CONVICTION AND TRANSPORT
ROBERT BEAVER came to Sydney Australia on 14 September 1818 as a convict from Manchester, England on the
ship 'Isabella' which came via Rio from Spithead on 3 April 1818.
He was sentenced at Lancaster Quarter Sessions on 17 July 1817 to transportion to NSW for seven years.
At the time of sentencing his native place was Manchester,
calling was blar dyer in the textile industry,
Certificate of Freedom No. 097/2526 issued 12 August 1824 (SR Ref 4/4423, Film 601,
Ticket of Leave 188/413).
On 22 Sept 1818 he was on a list of convicts disembarked from the 'Glory' and 'Isabella' and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution. On 26 May 1823 there was official correspondence concerning obtaining a ticket of leave under false pretences from Denham Court, home of his master, Capt. Richard Brooks, to Rev. Thomas Reddall, JP Airds:
'Sir I have lately heard with some surprise that a man by name Robert Beaver has obtained a ticket of leave, and as he was sentenced to three months hard labour in the Gaol Gang at Liverpool for breaking into my Brother's house with the intention of seducing the sister of his wife or of robbing the house, I suspect he has obtained this ticket of leave in a clandestine manner, and as not withstanding the judicious regulations of the Government those things still too often take place. I wish to submit this case which is within my own knowledge to your consideration, the man having been my government servant. Yours Sir, your very able Brooks'
The involvement of his master, Capt Richard Brooks, in the affairs of NSW is well documented, not all of it praiseworthy, and he came in for much criticism for his poor management of convict transports under his control, resulting in the death of Irish convicts, in the colony's early days.
On 26 Jun 1823 Robert was on list of prisoners assigned to Henry Sayward - Lower Minto. He was listed as being a government servant employed by the Brooks family from 6 July 1821 to 6 Nov. 1823.
In the 1828 census Robert Beaver was listed as age 29 - free by servitude - employed by squatter, Henry O'Brien, as a stockman at 'Dourro' near Yass.
Robert's occupation at time of his marriage was sawyer and at the baptism of his children (in the Roman Catholic faith) his occupation was shown as farmer.
By 1872, Robert was shown in Greville's directory as living in Adelong NSW as a farmer. Another Beaver descendant, Mrs L. Le Blang, notes in 'Founding Families', Nepean Family History Society, that Robert was convicted of stealing thread and cloth. He became one of Moss Vale's earliest colonists and later owned land in the area. He was also a veteran of the famous Battle of Waterloo.
More about CECILIA GALLAGHER
She was born in 1821 in County Donegal, Ireland.
She came to Sydney on 21 July 1841 as a bounty emigrant from Tullaghobegly, Co. Donegal, Ireland, aged 20, leaving Liverpool on the 4 April 1841 on the 'Helen' in the company of Charles Boyle, his wife and two children. Her occupation according to ship records was 'general servant' and religion was recorded as Roman Catholic. She was the daughter of James and Cicely Gallagher. She could neither read nor write, and her health, fitness and usefulness was regarded as very good.
She died on 15 December 1877 in Hillas Creek, District of Adelong NSW and buried 16 December 1877 in Adelong Cemetery, after being attended by Roman Catholic clergyman, M. Slattery.
1. Charlotte BEAVER, b. 10.01.1843, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Joseph Thomas 28.2.1866, Berrima NSW
2. SARAH BEAVER, b. 10.01.1843, Sutton Forest NSW, m. John Bunt 23.9.1867, d. 14.5.1874 bur.Hillas Creek
3. MARY BEAVER, b. 24.12.1849, Sutton Forest NSW, m. John Richardson 6.5.1873 Billapalap Station, d. 1.9.1873 bur. Billapalap
4. Edward (1st) BEAVER, b. 16.04.1852, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Ruth Stratter 13.11.1873 Hillas Creek,
5. Robert (2nd) BEAVER, b. 18.08.1845, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Sarah Wiggins 13.8.1875 Goulburn NSW, d. in Wagga Wagga NSW 19.07.1920
Wife - She died at the residence of her son, Mr Robert Beaver, in Crampton Street, Adelong, at the age of 57 years.
