Thomas Stubbs, 17741815 (aged 41 years)

Name
Thomas /Stubbs/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Stubbs
Birth about 1774

Immigration October 13, 1791 (aged 17 years)
Text:

Thomas Stubbs, one of 106 convicts transported on the Third Fleet ship 'Albermarle' January 1791. Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years. Vessel: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary. Date of Departure: January 1791. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Text:

26 May 1790: THOMAS STUBBS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March, a cloth coat, value 42 s. a pair of velvet breeches, value 16 s. two shirts, value 6 s. a pair of silver knee-buckles, value 3 s. the property of William Cook; two coats, value 4 l. a waistcoat, value 10 s. a pair of breeches, value 10 s. the property of John Weyman, in the dwelling house of the said John Weyman .

WILLIAM COOK sworn.

I am apprentice to Mr. David Simpson, a plaisterer: the prisoner slept with me; we both lodged at John Weyman 's; the prisoner took a candle, and went up to clean him, and returned presently, and went away about seven, to the best of my knowledge; at ten I went to go to bed; the prisoner returned at half past eleven; I found the room all in confusion; all the drawers open, and my trunk open; and the things taken out; a superfine light drab coat, and two shirts of mine, were gone from my trunk; I left it locked; and the key was under it; but it was broke open, and two other drawers; I saw it locked on the Sunday; I lost the things in the indictment; (repeating them): I got nothing back, only two shirts and a silk handkerchief: the constable had them from a woman that is here; I did not buy them new; there is some of the name left; I cannot swear to the handkerchief; the shirts have been altered: the collar, sleeves, and tail, taken off; I cannot safely swear to them.

JOHN WEYMAN sworn.

I am a plaisterer's labourer. The prisoner was a lodger of mine; I keep a house; he took my clothes the same night he took the other; I had not seen my property for a month or six weeks: on the alarm given by Cook, I went up stairs, and found all the drawers pulled out, and the box wrenched, and the property gone: I missed the things mentioned in the indictment: (repeating them): the two cloth coats are here; I saw them at the justice's: (deposed to): the taylor made one of them with hooks, but not with eyes; and buttonholes to the pockets, but no buttons; the other coat has a rent on the back.

Court. What is the value of these two coats? - I cannot justly say; I gave four pounds.

They would not sell for four pounds now? - I do not know that.

How long have you had one of them? - Five years; and the other in August last.

Can you fix any thing what they are worth? - I do not understand them; this waistcoat is mine: I went to a club burying; they said the person died of a putrid fever; and I got a bit of rue, which I tucked in. The breeches I had in August; I gave twenty-five shillings for them; I know them by the size and the make.

How soon did you see the things after they were missing? - In five weeks.

Mr. Knowlys. Where do you live? - No. 9, in Northumberland-street, Mary-le-bone; I keep a house, and pay twenty-two guineas a year.

Let a good part of it out in lodgings? - Only one front door and back door; no part of the lodgings are divided; nobody joins with me in the rent of the house.

For aught you know, they might have been taken out separate? - I cannot say.

JAMES MULCASTER sworn.

I am a pawnbroker, in Chandler's-street, Grosvenor-square: I speak only to this black coat, waistcoat, and breeches. On the 8th of March, in the evening, I took them in pledge from the prisoner; I have known him ten or a dozen years; I am certain he was the man; I knew his mother and him: he said they were his father's; he pawned them for fifteen shillings; the prisoner always bore a good character.

THOMAS CHIFFINCH sworn.

The prisoner pawned this blue coat with me the 2d of March; I am positive the prisoner brought it; I have kept it ever since.

Prisoner. I leave it to my counsel.

The prisoner called seven witnesses, who all gave him a good character.

GUILTY, 39 s. Transported for seven years. Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

MarriageEsther SpencerView this family
about 1800 (aged 26 years)

Death January 11, 1815 (aged 41 years)
Address: Kent Street
Burial
Cemetery: St Philips Cemetery
Family with Esther Spencer
himself
17741815
Birth: about 1774
Death: January 11, 1815Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17741855
Birth: about 1774
Death: October 27, 1855Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1800
17 months
daughter
18011860
Birth: May 28, 1801 27 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 3, 1860Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
son
18021878
Birth: May 18, 1802 28 28Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 2, 1878St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13 months
daughter
18031803
Birth: June 18, 1803 29 29Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 27, 1803Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
Stubbs, Cecilia (1805-1896)
18051896
Birth: March 13, 1805 31 31Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 13, 1896Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 years
daughter
1807
Birth: March 15, 1807 33 33Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
daughter
18091837
Birth: June 14, 1809 35 35Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 27, 1837Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
18111838
Birth: April 22, 1811 37 37Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 1838the high seas
15 months
son
18121836
Birth: July 5, 1812 38 38Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 1836Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18141814
Birth: October 9, 1814 40 40Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1814Sydney Town, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Fitz + Esther Spencer
partner’s partner
wife
17741855
Birth: about 1774
Death: October 27, 1855Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1796
18 months
step-daughter
17971832
Birth: June 23, 1797 28 23Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1832Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
17991800
Birth: December 29, 1799 30 25Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1800Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Bigge + Esther Spencer
partner’s partner
17681833
Birth: between 1768 and 1770
Death: July 27, 1833Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17741855
Birth: about 1774
Death: October 27, 1855Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1822Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
step-son
1816
Birth: 1816 48 42
Death:
3 years
step-daughter
1817
Birth: between 1817 and 1818 50 44New South Wales, Australia
Death:
BirthSmee, C.J., comp., Third Fleet families of Australia... Artarmon, N.S.W., Third Fleet Families of Australia: 1991
ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Text:

