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Mathew HUGHES - Irish convict

DaveHam9

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Hello,

Another convict in my tree but I'm having a hard time finding any other details such as date of CP or Full Pardon.

Mathew was born somewhere in Ireland, possibly near the town of Castlepollard about 1770 and that he had been convicted in County Down in August 1796 and given a life sentence in consequence of some people being killed by soldiers under his command in a skirmish in the village of Loughbrickland. He arrived in the colony in May 1797 in the hell ship 'Britania' ...


Mathew Hughes
Details
Alias: Mathias Irish Rebel: Religion: Age on arrival: 27
Marital status:
Calling/trade: Soldier private Westmeath militia later schoolteacher at Kissing Point
Born: 1770 Native place: Castlepollard Town Westmeath Co
Tried: 1796 Downpatrick Down Co Sentence: Life Former convictions:
Ship: Britannia I (1797)
Crime: Murder
Description:
Remarks:
Spouse: m. 1810 Parramatta Mary Small (d. 1879 Richmond)
Died: 1845 Richmond


V1810940 3A/1810 HUGHES MATTHEW - SMALL MARY - CB
V1810430 147A/1810 HUGHES MATHEW - SMALL MARY - CB= CofE Parramatta St John

Dave
 
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Not sure if this is helpful, Dave..

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
Name: Mathew Hughes
Arrival Date: 1797
Vessel: Brittania
Piece: HO 10/23
Province: New South Wales
Title: Census E-H
Year(s): 1828
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1740
[Image says age 57 which is correct, 1740 must be an error, has 9 offspring]

There is this, a quote from a story I'm sending you.

"Governor Macquarie who had signed his Absolute Pardon in January 1818. He had already been given a Conditional Pardon by Governor King in June 1802."

Geoff
 
This may also be useful...

Source, Ozigen:
Matthew Hughes
M, #12748, b. 1770, d. 25 December 1845
Burial*Matthew Hughes was buried at St Peter's Church of England, Richmond, NSW, Australia. Birth*He was born in 1770 at Ireland. Marriage*Matthew was married to Mary Small, daughter of John Small and Mary Parker, on Sunday, 12 August 1810 at St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. Death*Matthew Hughes died on Thursday, 25 December 1845 at Richmond, NSW, Australia. FamilyMary Small b. 13 December 1791, d. 27 November 1879Children
Susannah Hughes+ b. 18 Apr 1810, d. 20 Jun 1907
Margaret Hughes+ b. 27 Mar 1812, d. 31 Oct 1862
Ann Hughes b. 27 May 1814, d. 15 Nov 1902
Robert Hughes b. 6 Jul 1816, d. 4 Oct 1818
Mary Hughes+ b. 1 Jul 1818, d. 23 Apr 1902
James Hughes+ b. 13 Jun 1820, d. 10 Apr 1886
Matthew Henry Hughes+ b. 10 Jun 1822, d. 17 Dec 1905
Thomas Hassall Hughes b. 2 Nov 1824, d. 18 Jul 1908
Elizabeth Hancox Hughs+ b. 16 Dec 1826, d. 3 Dec 1855
Eliza Rebecca Hughes+ b. 16 Dec 1826, d. 1 May 1921
Martha Hughes b. 25 Oct 1830
Charlotte Hughes b. 24 Oct 1832, d. 12 Aug 1919
William Charles Hughes+ b. 31 Mar 1837, d. 21 Aug 1900
Henry Francis Hughes b. 10 Jul 1839, d. 18 Nov 1930

Geoff
 
Thanks Geoff.

More in CS than I expected but not much else. Can't see him listed in Applications to Marry or the Convict Index on NSW State Records or in the QSL Transportation Database.

Ozigen is just a huge tree and like all trees not 100% accurate. Many of those in my tree are also in Ozigen.

Dave
 
I'll check those of direct interest. Son Matthew Henry and his daughter Mary Susannah.

2133/1856 HUGHES MATTHEW HENRY - DAVIES SARAH - WINDSOR

Birth 14628/1865 HUGHES MARY S - MATHEW H - SARAH - RICHMOND
 
Matthew Jr death:
14150/1905 HUGHES MATHEW H, MATHEW, MARY, RICHMOND

Wife, Sarah's possible death:
12536/1906 HUGHES SARAH, WILLIAM, ELIZABETH, GOULBURN

Possible marriage, Mary S:
5116/1889 TURNER OSWALD H, HUGHES MARY S, RICHMOND
Most of the trees don't have her marriage and an odd one has it as FURNER!

Oswald's possible death, ? Herbet Oswald:
22198/1937 TURNER HERBERT OSWALD, WILLIAM, ADA, CASINO

Can't find a death for Mary Susannah, trees have it as 1946 Crookwell.

Geoff
 
It is FURNER. :)

1930 NSW Electoral Roll - Werriwa - Crookwell
FURNER Mary Susannah, Woodlands, McAlister, home duties

1937 & 1943 NSW Electoral Roll - Eden Monaro - Goulburn
FURNER Mary Susannah, 117 Kinghorne street, home duties

Death 2039/1946 FURNER MARY SUSANNAH - MATTHEW - SARAH ANN - CROOKWELL

FURNER Mary S Death notice 01JAN1946 Death 80 Goulburn Post 02JAN1946


Birth 8657/1865 FURNER OSWALD H - OWEN - ELIZABETH A - GOULBURN

1903 NSW Electoral Roll - GOULBURN - GOULBURN POLLING-PLACE
FURNER Mary Susannah, Bradley-street, domestic duties
FURNER Oswald Herbert, Bradley-street, auctioneer


Memorial Inscriptions - Goulburn (CD) - No pictures
- Goulburn General Cemetery:
Ref G1803: Oswald Hurbert FURNER died 16 Sept 1923 aged 58 years, also Kenneth Hughes FURNER died 2 Nov 1920 aged 18 years (same headstone)
 
I don't have a copy of the marriage and can't find it in TROVE but I suspect it's an error in the index. There are a few like that among the FURNERs in my tree.
 
Oswald has a convict ancestor on his mother's side but we've covered that one already.

I think that's it for this one thanks.

I'd better find something new to work on.
 
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