Convicts assigned to John Eales

This is a list of 142 convicts who were assigned to John Eales at some stage during their sentence or who worked for him while holding a ticket-of-leave. Work locations include Eales' home base at Berry Park and Duckenfield near Maitland and also his squatting runs on the Liverpool Plains and at Wide Bay.

Click on a name to access detailed information on that person. These documents are part of research undertaken by Brian Walsh for his book 'Toil and Trouble from Maitland to Moreton Bay - John Eales' Convicts' which is available as a free ebook.

Name age trade or calling crime with Eales
A'court, Nathaniel 19 labourer burglary 1842-43
Allen, Martha 40 all work, plain cook, laundry maid stealing silver knife 1836-42
Appleby, Thomas 20 waterman highway robbery 1832-48
Barry, William 24 labourer, soldier desertion 1840-41
Barton, George 28 coachman, groom, ploughman Highway robbery 1828-34
Bennett, John 21 carpenter's apprentice stealing boots 1829
Bennett, Patrick 30 ploughs & shears murder 1837-38
Berrill, Bernard 20 farm servant & maltster stealing "oates" 1828-33
Broom, James 18 brewers clerk & labourer house breaking 1841-43
Broom, Stephen 21 ladies shoe maker receiving 1841-42
Bruce,Thomas 27 butcher horse stealing 1837-41
Buchanan, James     perjury 1849-50
Burrell, Joseph 29 farm labourer pig stealing 1837-41
Byrne, John 18 errand boy house breaking 1828-42
Byrne, John 15 errand boy stealing umbrella 1828-30
Carter, William 32 land steward highway robbery 1832
Casey, Thomas 24 farm labourer manslaughter 1836-45
Chandler, William 24 coalminer house breaking 1846-47
Collins, Mary 22 kitchen and house maid shoplifting 1832-33
Connolly, Susan 18 nurse and house maid stealing money 1840-41
Connors, Thomas 39 reaps administer unlawful oaths 1843-44
Coote, James 24 farmers man highway robbery 1837,41
Corbett, Philip 48 boatman, seaman manslaughter 1839-40
Corrigan, Paul 21 servant felony of handkerchief 1824-25
Cotton, James 18 indoor servant stealing handkerchief 1842-43
Crawford, James     stealing silk handerchiefs 1849-50
Crawley, Patrick 20 labourer bag (pig?) stealing 1826-27
Crawley, Peter 23 footman, housekeeper, clerk picking pockets 1842-43
Daws, Abraham 22 stocking maker house breaking 1833
Dearn, George 50 ploughs,reaps, sows, milks stealing shoes 1832-39
Dillon, John     stealing silk handerchief 1849
Dogherty, Dominick 20 laborer rape 1847-48
Dorking, George 24 ploughman and ***maker stealing money 1841-44
Drake, John 18 dyer & *** house breaking 1829-30
Duffey, Hugh 26 laborer horse stealing 1841-42
Eley, Thomas 19 painter's boy house breaking 1840-42
Fahey, Michael 23 herdsman horse stealing 1826-32
Flanagan, Peter 26 labourer & groom forged notes 1826-32
Foord, Thomas 33   larceny 1849-50
Forrester, James 24 butcher stealing in dwelling house 1837-38
Foster, Frederick 19 metal caster stealing boots 1842-43
Fowler, George 16 errand boy stealing cloth 1832-36
Fox, Charles 18 tolerable boat builder house breaking 1841-42
Gillies, Alexander 18 errand boy, carter shop robbery 1845-46
Ginnan, Thomas 27 butcher sheep stealing 1829
Glancy, Francis 24 waiter at public house stealing money 1832
Gleeson, William 30 soldier mutiny 1845-46
Gould, James 30 laborer, ploughs, reaps, sows horse stealing 1845
Gray, Robert 24 butcher house breaking 1841-45
Harris, Thomas 23 butcher stealing sheep 1829-30
Hassall, Peter 25 weaver house breakingp 1842-43
Hayes, Michael     burglary from person 1849-50
Higgins, John 21 weaver stealing cloak 1841-42
Hinaley, Thomas 20 waggoner house breaking 1829
Hinds, Jonathon 18 factory boy shop robbery 1843-46
Holiham, John 20 stable boy burglary 1846-47
Irwin, Mary 26 servant in public house stealing butter 1834
Jacobs, Joseph 19 stable boy highway robbery 1846-47
Jatson, George 18 butcher stealing paints 1829-30
Jefferies, Joseph 19 dyers appr & machine mkrs appr street robbery 1829-35
Jenkins, William 20 labourer picking pockets 1847-49
Johnston, William 18 cast iron moulder house breaking 1829-35
Jones, Charles 20 seaman house breaking 1829-30
Jones, Daniel 21 silk weaver stealing linen 1832
Keily or Kelly, Dennis 21 ploughman&shepherd horse stealing 1829-38
