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  1780-1868 Ireland-Australia Transportation Database

 

The BLOCK references are from the National Archives of Ireland.

http://findingaids.nationalarchives.ie/index.php?category=18&subcategory=147

 

The italic references are from New South Wales - Colonial Secretary's Papers

http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=65

 

Victoria Public Record Office

Index to Registers of Assisted British Immigrants 1839-1871

http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/access/online.htm

 

Archives Office of Tasmania

http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/

[Note: has pictures of records with personal details]

 

11 November 1857 Lyttelton Times

Tasmania...A farmer named Tracey was thrown from the shafts of his cart, on the Sandy Bay-road, on the 7th inst., and was dragged by the reins for a considerable distance. His skull was so severely shattered as to lead to his death upon admission into the hospital.

 

Peter Mayberry Home Page

http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/index.htm

 

Tickets of Leave

http://www.sag.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=44

 

Free Settler or Felon?

http://www.jenwilletts.com/searchaction.php

 

Convict Database - Swan River Colony, Western Australia from 1850 to 1868.

This database is built on research undertaken by Rica Erickson and Gillian O’Mara for the publication Convicts in Western Australia 1850-1887 Dictionary of Western Australians Volume IX, University of Western Australia Press 1994.

http://www.fremantleprison.com.au/Pages/Convict.aspx

 

 


 

Costillan/Tracey

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Waterford

TRIAL DATE: 08/01/1849

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Receiving stolen goods

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 8, P 264

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Andrew Tracy

25

 

Prince Regent II (1) [1821]

1820

Tipperary

7

1796

Clonoulty Clare Co [Tipperary?]

 

 

Cooper

Andrew Tracey. Per "Prince Regent", 1821

1821 Sep 8, Street Gang. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.111)

1822 Jun 8, Aug 3, Attached to Rose's Gang. On returns of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.15, 22)

15 Mar 1827 Certificate of Freedom [4/424; Reel 602] (Andrew Tracy, Prince Regent, 1821, 050/6124)

 

Ann Tracey   

Middlesex Gaol Delivery, 2 December 1796, Life sentence

Britannia - Arrived 18 July 1798 NSW

Ann Tracey, thirty-three and her young son, Peter, aged nine, were both sentenced to death for assaulting William Whitnell following a robbery...

Robinson, Portia (1993) The women of Botany Bay: a reinterpreation of the role of women in the origins of Australian society. Penguin.

 

Ann Tracey and Mary Brown's crime was reported in the London Sun on 7th December 1797....Ann Tracey, Peter Tracey her son, a boy of about ten and Mary Brown were tried for robbing William Witnell of a holland apron, a hat, and other articles. The substance of the evidence was this - the Prosecutor, on Lord Mayor's Day, meeting the prisoners Brown, was seduced by her to prisoner Ann Tracey's who kept a house of ill fame on Saltpetre Bank. The Prosecutor who said he had drank rather freely, but was not so intoxicated as to loose his reason or recollection, sent for some liquor; while they were were drinking it the prisoners seized an opportunity to commit the robbery. The two female prisoners aided by several other women, attacked him with a fire shovel and other weapons, while the boy, from behind struck him a violent blow with a poker, that stunned and much cut him. by the assistance of three Peace Officers whom he called in, the prisoners were conveyed to the watch house. The prisoners said a few words in their defence but called no witnesses. Mr. Justice Grose summoned up with his accustomed ability. All the prisoners were returned guilty; but the boy on account of his youth was recommended to mercy.

http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_britannia_1798.htm

 

Bridget Tracy

AGE: 57           

PLACE OF TRIAL: Queens County (Laois)

TRIAL DATE: 05/03/1851

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Larceny

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 11, p 59

COMMENTS: Convict may have been convicted with Mary Smith

 

Charles Tracey - NSW

Irish Rebel: WB

Religion: Catholic
Marital status: Married 2 children
Calling/trade: Farmers man
Born: 1804 Westmeath
Tried: 1827 Mullingar Westmeath Co

Sentence: Life
Ship: Cambridge (1827)
Crime: House burning
Charles Tracy (Tracey), Cambridge 1827, 19 August 1833, Newcastle, Assigned to W. Nickles. Charged with drunkenness and insolence by Mary Nickles

"Westmeath Independent" April 4, 1827:

"Burglary and Robbery."

SENTENCE: Judgment of Death recorded, Respite till further orders.

 

David Tracey

PLACE OF TRIAL: Dublin    

TRIAL DATE: 12/02/1848

DOCUMENT DATE: 17/03/1848

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Desertion

SENTENCE: Transportation for 7 years

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1848 T 5

COMMENTS: Prisoner was a private in the 74th Foot Regiment.

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Daniel Tracey

21

 

Canada (3) [1815]

1814

Dublin City

7

1794

Dublin City

 

 

Chicken Butcher

 

Daniel Tracey

1821 Sep 8, On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.72)

 

Denis Tracy

AGE: 19           

PLACE OF TRIAL: Kings Co (Offaly)

TRIAL DATE: 28/02/1848

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Robbery with violence

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 7, p 93

 

Denis Trassy

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co Galway         

DOCUMENT DATE: 07/07/1847

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Sheep stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 7

PETITIONER: Sibina Tressy              

RELATIONSHIP: Mother

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1847 T 8

COMMENTS: Petitioners residence given as Woodford, Near Loughrea, Co Galway.

27 March 1847 (TH) Galway Assizes - Criminal Court

James, Patt, and John Harkins and Denis Tracy were indicted for, that they on the 10th of January last, killed and stole four ewes at Oughilly [Oghilly, Ballynakill] in this county.

 

Edward Tracy

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co Fermanagh  

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Irvine Prison

DOCUMENT DATE: 01/05/1799

PETITIONER: Self     

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: SPP 856

 

1824 November 23 (BL) A list of persons commited from the Police? Court? Belfast? and afterwards transported of hanged.

...1821...Edwd. Tracy...

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Edward Tracy

18

 

Recovery (2) [1823]

 

Antrim Co

7

1805

Armagh Co

 

 

Reaper

Edward Tracey (Per "Recovery", 1823) see Edward Teacy

Edward Teacy. Per "Recovery", 1823

1823 Aug 4, On list of convicts landed from the "Recovery" & forwarded to Minto for distribution (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.5)

1824 Jul 26, Nov 1, Servant of B De Arrieta; on 26 Jul sentenced to six months in the Gaol Gang at Sydney & on 1 Nov to three years at Port Macquarie. On return of punishments ordered & inflicted at Campbelltown Court; listed as Tacy (Reel 6023; 4/6671 pp.27, 28)

1824 Nov 26, On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.496-7)

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Edward Tracy

 

 

Calcutta II [1837]

1837

Queens Co

Life

 

 

Burglary robbery

 

 

 

1837

Died at sea

Edward Tracy

AGE: 40           

PLACE OF TRIAL: Queens County (Laois)

TRIAL DATE: 15/03/1837

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Burglary and Robbery

SENTENCE: Transportation Life

SHIP: CALCUTTA 18/04/1837

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 2, p 135

COMMENTS: Convict detained at Kilmainham Gaol, Co. Dublin, 23/03/1837

 

Edward Tracey [of Dublin, aged 29, single, 5’7”, brown hair, blue eyes, smith]

AGE: 32           

PLACE OF TRIAL: Queens County (Laois)

TRIAL DATE: 05/03/1846

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Burglary

SENTENCE: Transportation for 15 years

PETITIONER: Philip Ryan     

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 6, P 164, CRF 1846 T 3

Tasmanian Archives

Voyage Ship: Lord Auckland (2)

Voyage No: 270

Arrival Date: 25 Aug 1846

Departure Date: 19 Apr 1846

Departure Port: Dublin

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-82,189,177,S,80

 

Ned Tracey

James Davis, ship Norfolk, was doing duty in the Lumberyard as assistant to the Blacksmith on 30 March 1829... Here he heard of the death of four runaways, named he believes John Lawson, James Murphy, Ned Tracey and John Chapman, murdered he thinks by the Natives in these parts...

The Runaway Convicts of Moreton Bay by Mamie O’Keeffe. Read to a meeting of the Society on 22 April 1976

http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:204799/s00855804_1975_76_10_1_52.pdf

 

Elizabeth Tracy [Mrs]

Tasmanian Archives [71346]

John Calvin

Departure: London 24 Jan 1848

Arrival: 18 May 1848

317 Elizabeth Tracey

Tried: Dublin City 31 May? 1847 7 years RC Reads

Arrived: 18th May 1848

Medical journal of the hired ship John Calvin, from 21 December 1847 to 23 May 1848 by John Will Bowler, surgeon, during which time the ship was employed in making a voyage to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land with female and free settlers

Folio 12: case no 7, John Tracey; sick or hurt, tabes, small delicate and attenuated child scarcely possessing life, born at 1 pm. 4th April 1848. Mother sickly and suffered at different times during her imprisonment from indigestion and extreme weakness twice upon my list during the passage, requiring Tonics and extra diet of wine and preserved meat – infant from the beginning not able to take the breast nor could it swallow any other kind of food; put on sick list 4 April 1848, died 8 April 1848 at 1 am.

ADM 101/39/2 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-6040651

Transported for: Stealing ??? Gaol report ??? shoplifting ??? 3 ??? for Robbery Married 2 children Surgeons Report good

Trade: ??? Servant, 5'1.5", 38 years...brown hair...eyes blue...Native Place: Co. cure

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-16,245,182,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-5,258,253,C,80

Elizabeth Tracey, 5'1.5", 38, Housemaid, tried Dublin, 31 Aug 47, 7 years, Co. Clare, married, 2 children, RC, read only, brothers Tom & Michael Co. Clare, Shoplifting Pros? in Dublin 6 weeks for baskets 3 mon? for Robbery

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-4,374,276,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-4,374,277,C,80

 

 

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Hugh McTreacey

22

D

Boddingtons (1793)

1792

Antrim

7

1771

 

Defender murder

 

 

Crime details available

 

 

 

 

Hugh Tracy

PLACE OF TRIAL: Westmeath         

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1836 Misc94

 

James Treacy - Murder of English and Tremble.

