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Convicts assigned to John Eales

This is a list of 141 convicts who were assigned to John Eales at some stage during their sentence or who worked for him while holding a ticket-of-leave. Work locations include Eales' home base at Berry Park and Duckenfield near Maitland and also his squatting runs on the Liverpool Plains and at Wide Bay.

Click on a name to access detailed information on that person. These documents are part of research undertaken by Brian Walsh for his book 'Toil and Trouble from Maitland to Moreton Bay - John Eales' Convicts' which is available from Paterson Historical Society. Please do not upload or post this information without acknowledgment. If you have information you would like to share on any of these people please contact me.

Name age trade or calling crime with Eales
A'court, Nathaniel 19 labourer burglary 1842-43
Allen, Martha 40 all work, plain cook, laundry maid stealing silver knife 1836-42
Appleby, Thomas 20 waterman highway robbery 1832-48
Barry, William 24 labourer, soldier desertion 1840-41
Barton, George 28 coachman, groom, ploughman Highway robbery 1828-34
Bennett, John 21 carpenter's apprentice stealing boots 1829
Bennett, Patrick 30 ploughs & shears murder 1837-38
Berrill, Bernard 20 farm servant & maltster stealing "oates" 1828-33
Broom, James 18 brewers clerk & labourer house breaking 1841-43
Broom, Stephen 21 ladies shoe maker receiving 1841-42
Bruce,Thomas 27 butcher horse stealing 1837-41
Buchanan, James     perjury 1849-50
Burrell, Joseph 29 farm labourer pig stealing 1837-41
Byrne, John 18 errand boy house breaking 1828-42
Byrne, John 15 errand boy stealing umbrella 1828-30
Carter, William 32 land steward highway robbery 1832
Casey, Thomas 24 farm labourer manslaughter 1836-45
Chandler, William 24 coalminer house breaking 1846-47
Collins, Mary 22 kitchen and house maid shoplifting 1832-33
Connolly, Susan 18 nurse and house maid stealing money 1840-41
Connors, Thomas 39 reaps administer unlawful oaths 1843-44
Coote, James 24 farmers man highway robbery 1837,41
Corbett, Philip 48 boatman, seaman manslaughter 1839-40
Corrigan, Paul 21 servant felony of handkerchief 1824-25
Cotton, James 18 indoor servant stealing handkerchief 1842-43
Crawford, James     stealing silk handerchiefs 1849-50
Crawley, Patrick 20 labourer bag (pig?) stealing 1826-27
Crawley, Peter 23 footman, housekeeper, clerk picking pockets 1842-43
Daws, Abraham 22 stocking maker house breaking 1833
Dearn, George 50 ploughs,reaps, sows, milks stealing shoes 1832-39
Dillon, John     stealing silk handerchief 1849
Dogherty, Dominick 20 laborer rape 1847-48
Dorking, George 24 ploughman and ***maker stealing money 1841-44
Drake, John 18 dyer & *** house breaking 1829-30
Duffey, Hugh 26 laborer horse stealing 1841-42
Eley, Thomas 19 painter's boy house breaking 1840-42
Fahey, Michael 23 herdsman horse stealing 1826-32
Flanagan, Peter 26 labourer & groom forged notes 1826-32
Foord, Thomas 33   larceny 1849-50
Forrester, James 24 butcher stealing in dwelling house 1837-38
Foster, Frederick 19 metal caster stealing boots 1842-43
Fowler, George 16 errand boy stealing cloth 1832-36
Fox, Charles 18 tolerable boat builder house breaking 1841-42
Gillies, Alexander 18 errand boy, carter shop robbery 1845-46
Ginnan, Thomas 27 butcher sheep stealing 1829
Glancy, Francis 24 waiter at public house stealing money 1832
Gleeson, William 30 soldier mutiny 1845-46
Gould, James 30 laborer, ploughs, reaps, sows horse stealing 1845
Gray, Robert 24 butcher house breaking 1841-45
Hayes, Michael     burglary from person 1849-50
Harris, Thomas 23 butcher stealing sheep 1829-30
Higgins, John 21 weaver stealing cloak 1841-42
Hinaley, Thomas 20 waggoner house breaking 1829
Hinds, Jonathon 18 factory boy shop robbery 1843-46
Holiham, John 20 stable boy burglary 1846-47
Irwin, Mary 26 servant in public house stealing butter 1834
Jacobs, Joseph 19 stable boy highway robbery 1846-47
Jatson, George 18 butcher stealing paints 1829-30
Jefferies, Joseph 19 dyers appr & machine mkrs appr street robbery 1829-35
Jenkins, William 20 labourer picking pockets 1847-49
Johnston, William 18 cast iron moulder house breaking 1829-35
Jones, Charles 20 seaman house breaking 1829-30
Jones, Daniel 21 silk weaver stealing linen 1832
