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Joseph PUCKERIDGE

BIOGRAPHY: Arrived Australia: 12 June 1801, on board "Earl Cornwallis"

BIOGRAPHY: Earl Cornwallis: 784 tons, built in london in 1783 it was a large
ship by the standards of the time. Her master was James Tennant and she
carried no surgeon. She sailed from London on 18 November 1800 and arrived in
Sydney 12 June 1801 (206 days). She brought out 193 male and 95 female
convicts of whom 27 males and 8 females died in transit. The two children of
Joseph and Ann did not survive the rigours of the journey. The "Earl
Cornwallis" sunk on the return journey to London.

Crime: Feloniously stealing 75 yards of scotch ticking, valued at 5 pounds.
Place of trial: 2 April 1800, Middlesex Gaol Delivery Before: Mr Recorder
Sentence: Sentenced to death, but remitted for life to NSW. Joseph was put to
work making bricks for the government.
Ticket of leave: 1808

BIRTH: LDS Batch numbers: 0970293 AND 0960245

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V18184124 2B AND V1818810 7

DEATH: Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England


Ann MAUND

MARRIAGE: Ann and Joseph had two children with them when Joseph was
transported to NSW, but both died.

CHRISTENING: NSW Archives Office Genealogy Kit, Baptism Register, (NSW Ao),
1653 Vol 38A

BIOGRAPHY: Arrived Australia: 12 June 1801, on board "Earl Cornwallis" - Came
free

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V1850813 36A Registered as Ann
PUCKERIDGE despite her marrying John SNEAD in 1820.

DEATH: Parish: Camperdown; Newtown, Church of England


Thomas PUCKERIDGE

BIOGRAPHY: Arrived Australia: 12 June 1801, on board "Earl Cornwallis" - Came
free - but may have died during journey??


Sarah PUCKERIDGE

BIOGRAPHY: Arrived Australia: 12 June 1801, on board "Earl Cornwallis" - Came
free - but may have died during journey??


William PUCKERIDGE

Official Temple Record Film #: 1985483

OCCUPATION: Limeburner, fisherman, brickmaker

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1877/3109

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: V1842285 26C

MARRIAGE: Married in the Parish of St Peter

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V18021358 1A (Also listed as V1804836 4)

BIOGRAPHY:
SYDNEY GAZETTE
VOLUME XXIII. MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1825, NUMBER 1162.
Notice.–The following Persons, who stand
charged with FELONY, and were committed
to take their Trial at the Supreme Criminal
Court, have ESCAPED from the Escort going
from Liverpool to Campbell Town:–
WILLIAM CHAFFY, alias DAVIS, THOMAS
BOYD; and GEORGE GAMBOL, Free by
Servitude; and WILLIAM PUCKRIDGE, a
Native of the Colony.
All Constables and Others, are required to
use their utmost Endeavours to apprehend
the said Men, they being dangerous
Characters; and any Person found
harbouring them after this Public Notice,
will be prosecuted with the utmost Rigour
of the Law
By Order of the Bench,
Robert Burke, Chief
Constable.

BIOGRAPHY: Convicted in 1827 of the murder of Patrick McCooy.

From: http://www.law.mq.edu.au/scnsw/Cases1827-28/html/r_v_puckeridge__holmes__sneid_.htm

R. v. Puckeridge, Holmes, Sneid and Lee

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Forbes C.J., 16 March 1827

Source: Australian, 20 March 1827

William Puckeridge, Edward Holmes, Richard Sneid, and James Lee were indicted for the wilful
murder of Patrick McCooy, on the 19th of February last.