"In the first week of the Rebellion, my father, John English, John Tremble and myself came out of... Park, where we had been concealed. At the crossroads of Knockmarshall [St. Johns Enniscorthy], met the prisoner and a party of rebels, the prisoner armed with a pike, and seeing the party, went to hide. I was ordered down to the party by one Devereux, who was a captain. We were then ordered away and the prisoner. James Treacey cried out "Lash the Orange dogs away, everyone of them shall not live”.  I had a sore leg and was ordered by Devereux to be guarded until I got well and then was sent to be with the rest...

Q. Did you hear Devereux give orders, James Tremble and yourself be let remain behind, and order your father and John Tremble to the Battle of Ross?

A. I heard him give orders, and the guard at the crossroads to keep my uncle and myself until we got well of sore legs.

Q. Did you know what situation in life was Devereux?

A. He was a farmer's son, and lived at the Leap.

Q. Did you hear Devereux order them to the Battle of Ross?

- John Austin saw Tremble in the barn of Scullabogue, also saw John English inside the barn with John Tremble.

- Robert Mills heard John Murphy say that John English was one of those burnt...

Sweetman, William (2013) County Wexford trials of 1798. The Pike Press, Wexford.

Name

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

James Tracey

 R

Anne I (1801)

1800

Wexford

7

 

 

 

 

1811 Muster

[Aiding in Murder - Death commuted to 7 years]

James Tracy. Per "Anne", 1801,

1810 Jun 9, Granted certificate of freedom (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.51)

 

3 March 1801 (FJ) At the Assizes of Mullingar...James Tracy, for robberies and burglaries.

Name

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

James Tracey

 R

Hercules I (1802)

1801

Westmeath

7

 

 

 

 

 

James ‘Key of the works’ Tracy of Westmeath was the leader of the mutiny on the ‘Hercules’ in 1801 but had escaped death by informing on his fellow conspirators.  There was also a mutiny on the ‘Anne’.

 

HISTORICAL RECORDS OF AUSTRALIA

THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN BETTS

LUCKYN BETTS, Master of the Transport Ship Hercules, Stands Charged [killing of Prendergass].. from the port of Cork...

THOMAS TBOTTEB, Serjeant, N. S. Wales Corps, being Sworn...that about a quarter of an hour after (if so much), Prendergass, Tracey, and 5 or 6 others were ordered on the Q'r Deck; that Dep't bro't them there by order of the Chief Mate, Mr. Aiken; one of the prisoners, Tracey (now alive), said he might blame Prendergass for the whole; Capt. Betts desired Dep't to go and hear what Tracey bad to say; he did go, and Tracey told him that Prendergass was at the head of the whole; Capt. Betts then desired Prendergass to pray, for that he was a dead man; Prendergass fell on his knees and declared he was innocent; Capt. Betts clapped a Pistol to his Head several times, and said he would Shoot him, but he did not see him do it;...

Q. 8.—Did any other person, except Tracey, accuse Prendergass of being a Ringleader, and did you believe him to be such?

A.—At that time no other person accused Prendergass except Tracey, but he was previous to that time generally understood to be such...

EBENEZER JENKINS COOPER OF THE HERCULES SWORN...

Q. 18.—At the time Prendergass was Shot, in what Position was he?

A.—Sitting down on the Deck and I heard him protest his Innocence and Tracey who supposed himself dying was accusing him of having been the cause of his death...

 

(SG 5 March 1803)

Fifteen Prisoners who arrived on the Atlas and Hercules were ransacking houses and committing acts of violence and atrocity at Castle Hill in March 1803.

 

(SG 2 October 1803)

Execution at Castle Hill - On Monday last John Lynch (per Atlas) and James Tracey who were condemned to suffer death were removed from the gaol at Sydney and sent to Parramatta where they remained until Tuesday morning. At 7 o'clock the malefactors were taken out of the Parramatta gaol and under an escort proceeded to Castle Hill, the place appointed for their Execution; where the Rev. Marsden attended. On of the unhappy men, Lynch, seemed sensibly affected at his situation. Tracey on the contrary assumed an air of sullen hardihood, denied his being accessary to the fact of which he had been convicted. Shortly before the cart was driven off Lynch addressed the spectators in a becoming manned and hoped that his melancholy fate would operate on the minds of others as a caution against falling into similar vices; but in this last voluntary effort of contrition he was interrupted by his unrelenting companion, who harshly desired him not to gratify the spectators and shortly after they were both launched in to Eternity!

Tracey's offences before he reached this country were numerous. He was foremost in the insurrection on board the Hercules on her passage hither, and was the first who dared attempt to surprise the Officers; but receiving a wound through the arm instantly turned upon the wretched companions of his guilt and rashness; and in consequence of his informations many afterwards suffered exemplary punishments, and too late repented of a precipitancy whose object merited no better fate. His companions had formerly nick named him "The key of the works" by which appellation he was generally distinguished. It is a melancholy reflection that this unfortunate character had only lived as a scourge to society, and that in the very last moments of his existence he should still strive to support the character of an abounded unrepentant sinner. The crime for which these misguided men died was of too heinous a nature to admit an extension of clemency. http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_hercules_1802.htm

 

Sydney Gazette June 12th 1808

Sitting bench magistrate Capt Abbott

James Tracy [per ‘Anne’?], for absenting himself from his master early in May, and continuing absent until within a few days since. The prisoner stated, that he had, in company with two others set out to cross the mountains in quest of a hitherto undiscovered settlement; the chimerical existence of which has proved fatal to many ignorant and credulous adventurers; that they had crossed three ridges of mountains; that they subsisted during their absence upon flour, with a small quantity of which they had equipped themselves, mixed with water. His master was present at the examination, and gave the prisoner a character which weighed with the bench in mitigation the punishment which his offence of absconding from his labour, must otherwise have drawn upon him but as it was necessary at the same time by example to deter others from similar misdeeds, he was sentenced to one hundred lashes.

William Tracey, for having taken upon himself the name of James Tracey, and fraudulently obtaining a certificate of his term of transportation being expired; whereas the true James Tracey had been executed in this colony and the prisoner himself was under sentence of transportation for life. Sentence 150 lashes.

 

12 June 1808 New South Wales

Sitting magistrate for the ensuing week, Captain Abbott...yesterday...James Tracey, for absenting himself from his master early in May, and continuing absent until within a few days since. The prisoner stated, that he had, in company with two others set out to cross the mountains in quest of a hitherto undiscovered settlement; the chimerical existence of which has proved fatal to many ignorant and credulous adventurers; that they had crossed three ridges of mountains; that they subsisted during their absence upon flour, with a small quantity of which they had equipped themselves, mixed with water. His master was present at the examination, and gave the prisoner a character which weighed with the bench in mitigation the punishment which his offence of absconding from his labour, must otherwise have drawn upon him  but as it was necessary at the same time by example to deter others from similar misdeeds, he was sentenced to one hundred lashes.

The History of New South Wales by O'Hara. London, 1818

 

 

James Tracey b. 23rd Oct 1787 1/26th enlisted 5th July 1805 WO25/951

James Tracey 1/26th court-martialled at Gibraltar 9th Oct 1817 for desertion a second time and transported for 14 years as a felon WO92/1

James Tracey, 1817, Gibraltar, ship:  Bellerophon

http://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/prison-ship-hulk-registers

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

James Tracey

28

 

Isabella I (1) [1818]

1817

Gibraltar Court Martial

14

1790

Athlone Co Roscommon or Westmeath

 

 

Labourer

James Tracey. Per "Isabella", 1818, Feb 6 1822, On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.403)

James Tracey, 18 May 1825, Constable at Newcastle

James Treasy (Tracey), Isabella 1818, 10 August 1825 Newcastle, Died aged 37

James Tracey

1825 Apr 22, Town Constable at Newcastle. On return of persons on Police Establishment for the Counties of Northumberland and Durham who are entitled to salaries (Reel 6068; 4/1812 p.51)

1825 May 18, Town constable at Newcastle. On return of constables for the counties of Northumberland and Durham (Fiche 3302; 4/7419.1 p.16)

 

James Tracey, Isabella 1818, 1822 6 February.  On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per 'Elizabeth Henrietta'

James Treasy (Tracey), Isabella 1818, died 10 August 1825 Newcastle aged 37 - Church of England Burials Register Book 1821 – 1825

http://www.jenwilletts.com/searchaction.php?page=6&surname=&ship=isabella%201818&firstname=

 

 

James Tracey. Per "Larkins", 1817

1823 Jan 20, Servant of John Palmer of Parramatta; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.405-6)

1823 Feb 25, To take charge of the grazing run of Robert Campbell and the Palmers near Lake Bathurst (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.366)

1823 c.Jul, On list of convicts employed by John Palmer; in 1817-23 (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.182)

Certificate of Freedom: James Tracey, Larkins, 1817, 131/2560, 19 Aug 1824, [4/4423; Reel 601], TL 154/379,

 

James Tracey

1821 Sep 8, Stonemason. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.102)

 

HISTORICAL RECORDS OF AUSTRALIA.

[Sub-enclosure.]

Extracts from Returns.

28th December, 1821.

Sitting Magistrates:—The Honourable the Judge Advocate; William Cox and William Howe, Esquires.

TIMOTHY MURPHY, John Kelly, James Nowland, James Rice, William Kitchen, James Tracey, Patrick Good, William Witling, Samuel Powell, John Quick, James Saunders, James McAndly, John O'Brien, Robert Holmes, John Connor, Charles Husk, John Hewster, Samuel Pearce, John Smith, Benjamin Meanly; Attached to Longbottom Establishment

Charged with absence from their Master and with mutinous Conduct towards the Magistrate When mustered by him.

The Prisoners, Tracey and Hewster are Sentenced to receive 200 Lashes each on their bare back, 100 lashes of such Punishment to be given in two following weeks, and afterwards to be Transported to  Port Macquarie for 3 Years. James Nowland to receive 100 lashes and to be kept on bread and Water for one Week. James Macnally and Robert Holmes to receive 50 Lashes each and Work in Irons for 6 months each.

The other Sixteen Persons to work in Irons for Six Callendar Months at or near the Establishment of Longbottom Farm.

