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William CLISSOLD & Jane ?

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Maria c. 25 Dec 1818 Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
William Clissold & Jane
FHL Film 857040-1

Looking for the marriage of William to Jane, thanks.

Arrival not yet found but it looks as though the family left before 1841 census.

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Narellan in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1838
No. 150
William Fryer of the Parish of Cobity
Maria Crisold of the Parish of Do
married in this Chapel by Licence with consent of Parties
this Fourteenth day of April 1838 By me Thos. Hassall Chaplain
Parties signed by their marks.
Witnesses: William his x mark Crisold of ... ??, P.. ? Johnson of Cobity
 

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NSW Death CLISSOLD WILLIAM 3122/1858 DANIEL - CATHERINE - CAMDEN

NSW Burial CLISSOLD JANE 476/1848 V1848476 33B AGE 58 - CR= CofE Cobbitty, Narellan


William
William Clissold & Jane
Birth 8 Apr 1831 Christening 29 Apr 1832 Waterloo Road New Jerusalemite, Lambeth, Surrey, England
Batch C097331 Microfilm 825320 RG4_4501
 
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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228399902
New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Fri 25 Jun 1858 [Issue No.84] Page 1001
In the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.
In the Will of William Creswell, (sometimes
called CIissold,) of Cobbitty, near Narellan,
in the County of Cumberland, and Colony
of New South Wales, carrier and farmer,
deceased.
 

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A tree on fmp has William Clissold marrying a Jane Matthews 12 February 1816 in Minchinhampton. Jane is the daughter of Ruth Young and William Matthews and she was born 1791 in Minchinhampton as was William. She died 12 May 1848 in Cobbity, Narella, NSW. Her parents married 1790 in Stroud. I haven't found anything to confirm birth or marriage for Jane or William.
 

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William Clesold baptised 14 Aug 1791-1792 Minchinhampton – Daniel & Christina Clesold nee Hunt

William Clissold age 49 (1792) Gloucester convicted 29 March 1826 – Cond Pardon 1 Oct 1841 – ship “Speke 3” - pardon no: 42/268 – arrival 26 Nov 1826 + wife and 2 children – woolen weaver

William Clissold married 12 Feb 1816 Minchinhampton to Jane Matthews – died 31 May 1858 & Jane 12 May 1848 – both buried Cobbitty Anglican Church Cemetery
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184280384/jane-clissold
 

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William Frey b 1815 Parramatta NSW – Richard Valentine Fryer (Convict 1754-1844) & Judith Bidwell (Convict 1775-1855) – he died 28 March 1844 Cobbitty – findagrave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184280628/richard-fryer

Valentine Fryer convicted 22 April 1790 Old Bailey arrived Sept 1791 - 3rd fleet – muster roll 1811 has ship “Salamader”

Judith BIDWELL- (Bridewell) was convicted 5 Nov 1794 at Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), London. Her crime was, "Stealing a metal watch with a tortoiseshell outside case, value 30s, the goods of Matthew Fisher"
(Transcript of trial is available at: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17921031-54-defend518&div=t17921031-54#highlight)

Judith’s crime is recorded as taking place on 18 Oct 1792. She was taken to Newgate Prison to await trial; the gaol book records her committal on 26 Sep 1792 (commitment No. 37) but given the date of offence, it seems more likely that she was imprisoned on 26 Oct. Judith is described in the gaol register as: "aged 17 years, 5ft, hazel eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion, born in London, single woman". The Middlesex Court sessions at the Old Bailey commenced on 31 Oct 1792 but Judith’s trial did take place until 5 Nov 1792. She was found guilty and was sentenced to 7 years transportation. After her trial she was returned to Newgate to await her voyage to NSW.