JOHN DUNNOVAN examined --- is a housekeeper living the Brick-fields, Sydney --- Patrick
McCooy, deceased, lodged in his house at the time he met his death --- this was on the night of
the 19th of Feb. last --- about eight o'clock on that evening, witness had occasion to go into a
paddock adjoining his house, to look after some cattle, which he suspected had broken out of the
enclosure --- he discovered that a calf was missing --- happening to see McCooy, whom he had a
few minutes before left in the house, standing by the paddock fence, he called to him for his
assistance, to secure the stray calf --- McCooy did so --- whilst employed in securing the fence,
two of the prisoners, Puckeridge and Holmes, came up --- the former laid his hand on McCooy's
shoulder, enquiring, at the same sime [sic], who he was? McCooy evaded the question, but
Puckeridge insisted on an answer --- McCooy then told him his name --- Puckeridge asked him if
he recollected a particular night, and mentioned some street --- McCooy said he did not --- the
prisoner Homes said he did, and addressing his companion, Puckeridge, said "now's the time, sheet
it home to the -----." Puckeridge replied "I've been looking out for you, McCooy, some time, and
now I'll McCooy you" -- he thereupon struck him in the breast, knocked McCooy down, and
afterwards falling on the man, rose himself from the body, and with his whole weight fell on his
knees upon the man's bowels --- this he repeated two or three times. Holmes appeared to be the
instigator of this act of violence --- his language appeared to excite Puckeridge to proceed to those
extremes. Holmes said to Puckeride "stamp his guts out." McCooy, in a faint voice, said, "Oh, oh,
oh, I am dead." Witness then interfered, to prevent any further outrage, when Holmes caught hold
of his throat and said, if he took part with him, meaning McCooy, he would serve him in the same
way. Puckeridge thereupon struck witness several blows, and likewise kicked him --- he
eventually knocked him down. Puckeridge was pursing the same course of treatment towards
him, and he had used to McCooy, having once jumped on him, with the whole weight of his body,
when a woman of the name of Kennedy was seen approaching with a light --- a voice, which
witness could not recognise, but thought it to be that of some spectator, cried out "knock off,
knock off, here are lights coming" --- the person came up with a light, and a crowd of person soon
became assembled. Puckeridge and Homes still remained on the spot --- witness had known
Puckeridge for four years past, and Homes for a considerable time --- there were six or seven
persons who stood at a short distance, witnessing the affray --- a woman called Ann Puckeridge,
who is reported to be the mother of the prisoner Puckeridge, was not present at the scene of those
occurrences --- she was not at witness's house during the whole of that day on which the fatal
occurrence happened. Ann Kennedy corroborated much of the testimony of last witness.

Wm. FULLER --- remembered the night of McCooy's death --- about eight o'clock on that
evening, he was proceeding along Goulburn-street, on his way homewards, when interrupted by
four men, who were standing against the fence of Dunnovan's paddock - the night was dark - but
previous to being interrogated by the men, and being within a short distance from them, heard one
of the men say to each other "here comes the ---, now's the time" --- on witness's approach, the
prisoner Puckeridge asked him if he lived in yon corner house, alluding to the dwelling of
Dunnovan --- witness replied in the negative. Puckeridge then told one of the party to look at
witness in the face, and see if he was the person they wanted - the person who was spoken to
said not. Puckeridge then apologized to witness, for interrupting him, and bid him good night ---
witness proceeded on --- about a quarter of an hour after, there was a considerable tumult in the
street, near to Dunnovan's house --- witness went out to ascertain the cause --- he came up to a
concourse of persons, who had assembled, and then witnessed McCooy lying on the ground,
apparently in a dying state, and McCooy's brother, with Dunnovan standing close to him ---
amongst the number of spectators were some girls --- one of whom observed, that it had just
served McCooy right --- the person who said this was a stranger to witness. Felix McCooy
corroborated some of the testimony of first witness.

- FORRESTER deposed, that on the same night as the outrages occurred, he saw a man leading
the mother of the prisoner Puckeridge round the corner of Dunnovan's house --- this was a little
before the assault took place on McCooy --- the man had his arm round the woman's waist ---
witness, however, was at thirty yards' distance from them, and the night was dark --- he could not
distinguish the features of the man --- about ten minutes after, or a little better, heard a noise in the
street --- went up to the place where several person were collected together --- witness enquired
what was the matter --- Holmes said some person had been ill-using Mrs. Puckeridge ---
Dunnovan was standing by at the time --- Puckeridge struck him, and afterwards kicked him ---
witness interfered, and succeeded in persuading Puckeridge not to repeat the violence ---
deceased, McCooy, was lying down at the time --- the woman witness alluded to, appeared to be
intoxicated --- the man appeared the same --- but the woman seemed particularly so, --- she
appeared to resist the man --- observed her to hang back, as if unwilling to go with the person ---
heard the woman cry out "don't kill," or "murder me" --- the prisoner Lee, was also a witness to
this occurrence.