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

James Traiy

35

 

Boyne (1826)

1826

Queens Co

7

1791

Mayo Co

Stealing pig

Married

Labourer farmers

 

 

 

James Traiy - NSW

Alias: Tracey Tracy Bourke Burke

Religion: Catholic
Marital status: Married
Calling/trade: Farmers labourer
Born: 1791 Mayo Co
Tried: 1826 Queens Co

Sentence: 7

Former convictions: None
Ship: Boyne (1826)
Crime: Stealing pig
Certificate of Freedom: James Tracey (alias Burke), Boyne, 1826, 33/0188, 18 Mar 1833, [4/314; Reel 990]

 

1827 Assignments of Convicts - NSW

956 James Tracey, Portland Head, 1 convict, January

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

James Tracey

22

 

Eliza II (4) [1832]

1832

Tipperary

7

1810

Tipperary

Stealing cow

Single

Stable boy

 

 

 

James Tracey Eliza

Return of all male convicts assigned and transferred between the 1st and 31st days of October 1832, inclusively.

Eliza II arrived NSW 6/9/1832

James Tracey, a resident of Tipperary, was transported from Cork for "stealing a cow". James was 22 years old, 5 ft 2 inches tall and unmarried. His occupation was listed as "stable hand".

Contact: Margaret Tracey

Ticket of Leave: James Tracey, Ship Eliza, Trial Place Tip, District St Vincent, 1832

Ticket of Leave: James Tracey, Eliza, 1832, 36/1758,   [4/4107; Reel 925], District: St Vincent; Tried: Tip,

James Tracy, Eliza 1832, 12 December 1832, Hunter River, Stable boy assigned to Alexander Park

27 December 1832 The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 4989. Tracey James, Eliza (6), stable boy, to F. Flannagan, St. Vincent

Certificate of Freedom: James Tracey, Eliza, 1832, 39/1401, 22 Aug 1839, [4/351; Reel 1003], TL 36/1758,

 

 

James Tracey [single, 22 years, 5’5”, brown hair, blue eyes, butler valet gents servant, cond. Pardon 13 July 1852]

AGE: 22                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Dublin City         

TRIAL DATE: 20/06/1840

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Malicious assault of Susan Lloyd. Intent to disable, felonously wounding

SENTENCE: Transportation life

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 3, p 64

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1840 T 13

COMMENTS: Convict resides in Dublin City with his widowed mother.

May 23, 26 & 27 June 29 & 30 1840 (FJ) May 29 1840 (BL) Susan Lloyd

James Tracy, a footman in the service of Sir William Leeson over three and a half years, chamberlain of the Dublin Castle, was charged with an attempt to murder Susan Lloyd (about 24 years of age), a housemaid from England  in the same service for about three and a half years...The prisoner...razor...spattered with blood, seemed to be about thirty years of age, of the middle stature, and by no means prepossessing appearance...Jealousy, it was supposed was the motive...It appeared that he had been persuing her for the past eight months...he had written a letter to his master stating his intention to leave the next day...The jury retired, and after an absence of ten minutes returned a verdict of guilty on the count for wounding, with intent to do grevious bodily harm, but acquitted him on the capital charge...[sentenced to transportation for life].

July 2, 1840 The Connaught Journal

ATTEMPT AT MURDER IN DUBLIN CASTLE.

James Tracy was placed at the bar, charged with that he, on the 21st day of May last, did wilfully, maliciously, unlawfully and feloniously assault one Susan Lloyd, and cut and wound here with a razor, with intent to murder her. He was also charged in another count with having committed the act with intent to disable here and do her grievous bodily harm.
Mr. Monaghan, Q.C. and Mr. M'Kane conducted the case on the part of the Crown.
Mr. J. Walsh attended as counsel for the prisoner.
Susan Lloyd was examined, and described the occurrence, as it has already appeared before the public.
Miss Rochford, the governess in Sir William Leeson's family, corroborated her testimony in several particulars.

Dr. Riud proved the nature of the wounds, which were not sufficient to cause immediate death.
The prisoner was found guilty of the minor charge, but acquitted of the capital felony.

Tasmania Archives

Voyage Ship: British Sovereign

Voyage No: 172

Arrival Date: 17 Mar 1841

Departure Date: 16 Dec 1840

Departure Port: London & Dublin

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-7,196,170,S,49

 

 

James Tracy [Tracey, 19 years, 5’5”, brown hair, blue eyes, labourer]

AGE: 23                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Queens County (Laois)

TRIAL DATE: 27/06/1842

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Stealing a cow

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 4, p 148

Tasmania Archives

Voyage Ship: North Briton

Voyage No: 212

Arrival Date:, 04 Apr 1843

Departure Date: 20 Dec 1842

Departure Port: Dublin

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-37,187,168,S,40

 

 

James Tracy

AGE: 31                 

SEX: M

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Wexford       

TRIAL DATE: 18/04/1850

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Robbery

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

SHIP: PHEOBE DUNBAR 00/06/1853

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 10, p 273

Phoebe Dunbar arrived in Fremantle on August 30, 1853

James Tracy/Tracey, 2428, 7y, 30 years old, Wexford 18/04/1850, House breaking & robbery

James Tracey

Convict No

2428

Ship Name

Phoebe Dunbar

Ship Arrival Date

20 Aug 1853

Alias

aka TRACY

Birth Date

1823

Marital Status

Mar 4 chn

Occupation

labouter

Literacy

semi lit

Religion

RC

Sentence Date

18 Apr 1850

Sentence Province

Wexford

Sentence Country

Ireland

Length of Sentence

7yrs

Crime

house breaking

Ticket of Leave Date

7 Aug 1854

Conditional Pardon Date

May 1858

 

 

James or John Tracey

John Tracey

Convict No

3717

Ship Name

Colonial

Birth Date

1823

Sentence Place

Perth

Sentence Province

Western Australia

Sentence Country

Australia

Length of Sentence

7yrs

Crime

larceny

Previous Conviction

prev conv

Ticket of Leave Date

21 Mar 1859

Expiree

1 Jan 1863

James Tracey

Convict No

10117

Ship Name

Colonial

Alias

aka TRACY

Birth Date

1823

Marital Status

Mar

Occupation

labourer

Sentence Place

Perth

Sentence Province

Western Australia

Sentence Country

Australia

Length of Sentence

7yrs

Crime

sheep stealing

Previous Conviction

prev conv

Ticket of Leave Date

1 Oct 1877

Known Areas

Swan

Comments

General servant

 

 

12 March 1853 (NG) Clonmel Spring Assizes

Wednesday. Jeremiah Tracy was placed at the bar, and charged with the murder of John Donovan, at Clonmel, on the ??? Dec 1851, and on which charge he had previously pleaded not guilty.

Jermiah Tracey

AGE: 22                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Tipperary      

TRIAL DATE: 09/03/1853

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Manslaughter

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 13, p 117

COMMENTS: Convict ordered to be discharged, 11/02/1857

 

Medical and surgical journal of the Eliza convict ship for 15 September 1819 and the 31 January 1820 by James Marr Brydone, Surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.

Folio 15: John Tracey, aged 19, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh, sickness and loss of appetite. Taken ill, 13 October 1819. Treatment continues to folio 18. Discharged 21 October 1819.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C10384603

 

John Tracy/Burke

AGE: 55                 

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Maryborough, Queen's Co. (Laois)

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Stealing a pig

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 years

PETITIONER: Convict         

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: PPC 2736

COMMENTS: Convict served almost 11 years in the army. States he has a wife and a large family, no details given. Petition received in 1826.

 

Ticket of Leave: John Tracey, Sesostris, 1826, 42/1200, [4/4162; Reel 944], District: Mudgee; Tried: MGD,

Ticket of Leave Passport, John Tracey, Sesostris, 1826, 43/240, 25 Feb 1843, [4/4248; Reel 970], Ticket of Leave 42/1200; On the recommendation of Mudgee Bench,

Pardon: CP, John Tracey, Sesostris, 1826, 48/1155, 1 Jun 1848, [4/4458; Reel 787 page 419-420], -,

1834 (614) Secondary punishment. (Australia.)

Return of Corporal Punishments inflicted by sentence of the Bench of Magistrates at Parramatta [Sydney NSW] from the 1st to the 30th September 1833...

44. John Tracey, Sesostris, drunk and absent, 50 lashes. Skin lacerated, ditto [livid], severe

 

GRENADA’ [4th voyage] Built 1810 at Hull. Wood ship of 408 Tons. She carried 88 female convicts to Sydney and had four deaths en-route. She departed London on the 10th of September 1826 and arrived at Hobart on the 9th of January 1827. Master: Captain John Tracy. Surgeon: Alexander Nisbet. 

http://colonialtallshipsrayw1.blogspot.ie/2012/04/second-quarter-of-convict-register.html

 

John Trassey, Tipperary Assizes 1838 Nenagh court/Manslaughter/To Be Transported/7 years (Nenagh Guardian)

 

John Treacy

AGE: 19                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Kings County (Offaly)

TRIAL DATE: 07/03/1839

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Malicious Assault

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: Tr 3, p 100

 

John Treacy (age 15) & Michael Treacy (age 23) [See Thomas Tracey and possibly Mary Tracey]

TRIAL DATE: 12/07/1844

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Kilkenny      

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Kilkenny

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Sheep stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

SHIP: RATCLIFFE

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: Tr 5, p 96

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc2

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc16

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Smithfield

DOCUMENT DATE: 27/01/1845

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc4

23 March 1844 (N) Kilkenny Assizes 16th March

This was a case growing out of the relations between landlord and tenant. It appeared from the evidence of the approver, Wm. Delany, that he, with Laurence and Thomas Dowling, and another man named Tracy, had resolved to murder Mr. Mortimer, in order to prevent an ejectment being served on the Dowlings. The murder was effected with a pitchfork in the open day, within a few yards of the town of Freshford. The jury acquitted the Dowlings seeming to believe that it was the approver and Tracy, who were the real offenders.

20 July 1844 (TH) Caught at Last

The trial of Michael and John Tracy took place at the county quarter sessions on Friday last. They were found guilty of stealing ??? and killing a lamb, the property of Mr. Reachan[?] of Killashutan[?]. The Assistant-Barrister, NP O'Gorman Esq. sentenced each of them to transportation for ten years. These unfortunate convicts and their gang have disturbed the peace of this county for a considerable length of time. The murder of Hayne was committed by assassins sent from their house; and it has been proved that they managed and directed the murder of Mortimer also. Their house has been a rendezvous for desperate and abandoned characters, who lived on stolen mutton and plunder of every kind. -It is said the landlord has given directions to have this abomination levelled with the ground. - Kilkenny Journal

Tasmanian Archives

John Tracy [R Catholic, cannot read or write, servant, 5'7.5", 17 years, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel? eyes, freckled?]