Kelly, Brien 26 shepherd, ploughs, reaps, milks arson 1842-43
Kent, James 19 farmers boy burglary in dwelling house 1828-37
Keys, John 24 butcher and salter burglary 1845-48
Kirby, Daniel 40 farm labourer murder 1829
Kirkham, Edward 17 brass founder stealing money 1828-29
Lawler, Patrick 23 indoor servant and groom stealing coat 1843-44
Leedham, Joseph     assault and poaching 1849-50
Leopard, Charlotte 30 house maid larceny from a person 1828-29
Linegar, William 25 steam engine labourer cutting and maiming bef 1848
Looney, Jeremiah     felony 1849-50
Lynall, John 18 brassfounder's boy stealing locks 1840-41
Mash, John     sheep stealing 1849-50
Mather, Thomas 19 framework knitter, stockman house breaking 1832-44
Matthews, James 18 ploughs, shears, milks stealing donkey 1840
McAnna,John 44 labourer and soldier mutiny 1836-40
McCarthy, John 37 farmers man stealing money 1828
McFarlane, John 26 carter h robbery (h'way/house?) 1827-34
McGill, William 18 farmers lad horse stealing 1841-43
McKenzie, William 62 nailer cutting and maiming 1840-42
McLaren, William 17 cabinet maker's apprentice shop stealing 1843, 51
McLaughlin,John 21 calico printer base coin 1836-37
Mepsted, John 22 labourer house breaking 1829
Mitchell, John 20 ploughs, milks, reaps stealing knife 1834-41
Moran, Laurence 27 plough, shears, reaps stealing arms 1832-43
Morgan, George 22 labourer burglary 1827-37
Morgan, Thomas 25 baker's apprentice, marine picking pockets 1835-42
Morrison, William 25 chimney sweep, shoemaker house breaking 1849
Mullen, Patrick 32 farm servant asault and robbery 1840-41
Munns, Edward 30 ploughs, reaps, milks sheep stealing 1832-42
Murdin, Thomas 26   burglary 1849
Murphy, John 30 laborer highway robbery 1842-43
Nash, Richard 22 butcher shop breaking 1832-39
Nixon Richard 24 linen weaver, butchers boy house breaking 1832, 41
O'hara,James 16 shoemaker's boy burglary 1843-47
Ostler, Thomas 37 ploughman, milks stealing frock 1829-47
Patterson, Eliza 20 housemaid, all work stealing a purse 1832-33
Patterson, William 22 shoemaker stealing clothes 1840-42
Pearson, John 33 stableman, kitchen gardener house breaking 1837-39
Power, James     stealing clothes 1849-50
Quigley, Hannah 18 nurse girl robbing person 1831-32
Quirk, John 55 cooper stealing iron 1829-36
Regan,John 23 labourer sheep stealing 1829-34
Regan, John 35 farm labourer & boatman pig stealing 1829
Roberts, Ann (Mary) 18 child's maid picking pockets 1841
Rogers, James 30 cutler and soldier house breaking 1845-47
Ryan, Patrick 18 carter stealing saddle 1829
Shaw, James 29 boatman and roadmaker burglary 1823-29
Shaw, William 33 laborer forged bank notes 1828
Shearman,Thomas 58 engineer, metal line stealing horse & chaise 1832
Shields, Matthew     receiving stolen goods 1849-50
Shorthouse, James 32 farmers labourer burglary 1836-37
Smith, James 24 waterman burglary 1829-34
Smith, James     stealing a coat 1849-50
Smith,Norman 16 farmer's boy stealing beer&powder horn 1843-44
Smith, Samuel 24 labourer stealing money 1833-47
Snelling, John 23 silk hatter house breaking 1829-39
Spence, James 32 glassblower, soldier desertion and assault 1845-46
Stafford, John 24 slater and plasterer highway robbery 1826-36
Stent, George 29 laborer house breaking 1843-44
Stewart, Quinton 42 weaver, game keeper robbing shop 1843-44
Sullivan, John 24 hatter finisher highway robbery 1828-35
Sweeney, Rose 26 diarywoman stealing cow 1829
Taffe, John 26 boatman house breaking 1827-33
Taylor, John 27 butcher and horse breaker sheep stealing 1843-49
Taylor, Thomas 50 weaver stealing wheat 1837-41
Thompson, William 15 errand boy stealing pies 1837-39
Toffts, Henry 19 laborer and groom picking pockets 1843-48
Tunstall,Samuel 43 Ironmonger and cutler stealing fire-irons 1842-44
Walker, Edward 21 jeweller picking pockets 1828
White, William 24 groom and butcher stolen cattle 1836-39
Wilby, Charles 20 waterman stealing 2 cheeses 1828-33
Wilson, John 21 painter picking pockets 1828-34
Wool, James 46 labourer and baker uttering forged notes 1826-31
Woods, William 18 fisherman's boy stealing 2 pigs 1828-30
Wright, Peter     breaking into warehouse 1849-51
Wrightson, Charles 50 shepherd, ploughs, reaps, sows sheep stealing 1833-38
Young, John 21 coal miner shop lifting 1846-47