Dr. BLAND deposed to examining the body of deceased; on opening the body, he found an
extensive lacerated wound of the liver, apparently the effect of some mechanical violence;
considered it to be the cause of the man's death; is certain the death was occasioned from
external violence. This was the case for the prosecution. Witnesses were called for the
prisoners.

The CHIEF JUSTICE summed up at great length.

Source: Sydney Gazette, 20 March 1827

The EXECUTIVE COUNCIL sat on Sunday afternoon, to take into consideration the case of the
native youths, Puckeridge and Holmes, who were condemned to death on Friday for the crime of
murder.[1] The circumstances in this case were of so peculiar a nature, that several Gentlemen
of rank, and other respectable individuals, together with a number of Ladies, were constrained to
subscribe their names to a petition, which, to his credit be it recorded, was attended to by Mr.
George Smith, of Pitt-street, Sydney, who, though only allowed half an hour to complete the
number, still effected his mission within the period allotted him, and the petition, in favour of the
condemned, was conveyed to the GOVERNOR in Council in the very nick of time. It did not, of
course, enter into the merits of the case, but merely begged the Chief Justice to point out to HIS
EXCELLENCY any favourable circumstances that might, by possibility, have appeared in the
course of the trial, as the petitioners were well aware His Honor would not omit interposing in
behalf of life where mercy could be urged. HIS EXCELLENCY, in the exercise of those high
powers with which the SOVEREIGN has judiciously invested him, and in answer to the call the
Public, strengthened by the recommendation of the CHIEF JUSTICE, was graciously pleased to
respite the culprits during pleasure. We hope this very narrow escape will not be lost in influence
on the rising members of our Community; as, even in the event of parents being insulted and
abused, children are not illegally to take the law into their own hands, and undertake to inflict that
corporal chastisement, which, in all probability, may be followed by DEATH --- by MURDER!

We have ascertained, from respectable authority, since the above was written, that the Chief
Justice entertained some doubts at the trial that there was a material chasm in the evidence that
would have been favourable tot he prisoners, which, however, was not then within reach; and His
Honor was consequently precluded from stating his feelings to the Jury, where there was nothing
in the evidence upon which a case could be put, as to this fact, by the Court. His Honor, however,
with his usual anxiety to render impartial justice, had two witnesses examined at the Police Office
on Sunday, and from these parties the facts were elicited, upon which doubts, favourable to the
condemned, originated in the mind of the Court during the trial. On the representation, therefore,
of the Chief Justice, HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR felt sincere pleasure in sparing the
lives of the young men, who will have to mourn over an act of indiscretion through life, which will
not be less lacerating to their feelings, when it is recollected that a human victim has been offered
on the altar of their ungovernable passions. It is an awful thing to shed human blood, and the
justice of the GREAT ETERNAL is yet to be satisfied --- to which there is only one narrow
access: but we will leave the Minister and the Bible to do their own work.

Notes

[1] On 17 March 1827, Forbes C.J. sent the case to Governor Darling for consideration of Crown
mercy. He said that "No malice appears to have been entertained by the principal Puckeridge
towards McCooey personally, but he appears to have acted under an impression of indecency and
violence being offered to his mother, Ann Puckeridge by some person; and it further appeared that
McCooey was in some way or other pointed out to him as the person who had taken attempted
liberties with his mother - whether such was the fact or not was not very clear in the evidence".
He said that it was not a case in which he could recommend mercy, but thought it should be
referred to the Executive Council: Chief Justice's Letter Book , Archives Office of New South
Wales, 4/6651, pp 96-97.