Tasmanian Archives [71347] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-69,220,201,C,80

Michael Tracy [Roman Catholic, read a little, field labourer, 5'5", 25 years, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, freckles?]

Tasmanian Archives [71348] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-69,220,200,S,80

Ratcliffe (1)

Departure: London 19 May 1845

Arrival: 30 Aug 1845

[Comments for John:] Comment Transported for killing a lamb with intent to steal a part. Gaol report, remarkably good, single, stated this offence. Same as my Bro ??? 2yrs/11 single...Reported dated 10 February 1852 ??? approved.

[Comments For Michael:] Transported for killing a lamb with intent to steal a part. Gaol report remarkably good. Single, stated this offence...St? a lamb for Martin Fitzgernen? [Fitzgerald] County Kilkenny. Bro John same offience on board....24 Mar 54...Drunk & assaulting a Constable fined £3.5.0... [report dated] 12 July 1854...

Eighteen months to I.W. River? http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-11,166,28,C,80

Ident [page 1] [page 2]

Physical Description http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-43,237,213,C,80

 

Margaret Behan was tried for arson in Kildare in 1849 and arrived in VDL on the 'Earl Grey' in 1850. Her brothers, John and Thomas, were living at her NP, Kildare. She stated that she committed the offence in order to join John Tracey who had been transported about twelve months previously. I haven't been able to find him.
Margaret Behan married Thomas Holland in Evandale in 1853. Was she the Margaret Holland who died in Launceston in 1907?
Any assistance greatly appreciated. With best wishes
Dianne Snowden Richmond, Tasmania. dsnowden@tassie.net.au 16 Apr 2004

 

John Tracey, 700, 7y, 28 years, Central Criminal Court 29/01/1849, Larceny

Minden left Plymouth, England on July 21, 1851, arrived in Fremantle on October 14, 1851

John Tracey

Convict No

700

Ship Name

Minden

Ship Arrival Date

14 Oct 1851

Birth Date

1823

Marital Status

Unmarried

Occupation

baker

Sentence Date

29 Jan 1849

Sentence Place

London

Sentence Province

London

Sentence Country

England

Court

Cent Crim Ct

Length of Sentence

7yrs

Crime

larceny

Previous Conviction

prev conv

Ticket of Leave Date

14 Oct 1851

Conditional Pardon Date

18 Feb 1854

Known Areas

Perth

 

 

John Tracy

AGE: 21                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Queens County (Laois)      

TRIAL DATE: 05/03/1851

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Burglary

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 11, p 132

 

John Tracey

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Limerick       

TRIAL DATE: 29/03/1852

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Arson

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 12, p 91

COMMENTS: Convict died at Spike Island Gaol Co. Cork, 10/11/1853

 

John Tracey, 5370, 10y, 24 years, Bradford 1853, Pick pocket 

Sultana left Plymouth, England on May 29, 1859 arrived in Fremantle on August 19, 1859

John Tracey

Convict No

5370

Ship Name

Sultana

Ship Arrival Date

19 Aug 1859

Alias

aka DORRINGTON

Birth Date

1835

Marital Status

Unmarried

Occupation

slater & mason

Literacy

semi lit

Religion

RC

Sentence Place

Bradford

Sentence Province

York

Sentence Country

England

Court

Adjourned Gen Qtr Sess

Length of Sentence

10yrs

Crime

pick pocket

Previous Conviction

prev conv

Ticket of Leave Date

4 Feb 1860

Conditional Pardon Date

15 Jun 1861

 

 

Joseph Tracey

Tasmanian Archives [71339]

Lord Lyndoch (2)

Departure Port: London/Downs 24 Apr 1836

Arrival Port: Hobart 19/20 Aug 1836

984. Tracey, Joseph

Lord Lyndoch (2) 20th Aug 1836

Warrick Ass 26th March 1835

Transported for Break? open a Warehouse?...Free Certificate 1569 3rd Aug 1842

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-44,180,13,C,80

984 Tracey Joseph, 5/5, 23, Farm Lab - Milk dresu a Team, tried Warrick, 7 years, from Warrick...

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-2,197,129,C,80

984. Warwick, Tracey Joseph, Farm labourer, 5'5.5", 23 years, brown hair...grey eyes...

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-13,234,222,C,80

 

 

Joshua Treacy

Lieutenant: Joshua Treacy, HMS Glatton, a unique Ship to have transported Convicts to Sydney Harbour 1803.

Treacy. Lieutenant, Royal Navy 1803 Apr 7 -  Appointed to sit on Criminal Court (Reel 6037; SZ991 p.4) State Records, New South Wales

 

 

Judith Treacy. Per "Mary Anne"

1819 Feb 1,2, Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.302)

 

18 March 1837 Wexford Conservative

Kilkenny Assizes...City Court...Judith Tracy and Mary Ryan for stealing money from Edward Quinlan on the 14th January. Guilty - to be imprisoned 12 months and kept to hard labour.

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Judith Tracey

20

 

Whitby [1839]

1838

Kilkenny City

7

1819

Kilkenny Co

Picking pockets

Single

Childrens maid

 

 

 

Judith Tracey or Treacy

AGE: 21                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Kilkenny City     

TRIAL DATE: 08/10/1838

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Larceny of 1s 4d

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: Tr 2, p 65

COMMENTS: Convict detained at Grangeforman Gaol, 10/01/1839

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1838 T 38

COMMENTS: Convicts widowed mother and family are dependent on her support.

 

John Kidd kept a Medical Journal from 5 February to 2 July 1839. The first case he dealt with was of eighteen year old Eliza cKey who was treated for hysteria on 9th February, before the ship even set sail. Judith Tracey, a thin delicate woman aged 24 was also treated while the ship still lay in Kingstown Harbour.

http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_whitby_1839.htm

Folio 2: case no 4, Judith [May?], aged 24, convict; sick or hurt, bowel complaint; put on sick list 11 February 1839, discharged 8 April 1839.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/record?catid=-5826179&catln=7

 

Margaret Tracey [of Tipperary?] & Margaret Buxton

Tasmanian Archives [71340 & 80428]

Eliza (1)

Departure: London 7 Nov 1829

Arrival: 24 Feb 1830

64. Tracey, Margt

Eliza Feb 1830

Middx 16 July 1829 14

Claro? Ho. of Correction ???

April 27 1830 Whiteker/? Being useless from old age. placed in the ???

Aug 10 1832 Bush/ Making away with a Bonnet Bonnet given her by her ???

Conditional Pardon No.1991 - 15th May 1839

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-9,374,182,C,80

64. Tipperary, Tracey, Margaret, Nursery maid, 4'11.5", 53 years...grey eyes...

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,362,C,80

169. Buxton Margt.

Eliza Feb 1830

Middx 16 July 1829 7

Transported for ??? Stealing £4 from a dwelling house my Mother Margaret Tracey on board tried with her ??? Mary ??? Single.

March 27 1830 D Ross/Drinks & insolent to her mistress yesty? Admd

Died by Suffocation on the road to her service Vide Bagdad Muster

Return 2nd May 1830

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-1,380,149,C,100

169. Ratcliff Highway London, Buxton Margaret, needle woman, 4'10.5", 17 years, Hair Ubro...Eyes dbro...

Remarks M J B & Heart above elbow joint rt. Arm - J above elbow joint left Arm.

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-12,606,314,C,80

 

 

 

Convict

Arr.

Ship

Place Trial & Year

Sent.

Age

Mary Tracy

1809

Experiment II?

Dublin City 1807

7

-

28 February 1807 (FJ) Mary Tracy, for stealing from the person of William Julian, on the 13th February last, one silver watch - guilty - to be transported for seven years.

Experiment - Arrived NSW 25 June 1809, Sailed 21/1/1809 from Cork in 155 days...Mary Tracy, Dublin City, 02/1807

Mary Tracey was described as INFAMOUS Dublin County Dublin
The Prison Authorities in Port Arthur Tasmania described my direct ancestor Mary Tracey as INFAMOUS - one can only imagine what she did to earn that tag. Mary Tracey was born in Ireland - and possibly in Dublin Ireland - circa1790 - that is a very rubbery guess. She had a child with Thomas SCOTT in Launceston Tasmania in 1814. It is rumoured that she had an earlier child - perhaps in Ireland? She was convicted in Dublin Ireland and transported to Australia in 1809. Sadly there is no record that I can find to tell me who her mother and perhaps her father (if she knew the latter) were. I am hoping that a Tracey descendant with links to Dublin Ireland might recall a family story about a female member of the Tracey family being transported to Australia around 1809. There were other convicts from Dublin Ireland with the surname Tracey but so far none seem related.

Mary Tracey

Tasmanian Archives [71341]

Lady Nelson

to Port Dalrymfile[?]

Arrival: 29 Jun 1812 [departure?]

Comment: To NSW per Experiment

Entered Colony [Tasmania?] On Brig Experiment

Mary Tracy, 25, City of Dublin, February 1807, Seven years, Remarks: Infamous [refers to a 'grade' of behaviour]

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-1,254,29,C,80

 

 

Mary Tracey or Sullivan. Came free per "Elizabeth"; wife of William Tracey, per "Eliza", 1820 (see William Tracey)

1822, Petition for son, John Sullivan, per "Countess of Harcourt", 1822, to be assigned to parents (Fiche 3228; 4/1868 p.24)

 

Mary Tracey [See John Treacy & Michael Treacy, and Thomas Tracey]

Tasmanian Archives [71342]

Elizabeth & Henry (3)

Departure: London 13 Feb 1848

Arrival: 30 Jun 1848

322 Mary Tracey

Tried: Ruthin Sessions 29 June 1847 7 years [Ruthin Gaol North Wales?]

Arrived: 30th June 1848

P. R

Transported for: Stealing money from the huson? Gaol report unknown. Single 1 child Statup? this offence Stealing £10 Single one child Surgeons Report

Trade: Co Servant?, 5'4.5", 23 years...brown hair...dark hazel eyes...Native Place: Co. Kilkenny?

Marks: Upper blue dot lower left arm blue dot back of same hand.

24/9/53 ??? 7/12/53 to her husband George Hancock Collins ???

Certfree 7 July 1854 Herself...12/9/79 [last date]...

