORONERS INQUEST - DEPOSITION OF WITNESS : John Robinson Benson
On his oath saith as follows: I am legally qualified to practice medicine in this... and Investigation at Maryborough.
On Saturday night last at about nine o'clock I was requested to visit deceased. I went to his tent and found....broken on the left side and the collar bone on the right side. He was perfectly sensible and sober. He told me that he was riding home on his dray which was loaded with stones and that he fell off and the dray passed over his body and caused the injuries of which he died. There is no doubt the loaded dray passing over the body caused the accident. I saw him once after the first time and saw his case was a hopeless one. He died shortly after I saw him the second time of the effects pro... by the injuries to the chest

Notes for PRUDENCE BURROWS:

Notes from Sally Shine 2000
Prudence Burrows 9 September 1821 - March 1895, born in New Norfolk, Tasmania, baptised 28 March 1830, wed 14 June 1843 in St Matthews Church, New Norfolk, Tasmania, died in St Arnaud, Victoria, daughter of Charlotte Loveridge and Richard Burrows.
Birth Information: Information from the baptism listing. Baptism: Record No 3649, Tasmanian Records
Marriage: Prudence is listed as a spinster, age 21 years. Prudence signed with an X
Of interest: From the hospital records in Maryborough Prudence is listed as being admitted on the 12th July 1894. Reg No 11678. Female, age 72, Domestic from Carisbrook, a widow. 30 years in the colony. Port of embarkation was listed as Hobart, on the "City of Hobart". This information came from LDS film No 1492605.
Burial: This information came from the Cemetery Database at the Ballarat Cemetery.

John, son of Robert, born in Tasmania

John was born in New Norfolk,Tasmania, 1843, the same year that his parents, Prudence Burrows and Robert Coad, were married. His father had just received his permission to marry and his ticket of leave. He probably grew up near the Burrows family who owned land at Bridgewater and Glenorchy as his brothers Richard and William were born there in 1847 and 1852. The Coad family possibly moved to the goldfields of Victoria at Maryborough about the time his sister Maria was born in 1856.
His mother is recorded as having come on the City of Hobart. A mine record reports John as having had an accident in a mine around this period. A further two sisters were born, Emma in St Arnaud, 1858 and Selina at White Hills in 1861.
In 1863 John reported the accident of his father who died when he fell from a cart loaded with stones which passed over him. He was possibly then living at Chinaman's Flat.
John was married to Sarah Swinton in 1876 and had a son, John Robert who only lived for a short time. Sarah also died. In 1887 at the Presbeterian Manse in Maryborough he was married to Elizabeth Enderby nee Burns. He was listed as a miner at St Arnaud. Alfred was born in Alma or Alma St, Maryborough in 1888.
Before 1900 John and his family moved to Chiltern where he worked on the gold mines.
He died in 1926 at Beechworth Asylum and is buried in the cemetery in that town. His son, Alfred, had a headstone put on his site in the 1950's.
From on Mon, 23 Jul 2007

Ancestors of Robert Coad
1 William Coad b: Abt. 1730 d: unknown
wed Abt. 1752 to Jemima Unknown b: Abt. 1730 m: d: unknown
son - John Coad b: 24 February 1753 d: unknown, wed 8 June 1776 in Parish of Kea to Jane Burrows
children 1. Mary Coad b: 29 December 1776 d: unknown
children 2. John Coad b: 1 July 1777 d: unknown
children 3. Richard Coad b: 6 June 1779 d: unknown
children 4. Charles Coad b: 2 March 1783 Bapt. Parish of Kea d: unknown
4. Charles Coad b: 2 March 1783 wed m: 21 March 1811 in Kea Parish, Truro , Cornwall to Hannah Pearce b: 8 January 1788 Bapt. Parish of Perranarworthal d: unknown
Son Robert Coad departed from Portsmouth, 20 Nov 1834 on the Waterloo and arrived at Hobart 03 Mar 1835.
4.1 Robert Coad b: 3 November 1811 Parish of Kea, Truro, Cornwall d: 13 April 1863 in Chinaman's Flat, Victoria 4538 wed m: 14 June 1843 in St Matthews Church,New Norfolk, Tasmania to Prudence Burrows b: 9 September 1821 New Norfolk, Tasmania. Baptised 28th March,1830 d: March 1895 in St Arnaud, Victoria