John Thomas PUCKERIDGE

Official Temple Record Film #: 1985483

TEMPLE_WORK: John Thomas' Temple work was done no less than three times 1987,
1989/1990, 1993/1994/1995

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1885/5907

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: V1840181 24B

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V18041357 1A AND V1804835 4


Ann PUCKERIDGE

Official Temple Record Film #: 1903741

Official Temple Record Film #: 2034384

Married William SAWYER after having had at least two sons prior. Both sons
assumed the name SAWYER.

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V18061705 1A AND V1806987 4

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: V18304905 3B AND V1830176 14

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: Either 1882/4701 (Daughter of James and
Ann - correct mother) OR 1882/12592 (Daughter of Joseph and ELizabeth -
correct father) ???


Mary Ann PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V18091977 1A AND V180931 5

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V18184152 2B AND V1818825 7


Richard PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V18122902 1A AND V1812114 7

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1881/4163 Possibly...the NSW BDM Indexes
show a death of a "Septimus M. PUCKERIDGE" in 1881 with Unknown parents. So
far, no Septimus PUCKERIDGE can be found to have been born. Richard died in
1881, so there is the (extremely small) possibility of an additonal index entry. But why?


Henry PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V18174244 1B AND V1817688 7

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V18194498 2B AND V1819168 8


Joseph PUCKERIDGE

Official Temple Record Film #: 1985483

Made his home in Harris St, Pyrmont before marrying Elizabeth ROACH

OCCUPATION: Shoemaker and brickmaker

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V18153592 1A

BURIAL: Buried at St Stephen's Cemetery, Newtown

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: V1842204 26C (Difficult to find as
Joseph is listed as Joseph BACKRIDGE)

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1857/1213

LDS: AFN:CMKD-BS

MARRIAGE: Parish: Sydney, St Lawrence's, Church of England

DEATH: Death place according to Australian Vital Records Index: Cumberland


Elizabeth ROACH

TEMPLE_WORK: Sealing to Spouse done twice. The second time it was done was 8
mar 1990 in Sydney with 1842 marriage date.

BURIAL: Buried Rookwood Cemetery, Old Church of England Section AAA Row 7

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1896/12523 AND 1896/8798

LDS: AFN:CMKD-C0


Sarah Ann Maude PUCKERIDGE

Film #: 184199, Page #: 314, Ordinance #: 7207

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V1837390 21

LDS: AFN: 4BX5-ZD

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: 1856/880


Nancy PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V1838285 23A AND V183893 149

LDS: AFN: RC2K-GH

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V1840496 24A


Eliza PUCKERIDGE

BURIAL: Buried Rookwood Cemetery, Old Church of England Section AAA Row 7

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: 1859/727

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V1841561 25A

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1941/7686 (Listed as "Elizabeth")


Joseph PUCKERIDGE

BURIAL: Buried Rookwood Cemetery, Catholic Mortuary 2 Section E Grave No. 1858

LDS: AFN: RC2K-HN Although many of the details do NOT match reality. eg.
He died in 1924, not 1867.

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V1843561 27A

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1924/11731

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Marriage Registration: 1868/77


Louisa PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V1847837 32A


Edward Charles PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Indexes: V1848572 33A

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V18586428 122A


John A. PUCKERIDGE

BURIAL: Buried: Liverpool General Cemetery, Anglican Section by the University
Medical School

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: 1929/7245

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V1851830 37A


Matilda PUCKERIDGE

BIRTH: NSW BDM Birth Registration: V18533280 39A

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V1855509 43A


John SNEAD

DEATH: Registered December 1826, 633 Vol 10

OCCUPATION: 1826, Brickmaker

BIOGRAPHY: Residence: December 1826, Goulburn Street Arrived Australia: Dec
1818, on board "Hadlow"
Place of trial: 12 March 1818, Stafford Assizes
Sentence: Transportation for life


Ann MAUND

MARRIAGE: Ann and Joseph had two children with them when Joseph was
transported to NSW, but both died.