Keily or Kelly, Dennis 21 ploughman&shepherd horse stealing 1829-38
Kelly, Brien 26 shepherd, ploughs, reaps, milks arson 1842-43
Kent, James 19 farmers boy burglary in dwelling house 1828-37
Keys, John 24 butcher and salter burglary 1845-48
Kirby, Daniel 40 farm labourer murder 1829
Kirkham, Edward 17 brass founder stealing money 1828-29
Lawler, Patrick 23 indoor servant and groom stealing coat 1843-44
Leedham, Joseph     assault and poaching 1849-50
Leopard, Charlotte 30 house maid larceny from a person 1828-29
Linegar, William 25 steam engine labourer cutting and maiming bef 1848
Looney, Jeremiah     felony 1849-50
Lynall, John 18 brassfounder's boy stealing locks 1840-41
Mash, John     sheep stealing 1849-50
Mather, Thomas 19 framework knitter, stockman house breaking 1832-44
Matthews, James 18 ploughs, shears, milks stealing donkey 1840
McAnna,John 44 labourer and soldier mutiny 1836-40
McCarthy, John 37 farmers man stealing money 1828
McFarlane, John 26 carter h robbery (h'way/house?) 1827-34
McGill, William 18 farmers lad horse stealing 1841-43
McKenzie, William 62 nailer cutting and maiming 1840-42
McLaren, William 17 cabinet maker's apprentice shop stealing 1843, 51
McLaughlin,John 21 calico printer base coin 1836-37
Mepsted, John 22 labourer house breaking 1829
Mitchell, John 20 ploughs, milks, reaps stealing knife 1834-41
Moran, Laurence 27 plough, shears, reaps stealing arms 1832-43
Morgan, George 22 labourer burglary 1827-37
Morgan, Thomas 25 baker's apprentice, marine picking pockets 1835-42
Morrison, William 25 chimney sweep, shoemaker house breaking 1849
Mullen, Patrick 32 farm servant asault and robbery 1840-41
Munns, Edward 30 ploughs, reaps, milks sheep stealing 1832-42
Murdin, Thomas 26   burglary 1849
Murphy, John 30 laborer highway robbery 1842-43
Nash, Richard 22 butcher shop breaking 1832-39
Nixon Richard 24 linen weaver, butchers boy house breaking 1832, 41
O'hara,James 16 shoemaker's boy burglary 1843-47
Ostler, Thomas 37 ploughman, milks stealing frock 1829-47
Patterson, Eliza 20 housemaid, all work stealing a purse 1832-33
Patterson, William 22 shoemaker stealing clothes 1840-42
Pearson, John 33 stableman, kitchen gardener house breaking 1837-39
Power, James     stealing clothes 1849-50
Quigley, Hannah 18 nurse girl robbing person 1831-32
Quirk, John 55 cooper stealing iron 1829-36
Regan,John 23 labourer sheep stealing 1829-34
Regan, John 35 farm labourer & boatman pig stealing 1829
Roberts, Ann (Mary) 18 child's maid picking pockets 1841
Rogers, James 30 cutler and soldier house breaking 1845-47
Ryan, Patrick 18 carter stealing saddle 1829
Shaw, James 29 boatman and roadmaker burglary 1823-29
Shaw, William 33 laborer forged bank notes 1828
Shearman,Thomas 58 engineer, metal line stealing horse & chaise 1832
Shields, Matthew     receiving stolen goods 1849-50
Shorthouse, James 32 farmers labourer burglary 1836-37
Smith, James 24 waterman burglary 1829-34
Smith, James     stealing a coat 1849-50
Smith,Norman 16 farmer's boy stealing beer&powder horn 1843-44
Smith, Samuel 24 labourer stealing money 1833-47
Snelling, John 23 silk hatter house breaking 1829-39
Spence, James 32 glassblower, soldier desertion and assault 1845-46
Stafford, John 24 slater and plasterer highway robbery 1826-36
Stent, George 29 laborer house breaking 1843-44
Stewart, Quinton 42 weaver, game keeper robbing shop 1843-44
Sullivan, John 24 hatter finisher highway robbery 1828-35
Sweeney, Rose 26 diarywoman stealing cow 1829
Taffe, John 26 boatman house breaking 1827-33
Taylor, John 27 butcher and horse breaker sheep stealing 1843-49
Taylor, Thomas 50 weaver stealing wheat 1837-41
Thompson, William 15 errand boy stealing pies 1837-39
Toffts, Henry 19 laborer and groom picking pockets 1843-48
Tunstall,Samuel 43 Ironmonger and cutler stealing fire-irons 1842-44
Walker, Edward 21 jeweller picking pockets 1828
White, William 24 groom and butcher stolen cattle 1836-39
Wilby, Charles 20 waterman stealing 2 cheeses 1828-33
Wilson, John 21 painter picking pockets 1828-34
Wool, James 46 labourer and baker uttering forged notes 1826-31
Woods, William 18 fisherman's boy stealing 2 pigs 1828-30
Wright, Peter     breaking into warehouse 1849-51
Wrightson, Charles 50 shepherd, ploughs, reaps, sows sheep stealing 1833-38
Young, John 21 coal miner shop lifting 1846-47