Robert Coad 3 Nov 1811 - 13 April 1863 born in Cornwall and died in Chinaman's Flat, Victoria, wed 14 June 1843 in St Matthews Church, New Norfolk, Tasmania to Prudence Burrows 9 September 1821 - March 1895, born in New Norfolk, Tasmania, baptised 28 March 1830, died in St Arnaud, Victoria.
8 Children 1. John Thomas Coad 1843 - 1926, born in New Norfolk, Tasmania died in Beechworth, Victoria
2. Henry Coad, born 1845, died Tasmania.
3. Richard Coad 1847 - 1917
4. Unnamed female child 1849 at New Norflk, Tasmania
5. William George Robert Coad 1852 - 5 March 1917
6. Maria Coad 1856
7. Emma Coad 1858 - 1934
8. Selina Coad 1861 - July 1878 aged 17, born at Maryborough, died at Ballarat.
1. John Thomas Coad 1843 - 9 Jan 1926 aged 83, born in New Norfolk, Tasmania and died in Beechworth, Victoria, wed c1875 Sarah Ann Swinton 1847 - 1885 aged 38, died in St Arnaud, Victoria, daughter of Sarah Spencer and William Swinton.
John Thomas Coad wed (2) on 28 June 1887 in Maryborough, Victoria to Elizabeth Stuart Burns 1853 - 20 Sept 1940 aged 87, born in Liverpool, England and died in Beechworth, buried Chiltern. She was widow of John Edward Enderby with six children, William, Alice, Amy, Olivia, George and John with birth years 1871 to 1880.
2 Children 1. John Robert Coad 1876 in Timor, lived short time
2. Alfred Robert Coad 27 June 1888 - 7 September 1970, born in Maryborough, Victoria died in Beechworth
2. Alfred Robert Coad 27 June 1888 - 7 September 1970, aged 88, wed 5 November 1908 to Eliza Beard 5 November 1890 - 4 September 1967 aged 77.
3 Children 1. Alfred John Coad 10 January 1909 - 6 July 1979 aged 70, wed Dolly Rigby
2. William Herbert Stewart Coad 31 January 1910 - 22 January 1989, wed Dorothy Joyce Artlett
3. Lyell James Coad 1 December 1914 - 28 February 2001 aged 86, wed Ruby Mercer