The late Mrs Beaver was a native and relatives. She leaves a family of four sons and three daughters,
Messrs Robert and
James of Wagga,
William, of Yabtree Station, and
John, the youngest, country at the front, and has also been wounded,
Mrs H, Fisher, of Urana,
Mrs F. Ingram and
Miss Florence Beaver, of Wagga, and
She also leaves three brothers,
Frederick Hassett, of Adelong, and
John Hassett of Wagga,
6. JAMES BEAVER, b. 14.7.1847, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Eleanor Wiggins 16.6.1879 Gundagai NSW, d. 01.04.1889, Wagga Wagga NSW d. 22.05.1904, District of Wagga Wagga
7. William BEAVER, C.1854, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Mary Jane Hasset 17.11.1879 Adelong NSW, d. 24.2.1898, Uranquinty NSW
8. Benjamin BEAVER, b. 08.11.1858, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Margaret McCutcheon 05.07.1881 Cootamundra NSW, d. 1905, District of Wagga Wagga NSW
9. John BEAVER, b. 09.11.1861, Sutton Forest NSW, m. Catherine Lucy Leary 05.02.1882 Adelong NSW, d. 31.07.1929 Sydney
(gg granddaughter of Robert Beaver)
1. 12552/1858 BEAVER, WILLIAM T parents WILLIAM & EMILY in TUMUT
2. 13573/1861 BEAVER, JOHN parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
3. 15858/1865 BEAVER, WALTER E parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
4. 15354/1864 BEAVER, GEORGE H parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
5. 16820/1867 BEAVER, MARY C parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
6. 18752/1869 BEAVER, HENRIETTA parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
7. 18306/1871 BEAVER, ADELAIDE parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
8. 20143/1874 BEAVER, JAMES EDWIN parents WILLIAM & EMILY HERO in TUMUT
9. 16820/1867 BEAVER, MARY C parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
10. 15858/1865 BEAVER, WALTER E parents WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
11. 15354/1864 BEAVER, GEORGE H parents WILLIAM & EMILY H IN TUMUT
12. 13573/1861 BEAVER, JOHN parents WILLIAM & EMILY H IN TUMUT
13. 13082/1859 BEAVER, MILDRIDGE parents WILLIAM & EMILY H IN TUMUT
1. 21481/1877 BEAVER ALICE B parents WILLIAM T & MARY A P in TUMUT
2. 23149/1878 BEAVER MARY A parents WILLIAM THOMAS & MARY A in TUMUT
other Marriaged of Males named BEAVER in Adelong between 1845 ans 1900
3372/1879 - BEAVER, WILLIAM married Miss HASSETT, MARY J in ADELONG
3373/1879 - BEAVER, WILLIAM maiied Miss HASSETT MARY J in ADELONG
2822/1876 - BEAVER, WILLIAM THOMAS married PEEL, MARY A in ADELONG
2672/1873 - BEAVER, EDWARD married Miss STRATER, RUTH in ADELONG
BEAVER JOHN 5325/1861 ROBERT & CECILIA in BERRIMA
BEAVER IDA M 11423/1909 PERCY & CEMILY M in ANNANDALE
BEAVER JOYCE G 14190/1913 PERCY & CEMILY M in NEWTOWN
BEAVER (MALE) 2003/1860 CHARLES & MARY A in SYDNEY
BEAVER ELLA E 3000/1910 CHARLES WANNIE F in COBAR
BEAVER JOHN 13573/1861 WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
BEAVER WALTER E 15858/1865 WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
BEAVER JAMES EDWIN 20143/1874 WILLIAM & EMILY HERO in TUMUT
BEAVER THOMAS 13140/1877 WILLIAM & EMILY H in ADELONG
BEAVER ADELAIDE 18306/1871 WILLIAM & EMILY H in TUMUT
BEAVER CATHERINE 4196/1868 THOMAS & MARY A in PADDINGTON
BEAVER MATTEW 4212/1869 CHARLES & MARY A in REDFERN
BEAVER WILLIAM J 2840/1871 JOHN & ANNIE in SYDNEY
BEAVER RICHARD J 14640/1871 CHARLES H & MARY M in NEWCASTLE
Government Gazettes: Browse New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tue 12 Oct 1858 [Issue No.158] Page 1650 WHEREAS the Estate of James
the Insolvent Estate of James Beaver, of Castlereagh-street, Sydney,- and Charle Beaver, of King-street, Sydney, trading under the style or firm of " J. and C. Beaver of Castlereagh-street, Sydney, under takers.
HEREAS the Estate of James Beaver and Charles Beaver was, on the 7th day of October, 1858, placed under sequestration by order of the Honorable Roger Therry, I hereby appoint a first meeting of the Creditors of the said Insolvent to be holden before me, at my Office, Supreme Court House, King-street, Syd ney, on Thursday, the 28th day of October instant, to commence at 2 P M., for the proof of debts against the said Estate j and a second meeting to be holden before me, at the same place, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November next, to commence at 11*30 a.m., for the further proof of debts, and €or the election of a Creditors' Assignee, if required.—Dated at Sydney, the 9th day of October, A.D. 1858.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER PUREFOY,
Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates.