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Our partner organisation(s) in Buxton:

Hummingbird Project

Buxton

We’ve only found one inhabitant of Buxton sentenced to transportation. Labourer DANIEL GOOD was convicted in 1833 of the theft of two silver teaspoons, one table cloth and a cloak belonging to Mary Bates. We have no record of which boat he sailed upon.

Other local felons sent to Australia included:

Labourer DANIEL GOOD of Buxton was convicted in 1833 of the theft of two silver teaspoons, one table cloth and a cloak belonging to Mary Bates. We have no record of which boat he sailed upon.

In 1826 JOHN SLACK of Matlock, a labourer, was convicted at Stafford Quarter Sessions of stealing 11 stone of flour and one hempen sack belonging to John Garton. He arrived in New South Wales on the Nithsdale on 12th May 1830.

JOSEPH BARRACLOUGH of Matlock stole one ounce of tobacco and a padlock belonging to Samuel Hays. He arrived in Tasmania on 21st February 1836 on the Asia 1.

JOSEPH HARDY of Matlock was transported for life for the theft of one cow belonging to Thomas Young. He arrived in New South Wales on 11th Nov 1835 on the Mary Anne.

JOSPEPH HALL and WILLIAM TAYLOR of Carsington, both labourers were convicted of stealing two hundredweight of lead belonging to Phillip Gell in 1791. They arrived in New South Wales on the Pitt on Valentine’s Day 1792.

RICHARD HANDLEY of Eyam was convicted in Stafford of breaking and entering the shop of Francis Hancock and stealing two pieces of leather, and two pairs of leather welts in 1831. He appears to have only arrived in Tasmania in 1845 on board the Stratheden.

JOSEPH PALFREYMAN of Eyam stole a gelding belonging to Benjamin Wyatt. He arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on board the Atlas on 27th December 1833. Also on board the Atlas was Henry Fogg junior of Bakewell, convicted of stealing a mare belonging to Joseph Wilson.

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