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-17,176,153,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-6,172,122,C,80

Mary Tracey, 5'4.5", 23 years, County Servant, Ruthin Sessions, 29 June 1847, 7 years, Native Place: Co. Kilkenny, Single, 1 child, Prot, Read, [brothers RC]

Mo: Mary                                                            } Ireland

Bro: Thomas Michael John Patrick                     }

???: Anaestatia                                                    3 first brothers transported to this country

Steal £70 from John Gleenes? Manchester [Following text may not be connected] I lived? with Michael Lennet 4 yrs

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-4,374,320,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-4,374,321,C,80

 

Mary Tracey [Mrs]

Tasmanian Archives [71343]

Earl Grey

Departure: Kingston 17 Dec 1849

Arrival: 9 May 1850

377 Mary Tracey

Tried at: Tipperary 25 Jan 1849 10 years

Arrived: 9 May 1850 RC R&W?

Transported for: Burglary Gaol report never convt? before Bad married stated this offence Buying stolen shawl & gown ??? hat? ??? at Tipperary Married Surgeons Report good

Trade: Plain? Laundress, 5'3", 32 years...black hair...brown eyes...Native place: Co. Tipperary

Marks: Mole ??? lt cheek

3/6/51? Child Mary died at the ???

...April 3 [18]53 C Pardon appd

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-26,248,227,C,80

Mary Tracey, 32 years, Plain Laundress, Tipperary, 25 Jan 1849, 10 years, Co. Tipperary, married, RC, RW,

Hus Hugh Tracey in the 67th Regt at Sydney - M Mary Slathernie

B Pat Thos John+ James+

Ship character: quiet, Buying stolen shawl and gown Prs? Pat Raid? at Tipperary

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-6,358,164,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-6,358,165,C,80

Mary Tracey, Plain Laundress, 32 years...black hair...brown eyes...mole on right cheek

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-8,226,167,C,80

 

22 March 1808 (FJ) Crown Court Sligo - Michael Tracy was indicted for cow-stealing, and found guilty - to be transported for seven years.

...They were joined by three men who had been tried in March 1808 in Sligo - Michael Tracy who was found guilty of cow stealing, Michael McDermott of petty larceny and John Supple who was found guilty of threshing (Freeman's Journal 22 March 1808)

http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_boyd_1809.htm

Name

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Michael Tracy

 

Boyd (1809)

1808

Sligo

7

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Tracey. Per "Boyd" 1809; escaped per "Marian" 1810

1811 Apr 27, To G Dowdeswell, Bengal, re Tracy (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.171-3) Re Michael Tracy and Mary Donald, escaped per "Marian" 1810, and conditions under which emancipists can leave New South Wales (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.171-3)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE - Sydney Gazette May 28th 1810
The following prisoners being absent from their respective employments, all Persons are cautioned against harbouring or maintaining any of them on pain of prosecution; and all constables and others are required to do their utmost to apprehend and lodge them in custody.
John Quinn, Mr Mays Servant; John Davis Alias Scroggin, George Allibon, Mr Digin`S Servant; John Stoneham, Alias Cheeseman , Thomas Baker, Michael Tracey , William Southerland And Joseph Bryan From The Sydney Town Gangs. William Bowen, John Williams; John Thompson Alias Happy Jack ; Charles Peale; Mrs Sideaways Servant; Charles Wycomb, Mrs Reibie`S Servant: Michael And Patrick Lee from the Brickmakers gang.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/aus-pt-jackson-convicts/2002-12/1039326617

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Michael Tracy

28

 

Providence I (1811)

1806

Carlow Co

Life

1783

 

 

 

 

 

TRACY, Michael (TINSELL, TRACEY) (ABGR 23222) Born c1778 as he gave his age as 33 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Michael was sentenced to transportation for Life when he was tried in County Carlow, in March 1806.

He received a Ticket of Leave, number 843, the date unknown.

Michael married Mary Brine (BRIEN) in 1813. (Historical BDM's numbers V18131451 3A/1813)

When the 1814 Muster took place, he was recorded as Michael Tinsell, a Convict Off Stores, for Drummond at Parramatta. (page 91, number 4027)

When the 1822 Muster took place Michael was a Labourer in Parramatta with a Ticket of Leave. (page 481, number A21231)

In the Muster of 1823-25 he was a Labourer in Parramatta with a Ticket of Leave. (page 577, number 43353)

When the 1828 Census for New South Wales took place Michael was a 45 year old Labourer in Parramatta with his wife, Mary, per Minstrel 1812, who was 35 years. Can find no trace of Mary Brine in Uebel's Records. (references T1088-89)

http://www.providenceconvictship.com/

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

Michael Tracy

40

 

Martha (1818)

1817

Sligo

7

1778

Co Sligo

 

 

Labourer

 

 

Michael Tracey. Per "Martha", 1818

1819 Jan 4, On list of convicts disembarked from the "Martha" and forwarded to Bringelly for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.246)

1820 Aug 14, On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.198)

1820 Aug 16, Government man to William Walsh sentenced to be sent to Newcastle; to be brought back in connection with robbery at house of John White (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.127-30)

1820 Aug 21, Re request by W Howe to send to Molles Main (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.205)

1820 Sep 18, Now at Newcastle, should be sent back to Sydney in connection with robberies at Minto and Cabramatta (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.156-7)

1820 Oct 6, Re transfer from Newcastle for trial (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.316)

1820 Oct 11, Prisoner at Newcastle. Sent to Sydney under guard to be lodged in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6067; 4/1807 p.127)

1820 Oct 23, Re awaiting trial in Sydney (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.380)

1820 Nov 22-Dec 14, Sentenced to death. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.29)

 

Michael Treacy/Tracey - NSW

Religion: Catholic
Marital status: Single
Calling/trade: Ploughman & reaper
Born: 1806 Tipperary
Tried: 1828 Tipperary

Sentence: Life

Ship: Governor Ready (2) [1829]
Crime: Conspiracy or murder
Remarks: Cripple

Ticket of Leave: Michael Tracy, Ship Governor Ready, Native Place Tip, Trade or Calling Labourer, Trial Place Tip, District Port Macquarie, 1829

Holy Cross Murders 1826-7

On Sat. 30 June 1826, Richard Chadwick, eldest son of Rd. Chadwick of Perryville, nephew of Mr. Wm. Sadlier Wells [now Kingswell] Tipperary was shot dead on the road-way between the village of Bohernacrusha & Rathcannon, parish of Holycross, at a point where the bridge crossing the railway was later erected. Involved in the conspircy were - Edmond Ryan of Ballymoreen, John Walsh, Tom Keogh & his sons, Patrick & John, Micheal Treacy, Watt Grace, John Daniel, Micheal Luby, Thomas & Darby Bryan. They hid in the grove & joined there by Watt Grace & Jack Walsh & Ml. Treacy brought powder. Thomas Keogh and Michael Treacy altered their former pleas of not guilty to guilty. In the cases of William Grace, Thomas Keogh, Michael Treacy, Thomas Maher, Ml. Luby and James Daniel who had changed to a plea of guilty - the sentence of death was passed on them as a matter of course. Six transported for life:- Wm. Grace, Thos. Keogh, Daniel and Thomas Maher, Ml. Luby, and Ml. Treacy.

6 February 1828 (F) The Murders of Mara

On Thursday, five persons were committed to Clonmel Goal by Dr. Fitzgerald, charged as accessartes in the horrid murder of Daniel Mara, near Holycross. - Their names are John Keogh, Thomas Keogh, Patt Keogh, Michael Tracey and John Grace. On the 17th inst., the following persons were also committed to Goal by Dr. Fitzgerald: Patrick Leacy, charged with being one of the armed party, who waylaid and murdered Daniel Mara; and John Russell, Thomas Russell, Timothy Russell and Stephen Ryan. Tipperary Free Press.

5 April 1828 (F)

...Rathcannon..lives Thos. Keough...a lame man named Tracey - he is a relation of Keough, and lives in his house. - Tracey came up to the Grove, bringing with him a paper of gunpowder...removed Tracey from the scene of action [before the event]...

14 April 1828 (FJ)

Clonmel, Friday, April 11. An express has arrived in town to stay the execution of William Grace, Thomas Maher, Michael Tracy, Michael Looby, James Daniel and Thomas Keogh, jun - They were sent off for transportation for life under an escort.

19 April 1828 (F) The Execution

Of Patrick Keogh and John Keogh, for conspiring to murder the late Daniel Mara, will take place this day at twelve o'clock pursuant to their sentence. On Wednesday next, Pierce Grace and John Russell will be executed in front of the Gaol, also for the same crime.

On Friday, about one o'clock, and without one hour's notice, Wm. Grace, Thomas Keough, Edmund Daniel, Thomas Maher, Michael Looby, and Michael Tracey, proceeded on an outside car from the County Gaol, escorted by a party of the Scots Greys, with drawn swords, to the Hulks at Cove, where they are to remain only till they are embarked on board the Convict Ships, to be Transported for Life (for the same crime) to New South Wales - far from the Green Hills of their Native Land.

Breen Maher and Long charged with the same crime were discharged. - No prosecution. - Tipperary Free Press of Saturday.

Tipperary Convicts transported 1829

Tom Maher; James Daniel; Tom Keogh; Michael Looby; William Grace and Michael Tracy all from the general area of Cashel Co. Tipperary transported in 1829 following the Spring Assizes in Clonmel. Maher settled around the Illawara area; Keogh around Maitland; Looby at Ryansvale, Springfield; Grace drowned in 1833; Tracy at Port Maquarie and Daniel was in Parramatta area in 1837 but it's not known if he stayed there. All transported on the 'Governor Ready' in 1829. Grateful for any information on these men, their families etc.

Joan Keogh 10 Mar 2006

Thomas MAHER sentenced to life aged 26 conditional pardon
Thomas Keoghe sentenced to life aged 32 conditional pardon
James Daniel sentenced to life aged 22 tried Tipperary 1829
Michael Loobey tried tiperary sentenced to life aged 28
condition pardon
William Grace D (died?) sent. Tipperary sentenced to life aged 17
Michael Treacy sentenced to life aged 23
The above spellings are sometimes different to what you had but were as they were spelled on this index. Is there any info on them on the Colonial Secretarys index?
LIZ
elizabeth liddicoat 10 Mar 2006

I know all the lads were sentenced to life - the murder is still remembered fairly vividly in Tipperary so the background information is fine; it's what happened them when they got to Australia is what I'm trying to ascertain. Tom Maher did well - got a cp in 1831 for shooting a bushranger; William Grace drowned in the 'Gundaroo' river (I assume that's the Yass river) and the others I'm not sure of as such. I'm carrying out this research from Tipperary so don't have access to the resources available in Australia as freely as I'd like; and ironically the little bits I discover about the lives of the men in Australia is informing about their previous lives in Tipperary. There is no mention of any of the men in the early part of the Colonial Secretarys index; much of importance happened in the later years - James Daniel petitioned the Governor in 1839 regarding his cancelled ticket of leave - I have yet to ascertain the circumstances in which he forefeited his TL - he received a CP in 1847. I cannot ascertain if Treacy ever got a CP or indeed what may have happened him. It appears that he was sent to Port Maquarie because he had one leg much shorter than the other and therefore had a pronounced limp. I am writing an article for a local historical journal and would be grateful for any information at all on these men.