Judith appears to have remained in the gaol for about 16 months; being discharged on 10 Feb 1794 for embarkation on the Surprize. She was one of 59 female convicts onboard “Surprize”; there were 23 male convicts, 21 soldiers, 12 free passengers and 30 to 40 crew. Surprize left the Thames in early March but did not sail from southern England until 2 May 1794. Details of the voyage are recorded in Michael Flynn’ book; ‘Settlers and Seditionists, the people of the convict ship Surprize - 1794’. It is described as an, "extraordinary voyage" with attempted mutiny and much ‘socializing’ between the soldiers and the mainly young female convicts. The ship finally arrived at Sydney on 25 Oct 1794.

Shortly after the Surprize arrived at Sydney, Judith was living with William EVANS, who had arrived on the same ship. Judith was probably William’s assigned servant but their relationship produced at least 5 children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Charity & Samuel. Their first child, Sarah was born on 19 Sep 1795 and her baptism is recorded in the register of St Philip’s, (CoE) Sydney on 4 Oct 1795 as the child of Judith Bridewell & William Evans. Elizabeth, the next daughter’s baptism is recorded in the Parramatta register on 12 May 1798 or 1799 but it seems that the following two children were recorded in St Phillips at Sydney. Each time the parents were recorded as Judith Bridewell & William Evans.

Although William was a soldier, he too had been in prison. According to Michael Flynn’s book, William is reported as enlisting in the NSW Corps (the Rum Corps) on 8 Jan 1793, after having previously been in the 1st Dragoon Guards. He had been court martialled (probably for desertion) and was imprisoned in London’s Savoy Prison and was released to serve in the NSW Corps. He, and other ex-prisoner soldiers, embarked on Surprize on 20 Jan 1794. During the voyage, when conspiracy and a plot to murder was uncovered, William signed his X mark to a statement implicating the accused conspirators. He, and a few other ‘Savoy soldiers’ had been, "stapled to the deck in double irons, exposed to the elements for several days" before making his statement.

Judith and William are listed in the various musters books from 1800 to 1811. William was born abt Jan 1768 at Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales and he died in 1811, aged 52 years. His burial was recorded 17 Nov 1811 at St Phillips, Sydney.

Sometime after William’s death Judith’s children were placed in the care of the Orphan School in Parramatta and when the 1814 Muster was conducted, Judith was living with a former soldier, Richard FRYER (Frier) [102nd Regiment], who had arrived on the Salamander in 1791. Richard spent some time on Norfolk Island and had owned land there but by 1814 he was a landholder in the Parramatta district. Richard had arrived as part of the Third Fleet, on the Salamander 21 Aug 1791; he is believed to have been born in London, circa 1754/1760.

In the 1822 muster there is an entry for "Mrs Fryer" which gives Judith’s details, ie "free by servitude", by ship Surprize (2) and a sentence of 7 years. She and Richard were recorded as living in the Liverpool district with 2 young sons (William & John Fryer - aged 7 & 12); Judith’s son, Samuel Evans appears to have also been living with them.

By the 1823-1825 muster, Richard was a landholder at Minto and "Mrs Fryer" is with him and also their 2 sons, John and William Fryer. Again, the census of 1828 shows: Richard Fryer, Judith Fryer (free-served sentence) 54ys & William Fryer - 13yrs (born colony). The occupation of all three is given as, "farmer" and their residence was at Cobbitty, Cooke.

Richard died 26 Aug 1844, and is listed in the burial register as aged 90 yrs(?) [ie born circa 1754]. He was buried on 30 Aug in the churchyard of St Paul’s (CoE) at Cobbitty. He was described as a veteran of Pomare Grove, which was a property at Cobbitty. It seems Judith died on 26 August 1855 and was also buried in St Paul’s churchyard on 27 Aug. The register entry is actually for an Elizabeth Fryer, with a stated age of 95 years; which is clearly overstated; Judith would have only been about 80-81 years old.
 

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Thanks Val.

Many variations of Cobbitty.

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Burials in the Parish of Narrellan in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1848
No. 158 Jane Clissold Abode: Cobedee When Died: 12 May When Buried: 1848 14 May Age: 58 ys. Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: Carrier's Wife By whom the Ceremony was performed: Thos. Hassall
 
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