3. Richard Coad 1847 - 1917, born at Bridgewater, Victoria; died at St Arnaud Victoria, wed Elizabeth Ann Jane Date, 9 May 1872, Amphitheatre, Victoria.
10 Children 1. Maria Coad 1872 - 17 August 1947 #9934, wed McAdam, no issue
2. Joseph Henry Coad 1875 #19625
3. William Coad 1877 - 1878 in St Arnaud, Victoria lived 9 months
4. Emma Coad 1879 - 1940
5. Robert James Coad 1880 in St Arnaud, Victoria
6. James Coad 1 July 1882 in St Arnaud
7. Matthew Coad 1884 #20717 - 1950 #22271 aged 67
8. Sarah Ann Coad 1886 - 1907 #14118 aged 21
9. Samuel Date Coad 1888 #33548
10. Richard John Coad 1890 #17634 lived 9 months
4. Emma Coad 1879 - 1940 in St Arnaud, Victoria died in Melbourne wed 1907 to Edward George Millward 1878
1 Child 1. Edward Bowen Millward 1909 #9206 - 1974 #9549 aged 64
6. James Coad 1 July 1882 in St Arnaud , Victoria, wed 22 August 1903 in St Arnaud to Sarah Maude Zimmer 1881 #12859, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Gustav Zimmer born at Talbot
4 Children 1. Ivy May Coad 1904 # 6164 - 1982 #11443, born in St Arnaud, Victoria, wed 1921 to Thomas Gilday 1898
2. Emily Irene Coad 1906 #6452 - 1974 #5353 aged 68 born in St Arnaud, Victoria, wed 1923 to James Henry Seymour Pickering 1900
3. Ruby Maude Coad 22 February 1908 - 1976, born in Broken Hill, NSW died in Melbourne, wed 16 August 1930 in Clifton Hill, Victoria to Denver Laurence KERRIGAN b: 1905
4. Richard John Coad 1910 in Broken Hill, NSW lived 4 years
7. Matthew Coad 1884 #20717 - 1950 #22271 aged 67 wed c1903 Ethel Susan Kellett 1883 - 1965 aged 82, died at Heidelburg, Victoria. They lived at St Arnaud, then Outtrim, and Powlett
5 Children 1. Matthew James Coad 1904 - 1961 #19505 aged 57
2. Dorothy Coad 1906 #22272
3. Carl Robert Coad 1910 #13787
4. Ethylle May Coad 1908 #13859
5. Edith Mary Elizabeth Coad 1912 #6354
9. Samuel Date Coad 28 Aug 1888 #33548 - 16 Sep 1966 aged 78, Samuel Date Coad standingwed 2 Aug 1913 at Queanbeyan to Emily Blundell 21 Oct 1893 - 7 Aug 1978 aged 85, dau of Lucy Ann Plummer and Jacob Blundell born at Queanbeyan. They lived at Murrumburram then at Dubbo after 1920, died at Dubbo, NSW - Samuel standing, with his sons
7 Children
space1. Rita Elizabeth Coad 1914 - 31 Jan 2003 wed 1931 to Bernard Joseph Pascoe
space2. Cecil Raymond Coad 1915 - 12 Dec 2004 wed 1938 to Jean Mary Gow
space3. Desmond Richard Date Coad 1917 - 13 Apr 1995 wed 1040 to Eileen Annie Warren
space4. Mavis May Coad 1921 infant death.
space5. Linda Joyce Coad 11 Jan 1924 - 3 Jan 1922 wed 7 June 1941 to Ernest Fredrick Allen
space6. Keith Coad 26 Mar 1927 - 29 Sep 2007 wed 1953 to Dorothy Joan Brown, divorced
space7. Hazel May Coad infant death 1929
4. William George Robert Coad 1852 - 5 March 1917 born in New Norfolk, Tasmania died in Eaglehawk, Victoria, wed 24 August 1874 in Timor, to Hannah Boase 18 February 1856 - 27 June 1903 born in Emerald Hill, died in Marybrough, Victoria. The family lived at Timor and after 1883 at St Arnaud, both in Victoria
9 Children 1. Hannah Coad 1875 - 1948 #9215 aged 73, died in East Brighton, Victoria, wed 1906 #7530 to John Humble, no issue
2. Robert Henry Coad 1876 wed 1905 to Dorothy Marion Zinnecker
3. William Howard Coad 1878 - 1923 wed 1904 to Mary Ellen Talbot
4. John Henry Coad 1880 in Timor, Victoria lived 2 months
5. Eliza Coad 1881 #20038 in Timor, Victoria (parents called Robert and Hannah)
6. Jessie Coad 1884 #5750 at St Arnaud (parents called William George and Hannah)
7. Emma Coad 1886 #14018 in St Arnaud,
8. Priscilla Coad 1889 #9060 - 1961 wed 1910 to David Nicholas Lewis
9. John Thomas Coad 1892 #27465 wed 1921 to Violet Adelaide Date
2. Robert Henry Coad 1876 in Timor, Victoria wed 1905 #1448 to Dorothy Marion Zinnecker 1885 in Maryborough, Victoria. First 2 children born in Maryborough, then the family moved to Prahan
5 Children 1. Robert Maximilian Coad 1905 #19816 - 1975 #7099 aged 69, died at Heidelburg
2. Alfred Gordon Coad 1907 #4540 - 1971 #24630 aged 64, died at Heidelberg, Victoria
3. William George Coad Dec 1909 #22106, lived 1 month
4. Dorothea Mary Coad 1913 #6839
5. Joseph John Coad 1919 #30301
3. William Howard Coad 1878 - 1923 died in Eaglehawk, Victoria, wed 13 July 1904 in Maryborough, Victoria to Mary Ellen Talbot 13 February 1874 in Redground, NSW daughter of Jane Copeland and William Talbot, lived first at Maryborough then moved 1908 to Eaglehawk
5 Children 1. William Bertram Coad 1905 #4472 lived 1 year
2. Winnifred Mary Coad 1906 #4648 (actually born 21 Dec 1905), died in Melbourne on 05 Sep 1990
3. Francis Howard Coad 18 March 1907 #12243 - 8 August 1969 #18010 aged 62
4. Elizabeth Annie Coad 1908 #10900
5. Alice May Coad 1910 #2664
6. Edith Jane Coad 1912 #2965
7. Emma Coad 1886 #14018 in St Arnaud, Victoria wed 1908 #5440 to Joseph William Whiteside 1884 #20329 son of Mary Ann Graham and Joseph Whiteside born at Sand, (parents wed 1874 #2133)
1 Child 1. Reginald Joseph Whiteside 1910 #10674 lived 1 month
8. Priscilla Coad 1889 #9060 - 1961 in Fitzroy, Victoria wed 1910 #4852 to David Nicholas Lewis 1886 in Eaglehawk, Victoria son of Caleb Lewis and Agnes Dart, 4 Children
9. John Thomas Coad 1892 in St Arnaud, Victoria, wed 1919 to Violet Adelaide Date 1899 - 1927 #2628 aged 26, daughter of Elizabeth Dale and John Sheehan. (These are the surnames in the Indexes, so I am confused about the use of 'Date'.)
1 Child 1. John Thomas Coad 1920 #15678 - 1980 #1499
5. Maria Ann Coad 1856 born at Alma, wed 1884 #3907 to George Kenneth Kelly.
2 Children 1. Phillip Robert William Kelly 1887 #31951, wed 25 Jul 1914 to Louisa Grace Whitechurch 1892, 1 child
2. Kenneth George Kelly 1889 #16470, wed 9 Sep 1914 to Esther McLachlan 1892 - 1971, 7 chn

from on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010
Hi Elizabeth I have sent you a copy of descendants of George Kelly I hope this is what you want All the best
Thankyou for the followig -
Phillip Kelly 1812 - 1897, born in Northam, Devon and died at Avenel, Victoria, wed 3 May 1849 to Mary Parry, 1821 - 1989, born at Pembroke, Wales and died at Avenel, Vic
Phillip Kelly aged 36, labourer, from Northam, Devon, Protestant, both read and write, came 17 Nov 1849 on the Nelson as Assisted Immigrants. Also in the passenger list is Timothy Kelly 28 single man, farm labourer, from Berrigoon, Cork, Ireland, Church of Rome, both read and write,
Their 2nd child - George Kenneth KELLY b.14 Apr 1851 born at Collingwood Victoria; d.21 Dec 1911-Mangalore Victoria

6. Emma Coad 1858 - 1934, born at Maryborough, died at North Fitzroy, wed 1878 to Thomas Wardrope Sneddon - 1907 #7233 aged 57. Emma's surname was written as Coade, Code and Coad in the family records, making details hard to find. The family lived at Wickliffe about 1890, 10 Children


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