Jacob Bellett was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25 December 1784 one ells of half-ell manufactured lining, value 31. 8s. two pounds of unwound black silk, value 20s. thirty-two ounces of double black silk would value 31. 12s. the property of John Gearing, John Vaux, and Thomas John Taylor. Jacob was tried at the Old Bailey in 12 January 1785 and sentenced to seven years transportation. Arrived in Sydney Cove aboard Scarborough.
Edward Garth was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 29 October 1784, two live cows, being the property of Thomas Rhodes the younger. He was reprieved on 3 March 1785 to transportation to Africa for seven years. Following time spent in the prison hulk he was sent to Portsmouth for embarkation on Scarborough.
Immediately on arrival at Port Jackson, Edward was selected to go with the first group to settle Norfolk Island, which included six female and eight male convicts. One of the female convicts being
Susannah Gough who with Elizabeth Dugeon was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19 August 1783, nine guineas, value 91. 9s. and one half-guinea, value 10s. 6d. the monies of William Waterhouse, privily from his person. Found Guilty for stealing, but not privily. Sentenced to seven years transportation. Arrived Sydney Cove aboard Friendship.
At Norfolk Island in 1795, Susannah married Edward Garth and over the following years children were born to them. With husband and six children, they left Norfolk Island on 26 December 1807 for VDL (Tasmania) by Propoise and lived on lands at Clarence Plains and Queensborough.
More on the lives of Edward and Susannah can be found under Stories.
Honouring their WW1 descendant
40479 Colin Edward Ballantyne
Private New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements G Company
Born 4 March 1896 Reefton New Zealand
Pre enlistment occupation Tile Layer
Commenced duty 14 November 1916
Next-of-kin Mother Mrs CC Ballantyne, 27 Albany Road, Ponsonby, Auckland New Zealand
Embarked 13 February 1917 aboard HMNZT Mokoia 77
Destination Plymouth England
Service in France 1918 as a Baker
Embarked London 10 May 1919 for New Zealand aboard SS Waimana
Disembarked 23 June 1919 Auckland
Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal
2/26/005 – WW11 – Army National Military Reserve Guard
Entered Camp and Attested 29 September 1939 to 18 June 1940, 2 weeks service Discharged 1 September 1948.
Died New Zealand 27 February1969