Joan Keogh 10 Mar 2006

 

John Treacy (age 15) & Michael Treacy (age 23) [See above & Thomas Tracey]

TRIAL DATE: 12/07/1844

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Kilkenny      

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Kilkenny

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Sheep stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

SHIP: RATCLIFFE

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: Tr 5, p 96

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc2

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc16

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Smithfield

DOCUMENT DATE: 27/01/1845

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1845 misc4

 

Michael Tracy

AGE: 38

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Kildare         

TRIAL DATE: 09/04/1850

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Cattle Stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 10 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 10, p 120

COMMENTS: Convict died at Spike Island Gaol Co. Cork, 26/09/1852

 

Folio 17: Patrick Tracy, aged 31, convict; sick or hurt, rheumatismus; put on the list 1 April 1831, discharged 14 April 1831 cured.

ADM 101/73/2 Medical journal of the Waterloo convict ship for 29 October 1830 to 13 May 1831 by William Henry Trotman, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the ship has been employed in making a passage from Kingstown to Sydney New South Wales.

Ticket of Leave: Patrick Tracey, of Dublin, Ship Waterloo, Trade or Calling, Spinner wool, Trial Place, Dublin City, District, Bathurst, 1831

Ticket of Leave: Patrick Tracey, Waterloo, 1831, 36/1196,  , [4/4105; Reel 925], District: Bathurst; Born: Dublin; Trade: Spinner wool; Tried: Dublin City,

Certificate of Freedom: Patrick Tracey (alias Casey), Waterloo, 1831, 39/1248, 7 Aug 1839, [4/350; Reel 1003], TL 36/1196,

 

Pat Tracey or Treacy

AGE: 21                 

SURNAME: DUNN

OTHER NAMES: THOMAS

AGE: 24                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Tipperary      

TRIAL DATE: 16/07/1842

TRIAL DATE: 28/07/1842

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Abduction

SENTENCE: Death commuted to 3 weeks imprisonment

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1842 T 24

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 4, p 158

COMMENTS: Convict's name struck through

9 April 1842 (NG) Nenagh Petty Sessions

Patrick Tracey, for the abduction of Honora Mara, was admitted to bail, to take trial at the next assizes of this town.

6 August 1842 (NG) Nenagh Assizes

James Dunne, Thomas Dunne and Patt Tracy were indicted for forcibly carrying away Honora Mara...on the 16th of February last at Toomavara. The prisoner Tracy pleaded guilty...is a comfortable man; I heard he was to get four acres of land and £20, on condition he marries [the girl]...It is a mitigated case of abduction - but it is my duty to record sentence of death against you...

6 August 1842 (NG)

Patrick Tracey and Thomas Dunn (abduction) (To be transported for Life)

 

Patrick Tracy

AGE: 17

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Westmeath  

TRIAL DATE: 13/04/1847

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Horse Stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 14 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 6, p 215

COMMENTS:

"Westmeath Guardian" 1847, April 22:

Patrick Tracy, Horse stealing, to be transported 14 years.

SHIP: MEDWAY

 

Patrick Tracy

AGE: 40                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Galway         

TRIAL DATE: 28/03/1848

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Sheep Stealing

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 8, p 72

 

Patrick Tracy

Tasmanian Archives [71349]

Hyderabad (2)

Departure: Kingston 23 May 1849

Arrival: 26 Aug 1849

Patrick Tracey

Tried: Kilkenny 15 March 1848 7 years

Arrived: 20/8/49 R Catholic can read & write a little

Transported for: Stealing calves. Prison report ??? conviction conduct and character good. Single. Stated this offence - stealing 3 heifers. Single.

Trade: Miner. 5'6.5", [no age]...black hair...hazel eyes...Native place: Co. Tipperary. Small blue mark left cheek.

...Tried Hobart Town 2 Sept 1851 Burglary...transportation for life to be removed to Norfolk Island? and detained there for 15 years...[last date] 20.4.64

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-94,305,290,C,80

22040 Patrick Tracey, tried Kilkenny, 15 March 48, 5'6.5", 22 years age, 7 years, RC, Read/write, Single, ??? 3 heifers for Ally Lyons Co. Tipperary, Miner, Co. Tipperary, ??? ??? ???

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-38,236,208,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-38,236,209,C,80

Patk Tracey, 5-6.5...black hair...hazel eyes...small blue mark left cheek

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-51,202,192,C,80

 

Thursday, January 27, 1870 Brooklyn Eagle

From the Pacific Coast - Escape of Irish Political Prisoners - Their arrival at San Francisco - San Francisco Jan 23

The British ship Baringer, from Australia, brings the following escaped political prisoners sent from Ireland to the British penal colonies in 1865 and 1867. Their terms of sentence vary from five years to life: John Kenny, Dennis B. Castman, Denis Hennessey, Maurice Figenbohm, Patrick Lehy, Thomas Fogarty, David Joyce, John Shehan, Patrick Wall, Michael Moore, David Cumming, Eugene Geary, John Walsh, Patrick D. Tracy and Patrick Dunne.

 

Peter Tracey - NSW

Religion: Catholic
Marital status: Single
Calling/trade: Soldier ploughman & reaper
Born: 1779 Kings Co
Tried: 1829 Queens Co

Sentence: 7

Former convictions: 2
Ship: Larkins (2) [1829]
Crime: Stealing clothes
Certificate of Freedom: Peter Tracey, Larkins, 1829, 38/0798, 3 Sep 1838, [4/344; Reel 1001],  ,

 

Richard Tracey

Tasmanian Archives [71344]

Pateena

Arrival: 1 Jan 1892

Comment: Tried Hobart Feb 1892

6443, Aged 23, Eighteen? months, housebreaking

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-11,548,476,C,80

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Rody Tracey

24

 

Perseverance (1838)

1838

Port Louis Court Martial Mauritius

7

1814

Templemore Tipperary Co

Striking corporal

Single

Soldier in 35th Regiment groom

 

 

 

Ticket of Leave: Rody Tracey, Ship Perserverance, Trial Place Pt Louis CM, District Moreton Bay, 1838

Ticket of Leave, Rody Tracey, Perserverance, 1838, 49/8,  , [4/4216; Reel 961], District: Moreton Bay; Tried: Pt Louis CM,

Certificate of Freedom, Rody Tracey, Perseverance, 1838, 50/0234, 21 Aug 1850, [4/414; Reel 1026], TL 49/8,

 

 

16 September 1797 (FJ)

At the assizes of Trim, of the 8th September, no less than 27 have been found guilty of high treason. Tracy, who is one of the persons convicted at the above assizes, is a man of some property, and of a respectable family. Thomas Tracy was tried for high Treason, in associating with and arming men to assist the French in case of an invasion. At a meeting of 150 men on the 2nd of March, each man was to raise seventeen men to assist the French on their Landing. Tracy was made a commander of seventeen.

7 September 1797 Freeman's Journal [Note: This is the best match]

...Thomas Tracy [of Meath?] was tried for and convicted of high treason. There was only one witness for the prosecution, a man named Lane, an informer, who turned informer to...

18 Sept 1797 (BL)

Thomas Tracy was tried for high treason, in associating with, and arming men to assist the French in case of an invasion...first witness James Kane...Tracy was made a commander of 17...Counsel for the prisoner urged the circumstances of compulsion under which the prisoner was proved to have acted, as his best and only defence. Verdict guilty.

19 Sep 1797 The Times (London)

Thomas Tracy was tried for High Treason, in associating with and arming men to assist the French in case of an invasion. Jas Kane was sworn...Each man was to raise 17 to assist the French on their landing...The prisoner was appointed to command...

Convict Records: Ann Moran/feagan

...The research I undertook in June 2013 establishes that Ann Moran was tried on Tuesday, 7 September 1797 at Trim in Co Meath.  Thomas Tracy was convicted on a charge of High Treason on the same day by one of the 2 judges sitting in the Summer Assizes.  It is possible Ann Moran was tried and convicted as an accomplice of Tracy’s, perhaps his wife or sister or friend, trying to shelter him from the authorities.  That would help to explain the life sentence she received...

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/moranfeagan/ann/130442

1 July[?] 1797 Edinburgh Advertiser

Ireland...T. Tracey found guilty of High Treason...

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Thomas Tracy

40

 

Mangles (5) [1828]

1827

Dublin

7

1788

Kings Co

Shoplifting

Married 1 child

Physician

Lived at York Street Dublin then Botany Bay

1828

Sydney Hospital

Thomas Tracy/Tracey/Treacy - NSW

Religion: Protestant
Marital status: Married 1 child
Calling/trade: Physician
Born: 1788 Kings Co
Tried: 1827 Dublin

Sentence: 7
Ship: Mangles (5) [1828]
Crime: Shoplifting
Died: 1828 Sydney Hospital

December 12, 1817 Freemans Journal 

Births - On Monday last, in York street, the Lady of Dr. Tracy of a son.

17 November 1827 (F) The Late charge of Shop-Lifting in Dublin

The unfortunate individual (Dr. Tracy) who was lately apprehended under the above charge, remains in custody. - His house was searched since we last mentioned his apprehension by peace officer Galogly, and a vast quantity of articles of a most varied description found in one of the closets. It is, perhaps, possible that those articles, or some of them, might have been purchased by him; but it is rather singular that he never mentioned having them in his possession to any member of his family. In fact, the waiting room of the Head-Police-office bears a stronger resemblance to a fancy shop in Home's Arcade, than a place of official business, the room being strewn with rich shawls, pieces of silk, fashionable and costly china ornaments, a quantity of silver bladed fruit knives, ostrich feathers, artificial flowers, plated coasters, branch and plain candlesticks, ribbons, laces, and a multitude of other articles, which would puzzle the ingenuity of an auctioneer to classify under their proper heads. The informations are not yet complete, and he remains over for further examination.