CHRISTENING: NSW Archives Office Genealogy Kit, Baptism Register, (NSW Ao),
1653 Vol 38A

BIOGRAPHY: Arrived Australia: 12 June 1801, on board "Earl Cornwallis" - Came
free

DEATH: NSW BDM Death Registration: V1850813 36A Registered as Ann
PUCKERIDGE despite her marrying John SNEAD in 1820.

DEATH: Parish: Camperdown; Newtown, Church of England


Mary SNEAD

MARRIAGE: NSW BDM Registrations, 7835, Certified Copy


Francis Xaviour GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 12/ 008987 Certificate: 1918

BIRTH: Born at Cork Street, Winton. Medical attendant: Dr Vernon Nurse: Mrs
Horn

DEATH: Died in the Mackay Base Hospital
Cause: Bronchogenic carcinoma of the lung Duration: 5 weeks Medical
attendant: F. Miau

OCCUPATION: Labourer

MARRIAGE: Possibly 17 Oct 1937

BURIAL: Minister: E.H. Fraher - Roman Catholic


Evelyn Jane WILKIN

DEATH: Evelyn Jane GREEN (nee WILKIN) died at the Mackay Base Hospital on 20
Aug 1990.

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 13/ 014055 Certificate numbers: 14055 & 7554

BIRTH: Medical attendant: Dr L.A.W.L. McDowall Nurse: A.E. Frame


Thomas Joseph GREEN

MARRIAGE: Married 1891 in Qld, Australia. Reg #66.

DEATH: Death Registration: 1931/001115

BIRTH: -= MUST =- order birth certificate to confirm. As I have Thomas GREEN
and Mary DOYLE as his parents at death. According to the BDM index entry his
mother was Mary McCLAIR. Need to check!!!

OCCUPATION: Labourer


Helen Elizabeth (Nellie) GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 93/ 000072


Mildred Theresa GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 94/ 000054

MARRIAGE: Marriage Registration # 17/ 003050


Bridget Helena GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 96/ 000027

DEATH: Death Registration #50


Thomas Joseph GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 98/ 000100


Joseph Thomas GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 00/ 000164

MARRIAGE: Never married


Patrick Leo GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 03/ 000094


Ernest Arthur GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 05/ 000091


Horace Rodger GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registraion: 07/ 008361

MARRIAGE: Never married


Unnamed (M) GREEN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 09/ 000087

DEATH: Death Registration: 09/ 000037


Unknown (F) GREEN

DEATH: According to Francis Xaviour GREEN's birth certificate, there was this
additional deceased female that I hadn't found previously. I have yet to find
any other proof other than Francis' birth certificate that she existed.


Henry WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 68/ 001532

MARRIAGE: Marriage Registration: #538

OCCUPATION: Labourer


Rebecca Jane WATSON

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 73/ 003396

DEATH: Death Registration: 1929/ 004809

DEATH: When Rebecca died, her mother was listed as Kate McDONALD


Henry WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 94/ 003444


Charles WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 96/ 005336


Lillian May WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 98/ 003654


Alfred WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 01/ 002889


Alice WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 04/ 003358


William WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 06/ 005722


Florrie WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 09/ 011114


Mary MCCLAIR

BIOGRAPHY: Listed as Mary DOYLE in the Qld BDM index entry for the death of
Francis Xaviour GREEN


Eliza (WILKIN)

MARRIAGE: Listed on children's birth certificates as Eliza WILKIN - could be
her maiden name, but unlikely. I will check for a marriage ~1855-1858


Sarah WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 58/ 001286


Susan WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 60/ 000488


Annie WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 62/ 000568


William WILKIN

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 65/ 001077


Joshua WATSON

MARRIAGE: Marriage Registration: 328.363


Ann LAYFIELD

BIOGRAPHY: Listed on children's birth certificates as Ann Newton, Annie Newton
Layfield, Fanny Newton and Anna Newton. Married as Ann LAYFIELD. Listed in
Qld BDM index entry as Kate McDONALD.


Joshua Henry WATSON

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 65/ 001735


Annie WATSON

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 68/ 002792


Margaret Isabella WATSON

BIRTH: Birth Registration: 70/ 000583