Thomas Stubbs, one of 106 convicts transported on the Third Fleet ship 'Albermarle' January 1791. Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years. Vessel: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary. Date of Departure: January 1791. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
ImmigrationUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
Text:

26 May 1790: THOMAS STUBBS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March, a cloth coat, value 42 s. a pair of velvet breeches, value 16 s. two shirts, value 6 s. a pair of silver knee-buckles, value 3 s. the property of William Cook; two coats, value 4 l. a waistcoat, value 10 s. a pair of breeches, value 10 s. the property of John Weyman, in the dwelling house of the said John Weyman .

WILLIAM COOK sworn.

I am apprentice to Mr. David Simpson, a plaisterer: the prisoner slept with me; we both lodged at John Weyman 's; the prisoner took a candle, and went up to clean him, and returned presently, and went away about seven, to the best of my knowledge; at ten I went to go to bed; the prisoner returned at half past eleven; I found the room all in confusion; all the drawers open, and my trunk open; and the things taken out; a superfine light drab coat, and two shirts of mine, were gone from my trunk; I left it locked; and the key was under it; but it was broke open, and two other drawers; I saw it locked on the Sunday; I lost the things in the indictment; (repeating them): I got nothing back, only two shirts and a silk handkerchief: the constable had them from a woman that is here; I did not buy them new; there is some of the name left; I cannot swear to the handkerchief; the shirts have been altered: the collar, sleeves, and tail, taken off; I cannot safely swear to them.

JOHN WEYMAN sworn.

I am a plaisterer's labourer. The prisoner was a lodger of mine; I keep a house; he took my clothes the same night he took the other; I had not seen my property for a month or six weeks: on the alarm given by Cook, I went up stairs, and found all the drawers pulled out, and the box wrenched, and the property gone: I missed the things mentioned in the indictment: (repeating them): the two cloth coats are here; I saw them at the justice's: (deposed to): the taylor made one of them with hooks, but not with eyes; and buttonholes to the pockets, but no buttons; the other coat has a rent on the back.

Court. What is the value of these two coats? - I cannot justly say; I gave four pounds.

They would not sell for four pounds now? - I do not know that.

How long have you had one of them? - Five years; and the other in August last.

Can you fix any thing what they are worth? - I do not understand them; this waistcoat is mine: I went to a club burying; they said the person died of a putrid fever; and I got a bit of rue, which I tucked in. The breeches I had in August; I gave twenty-five shillings for them; I know them by the size and the make.

How soon did you see the things after they were missing? - In five weeks.

Mr. Knowlys. Where do you live? - No. 9, in Northumberland-street, Mary-le-bone; I keep a house, and pay twenty-two guineas a year.

Let a good part of it out in lodgings? - Only one front door and back door; no part of the lodgings are divided; nobody joins with me in the rent of the house.

For aught you know, they might have been taken out separate? - I cannot say.

JAMES MULCASTER sworn.

I am a pawnbroker, in Chandler's-street, Grosvenor-square: I speak only to this black coat, waistcoat, and breeches. On the 8th of March, in the evening, I took them in pledge from the prisoner; I have known him ten or a dozen years; I am certain he was the man; I knew his mother and him: he said they were his father's; he pawned them for fifteen shillings; the prisoner always bore a good character.

THOMAS CHIFFINCH sworn.

The prisoner pawned this blue coat with me the 2d of March; I am positive the prisoner brought it; I have kept it ever since.

Prisoner. I leave it to my counsel.

The prisoner called seven witnesses, who all gave him a good character.

GUILTY, 39 s. Transported for seven years. Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

MarriageRootsWeb. WorldConnect [database on-line]. Ancestry.com, 2009
DeathSmee, C.J., comp., Third Fleet families of Australia... Artarmon, N.S.W., Third Fleet Families of Australia: 1991
BurialSmee, C.J., comp., Third Fleet families of Australia... Artarmon, N.S.W., Third Fleet Families of Australia: 1991