1827 November 20 (BL) Recorders Court Dublin, Nov 17

Trial of Dr. Tracey for Shoplifting

Thomas Tracey was charged with stealing three yards of linen cloth in the shop of Mr. Tithill, Dame street. The unfortunate prisoner pleaded guilty. The Recorder cautioned him how he adopted such a course, as it could not be amended with the slightest effect in his favour. Mr. Hamilton having consulted with the prisoner, informed the Court, that he perservered in his determination having consulted his own feelings in condition for his offence, and also with regard to the feelings of the family in which he is allied.

21 November 1827 (F) Recorders Court, Dublin

Yesterday, Doctor Thomas Tracy, M.D. pleaded "Not Guilty" to the Indictment for stealing in the shop of Mr. Tuthill. At the sitting of the Court this day, Mr. Hamilton, said he was desired by the Prisoner to apply to the Court, to withdraw the plea of "Not Guilty". The prisoner was again arraigned - the Indictment was read to him - in it he stood charged for stealing 3 yards of Linen, the property of Henry Tuthill, of Dame-street, and to which the Prisoner pleaded "Guilty". The Recorder then proceeded to give Judgement, and Sentenced the Prisoner to 7 years Transportation.

9 February 1828 (F) Doctor Tracy - Captain Beggs

Nearly thirty convicts wer conveyed from Newgate to the hulk, at Dunleary, on Sunday morning, amongst whom were Dr. Tracy and Capt. Beggs.

Newry Commercial Telegraph Feb. 8, 1828:
Nearly thirty convicts were conveyed from Newport to the hulk, at Dunleary [Co Dublin], on Friday morning, amongst whom were Doctor Tracy and Captain Beggs.

8 December 1827 (F)

Among the extraordinary cases which are continually exciting our wonder in the police reports, we have met with none more remarkable than those of Dr. Tracy of Dublin, who had contrived a large camlet cloak full of pockets to receive the booty recruining from his long unsuspected cruises...but we really think it worth serious consideration, whether there are not many "cases punished by Botany Bay, or the halter, which are fitter for St. Luke's"

1829 July 10th Limerick Evening Post and Clare Sentinal

Death On 16th last September at Botany bay, Doctor Traecy, formerly of York street Dublin. He was transported for stealing from a shop.

 

 

Thomas Tracey, 1833, Exeter Devon, ship: Captivity

http://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/prison-ship-hulk-registers

 

 

First Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Thomas Tracey

21

 

Blenheim I (1) [1834]

1834

Tipperary

7

1813

Tipperary Co

Assault grievous

Single

Servant farm

 

 

 

Ticket of Leave: Thomas Tracey, Ship Blenheim, Trial Place Tip, District Paterson, 1834

Ticket of Leave, Thomas Tracey, Blenheim, 1834, 39/247,  [4/4126; Reel 932], District: Paterson; Tried: Tip,

Thomas Tracey, Blenheim 1834, 1837 Raymond Terrace, Age 27. Assigned to George Mossman

Thomas Tracey, Blenheim 1834, 19 March 1839 Paterson, Granted Ticket of Leave

Certificate of Freedom, Thomas Tracey, Blenheim, 1834, 41/1274, 20 Sep 1841, [4/368; Reel 1009], TL 39/247,

 

Thomas Tracey, Blenheim 1834, Granted Ticket of Leave 19 March 1839 Paterson

http://www.jenwilletts.com/searchaction.php?page=6&surname=&ship=blenheim%201834&firstname=

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Thomas Tracy

30

 

Calcutta II [1837]

1836

Dublin City

Life

1807

Dublin City

Assault with intent to kill

Single

Sawyer

 

 

 

Thomas Tracey or Tracy

AGE: 26

PLACE OF TRIAL: Dublin City         

TRIAL DATE: 28/10/1836

PLACE OF IMPRISONMENT: Kilmainham, Dublin

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Assault with intent to kill, cause grievous bodily harm

SENTENCE: Death 26/11/1836, commuted to transportation life

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: CRF 1836 H 37

DOCUMENT REFERENCES TR 1, p 82

COMMENTS: Convict is a sawyer by trade and resides in Dublin. Other defendant: John Hudson.

Ticket of Leave: Thomas Tracy, Ship Calcutta, Trial Place Dublin, District Illawarra, 1837

 

 

 

First Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

Thomas Tracey

28

 

Elphinstone (3) [1838]

1838

Tipperary

7

1810

Tipperary Co

Manslaughter

Single

Labourer

CF 45/1048

 

 

Thomas (Punch) Tracy

AGE: 28                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Tipperary      

TRIAL DATE: 24/07/1838

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Manslaughter

SENTENCE: Transportation 7 yrs

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 2, p 153

Ticket of Leave: Thomas Tacey [Tracey], Ship Elphinstone, Trial Place Tipperary, District Port Macquarie, 1838

Certificate of Freedom, Thomas Tracey, Elphinstone, 1838, 45/1048, 8 Aug 1845, [4/400; Reel 1021], TL 44/340,

 

 

Thomas Tracy [See John & Michael Tracey and Mary Tracey]

AGE: 26                 

PLACE OF TRIAL: Co. Kilkenny      

TRIAL DATE: 08/08/1843

CRIME DESCRIPTION: Conspiracy to murder

SENTENCE: Death commuted to Transportation for Life

DOCUMENT REFERENCES: TR 5, p 95 CRF 1843 T 11

COMMENTS: Convict was detained at Kilmainham Gaol Co. Dublin, 21/08/1843

12 August 1843 (N) Kilkenny Assizes - Conspiracy to Murder

Michael Comerford and Thomas Tracy charged with inciting and conspiring with Michael Mullins to kill and murder Laurence Hoyne [over a farm and mills at Rathcublin]. The chief conspirator named Downey had been convicted on the previous day. With regard to Tracy, a statement of his own would have alone proven his guilt, and when arrested he wanted to become approver. Thomas Tracy was found guilty. At present death would be recorded, and if any commutation of the sentence were to take place it could only be to that of transportation for life. - Correspondent of Saunders.[see 5 Aug 1843 for report of previous trial]

19 August 1843 (TH)

Thomas Tracy was found guilty at Kilkenny assizes for conspiracy to murder Lawrence Hoyne...It is remarkable that seven men were arrested and all of them prayed the Crown to allow them to be approvers, but only three were made use of...

Tasmanian Archives [71345]

Thomas Tracey [Roman Catholic, can read, labourer, 5'5.5", 26 years, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes]

Convict No: 71345

Voyage Ship: Duke of Richmond

Voyage No: 226

Arrival Date: 02 Jan 1844

Departure Date: 21 Sep 1843

Departure Port: Kingston

[Comment] Transported for copspiracy to Murder...Convicted before for assult...Conspiracy to murder a boy named Welch. 6 weeks for Assault. "Single"...Gaol conduct. Good.

Report dated 24 Aug 1852 [released 29/8/52?] http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/images/CON33-1-48/large/CON33-1-48_00107_L.JPG

On the 19th March 1850, he was refused permission to marry a fellow convict, Catherine Heenan (ship: Tasmania) CON52/1/3 p452

On the 7th July 1853 and 24 Oct 1853, he requested permission to marry Nora Bowling/Honora Boland (ship: Midlothian). July Comment: ??? 12 months in the colony 13/7/53. Recommended 11/11/53. (T May-Aug 1853.) October comment: must be 12 ??? in the colony. (T Aug-Dec 1853) CON52/1/6 

5883 John Tracey [son]

Tried: S. C Hobart Town 15th July 1873, two years imprisonment, Indecent assault upon a girl

Born 23/3/54 Tasmania

Parentage: Thomas Tracey "D of Richmond" C.F. 17.7.55 & Honora Boland "Middlothian" C.F. 14.8.55

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-10,644,540,C,80

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-11,548,410,C,80

5948 James Tracey

Tried: Supreme Court Hobart Town 30 September 1859, two years imprisonment, Unlawfully and Maliciously wounding with intent to do grevious bodily harm

21 years of age, born Tasmania

Parentage: Thomas Tracey "D of Richmond" C.F. 17.7.55 & Honora Boland "Middlotian" C.F. 14.8.55

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-10,644,607,C,80

 

 

1843 (323) Colonial lands and emigration

Port Philip?...Remission granted...Private Thomas Tracey...

 

 

27 - 31 Mar. 1789 Belfast Newsletter

Dublin…Wm. Tracey, transportation robberies acquitted witnesses...

1789 March 26 and 28 Dublin

...The names of the eight prisoners who effected their escape were Michael Delany, Patrick Hughes, Francis Magenis, Francis Gore, John Hackett, Thomas Carroll, Wm Tracy and John Paine alias Neal...Tracy and Paine alias Neal, had also been under rule of transportation some time ago...As all the eight were most daring villains, it is hoped they may be speedily apprehended.

 

 

Name

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

William Tracey

R

Atlas II (1802)

1800

Clonmel Tipperary Co

Life

 

 

 

 

 

“There was the case of another Cappagh White man who charged with and sentenced by a Limerick court martial but this was on 10th May 1800. That village was both famous for its fairs and notorious for its faction fights. William Tracy and others from there were charged with attacking a party of the Loyal Essex Regiment of Fencible Infantry on the 27th April. Sergeant Thomas Davis stated to the court that he was an escort for a prisoner who was being taken from Cappagh White by Ensign Hearne. On the Road to Limerick and half a mile from Doon he saw the accused man in front of a number of women and children. He immediately ordered him out of the way and threatened him. Treacy, he said, jumped over a fence and into the fields. He saw him again near Doon chapel wall where he was joined by other man near the gates. When the escort left Doon village the crowd followed and gave three huzzas and some stones were thrown at the soldiers. Davis saw Treacy with a stone in each of his hands. The crowd was shouting: ‘Hip, hip, hurray! Follow!’After a while the stoning was followed by four or five shots and a shout of ‘Let the prisoner go!’ was heard. Private Harding of the Loyal Wessex stated that the escort consisted of one subaltern, one sergeant and sixteen rank-and-file. They were escorting a prisoner who had been arrested by the Durham Cavalry. The court martial sentenced the prisoner to death but with a recommendation for mercy. After reading fully the court martial papers, it is not difficult to understand why Lord Cornwallis commuted this brutal sentence to seven years transportation.” National Archives Dublin 620/9/90/6

Power, Patrick C (1997) The Court Martials of 1798-99. The Irish Historical Press.

