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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    ... even after investigating my family for over 50 years.

    I was at the Library on Friday, using their subscription to the Newspaper Archives, when I stumbled across the following, which was reported in the Kentish Gazette of 30th July 1833.

    The event took place in Tenterden, Kent and every single MILSTED there was one of my lot. Did the punishment fit the crime?

    James MILSTED.JPG
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Bit harsh!
    Did he survive?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    No idea, but it is something to investigate!
     
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    No, the punishment didn't fit the crime - but he was spared.
    10th September 1833 Kentish Gazette
    The undermentioned convicts were yesterday sennight removed from the County Gaol, at Maidstone, and put on board of the Retribution Hulk at Sheerness. Edward Mercer, Joseph Vaughan, James Milsted, Transported for life.

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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Thank you, Ann! :D {-(^^)-}
     
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    According to the Kentish Gazette dated 10th September 1833 on FMP there is this;

    "James Milsted, Transported for life"

    Haven't looked at the original yet but will do if you wish.

    Beaten to it, that Ann's just to quick :)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Phew.

    Although, I wonder where he ended up?
     
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    James Milsted, Age: 20
    Convicted 22nd July 1833 in Maidstone transferred from there to the Retribution moored at Woolwich on 2nd September 1833. He ended up in N.S.W. on 25th November 1833
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Thanks, Chimp - that's a whole new ball-game is Australian research! :D

    Something for my 'to-do' pile that is currently full of tuits.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry, Daft Bat but I couldn't help myself. The word 'transported' does all kinds of things to me!
    He landed in Van Dieman's Land in 1834. Has a report as long as your arm........bit of a naughty boy your James.
     
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    Uh-oh! :eek: I do have the odd black sheep or three.... my great grandfather was sent to prison for two weeks for "threatening Farmer Hagger with a hayfork" plus I have another ancestor who was transported for 7 years for "stealing a pair of cotton stockings, a pair of woollen stockings and a pair of silk stockings" from the Vicar of Shudy Camps.
     
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    A James Milstead left VDL in 1852 for Melbourne. A James Millstead was killed in a mining accident in Victoria in 1875. He was married.
     
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    Thank you. You can spell MILSTED any number of ways, so quite possibly the same chap.
     
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    I am trying really really really hard not to look into this chap further. No, Sue no. Mind your business and do some housework:(
     
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    Lots of help with him, Jan. Maybe you should put him at the top of your todo pile while everything is fresh ;) Everyone loves a good mystery and a bit of naughtiness.
    I can't help but wonder why the Vicar had silk stockings :rolleyes:
     
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    Cause he was the Vicar of Shudy Camps
     
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    If it's that hard AM you can always look into him and not tell what you've found. Go on dare ya!:D
     
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    The temptation was too much :oops:
     
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    Knew it would be!!:D:D:D:D
     
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    Okay! Okay! Okay! :D

    I know nothing about this chap so anything that you can tell me would be welcome.

    Thank you. :)
     
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