“15 July 1812 Permission for Tracey to return to Ireland

Home Department, a letter from Sir Chas. Saxton relative to a Man of the Name of Wm. Tracey who was transported from Ireland to New South Wales in the Ship Atlas, And I am to desire that this Person may be permitted to return to Ireland”

Watson, Frederick (1914) Historical Records of Australia. Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament

Bathhurst to Macquarie, 15 July 1812, granted a permission for William Tracey to return to Ireland...

Transportation from Ireland to Sydney, 1791-1816 by Thomas Joseph Kiernan. 1954

 

HISTORICAL RECORDS OP AUSTRALIA.

BATHURST TO GOVERNOR MACQUARIE.

(Despatch No. 3, per ship Spring Grove; acknowledged by Governor Macquarie, 28th June, 1813.)

Downing Street, 15th July, 1812.

Sir, I herewith transmit to you the Copy of a letter from Mr. Beckett to my Under Secretary, dated the 7th Inst, inclosing, by Command of His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department, a letter from Sir Chas. Saxton relative to a Man of the Name of Wm. Tracey who was Transported from Ireland to New South Wales in the Ship Atlas, And I am to desire that this Person may be permitted to return to Ireland, it appearing from the Communication of the Irish Government that his Term of Transportation has expired.

I have, &c,

BATHURST.

[Enclosure No. 1.]

UNDER SECRETARY BECKETT TO UNDER SECRETARY PEEL.

Whitehall, 7th July, 1812,

Sir, I am directed by Lord Sidmouth to transmit to you the within Copy of a Letter which has been received from Sir Charles Saxton relative to a Man of the Name of William Tracey who was transported from Ireland to New South Wales in the Ship Atlas; And to desire that you will lay the same before Lord Bathurst and move His Lordship to be Pleased to give directions to the Governor of New South Wales to permit the Person in question to return to Ireland by the first Opportunity.

I am, &c,

J. BECKETT.

[Enclosure No. 2.]

SIR CHARLES SAXTON TO UNDER SECRETARY BECKETT.

Dublin Castle, 25th June, 1812.

Sir, In May, 1802, a Man of the Name of William Tracey was transported from Ireland to New South Wales in the Ship Atlas Musgrove, Master:—in the Warrant transferring the Services of the Convicts Transported by that Vessel to the Governor of New South Wales the Sentence of Transportation for Life is marked against the Name of William Tracey, agreeably to a return of the Sentences made at that time, and remaining in the Chief Secretary's Office here; But an inquiry having been lately made into this Man's case, it appears in reference to the Minutes of his trial, which were not lodged with the Government until after William Tracey's Transportation, that he was tried before a Court Martial at Clonmell, Convicted of being a Principal in a Moh that attacked a Party of the Army escorting a Prisoner of the Road and Sentenced to suffer Death, but recommended by the Court as an Object of Mercy, and that it was the intention of Earl Cornwallis then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, that he should be Pardoned on Condition of transportation for Seven Years.

I am therefore directed by the Lord Lieutenant to desire you will lay this Case 'before Lord Sidmouth with His Grace's request that Instructions may be transmitted by the first opportunity to the Governor of New South Wales to permit the said William Tracey, who it appears is now at Sydney, to return to Ireland, the time for which it was Lord Cornwallis's intention he should have been transported having expired. Ireland.

I am, &c,

CHAS. SAXTON.

 

Sydney Gazette June 12th 1808

Sitting bench magistrate Capt Abbott

William Tracey, for having taken upon himself the name of James Tracey, and fraudulently obtaining a certificate of his term of transportation being expired; whereas the true James Tracey had been executed in this colony and the prisoner himself was under sentence of transportation for life. Sentence 150 lashes.

 

William Tracey, Turnpike keeper

1813 Jan 3, Evidence at inquest on James Maggs (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.429)

 

Name

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

William Tracy

 

Tyne (1819)

1818

Dublin City

14

1768

Co Kildare

 

 

Labourer

William Tracey. Per "Tyne", 1819

1819 Jan 13, On list of convicts disembarked from the "Tyne" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.259)

 

 

 

William Tracey, Per "Eliza", 1820 (see also Mary Tracey or Sullivan)

1820 Jan 31, On list of convicts disembarked from the "Eliza" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.217)

1820 Jan 31, Convict landed from "Eliza" assigned to William Cox of Windsor (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.221)

1820,1823, On lists of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown; in 1820 and 1823 (Reel 6050, 4/1746 p.141; Reel 6059, 4/1773 p.159b)

1822, Petition for son, John Sullivan, per "Countess of Harcourt", 1822, to be assigned to parents (Fiche 3228; 4/1868 p.24)

1823 Apr 30, On list of convicts in the employ of William Cox of Clarendon and his two sons George and Henry (Fiche 3062; 4/1834B No.73 p.469)

1824 granted Ticket of Leave

Certificate of Freedom, William Tracey, Eliza, 1820, 093/5610, 17 Aug 1826, [4/424; Reel 602], TL 245/1179; renewed CF 37/407,

Certificate of Freedom, William Tracey, Eliza, 1820, 37/0407, 10 May 1837, [4/338; Reel 998], TL 245/1179; in lieu of CF 93/5610,

1843 died.

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

DOD

Death Place

Remarks

William

Nolan Nowlan Nowlin

Tracey Tracy Treacy 

45

 

John Barry (2) [1821]

 

Dublin City

14

1776

Carlow Co

 

 

Labourer

29 November 1820 (FJ)
Edward Heery, James Neyland, William Nowlan alias Tracey, and James Field, who were convicted at the last Commission for a burglary and robbery in the dwelling house of Captain Thompson at Upper Baggot-street, in August have (through the clemency of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant) had the capital punishment commuted to transportation for life.

Ticket of Leave: William Tracey, Ship John Barry, Trial Place Dublin City, District Evan, 1821

Ticket of Leave: William Tracey, John Barry, 1821, 30/246,  [4/4074; Reel 913], District: Evan; Tried: Dublin City,

Ticket of Leave: William Tracey, John Barry, 1821, 32/856,  [4/4085; Reel 918A], District: Evan; Tried: Dublin City,

1831 William Nowlan/Tracey, -John Barry 2/ticket of leave cancelled

 

 

Name

Age

Reb

Ship

Tried

Trial Place

Term

DOB

Native Place

Crime

Marital Status

Trade or Calling

Remarks

Died

Death Place

William Tracy

22

WB

Lady Macnaghten/McNaughton (1835)

1834

Kildare Co

Life

1813

Wicklow Co

Firearms

Single

Shoemaker

 

 

 

Ticket of Leave: William Tracey, Ship Lady McNaughten, Trial Place, Kildare, District Goulburn, 1835

Ticket of Leave: William Tracy, Ship Lady McNaughten, Trial Place Kildare Co, District Campbelltown, 1835

Ticket of Leave: William Tracy, Lady MacNaughten, 1835, 45/358, 21 Apr 1845, Ticket of Leave Passport, [4/4257; Reel 973], Ticket of Leave 43/2959; On the recommendation of Sir T L Mitchell,

Ticket of Leave: William Tracy, Lady Macnaughten, 1835, 46/462, 24 Apr 1846, Ticket of Leave Passport, [4/4262; Reel 975], Ticket of Leave 43/2959; On the recommendation of Sir Thomas Mitchell,

Ticket of Leave Passport: William Tracey, Lady Macnaughten, 1835, 47/0360, 26 May 1847, [4/4266; Reel 976], Ticket of Leave 46/0462; On the recommendation of M McAlister JP,

Ticket of Leave Passport: William Tracey, Lady Macnaughten, 1835, 48/0399, 15 Jul 1848, [4/4269; Reel 977], Ticket of Leave 43/2959; On the application of C McAlister,

Ticket of Leave: William Tracy, Lady McNaughton, 1835, 49/0255, 30 May 1849, Ticket of Leave Passport, [4/4272; Reel 978], Ticket of Leave 43/2959; On the application of Mr McPhee,

Convict Muster -Tracey/Treacy
1. WILLIAM2 TRACEY (LUKE1 TREACY)1 was born 1814 in County Wicklow, Ireland Arr. 'Lady McNaughton' 26.10.18351, and died 28 January 1888 in Deep Creek, Peelwood1. He met (1) MARY GRANT1, daughter of JAMES GRANT and ANN ROBERTSON. She was born Abt. 1790 in Isle of skye, Scotland Arr. William Nichol' from Isle of Skye Scotland as a emigrant, and died 11 January 1883 in Monks Gully. He married (2) ELIZA ANN MILLS1 06 May 1851 in Ss Peter and Pauls RC Rg. Goulburn1, daughter of JOHN MILLS and MARY GRAY. She was born 10 April 1833 in County Tipperary, Ireland Arr 'Glenswilly' 11.3.18411, and died 18 April 1920 in Deep Creek, Peelwood (87)1.
WILLIAM TRACEY:
William Treacy received a life sentence for being in possession of a firearm, tried at County Kildare, Ireland 12 July 1834, (he was a White-boy) he was transported from Dublin aboard the "Lady McNaughton". He went into service of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, the Surveyor- General he was sent to 'Clifton' at Picton. William was put in charge of droving stock for Mitchell from Sydney area through Bathurst to Big Meadow. Thomas Mitchell's also owned a large estate in Laggan district, which stretched from Laggan to Limerick and the 'Big Meadow'. He sent William to manage "Big Meadow" until the c1840's.
While he was working at "Clifton" he met Mr. and Mrs. Lachlan Morrison who had were also working on the property with their children, the Morrison's had came out on the 'Willian Nichol' from Isle of Skye during the highland clearances. Lachlan died 7 April 1840 and on 9 September 1841 a son, James Tracey, was born to William Tracey and Mary Morrison, nee Grant, the widow of L Morrison (vide Baptism certificate of James Tracey, Campbelltown Shire. There is no evidence of any marriage between Mary.
Cheers Rhonda Brownlow < brownlowr@optusnet.com.au> 19 Jun 2004

 

 

Certificate of Freedom, William Tracey, Forth, 1835, 43/0621, 21 Apr 1843, [4/381; Reel 1013],  

 

 

Certificate of Freedom, William Tracey, Maitland, 1840, 47/0124, 1 Feb 1847, [4/407; Reel 1023],  

 

 

 

 

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